"The necessity of saving Nigeria and allowing sanity and sanctity to return to the polity and nation is NOW" ..Sir Tony Nammor.
, unequivocally, submitted that Nigeria is not operating TRUE -DEMOCRACY but many deferred and even a television anchor disagreed with me; then i pointed out some indicators and parameters to inform my position. Delta State (central) recent senatorial election and many alike across the country, may have also given us an hint into what to expect as the nation keeps rigma-rolling in the cocoon of electoral naivety and indolence; a people's poor judgment in actualizing their vote; while the mantra of decided elections defines the process and are placed on the pedestal of fraud. The state seems to depict a microcosm of the bigger picture (Nigeria) and do not be surprise if same or similar process occur few months down the line as we approach a daring electoral season; 2015.....wonder why i said ; dialogue Nigeria first before taking her into election; i would hate to say to Nigerians; " I TOLD YOU SO" I am scandalized by a process that refuses to change nor engage TRUISM " TRUE DEMOCRACY do not work like that" END QUOTE..T.Nammor
"14 yrs of same redundancy and recycling, no good governance and eventually the nation runs into a huge quagmire with high level insecurity and corruption. The Nation is in serious distress and now the conference the people had been advocating for years, even before 1999 has now been suggested and people are kicking against it ..WHY. We are forced to ask; is it because its Goodluck E.Jonathan Era or just because it can never work period....? if it failed in OBJ era, it is not that it failed but because OBJ poo pooed it and that's why i say GEJ must not rubbish it but everyone should work towards it. In 13 years Nigerians from all works of life , home and abroad had kept calling and advocating for an honest forum to get all ethnic nationalities and groups on the table in Abuja to dialogue on her differences and essence of renegotiating the significance of our co-existence within the geographic space called NIGERIA. It is a dialogue the nation needs as a necessity (Politics is out).Those bracing up for election should not be afraid but let the sick woman be stabilized first ; she is on life support, take her to election in this condition and she may just break or die. I will still continue my hash critic of GEJ but on this one he got it right if only he can be sincere, honest and patriotic. WE must stay objective. The dialogue is greater than GEJ and others; it is not about them but NIGERIA.
If GEJ is doing this for political survival and relevance but not sincere and honest; he would not only fail; the boomerang will consume him and his party. It is not about the politics anymore; the nation has arrived at its peak and the TIME-LINE is done. Nigeria cannot go beyond this point without tempting the hurricane. It is wise counsel to bring everyone on the table to talk. It is also a necessity of the time and no more an option. All politics in my opinion should be set aside or halted to engage this DIALOGUE and when the people are able to make a better sense of Nigeria; then the politics continues.........
There is no doubt a strong doubt about the entire process in relation to the sincerity of purpose and apathy towards government approach based on the past; If such as being posited and observed is true, then GEJ may be heading to destroying Nigeria beyond what the Civil war has done to us but that may also re-enforce the reasons why all hands should be on deck to make it work. You see; nobody will like to accept election result come 2015; i know this as a fact, simply because the nation is brutally polarized and very much sick. The polity as practiced exhibits share harlotry and not sincere. The ruling party will never give up power, even if the opposition is favored and the opposition will never let go of an unfavorable result , even if the ruling party says they won; this is the cold bitter truth. I do not live in illusion, i live on reality. The people of Nigeria are very angry, with strong apathy towards government. The premise of most insecurity and corruption is because of the atrocities of the ruling party and those opposing them too. The nation is divided and the people woken up , not happy with their conditions and many more issues surrounding their life and welfare; Some groups or regions want to go , others want to stay, it is a macabre. If we do not talk..God help Nigeria. They only care about themselves; not the people. Boko Haram alone is occupying our military; now imagine ALL OUT regional insurgence and assaults on the nation as politicians are speaking through both militants and terrorist in the land.............THINK MY PEOPLE
THE TIMELINE.......Do not be deceived by what they say; they know the truth. If the dialogue fails; trust that even the opposition will be better of but it is not about failing to me; it is about the NECESSITY OF NOW; which we are faced with and just as the parliament has not woken up to even engage our nation's problems because of selfishness; same the executive. The alternative to dialogue is revolution but since Nigerians are too traumatized to revolt or should i say; delaying ; then let us look at the options for now and i see one.......DIALOGUE. Step away from politics and look into Nigeria and tell me what you see? The honest truth is that every man is for himself; God for the common man. Just think for a moment if for example we have simultaneous agitations from different regions; do you think Nigeria government can deal with it ? Look at BH alone it is a hand full. What the nation is facing is deeper than all this politics they are playing.
People think wars must be conventional; those merchants of war never stay behind, they run and run and run......while innocent masses die. Death is nothing again in Nigeria as almost everyone has grown thick skin to death. Well; the people must not allow it to happen. The single fact that these people are threatening state and no one is arresting them speaks volume. They will plunge Nigeria into an abysmal theater and the world will quarantine our nation if the nation is not re-directed. .......WE MUST TALK. If Nigerians cannot rise to reclaim the country; they must talk.Why do some persons think Nigeria is immune to war or break or are we not at war already?
If the process is approached and supported with sincerity and honest patriotism, Nigeria will come out stronger in her despondent democracy.
The necessity of saving Nigeria and allowing sanity to return to the polity and nation is NOW.