By Adeola Aderounmu
Once out of power, many individuals cannot handle the situation. They get so illusioned about the realities of life that they start to do (sometimes) crazy things and express (quite often) unbelievable expressions.
Atiku Abubakar is the former vice president of Nigeria. He occupied that position for 8 years (1999-2007).
Now, Atiku says that Nigeria’s problem is leadership.
This is what I don’t understand about Nigerian Politicians. When did he realise that leadership was our problem? What did he do about it as the VP for 8 years? He mentioned that Obasanjo was not prepared to be a leader?
Why would any sane person be the vice president for a leader whom you know is not ready for such a position.
The other day, Atiku went to Otta to reconcile with Obasanjo.
If we put this statement side-by-side with the visit to Otta, it means he is telling us that he is ready to be our next president.
I hope that dream never comes true.
Atiku belongs to the group of politicians who have milked Nigeria dry. He stole, and stole and stole. This is the same with Obasanjo. They both stole as much as they could and we remember very well, the bitter war that they fought over the third term agenda of Obasanjo.
If Atiku is forgetful, someone should show him the way to his favourite clinic-The London Hospital. He needs a checkup before his senility surpasses that of that man in East Africa.
AND can someone nearby tell Atiku to shut-up!
He is making a fool of himself with his actions and utterances. He must stop insulting our collective intelligence.
8 years of Atiku-Obasanjo must NEVER be allowed to re-surface in Nigeria under any guise, not even as Atiku as president.
I hope the people will be allowed to vote for once in their life time whenever the next election is schedule to hold. I hope Nigeria gets out of the stagnation of 49 years!!!
With someone like Atiku thinking of leading Nigeria: No greater hopelessness!!!