Chris Gankon

(A political and public analyst, an intercultural expert, a life coach/ mentor, and peace/development advocate)

It is no longer news that Nigeria is in trouble and under siege. The Presidency of President Buhari and his APC Government will go down in history as the greatest betrayal and deception ever meted out against any sovereign nation by its so-called leaders. President Buhari’s regime is the worst conspiracy of the highest order planned and executed by terrorists and anti-democracy agents, using politics and democracy. Hence, democracy, which implies “the government of the people by the people for the people,” is at stake. Many nations operating democracy in western countries will go to war to rescue themselves from terrorists who have used the ‘back door’ and pretended to be democratic, only to usurp or hijack political power and use such vantage position to punish and enslave them. Now is the time for Nigerian citizens oppressed in Nigeria by their government to wake up, smell the coffee, and demand justice against this treason act of betrayal by President Buhari and the APC government to end.  My write-up is a call to wake-up for the United Nations organization and the Western world, to realize that the current wide-spread pogrom in Nigeria is a subtle affront to democracy and the entire western civilization. There is need to be intentional and proactive about proffering solutions to avert the crises that is about to descend on Africa and the western countries. I propose the following suggestions and course of action by Nigerians and the international community.

  1. Nigerians and the International community should demand that President Buhari release Nnamdi Okwu Kanu and Sunday Igboho immediately. Kanu and Igboho are not any threat to Nigeria but Boko Haram terrorists, Fulani Herdsmen terrorists, and bandits that Governor Nasir El-Rufai hired with government money to come and terrorize Nigerians.
  2. Nigerians should request all the nations where children and spouses of serving politicians and those in government are schooling or residing to be forced to leave those countries and return to Nigeria and re-settle. The Nigerian government is the culprit behind Nigeria’s insecurity and deteriorating state, and they can only restore peace to Nigeria if there is no safe haven or places of escape for them or their families elsewhere.
  3. Nigerians should request the world nations to confiscate all the foreign bank accounts of Nigerian government officials, particularly any money above $500,000 to one million. We will need the assistance of other nations to fight and end corruption in Nigeria.
  4. Nigerians should mobilize and train themselves to fish out terrorists in the forests and throughout the country. Unfortunately, Nigerians will have to defend themselves after President Buhari, and his APC government have clearly paved the way for Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, and Bandits to infiltrate every nook and cranny of Nigeria with sophisticated weapons. It is a shame that the Minister of Defense, Major General Bashir Salihu Magashi, has finally asked Nigerians to prepare to defend themselves like the Americans. However, this is mere pretense and sheer hypocrisy, knowing full well that the government of Nigeria has terrifically armed their Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen and Bandits, to take on the defenseless and disarmed Nigerian people.
  5. Nigerians should know and make it clear to the international community that there would never be any free and fair election under President Buhari because, he lacks the moral impetus to supervise one, but rather chaos, rancor, or war. Hence, Nigerians should demand the prosecution of President Buhari and his APC government for any loss of lives and complete breakdown of law and order in the country.

In Conclusion, the emancipation of Nigeria is the task and responsibility of all Nigerians. Freedom is not free and easy! It takes sacrifice, for a people to obtain a release for themselves, their children, and their unborn generations. African Americans in the USA had to organize and mobilize themselves under the civic movement to negotiate their rights and freedom. There is urgent need for Nigerians to do the same now.