We need to ask the first occupant of Aso Rock IBB what he had deposited in that environment that it is observed that unpleasant things have been happening in the place.
The only man that left with a of lot joy and peace was General Abdulasalami Abubakar and that was because he refused to stay longer which prevented the spirit inhabiting Aso rock to hold him captive. This is the summary of those that encounter the spirit of Aso rock.
- IBB became maximum ruler for 9 years part of it he spent in Lagos. He kept on prolonging the transition programme until nemesis caught up him when he conducted the June 1993 presidential election adjudged to be the freest in the annals of election in Nigeria. All manipulations in his arsenals to discard the election,it refused to go away. Nicknamed Maradona for his dribbling skills when it came to handling human beings not ball, he dribbled until he dribbled himself out of power and told the bewildered nation that he was stepping aside. He put in place a contraption of power arrangement that everybody knew it wouldn’t last.He made Shonekan the head of state without the enabling power of commander in chief. For 82 days shonekan pretended as a head of state until the ambitious no nonsense Gen Abacha took over.
- Abacha came with his ruthless policy of going after opposition leaders, locking some and mowing some. He embark on a strange political engineering exercise not known in the history of mankind where 5 independent parties adopted him as the sole candidate and we were to vote yes or no for the only candidate. He was definitely coasting for victory as the most politically active part of the country the South West had been silenced through coercion. Subterfuge, settlement and manipulation. He did one thing which a lot people believed cost him his dear life. He said we should pray for peace to reign in the land and all the segments of Nigerians were gathered in Abuja. Most came for their stomach, but the saintly one amongst the crowd did exactly what brought them and God answered. And based on God’s decision,the problem of Nigeria was Abacha and He got rid of him.
Now came OBJ after the fine gentlemen Abdulsalami. Remember the timid and cowardly OBJ in his first tenure who was literary forced to accept power and hurriedly left in 1979, Had now been transformed in to a lion in his second coming as the Landlord of Aso rock. He had now gathered courage and became so bold that he wanted to rule till eternity by seeking for the third term which was foiled. The spirits in Aso rock couldn’t assist and had to leave with a lot of dent. The period he started his third term governance was put on hold and corruption took over. He definitely left the country in a mess.ADVERTISEMENT
Since we couldn’t grant his wish, OBj foisted on the nation the sick Yaradua and the weak GEJ as his vice. The spirit in Aso rock quicken the health challenges of Yaradua who if well he couldn’t have transformed this country based on his monumental achievements as the governor of Katsina state. The Katsina mafia held sway during the period of his illness and compounded the woes of the country.
When he died the meek GEJ took over. He was celebrated as the first highly educated Nigerian to be president of the country and did his best in certain areas particularly in rail transport, establishment of new federal universities and the Almajiri schools In his 5 years as president. So many things went amiss until he was thrown out being the first president to be defeated as a candidate in a presidential election in Nigeria . Well Abati had fed us with strange tales on how the occupants of Aso rock during their time had a lot of adverse spiritual attacks that to a large affected their performance.
Now came the new sheriff in town, PMB.He was doing well particularly getting rid of the monumental corruption in the system and dealing decisively with insurgents, but a tiny group in Aso rock whether possessed by the spirits in Aso rock have held the president captive and doing some ungodly things which is derailing his avowed commitment to transparency and accountability. They are taking advantage of his health challenges to do certain things that are completely opposite of the no nonsense and incorruptible General.
In view of our predicament and seeming hopelessness in confronting and uprooting forces of darkness in Aso rock, My conclusion is that, though I don’t believe in these satanic powers because to me is a scape goat for evil minded people to cause havoc in the seat of power, nevertheless let us come against them through the efficacy of prayers.ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENT
Interesting times abi. In Africa anything, especially mysterious theories, rumour mongering, gossiping all not based on any sound reasoning are held gospel truth, while scientific and empirical validated facts are jettisoned.