2019 Nigerian Elections And A People’s Resolve To Remain Poor and Slaves

…But what you saw yesterday 23rd of February is tribal, religious and ethnic votings where the people are disorientated and they reinforced the notion that Nigeria is never going to work as a country but as a business enterprise where the winners take it all.

By Adeola Aderounmu

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The AAC party and the #takeitback movement offered Nigerians another approach to life and a hope for the future. It is the closest thing to the mandate that the military gangsters stole in 1993.

The AAC was led by Omoyele Sowore.

Another notable party with a presidential candidate not tainted by previous engagement with either APC or PDP is ANN headed by Fela Durotoye.

In any case, the election results showed that either APC or PDP would win the presidency.

More than 100 million Nigerians are poor. They are living from hand to mouth. They are unsure of the next meal. These people are mostly unemployed and they live under some of the most inhumane conditions on earth.

On election day, there was only one way to show that they are not satisfied with the lives they are living, and that is to vote another party so that both APC and PDP should be empty on the ballot papers. That is the only thing that would have shown that Nigeria is a country unified against SLAVERY and TYRANNY.

But what you saw yesterday 23rd of february 2019 was tribal, religious, and ethnic votings where the people are disorientated and they reinforced the notion that Nigeria is never going to work as a country but as a business enterprise where the winners take it all.

From 1999 to 2015, PDP emptied the Nigerian treasury. From 2015 to date, APC has been emptying the treasury and the classical example was when 2 cash vans allegedly carrying over 100 million dollars arrived the home of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of the most dangerous criminals alive in the world today. He is of the ruling party, APC.

So rather than revolt with their votes and go for a new country where leadership will be accountable and where there will be null tolerance to corruption, Nigerians kept fate with their slave masters in both APC and PDP.

If Nigeria does not divide into various regions and if a war does not break because of the ethnic tensions, ethnic cleansing, killings by herdsmen, bandits on the rampage and Boko Haram war in the north, the people of Nigeria have decided to be slaves together for at least 4 more years.

I want this to be a short essay because l have written about all of these since 2002 and to have the courage to continue is definitely legendary. How many bloggers are left to write about these things since we started blogging back in the days?

So my congratulations to the slaves of Nigeria. They keep shouting, who is Sowore, what is AAC? They are mocking us for not seeing that Nigeria is a two party state. Really? Two parties? They mean the same party organised into 2 for the same purpose of stealing, looting and enslavement. But they know nothing..! lgnorance and almost complete lack of public education have taken their tolls on the average nigerian mentality and way of reasoning.

I mean even if AAC or ANN are not as popular as PDP and APC, are there not enough reasons to see that APC and PDP are the same criminal organisations that regularly interchange members? But like l opined earlier, Nigeria is not a country, so the different ethnic groups continue to fight for the center and the unitary system of government makes Nigerians one of the most low level thinking humans as far as politics is concerned.

I wish you a happy journey to the next 4 years of slavery.

Thank you Sowore (of AAC), and thank you Durotoye (of ANN) for fighting a good fight. You guys were new on the block and you gave us hope for a moment. Now as we (Sowore, Durotoye and l) go towards our 50th birthday, let us sit back and have fun. We have done our bits and we deserve to chill sometimes.

But it would be nice to see you fight again if Olodumare gives us the grace to be alive at the next opportunity. Afterall life expectancy in Nigeria is about 40 years now! (a private communication with my medical doctor friend at LUTH is the source) and we have lived a bit more than that already. We are survivors!

Thank You Sowore, thank you Durotoye!

Best of luck to the 100 million slaves about to take a bow to APC + PDP.

aderounmu@gmail.com

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Nigeria 2019 Elections

Nigeria 2019 Elections

By Adeola Aderounmu

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Nigeria 2019 Elections

On february 16 2019 Nigerians will have a chance to chart a new course for their lives.

The saddest thing about this 2019 election is that even the international community regard it as a tussle between the 2 criminal organisations called APC and PDP.

In a widely accepted international perspective, Mr. Atiku who is running on the platform is regarded as an international criminal. So the question is, why is a criminal running for the position of the president in the first place? Is he not supposed to be cooling off in prison in Nigeria or the United States where his partners in crimes are serving jail terms or have served their terms?

The incumbent, Mr. Buhari is a hardcore tyrant who has no respect for democratic principles. He is unintelligent, unschooled, brutal and very corrupt. All the criminals in the opposition party PDP who crossed to APC had their sins forgiven according to the party chairman, one Adams Oshiomhole who is also alleged to have stolen monies from the government office in Edo State.

It is very sad that Nigerians and the world made this a contezt between 2 criminals leading 2 criminal organisations. The verdict is that Nigerians will become poorer if either wins and corruption will rise to a new height in the country.

How can a country that prides itself as the giant of Africa continue to parade criminals in government? Why are the people so passive and reluctant to carry out a revolution either though the ballot or in another way? Why is it impossible to remove the immunity clause that allow these criminals to enjoy their loots and even persist in government to carry out more stealing? Is it a curse to be a Nigerian?

It would have been more rewarding for the international community to spread their search light on the 3rd largest party in Nigeria which is the AAC whose candidate Omoyele Sowore through the #takeitback movement is vying for the office of the president as well. There are other candidates that could have been given the coverage like Fela Durotoye and one Kingsley Moghalu who served in the Central Bank under the wasteful PDP regime.

It would be a shame if APC or PDP wins on Saturday because Nigerian youth ought to be well organised and ready to take the country into the future. Buhari and Atiku have been around, stealing and looting for too long without consequences and they ought to be shown the way out.

Why are Nigerian youths not using the power of youth?

The roads are long to freedom.

First, Nigeria needs a new set of people in government. The country needs people who are young, vibrant and without criminal records like the prominent APC and PDP politicians.

Secondly the country is in dire need of a new system of government. The regional system of government that was truncated un 1966 promoted development and growth for Nigeria. The unitary system of government is senseless and useless and it will continue to promote corruption, unemployment, ineptitude, useless federal character and the promotion of mediocrity above common sense and merits.

So it is a long road for Nigeria that is more than 200 years behind the civilised world. 200 years because electricity is absent in Nigeria. There are no good roads (in the places l live and travel in western Nigeria), there are no public schools and the health facilities are near zero.

With more years for APC and PDP, Nigeria will get worse and the people will remain the poorest people in the world.

If Nigerians fail to dismiss APC and PDP this february especially at the presidential elections, they would have chosen to remain slaves in their own country. They would have chosen to remain under the oppressors and the cabals who see Nigeria as an entity to be captured and milked to death.

Terrorism will rise and insecurity will reach a new height. Unemployment will remain rife. It will never be well for nigeria as long as APC and PDP type of politicians dominate and rule the land. How these realities are not obvious to the general public is a worrisome development.

We have been on this issue since 1960 and latest since 1999 when we thought we found a new democracy.

We will be back here in 2013 writing about these same issues in exactly the same way if we stick with the same ways of doing things. We have the opportunity to write about these things in another 4 years if we elect new people with new ideas. The choices are crystal clear.

If Nigeria does not kick our APC and PDP this february, the world will be seeing the greatest tragedy of the 21st century after the world wars coming into full bloom.

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