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*Buhari: A Saint And His Band Of Demons*

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By Abdulmalik Suleiman
The news of General Muhammadu Buhari emergence as presidential flag

bearer of the leading opposition party in the nation, the All Progressives

Congress (APC) sent reverberations across the political landscape in the

country.
General Buhari with his undying quest to clinch the top job after series of

futile attempt is again angling for a return to power for a second time as

leader of Nigeria and the first time as a civilian president, has become

the trending issue in several political discourse.
Buhari to many represents the epitome of anti-corruption, discipline,

integrity and performance. He is considered the hope of the future

incorruptible breed of Nigeria; the bastion for good governance and the

symbol of a progressive Nigeria.
This faith and belief is predicated on his antecedents as military

president in his first showing as president when he imprisoned hundreds of

well-meaning Nigerians under the guise of corruption; he championed the War

Against Indiscipline (WAI) campaign which under his draconian rule also

locked up many.
However what his hirelings and propagandists who have properly propped the

old soldier to national appeal could not do was to remove the fact that

˜Mr. Perfect still has oil stains on his white *agbada*. His PR

agents are
oblivious of certain issues that white-wash propaganda cannot erase; they

have negated the fact that Nigerians have very critical minds.

Buhari, a man widely acclaimed by his supporters to be Nigerian champion of

anti-corruption has been uncovered as a make-belief crusader, who has

succeeded to hoodwink the Nigerian masses into living in his not so

beautiful utopia of Nigeria in the early 80s. It has already been revealed

that this facade of uprightness an incorruptibility is a pawn in his larger

game of chess to make up for his inability to amass wealth in his time as

military head of state just like his co-travellers, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

who led the pack of ex-president's longing to lay their hands on the

national treasury.
* Atiku Abubakar*
Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has been identified as a

political prostitute and turn-coat politician who has jumped from one

political party to the other “ firstly the Peoples Democratic Party, then

to the Action Congress of Nigeria and then to CPC and now the All

Progressives Congresses (APC). Atiku today is considered a stupendously

wealthy Nigerian who used his position as Vice President to amass wealth

through corrupt activities during Obasanjo administration. However,

during his years in service as customs officer, he was caught smuggling

millions at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, and later left the service

unscathed owing to shenanigans by the Northern Emirate. Same Atiku, holds

the highest record ever of theft of public treasury, while serving as vice

president of Nigeria between 1999 and 2007, with a trail of unsolved

corruption allegations ranging from the Siemens to the harliburton scandals.

Only recently the details of the report of the US Committee on Homeland

Security indicted Abubakar as being responsible for the laundering of over

$40 million (about N6 billion) were released, this corruption czar has

remained an APC financial pillar.
*Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu*
Enter the grand general of corruption and mayor of the entire South-West,

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has pocketed the whole of South Western

Nigeria. Known for his personal and crude culture of politicking, Tinubu is

widely acknowledged as a corrupt and sneaky politician who cannot be

trusted judging by his ability to deploy his illicit wealth to manipulate

and cause tension in the polity. Tinubu who has annexed the whole of the

North West to become his empire and personal fiefdom is Buhari's right hand

man. Needless to add, same Tinubu was indicted for cocaine, heroin and gun

crimes which cost him $460,000.00 in the early 1990.

As governor, the Asiwaju perfected the art of siphoning local government

accounts for personal gains and allocating juicy contracts to cronies and

proxies in a bid to maintain his firm grip on the state coffers. There are

several unsettled cases of financial graft and abuse of office dangling

over Tinubu neck. Sadly, are these the crop of self-serving cult of

individuals clamoring to lead the country to greatness? Nigerians will not

be subjected to any form terror by this set of characters masquerading as

saints; we shall reject in totality these political jobbers who are only

after the expansion of the business empires.
*Gov Rotimi Amaechi*
Governor Rotimi Amaechi has been on the defensive over the years owing to

his tyrannical political posture. The governor who has acquired sea of

enemies from all political divide, principally among is President Jonathan.

Amaechi has deployed all available state resources to finance his political

aspirations and has rendered Rivers State a beggarly empire.

There are myriads of unsolved corruption cases against the governor; the

Bombardier plane and the famous allegations of illegal acquisition of

Reliance Bank Building (N400 million), Fleet House (N650 million) all on

Olusegun Obasanjo Road, Port Harcourt and other choice buildings in the

highbrow Old GRA of Port Harcourt. Also inclusive is his official Guest

House while serving as speaker.
The phantom mono-rail project in Rivers State only exists as a mirage which

has no corresponding semblance with reality on ground. Further plunging

the Rivers State into debt and penury, Amaechi donated a whopping N17

billion naira to finance the APC campaign. Are these not glaring cases of

wanton abuse of public office? Nigerian will be work to frustrate the

activities of these cohorts.
*Gov Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) *Early this year, there where brickbats between

President Goodluck Jonathan and the Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso

whom Jonathan described as a fraudster for embezzling allowances meant for

party delegates during the 2010 PDP Presidential primaries. Kwankwaso a

rabble-rouser has not failed to expose his lack of commitment towards the

development of the Nigerian State, but would rather chose the path of

fanning the embers of violence by churning out inciting statements at

President Goodluck Jonathan and his government, describing it as inept,

clueless and incompetent. Perhaps suffering from diarrhea of the mouth or

maybe blinded by his inordinate ambition to rule Nigeria by hook or crook,

the governor has done little or nothing to deepen unity among Nigerians

towards peaceful co-existence and harmony.
It instructive to send a clear signal to Nigerians to be wary of the antics

of these self-serving political jobbers. Nigerians should reject this band

of demonic fraternity called the All Progressives Congress in totally come

2015, this collection of Nigerians who hid under the cloak of good

governance, justice and equality do not mean well for the Nigeria masses,

they are a bunch of tired and drowning clique aiming only to further lead

the nation into economic retrogression and poverty. They should be rejected

and made to face the law owing to corruption cases against them.

*Governor Rochas Owelle Okorocha (Imo) *
Since May 29th, 2011, Imo State and her people have been witnessing ˜

Abracadabra™ in government of Governor Rochas Okorocha, where lawlessness,

insecurity, kidnapping , negative and half hazard polices, deceit,

showmanship, lies and falsification, lack of procedure and total neglect to

lay down procedures and heavy debt burden to the incoming administration

has characterized the government.
There are gross allegations of corruption and highhandedness against the

acclaimed people Governor, Rochas Okorocha by concerned Imo State

indigenes, asking plethora of questions hinging on the abuse of office

where huge funds allocated monthly to the 27 local Government areas in Imo

State, and received for disbursement by Imo State Government since May 2011

till Date that is well above N180 Billion has been misappropriated and

nothing has been done with the funds.
There is no gainsaying that Governor Okorocha who never prepared for

governance has ended up destroying Imo State and its economy with his

clueless and inept administration. Today Imo as a state is presently run as

an offshoot of Rochas Foundation with his siblings and in-laws visibly

milking the state dry with impunity. In Imo one man has sold 80% of Imo

state resources including choice lands to himself while 99% of Imolites

wallow in abject and extreme poverty.
We are repeatedly being told that Nigeria is practicing “democracy”. But

what type of democracy is in Imo State in which governor Okorocha refuse to

organize elections into local governments since 2011? Instead, he has, in

contravention of the constitution and the democratic rights of the

electorate, appointed his cronies into “caretaker committees” and they are

running and looting our local council funds with impunity. What a brazen

rape on our democratic rights.
*Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva *
There are myriad of corruption cases hanging over former governor Timipre

Sylva, a staunch APC stalwart, who during his administration engage in

various corrupt and money laundering activities. This APC Chieftain has

been in court severally of which cases are still pending bordering on

allegations of converting huge monies belonging to the State ranging from

N380,000,000.00 (Three Hundred and Eighty Million Naira), N20,000,000.00

(Twenty Million Naira), N50,000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira), respectively

throw proxies.
Timipre Sylva, induced Union Bank, Plc, with the intent to defraud, to

grant an overdraft facility of the sum of N2,000,000,000.00 (Two Billion

Naira) to the Bayelsa State Government under the false pretence of using

the amount to augment salaries of the Bayelsa State Government.

Interestingly, Nigerians keep records of events happening in the polity,

and Sylva graft case is pointer to the makeup of the APC party who are

desirous of ruling the country. Nigerians are saying NO to corrupt

government officials who have nothing meaningful to offer than to further

plunder the country resources.
* Mallam Nasir El-Rufai (Former FCT Minister) *
Mallam Nasir E-Rufai was former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory

who ran the ministry like a shylock landlord. The former minister used his

office to render many Abuja residents homeless, by demolishing house and

re-allocating plots to cronies and friends as a way of political patronage.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission instituted a case against the

Minister during his administration bordering on conspiracy, fraud and gross

abuse of public office. El-Rufai who is currently a chieftain of the

opposition All Progressive Congress Party, APC, connived with the former

Director General of the Abuja Geographical Information Systems, AGIS, Mrs.

Altine Jubril and the former General Manager of the establishment, Ismaila

Iro, and fraudulently allocated several plots of land to his wives,

relatives and between 1999 to 2007.
Recently, the former Minister boldly declared that if elected as governor

of Kaduna State, he will repeat a similar demolition policy in the State.

And we ask; is he truly for or against the masses? Obviously, el-Rufai

means no well for the army of Nigerian who are suffering from housing

deficit. This is a clear case that the APC has nothing to offer Nigerians

than to increase the suffering of the poor masses.
*Former Governor Danjuma Goje (Gombe State) *
Former Governor Danjuma Goje of Gombe is currently a senator of the

Federal Republic, who has spent two terms (a total of eight years) as the

governor of Gombe state. He is among many States governors

characteristically known to divert State resources, security votes for

personal gains.
The Former Governor has severally been guest of the Economic and Financial

Crimes Commission (EFCC), for investigation in a large scale looting of

state resources.
EFCC sources declaring Goje wanted had issued a warrant of arrest over

massive conversion of state fund into personal pockets. More than 70

billion naira ($450 million) in public funds, especially a huge chunk of

Sate security votes was allegedly diverted to personal coffers. Sources

said more revelations are being compiled about Goje financial

mismanagement of State funds during his tenure as Gombe state governor.

The question begging for answers now is, are these the kind of people that

Nigerians can trust to lead and direct the country on the path of

sustainable economic growth and development? Hell No “ we reject them!!

Abdulmalik Suleiman is community development agent and advocate on national

issues, contributed this piece from 15, Daura Road, Katsina, Katsina State.

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