Sunday, 4 January 2015


(Photo: Muhammadu Buhari)

The need to write this piece arises from numerous feedback and rejoinders on my earlier article titled: "Historical Political History of Nigeria and Election 2015" 
with 13 Reasons why Buhari is unelectable and 10 Reasons, Jonathan should be reconsidered.

 I am nobody's apologist for I write only by conviction. I received both positive and negative responses that are expected in a political write-up like that. A particular writer claimed he is a journalist but rather than state facts, he was only insulting my person.

 Journalism as was practiced by the fore-runners played a vital role in political growth and socio-economic development of Nigeria. It was then a noble profession; but the fact is that it is fast losing its credibility; though we have very few principled and disciplined individuals that still maintain the seriousness of the profession.

 The press is duty-bound to be objective and carry out investigative journalism; not sensational journalism which is frustrating the people. Sensitive issues should be treated with utmost caution, and security reports must be immediately acted upon.

It is only men with limited Vocabulary and cannot debate intelligently that result to insults and abuses in responses to issues.
 Intelligent men voice out their views and marshal their points to be understood.

 Intelligent people look at both 'pros' and 'cons' and allow superior arguments to win. There are many perspectives but Facts are Facts and Facts are sacred because they are cast with the Truth.

 In an insane society, truth is always stepped aside for falsehood to reign. 

For those familiar with the word "Cenosillicaphobia" my title for this piece is apt. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass; it manifests itself in a number of circumstances and the symptoms can be uncomfortable at best, downright terrifying at worst.

 Bartender recognizes customers that suffer from Cenosillicaphobia so also political observers, and voters recognize what I term Political Cenosillicaphobia (PC).

There is another PC known as Political Correctness. Political Correctness can be defined as the avoidance of vocabulary or actions that are considered offensive, discriminatory, or judgmental to progressive cultural leaders.

 The primary focus of this effort relates to race/ethnicity and gender, but also extends to religion, patriotism and other cultural issues. PC is, essentially, an attempt to prescribe the moral forms which people in society must follow.

 The only problem is, the progressive cultural leaders who push this agenda have no objective basis for making their moral evaluations.

 All of their pronouncements are strictly expressions of arbitrary personal beliefs. Two of Buhari's statements indict him in lacking Political Correctness.

 The action and words of Buhar's party (APC) and leaders show symptoms of Political Cenosillicaphobia.

 I am not going to mention names of those negative writers but I have personally acknowledged both negative and positive rejoinders with my goodwill messages.

 Lagos State is my State of Birth, and Ogun State is my State of Origin, and Nigeria is my Country. I have been a stakeholder in Nigerian Project for about 36 years and I have studied extensively the political terrain in Nigeria.

Nigeria reminds me of the Nation of Israel as recorded in the book of Isaiah 59:3-15.
 The Nigerian scene today is the specific description by Isaiah of the State of affairs in Judah, before it's destruction by the Babylonians about 550BC but I pray that God sustains Nigerian nation and saves us from self-destruction.

 Politics in Nigeria today is a game of self-aggrandizement, self-seeking, idol worshipping and fleshy traits. In fact it is undisputable that there is is no moral fibre of any worth in today's politics and in the conduct of public affairs in this Country. The evil has permeated every facet of life among the people.

Nigerian politicians are like Tsunami destroying every fabric of righteousness in the society.

What I witnessed in our democracy is politics of centredness, politics of absolute selfishness, politics of self-empowerment, politics of 'ego' and politics of destruction by destroying others so that I, ME, and SELF can profit, become wealthy and be celebrated.

 It is indeed necessary for Medical researchers to examine the brain of an average political leader in Nigeria to determine how it works; if it is clockwise or anti-clockwise? They are also to determine the sanity level because most politicians seem insane by their inordinate ambition and by their greed.

The situation is so bad that a good man in Politics is drenched with the wickedness of others and permanently maimed in character; Cultism thrives, fetishness refreshed and idolatry taken to the highest level detrimental to all that is holy and righteous.

 Politics in Nigeria operate on a platform independent from God. Politics is played in total disregard from the laws of Omnipotent God, creator of galaxies, atoms, and natural laws.

For those supporting Buhari: You have a right to your choice and I have my right to my choice in 2015. History gets better when all tell their stories. In 2011 election, G. E. Jonathan on the platform of PDP got 1,281,688 votes from Lagos State; While G. M. Buhari on the platform of CPC got 189,983 votes.

 Many erroneously believe that Tinubu was responsible for the large votes cast for Jonathan but that is capital NO. Lagosians are enlightened people and know that Lagos State was going to do water system; he (Buhari) cancelled it.

 He even cancelled the railway system (metroline) in Lagos State.

 The railway system was approved by Shehu Shagari and the agreement was vetted by the then Attorney-General (Akinjide) and Lagos State had already deposited $50 million to a French company, which they forfeited and then they were asked to pay damages again in arbitration.

Buhari was told that and he didn't care.

 Buhari's belief was that South would be better developed than the North. Anybody who thinks like that is not worthy of being President of this country.

 This is the same Buhari that when he became Head of State, the Vice President was also from the North (Kwara) and the Secretary to the Federal Government was also from the North, as if South did not exist at that time.

 In Buhari's arithmetic there is no fair balance hence he will continue to lose election.

As a reminder: Some of the Actions and Words of Buhari that negate the Secular Nature of Nigeria and Instigate conflicts are:

  1. Buhari initiated the application for the entry of Nigeria into the organization of the Islamic conference (OIC), an International body of Muslim states in 1986 which Babangida allowed to stand.
  2. Buhari gave his total support for Sharia with his statement:
  3.  "I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria. God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country."- M. Buhari (August 27, 2001)
  4. He made another shocking statement: "Muslims should only vote those who will promote Islam. We are more than the Christians if you add our Muslim brothers in the West."- M. Buhari (2003).
  5. "The declaration of state of emergency in three Northern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe is a grave injustice against the North." - M. Buhari (Liberty Radio, June 2, 2013)
  6. "…when the Niger Delta militants started their activities in the South-South, they were invited by the late President Umaru Yar'adua.
  7.  An aircraft was sent to them and their leaders met with the late President in Aso Rock and discussed issues. 
  8. They were given money and a training scheme was introduced for their members. But when the Boko Haram emerged in the north, members of the sect were killed". - M. Buhari (Liberty Radio, Kaduna May 14 2012).

  9. God willing, by 2015, something will happen. They either conduct a free and fair election or they go a very disgraceful way. If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and baboon would all be soaked in blood." - M. Buhari."2015 will be bloody…" - M. Buhari
The ideals of a strong nation are being challenged by acts of terrorism as witnessed in the insurgency of the Boko-Haram sect.

 Henry David Thoreau's thesis is that evil must be resisted and that no moral man can patiently adjust to injustice. Boko Haram antics are anchored on 'a hate campaign'.

Violence and wanton destruction of lives and property are sponsored by people who want to protect their own political interest at the expense of the nation.

 Boko Haram suicide bombings are definitely sponsored for selfish political purpose. It is evident that when individuals and groups turn to violence to solve problems, conflict takes a second dimension; especially on security and survival
 Conflict resolution becomes multifaceted as the conflict itself.
 The society is seriously wounded and the nation is in mourning due to almost daily bombings by Boko Haram.

 Should we then as a Nation hand over power to the very people who are making it ungovernable and sponsoring Boko Haram? I say No!

Source:   Nigeria World.

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