A new leadership has emerged in Nigeria, to be headed by President-elect Muhammadu Buhari.
How Nigeria was liberated by “THE WA-ZO-BIA REACTION” (a poem)
Muhammadu Buhari's defeat of the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a victory for democracy and Nigerians just as it is commendable that Nigerians, loosely grouped as Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo, all came forth to elect a new leader.
It was the retired General’s umpteenth time knocking at the gates of the Aso Rock and this time he succeeded.
Many will not know the import of his victory, that it is a big win for democracy in Nigeria.
It is not every day that the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be defeated and concede victory to the opposition, the All Progressives Congress (APC) without as much as a squabble.
The second victory for democracy is that Nigerians, loosely grouped as Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo, all came forth to elect a new leader.
It was a loud “we are not happy with you” to the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.
The poem below expresses a poet’s sentiment of what went down in the historic 2015 Presidential Elections.
It is titled :
“Ig1+Yo2+ Ha4 — PDP0 (+APC1) = NeW 9ja”
Jega dusted the crucible
placed it on the Inec’s table
“let us sample 9ja’s medullas!”
he threw in tattered umbrellas
brooms entered the mix
“tick-tock”, time ticks
“pour all into the mortar”
people added Holy Water
as Jega pounded with PVC
Twitter turned a stormy sea:
OMOjuwa and OMOkri
efribodi n sare kiri!
Jega first said ‘FeBUHARI
14 x 2 = March 28. Orisirisi!
“continuity!”, many screamed
“change!” many more dreamed
as Amaechi dodged bullets
mama Peace fed gullets
Nyamiri, Ngbati and Gambari
all thumbed their marks for Buhari
young, aged, (cows and underaged?)
from Sokoto to Osun, the thumbs raged
Lagos quaked and Rivers rumbled
but the umbrella still crumbled!
mad Oru, for Joe, did bebe
but Jega drooled white kelebe..
the General penned victory piece
as uncle Jona whimpered in peace
ah, this Wa-Zo-Bia reaction!
birth of one-hope nation!
© Kukogho Iruesiri Samson 2015
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