BY OKONKWO EZE
ONITSHA – As the Ramadan fast comes to an end, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Anambra State chapter has commended the judiciary for its recent land mark judgement that led to the discharge and acquittal of Al-Mustapha, former aide to General Sani Abacha, the late former Head of State.
The Vice-President of the state chapter of NSCIA, Alhaji Dauda Ajagu who made the commendation in Onitsha, Anambra State, yesterday, while wishing his fellow Moslems, the entire Nigerians and world over, a happy Ramadan, said the Nigerian judiciary had exhibited good sense of judgements without fear or favour, since the advent of President Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Ajagu stated that it was really a thing of joy to hear that Al-Mustapha who had been detained in the prison custody for almost 13 years to be discharged and acquitted by a court of competent jurisdiction.
He therefore advised Al-Mustapha to, as a good Moslem, forgive and forget whatever transpired against him during his 13 years of incarceration, adding, “let him take it as a wish of the Almighty Allah for it is a supreme sacrifice for this great nation”.
Ajagu also warned politicians in Anambra State to do the election without violence, adding that they should play politics as as a free, fair or friendly game by embracing their opponents when they lose the election.
He advised the youths not to allow the politicians to use them as thugs, hoodlums, kidnappers and avoid wearing Military and Police uniforms as an impersonation, all in the service of the politicians who usually dump them after usage.
According to Ajagu, “Let the youths not allow themselves to be used by the politicians who are targeting to destroy their lives while their own children are in overseas studying for their bright future when they come back to Nigeria”.
Also advising all the political parties to screen their retinue of governorship aspirants thoroughly before bringing out their favoured candidate, Ajagu also urged traditional rulers, town union leaders and the clergy to avoid worshipping politicians because of money, so as to avoid producing a money-bag in place of a credible governor.