Use Only Your Children Has Thugs, Obasanjo Issues Stern Warning To Politicians Ahead Of 2019 Elections

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has taken a swipe at politicians who use other people’s children as thugs while shielding theirs from trouble.
The denunciation came amid concerns that parts of the nation may experience violence during the 2019 general elections.

Obasanjo made the condemnation yesterday while delivering a paper at the Inauguration of King’s College London Global Leaders Engagement Series in London.

Speaking on ‘Demystifying Leadership Capacity Deficit of African Youths: Our Future is in their Hands’, he declared: “Enough of using other people’s children as experimental subjects and keeping ours in safe havens; enough of using other people’s children as political thugs and ballot box snuffers, while we send ours to Ivy League schools; enough of thinking we know what is right for young people without their input or the courtesy of asking for their opinions.”

He noted that African youths must put their acts together and vie for political offices, despite obstacles such as expensive nomination forms and huge cost of political campaigns.

According to him, hope is not lost as he foresees a continent where the “creative energies, intellectual prowess and ingenuity of the youth are capable of leading Africa to the Promised Land.”

The former president said further: “Succession planning is a culture that Africa needs to imbibe. It increases the number of people who are capable and available to assume leadership roles when the incumbent is no longer available to do so. This is a deliberate process.

“We cannot continue to assume that by mere observation from afar, young people understand why we do what we do. We must introduce them to our networks and partners; set them up to represent us in important meetings while we can still guide and nurture them. An organisation should not go kaput because one person is no longer available to lead.

“If constitutional changes are required, let us begin now. If policies and political party structures have to change, let us begin now. Of what use is a law that allows young people contest for a particular office only to be confronted with the hurdle of outrageously exorbitant cost of party nomination forms and campaign costs?”

He added: “The young people must remember that the future is influenced by the present and the past. The present is a legacy of the past, handed over by the other generation. This legacy is a product of hard work, successes, failures and experience. It must be preserved. The youth must understand that today’s leaders are tomorrow’s seniors and the record of their leadership will also become a legacy to another generation.”

The admonition meanwhile coincided with a warning to youths to desist from life-threatening illegal migrations.

Many of the nation’s youths have embarked on dangerous journeys across the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea in search of better economic opportunities in Europe.

Acting coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South West Zone, Mr. Segun Afolayan, gave the advice yesterday when he received a fresh batch of 116 Nigerians repatriated from Libya. Their return was facilitated through a joint effort by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)/European Union (EU) and the Nigerian government.

In fact, with the general elections only about three months away, efforts at having peaceful polls have become more concerted.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared that only politicians could stop the menace of vote buying.

National Commissioner Festus Okoye stated this yesterday in Katsina State at stakeholders’ meeting ahead of Saturday’s bye-election for the Ingawa/Kankia/Kusada federal constituency seat.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in the state, Salisu Yusuf Majigiri, had accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of vote buying during the last Katsina North senatorial bye-election, urging INEC to find a lasting solution to the problem.

But Okoye, who was represented by INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kano State, Prof. Riskuwa Arabu Shehu, insisted that vote buying was never the creation of the electoral body.

Also, the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) said that it was collaborating with INEC to ensure a successful election.

Mr. Rudoff Elbling, ECES Project Coordinator in Nigeria, made this known in Minna, Niger State, while inaugurating a two-day workshop for officials of INEC. “It is my hope that the zonal workshops will lay a solid basis for the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in 2019. It will also sensitise participants to their expected roles before, during and after the elections,” he said.

Elbling, who was represented by Senior Election Expert at the centre, Dr Isiaka Yahaya, said that the exercise would familiarise functionaries of the commission with the structure and operational frameworks of the Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC).

He said the EMSC was a tool that INEC requires to effectively manage field assets, resources, constituencies and chains of electoral activities in organising elections.

The project coordinator said the measure was also an innovative way to monitor election plans and implementation of electoral activities that could assist INEC in evaluating its readiness for an election.

“ECES is delighted that INEC has taken a giant stride in the integration of the Election Project Plan (EPP) and Election Management System (EMS) for effective implementation and monitoring of election activities,” he said.

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“Nigerians Are Frustrated People Now” — Obasanjo Releases Another Bombshell Ahead Of 2019 Elections

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the state of the nation, saying that many Nigerians are “disillusioned and hopelessly frustrated.”

Obasanjo spoke recently at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, when the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka, was formally presented to him alongside other candidates of the party ahead of the 2019 elections.

According to him, God did not create Nigeria to be a failed country, rather one of the leading countries among the comity of nations.

The Ota-farmer said the country still lags behind other developed nations because of the “conscious and unconscious choice of the people of Nigeria.”

Obasanjo said, “some people are hopelessly frustrated and when I see people like that I tell them – don’t be frustrated because of the situation in Nigeria. Otherwise, we have made many mistakes in this country that Nigeria should have ceased to exist, but that has not been our lot. That has not been our situation, we thank God for that”.

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BREAKING: Bad News For Obasanjo, Danjuma As Group Wants Ex-Leaders Banned From US, UK, Ahead Of The 2019 Elections

The United States of America, United Kingdom and other friendly nations have been asked to restrict entry of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and TY Danjuma, erstwhile Minister of Defence as a consequence for their alleged involvement in mass killings and detention of innocent citizens during their time in office.

 

Policing Nigeria Awareness Initiative, who made this call in a letter addressed to the Embassy of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and others specifically pointed out the massacres of innocent Nigerians in Zaki Biam, Benue State and Odi area of Beyalsa during the Obasanjo-led government.

 

 

This call came barely one week after the Good Governance Advocacy Project, a Civil Society Organization had called on the United Nations and International Criminal Court, ICC, to investigate, probe Obasanjo and Danjuma for their alleged involvement in war crimes and other offences against humanity that took place at various times between 1999 and 2007.

 

The letter signed by High Chief Amb Egbe Akparakwu, Executive Director of the group and obtained by our reporter on Tuesday, alleged that under the Obasanjo administration and with T.Y Danjuma as Minister of Defence, Nigeria experienced arbitrary detention and killing of innocent Nigerians under various guises.

 

 

The group in the letter made reference to a revelation by a former associate of ex-President Obasanjo, Mr. Richard Odusanya, who alleged that the former chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees was in charge of a killer squad that was formed under the military regime of late Gen. Sani Abacha.

 

According to Odusanya, the squad was used for political assassinations and was responsible for the unresolved killings of politicians under Obasanjo administration.

 

Part of the letter read, “As a flashback, during the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo in October 2001, the then Minister of Defence, T.Y Danjuma, ordered the military invasion of a community in Benue State, where thousands of people were killed and burnt beyond recognition. These innocent persons including women and children no doubt share the same faith with TY Danjuma.

 

“In 1999, over 2500 civilians were killed by the military under T.Y Danjuma in Odi town in Bayelsa state. Odi is another predominant Christian community in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria with a less than 1 pee cent of the people as Muslims. All these demonstrate TY Danjuma and his former boss disposition towards humanity and their joy to shed innocent blood at any slightest opportunity.

 

 

“In addition, under Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria witnessed an unprecedented government masterminded political killings. This much was confirmed by a close associate who worked closely with him.

 

“Among those who were politically murdered during Obasanjo administration included, the former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, and South-South politicians, Chief Harry Marshall, Chief A.K. Dikibo, a former Senatorial Candidate of the defunct All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP, in Imo State, Uche Orji, Arc Layi Balogun, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, Prof Chimere Ikoku, former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, in Anambra State, Chief Barnabas Igwe and his wife, Chief Victor Nwankwo of Fourth Dimension Publishers and Chief Funso Williams. All these Nigerians are people that share the same religious faith with both Obasanjo and TY Danjuma yet we’re killed under circumstances that are quite familiar to the two men.

 

 

“It is also necessary for emphasis to be made that Under Obasanjo’s civilian rule, the massacres at Odi in Bayelsa State and Zaki Biam in Benue State where women and children were slaughtered, there has been no accountability. No one has been charged for this mass murder of innocent people despite countless petitions so far submitted by various groups and organizations calling for justice.

 

“There was also a huge rise in harassment and intimidation of Human Rights Activists under the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo. Arrests, Torture and some cases systematic killings of youth activists in the Niger Delta were rife. The arbitrary detention and subsequent torture of Comrade Sunny Ofehe, member Coalition for the Niger Delta Campaign (CNDC), and Mr. Oladeji Odukoya, a member of the Delta Youth Development Council (DYDC), is a clear testimony of the government use of force to silence its critics. Many of these have changed in recent times to pave way for a country where democratic principles are being entrenched.

 

“Consequent upon the fact that the duo of Olusegun Obasanjo and T.Y Danjuma have through their actions and inaction committed crimes and still committing crimes against humanity, we request that a travel ban is imposed on Olusegun Obasanjo and T.Y Danjuma into your country as a sanction for promoting war crimes pending the determination of our actions before the International Criminal Court.

 

“It is also our prayer that the duo of Olusegun Obasanjo and T.Y Danjuma that have brought sorrow and tears to countless families be made to face the full wrath of the law. We implore your governments to raise these issues before the United Nations to serve as deterrent to other world leaders who abuse their office and those who might be preparing the new grounds for crimes against humanity.”

Obasanjo Explodes In Anger, Accuses State Government Of Stealing

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday accused state governors of routinely stealing the money meant for the Local Governments in the country and in the process, rendered them incapable of performing even the basic rudimentary functions for their people.

Obasanjo disclosed that the state governors allegedly pilfer Local Governments’ funds through the nebulous “joint account,” adding that this informed why they have remained antagonistic to the agitation for Local Government (LG) autonomy.

The ex – President who spoke when members of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Friends of Democracy (FoD) visited him at his new residence within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the state capital, lamented that many of the third tier of government could not perform their statutory functions because they have been “incapacitated financially” by the state governments.

The group were in Obasanjo’s home to seek his support for the Local Government Autonomy Bill which had been passed by the National Assembly, but still requires the nod of not less than 24 State Houses of Assembly to sail through successfully.

According to Obasanjo, some of the state governments take from the joint account without contributing to it.

The elder statesman recalled that the LG Reforms carried out in 1976 was meant to give the third tier of government air of freedom and not be an appendage of the state governments.

According to him, the state governments which enjoys autonomy, are opposed to the agitation for measures granting autonomy to councils in Nigeria.

He urged the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to persevere in the demand for the autonomy in the interest of the people at the grassroots.

“When in 1976, we brought in Local Government Reforms, it was meant to be a third tier of the government and not meant to be subjected to the whims and caprices of any other government. Just the same way that the state government is autonomous from the Federal Government.

“Local Government is meant to be autonomous from the State Government, but from what we know, by design, most states have incapacitated the Local Governments. They have virtually stolen the Local Governments’ money in what they called Joint Account. They were to contribute 10 percent but they never contributed anything.

“So, what we have across the country are Local Government Areas that have functions, but cannot perform the functions. They have staff but most of them cannot pay the staff, and we keep getting excuses upon excuses.

“And I see no reason if the Federal Government allows the states to enjoy their autonomy except in the case of state of emergency.

“The Bill passed by the National Assembly which requires 24 State Houses of Assembly and like I am told only 9 States have signed it.

“I am proud of those states because they are what you will call progressive states that really believe in democracy.

“My own state (Ogun) is one of them. I will say kudos to Ogun State. In the South-South, only Bayelsa and Cross River States have signed it. Kudos to those two states. In the North-East, it’s only Bauchi. In the North-West, it’s only Sokoto. In the North-Central, we have four states, Kwara, Niger, Plateau and Benue. I will say kudos to the executives and the legislature of those states.

“But we must say those state executives and the legislatures that have prevented the bill from being passed, they must be taken as the enemy of the people and they should be treated as such. Because if you enjoy autonomy from the Federal Government why don’t you want Local Government to enjoy autonomy?

“Again, I will say leadership of NLC and NULGE who have always fought for the interest of the people should know that the interest of the people at the local government will be best served if the LG has autonomy which is meant that they should have.”

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Enough Is Enough!!! Obasanjo Blasts Nigerian Governors For Stealing LG Funds, Labels Them ‘Enemy Of The People’

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has accused Governors of routinely stealing the money meant for the third tier of Government.

 

The former President said this has rendered the Local Governments incapable of performing even the basic functions for their people.

 

 

Obasanjo stated this when members of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Friends of Democracy, FoD, visited him at his new residence within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the state capital.

 

The group were at the home of the ex-President to seek his support for the Local Government Autonomy Bill which had been passed by the National Assembly.

 

The bill still requires the approval of not less than 24 State Houses of Assembly to sail through successfully.

 

“When in 1976, we brought in Local Government Reforms, it was meant to be a third tier of the government and not meant to be subjected to the whims and caprices of any other government.

 

“Just the same way that the state government is autonomous from the Federal Government.

 

 

“Local Government is meant to be autonomous from the State Government, but from what we know, by design, most states have incapacitated the Local Governments.

 

“They have virtually stolen the Local Governments’ money in what they called Joint Account. They were to contribute 10 percent but they never contributed anything.

 

“So, what we have across the country are Local Government Areas that have functions, but cannot perform the functions.

 

“They have staff but most of them cannot pay the staff, and we keep getting excuses upon excuses.

 

“And I see no reason if the Federal Government allows the states to enjoy their autonomy except in the case of state of emergency.

 

“The Bill passed by the National Assembly which requires 24 State Houses of Assembly and like I am told only 9 States have signed it.

 

“I am proud of those states because they are what you will call progressive states that really believe in democracy.

 

“My own state (Ogun) is one of them. I will say kudos to Ogun State. In the South-South, only Bayelsa and Cross River States have signed it.

 

 

“Kudos to those two states. In the North-East, it’s only Bauchi. In the North-West, it’s only Sokoto. In the North-Central, we have four states, Kwara, Niger, Plateau and Benue. I will say kudos to the executives and the legislature of those states.

 

“But we must say those state executives and the legislatures that have prevented the bill from being passed, they must be taken as the enemy of the people and they should be treated as such.

 

“Because if you enjoy autonomy from the Federal Government why don’t you want Local Government to enjoy autonomy?

 

“Again, I will say leadership of NLC and NULGE who have always fought for the interest of the people should know that the interest of the people at the local government will be best served if the LG has autonomy which is meant that they should have.”

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Obasanjo Picks The Next Governor To Succeed Amosun

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared  that the next governor of  Ogun State will be the  governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Gboyega Isiaka.

He said this on Saturday when leaders of the state ADC formally presented Isiaka and his running mate, Mrs Olabisi Okeowo-Bolade, to him at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

He said this on Saturday when leaders of the state ADC formally presented Isiaka and his running mate, Mrs Olabisi Okeowo-Bolade, to him at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

Obasanjo, who described Isiaka as a “good, credible and worthy candidate” to govern the state in 2019, said he believed in him to succeed the incumbent governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

The Chairman of the ADC in the state, Dr Gbolade Osinowo, presented the candidates for Senate, House of Representatives and state House of Assembly of the party to the former president.

Obasanjo said the Ogun West zone must be allowed to produce the next governor in 2019 in the spirit of equity, fairness and justice.

He said, “I am happy that today, you are presenting to me a candidate of the party and a candidate who is worthy of being a candidate. What do you expect me to say if not to say this is my son in whom I am well pleased? He is a man who has ears and he listens. When he gets there, he will be grateful.

“You don’t have to leave any stone unturned. You may have somebody who is opposed to you. That is normal. But you have no enemy because you need all hands on deck to do what needs to be done in this state when you become the governor.

“Don’t quarrel or fight with anybody. You have what others will envy. Wherever I go, I will say the ADC in Ogun State has a good and credible product. Just give it a try and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Earlier in his address, the state ADC chairman said the ruling All Progressives Congress and opposition Peoples Democratic Party had failed the state, adding that they were currently divided and could not guarantee good and purposeful governance.

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TENSION!!! Buhari’s ‘Ruthless’ Men Give Atiku, Saraki, Obasanjo, Others, The Biggest Challenge In Nigeria’s Democratic History

The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has challenged the main opposition figures in the country, to name any previous Nigerian government, that has done more than the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, to empower the less privileged.

This it says is because never have the masses across the country enjoyed so many social intervention benefits from the government at the centre.

The BMO said this in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, which was sent to Post-Nigeria, on Thursday.

It argued that contrary to claims from the opposition, millions of Nigerians living below the poverty threshold, are gradually getting a new lease of life under Nigeria’s first real social welfare schemes.

“We make bold to say there is no government in modern Nigeria, that has consciously and painstakingly formulated policies that have direct impact on the masses across the country.

“Initiatives like Farmer Moni, Market Moni, and Trader Moni, have touched the lives of no fewer than 1.1 million people across the 36 States of the Federation, and the FCT.

“809,000 Nigerians alone have benefitted from Trader Moni loans, ranging from N10,000 to N100,000, with a repayment window of six months”, it said.

The BMO wondered which previous administration considered it fit to make petty Traders have access to loans as high as N10,000, and on repayment pave way for them to receive N15,000, until they are able to get up to N100,000.

All these, according to the group, speak to the pro-people stance of President Buhari, who has never left anyone in doubt about his love for the masses.

The BMO added: “We should not forget the Conditional Cash Transfer, under which the most vulnerable in the society, as well as the poorest of the poor, have been receiving N5,000 monthly.

“This is one social safety net scheme that has had positive impact on the lives of over 209,000 beneficiaries, in about 19 States at inception, in 2015, but is now set to reach 503,055 households, with the disbursement of the recovered $322 million Abacha loot.

“The National Home Grown School Feeding programme is the largest in all of Africa, and is at present in 26 States.”

It added that many elements of the Federal Government’s social intervention programmes, were time tested World Bank’s poverty alleviation projects that worked across the world.

2019: Sowore Blows Hot, Labels Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan, Atiku, Others ‘Morons’

A candidate for the 2019 presidential election, Omoyele Sowore, has dismissed many of Nigeria’s past leaders as ‘morons’ who don’t think.

The presidential candidate made the remark while speaking at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, as he took digs at former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as well as incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he labeled an ‘idiot’ over his certificate scandal.

He said, “Starting from Obasanjo’s administration, we have been ruled by morons. Our leaders don’t have intellect, they don’t think.

“A man who is looking for his certificate at 76 is an idiot. How can you be looking for a certificate that is with Cambridge in WAEC?”

I’ll jail looters – Sowore

The Sahara Reporters publisher, running for president on the platform of the African Action Congress (AAC), also vowed to jail past leaders who have looted the country.

He said he’ll not spare any leader whose greed had put the nation in jeopardy and vowed to recover loot from living and dead looters.

He said, “I will be clear about fighting corruption. If we find out that someone stole 20 years ago, we will jail the person even if he only has a day left to live.

“If you are collecting Abacha’s loot, you should be collecting Obasanjo’s loot, you should be collecting Babangida’s loot. Loot is loot!

“If we can collect money from Abacha who is dead, why can’t we collect our looted money from Obasanjo and Babangida who have embezzled our money while they were in government I will probe them all.

“Over the years, Nigerians have been serving the greedy. I think it is the time to serve the needy, we need to draw line to say enough is enough.”

2019 presidential election

The 2019 presidential election, sceduled for February 16, 2019, is billed to be closely-fought between President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Alongside Sowore in the chasing pack is Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP)Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), and Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).

Others are Tope Fasua of the Abundance Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)Eunice Atuejide of the National Interest Party (NIP)Olusegun Mimiko of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)Adesina Fagbenro-Byron of the Kowa Party (KP)Chike Ukaegbu of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP)Hamza Al-Mustapha of the People’s Party of Nigeria (PPN)Obadiah Mailafiaof the African Democratic Congress (ADC), and many more.

79 candidates will contest in the election, the highest number ever in Nigeria’s electoral history.

Massive Jubilation In Aso Rock, As Group Drags Obasanjo, Danjuma To International Crimel Court

A civil society group has called on the International Crime Court to prosecute former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and ex-minister of defence, Theophilus Danjuma, over their alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity in Odi area of Bayelsa and Zaki Biam, Benue state between 1999 and 2007.
The Good Governance Advocacy Project said the actions taken by the duo in both areas can be described as crimes against humanity and offences bordering on war crimes.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, November 5, the national president of the group, Danelson Momoh, alleged that it was under Danjuma’s watch as defence minister that troops massacred innocent citizens of Zaki Biam community in Benue state.
Momoh urged Obasanjo and Danjuma to hand themselves in to the International Crime Court of Justice over the massacre of defenceless citizens in their communities.
The group in a petition to the international court said Obasanjo and Danjuma acted below par during the time in office.
Momoh also said the duo interfered with the running of government in ways that would not only jeopardise good governance but could trigger widespread ethno-religious hostilities
He said: “Of note among these yesteryears’ men is former military chief, retired General Theophilus Yakubu (TY) Danjuma who of late has become synonymous with being an inciter of adherents of Christianity in the country to go to war with their neighbours under the guise of ethno-religious killings. He had in the past called on people to take up arms against their neighbours for which he was roundly censored by all well-meaning Nigerians. This does not however seem to have deterred him as he is back to lying bald-facedly.

“TY Danjuma purportedly issued a statement entitled “Choose your own Fulani with care,” in which he alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is out to massacre the entire north central and southern parts of the so that he can repopulate the same areas with Fulani from other West African countries.
“While this irresponsible statement is condemnable in the strongest terms, the seeming saving grace is that Danjuma has eaten his words and distance himself from the dangerous utterance. 
“We, however, want to place on record that it was not enough for him to distance himself from the offensive statement for several reasons.
“One, if he had not been in the business of making divisive utterances, mischief makers would not replicate his style of incitement to attempt doing damage to the country. He has, by the tradition he has created, made Nigeria into a land where ethnic hatred is now being treated as common place. 
“We categorically state this because historically, it was Dajuma’s regime as Defence Minister under the then President Olusegun Obasanjo that troops were massacre innocent citizens of Zaki Biam community in Benue state. 
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“Much as the history of what happened in Zak Ibiam is being re-written to obscure the actual drivers of that pogrom, Ty Danjuma knows that the genocide that took place there was never about national security but was about protecting narrow interests that were not intended for the benefit of the larger population. 
“He and Obasanjo remain the architect of the genocide in Zak Ibiam, which was not their only crime because they also jointly masterminded the scorched-earth pogrom at Odi. These actions were the foundation that sowed the seeds of discord amongst the various ethnic groups in Nigeria,” the group said.

2019 Elections: Obasanjo visits President Buhari,declares support for him.

Son of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Abraham Olujonwo Obasanjo met with president Buhari at Aso Villa yesterday and declared his support for his re-election in next year’s presidential elections.

It should be recalled that former president Olusegun Obasanjo declared his support for his former vice Atiku Abubakar so seeing his son declare his backing for Buhari could see a clash of heads in the Obasanjo family.

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The meeting, which was disclosed in a tweet by Buhari’s Special Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmed held at the State House in Abuja. The tweet read,“ President @MBuhari tonight received Olujonwon Obasanjo, son of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at the State House, Abuja, “Mr. Obasanjo is part of #PMB2019 Team.”

According to reports Olujonwo recently declared his support for the re-election bid of President Buhari. A statement by Keyamo had quoted Olujuwon as saying, “Dear Sir, please find attached a statement of my public declaration and support for the 2019 second term re-election bid of our highly esteemed President Buhari

“I have taken a personal decision to release the statement and to notify you of my availability to work for the re-election of our dear President Muhammadu Buhari with sincerity and loyalty.

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“Please accept my assurances of the highest regards.”