WHEN REBELLION IS A VIRTUE (PART 4)
Still on the dangerous, misplaced, asinine, and thoroughly irresponsible notion that a coup d'etat and military intervention is the remedy to the challenges and problems that we are faced with in Nigeria today consider the following.
On September 3rd, 2023 my good friend Charly Boy Oputa, a proud and diehard Obidient, posted the following on his X account:
“Oh lord, how can we be praying in Nigeria you are answering prayers in Gabon, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali”.
This saddened and disheartened me because it came from a man who I consider to be one of the most brilliant artists, keen minds, and free thinkers in our nation and history.
Sadly on this occasion, he has missed the mark and his words are nothing but disingenuous and specious sophistry and dangerous talk in their worst and most primitive form.
Charly Boy is not only playing with fire but also encouraging others to indulge in treason and insurrection.
I wholeheartedly condemn his incendiary disposition and counsel and reject his malevolent and nebulous aspirations and prayers for our country.
Compounding the problem are comments like "our democracy is not working" coming from hitherto respected individuals who are very much part of the system and who are leading members of the ruling party like my dear friend and brother, the Minister of Solid Minerals and former Governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Kayode, who I have known for many years and who I have always had a soft spot for, is a staunch democrat and has an insightful and brilliant mind but on this occasion, his comments are open to being misconstrued by the less discerning.
Such contributions do not help matters and may inadvertently encourage the gullible tribe of disaffected and dissolutioned young and gullible radicals and hotheads in our country that are openly calling for a military coup to continue to indulge in their madness and to proceed in their wilful and misplaced determination to climb the slippery slope of perfidy, delusion and ritualistic self-immolation with grave consequences for us all.
Simply put we all need to be careful about what we say and we must do nothing that will encourage or mislead others into charting a dangerous and violent course in Nigeria.
The remedy to the challenges in our country cannot be to kill democracy by encouraging the military to take power or to throw out the baby with the bathwater and treading such a damned path would be indicative of a curse.
The remedy lies in staying the course, keeping faith with the system, providing good governance, meeting the needs of the people, getting rid of the pervasive hunger and debilitating poverty in the land, and gallantly defending our hard-earned democracy.
Let that sink into the minds, bodies, spirits, and souls of the puerile ignoramuses, deluded reprobates, masochistic miscreants, and suicidal fools who are praying for a coup d'etat in our land.
May God deliver them from their fecal disposition and mental affliction and may He reject their unholy petitions!
Permit me to end this contribution with the following.
Reno Omokri wrote,
"How can such a tribal, fascist, intolerant mob like the Obidient movement think they can intimidate the judiciary into giving the third-place winner victory? After today's verdict, the DSS and the police must fish out the Obidient who threatened Justice Tsamani's children, and any Obidient that continues to call for a military coup should be mercilessly dealt with irrespective of their status in society. What an utterly disgusting and reprehensible movement. Nothing but disgrace will be their portion! Because your yes daddy candidate lost you want a coup. Never!"
I do not often find myself in agreement with my younger brother Reno but on this occasion, I am glad to say that I most certainly do.
Even though we are on different sides of the political divide, with these words, he has expressed my sentiments and those of millions of other reasonable and rational Nigerians.
Those Obidients who are calling for a coup in Nigeria on social media simply because their candidate lost the presidential election and failed at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal are sick and they should be called to order.
Outside of that they should be picked up, locked up, charged with treason, and either shot at the stake or jailed for life.
A word is enough for the wise.
Credit: Femi Fani-Kayode
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Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 9/13/2023 11:59:41 AM