Clamour For Revolution

         Written by: Hontonnu Moses.


Undoubtedly, the reason that triggered grievances against government policies was as a result of the irregularities in government that showed up ugly faces on daily basis which have been exacerbating the system economically, politically and socially a need to critically see to the conflicting issues before they  grow to a higher degree of no amendment, this is because of the intense clamour from the masses including the poor and the rich, Activists and Lawyers, Teachers and  Doctors, farmers and accountants or patriotic citizens who are of course, mindful and ardent about their political reform rather than change that refuses to change into development and transformation or productivity to aid Nation Building.  

Historically, Nigeria was emancipated from colonial rule or foreign rule on the 1st October, 1960. This period of course marked Nigeria start to autonomy (self-government), and thereafter nothing tangible has not been fashioned out of this to what we could label as factors or attributes of a developed country or other developed countries could label as a development or Nigeria, one of the satisfied countries in Africa in terms of development and transformation rather we have been misplaced on the list of countries who have reached a developed state, no wonder former Prime Minister of UK, David Cameron averred that Nigeria is “fantastically corrupt” during a discussion with the Queen in Buckingham Palace.  What a tragic reputation! 

Conspicuously, we do not need the help of microscope, mirror, fetish man, clergies or outsiders to tell us how bad the system has been for some decade years. Of course, the public levied weighty durex against government deficiencies in handling the administration or ruling the country, and at the same vein, the opinion of the people agitating for good leadership, good government, good economic, adequate infrastructures or social amenities,   on various means of correspondents including newspapers, social media and write-ups the system isn’t still coming out from its rotten shell rather staying in the rotten shell reproducing aberrations causing harms to the country’s posterity.  

In reference to revolution, the country has tried to weightily combat against peddling intense clamour for revolution by the masses which was at a verge of taking a penetrating or forceful strive to impose or express their non-support government policies.  

What then is revolution?? 
To many Nigerians, revolution is a change of government through protests. Revolution in Latin word it is revolutio, meaning, a turn around. Conversely, it is sudden wave of change in government or political institution or political power where the masses revolt against government irregularities or incompetence including social, political and economic aspects.  In genuine fact, revolution is characterized with violence, shocks, strains, massacres and other forceful means which revolution is also attracted with. 

There is no doubt that, the world has recorded diverse revolutions in some countries while some did not. It interestingly to note recent revolutions in recent centuries or countries who of course were labeled with revolution include the United States through the American Revolutionary War  (1775–1783), the French Revolution (1789–1799), the Spanish American wars of independence (1808–1826), the European Revolutions of 1848, the Iranian Revolution in 1979, and the European Revolutions of 1989. These countries are Cuban Revolution, the Russian Revolution in 1917, the Chinese Revolution of the 1940s, and the Cuban Revolution in 1959, French Revolution 1779, and others which came into invasion as a result of different reasons. 

What then do we understand as Political Institution? Succinctly, political institutions are the judiciary, executives, legislatures, ministries, and others. They are political or government bodies through which government discharges their duties or compulsions. In other words, Political institution is a designed government structures with a laid down rules and regulations through which government of a country perform and act as a government entity. Unquestionably, political institutions have been plainly coloured with various criminating or unwelcoming acts which have been the cause to the country’s instability or poor developments, and in the same vein, the political institutions have been painted with a high degree of lawlessness extending this lawlessness to the so-called Judiciaries who interpret the law, but, it’s unfortunate they are also lawless, what a goal displacement in what they preached. 

But today, it seems Nigeria is also clamouring to experience one, no one is happy to experience revolution neither in support of this rebellious movement called revolution, anyone who has of course witnessed revolution would definitely has a deep understanding of its atrocious features, but because the masses have tried to manage and stomach the radical hardships imposed on them over many years which they all believed it would end one day, and rather than ameliorating, it’s deteriorating. However, they decided not to continue shouldering these hardships rather react in a forceful way resulting to revolution a paradigm or example of reaction to instability or bad political institution.  In conclusion Karl Marx one of the great sociologist and class conflict theorists ascertained that one day the un-rule class won’t be able to stomach bad government imposed by the ruling class rather react through revolution.