The ‘Personal Presidentalization Of Dasukigate’ By A.D Amanfo Esq
Once again we slept with the mind boggling alleged Sleaze of our Security Apparatus by no other person but the immediate past National Security Adviser to the former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
Some of us couldn’t sleep upon hearing the billions of dollars siphoned by our former NSA in the guise of procurement of arms. We can rightly say that “Goodluck Jonathan and Sambo Dasuki fiddled whilst Nigeria Burnt”. This is in tandem with the scores of lives and properties that were lost especially that of our Soldiers who died due to lack of adequate and state of art weapons meant for combating Terrorism within our territory, while the ‘wise ones’ deserted the army and either absconded or faced The Court Marshal for Mutiny.
This information that could cause High blood pressure and Heart Attack was captured thus;
“Following the findings by the 13 man committee set up by the Office of the National Security Adviser to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to date as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidency has ordered the immediate arrest of former NSA, Sambo Dasuki, and others”.
The presidency however must not forget that our memory is still fresh from the charges against Dasuki immediately he assumed power 6 months ago as though that was his first port of call to duty to the Nigerian people.
These charges ranged from treasonable felony, illegal possession of weapons and firearms, illegal conversion and possession of government property such as armoured cars and bullet proof Jeeps e.t.c we however recall that these charges have not been really expedited in the Court of Law as it is obvious the investigations as still ongoing.
However, In as much as I am angered and shocked at the staggering figures emanating from the presidency regarding Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) the former NSA and his atrocities relating to fraud, corruption, financial misappropriation and the strange allegation that an adviser to the president whose name was obviously not on the ballot paper can order the CBN Governor to transfer large sums of Money outside the country . I however find it hard to believe that this whole drama is not just a charade and a media circus to say the least a personal vendetta by Mr. President against Dasuki…going by the sour relationship between the duo in the 1985 coup that ousted Maj. Gen. Buhari as he then was.
The presidency should put its house in Order and move from the level of newspaper and press conference allegations to the concrete stand of bringing up these allegations as facts before a Court of Law. Erstwhile this whole thing will just be a flash in the pan and before you know it, Traditional rulers and religious leaders will settle this grave allegations with Mr. president before a lavish dinner of ‘tuwon Chinkafa and mia’n kuka’.
Our leaders should have learnt by now that we are no fools…. please charge the alleged Thief, Usurper, subordinator and Criminal to Court and not on the pages of Newspaper wherewithal you cannot even keep him in the country.
Because ‘like play-play’ as Nigerians usually put it , we will wake up one morning to hear that “Col. Sambo Dasuki sends a high powered delegation consisting of the Sultan of Sokoto, Emir of Kano and one Chief Imam somewhere to Aso Rock to plead on his behalf.”
We the people of Nigeria are not stupid, we have seen these kind of games and tricks played on us and wool pulled over our eyes again and again. As Tuface Idibia will put it” e don tey wey yarnsh dey for back”.
Therefore enough of the ‘play-play’ and more of the business of governance and if the fight against Corruption is part of it … Please do the right thing and stop the whole media attention. For God sake we now have an Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, does the presidency really need to publicize an Order of the arrest of someone already in their custody?
This whole noise amounts to showmanship and an obvious ‘Shoki’ dance to the gallery.
If what we wanted was stage performance , we would have voted for Sen. Ben Bruce or Don Jazzy to lead us in the macabre dance of ‘Doro Bucci’.
This Nonsense has got to stop because before you know it, if all these charges end up to be frivolous and we don’t see the likes of ‘diezanatu’ Madueke (get well soon), Rambo Dasuki, Saraki and Oruebebe ( Mr. We cannot take this) put behind bars or in the furnished apartments of Kiri Kiri and Kuje Prison (as we heard Bode George pimped his own prison cell to his taste), then we are in for more problems as Nigerians will have no other option but to Glorify Theft and broad daylight Pen Robbery.
Finally what we expect is a radical Change and a deviation from the way we normally get things done in Nigeria , not a personalized age long Vendetta on perceived enemies of Mr. President.
Article written by By A.D Amanfo Esq
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