Where is Umaru Yar’adua?

27 days after his disappearance, WHERE IS UMARU YAR’ADUA? SOMEBODY SHOULD SHOW US THE PRESIDENT OR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SHOULD ARRANGE FOR HIS REPLACEMENT NOW! Federal Government’s conflicting reports on Yar’Adua worry Nigerians as Nigerian’s are roiled by uncertainty as their president has gone on AWOL!

Guardian says, the refrain that President Umaru Yar’Adua is recovering fast in a Saudi Arabia hospital does not appear to impress the Northern Establishment anymore as they convene strategic secret meetings in and around some capitals in the North to respond to the exigency that the recuperating President may not return to his office very soon to perform urgent presidential functions.

Rumours flow that he was dead, alive, on live-support devices, dead-but-alive etc. The much awaited video footage of his position and situation never came. Neither has Yar’adua’s deputy, Goodluck Jonathan been able to give a definite reliable word on the whereabouts of his boss nor act in his stead.

The Presidency, Federal Ministry of Health, wives, servants, in-laws etc have not said anything categorical about his whereabouts or state of health apart from a general statement that “he is getting better”.

Some ask: Has anyone truly seen Yar’Adua since he surreptitiously flew out of Nigeria and gone on AWOL, (Absence Without Official Leave) Nigeria about 27 days ago?

Speculations have different shades to his illegal disappearance from his desk in Aso Rock.
Just what we see is usurpers making the most of Yar’adua’s absence to corner favourable deals for themselves and their cronies in courts, tribunals and MDAs.

Meanwhile many duties that must be performed by the President have been left to gather dust and would soon spark constitutional crisis. Some of those assignments include the swearing in of a new Chief Justice of Nigeria and the signing of the 2009 supplementary appropriation Bill.

Guardian reports that the shadowy “Northern Establishment” are growing impatient as they convene strategic secret meetings to choose from a shortlist of likely candidates for the post of vice president if the president has to remain in Saudi Arabia longer than necessary.

On the list is former National Security Adviser, General Aliyu Gusau; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed; Adamawa State Governor, Alhaji Murtala Nyako; Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido and the FCT Minister, Alhaji Adamu Aliero.

The names were said to emerge not from inordinate ambition of individuals but “to address an emergency that may occur very soon unless there is a miracle.” While some ‘smart alecs’ who need his absence to perpetrate immoral acts in governance have are reportedly helping themselves to the carcass of Nigeria’s economic mainstay.