It’s often said that a single breaker may recede; but the tide eventually comes in, always. That is why change remains the world’s most revered phenomenon. When its wind blows, even the sturdiest of oaks bends to its gale; the forest tree that wouldn’t, is sooner uprooted by the fierceness of its mildest storm.But while every new change spells good tidings for some, for others, it brings the worst of life’s vicissitudes. Call it good or bad, positive or negative; the bottom line is, it’s some kind of change for Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, the Minister of Petroleum.
That is why Rear Admiral Allison Amaechina Madueke, the husband of Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, has decided to keep his calm and maintain discomforting silence over whatever she is going through at the moment. Curiously, however, silence is a weapon of choice of the impotent hence Admiral Madueke’s awkward silence. Knowing there is nothing he could do to punish or celebrate his wife at this time, Diezani’s husband, a retired naval officer, chose the easy way out and deliberately ignored all that have been said about his second wife.
However, even though the retired naval officer has refused to do what any short-tempered man would have done and send her packing from his house, fate has risen to his defense; Diezani is coming back home finally. The emergence of new President-elect Muhammadu Buhari no doubt spells doom and possibly, a lengthy jail term for a lot of corrupt leaders.
It is instructive to note that since Diezani got mired in one shameful controversy or the other, the retired naval officer has never come out to give her the needed moral support. Sources close to the couple revealed that Diezani’s husband and some family members are not happy about the incessant scandalous news they read about their breadwinner. Though, she brings a lot of money to the family, but it has become extremely difficult for Diezani’s husband and her in-laws to condone her not too heart-warming exploits in the social and political arena. Rear Admiral Madueke, born in 1944, was appointed military governor of Anambra State from January 1984 to August 1985, and then of Imo State until 1986. He later became Chief of Naval Staff.