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An orgy of violence

Godwin Obaseki’s shame
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By Joseph Edgar…

So the APC rally in Ikeja erupted in a volcanic orgy of violence. As the Governor of Lagos State spoke, people were being mauled in mad frenzy, spilling guts and destroying the future of the people the rally was organised to secure.

How do you explain this madness, this supervised mauling of innocents who had just come to listen to a clownish leadership as they continued in their macabre dance around moving chairs? Why even bother to hold a rally? They have told us who our next Governor will be. He is Sanwo-Olu. They have anointed him and they have said we really have no choice in the matter so why call us together only to kill us.

Is the suffering not enough, is the humiliation meted out on us daily not enough, are the slave masters not satisfied with the fact that they now have total control of our destiny but must now let our blood flow on the back of inordinate ambition and the alter of self-worship? There was no need for that rally, they should just go ahead and anoint their son, Sanwo -Olu. He deserves it and has worked hard enough sulking up to the desires of his masters.

As I watch the mayhem, with guns, machetes and all sort of dangerous weapons being unleashed on a stupefied crowd by sons of dogs doing what they believe is the bidding of their masters, I drop my head in pain and shame. Shame for what we have led ourselves to become.

That fight you saw in Ikeja that day was for who will get the largesse that would be coming from the masters as they head into the elections. So all the so called power and influence we see our ‘Oga’s go about proclaiming is derived by the thugs who ensure enforcement, compliance and general cohesion. The system is so intertwined that from the poorly street beggar up to the Molue driver and millions of artisans, all have been zombified and corralled by the culture of fear into an intimidating army of mummified souls bent on answering the call of the master.

We do not have leaders who lead with ideology like the great ones who fought for our independence, but leaders who perpetrate the culture of fear and violence using huge resources stolen from the state as a weapon of control and cohesion. So the struggle for the arrowhead among the zombies is usually vicious and violent as the minions struggle for pole position for the crumbs.

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That is why you see the leaders finding it very hard to condemn this dastardly act because they understand the struggle and they would have signed off to get them out of any police problem should any arise. We are a basket case and the more you pray hoping for change the more we fall deeper into a meaningless hole.

We will never find Uhuru in this generation. The generation above us have made sure of that and that is why they have thrown up two empty heads for us to contend with as primer candidates in an election as important s this.

It’s a thugs life. There is nothing left for us but pity. Pity that a country so blessed could descend into such a miasma of hopelessness driven by self-acclaimed saviours who are nothing but Buccaneers.

So they sat on the podium in their elegant clothes and watched the massacre with a wry smile on their ugly faces, watching and hoping that their faction got the upper hand in a fight for life by stooges who have nothing but porridge to fight for. As they watch, they plot the next move, should in the rare chance they loose these fight and when they are content with the outcome of the blood fight, they are scurried out of the arena by their paid state guards to the next blood fight.

No problem, history has a way of dealing with these kinds of vultures. It is usually merciless on them and I tell you it will be vicious on these set of leaders. Let them go about with their flowing gowns, big red eyes and hypocritical mien, maiming and killing all to maintain an evil status quo, there is really no problem, history awaits all of us.

Let the killing continue. No problem.

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