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Goodluck Will Follow You and Jonathan Will Be Your Faithful Friend.


Goodluck Will Follow You and Jonathan Will Be Your Faithful Friend.

*Goodluck Will Follow You and Jonathan Will Be Your Faithful Friend.

By Ikechukwu Enyiagu

Sometime last year, precisely on April 16, 2011, I wrote thus on my Facebook page and on other pages: “Goodluck will follow you, and Jonathan will be your faithful friend. Vote for your Goodluck, and vote for your Jonathan-all in a pack of assurances for all.” This statement was not in any way birthed as a result of the common knowledge of the Nigerian brand of politics; rather, it came from an uncommon insight regarding the times and seasons of life. Even while I wrote it, as a man who has come to abhor, in every sense of the word, the spirit seated on Nigeria’s polity, I was aware that Goodluck Jonathan was not God…as no one else is. However, one thing stood out: his election, as clearly seen, was orchestrated to touch the foundation of this evil called Nigeria – to go down the root of its existence and pull out every false plantation – no matter the consequence. This, I saw, would not be carried out, per se, by Goodluck himself when and if elected; however his presidency remains the only one so far – from the evil amalgamation to date - that will grant for the workings already decided by the watchers. When I think of “Goodluck,” and without letting myself be dragged into the argument of those who claim to be in the “spiritual know” on whether to accept “luck” as part of “God’s graces” or as men’s choice of fate over faith, I quickly remember the man Nabal. In Abigail’s plea - Abigail, Nabals’ wife who later got married to David-, where she petitioned: “May my lord pay no attention to that wicked man Nabal. He is just like his name--his name is Fool, and folly goes with him,” I was stirred to consider the power in names. Others, in the early Bible documentations, whose names were affected either for good or evil, include Abraham (Abram), Israel (Jacob); Benjamin (Ben-oni), etc. A case which stood out was the story of Jabez; even when records show that he “was more honorable than his brethren,” he went through untold difficulties because her mother named her Jabez (affliction). Thus it remained until his heartfelt call on God changed his story. When also I think of “Jonathan,” I can’t but remember the heir of Saul’s throne, who saw the anointing and the mantle on the young David, and swore to him in submission and in partnership. He readily forfeited his throne which was rightly his according to the flesh, and surrendered his life and future to God through David’s reign – accepting the anointing on him as the “man after God’s heart” – and believing that, through David, God is able to keep his people and fulfill His promise to Israel. Following the story of Prince Jonathan of Saul’s history, one thing was unmistakable: his posterity was remembered for all time.

I am aware that, in these days, when men have consciously, willingly and joyfully renounced the place of God in creation and in their lives, names – no matter what they are called - rarely carry the power and anointing inherent in them. That tells why a man can be answering, as a name, Ikechukwu (God’s power) but is the head of a blood-money cult; a woman is called Ndidi (patience) yet is into prostitution because she lacks patience; another man is called Amin (Faithful, trustworthy, custodian) yet he goes about terrorizing his neighborhood, betraying his friends and killing those who love him despite himself, while others answer Aruoriwo (grace) but cannot sleep a day without having been bedded by every man who promises to throw in the cash – doing this joyfully and making one wonder if the “grace of God” has become a boost for promiscuity. Nevertheless, there is a great meaning and influence in a name - especially when the one who bears it is conscious of God, and of his real purpose in life. During the election for the presidency in 2011, many argued that Buhari would be a better candidate to deal with the many issues of Nigeria; some even saw him as that “best candidate” who would not hesitate to “lynch” those perceived as enemies. And so, they celebrated him. But the season we have entered is a season of justice - the justice which stems from God Himself. Without having to recount why Buhari was not and will never again be relevant in the leadership of Nigeria, it’s pertinent to note that, with Buhari, democracy would have died and the South would have been silenced for God-knows-how long. A statement accredited to him during the election stated that he actually “warned” the Northerners that they would never get to the presidency for more than forty (40) years to come should they allow a Southerner to sit on the seat on that seat. So, he advised a “lynching justice” if and when (because he was sure of losing out forever) he fails to secure the presidency. Your guess as to what followed and has continued to happen in Nigeria as a result of his aggressive campaign speeches is as good a guess as mine. One thing is sure about Buhari and his democratic speeches in army uniform: he would have never allowed anyone to utter a word had he clinched the presidency ticket; democracy would have died – along with the remaining zeal of the Southerners. ( Continues below….. )

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria

Photo Above: President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria

In my article on the 3rd of November, 2011, titled: “Subsidies In A Federation Of Dark Leaders? Impossible!”- http://nigeriamasterweb.com/blog/index.php/2011/11/03/nigeria-subsidies-in-a-federation-of-dark-leaders-impossible - I made it abundantly clear that it’s not about subsidies but about corruption. What I mean is this: everything in Nigeria has decayed and you cannot deal with anyone of them without having to deal with the foundation itself from where the putrefying smell oozes; and having to deal with the foundation without calling for a Sovereign National Conference (the most peaceful and manly measure) is as impossible and impracticable as trying to erect a condominium on the decayed and ant-infested pillars of a mud house. The only alternative, as clearly as all can see, remains a call for a Sovereign National Conference (SNC). As things keep unfolding lately in Nigeria, one begins to question who is guiltier: the government or the Labor union and other so-called affiliate bodies. Why it’s becoming clear that the corruption in Nigeria goes beyond the three tiers of government, one wonders what other alternative Nigerians actually think is feasible and practicable outside of a Sovereign National Conference - a civil war, perhaps.

When a people claim to abhor corruption but refuse to acknowledge that killing innocent people (a section of Nigerians) with impunity is a fibrous root deep down the foundation of corruption, then such people cannot, in any wise, claim to be fighting a just cause - whatever their demand may be. Just as it was in the 60s, the Northern part of Nigeria has, for months, been carrying out acts of genocide against Igbo in a Nigeria said to belong to all, yet the so-called masses did not consider themselves affected enough to call for protests; but now that it’s a case of fuel subsidy removal which, according to the government (remember, they can always come up with anything…as blind leaders leading blinds) is at the root of corruption in Nigeria, some sections of the country are now shouting: “we no go gree o, we no go gree!” Looking at all these, one, looking beyond the pains which the removal of subsidy is obviously going to inflict on the masses for a given time or for all time – depending on how sincere Nigerians are-, pains common to Nigerians, one wonders what these NLC are actually protesting about or against. ( Continues below….. )

Fuel Protesters Burn Tyres in Lagos

Photo Above: Fuel Protesters Burn Tyres in Lagos

A nation which has any potential for lasting a little longer than expected must carry everybody along – no matter from where they are coming. To this day, Igbo are still killed in their numbers all over the North – while the so-called soldiers and police look on. According to the presidency, Boko Haram has infiltrated the three tiers of government – including the army, the police and the security apparatus in the country so much so that “even if one’s son is a member, one will not even know.” While the Northern killing machines give out threats and carry them out to the letter, the people of the South, especially Igbo whose sons and daughters are killed more happily than Christmas chickens, have not as much as hurt a Northerner; yet the masses neither condemned it not protested against it. It’s no longer news that, days after the Suleja church bomb blast, which claimed Igbo families in a row, the so-called emir of Suleja was yet to visit the scene, let alone commiserating with those fortunate enough to find themselves on hospital beds. In his mind, obviously, those they sent to carry out the bombings could not carry out a clean job. Finally, my word to those who protest against fuel subsidy removal, and those unions and bodies who stand against it: if you want freedom, your neighbor must be free also. Unless there is something you are not telling Nigerians (which will eventually spring up, by the way), your so-called campaign and protest should not be solely against fuel subsidy; it should be against the killing of Igbo all over Nigeria (unless you are telling me that Igbo is dispensable and inconsequential - in this case, we shall see), against the maddening salaries, allowances and unchecked oversea movements of those called our leaders; it should be against the money-extorting police, against the incessant school fees hike, against the importation and selling of foreign fuel to the largest oil producing country in Africa, against the many non-functional but salary-taking offices in the country and against… The list is unending; one simply cannot recount them.

So, you see, protesting against subsidy removal without as much as saying a word against other home-rending issues is nothing but hypocrisy; it is, in itself, the chief of all corruptions. Knowing this and more, I will not hesitate to tell the NLC and other bodies or groups at its tail against this so-called strike and protests that you are working in vain. A corrupt society is not innocent and, therefore, cannot fight corruption. The only way to fight it, as long as Nigeria is concerned, is to visit the foundation of the country - to call for a conference amongst different tribal/ethnic groups within Nigeria - a conference where issues of oneness and progress will be thrashed out. Until this is done, those who watch do so in vain. By the way, whether you agree to a Sovereign National Conference or not, Nigeria has broken up long before now. The protests, therefore, is worthless in the long run. Let those who clamor for their rights and for freedom release the rights of others and stand in favor of their freedom.

Nothing short of this is acceptable before God and before the ground which carries all. A word to ponder on: if a group as few as ten righteous men could have saved Sodom and Gomorrah, what then would a country filled tribal-hatred do to its inhabitants? Nigeria has been searched round and round, and there is none who stands for justice amongst those seeking to lead, how then can you expect to get justice for yourselves? Behold, the hammer of justice has come with the sword of execution in pursuit, and every injustice shall be judged. Nigerians have no right to protest against fuel subsidy when they secretly rejoice at the ethnic cleansing of the 60s which has continued unabated to date. You Nigerians, especially those who lead the protests: go and have a meeting with yourselves and come out again if you are men of truth, otherwise, remain forever silent until the sword of justice cuts its pound of flesh. He, who has ears, let him hear. But as the Lord lives, He will finish what He has purposed this term and this season of Goodluck Jonathan’s reign, a truck-load of evil cannot cut it short. Until then, I will continue to believe in Goodluck (faith in God’s time) and in Jonathan’s brotherliness and faithfulness to usher in the spirit of true justice and God’s promise to His people.

Ikechukwu Enyiagu can be reached at ike.enyiagu@gmail.com

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Comment from: mr_neutral5 [Visitor]
mr_neutral5very few are still focused on God that He will certainly give us a brekthrough through president GEJ. I am one of those who by the grace of God will hold on till the very end believing God. My earnest prayer is for the president not to faint because of what we are experiencing. I believe in him that God will use him to make a remarkable difference.
01/13/12 @ 21:58
Comment from: Chalice [Visitor] Email
ChaliceTel them!!! I love ur write ups more grease to ur elbow n 10 cartons of kpomo 4 u broda. Hahaha
01/14/12 @ 00:27
Comment from: steve chalokwu [Visitor] Email
steve chalokwuIkechukwu! you have spoken well and most likely what most people have in mind also, but don't lose hope I believe that the fight for freedom must start somewhere. You and i know that what the masses are crying out is not just all about fuel subsidy alone. They are crying out loud about many untold hardship and injustices, curruption of the highest order which includes turning a blind eye on the killing of ibos.God works in a way eartly people do not know and understand. To me i still want to leave it up to God, you will never know what God want to do with this strike. If the president decide to harden his heart like pharoah in the bible, the end will justify the cause.Why i said this is this, look at all sorts of revelations and evidences coming out as a result of fuel subsidy They may all not turn out to be true, but do not ignore them all. IKECHUKWU! labour and other bodies are not EFCC, POLICE ARMY ETC.but God might use labour to start a process of addressing those issues that we have been woundering how to start it. Thanks bros.
01/14/12 @ 01:41
Comment from: Theophile [Visitor]
TheophileGoodluck has failed all of us who are his strong followers. His attitude toward the fuel subsidy issue falls short of our expectations. He announced April 1st the take off date for the subsidy removal only to give Nigerians the shocker on the 1st day of the year. What does he think Nigeria is? His father's Estate which he has a monopolistic control over? Subsidy that could not be removed by the khaki boys and the post khaki boy (Obasanjo). A classroom teacher like him wants to force the said removal on the poor masses without any palliative. Thank God he has met a rock.
01/14/12 @ 02:07
Comment from: Benjamin [Visitor]
BenjaminBadluck Jonathan may God have Macy on you
01/14/12 @ 02:37
Comment from: Mike [Visitor] Email
MikeIkechukwu,thanks for saying what I believe is in every sensible Nigerians mind.I beleive so much in what Goodluck Jonathan is try to do and that the Almighty God will give him the wisdom to continue regardless of the ignorance/corruption/injustices/insincerity in the so call leaders and followers.
01/14/12 @ 02:53
Comment from: EDIRIN [Visitor] Email
EDIRINmy dear and darlin brother of our great country nigeria, you ve' spoken well am touched with the way you analysed everything that is going on in our great country nigeria, me too believe that GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN will come out with something tangible by the special grace of God Almighty. ameeeeeeeeeeeeeen
01/14/12 @ 03:32
Comment from: YUSUF [Visitor]
YUSUFMay Allah save us, and touch GEJ's mind because is now imitating the evils once.
01/14/12 @ 05:22
Comment from: Emmanuel oseh [Visitor]
Emmanuel osehAs for me let give hime a tryer
01/14/12 @ 07:58
Comment from: Onu Otile [Visitor]
Onu OtileI have advised people from Southest and Southsouth to remain steadfast behind Jonathan.They are the zones that voted for him with every amount of sincerity and they are the reason Nigeria is seeing some light today. Nigerian Labor Congress is misguided, manipulated and led by blind men who on the other hand should be led.If Southsouth and Southeast should unite, the ranting of NLC and their cohorts will be in vain.How can a people watch and see itself raped openly by a group whose genealogy is never and will never be traced to Southeast and Southsouth. look at the beneficiaries of the oil subsidy; how many of them are from these zones. For eight years, Obasanjo was the President and Minister of Petroleum.The country saw corruption, decay and political killing; some of which the man himself ordered.The NLC never uttered a word. The issue at hand now is a means to an end and we will all see the end.
01/14/12 @ 08:15
Comment from: vicky [Visitor]
vickyif all nigerians can join heads togather as they are fighting this fuel subsidY removal to instead,fight the so called(BOKO HARAM) NIGERIA would have been a peaceful & better place to live. NIGERIANS PLZ LETS GIVE HIM A CHANCE: OGA JONATHAN, may GOD give u the wisdom to govern this country in the fear of GOD.
01/14/12 @ 10:35
Comment from: Olajide Olakanpo [Visitor]
Olajide OlakanpoPeople are utterly bewildered by the Igbo tepid attitude to the violence and indignity they take in the hands of the Hausa/Fulani. Could it be that they enjoy it? It has become routine for the Hausa to make them easy pick for gleeful frequent slaughter. Yet, they do nothing, not even protest or official representations to the authorities to express serious concern; not even a whimper.
Igbo Senators, Reps and Governors don't even care; they are too busy with the scramble to fleece the nation's treasury. Does this mean Igbos relish being killed like flies and made canon fodder for Islamic insanity? What kind of people are these Igbos.
The hard part is that their assailants are leprosy-infested low-lifers who have no business being grouped as humans. I would personally consider it more dignifying to be mauled by a pack of wild hyena than death in the hands of satanic Hausa/Fulani barbarians.
The Igbos must understand that they must blow their own trumpet; no one else will do it for them. The government finds it more convenient to look the other way as long as Igbos won't ask or bother. In 1966, 30,000 Igbos were eliminated in a government-sponsored genocide. Up until now, Igbos have not demanded for answers or justice. They keep hurting, while more and more pain is inflicted by unrelenting, ignorant mullahs.
Unlike the ongoing nationwide protests against petrol price hike, the recent Igbo massacres that preceded the subsidy removal got no such show of public displeasure. It clearly suggests that the unwarranted, brutal Igbo killing is non-event, nothing to worry about.
The message is simple; the Igbos need to prove that brute violence is not a Hausa/Fulani preserve. And this is very, very important. Lots of other actions can also be taken in addition. That they are victims of well documented classic case of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing of 1966 is undeniable. The ICC deals with such cases when charges are filed. If nothing else, the Igbos can start with filing charges, followed by other pragmatic steps to redeem their dignity
01/14/12 @ 10:35
Comment from: FORTUNE [Visitor]
FORTUNEIf ojukwu is still alive he could have gingered igbos to do something
because of the killings. However God has a purpose for it. If GEJ is bold enough let him imitate President Garuberchof of former U S S R. Let GEJ divide the country for goodness sake. Nigerians are tired of One Nigeria. Let's call a spade a spade. After the split those who have oil let them enjoy, others should enjoy what God gives them. Simple.

Thanks Ike for your inspiring write ups. Keep it up. Kudos.
01/14/12 @ 10:42
Comment from: Onu Otile [Visitor]
Onu Otile@ Olakanpo: You made a good point for the people concerned to note. But do you think that Igbos of this century will leave these blood letting go without notice.We were blamed for rushing judgment that escalated to the Biafran/Nigerian war. We are more enlightened than hiding and throwing bombs into the gathering of Igbo people.When the mask is finally removed, be sure to say that Igbo people were pushed to the wall and they have no other option.
01/14/12 @ 13:15
Comment from: michael [Visitor] Email
michaelThe south-south and southeast zone should stop giving resources-oil to the other zones. Tell me what the south-south and southeast get in return for the oil producing money. The south-south and southeast are second class citizen of Nigeria. I want the people of south-south and southeast to visit all the MDA of "Fraud" Government of Nigeria. It is Yoruba and Hausa that are in charge of all these vices. Please stop given this evil minded your oil resources. I have told people that Nigeria should split into four region and let the oil producing region sell their oil to other region. Then all these vices will stop. It is either we go African Spring or Rawling style to end all this endless madness or the suffering and slavery will continue. The labour union is not the answer. I am with you Mr Enyiagu. FYI I am yoruba and I do feel your pain when I see the way people in government spend your money in U.S. The people in government don't care because they have contract with devil to carry out and the only solution as I said is African Spring or Rawling sytle.
01/14/12 @ 15:10
Comment from: Sam [Visitor]
SamI want Igbo govs to help those that are traped down in the nouth cus i personally will soon start to defend the IGBOS from the hand of our enemies.
01/14/12 @ 15:52
Comment from: Made [Visitor]
MadeYou indeed speak with much wisdom. I wish those protesting will put on their thinking cap and be true to themselves because their protest is along some partial divides. Those who claim they are fighting for the masses are really not. Let's give the President a chance to perform then face our Governors,Chairmen and Councilors about the dividends of democracy because quite a number of them are not working and some are not doing enough as they are closer to the masses. As a matter of fact, they are supposed to champion the course of telling these masses on the gains of subsidy removal but instead they incite them negatively calling the President names as if it was a unilateral decision. God will undertake for us in this Country. Amen.
01/14/12 @ 16:22
Comment from: martins maruche [Visitor]
martins marucheMy brother be happy
01/15/12 @ 01:04
Comment from: Cyril [Visitor] Email
Cyril@Theophile, you suprise me by your reasoning. Even a primary school pupil will know that if the president had given the actual date, maketers will hold fuel creat artificier scacity. The decision to change the actual date is in our best interest, thank you.
01/15/12 @ 03:02
Comment from: Kings [Visitor]
KingsDear brother Ikechukwu Enyiagu,

God will continue to bless you my dear brother by tending to increase knowledge in this so called animal in human skin that where amalgamated with we Igbos.
01/15/12 @ 03:16
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01/15/12 @ 04:03
Comment from: Nigerian [Visitor]
NigerianYes, this is just what GEJ wants. If dividing the country will make things better so be it. Granted that the Hausa/ Fulanis will not get the free oil wealth from the wealthy south life will be very tough, especially to our wicked elites That is very true and sad. The life of an average northern Hausa/Fulani will not change much. This is because he enjoys very little government support now.
However get these facts straight, FOOL!!!!.You are a human being th first before being a south easterner. If you have any conscience you will know that it is criminal to impose unnecessary hardship on anybody when you can avoid it. Withdrawal of fuel subsidy is not unavoidable. If GEJ's plan comes to life, an average Nigerian who is among the poorest average men in the world, will be paying for, not only petrol but virtually every other thing much higher than an average American,supposedly the wealthiest average man on earth. Your blind hatred to the Hausa/Fulani will not make life easier for you even if Nigeria is divided along ethnic lines. The southern elites will, like all elites in the country, not share anything with you. Government,especially if led by GEJ will not knock on your doors to give you proceed from oil sales. Boko haram may not be in your area but certainly there will be more armed robberies, kidnappings cultism, unemployment and other specialties of the southern nigerian communities. Right now there is no enough land area to accommodate you people, therefore by the time GEJ's plan come to fruition it will be worse. You will buy meat and vegetable at at least double the price you are buying them now. I just pray you people will not go back to CANNIBALISIM as you were doing before the british came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
01/15/12 @ 08:34
Comment from: lastborn [Visitor]
lastbornsorry for the igbo people at this time they can not come together with one faith and one mind, to stand now for they chance to free they self as a nation.Time has gone to fight with gun and knife but with brain, so lets come together as one in one mind and one heart then we can make right.Meaning we should stand by Goodluck and give him a chance as a leader............then our governors and senators,house of rep should re-think to follow our leader for better future for our children and generation.............
01/15/12 @ 16:53
Comment from: Okusi [Visitor] Email
OkusiMy people, don't allow the claws of tribalism bring us down. The entity Nigeria is not troubled by any particular ethnic grouping. The country has had administration that included various tribal representations with little or no impact on the people at the grassroots. Whenever it suits them they feed us with hate,tribalism and religious intolerance to distract us from focusing on important issue. The average Hausa-Fulani man did not benefit from their people reign. I am from the South West, and I can't point at one advantage that I enjoyed as a Yoruba man during OBJ's two terms? The way the Ibo man suffers is the way the others suffer. Let's not fight one another Rather let us fight the political elites and nudge our president to the path of war against corruption.
01/15/12 @ 22:46
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