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An Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari By Charles Ogbu

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Mr. President,

This open letter is necessitated by issues of urgent national
importance not unconnected with your 3 minute pre-recorded broadcast to
Nigerians this Monday, the 21st day of August, 2017, where you stated
that Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable.

Mr. President, sir, I wasn’t exactly born with a talent for political
correctness so I like to assume your permission to pay you the courtesy
of being blunt.

First, I want to register my displeasure that you, a mere servant and
employee of the Nigerian people, could derisively address your
employers and the same people paying your salaries even when you are
hardly at work, as “my dear citizens” instead of “my fellow citizens.”

That derisive opening line in your speech lent more credence to an
already established fact that you are an arrogant victim of a messiah
complex who sees his people, not as his employers whose wishes he must
harken to, but as lesser mortals and slaves who are his to do as he
pleases. Even Emperor Nero didn’t address Romans in that condescending
manner.

Mr. President, sir, we are not your citizens. We are not even just
your fellow citizens! We are your employers! We are your boss! We pay
your bills. We feed you, Mr. President. Talk to us with some respect!

Mr. President, when you told us how you discussed with Ojukwu in 2003
and agreed that Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable, what exactly did you
think the reference to the late Biafra strong man would achieve?

Did you think that line would magically address all the
institutionalized grave injustices in the system which you’ve made worse
with your open display of tribal bigotry, vindictiveness, raw hatred
for people from a particular section of the country and criminal
disregard for the same constitution you swore to protect??

That you believe the unity of over 180 million people is something
you, a Fulani man and Ojukwu, an Igbo man, can sit in your small sitting
room somewhere in your small village of Daura and conclusively discuss,
says a whole lot about how much value you attach to the so-called
unity.

As a free citizen of a free world and one of those paying your
salaries, I find that statement criminally offensive and hopelessly
disappointing. But even more disappointing is the fact that even after
spending billions of our tax money and over 100 days treating an
undisclosed ailment abroad, you seem not to have learnt anything from
your numerous administrative blunders and trailer load of
un-presidential utterances, actions and inactions which, for the most
part, are responsible for the mess we are in today.

Mr. President, sir, let me remind you that it was you – not Nnamdi
Kanu – who resuscitated and fuelled the current Biafra agitation. Even
the activities of the Niger Delta militants were all birthed by your
tact-less, bigoted, vindictive and mostly common-sensically bankrupt
utterances and actions.

And to prove that you are an unteachable ethnic jingoist with an
iniquitous​ sense of national unity and an atrocious sense of
governance, all through your 3 minute address:

You didn’t tell your employers the kind of ailment that kept you away
from your duty post for over 100 days and gulped billions of tax
payers’ money.

You didn’t announce measures to resuscitate the economy which your
criminal ineptitude and analogue economic plans largely played a part in
destroying.

You didn’t mention measures you plan on taking towards addressing the
grievances of the secessionist groups even when you admitted some of
their grievances are genuine.

You didn’t make any assurances towards calming frayed nerves considering the mood of the country.

You didn’t categorically condemn the series of terror your fulani
brethren are visiting on Nigerians. Instead, you played it down as mere
herdsmen/farmers clashes.

You didn’t even categorically condemn your siblings (Arewa Youths)
for publicly threatening genocide on Igbos living in the North
come October 1st, 2017.

You did none of the above.

Instead, you spent almost 50% of your broadcast threatening social
media users and aggrieved citizens who are only asking you to treat them
as equal stake-holders in the Nigeria project or allow them quit this
oppressive union. The other 50% was wasted on tales about your meeting
with Ojukwu where the duo of you supposedly decided on behalf of over
180 million of us that the unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable.

In a nutshell, you spent over 100 days abroad on medical tourism on
tax payers’ money against your campaign promises only to come back with
nothing but a trailer-load of insults, derision and threats for the same
citizens who paid and are still paying all your hospital bills and
salaries even when you were hardly doing any job?

Quite frankly, Mr. President, that speech would easily pass off as one hell of comedy except it was a tragedy.

You’ve simply proven that you are a man far detached from reality. It
would seem you are still stuck in 1985. Indeed, a leopard never changes
its skin.

Now, my dear president, as one of your employers, let me gift you with some advice:

First, Nigeria is not a nation unless we’ve all decided to adopt a
very confused and lopsided understanding of the term “nation”. More
importantly, our unity as a people is a farce. It doesn’t exist. You
cannot discuss the negotiability or non-negotiability of a unity that
only exist in your imagination.

How can there be unity when you, Mr. President, went to a foreign
land and publicly promised to discriminate against those who didn’t vote
you with your infamous 97%-5% speech?

Where is the unity when you were busy gifting Boko Haram terrorists
and the marauding herdsmen with a juicy amnesty package and military
protection respectively at the exact time you were, and still are,
visiting the unarmed Biafra agitators with festival of bullets?

Most importantly, Mr. President, mentioning “unity” and
“non-negotiable” in the same sentence betrays a very poor appreciation
of the queen’s language. If it’s unity, then the powers that bind the
parties together must have been birthed through negotiations. In which
case, any talk about the non-negotiability of such unity becomes the
height of conscientious idiocy bordering on the fringes of lunacy. If
it’s unity that was a product of force, then it’s no unity at all.

Mr. President, sir, the clause “our unity is non-negotiable” is an oxymoronic expression.

You cannot threaten people of diverse cultural, religious and language background into nationhood!!!!

Unity cannot be forced!

On your threats to agitators, Mr. President, you proved you lack
basic understanding of what the issues are. It is not just the southeast
that is aggrieved, both the south south, south west and even the North,
your own region, are all aggrieved as exemplified by the October
1st quit  notice and threat of genocide against Igbos living in the
North. Every section of the country is aggrieved. Rather than proving
you are too bloodthirsty for dialogue, initiate a workable time-bound
plan towards restructuring this country in such a way to enthrone
justice, fairness, equity and merit.

Restructure this British contraption now!

Or:

Watch the whole country collapse under the weight of its own internal contradictions.

The fastest way of escalating an agitation is by trying to suppress it rather than addressing the issues that birthed it.

Mr. President, sir, I am not unaware of the fact that in the coming
days, we are going to be witnessing more killing of the unarmed
pro-Biafra agitators and series of arrests, abduction and incarceration
targeted at social media users and your political opponents but I have a
message for you, sir, just as we survived your brutality between 31
December 1983 to 27th August 1985, We Will Survive You!

This, too, shall pass!

I wish you exactly what you wish Nigerians.

Love from,
Charles Ogbu

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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