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Gani on the marbles

Below  are a  few  memorable words by Chief Gani Fawehinmi :

“At the NADECO rally in Yaba, I was there. I tore my dress and faced the gun, that the soldiers could shoot if they wanted.

“I am an incorrigible and unrepentant June 12 fundamentalist. I stand on June 12, with June 12 and by June 12.”

“Abacha is the number one treasonable coupist. He committed the first treason on December 31, 1983, then another one on August 27, 1985 and the last one on November 17, 1993.”

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“Abacha is a coward. He is lilly-livered. Let him come out and campaign in the town without all his soldiers, whether he would not be stoned. It’s not just enough to organize a 2 million man match through a proxy.”

“I am not a middle-of-the road man. What I believe in, I pursue intensely. I put my life on the line.”

“The authorities violated my person. They seized my books. They confiscated my passport. They harassed me and members of my family. They charged me with several criminal offences. They detained me from time to time. They imprisoned me. They threatened to sell my personal and real properties. They place me under 24-hour surveillance daily. What is left for them is to kill me. Whatever they do, I will not give up. I shall continue until I succeed or until I die.”
“My case has been quite peculiar. I have never been in the good books of any government.”

“Olusegun Obasanjo is the worst thing that ever happened to this country. His government is a total disaster, inept and corrupt.”

“I didn’t determine the day I was born and cannot determine the day I will go. I believe in the efficacy of prayers. Prayer is powerful and I’m sure I will pull through this sickness. Besides, I am determined to terminate this cancer they call terminal disease.”

From Richard Akinnola  Gani’s book of Quotations (1975-2008) Vol. 1.


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