On November 22, 2011, I had gone to Owerri High Court as a Journalist to cover an assignment, without knowing that it would have been my last day on earth. I was there to cover the Imo Governorship Judgment at the Tribunal between the immediate past Governor of the State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim and his successor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
This article sets out two central developments revolving around President Muhammadu Buhari and two key figures. The first is his sudden recognition of the late MKO Abiola and the second, his reported idolisation of the late head of state, General Sani Abacha. Buhari just pulled off a great political “masterstroke”, crowed a friend and a fierce Buhari apologist.
It has become imperative to take more than a cursory look at the 2011 governorship election in Imo State with the view to finding out whether His Excellency Dr Ikedi Ohakim was "swept away" as the armchair, delusional, egocentric, maniacal and emergency activist, Mr. Sam Amadi, one of those posturing for governorship in Imo State and making governance in the state a déjà vu, claimed.
In his book: “As You Like It” Shakespeare said: “sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head; and this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”