“History Will Vindicate The Just” – Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe (Owelle of Onitsha)
A gentleman by name Goodluck Jonathan, by providence, became the president of Nigeria on 6/May/2010. The feudal North headed by the Fulani caliphate couldn’t stomach the situation, its beautiful bride - the Yoruba and their slaves in the middle-belt were equally unhappy.
President Jonathan’s sins multiplied when he appointed an Igbo soldier as the Nigeria’s chief of army staff (Major General Ihejirika), a position that the caliphate sworn that an Igbo will never attain after the Biafran war.
Jonathan also appointed some Igbo technocrats into his government, which attracted the ire of the Fulani caliphate, the Yoruba and the rest of Fulani slaves in the middle belt. They labelled Jonathan’s administration as a Biafran government.
Thereafter, the plot to oust Jonathan’s ‘Biafran’ government thickened. They started with propaganda. They described Jonathan’s administration as the most corrupt in the history of Nigeria. They called him a drunkard, clueless etc. Even a ‘respected’ Wole Soyinka called Jonathan’s wife, a sh-ippopotamus.
Jonathan responded with civility, as follows: "I am the most abused and insulted president in the world but when I leave office, you will all remember me for the total freedom you enjoyed under my government." He never arrested anyone.
The most demoralising aspect of Jonathan’s woes was the connivance of the Igbo and Niger delta so called intellectuals in the character assassination of Goodluck Jonathan. Such people as Chukwuma Soludo, Oby Ezekwesili, Tam David West, etc. The numerous doctors, economists, accountants who visibly lacked judgement and were gullible to believe all the propaganda against Jonathan.
However, thanks to the so-called uneducated Igbo traders at Onitsha, Aba, Lagos, Kano etc, including Ndigbo ‘talakawas’ (commoners) who saw what their supposed educated cousins didn’t see.
They saw that the persecution of Jonathan had nothing to do with corruption or insecurity as propagated, but that the unseen aspect of the Nigerian constitution, which stipulates that nobody from the former eastern region (Biafra) should be allowed as a president of Nigeria, was being violated by president Jonathan.
Prior to the 2015 presidential election, the same group (North, Middle-belt and Yoruba) that fought against Biafra regrouped to take back, from Jonathan, what belongs to them – the presidency. Once more, reminiscent of the democrat he was and still is, Jonathan cautioned the electorates as well as the marauders.
"The choice before Nigerians in the coming elections is simple: A choice between going forward or going backwards; between the new ways and the old ways; between freedom and repression; between a record of visible achievements and beneficial reforms and desperate power-seekers with empty promises."
Jonathan was a prophet without a church. He saw what our fake men of god couldn’t see. They couldn’t even take a clue from what Jesus said in Matthew 7:7 - "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find…” In other words, what you ask for and seek shall come to you.
Due to their hatred for Biafra, which they tagged Jonathan’s government with, between going forward and going backwards, the conspirators chose going backwards. Today, all the gains of Jonathan’s administration have been reversed by the clueless one from Daura.
Between freedom and repression – they chose repression. The tyrant (Buhari) has returned to his old ways. He labels every dissenting opinion as terrorism and the proponents of such views are locked up.
Between beneficial reforms and desperate power-seekers with empty promises, they chose the latter. Today, instead of economic reforms, we have ‘APC’ (All Promises Cancelled). In 2015, Nigeria was among the fastest growing economy in the world. Now, Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world.
And painfully, the marauders have also realised that the Fulani does not share power with anyone. Fulani seek power for the sake power.
There is insecurity in Nigeria. In 2015, Nigeria was battling boko haram. Today, boko haram is still inflicting heavy casualties on Nigerian soldiers. In addition, there are bandits (whatever that means) killing and maiming citizens at will.
Then there are the Fulani terrorists pretending to be herders. They kill farmers at will so that RUGA will be created for them. President Buhari who is their grand patron and a herder himself looks the other way because he only sees Nigeria as a grazing route.
Nowadays, nobody is safe in Nigeria. The Fulani terrorists have upped their violent activities to kidnapping for ransom. Fulani terrorist/kidnappers have taken over all the major highways in Nigeria. Enugu – Port Harcourt highway, you are sprayed with bullets, the same with Benin – Lagos, Abuja – Kaduna, etc. Unfortunately, Nigeria is on its way to ‘Golgotha’.
History is a record of past events. When compared with the present, it either indicts the unfair or vindicates the just. Considering the goings-on in Nigeria today, History has vindicated the just – president Goodluck Jonathan.