Tuesday, May 28, 2013


The crisis of confidence that is disturbing and bothering Nigeria today started when there was no nation called such name. But the British colonialist conspired and condoned it pre Northern and southern protectorates, further post 1914 amalgamation for socio-economic remote controlled selfish reasons. 
May 29th, 1904 was when Othman Dan-Fodio and his brother Adullahi Dan-Fodio, primarily motivated by imperial desires using Islamic religion as a tool to invade the Hausa (Habe) kingdom. On that day, SERIKI YUNFA of Gobriyya (Present Gusua, Zamfara State) was beheaded by the Fulani invaders. Dan-Fodio then start invading and stealing the Hausa lands and establishing green flags as a token of spiritual allegiance to Sokoto where he made his spiritual capital. 

May 29th, 1922; The colonial opportunists conducted a lopsided and rigged inaugural census for the amalgamated protectorates called Nigeria without the socio-cultural inputs of natives for British economic purposes. Although, by then the colonial master had perfected an agreement with the Fulanis in collaboration with the subjected Hausas. Demographically, that was the first census in the entire universe that will apply demographic superiority to dwellers of Arid desert with such harsh living conditions as against tropical coastal line dwellers. 

May 29th 1959; The Northern region of Nigeria got approval for self-rule from the British conspiring colonialist two solid years after the West and East has got theirs. The reason is that as of then, the Fulanis has seen the spiritual power inherent in that day for their invading race. 

May 29th, 1962. State of emergency was declared in the Western Region by the Fulani Tafawa Balewa regime with the British colonialist behind the scene. It was during this period that Chief Obafemi Awolowo was put under house arrest and was eventually jailed for felony. 

The state of emergency was declared in consonance with the colonial master's position that the Western Region will be severely punished in future for pioneering the call and process towards independence (i.e. self-rule) from the British government. 

May 29th, 1967; This was the day the second round of ethnic cleansing of the Igbo people of South-eastern Nigeria took place as orchestrated throughout the North. Both young and old of the Igbo indigenes were eliminated and later go further to all other southerners. Note, that this event majorly culminated in the call by Lt. Col Odumegwu Ojukwu on all Igbo to return back to their geographical space towards the civil war. 

May 29th, 1999; It was for the above reasons the Fulani oligarchy imposed May 29th, 1999 as the hand-over day on us through Gen. Abdulsalam Albubakar (the then Head of State) and the imposition of same day starting from year 2000 as Democracy Day through their agent, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo. 

May 29th has no meaning whatsoever to the real indigenes of Nigeria. It only has meaning to the political thieves because it connotes their dominations; justifies their stronghold on Nigeria Nationalities and signals our collective sense of enslavement by the ruling elite. 
Since May 29 1999 how much has been stolen from Nigeria? How many companies have folded up? How many of our graduates are roaming the street in endless search for jobs? How many politicians has been jailed on Nigeria soil?
May 29th was not an Election Day or national mutual event day. What happens to colonial hand-over of October 1st 1960? What happens to October 1st 1963 republican day and October 1st 1979 second republic hand-over date and the usual October 1st Independence celebration days? 

Therefore, the Coalition for Yoruba Autonomy (COYA) totally disagree with May 29th as Democracy Day in Nigeria. We rather opt for the usual October 1st as our Independence cum Democr

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