Ten Take Aways from the Gen. Buhari’s Chatham House Lecture, London

1. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest economy, is at a defining moment, a moment that has great implications beyond the democratic project and beyond the borders of my dear country.

2.Given increasing global linkages, it is in our collective interests that the postponed elections should hold on the rescheduled dates; that they should be free and fair; that their outcomes should be respected by all parties; and that any form of extension, under whichever guise, is unconstitutional and will not be tolerated.

3.  Driven by patriotism, influenced by the prevalence and popularity of such drastic measures all over Africa and elsewhere, we fought our way to power. But the global triumph of democracy has shown that another and a preferable path to change is possible.

4. It is much more important that the promise of democracy goes beyond just allowing people to freely choose their leaders. It is much more important that democracy should deliver on the promise of choice, of freedoms, of security of lives and property, of transparency and accountability, of rule of law, of good governance and of shared prosperity.

5. Boko Haram has sadly put Nigeria on the terrorism map, killing more than 13,000 of our nationals, displacing millions internally and externally, and at a time holding on to portions of our territory the size of Belgium. What has been consistently lacking is the required leadership in our battle against insurgency.

6. Let me assure you that if I am elected president, the world will have no cause to worry about Nigeria as it has had to recently; that Nigeria will return to its stabilizing role in West Africa; and that no inch of Nigerian territory will ever be lost to the enemy.

7. But I must emphasize that any war waged on corruption should not be misconstrued as settling old scores or a witch-hunt. I’m running for President to lead Nigeria to prosperity and not adversity.

8. As a progressive party, we must reform our political economy to unleash the pent-up ingenuity and productivity of the Nigerian people thus freeing them from the curse of poverty. We will run a private sector-led economy but maintain an active role for government through strong regulatory oversight and deliberate interventions.

9. On March 28, Nigeria has a decision to make. To vote for the continuity of failure or to elect progressive change. I believe the people will choose wisely.
10. I have heard and read references to me as a former dictator in many respected British newspapers including the well regarded Economist. Let me say without sounding defensive that dictatorship goes with military rule, though some might be less dictatorial than others. I take responsibility for whatever happened under my watch.

 

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REVEALED: Anti-Buhari Protest Organiser Abimbola Sonde Has a Record of Crime in UK [Photos, Videos]

The name of the woman caught on camera paid to organise the anti-Buhari protest at Chatham House on Thursday has been revealed. She is a restaurant owner in Manchester by the name Abimbola. However, on Facebook her names are  Pweetie Goldie Abimbola.

On the video, she provided Manchester as her place of location in the UK. She owns a restaurant in Manchester known as Crystal Lounge.

The 32 year old Sonde has a history not too far from what she did for the PDP by hiring protesters to embarrass the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhamadu Buhari.

In 2014, she was fined £1,800 in the UK for dumping rat infested bags of curry and rices dumped near houses.

Abimbola Sonde was seen by council CCTV operators driving into a street and waiting while a mystery male passenger got out and illegally threw five black bin bags of food waste and packaging over a fence at 10.30pm on Thursday, June 19.

All were stuffed with the remains of rice and curry dishes from her restaurant business, Manchester Evening News reports.

Sonde pleaded guilty at a Manchester Magistrate Court and was fined £1,065 and ordered to pay costs of £634.68 and a victim surcharge of £107.

When interviewed by officials, Sonde said business was bad and she could not afford to pay for a trade waste collection contract.

She had been taking rubbish to the tip, pretending it was her own domestic waste, but a local businessman and one of her customers told her it was okay to dump the bags on the land, telling her the council would collect it.

She told officials: “I’m owning up to it. Honestly, there’s no argument. I know I’ve done something really bad from everything you’ve said so far.”

She added that she was ‘very, genuinely sorry’ and apologised to local residents, saying it would never happen again.

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Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition: Buhari’s Chattam House Speech

Permit me to start by thanking Chatham House for the invitation to talk about this important topic at this crucial time. When speaking about Nigeria overseas, I normally prefer to be my country’s public relations and marketing officer, extolling her virtues and hoping to attract investments and tourists. But as we all know, Nigeria is now battling with many challenges, and if I refer to them, I do so only to impress on our friends in the United Kingdom that we are quite aware of our shortcomings and are doing our best to address them.

The 2015 general election in Nigeria is generating a lot of interests within and outside the country. This is understandable. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest economy, is at a defining moment, a moment that has great implications beyond the democratic project and beyond the borders of my dear country.

So let me say upfront that the global interest in Nigeria’s landmark election is not misplaced at all and indeed should be commended; for this is an election that has serious import for the world. I urge the international community to continue to focus on Nigeria at this very critical moment. Given increasing global linkages, it is in our collective interests that the postponed elections should hold on the rescheduled dates; that they should be free and fair; that their outcomes should be respected by all parties; and that any form of extension, under whichever guise, is unconstitutional and will not be tolerated.

With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War, democracy became the dominant and most preferred system of government across the globe. That global transition has been aptly captured as the triumph of democracy and the ‘most pre-eminent political idea of our time.’ On a personal note, the phased end of the USSR was a turning point for me. It convinced me that change can be brought about without firing a single shot.

As you all know, I had been a military head of state in Nigeria for twenty months. We intervened because we were unhappy with the state of affairs in our country. We wanted to arrest the drift. Driven by patriotism, influenced by the prevalence and popularity of such drastic measures all over Africa and elsewhere, we fought our way to power. But the global triumph of democracy has shown that another and a preferable path to change is possible. It is an important lesson I have carried with me since, and a lesson that is not lost on the African continent.

In the last two decades, democracy has grown strong roots in Africa. Elections, once so rare, are now so commonplace. As at the time I was a military head of state between 1983 and 1985, only four African countries held regular multi-party elections. But the number of electoral democracies in Africa, according to Freedom House, jumped to 10 in 1992/1993 then to 18 in 1994/1995 and to 24 in 2005/2006. According to the New York Times, 42 of the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa conducted multi-party elections between 1990 and 2002.

The newspaper also reported that between 2000 and 2002, ruling parties in four African countries (Senegal, Mauritius, Ghana and Mali) peacefully handed over power to victorious opposition parties. In addition, the proportion of African countries categorized as not free by Freedom House declined from 59% in 1983 to 35% in 2003. Without doubt, Africa has been part of the current global wave of democratisation.

But the growth of democracy on the continent has been uneven. According to Freedom House, the number of electoral democracies in Africa slipped from 24 in 2007/2008 to 19 in 2011/2012; while the percentage of countries categorised as ‘not free’ assuming for the sake of argument that we accept their definition of “free” increased from 35% in 2003 to 41% in 2013. Also, there have been some reversals at different times in Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mali, Madagascar, Mauritania and Togo. We can choose to look at the glass of democracy in Africa as either half full or half empty.

While you can’t have representative democracy without elections, it is equally important to look at the quality of the elections and to remember that mere elections do not democracy make. It is globally agreed that democracy is not an event, but a journey. And that the destination of that journey is democratic consolidation – that state where democracy has become so rooted and so routine and widely accepted by all actors.

With this important destination in mind, it is clear that though many African countries now hold regular elections, very few of them have consolidated the practice of democracy. It is important to also state at this point that just as with elections, a consolidated democracy cannot be an end by itself. I will argue that it is not enough to hold a series of elections or even to peacefully alternate power among parties.

It is much more important that the promise of democracy goes beyond just allowing people to freely choose their leaders. It is much more important that democracy should deliver on the promise of choice, of freedoms, of security of lives and property, of transparency and accountability, of rule of law, of good governance and of shared prosperity. It is very important that the promise embedded in the concept of democracy, the promise of a better life for the generality of the people, is not delivered in the breach.

Now, let me quickly turn to Nigeria. As you all know, Nigeria’s fourth republic is in its 16th year and this general election will be the fifth in a row. This is a major sign of progress for us, given that our first republic lasted five years and three months, the second republic ended after four years and two months and the third republic was a still-birth. However, longevity is not the only reason why everyone is so interested in this election.

The major difference this time around is that for the very first time since transition to civil rule in 1999, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is facing its stiffest opposition so far from our party the All Progressives Congress (APC). We once had about 50 political parties, but with no real competition. Now Nigeria is transitioning from a dominant party system to a competitive electoral polity, which is a major marker on the road to democratic consolidation. As you know, peaceful alternation of power through competitive elections have happened in Ghana, Senegal, Malawi and Mauritius in recent times. The prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa will be further brightened when that eventually happens in Nigeria.

But there are other reasons why Nigerians and the whole world are intensely focussed on this year’s elections, chief of which is that the elections are holding in the shadow of huge security, economic and social uncertainties in Africa’s most populous country and largest economy. On insecurity, there is a genuine cause for worry, both within and outside Nigeria. Apart from the civil war era, at no other time in our history has Nigeria been this insecure.

Boko Haram has sadly put Nigeria on the terrorism map, killing more than 13,000 of our nationals, displacing millions internally and externally, and at a time holding on to portions of our territory the size of Belgium. What has been consistently lacking is the required leadership in our battle against insurgency. I, as a retired general and a former head of state, have always known about our soldiers: they are capable, well trained, patriotic, brave and always ready to do their duty in the service of our country.

You all can bear witness to the gallant role of our military in Burma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur and in many other peacekeeping operations in several parts of the world. But in the matter of this insurgency, our soldiers have neither received the necessary support nor the required incentives to tackle this problem. The government has also failed in any effort towards a multi-dimensional response to this problem leading to a situation in which we have now become dependent on our neighbours to come to our rescue.

Let me assure you that if I am elected president, the world will have no cause to worry about Nigeria as it has had to recently; that Nigeria will return to its stabilising role in West Africa; and that no inch of Nigerian territory will ever be lost to the enemy because we will pay special attention to the welfare of our soldiers in and out of service, we will give them adequate and modern arms and ammunitions to work with, we will improve intelligence gathering and border controls to choke Boko Haram’s financial and equipment channels, we will be tough on terrorism and tough on its root causes by initiating a comprehensive economic development plan promoting infrastructural development, job creation, agriculture and industry in the affected areas. We will always act on time and not allow problems to irresponsibly fester, and I, Muhammadu Buhari, will always lead from the front and return Nigeria to its leadership role in regional and international efforts to combat terrorism.

On the economy, the fall in prices of oil has brought our economic and social stress into full relief. After the rebasing exercise in April 2014, Nigeria overtook South Africa as Africa’s largest economy. Our GDP is now valued at $510 billion and our economy rated 26th in the world. Also on the bright side, inflation has been kept at single digit for a while and our economy has grown at an average of 7% for about a decade.

But it is more of paper growth, a growth that, on account of mismanagement, profligacy and corruption, has not translated to human development or shared prosperity. A development economist once said three questions should be asked about a country’s development: one, what is happening to poverty? Two, what is happening to unemployment? And three, what is happening to inequality?

The answers to these questions in Nigeria show that the current administration has created two economies in one country, a sorry tale of two nations: one economy for a few who have so much in their tiny island of prosperity; and the other economy for the many who have so little in their vast ocean of misery.

Even by official figures, 33.1% of Nigerians live in extreme poverty. That’s at almost 60 million, almost the population of the United Kingdom. There is also the unemployment crisis simmering beneath the surface, ready to explode at the slightest stress, with officially 23.9% of our adult population and almost 60% of our youth unemployed. We also have one of the highest rates of inequalities in the world.

With all these, it is not surprising that our performance on most governance and development indicators (like Mo Ibrahim Index on African Governance and UNDP’s Human Development Index.) are unflattering. With fall in the prices of oil, which accounts for more than 70% of government revenues, and lack of savings from more than a decade of oil boom, the poor will be disproportionately impacted.

In the face of dwindling revenues, a good place to start the repositioning of Nigeria’s economy is to swiftly tackle two ills that have ballooned under the present administration: waste and corruption. And in doing this, I will, if elected, lead the way, with the force of personal example.

On corruption, there will be no confusion as to where I stand. Corruption will have no place and the corrupt will not be appointed into my administration. First and foremost, we will plug the holes in the budgetary process. Revenue producing entities such as NNPC and Customs and Excise will have one set of books only. Their revenues will be publicly disclosed and regularly audited. The institutions of state dedicated to fighting corruption will be given independence and prosecutorial authority without political interference.

But I must emphasise that any war waged on corruption should not be misconstrued as settling old scores or a witch-hunt. I’m running for President to lead Nigeria to prosperity and not adversity.

In reforming the economy, we will use savings that arise from blocking these leakages and the proceeds recovered from corruption to fund our party’s social investments programmes in education, health, and safety nets such as free school meals for children, emergency public works for unemployed youth and pensions for the elderly.

As a progressive party, we must reform our political economy to unleash the pent-up ingenuity and productivity of the Nigerian people thus freeing them from the curse of poverty. We will run a private sector-led economy but maintain an active role for government through strong regulatory oversight and deliberate interventions and incentives to diversify the base of our economy, strengthen productive sectors, improve the productive capacities of our people and create jobs for our teeming youths.

In short, we will run a functional economy driven by a worldview that sees growth not as an end by itself, but as a tool to create a society that works for all, rich and poor alike. On March 28, Nigeria has a decision to make. To vote for the continuity of failure or to elect progressive change. I believe the people will choose wisely.

In sum, I think that given its strategic importance, Nigeria can trigger a wave of democratic consolidation in Africa. But as a starting point we need to get this critical election right by ensuring that they go ahead, and depriving those who want to scuttle it the benefit of derailing our fledgling democracy. That way, we will all see democracy and democratic consolidation as tools for solving pressing problems in a sustainable way, not as ends in themselves.

Permit me to close this discussion on a personal note. I have heard and read references to me as a former dictator in many respected British newspapers including the well regarded Economist. Let me say without sounding defensive that dictatorship goes with military rule, though some might be less dictatorial than others. I take responsibility for whatever happened under my watch.

I cannot change the past. But I can change the present and the future. So before you is a former military ruler and a converted democrat who is ready to operate under democratic norms and is subjecting himself to the rigours of democratic elections for the fourth time.

You may ask: why is he doing this? This is a question I ask myself all the time too. And here is my humble answer: because the work of making Nigeria great is not yet done, because I still believe that change is possible, this time through the ballot, and most importantly, because I still have the capacity and the passion to dream and work for a Nigeria that will be respected again in the comity of nations and that all Nigerians will be proud of.

I thank you for listening.

 

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EXPOSED: Presidency Bribe Nigerians with $20,000 to Protest and Embarrass Buhari in London, Leaked Documents Reveals

A document detailing how the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organisation mobilised thousands of dollars to the United Kingdom to stage a protest at the Chattam House in London to embarrass the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has leaked.

The  document titled “RE: THE CHATHAM HOUSE RALLY: MARCH AGAINST DICTATOR”  and signed by  the Assistant Director, Civil Society and Support Groups – Diaspora of the PDP Campaign  Organisation, Chief Peter Mozie, addressed to the Director, Civil Society and Support Groups of the PDP campaign, Professor Nick Eze and copied to the Special Assistant to the President on Political Affairs, Professor Nuhu Alkali reveals all the activities lined up against Buhari beginning from 9am local time.

Abusidiqu had earlier reported that the spokesman of the PDP campaign organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has mobilised some Nigerians in the UK to protest against Buhari with the intent of embarrassing him before the international community.

Gen. Buhari is billed to present a lecture titled: “Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition” on the same day the PDP is planning the protest at the Chatham House, London

According to the document, By 9:30am, hired drummers will be playing patriotic Nigerian music (9am to 9.30am); start chanting of anti-Buhari and anti-military songs; speakers start speaking about Buhari’s dictatorship at 10am; Diasporas will stay at Chatham House and continue to chant anti-Buhari songs until the event is over.

To make the protest possible, Mr. Mozie, who is the author of the document requested for the sum of $20,000 which would be used to defray the cost of logistics, mobilisation of the protesters as well as their among others. We authoritatively gathered was approved and have since been delivered to make the protest a success.

See the document below:

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The Untold Story: Why America Quit Helping Jonathan Govt Find Chibok Girls

By NewsRescue

There are new details of the sabotage of the war on Boko Haram, furthering on revealing details we earlier published from two army Generals about the treasonous delay and politicization of the Boko Haram war. These coming as it now becomes clear and as NewsRescue has severally revealed, that the war was purposefully sabotaged by the Jonathan government, and defeating Boko Haram and recovering Nigeria’s territory takes no longer than one month.

US sources have informed NewsRescue on why the United States pulled out from helping Nigeria rescue the missing over 200 Chibok girls. The sources revealed this information in answer to our queries on the full details on the US sanctions against the Nigerian government as our contributor detailed here. When asked why the United States put such serious sanctions on Nigeria and barred the nation from purchasing military and police equipment, the US security sources revealed the true reasons why the American intelligence officers pulled out of the cooperative effort in Nigeria.

Source said that as soon as the Americans arrived and flew surveillance flights over Nigeria, they located groups of girls. In discussions with Nigeria’s security chiefs, source said that the US proposed a plan to gas the areas in Sambisa forest and then send in a raid mission to rescue the girls while the terrorist captors are paralyzed asleep.

Source said that shortly after Nigeria’s security chiefs were given this plan in high confidence, on their next surveillance flights the US saw the Boko Haram terrorists all wearing gas masks.

The United States agents were very disappointed with this and it can be recollected that at this time the US announced that they will no longer share information with Nigeria. This was one of the majors reasons why the US gave up on a mission of working with the Jonathan government and eventually pulled out.

The evidence the United States got of the Nigerian government and its military chiefs working with Boko Haram according to source is additionally why the US has sanctioned Nigeria from purchasing security equipment because the US is not convinced of the sincerity of Jonathan government.

 

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Jonathan Under Fire Over Illegal Land Acquisition in Abuja

The All Progressives Congress and some lawyers have faulted President Goodluck Jonathan’s acquisition of 90.04 hectares of farmland at the Aviation Village in Abuja barely seven months after he was sworn into office.

They said his action was a clear breach of the provisions of section 138 and 5th Schedule of the 1999 Constitution, Parts 1 and 2.

The APC, in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary,   Lai Mohammed, therefore asked Jonathan to apologise for abusing his office and   engaging in corrupt practices by acquiring the farmland as a sitting President.

It said nothing could justify the indiscretion exhibited by the President in acquiring such a swath as contained in a newspaper advert   which had yet to be refuted by him.

A group, the Purpose Driven Initiative, had in the advertorial claimed that Jonathan incorporated Ebele Integrated Farms Limited which he used   to acquire the land.

The APC said the claim by the President’s apologists that their boss got the land because he wanted to engage in farming and that a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, did the same while in office, missed the point.

According to the APC, the claim by the apologists that the 5th Schedule, Part 1 (Code of Conduct for Public Officers) of the   constitution empowers a President to engage in farming, was also not tenable.

It stated that the issues involved went beyond the fact that a public officer was legally allowed to engage in farming .

‘The Fifth Schedule Part 1(Code of Conduct for Public Officers) of the 1999 Constitution, Section 1 states that, a public officer shall not put himself in a position where his personal interest conflicts with his duties and responsibilities.’

“Would President Jonathan have been given 90.04 hectares of such a prime land were he not a sitting President?,” the APC asked. It said the President leveraged on his   office to “grab” the land.

The APC statement partly read, ‘‘What happened in that Abuja land grab is nothing but the height of indiscretion and abuse of office, and cannot be justified or explained away just like that. Without mincing words, it also amounts to corruption, which is defined in part as a perversion of integrity and a glaring instance of bad leadership.”

It   said the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, was emboldened to also grab   land in the area   because the President had done so.

The APC said,   “Those pushing this kind of argument are worsening the President’s case and insulting Nigerians. When did one bad act become a justification for another? Does a thief escape punishment by saying he stole because someone else had stolen? If indeed Chief Obasanjo did it, does that make it right? Is this not part of the reasons this President has been unable to fight corruption?

“It is also important to point out that the Aviation Village, under the Abuja Master plan, is meant only for Aviation-related activities and not farming.

“The President knew this, yet he went ahead to apply and was allocated land for farming in the Aviation Village.

“Perhaps his intention is to subsequently apply for a change of use. How many other people were allocated land for farming in the Aviation Village?’’

The APC asked   Jonathan to immediately give back the land he has grabbed.

Some   lawyers – Jiti Ogunye,   Festus Keyamo and Monday Ubani – in separate interviews with The PUNCH in Abuja, also   faulted   the     acquisition of the land by the President.

Ogunye argued that act of corruption was not limited to dipping hands into public treasury but also “includes all forms of illicit conduct in office in violation of the code of conduct and other laws of the land.”

Ogunye likened the President’s action to an attitude   common with Nigerian leaders, who he said, “are involved in primitive acquisition of capital, including fixed assets, like land.”

He added, “Land belongs to the people, so says the Land Use Act. The Land Use Act says, the President, a governor or the Federal Capital Territory minister is a trustee of the land for the people.

“When that trustee then uses his position to acquire public resources, including fixed assets, which in this case is large expanse of land, which he ought not to have obtained while in office, it is condemnable.

“The critical question is that what kind of farming is he going to use that large size of land for? Is it for cocoa or groundnut?

“This act is condemnable regardless of who is in power – be it Obasanjo or Jonathan.”

Keyamo on his part said though the law allowed a President to be involved in farming while in office,   Jonathan had no defence for acquiring the land since he had not started using it for the purpose for which he claimed to have acquired it.

Keyamo said, “Farming is an exception. Public officer can acquire land for farming. But the President has not started the farming. Since he has not started it, there is no evidence that he wants to use it for farming.

“The issue of farming is an exception for public officers, but the truth is that we don’t know what he wants to use it for. He can later build an estate there or use it for a big business. We don’t know what it is meant for. It is what you know that you can defend.”

Ubani, a former Chairman, Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, said the President and many state governors were       guilty of   illicit acquisition of land.

He said, “They all abuse powers. Even in Lagos. It is something that happens across all the states of the federation. It is not limited to the federal level.

“The Land Use Act says land should be held in trust for the people. But the manner in which these public officials abuse their powers shows that they are not holding the land in trust for the people but in trust for themselves.

“They acquire land meant for public purposes and sometimes revoke the land of citizens and allot it to their friends, cronies and even to themselves.”

The Presidency had on Sunday said that Jonathan had not done anything against the laws of the land by owning a farmland in Abuja.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said, ‘‘It is not against the constitution for either a civil servant or a public officer to engage in farming.

“One APC-funded, motivated and inspired NGO placed an advert in a newspaper, alleging that the President and the Minister of the FCT have farms somewhere in Abuja. They were alleging conflict of interest.

 

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How Nigerian Govt Plans to Rope in Buhari as Boko Haram Sponsor with a Fake Shekau – CUPS

My people, because of the tireless and fearless work that we do at CUPS, which involves enlightening our people on how to save themselves from corruption, misrule, tyranny, occupation, and genocide, we get a lot of leaked information from informants in Nigeria. Some of it is excellent, and some of it is just recycled conspiracy ideas on Facebook. Meanwhile we at CUPS have near perfected ways of verifying leaked information sent to us using different techniques, including the use of digital forensics, which is one of my fields of expertise as Computer Security Research Scientist.

The story below reached us this morning (23/02/2015). It came from one of our reliable sources in Nigeria. It is one of the most disturbing stories that we have yet received. Read it and make your own judgement!

“I have it on a strong ground that there is a plan to capture a Shekau before the week to elections. And the captured Shekau who is currently undergoing training on what to say and do will mention Buhari as one of their core sponsors.

READ: Boko Haram Leader, “Abubakar Shekau” Reportedly In Nigerian Govt Custody

The target according to the source is to discourage Southern voters and the Northern Christians (from liking Buhari). The confession is alleged to be so perfectly planned that Buhari may even be arrested and even those who love
him may think twice (about his sincerity).

The sum of 4.5 billion Naira is purportedly budgeted. The purpose of this budget I am told is for bribing some Northern clerics so when the time comes, they will pacify their followers (to reject Buhari as he is BoKo Haram sponsor).

There will purportedly be audio of phone calls (between Buhari and the Boko Haram leaders). Buhari will not be able to sue the government since it will be an arranged confession of a captured terrorist.

Now, I am not saying this (leak) is true. But knowing how desperate these PDP people are, they can do just anything to get Buhari out of the way. Honestly, I am deeply, deeply, deeply, worried. In fact, I am troubled. Kindly share this
and let the world know about this evil machination of the PDP before it is too late. Kindly do it. The person who gave me this information is an Intelligence officer with the Army. He looks worried too.

May God save Nigeria and Nigerians. Amen.
Dr. Idris Ahmed.
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23/02/2015.

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Jonathan Seeks Buhari’s Audience To Negotiate Immunity Terms as Cabals Begin to Flee Nigeria

Authentic sources have informed us that president Goodluck Jonathan has requested to meet with opposition candidate, General Buhari for a private thorough discussion and negotiation on full modalities of an impunity process for himself and as many of the implicated Cabal and army Chiefs as possible ahead of the elections. The meeting is scheduled soon at a private location outside of Nigeria’s borders.

We have been informed that president Jonathan forced for the meeting by blackmailing the opposition candidate that if such is not granted, he, Goodluck Jonathan has the ability to and will disrupt the process completely thus ensuring there will never be a smooth and bloodless transfer of power of a viable Nigeria to General Muhammadu Buhari and Attorney Yemi Osinbajo.
Meanwhile, cabals in the country have began to flee with their loots to other parts of the world to avoid falling into the trap of General Buhari’s anti-corruption stand if he emerges president.
The announcement by PDP national leader Bode George that he will flee Nigeria if the APC government comes to be is a latest in accumulating actual cases of Nigerians fleeing and stashing their ‘loot’ overseas as the nation counts down to a likely Buhari/Osinbajo presidency.

Reports from Dubai indicate an overflow of Nigerian cabal investors who have lately been buying up property in a mad frenzy as they hurriedly move their wealth abroad anticipating the May 29th handover.

The fall of the Naira on the forex market has for a large part been attributed not only to the tanked oil prices but to the excessive demand of the dollar by these filthy rich cabal that are actively laundering their money overseas.

Many known and secret businessmen who have enjoyed unlimited direct access to Nigeria’s oil earnings at all levels of the marketing process have been seeking dual citizenship in neighboring countries like Chad, Ghana and Cotonou and further across Africa to places like Ivory Coast, English speaking Gabon and Namibia; also in Kenya and South Africa; while others are buying permanent residences in Dubai, the United Kingdom and America. The Caribbean Islands too are not left out as Islands like St Kitts, Grenada, Trinidad and the like have reported an influx of Nigeria’s dollars and asylum seekers.

While Nigeria’s president is reliably reported to be negotiating impunity upon his hand over, such an arrangement may only be accorded to Nigeria’s number 1 office if General Buhari does approve and this does not augur well with the tons of implicated benefactor cabal lead by minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke aka oil godess. These system benefactors including the likes of Musliu Obanikoro and Ekiti governor, Ayo Fayose who are so dug in and keep digging in deeper, are desperate for a fight to finish and to scatter the transition process as defeat becomes most imminent. This group has decided that they must win at any cost and have been working sleeplessly, contacting all and sundry to try to buy them over with a war chest of over a billion dollars PDP campaign money.

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Presidency Contracts Ikimi, Nwosu, Others to Write Election Results, Hold Secret Meeting with INEC Commissioners

In its bid to ensure that it comes out victorious in the 2015 general elections, the presidency our sources said has commissioned a high powered think tank group to write the result of the elections scheduled for March 28 and April 11.

To lead the pack of this high powered think tank is a former Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Tom Ikimi.

Ikimi, famous for his “Oba-sanjo, Oba-sanjo, Oba-sanjo pronunciation, was the returning officer for the 2003 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential primaries held at the Eagles Square in Abuja.

He defected to the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), which later joined forces with other political parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC), only to return back to the PDP after he failed to clinch the Chairmanship position of the APC in 2014.

Another member of the think thank contracted by the presidency include the former Chairman of the defunct of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Professor Humphrey Nwosu, who conducted the 12 June 1993 election, seen as the freest and fairest election to date, in which Chief Moshood Abiola was presumed to have won.

Others include former Chief of Staff to President Jonathan, Mike Oghiadomhe, former Minister Iyorchia Ayu, Chief Tony Anenih, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam and four others.

According to our source, the think tank group are expected to do a clean job of writing the result of the elections in connivance with some top members of the Independent National Electoral Commission and some Resident Electoral Commissioners.

The think tank group particular have a mandate of writing the results in the South South and South East States excluding Imo State, while the results of some states in the South West and the North including Lagos, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano will also be written by the group.

To that effect, the presidency our source said met with some of the INEC commissioners ready to play ball on Sunday evening at Protea Hotels around Apo Road, Abuja with the aim of discussing the rigging of the coming elections.

Prior to involving the commissioners, the think tank group was said to have approached the Chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega to get him to play ball, but Jega insisted on conducting a free, fair and credible election.

In attendance at the Sunday evening meeting said to have been spearheaded by one of the most senior commissioners in INEC, Ishmael Igbani were the president of the Senate, David Mark, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, Chief of Staff to Mr. President, Mr. Arogbofa, spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign, Fani-Kayode and Special Adviser to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe.

The source added that the INEC commissioners will be paid a sum of N50m each for agreeing to use the results which the think tank group will write in place of the result that would be turned out in the election.

It was gathered that this is about the second time the meeting between the presidency and the INC commissioners to discuss the rigging plan was held.

 

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