Nasarawa guber: Let light triumph finally over darkness
By Ali Abare.
Barring any minute change, the appeal filed at the Supreme Court by David Ombugadu, 2023 gubernatorial candidate of the PDP against the judgement of the Court of Appeal that reinstated His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Sule, is slated for hearing next week Tuesday, January 16th.
This long awaited moment is indeed, the final showdown between the agents of light and the agents of darkness. As in every epic battle, it is expected that good, representing the light, will triumph over evil depicting darkness.
For every keen observer of political events in Nasarawa State, it’s not too difficult to fathom who and what represents the good and vice versa. In fact, it’s clear to all and sundry, that purveyors of evil, a clique propagating darkness, has continued to lay siege on the political psyche of the state since after the March 18th gubernatorial election.
These agents of darkness, who are bent on fusing cultism and voodooism into the governance of the state, have continued to spread fear, confusion and uncertainty in their villainous campaigns.
While they claim allegiance to the tenets of democracy by approaching the law courts to express their grouse, these merchants of darkness instead openly embrace cultism and voodooism in their desperation to influence proceedings at the courts.
First, they conscripted poor widows lured by the promise of bread and butter to desecrate their feminine sanctuary and to walk the streets naked. Then they embarked on working on the minds of the panel making up the governorship election petition tribunal, relentless laying false claim to religiosity, masking their inherent propensity for the occult.
After the court of appeal has cleared their hallucinations by its clear pronouncement, these agents of darkness resumed their orchestrations. They quickly turned the state secretariat of the PDP into the temple of darkness, with a self-appointed chief priest, coordinating their evil machinations.
Even more worrisome is their evil intent directed at all those opposed to their inordinate ambition. Already, they have identified key personalities, including revered traditional rulers who they have marked out for retribution. In pursuit of their evil intentions, these royal fathers would be banished, their kingdoms quartered.
Every well meaning citizen of Nasarawa State is fully aware that neither religion nor tribe plays pivotal role in the governance of the state. No leader can bring about development simply because he belongs to either one tribe, one religion or the other.
On the contrary, and as postulated by Dr. Jennifer Varney, a renowned scholar of leadership, “good leaders possess self-awareness, garner credibility, focus on relationship-building, have a bias for action, exhibit humility, empower others, stay authentic, present themselves as constant and consistent, become role models and are fully present.”
So far, David Ombugadu of the PDP has yet to demonstrate any of the aforementioned leadership qualities since he has allowed himself to be surrounded by mostly harbingers of evil machinations and desperate pseudo politicians on a misadventure to perpetuate their tribe and religion.
Nasarawa State is safe in the hands of Governor Abdullahi Sule who has continued to manifest rare leadership qualities. Since losing at the governorship election petition tribunal, Governor Sule has prevailed on his aides, political party and supporters not to act in any way that would further jeopardize the existing peace in the state.
Aware of his responsibilities as a leader, Governor Sule has continued to work selflessly for the benefit of the people of the state, unhindered and unperturbed by especially the disparaging engagements by the opposition.
According to a famous quote from John C. Maxwell, “A leader is one who knows the way goes the way and shows the way.” For Governor Sule, leadership is a mindset that conditions him to think and act with empathy, righteousness, and precision.
Since his coming onboard, Governor Sule has continued to deliver good governance beyond expectations.
It’s therefore little wonder that, like the great leader that he is, Governor Sule has followers-people follow him for who he is, not what his title is, because they trust him, like him, and get inspired by him.
Certainly, not every citizen of the state would like Governor Sule and that is acceptable. What is however not acceptable is for some few incredulous, disgruntled elements who are bent on their nefarious and evil intent, be allowed to take control of the state. This would spell doom for a people and state being liberated from under development by a pragmatic and result oriented government.
As all roads lead to Abuja come Tuesday, January 16th, it’s the collective prayers of all well meaning citizens of Nasarawa State, including the revered Senator Solomon Ewuga, the political Nicodemus of our time who saw tomorrow, that the Supreme Court will affirm the court of appeal judgement. That light will finally triumph over darkness.