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Tuesday 3 November 2020

The Failed Revolution and the Wrong Choice of the Revolutionaries

Offor Princewill Akubumma |For Biafra Writers

November 3, 2020.

During the brief revolution that took place in Nigeria, the youths were left with two options: food and the key to their destiny. There is no gainsaying that the destiny of most Nigerian youths has been under lock and key – a situation orchestrated by the ruling class.

Had this recent revolutionary march been sustained for two more weeks, absolute freedom would have been attained. But the youths chose their stomach over freedom of oppression from the government. They succumbed to the government's tricks and allow themselves to be lured with food and Covid-19 palliatives.

The revolution lasted for just two weeks and the youths were already wining; the government, apparently in a tight corner, was yielding. Moreover, international community was backing the youths.

As the scenario snowballed into a battle between the ruling class and the poor masses, the ruling class hired some unscrupulous elements to disrupt the protest, attack individuals and destroy property, thus making the whole show look violent in nature.

Using this as a pretext, curfew was imposed and the murderous military officially unleashed on the protesters.  And as the youths retired back home, the media houses, under the brutal control of the government, were conveniently deployed to paint the brief revolution black. The protesting youths were demonized, and now being labeled hoodlums, are massively incarcerated.

As the saying goes, unless the lion learns to tell its own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. The youths must as a matter of urgency rise up to correct the false narratives of the government and its pocketed media. They should let the world know that the government has reneged on all its promises as it concerns the demands of the protest.

The Biafra Times

Edited by Nelson Ofokar Yagazie

Publisher: Offor Princewill A.

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