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The Truth Of The Matter: Buhari was not scammed – Segun Sega Awosanya

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In light of the opinion that President Buhari was scammed, social commentator, realtor, strategist, brand consultant and life coach popularly known as Segalink took to Twitter to debunk claims that the President was scammed.

He made a Twitter thread to tackle this claims and shed more light on the matter and his stance on the issue.

I’m sure we all have seen this and expressed our disappointments at varying degrees. But here is what we should take away from this which can be further verified from any of your sources. It is true that the award has nothing to do with the #MLK -The King Centre as stated. The award was however presented by the Matriarch of the King Family, (the 88yr old surviving wife of the late Rev. Alfred Daniel King, who worked alongside his dear brother, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., & their fellow dedicated civil rights activists) in her personal capacity.She is the Co-Founder of the A.D. King Foundation, mentoring young people to become future leaders of the next generation. I believe it was clear abnitio that this wasn’t intended to portray it was from the MLK centre until the media team blew it out of proportion.

Most of us know how foundations work, there are various things that may need to be ascertained before any award is given in their capacity but this wasn’t one of those. The Matriarch insisted this will be done in her capacity as gathered, and no funds were demanded.
So The King Centre is correct in their rebuttal based on the media rancor that emanated from the press interview of Newton Farris (one of the guests that accompanied the Matriarch), which was portrayed and proliferated as MLK foundation’s advisory to Nigerians.
I just want to say that Matriarch Dr Naomi Barbara King is not a Fraud and did not in any way claim to have represented the Foundation of Dr King (The King Centre), while presenting an award in her personal capacity. (I guess there might be more to this between Her & the Centre). Why is that so? (you may ask). Newton Farris is a member of the board of The King Centre. He ought not to have spoken at that event or make a political statement that could lead to misrepresentation. But he did thus the complication.
We all got peeved, seeing the tweets, blogs and media panegyrics, while wondering who is this MLK’s Nephew as mentioned and widely quoted. Those disseminating information often forget they ought to communicate (send our meaning for a feedback).
However much fun that may be derived from derision, we must always remember that Nigeria remains, likewise the highest office in the land, after the term of the politicians efflux. This is a failure of communication and not a fraud as deemed.
If the President of the Country is defrauded, our collective patrimony is defrauded this the justification for the umbrage. At least the citizenry have successfully proven/communicated how aware and coordinated they are in the scheme of things. I pray they do better in future.
I personally appreciate the visit of the Matriarch of the King Family and hope she understands where our angst and umbrage is directed. She did well with the recognition of the President of Nigeria in her personal capacity & we will deal will our people’s desperation internally.
NB: It is worthy of note that Dr Willie Christine King Farris is the eldest and only living sibling of Martin Luther King Jr. In my view she is the Matriarch of the King Family. Born in 11 Sept 1927 (90yrs). She taught at Spelman College and was the author of several books.
Then again Matriarchy is not an inherited title but a disposition within the elderly thus there can be more than one. More importantly, matriarchs do not need to compete among each other bcos their best interest is the common good, not using power for their own devices.
This could have been handled differently however. We have had many unfortunate incidents that has shown the failure of our Government. There really is no need to celebrate or receive awards lest we misinform coming generations to seek validation & rewards for failure.
The admin cum handlers could have made this low keyed, if they don’t want to disrespect the elderly, who obviously did this in her own capacity (it would have cost a fortune if actually connected to The King Centre). There is no point making statements or posting too many tweets
The admin cum handlers could have made this low keyed, if they don’t want to disrespect the elderly, who obviously did this in her own capacity (it would have cost a fortune if actually connected to The King Centre). There is no point making statements or posting too many tweets
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