Saturday, September 3, 2011
IT IS SEPTEMBER, YET NO DEMOCRACY IN EGYPT?
When the people of the land of the Pharaohs led a revolution against their then sit-tight President Hosni Mubarak; the president elected to handover power to a democratically elected president within six months - precisely in September 2011. Like the unthinking mob which they are, they would have none of that and like the Jewish mob who forced Pilate's hand on Jesus shouted "crucify him, crucify him", those Egyptians wanted the head of Pharaoh Mubarak on a platter immediately. With their deafening shouts at Tahrir Square not abating, the military intervened and Mubarak became history as a once was Egyptian president.
Admitted that Icheoku does not support any sit-tight ruler, we however asked for the Egyptian people to accommodate the six months offer to handover to a democratically elected president made by then President Mubarak, considering the logistics of building a democracy and conducting an election. Even respected figures like Mohamed El Baredi, former Atomic energy boss, joined the mob that will not see or hear reason in the short six months period being requested. Anyway the loudest had their way and the rest as they say is now history. Icheoku says the six months has now come, yet Egypt has neither a democracy nor has it conducted an election nor have an elected president; so the question remains whether the Egyptian mob or democracy activists are now regretting on hindsight their rejection of President Hosni Mubarak's offer? Just asking since the September has now come with no real or apparent movement towards real democracy by the military in Cairo.