Adesina: PDP wanted to use EndSARS to return to power in 2023

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020, Under: News

Adesina: PDP wanted to use EndSARS to return to power in 2023

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president for media and advertising on Thursday, said the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has used the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protests to plan for a return to power in 2023.

In her weekly article, IF NIGERIA DIES, HATE KILLS HER, Adesina said 60 years from now Nigeria may not go beyond what it is today due to the hatred of many people, including the Nigerians themselves.

Although the #EndSARS protesters were genuinely concerned, he said, they allowed outside forces to take over, especially the political forces that wanted power in 2023.

He added that the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which was defeated in the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections by the All-Progressive Congress (APC), also took advantage of the protests to plan a return to power in 2023.

He wrote: “What a week it has been for our dear Motherland! Shortly before this month, when the country turned 60 as an independent entity, President Muhammad Bukhari instructed us to “begin a sincere national healing process, eliminate old and outdated beliefs that are always tested by the lie that I am.”

“What began about two weeks ago as ‘genuine concern and agitation’ by Nigerian youth against the atrocities of the Nigeria Anti-Robbery Special Police Force (SARS) has suddenly turned into expressions of hatred for the land, leading to murder, chaos and arson. My condolences and condolences to the family and loved ones of the victims, regardless of how they came to their sad end. “

“How can what began as peaceful protests suddenly turn into nascent anarchy, as evidenced by the killings, the burning of public buildings and property, the storming of the Bastille, the arbitrary release of hardened criminals and much more. Hate. Nigeria is a country that is passionately hated by some of those who live there, and it has always been. “

“Some call it the ‘mistake of 1914’ when what was a protectorate of the north and south was forcibly united by the colonial masters, which led to the emergence of Nigeria. Since then, the people who make up the Union have developed complex relationships. These relationships were characterized by suspicion of domination, ethnic rivalry, fear of getting a shorter part of the whip, getting an unfair advantage, and the like. Hatred prevails, fueled and justified by many factors and tendencies. “

If Nigeria dies, now or in the future, hatred will kill her. How can people walk, harboring a gigantic resentment against their country, its leadership, against each other and expect that this country will live in peace and prosperity? It won’t happen. “When we don’t know who to hate, we hate ourselves,” said one writer.

The EndSARS campaign began as an unanimous campaign against police brutality. And suddenly he became a means of hatred. Against the leadership, against national cohesion, the ability to settle political scores and equally prepare for the seizure of power in 2023. Hatred entered the mixture.

Young people’s agitation against injustice and oppression suddenly took on a varied character. The separatists went undercover and began to promote their cause, seeking to dismember the country.

Those who were defeated in the 2015 and 2019 elections also sneaked in and demanded pounds of meat as they planned to return to power in 2023.

The poison that eventually turned into peaceful protests can only be described in one word. Hate. How can you start killing people in different parts of the country? How can we set fire to national assets and institutions, raid prisons, and release prisoners into society – all in the name of peaceful protest? No, the world slipped out of the window and hate took complete control.

There are many factors and agents of hatred in Nigeria, and until we learn to cleanse ourselves, the country may never get out of the point at which it has revolved and revolved for six decades. Like danse macabre, it was a step forward and two steps back.

Hatred in many quarters manifests itself towards Nigeria, its government and people at all times. It comes from churches, mosques, professional activists and agitators, interest groups, some elements of the media, so-called analysts who never see anything good, and so on and so forth.

When something seethes in a graphic display of hatred, it is the culmination of negative feelings and tendencies. They constantly post negative messages on social media, which generates and incites hatred. From the hated messages from the pulpit, as if it were a message of love that Jesus Christ passed on to his followers. From overly critical messages during jumat service. From radio and television programs in which vomiting of bile. From talk shows that turned into government herring, newspaper articles and columns designed to stir up and stir up dissent, and the like.

In the end, it all builds up in hatred that finds expression in real causes, such as the EndSARS campaign. When things overflow, they leave behind pain, tears and blood, as we have seen. And who is suffering? Whole country. Who is bleeding? Nigeria. And one day, if Nigeria ever dies, despite years of its creation and cultivation, hatred will kill it. Knife in the guts. Bullet to the head. The arrow into the heart of Nigeria is hatred. The animus is against anything that does not directly lead to personal expansion, does not promote narrow selfish interests.

President Bukhari has said many times that protesters have the right to voice their displeasure if done within the bounds of decency and law. The dissolution of SARS was only the first step towards global police reforms, he said.

If we talk about police reform, I know what the president thinks about this. Sometimes, in the first days of the first term of administration, I went into the house one night, which I sometimes do. And it was just a few days before the then Inspector General of Police Solomon Araz stepped down.

The President told me what an impression Arase had made on him and how he regretted that this man had spent almost a year with him. Then he told me about his dream police and how he wished he had someone to make the dream a reality. So when the president said in a speech to protesters last week that a comprehensive police reform was coming, I knew what he meant. If only we would be patient and let him comply with the protesters’ five-point request that he accepted. But, alas, the protest took on a different shade and character, different from the original concept and direction. Hatred crept in, fueled by all kinds of trends.

“I decided to stay with love. “Hate is too much of a burden to bear,” said Martin Luther King Jr. But not for some Nigerians who choose to hate their country. They constantly fuel coals of anger, discord and discontent. heavy, which they carry with them everywhere, being grumpy, caustic and constantly driven by ill will.

Hatred is a bad base that everyone can lean on. But for these evil souls, the more harm they do to their country, the better they feel. They may carry bizarre religious headlines or act as activists, analysts, or newspaper columnists, but what they are is really simple. Traders hate and may one day make Nigeria die. Not old age or other natural causes, but hatred.

Source: – Independent ng