We Shall Overcome
It is unfortunate that what ought to be a source of strength for our nation is gradually becoming the source of concern with the resonation in the tune of forces challenging the corporate existence of Nigeria.
Though, this seems to be a total departure from the vision of those that laboured seriously after the annulment of June 12 election in 1993 to restore the current democratization but, it is understandable because of the negligence of the beneficiaries of this struggle.
Not too long ago the media was flooded with the news of the kidnapping of students at Greenfield University in Kaduna State with the demand of a ransom of 800 million Naira. This happened after similar cases had occurred in Niger, Kastina States, among others.
On 20th October, 2020, the nation went down to it’s ebb on human rights record with the rain of live bullets on peaceful protesters by the military at Lekki tollgate in Lagos.
Recently, the leader of Islamic movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife marked 2,000 days in “government’s den” despite several bail orders given by the court of competent jurisdiction.
The same thing occurred when the officers of the DSS invaded the temple of Justice in their quest to rearrest Omoyele Sowore last year. Latest in this display is the suspension of the operation of Twitter in Nigeria. These ought not to be heard in a democratic State.
Therefore, as we celebrate this significant day today let’s take a moment to reflect on these and pray to God to help us overcome these anomalies.
Happy Democracy Day.
God bless Nigeria