Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the Falcon cannot hear the Falconer. Things have fallen apart, the center cannot hold. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.
Things Fall Apart
The late sage, Achebe Chinua, succinctly conceived a thought as it pertains to the issue with Nigeria. He called Nigeria’s problem squarely the problem of leadership thus, heralded some criticisms. Picking seriously on him was a weapon for those who thought this statement was not in order.
Uncountable decades after a blockbuster book was dropped by this fine potential as writer, is the reality of his thoughts which came in the likeness of heartless military governments, obnoxiously crazy policies, hike in the price of most basic facilities…not when we have been endowed with the gut in raw materials.
A lot of people assumed the reality of their stupidity; some who are yet to die were made to bear the brunt of some ignorance. Perhaps by being victimized unjustly, starved, and robbed by those they unknowingly endowed with their responsibilities.
It is highly nauseating that these people and their generation had been confined to their slave masters. They got to a critical point in history, that they have been forced to resign to the fate of these callous people. How does one then substantiate the fact that they try to kill whoever raises his head to fight them? To buttress this are daring personalities, who seem too allergic to some oppressive tendencies.
The same people received the radical blood of Ken Saro Wiwa, just for the sake of the Ogoni people. Dele Giwa was killed via a letter bomb, suspected to have emanated from the government of his time. How I wish the excellence in Bola Ige can still remain active in my generation; I would be happy to learn from the source.
In the mist of all these is the rhapsody of a lone voice from the wilderness; the voice that had been prophesied via the mouth of a Prophet. The Prophet puts it so succinctly. A certain Omoyele Sowore would raise his head to obstruct and turn down the table of the money changers. That the moneychangers shall be so scared of him, they will try all means possible to bribe the Revolutionary out of him…all to no avail!
Having failed, their eventual attempt will be to take the spirit being out of his flesh; for him to remain dead to the oppressive reality of our Nigerian world. Unknown to them is the fact that he has built a network of Revolutionaries too, who would fight, without him. It would have dawned on them on 5th of August, 2020.
Dont be deceived, brethren! There is vision; an idea of that which is to happen in the near future. Sowore truly came, introduced pragmatism at the Presidential Debate (it is a prototype of the Jesuit debate with the Pharisees and the Sadducees at the synagogue). Any wonder they have continued to label his standpoint with “enemy of state”, “hate speech”, etc against the eventual movement to revolt against every oppressive tendency of the ruling class.
Jesus was the first Comrade to do this. Just at his converted father’s house, when they made it the most lively of markets.
It must be on record, succinctly imprinted on the soul of a book, that Omoyele Stephen Sowore left the luxury and convenience of this world to rebuild our Jerusalem. He rapped with the wealthiest of this world, but has found no motivation in them. Rather, he aims at bringing back sanity to Nigeria; the truest motivation for him. The awareness is going viral. Comrades are joining the selfless mission. That time would come in the history of our country, when none would be forced to join a protest against bad government.
Nigeria is becoming a banana republic, where anything goes!
The deliberate move by a league of noble Nigerians, commandeered by Omoyele Sowore has suffered so much of intimidation, victimization, and incarceration. The struggle has not been easy, as government makes matyrs of peaceful protesters.
The movement is not also stopping here; it shall continue to wax stronger, until Nigeria has yielded to sanity. This movement must be addressed as a reignition of our collective hope in leadership.
No retreat! No surrender! RevolutionNow!!!
Coordinator, #TakeItBack Campus Unit,
Adekunle Ajasin University,