Democracy without dividend is worse than autocracy, and it is a waste of both human and capital resources. The situation in Nigeria is obvious for even an insane person to perceive. There is nothing that is working for the masses. All that is left is deceit and hypocrisy of the highest order. Democracy as a system of government regardless of where it is imported from or what country is the custodian or proponent of it has failed woefully in Nigeria, and it is good for nothing and deserves to be trashed.
The political terrain or space, as far as Nigeria is concerned, is dangerous leaving no doubts in the minds of the citizens that where the country is headed is no other place than hell on the earth. Let me say without mincing words that the like of Atiku Abubakar, who is the presidential candidate of the PDP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is the presidential flag bearer of the NPP, and Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinub, who also is the presidential flag bearer of the APC, are wrong candidates for the job of salvaging the soul of Nigeria. In the first place, it is morally wrong for any Northerner to emerge as the presidential candidate of any party at this time after the two-term tenure of the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC who also is a Northerner. It is so, in the sense that it does not agree with the spirit of equity, justice, and fair play to the other ethnic tribes in Nigeria. So having said that, the two candidates of the PDP and APC have no credibility when it comes to corruption index. This is because none of them can be said to have made their wealth outside the government. Under normal circumstances, if the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari were to live by its promise of cleaning the country up in matters of corruption, these two candidates by now should be in jail.
As for me, I was born I was born and raised in Zaria, and hailed from Abeokuta, Ogun State. This privilege has given me the opportunity of knowing in and out what obtains both in the North and in the Southwest of the country, and it is on this premise that I stand to say that both the presidential candidates of the APC and the PDP have no business becoming the president of Nigeria at this time. If Nigeria will be saved from going into extinction, the only credible candidate that will be free from the criminality that has bedeviled the country in the name of governance by the APC is no other person than the former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi.
The Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC is an act of God to expose the plan by the Buhari-led government to continue with its Fulani occupation agenda of Nigeria, and this will not be allowed to happen. I am using this medium to call on the American government led by President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris as well as all the Senators and members of the House of Representatives that if democracy is the cherished system of government by America, now is the time to save democracy in Nigeria. It is not enough to be rhetorical about Nigeria being the largest democracy in Africa. Of what use is a dead lion in comparison with a living dog? Enough of this hypocrisy at the international level. We don’t want democracy that cannot deliver in Nigeria. If the enthronement of thieves, bandits, terrorists, and political hooligans cannot be prevented in Nigeria, of what use is the hypocritical stance of pushing and furthering a system of government called democracy that lacks dividends. It is time to free Nigeria from new colonialism and modern form of slavery all in the name of democracy. A lot is known to America about the atrocities going on in Nigeria, and doing nothing about it or not standing against it is complicit and ungodly. If we trust in God as we profess, we must also be godly, and godliness does not entertain or romance with deceit. Consider the number of lives that have been lost in Nigeria since the APC-led government came to power in 2015. If billions of dollars can be spent on Ukraine against Russia, why not take a position that will save the lives of the vulnerable and the downtrodden in Africa? Power does not make great; greatness only lies in meekness. The meek will God continue to teach His ways and His judgments. When a nation and its leaders err in vision, they will stumble in judgment. No country is too strong for God to handle, and the seed you sow determines the fruit that you reap.
Now is the time to save Nigeria for good or waste it for bad. It is either Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labor Party and an Easterner, or Yoruba nation and the Republic of Biafra. Prevention is better than cure, and it is the only road map to world peace.
Samuel ‘Tunji Adeyanju