Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Between the ill wind and the whirlwind in Nigeria

In all contests, there will be winners and losers, no matter whose ox is gored.

What makes any leader great is not only the feat of a victory, but the courage to overcome the agony of defeat.

Those who ignore an ill wind should be ready for the whirlwind.
I said the issues of these elections are corruption, security and energy, but the political aspirants thought their ego was all that matters.
Where is the joy of victory in the house of anarchy?

I said these primitive natives are not ready for democracy.
How can you practice Democracy, when you violate her virtues?

Goodbye to all that, but I know that without President Goodluck Jonathan and his kith and kin across the Niger, the People's Democratic Party(PDP) would have lost woefully. And after him, who is next?

There cannot be trust where there is no truth and there cannot be peace where there is no justice.
Those who do not want peace will end up in pieces.

When all have been said and done, we would be gone, but the echoes of our voices and the totems of our deeds will testify for us or against us.
Why not use our common sense and say Goodbye to all the Nigerian nonsense of the power brokers who have done us more harm than good.

~ By Orikinla Osinachi

Releases displayed in Africa/Lagos time
18 Apr 2011
20:16 Statement by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on the presidential election in Nigeria
19:19 Nigeria / L'élection présidentielle se tient dans un climat délétère pour la presse
19:14 Nigeria / Presidential election being held as attacks on media increase
19:12 Nigeria Elections Credible and Creditable - Commonwealth Observers
18:16 ECOWAS observer mission to the presidential elections of 16 April 2011 in the Federal Republic of Nigeria
18:06 Mission d'observation de la CEDEAO de l'élection présidentielle du 16 avril 2011 en République fédérale du Nigeria

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