When a man is down and everyone runs away from him, the last man standing is usually his child who speaks for him, but when even the child deserts him, then the end is near for the man.
This seems to be what has played out in Nigeria since the Martin Luther King (MLK) Centre denied its involvement in an award purportedly given to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
At the award ceremony which took place at Council Chambers in Abuja on Monday, March 26, 2018, the delegation of the King family which was led by Dr Naomi Barbara King advised that Nigeria should continue to pray for peace and strive to eradicate corruption, with MLK’s nephew, Isaac Newton Farris Jr saying “I will counsel Nigerians to say give this man the time he needs to do the job that he is doing. He is one of the most legitimate leaders that the continent has produced.
“So I will just counsel Nigerians, I know, I am a visitor it is really not my business but be careful before you vote this man out of office.”
Following the controversy the award generated and The King Centre officially denying the award through their twitter handle stating that “The award given to President Buhari of Nigeria was not given by The King Center, at the request of The King Center or by the children of MLK and Coretta Scott King”, Secret Reporters check has revealed that even the Federal Government owned Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has taken down the news of the award from their website and distanced themselves from Buhari.
A visit to the site shows 404 error, which means the news, has been pulled down.