In 2007 Cunning Olusegun Obasanjo carefully and wittingly selected sick Yar’ Adua to succeed him as Commander in Chief of the Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Two years later, Obasanjo’s game plan materialized as the stress of Nigerian presidency catalyzed already Yar’Adua’s death. Goodluck Jonathan who was ab-initio positioned to become president as soon as sick Yar’Adua dies went from being Acting-President to President.
The collective amnesia of the north has once again in 2015 (just 5 years later) prevented them from seeing the hand-writing on the wall when the duo of Obasanjo and the God-father of western Nigeria politics in the person of Bola Ahmed Tinubu cunningly rig the APC primaries to make Buhari the Presidential Flag Bearer of the All Progressive congress. The north were too gullible to realize that they have entered one chance as the master of the Yoruba Gamers was to replace Mohammadu Buhari with their hand-picked vice president Osibanjo.
Today the game plan of the Yoruba king makers is almost on point as Buhari is incapacitated and unable to continue as the Commander in Chief of the Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It now crystal clear that the North has been once again scammed by same people. It is now clear that Tinubu is the Master Strategist.
It is clear that the North never learnt anything from the Yaradua drama of which they lost, and it is clear that the North, apart from population and violence, knows nothing about political maneuvering and systematic planning.
The South-west under Obasanjo played the north and put a sick Yaradua, who was soon replaced with Jonathan.
Now the south west under Tinubu has played the North again and put Buhari who would soon be replaced by Osinbajo, either dead or alive, as Defacto or Dejuror president.
Twice has the North presented sick presidents, and twice they lost.
The North was warned , Fayose warned them, but the cry of Sai Buhari deafened their ears.
There is this popular Nigerian adage that says “that first fool no be fool, but second fool na proper fool”.
This is Nigeria’s version of Game of Thrones