Friday, October 31, 2008
NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT DECLARES WAR AGAINST BLOGGERS!
As if the arrest and detention of Jonathan Elendu of the www.ElenduReports.com was not enough stain on Nigeria's image as a suppressor of freedom of expression, these coyotes have struck again - this time on Emmanuel Emeke Asiwe of www.Huhuonline.com! Icheoku says "na them go tire" as all these attempts at silencing fearless journalism will be in vain - all their intimidation will surely come to naught. Their attempt to muzzle civilized opposition to their lacklustre governance shall fail! "Soldier go soldier come, barracks no dey close" Umaru YarA'dua, shame on you for going despotic!
Ibrahim Babangida's government killed Dele Giwa to silence true journalism but did he outlast Nigeria? No! What about the midget of Kano state, Sani Abacha? He is gone! And Olusegun Obasanjo, he is now history so let Umaru YarA'dua play the field, someday he too will become history if his terminal sickness does not get him before too long. Umaru YarA'dua claims to be an educated with a bachelors degree in chemistry yet he behaves like a junta. What happened to his avowed respect for the rule of law? It is as pitiful as it is regrettable that these class of "human-beings" are running the affairs in Nigeria and you ask yourself, why the Nigerian engine is sputtering? This latest arrest smacks of a society that is in chains and is evidence that the clueless Umaru YarA'dau's government is too jittery! Emeka Asiwe was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as he arrived the country for a burial. According to family members, shortly after his arrest, Asiwe was reportedly flown to the SSS headquarters, Abuja and detained. He has not been allowed access to lawyers or family members. On the allegation of "subversive reports" the SSS accuse bloggers of engaging in, Icheoku asks is it the truthfulness or lack thereof that is the beef or that the SSS would rather such story does not take flight? Whatever reports that was made concerning Umaru YarA'dua, Icheoku says that it is he, Umaru Yaradua that is the "subvertor-in-chief" as he subverted the will of Nigerians when he corroborated with the madman of Otta, Olusegun Obasanjo to subvert democracy in Nigeria. In other words, who elected Umaru Yaradua in the first place or with whose mandate is he really ruling Nigeria? In the strict sense of it, Umaru Yaradua has no standing even to arrest anybody because he is occupying Aso Rock wrongfully since he never won any election, as none was conducted.
In conclusion, Icheoku calls on the Nigerian authority to release forthwith their current blogger-guest. If only they know the reach and power of the blog-sphere community they will know that they are messing with the wrong crowd. Nigeria authority should learn how not to mess with bloggers. They should stop arresting some beautiful minds that Nigeria have and face the spiralling criminality which has turned Nigeria into a state under siege.