Senator who is representing Kogi West in the Nigeria Senate said this in a recent interview.
“Every speaker of the truth and every defender of the people always suffer controversy. Gani Fawehinmi suffered controversy. Our lord Jesus Christ died for a sin he never knew nothing about. He was killed and prosecuted over being righteous. Prophet Muhammed was accused of things he never did.
So, I want to believe that once you speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, once you stand against constituted authority and speak to power, you will definitely end up in controversy.
My philosophy in life is that in an unjust society, silence is a crime. So if defending the poor, the needy and the malnourished the opperessed of the society is controversial, then I will say I am never controversial and I am happy to be”