Farooq Kperogi’s Unusual Poor Response, By Abubakar Abdullahi
I used to be an ardent reader of Farooq Kperogi’s column back in the days, even before the popularity of Social Media. I still do. He is someone I have enormous respect for and I really do not hope to disrespect him in this piece.
Having read the Professor’s disclaimer that he was also a member of the Obasanjo Media Team that operated similar to Buhari Media Centre, the response, to me, is just a twist of words. It is just an opposite side of a coin.
On 28th July, 2015, Garba Shehu announced a number of social media persons who volunteered to support President Muhammadu Buhari ?—? few among them are Ayobami Oyalowo, Dada Olusegun, Johannes Tobi Wojuola-Mathews. They are not more than a dozen. Barrack Obama boasted a 20 digital staffers which Trump’s Presidency plan to expand on this. Maybe Nigeria needs less.
The BMC is not a secret. They are occasionally guest speakers too on major TV shows. They use handles well known to all social media active users. (I challenge Prof to give an instance of the multiple accounts created to smear or work with other government agencies to twist narrations).
Also, the fact your Research Unit used to write the President’s speech and occasionally, attended the Federal Executive Meetings or have more international exposures, does not make it any different from BMC. It does not lay to it any more credence. It is in fact, more illegal.
In plain words, your Research Unit was to Obasanjo what BMC is to Buhari ?—? both, in my opinion, unnecessary and an exaggeration of powers. After all, you name it BMC, they could choose to call it Research Unit, too.
I will not go with the crowd to say you’re being sponsored to bring down this government. I believe you criticize it in the high spirit of nationality and for the project, Nigeria.
In the end, like the saying; whoever that comes to equity, must come with clean hands, is advocated here.
God Bless Nigeria ??