‘‘Whenever a representation acquires a sufficient affective charge, it charges all the representation associated with it, creating a vast complex. Or simply put, the more powerful the emotion, the wider the ring of association included in the complex’’ Basic law of psychology
Definitively, the invocation of the doctrine of necessity to empower Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President and this surprising return of President Umaru Yar’Adua’s under the cover of darkness from a hospital in Saudi Arabia where he has been receiving medical attention for an undisclosed ailment on the eve of a cabinet vote which could have declared him medically incompetent and removed him from power have indeed charged and superimposed a disturbing climate in Nigeria. This unceremonious cabal-orchestrated backdoor-entry theatrics undermines national security, jolting the momentum gathered in his absence and capable of pushing Nigeria towards a directionless streak. And whether or not these new charges will destroy the old or vice versa, is only a matter of time.