Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nobody Should Vote In The Coming Elections- Etcetera Writes Again!

Some people have accused me of not liking politicians, so let me set the record straight. I don’t! They have done more harm to our nation than the military (their first cousins). At no period in our nationhood has the opportunity for reversing the dehumanising nature of a politically corrupt society like ours been greater. Every Nigerian who seeks freedom should rethink all temptations to rush to the polling station on February 14 in an attempt to further entrench corruption with a transfusion of his or her energies. Let us instead participate in a peaceful revolution to rescue this country from disintegration and death. It is better for any society that has been shredded by corruption to undergo a few headaches, fevers, and stomach upsets in the interim. It is better to rid Nigeria of her sickness once and for all than continue our habit of suppressing the symptoms which is exactly what we’ll be doing voting for the same crop of corrupt politicians in the forthcoming elections.

Over the week, I got tons of emails and phone calls in response to last weekend’s article asking if I’ll be voting in the coming elections. No. I won’t be voting. The truth is, I have more constructive things to do than vote on February 14. For example, I am moving into a new apartment and the floors need a good scrub. And there’s this couch I have to take the legs off so I can easily pass it through the door into the living room. To me, that’s time much better spent. Yes guys, I can come up with so many reasons why I won’t vote, but at the core of everything is, when my vote has a direct impact on how much money is stolen from this country, I want nothing to do with it.

The ruling party in Nigeria and the opposition have nothing but alphabetical differences. They have the same ideology and mentality. The same people have been jumping from one ship to another. So what “Change” are they preaching about? Show me a Nigerian politician who hasn’t sworn allegiance to “The Broom” of APC and “The Umbrella” of PDP, at different times in their political careers and I will show you a woman that sells paraga that doesn’t bleach. Any Nigerian hoping for a redistribution of wealth after February 14 is wasting his or her time. If I had kids, they won’t see me identifying with this group of sociopaths, and to vote in the next election would be setting a bad example for them. Our votes only give these politicians the needed encouragement to steal more. So on February 14, I’ll be voting for the only one I can trust: nobody.

I am of the view that politics has destroyed this country. Let’s not also forget that the same politics has killed thousands of Nigerians in the north alone. So am I supposed to direct my energies into such a destructive system? If I say ‘yes,’ which I would do if I voted, then do my principles have any real meaning to them, or are they simply going to be just amusing ideas to be talked about, debated, or dispersed? I have been very vocal about Nigerian pastors encouraging corruption in the country by associating with politicians and I have received all kinds of insults from their followers. But just this week, Pastor Adeboye called Nigerian politicians liars and never to be trusted again. Only God knows what transpired behind the scene to warrant such sudden outburst from the same man of God who has been blessing corrupt politicians for many years. The truth is, my participating in this circus called election doesn’t make it any better for me or even you. It only makes me another clown in their charade. To simply drop scraps of paper in a box or pull a lever doesn’t mean I have helped in stirring the country back on track. It simply means I have acted like a consumer, picking between prepackaged political items. I haven’t seen a sincere Nigerian politician yet. All we do in every election is picking from the same rotten bunch. If we are not actively participating in deciding what should be, then why can’t we unite and throw rocks through their spider web by sitting at home and refusing to vote? Let us disrupt the existing pattern of corrupt politicking entrenched in the system.


Don’t get me wrong. Like everyone else, I want the best for this country. After all, we are all in the same boat and if one end goes down, we all go down. So not voting in February doesn’t mean I won’t vote in the future. When the government makes the system more transparent and my vote counts, I am likely to vote. Those of you who are crazy enough to vote the same set of people into power because you have been paid to do so or you have been stupid enough to listen to a rambling billionaire who tells you it is your civic duty to vote for him or his candidates, you deserve to be screwed by the system. Since democracy in Nigeria has been turned into a game like any other, it will be foolish to go out and play, when I know I can’t win.

37 comments:

  1. MR EDDY said this Heat wan kill person o. I miss Harmattan.

    He has a point but he's definitely not gonna win on this one.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  2. Love the article and support it.

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  3. Mumu, then how is the leader going to be selected? or u want to pick for us???? mumu

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    1. Can you actually read and comprehend or just read?

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    2. Dont mind him, merely looking at his pics u will know hes a dullard,!

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    3. Buahhaahahaha @dullard

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  4. And who the hell do u think u are to tell us not to vote? if u don't want to vote then speak for ur self now. IDIOT

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    1. Is this even necessary? The only person who sounds like an idiot right about now is you. Cus what he has said makes sense. While you are just rambling like a mad dog!

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    2. LOL..Asampokoto nor kill me with laugh o

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  5. Oga we all know these things you are saying and that's your opinion. No one is perfect, but we just need something to make a little difference in country. If u aren't coming out to vote, that your own cup of tea.

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  6. I keep telling people this same thing. Change is not anywhere close as long as Nigeria is concerned these r d same old men who have been friends for so many years working together to deceive Nigerians. APC or PDP is not d change we need, As long as d masses have no say in deciding who contests for the elections in d first place then d candidates being forced on us are d same damn thing. Jonathan categorically said he will provide constant electricity in 2011 4 years gone n we r back @ square 1. People shouldn't allow this politicians use em as pawns.

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  7. I gave had same view since d inception of Democracy. Pvc ko voting ni

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  8. Hmmmm Etcetera, For the 1st time I think u have written something reasonable. All you av said is TRUE, we nigeria need to think and stop being fooled.
    Eg fuel was reduced n Nigerians re happy, is it not obvious it was reduced cos of election and after the election it wil go up to mayb 200 per litter again
    They are all liars and wolves,they are all running to fill their pockets.
    People are hungry yet our Leaders are receiving millions as feeding allowance.
    People can not afford to pay for a home, yet we have our leaders own Estates
    All the telecommunications n multinational company's kept enriching the Rich
    How long will we continue like dis?
    REVOLUTION is wat we need, But the question is WHO WILL START IT?

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  9. We want change. We demand change

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  10. We want change. We demand change

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  11. This dude should hide himself..

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  12. That reminds me, where that 20 billion dollars sanusi said went missing????? So na d money e thief wan take do election.

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  14. I am going all out to vote for my sweeetest heart @Good luck EBELE Azikwe Jonathan

    You are the countries Valentine


    @Electra.... U are entitled to ur own opinion..... Don't mind all ds people insulting u



    "Heaven on earth!"!!Wonders without end, that's my new realm"



    @Galore

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  15. I hate this dude .. I really don't kw why

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  16. You just a big fool that thinks your words count .. I hate u

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    1. Na wa o, theres freedom of speech my friend, meanwhile d guy doesnt even know u exist, so keep hating

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  17. We need a revolution, PDP and APC are the same pot of soup served in different dishes.....am not voting either

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  18. First time wey I dey agree with dis guy,u said it d way I do say it. No change anyway still same old thieves same reason I gave too o o cuz even me I WON'T VOTE. To d fools saying y shld he say dey shld not vote he said he is not voting not ppl shld not vote read to understnd and nt to just criticize.@Ibadannimowa#

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  19. Revolutionize d polity, hence to acquire change dynamics.

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  21. The truth is bitter,nigerians know it but they dnt want 2 accept it

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  22. You are so right my friend, they are all the same

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