Dedicated to Nigeria's socio-political issues
October 3, 2007 - December 2, 2007
The Clock Down?
Sylvester I Ukusare
December 21, 2005
The culture of power abuse is becoming a continuous practice in a state like Nigeria that presumed operating a democratic government but conterminated with ups and downs of civil stipulations hence the fierce confrontations by the citizenry will not be ruled out despite the present clamp down on civil liberterians activities and Press freedom.
Therefore, if not cautioned by it political approach for a final dialogue it could lead to a pitfall situation whereby more vicious events would dominate the system that may culminate the destruction of the country with the likes of the former soviet union likewise the former Yugoslavia republic but, this we wont allowed to surfaced because of its beloved values.
The country is being observed as a democratic dispensation presently but is complicated with military principles hence the citizens are totally confused now seeking redress for total ratification to enable democratic system prevail.
But if the confused anatomy of unitarial democracy persist the masses would be forced to bring the clock down hence could permit the opportunity for intervention of the military again in the country’s management thus we don’t pray for this.
Although, Nigerians are opposed to junta rules of course familiar now with democratic atmosphere attended with civil composition thus without implementing decrees to administrate the citizenry, thereby it have to be stimulated with more civil reformations.
Thus the act of oppression to freedom of expression and association coupled with subjugation of the Press freedom by the government agents wont create position or encourage diversity nor dialogue in the country’s complexity composition thus the existing multiethnic nationalities groups.
The contemporary comportment of our civil administration devoid the etymology of a truly federated context and hence it being accused of diverting thereby usurping the accord of the country’s fundamental charter hence it is opinion that it should reverse to the principles accorded by the founding fathers of the beautiful bride Nigeria.
The present thundering episodes in the polity ought to be pacified giving it a restructural shape so as to enable it administer the populace.
Anyway, it suggest the management for the imminent reformations of it socio economic context, as such the political parochial arrangements thus to a balance distributive order as to ascertain transparency to activate the ingridients of good governance hence will showcase the citizens to dignified living thereby the atmosphere would once be transferred to a cherished peace, love, harmony, eventually a perfect unity will be borne.
WRONG MELODY WITH WRONG APPROACH
In the mean time, It is not that our leaders are not capable to rule but compounded with wrong advisers thereby making the system to be more cosmetic of conservative principles coupled with syndrome of fascist indoctrination hence it presumed defaulted.
Although, Mr. President appears to be Godly and God fearing, of course a born again christian with strong vision for Nigeria’s advancement but being doom with sycophants and appears to be dangling with psychological melancholy thus manipulated by the kitchen advisers..
As with the above digestion, this motivates the effecting of unpopular policies as canopy to avoid the interruption of it incumbent hence using undemocratic principles in place of civilized norms to activate the affairs of managing the country.
The major problems we are facing for not having good goverrnance is caused by the self centred and carefree attitudes most of our leaders demostrates while opportune to access to powers but, we don’t think the oneness that maketh the quality of patriotism, that embody the competence of a quality leader that is still an illusion to the domestic mentalism of Nigerian government as well as the citizenry.
We, Nigerians are fussy to satisfy thus the main cankerworm affecting the generality of the populace hence our behaviour to agitations for government change shall continues except we have to review our mentality from primitivism to civility through the process of respecting individual opinions and dignity as well as depleting from tribal lining.
Thence the system entails a federal republic despite snowball governments that bypassed its construction of its fundamental charter .
As recall, the current administration is being presided by a south western native but does not mean he do not represent the nation’s constituency therefore, we seeks for his moral responsibility of prudent to manage the people in the appropriate manner regarding a “True Governance” propounded by political philosophers with the entitled “Business of management with the competence of proficiency”.
Therefore, as recall, it needs the quality of a true leader with the adequate diplomacy to administrate, although, in the first tenure of Mr.President, it actually demostrated the qualitative skill.
THE MISCONCEPTION OF MULTIPARTY
This reminds me, our country is deteriorating toward the verge instead of progressing, the reasons to this is not far fetched owing to the nepotism tendency being inbuilt by leaders enticed with lust for power and wealth.
Again, the polity is conterminated with a one party structured theory thus not a multiparty system, as a result every nooks and cronies of the nation is polluted with the ruling party membership.
Of course, the national and states houses of assembly are all almost one party dominance wherein it entails the country’ practicing a one party system in assumed democracic environment, we should not permit such system because it is not properly structured therein not with the tender of civil liberty nor a civil state.
It occurred that countries like Pakistan, Togo of course, Egypt that had produced the same candidate as president of the country for thereabout 23 years, is a purely dictatorial state but not in the moral sense of a democratic neither a civilian state.
After the assassination of Anwar Saddat of Egypyt, the current President of the country
Mr. Hussein Mubarak came to power through the ballot box but refused to relinquished it post uptil moment and hence herein the indications to the dodge facts behind the manipulations of civil doctrinity.
But, it alternatively sponsored by the club of core conservatives groups coupled with zionphobianism support.
This is why we now facing one of the most challenges of political manipulations in the 21st century.
The Middle East, have toppled the world political ideology presently with false democracy in exchange for the stool of a “life President” and generically, as with a shifting cultivation syatem being stigmatized by the corrupt bigwigs of the globe merely for economic purposes such as the oil business as exchange to perpetuate support to stay in power forever .
As recall with strict observations, the beginning of the century of course the third millennium has being beseiged by unskillful political persons that presides the affairs of governing.
However, the fabricators of this recent political doctine have actually and continuously accepted it defeats for the wrongful doctrine thus the imposition of manipulative mandative rights.
Consequently, the actuality of the Nigerian political scene have purportively adjusted to the direction of political litigants hence the 2003 elections was culminated with lot of voting malpractices but been upheld by the supreme electorial commission to had mandated some of the unpopular candidates to government and assisted by the judiciary that supposed to be the main guide to the country’s constitution thereby it ridicule the organic separation of powers .
As a result to the observed episode it now makes the country to be ungovernable because of those unscrupulous candidates that jump passed the peoples mandate, catapulted themselves to corridors of powers hence it has realy affected the machinery of government as well it as soiled the political intergrity of the nation.
Hence they are now nursing other subvertive ideas to retain their incumbency to a perpetual stay to power but unfortunately the complexity of the Nigerian state wont permit it because it would be difficult for this aim to be realised even with bags of money circulated to the grass roots electorates, as been the traditional method to buy electorates mandates thus, Nigerians should be caution not to be allowed to sell their birth rights again.
We are more political enlightened than the Egyptians but some of the Middle East countries are more strategic than us as well as most of the western nations.
Despite the military successful ruled for decades of years in Nigeria’s history does not mean we are not politically dogmatic.
Therefore, we should disassociate ourselves from shortsighted leaders not to fall prey to political vampires so as to disorganised the God blessed federated structure of the Nigerian state.
The present state of events suggest that the prime leader of the federation should identify itself with the sacred constitution so as to reshape the peoples conception by applying the construed believes of the citizenry that ascribed its 1999 management to the present day government as a truly civil attendance thus, should distance itself from kleptocracy method of management and do away with sycophants advisers more so should voluntarily round up it regime by May 2007.
Thereupon, should provide a slot for the South-South to be the next tenant of Aso Rock in the 2007 as the agreed rotational geo-political formulation enshrined by the 1998/99 constitution.
Thus, it strike my mental reflection that these two southern regions of South East & South-South has been left behind in our political reality assumed with underdogs status, owing to this, it is the ripe time for our system to consult accountability and transparency in the context of a “One nation and One destiny” by truely refraining from parochial mentality which could be associated with tribalism or favourism that had beclouded the nation since 1966 hence we should avoid this menace, so to build a developed society enveloped with a sound economy as a hope for the unborn generation.
For the meantime, we have to focus on these characterised epidemics of confermity such as the differences between”Intimidation and Terrorism” likewise the differences between “Confrontation and Resistance” ? It is obvious it needed judicious digestion.
We needed our governance to table this topic to a judiciuos conclusion otherwise the government policies regarding public confrontations and manifestations such like freedom to expression, freedom to criticism , freedom to association and demostration etc should be reinstated and accompanied with it fundamental obligation as a legacy to democratic values..
These two similar phenomenons are currently dominating our polity and the world which our governance should be attentive in it interpretations thus, it should respect, as well avoid the usage to their detriment while discharging democratic principles because it could be tantrum to the paralisation of the civil state thus it is only been applied on imperialistic motives that is not associated with authentic democratise premise thereby the attitude of the ruling government using the military as a sort of resort to political issues is identified with juntas regime thereby authoritarian democracy.
In view of this, the State of Emergency, in a civilian regime, is not commonly adopted hence the “Felony and Treason” crime is rampant only in a military administrations thereby our present dispensation should derail from these dramatize democratic blunders and put stopped to the apocalyptical ideology of hatred and intollerance in the political institution of the Nigerian state and the apolitical situation of the polity at the moment should be reverse and let the populace feels relieve from the conterminated one party process to a multiparty system and this would permit the activation of a truly opposition pole that should streamline the party system as either to two or three active political parties thus, to realised a perfect democratic state with equal representations in the affairs of government as it was in the union’s formation.
It is sanatic to have observed only one polical party with simple majority in the the national and the 28 states assembly, this is unfounded and hence it is galvanised with corruption and not prudent nor democratise as being construed by the government of the day.
Therefore, for a better government, it is feverish that we needed a change because there are more qualified citizens wishing to serve the nation and straighten the wrongs of the predecessors hence it is presumably, it has to be.
More so, there is no provision in our constitution for partitocracy.
THE PLEA FOR PEACE AND CHANGE IN ATTITUDE
As patterns to the mandated Governor of Bayelsa state DSP Alamieyeseigha but now impeached by the dramatized war between “Obj Vs Alamieyeseigha with comparism to Bush Vs Saddam”, is equivalent to exaggeration of power superiority”, thus the circumstances surrounding his impeachment is exaggerative, nothing more than excessive and gross abuse of privilege with a calculative attempts to intimidates regionalism contestations from further agitations for constitutional rights thus the South-South for “Resource Control” of which the government openly displayed its opposition for the political emancipation of the natives of this region in the comic boycotted Confab that ended wrongly as well as with the indirect continuous obstacles of the PRONACO forum for the constitutional redefination of our federal union.
It fails to recollect that most of the dignitries that composed this forum were some of the members that constituted the former NADECO movement that had faught for the liberation of the country from the blood thasty tyranic jumta rules of Abachiasm as well as the freedom of Mr. President from the tyrant draconian jail that all now resulted to the hard earned democratic government presided by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
But we should not forget the adage with the indication thus “He who fights today and run, will fight another day”.
Therefore it will be unfortunate if the action to resist and deprive the peoples rights through frustrative governmental policies come to dawn now, it wont argue well within the shortest future because “he that laugh last laugh best”.
The appropriate time have come for the federal authority to choose dialogue through civil process to resolve it differences rather than confiding with the idea of militarizing the nation compulsionsly making it becomes uncomfortable for the law abiding citizens, it is a wrong omen with a bad sign with barbaric approach, thus it is advisable for the government to change direction.
As would be recalled, it has been outlay that soldiers were made to protect the boarders of the federation from external aggression but not to effect transfer of soldiers to a state embody by the federated union hence the police are meant to prevail in such circumstance.
Therefore it is timely to end up this paronoia and let the citizenry have a breath of relieve in a tranquil atmosphere.
Meanwhile, it is steely suggested that for the sake of civil liberty and a civil society, the government is kindly advised to tender justice with peace by withdrawing the military presence in the entire region of the Niger Delta and allow the Gulf coast axis of the South-South the sacred freedom, hence it needed a diplomatic approach to restore justice to people of this marginalise area
Although, the accord with the United States of America to take over the affairs of the Niger Delta zone, this biliterial accord is commendable but how real would it be justified !
Thus, it is of good advise that it should be disconnected, be it practical or theoritical not to bring the nation to another colonization thus the US should be allowed to resolve the myraids of insecurity and the immigration dissimilarity policies in its country such as the Katrina episode and others socio economic political inequality in that country.
The american government is with more problematic situations to resolved than we presumed thus giving opportunity to such initiative will be the end of the economic potentiality of the Nigerian state. Are the Caribbean in good economic shape or worst than it should be ?
Rome was not built in a day therefore we have to sacrify the God giving potentiality of our nation through Oneness and Unity to build our country, thus we should emulate from India.
Again, there are more corrupt citizens that assumed impunity and they are not hunted for as the case of the embattled and impeached governor, even in the western world, the code of conduct for public officers and governance does not work perfectly , they are much corrupt than we assumed hence our government should not exposed our nation forthwith because our national problems should be dealth with strict reserve, coupled with maximum intillegence but not to be exaggerated as with the case of the dethroned governor that was immediately arrested despite the law has not proved him guilty neither it legal process have commence. It is of the views from all juridical angle that his impeachment look suspicious and compounded with pyrothecnics act thus it is not subsidiated with democratic process and it is sad that our democracy is presumed laughable, although, a developing democracy of a third world nation more so it has no difference with a developed democracy .
Sir, it is therefore the time we should accommodate each others differences, the world does not rejoice with us rather we are laughing stock to the entire globe and we have a ruin reputations, thus it is of good opinion that the EFCC campaign should be relax a bit in its awesome hunting not to lead to further calamity that would undertone our democracy as well as the intergrity of the entire citizenry thus our country.
The praises realised from the supronationals bodies as with the compounded event of the dethroned governor and his arrest are ridiculous and pretentious thereby it is an indirect insult to the populace of the blessed federation..
It is noted that these continental and universal body that gave kudos to Mr. President for his war on corruption are culprits to Nigerian problems and its underdevelopment thus their pretentious act is to destroy the country because of it strategy as the most black populated nation’s in the globe that is appropriate to a world political definition thus the pillar of African unity.
Thereupon, the mass deportations of the Nigerian citizens rampandly from the developed world testifies the pretentious comportments of these crocodies body that have strong hatred for Nigerians as such enemies to our country.
Thus, the government should know that Nigerians are marginalised and tipified with intolerance because of their black skin and the inbuilt intelligent, therefore, it should not pleased the world by displeasing her citizenry, so, it deserved to change it political strategy and attend it with domestic reality such as our leaders be imbibed by patriotism to build the society and it economy, If not, the country is mortgage and will continuously be overcome by it imposed sponsors, owing to these, we needs governance of foresights with patriotisms , be it sunny or rainny.
So far, the immediate problems needed to be resolved now is the insecurity state and the unemployment situations in the country that is incubating restiveness and criminals activities, as such, it is advisable to develop the economy with it infrastructures so as to generate jobs for pyramids of the jobless as well should put a stopped to the torture of detainees and the traditional judicial killings by the country’s security enforcement operatives such as the police institution and other security services of the nation.
In a nutshell, my kinsmen of the Urhobo tribe normally conclude their messages with the exclamation of “Urhobo Waado ! Nigeria Waado !… Mesiagware ! Iya ! iya ! iyaaaaaaaaaaaaaah”.
As with this dialetic exclamation i hereby conclude my evangelistic messages by recommending that our most respected inlaw of the Niger Deltans, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, we kindly seek your lordship to render us the opportunity of being optimistic thereupon you should kindly adopt civil strategies to govern the country thus we clamour for a true democracy, ensure that you leave your position to others as an obligation at the end of the two tenure rules in 2007.
You have perform enough for Nigeria and Nigerians, thus you will be glorified and your name will remains in the golden book of the Nation. Therefore, in goodwill, just as in sportmanship spirit, bade goodbye to power and let others try.
It is also a suggestion that let the next slot for the Presidency be for the South-South, this approach will buttress the Nigerian Unity by making the federation having it true colour.
Consequently and conclusively, let the nation’s clock be erected again to keep working in the right direction for the betterment of the God loving people, also, to provide hope for the unborn generation ascribed with one nation and one destiny.
Sir - May God bless you !
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