Buhari unscathed persona
SIR: No one, no matter how highly placed or financially endowed can change the course of history, or stop the idea whose time has come. Just like the following men have shaped the course of history: Martin Luther King we celebrate today, Mandela, Gani Fawehinmi, Tai Solarin and a host of others have had their indelible footprints conspicuously and firmly engraved in our minds. Gen. Buhari shares the mind of these unblemished leaders.
Mandela was called a terrorist; Pastor Martin Luther King was called a terrorist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, my icon of inspiration, was called a troubleshooter and a rabble-rouser, and was also maligned by the same people we have today. One love in the hearts of these men continued to neutralise millions of hatred in them until their last breath. No one can rewrite history because history is bunk. Nigeria needs revival in a disciplined man. We are very comfortable and happy with Buhari’s unscathed persona, a phenomenon who will rebirth a new Nigeria for all.
Even if Buhari wins, he joins his contemporaries who were as focused and determined to liberate their people at the expense of their lives and their families to see a better world in their lifetime.
History makes us understand that the humanism in them is a great propeller that made them to discountenance the ephemeral and mundane things in life, these ephemeral materials are veiled gowns that make some not to see the good in others today.
• Yahaya Balogun,