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Of power and Lies

I have heard different versions of the lekki massacre. The first version claimed the soldiers were never at the venue. The second version claimed they were present but did not shoot. The third version claimed they fired blank bullet. Meanwhile, the military does not want her mortuary investigated. Information is still blurred on the number ofcasualty. One DJ claimed over 78 lives were lost only to withdraw the figures the next day.The governor insisted he didn’t invite the soldiers insisting military do not take orders from state Governor. Governor disagrees with that assertion. Are the military and governor trying to cover up a fault? Is the DJ trying to win attention? Is she careless in speech?

The average Nigerian is not sure of what to believe. The people who hold the power- security agencies and leaders are not telling the truth. Truth does not change. It is constant under various circumstance. Lies change.

If our representative were men of integrity, they would be careful in the usage of words, aspiring to be accurate without colouring . The DJ would not state for fact that which he is not sure. There is a difference between error and deceit. A man may be in error yet live bravely by it. He will boldly admit his error when he discovers his mistake.He who is untruthful in his life knows the truth but denies it.

There are rumors that family of the dead were threatened not to come out . A truthful person is courageous enough to stick to what he withnessed. He would not be honest when it pays and forsake honesty when it hurts. Truth is the shortest distance between fact and the expression of it.

Untruth creates conflict. Two lies breeds oppositionand seek to destroy each other.

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