I really feel the pain of the people of Borno. I also share the frustrations of Gov. Shettima. But I do NOT pity him.
As he shed his crocodile tears in Aso Rock yesterday, I wish he could just excuse himself and go to a private place without any of his aides, including security aides.
Let him take a deep breadth and review how he handled this same situation four years ago. And ask these questions:
* Did I deal in good faith?
* Did I play the role of statesman?
* Was I fair to the former President in my criticism?
* Was I another bloddy politician then or a honest leader searching for peace?
* Did I cooperate enough with the then federal government?
* Did I allow politics to influence some or most of my decisions as far as the crisis was concerned?
* Why can’t I hit the current President the was I was unsparing on the former one?
* Was the former President ACTUALLY using Boko Haram to decimate the population of the North as I alleged?
No matter our position, there are times our only companions are our THOUGHTS and CONSCIENCE.
As “bad” as Boko Haram attacks were in 2015, massive votes were still returned for Buhari and APC in Borno State. Shall we get same returns this year?
The One we cannot deceive sees through our hearts. And when He decides to act, we UNQUESTIONABLY fall into line!
May God heal His land and bless His people. And may He restore peace to the people of Borno.
-Samuel O. Ajayi