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Monday, 22 May 2017

Despite the drums of war, Nigeria will not break up- Doyin Okupe says

In  a post shared on his Facebook page, former presidential media aide, Doyin Okupe, says Nigeria will not break up despite the recent drums of war or the rumors of  a coup attempt. Read what he wrote after the cut.
Yes, again and again there are drums of war, rumours of Coups and heightened cries for separation. Yet Nigeria will not break. I repeat as God liveth Nigeria is not about to break up .
Those who rely on what is seen physically and those who are not too knowledgeable about life may want to hold this assertion in derision.
Yet there is more than meets the eye in matters that controls the affairs of Nations and Men.

True, all the Ingredients required to justify a dismemberment of our union are fully present: inequality, injustice, nepotism, corruption, deception, sectional neglect and lack of inclusivity, mutual distrust etc; fortunately or unfortunately it is not in the manifest destiny of this great Nation to disintegrate.

To anyone who is discerning, it has been crystal clear that God has shown His guiding hand in the affairs of Nigeria since the the June 12 debacle. God does not act in vain but for a purpose. It will be preposterous to assume that the purpose of God's intervention in the affairs of Nigeria in the past 25years is to lead us to a break up.

In truth the Nigerian experiment or marriage is grossly imperfect and obviously not working. The Nigerian union presents some of the outstanding features of a dysfunctional marriage.

There is sustained anger, mutual contempt and distrust, lack of openness and poor communication among it's component parts.

In recent times the health of Mr President has been a source of concern to all. But more importantly, the North is more apprehensive in view of the previous experience with late President Yaradua. But they are not willing to discuss this openly. Official handling of the situation suggests sectional protectionism rather than presenting a national problem seeking for a national solution. Afterall this is a President loved and voted for by nearly a fanatical nationwide followers. Why should his adversity be borne and protected only by a section or just a few disciples?

On the other side are those, mainly southerners who gloat over the President's health challenges and cannot wait for power to be handed over to the Vice president and for the latter to actually assume the full status of the President, almost immediately. They rely exclusively on the provisions of the Nigerian constitution, totally ignoring the main and the central abiding political philosophy of power sharing in Nigeria.

Obviously there are serious and genuine fears across the divide. But as typical of a dysfunctional union, nobody is ready or willing to discuss these fears openly or even within leadership caucuses.

What we then get are heightened calls and counter calls for break up of the country, calls for restructuring and official rumors of Coups.

This is not the way to develop a great Nation. There is need for a unity of purpose, an abiding faith in the Unity of the Nation. There is an urgent need to develop a national platform from which we can nurture the emergence of an elite political consensus from where we can always look at our problems as national problems and bring about unified national solutions. Then and only can our Nation be on its ultimate journey to its divine destiny of greatness


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Anonymous said...

Thank you for okupe.

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Anonymous said...

of course it is not in the interest of the predatory political elite and their henchmen for Nigeria to break up. Nigeria has to remain an entity so that they can continue to milk it for their selfish benefits.

daniel ubong said...

Where is this one coming out from huh??

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as bad as this, then there is a big risk of nigeria dividing.

Anonymous said...

U better shut up before efcc comes knocking.... Aninimaous

Vivian Reginalds said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Ademola Folarin said...

I can't hear the drums of war. I can hear the drums of lawful agitation. Elevating that to war, is misleading and self serving hysteria. Survival of Nigeria may actually depend on dealing with the issues raised in the agitation rather than suppressing then. If politicians don't have the political will and selflessness to bring about the structural correction, then we leave the field open to all possibilities

Maxwell Inyang said...

Only this mofos from the North coming in here as Anonymous will say thank U Okupe, cowards.... Who nigeria epp?

yankhi said...

May GOD bless u, short peace many knowledge. Thank GOD me u n doyin have something in common.

Anonymous said...

Osi, please you go first..please leave Lagos nau nau ohhhh

Anonymous said...

Max ehhh thank you. Just know you will be on the front line and be shot dead first...

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