The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said Muhammadu Buhari is not like the late Head of State, Sani Abacha who refused to leave the Aso Rock because he was scared of prophetic visions and predictions.
In an article on Thursday titled “PMB and The Futurologists”, Adesina added that a cleric told the President to send emissaries to him with bags of money, so he could pray and stave off the tragedy.
Adesina noted that Buhari was busy with international travels at the period the ‘prophet’ mentioned, and no accident or incident happened.
“It’s the beginning of a year, and it’s that time you hear all sorts from futurists, prospectivists, and foresight practitioners. The Good Book tells us of the 5-fold Ministries of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers. These are offices into which God has called some people, to lead, guide and comfort His people. Unfortunately,however, some people have decided to call themselves, and they go about, running riot all over the place with guess work, divination, and outright falsehood, all to beguile the people, pass themselves off as somebody, and ultimately make filthy money,” he said.
“That was what the marabouts did to Sani Abacha, that he remained holed in Aso Rock. Between November 1993 and June 1998 that he was Head of State, you could count both local and foreign trips he made on the fingers of one hand. There was a time plenty hype had been made on his visit to Oyo State, to commission the Asejire Water Scheme. The State was agog with expectations, and a holiday had been declared. Only for Abacha not to show up. He had been caged by the futurologists.
“At another time, he had been confirmed to visit Lagos, to commission projects, including the Marwa Gardens, in Alausa area of Ikeja. Col Buba Marwa was a star, a poster boy of the administration. Visiting Lagos would have been good for Abacha himself. And all was set. The city had been put under lockdown. At the last minute, Abacha refused to show up. Caged again by the horizon scanners, who always see negative, never anything positive.
“It was said that in the few times the head of state ventured out of the fortress called Aso Rock, he would lock up all the Service Chiefs at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, until he returned. So that they wouldn’t be able to effect a military coup while he was away. Whether the story is true, or apocryphal, I don’t know. What I sure know is that the day Abacha’s time was up, it was simply up. “There’s no armour against fate.” (James Shirley),” Adesina wrote.
SaharaReporters, New York