Much of what was written was already in the public domain. Segun was generous in discrediting AGF Aandoaakaa (the AGF was a disreputable guy, no doubt)throughout the narrative but was conveniently silent about the despicable roles played by people like Tanimu Yakubu and Abba Ruma who kept misinforming the public that they spoke with the President almost every hour (even when the same President would, strangely, not speak with his VP). They planted stories in the press about the President running up staircases in Saudi Arabia, playing with grand-children in the villa, walking round the villa lawns, desiring to speak with everyone else except Jonathan, etc.
Curiously, Segun denies the existence of the famous 'cabal' in the presidency then. The Presidential motorcade was driven through the streets of Abuja on some occasions to 'shock and awe' the sitting Acting President. The unprecedented manner the military was mobilised out (what was the purpose if not to send unmistakable signal to Jonathan and his aides that someone/clique else was in charge)on the night the President returned without the acting C-in-C's knowledge, yet even that Segun unconvincingly tried to explain away. Or is it the securing of the Presidential seat from 'intruder' in the Council chambers by security details. These and many more were clearly well coordinated events by an equally well organised power clique. Who were the faces behind these sordid events? Segun is loudly silent about them.
In this book Segun cleverly edited the '...President Yar'Adua DIRECTED Vice-President Jonathan...' portion from the excerpts of the press release he read in the morning the President returned. By his admission as at the time of this release, he had neither spoken nor seen Yar'Adua. In fact he hadn't even the faintest idea about his condition then. So clearly he was acting on someone/clique's instruction (and not Yar'Adua). For him to have consented to dish out such strong and definite but clearly illegal instructions to the Acting President indicates that he believed more in the cause (whatever it was) of this faceless group than the well-being and the office of the president of his country! How pathetic. The Segun I have read severally would have been more circumspect and a bit ambiguous in the release if he was not acting on clear orders from somewhere.
I believe he marred an otherwise highly enlightening book with episodes of desperate attempt at extricating himself and protecting group interest from the ugly roles he may have played (perhaps inadvertently) in those days.
One is tempted to believe that he was truly the 'intellectual' face to the cabal in those dark days of our nation's history. But he's human after all.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)