Welcome to ‘Mai Chanji’-by Fani Kayode

“Their HATE for President Goodluck Jonathan justifies the suffering
in the land. Recession matters not. Hunger matters not. Loss of jobs
matter not. Polio matters not. Making a mess of the naira matters not.
Fulani Herdsmen matter not. High cost of foodstuffs matter not. Chibok
matters not. We have men consumed by their hate for Jonathan and it
matters not if Nigeria burns” – PRINCE HENRY NWAZURUAHU SHIELD,
How right Prince Shield is. His
contribution is not only courageous but also insightful and profound.
The Buharists and the “lying liars” are blinded by their hate for
Jonathan and for those of us that have chosen to stand by him.

It is so bad that if their wives were made pregnant by another man they
would say that it was Jonathan that was responsible. Yet their record of
governance is clear and there for all to see.
In one
year and two months of President Buhari and his APC’s “Mai Chanji”,
Nigeria has become a very different place to what it was before. Our
nation has, so to speak, really been ”transformed”.
A few examples will suffice. One year two months ago we were the
largest producer of oil in Africa but thanks to “Mai Chanji” that is no
longer the case. One year and two months ago we were the number one
destination for foreign investment in Africa but thanks to “Mai Chanji”
that is no longer the case.

One year and two months ago we were
the largest economy in Africa but thanks to “Mai Chanji” that is no
longer the case. Sadly it gets worse.
In the space of one year
and two months the naira has depreciated from N160 Naira to $1 United
States Dollar (USD) to N410 Naira to $1 USD.

If there is no
change in fiscal amd monetary policy anytime soon there is a consensus
amongst economic and fiscal experts that by Christmas the Naira would
have depreciated to, at best, N500 Naira to $1 USD.
One year and
two months ago Nigerians could buy a bag of rice for N8000 naira but
today they are paying N20,000 naira for that same bag of rice.

As Pastor Reno Omokri, a former aide to President Jonathan said, if the
minimum wage is N18,000 naira where are the people meant to get the
money to buy rice and other basic food commodities for their families?
In one year and two months graduate and non-graduate unemployment has
soared, banks and companies are retrenching, manufacturers are closing
their factories and plants, industries are collapsing, farmers are
complaining and businessmen and traders are crying. That is “Mai Chanji”
for you. Yet it gets worse.

One year and two months ago we were
generating 5000 megawatts of power for the electrical grid but today we
are generating less than 2000 megawatts.
Again one year and two
months ago we were making large sums of money from the export of our
crude oil but today oil production has been reduced by one third and we
we are importing crude oil and refined products from the neighbouring
nations of Niger and the Republic of Chad.
One year and two
months ago the Nigerian Stock Exchange was recovering and on the rise
and our banking sector was flourishing and liquid. Today the Stock
Exchange has lost 1.6 trillion naira in the last 14 months and our banks
have become nothing but weak and barren money-lender stalls and pawn
shops. That is “Mai Chanji” for you.

In one year and two months
our Air Force, once the pride of Afrcan skies, has been reduced to
nothing but a cow and sheep recovery agency.
In one year
and two months our army, once one of the most professional, feared,
disciplined and respected in Africa, has been turned into a
civilian-killing machine which, on several occasions, has been unleashed on the very people that they are paid to be protecting.
Just to give one example earlier this year they slaughtered over 1000
innocent Shiite Muslims in the streets of Zaria simply because they
blocked a road, they worship God in a different manner to others and
they are not Sunni Muslims. That is real “Mai Chanji” for you.

Again it doesn’t stop there. In one year and two months Boko Haram has
redefined itself, resurrected from the dead and acquired new, more
dangerous and more sophisticated leaders and weapons.
They have
also established two equally ruthless factions and come back bigger,
stronger and more deadly than ever before. Gosh, don’t you just love
“Mai Chanji”?
In one year and two months well-armed government-sponsored and government-protected
Fulani militias, who pose as herdsmen, are raping and killing innocent
and defenceless Nigerians in the farms and towns of the Middle Belt and
the south.

In one year and two months the majority of Nigerians
have been cowered into silence out of fear of persecution and om
trepidation of being locked up indefinately by Buhari’s gestapo. That is
“Mai Chanji” for you.
In one year and two months we have been
turned from a democracy where the freedom of speech once reigned and
where the criticism of the President and the government was welcome and
even encouraged, into a totalitarian police state where the press is
muzzled, judges are muscled and legislators are threatened and docked.

One year and two months ago judges were reverred, court orders were
honored and respected in the land and the rule of law prevailed.
Today court orders are violated and treated with contempt and impunity, the rule of law has been reduced to an inconsequential
and empty mantra and members of the Judiciary are threatened with
criminal investigation, media trials and public witchunts, infantile
probes and baseless criminal prosecutions if they do not play ball and
do the bidding of the security agencies and the executive. That is real
“Mai Chanji” for you.

One year and two months ago Nigeria
had a cerebal, world-class and outstanding Minister of Finance and a
flourishing economy but today we have a cockney-accented,
hackney-eyed Minister of Finance who is not only struggling but who is
also clearly out of her depth and our economy is “officially in
One year and two months ago President Goodluck
Jonathan, his government and indeed the people of Nigeria were
desperately looking for the Chibok girls and the Obi Ezekwesile and
Hadiza Usman-led ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign was in full swing,
marching, demonstrating and criticising the government every day for not
finding them.

Today the Chibok girls have more or less been
abandoned and forgotten, President Muhammadu Buhari appears to be
indifferent to their plight, the search for them has ground to a halt
and the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign has gone into a deep coma whilst
some of its leaders have been pacified and settled with juicy political
appointments. That is “Mai Chanji” for you.

Up until one year
and two months ago a great and illustrious son of Nigeria and a man who
was a great source of pride to African football by the name of Stephen
Keshi was honored and celebrated by his President and government on
behalf of the people of Nigeria.

Yet one year and two months
later when he passed on and when his family needed all the comfort and
support that they could get, our “Mai Chanji” President and government
did not give him a state burial, did not participate in his funeral and
did not see fit to honor him in death. That is how encouraging and
supportive “Mai Chanji” is.
Four years ago our sports men and
women went to the London Olympics with their heads held up high and
with all the kit and resources that they needed but today our sports men
and women at the Rio Olympics have been begging foreigners and
Nigerians alike on the internet for transportion, food, clothes and
their allowances. That is ” Mai Chanji” for you.

One year two
months ago the people of southern Nigeria lived in relative peace and
harmony with one another and with outsiders. Today a Hausa/Fulani man
insists on having sex with a young igbo girl in Akokwa, Imo state.
She declines and, for safety, runs into the home of an old woman where she believes that she willl be safe.
The Hausa/Fulani man pursues her into that house, slaughters her for
denying him sex and proceeds to slaughter the old woman that dared to
give her refuge and that attempted to provide a safe sanctuary for her.

The retaliation was swift and deadly. Within a few hours no less than 6
Hausa/Fulani men, including the lustful beast that attempted to rape
and ended up murdering the young girl and old woman, were butchered in
Akokwa and hundreds more would have been killed had it not been for the
timely intervention of the police.
Such division, hate, mindless
violence and barbarity has not been seen or experienced in the southern
part of our country since the civil war. That is “Mai Chanji” for you.

When one considers all this one wonders just how low we can go and just how bad things can get?
Is this not evidence of some kind of curse? Is it not God’s judgement?
Is this not a change (or “chanji”) from light to darkness? Is this not
what we warned Nigerians about before and during the election? Is this
not what we told them would happen if they gave the Haramites power?
Did we not tell them that the APC broom was nothing but a symbol of
witchcraft and that their fanatical supporters had been put under a
terrible sorcerer’s spell?

Many of those that once
supported President Buhari and his party are now privately lamenting and
publicly recanting in shame and bitter pain. They are asking the nation
to forgive them for their ignorance and short-sightedness.
Some of them have even been locked up simply for having the courage to
criticise the government and party that they once worked for and swore
by. Yet the suffering has only just begun.
Things will get far
worse before they get any better. This is because the darkest part of
the night always comes just before the morning.

The truth is that this government is a plague. They have brought nothing but sickness, poverty and hardship.
They are an affliction that thrive on the suffering of the people. They
are the incubus and succubus spirits that feed on the nations glory and
that suck the life out of the people.
Their motivation is pure
and unadulterated hate and their objective is to impoverish Nigeria, to
silence the opposition, to intimidate and enslave the people, to satisfy
their insatiable lust for power and to impose a hideous and ungodly
ethnic and religious agenda.

Wickedness is their forte, the
abuse of power is their modus, brute force is their language and lies,
deceit and propaganda are their weapons of warfare. They are nothing
but bullies and fascists and like all bullies and fascists their time
will soon come to an end.
Permit me to conclude this contribution
with a profound question. Does anyone remember the the following
submissions and have they not proved to be prophetic?
The first
came from the embattled IPOB leader Mr. Nnamdi Kanu who has been in
illegal detention for the better part of the last one year. He said the
following on Radio Biafra on the 6th of February 2014:

campaign vigorously for elections, you would think, they are coming to
grow the economy, enthrone justice, breed unity and tolerance, love for
one another.
No, they are coming to enthrone Hausa Fulani
supremacy, to reposition the security agencies by sacking all competent
hands and replace them with their kinsmen in order to drive their ethnic
domination of the Biafrans, the Fulani herdsmen will be armed and
encouraged to slaughter us with impunity and their masters will protect

They are coming to ensure that my people are enslaved
forever. Those who do not believe me will soon see it happen before
their very own eyes”.
These are interesting words which have
proved to be true. With what is happening in Nigeria today it is clear
that Mr. Kanu has not only been proved right but he has also been
The second came from none other than President
Goodluck Jonathan himself. In Abuja on Saturday, 10th December 2014 he
said.the following:

“The choice before Nigerians in the coming elections is simple:

A choice between going forward or going backwards, between the old ways
and the new ways; between freedom and repression; between a record of
visible achievements and beneficial reforms and desperate power-seekers
with empty promises”.

Can anyone dispute the fact that both President Jonathan and Mr. Kanu are amongst the prophets?
Welcome to Mai Chanji!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.