Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

Lamido, elders don’t lie!

Growing up, we were told elders don’t lie. So it is a thing of wonder when a revered traditional ruler stands truth on its head; lies without blinking.
Last Thursday, the Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Mustapha, went against this grain of wisdom when he barefacedly said he tinkered with the idea of relocating to Cameroon over insecurity under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to Mustapha, the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election halted the move.
But fact check showed that the traditional ruler is only one of those who have worn the unflattering tag of AGIP – Any Government In Power.
Facts show that the Lamido was an active player in the National Conference of 2014 and it was in that confab he muted the idea of fleeing when the debate on restructuring was hot on the plate.
Here was what he said: “In the long run, if we are not careful, this conference will flop. God forbid. If it flops, the resultant effect will not be imaginable. If anything happens and the country disintegrates, God forbid, many of us who are shouting their heads off may not have anywhere to go.
“My people and the people of Adamawa have got somewhere to go. I am the Lamido Adamawa and my kingdom extends to Cameroun. The larger part of my kingdom is in Cameroun. Part of that kingdom is today called Adamawa State in Cameroun. You see, if I run to that place, I will easily assimilate.”

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