By ADEOLA ADEROUNMU, Since 2006

Is Buhari the kind of person that should be ruling you? Is he sensible? Does he have the intellectual capacity of a 15-year-old? Can he solve a primary 5 mathematics task? Can he express himself clearly enough to be understood in any language of his choice? Does he, even as a farmer, know the meaning of animal husbandry? Does he represent you? Can he represent you? Can you employ Buhari to be your storekeeper? Yet, he is your president. That is a tragedy!

Intellectuals, Led By Mumus

By Adeola Aderounmu

One of the saddest things to think about in life as a Nigerian (whatever that means) is the fact that ordinary mumus took over power first through violence (two times in 1966) and a number of times since 1999 through questionable democratic approaches. 

Adeola Aderounmu

In so many ways, we have discussed these issues back and forth. For so many years, we have changed the headlines just to repeat the same things. We are getting nowhere what we desired through all these essays, write-ups, criticisms and even ideas for how to dismantle the colonial enclave coined Nigeria. 

Hence, we will continue to repeat the obvious, and for me personally, for the sake of the unborn generations, if they wish to be free someday. Their fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, you and I have chosen the path of slavery. We are serving the mumus in power. 

If not, there is no way in the world foolish people clumped into APC and PDP would be holding us to ransom since 1999. After all the price we paid for independence in 1960 and after all the cost of our (pseudo) freedom from the gangsters who reigned supreme from 1966 to 1999. We, once again, fell into another trap of re-accepting the gangsters through fake ballots, coercion and the use of terror. 

Even if there is a Buhari in Aso rock, is that the kind of person that should be ruling you? Is he sensible? Does he have the intellectual capacity of a 15-year-old? Can he solve a primary 5 mathematics task? Can he express himself clearly enough to be understood in any language of his choice? Does he, even as a farmer, know the meaning of animal husbandry? Does he represent you? Can he represent you? Can you employ Buhari to be your storekeeper?

But for some reasons that l cannot understand, he is your president. Now, he is nowhere near a sane cognitive level, but together with an array of sick minds as his, they are running your lives and destroying your essence and future. Still we sit down here together, or we go online and discuss irrelevant things.

The most relevant discussion for any person living in the geographical space called Nigeria in 2020 should be: how did this happen to me/us and how can we correct this before we die? But this is not the case because the mumus really perfected the acts of keeping the minds of the sane and intellectuals with other stuffs.

They so much destroyed the essence of humanity in Nigeria that people are busy trying to fix for themselves what the state and country should fix for them. It is also hard not to dabble into the religious deceits in essays like this. For, all the things we seek in religion in Nigeria, the most developed countries in the world got them by doing the right things. They did not pray. They did not fast. I don’t know what else the African is looking for, to become free.

Let us be clear because we are soon going to die, and the future generations need to read that some of us actually wrote letters for their freedom. We may not be the majority voices, but we did what we could to instigate, provoke, act and sensitize. Nigeria is not going to work. It will not. 

We are strange bed fellows. Our collective existence is first to the pleasure of the British. Then we were partly sold to the Americans. In the new world order, the Fulanis have sold Nigerians to the Chinese. It is only a matter of time before the Chinese would take command of your lives in that space called Nigeria. Unless the chain is broken now, it may become too late. 

How can a people sit upon the most treasured area of land on planet earth and be slaves? It does not make sense then, and it will never make sense now or in the future. How can you be called inferior beings and you act true to type? They said you cannot run your own affairs and the mumus played the script to perfection on your behalf?

What do l want? I earnestly yearn for freedom. I want to belong to the kingdom of Oduduwa. I know what you would say. Is Tinubu and all these mumu yoruba politicians in APC and PDP not from Oduduwa? Yes they are. But right now, they are like slaves to the Fulanis and not acting with their cerebral hemispheres.

It is that chain of bondage that we want to break. Once we are free in our kingdom, we will race once again beyond UK and France like we did up to the 1950s. We will start the rebuilding of our region, our country and our nation-The Yoruba Nation. 

I do not believe in Nigeria. Nigeria is a business empire for the foreigners who invaded our territories and almagated good and evil in 1914. That contraption must be broken and the reign of the mumus over the intellectual has to come to an end.

If we fail in our lifetime to become free, then our children and children’s children will be born slaves. Of course, we take the option of travelling abroad. That is not freedom. Over several generations, that would mean extinction of the race that once occupied the Yoruba country. 

One of the reasons many people don’t care about the future is because we won’t be here. If this was the mindset of those who built the developed countries and civilization (which incidentally started from regions around Nigeria), the world would have remained one giant cave today.

So many things are taking the lives of our people in the most unnecessary manners. You name them! It is so sad. I want my generation to have something meaningful to die for-the emancipation of the Yoruba Nation. It is possible.

aderounmu@gmail.com

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