I had instances of open disagreements with the prolific writer, smooth talker, public affairs analyst and gentleman officer Col. Albehu Nuhu Gora(rtd). On the other hand, we had moments of co-activities and comaradarie.That is dialectics of nature.To agree and disagree is quite natural. What is socially abominable is; permanent disagreeability.
PDP ward chairman and organising secretary of Sabo Tasha Chikun LGA issued a public disclaimer of membership of Col. Gora(rtd). Nay, the duo wouldn’t stop within the bounds of their disclaimer mission.They creeped into mundane, pedestrian, comical, absurd, and cold-nonsense issues that have no bearing with the crux of the matter.
1) He was sacked from the Army.
MY TAKE:Mischievious and unfound claim.
2) He didn’t help anyobdy get Army job.
MY INVESTIGATION: Not true. Fact isnt their best ally.
3) He has done nothing to Gora,his village of origin.
MY CHECKS: Bunkum. His footprint is there in entire Atyap land.
4) He never attended a ward meeting.
MY POSITION: He never declined invite for any meeting.
Col. Gora’s assaulters, denigrators, and image denters were on an image and reputation killer mission.However, it was a poorly hemmed script that was amartuerishly staged. Even Orwellian Benjamin the Donkey or that folly that wondered the streets of London untamed in one of Thomas Hardy’s classic knows that; the house niggers perfomed abysmally.
We know, and they know that; they threw the kitchen sink and inflicted below the belt kicks on him because of his stance on aborted congresses in Kaduna state. And his burning disdain for cabalinization and cultification of PDP in Kaduna. This isnt forgeting his undying resistance to usurpic, manipulative, bigoted, and divisive Jagaban of Sambo Close(Tinubu of Kaduna State PDP). Still, another reason of his unabashed bashing is his resolved that PDP should live by its spirit of “power to the people”. Power should get back to the people after a marathon usurpation by Jagaban(Tinubu of Kaduna PDP) and his hirelings.
Col.Gora(rtd) is chery of his records in and outside the army. So I am. Is that applicable to those denting his records–left,right,and centre? Who are they,by the way. What was/were their professions before PDP offices were crookedly manipulated for them? Have they helped themselves- as individuals let alone someone else or their communities? Aside PDP positions,what are they doing for a living? Col.Gora(rtd) is on a fat military pension. That,I can testify.What of his rough tacklers? I doff my hat for the dogged and rugged Colonel, and his soaring to the rank of Colonel before leaving the army. And his trades after retirement.
They better know that the training he received as a youngman and officer, equipped him with leadership skills,swag and sagacity he is fairing. Most notable is the strategic and tactical knowledge of knowing when to assault and when to beat a tactical withdrawal. They should know that; they are up against the solid rock of Gibralter.Or heading towards a crushing moving train. He wouldnt let-go. I even doubt if he will even make time to read their junkish bullshit. All aside, they must know that “Old soldier never die”(Apology to Gen.Douglas MacArthur).
There are simple, surest and safest ways of getting out of this mess: doing the right thing; respecting dissenting voices; scrupulous adhering to guidelines and party constitution; and winning legally not by hook or crook. Anything or way outside aforementioned will not stand. It will be suddenly, massively, and decisively resisted. It will be approached the way villavers approach and terminate mad dogs.
May Almighty bestow PDP leaders in Kaduna the wisdom to know that political consciousness is at the top of the pyramid. May angels of caution keep reminding them of Zamfara and Rivers nonsenses that capsided their political ship in the legal high seas.
May the Creator give them the serenity to know that thinking and acting the old way in a dot.com era is counter productive. May Jehovah bless them with the wisdom to know that its time to throw in the towel.
Until victory, always.
4th May 2020