THE NIGERIAN PROCLAMATION

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

IN RECENT HISTORY, NIGERIANS HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY BETRAYED BY THOSE CHARGED WITH ADDRESSING THEIR NEEDS. INSTEAD OF SERVING THE PEOPLE, PUBLIC SERVANTS HAVE SERVED THEMSELVES TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE MASSES. THE RESULT IS A NATION LACKING ADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURE, ORGANIZATION AND SECURITY.

THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF NIGERIAN LEADERS INDICATES A LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE CONSTITUENTS. NIGERIANS ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT TO THE LEADERS, THUS, LEADERS DO NOT FEEL RESPONSIBLE TO THEM.

THE RECENT FAILURE TO CONDUCT A FREE AND FAIR ELECTORAL PROCESS WAS YET ANOTHER ILLUSTRATION THAT THE NEEDS OF THE MANY ARE SECONDARY TO THE WANTS OF THE IMPORTANT FEW.

FROM THIS DAY, ALL NIGERIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS GREAT & POWERFUL COUNTRY. CONSEQUENTLY, ALL NIGERIANS MUST COMMIT THEMSELVES TO THE FOLLOWING:

  1. WE MUST DEMAND THAT ELECTED OFFICIALS BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND IN-ACTIONS.
  2. WE MUST EXPECT DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES TO BE HONORED, RESPECTED AND MAINTAINED.
  3. WE MUST BELIEVE THAT ALL NIGERIANS ARE EQUAL UNDER THE LAW AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH.
  4. WE MUST APPLY OURSELVES TO IMPROVING THE LOT OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL NIGERIAN REGARDLESS OF GENDER, RELIGION, TRIBE OR SOCIAL STATUS.
  5. WE MUST STRIVE TO MAINTAIN A UNITED REPUBLIC DESPITE OUR DIFFERENCES.

ONLY UPON ACHIEVING THESE PRINCIPLES CAN WE AS A PEOPLE FULLY LIVE UP TO OUR POTENTIAL AS A LAND OF GREATNESS. FOR OURS IS A COUNTRY RENOWNED FOR ITS ILLUSTRIOUS PEOPLE, AMPLE RESOURCES AND SHEER PHYSICAL BEAUTY.


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- Epilogue: The Proclamation
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- Nigerian Proclamation on BBC
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Mr.Fineboy said...

Keep on yarning....one day they will hear!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6701559.stm

tim said...

we've given you a shout out on greenlightnigeria.org

http://www.greenlightnigeria.org/2007/05/29/the-nigerian-proclamation/

Naija Vixen said...

Check this!!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6701559.stm

Naija Vixen said...

lol...you know already!

Anthony Alimnonu said...

I am really happy to read this piece, to know that there are many Nigerians out there who are as frustrated and disappointed as I am with events in our beloved country. We have become prisoners and slaves in the hands of wicked and self-serving cabal who parade themselves as leaders. Well, their credentials speak for them - insecurity in the land, lack of basic amenities, lack of electricity, lack of jobs, lack of food, lack of medicare, dilapidating infrastructures, social decay, and general deprivation. This is the case while a few continue to live big, albeit with no social conscience. All those responsible for the raping and destruction of the country are walking freely while they should have been behind bars. It is indeed a shame. The last general election is a great insult to the concept of democracy - a concept founded on fair-play and equal opportunity. That the powers-that-be have tried to rationalize the brazen lack of decorum that characterised this exercise shows the extent of their depravity and rot. But history will tell the true lovers of the people and the country. I cannot give in to pessimism.

Olawunmi said...

i just want to thank you for this bold step, and for giving me the opportunity to raise my own voice as well.

well done.

Nyemoni said...

Good job girl... Keep them listening you hear?

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

@ Everyone: Thank you for stopping by and expressing your pleasure/support. You are patriots, every single one of you. We msut continue to be hopeful for Nigeria, we can make a change, even if it is slow moving. Let us set the seeds of change....

Nigeria, Where Many Are One!

Porter deHarqourt said...

this could be the start of something!

Kiibaati said...

Sometimes I just feel so tired of all this our political nonsense. Then I remember that we can't afford to get tired.

wwn said...

Words hard etched on marbles, it still illuminates!!!!!!

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