The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, was unambiguous in declaring the existence of a cabal in Aso Rock…
I grew up in Ibadan, lived with grandparents who were already in their seventies, and went to secondary schools in Fiditi and Oyo. I know the ways of my people: the Yoruba. I understand our lores, mores, the traditions, and our religion. I am a well raised, and tutored Yoruba man.
In our religious traditions, we had evolved a monotheistic worldview, even as we found room for a level of polytheism. God, or Eledumare, as we have always known him, had granted mortal men, and women, spiritual immortality, and these men became gods, and Eledumare allowed them powers beyond that of mortal men. One of these gods is known as Sango, and Sango in his lifetime as a mortal man, was the Alaafin of Oyo, and after his hubristic killing of his own children, Sango became the god of thunder.
In my days in Fiditi Grammar School, I once came across a procession of Sango worshippers, and the curious child that I was, I remember following the crowd, and watching as the one called “Elegun Sango” literally translated to mean the one possessed by Sango, in a trancelike state, made pronouncements under the influence of what the acolytes would have you believe is the spiritual influence of their god. Spiritual possession of the acolyte or priest, is an integral part of Yoruba traditional religion, and an important media of spiritual revelation.
As I left my grandmother’s care to live with my mother, I bade the Baptist Church farewell. My mother attended the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, and that was the church I attended until I was able to make my own choice of how to worship my creator. The C&S church is the closest you can come to religious syncretism in the way it has combined aspects of the Yoruba traditional religion, and Christianity. I have been known to refer to these sets of Christians as white garment babalawos.
As with the Elegun Sango, the C&S church has its own Elegun, but the Elegun is the Elemi, a Christian medium that acts as a bridge between the God of the Bible, and the sons of men. The Elemi in the course of prayers and or praise worship, would go into a trancelike state, and in that state, he or she would proceed to prophesy. The Elemi would sometimes speak in tongues, and require another Elemi’s service as an interpreter, or he would speak plainly for all to hear, and it is not uncommon to hear the Elemi speak in tongues, and interpret to the hearing of the congregation.
I watched Buhari’s interview with Kadaria, and I was left with no doubt that Buhari is not unlike the Elemi, or the Elegun Sango. Our president is possessed, and we should be interested in knowing what he is possessed by, and with. The Buhari that I watched answering questions required the constant intervention of his VP, before he could begin to wrap whatever was left of his addled brains round the questions that were asked of him. The Buhari that I saw, struggled to show that he was aware of his own self, and environment, and the man that I saw, did not appear to have the mental capacity to lead a herd of cattle, not to speak of a complex country like Nigeria.
The question that we all need to ask of ourselves, and very urgently too, is this; is the president able to do his job? The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, was unambiguous in declaring the existence of a cabal in Aso Rock, Rotimi Amaechi has alluded to the diminished mental capacity of the president, and there are sufficient evidences in the public domain, of a very sick and infirm president. These are bad enough, and alarming on their own, but when taken along with the recent shenanigans going on with the CJN, the need for alarm and vigilance converge.
Who is directing the affairs of the presidency? Or as Babachir Lawal, AKA, “The Grasscutter” famously asked: “who is the presidency? Who are the people exercising the powers of the Nigerian presidency? When with Kadaria, Buhari was possessed by the spirit of Osinbajo, when does the spirit of Osinbajo visit Bubu? And what other spirits visit our president inside the Aso Rock? What spirit guided the decision to suspend Onnoghen?
To the worshippers of the Buhari idol, it is important that you do not forget, that the truth of your idol’s possessions by strange spirits, is happening right in front of you, or “for your very before” and you will have a hard time explaining your own consent and acquiescence in the rape of Nigerian democracy to your conscience and your own children. The man you must know is infirm, is pursuing the agendas of unknown spirits, and he is doing so in a reckless and dangerous manner.
Winter is coming. And soon.
First published 26 January, 2019.