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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Of Tyrants, Martyrs and Heroes (Part 2) by Femi Fani-Kayode

It is with the foregoing in mind that we must examine and critically analyse the performance of the Buhari administration. I have nothing personally against President Muhammadu Buhari and, as he knows, I have the utmost respect for his office.
 
Yet, like Oliver Cromwell and Sir Thomas More, despite the sign of the times and the hazards and perils of standing against injustice and tyranny, we must rid ourselves of our fears and speak the bitter truth. And that truth is as follows.

The more our government persecutes its perceived enemies, the more they are sowing the seeds of disintegration in our country. The more they oppress and attempt to intimidate those they seek to silence and subjugate, the more they engender anger, rebellion, alienation, enmity and division. 
 
Nobody wishes to be part of a country in which apartheid, genocide, ethnic cleansing, islamisation, state-sponsored terror, religious bigotry and the selective application of justice is alive and well. Nobody wishes to be part of a contraption which seeks to empower and strengthen a tiny minority and which seeks to impoverish and enslave a pliant and docile majority. 
 
If you want a country to remain united you do not go out of your way to kill, destroy, intimidate and tell lies about those that oppose you, that criticize you and that are not in your political party.
 
You do not attempt to relegate Christianity into being regarded as a weak, inconsequential and second rate faith. You do not burn the cross and attempt to shame our faith. You do not drag our nation into a military coalition of Sunni Muslim countries. You do not refer to concerned Christians as "religious bigots".
 
If you want your country to remain together you do not get into bed with the Jihadists. You do not refuse to condemn the heinous activities of your kinsmen, the Fulani militants and herdsmen.
 
You do not tolerate the banning of preaching in public places, the banning of all-night prayers or the licensing and pulling down of churches anywhere in the country.
 
You do not condemn the bombing in Brussels and remain silent about the massacre in Agatu, the slaughter of the Igbo in the east and the mass murder of the Shia in Zaria. You do not behave like the King of the North and instead you conduct yourself like the President of Nigeria.
 
If you want your country to remain together you do not try to convict and jail your opponents for no just cause or attempt to silence them with sensational, salacious and baseless allegations and lies.
 
You do not use the security agencies to insult and threaten them on a daily basis and attempt to demonize them with half truths and mendacity before the entire world.
 
You do not impoverish the people with half-baked and ill-conceived economic and fiscal policies which have resulted in untold hardship, an unprecedented economic recession, high food and fuel prices, endless fuel queues, high electricity tariffs, the exile of the U.S. dollar, the unofficial devaluation of the naira, high unemployment and the lowest generation of electrical power since 1999.
 
You do not tell your people that you are ''not a magician'' and that they have to live with the debilitating and traumatic fuel queues up until May. 
 
You do not tell the Nigerian people to hold the vandals that are sabotaging our pipelines responsible for the lack of electricity that we are suffering and the perpetual darkness that we have found ourselves in. You do not throw 76 hardworking farmers in police cells in Enugu simply because they attempted to defend their wives, children and farms from the rampaging, lustful and bloodthirsty clutches of the Fulani militants and herdsmen. 
 
If you want your country to remain together you do not tell your people that you will import Brazilian grass and establish grazing lands and settlements for Fulani herdsmen in the south. 
 
You do not say that as a testimony of your so-called ''monumental efforts'' to save the nation and as part of your contribution to national and international development our country will start producing toothpicks in 2018. 
 
You do not say that we will send a man into space in 2030 when we can't even produce enough petrol and refined products to fuel our cars and meet our local needs in 2016. 
 
If you want your country to remain together you do not implement an economic policy that is nonsensical, counter-productive and irrational, that drives away foreign and local investment, that has killed the manufacturing and industrial sector, that has crippled farmers and the agricultural sector and that has turned us into a nation of poverty-stricken paupers and destitute beggars. 
 
You do not implement a foreign policy that has turned us into the joke of the African continent, the laughing stock of the civilized world and the lackey of the Arab world.
 
You do not use your Armed Forces to intimidate your people or your AK-47-wielding ethnic militias to kill, crush and terrorize those that you consider to be subhuman slaves and second class citizens.
 
You do not attempt to break the spirit of those that refuse to worship you and bow down before you with brutal aggression and naked intimidation.
If you want your country to remain together you do not demonise President Goodluck Jonathan and leading members of the PDP and attempt to break them, humiliate them and destroy their legacy. 
 
You do not lock up Col. Sambo Dasuki and Mr. Nnamdi Kanu indefinately, ignore court orders that have ordered their release and throw away the keys of their dungeons and cells. 

You do not provoke God by using the machinery of state to ruin the name and annihilate the families, homes and lives of those that you hate and those that oppose you even though you know that they are innocent of any wrongdoing. 
 
You do not denigrate and unleash your thugs on the people of the Niger Delta and you do not attempt to turn Nigeria into Africa's North Korea.
 
These things that you insist on doing do not breed love, peace, joy, hope and unity: they breed hate. They also breed bitterness, defiance, suspicion, fear and rage and ultimately they will result in civil unrest and a bitter and prolonged conflict.
 
I do not believe in violence and neither do I call for or support the idea of an armed struggle. I am a man of peace and like Sir Winston Churchill, the United Kingdom's greatest Prime Minister, once said I believe "jaw jaw is better than war war".  I do not subscribe to the logic of force and instead I believe in the force of logic.
 
However when a people are pushed up against a wall and when a government has as its primary objective the silencing and cowering of the opposition and the destruction and humiliation of leading opposition figures, things begin to change very quickly.
 
When dreams are shattered, when hearts are broken, when children weep, when widows mourn, when tempers flair, when hearts harden and when blood boils, the center cannot hold and things fall apart.
 
When men cry through the night for the future of their nation and when women wail in despair because there is no hope for their children, the center cannot hold and things fall apart.
 
Where the voice of reason is drowned, when lawful opposition is reigned in, when peaceful dissent is silenced and when the fury of violence becomes inevitable, the center cannot hold and things fall apart.
 
History proves that those angry young men and women that do not believe that they have a future in a united Nigeria and that do not share or care for our disposition for peaceful dialogue will eventually say "enough is enough" and rise up like an all-powerful, angry and erupting volcano.
 
They will push the rational and reasonable aside and they will pick up their weapons of war in a desperate attempt to break the yoke of slavery and liberate themselves from the bondage of servitude.
 
Let us pray that it never comes to that. Let us trust God that restraint and good reason will prevail.  Let us hope that we settle our differences in a peaceful manner.
 
Let us pray that those that hold the reigns of power today will eventually change their ways. Let us hope that they remember that they will not be there forever.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

All this pomo men......
18+ video this is the best time to have sex if you both want to enjoy it

Anonymous said...

Linda what happened to Lib Giveaway? Don't act like nothing happened

fashioncrip said...

We voted and asked for change so let's face it

Vivian Reginalds said...

Really nice one ffk
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Chomsy said...

Good morning Lin,
yesterday was last monday...
no give away? I kept refreshing since yesterday and my sleepy eyes and the Internet kept battling till my slepy eyes won the battle.... meanwhile
***it's Chomsy Again***
meanwhile








Anonymous said...

18+ video this is the best time to have sex if you both want to enjoy it

Anonymous said...

For someone who claims he's being unjustly accused, FFK sure has a lot of baseless accusations against Buhari. All the things he's accusing Buhari of in this article, he knows he cannot prove any of it. And yet, he's calling on God to see him through now that they are about to send him to the clinkers. If you want God to fight for you, FFK, you must first not be found wanting. You must not lay false or unfounded accusations against anyone. Those things you just accused Buhari of are things you cannot prove he has a hand in. You are going to rot in jail. After that, you will continue your journey in hell. I hear you have HIV, I hope your doctors will visit you with medication weekly, otherwise, you won't live long. But then again, this whole HIV could just be a rumor. See what I did there? Idiot man. Precious Chkwuendu, I beg give your BIPOLAR man his medication. You seemed to have missed a few days.

Pretty face said...

Too long, didn't read it

PrettyChi said...

Their headache

mopelove... said...

Just google the story abt the 76 enugu people arrested and found out its true. Buhari, a word they say is enough for the wise... So you want them to fold their hands while your village men slaughter them all on their farm lands... It wont work... South east is not the same as middle belt... What are the so-called elders in Igbo land doing abt this development?

Anonymous said...

Never knew Apc snd its governmwmt are daft
Thanks FFK. Nigeiams are in a mess

Bertila Clu said...

Smilin......kkkk oooooo

Anonymous said...

Can king nebuchadnezzar listen to the voice of the ppl, he will definitely end up in the bush. Original comment from C. E. O

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Na him sabi

Charles Okafor said...

Allergic to long notes












Enugu's second shoe designer

Anonymous said...

Lots of word to ponder on... God help our dear country (Nigeria) teach and guide our leaders right.

chinelo okafor said...

Deep

SIRVIC said...

Well said...Femi!
......you've said it all!

Prosper said...

FFk, you never stopped saying the truth even as the tyrant buhari has threatened to come after you with his personal army, Dss. God will continue to protect you.

God is great.

lolo ik said...

God bless u for always speaking out truth for the masses. Remain blessed

Abiakam Ebere said...

FFK my man even if the lord has choosen u to speak in order to protect d interest of odas, don't forget in d bible, it says respect ur leader(doz in high authorityy)
More reason FFk has to b careful, b careful,b extremely careful


I have spoken

Asogwa Nnaemeka said...

FFK you have spoken well let him that have ears hear

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Anoda epistle


...merited happiness

Anonymous said...

I hope these war mongers know that they too will not be saved when the rain of war they are bringing down starts. The people know who their enemies are

young conscience said...

Mr Fani- kayode all these things existed in every government you were part of so shut up you political prostitute

Olawole Olatubosun said...

Too long. I do not understand when people say the persecuted politicians are not guilty and are just tactics to silence opposition. Is it that there were no corrupt leaders or the previous govt was never corrupt cus even if the corrupt people are persecuted, we still say it's witch hunting.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Cool story

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmm God help us.

Nweme Jonathan Eyo said...

This man can talk for Africa, but when he was the Aviation minister the ministry was lacking a lot of things yet he knows the solutions to everything but when he has the opportunity to do something.. He did nothing

Funke Akinboye said...

Hmmmmm so much words to ponder on... may God help our dear country (Nigeria), teach and guide our leaders right.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Always writing epistle. Linda take note!

Fadeelah El Rufai said...

Hmmmmmmm Ffk! U such a gud writer! But am just knowing that now!!! Wia were U all this year's wen PDP were busy destroy our country? 4 16yrs! And the way I wish U become our next presido so that we see ow perfect U are!! Corrupt people. U beta go look after ur child and baby mama.

PrettyChi said...

Too long

FRESH said...

Who's going to read the crap this guy keeps posting on the Internet? " I have nothing personal against Buhari as a person,in fact,I have utmost respect for his office" yet you have abused the innocent man since match last year all because of politics? Has he replied or responded to any of your insults? NO! For your sake & that of your newborn, I hope the 870 million naira you collected from looted funds are intact.

onyinyechi felicia said...

That's Wat Nigeria want.... but I knw our God is not sleeping

Anonymous said...

On Biafra we stand.

alex Rednaxela said...

Talk talk talk talk! Will soon turn to why why why why

badmos olanrewaju said...

you want him to change his way to suit you abi ?were omo. stealing is not corruption.

cloud said...

This Apc govt is full of shit

Peace Dike said...

Dear hiper buhari spokesman, FFK speaks not personal, he speaks for all.

Anonymous said...

Ffk u ve said it all nigeria will boil very soon if care is not taking ipob is waiting patiently thanks for your words of advice

Oskirin said...

mad man on d loose again..ds ws wht u did prior 2 election.pls continue..we are still lukin 4 water tight evidence 2 nail u.

Anonymous said...

my heart really bleeds for Nigeria. are we saying we dont have capable leaders who can move this nation forward? do we hire foreign consultants to help us out? Lord, our eyes are on you.

Anonymous said...

FFK I am a christian and i am strongly behind President Buhari. The fact the his religion is causing havoc doesnt mean that all muslims are supporting terrorists. Infact, my church is praying for Buhari day and night. No amount of pressure or your critics will stop Buhari from succeeding in Jesus Name. So go get a life.

Anonymous said...

FFK I am a christian and i am strongly behind President Buhari. The fact the his religion is causing havoc doesnt mean that all muslims are supporting terrorists. Infact, my church is praying for Buhari day and night. No amount of pressure or your critics will stop Buhari from succeeding in Jesus Name. So go get a life.

Anonymous said...

Awon wailers

Anonymous said...

Too long....yawns. Next pls

Anonymous said...

Too long....yawns. Next pls

Anonymous said...

Oh na PDP dey talk. Abeg i cant read because they have no moral justification to criticise anybody as they are looters and thieves. Linda next news please!

Anonymous said...

Wailing wailers be patient. The country will pick up. These are just trying times. "No pain no gain".

Anonymous said...

When you are sick and you go to the hospital, the doctor will give you an injection that is painful. Then, you will now get relief after the pain. This is what Nigeria is passing through too. We have to pass through hard times and endure before relief will come. Its only a matter of time and Nigeria will be better. All the president needs is our support and not apportioning blames and faults

Sam said...

Sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horn to make Nigeria a better place. This is what Buhari is trying to do. I know that we will all smile in the end. Try and endure and be patient for now. This hards times is the only way out to correct the wrongs of past administration. So ignore FFK and his jobless tantrums.

Sam said...

Sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horn to make Nigeria a better place. This is what Buhari is trying to do. I know that we will all smile in the end. Try and endure and be patient for now. This hards times is the only way out to correct the wrongs of past administration. So ignore FFK and his jobless tantrums.

Sade said...

@Peace Dike Point of Correction: FFK speaks for himself not for all.

Pascal said...

@Anonymous 5:53AM well said. In fact, you just removed the words from my mouth. FFK is a jobless hypocrite and Buhari doesnt even have his time.

Akinolu said...

@Anonymous 5:33AM Gbam! I give u 3 gbosa for your comment. Gbosa, Gbosa, Gbosa!!!

Akinolu said...

@Anonymous 5:33AM Gbam! I give u 3 gbosa for your comment. Gbosa, Gbosa, Gbosa!!!

AGB said...

Screw Femi Fani-Kayode. This dude is always talking bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Femi Fani-Kayode is a toothless bulldog. He should go and get a life outside Buhari. Everything he says or does is always about to Buhari. Pls get a life. Buhari means well for Nigeria. God told me so.

marvel korna said...

Very well said. What has buhari done or said about the killings in agatu by fulani herdsmen?

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