Saturday, December 17, 2011
CHILE EBOE-OSUJI WINS ICC JUDGESHIP, CONGRATULATIONS.
Icheoku congratulates Nigerian Chile Eboe-Osuji on his election victory to a nine-year term as justice of the International Criminal Court. What a prideful moment for all well-intentioned Nigerians, who believe in the infallibility of merit and urge that same yardstick should be the controlling indicia for affairs in motherland; and in order to truly move the country forward. Once again congratulations Justice Eboe-Osuji and Icheoku prays the latest judge-entrant to the ICC shall approach his adjudication with fervor and fairness, irrespective of the transgressor appearing before his panel.
Also Icheoku cannot wait for the day to come when a leader of another part of the world, not Africa, is brought before The Hague's office of the ICC to face accountability. Admitted that some African leaders deserve the shackles in which they are marched to The Hague, but some other Western, Latin American as well as Asian leaders deserve being ferried to the ICC for such crimes as running their economies aground, pseudo-despotism and for other acts of aggression towards members of their populace and/or external aggression of other weaker countries. What is good for the goose should also be good for the gander and despotic Africans alone, should not be the only scapegoats justifying the existence of the ICC.