Topic: The Two Thieves
Preacher: Ikokwu Chidozie Ikemba
Reference verses: Year 1983-84, Year 1999-2006 and Year 2015-18
We are all aware of the historic damaging storm that ravaged Nigeria in 1983 destroying all the gains of democracy while empowering tyranny along its path. Well, we must tell this stories as they occurred to afford our offsprings who are preoccupied by the shakushaku scenario that has overwhelmed their time a diversionary occurrence that is well orchestrated to put them in perpetual delusion – but we must rise above inanity at this trying times to rescue Nigeria from further implosion in the hands of incompetence.
Emperor Buhari was never in tandem with developmental procedures rather influenced by a kakitocracy to grab power at all cost and indeed it cost Nigeria everything thus the backwardness we experience today.
Shagari was no saint but was ready to make Nigeria work but a Buhari was not in tune with a working system.
Let’s go into our current political reality which is choosing between a functional direction.
Placing Buhari side by side with Atiku and Democracy is the divisor reminds one of story of the two theieves in the Bible. This story in many ways one of the most touching stories in the Bible. A dying penitent thief accepts Christ as Lord and Master and is assured by Jesus of a place in paradise.
Like Shagari, Atiku is no saint just like every human that can’t live through a day without sin. We are all sinners and only those that realise are granted the grace of forgiveness and progress into a functional system. Can we say Buhari is a sanit? No, all the events of his reign this horrible failed 3½ years has demystified the myths surrounding a packaged reformed democrat who when referencing the law of precedence is guilty as charged. Hunger in the land is no sign of progress.
The thief at the left hand of democracy has proven integrity is a hoax on his directional path and chief of the right hand has realised making Nigeria work is the only option.
Immediately PDP asked for mercy whilst recognizing their shortcomings, Nigerians forgave them and the birth of a new direction in our polity gave majority the lift of hope. APC on the other hand has failed to accept they were never ready nor prepared for heaven thus their hastily direction.
Buhari who never added value to self nor community over 30yrs was handed a community of over 180million hopeful citizens. We must not totally blame him for the calamity we have right now. Don’t reinforce failure with failure. The option we had was between a functional system and a retrogressive pattern which was a decision that was allowed by a true democrat; this defined us in the eyes of the global community.
Atiku has not for once told us he can not afford a billion as he seeks to lead and anchor the wheels of a centralized economy which he intends open up as seen in his daily business dealings; a Dangote cartel will not allow this. Where is the place of hopeful but depressed citizens in the hands of evil playmates?
If and only if Nigerians will do the needful discerning beyond the toxicity and lies used to disenfranchise a larger population from the ongoing transformation to the stagnation we are steadily experiencing of persons Aisha Buhari labelled two men in power.
Today which is the last Sunday of the Year 2018, which is soon going to be a year of reference, Remember, one(Buhari) of the thieves who was nailed to the cross blasphemed(Lazy youths,Shi’ites, Grass cutters,Gandollars,NEMA scandal,Recession,High rate of Employment,Vote buying, Unsigned Electoral Law,Political prisoners) Him(Nigeria), saying, If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us. But the other(Atiku), answering, rebuked him(Buhari), saying, ‘Do you not even fear God(those created to enjoy the earth), seeing you are under the same condemnation(Hunger in the land and killings)? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.’ Then he said to Jesus(Nigerians), ‘Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.(Vote for me)’ And Jesus(Nigerians) said to him, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today(May,2019) you will be with Me in paradise.(Aso Villa) (Luke 23:39-43).
In February the choice before us defines our destiny and our votes can only count if we devotedly do our civic duties deliberately. We must protect our democracy and the future of our offsprings – we owe them much.
I will stand with a man who has clearly defined his capacity through visible development than one who is still learning how to test the mic at an all important event.
No more accidental shots at leadership. Atiku is a choice we must not exchange for the continuity of hardship in the land when we all know his capacity to transform Nigeria into a functional global destination.
Service is over. Go home and digest deeply. The grace to make the right decision come February 16, 2019 is upon you. Vote Wisely. Vote Atiku. Save Nigeria.
PDP…we only rise by lift Nigeria.
I remain a patriotic and loyal voice.