Wednesday, June 11, 2008
ADEDIBU, GOOD RIDDANCE?
At last the man who played god has gone the way of all mortals! Chief Lamidi Ariyibi Adedibu is no more, thanks be to God the humbler of all folks. As you contemplate what Adedibu's departure means to you, Icheoku is of the opinion that his exit from the political landscape of Nigeria particularly Oyo State will provide the much needed balm for the healing process to begin. This is a "man" who held Oyo State in a death grip for so many years, that no man "breathes" except Adedibu says so. He made governors of men who are ready to play possum at his sight and give him unfettered access to the revenue of the State; men he wantonly replaced at the slightest whiff of disloyalty. Two of his sons he made senators and ran Ibadan like his personal fiefdom. His brush with NAFDAC's Dora Akunyili is still very fresh in the memory and his indictment for possible breach of the peace and inciting mayhem could not be prosecuted because all witnesses were intimidated into silence. The medicine man of Otta, Babalawo Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo, the failed former president of Nigerian coronated him the "Father of PDP". The erstwhile chairman of PDP, Lt. Col Ahmadu Ali ordained him the "Garrison commander of PDP". He was referred to as the "Strong man of Ibadan Politics". All has ended as he lay prostrate in a cold freezer somewhere in the land of Oduduwa! Vanity is vanity all is vanity the preacher said. His confrontation with the Olubadan N'Council was of a national spectacle. But at last, Ibadan is Free! Free at Last! Same with Oyo State; and also Yoruba land and finally Nigeria. Now that Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo's last man-friday is no more, the Arewa wolves can finally gnaw away in vengeance at his over-exposed body. The almighty God is all knowing by creating MR DEATH, in him all human beings are equal. Today Adedibu is no more! He is now history - a once was! Hallelujah! Whether Chief Lamidi Ariyibi Adedibu will be remembered as a political Juggernaut or a political thug will be for historians to pontificate about; at least no one will intimidate anyone, anymore in Ibadan and Oyo State in general, with the demise of Adedibu. Sleep in perpetuity Adedibu! So long! Shalom! E da abo! Ka omesia! Sai n jima! Goodbye! Greet our dear Cisero of Oke Ona, Attorney General Bola Ige, SAN and confess to him whatever you may possibly know about the hatching of the evil plot that took his very productive life, SALUT!