Thursday, 28 April 2016

'FULANIS' HERDSMEN ATTACKS, ANALYZING THE POLITICS BEHIND BUHARI'S SILENCE. by Enenche Enenche (Comedian)

In 1999, when Nigerians welcomed the return to democracy, it was a great experience, full of hope, faith and with every sense of freedom.



Polical dynamics began to play out, the north handed power to the south/west, but retained the Vice Presidency.

The south east were not satisfied being senate president, this and other factors lead to what we call cognitive system and cognitive process in political science that precipitated and shaped Nigeria's political culture Today.

OBASANJO AND SOUTH EAST.

The south east, believed that Obasanjo hated the Igbos, due to his final onslaught on Biafra as the GOC of 3rd Marine Commando that captured Owerri.

Colonel Obasanjo lead Philip Effiong (Next in Command to Ojukwu), Philip Mbanefo (Biafra's Attorney General) and other Biafran leaders to Dodan barracks where the instrument of surrender was signed on the 15th of January,1970.

Obasanjo watched Biafra died in her last days. The Igbos are holding this against him. This sentiments was hijacked by political actors, who wanted to intimidate or force the president to do their own bidding.

This gave rise to MASSOB being very fierce and strong in south east during his tenure.

OBASANJO AND AGITATION IN SOUTH SOUTH.

There are strong speculations that Atiku Abubakar wanted to contest for 2003 presidential election.

Obasanjo wanted 2nd tenure, Atiku had the Governors and the northern political bloc. Obasanjo had to beg Atiku to drop his ambition and Atiku did.

Unconfirmed reports has it that Atiku had initially positioned Bayelsa governor, D.S.P Alamiesigha as his vice.

When Obasanjo came during his second tenure, he went after Atiku's structures. His first attempt was proposing that the Office of the Vice President be relocated to Lagos. He went after Alamieyesigha, to dismantle Atiku in south south. The Ijaws saw their governor general being humiliated.

Alamieyesigha's boys in the creeks began to boil, oil pipelines became targets, external political power interests hijacked genuine agitation and converted it to full blown militancy.

Those who never liked Obasanjo or his government and "unfavourable" policies, including the south east, saw the creeks as a good venue to invest.

YAR'DUA, AND THE POLITICS BEHIND HIS EMMERGENCE.

Yar'dua was selected by Obasanjo for two reason as PDP's candidate for 2007 elections for two reasons;

I. His elder brother; Shehu Yar'dua's political structure called PDM that Atiku nurtured after he died at detention, metamorphosed into PDP.

II. Obasanjo needed a candidate that would prevent Babagida and Atiku from clinching the Presidency of Nigeria.

Babagida and Atiku are beneficiaries of the Yar'dua's family benevolence. IBB pulled out of the race when he saw that Yar'dua was going to emerge.

YAR'DUA, BOKO HARAM IN THE NORTH AND MILITANCY IN THE SOUTH SOUTH.

When Yar'dua became president in 2007, he had many challeges at hand.

The Atiku's structure that was battered in the south south following Alamieyesigha have hijacked resources control agitation, and have gone out of control, full fledged militancy had taken over.

Boko Haram's notoriety was becoming alarming, and those who opposed the emergence of Yar'dua have seen a fertile ground to invest in; Militancy in the south south and Boko Haram in the North.

Yar'dua went for amnesty for the south south and military might for Boko Haram in the North.

Amnesty succeeded in the South south, but military might failed in the north to end Boko Haram. The founder Mohammed Yusuf was arrested and murdered, black elements hijacked this and brainwashed his followers.

Why the south south became relatively stable, the North was boiling from Maiduguri and it was spreading too fast for comfort.

GEJ, THE NORTH AND BOKO HARAM.

When Yar'dua was removed from the way, the "cabals" thought GEJ was going to be a walk over.

But the agitation in the south south was so strong that it became a good political shield for GEJ. It had created a great political consciousness among Niger Deltans.

GEJ's greatest opposition came from the North. The Boko Haram "intimidation" took a new dimension.

GEJ was busy "condemning" and the cabals were busy bombing until GEJ's condemnations became weak and boring...the cabals achieved their aim, yes aim to rubbish and weaken a sitting president in the eyes of his people.

GEJ in retaliation, embarked on a strategy to dismantle the North.

He moved Chief of Army staff from Kano to Abia, CBN governor from Kano to Delta, NSA from North to Bayelsa, before he returned it back when he entered alliance with IBB structure.

GEJ moved many appointments from north to south, and where he left them, he gave them to minority north (Christians), or such a way to polarize the Hausa/Fulani grip on power.

The centenary celebration was not meant to celebrate Nigeria as a united Nation, but it was devised by GEJ to conscientize Nigerians on how the entity Nigeria and how she was merged and emerged.

BUHARI AND THE IGBOS.

Muhammodu Buhari's popularity in the south east has been very low. This is due to two factors;

I. As a lieutenant in the army, he was among the northern officers who stormed Ibadan in the counter coup of 29th July, 1966 that killed Nnewi born General Aguyi Ironsi who was the Head of State.

II. Mohammodu Buhari fought the war on the federal side. His roles in the war is a "black credentials" in the eyes of south easterners.

BUHARI, ELECTIONS AND THE IGBOS.

Knowing well that he is very unpopular in the east, he had made efforts to reach out to them countless times.

In 2003 elections, he brought an Igbo as vice; Chuba Okadigbo (late). In 2007, he went for Edwin Umeh Ezeoke, another south easterner. It was in 2011 and 2015 he turned to south west where he picked Tunde Bakare and Yemi Osinbajo respectively.

BUHARI, THE IGBOS AND 2015 ELECTIONS.

The south east commercially maximised GEJ's presidency than even south southerners. So in 2015 elections, with outstanding sentiments against Buhari and the North, and GEJ succeeded to shield himself by ideologically merging south east and south south, the whole of the south east voted for GEJ and lost out at the end of the day.

BUHARI, IPOB AND THE POLITICAL CABALS.

When some cabals saw that they have lost out, they turned to the zone where Buhari has the least popularity and invest in sentiments that they would use to hold him to ransome to play their own cards.

With the anger of losing out in south east, the cabals hijacked IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra).

IPOB became strong over night, to crush IPOB, Mohamodu Buhari used EFCC to go after its' sponsors in Abuja.

From Abuja, IPOB was paralysed within weeks. The cabals lost again.

BUAHRI, HERDSMEN ATTACK AND HIS SILENCE.

There are people who would always fight. Obasanjo was fought with MASSOB in south east, agitation in the south south and religious riots in the north.

Abacha was fought with June 12 in the south west. Yar'dua was fought with Boko Haram in the north and militancy in the south south.

GEJ was fought with Boko Haram in the north and the media of the south west was used to amplified his inefficiencies.

The cabals know how to hold a sitting president to ransome, since their gymnastics have not yielded much threatening results using IPOB, the tactics must change.

Like Boko Haram, MASSOB, Niger Delta Militancy, Sharia riots etc, there are all tools in the hands of the cabals to manipulate, intimidate and humuliate the government of the day.

They may be a long time hostility between herdsmen and farmers, this hostility can be hijacked like Boko Haram, Resource Control Agitation, IPOB etc to cause disharmony. By those who are at the receiving end of "unfavourable "government policies, e.g the ongoing probing.

Cabals and their merchandise strive in disharmony. Disharmony is how they send message and strive for power and relevance. Cabals use human blood to fuel then engine of mischief.

With Mohammodu Buhari, being a fulani, and "herdsmen" are killing Nigerians, this is a good and strong tools the cabals can exploit to discredit Mohammodu Buhari.

If he breaks silence and condemns, another one would happen again, if he condemns, another would happen again.

I think Mohammodu Buhari is being careful not to dilute the power of his spoken words.

In as much as I call on Mr President to be proactive to end these senseless killings, I condemn these barbaric killings with every sense of humanity and humanism.

I want Nigerians to note that these killings may have taken a well planned political motive by those "black cabals" who want to hold the president hostage.

Cabals are invisible, if you think I am lying ask Prof Dora Akunyili of blessed memory.

...ENENCHE ENENCHE (Comedian)
April 28, 2016. 5:55 PM GMT+1


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