TEARS FOR A RACE THAT SOLD ITS SOUL – BY SAMUEL O. AJAYI

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Over Buhari, especially between 2014 and 2019, no tribe insulted me more than my fellow Yorubas.

In 2014/15 especially, if you didn’t join them in selling Buhari, you were either a paid PDP agent or you did not want the progress of Nigeria.

They created the impression, especially those in diaspora, that if you supported Buhari, you were GOOD. But if you opposed him, you were EVIL.

On many occasions, I read people, my fellow Yorubas, saying “your PDP paymasters.”

I have quite a number of Hausa friends but it would surprise you to know that these guys would just say “Said Baba” but my fellow Southerners would call you names for daring to criticise or write against Buhari.

After the Elections, Buhari won and my people “retained their jobs”. The “duty” of defending Buhari was carried on their (Yorubas’) heads. The MORAL SUSTENANCE of the Buhari Presidency was championed by same us. No one called us wailers more than our fellow Yorubas.

“Get over your loss” was said to me severally.
The first set to rediscover their brains did not do until after the fall of 2016.

Close to 2019, many sold their brains back. Some of those who were criticising Buhari reverted to default mode. Suddenly, the song, “Atiku is a thief”, rented the air again.

I asked a cousin of mine who was always claiming he couldn’t vote Buhari again but started rooting for him why he was doing so and he said he had the right to change his mind.

He was right.

Just like the North was right to say Amotekun is illegal.

The crowd of “think-Osinbajo-vote-Buhari” has fizzled into air.

TEARS FOR A RACE THAT SOLD ITS SOUL – BY SAMUEL O. AJAYI
TEARS FOR A RACE THAT SOLD ITS SOUL – BY SAMUEL O. AJAYI

If it was the Southeast that started a security outfit like Amotekun and the FG declared it illegal, it is Yoruba’s Buhari e-slaves that would have been defending the pronunciation by the AGF.

The North never saw the Yoruba race as a stakeholder in the Buhari Presidency. We were used as tools to give legitimacy and an intellectual slant to a campaign that would have been rudderless but for the Tinubu’s propaganda machinery.

They used us to sell a product that would have been gathering simmering dust in the shelf of political redundancy forever. Those abroad caught the bug while those at home demonised their tribal compatriots.

As Amotekun is destined to be dead on arrival, we can look back and cry for a race that chose to hold the short end of the political stick while the longer end remained un-held.

Obafemi Awolowo, Adekunle Ajasin, Dauda Adegbenro, Ooni Adeyemi, Abraham Adesanya, Olaniwun Ajayi, Francis Adekunle Fajuyi.

I can see these men shedding tears as they watch helplessly a race they gave their all but chose to sell its soul.

And the tears won’t dry soon

 

Queenta N. Duru Irukahttp://www.evergreennewsonline.com
A certified Senior Reporter/Advert Executive Evergreennewoline, Creative Writer/Graphic Designer/Political Analysts/ Entrepreneur & Fashionista

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