It was 2 years on 6th May 2012
The 6th day of May 2012 was exactly two years that the cold hands of death took you away and you left us in the hands of the Buccaneers and non apologetic nor reasonable leaders.
When you were around we thought you were the bad and the weak one, the luckless one, the slow one and the sick one. Yes, you were sick, in fact, too sickly all through your administration, but you were never as sick as these current brain sick pirates and the no result oriented leaders you left behind for us. We all cried for your resignation at the height of your sickness, lampooning you, your first lady and your supporters, including the so called ‘kitchen cabinet’ (The first set of Cabals), asking you to die if you want to die and allow the man with all the good luck in this world to lead us.
We forgot that even though you were sick, you were the very first Governor to have ever declared your assets publicly and you also remained the only President in the history of Nigeria to have ever declare his assets publicly. We conveniently forgot that even though you were gravely sick you were the first president to ever reduced the price of petrol pump price in Nigeria. This you did twice during your short period of administration. From seventy five naira (#75), you reduced the pump price of petrol to seventy naira (#70) and later the same reduction was made from seventy naira (#70) to sixty five naira (#65) and you never talked about any fuel subsidy and the economy did not collapsed like the present Brigands are making us believe (if there were ever any fuel subsidy).
We forgot that you didn’t afflict yourself with your sickness and so could do very little about it, but we still insisted that you just had to go, just because Mr luck will have the chance to rule us. We forgot that even though you were terminally ill, you still succeeded in solving the Niger Delta crisis which you were not the cause nor part of the cause, but which you promised to find a lasting solution to (while the present nitwits keep blaming others for their inability to govern a country well and keep threatening themselves).
You gave us rule of Law, Andy Uba lost in court and was removed as Anambra State Governor in less than three hours.
Segun Oni lost in Ekiti and was removed as Governor
Segun Agagu lost in Ondo and was removed as Governor
Daniel Osunbor lost in Edo and was removed as Governor
even though all of them are your party people, you never banged your power of presidency on Nigerians.
You can compare and contrast that with Timiprey Sylva’s case in Bayelsa and see if we are still practising any rule of law. President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, we have seen what a healthy president has been doing with the lives of Nigerians.
Rest In Peace
President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.