Nigeria as a Nation has been hit by unprecedented trials in her march to full democratic emancipation for which much had been given in terms of sacrifices and clear cut determination to be ranked among free Nations in a free world as we have experienced since 1999.
But it is very unfortunate that since 2015, we seems to have slipped back to abyss of history from whence we had emerged as a result of leadership styles that has made the citizens to appear more like victims of circumstances than free people in a free Nation blessed as Nigeria. The echo for real CHANGE has continued to reverberate in the space of the Nigeria vacuum, oozing like strong aroma of rum from the men that truly love freedom for what it stands for, but such echo seems to go unheeded, unrecognized and unaccepted as things has continued to move from bad to worse with no positive end in sight.
The bold citizens of Nigeria have been cowed into silence and oblivion as threat and intimidation has become the order of the day. The pride of democracy that makes Nigeria envy of all has been thrown through the back door all in the name of clinging unto power even as our Nation slide into anarchy that has never been experienced in the land.
We cannot all continue to maintain acute silence and believe everything will go back to normal even while we do nothing, that is why I am calling on well meaning Nigerians, leaders of thought, and men of good conscience to speak up against the dwindling state of our affairs, let us speak for justice as that is the only character that makes us human.
In a situation where the state apparatus, and other agents of the state begins to work hard to uphold the interest of one man or a group of people; A situation where justice seems to be strangled even when overwhelming evidence said otherwise, and a situation where proffessionals go to court to throw tantrum rather than defend their case: it becomes paramount that the people should speak up before they totally lose their pride and right.
The mandate given to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and denied through machinery of the state is a rape on democracy and a slap on the faces of intellectual Nigerians who seems to have been cowed into submission and mundane existentialism. This mandate is about the true liberty of Nigeria which we must defend. Justice should not be swayed while evidence abound.
I call on all Nigerians to take all measures needed to steer Nigeria aright again. Nigerians believed that Atiku is the right man at this point in the history of our Nation. We must lend our voices and demand for justice as the life of millions of us cannot be placed at the caprices and dictate of a few unrepentant politicians.
CHIEF EMEKA C. KALU is the DG, Atikulated Agenda, a pro-Atiku Presidential Support Group