By 0500, in the darkness before dawn, the ships uncouple from the barges and move out in a convoy to sea to rendezvous with a tanker which will spirit away the stolen oil, making it disappear into another cargo, bound for sale on the world market. It is likely the tanker arrived partly loaded with guns, cocaine to be trafficked into Europe and cash, which they will use to pay for the oil.
Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, and Muhammadu Buhari the erstwhile military dictators and civilian presidents and ex- VP Abubakar Atiku, are responsible for chronic instability of our past. As dictators at different times in our political experiment, they alternated our civilian rule between democracy and dictatorship, and between different forms of pseudo democratic rule. They created new political and economic uncertainties from which we’re yet to recover.
Unlike former President Olusegun Obasanjo who ranked the government low in the economy but gave it pass mark in security and anti-corruption fight, Afenifere has virtually turned itself to the loudest opposition party in the land, going by the ‘never-do-well’ stance of its spokesmen, particularly the highly embittered Yinka Odumakin.
Obasanjo presided over this nation for eight out of the sixteen years of PDP. Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the Acting Chairman of the CNM was a chieftain of the PDP and currently the Chairman of National Identity Managegement Commission under the Buhari administration, just like so many others who are still members of either the APC or the PDP.