By Ikeogu Oke
“Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.” (Matthew 5:25, NIV)
If Nnamdi Kanu is wise he would take the above advice by Jesus Christ rather than indulge in the incendiary rhetoric about how Nigeria would burn if he is rearrested. This is no time to bluster for a man whom fate has put in such great disadvantage relative to his more powerful adversary.
Wishing Nigeria burns in exchange for his personal safety is itself an abominable expression of misanthropy. Where lies the qualities of a leader in someone who would rather see a whole country incinerated, even with his loyalists, just to avoid arrest for a breach he actually committed?
Didn’t he flout his bail conditions? Or did he think he could do it without consequence, besides jeopardising the integrity of those who stood surety for him? Honour dictated that he should not breach his bail conditions for the sake of those sureties. But he did.
Of course he knows that his baloney about Nigeria burning for his sake doesn’t make more sense than Asari Dokubo’s threat to commit suicide if Jonathan lost election or Ayo Fayose’s pledge to kill himself if Buhari returned alive. We’re still waiting for both suicides to materialise after the condition given for them have manifested. So, I think, we’ll have to wait for Nigeria to burn if Kanu is rearrested, until the second coming of Jesus whose advice above I recommend he takes. Otherwise he would realise that not even his staunchest supporters would strike a match let alone attempt to burn Nigeria after his rearrest against which I advise on the condition that he commits to turn a new leaf.