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What did Senator Ogundipe did thereafter? He certainly knew that he had done the most dreaded thing just on the week before the nation’s primaries. He quickly notified the president who, with him, tried to placate my husband and the entire electoral commission. There were lots of condolence and consolation gifts from the office of the President, the office of Senator Ogundipe and the office of many other high dignitaries of the Grand Democratic Party. My husband wanted to sue Senator Ogundipe but he had no evidence to justify the assassination, so I advised him to keep his fingers crossed. During the burial of the vice-chairman of the Nation’s Electoral Commission, many people were in attendance. The President, Senator Ogundipe and many senators and governors of the Federal Republic were present. During his eulogy, Senator Ogundipe said: “Though we erring mortals fail to understand, God works through our death to bring us glory.” He spoke like a saint and I admired his words but I watched him seething in rage because in the Federal Republic, people kill everyday and keep on living like everything is just perfect. During the primaries, my husband tried as much as possible and I can say that the elections were free, fair and transparent. But when the main elections came, the surprise that blew my head was the fact that all those working in the electoral commission seemed bought and the elections went just as not planned by my husband. The main elections were completely rigged and Mr. President, Senator Ogundipe and those stamped by the president were elected as governors, senators and chairmen of the local governments. Though my husband was not part of the rigging, he was appointed the Minister of Finance. I persuaded him to accept the offer and let bygones be bygones but he refused. Two weeks later, he was shot dead while on his way to the office.

To Be Continued…

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