Even though they say the truth is hard to tell, one aristocrat William Faulkner said; “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
Mr. William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer and one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. He made this statement way back before he died in 1962. Among others, there are many benefits of telling the truth out there, not to talk about what the Bible or Quran said about telling the truth.
Nigerian politicians of nowaday are unperturbed and have no mercy about what they do, as long as it satisfies their selfish wants and needs. Former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi is one example I would like to single out in this memo. Why because he has made us believe he is an ardent and strong Christian who does not like money, not corrupt and tells nothing but the truth. But in contrast, Mr. Amaechi is a complete opposite of what he claims to be.
Am aware John 8:32 said something about knowing the truth and the truth will set you free and the Quran also said, ''When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour, the Day of Judgment''. These are the words of Prophet Muhammad and Jesus Christ of Nazareth
In his pathological contrast, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has continued to lie to Nigerians in all that he does, in his continued quest to keep his grip on this Buhari's government. Just recently, Mr. Amaechi who is the minister of transport told Nigerians that president Muhammadu Buhari who is known to be terminally sick is healthy enough to stand for re-election in 2019. This is a blatant lie told to Nigerians right in their faces. Not finished yet, just last week the same Amaechi Thursday accused former president Goodluck Jonathan of awarding and paying out N34 billion on the dredging of the River Niger.
According to The Nation Newspaper, Mr. Amaechi disclosed that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is spending N100 million on the job, adding that after paying a contractor N34 billion for the dredging exercise, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration failed to get the job done.
However, the picture of a publication by vanguard here below tells it all about who awarded the dredging contract. It does not take your life to tell a simple truth. This is largely how this government came to power and has shown no signs of slowing down or reverting to telling the truth ever.
The truth of the matter is that, it was Goodluck Jonathan who queried the enormity of the contract sum when he became president after the death of President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and decided to stop it, which prompted a backlash from the riverine communities. Then tell me why Amaechi will not let us endure the much lie Lai Muhammed is telling us already before coming to the make matter even worse.