As the 2015 presidential election date has been shifted in Nigeria, media writers were quick to attribute a unique event to the new selected month, March when the elections are now slated to hold.
The Nigerian elections were earlier set to hold in February on Valentines day. The February month was quickly re-spelled as “FeBuhari,” which imbibed the name of opposition candidate general Buhari.
Nigerians promised to love Nigeria by voting for change.
Now the new spin is that president Jonathan has chosen the “Ides of March.”
The date in Roman history according to Wikipedia was marked by several religious observances, and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.
Julius Caesar was stabbed in the back by his senators.
It was a transitional period.
This again is being related to the almost religiously sought change Nigerian seek.
Could the elections in March signify something … a death to the old, the usurper cabal and birth of a new Nigerian Empire with hope for its people?