Late last year, I wrote a post titled is it true? I asked a number of questions about the political system in Nigeria, the intrigues where mounting then, and now as well. I just got a number of mails this morning, and a text message too, insinuating that the presidential candidate for the lead party had died.
The thoughts that first flashed through my mind, were that I had a dream 3 nights ago, that Pat Utomi became the president of Nigeria, I wasn’t happy when I woke up, as I thought, ah, just a dream. If this is true, what will be done? Who holds sway? Is Babangida going to be used to replace him? Is what BBC saying true? Have you heard? Is this all true? Wow!
At this point I cannot say for sure what is true and what is not, all the information I have are as seen in this inconclusive BBC article and that it was breaking news on www.businessonline.com-(businessonlinenews). The report said he fainted last night and was rushed out of the country where he died. This BBC article went ahead to paint a scenario story of what will happen if this happens, and paints a picture of 2007 elections being between Babangida, Atiku and Buhari. The businessonline breaking news is currently no longer there. Why I can’t tell.
What happened? It was rumoured last year that he had health issues, he contested it, and challenged his antagonists to a game of squash. What happened here? Was it natural, pressure, or masterminded? Nothing is clear at the moment.
Whatever be the truth, one thing I can say for sure, is that some of us are praying hard for this country, and it’s only 2/3 months that masks what shall be the manifestation of God’s will for Nigeria.
Whoever thinks that things will go on with politics as usual in this country needs to think again. News like this leave me with mixed feelings, but I’m convinced that there is an invisible hand that rules and reigns in the affairs of men. That puts kings in powers and debases them, that says, and is unquestionable!
Let’s continue to pray for our country, and let’s continue to be the change we desire to see. If you know anything, please lets get a head or tail of this.
I just watched this developing story brought to an end, by questioning his wife and family and ascertaining that he is alive and well, and only just went for a check-up in Germany. Thankfully, Yarudua is well, but is anything changing?