Awaiting President Buhari’s Live Broadcast to the Nation…
As Nigerians await President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast to the nation tomorrow, 21st August 2017, this blog wonders if that broadcast would not be considered as manipulated and fictitious, by those who have constantly and loudly alleged that the President is on his way to his final resting place. The President returned to Nigeria from London yesterday (Saturday, 19th August, 2017), where he spent over 100 days on medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
In case Nigerians have forgotten, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, former Director of Media and Publicity of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2015 Presidential Campaign, gave constant updates on the President’s health in a manner that suggested that the President was immobile, static and incapable of having another chance with life. Those updates looked like campaigns against another man’s life. Lest we forget, Fani-Kayode is said to be a “born again” christian. His profile shows that he “found God” in Ghana in 1993 and obtained a diploma in theology from the Christian Action Faith Bible Seminary, Accra, Ghana. Therefore, it is assumed that he knows what the scriptures say about life and death. He should also know what the scriptures say about truth and falsehood.
- Ephesians 4:29: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
- Colossians 4:6: “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.”
- Proverbs 18:21: “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
- Exodus 23:1: “You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
But when some Governors of All Progressives Congress (APC) visited President Buhari in London, Fani-Kayode described pictures of that visit as “monumental fraud and deceit”. He said he was “reliably informed” that those pictures were taken during the Ramadan in Abuja sometime ago. The former PDP Spokesman found further reasons to doubt the genuineness of those pictures when Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State addressed journalists on the outcome of that visit.
Here is an excerpt of what Fani-Kayode published on that visit, in a piece titled, “Breakfast in London with Citizen Buhari.”
“… I for one would not believe a word that a man like Rochas tells me. If he told me that it was day outside I would have to assume that it was night. It is that bad. Again why did Buhari not shake anyone’s hands during the photo-shoot? Why did he not get up from his chair, say ‘cheese’ and give us a big Daura smile? Why was he just sitting there like a stuffed mannequin who really did not know where he was and who he was interacting with? Is it not obvious that he can no longer function properly? Why all the tall tales that he is getting much better? Is it not clear that he is simply being stuffed with and pumped up by a dangerous cocktail of steroid? Is it not obvious that he is suffering from an extreme form of dementia?
Is it not clear that even if he were to be brought back to Nigeria tomorrow he could no longer function properly and lead the nation? Is it not obvious that he is barely lucid and that he is little better than a zombie? Where is the shame in admitting these truths and prevailing on him to resign in order for him to be able to go home to Daura and take care of his health? Better still he could resign and be taken to Prophet T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) in Lagos for prayer, deliverance and healing. I assure you that it works.”
That article was published in several traditional and online media platforms on July 24, 2017. Earlier, Fani-Kayode published another piece on May 4, 2017, that is synonymous to referring to the President as a resurrected corpse. He titled it “The Resurrection of Corpsocracy in Nigeria”.
The article stated that:
“…. It is clear that the President is no longer fit to govern. It is obvious that his time is almost up. It is self evident that for him the bell is tolling. It is incontrovertible that those around him have held him captive and are indulging in what I once described in an essay that I wrote seven years during the last days of President Umaru Yar Adua as ‘Corpsocracy: A gift from Umaru to The Modern World’. Simply put corpsocracy means the rulership of the living by the dead. It is the art of hiding a walking corpse, a comatose zombie or what some have described as the ‘living dead’ in a cupboard in the Presidential Villa, telling the world that it is hale and hearty and then ruling and running the country in its name.”
Chief Fani-Kayode criticized President Buhari’s government and its functionaries such as Rotimi Ameachi, Minister of Transport, whom he described as “the pot-bellied creek-Haramite”. He also went prophetic by adding that:
“The fact of the matter is that whether they like it or not we are entering the endgame. Everything is coming to a head. The next few months will be instructive and critical and much will happen that will surprise and shock the world and the Nigerian people. To the spiritually sensitive and discerning one thing is clear: this dispensation is almost over. The beast is dying. The flesh is rotting. The vultures are gathering. The sky has turned black and a new era approaches. Yet even in sickness, death and decay the tyrant and his followers revel in deception, treachery, doublespeak, blood-lust and wickedness. My advice to them is to humble themselves and FEAR GOD before it is too late!”
“My counsel to them is to let this sick and elderly man resign in peace and allow him to go home and take care of his health and make his peace with God. My appeal to them is to be sensitive to the Spirit and to recognize the fact that he has been struck and mortally wounded by the sword of the Lord. My prayer to them is to accept the fact that he has been pierced with the arrow of God, he has been hit by the east wind of destruction, he has been afflicted with a deep spiritual wound and he is suffering from God’s judgement: It is time for him to Go!”
However, President Buhari is back. Nobody sneaked him into the country. He did not arrive at midnight. He arrived around 4.00 pm, in the full glare of the public. His return was broadcast live by Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and other major television stations in the country. A tumultuous crowd of well wishers including government functionaries and “ordinary” citizens of this country, welcomed him warmly. He looked frail but fit. He has not addressed the country. But he spoke with those that shook hands with him yesterday. For now, nobody knows if he desires to continue in office as Nigeria’s democratically elected President. Tomorrow morning’s broadcast would tell.
As we await that broadcast, let us also hope that Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State would record it and possibly give it forensic analysis for presentation to his admirers.
Here is what he said on June 28 2017, in reaction to President Buhari’s Ramadan broadcast message to Muslims: “No doubt, the audio message was only a damage-control strategy aimed at further deceiving Nigerians. That the audio message does not represent the truth as our President does not only have voice impairment, he has been on life-support since June 6, 2017 at a West-End, London Hospital…. Anyone with contrary claim should produce the President to Nigerians within the next 48 hours. It is obvious that Nigeria is drifting like the last days of the Umaru Musa Yar Adua’s government.”
- Cornelius Ellah
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