By Aremu Lukman Umor
SIR: Idi Amin Dada was the Ugandan army officer who served because the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Throughout his reign because the President, he was ruthless, cruel, in reality, he was deemed to be one of many cruellest presidents on this planet historical past. He dominated Uganda as if he owned the subsequent seconds of his life. His rule entertained political repression, rampant human rights abuses, ethnic persecution, corruption, nepotism, gross financial mismanagement, and so on.
Idi Amin carried out tons of authorized choices on his personal. He barely took his offenders to Uganda’s courts. Irrespective of how large or small his offender offense was, he had a stool of judgement inside his compound. He was the decide to virtually all of the circumstances that needed to do with him. He judged his offenders as his temper dictated. And troubled the individuals who condemned his inhuman tendencies. Some worldwide observers and human rights group estimated that between 100,000 and 500,000 folks had been killed whereas he was the President of Uganda. Little question, his inhuman idiosyncrasy was the rationale why he fled Uganda into exile.
With the look of issues, the Rivers State governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, together with his newest demolition of resorts and auctioning of automobiles for flouting his lockdown order is a pointer to the truth that Wike has some idiosyncrasies of Idi Amin in him. Apart the demolished resorts and auctioned automobiles, he had approached some social points awkwardly in latest previous. Is it how he insulted a conventional ruler? Or how he arrested Caverton helicopter pilots? And plenty of extra.
I believe it excessive time we should always inform Wike that we are not any extra within the army period. And that his Idi Amin penchant can’t work in a democratic environ.
We’ve seen how individuals who flouted the lockdown order in others states had been handled. The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, sealed a mosque for flouting his lockdown order. Some state governments briefly seized automobiles that flouted the lockdown order. These are mien that work in a democratic system. Should you assume your lockdown order is violated by a mosque, church or lodge, seal up the mosque, church or lodge briefly. The demolition of resorts and the auctioning of automobiles who flouted the lockdown order by Wike just isn’t solely inhuman however an abuse of energy and overstepping of constitutional bounds.
Governor Wike ought to at this level word that energy is transient and that it is just the Creator of the universe who has the elements to rule eternally. Could I ask Wike the place the yesteryears leaders are? If they may depart the seats of energy for folks like Wike, why gained’t he depart the stool of energy sometime?