Twitter trend on the first day of the love month
Nigeria is supposed to be a democracy and a federal state. Yet from all indications her policies and the environment associated with it is akin to the opposite.
It is precisely 15 days to the general elections and the events unfolding is nightmarishly threatening the peace and sanity of its citizens.
A few days to the election, President Muhammadu Buhari removes the Chief Justice of Nigeria stating grounds of corruption. In a country where tribalism is the norm, he replaces him with his kinsman.
This a key personnel important to the success of election incase there are aggrieved parties who would want to seek redress in court.
Like a pawn on the chess board he has been discarded to be replaced by another.
The N30,0000 minimum wage which has been haggled by the Union and the government after months of murmuring, threats
The three arms of the government are making decisions without consultations, checks, and balances as if in a race to prove who wields more power or just a ploy to win the election, who knows.
Important policies that affect the economy and the polity have been waived aside to be replaced by pettiness just for another four-year term of accusations and counter accusations.
There are many candidates vying for the much coveted seat, what some lack in intelligence they make up for in money sharing while those who have interesting manifestoes are cursed with weak campaign.
And then at the eleventh hour Professor Wole Soyinka openly declares an intention that would have been exercised in the secret ballot. He would not be voting for the two major contenders.
From the trend on social media, many Nigerians do not want President Muhammadu Buhari to serve a second term.
Before the end of the month we would know how well the tweets were put into action.
In time we would know how loud money talks, inspite of the protests.
In time, we would know the next ‘mistake’ Nigerians will cry over the next four years.