Mohammed Fawehinmi’s Bold Steps Against Babangida

By Adeola Aderounmu

I must say that I find it timely and very instructive the reports emerging from the late Gani Fawehinmi’s chambers.

Mohammed the son of the late eminent lawyer has advised Nigerians to ignore Babangida and to ensure that they do not cast their votes for a dictator.

He warned Nigerians that Babangida is likely responsible for the deaths of Dele Giwa, MKO Abiola and Gani Fawehinmi.

It is getting interesting.

The things we know are now been re-echoed by individuals who know the inside stories.

Babangida continues to deny involvement in the letter bomb that exterminated Dele Giwa in 1986. As a blogger I’m wondering if the reports that he sprayed Gani’s prison room with carcinogenic substances are mere rumours or true stories. But this revelation by Gani’s son is instructive. AND who knows how he participated in the poisoning of Abiola when Clinton’s men were visting MKO right before his death. Or are we looking at his indirectly involvment by the June 12 1993 annullment.

Whichever way we look at it Nigerians must be ready to lay their lives for the future of this country. Evil men like Babangida who kill, maim and murdered in the name of power should NEVER again lead Nigeria.

In fact, that this man is free baffles all reasonable logic. What is wrong with Nigeria and Nigerians? Where is the rule of law? How can a dictator who committed treason be contesting for the position of president? Have we forgotten the June 12 1993 saga and the thousands of people who died? Have they died in vain? Shall we all queue up and die in vain? Shall our struggles be in vain?

I still don’t know when someone will wake up in this country and see that things are done in a civilised way. If we continue to allow lawlessness and crimes including corruption to go unpunised, I’m afraid that we are far from our redemption.

Everything is like a bad dream because nobody in Nigeria wants to face the reality of civilisation and social justice, not even the so called rulers. We have no leaders.

This country needs some form of deliverance. From where? I have no idea. It appears we all slept and put our heads in the same direction.

I hope Nigerians are listening to Mohammed and I seriously hope the message will be sent far and wide even to those who have no sense of history and the rest of us who are myopic in our opinions.

One thought on “Mohammed Fawehinmi’s Bold Steps Against Babangida

  1. If Nigerians were reasonable, Babangida should be behind bars. Or at the very least, he should be summoned before a panel and interrogated about his reason for cancelling June 12 elections and appointing a businessman who he knew could not stand against Abacha.
    It was like an arrangement between Babangida and Abacha.
    The British asked Blair questions about Iraqi war and weapons of mass destruction for which it was fought. South Africans had the truth and reconciliation panel that exposed most of the nefarious activities of the apartheid regime. Kenyans too had a similar investigation after the election riots.
    Nigerian should demand accountability from all in positions of authority. Babangida should be asked questions on June 12. Maybe if he can clear himself, he may be allowed to stand election. Until then, he should be banned from contesting any election except the one in his household!


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