David Hundeyin in Ghana: The Brother’s Keeper in Times of Need – In the heart of West Africa lies Ghana, a country that has long stood as a beacon of hope for those facing persecution. Throughout history, when political activists and politicians from Nigeria have found themselves targeted, Ghana has opened its doors, welcoming them with open arms. Notable figures like Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi and the legendary musician Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti sought refuge in this nation. After the devastating Kalakuta tragedy, even Fela found solace in Ghana before returning to Nigeria in 1978.
But today, the story is different. David Hundeyin, a renowned investigative journalist from Nigeria, finds himself in need of Ghana’s protection. Unlike the politicians of yesteryears, David is not an activist by profession, but his dedication to the truth has put him in harm’s way. His craft, journalism, should never be a crime. Yet, in a nation like Nigeria, where the truth is often met with suppression and the rule of law is frequently disregarded, David’s work is a brave act of defiance.
It’s heartbreaking to think that a young journalist, committed to unveiling the truth and bettering his nation, should be persecuted for his efforts. David Hundeyin is not just any journalist. He embodies the spirit of investigative journalism that is rare to find, not just in Nigeria but across Africa. David represents a new generation of journalists, fearless in their pursuit of truth, and he deserves our utmost respect and protection.
The call for action is clear. Ghana’s rich history of safeguarding those in need must continue. It is a plea to the President of Ghana, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, the Ghanaian Ministry of Interior, and the Ghana Refugee Board to stand against the oppressive forces threatening David. The attempts by figures like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intimidate and bully must be resisted. David Hundeyin’s life and freedom are at stake, and he cannot be allowed to be extradited to Nigeria, where his safety is uncertain.
In these trying times, our prayers and thoughts are with David Hundeyin. He stands not just for himself, but for a brighter future for Nigeria and the entire African continent. Let us hope and pray that Ghana continues to be the refuge for those in need, and that David finds the protection he so rightly deserves.