Saturday, April 14, 2007

2Day is D-DAY!!

For instance ...
Say I be the one wey dem give chance ...
Say I be the one wey dey make plans ...
FOr aall man to benefit abi? To make we disagree
to agree to creat chance ...
But now I am not as important ...
Cos now I am looking from a distance ...

2face Idibia

The Federal government declared two public holidays' to frustrate Atiku's cases in the courts ... the police has arrested Chris Uba over his threats to frustrate his brother's plans to rig, sorry win, the elections in Anambra ... three House of Assembly politicians killed in Bayelsa ... PDP expelled Ararume to undermine the Supreme Court's decision in his case ... Oshiomhole threatens brimstone if the PDP carries out its plans to rig in today's elections ...

As Nigerians go to vote today ... I have no faith in the elections, I have no faith in President Obasanjo's commitment to free and fair elections, I have no faith in Professor IWUruwuru, the INEC Chairman ... but I have faith in Nigerians ... I have faith in Jimi Agbaje ... I have faith in Adams Oshiomhole ... I have faith in Martin Agbaso .... I have faith in Kayode Fayemi ... Is that enough though?

Let us pray for our country ...

This might just be our last chance ...

9 comments:

Osa said...

Chude,
I was just listening to that song before I landed ur blog.. TuFace is on point and hits the right nerve with this song… but does the populace really send, no be by who settle pass dem go vote for? I just dey my bruf.. dey follow dis election and dey pray say make kasala no bust for our beloved Naija.. thank God at least there is an Election , situations could have been much worse and we suppose give small kudos to the authorities for not bowing down to pressure from hope I can use this word “antagonistic factions” and follow through with the election process. As dem talk our democracy is still nascent, but we are getting there “Rome wasn’t built in a day”

Anonymous said...

everyday is our last chance...

omohemi Benson said...

I have no faith in all the system managers you have mentioned.
I like all the aforementioned candidates but knew long before that none of them will win.

I don't why but I agree with anon,everyday is our last chance.

exschoolnerd said...

lol @ professor iwuruwuru....

thot i was the only one who had lost faith..guess we r many.

Anonymous said...

as of today, at this point(where the votes have been taken in)..............what can i say?,the whole situation makes you speechless, why? cos its same ol same ol!
God help us!

uknaija said...

All the people you have faith in, none of them has won- what does that say?

36 INCHES OF BROWN LEGS said...

so what we gonna do now that Fashola has won now ehn???????

Chude! said...

@osa,
I was just in fact talking to one of the main men in Yar'Adua's campaign a few hours ago ... and even though his argument was self-serving, it tallies with your 'thank God at least there is an Election'. Yesterday, I might not have agreed with it - today though I see the sense in it. I dont know about 'we are getting there' sha o, but we must thank God for little mercies.

@anon,
if you mean it the way Omohemi means it ... then yes, you are so very right. And like I say to all anons, reveal thyself!

@omohemi,
Actually, two of them did win - Adams Oshiomhole, and Martins Agbaso - but INEC and the old brigade have conspired. I am pinning all my hope on Oshiomhole's gumption not to let them get away with this. They have already cancelled elections in Enugu because Ken NNamani insisted ... let us see what happens in Edo ...

@exschoolnerd,
my sister, we are many. it is not politically correct to say it these days so many keep quiet. But it is a valid emotion - and it is one we must express. repressipn is the enemy of expression, and it is a lack of effective expression of any kind that keeeps Nigeria resolutely backwards

@anon2,
Indeed. I feel so sad. I so dont want to - but this is my country dammit! Its same ol, same ol most of the way, it can kill ones spirit, but we must not remail speechless - we must continue to speak. It is the least we can do.

@uknaija,
I will reply this specially. hold on ...

@36 inches,
actually I dont mind Fashola. He might be a product of Tinubu who is old brigade, but just like Yaradua, he is new blood. And if you hear him speak about Lagos, he is almost as eloquent as Agbaje. As far as anyone but Koro won that election, I was satisfied. All hope is not completely lost. We just have to keep talking. Not just at elections, but always. Hope all is well at your end? Thanks for dropping in ...

Chude said...

@uknaija,

actually,
when I said I had faith in these pople, I didnt mean about them winning elections. Of all of them I only knew for sure that Adams Oshipomhole would win the election. Also I actually meant Degun Mimiko, not Kayde fayemi - whom I hardly know.

I have faith in these peoplebecause they were brave enough to stand up to the establishment and overtyurn tphose corrupt instititions that have held Nigeria down. Adams Oshiomhole was like a Hurricane in Ego, Jime Agbaje moved from NO one having faith in his candidature to winning over all the intellectuals in Lagos and if he had more time, with the way he was climbing in the polls would have swept Lagos away. Mimiko looked Obasanjo, who told him not to contest, in the eye and told him to go stick his head where the sun doesnt shine. OBJ threatened him with EFCC< but the man had no skeletons in his cupboard and so he ploughed on. Martin Agbaso, like Peter Obi, is a complete intellectual who is onlyy motivated by the desire for change ... as far as I could see.

Surprise, surprise! Mimiko, Agbaso and Oshiomhole actually won the elections! As at sunday morning, all the media houses were already reporting their leads. In the twinkling of an eye, PDP did their abracadabra and Oshiomhole win 'disappeared', the deputy Governor of Ondo absconded with ballot boxes, INEC said PDP didnt win at first ... then suddenly the music changed, and INECT stepped in again to muddle up Anambra with its shoddiness.

Ji mi Agbaje, in a state where two major glasiators - Koro and Tinubu - were in a do-or-dir mode, weithoyt rigging managed to come out a not-too-distant-from-Koro third.

His can-do spirit is a message for my generation. The fact that if you keep at it, you wioll make an impact. For the time he stayed in our consciousness, he was a symbol for what Nigeria can be. And I believe if he doesnt givbe up, 2011 is his for the taking. As for Oshiomhole, Agbaso and Mimiko ... I still have faith that like Peter Obi did in Anambra, this rape on democracy will not stand if they fight it to the end. And even if they dont, we know they won, we know what they stood for, we now know the possibilities ...

And that should give us faith. Faith that there is hope yet ...