The Stubborn Refusal to Learn from History
1963/64, 1983, 1993, and 2003 are significant years in Nigeria's history.
A number of political office holders may have learnt a lot of lessons from history, even though others have become perpetual learners and have continually repeated avoidable mistakes of the past.
In a number of days to come, Nigerians will elect a brand new President and the statutorily stipulated lawmakers.
Sadly, February 25th, a date that ought to attract happiness and hopes for Nigerians, has become a source of great worry.
This date will serve as the long awaited JUDGMENT day for Nigerians to either reward good governance or effect a change in the present status quo, where and if necessary, in the center and the 36 states on March 11.
Indeed, the gloomy faces of Nigerians constitute a major indication that the democratic experience has been that of despondency, anguish, sorrow and bitterness.
Without doubt, the journey has been a political mis-adventure directed by the political class, who have, overtime, displayed a stubborn resolve not to learn any lessons from history.
The Truth in Agonies and Hardships
A school thought has it that the agonies, hardships and difficulties, Nigerians are presently experiencing were deliberately designed to make the electorate vulnerable to evil influences on election days. Perhaps this is true.