Inside the Sirius Council Hall, after 30 light years of recess, the Sirius Council is back to observe its conference.
The Queen: Eminent members of the Sirius Council, I’ll like to apologise for the not-too-good behaviour of Admiral Ramisu, but sincerely, I don’t think this council requested for the ranks of the Members of the Battalion Coronation Committee …
El Trobriand: Point of observation! Your majesty, I don’t think you are thinking right. Fellow members of the Sirius Council, I was here when this council reached a resolution that the ranks of the Members of the Battalion Coronation Committee be sent along with their list. Your highness, I strongly advise that you don’t play pranks on this eminent council…
El Macho: Thank you, El Trobriand of the Gungan Republic, your majesty, this thing is simple, was it not to prevent conflict like this that the council has provided for a Chief Scribe to document the resolution of the council? I could remember raising this issue before we went on recess, why should it be that the Queen will be giving us a summary of the last conference when we have a Chief Scribe specifically elected for that purpose? Your Majesty, I hereby move a motion that the Details of the last conference be read…
The Queen: Eminent members of the council can we move on to the next agenda?
El Patrickar: Ha! There’s a motion on ground, your majesty…it is imperative that you get a backer for it
The Queen: There was no backer
El Macho: You didn’t ask for it!
The Queen: Can we talk about something else?
El Trobriand: Ha? This is uncalled for, your majesty, what are you hiding from this council?
The Queen: What am I hiding?
El Macho: Your Majesty, I am El Macho from the Air-Ship Republic, it’s obvious that the Queen has breached the trust of this house. It is obvious that the Queen has been playing politics with this house by single-handedly disapproving the Jedi Collosius Memorial Day, a symbol of our Unity and strength. Up till now, the Queen is yet to give us a report on the Space Expedition made to Earth. Not just that, the financial activities of this council has been a business of the Queen alone alongside her Main officers. Eminent members of the Sirius Council, this council has always maintained that the Battalion Leaders are accountable and transparent to the commoner through this council, however, it becomes quite saddening that this council itself is not transparent. It becomes something sardonic that the leadership of this council is irresponsible and administratively reckless. On this note, since all confidence has been lost in the Queen, I hereby move a motion for the impeachment of El Patricia, the Queen of the Sirius Council.
Everywhere was greeted with silence.
The Queen: Eminent members of the Sirius Council, can we move to the next thing on the agenda?
El Macho: Next thing you say? For Jove’s sake, there’s a motion on ground!
The Queen: Eminent Members of the Sirius Council, this is unfair, how could you move such a motion for my impeachment? You know I am Woman and you are victimizing me with that, this is unfair, my people
The Queen broke down into tears
The Queen: El Macho, your motion is highly vindictive, audi alteram partem, you didn’t even bother to give me a fair hearing before moving a motion for my impeachment.
The Queen paused to wipe her face
The Queen: All your allegations are unjust and highly malicious, if you want to know about the report of the Space Expedition made to earth, then you have to meet the committee Commander in charge of it. We are already working on the comprehensive report; it will be duly circulated to all space harbours when completed. It is baseless to accuse me of administrative recklessness! For accusing me unjustly, I hereby order you, by the power conferred on me as the Queen of this Council, to vacate this conference hall till the next conference.
The Queen bangs the gavel. El Macho stands up and walks out of the hall.
Trobriand: Your Majesty, I am Trobriand from the Gungan Republic, what you’ve just done is uncalled for. Excommunicating El Macho out of this conference is an abuse of your power. He moved a motion for your impeachment, and you’ve defended yourself, you need not excommunicate him again…
The Queen: Eminent members of the Sirius Council, can we …
Trobriand: Can we what?! Your majesty, can we what? I still have the floor, your majesty. Eminent members of this council, the excommunication of El Macho, no doubt, is an abuse of power and I hereby move a motion for the restoration of El Macho to this council.
The Queen: Eminent members of the Sirius Council, can we move to the next thing on the agenda…?
All Shout: Backer, backer, backer, backer!
The Queen: Ok, ok, any backer?
El Shandy: Your majesty, I am El Shandy from the Aristosis Republic, I hereby back the motion for the restoration of El Macho to this conference.
The Queen: (bangs gavel) I hereby order the restoration of El Macho back to this conference.
Aside: (singing) Oju ti ti wan o…hobi…we go frustrate you today…a weakling of a Queen!
Trobriand: Your majesty, I am Trobriand from the Gungan Republic, there are a lot of accusations and controversy on ground as regards the Jedi Collosius Memorial Day and the suspension of two of the Battalion leaders; the Second Commander and the Running Captain. To clear all this controversy, I hereby move a motion that the details of the last conference be read!
The Queen: Any backer?
El Bashasha: I am El Bashasha from the Luba Republic, I back the motion!
The Chief Scribe: (stands up to read the details) Eminent members of the Sirius Council, this is the details of the last conference as adopted by members present…and that was the detailed report of the last conference.
El Batista: Your majesty, I am El Batista…
The Queen: Point of Correction, it is Your Highness…
Somebody from the council: Are you alright?
El Batista: Your majesty, I am El Batista from the Luba Republic. Certain things are happening in this council and if everyone is afraid to talk, I, El Batista will never be afraid. If everyone is afraid of authority, I will never be afraid to speak truth to power! It is quite saddening that our Queen has been playing politics with the name of this hallowed council. The Queen has weaved a conspiracy with the dignity of this council. Eminent members of the Sirius Council, your names and mine have been soiled in this hell of a dirty politics the Queen is playing and if we should keep quiet, great injustice will be done and dignity may suffer greatly. On the Jedi Collosius Memorial Day, it is apparent that the Queen has greatly misinformed this council when he said the budget for the festival was received too late. She also went ahead to paint it in the same light as the Ego Talkings Event that was held in the last Era against the ruling of this council. With this misinformation, the Queen deceived all of us to move a motion for the suspension of Jedi Collosius Memorial Day when in actual fact, the Queen had earlier disapprove of it single-handedly without informing this eminent council. Eminent members of the Sirius Council, ours is a Democracy, not Autocracy practised by some uncivilised crude beings in messy part of the Galactic Federation. I have here with me a concrete evidence to show that the notification and in fact, the budget was never submitted late. Your majesty, do note that you have sinned greatly against the purity of this council.
Some chorused: Yes! Yes! Yes!
El Batista: Your majesty, that is not all. Eminent members of the Sirius Council, our Queen has also misrepresent this honourable council by stating something different from the resolution of this council in the letter sent to the Second Commander of the Battalion, Phoebus Chimus. What this council resolved to was that the Second Leader has misappropriated some money given to some minstrels to perform in the Federation Festival in the last era. However, it is surprising to know that in the papyrus sent to the Second Commander of the Battalion, the Queen stated that the second Commander, Phoebus Chimus, was suspended by the council for going ahead with the Ego Talkings Event that was not approved by this council, a misrepresentation of the highest order and a disrespect to the decision of this hallowed council.
Chorus: Yes! Yes! Yes!
El Batista: Eminent members of the council, no doubt, our integrity has been put to question as a result of the reckless conduct of the Queen. Though, I won’t call for the Queen’s Suspension or impeachment, yet, I will not look on while my hard earned reputation is put to question as a result of my membership of this council. I hereby move a motion that the Queen should write a letter of apology to this house for all her conduct. Not just that, the Queen must move for the withdrawal of the papyrus earlier sent to the Second Commander of the Battalion, Phoebus Chimus and also move for her unsuspension. If these are not done, I El Batista will not rest until I published an Acta Diurna to be posted in all the Jumbotrons in the Galaxy.
Trobriand: Your majesty, I am Trobriand from the Gungan Republic, in the light of all these accusations and with the Queen’s strong-headedness of not taking the responsibility for her actions, I hereby move a motion for her immediate impeachment!
Chorus: Yes! Yes! Yes!
El Macho: Your majesty, take a backer…
The Queen: This is illegal, eminent members of this council. This is unconstitutional! You know I am a female and that is why you are treating me like this. El Batista is merely making false accusations. At least give me some time to prepare my defences. The papyruses are not here, I would have present evidence from my part…
El Macho: No! No! No! Take a backer!
The Queen broke down into tears, wants to stand up
El Batista: If you should stand up and walk out of this council, consider yourself an impeached Queen!
El Macho: Nobody takes away the shillelagh. Nobody! Leave her, let her walk out and we get her impeached, simple!…hahahhhahahaha
The Queen: (Sits down) This is unfair, this is a clear case of oppression and victimization. You are not sincere, all of you. And remember, he who comes to equity must come with clean hands, though, I might have erred but your hands are not clean too…
El Patrickar: Oh,eh ehe, our hands are clean, girl! If your hand is dirty, you can order for some packs of OMO from earth, Mammadu Jonathan will be glad to transport them for you!
Admiral Ramisu: (Whispering from afar to a colleague) Oh, if she sha taken tha backer, she sha be impeached, hersa people no dey hier…
Admiral Ramisu: (Whispers to the Queen in a foreign language) Dide joor, da gbogbo e ru, se won fed a e duro ni, scatter everything and walk out!
El Batista: Your majesty, if you should walk out you will be impeached the eminent members of this council, if you don’t you are doing yourself the honour of impeaching yourself, in either ways, you must be impeached today!
El Macho: Enough of mediocrity and ineptitude in this council!
El Mascheranto: The 50,000 Galactic credit you shared of the largesse that a Nigerian politician came to share at the Galactic Square, you must also cough that out today…
El Batista: She must be impeached!
Trobriand: Your Majesty, we don’t even need a backer anymore, if you are for the impeachment of the Queen, say AYE…
LIKE A SPACE SHIP, STORIES JOURNEY IN LIGHT YEARS, HAVING NO START POINT OR A FINISHING HARBOUR…THIS IS NEITHER THE BEGINNING, NOR THE END OF THE STORY…!