Funsho Williams is murdered!
That was the caption that flew into my Microsoft Outlook, it
took me about few minutes to know which of the Williams because
of so many of them I know, and shiver ran down my spine. I
couldn’t believe it when the full implication of who has died
dawn on me. I went to the lavatory straight. Just few days ago
,with some of my friends in Houston we have been analyzing what
has gone wrong with our Father’s land, for hours we wouldn’t
have been no where to come to a general conclusion.
Few weeks ago before I left Nigeria, I have been noticing the
poster of the assassinated politician, but the one I remember
vividly is “Funsho For Sure”. I can’t just imagine that the man
has been wasted just like that. Where are we ending to in
Nigeria? After collecting back myself, I just remembered one of
the prophecies of my General Overseer that this year is very
crucial for the existence of this great nation and I have been
asking myself will there be any nation call Nigeria after 2007
election? God just needs to intervene!
My fear now is that will there be no reprisal attacks? This is a
very crucial moment, with just barely less than one year to the
next transition, God will just be merciful.
Are we not inviting anarchy? Why will some people be so callous
to take other peoples life, just because of political positions?
Why will men cling to life as if they never thought that a day
is coming even when they have the whole world, all they will get
at the end of all the sojourning here is just six feet by six
feet! They should have asked about Idi Amin, Mobutu Sessesekou,
Abacha, Samuel Doe and all the power drunk men of of yester
years. They are all dead and power didn’t follow them to the
grave! Even some of them died and were buried like dogs.
My heart bleeds because I’m a Nigerian! Why do we practice
politics with bitterness? Why do we conduct election with blood
of men flowing as sacrifice?
This is a very bad precedence! If men are strangled in the broad
day light, barely a year before election, what will happen days
before election? So many whys!
I just can believe it. I have decided for personal reasons not
to be actively involved in politics, but I can not be passive
seeing this happening. What a colossal loss! For two consecutive
elections the man had been in the forefront, why not rig him out
again this time around instead of wasting is life? By this act
his wife have been turn to a widow over night and children have
suddenly become fatherless.
God is disgruntled about shedding human blood that is why our
nation must watch it. Many of our politicians see politics as
life and death. Their ulterior motive is not far fetch to steal
our petrol-dollar money and allocations meant for development of
each sector of the nation economy. If they are vying for
position to improve the condition of the people they claim to
represent, it would have been very good. All they are going for
is to loot our treasury.
Why will men kill one another in the name of power? I’m trying
to steady myself as I’m putting this article together. They
should have taken time to read William Shakespeare’s novel,”
Macbeth” and see the end of anyone that is power drunk.
They should all remember life doesn’t consist of the abundance
of what you have. We have been talking about shortage of human
resources, why should we waste experienced people in the race to
cling power at all cost. Engineer Anthony Funsho Williams has
become a martyr of Nigeria dirty politics. My prayer is that God
Almighty will not allow things to degenerate beyond this level.
My heart goes to the family of the late great leader; they
should see his death as one of the sacrifices to make in order
to have enduring democracy .I know how it pains to lose a loved
one, not to talk about circumstances surrounding his death. God
Almighty will give them the fortitudes to bear the irreparable
loss. To his political group, please I beg you in the name of
God to sheath your swords, two wrongs does not make a right.
Nigeria is our country; no country is big enough to accommodate
us as refugee.
We cannot afford to fight another war; the scar of 1967-1970 is
still healing. Let God the righteous judge give to everyman
according to what he or she deserves. Vengeance belong unto God,
nobody can escape is judgment. Please for the peace of the
nation and future of the younger generation like us, bury your
hatchets. What is happening in Sudan or Middle East is better
imagined than experienced. Let this country not be in the state
My appeal goes to the Federal and Lagos state governments; they
should direct the law enforcement agents to fish out the
killers. This will help to douse the fire of any misgiving that
anybody may be having. It is high time the government really
look adequately into the security of her citizenry. A murder
case happened in the first week of my staying in U.S.A. the
perpetrators were nabbed few days later while trying to cross to
Canada. So efficient over here. Government should equip our law
enforcement agents so as to be able to deal with security issues
promptly. Today is Funsho Williams, nobody knows the next, Bola
Ige has gone the same way. Being in government doesn’t immune
anyone from assassination attack! It calls for government urgent
attention, since it is government jurisdiction to provide
adequate security for every citizen of this nation. Government
should please look to the state of high insecurity in the
country, particularly at this point in time when elections into
various offices are close by. If government refuses to do
anything now, I doubt if anybody will have the audacity to rule
by the time we conclude the transition programme.
To people who are bent on playing God on others by taking their
lives at will, they should remember that all will end one day.
Nobody stay here for ever at most one hundred and twenty years,
the scriptures say,” Hands join to hands; a sinner will not go
unpunished”.Also,”but the sinner being an hundred years old will
be accursed”. If they have power today, they should know the
Ultimate power belongs to the Almighty and anyone one who
murdered sleep will not sleep himself. Everyone will give
account of what he or she has done on the day of reckoning.
Finally, he that murdered by the swords, shall surely die by the
swords. Once again I commensurate with the family of Engineer
(Chief) Funsho Anthony Williams and his political associates,
God will give us all the fortitude to bear the monumental loss.
He has died a heroic death. Leave judgment to God who is the
only Just One.
May God help Nigeria!
Follow Up Comments
heinous act is too barbaric!