Monday, 8 August 2016

How Babagana Kingibe, Politicians broke MKO’s Heart


By on 13:52
Share this Post Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email This Pin This


Baba-Gana-Kingibe

“Wolves in sheep’s clothing; Vultures pretending to be deer. That is what these narrow-minded back-stabbing politicians are”.
Moshood had just found out that he had been sold out once again by key members of his team. Many of them were about to join Abacha’s government. He was voicing his pain to Kudirat in her bedroom. They were not alone but he didn’t care. “You can now see why it has always been easy for the military to stay in power. Even though they are divided, they are more united than civilians. A crook like Abacha, who finds it hard to read a speech, can find it easy to attract people to join his fraudulent government”


Jamiu Abiola wants the World to read about the true story of his dad


Suddenly he stopped talking and stormed out of Kudirat’s room. He headed toward his own room, charging like a torpedo. She struggled to catch up with him and once she did, she followed him into his room. As they entered, she caught her breath and sat next to him. “Why are you so pained? By now you should have developed a thick skin against this kind of treachery. This is not the first time this is happening and it will certainly not be the last. You don’t need those politicians. All you need is time”
She was more devastated than him but she concealed it. She appeared so strong that her words that evening seemed mystical and divine. Moshood looked puzzled but before he could say anything, she continued. “You need time. Anything you do now out of desperation will be clumsy and desperate. It will weaken you and strengthen your enemies, keeping in mind that your enemy is not only Abacha but his spies and cronies, some of whom are your friends”


The Author Jamiu Abiola tells the GDA more story of how his father fell for Abacha's dirty deal

She stated that only time, and not money or anything else could help him at this point, adding that with time, the government will make costly mistakes like the interim government had done and because it was built on a deceitful foundation it would fall and Moshood would be the beneficiary.

She ended her statement with a popular phrase: “God might delay but He never forgets”.
Moshood listened to her carefully then slowly nodded his head. “What about the meeting I’m supposed to hold with my associates? How do I address them now that I am aware of the treacherous plans that some of them have?”

“Some argued that joining the government was imperative in order to fight it from within and others argued that joining it would taint the democratic movement. Only a few people were honest enough to admit that they wanted to join the government in order to take financial care of their families. Moshood observed the circus-like atmosphere with disdain”

MKO Abiola...The Star Boy from Egba Land

Looking at him, she already sensed that he planned to be confrontational. She shook her head and sighed. “The last thing you want is to appear desperate in front of people who are plotting against you. Remain calm and let them do all the talking. Don’t try to win back anyone who hints that he wants to join the government. That way you will preserve your honor…”
Moshood did not let her finish. “No, I will give them a piece of my mind. They are traitors and must be treated as such.”


Sani & Maryam Abacha in their younger years before power came calling

Kudirat disagreed but remained silent for over fifteen minutes. She wanted him to calm down. She finally said, “They will deny betraying you if you do that and will then use your accusations to justify the betrayal that they are planning. Besides, not all of them are guilty, so don’t make the mistake of accusing them blindly” he moved closer to him. “Be calm with them in order to retain your authority. This will be rightfully interpreted as a sign of strength and superiority”


MKO & Kudirat Abiola; First Nigerian Couple to die for Democracy

After a very long time, Moshood finally nodded approvingly. He was still furious, though. They spoke for an hour then he went to sleep. The meeting with his associates was held the following day. Before then rumors, sponsored by the new military government, had already spread that Moshood had given up on his presidential mandate and that he had ordered his loyalists to work in the new government.

General Abacha's 2nd in command, Genere Oladipupo Diya (His Hands were tight on MKO Abiola's Case)



Lateef Jakande

From the onset, the meeting was divided into different groups. Some argued that joining the government was imperative in order to fight it from within and others argued that joining it would taint the democratic movement. Only a few people were honest enough to admit that they wanted to join the government in order to take financial care of their families. Moshood observed the circus-like atmosphere with disdain. He was able to hold his temper as he watched his presidential dream recede. It was during that meeting that it finally dawned on him that most politicians had moved beyond his presidential ambition, and that apart from Kudirat, some of his other wives, a few of his other family members and a handful of activists, most people had begun to see him as someone pursuing a mirage. He quietly withdrew from the meeting when he had had enough.

MKO Abiola the Enigma

After a couple of days, Abacha had formed his government and consolidated his hold on power. Nigerians were afraid of this man who had always been the one to announce previous military coups. Moshood was in a constant state of melancholy. Even his elected vice-president had become the country’s minister of foreign affairs. In the meantime, the government had doubled its efforts to tarnish his image. It continued to claim that he had submitted names to the ministerial list. It also lied that Moshood had been financially compensated.
Moshood lost his nerves and demanded from the military ruler a statement that would set the record straight. The dictator promised to do so but he never did. The animosity between both men grew and a confrontation became inevitable.

General Sani Abacha...Played 419 on MKO Abiola



Dignatories @ the Launching of 'The President who Never Ruled'
The Book of MKO according to Jamiu Abiola

(Excerpts from the book, The President Who Never Ruled by Jamiu Abiola; get copies in any book shop across the world or write Jamiu Abiola through jamiulinguist@yahoo.com. Read What Nelson Mandela told MKO about Abacha in our next post on this blog)

Gbenga Dan Asabe

Africa's Number One Celebrity Encounter Blog

1 comments:

  1. SORRY TO DISAGREE WITH YOU. ABIOLA IN COMPANY OF SEN. AFIKUYUMI DID SUBMIT A LIST OF MINISTERS TO ABACHA AS ADVANCE CABINET PENDING ABACHA'S PROMISED HANDOVER TO ABIOLA.ABACHA CASHED ON THIS AND RECRUITED KINGIBE ON HIS OWN.

    ReplyDelete