BASKETBALL: BUHARI WANTS TEAM NIGERIA TO FORFEIT HISTORIC WIN AGAINST TEAM USA.
Nigeria’s President, Alhaji Major General Muhammadu Buhari, when intimated of the win by Team Nigeria over Team USA, while picking ram suya crumbs, off his teeth, was initially ecstatic. Buhari asked for the Team Nigeria roster.
On seeing no Alhajis, especially Fulani Alhajis on the Team Nigeria roster, he became irate and wanted Coach Michael Brown terminated. Buhari also called FIBA – Fédération Internationale de Basketball – alleging that the team violated the Federal Character Principle of the Nigerian Constitution by having mainly Dot People – Igbos.
FIBA President who has a Dot aide and closely follows events in Nigeria, wanted Buhari to explain why the Federal Character Principle is not applied within Nigeria. Buhari replied that it is an internal Nigerian matter and what happens in Nigeria stays in Nigeria. Coincidentally, the game was played in Las Vegas and “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” as the saying goes.
The FIBA President was so incensed and chided Buhari for minimizing the historic win by an African Team over almighty Team America. In the heat of the moment, he unconsciously blurted, “Buhari, go f… yourself” and dropped the phone.