Okigbo sent words to your majesty
From the royal clan of Igbo Kwenu of the world yonder
We seek change and not amnesty
I, Okigbo sent these words.
Concentration leaks gradually into oceans of doubts
For side attractions and static renumerations
Is the same tempest that rocked this still sinking boat
When I, Okigbo was here.
Sai baba! Forget not the spilled blood of sacrificial lambs
And loyal pledges and chants of innocent comrades
That rent the heart of the earth: Sai Baba!
I, Okigbo heard their hearts
Sai Baba! Remember the hell you promised on that day
To sentence corrupt leaders to exhiles beyond the bay
And the paradise of green pasture
you swore by the greyness of your head
I, Okigbo wrote down your promises with the stencil of ‘ternity.
Sai Baba! Sail today, we pray thee
Tho we believe the slow pace of a tiger is not cowardice
Yet, our desire is not in the drawing pace of a snail
I, Okigbo watches your steps.
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We must hold our leaders accountable. If they cannot deliver, we must show them the way out!