Nige­rian pres­i­dents’ deaths sus­pect

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Mekoa Sereme

IT LOOKS like Muham­madu Buhari is go­ing to end up the same way as Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, af­ter Good­luck Jonathan took over the reins from him due to his sick­ness and ul­ti­mately his death.

Yemi Os­in­bajo is go­ing to end up be­ing the pres­i­dent of Nige­ria be­cause of Buhari’s ill-health. I don’t think it’s witch­craft; I’m sus­pect­ing the al­le­ga­tions of poi­son­ing might be true, es­pe­cially af­ter he con­sulted the FBI to help him fight the scourge of cor­rup­tion that have spi­ralled out of con­trol in Nige­ria, and his re­ward­ing of whis­tle-blow­ers.

What about the other Nige­rian pres­i­dents who “died in of­fice”? Take Sani Abacha as an ex­am­ple. Was he re­ally poi­soned by two pros­ti­tutes or were they used as scape­goats?

It seems as if Ig­bos (trib­al­ism), women (sex­ism) and Mus­lims are not sup­posed to rule and gov­ern as pres­i­dents, if one also looks at what hap­pened to Atiku Abubakar. His chances of be­com­ing pres­i­dent were ru­ined af­ter the FBI clamped down on him and his wife, Jen­nifer Dou­glas.

On the other hand, noth­ing was done to Oluse­gun Obasanjo (pref­er­en­tial treat­ment) when his cor­rupt ac­tiv­i­ties were ex­posed by CNN’s Jonathan Mann. I’m not even go­ing to men­tion the cor­rupt re­la­tion­ship be­tween Obasanjo and Charles Tay­lor.

Ge­orge W Bush hated Mus­lims and Don­ald Trump’s xeno­pho­bic and Is­lam­ophic ten­den­cies are worse than that of his Repub­li­can pre­de­ces­sor. Se­bo­keng

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