Byline: Jide Ajani
JUST before the Presidential elections of June 12, 1993, Alhaji Aliyu Dasuki, a business man of international standing and a man considered in business circles as very generous, died. Added to this was the air of integrity which many could swear, Dasuki wore as an armour.
Dasuki was also a man who was very, very close to government as well as the powers that be. He was well connected, much so that when he was to be buried, the 'who is who in Nigeria's polity' at that time attended or sent representatives to his burial.
In fact, the Military Government of the day, headed by General Ibrahim Babangida, was well represented at the burial.
It was an army officer, a Lieutenant Colonel, and a prince from the North, specifically, the North West and one seen as a stormy petrel, who captured the atmospherics at the burial. He simply said something to the effect that most of those who were wailing and rolling on the floor because of Dasuki's death had their own personal agenda and reason for …