Jonathan has declared that no one should rig the April 2011 election for him. In his words he declared in Jos, Plateau State that; "Although I am contesting in the presidential election, I am assuring Nigerians that nobody must manipulate the votes in my favor. No body should rig for me. Our votes must count. We must elect the people we want. We no longer want the situation where people imposed candidates on us. Democracy demands that we vote out persons that are not good."
Do or die school should listen to the words of wisdom as Jonathan is crying out for TRANSFORMATION. How could someone who did not go through election at the party primary level should be accepted by INEC, courtesy of the godfather. Jonathan calls it reformation.
Professor Jega has promised that election rigging is over. Nigerians hope that Jega is not dreaming with the entire do or die politicians on their marks, ready to find another loophole around rigging. Mark my words, Nigerians would find a way out in the hands of the desperate godfathers and their products. Nigerians must stand up to defend their rights
Despite their rigging appetite Nigerians should take note of the number of voters registered within their localities. Tally that with the real votes cast in April, and reject any inflated figures announced at their localities. Note that the number of votes cast cannot be greater than the registered voters.
Nigerians should not fold their arms and allow the desperate politicians continue to spell doom on Nigeria at this critical time.
The wind of change is blowing at a greater speed coming through the dangerous Sahara Desert. The Dust coming with the storm makes the roads to progress invisible. Someone has to drive carefully through the storm to reach the destination.
Egypt is seriously feeling that level of change when Egyptians told Mubarak that enough was enough (February 2011). Mubarak's felt that no one could touch him. He was shown the way after about 30 years of his administration. Egypt's army sacked parliament; suspended constitution and would rule for 6 months until the next elections, September 2011.
Sudan, after many years of human destruction opted for a referendum. Nothing positive has come out from the violence, and nothing positive seemed to be coming out of it, comfortable majority have spoken that the South MUST secede from the North where the oppressors are located.
Jordan, that has been enjoying the Royal treatment and thought that the system was untouchable, is going through the desires of its citizens for a change.
In Libya Gadhafi's 42-year grip on power is facing the biggest popular uprising of his autocratic reign. It has recorded about 84 deaths with about 35 on Friday, February 18, 2011 alone. It was reported that Gadhafi was greeted rapturously when he drove through town in a motorcade on Thursday, February 17, 2011. With the use of full scale force in Libya, Police were out in full force. Gadaffi authorities cut off the Internet across Libya, further isolating the country. The beauty of it is that other information about the protests has come from opposition activists in exile. Ironically Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi stated that he "would fight until the last man, the last woman, the last bullet".
Gadaffi, even still on the same rank of Colonel since he took over Libya administration by the use of Force for about 42 years, imposed himself on Libyans as leader of the oil exporting country. He thought he could fight to the last moment; someone should remind him that the wind is very strong and he could go with it if he tries to stop it.
In Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh, three decades reign is witnessing thousand of protesters. Saleh is a key U.S. ally in fighting al-Qaida terrorists.
Algeria, under President Abdelaziz Bouteflika state of emergency rule since early 1992 to combat a budding insurgency by Islamist extremists, has also been hit by numerous strikes since January 2011. Algeria is riddled with corruption like Nigeria. Despite its oil and gas wealth it has not been able to grapple with its soaring jobless rate of up to 42% among youth. Algeria calls are to weaken the Sunni monarchy's power and address claims of discrimination against the Shiite majority.
Iran is catching the fever while Dozens of Iranian opposition supporters were arrested on Monday February 14, 2011, the Valentine Day of LOVE, while taking part in a banned rally in Tehran to support popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.
Jonathan has declared that NO ONE, not even the do or die class, should rig election for him. Those who are just picking candidates without election should be aware lest they fall.
Nigeria Transformation is right now in April 2011 by electing credible candidates while Nigerians shun the dictates of the do or die politicians. Nigerians should troop out with their votes and disgrace those that do not meant well for the country at the April 2011 polls. Transformation through ballot boxes is what Nigeria needs right now.
Rascals or no rascals they are all the same. Two wrongs never make a right. The President has recounted his words that he did not mean what he said. ACN would respond by calling Jonathan "a drunk fisherman".
ACN revealed to the citizens of the world that one of its cardinal principles is to impose candidates, against the voters' desire, as their representatives for the general elections. This style is justified by fielding the pretty Oluremi Tinubu for the Senate even though she could be naïve about Nigeria politics. Tinubu's daughter could be heading to the Lagos State House of Assembly, so also Tinubu's other family members.
Tinubu could go ahead and replace Dr. Mamora Nimbe with his in-laws and other relatives. The pretty of it is that Mamora could go back to NMA; dust off his Medical license and start saving life again.
Nigeria is going through that tunnel especially in this struggle to ascertain real democracy in the country. Some groups and individuals are bent in keeping Nigerians in a poverty stricken perspective through their candidates that have nothing to offer their people and could hardly win votes in their wards.
Egypt have done it, Nigeria should wake up and do theirs through the ballot box in April 2011.
Nigerians have bastardized their leaders so much forgotten that leaders' productivity are the result of the qualities of the led. What the followership are doing by selling their votes are worse than what some leaders have done against Nigeria.
According to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Intelligence plus Character is the goal of True Education". Nigerians should rebuke the "enemies within."
Ogun State, which has made tremendous positive impact on the development and growth of the country most Nigerians are very proud of, is seriously disappointing the citizens of the world. If I may repeat myself again, one of the greatest Nigerians who fought for Nigeria Independence executed free education and the first woman activist came from Ogun State. A successful Military government to voluntarily relinquish power to a civilian administration, and also from a civilian administration to another civilian administration came from Ogun State.
When you talk of an Interim Government Administrator, you would add it to Ogun State record. The first individual to win a national election with the Muslim-Muslim ticket is from Ogun State. Citizens of the world could count numerous intellectuals, first African Nobel Prize winner, successful business men and women, crops of magnet civil servants, the International famous artists all are recorded from Ogun State.
Obasanjo does not have to prove anything to anyone in the political world about his worth. He received the surrender notes to signal the end of the 30-month Nigeria Civil war. The first Military head of State to voluntarily handed over to an elected civilian. He was the first human being in Africa to hand over from Civilian to Civilian without any rancour. He was the only living Nigeria President to play host to both Republican and Democrats United States Presidents on several occasions.
What else does Balogun of Owu, locally known as 'Ebora Owu', want to demonstrate to the citizens of the world except to make peace with one of his protégées, Gbenga Daniel? We always pray that our offspring should be better and more fulfilled than their parents. It is a question of calling him to order by whooping his buttocks, if he has to do that, like a father to a son.
His illegality with the election is just demeaning as an elder statesman. Nigerians understand the stubbornness in Balogun of Owu and his off springs. Even his look-alike daughter, who refused to marry me, is taking after him.
When two Elephants fight, even when they romance, the grass upon where they fought suffers. The condition of the grass may be smoother when they romance. Baba Iyabo has to tread softly for the generation he has brought to this world.
There must be some attitudinal change from all Nigerians to get the development right. No vote manipulation, no candidates' imposition, "democracy demands that we vote out persons that are not good".
Professor Femi Ajayi is Head, Political Science and Public Administration Department, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State