A video of lawmaker Collins Chiji has gone viral after he angrily flared up and pushed down a table at a town hall meeting.
Collins Chiji is a member of the Imo State House of Assembly.
His reaction happened after a member of his constituent asked him not to bother contesting again as he has not represented the people well.
The response spurred the lawmaker into a fit that resulted in a violent war of words.
There’s widespread belief among Nigerians that the ruling class are completely disconnected from the common man’s socio-economic realities.
The one connection both seem to happen every four years when the former needs the latter’s votes.
That’s the period you’d begin to see unbelievable shows.
You’d see pictures of the ruling class frying akara.
Or stopping their endless convoys to buy corn by the roadside.
And then go ahead to make a show of it–just to sell a sense of belonging to the electorate.
Here’s the video of the angry lawmaker. Do you think the lawmaker overreacted?