In Nigeria, from 2017 till date, there have been many unanswered questions, caliginous situations denied of tangible ventilation, intentional lack of investigative journalism and overwhelming inappropriateness on the side of the military. These years have been characterised by unguided statements from the presidency that if x-rayed, is not typical of the president the people used to know from 2015-2016 – the one who promised to be a changed person.
President Buhari of 2015-2016, though blunt with words, never disrespected Nigerians when found outside the shores of the country. But his utterances took a different dimension from 2017 when the news of his death was announced by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The president who suffered brain cancer and was operated upon, reported to be intravenously fed by many Nigerian news outlets, was said to have triumphed against all the odds and came back alive.
The implicating statement from the wife where she reminded the people of the first two years of his husband in power which, according to her, were good, and her assertion that few people have hijacked the seat of power, lends credence to the narrative of the President being dead and replaced by a body double. The seven scientific evidences provided by the Biafran leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, about the death of the president are yet to be disputed. These are necessary questions that were conspiratorially swept under the carpet in the guise of protecting national honour.
To ascertain if truly the person in Aso Rock is still the President Buhari that was sworn into office in 2015 or a body double impersonating him, the actions ensuing from the office of the presidency since 2017 need to be scrutinized.
In his first two years of reign – 2015-2016 – the president brought national disgrace to the country. We saw a president who was struggling to adapt to modern day technology in Germany as he was fighting with the headset given to him. We saw a president who got terrified at the sight of German military parade organized in his own honour. We saw other national embarrassments from the then President Buhari.
But from February 2017 onwards, the people met the worst version of the president – one that insults his people calling them ”lazy” before the world. It is very clear that only a foreigner can present the people he is leading as lazy at the intentional scene. It therefore seems like the president is being mimicked by a few men – those the wife referred to.
The most glaring evidence before everyone is the resurrection of capital punishment on hate speech. No one will ever believe that a president who promised to change his old records is still returning to the actual laws and actions that nearly cost him his political career. The mimickers have gone too far in copying the character of the late president in this one. They know truly that the capital punishment on hate speech cannot be admissible in the country but are using it to fake the presence of the dead President Buhari.
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media