I desire to see a country that works for its CITIZENS. I desire to see a NATION ruled by LAWS, and not by the IMPUNITY of men.
I have had fun reading the multiple reactions to my recent use of the word “revolution”, by a motley crew of mischievous, miseducated, misinformed, the genuinely ignorant, and the willfully ignorant. I take my fun wherever it finds me in this mirthless painful place, called Nigeria. #Enikure!
I wrote a book titled the Imperative Of The Nigerian Revolution, and you are still asking what I mean, when I use the word REVOLUTION! Do you believe that you might somehow trap me into adopting your preferred interpretations of my unambiguously stated intentions, which I have freely shared on multiple platforms and occasions? and which is also the preoccupation of an entire book? #Enikure!
The Nigerian state is exactly where I have wanted it my entire life. Its evil lies have caught up with it, and as I have written elsewhere, the TRUTH is the silver bullet, with which we might be able to kill the evil empire known as Nigeria, and thereafter birth the Nigerian nation of our dreams, which is incapable of coexisting with the iniquitous, inequitable, unjust, and ultimately evil one in which we live.
I desire to see a country that works for its CITIZENS. I desire to see a NATION ruled by LAWS, and not by the IMPUNITY of men. The Nigerian state has the human and material resources to become better than a 1st World country within two generations, but it is today hobbled by evil ruiners in the stead of LEADERS, and the blind are the ones sat in power. In place of VISIONARIES, we are ruled by base, myopic, sybaritic crooks. So yes! I desire a REVOLUTION.
The revolution I seek is devoid of arms, and I have no interest in violence of any hue. I am too wise to embrace violence, for the Nigerian state and its evil rulers, would be the happiest, if I were foolish enough to commit such an egregious error. There is nothing they would want more, for they are purveyors of violence, and most comfortable with the languages of death. Their works at the Lekki Tollgate, the periodic murders of the Shiite minority, the wanton killings in Ala Igbo, their complicities in the Boko Haram insurgency, the Fulani terrorists (both the Islamist, and politically motivated Fulani murderers) and the daily killings across the country, are glowing testaments to their murderous credentials.
I would never embrace violence.
The Nigerian state pretends to be a democracy. It is my intention to use the electoral process to catalyze the revolution I seek. Those in any doubt of my intentions should now pay attention, for this is the last time I shall be arsed to explain myself.
Mobilize the people to vote across the length and breadth of the country and educate them about the manifest commonalities of their afflictions. Let the people of Kankara, see the common thread between their sufferings in the hands of Fulani bandits, and that of their fellow victims in the Oke Ogun district of Oyo State. Show Chinedu in Nnewi, the pains of Avoseh in Badagry, and arouse them into finding a common purpose and cause.
Identify the candidates that might be genuinely interested in serving the people and then campaign for and with as many as you can, along with like minded people who might be persuaded to join their voices in the chorus for change. Work with the fraudulent system, but be intentional about changing the game to ensure that the system is flummoxed. #Enikure!
I have settled on Peter Obi for the presidency, and I shall be crisscrossing Nigeria with him on his campaign. I shall DEFINITELY be settling for a candidate for the Governorship of the state of my residence, Lagos State, and I shall be looking to influence elections into the National Assembly. I shall be doing all this, in pursuit of the REVOLUTION I seek. The difference between the REVOLUTION and anarchy, is to be found in the revolutionaries having a plan for the day after, whilst anarchy is hallmarked by the absence of a plan for the day after.
The Nigerian state is notorious for its capacity to botch opportunities for the birth of the nation that it has the potential to be, but whose birth it has repeatedly aborted at will. The 2023 elections are probably the last opportunity for the birth of the country of our dreams, and its abortion shall be the death of Nigeria. Our ruiners know this.
The word revolution comes from the French word, “revolvre” meaning a turn around. Nigeria is in dire need of an urgent turnaround, and we shall be looking to do so imminently. Those seeking to truncate the will of the people are the ones afraid. We are excited about the coming campaigns, and what lies ahead. Let the guilty be afraid of the coming revolution. Let them be very afraid.