Nigerians are not interested in fighting
for Saudi's geopolitical interests. As a struggling nation, we are bleeding
enough in economic collapse being inadvertent passengers and
casualties of the Saudi oil wars against Russia and Iran. That is enough
involuntary sacrifice being made for Saudi's personal fanatical interests for
I do not believe President Muhammadu
Buhari signed-up under the Saudi-led Islamist countries coalition against
terror in the interest of the wishes of Nigeria's masses. His confession, once
again first to foreign media as is custom, was a shock and
disappointment for most of us.
Just like Nigeria's President challenged
Christians to go and fight Boko Haram and MEND, so also, or rather, more
appropriately, the important question to ask is: which Nigerian Christian
or Shia Muslim or non fanatical other Muslim does Buhari intend to send to join
ranks with and fight for Saudi interests across the world?
While perhaps General T.Y. Buratai and
some of his ilk will be happy to go and fight for Saudi Arabia
against their enemies; there is no doubt a majority of Nigerian soldiers should
not be tested with such unconstitutional deployments.
Before Saudi Arabia should dream-up
having the temerity to lead a so-called coalition against terror to which
Nigeria will be a member, they should first answer this single question: what
public statement did they make against Boko Haram throughout the five long
horrendous years that the Salafist extremist barbarians killed tens of
thousands of West Africa's Muslims and Christians? What single action did they
ever take against the sect? And why did Boko Haram always set up its meetings
in the kingdom? Nigerians should not be insulted further.
I urge all Nigerians with conscience to
rise-up as we did when late Yar'Adua of esteemed memory, after having tea with
Obama, erroneously agreed to allow American boots on Nigerian soil. As we
denounced this and compelled him upon his return to quickly reverse his
erroneous commitment, so also must we rise up to the occasion and compel
President Buhari to immediately excuse Nigeria from
the fallacious and predictably malicious coalition. Nigeria has
enough confusion as is than to get itself mangled in the Saudi fanatic web.
At this time, what we as a nation should
be considering is the serious advise Buhari was given to withdraw from OPEC.
Nigeria must work in the interests of Nigerians. OPEC has become a tool of war
being used by the Gulf States against their enemies. Like was raised, Nigeria
does not have the oil reserves and profit margin-over-production-costs to
remain a pawn in the Arab States' economic wars against their chosen enemies.
We should reject being part of the first economic war and most
definitely not sign-up to be part of a second Saudi monarch's
war. Whoever wishes to fight for Saudi Arabia can form a club and
participate in such adventure on his own time. We as a secular nation reject
being sworn in under that umbrella.
We support Buhari's war against
We support Buhari's war against Boko
But we denounce and unambiguously request
President Buhari withdraw from the Saudi-led islamist coalition.
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