The Wind, Our Way

Nigerian politicians are criminals. None of them can walk down the street. That is how unsafe they have made Nigeria for themselves and the people.

The Wind, our Way.

By Adeola Aderounmu

How we got here? I could have said no idea. But l know a bit of history and it would shock me if after blogging since 2006 l have not put down most or all of what l know.

What continues to shock me is the existence and persistence of Nigeria. Let me explain. Nigerian politicians are criminals. They are living “good”. In quote because they have stolen monies to splash around in Nigeria and several places around the world whereas Nigeria as a country is a disaster. No Nigerian politician can walk down the street. So, living good would remain in quote.

Those who benefit from the anomalies in Nigeria do not agree that Nigeria is a disaster. But whether they agree or not, they are in a constellation, lumped together with some of the poorest people in the world and probably the most useless government in the world as well. They can argue however or whatever they like, Nigeria and the constitution on which Nigeria is operated is a disgrace to the African race. Any Nigerian intellectual who cannot argue against the 199 constitution is more or less a fool and a selfish soul.

The wind is the way of Nigeria. It is heading for a painful end. The wind should not be our way in Yorubaland. This is the time for Yoruba Omo Oduduwa to work together. We have a choice to steer the course of history and to change it for good.

Those who love Nigeria the way it is and the politicians live in a country plagued by some of the worst infrastructure in the world. Nigeria is decayed. There are personal and principled reasons l have not gone to Nigeria since 2018. I don’t have electricity in my home in Nigeria. The instability of the supply can result to a heart attack. I cannot drive to my house; the roads are not just there. If you live in Festac and try to drive to Agbara, you will understand my points.  Insecurity is a way of life in Nigeria. I don’t sleep well at night. I always fear herdsmen or armed robbers are around the corner. Even during the day, I always have to look over my shoulders.

Now, let’s look at the Nigerian people. How on earth can more than 180m people allow their country to go down? How on earth can the people continue to live in poverty, penury and hopelessness? How can they be so aware of the problems or pretend that they don’t exist? How on earth can more than 180 million people allow the status quo to continue? How?

There are options for Nigeria and Nigerians. When we mention revolution, some are quick to add, can you lead it? Who wants to die?

Really? Who wants to die? That is so funny and ridiculous. Nigerians are dying with very less dignity than cows, chickens and goats! They are kidnapped or slaughtered! They die in road accidents every minute of the day across the country. The police shoot them like games. The soldiers massacre them in manners only seen in war time genocide. Bandits, who are actually terrorists are having free rampages in the North especially. They kill village heads, community leaders, women, men and children. They kidnap politicians and their families. They kill at will.

And somebody is asking….who wants to die? We are all dying already! It is the degree, speed, timing and methods that vary. There are other options because a revolution may still lump up people who are so different in the end such that peace may be elusive even after doing away with the politicians and their accomplices that have brought decay all over the country.

Prior to the amalgamation of Nigeria, there are economically viable kingdoms and regions in what is modern day Nigeria. Even as late as 1966 before the 2 reckless coups by the military, the regions were still viable, progressive, independent and at pace with global development. The poverty, penury and hopelessness of Nigeria today is an indirect effect of the amalgamation of Nigeria and the 1966 coups and a direct effect of the people allowing criminals to dictate the affairs of the country.

That must stop. Resistance must be the new order.

It is time for a new order. Those of us agitating for the freedom of the nations entrapped in Nigeria need to be more aggressive. We cannot be silent and passive anymore. We cannot allow those keeping the status quo to our detriments to keep running the show. It is time for a new order of things.

The politicians and the elites holding Nigeria and Nigerians to ransom don’t care. If they do, they should know that the politics in Nigeria today does not cover the needs of the common man or woman. We can give a million reasons why we need to put an end to Nigeria.

Personally, I lend my support to the emancipation of the Easterners and I hope they put their house in order through unity of purpose and intents. If this comes by Biafra, so be it. For the Yoruba nation or the Oodua Kingdom to which l belong, it is no longer a secret that I will dedicate my time, money and positive actions to the realization of the Oodua Kingdom/Republic. I will channel my efforts primarily through the Ilana Omo Oodua group.

The United Nations is aware of our struggle for freedom. We will be moving ahead hoping to organize a referendum soon. I call on all Yoruba people all over the world to join the struggle for freedom.

We must act in unity for our strengths lie in our togetherness. This is not the time to view one group as superior to the other. This is the time to shelf all personal ambitions and glorification.

The wind is the way of Nigeria. It is heading for a painful end. The wind should not be our way in Yorubaland. This is the time for Yoruba Omo Oduduwa to work together. We have a choice to steer the course of history and to change it for good.

We shall overcome.

aderounmu@gmail.com

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