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LETTER TO ROBERT MUGABE By Olabode Oluwafemi Obafemi

Written by Editor

DEAR ROBERT MUGABE,

I know you are not good either but I don’t think sending you a letter to the after life is gonna be a bad Idea
Today Nigeria officially clock 59 years of independence, As you have officially join the league of ancestors;
Tell Herbert Malculay that the party he founded has been turned to People Destroying Party and another one has even started termed Associations of past criminals.

Please if you see Tafawa Balewa, tell him that his sons are carrying guns against Nigerian state.

Tell Yar’Adua that the amnesty he granted is now business oriented for the privilege few; causing wahala and pmb is getting worsed by the day.

Tell Dele Giwa that the Nigerian press has been bought with money

Tell Saro Wiwa that his south south youths are still jobless and cashless

Please if u see Ojukwu, tell him that his brothers and sisters are expecting another pogrom and are preparing for another war.

Tell obafemi awolowo that Nigeria is now more divided Tell him also that we now pay school fees without going to school.

Tell Nnamdi Azikiwe that those things that made him cross the ocean 100 times seeking for peace have started again.

Tell Chief Anthony Enaharo that the independent nation he fought for is no more.

Obviously you will not see Abacha, but if u see anyone that see’s
him, pls tell him that Almustapha his main man is out of kirikiri prison; tell him that even Obasanjo came out of prison and became President.

Tell MKO Abiola that another June
12 is looming and his kinsmen no longer speak with one voice.tell him also that his boy of then in the person of omoleye Stephen sowore is out again demanding for Justice for the common man and he has been arrested by buhari as usual the youth’s he is fighting for has turn his back on him.

Tell Gani Fawehemi Senior Advocate of the Masses, that corruption is now official; tell him that even prosecution and conviction of Politicians who are looting the country dry is selective.tell him also that Nigeria is now lawless and the last hope of the common man (Court) has been compromised. the masses are still suffering in the hand of wicked government of Nigeria.

Also tell Baba Fela that burner boy is the new afro beat king and we are still suffering and smiling.

Tell Muritala Mohammed that we still use kerosene to cook and candles to see.

Tell Prof. Iyayi that even at 59 we are still paying money to Asuu account and education is gradually becoming a scam

Tell King Jaja of Opobo that we are still slaves in our own country.

Please don’t fail to tell CHINUE ACHEBE not to be disappointed in Nigeria, it’s just that since he left to joint the league of ancestors, THINGS FALL APART, Nigeria is NO LONGER AT EASE and the ARROW OF GOD is now pointing seriously at Nigeria because of THE TROUBLE IN NIGERIA, even though we’ve had MAN OF THE PEOPLE like you, but when we cast our minds back to the good old days, indeed we remember THERE WAS A COUNTRY…
As you join uncle Robert the league of ancestors rest in peace…

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.