Thursday, November 5, 2015
SARAKI AND DASUKI TRIALS, SOMEBODY IS FINALLY IN CHARGE IN NIGERIA.
Icheoku says one thing President Muhammadu Buhari must be given credit for is that he has brought some gravitas back to the presidency. Now Nigerians and the whole world are no longer in doubt who the lord of the manor in Nigeria is. It is no longer business as usual or a situation where former President Jonathan Goodluck of Otuoke so debased the presidency that he went about publicly kneeling down before some Yoruba traditional chiefs as well as some religious leaders, begging for mercy.
The pandering was simply too obvious; but should not be at the expense of the institution of the presidency of Nigeria which he held in trust for Nigerians who elected him president. Icheoku has nothing against any pious president observing his religious rites or displaying his faith but not to the extent of publicly kneeling down in such display of hopeless humility, that does not befit the presidency of any country. A situation where a president goes abut begging an ordinary citizen to please take a ministerial appointment is very untoward; talkless of the so many other undignified actions he took which brought great disrepute to the office and thus drastically watered down both his standing and authority as president. He became a joke of some sort that then ordinary citizen and now President Buhari gave him an ultimatum to release then detained and current Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir el Rufai or he will see pepper; and Jonathan timidly obliged his release. Now Icheoku has been waiting for the same Jonathan to demand the release or at least voice his condemnation of the continued detention of Biafran Nnamdi Kanu but to no avail.
But be that as it may, Icheoku makes bold to say that were Jonathan still in charge today in Nigeria, there is no way in hell Sambo Dasuki and/or Bukola Saraki would have been standing trial today for their disingenuous service to Nigeria. Imagine a sitting senate president and a former National Security Adviser charged and possibly facing conviction. Icheoku says regardless of the final outcome of both trials, what is imperative is that both men were charged not minding their storied pedigrees as well as positions being held and/or was held by them respectively.
Fortunately for Nigerians, there is a new sheriff in town. A sort of a King who does not know Joseph who has mounted the saddle and called for the rendering of account. Icheoku says kudos to President Muhammadu Buhari for courageously exercising the office of the presidency and leaving no one in doubt as to whose desk the buck stopped and ended. Now Nigerians know they have a president who truly sees himself as the first citizen above whom there is no other superior authority in Nigeria. Icheoku salutes the courage of President Muhammadu Buhari and prays he continues to rankle these previously untouchables of Nigeria; people who consider themselves rather too big to face justice. Icheoku says way to go Mr President in rebuilding a ravaged country by imbibing in everyone the cultural decency of submitting oneself under the law. Icheoku says once it is established that everyone is equal under the law, life will become much easier for Nigerians as the rascality and impunity that drives those oppressors against the oppressed of Nigerians will become tamed and forever be consigned to the waste heap of distant past history.