By Mayimuna Nabagereka
It is unheard-of in history that a self-respecting leader of a country would vote against his country’s candidate in international diplomacy. But here, you have it in black and white, in a book, that former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari would rather have a Fulani Muslim candidate from Niger instead of Nigeria’s own esteemed Dr. Peter Onu. Not even the highly revered then President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere could make Buhari to change his mind. This kind of bizarre shamelessness is why Nigeria is the laughing stock of the civilized world. It is unthinkable that any leader, anywhere would insult his own country by backing an opponent from another country.
Museveni too told the Uganda embassy in New york to deny Olara Otunu a Uganda passport when he was standing for some post in the UN. OO went for the citizenship of the Ivory Coast, instead. Dont be surprised if the Embassies abroad already have a list of Ugandans who cannot get passports because of their criticism of the dictator online.