How Babagana Kingibe, Politicians broke MKO’s Heart

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


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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
[email protected]. Read What Nelson Mandela told MKO about Abacha
in
our next post on this blog)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here