The raving of a riled-up Nigerian youth
Today, I had the unfortunate opportunity of reading one of the most disheartening write-up written by a Nigerian, asking Nigerians to use constitutional and legal means to change this current government. Here’s the write-up:
“On a personal note, what is happening in Egypt portends grave danger not just for the North African sub region but the whole of Africa. It is sad that many Nigerians who have been calling for an Egypt styled revolution have not seen this. While we condemn bad governance, corruption and other government induced vices,we must however stick to constitutional and legal means in changing a bad government. Nigeria cannot afford another civil war not afterwhat happened between 1967-1970.”
This is crap! Constitutional and legal means of changing a bad government? Is corruption constitutional? Looting the nation’s treasury, is it constitutional? Killing unarmed protesters, is it legal? Attacking and jailing journalists, is it constitutional? I say we do it the revolution way; to hell with those who want to leave the fight for God to fight. To hell with those who want to continue to endure. I say we chase them all out the Nigerian way.
To hell with a constitution that favours a certain class above the other. To hell with a constitution that protects the rich and punishes the poor. To hell with laws that are blind to criminal acts of the ruling class while it punishes the petty crimes of the led. To hell with a constitution that cannot put food on our tables. To hell with a constitution that can’t provide quality and affordable education for our children. To hell with a constitution that cannot provide jobs for our youths. I say, a constitution that cannot bring down child mortality rate should go to blazes. Enough of a ‘democracy’ that doesn’t provide succour for today or hope for the future. Take your democracy, give me revolution!
How long do we have to stomach this kind of governance? How long do we have to put up with a leadership that’s a puppet to other countries and cannot make up its own mind? For how long do we put up with a government that has no regard for the rule of law? How long do we have to put up with this impunity? How long will we continue to allow ourselves to be played as pawns on their big board of chess? How long will we watch helplessly as our future is shred into pieces right before our eyes.
I say, we bullshit ‘their’ constitution. I say we give them ‘their’ legal system back. I say we shove ‘their’ democracy down their throat. To hell with constitutional way of changing things; we have to go off the grid if we want to get anything done. As long as we play by their rules, they’ll always win. I say we set the rules and force them to play. I say enough is enough; we want change!
Ogunjimi James Taiwo
Posted from Apostle of Change