By WOLE SOYINKA
The Ibos want Biafra. The North wants Ibo’s exit. The Yorubas want Ibo’s exit. The Ibos are saying “we have investments in your areas and cannot leave them” And the fight is being cooked. Amongst all these, the President was in London!
Governors are sharing bailout funds. Workers salaries were not paid. Government officials have their children schooling abroad. Ministers and senators are looting
The poor Hausa man is riding Okada. The poor Ibo man is riding Okada. The poor Yoruba man is riding Okada. The poor Hausa man sleeps under the bridge as Alamajiri. The poor Yoruba man sleeps under the bridge as Alaye. The poor Ibo man sleeps under the bridge as agbero. It is pertinent to note that the poor from all ethnic groups in Nigeria have everything in common and so is the rich.
Do not allow the agitation of an Ibo man who lives in UK or USA for Biafra cause the killing of the Ibo man in Adamawa. The rich hate us that much. Do not allow the Alhaji whose children are living abroad to persuade you to go and start killing on the street of Kaduna.
The problem in the country is not the agitation of any ethnic group but the unity of the elite and the disunity of the masses. How many times have you taken your agitation to question your local government Chairmen?
Why have you not asked your Governors through agitation how they spent bailout fund? Why have you not agitated against that government official whose mansions you go to beg for help?
Sad to note; All the Governors love themselves. All the past Presidents love themselves. All the senators love themselves. All the top government officials love themselves. All the looters love themselves. Why can’t you and I love ourselves? Why cant we combine efforts and fight them? Why do we fight ourselves? Why do we allow them the freedom we don’t have?
Remember; a good Nigeria is better than a good Arewa, Oduduwa or Biafra.