“Obasanjo And Jonathan Betrayed Us” – Northern Elders Forum Cries Out

The Northern Elders Forum has said that former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan betrayed the north by trying to go against the agreed zoning in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In an interview with The Sun, Prof Ango Abdullahi said the PDP had agreed that the presidency should be rotated between the north and south but that Obasanjo tried to side-line it when he was seeking a third term in office while Jonathan should not have contested in 2015 as a northerner should have been presented.
He said:
“When PDP came into existence, there were views that were saying give the South the first shot under this rotational arrangement. There were those who were very adamant that this will not go. I remember my friend very well, may his soul rest in peace, Abubakar Rimi, refused. He said every aspirant should be given the opportunity to slug it out in the primary election. If the southerner or a northerner gets it, fine and that next time the issue of a northerner or a southerner contesting would not arise. Many of us agreed that the South should take the first shot. That was why Obasanjo and Ekwueme slugged it out
Obasanjo got the second ticket to contest for second term and he got it. I thought that everybody should be happy with that and those who are not happy should accept that another time will come for them to go particularly if they were the ones interested. But Obasanjo after eight years decided to play hara-kiri
He forgot that he came under this arrangement and this thing is entrenched in the constitution of the party. He tried to get people to work for his third term, some of them surprisingly, many of them northerners. Thank God, led by the late Olusola Saraki, under the Northern Union I was his deputy, we mobilized and defeated him. So the North was supposed to take over from Obasanjo. Eight years for Obasanjo, eight years expected of a candidate of northern extraction as the president of Nigeria. So Obasanjo came and picked Umaru Yar’Adua. You know Umaru was not elected by us. Some of us initially kicked against it, but we were told by our elders to keep our cool and since Umaru is there, a northerner, so be it. But Umaru died three years in office. I am sure you remember this. So if politics is the basis on which some of these relationships should be respected and kept, the North needs not to ask, under PDP, I am not saying under any other party, that it would provide a candidate for four more years because the fourth year of Yar’Adua would have been used by his vice-President as the constitution has provided because Jonathan was sworn in as president after Umaru’s death. So let’s say PDP under commonsense will come out and say the North where is the candidate? They did not. You argued vehemently that Jonathan should continue as president of this country against the zoning arrangement and he came out denying knowledge of this zoning arrangement. Even Obasanjo did deny that there was zoning. So there is this complete break-down of trust.
I couldn’t trust Jonathan or Obasanjo for anything having known all these and denying it and they want to be my president. This was what triggered us into saying the next president, come what may, should be of northern extraction. But of course the North gave us away, the Northern governors in particular in 2011 because that was when the North should have taken over. But they sold out. PDP governors 16 of them here in the North sold out for Jonathan to remain their candidate in 2011. We tried and our consensus candidate didn’t go so far and that was Atiku Abubakar, you remember. From that time we said okay the time has come now for us to look at our political interest first and this is how the Northern Elders Forum came into being. There is another forum, ACF, but it said it is a socio-cultural organization, but the Northern Elders Forum will be a political activist group that will defend the political interest of Northern Nigeria in Nigeria if possible. So this is how we formed it and these are the background reasons why we said under no circumstances should Jonathan win the election in 2015 and that’s why we mobilized the North and despite any claim that the North was divided, the Tanko Yakassais have sold out to Jonathan and so on. At the end, Jonathan was defeated.
On whether the north will concede power after Buhari’s eight years in office, Abdullahi said:
“The party that decided to support zoning was PDP and the party on ground that brought about the presidency of Buhari was not PDP and it is not likely to be PDP in 2019. It all depends to my mind how members of the APC particularly its leadership of the APC decides how they will play their game. For your information I am not a member of any party. What I am interested in is to remain socially and politically involved in matters of public affairs
But we learnt some bitter lessons and based on these bitter lessons, it is going to take a lot of persuasion for northerners who really went through the rigours or treatments under Obasanjo’s third term and then under Jonathan’s manipulations of his nomination in 2011 and his insistence, against the constitution of this country to contest election in 2015. If he had contested elections in 2015 and supposing he won, he would be president of Nigeria for nine years and this is against the constitution of this country.

a latter to nigeria bu acting president of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osimbajo

Dear President of Nigeria;

I am very much aware and I know that few people would be groaning at this very letter; they (those cabals in Aso Rock) would question my position to addressing you to as – the President of Nigeria.

Let me make it clear to you that I am not writing this letter to you as your subject; I am doing so as a citizen of Biafra, Nigeria did not give me anything or did anything for me, I have never collected anything from Nigeria so it is obvious that nothing concerns me with Nigeria. Muhammadu Buhari’s life is in a balance going by everything the Presidency has claimed; that is the price of not listening to God. This will show Buhari that the God of Nnamdi Kanu is alive; that God that divided the red sea, God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Joshua etc. Should he eventually come back alive; let it be that God warned him for the last time but I strongly feel God is angry that he might not have a second chance.

The primary purpose of detaining Nnamdi Kanu is never to stop or address Biafra agitation but a satanic manipulation, Buhari is being used to arrange a bloody crisis that would sink every single one of us. The continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu is overdue; especially now that Islamic fundamentalists which Buhari represents are being used to cause that very crisis in Nigeria. Let me make it clear once more; Nnamdi Kanu has become an institution or rather an ideology. Nnamdi Kanu is not a political leader and should anything happen to him; not only shall violence or war overwhelm us; over 70 million Biafrans would fight to death, your children might not be affected because you will take them out of this shore. You might not as well die because you will have much to die before you do; but hence the blood of those that died will be upon you, God will not let the wicked have peace.

But in the end; like the ‘Mossad’ of Israel; Biafra shall hunt down the perpetrators of the genocide against her and those that killed her wards. Should anything happen to Nnamdi Kanu as Lai Muhammed has disclosed that Islamic caliphate will mobilize Islamic Brotherhood to storm prisons; Biafra shall defend or avenge their ideology or institution. This war of aggression will never end even though Biafra comes because the agitation will no longer be for Biafra but for vengeance through sovereignty. It is therefore time for Nnamdi Kanu to be released from prison and his peaceful agitation fairly addressed. The court should be allowed to administer justice and you as the President of Nigeria either on acting or substantive capacity should direct the court to embrace justice.

I have not subscribed to the death of Muhammadu Buhari; but that is a thing he must pay with for neglecting God. God must not come down on earth and speak to him before he hears prophets or see the hand of God upon Nnamdi Kanu whose incarceration has destroyed Nigeria. I bet you; the more you try to fix Nigeria is the more it worsen, God is angry- showing Himself because of the incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu. As I have said; it is one thing to oppose Nnamdi Kanu but a different thing to detain him, if God is alive and He sent Nnamdi Kanu, peace and joy will never be upon Nigeria and without any atom of doubt, isn’t that the case right now

Banker allegedly diverts money into lover’s account in Lagos

A 22-year-old banker, Afolabi Sanusi, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja magistrate’s court in Lagos for breach of peace, diversion of fund and stealing.

Vanguard reports that the resident of Ijora-Badia area of Lagos allegedly diverted money into his lover’s account.

Banker on trial for allegedly diverting money into lover’s account

File photo of a banking hall in Nigeria

According to Inspector Rita Momoh who is the prosecutor, Sanusi who is a staff of the unnamed bank, fraudulently diverted N967,000 to his lover’s account on January 18, at a bank in Ojuwoye, Mushin, Lagos. He also issued forged stamped tellers to customers.

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“The accused presented false stamped deposit slips to customers after receiving money from them and pretended that the slips were genuinely issued. During investigation, it was discovered that the accused had been transferring and crediting the account of a customer, who was later discovered to be his girlfriend. The lady was called and she confirmed that the accused used to credit her account.”

18-year-old lady declared missing from her home in Kano (photo)


Missing girl

Family members of 18-year-old, Hafsat Surajo, have declared her missing two days after she left her home in Kano.

Missing girl

18-year-old lady has gone missing from her home in Kano

The family revealed that the 18-year-old who went missing from her home on Sunday, February 12, has been ill for a while.

Her sister discovered that she was not at home when she went to wake her up on Sunday morning. She immediately informed her mother and a search for the girl was conducted across hospitals and the home of friends, yet she has not been found and no useful information has been received.

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They revealed that no one knows exactly when she left home or what she was wearing at the time she left. The young lady was last seen after she went to bed the night before.

The case has been reported to the police in Kano but there has been no breakthrough yet and no demand as been made to the family.

If you have any information on the young lady, please kindly inform the authorities.

OMG!!! Very Disturbing Report Just Coming in from Imo; 5 People Dead (Graphic Photos)

It was a sad day for the people of Umudim Community of Atta in Ikeduru LGA of Imo State, on Friday morning, 10th February, 2017, following a horrific motor accident which occurred along Owerri- Okigwe Express road in Imo State.
The accident was said to have been caused when a Hilux truck collided with a tricycle, popularly known as Keke, killing five occupants of the tricycle, including a final year student of Federal Polytechnic ,Nekede, Bright Ononiwu, and the keke driver who died a day after in the Hospital.
According to IfeanyiCy Njoku who shared this, it was gathered that the white Hilux vehicle rammed into the Blue tricycle, instantly killing three out of the four passengers and two others died later in the hospital.