Have tried as much as possible to be silent on several political issues on the social media, but there are things you can’t just look away from or pretend to be unaware of.
It’s been conspicuously observed that our arguments are based on sentiments, ethnicity and religious bias; this will do us more harm as a nation. It is so disheartening that even people in the media, the ‘Noble Profession’, who should serve as social watchdogs are more biased than others in their analysis.
Words fail me sometimes when I read colleagues’ write-ups, and it breaks my heart more when senior colleagues are even uncivil in their choice of words, in the name of supporting one candidate or the other. The funniest thing is that they’ll even deny their involvement in politics, who fools whom?
Take it or leave it, we are all political animals, and we all have a role to play politically, but must we tribalize politics? As much as I’ll want to be loyal to my party, when I see a spade, I call it one, I won’t mind whose ox is gored. Saying the truth won’t make you unloyal, but rubbishing your leaders in a shameful way, as it was displayed in Ogun State speaks more of the perpetrator than the leaders.
The first Military Governor of the then Western Region, Adekunle Fajuyi, was assassinated at Ibadan during the revenge seeking counter coup of July 29, 1966, not because he was the target, but he won’t give up on Gen. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, the Head of State and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. He played host and he opined that if the TY Danjuma team will get to Ironsi, they must take him first. Today, that is history. What happened in Ogun State when the leadership of the All Progressives Congress were stoned at the Presidential Rally, in the presence of Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, will also be taught as history tomorrow.
You and I will be history someday, it depends on how you want to be remembered.
I however condemn in totality, the stupid acts of the hoodlums that were the devil’s mercenaries on duty. That was a taboo, here in Yoruba land. Get me right please, politics or not, it is a taboo here, it is strange to our culture, it is alien to our practice. We don’t beat leaders, we don’t beat elders, irrespective of their tribes. We accommodate guests and we are hospitable.
For those who are hailing Amosun for this disgraceful behaviour, I can understand your own practice, culture and tradition. One man’s meat is another man’s poison. Here, we condemn it without any reservation.
Judas sold Jesus Christ to the Sanhedrin in the garden of Gethsemane for just 30 pieces of silver. He revealed his identity to the crowd who came to arrest him. The rest is history. Forever, the name Jesus Christ and his friend and treasurer, Judas Iscariot will never be forgotten. But as what? We can tell how Jesus died and the Christians will forever be grateful to him as their redeemer and he’s always celebrated. Are we saying the same of the betrayer, who later committed suicide by hanging?
Someone should sincerely tell Amosun he just committed suicide. Judas’ place among the 12 disciples was filled by Mathias. If you care to let him know, tell Amosun that Mathias is just behind him.
They call him SIA, the acronym of Senator Ibikunle Amosun. SIA, as a street language denotes ‘nonsense’, ‘empty threat’. When people like the sponsored idiots that threw stones tell others ‘sia lo nse’, ‘o kan nse sia ni’, it means you’re doing nonsense, making empty threat, and you’re a paper weight.
Publisher, People & Politics.