By Ama Chukwugoziem (Abia writers)
Edited by Livingrich Ezeikpe
Can a leopard change its spots, certainly not? The election campaign and political defections are among the current issues that cut across the different facets of the human life in Nigeria. Politics in Nigeria is a mockery of democracy going by the definition and terms of democracy. Down the history lane and over the ages, we see the slave on one side of the divide and the slave-master as the exploiter on the other side. This is the type of political agenda that Britain proposed and handed over to the Islamic caliphate of the north.
In Nigeria, election campaign means dealing with human beings as the object of "trade". An election is an invitation to conflicts, chaos, anarchy, tension and violence. Politicians play the trump card; this is the reason why your PVC does not matter because your vote doesn't count. Voting in Nigerian election is sowing in the whirlwind. Voting in Nigeria has sown conflicts, tension, crisis and violence and she is reaping them all, Ekiti state governorship election is a tip of the iceberg.
Biafrans must boycott all elections in Nigeria and seek for a referendum and the restoration of Biafra. If there is no other reason why we must ask for referendum and restoration of Biafra nation, the 1966 political crisis leading to the mass murder of Igbo-Biafrans and other Easterners in the north, and the 30 months of gruesome Biafran civil war are enough reasons.
Our future will be destroyed if we continue to stay in Nigeria; our children would be brought up in a corrupt prone environment, corrupt media, corrupt security system, corrupt society, and would grow up to see corruption as the only way forward. Our journey towards the restoration of Biafra is realizable and has just begun; though the task looks insurmountable, we turn to God for help and, He will not disappoint us.
Biafra restoration is our last hope.
~ Biafra Telegraph
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.