Founding president of One Love Foundation, and businessesman, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor has again cried out over the growing tensions across the country, describing it as a perfect sign that Nigeria is set on a time bomb, waiting to explode.
Eholor who spoke to Jungle-Journalist.Com in an interview, gave salient points to buttress his argument, even saying that the points are just a few pointers.
He warned that unless the present government is shown the way out and concrete steps are taken to rebuild the country, terrible things are going to happen in a short time that could completely destroy the country.
Ongoing violence, kidnappings, killings on the North:
It’s a shame. I remember when Muhammadu Buhari and El Rufai were saying that if Goodluck Jonathan cannot solve the problem of insecurity, he should resign. I am surprised that they are all still in office without tendering their resignation.
As a matter of fact, they have failed in every ramification. We remember what rate dollar was at when they came to power. We remember the prices of petroleum products when they were elected.
I don’t understand why Nigerians are so gullible, why they have refused to go to the streets to demand their rights and make sure that we chase away these political bandits out of power.
Skyrocketing prices of petroleum products:
A lot of things are going on with Nigerians. This government believe that Nigerians at home and abroad are very docile, that whenever they do anything, nobody will do them anything, and no one will react. When they threatened to increase the fuel price, their was an outcry that if they do it, there will be something worse than #EndSARS.
So they cleverly brought in adulterated fuel, and claimed that the marketers are withholding products. Then from N280, it has risen to N720. Imagine if you have a hotel, and there is no explanation. Does it mean there are no more patriotic citizens in Nigeria?
I tell you, whatever goes up in Nigeria can never come down. Fuel(petrol) is selling between N210 and N230 in Benin City. Where are the regulators, who controls it? It is a shame that as bright as we are, the government has been able to make nuisance of us, that we have no value. We have all become collectively stupid, and don’t know our rights.
ASUU, ASUP Strike:
Children who pay their school fees everyday still struggle to pass. ASUU ASUP, in the day they are ASUU, in the day they are activists, in the night, they are politicians. They should demand that government meet their demands or lock the schools.
They lock the schools today, open it tomorrow and shut it again the next day. It’s very unfair to the students. I think it’s time for these students to take their own destinies into their own hands, to demand for their rights because education is the right of every child.
It’s time they tell Buhari to resign. It’s time for us all to match to Aso Rock and reverse this country for good. If you touch one, you touch all. You kill one, you kill all. But gone are those days when students have a mind of their own, when men came out to protest and the government pees in their pants.
Now its all about ritual killings ans yahoo yahoo, cultism and all that.
Students also have failed themselves because they don’t know what they want. You have all kind of organisations in school and no one can do anything. I am not in school, but I know what I have done for them lately.
I hope the students are doing the right thing so they can face their own responsibility.
Ritual killings, cult killings:
Ritual killing is nonsense. Every body knows that by killing someone, you dont get rich. The Bible never said that you are going to get rich after killing somebody.
I have said it in the past and I am saying it again that any of these pastors (not all pastors anyway) who preach financial prosperity should face jail terms. Imagine going to church and the pastor is saying, ‘Make it rain’, and is throwing money around the church. A place that is supposed to be God’s sanctuary is now being used for vanity. You are doing all kinds of magic in church, convincing youths it’s right for them to get rich without efforts.
Then you have fake native doctors and fake herbalists who are telling these youths, as young as 13 or 14 years old that when you cut the private parts of a woman, you will get rich. It’s not true. You can never get rich by killing or taking the body parts.
The Train Attack in Kaduna:
The most funny part of that is the recent attack on a train in Kaduna. A beautiful bright doctor was there, military men, women, civilians, engineers, lawyers, market women and others – some were shot directly, some were kidnapped, and yet, we could not even account for the number of those missing, and those who died.
The safest place is supposed to be the airport and we are not at war. But kidnappers went there and disrupted the activities of the airport, killed somebody and injured others. The government went to lie about it to cover up, using their Lai Mohammed.
What a shame! I cry for my beloved country. Who did this to us? You cannot travel safely through Benin Auchi road, Lagos Abuja road, Benin Asaba Road, you cannot use any road in Nigeria and be safe. The only people that can travel now is the President, the Inspector General of Police, the Chief of Army Staff because they have their battalions moving with them. But don’t forget that the constitution guarantees that it’s the right of every citizen to be protected by the Federal Government, and I think this government has failed us abysmally.
Resumption of tolls at Lekki Toll Gate:
Yesterday, a journalist was brutalised and beaten by the police because the politicians are more concerned about getting money at Lekki Toll Gate instead of creating a monument for those who lost their loved ones at the toll gate.
We as Nigerians must resist them and fight back by every means necessary because we cannot allow those who we lost at the toll gate to be forgotten so easily. I have been saying it even when I was arrested, that there should be a monument listing the names of the civilians, police, soldiers and everyone who died for the sake of this struggle.
Nobody must collect money there at Lekki Ikoyi toll gate. We are going to fight them, we are going to resist them. We are going to tell them that truly, the government belong to the people.
Those who fought for the removal of Goodluck Jonathan:
What happened to those who fought for Jonathan to be removed from power, people like Tunde Bakare, Femi Kuti, people like Wole Soyinka, Tinubu who brought Buhari to us, El Rufai, and so many others who forced this man on us, who told us that a better leader is coming and gave us this man? What happened to the Ojota rally, Occupy Nigeria?
Why have they kept mute? I think it will be unfair to President Goodluck Jonathan, former president of this country that those who painted him in very bad light are mute now when they have seen the real definition of incompetence.
Jonathan said no single Nigerian blood is worth shedding to keep him in power and left office, and he is going to be a hero forever because he has been vindicated. Jonathan is one of the best presidents of all times, even though I didn’t like some of his policies at that time. The same subsidy that made them fight him is still there. The former NNPC chairman Garuba whom they found 10 million dollars in his hands was acquitted, with the judiciary closing lack of evidence. What other evidence do you need? Is he a bank? That is money laundering and is sufficient for him to be jailed.
In that, the judiciary has failed us. We are supposed to have three arms of government, but we have only one arm.whuch us executive.
It’s preposterous. It is very alarming that no one seems to care that Nigeria is on time bomb. I cry, my beloved country.