Chief Gani Fawehinmi, a man of no less value, principles and features always sound loud and aptly clear on the prevalence of justice in Nigeria, a land blessed by God, but cursed by man. I am not a fan of Gani, but I enjoy his stance on certain national issues many of which people dread to discuss in the open.
I love Gani in a way because the SAN does not suffer crude and rude politicians gladly. His voice resonates globally against injustices, especially those that emanate from opulence African leaders who misrule the nations of Africa.
Gani has been embarrassed and incarcerated severally for his outspokenness; Gani has been celebrated accolades by his fans that has made him become more popular than most presidents of African nations, and a lot of his critics do not see any thing good that comes from Gani other than, shout, shout and shout. To this sect of people, they see Gani as an extremist, who does not forgive any ruler that has been enshrined in his Black Book; even when the person turned a new leaf, Gani still see the person as a pretending devil.
Well, I am not here to write Gani’s biography except anybody wants to give me a job on that and be ready to see a provocative biography of the man who is held worldwide as a human rights activist. I will prefer to write Obasanjo’s because everything about Obasanjo have been brought to the laundry. What else would one want to read of Obasanjo? Is it the story of Gbenga, Obasanjo’s son, that his father was bedding the wife? Or the story of one of his wives who recently brought Obasanjo to the cleaner that he impregnated twelve women when in power, as the president Federal Republic of Nigeria?
However, what born my interest to ask, "Where is Gani Fawehinmi?" is because the SAN’s voice is becoming low or have not been heard since the Ogebe-led judiciary panel mishap that upheld the Yar’Adua’s April 21 2007 elections recently. Gani Nigerians knew, Gani was a strong critic of Obasanjo-led government. Though he still has his fundamental right to speak or not to speak, on any matter of national discourse.
Not hearing from Gani for over two months now upon all the misdeeds of some of our rulers and this Ogebe-led judiciary massacre propelled me to write this article. Since Okonkwo died in Umuofia, there seems to be many Unokas, not drinking for merriment, but to the detriment of the populace. Though last I read of Gani was that he was ailing and was flown abroad. I pray he should be soundly well soon and come back to the stage because the white men Okonkwo fought in Umuofia have now come to Nigeria but as black men.