I never wanted to write this letter, but due to the happenings in and
out of the Senate and the dangerous signals emanating from your actions
or inactions, I feel it’s my duty to put in a few words and maybe my
efforts would make you see reasons to back down and let peace reign.
I still remember when you came to Kebbi, just after the general
elections and during an interview with the press you said “I am
contesting the presidency of the Senate to give hope to Nigerians who
have for a long time been deprived of quality leadership. Ours will be a
Senate with a difference, with focus on National development, and a
listening ear to the yearnings of Nigerians” l can still recollect
your posture, the smile and the goodwill with which you were received
by the people of Kebbi who placed so much trust and confidence on you
to chart the course of history and earn a place as the Senate
President, who assisted in bringing succor to the people.. But alas!!!
This dream of a better Nigeria died the very day you decided to
hearken to wrong advise and kidnapped reasoning by hijacking the
leadership of the Senate contrary to earlier agreements within your
party, the APC. That day was the day you set your camp against the
larger Nigerian interest, protecting the interest of only those who
spent the better parts of their lives milking the country dry,
bleeding the blotted blood of the long suffering people of this
Sir, that was the day you put personal interest above patriotism and
national interest. You became a demi -god, with a retinue of
followers, who kept misleading you, telling you that you are bigger
and stronger than Nigeria and Nigerians.
Dear, Saraki, because you choose to listen to them, you gave room for
other interests to creep in, highjacking the revolution Nigerians
struggled for, died for and even faced the full wrath of Boko Haram to
make possible. The third columnists then took over the Senate,
rubbishing all efforts by the President to make life better for the
masses. It started with stealing the 2016 budget, then padding and
eventually it graduated to open disdain for all bills, appointments
and ideas sent to the Senate by PMB. This disdain became so visible
with your open refusal to confirm MAGU as chairman of EFCC, even
though he has been able to perform so exceptionally well, and
recovered stolen loot from those who stole from our national treasury,
including serving senators.
Secondly, you decided to take on Hameed Ali of the customs just
because he refused to play ball as usual. You wanted your pound of
flesh from him for daring to demand customs duty from you.
Olubukola, why did you allow them to push you so far, and now you are
at wits end?
Sir, we all know the legacy left behind by your late father. He was a
gentleman, who was revered and respected all over the country. He was
an icon of righteousness, a politician in the true sense, a man who
never wanted to do anything that could harm his people. We all thought
you’d take after him, but we should have known after all look what you
did to him and your blood sister. You rode on his coat tails and then
when you as a good Muslim should have respected him, you pushed him
out of the party, disgraced him and finally killed him. I hope you
know that we all know his blood is on your hands. Alas. you became the
prodigal son who is trying to burn down the house just to spite the
Your actions have brought so much sufferings on the people
who look up to you. You’re now the albatross of our democracy, our
hopes and dreams of a better Nigeria. You have Truly discarded the
regalia of honour, integrity and compassion sown by your father, and
in the process you’ve allowed the enemies of the Nigerian state to be
prominent in charting out a tragic melody for the infamous drama that
is now unfolding. Yours is a tragic movie in the making, and sure
enough it is likely to put you on the wrong side of history forever.
Dear Saraki. I have so much to say, but I guess this part of my
letter, which will run in five parts will have to end here. The part
two will come your way tomorrow, but I hope before then you’d have a
rethink, and do the needful now.
I have said it, you can summon me, you can suspend me, you can arrest
me or kill me, the AUTOCRATIC SENATE PRESIDENT.
I am Usman Mohammed
07060815443. ([email protected]).
IBB University, Lapai-Niger State.
SOURCE: The Nigerian Voice (opinions)