When my attention was drawn to a piece written by an appointed aide of Sen. Danjuma Laah under a pseudo-name: ‘Samaila Danbature,’ an automated image-maker who attempted a rejoinder to the fundamental issue I raised, I knew the truth had rattled them. More so when they deliberately left the issue I raised to dwell on personal attacks.
While he did so well to justify his official responsibility, his “rejoinder” failed to address the thorny issue I raised about his principal. Rather, he embarked on a wild horse riding adventure from the Sahel to the Kalahari in a goose chase. I was burdened trying to comprehend where the author’s mind was when he was constructing the numerous sentences to counter my piece, titled: “State Banquet: Senator Laah in Political Exigency Therapy.”
The author of the so-called exaggerated rejoinder definitely got stuck in a mire. I felt pity for Senator Danjuma Laah for recruiting an apprentice to attempt the serious job of image laundering. If I concluded that what he wrote is only pedestrian then I’m honestly being magnanimous with mediocrity who made caricature of the tripod that image launderers rest their logic upon.
For the sake of enlightenment, this is how he botched: he claimed he wrote a rejoinder on the opinion that I wrote in Gurara Accord, with the heading, “State Banquet: Senator Laah in Political Exigency Therapy.” To my chagrin, he captioned his purported rejoinder without referencing my write-up, “Re: Straw Clutching And Mud Slinging, A Misguided Strategem For Political Resurrection.” In a rejoinder, “the title of the article remains but it will be preceded by a “RE.” Next time he attempts a rejoinder, this is how he should caption it: “Re: State Banquet: Senator Laah in Political Exigency Therapy.” This is what a principal gets when he commissioned a prostitute to tutor a Nun on the subject of infidelity. The La’ah’s aide hiding behind the pseudo “Danbature” should have explored the option of Doctrine of Silence if he knew he couldn’t answer the question I raised in my article that was predicated on fundamental logic.
In my write-up, I specifically raised the issue of Sen. Laah distancing himself from Gov. Nasiru El-rufai government at the expense of Southern Kaduna people, only for him to now get closer to the government, at a time regarded as being too late. For clarity, below are the facts I raised against the senator, and still waiting for their proper response to prove me wrong:
1. If the romance with el-rufai now is politically correct at a time that the government is at its exits stage, what benefit would it be to the people of Southern Kaduna?
2. What is the benefit of kindling a relationship with the governor when the governor is trying to complete the projects he has started and not initiating new ones?
3. Laah should tell Southern Kaduna people how his rift with Gov. El-rufai has enriched them.
4. Laah should have sought for reconciliation or unveiled himself to any opportunity to reconcile with the executive governor for the good of his people. Rather, he self- isolated himself from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House as if he can achieve any meaningful development for Southern Kaduna without the state executive.
With specific reference, I want the person hiding behind the name “Danbature” to list the projects that Sen. Laah has attracted through the Kaduna state governor from 2015 to date. In my article, I did not ask “Danbature” of any development Sen. Laah attracted by being closer to the federal government. However, if Sen. Laah had a robust relationship with both the governor and the president of Nigeria, wouldn’t that have been monumental? Is Southern Kaduna already developed that we need the co-operation of the federal government only? No! The bone of contention is, why did he delay the reconciliation until now that the government is rolling to the end of its constitutional 2-terms in office? This does not make any economic or political sense.
President Muhammadu Buhari will always get El-rufai’s position and inputs before anything tangible can be achieved on issues militating against Kaduna state. The invitation no doubt was extended as a matter of protocol and courtesy and he had no option but to honour it as not doing so would have made it a big political blunder bothering on disrespect to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the country. Besides, Sen. Laah has allegedly been ignoring other official invitations by the governor since last year. So, what has changed now?