Musa Shekarau: the Sleeping Lion of Akurmi Land
AKURMI-OUR DIFFERENCES, OUR STRENGTH (AKURMI YHENG TI DUTE NA CIYE)
-Bukurmi the enemy of Akurmi – as i portray a note to eulogies a sleeping lion called Musa Shekarau
An ongoing source of strength for my dearest people of Akurmi over the next 40 years will be its openness and love to one another despite our diverse religious beliefs. Indeed, Akurmi chief rivals will be reshaped and re-energized by an increasing sectional and religious diversity.
The demographic of our lands and dialectal differences will affect the relationship of the entire Akurmi Kingdom. The future of our people will function as a unique “multi religion and sectional ” superpower with deep familial and cultural ties to the rest of her neigbouring communities. It is a clarion call to understand that our differences in speech and religion is never an instrument to use for creating sharp differences among our people, rather it is to be seen as a God endowed blessings when properly harness will gear and position our people in the annals of history.
The worst and greatest enemy of any person, nation, kingdom and race are enemies within his household, let me set us rolling by this popular wise saying of Abraham Lincoln that “enemies within are more terrible than enemies without”. It goes down to say that it is more devastating to have your enemy within the cycle of your family because they know your movements, achievement, secrets and weaknesses in and out. They know you in all totality with high sense of precision that they can get you at any time they want to get you.
My fellow Akurmi our problems of lack of growth and development is having a root in the level of high enmity our
enemies have succeeded in inflicting to our respected empire, comfortable using our senior compatriot, by abusing their minds not to see any fellow Bukurmi as important as they are. They use religious bigotry as a weapon of mass destruction against our people.
Sectionalism in kurama is another imp weapon they are using to see our downfall – they create all forms of nefarious ideology to separate a Garun Kurama man for not been a true Akurmi or telling a Kudaru (Yarkasuwa) man that he has relegated all political good wills and power to a Garun Kurama because they are the true Akurmi having the ancestral mantle of leadership
MUSA SHEKARAU-THE SLEEPING LION
Before the coming of a relatively steady democracy in 1999 Musa Shekarau Uchissa has shown to have a genuine call to serve humanity especially the Akurmi by forfeiting his first career as a Nigerian police officer to be a lawyer for the purpose of defending humanity. Prior the 1999 general elections Musa has been a local legislator representing the good people of Garun Kurama with a high spirit of steadfastness to reclaim the lost glory of the area by fighting to have a district head with a base office in Garun kurama alongside Kudaru, Lere, Saminaka in the local government.
The man being a smart politician he did not hesitate to quest for the seat of a legislator to represent the good people of lere east in the Kaduna State House of Assembly (KSHA). While a legislator he was chairman judiciary committee and member of many committees. For the bills that were turned into laws written by Musa, time will not allow me to juxtapose them in this write piece. I am only calling on all the Akurmi to remember a man that fought a fight to his grave to salvage the entire land by reawaken our slumbering spirit to go forth no matter the distance, to fight no matter how fierce the battle is.
Barrister as he is fondly called created jobs immeasurable and today history will never forget him because he left his legs printed in the sand of history. Indeed we lost a warrior, a struggler and a defender of kurama people. Oh sleep well great one, in abstract I still see you in what you were able to do. Yes seeing you through the many others you had helped to become better people.
Musa you live in me and many others Akurmi that believe in your political ideologies. I just remember you today sir thought to eulogies your parted spirit wherever it may be now as I am still packaging a book in honor of you.
You left us to face a battle as a people that ordinarily would have been faced by you. Akurmi lets rise up now to face the reality of the battle. I want to still remind you that we have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long years of struggle and of suffering.
You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage wars with all our might and with all the strength that God has given us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: victory; victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realized; no survival for any in my land of heritage because we are failing in fighting inherited struggle of our forefathers. No survival for all that the Akurmi Empire has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages, that mankind will move forward towards his goal.
But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope that I will not fail in writing the synopsis of truth to remind all and sundry that our lands are being encroached on by evil immigrants. Lets step up for the fight to reclaim what is ours. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, “Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength.”
God bless my people with a humane spirit of togetherness.
Written by Tom GARBA