Barack Obama of the United States of America and David Cameron of Britain, are not preaching non-violence in the wake of the ISIS orgy of deaths, murders and assassinations. Both leaders have armed their people, matched them into Syria and Iraq and currently in a battle with the ISIS.
In America, blacks are worse off today than they were in the days of non-violence, Martin Luther King Jr. Apartheid ended in South Africa in 1993. But white people in South Africa are still in control of the 80% of the wealth and resources of that country.
It is not everything that anger destroys and definitely not everything that patience resolves. Nonviolence has never worked in the face of violence.
The Yoruba, Ibo and Hausa/Fulani negotiated with the British colonial thugs and established regional parliamentary democracy in 1951. Nevertheless, the Ibo, first suspended this system in January of 1966. Six months afterward, the Hausa/Fulani, instituted a unitary presidential system. Since then, the Yoruba people have remained poor and miserable lot and have embraced non-violence to drive home their demand for a return to the regional system of government.
It is now more than 46 years the Yoruba people of Nigeria have adopted non-violence to demand for a return to regional autonomy. The Hausa/Fulani and the Ibo have continued to decline to accept the need for a return to regional government, yet, 49% of the wealth and resources of Nigeria are in the Yoruba South-West Region of the country.
The revenue that comes into the Federal Government from Apapa Wharf, Tin Can Port, Lagos International Airport, and the Lagos Stock Exchange, all in Yorubaland, in a year, is more than the combined revenue from the entire North-Central, North-East, North-West and the South-East regions of Nigeria. Yorubaland is the poorest part of Nigeria because 90% of its revenue goes to finance economic growth and development in the North.
The only way we can get back into the Yoruba South-West Region of Nigeria, free and qualitative education; free and qualitative healthcare; affordable housing; job opportunities; welfare benefits for the poor, disabled and the aged; good transport network; security of lives and properties; and infrastructural development, is through a return to the regional system of government or outright division of Nigeria.
For 46 years, non-violence has not worked to achieve a mere return to regional parliamentary system. A system, the Yoruba, Ibo and Hausa/Fulani negotiated and established as far back as 1951, but suspended by the Ibo and Hausa/Fulani. It is time the Yoruba Youths adopt organized violence by bombing Apapa Wharf, Tin Can Port, Lagos International Airport and the Lagos Stock Exchange and declare for Oduduwa Republic.
Nonviolence does not work in the face of violence. Buhari resorted to violence overthrown of a legitimate government in 1983, he is today the elected President of Nigeria.
By Adeyinka Grandson