Friday, March 16, 2012
GODWIN DABOH, COULD NOT 'DABOH' DEATH.
Icheoku mourns the bold imprudence that was Godwin Daboh Adzuana, who like all mortals, has joined his ancestors in the land beyond. Commendably, he died in Nigeria surrounded by his loved ones; unlike so many other top-heavy Nigerians who embark on medical tourism and die in foreign lands surrounded by strangers who spoke in strange tongues. Daboh was 70 years old.
Love him or hate him, Godwin Daboh was not a coward nor does he readily turn tail when the going gets tough and for this, Icheoku commends his manliness. Most recently he told Babangida to take a hike when approached to support the evil genius bid for Aso Rock and not many a Nigerian would dare look the toothy fairy prince of Minna in the eye and tell him to move away to make way for others.
On this note therefore, Icheoku agrees with the assessment of Daboh as made by the petite Nigerian Senate President David Mark that "he was daring, fearless and courageous. He never shifted ground once he believed in a course. No matter how much you loved or hated him, Daboh was a politician of note who could not be ignored.” In other words, Godwin Daboh was very resolute. While wishing him well on his ethereal journey, Icheoku hopes he runs into Joseph Tarkar so that they both can continue from where they stopped in 1979, in their fight for the political battle of supremacy over Tiv land, as they "Tarkar and Daboh" each other. Adieu Adzuana.