{MUST READ}. Its a class war, stupid !!!! By Joseph Edgar.

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It’s a class war , stupid !!!!!

Nigerians, just like when Bill Clinton told the
Americans during one of his election campaigns
that it was the economy, I am also now telling
Nigerians that it is a class war period.
Our sufferings and frustrations are not because
we belong to any section of the country or
because we are Igbos as the hapless Nnamdi
Kanu and his ilk would have us believe it is
simply because we remain the grass under the
feet of a collection of elephants in a continous
struggle for power both political and economic.
Our low level of education and enlightenment
continue to put us in positions of servitude to be
used and misused by the elites whose
membership cut across ethnic lines and are kept
together by their collective greed.The Marxists
pushed this position in the 70s and we refused
to see it. I have been mulling these thoughts and
have decided to expand on it as I now have
incontrovertible evidence that our oppressors
do not take their decisions based on the
integrity or otherwise of the people they claim
to represent but are driven by the urge for the
primitive and continuos accumulation of power and wealth.

fela

My people, I watched this documentary on
Nigeria and it was very clear that the civil war,
several coups and economic bastardization that
we have faced since we gained independence
have been direct consequences of this struggle.
Let me illustrate, I have always wondered why
Fela the Late genius hated with a passion the
Military especially Obasanjo and Yar’dua. The
link is very clear, his mother was part of the
independence push in the 50s. She attended
most of the talks both in UK and in Nigeria. She
fought gallantly and even dethroned a sitting
Oba in the wake of her powerful incursions into
politics. But immediately we gained
independence she went into obscurity, cheated
out of the fruits of her struggle culminating in
her final humiliation by the OBJ junta. This was
Felas grouse, how can his mother be so treated
by these ‘vagabonds’ after all she had done for
this country.
So what did he do, he fell back on the masses,
taking advantage of their illiteracy and a need
for release as a result of their massive poverty
and suffering to rail against another section of
the elitist club with which he was a major
member by reason of his bourgeois birth. He
wore the pants, smoked the weed all in his bid
to show that he belonged to the masses. He
succeeded to an extent but in death, his people
came for him and took him away from the
masses. They rewarded his family with political
appointments, immortalization of his family
name and all sort. Even today the Lagos state
Government has given up although on lease as I
hear a major part of our national historical
monument – the Lagos Prison for his family to
manage and maintain through his eldest
daughter who is in a relationship with a talented architect.

mkoabiola

People, please open your eyes to the games of
our masters. Another illustration is that of MKO
Abiola, the purported winner of the June 12
Elections. He always regaled us with stories of
his poverty, his poor upbringing and all. He did
all these to curry the support of the masses in
his fight against his colleagues as he struggled
for power. He was not poor even in his youth,
he was educated by Felas father in a school
meant for elites and their children. Obasanjo
attended the same school, (hope you are seeing
the link) sent abroad to study and came back to
join the Lagos University Teaching hospital
from where he moved to some multi national
and still as a very young man bought his first
company. As a bonafide member of the elitist
club, his colleagues in the military gave him all
sorts of contracts making him one of the richest
Nigerians of all time. During this time, he made
very shallow contributions to the welfare of the
masses. Making gratitious donations which
were in no way compared to the massive wealth
he had amassed through his prostituting with
the military membership of the elitist club. All
these was to hoodwink us and make us believe
that he was a trusted ally.
But all his charade was blown open when he
was bluntly told by his colleagues that the
Presidency was not ‘for sale’. However in his
stubbornness he continued, relying on the
bridge he had built between himself and the
people to deliver the Presidency. This failed
him for he underestimated the power of his
cabal of wolves, his ambitions were frustrated
by the military junta and he jumped to the
masses for help like they always do, but we had
been thoroughly weakened by his activities and
that of his cohorts in the elitist movement and
he invariably lost his life.
The linkages are very strong. The same people
and their children have been ruling us both
politically and economically. They only jump at
ethnic and tribal colorations when they loose
out in their intra class struggle. Falling back on
the poor people to fight for them, claiming to
have been cheated because they belong to a
certain tribe but conveniently forgetting to state
clearly that they were just poor strategist in a
club the majority of us will never belong.

class-war

Let’s look at Ojukwu the leader of the Biafran
Secessionist movement. His father was at the
time the richest Nigerian. Ojukwu lived a life of
privilege and attended the best schools. His
education gave him a little advantage over the
other members who were firmly divided into
three class subdivisions within the elitist
movement- the political, economic and military.
Ojukwu played in all the spheres and did not
understand why he should be subjugated to
Gowon who played in only one space and was
not as educated. The progrom in the North and
the continued massacre of the igbos gave him
the firm vehicle and platform to carry out what
to me and some scholars was a purely egoistic
Crusade which led to the killing of over 2m
Nigerians. After the war, what did we hear, ‘no
victor no vanquished’, Ojukwu had run away
with his famous Mercedes Benz to live a life of
luxury in exile. This kind of camaraderie was a
slap on the face of all those who had lost their
lives, suffered untold suffering and saw their
destinies thwarted but what would you expect
after a fight between ‘two brothers’?
The competition between the elites led to
massive recruitments on all sides. The North
carried out their Northernization policy, using
the famed Barewa College as a bastion for
recruitment into the civil service and the
military school in Zaria for recruitment into the
military. The west embarked on theirs too
sending their scions out to the UK on
scholarships mostly to study Law. That is why
you hear of people like Fani Kayode being a
third generation Cambridge educated lawyer.
The Easterners also had theirs with what was
then called the Argonauts, this was the Azikiwe
led young Igbo Turks who were mostly
educated and trained in the U.S steeped in the
radicalism of the civil rights movements. Today
you will see their children and descendants still
holding forte.
People like Bola Tinubu, El Rufai, Buba Marwa,
Dasuki, Femi Otedola, Aliko Dangote, Keem
Bello Osagie, Udo Udoma are all direct
descendants and beneficiaries of the bastion of
elitist control.
How do these elitists perpetuate themselves in
power? Its Simple. Education and in some cases
marriage. They have identified very early the
importance of education hence the continuos
push for their children and chosen ones to get
the very best in education and tutelage. They go
to the very best schools in the world and get the
kind of exposure that common people’s children
will never get. In the olden days it was through
scholarships opened to party members children
and wards, today its making sure recruitment
into choice jobs was strictly based on the level
and quality of education preferably overseas
degrees. Tell me how will a Shomolu man’s son
no matter how brilliant compete?
They have also perfected the art of intra class
marriage. They marry themselves ensuring
continuity and spreading of bloodlines although
firmly within the elitist circle. Any attempt to
marry out of this class is rebuffed and frustrated
until the usurper packs his bags and runs away.
Clear illustration, look at the Management of
Forte Oil and the pedigree of its Chairman you
will see what we are saying. From the Group
Managing Director to the Chief Financial
Officer are children with strong pedigree that
can be traced back two generations. They also
parade very strong educational qualifications
and tremendous exposure. So how will someone
who went to Makoko Comprehensive and
graduated from our ASUU strike bedeviled
institutions compete favorably with these
people. So you see, it’s a class war my people.

otedola

Otedola himself comes from a strong pedigree
that could be traced to the Awoist free
education and scholarship platforms of the old
western region. His father being one of the
wealthiest people in the land emerged as the
first ‘sleeping’ Governor of Lagos State and
eventually today Femi is one of the wealthiest
black men in the world. He is also perpetuating
the elitist lineage by sending his own kids to the
very best schools in the world, recruiting only
the very best that his money can afford from a
very shallow pool of labour and effectively
limiting the rest of us no matter where we come
from Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo or Ibibio to the
servitude that remains our fate.
Now that it’s rosy, we are not hearing that he is
enjoying all of these because he is a Yoruba
man o. By the time, he experiences a small
hiccup, maybe a little intra class struggle he
would fall back on his people and scream for
war that these Hausa people want to take his
firm because he is Yoruba.
This is where Nnamdi Kanu is getting it all
wrong. The igbos are not suffering because they
are Igbos, they are suffering because of their
position in the societal hierarchy which decides
who stays where no matter where you come
from. Why do you think the South Eastern
Governors will never support his position? it’s
because it may cause an imbalance of power
and a restriction to resources. The Igbo elites
will always look at Nnamdi Kanu as an orphan
and treat him as such.
People, we are all suffering. Igbo, Yoruba,
Hausa, Igbira, Ijaw. A poor man is a poor man.
The same sickness in Onitsha is the same
sickness in Kano. Have you seen the poverty in
the North? Have you been to Makoko in Lagos?
Have you been to the slums of Aba? We are
fighting like fools because we do not know who
the enemy is.
Biafra will not put food on the tables of the
poor disenfranchised Igbo man, Biafra will
not give him infrastructure, send his children
to school or even give him a voice. The issue
can never be Biafra, the issue is elitist
suppression and full control of the levers of
the economy emasculating the masses
throughout Nigeria.
If you doubt me, let us allow Biafra go and you
will immediately see the permutation replay
itself with the rebirth of these same elitist
people creating a new hierarchy and
entrenching the same issues that led to the
creation of Biafra. Another Ilustration, IBBs
rash of new states did not solve the issues but
indeed created a new set of minorities still
suffering from lack. I was a minority in the old
Cross River State and still remain. Minority in
the new Akwa Ibom State with my grandfathers
house still not joined to the National grid. So
what are we talking about.
The solution is education. We must break the
walls of illiteracy by liberalizing education.
Let’s enlighten everybody so that we all can at
least see issues in its true form instead of its
present coloration along ethnic and tribal lines.
It is a class war and the sooner we realize this, the closer we will get to the uhuru..

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