Omoyele Sowore Of Over 30-Years In Struggle, The Only Man, Whose Comradeship Words Remain The Same And Consistent

The AAC 2019 presidential candidate, also the CEO and Publisher of SaharaReporters, has been a man whose antecedents can never be beaten after his over thirty years in comradeship.

Omoyele Sowore, this is the only man whose word remains the same and consistent. It doesn’t matter if you threaten him with arrest ,torture and even death. Go back to all Sowore had said since over 30years and compare it to what he stands for at the moment. He could have been richer than many of the thieves you celebrate today, but his consistency for good living of all debar him. 

Unfortunately, Nigerians love liars and deceitful elements, who will always prey on their weaknesses. Those who will promise you heaven, give you hell and yet come back to do it over and over again. That’s the definition of their own consistency. A very good example of such individuals is mr Holy Spirit, the short fuse man, Femi Fani Kayode. He clearly defines them all. 

I used to see Buhari from the outside,now I see him from the inside, Femi Fani-Kayode what exactly has changed??

They think politics and not you, but Sowore thinks you and not politics. You don’t have to love him, history will definitely vindicate and surely be kind to him.

Sowore led 5,100 students in protest against the Nigerian government in 1992. The protest resulted in police opening fire and killing seven protesters. Sowore was arrested and tortured. Omoyele was also involved in the demand for democratic government taking over military rule on June 12, 1993.

Omoyele ‘Yele’ Sowore, an outstanding and ever dodged presidential candidate in the Nigeria’s February 2019 elections was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on August 3, 2019, in Lagos, Nigeria, after he called for nation-wide protests as part of the #RevolutionNow movement he started.

Meanwhile he was brutalized, oppressed and rough handled, also incarcerated of advocating for better country for Nigerians at Democratic and civilian regime during the reign of APC Government led by General Muhammad Buhari

In an interview with Toyin Falola on Sunday, the activist said his 30 years’ experience of actively participating in Nigeria’s socio-political landscape showed that only revolution can change the narrative.

He said: “I have looked at Nigeria’s 60 years of existence and participated actively for 30 years in the life span of Nigeria having started around 1989 as a student of the University of Lagos. All these years have convinced me that nothing at the level of reforms, superficial interventions that are very conventional can change the trajectory of the country except we drop everything we’ve been doing, which is wrong and we know it and turn around and clean the ugly staple called Nigeria and create brand new systems established by brand new people. 

“We should create brand new ideas, but there is no way it would be possible to have an omelette without breaking an egg as far as the Nigerian situation is concerned. I came to that conclusion in 2019. 

“I came to the understanding that there is no Nigerian state, it is just an element of rogue elements, rogue society, rogue organisation; it is a collection of organised criminals who are running the country to their advantage, using proxies, army, agencies and sometimes, just hypnotising people. 

“It is rooted in research that if six percent of the population of any country can convince themselves that there is a need for a radical change, that change can happen. It is never necessary to have every man of God or military general interested in changing Nigeria because these guys are never going to let Nigeria change.

“It just requires some six percent of frustrated Nigerians; some very enlightened, critical mass coming together and willing to take the risk of taking actions and not taking actions. To put ideas together and make the revolution start from the head, make it happen by putting boots on the ground. 

“Having read, studied, and seen practical examples of these happen, it would interest you to know that the world has experienced more revolutions in the last 20 years than it ever did since revolution started in the 16th century. 

“What does that teach you? The world is changing before us but we weren’t taking note of these changes. Sometimes people think a revolution just happens and they announce themselves. The problem which is the question we probably haven’t gotten to is what is there in having a revolution that helps you manage the expectations of those who should have the revolution.”

Buttressing his point, Sowore said the #EndSARS was an indication that some Nigerians are gradually coming to terms with the reality that only radical demonstrations can birth a new change in the country.

He added: “#EndSARS is an example of the six percent I’m talking about. Yes, there was no participation in Kaduna or Sokoto but it was being embraced already after it got to the second stage and places like Jos had one of the biggest civil uprisings during #EndSARS. And Muslims and Christians came together to share what belonged to them, which is what you now know as palliatives and there were no disagreements, ethnicity, or anything. They didn’t need to pray, they didn’t need to speak any language, they went after something –the palliatives– but in the case of revolution, it would be emancipation.

“When people hear about revolution, they only reach the sanitised version of the end product. People didn’t know the French revolution lasted more than 10 years before it became well known and well studied and some of the people who participated in the revolution carried out a red campaign in which they exterminated themselves. 

“The Cuba revolution didn’t happen in 2 weeks. It happened over a long period of time. But here, people want the revolution to happen just now. If it is not happening in two weeks… the tricky part of revolution people don’t know is that the masses make a revolution happen and the moment it happens, the masses go back to where they were. 

“Nigeria is capable of meeting all these conditions and a taste of it for me was #EndSARS.

“Revolution will make itself clear when it is successful, it will target the oppressive class, the liars, gerrymanders, the loan sharks, and even landlords; that’s how far it will go. 

“It will get to a point where people will stop going to the churches they were going before the revolution. They will realise that some of these churches and mosques were actually part of the organised gang-up that had withheld their emancipation all these years. 

“In terms of the outcome, it is to bring about a new social order, political order, financial order; an order that is egalitarian. When you use the word ‘egalitarian’, people laugh at you because it is like some bogus word for motivational speeches. 

“I think we have a concept of what Nigeria should be, I used to have a small team of people around me who believed that we could use the internet to spark an internal uprising in Nigeria while we were abroad. The context that was behind our writings in those days was to get people to say ‘look, enough is enough’ but unfortunately, we didn’t achieve that because it needed to go to the next stage and that was taking the necessary risk of leaving whatever behind and taking a dive into the mud, which is Nigeria… 

God bless this artist..

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