NIGERIA’S POLITICAL TURF — WHO IS LOOKING FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM?… As governorship aspirants sign commitments to peacein Akure


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I viewed the telecast of today’s peace meeting on the governorship election in Ondo State and got carried away by emotions – A passion to have Nigeria get it right and fulfill the agenda of God Whose design is for our country to occupy a prominent position in global reckoning this end-time.  Truth is: This is not the time for failure of democratic ethos. It is time for entertaining and promoting issues on good governance and governance procedures without which any society would remain static. It is time for cosmopolitan conducts as exemplified by the handlers of the ceremony that held in Akure this morning. In the first instance, let me recognize specially the untiring efforts of Rtd Gen. Abdulsalami A. Abubakar, GCFR, who has restlessly championed peaceful options since mid-wifing the 4th political dispensation on May 29, 1999. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, an immensely patriotic Nigerian deserves to be extraordinarily commended for his passion for the development of the Nigerian society. His Matthew Hassan Kukah Centre headquartered in Abuja has proven that it is possible to intervene dispassionately and successfully in the political agenda of any society by personalities that may be classified as activists who speak truth to power. Other patriots include Sultan Sa-ad Abubakar, retd Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Rev (Dr) Supo Ayokunle, John Cardinal Onaiyekan and the Hon. Justice Roselyn Ukeje (JSC) These personalities have written their names on the positive pages of history. The presence at the Akure ceremony of the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar shows that there is hope for Nigeria. I remember that the Sultan instructed his Chief of Staff, my friend — Alhaji Kabir Tafida to commend me in December 2014 when I circulated my messages on plea for peace and peaceful conducts in Nigeria electronically to top religious leaders and royal fathers while His Eminence was on a visit to Saudi Arabia. A similar commendation came from His Eminent Cardinal John Onaiyekan. This could be the new face of Nigeria that we are all striving strenuously to create. Speaking one’s mind on issues does not necessarily classify you as an enemy in all societies where all have a common stake. And those deriding genuine intentions at promoting peace wherever they are must be very free to continue to do so. Talk is cheap and God is not mocked. Whatever we so we reap. Major candidates for…

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