Babachir Lawal to Sanusi, Obasanjo, Buhari once faced similar humiliation but came out victorious

The deposed Emir Sanusi
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal is in the news again and this time, he has sweet words for deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II.

Babachir Lawal, while sympathising with the deposed emir over his latest ordeal, urged him to learn from the experiences of two Nigerian leaders, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, who he said, were both harangued and victimised by past administrations, but later came to mount the saddle of the country.

Babachir Lawal also urged the former emir to find consolation in God in his time of trials and have faith that the masses he (Sanusi) had always spoken for would stand for him and make his future bright.

Babachir Lawal said this in a letter to the deposed emir.

He said that he had been in the shoes of the deposed monarch and the monarch’s stance for the poor and the downtrodden, especially in the North, would eventually lead to his emergence as a better person.

In the letter made available to newsmen in Yola, Adamawa State, Babachir Lawal wrote, “Your Royal Highness, Please, note that wherever and however you may be now, God is with you. Good Nigerians are with you and we, the lovers of the North, stand with you.

“Given the way God does His things, this is only the beginning of good things and His showers of blessings upon you.

“We lovers of Nigeria, particularly the Northern Nigerian ones, have listened to you and are in total agreement with what you say and the way you say it and we shall yet celebrate with you.

“You are a hero of all the poor, the uneducated and the oppressed northerners in particular and indeed Nigerians.

“You are hated by the corrupt rich, the educated illiterates, the tribalists, some hardline feudalists and religious bigots, but God is God. Man can only be a tin god for a brief period, wither like the flower.”

Making reference to similar situations of two other Nigerian leaders, Babachir Lawal continued, “I urge you to reflect on the experiences of two of the country’s past leaders, General Olusegun Obasanjo who was thrown into prison but ended being a two-term President, sitting on the seat once forcefully occupied by his persecutors; and Muhammadu Buhari who was overthrown and banished to a town where he spent more than a year under house arrest; but who nevertheless now sits on the seat once occupied by his persecutors as a second term president.

“These are just two living examples of God’s faithfulness. God never changes.”
~The Nigerian Xpress
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