By Now if Nigeria was ever a country, Buhari would have suffered one of these: 1. Arrested and prosecuted for crimes against humanity. 2. Arrested and prosecuted for corruption of the highest magnitude 3. Sacked, impeached, and disgraced out of office for gross incompetence, lack of will, lack of capacity and extreme negligence of duties!
How Nigeria Fell Apart
By Adeola Aderounmu
Sometimes I don’t even know where to start and where to end when l set to write about Nigeria. How do I ensure that you are not reading repetitions and tautology?
Some people don’t bother to follow Nigeria news and if they follow a blog like mine, what they get to read is all I pour out here.
Blogging here is a hobby that I have kept for more than a decade. Impressive you would say! Many of my fellow bloggers/writers are now in government houses making your life miserable. I will not join them. How does one keep writing about the same thing or similar stuffs for more than a decade and then nothing actually changes. I mean NOTHING!
Let me tell you where we are now.
Nigeria’s ruler, one General Buhari (if we believe he is still alive) is in London. He is resting! Nigeria is literarily (not figuratively) on fire. When you try to wrap your head around what is going on in Nigeria and that there is actually a place where such things could happen, you will almost lose your sanity.
By now, if Nigeria was ever a country, Buhari would have suffered one of these: 1. Arrested and prosecuted for crimes against humanity. 2. Sacked, impeached and disgraced out of office for gross incompetence, lack of will, lack of capacity and extreme negligence of duties.
But the idiot is in London, resting. Really?
This is not just an indictment of the political class, that they are all criminals. This is also an indictment of the citizenry; they are foolish enough not to raise 10 to 50 million people on the streets across Nigeria that will ultimately revolt and sack all the ruling and political class.
This ability to sack the government is something that should have happened not long after the return to democracy in Nigeria in 1999. If this had happened say in the early 2000s, then perhaps we would have found a system of government that held political office holders accountable. We would have probably gone back to the system that worked before the 2 useless coups of 1966. We would have found our way back to the years preceding the civil war. Those years were golden!
We refused to take bold steps. The reasons are many and some of them have come back to haunt us, to destroy the very fraudulent foundations upon which we falsely restarted a pseudo-democratic government in 1999.
Today in Nigeria, the crimes, the violence, the genocide, murders, assassinations, kidnapping and inhuman conditions of living have dwarfed the runoff to the civil war. Let me not bore you further with just how backward and how bad Nigeria has become.
A few years ago, I wrote a piece where I declared that my Nigerian-ness has gone. That comment is truer today than it was before. There is nothing I want to embrace more today than my passport to state that I am from Oduduwa Nation. I strongly look forward to coming back to Oduduwa land. There is nothing I want more than the removal of terrorists from Yorubaland. All those who have come to Yorubaland with the mind of ruling over us must be uprooted. I am sick and tired of one Nigeria. I am sick and tired of fools and idiots that have promoted terrorism over civility.
In nearly 2 decades I have written about the same thing: Nigerian politicians irrespective of ethnicity are criminals. Under the fools in APC-Buhari mandate, everything is based on ethnicity and religion. Things fell apart, terrorism that they promised to quench, they promoted. They called terrorists bandits, they hug terrorists and call them herdsmen. They pay terrorists huge sums of money and they rehabilitate them. I cannot find enough space to upload my anger in this post. To say that I am pissed is an understatement. Buhari’s government is full of mad men and mad women, totally crazy people who deserve nothing but lifetime in prisons!
I know that Oduduwa republic or the Yoruba Nation is not Eureka, but it will give us the platform to start again. It will give us the platform to re-create the Yorubaland of the 1940s and 1950s when our civilization was ahead of European civilization. We will go back to the point we were before we were blended with the uncivilized people from Northern Nigerian especially. Blood-thirsty terrorists!
Oduduwa Republic is not going to be a magic solution to our problems, but we are Yoruba. We speak the same language, have the same culture and way of life. We will give ourselves the opportunity to refashion our lives and prepare a foundation for our children and children’s children.
I am angry and definitely I do not want to be called a Nigerian. I am Yoruba, Yoruba Omo Oduduwa. I am the light of the world.
My name is Adeola.