Friday, 10 February 2017

The child of protest has grown By Louis Odion, FNGE

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Moremi Ojudu....The Lady who made history

The biggest revelation of the anti-Buhari protest of last Monday would be Ms. Moremi Ojudu. The amazon led the column that swarmed the Bourdillon residence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Lagos.
Senator Babafemi Ojudu....A father worth his pedigree
Her appearance is quite historic in multiple terms. In Yoruba folklore, her namesake, Moremi, also did great exploits. In the hour when 2Face, symbol of entrenched male chauvinism, suddenly developed cold feet, she dared danger.
But much more striking is that she is the daughter of no other than the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Femi Ojudu. Obviously, the falcon could no longer hear the falconer. The feisty amazon came out to fight her dad openly.

Rather than despair, the glory is ultimately for the senior Ojudu. It is a measure of political education he gave his children that one could defy filial bond to publicly disagree with their dad based on convictions. Many in Moremi's shoes would have taken to Instagram and other social media platforms to defend their dads assumed to be "chopping in Abuja".
National Leader of APC welcomed Moremi Ojudu to his Bourdilon Empire and gave her a listening ear
Honestly, I had thought Buhari people would have latched on to the hem of her garment and formulate the spin that her existence underscores how liberated Nigeria's climate has become since APC took over. Lai Mohammed can even create a copy projecting her as the face of "constructive engagement" APC has been harping about, in case it doesn't rhyme with the "Change Begins With Me" mantra.
With kids like this, there is still hope for Nigeria.
Louis Odion, the Author gives kudos to Moremi's father for being patriotic enough to allow his daughter a liberty of the mind
Maybe, we should not surprised at Moremi's example. She was "born into the struggle". She was still a little girl when her illustrious journalist of a dad joined the league of fearless and progressive journalists to resist military dictatorship of Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha in the 90s. As the editor of the crusading PM News and TheNews magazine, the senior Ojudu was a regular at the gulag. Tired of his rascality, Abacha goons later waylaid, tortured and locked him up indefinitely.
It was under such defining climate Moremi grew up.
Tuface Idibia...The man who initiated the whole scenario but chickened out at the last hour

Above all, she must have read from Wole Soyinka's timeless prison memoirs: the man dies in him/her who keeps silence in the face of tyranny. And now creeping despondency. 
Obviously, the fortune spent on her education was well invested. 

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