By Chibiko Simeon
As we suffer towards 2019, leaders of 40 Political Parties made a statement of courage, sacrifice and patriotism. They resolved to rescue Nigeria from this cave of bad governance, unbridled corruption, insecurity, economic degradation, social turbulence, judicial interference and the destruction of the foundation of democracy.
July 9, 2018 was a date that Nigerian leaders looked into the eyes of the bully and told him in very clear terms –that he has failed the people and it was time he returned to Daura.
The significance of the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is deep. It shows that inspite of the intimidation tactics of the failed APC Federal Government, Nigerians are determined to take back their country.
Taking back the country from these failed politicians will not be a tea-party. It will not be a stroll in the garden. That is why this coalition of forces is important.
All forces of good must gather to ensure that Buhari’s sack letter is delivered and enforced. The truth is that Buhari is already an injured rattle snake. He is out with venom to retain power against the will of the people.
The Failed President Muhammadu Buhari will intensify the use of security agencies to arrest and clampdown his opponents. The Executive Order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is a sign of the illegal things to come.
No matter the personal loss, all Nigerians must rise up in defence of the security of lives, right to vote, right to basic amenities and respect for federal character.
Buhari has already displayed his hatred for due process by withholding state funds shared during FAAC, because he doesn’t want money released to Ekiti State. Therefore, workers in 34 states and Federal Government workers have been denied June salaries because Buhari wants to cripple Ekiti State.
We owe ourselves the duty to stop this impunity and set this this country on the path of growth. Buhari is no longer part of the future of the country, he is national nightmare that must end forthwith.
It is not rocket science. Buhari has failed in all sectors of national life. Today, Nigeria is the poverty headquarters of the world, while corruption is at all-time high. The President and his corrupt associates have turned NNPC into a personal atm, despite the alarm raised by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu. There is a deliberate ethnic cleansing ongoing, but the President’s body language indicates that he supports it. He is ready to send 30,000 policemen, six generals, 7000 soldiers , six drones, 5 helicopters and 15000 para-military personnel to help intimidate Ekiti people for the purpose of rigging, but only asked Plateau people to pray.
The Coalition Of United Political Parties (CUPP) is just the beginning of a process to sack a failed Government that is determined to destroy everything Nigerians hold sacred. It is not a political party, but a congregation of like minds to rescue the country.
In confronting the national evil with all the appurtenances of state violence and death, a united force is needed to overcome. To me, the CUPP is that united front.
I am glad that all Nigerians irrespective of political divide or religion have realised that a heartless ethnic/religious fanatic cannot move this country forward. An ethnic/religious fanatic has no loyalty to the country. He promotes causes that are inimical to inclusion and unity. By virtue of this country’s diversity, the President lacks the qualification to lead. And I am not talking about his non-possession of a WAEC certificate. I mean practical leadership skills.
In all this, there is a challenge of the dissemination of information through the traditional electronic media. The failure recorded yesterday due to the epileptic service of AIT truncated the process of information.
AIT has been epileptic for months, with compromised audio and picture quality rocked by regular break in transmission. Therefore, there is need to assist AIT get back on its feet because it is the only independent medium still standing. Channels and TVC are offsprings of the APC and will headly place critical issues against the Buhari administration in the front burner. The electronic media challenge will have to be resolved and quickly.
All Nigerians should work hard towards uprooting the Failed APC Federal Government. It is in our best interest to do so. Another four years of this chaotic failure will not augur well for the stability of Nigeria.