By Chuba Ebenezer
For Biafra Writers
14th August 2018
Africa as a continent have in her checkered history produced many rulers, dictators and emperors, who ruled and reigned over their land with iron fist; ruthless and lawless. Without respect to the rule of law, human right abusers, war criminals and violators of the very constitution they swore to uphold, has dragged Africa to the hall of infamy. Several attempts were made to depose them and usher in a regime change through the constitutional means of voting using Permanent Voters Card, PVC, without success. Why? Because these despots, tyrants and dictators have mastered the art of rigging election and perpetuation through their long years in power, manipulating every due process thereby subverting the will of the people in order to retain their position and perpetuate themselves in power.
The recent alleged discovery of thousands of PVCs in the residence of the sacked, former czar of DSS, Lawal Musa Daura, is a typical example of how desperate African despots can be concerning self-preservation in power.
I make bold to say that the much-publicized registration and issuance of PVC by the present crop of politicians in Nigeria, is more ceremonial than relevant because the so-called PVC doesn't mean much to them. The recent Ekiti State governorship election is a very typical case study; an eyeopener to some of us that believed in the truth.
Our only earnest expectation is the forthcoming referendum that will determine whether we will remain in Nigeria, with all her intrigue, shenanigans and dance of shame or opt out.
Nigeria is the paradoxical baby that have refused to grow in order to make way for another newborn baby in the family. We are elated and excited about our eventual establishment and restoration of the sovereign state of Biafra; to us, it's like recovering our stolen honour and long denied identity.
We canvass and we are very fanatical about this that we shall neither support nor participate in any electoral process in Nigeria again, until the Nigerian government and her British ally gives heed to our demand for a credible referendum and eventual safe passage to our own dear nation of Biafra.
The warmongers among the Fulani oligarchy are relentless in the inordinate pursuit of their long-held ideology of divide and rule, arbitrary arrest and detention, torment and torture, injuring and murder of our people across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Our message to Muhammadu Buhari and his Fulani militia is this: Build more prisons, acquire more arms and ammunition, including but not limited to fighter jets and APC (Armoured personnel carriers). Our resolve is irrevocable, our quest is unquenchable, our spirit is supercharged.
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Written by MC Holyman
Paul Biya took over in Cameroun as president in november of '82. In spite of his highhandedness, Camerounians have gone to the polls 7 times, equipped with their PVC to remove him. The failed woefully! Its 36 years now!
For 38 years, Togoles struggled with their PVC to remove President Gnassingbe Eyadema. The more they try, the more they fail. Until his death in 2005, Gnassingbe ruled Togo in spite of the fact that he was rejected by the people. PVC could not help them. At his death however, his son, Faure Gnassingbe took over power! Up till date and for a period of 50 years and counting, 2 men ruled a country! A father and his son, just because the people are politically correct, waiting for election year to remove them with their PVC. What a miserable life?
Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga.
He took over power in Zaire in 1965 as a dictator after killing Patrice Lumumba. He later became a democrat and instead of open democracy, he unified all political parties under himself. People had PVC's but it was just another useless piece of paper. It took a combined military revolution by the Rewandan Tutsi and the Ugandan army to topple his government in 1997! 32 years on!
President Teodore Obiang Nguema Mbasongo of Malabo is still very much in power since 1979! Is it that Equatoguineans do no have their PVCs ? By all means they do but the yoke upon their necks cannot be broken by a piece of paper.
For 42 years 175 days, El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondinba ruled Gabon! PVC or not, he wins election after election. Till his death in 2009! Even after death, his Biafran adopted son, Ali Bongo Ondinba took over power till date!
What was I supposed to say concerning the famous Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe? If not for military revolution, even at 93 years he would have been in power still.
Over 40 years of ruling.
We could go on and on to cite examples but one thing remains outstanding in the case of Cameroun.Haven tried all they could with their PVC, the souther part of Cameroun knew and understand the power of boycott! Led by President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe who was later arrested by the brutish nigerian army, the Republic of Ambazonia embarked on a total boycott in november 2017. No election, no schools, no office, no banks and no nothing!
They declared a ghost town in the whole of their region and by the first quatre of 2018, UN led peacekeeping forces landed in Cameroun! As I write now, serious plans are on-going for a UN monitored referendum for the Ambazonian Republic! What they could not achieve with 32 years of voting and PVCs, they have achieved with 6 months of boycott! Its left for you to decide whether the power of PVC is limited or not.
When next you are confronted by the PVC/vote advocates, ask them: what happened at Ekiti state few days ago?did pvc worked? why voting has failed Africa since 1960?
Its civil disobedience and resistance that weakens despots and tyrants. Not votes and PVCs. Tyrants are even more afraid of boycott than they are of a revolution. They can crush revolutions, arrest the ringleaders, tag them treasonable felons and eliminate them but they have no antidote to a successful boycott.
Do you want to shake tables? Boycott is the fastst, cheapest, safest, painless and loudest route. You need your voice to be heard, boycott! Think change, think boycott.Don't be fooled or coerced into mistaking a tyrant for a democrat, or a Buhari for a Jonathan. Do not look at 2019 through the prism of 2015. Your votes did'nt count then and definitely will not count tomorrow. You didnt vote out Jonathan and certainly cannot vote out Buhari.
Do not mistake countries where instiitutions are strong for this British political shithole.
Voting works where institutions are strong and independent of the central government, not in evil forests like nigger-area where the election chairman is the cousin to the president,the security apparatus in the hands of his brothers,the judiciary under the control of his islamic brothers. What you do, every time you go out to vote, is to endorse your slavery and oil the chains that bind you.
While boycott will bring all stakeholders to the conference table, voting validates the charad of a (s)election.
"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our own mind", Robert Nesta Rastaman Marley.
Happy weekend pals.