They have killed him several times, yet he refused to die. They have told us he would never win, yet he won. They said that, by this time in his presidency, all Nigerians would have become Muslims. To actualize their claims, they cloned websites, including those of reputable media stations, just to prove to us that he was dead or as the lousiest among them said, “a walking corpse”. Since none of this will work, they resorted taking us back a familiar path, a military coup!
Some days after President Buhari proceeded on medical follow-up, some of our noisy neighbours came up with their usual display of ignorance once more. In compliance with section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) the President transmitted a notice, required by the clause, to the National Assembly indicating he had handed over the governance of the country to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Since it was clear they won’t read, they resorted to infantile criticism to a letter that cited portions of the Constitution.
After these detractors failed abysmally this time again to convince us of their intelligence, they needed something to divert public attention. They probably considered several options and settled for a coup d’état!
When I got the news that some unnamed junior military officers were planning a coup in the absence of the President, I knew there was no smoke without fire. They never denied it. In fact, one of their supporters, on Facebook (when asked if they could not wait till 2019 to acquire power through the ballot box) said the coup was necessary so they could not wait since the nation will be on fire before then. It was at that point I knew frustration had combined with the desperation which is the surest way to committing suicide!
For anyone to think of planning a coup in 21st century Nigeria, such a person must be far out of his mind. As I write, in Africa, virtually, if not all political leaders are now democratically elected. Since military takeovers are no longer celebrated in the continent, this convinces me that the era of military rulers is long gone. Africa has joined the rest of the civilized world in adopting democracy. The world, Nigeria inclusive, has and continue to condemn coups. So whoever is planning a coup in Nigeria today may just be on a misadventure. It’s the surest way to committing suicide!
Kindly follow me on Twitter @adgorwell
By Kolade Gbolagade
The immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has thrown her weight behind the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war. She said graft remains Nigeria’s biggest impediment to ...
It has been almost a year now that some of us, swept by the euphoria of the “Change Mantra”, went all out to support perhaps the most persecuted presidential candidate, ...
A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that corrupt people might be winning the President Buhari-led anti-corruption war. He ...
With the appointment of the All Progressives Congress (APC) publicity secretary as a minister in the president Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, three chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are jostling ...
So dry bones could still rise again? So corpses do walk? So “spot diagnosis” that can spot the dead from a far without medical prognosis could fail abysmally? So the ...
By Kolade Gbolagade
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered that the report of a audit initiated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the shrinking of Lake Chad be made available to ...
After about 2 years of intense research, writing and editing, a Political Scientist, Olalekan Adigun, has finally launched his book, WITNESSING THE CHANGE.
The book is which features themes on the ...
What started as a big joke suddenly became a reality. In a desperate bid to stop the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari the heat of the 2015 presidential election, Mr. ...
On Sunday 5th February, I suffered two major disappointments. First like most patriotic Nigerians, I supported, and planed to participate in the protests organized by Nigeria’s music legend, Innocent “TuFace” ...
My father, Memudu Adigun, died of stroke when I was barely two years into my secondary education. Before then, like many others at my age, I have heard stories of ...
Okonjo-Iweala backs Buhari on anti-corruption war
#iStandWithBuhari and the Limits of Political Opportunism, By
Corrupt People Winning the Anti-Corruption War- Ribadu Warns
Three jostle for Lai Muhammed’s Position
Buhari And the People of the Lie
Buhari Demands Report Of Obasanjo’s Audit
Political Scientist Launches New Book on 2015 Election
Who Wants to Kill President Buhari? By Olalekan
Buhari, Death Rumour and Scuttled Protest
Did President Trump Call a Ghost?