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|12 Days Of Protests And Failed Leadership by Appswheel(m): 10:33am On Oct 21|
A protest that lasted for twelve (12) days is too long? You argue that the protesters had made their points or they ought to have settled for dialogue/negotiations with the government?
Do you realize that the protest was a call for good governance and better living conditions for all Nigerians?
The evils that the #EndSARS protesters dared to confront are deadlier than the Covid-19 Pandemic. At the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the entire nation was on lockdown. Did we not sit at home for months?
Bad Governance and leadership are bigger threats to our existence as a nation. Can we count the number of lives lost daily to bad Governance? Twelve (12) days is too long to fight a virus and evil that is deadlier than Covid-19?
Twelve (12) days is too long to demand better living conditions?
For a government that has continued to let down her youths and citizens, 12 days was a distraction, 12 days they would have spent applying for unnecessary loans, looting and laundering public funds.
I bet the recycled Politicians are not happy and afraid that the Nigerian youths have woken up. They are jittery because the issue making the headlines is not about BBNAIJA or the Premier League but #ENDSARS, #ENDBADGOVERNANCE and calls to cut down the allowances of the Nigerian Senators.
Some of them double as former Governors receiving outrageous salaries from multiple sources. These are the same people who are forcing Nigerian University Lecturers to enrol for IPPIS in the guise of checking multiple payments. Their hypocrisy stinks to the heavens.
Without a prior plan, the peaceful protesters showed leadership, resourcefulness and accountability. Rather than offer these protesters protection, the government authorities for reasons best known to them let hoodlums and thugs on the loose.
The Nigerian government could not provide commendable leadership for 12 days, just as they haven’t in decades. The protesters demanded good Governance, they were declared enemies of the state, shot at and killed.
If the curfew imposed by the Lagos State government has achieved anything, it is bloodletting, trauma and negative history; an outcome that underscores a failure of leadership.
I salute the courage and bravery of all the young men and women who put their lives on the line to protest peacefully and demand responsible leadership.
There is a lot that must end in Nigeria;
Most importantly, in the election year (2023), the Nigerian Youths must come out en-masse to vote out recycled leaders who continue to see Nigeria as a cash cow.
May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercies of God rest in Peace.
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