October 29 2020 | Radio Biafra
According to ‘Stephen Kekeghe’, “It is disgraceful that nations across the globe only conceive governance in Nigeria as a perfect model of a despicable political system; as a prototype of what not to be! Humans, the world over, think of Nigerians with so much pity— a hapless people in a very rich nation subjected to self-destruction; a country dominated by desperate and irresponsible rulers, who have only rascality, megalomania and misappropriation to offer to over two hundred (200) million vulnerable, cowardly, sycophantic but expectant people.
While the Nigerian political rulers manifest rapacity and insanities of different degrees, the masses maintain their position of hollowness, either as ill-fated people dying and smiling, or as hypocrites who sing-praise their tormentors to fame, in expectation of crumbs that may fall from the table of affluence for their pick. How can a leader successfully dehumanize the same people she/he swore to serve and protect, without any organized reaction of resentment from the oppressed? Nigeria indeed, is a traumatized country”.
This country called Nigeria is distasteful and for some weeks now, there is no decency and modesty— perhaps, one has to be significantly insane or mentally wrecked to fit into the big business of politics and the happenings in Nigeria especially since this month of October, 2020. Nigerian democracy is simply a demonstration of crazy power seekers. When Plato declared that the “politician is goaded onto madness” he might have perceived the psychotic manifestations in Nigeria politics, not the universal neurotic episodes that are triggered by ambition and obsession with power.
The time of politics has gone, this is the not the time to wag our tongues with good English, we need to face reality. The time for dishing out millions of naira to block radio Biafra has faded away, the time to call the family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) miscreants is over, this is not the time to blame the problems of Nigeria and Igbos on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, this is not the right time to start blaming and accusing IPOB for causing trouble at Obigbo, it is never the right time to stake ransom of fifty (N50) million naira to anyone with useful information that would lead to the arrest of ‘Stanley Mgbere’, it is not the good period to accuse ‘Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’ or ‘Femi Fani-Kayode’ of sponsoring #EndSARS protests.
It is not the time that Ohanaeze Ndigbo should be looking for whom to disown or who to own, because ‘Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’ never caused the problems of Nigeria or the Igbos. Indeed, it is not the time to waste, it is not the time of deploying the military to go and kill peaceful protesters. Instead, it is a time of sober reflection, it is a time of calling a spade a spade, it is a time of telling ourselves the truth, it is a time of looking and negotiating for our unity as a people, it is a time we look beyond our tribal differences.
As we can see, we are speedily moving to our already dug grave. The unruliness in the Nigerian state for some weeks now has influenced every facet of the country, the youths have arisen to take back what rightly belongs to them.
But the politicians in their usual reckless behaviour have failed to read the hand writing on the wall. They have said enough is enough, they have refused to be victimized as usual. These leaders are awakening the dark giants in the citizens. The police and army have shown so much disregard for human rights with impunity, especially at this time. They make all the wrong moves and it appears the only language they can speak and understand is violence. But it will not help if we all start reacting violently. From what happened recently at Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, one can see how determined the youths are, watching those angry, fearless youths matching with boldness and bare hands, moving towards armed police and military personnel, would clearly tell you that we have collectively dug our graves awaiting to bury ourselves.
In all this however, the so-called leaders are using them for politics as usual, forgetting that it was the same “recklessness of I do not care attitude” that put Rwanda to one hundred (100) days of killing that has left an indelible mark on that country till today.
Somalia is gradually becoming a paradise compared to this country called Nigeria. It is time we forget our political affiliations, our tribal make-ups and come together to negotiate on the continuation of this evil entity. Militarization may work but not in a time like this. The military never gives peace, instead meaningful negotiation and justice do It is better we bury our ego than burying ourselves alive in a grave we have wittingly dug for ourselves with our own hands.
Source: The Biafra Herald
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media