Saturday, April 4, 2015

Nobody Should Celebrate Buhari- Etcetera Writes In New Article

Why are we dancing? Why do we keep rolling out the drums each time we have a new government, only for us to start crying few months down the line? Is it that we are too quick to forget or we just love to dance? Do you celebrate a child who’s about to write his exams or the one who has written and passed? What is this jubilation for? Because I really don’t understand. Is it that the election of Buhari in itself has suddenly alleviated our sufferings? I am really confused here, hearing how six bikers lost their lives in Zaria celebrating Buhari’s victory.

One would think that a people who have been shortchanged for so long by past presidents will know better to be calm and take every word of the new president with a pinch of salt until he proves to be different. This process is becoming an unending circle, again and again we’ve danced and again and again, we’ve cursed and cried at the end.


It is still shocking to me that a lot of Nigerians fell for the story that the president was born without shoes. Was anyone born with shoes on? Buhari’s triumphant entry into the presidency last Sunday which coincidentally was a palm Sunday doesn’t yet prove he is the redeemer. Just like the second coming of our supposed political messiah Obasanjo didn’t prove any significant improvement in our lives.

We all thought he was the one anointed by the gods to take us by the hands and lead us right straight into the promised land, where we shall have no more gnashing of teeth. But when he left office, the roads were still as bad as they were before he took office. The hospitals were still without facilities and most importantly, he failed to defeat the demon in the power sector even with billions of dollars thrown at it. The demons in the same power sector have claimed Jonathan just like they did Yar’Adua, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Sanni Abacha, Shonekan, IBB and Shagari. Even Buhari himself had already been defeated by this demon before. So what says it is not going to be the same this time around. Remember obasanjo was defeated twice by this same demon.

Why won’t our leaders take us for granted when they’ve noticed that we are always ready to jump to our feet and “judile” with the announcement of every new regime? When Buhari overthrew the democratically elected government of Shehu Shagari in 1983, many of you reading this took to the streets to boogie down. When Babangida sent Buhari packing a couple of months later, a lot more of you got drunk and vomited all over the place. Even Abacha’s sudden death brought smiles on the faces of most bar owners across the country as they ran out of booze. Is something wrong with us as a people? We are forgetting a very important fact that this election proves that we are and will still remain a divided people. We are divided by our ideologies with no realistic integration in sight. The election has also reinforced the thinking that we are divided by regional, tribal and religious interests and not national. These are some of the significant issues that will define our tomorrow.


Finally, some of you who are reading this may be saying, oh Etcetera, can’t you be optimistic for once? My brother, I can’t. Optimism and its younger brother, hope have proven to be very dangerous especially in Nigeria. They have sent millions of Nigerians to their early graves. What is the point of being optimistic in a system that has always left me in tears and heartache? Or is it till I get arrested by Mr. Cardiac? Tufiakwa!

26 comments:

  1. What right have you got to ask people not to celebrate

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  2. Mschew sick man

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  3. This one kinda turned to a rant.

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  4. Some sense in his writing thou but you cnt stop people from jubilating. Even when Obama won, blacks celebrated

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  5. Lady , you no go copy better thing. Na to delay comments you see emulate. I wonder if na all night driving you De do. Biko post comments of yesterday before you start today's own. Who does that?

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  6. He can’t be as bad as GEJ. APC is for change

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  7. Shukuratu on Ladun blog.......................04 April, 2015 09:22

    Someone should please tell this guy that this is not jonathan's era where he can be spewing nonsense
    fine, its freedom of expression i get ,but he has to be careful before that freedom cause trouble for him

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  8. The truth hurts be I think he made a whole lot of sense in this article.

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  9. And you all miss the point in his message, e go hard for Nigeria to move forward oh, when our people no gree borrow brain

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    1. I swear. whenever anything is said, people go take offence and attack.We have to pray for our brothers lol.

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  10. I partly agree with him. Nigerians should celebrate Buhari after his 4yrs tenure

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  11. People dancing macabre dance thinking they're happy!

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  12. Well he has spoken though let's just pray he delivers to the people of this nation

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  13. Jonathan never said he was born without no shoes. He said while growing up, he had no shoes. Wetin dey worry dis etc sef?
    The celebration is not over Buhari, if etc came out of his toilet, he would know this. The celebration is over the fact that Nigerians for once in a very long time, made their voices heard through their votes, and removed an obviously choking government. Abi did he think we were happy queueing under the rain and hot sun to vote? Make no mistakes oga! If Buhari fails too, the wind of change will blow him away faster than he can say "jack robinson".

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    1. Thank you. All he just did was rant,ddnt see any sense in what I read.

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  14. lol....Etcetera_Etcetera!Na wa

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  15. Etcetera should please STFU and run along,and enough of this ranting already

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  16. INTERESTING!!!!!!!THUMBS UP

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  17. Somtimes I just feel lyk shooting this dude
    Can't he jst kip his opinions to himself
    trying too hard to seek cheap attention
    Crap!!!

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  18. Etcetera, u ar damn right. Common I wondered if d so called Buhari has never ruled b4. I knw Nigeria nids change bt I still exist dat Buhari ain't d change we need!

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    1. Jealous human

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    2. Please keep "existing" so u can see things for yourself.

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  19. Irrelevant person writes irrelevant non consequential article.

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  20. Who the fuck is this pussy ass nigga excetera? A lot of palace clowns and court jesters are finding relevance in the social media. This is one of the disadvantages of technology. Let us celebrate his father in the village. Original ewuuuuuuuuu

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