Written by Olanrewaju Olubukola ‘Ozone’
It’s been 6 years since you left us. When you were around, we thought you were the bad one, the luckless one, the slow one and the sick one. Yes, you were sick, in fact, too sickly all through your administration, but you were never as sick as these current ‘brainsick’ pirates.We all wanted your resignation at the height of your sickness, lampooning you, your first lady and your supporters, asking you to die if you wanted to die and allow the man with all the ‘luck’ in the world to lead us.We forgot that even though you were sick, you were the first Governor to have ever declared his assets publicly and you remained the only President in the history of Nigeria to have ever done the same publicly. We conveniently forgot that even though you were gravely sick, you were the first president to reduce the price of petrol twice in Nigeria (From N75 to N70 and later from N70 to N65 ), and the economy did not collapse like the Brigands who succeeded you were making us believe.We forgot that you didn’t afflict yourself with your sickness and so could do very little about it, but we still insisted that you just had to tender your resignation.You succeeded in solving the Niger Delta crisis which you didn’t cause.Gone were times when our Northern brothers and sisters could sleep with their two eyes closed. The present nitwits keep blaming others for their inability to govern the country well.You gave us rule of Law.During your tenure as President under the umbrella of PDP; Andy Uba lost in court and was removed as Anambra State Governor in less than 3 hours.Segun Oni lost in Ekiti and was removed.Agagu lost in Ondo and was removed. Osunbor lost in Edo and was removed. Even though they were all your party members.I seriously don’t know if there’s still anything called ‘Rule of Law’ in Nigeria.We have seen and currently seeing what a healthy President can do compared to the unhealthy one.Continue to rest in peace, late Umaru Musa Yar’adua. I miss you.