AL MUSTAPHA WITH TB JOSHUA-ONE PICTURE, A THOUSAND WORDS
Interesting times indeed.
After about fifteen years in prison, Al Mustapha walks out a free man. Where are his accusers? This man it seems, is one of the few people who have any idea of what exactly transpired concerning State security, June 12, and all the drama of the deaths of key figures in Nigeria at about that period.
Now, he walks out of Prison and his first port of call is to a religious man of another faith. Perhaps he alone may have a story to tell surrounding this visit, but certainly the picture is instructive and Nigerian`s should be the wiser. Religion is a matter of individual beliefs and faith. It is left to the believer to express himself or herself as they find it befitting, but in a manner that is not repulsive, above the law or to the detriment of collective or individual peace and security. It was Al Mustapha`s neck on the chopping block and if he believes his visit is expedient, then so it is.
Peace and Development in Nigeria seem to be taking root fast. First, Mr President visits China and reaches excellent agreements for mutual cooperation and partnerships for development with the Asian and world giant, then Nigerian`s are exposed to the inherent weaknesses in our Democratic structure with the recent skirmishes at the Rivers State House of Assembly and are wiser from the unfolding backlash of events, and now two religions seem to be united on a mutual platform for appreciation of life.
There are however those cynical of the judgement that has allowed Al Mustapha walk away. Be that as it may, it is all within the playing field of Democracy, to agree to disagree. What Citizens should be mindful of however is the fact that Democracy also assumes an upright Judiciary, and until that time, if ever, that our Courts are found wanting, we Nigerian`s should always stand by and respect the Judgement`s reached after due process has been observed, including the right, if any, to appeal at a higher Court and any further final decisions thereafter.
We keenly watch unfolding events.
Ejiro A. Eghagha (Writer, Poet )