In the 18th Brumaire of Karl Marx where he treats of Napoleon, he writes history repeats itself first as tragedy, the second time as farce. Nothing can be truer than what is happening in Nigeria. A few years ago, they elected Buhari to be their president. This wouldn’t be so bad if he was a newcomer to the throne, but hell no, this guy had been a military dictator before and among the things he couldn’t deal with was endemic corruption. I don’t know what he could have told them to get him votes, but that’s history.
History is about to repeat itself this weekend in the same person of Buhari if he should win the elections.
I hope these guys will do the right thing and send their high commissioner to the UK packing (I hear he spends most of his time in the UK) and get themselves another pretender.