The Kogi We Have Found Ourselves

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For some time now I have refused to muffle words with issues bothering on us as a people and as a state. Personally, I felt it is of no use especially because it is obvious that those who have hijacked power in our state are not really planning to change.

But as resolute as this personal decisions were for me, I am still daily pained by the continuous mitigation and slicing of the already battered Kogi state.

It is even more pathetic to watch all this intensional abuse of power, political rascality, unhealthy oligarchy, bias alliance, selective bigotry, eye service, sabotaging of different magnitude – and all forms of inappropriates.

And I dare to say it is not just me, but every well meaning Kogite suffers this deep torture day in day out.

However, we must be willing to cope with this, because it is a part of where we have found ourselves in Kogi state.

Equally, as Kogites we have also found ourselves in a state where there are a thousand and more on going projects on Facebook, but nothing is happening in the real site.

We have found ourselves in a state where a five kilometer road is snapped from different angles and shared online as an intra local government roads across the state, we have found ourselves in a state where drinkable water has remained a challenge.

We have found ourselves in a state where we only make headlines for the bad reasons, for the bad policies, for the bad political actions and inactions, we have found ourselves in a state where we have been made modern day slaves at the mercy of our tyrannic masters.

Again, we have found ourselves in a state where you are either supporting those who have hijacked power for themselves or you remain silent, we have found ourselves in state where we do not have a say in the way and manner we should be led, we can not in any way question policies and administrative processes that concerns us.

Today, we have found ourselves in a state where people are recruited to insult others, argue facts, fabricated news, distort information, ridicule insist, falsification of intents, cheap propagandas, social media assaults and all kinds of political excesses online.

Today, we have found ourselves in a state where decisions are made with out any consideration, public funds are extorted without implications – we have found ourselves in a state where the oppositions are being abducted at will.

We have found ourselves in a state that does not have the slightest iota of interim democracy, with a large scale of insecurity and an unqualifiable poverty, we have found ourselves in a state where our youths have empowered with guns and different weapons to hunt down those who object there policies and leadership styles.

Today, we have found ourselves in a Kogi state we can no longer call home.

– Jacob Unekwu Agada,

Author, Ebulejonu,

Idah, Kogi state.


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