Wednesday, June 29, 2016

YaRaDua's LetteR to jiMMy cARtEr


Yesterday I came across this letter written by Shehu M. Yaradua, while he was incarcerated in 1997 during the Abacha era. He penned this letter by hand to the former U.S President Jimmy Carter on the 14th of August of the same year. At that point in his life 2-time President- Olusegun Obasanjo was also in Prison for allegations of an attempted coup.

One striking thing I could deduce from just reading that letter was that deep down Shehu Yaradua was a selfless man who was genuinely in love with this country despite his incarceration. He was indeed a selfless leader who eventually died in Prison. 

Going by the current crop of politicians we have at the moment, one wonders if there still exists any trace of patriotism in the DNA of our current leaders.

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