Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Simple Majority Cannot Surmount The Fundamental Challenges Before Nigeria.

The camp of pro-third term supporters in the political equation has
been agog with celebration for the past one week. Both at the upper and
lower legislative houses, the camp that supports tenure extension had a
slim margin in the contest of strength between the two camps.

Constitutional amendment is not a tea party, it cannot be done at the
whim of an individual. It takes an overwhelming resolve of a people to
address and express the course of their destiny as a people. The only
theater where the gladiators from the Presidency, who are bent on
ruling or ruining the nation post 2007 is the National Assembly!

The music considerably changes when you get to the People's Arena. The
Nigerian people are not dancing to the drumbeats of the Presidency's
ambition for 2007. Anytime in the History of Nigeria that a cleavage of
this significant proportion emerges in the polity, a cataclysmic
explosion is always the result. This is the time to increase the
resounding roar of NO TO legislative manipulation of the people's will
for freedom , peace and democracy, to a seemingly obstinate ruling

"Yanga dey sleep", that is the Nigerian metaphor for the present
situation. The solution to the current imbroglio is not located in the
chambers of the National Assembly, the solution is on the streets of
Niger Delta, in the creeks, in the motor garages of Lagos metropolis.
The vote of the legislator would amount to vanity, if the votes of the
down-trodden and restive youth on the streets and creeks are not
factored into the Destiny of Nigeria, Our Nigeria. This is exactly what
the ruling elite despised as it works strenuously to win a legislative
majority for its desire to remain in power beyond 2007.

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