Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Abacha´s daughter insulted for celebrating her father´s death

As part of Marking her father’s anniversary 15 years in office, the daughter of Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Gumsu took to twitter recently to pay tribute.
She said she was still mourning and missed him dearly.
Gumsu sani Abacha @G_sparking
May Allah grant my father aljanna firdaus… I miss you so much. 15 years already!! Allah ya jikan ka da rahma “Baba” – she tweeted
However her tweet caught the attentionof some angry Nigerians including that of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode who tweeted back at her, saying, “Ameen.”
But as the day broke on Saturday, the Nigerian Twitter space was soon turned into a podium for debate with some arguing that Abacha was a hero, while others vehemently disagreed on the social network.
A tweeter user called Abiodun, tweeting via @biodunonline, reportedly confronted Gumsu, saying,
K_Abiodun “Walahi,your papa Abacha no fit afford heaven. His PA Al Mustapha has been in detention since. So is an evidence where he is now”

A Nigerian with the name, Ikhide, who tweets via @ikhide argued, “Nigeria’s democracy has seen more extrajudicial murders, state-sponsored looting, incompetence and insecurity than two reigns of Gen. Abacha. If I had to choose among Goodluck Jonathan, Olusegun Obasanjo and Abacha, I would choose Oga Jonathan, followed by Abacha, before OBJ. My father Papalolo was happier, safer and more prosperous under Abacha.’’
Segun Bamidele said, “With due respect ‘Mr. & Mrs. Death’ you have been unfair to Nigeria. You took Abacha and Abiola 15 years ago and left us with more wicked charlatans.’’
Reacting to the way Gumsu mourned the death of her father on Twitter, a prolific user of the social service, Tolu Ogunlesi, said, “That’s the lesson: That even the cruellest of dictators have families. And are often loving and caring daddies.’’
For Adelola Edema, many Nigerians praising Abacha as a hero on social media are youths who need to take some history lessons. “It’s really sad to see young Nigerians praise Abacha. It makes me fear for this country. Should the youths not be our hope for a better tomorrow,” Edema noted.
One Kunle, tweeting via @kunledee, laments, “June 4, you celebrated Kudirat Abiola as a fighter for democracy. June 8, you now wake up to. hail Abacha? Seriously? See the disconnect?”
Nedu, tweeting via @nedunaija, lamented, “If you tell me Nigeria was better under Abacha than it is now, that’ll be because you don’t know about the time value of corruption.
“Our inability to think is our real problem. How Abacha became a hero overnight beats me! I remember vividly, by this time 15 years ago, our street in Ijeshatedo (Lagos) erupted in jubilation, with people shouting Abachati ku o "Abacha has died o!”
When one Abiodun, tweeting via @biodunonline, confronted Gumsu, saying, “You and your family, return stolen wealth of the nation,” she replied, “That’s your opinion. Allah kareem.”

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