Nigeria’s 2023 elections and voices lost in chaos, By Osmund Agbo


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Chaos and noise,

Voices lost poise,

Violence unrestrained,

Change obstructed.

Rigging and fraud,

Will of people ignored,

Leadership hijacked,

Future brutally sacked.

Weeping people,
Torn dreams, hopeless and feeble,
Nonviolent change obstructed,
To our shame, corrupted.

INEC’s promises were once high,

BIVAS and IREV, systems to try,

Voter fraud to stop and deny,

Nigeria’s future to fortify.

But alas, the political class,

Had different plans to amass,

Voters intimidation with no class,

INEC, their ally, a conspiring farce.

BIVAS and IREV, just words,
INEC and politicians, blurred,
Truth and justice incurred,
Hope of free and fair elections, absurd.

Charade persists, for how long?

INEC and politicians cheat,

Democracy’s hopes in chaos meet,

Political class corrupt and steadfast.

Exploiting ethnic and religious divides,

Fueling division with self-serving lies,

Personal gain, their preferences,

Causing the nation endless stress.

Nigerians, easy prey,

Falling for the tribalism play,

Led astray, far away,

From a brighter, better day.

But hope is not yet lost,

For at what great cost,

We must choose competence,

Over tribalism’s false pretense.

Dare to unite and stand as one,

Building bridges, not walls undone,

For Nigeria’s future, we must shun,

The politics of division, it’s not fun.

Dare to rise and make a change,

For a better Nigeria to arrange,

Where we value competence,

Over ethno-religious difference.








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