Sunday, 23 February 2014

Tunde Bakare on Sanusi heroism and Jonathan’s many goofs

Pastor Tunde Bakare
"Make no mistake about it, few men have the courage of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Few men have the aristocratic dignity of a man who time and again, while in public office, raised his voice against profligacy and monetary imprudence especially among the legislators and sometimes among the executive; perhaps, no serving government official has been as outspoken against misgovernace as the suspended CBN Governor,

 however, when the CBN, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the PPPRA, the NNPC and other agencies provided conflicting figures as to actual subsidy payments to the Adhoc Committee on the management of fuel subsidy, that may have been the opportune time to blow the whistle. Perhaps Sanusi Lamido Sanusi at the time did not have the facts he now has; perhaps, cautious and tactical in his fight against the corrupt system, he was conscious of the sensitivity of his office especially as regards the need to preserve the stability of the economy; perhaps, he had waited for a more appropriate time; whatever the case, aitete m’ole, ole m’oloko.

Nevertheless, it is better late than never. Now that the whistle has been blown and the blower has become the object of persecution, we remain where we have always been – on the side of God and on the side of truth and we stand by those who pitch their tent on this side. We will not shoot the wounded righteous soldier. In the midst of persecution, wounded they may be, let them rest on this side knowing that the arc of the moral universe may be long but it bends towards justice.

As the preacher says in Proverbs 11:21

“Though hand joins in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered”

Therefore, in his travail however severe it may become in the days ahead, let Sanusi Lamido Sanusi remember the words of William Cullen Bryant:

Truth crushed to earth, shall rise again

Th’ eternal years of God are hers;

But Error, wounded, writhes in pain,

And dies among his worshippers"