Icheoku has been accused severally of having no love lost with Obasanjo and at one time, we thought that it was only us that Olusegun Okikilemu Matthew Aremu Obasanjo made raving mad by the catastrophe that was his regime; which was made even worse by the result of the 2007 election which he foist on Nigerians. But this guy who confronted Obasanjo has shown that we are not alone in our disgust for what his government did; and in as as much as Icheoku does not support violence of any kind on any person, we strongly believe that this is a particular case where an exception would be well understood. Obasanjo bit more than he can chew with Nigerians and took Nigerians for a jolly ride and almost off the cliff. Therefore, Icheoku does not agree with those yellow publications now dubbing the Obasanjo's attacker, a mad man; no, the attacker is not a mad man but a completely sane Nigerian who waited for the time and opportunity to let Obasanjo know how despised he is and how lowly Nigerians regard him and boy, did he succeed!
The fate which befell Olusegun Obasanjo is a taste of the pudding of what awaits practically every Nigerian political and military ruling class, were it not for the army of security guards which they festoon themselves 24/7 with. As between these marauders and the polity, there is no love lost and Icheoku believes that were it Babangida that was similarly cornered, it would have been a more tragic encounter than the slap on the wrist which Obasanjo received. The moral lesson in this Obasanjo's attack is that Nigerians are not happy with their leaders (past and present) for all the iniquities they have visited on Nigeria all these years of their inept leadership and are looking forward to the day, opportunity will call for them to take their pound of flesh. A country with the vast resources Nigeria is awash with is still wallowing in abject poverty, no power supply, no good roads, no jobs, no health-care, no security and a lot of other no nos; while their supposed leaders are swimming in stupendous wealth whose sources are both questionable and unverifiable.
It is very case-sensitive, the insensitivity of these leaders, past and present, who show crass indifference to the plight of the governed in Nigeria while over-supplying their own nests for their generations yet unborn. Icheoku says, whatever happens to this brave patriotic Nigerian, who braved the odds and consequences of roughing up Obasanjo, the statement has been made that all these leaders are marked men and women before many Nigerians; and that the only thing saving their asses, are the retinue of gun-ho security men and women protecting them from their nemesis - Nigerians. To this true patriotic Nigerian, Icheoku says, kudos to you for the vehement statement you made by your action, which unmistakeably registered Nigerians general disgust to the demon that is Olusegun Obasanjo for his ruthless eight years governance which forced down their throats the content of some poisoned chalice.
Even if this patriot managed to land only one blow on Obasanjo, that blow is more than enough and it is a blow for and on behalf of the 150 million Nigerians who hate this monster of Otta with passion for what he did to them during his eight years of despotic power. It further shows that Olusegun Obsanjo as well as other leaders in Nigeria are prisoners in their own country and cannot freely move about for fear of their own people who they molested with their power while in power. Hear the accompanying statement made by this defender of Nigerians' honor while attacking Obasanjo and be the judge as to his true purport:- "God will punish you (Obasanjo) for all your crimes against Nigerians. ...................if you say I am crazy what would you say about Obasanjo. Am I the one that looted the funds of Nigeria, rigged elections and slept with his son's wife?"
As a Nigerian, ask yourself whether this guy was not holding your brief and fighting your fight, holding Obasanjo accountable and letting him know that his sins shall not go unpunished? It is sickening indeed for anyone in Nigeria to pretend that this attacker is mad and Icheoku takes it further to state that, if indeed the attacker is mad, he was made mad by the atrocious Olusegun Obasanjo government and Obasanjo's refusal to go away long after his governance was over, but choose to remain in the public eye, an eyesore of the biggest magnitude. Let there be an indictment of this guy and a trial and let the world watch Nigerians rally around a now hero of the people who stood up and spoke up on behalf of the people through his action.
The attack once again shows the vanity and fruitless of all these supposed security which these public officials imprison themselves with; as it could have been a totally different story were the man to be armed and more dangerous. But he was not a dangerous or insane person but a brave patriot who was only making a statement, expressing Nigerians disgust of Obasanjo; otherwise it could have been an Obasanjo's obituary that Nigerians will wake up reading and not merely that he was roughed-up. But like all the usual passing of the buck in Nigeria, instead for the security to admit that they bungled an assignment to protect the deity of Otta, they are now suggesting shamelessly that there could be a conspiracy involved in the attack? Icheoku queries if there was a conspiracy, why didn't those conspirators take Obasanjo out; or better still, could it be IBB and the boys who were behind this near hostage-situation in their attempt to force Obasanjo out of the 2007 political campaigns and by extension, deflate the President Goodluck Jonathan's main campaign support; just theorising!
But for all Icheoku could fathom, this guy is no lunatic; but was at the airport specifically for this opportunity to send a strong message to Obasanjo and the entire political class that Nigerians are not happy with them. But how he knew the exact time of Obasanjo's arrival, the very car that was conveying him and the general coordinates of his trip such as where and when to strike exactly shows no one is safe indeed. The precision and speed with which the attacker gained access to Obasanjo is disturbingly very mind-boggling, considering such a high value target like Obasanjo's security needs and needed measures. Finally why the doors of the very car Obasanjo was travelling in were not locked is also something that might interest the investigating security operatives into this would-have been biggest embarrassment to the Nigerian government that a former president was kidnapped or possibly killed by one person acting alone and in a Lagos airport Nigeria? Nigeria is a country in serious security crisis and with no foreseeable hope of remedying it in the immediate horizon. Cry for thy country, oh Nigerians!