The acclaimed mastermind of the 1990 Gideon Orkar coup d’état against the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida, Col Tony Nyiam, (retd), has blamed the logo of All Progressives Congress, APC, for the killings across Nigeria since the inception of Buhari’s administration.
The retired Colonel stated this in a statement made available on Monday while calling for a change of the broom in the ruling party’s logo.
According to him, the upstanding broomsticks in APC logo is a bad omen and should not be taken lightly.
The statement read: “The bad omen involved in Nigeria being ruled by a political party whose logo is an upstanding broomsticks should not be taken lightly, particularly with the unprecedented killings of innocent Nigerians since Buhari became President.
“Historical research into records of European witches trials from 15th Century onwards show that one of the chief means of witches magical flights is an upstanding broomstick. Thus, I have been suggesting a change in APC logo.
“Nigerians need to learn from the bad luck that visited Germany when ruled by a so-called Progressive National Socialist Party. The then Hitler-led Nazi party’s logo was a turned down Swastika symbol.
“In a similar manner, there is bad luck inherent in APC leaders’ veneration of broomsticks turned upward, contrary to the downward-pointing direction when brooms are used for sweeping.”