As long as we would always have men and women to hail and celebrate a political victory procured under the most horrendous irregularities solely because of their ingrained, skewed, inverted and personal interests, we can never have a just society. Indeed, as long as there will always be those who would surreptitiously maintain political aloofness in the face of a pressing demand for affirmative action, the oppressor will always find inroads into the people’s rank and file ostensibly to break them.

Those whose mundane political interests are fertilised by this primitive victory should know that Asiwaju’s presidency would be laboriously burdened down by a huge credibility question mark. The administration would spend the greater span of its existence struggling to appease the persuasions of a people upon whom an unpopular winner has been foisted.

Wisdom calls for this celebration to be intoned and scaled down. In fact, it would be foolhardy for anyone to mock the perceived victims of this political robbery because Nigerians in general are the losers here. We all are victims of a heavily manipulated process and because you are the beneficiary of INEC’s obfuscation of its own laws to favour a state-sponsored candidate does not mean you too can’t be Nigeria’s captive tomorrow. Nigeria is the constant oppressor here and we the citizens are her conquests. Through and through we are all victims of a fast-failing state.

However, those who feel dissatisfied with the result of the presidential election must know that oppressors are never defeated in one fell swoop and to them i say, brace up. It is not over until it is over. Saturday, March 11 presents you with another opportunity to tear down the iron curtains of turn by turn oligarchy in its minuteset expressions. This is not the time to be disillusioned. Go out and express your positive anger with your votes.

While we await the inevitable legal gymnastics that would greet Asiwaju’s victory at the courts, the truth must not be lost on us that President Buhari using the instrumentality of the INEC headed by a certain Prof Mahmoud has imposed on Nigerians a president they did not elect by popular votes!

-Charles Inojie

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By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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