I have been saying it for the past three years that the Niger Delta Amnesty program will embolden other groups to seek arm and then, later ask for amnesty.
I also said then that OPC, Egbesu boys and Boko Haram will ask for amnesty as a way of partaking in sharing the national cake.
Now all the above seems to be coming true with the suddenness of lightning!
I am not a prophet of doom, but the handwritings were very clear on the wall for every one that can decipher it. Now, “Ansaru” or whatever their name is will kill too, maim, bomb and vandalize. Consequently, they will ask for amnesty.
Like every serious minded person, we need a clear cut vision on policies we embrace, both at home and the foreign front. We are having motion without progress – like a rocking chair. We are a nation that celebrates mediocrity, sectionalism, and corruption with fanfare. We eschew everything that will move us forward and embrace every evil that can be conceived by men.
We grant state pardons to known thieves and unrepentant kleptos. We grant militants juicy defense contract, play politics with nearly everything imaginable and we really want to move forward? The WordPlay involved in proclaiming to all that cared to listen about “transformation agenda” is robust, incredible and soundbitingly awesome, but then it only exist only in our imaginations.
The handwriting is clear on the wall. There should be amnesty for all so as to have a smooth sail come 2015 – is that not the plan? Like my friend @saymalcom on twitter rightly said “I am a terrorist and I needed amnesty! My pen is my arsenal …” Truckloads of money will soon be shipped to social media terrorists, especially on Twitter, to soften their barrage of attacks when the time comes.
Hear me, thus say Isaacola NewNaija, money will fail and the birth of a new dawn is coming. Are you prepared to be a militant for that change? Your amnesty is your vote and how you decide to use it to the benefit of this country is the reward. Let’s rise!
I’m @newnaija on twitter
Very sorry we couldn’t have twitter conversation last week Friday, but by God’s grace we will be having the discussion about youth participation in politics this friday 12th April 2013 around 6pm.