Dear Gov El-Rufai …

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A Hadith from the beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He (PBUH) said:
” ﻟَﺎ ﺗَﺴُﺒُّﻮﺍ ﺍﻟْﺄَﻣْﻮَﺍﺕَ ﻓَﺈِﻧَّﻬُﻢْ ﻗَﺪْ ﺃَﻓْﻀَﻮْﺍ ﺇِﻟَﻰ ﻣَﺎ ﻗَﺪَّﻣُﻮﺍ ”
“Do not abuse the dead, because they have attained that which they had forwarded (i.e., their deeds, good or bad).”

In line with the above do I want to call the attention of Your Excellency to desist from passing dirty commentaries on the late President Umaru Yar’Adua. You have for quite some period now narrated that Yar’Adua frustrated you and Nuhu Ribadu to the extent that you both had to seek asylum outside Nigeria.

When you left Nigeria for him, he transferred the aggression to your families. You wrote in TAPS that Yar’Adua wanted your lives. Now, if this is all valid, then this is really awful and detesting. We can say no thanks to Yar’Adua.

However, it is more humane for you to leave this to Allah to judge between you and Yar’Adua since he is already dead and has attained all what he presented of deeds. Like Bahaushe would say, “ya riga mu gidan gaskiya”.

Dear Gov, your moves to keep telling us how Yar’Adua ended in his grave after fighting you; and how you’re “grateful to God” or “happy?” that Yar’Adua is dead is no pointer to goodness. Yar’Adua cannot reply you from his grave. These statements are a zenith of insensitivity to the bereaved family of Yar’Adua who still love their own.
What specifically is the objective of this hoopla?

Your Excellency, I’m getting concerned that after your death too a lot of Abuja & Kaduna people would jubilate and be grateful to God for taking away the life of the person who rendered them homeless. At that time you too won’t send a reply from your grave that “it was because they violated the masterplan or encroached government land”. You can’t reply them. It is we again that will tell them that they are being insensitive to the feelings of your loved ones.

Your Excellency, it’s seriously high time you start watching your words. This is no responsible statesmanship.
Your Excellency, I honestly don’t look forward to getting any invitation from you on this note. I’m only advising you to maintain decorum in your verbiage and I don’t even know anyone from Yar’Adua family who may step in for me when you “invite” me.
Yours sincerely,
Everybody and Nobody

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