ACCOMPLICE, ANNULMENT AND DEATH- THE ABIOLA APOCALYPSE
“Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, when the Lord has not commanded it?”
As the country is thrown into man made chaos in the battle for who takes over in 2023, there is need to remind the masses and the political gladiators that there is an unseen hand who only can declare a thing and it will be established…
In my previous article titled: KILLER BEANS, ABACHA’S DEATH AND THE HAND OF GOD IN NIGERIA’S AFFAIRS, some people saw it as another diversionary tactics whereby we run from the issues at hand and place it on God. They fail to see beyond the text, therefore necessitating another rejoinder, hopefully they will comprehend the whole this time.
It was the late Afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who brought to lime light with his music the under hand business deal the business mogul was involved in in his famous music titled ITT (international thief-thief). In the said music, he pointed how M.K.O Abiola was no different from the military dictator at the time. The Afrobeat legend did what the media, which obviously were completely compromised, could not do. He pointed to the fact that the ‘philanthropist’ was nothing but an accomplice in disguise. Though this was known to many Nigerians, they said it in hushed tones in the characteristic hypocrisy that humans are known for, or out of sheer cowardice.
He betrayed the people in the boardroom and come to the public
as the poser face for those ruining the nation; the people who have been christened under Goodluck Jonathan’s regime as, ‘the cabal’. He was comfortable with this role as long as it would guarantee his presiding over the nation as a democratically elected President. In the scheme and strategy, he felt he had everything covered. The military and his international connections guaranteed his safety, his ‘philanthropic’ deeds blindfolded the people and they were ready to crown him as their messiah, and the media were under his payroll. Everything had been fixed, so he thought.
The election, which in their scheme was a mere formality, came and gone, and he thought it was time to dance his way into Aso-Rock. Alas, there was a twist, as is always the case with the schemes of men. “Who is he that says a thing and it comes to pass…?”
The annulment came and he could not believe it, as he watched what he had sacrificed his conscience and the people for all these years go down the drain. A little expression of disaffection with the cabal landed him in prison, and then he realized, though it was already late, that we are pencils in the hand of the creator.
Without gloating over his demise, he never came out as a free man from that incarceration.
This reminder is not to make mockery of the late business mogul and the ‘legacies’ he left behind, but to point those who are currently taking that route. It is a predictable route, the destination is obvious. Does it not bother you, how these politician make utterances as if they own their life? They have refused to acknowledge God in their doings; hence it is mockery for them to say, “If God permits…”
Today, we have those who have turned blind eyes to the ills in the society because they want to be political correct, and to secure their political ambition. In the same vein, we have those in the media (seasoned journalists and bloggers) who have betrayed their consciences because they want to make ends meets, and by so doing they have become ready tools in the propagating of these evil agenda. Remember, when God took pharaoh and his host, his chariot rider and those ministering to his needs were drown with him.
Also, don’t forget that prior to the breakout of the dreaded coronavirus in Nigeria, we had Abba Kyari as the defector President of our nation, Nigeria. Some ministers did not return because they were not in his good books, not because the President did not want them. Some made it into the ministerial list because they queued under him, but today he is no longer a political actor. During the 2019 elections, while they were scheming with 2023 in mind, he did not see it coming that he won’t make it to 2023.
For those of you crying among the masses, be of good cheer, God has not abandoned us. When the leadership led the people to rebel against God and in his anger he allowed them to be taken into captivity, at the expiration of his anger, he raised Daniel, Ezra, and Nehemiah! And the Nation was rebuilt. It is always darkest before dawn. Nigeria is not a dead case as it seems, not in this generation.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick…” but this sickness is not unto death, salvation is coming!
We will keep looking up to the hills, from whence comes our help…
IDEDE Oseyande, an Unrepentant Advocate for a Better Nigeria.
IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.
He currently runs an online advocacy platform (www.socialwatchdog.ng) where he engages the government and the people.
Among his published works are ‘What is Left of What is Right?’, ‘The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader’ and ‘Warri No Dey Carry Last’.
He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.