Gumsu Abacha, daughter of late Nigeria’s military head of state, Sani Abacha, said the army General wanted the best for the country when he held sway as president.
Gumsu, who recently got married to Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, in a post shared on her Facebook page on Sunday, promised to keep the memory of Abacha alive.
“I miss you everyday with time i see so much of you in me.. never believed when ppl (sic) say we look alike.
” I am proud to be your daughter. Iwill do everything in my power to uphold our name…you were loving and caring. You always wanted the best for us..and for Nigeria. #gallant #infantry #418.”
Gumsu also quoted Abacha when alive as saying : “Power and authority belong to Allah and only him can decide the future with certainty but absolutely I don’t have any intention to perpetuate my self in power. ”
PlatinumPost recalls that Abacha ruled as the military head of state of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998.
He seized power on 17 November 1993 in the last successful coup d’etat in the military history of Nigeria. He was the Chief of Army Staff between 1985 to 1990; Chief of Defence Staff between 1990 to 1993; and Minister of Defence. Abacha became the first Nigerian Army officer to attain the rank of a full military general without skipping a single rank.