Nigerians are unanimous that all is not well with this nation,while we have different solutions to this singular problem,the truth is that we all want a lasting solution. General Muhammmadu Buhari or PMB came to power on the massive wave of change mantra which everyone expected. What has gone wrong?.
Today we are organising an interfaith symposium to allow religious leaders across Muslim and Christians lines to discuss how to have an enduring peace.
Our humble opinion as students and followers of sheikh Ibrahim yaqoub al Zakzaky is that for peace and unity to exist, there must be justice and for justice to exist everyone must respect the rule of law. Sheikh Zakzaky is all about peace This is what he has spent years teaching and spent his life practicing. This is a man whose 6 sons have been murdered by the two successful Nigerian administrations. 1000+ of his followers were killed and then buried in mass graves. In 2016, a competent court in Abuja gave a judgement that the Nigerian government must release him and his wife mallama Zeenah within 45 days and compensation of 25Million each be paid to both of them, and a house be built for sheikh Zakzaky anywhere he wants in Nigeria. It’s been 5 years Since that court order. For five long years the Buhari administration has refused to obey the court and the rule of law. The very rule of law that gave him the power and position he holds as the president of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Recently a court in Kaduna where 234 Shi”tes have been acquitted for allegedly killing a soldier. The court in Kaduna is trying Sheikh Zakzaky as an accomplice to murder of an alleged soldier, the irony is this same court has acquitted all the 234 Shi”tes accused of killing the soldier. And yet Sheikh Zakzaky is still being put through a farce of a trial.
Which is why the council to Sheikh Zakzaky,Mr Femi Falana had served a no case submission to have the ludicrous case against Sheikh Zakzaky dismissed.
The public should remember that sheikh Zakzaky and his wife are suffering from various dangerous medical complications. The revered sheikh and his wife both still have bullets lodged in their bodies since 2015!!. They both have lead poisoning in the blood stream, Sheikh Zakzaky had suffered two strokes in 2017. They both need urgent medical attention, which the government has refused to give to them.
The only thing capable of saving our country today is the observance of the rule of law. If citizens can go to court and seek redress, if Police will go after criminals and prosecute them, then citizens would not revert to self help and jungle justice.
Today the government has failed to project Shi”tes as terrorists, they have failed to prove that we have ever attacked anyone. On the contrary it is the GMB administration that is seen blatantly romancing terrorists.
It is this government that is giving amnesty to known terrorists.
It is this government that is empowering terrorists with millions of dollars of Nigerian assets!
Anyone that is seen using power to enrich terrorists shall face prosecution in the future.
Finally we are advising the government and all people of conscience to make sure that our leader is released according to the rule of law.
Since Cain killed Abel, the world is always in trouble as when we refuse to be our brothers keepers.