SOARism-Africanism; Re-Defining Democracy In Africa

In our present political system, rhetoric and mediocrity have gained ground at the expense of true democracy. Election is around the corner, yet the arena is about to usher in a hoards of political heavyweight. To prepare the theatre; the will be the people being audience, while the titans will be the actors. These gladiators are equipped with the lacuna if our leadership excesses and of societal ills; both good and bad politicians; every one of us, irrespective of the agenda shall face a feat; soon to come of what has never been seen. A moment has come that the edge of the sword will glitter with its full rays; after all we are in a period of societal consciousness, where nobody can treat their neighbor as absolute daft. In the eyes of every citizen, there is a singular but factual denominator of realization; we are all fully ready to do battle.

One truth is paramount; democracy comes introspectively with the letters and spirit of the constitution, and of the people. Democracy is never the rule of a majority as it was enviously postulated by the founding fathers of Greece, and today’s emerging and contemporary societies. It is never the rule of a shadowy majority, and by an enclave of monstrous barbarians; of no-good politicians without conscience; of practitioners of deception; of the owners of the political laboratory of mediocrity and electionery malpractices.

Democracy is the twisted ego machination of a cabal. SOAR’s definitional and applicable democracy has a political and apolitical undertones; it is the belief that contemporary democracy in Africa and Nigeria is incomplete. This is so for obvious reason which is simply for the lack of proper political, economic and socio-cultural husbandry.

For contemporary definitional and applicable democracy to work, we must ensure that every youth of today are part of the sacrificial lamb for a brighter future. Democracy is the shield of the “PEOPLE”. The meaning of this nomenclature is to entertain its vital and proper place in the social and political scheme of things. This means that every child of African societies, which but includes the “CONSTITUTION” must be made to abide by the eternal submergence of “DEMOCRACY”.

To follow the full letters of democracy, good men and women should be encouraged; and brought together through a network of great minds; of an emerging virile and undefiled youth-force in order to break this hoards of cabals of African political and social imperialist manipulations by our leaders. This commitment is certainly a provision guaranteed by a “SOCIETY” that are staking its existence for a better place for Africans in Africa; simply achieved through dialogue, solutions and results in moving Africa forward; and not the decisions of a feeble, weak, castrated and lost cabal that has enslaved us throughout the dark age of the 19th century. They still want to enjoy this patronage. For this very reason, the Society of African Reformers (SOAR) is saying NO to the innuendos we have long suffered. SOAR is saying YES to credible Leadership anchored by the youths in Africa. This is the hallmark of our HOPE!

Therefore the faith of true democracy lies with the people. It is the music of their collective souls! It is the moon, the stars, the sun, the rain, and everything that will enhance the happiness, development, liberation and HOPE of the common man. It now rest in our hallowed shoulders to get it right this time; else we may be doomed to ask ourselves what we did with our youthful lives in the days of yore.

African Youths Arise!

Yours in Africa,
For: Society of African Reformers (SOAR)

One thought on “SOARism-Africanism; Re-Defining Democracy In Africa

  • Aiwuyor Wilson Idahosa · Edit

    “To follow the full letters of democracy, good men and women should be encouraged; and brought together through a network of great minds; of an emerging virile and undefiled youth-force in order to break this hoards of cabals of African political and social imperialist manipulations by our leaders.”

    My dear friend Collins, reading through this piece convinces me that you have kept to the youthful vibrancy, optimism, activism, and hope for a better Nigeria which you and I used to debate about back in the days. We have lost contact for up to 10 years now. It is amazing that we are reconnecting on the blogosphere, which we have independently used to connect with dream.

    I identify with your article and the excerpt above. Indeed, we cannot give up on Nigeria, young minds must organize and use our networks and the information technology tools at our disposal to engage, engage, engage, and engage Nigeria and Africa until a renaissance is realized.

    In this project of engagement and re-engagement, we must recognize the power of optimism and the possibility for a better society. We must also not be too selfish enough to understand that the renaissance may not be realized today – if we can secure it for our children and future generation, it’s still a worthy sacrifice to pay. Afterall, no advanced country was turned around overnight.

    On the issue of Nigeria, I humbly predict a democratic revolution in its polity if and only if we engage with the democratic process of today and are able to conduct a free election in 2011 ( See my blog, The African Assignment ). It is left to like minds who believe in the Nigeria project to engage the process.

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