Op-Ed: Nigerians And Their Elected Oppressors By Muhammed Adeyemi | The Precision


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Muhammed Adeyemi 

Joseph Stalin once ruled the defunct Soviet Union. He was a brutal dictator with mind of his own. One fateful day, Stalin came to a political meeting with a live Chicken. Standing in front of audience, he started plucking the feathers of the Chicken one by one. 

The Chicken trembled in pain, blood tricking out of its pores. It gave out grievous cries, but Stalin being a cruel dictator continued without remorse plucking the feathers out until the Chicken was completely naked. After which, he threw the chicken on the ground. 
The naked Chicken was staggering in pain. Stalin goes into his pocket and from his pocket, he took out some Chicken food and started throwing it at the poor and helpless creature. The poor chicken in pain started eating and Stalin started walking towards his seat. As he walked away, he kept dropping some feeds on the floor and the Chicken followed him till he sat down feeding from his feet. 
Joseph Stalin then turned to members of his political party. He said, “This Chicken represents the people.” “You must disempower them, brutalise them, beat them up, starve them and leave them. If you do this, go into your pocket and give them peanuts when they are in that helpless and desperate situation, they will blindly follow you for the rest of their life – worshipping you. They will take you as a hero forever. They will forget that you’re responsible for their sorrowful situation In the first place.”
Breath taking, isn’t it? Now! Take a look at all the people, some Nigerians are busy defending these Politicians on social media. Take a look at those we call our heroes. They are the same people who plunged Nigeria into the situation she is. They are the same people who are responsible for our predicaments. Did you see the numbers of people that throng to Saraki’s house during Christmas to go and collect peanuts? Did you see the crowd that welcomed Ibori? Nigerians kill those they should defend and defend those they should kill!∙ Two millions of the likes of Yar’adua can’t change Nigeria. 
Adeyemi is a Dentistry student at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City. 

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