By Yakubu Nasiru Khalid
Should a real social fighter be partisan? Does this mean the side he has taken has no weakness at all, or does it mean Abba Hikima is no longer a freedom fighter as people regard him but a politician?
Bar. Abba Hikima is a well-known social fighter, and he is one of the four most influential persons in Kano State who day and night fight to liberate have-nots peoples from the slavery of crooked individuals.
He is a loving person within Kano State metropolitan area. His lovers are from various political parties such as NNPP, APC, PDP, etc. Many of his supporters use his picture as a slogan for their businesses, like tricyclic drivers (Keke-Napep), just because he fights to liberate them from evil hands. Many love you because they do not know you are partisan.
It is good for a social fighter to build relationships with politicians and policymakers to create positive change. You should try to connect with politicians who share similar values and goals. Building trust and respect with politicians is essential to maintain their dignity while dealing with politics.
But should Abba Hikima be partisan as politics is concerned? Your benefit is more meaningful and beneficial as a freedom fighter than to be a politician. You can only maintain your dignity in politics by staying true, which is costly in Nigerian democracy. “If you want to understand a person, give him power.”
Being partisan means you are willing to swallow all sweetness and bitterness of the side without scrutinising. Still, social fighters always struggle to ensure that the public meets their needs effectively and efficiently.
Yakubu Nasiru Khalid can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indeed, Bar. Abba Hikima is a staunch, stalwart, bold and courageous man. Nowadays, we need people like him in Nigeria particularly Kano. More grace to your elbow, may Allah keep protect you and guide you.
This article have an interesting parts which can not be said by words. May almigthy bless the writer.
And, my advice to barrister after election is to go back and continue practicing his social figthing or freedom figthing.
Wishing you all the best Bet.