by Candid Joe
I remember that the same Coscharis lent hundreds of cars to the organizers of COJA ’03. They are the most kind-hearted exotic car lenders in the world.
I wish to use this medium to appeal to the kind hearted, generous, philanthropic and very patriotic managers of Coscharis Motors to kindly lend to me an exotic car for use during the upcoming meeting of wives of my relatives due to take place in my house this weekend. A latest model BMW, Jaguar, or Porsche will do, or if none of these is available, I can manage with a Mercedes 500 XEL, a Lexus, a Ford Bronco, an Alfa Romeo or a Lincoln Continental. Or at least a Peugeot 607.
I am making this appeal because I have searched everywhere among my friends for a car to borrow, but no one has one that measures up to standard. Instead, one mischievous friend told me that I should go and buy a car at any of the multiple showrooms around Abuja before the wives’ meeting date.
Luckily, one friend of mine who always has his eyes glued to the newspapers was able to bail me out with this very helpful suggestion. He said he read somewhere that the Federal Government bought 200 brand-new exotic cars for the Summit of African First Ladies that took place in Abuja last week. However, the following day, he saw the important correction put out by the government. They did not buy the cars, it turned out.
The cars were actually bought in Dubai, cash down [according to a man who was standing there while the transaction unfolded] by Coscharis Motors, which then lent them for use during the summit. According to the government statement, the cars will be returned to Coscharis after the first ladies would have departed for home, there to tell tall tales about how wonderfully new cars ply Nigerian roads.
Since they are all gone now, I believe that Coscharis has in its garages 200 what we call “second new” cars. They are not new enough to be displayed in its gleaming garages; any car driven around by a Nigerian government driver for a week can’t be called new anymore. But then, they are hardly what we call “fairly used.”
I remember that the same Coscharis lent hundreds of cars to the organizers of COJA ’03. They are the most kind-hearted exotic car lenders in the world. Since I also have a summit of my relatives’ wives coming up soon, I appeal to Coscharis to lend me an exotic car. I will return it to their nearest garage after the ceremony.
Candid Joe writes for Daily Trust.
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