By: David Alfred-Dogwo / January 5, 2021
Dear Comrade Omoyele Sowore,
I watched you on TV been remanded in Kuje prison yesterday, Monday 4th January, 2021.
Please note that I have nothing against your #RevolutionNow Movement if the purpose is to call attention to the dearth of leadership in Nigeria; but if the aim is to force Buhari and the other misfits out of government, be warned that the cost in human body-bags will be high.
You’re over-stressing your family members and well wishers in dire thoughts of loneliness without you and beginning to behave as if you care no more about your family.
You want the Nigerian Senate scrapped and Buhari to go. I agree on both scores but at what price? Should we bait and goad them any further? I think there is another way – a nonviolent way.
We can change the whole by changing the component parts, one at a time – without violence. This is why a write to advice you and I am emailing this to your lawyer so that it will get to you in prison.
When next you regain freedom, you should relocate to Ondo State, be calm and wait for the right time. The chances of winning a governor seat, Senatorial or House of Representative or House of Assembly seat as a new entrant in the Nigeria political scene is far higher than when you want to become or want to replace the president at your first shot.
Let charity begin at home. It won’t be difficult for you to win an election in Ondo. Considering your energy, charisma and know-how, you can govern Ondo State through popular vote of the people.
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York does not agree with President Trump on many issues, but that does not stop him from doing such a good job in New York. Now Americans are saying they wanted him in the White House.
Forget about Aso-Rock, it doesn’t deserve you for now. At the right time, Aso-Rock will beckon on you.
I dream of a Nigeria where a Sowore is a governor in Ondo State and your friends Obiageli Ezekwesili or Kingsley Moghalu take over Anambra State.
Please return to Ondo State and get involved in the grass-root politics in the Sunshine State. If the next election comes too soon for this mission, it is not too far ahead.
God bless and guide you.
@ALFRED DOGWO is former Senior Special Assistant on Communications Strategy to Executive Governor, Kogi State Government.