Wednesday, 4 January 2012
OPPRESED NIGERIAN VS THE OPPRESOR NIGERIAN RULING CLASS. #occupynigeria
"Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free."
Even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative rumour peddlers who embrace the politics of anything go.
Well, we say to them tonight, there's not a Northern Nigeria and a Southern Nigerian; We have the OPPRESED NIGERIAN VS THE OPPRESOR NIGERIAN RULING CLASS.
There's not a Muslim Nigerian and Christian Nigerian and Atheist Nigerian and Traditional Worshiping Nigerian; there's the United Oppressed People of Nigeria.
The pundits like to slice and dice our country into PDP states and ACN States: CPC and APGA states and Labour States for Northerners, Easterners, Westerners and Southerners. But we’ve got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the all parts of Nigeria and we don't Nigerian ruling elite using religion to divide us so we can kill ourselves whilst they enjoy the loot.
There are patriots who in EVERY NIGERIAN STATE united by the common poverty perpetuated by minority Nigerians from ALL TRIBES RELEGION AND CREED over majority of Nigerians. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to our rights to live in dignity in the modern world not as slaves to the Nigerian ruling elite.
NIGERIANS FROM ALL TRIBES! RELEGION! RACE! CREED! SAY A BIG NO TO GOODLUCK JONATHAN. IMF AND NGOZI OKONJO IWEALAS ATTEMPT TO REMOVE FUEL SUBSIDY!
WE CALL ON THEM TO FACE CORRUPT CABALS WHO ARE FRIENDS TO THE RULING ELITE!
CUT COST OF GOVERNANCE!
AUDIT THE NNPC SO WE CAN KNOW THE REAL COST OF SUBSIDY IF IT REALY EXIST!
REDUCE SALARY AND BENEFITS OF BOTH EXECUTIVE AND LEGISTALTIVE ARM OF GOVERNMENT BY 60%
(Adapted from Barack Obama’s 2004 speech for #occupynigeria 2011)
Kayode Ogundamisi is a commentator on Nigerian and international affairs, he was involved in the Nigerian pro-democracy struggle, Ogundamisi survived a trumped-up charge of treasonable offence against the military government of General Babangida, he was detained in Jos prison in 1991 and released after intensive local and international campaigns against the government charging him and 12 other students before a military tribunal. Ogundamisi was a frontline member of the National Association of Nigerian Student and a former secretary general of the University of Jos Students Union in Nigeria and the O'dua People’s Congress.
Ogundamisi currently shuttles between his base in The United Kingdom and his Country of Birth Nigeria where he runs a programme on self-empowerment. He is the convener of the Liberty Forum UK and his involved in engaging local communities and community and social empowerment.
He graduated with a B.SC in Political Science from University of Jos. The Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Ogun State University and Masters in International Relations from the London Metropolitan University. He is a volunteer campaigns fellow for the German human rights group IMRV Bremen.
Ogundamisi was appointed by the UK government as a board member of the United Kingdom Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) a position he held for 3 years. Ogundamisi is very active on the social media, with his commentary blog "The Canary" under the twitter handle @ogundamisi and he writes sporadic independent op-ed articles for major Nigerian media outlets.
Ogundamisi is the host of the diaspora community socio political programme “PolitricsWithKO” on Europe’s first ethnic oriented television Channel BEN-TV broadcasting on BSKYB 238 and Startime Africa/Freeview Channel 244.