Following the death of Nigeria leader, Mr.Umaru Yarâ€™Adua on Wednesday and the swearing in of acting president, Mr.Jonathan Goodluck as the President of Nigeria, Nigerians in various online forums have been clamoring for erstwhile boss of Nigeriaâ€™s anti-graft agency, EFCC, Mr.Nuhu Ribadu to be made Vice President.
At the moment, there is a vaccum for the position of Vice President. It is expected that the President would be looking at a Northerner who must also be a Muslim just like the late Yarâ€™Adua to balance political and religious equations. Several posts by readers on our network, Facebook, Saharareporters and several websites and monitored by gistmaster online indicate that many Nigerians think that Ribadu would be a good man for the Vice President position.
Ribadu already indicated his willingness (before the death of Mr.President) to return to Nigeria and contribute his quota to the progress of the nation. However, in a statement of condolence, the former Economic and Financial Crime boss prays that may GOD grant the remains of Yarâ€™Adua eternal rest.
Ribadu, who has been on self imposed exile following his sack and alleged threat has been discharged of all charges that the Federal Government of Yarâ€™Adua made against him. Coincidentally, the government discontinued the case against him at the Code of Conduct Bureau, on Wednesday 5 May 2010, the same day that Mr.Yarâ€™Adua died.
Ribadu is credited for waging the biggest and the most successful war against anti-graft in Nigeria.
Meamwhile,Mr.Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria and political mentor of the late Mr.Yarâ€™Adua was visibly absent at the burial in Kastina State. The newly sworn in president,Mr.Goodluck Jonathan was also absent due to what many described as security reasons.