There are already a number of conspiracy theories that have evolved as a result of the recent plane crash that took the life of the governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa. However, one of these theories seems to stand out, especially when certain events preceding and following the death of Yakowa are put into consideration.
Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa was the first Christian governor in Kaduna State under a political dispensation. And, of course, the crash that took his life is occurring less than two months after another crash almost took the life of another Christian governor from the North – Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State.
Just like in the case of Yakowa, some people were said to have celebrated the near fatal crash, because Suntai’s deputy, a Muslim, would now become acting governor. Interestingly, this new acting governor of Taraba was sworn-in as deputy governor just two weeks after Suntai’s former deputy – also a Christian – was removed from office.
In the meantime Suntai is temporarily out of power as he recuperates. It is hoped that he will indeed survive the ordeal to tell his own part of the story – if they let him. However, Governor Gabriel Suswan of Benue State has recently cried out that there was a plot to kill him by the terror group, Boko Haram. Suswan clearly stated it was part of a plot to eliminate Christians from being governors in the North.
Speaking to a congregation of NKSTA Church in Makurdi, Suswan said, “Going by security reports available to me, I may be attacked any day, anywhere, anytime and this is the reason I call on you Christians to pray for me and my family.”
The fourth (and last) Christian governor in the North is none other than Governor Jang of Plateau State. Clearly detested and accused by Northern Muslims as a hater of Hausa/Fulani, his Berom people have been under constant attack by alleged Fulani gunmen, and he himself has severally alleged that his life was under threat.
Jang has been accused by Muslims in the state of genocide and for excluding them from power, a charge he and his followers strongly deny, accusing Muslims in the state of instigating violence on the Jos plateau.
Culled from the Vanguard