Engr. Akande Adeyinka
|Buari versus Obasanjo|
BUARI VERSUS OBASANJO
I know that the whole nation will be anticipating hearing the electoral suit filed by Gen. Buari against Pres. Obasanjo, INEC and INEC officials tomorrow, 20th December 2004. I am sure that a lot of people would want Gen. Buari to win the case. I have noticed that Nigerians comment and draw conclusions on events/issues without looking critically at the events/issues.
This issue of Gen. Buari taking OBJ to court is ridiculous in the sense that ANPP whom Gen. Buari is a member and also the presidential candidate of the party during the last poll in the country planned to rig and succeeded in some areas. Also some other parties planned to rig the election and succeeded in some areas. None of the parties succeeded in rigging the election in all the constituencies in the country, they succeeded in constituencies where they have their people in control of affairs. Gen. Buari cannot claim ignorance of this. Has Gen. Buari failed to look at this issue this way that himself and his group are using a legal means to challenge the illegal action of another group in which himself and his group participated illegally but failed to yield positive result in favour of his group? And I am sure most Nigerians failed to look at it this way. This would have been left for a neutral body/observer in the country to handle.
And I think it is because we do not always look at issues critically before drawing our conclusions that is recycling corrupt people as political and in some cases public office holders in Nigeria. These people we are supporting and voting for do not worth it, they have ruined our country in the past. But they understand us better than ourselves, each time they perform havocs in the country, they give us some months to forget these and come out again as Saint's. And they know we will always support them because we forget easily. This is about to happen again, Gen. Babangida is nursing the ambition to rule this country and it is only Allah that can save us from this.
We cannot develop Nigeria this way. May Allah help us (Amin).