Fellow Nigerians, 2 days ago, Sen. Smart Adeyemi representing Kogi-West under the APC sort to bring the plight of many Nigerians who are suffering inhuman treatment either in the hands of bandits or kidnappers, to national consciousness. A move that was meant to wake the country up from slumber.
He spoke on the floor of the hallowed chamber with emotion and passion in his voice, coupled with eyes filled with tears. He broke away from what we have come to know as party loyalty to join the ranks of statesmen. He spoke for and on behalf of all families who have suffered or are still suffering from the menace of kidnapping and banditry.
Smart Adeyemi rose above the easy road of party politics when his voice sounded loudly and clearly, the dangerous alarm bells of what many Nigerians are going through today. At some point, he broke down in tears. But those were not the tears of a coward! They were brave tears, and history will remember his courage.
While Senator Smart Adeyemi was still speaking, another voice was also heard loudly and clearly. But this other voice had all the trappings of a Jezebel. That voice called Senator Smart Adeyemi a wolf in sheep clothing and asked rather sarcastically, if he is PDP (sic). The voice was that of Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the leader of the APC, and a rumored presidential hopeful in 2023.
Despite being a woman and a mother herself, what was more important to her was her myopic interpretation of party loyalty, rather than the importance of what Adeyemi was saying. By her comments, she spat on the graves of the 5 Greenfield University Students who died and all those who have lost their lives in the hands of these demons.
She robbed salt in the deep wounds of the grieving parents and families. She insulted all those who have suffered and are still suffering in the hands of these demons. She sacrificed her humanity on the demonic alter of party politics. She showed the world who and what she really is.
As a woman and a mother, one had expected empathy to flow from Remi. One had expected her to place herself in the painful shoes of those parents who wake up daily knowing that their children are in the den of bandits and kidnappers. One had expected her motherly instincts to rise in support of Adeyemi. Alas, all Remi could see or hear in her world of comfort and luxury was someone trying to go against the party. Whatever that meant.
Remi’s children are well insulated. Their father has benefitted immensely from the Nigeria state and can afford to give them all the luxury money can buy. If there is ever a need for them to travel by road, a whole garrison command can be deployed to escort them so as to ensure their safety. Senator Smart Adeyemi was speaking for those who were not so privileged. The worse Remi could have done was to keep quiet!
Sen. Remi Tinubu’s bitter words had no effect on what Smart was saying. But imagine one of those parents whose child was just killed listening to her attempt to shut down that voice who was calling attention to their plight. Even if that parent doesn’t curse her, the universe surely will.
I feel deeply pained that a woman could be so publicly heartless, callous, and unconscionable. I heard that she is also a pastor somewhere. If truly she is a Pastor as they say, I leave her for God to judge and reward her accordingly.
Nigerians will remember her stance