Monday, January 5, 2015
BUHARI GOES TO CHURCH, ADEBOYE'S LAYING OF HAND ON JONATHAN OVER?
Previously when it was the Islamist and President Jonathan, it was not difficult with the pastor deciding in whom to pitch his tent with. But with the curve ball of one of his own pastors, Yemi Osibanjo, thrown in the fray, any humanbeing, believing the pastor is still human, would certainly be internally conflicted deciding whether to abandon the ship of Jonathan to welcome the attachment that is one of his pastors to the ship of Buhari or choose to do nothing? But this election 2015, sitting on the fence or doing nothing is not on the ballot and will not cut it, as every Nigerian has a skin in the game. So it will not be out of place if the pastor has fallen in love with Team Buhari for nominating one of his men as a vice presidential candidate; and from now it is Kumbaya the Islamist and so long President Jonathan? Icheoku says imagine the incredible "love and affection" that was developed with the selection of Junior Pastor Yemi Osibanjo that Muhammadu Buhari, of all persons, was persuaded to attend and fellowship in a church service; and for the very first time in his entire fundamentalist Islamic Muslim life?
Icheoku says if nothing else good comes out of this 2015 presidential election, the fact that Muhammadu Buhari was cajoled into entering a place where God and not Allah is worshipped, is one heck of a very bid deal and it is commendable. Who say "e no go betaa for Nigeria" with this kind of an earth-shattering do-over of the fundamentalist Islamic zealot and made him accept to honor an invitation to step inside a Christian church? However, provided Buhari was genuine in giving Osibanjo the benefit of the doubt finding out how they worship their own God, and that his intentions are good and not merely another one of his 'fake it until elected' maneuvers, Icheoku declares it is a new dawn in Nigeria in inter-religion relationship. Otherwise, who knows what the former head of state is hiding in the bosom of his heart including to just use any and every means of tactic and cunning, necessary to acquire power and then bare his infamous fangs?
But if only there is a way to read the mind's construction by merely looking at one's face, except that William Shakespeare warned us that such is not possible. Icheoku asks are Nigerians going to soon see President Goodluck Jonathan knocking his head on the grounds at a Friday's Jumat Islamic prayers next? Icheoku says until it is over, it is not over and anything is still possible. So give it up to all the different shades of chameleon which politicians are capable of taking and can take just to hoodwink unsuspecting voters to cast their ballots their way. But hey, Nigerians are waiting and watching to see who they will eventually fall in love on Valentine's day 2015. Icheoku adds, it is also good to see the almighty despot Buhari being humbled around in this manner and instead of barking out orders, he is surreptitiously crawling about begging for votes and asking to be allowed into power instead of forcibly armed robbing power in coup d'etat. And instead of 'WE DECREE this and that', including murdering three innocent Nigerians with a retroactive decree, now goes to church to seek votes. But 'dar is god ooooo!'