Yar Adua’s Clamp Down on Nigerian Bloggers

BY Adeola Aderounmu.

Nigerian bloggers should beware. The latest thing on the agenda of the illegal president in Nigeria is to clamp down on Nigerian Bloggers and make them suffer. It is possible that some will be killed because the Nigerian government does not respect life.

All the bloggers who have been criticizing the government are now more or less on the wanted list of the Nigerian State Security Service (SSS).

These are trying moments for Nigerian bloggers and journalists who are now afraid to say their minds or the truths about an illegal regime and a failed government.

Who could have thought that a fellow like Yar Adua would resolve to this evil path?

He was bundled into our existence by Obasanjo who rather than sink alone decided that all Nigerians must sink with him because of a failed 3rd term agenda.

And in my country, people turned the other side of their faces when you slap them on one side.

Any Nigerian blogger planning to visit Nigeria this christmas should be careful but then you cannot be too careful. The evil people are at the airport, they will pick you up on arrival. Ask Elendu Jonathan!

I heard more people have been picked up. Who knows what Yar Adua and his boys are doing to them. Using pliers to remove their teeth? Wicked souls!

Well, let Yar Adua be told. Nigeria and Nigerians survived Babangida, we survived Obasanjo and we survived Abacha even though many of our fellow Nigerians were killed-for nothing!

Nigeria will be there when Yar Adua is no longer the illegal president.

You can’t kill the truth.

The truth is that Yar Adua was never elected and he is not a legitimate president. No matter how many people he is planning to arrest, the truth is immovable.

And let the attention of the world not be removed from Nigeria even though Congo and Somalia are offering stiff attention. Nigeria is a failed country as much as Somalia that has not been govern since 1991. People must not forget that even though the worst place on earth right now is Somalia, Nigeria offers a mass scale of the dimension of poverty with over 90m people unsure of the next meal.

To add indiscriminate arrest and torture of bloggers to the assembly of problems in Nigeria is unjust and callous. Only a heartless leader will approve of that.

Leave Nigerian bloggers alone. Let us do what we know how to do best-criticize lazy and impotent governments.

Stop arresting us Yar Adua. We are not less Nigerian than you are and we have rights to live and enjoy our freedom. Freedom of speech, of writing and of association. We have the right to pursue happiness and to travel in and out of Nigeria without fear. Stop your mad acts.

I was so furious when a journalist friend started warning me about what to write to him over the internet. What manner of government will create or instil fear in the minds of ordinary people and journalist?

enough is enough…do your work, illegitimate or not and let bloggers live!

Yar Adua………Stop arresting Nigerian Bloggers!

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