Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Barely six months into the revolution of Libya, with the resolve of the people of Libya (who Muamar Gaddafi labeled as rats and drug addicts) to see to the down fall of the regime of their long time leader; finally, their long time struggle has paid off after forty seven (47) years as the National Transitional Council (NTC) has taken over with over 30 countries of the world recognizing it. This comes amidst celebrating by the revolutionaries as they captured Gaddafi’s capital Tripoli today. It has been said, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” Even though according to NTC leader, the war is not yet over but there is every indication that they will stop at nothing to see to the end of the regime. According to the Spokesman of the National transitional Council speaking to newsmen today saying he hopes Gaddafi will not use chemical weapons on his own people, he also charged the people not to take law into their hands but that they will ensure Gaddafi is tried whenever he is apprehended.
He also thanked all the nations that supported them including the countries that refused to recognize them saying he understand their positions. Also in his speech, he stated that security will be top most in their minds and that they will ensure that the oil pipelines are refurbished and put back to use. Though the spokesman says toppling or pulling down Gaddafi’s regime will not be an easy one, but they are resolved to push forward as they are already heading toward Gaddafi’s hometown sirt. It is worthy of note to know that, Gaddafi regime has done so much for the people of Libya even though it has been said, “no one is perfect,” it has impacted positively on the lives of the people, but the refusal of Gaddafi to step down and to the point of fighting, maiming, killing his own people and even calling them names is the issue here that made his regime bad. This should be a big lesson to all the African leaders especially in Nigeria who want to cling to power at ALL COST! Don’t think that what is currently happening in North Africa cannot come to East, South or West Africa. The politics of imposition, selection instead of election and the politics of god – fatherism and desperation are archaic and old fashioned, the era has passed and people are now taking their destinies in their own hands since the successive governments of the day are so weak and cannot fight the few people that held the nations to ransom. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Be warned African leaders – you need to watch out or else you will be consumed in this revolution that is sweeping across the land.
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