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Talk Is Cheap..... Buhari, A President Haunted By The Past by Calebsky(m): 12:55pm On Jul 09, 2017
Talk is cheap.....

Buhari, a President haunted by the past

A Zimbabwean proverb from the Shona tribe says, “The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.” This proverb has over the years been translated to mean that a person who hurts another person by their words or actions might forget, but that the person who was hurt by those words or actions will always remember. That being the case, philosophers have often used this proverb to advise people to choose their words carefully as they may never know when they’re going to be used to judge them.

Yar’Adua had left the country on November 23, 2009, and was reported to be receiving treatment for pericarditis [an inflammation of the pericardium, the membrane enclosing the heart] at a clinic in Saudi Arabia.

He eventually died on May 5, 2010, and was buried in his Katsina hometown a day later.

Meanwhile, on March 10, 2010, during his period of sickness and non-appearance in the public, Buhari was one of those who called for Yar’Adua’s resignation or impeachment.

Then, Buhari had called on the National Assembly to start an impeachment process against the “ailing” Yar’Adua.

While addressing members of the National Unity Forum who visited him in Kaduna, he had further said if Yar’Adua didn’t want to be impeached, he could save himself from ridicule by “honourably” resigning from office.

Buhari had further said the Federal Executive Council owed the country a “sacred duty” by ensuring that Yar’Adua was declared “incapacitated” so as to pave the way for his removal from office through impeachment.

On January 4, 2010, during the same period of Yar’Adua’s illness, the Action Congress of Nigeria, which later merged with Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change and others, equally demanded a “visual” proof that an ailing President Yar’Adua was fit enough to govern the country after weeks in the hospital overseas.

The party, in a statement by its then-National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had specifically demanded a “concrete” evidence of Yar’Adua’s physical condition, suggesting a dated video recording of the former president in his Saudi Arabia hospital room.

“It is necessary for President Yar’Adua, if indeed he is recovering as Nigerians have been praying he does, to move fast to reassure his compatriots that the rumours surrounding his ill health are unfounded,” said Mohammed at that time.

On why the video recording was necessary, Mohammed had recalled that when former Cuban President, Fidel Castro [1926-2016], was recovering from the illness that eventually ended his long presidency [1976-2008], he appeared in a video recording to show that he was still alive, contrary to rumours making the rounds at the time.

Mohammed had further said, “Daily, we are bombarded with scary rumours of the president’s health continuing to deteriorate in Saudi Arabia, even as his aides assure us that he is indeed recovering.

“Since the president left these shores over 40 days ago, we do not know who has really seen him or who has not. Information on the state of health of the president should not be left in the hands of unscrupulous spin doctors, the Aondoakaas and the PDPs [Peoples Democratic Party] of this world, who have been muddling the waters just to serve their own selfish purposes.”

Apart from all these, in 2009 during Yar’Adua’s illness, the ACN had also demanded a daily briefing on the former president’s health from the then-Minister of Information, late Mrs. Dora Akunyili.

On December 21, 2009, Mohammed had said amidst “uncoordinated” reports on Yar’Adua’s health status, “The current situation whereby ministers and aides of the president give out uncoordinated information on his health is doing more harm than good.

“It is clear to discerning Nigerians that those pretending to speak authoritatively on the President’s health are deceiving the public since they are neither well informed on the issue nor competent to speak on it.

“Therefore, a daily briefing by the Minister of Information, based on authentic details provided by the president’s doctors, should start forthwith. As we have said many times, the health of the president, as a public figure, can no longer be of interest only to his family and friends. Nigerians have a right to know.”

Fast forward to 2017, President Buhari is now being judged by almost every of his words and actions against former President Yar’Adua because of a similar situation in which he has found himself.

See full article via http://punchng.com/buhari-a-president-haunted-by-the-past/
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Karma is a Nigerian bitch.

1. President Buhari has been abroad for medical treatment for more than 115 days this year alone. No living Nigerian or government official has told Nigerian people what exactly is wrong with the health of the president.

2. Lai Muhammed of APC is currently our Minister of Information and has not done any of the things he demanded from then Information Minister Dora Akunyili of PDP.

3. 15m Nigerians believed the noise and lies from then opposition party, APC, but 170m Nigerians are all suffering for their electoral blunder. "The gods are not to blame"

Happy Sunday to all Nigerians, including those eriri mugu na 2015 and those na eri anyi mugu na 2017.

I have no comment sha.

JOK
Re: Talk Is Cheap..... Buhari, A President Haunted By The Past by Luckylife(m): 1:07pm On Jul 09, 2017
You lay down according to how you made your bed.
Re: Talk Is Cheap..... Buhari, A President Haunted By The Past by Calebsky(m): 1:10pm On Jul 09, 2017
What more can i say?

Give and it will come back to you, good measure, pressed down and shaken together....

Whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap.
Re: Talk Is Cheap..... Buhari, A President Haunted By The Past by Babacele: 1:16pm On Jul 09, 2017
that past gave birth to GEJ Presidency that you ipobs never worked for ,but hijacked ,destroyed and still crying blood over for throwing it away in 2015.

Unlike the PDP, Buhari informed the country about his sickness ,and officially handed over to an acting President. ...but you ipobs who have always supported the evil leaders in Nigeria including the worst of ' Hausa-fulanis' you want us to believe u hate , don't like the handing over.
Why are you interested in the zoo sef?
Re: Talk Is Cheap..... Buhari, A President Haunted By The Past by FUNNYBONE1(m): 1:40pm On Jul 09, 2017
Babacele:
that past gave birth to GEJ Presidency that you ipobs never worked for ,but hijacked ,destroyed and still crying blood over for throwing it away in 2015.

Unlike the PDP, Buhari informed the country about his sickness ,and officially handed over to an acting President. ...but you ipobs who have always supported the evil leaders in Nigeria including the worst of ' Hausa-fulanis' you want us to believe u hate , don't like the handing over.
Why are you interested in the zoo sef?
WETIN THIS ONE DEY VOMIT
Re: Talk Is Cheap..... Buhari, A President Haunted By The Past by Babacele: 3:31pm On Jul 09, 2017
FUNNYBONE1:

WETIN THIS ONE DEY VOMIT
since you licked the vomit ,maybe you should tell us.

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