After Abacha Died They Refused to Allow Me Succeed Him, Because I'm A Christian- OBINNA EZUGWU

After Abacha Died They Refused to Allow Me Succeed Him, Because I'm A Christian- OBINNA .



Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and right hand man of former head of state, late General Sani Abacha, General Jeremiah Timbut Useni (rtd), has said though he was the most senior military officer in the country and the appropriate person to succeed Abacha after his death in June 1998, he could not do so because some people did not want him on account of his Christian faith.


 
Useni, who later became a politician serving as senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District of Plateau State from 2015 to 2019, noted that ideally he should have been Abacha’s successor, but was denied the opportunity, paving the way for General Abdulsalami Abubakar to emerge as head of state.

The langtang, Plateau State born former military officer who spoke on Arise TV evening programme, The Arise Interview on Wednesday, also explained that contrary to widely held speculations, Abacha died of natural causes, having been sick for periods before his death.

Useni dismissed insinuations that the late head of state was poisoned, even as he said he was not partying with women, as alleged, the night before his death.


 
“Abacha was sick,” he said. “He was taking his medication at the time. I was with in the evening before his death, I was always with him. Sometimes I left him past midnight. He was not partying with women. There were two women, but..........Proceed Reading For More Details

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