THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE

This whole gay marriage thing was not about marriage but about “adoption.” Why these guy people were agitating about legally marrying is about adopting babies. Until people are legally married they cannot adopt children, so this homosexuals just want to get the marriage certificate and rush into adopting children.
“Look at the scenario, now they will adopt these children who would watch some man and man or woman and woman kissing and you know, doing what normal husband and wife do and these children would all twisted. In the next five years you would have these twisted children all over the United States and across the world, children who grew up watching man and man or woman and woman, living together as husband and wife, and they would just assume this whole mess is very normal.

It’s their choice” is also another lame excuse for homosexuality. If homosexuality is about choice, are we not right to correct such a choice? If as an individual you have a friend, child or a relation that make a choice of becoming a criminal, won’t you attempt to correct him or her, or isn’t right to seek public help to correct such a terrible choice?

If choices should and must be respected so much so, then should the choices of Robbers, Fraudsters, Murderers, Drug Traffickers, Arsonists, and Terrorists not be respected?
If your friend, child or relation decide to commit suicide; what will you do, knowing its his/her choice?

HOMOSEXUALITY WAS LEARNT; AND CAN, SHOULD AND MUST BE UNLEARNT!

PLEASE BE SANE.

Additional Credits : Gbenga Iwindele
George Onmonya Daniel

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FREAKING FRIENDS’ FREETHINKING Vols 267, 269 ,270 , 278, 280 and 281 +leave Tinubu alone+ Before u blame Saraki+Buhari is steady,not slow +How Tinubu deals with political opponents +Nass/Senate Crises:Saraki/Dogara vs Tinubu vs APV vs others+Buhari meeting with APC legislators

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 267

Just before you crucify Senate President Bukola Saraki

I’m not a fan of Senator Bukola Saraki. I don’t despise him either. But I respect his guts. I respect his ability to stand up for his beliefs irrespective of the strength or influence of his opponents. Before the current furore generated by his emergence as the Senate President, he had twice taken on forces considered to be insurmountable. The first was the dispute with his late father over the choice of his successor for the Kwara state government house. While the second was his dispute with former president Goodluck Jonathan over his second term presidential ambition, which eventually led to Saraki’s exit from the PDP. On both occasions Saraki came out victorious and unscathed.

Before you condemn Saraki for defying the APC directives on the election of the principal officers for the Red Chamber, it is pertinent to examine the factors which may have influenced his actions. The APC as presently constituted is a coalition of four major groups made up of the old ACN, CPC, ANPP and the New PDP group consisting of Saraki, Atiku, Amaechi, Kwankwaso and a host of others. They all had distinct philosophy and ideology. The only common denominator and binding factor was their resolve for the removal of Goodluck Jonathan from Aso Rock. In the course of the remove Goodluck Jonathan project, Chief John Oyegun who was of the ANPP stock emerged Chairman of APC with protests from Chief Tom Ikimi who was of the PDP stock. The choice of Oyegun was no doubt influenced by Tinubu resulting into serious acrimony between him and Ikimi. This led to the exit of Tom Ikimi from APC. He went back to PDP where he was warmly received by his old friends.

Then came the APC presidential primaries, in which two of Buhari’s opponents; Atiku Abubakar and Musa Kwankwaso were from the New PDP stock of APC. Tinubu supported Buhari against them, who predictably emerged victorious. Rotimi Amaechi, who was of the New PDP stock had been tipped by observers as Buhari’s running mate. But last minute maneuver and Tinubu’s influence saw the emergence of a relatively unknown Yemi Osibajo of the ACN stock of APC as the running mate. Immediately after APC’s victory at the polls, realizing that his party didn’t win any senate seat in the South East and south South, Saraki signified his intention to run for President of the Eight Senate. There was a moral justification to the move because since the South East and South West were not in contention, it was only normal that the New PDP stock of the APC coalition, which he belonged to, should also be considered in the power equation of the ruling party. This is bearing in mind that John Oyegun, the National Chairman is from ANPP; President Buhari is from CPC; Vice President Osinbajo is from ACN. Saraki’s emergence as President of the Eight Senate would no doubt have put paid to the perceived marginalization of the New PDP stock of the ruling party.

But Tinubu had other ideas which were not in tandem with Saraki’s ambition. Saraki, just like Fayemi, the former governor of Ekiti, was said to be too independent minded. From his antecedent, he is not someone that will kowtow to Tinubu. He could also be rebellious. He had once challenged his biological father and a sitting president successfully. Hence Tinubu threw his support behind Senator Ahmed Lawan. Knowing the enormous war chest of Tinubu and his influence amongst the senators elected from the South West, Saraki had to rely on his old friends in PDP to realize his ambition.

Fast forward to the present day. Saraki has emerged President of the Eight Senate with accusations of treachery and threats of sanctions from Tinubu and Lai Mohammed. It is rather strange that all the threats and protests are coming from just Tinubu and Lai Mohammed. Even the party chairman, Chief John Oyegun has not been vociferous. The President, whose position to the whole episode could best be described as ambivalent has recognized Saraki as the Senate President. Atiku Abubarka and Tambulwa, who are also national leaders of APC in their own rights, have congratulated Saraki, while Tinubu is alleged to have vowed not to recognize him as the President of the Senate. Before anybody condemns Saraki, it should be noted that his actions were not just in fulfillment of a personal or selfish ambition, but to correct a perceived marginalization of the New PDP stock in the power equation of APC.

Why the fierce condemnation from Tinubu and Lai Mohammed? How does Saraki’s leadership of the Senate prevents the party from delivering on its campaign campaign promises? Will Saraki prevent the government from crushing Boko Haram in two months as promised during electioneering campaign? Or will he oppose the move to rescue the kidnapped Chibok girls? Will Saraki oppose the plan to make the dollar equal to the naira? Or will he prevent the President from adding 5000MW of electricity yearly to the National Grid? Or could Saraki possibly be against the plan by the APC government to pay N5000 monthly stipend to all unemployed Nigerians? Or would Saraki be a stumbling block to the fight against corruption and eventual recovery of the stolen billions? Before you condemn Saraki Nigerians deserve to know why Saraki is deemed to be unsuitable to preside over the Eight Senate. In the absence of logical answers to these questions, one can then conclude that the forces against Saraki are simply paranoid. They suffer from fixed delusions of grandeur and pride. But they should be reminded that APC is bigger than ACN. APC is a national party and one man and his acolytes can no longer call the shots. Before you condemn Saraki these are the issues to ponder on”

Please can you empower trust to the enemy of your success under any guise to perform the duty expected of you, before castigating Saraki for defying his party order on principal officers nomination?

Full Credits: Tokunbo Peters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 269

Buhari is steady,not slow

Before you judge President Buhari checkout how long took past Presidents to set up cabinets. Problem with Nigerians are lack of Think Tank and research of any kind.

Read this article very interesting points.

“Buhari is slow???

Buhari is slow….Refineries: Refineries are about to start full operation.

Buhari is slow….Subsidy: Oil Marketers have fallen in line.

Buhari is slow….Wastage: He has ordered the sales of Presidential jets.

Buhari is slow…..Indiscipline: Saraki is fidgeting because of fear of unknown.

Buhari is slow….Anti-Corruption: Jonathanians have started returning their loots.

Buhari is slow….Security: Buhari has released over N4billion to fight Boko Haram.

Buhari is slow….Accountability: Buhari has ordered for statement of bank accounts of all federal ministries.

Buhari is slow….Synergism: He has visited not less than 10 countries all in a bid to nip Boko Haram in the bud.

Buhari is slow …. Major countries of the world where our commonwealth were stashed away to have agreed to assist with getting them back.

Buhari is slow …. We are in this country when GEJ and Dimeji Bankole (fake British Accent) of younger ages had the opportunity and messed up big time.

Buhari is slow…… Yet he has dissolved the board of that monumentally corrupt hydra headed monster called NNPC

Left to me, I prefer this type of slowness to hastiness without direction. So, Baba make you just dey go slooooowly slooooowly sloooowly like that jare. If we will get more better results, make is much slower jare. Slow and steady wins the race.

It is amazing how we forget stuff so soon. Go and google it out and read history and find out how long it took OBJ to form his cabinet and GEJ to put his cabinet in place”.

Additional Credits : “Kamil Ademola Lamidi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leave Tinubu alone

Tinubu is this, Tinubu is that!

“How can people forget so soon that Buhari has been running for President for 12 years and has been failing very woefully until Tinubu came to his rescue?…Those blaming Tinubu, if they are not ingrates and hypocrites, didn’t they know that Tinubu was corrupt when he was toiling to put the coalition together? Didn’t they know that he was always imposing candidates when they were all running after him to help them install Buhari as the President? Didn’t they know that he always wanted to put his own supporters in position of power when he was sweating to make Buhari successful? How come it is now that they are just realizing that Tinubu is an undesirable element?

I am not a govt official, politician or political office holder. But I am seriously interested in politics because it affects me on daily basis. I am not a supporter of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu school of politics. I have never been his fan. I am not fond of his political philosophy. I have criticized him several times in the public space. I have a lot of beef with him with the way he has conducted a lot of things. All this has not blinded and would not blind me to the fact that he is entitled to the fruit of his labour. There is just no other way to slice it…

Well, Tinubu may not be the only one who contributed to Buhari’s success, but he is the ACE. He was and still is the most important variable in the success of Buhari in the last election. Jonathan would have swept south west if not for Tinubu’s influence. Of course Buhari could not have won without the massive support from the south west.

It was Tinubu’s idea that informed the partnership with PDP defectors. It was Tinubu influence and sagacity that ensured that Buhari emerged as APC flag bearer. And of course Buhari has acknowledged this on many occasions. Remove Tinubu from the equation, Buhari’s last effort would have been more woeful than the previous efforts”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREEKING FREETHINKING    Vol 280

How Tinubu humbled, dealt with &disgraced a political opponent : A lesson to all Tinubu’s political opponents

I’m an ardent follower of political event in my country – Nigeria,in the past&present. This has made me to have a very clear and accurate history &view of political events. Without being boastful, I’ve made very accurate predictions of political scenario which all came to pass with pin-point accuracy. I was in a discussion with a friend of mine&he raised up this issue primarily because he thinks it’s relevant to present happenings& secondarily because he loved the way I narrate it each time. It happened in Lagos over 10yrs ago, probably 13 or 14. I feel it’s also relevant for me to share it here:

It was a hot sunny day. The humidity was quite high. It’s past noon and I was slowly walking home after going to different places that morning. I had to,anyway. It was one of those periods inbetween an end of posting exam&beginning of a new posting in medical school .Since we don’t have any breaks,I gave myself a week’s break to go home and do many things in Lagos, including collecting the cheque of one of the numerous companies that awarded me schorlarship (oil companies inclusive). The road was relatively less busy. I had walked past the zombies to my left. It appears they were oblivious of me.They were busy with themselves. Having walked past and crossed to the other side of the street to buy my favorite “senegalese bread”, it appears they’ve been jolted to action. “Stop there! Give way !” Shouted three of the madmen to four passersby. It was obvious one of their big ogas (maybe an AIG or DIG judging from the size of the convoy) was about entering. I was used to that. Afterall it’s Kam Salem House (fmr police HQ now HQ annex in Obalende, Lagos). That’s what they know how to do, harrass innocent civillians . They had to even be stopped by the previous military administrator from harrasing ladies wearing trousers and “shaba” skirts.

After my purchase, as I walked along the very long Igbosere road,I was thinking of “bigmanism” in Nigeria. The rich oppressing the poor, the powerful oppressing the weak. As I made to turn towards Strachan street where my family house was located, I saw a danfo commercial bus with the conductor shouting ” Tom Jones Tinubu! Wole Tinubu! Wole Tinubu !”. The bus was bound for Tom Jones area and Tinubu Square! Tinubu referred not to the then Lagos governor – Bola Tinubu but Madam Tinubu, that amazon of a woman with many great achievements,including being the first woman in Nigeria to own a car. That jolted my mind to events that happened that morning at the Lagos Island Local Government (LG) Secretariat where I went to pay my tenament rate tax. Then each house used to pay tenament rate tax to their respective local governments then unlike now that most taxes that were being paid to the local councils have now been hijacked by the state government. Now we pay (cheaper) Land use to the state govt rather than tenament rate. There was a slight but temporary pandemonium in the local council that morning. One of my primary school classmates who was a councillor then,despite his sleepy eyes,narrated all what happened accurately to me. The Local Government Chairman Prince Luqman Ajose had just been impeached by the local govt legislative council that morning&was replaced by his vice – Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King. What led to his impeachment is what I’m about to narrate.

Before the state govt hijacked some taxes payable to local councils, Lagos Island Local Government council was making the highest IGR (internally generated revenue) in Nigeria,making well over a billion naira monthly. It’s IGR was more that even 10 small states IGR combined together. Despite all that and it’s division into 3 (or 4) smaller LCDAs, it still generates the highest IGR by any local govt in Nigeria. Then what it generated was more than what 10 small states generated and could make any local govt chairman proud and pompous. That was what happened to Luqman Ajose. There was a clash of ego between him and the state governor – Tinubu. Furthermore he clashed with some political leaders, and market women. Rmr then Gov.Tinubu’s late mother – Habibatu Mogaji was the iyaloja-general of all market women,not only in Lagos Island or Lagos State or SW but the whole Nigeria. His clash with the traders too had to do with (over) taxation of market stalls etc.

Let me frankly say categorically here that I’ve not been nor am I a fan of Tinubu nor of his politics. However,I doff my hat to respect his political sagacity in overcoming political challenges thereby making an enigma for himself. He isn’t merely Jagaban of Borgu or Asiwaju of Lagos (Island). He’s Jagaban of Nigeria& Asiwaju of Africa. I stand by my statements.

Unlike now when state chief judges, state high court judges and the state houses of assembly legislator are mere rubber stamps of state governors,with some of them even postrating before the governors to address them; it wasn’t like that before. All attempts to settle the conflict btw the governor and the local govt chair all proved abortive. The governor suspended the local govt chair but this suspension was reverted by the courts. The governor had no right to unilaterally suspend a local govt chair,who is a member of a third &”independent” arm of govt – the LG. The governor’s attempt to remove the governor through the state house of assembly was rebuffed by them. It appeared the governor had suffered a bloodied nose twice. Then Tinubu was silent on the matter. Very silent. His silence is what his political opponents should fear because it isn’t mere silence but political strategizing and restrategizing to strike his opponent when he least expected with a very deadly fatal blow. It’s not an issue of a great state ludo player not able to play national chess. That’s an errorneous impression.

One day,Tinubu also obvious of the small differences of the LG chair with his 10 councillors over choice of supervisory councillors summoned the 10 councillors for a meeting at the state house,lagos- his official residence. The meeting was scheduled for 6.00pm and it looked like a 6- 8 or 9 pm meeting. They were gathered but the governor didn’t meet with them at that time.The governor is busy with some “urgent” state matters but will meet with them,they were told. 6pm became 10pm and became 12 midnight. They waited and waited. Many got tired. Some slept off. At exactly 2.00am the governor entered the venue of the meeting. He listened to their grievances. He convinced them of the need to remove Luqman Ajose. By 6.00am the meeting ended. The councillors resolved to remove him. But to make sure things went his way ,he decided it should be a surprise attack. They were implored to go to the council chambers,hold a legislative meeting and legally remove him. That’s what they did. Those were the days GSM was just starting in Nigeria. By 7.00 am, the local legislative council met and impeached the chairman and replaced him with his vice. Before anybody could inform him and he could mobilise his supporters and “thugs” to disrupt any attempts to remove him,he was removed. It was surprising and a very fatal attack ! That’s the way lions attack their preys.

Luqman Ajose fell from grace to grass and became politically irrelevant. He was even jailed for at least 2yrs, about 5 yrs ago over embezzled council funds. This shows the political sagacity of Jagaban of Nigeria, Asiwaju of Africa, the Lion of Bourdillion and he’s a smooth operator. It’s a lesson for his political opponents.

Am watching keenly the Nat Assembly & Senate crisis and what some people have termed the Lion of Bourdillion vs Tiger of Ilorin vs Dongari Bauchi vs wolf of yola. I’m awaiting how all will end.

What Nostra II sees while sitting or lying down, a vast majority won’t see even if they climb telecomm masts !

Disregard Nostra II to ur peril !!

God rules in the affairs of men !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol  278

Senate/Nat-Ass Crises: Saraki/Dogara vs APC vs Lawan/Gbajabiamila vs (Tinubu) vs others : Food for Thot (my opinion)

The men who do not wish the party well only wish for the party their ambition. They do not love Buhari. They only sat in the train or rode in the same carriage because he was the only one in whose company they could clutch their selfish dreams.

Their schemes are coming home to roast, not roost.

Their plan was simple. Let us win in the Senate and House of Reps, make it a fate accompli. Later, we can con the president onboard. They took the president for a simpleton because of his simplicity, innocence and openness (and perhaps naïveity) . Atiku formed the dubious coalition with Saraki and Obj because of the ambitions of 2019. The man who won 2015 has not settled down to office, their 2019 ambitions want to unsettle his administration. But in all these, they want to throw cats in the pigeons of the president. After causing confusion, they want to present themselves as angels of peace.

That is the so-called reconciliation move. It is capital self-delusion and hypocrisy. They want reconciliation without truth. They say the Lawan and Gbajabiamila groups should accept the fait accompli of Dogara and Saraki leaderships in the National Assembly. Now, how do they want to explain two irrationalities. One, the party arrived at two candidates for Senate President and Speaker. Saraki and Dogari, in one accord, defied it, plotted with the enemy, waylaid the party and disgraced the majority vote.

How do you live with the fact that a party decides something, some members flout it, and no penalties are imposed? Does that not turn the party into an impunity machine? Was that not one of the capital reasons the PDP was flushed out on March 28? Is the APC not going back to its vomit by starting off embracing the enemy’s mistake?

If they wanted reconciliation, why did Saraki and Dogarra spurn the party’s letters? The argument that the law is more important than the party is a self-serving line. The law towers above all, but law is itself based on honour. When we manipulate the law and defrock it of honour, we work against the very spirit of law. That was what the Saraki group did. The Dogari group also did exactly the same. It is haunting them, and it will haunt them forever.

Now the media reported that it was alleged that the Deputy Senate President – Ike Ekweremadu forged the senate guildelines in order for him to emerge deputy senate president despite being from a minority party – PDP. The police is investigating. But if true, it is sure he couldn’t have carried it out alone. He must have involved others including the Clerk of The Senate. You know I wrote about this that I strongly suspected this immediately it occured. I wrote this as an article then: https://m.facebook.com/notes/michael-drbiggie-adeyemi-i/senatenational-assembly-elections-the-politics-the-coup-and-buharis-big-bad-blun/920650674658376/?refid=21

Now things are coming out clearer and my initial points are being vindicated by events.

In the end, if this case is established and goes to court, the Supreme Court will be left to interpret the law. There can be no doubt that the court will find that there is only one law that has given anyone powers to make rules for The Senate, and that law is The Constitution where senators “SHALL” make rules for themselves (not “may”, it says “shall”). No flawed tradition of clerks creating rules for senators, as claimed by Ekweremadu, can override provisions of The Constitution.

Those illegal rules were definitely applied to the election of Deputy Senate President. Arguably, The Clerk used the false compilation of rules to conduct all the proceedings of the inauguration day. He cannot say he did otherwise (He did not use the 2011 rules or any others made by senators.)

Based on this, both Saraki and Ekweremadu were elected using a process derived from rules not recognized by law, and will cease to hold their positions which are a product of it. ”

Reconciliation without truth is going to the future without memory. It is like pursuing an end without a beginning. If we reach where we are going without knowledge of where we are coming from, we will not know why we started the journey.

Part of Nigeria’s problem is that we have not resolved many issues and we move on. But we never move on, and unresolved issues haunt us always, so woes pile on woes in our national life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol   281

BUHARI’S INTERVENTIONAL PEACE MEETING WITH APC LEGISLATORS : A LATE MOVE HE OUGHT TO HAVE DONE IN THE FIRST PLACE

President Buhari met with APC senators on Sunday and APC House of Reps members on Monday. I thot he belongs to nobody but to everybody. I thot he doesn’t want to interfere in the affairs of the legislature?

This is what he ought to have done in the first place after the elections to have prevented stuffs like this. I thot he’ll allow them to continue to give them the required independence?

I insist that he goofed greatly by not doing the necessary in good time. I warned against this. Now things are falling apart &d centre cannot hold. I thot he’ll allow the Senators and NASS members to continue like they want. He’s now suddenly seen the need to mix politics with governance, what I adviced him to do.

Anyway with Lasun’s stubborness,I’ll have adviced he’s long been expelled from APC. With Saraki and Dogara’s winner-takes-all attitudes, I’m sure we’ll see more adjournments, recesses and crises if things aren’t sorted out on time. I’m sure Buhari will have to bare his fangs and use underarm tactics to achieve stability in both houses.

 

A word is enough for the wise !

Disregard Nostra II to ur peril !!

God rules in the affairs of men !!!

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vols 263, 264 , 265 , 266, 268, 271 and 272 +Fathers’ Day+Men’s Day+Slap types+ Love your neighbour+Meditate on these + Warfare of homosexuals on straights+Real truth on homosexual marriage+Jesus is coming soon

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING     Vol 263

HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY

Happy Fathers’ Day

Happy Men’s Day

Who is a MAN

A man is the most beautiful part of God’s creation.

He sacrifices his chocolates for his sister.

He sacrifices his dreams for just a smile on his parents’ face.

He spends his entire pocket money on buying gifts for the lady he loves just to see her smiling

He sacrifices his full youth for his wife & children by working late at night without any complaint.

He builds their future by taking loans from banks & repaying them for lifetime.

He struggles a lot & still has to bear scolding from his mother, wife & boss.

His life finally ends up only by compromising for others’ happiness.

If he goes out, then he’s careless

If he stays at home, then he’s a lazy

If he scolds children, then he’s a monster

If he doesn’t scold, then he’s a irresponsible guy

If he stops wife from working, then he’s an insecure guy

If he doesn’t stops wife from working, then he’s somebody who lives on wife’s earnings

If he listens to mom, then he’s mama’s boy

If he listens to wife, he’s wife’s slave

Respect every male in your life. U will never know what he has sacrificed 4U.

Worth sending to every man to make him smile & every woman to make her realize his worth!!

HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 264

“TYPES OF SLAP

There are 7 major types of slaps, they are:

1)TAKE AWAY SLAP: This is a situation where someone gives you a dirty slap and all you do is hold your face and walk away, this kind is normally received by newly born again Christians.

2)RESOUNDING SLAP: This is when after you’re hit, u keep hearing some funny sound in your brain like wiiiiiiiiiii, and voices on your head singing skelewu.

3) FORMATTING SLAP: This is the type that makes someone forget instantly what he or she was doing, you find yourself asking questions like ” what did I do?” ” who slap me? This type is very common, it is a slap from guys who re stronger than you.

4) EXPLANATION SLAP: When someone gives you this kind, you find yourself explaining the situation to the nearest person out of your own accord. E.g.. Bros, sheebi you been dey watch? I been no do anything o, I just dey pass na. This is a slap from soldiers that have missed promotion for a long time.

5) FIXED DEPOSIT SLAP: When you receive this kind, all you do is just stand right where you are and watch the person walk away. This slap is from elder brothers.

6)RHETORICAL SLAP: The moment you download this slap u start asking questions that don’t need reply ” Mark you slap me?

7)OLD TESTAMENT SLAP… This the type you reply instantely ignoring the consequence… by quoting EYE FOR EYE ..TOOTH FOR TOOTH.

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 265

SHOW TRUE LOVE TO YOUR NEIGHBOUR

That neighbour of yours, whose children go to school with torn tattered school uniforms that cost only 5k, have you changed it for them ? That your friend who just flashed you because he didn’t have N20 airtime, have you sent N200 airtime to him ? That your office colleague who didn’t go for lunch today because he’s broke, did you share yours with him? Those numerous shirts in your wardrobe you’ve not touched for over a year, have you given all of them out to people who’ll wear them everyday, because it might be the only one they’ll have ? That girl that sells recharge card to you everyday, do you even know her name?

When you wrinkle your nose because your gateman ‘smells’, do you know he might not have had his bath with soap this morning because he couldn’t afford to buy N30 lux? Do you know that your cleaner’s child’s balanced diet is plain pap, morning, afternoon, night. Have you bought her a tin of baby milk ?

Please stop sending me silly bbm msgs (or inbox messages), or putting up FB statuses telling me about how Jesus loves me and threatening me with fire and brimestone if I don’t re-broadcast them or share em. I already know that Jesus loves me, I don’t need a reminder. Try and SHOW folks around you, Jesus’s love on a daily basis and you’ll see GOD in action in your life. Do you think the mere punching a button on your expensive phone inside your air-conditioned office or going to buy expensive gifts for your pastors who already have more than enough, shows GOD’s love (in any shape, form or size?)

If you really love GOD, then help someone today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meditate on these:

Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life.

Never ask for a lighter rain, just pray to God for a better umbrella. – That is the attitude!

Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship. It’s not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end.

Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on what you make with them; a Wall or a Bridge? – Remember you are the architect of your life.

Search for a good heart, but don’t search for a beautiful face, coz beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.

It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.

Often when we lose all hope & think this is the end, remember God and pray, it’s just a bend, not the end.’ –

Have faith and have a successful life.

One of the basic differences between God and humans is, God gives, gives and forgives. But the human gets, gets, gets and forgets.

Be thankful in life…

If u think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realise that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.

If you are grateful to God, forward this to all your friends to inform them that it is JUST BY THE GRACE OF God that we are alive..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 268

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE ON STRAIGHT PEOPLE BY HOMOSEXUALS

So much has been said on the US Supreme Court’s landmark judgement legalising homosexuality in ALL 50 states of the US. Well, I have been appalled about the rather stalinist and hitler like stance of some people about this. Dont dare raise ur voice against it. Accept it as it is, the way Idi Amin of Uganda, Josef Stalin of Russia and Adolf Hitler of Germany (East and Western) ruled their countries that many condemned to be dictatorial. Not fair at all.And it is so bad that these guys are willing to cripple and end your career if you dare say ‘fim’ about having a contrary opinion. It is worse than a Stalinist consensus where everyone has to agree with the boss.

Though I dont hate gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transexuals, LGBT, i do love them but hate their detestible acts. They are just abnormal to me and rather than think we normal people hate them by launching attacks on them, it is actually the other way round. They are launching attacks on us normal people to accept an abnormal thing as normal. Even animals think better. I have never come accross nor heard of animals practicing homosexuality. That’s my opinion though i may be right or wrong, but that’s what i feel. America: You just raised your heel against the God that brought fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Remember, His judgement has no appeal. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

Lets summarise this

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE ON STRAIGHT PEOPLE BY HOMOSEXUALS

These are some of the psychological war of deceit and vilification of gay opponents we see every day at play by this gang of deviants they all would want us to:

1.Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible. Because they know that any behavior one is constantly exposed to gradually become normal.

2.Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers. First we are made to belief that they are naturally born gays, secondly they are portrayed as victims of discrimination and undue brutalization by the society.

3.Give protectors of gay a just cause. Make gays look like people who are denied their freedom of speech, association and Belief.

4.Make gays look good. Giving too much media attention to Scientists, Doctors, Celebrities, Business Men/Women and Politicians that are gays and thereby give the impression that gays are super-human beings compared to heterosexuals.

5.Make the victimizers look bad. Align all gay opponents with the worst set of humans in the society like Boko Haram, Alquaida, Kidnappers, Rapists or link the character of gay opponents to that of Aluu killers.

They try to achieve acceptance through:

a. Desensitization­: This involves inundating us with a plethora of gay-related adverts and discussions to the point that we get used to it. The type of situation where if u can’t stop the rain, then you should get used to being wet.

b. Brainwashed us into believing that speaking against gay is a hate-speech and one is termed a bigot when he/she speak against gays, you get bombarded with all sort of negative names till you are subdued.

c. Conversion. The pro-gay is not satisfied with silencing opposition only, he is also interested in confusing us and making us act and become indifferent towards gay which is an indication that we liked them. This is crucial in making them feel accepted and at ease.

But a pro-gay activist will never want the society to know that Homosexuals engage in a variety of perverted deviant sexual acts. Here are just a few of them:

•Anal intercourse

•Oral sex

•Rimming, the practice of licking the anus this frequently results in the ingestion o fecal matter, which leads to intestinal diseases.

•Golden Showers, urinating on one’s sexual partner.

•Sex Orgies involving dozens of men.

•Anonymous Sex using “glory holes,” holes cut in a sex club cubicle wall through which one homosexual engages in oral sex with a stranger.

•Fisting, the act of shoving one’s fist and arm up the anus of the sex partner.

•Sadomasochism:­ involving whipping, cutting, beatings, etc.

•Drug use: including the taking of amphetamines to enhance sexual pleasure.

•Bareback Parties, these are sex orgies involving several men. These men may be HIV-infected, but do not use condoms. In many homosexual circles, getting AIDS has now become a badge of honor to the sexual revolution.

It doesn’t matter if a Bishop, Sheik, Oba, Eze, Emir, Senator, Governor, or President engages in the act, it doesn’t make it worth legalizing. They have failed to capture the Nigerian Legislature, now they are utilizing the Media and Entertainment industry to sustain their fight.

DO NOT FALL VICTIM TO THEIR MIND GAMES, SAY NO TO ANY FORM OF HOMOSEXUAL TOLERANCE AND PACIFICATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol   271

THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE

This whole gay marriage thing was not about marriage but about “adoption.” Why these guy people were agitating about legally marrying is about adopting babies. Until people are legally married they cannot adopt children, so this homosexuals just want to get the marriage certificate and rush into adopting children.

“Look at the scenario, now they will adopt these children who would watch some man and man or woman and woman kissing and you know, doing what normal husband and wife do and these children would all twisted. In the next five years you would have these twisted children all over the United States and across the world, children who grew up watching man and man or woman and woman, living together as husband and wife, and they would just assume this whole mess is very normal.

It’s their choice” is also another lame excuse for homosexuality. If homosexuality is about choice, are we not right to correct such a choice? If as an individual you have a friend, child or a relation that make a choice of becoming a criminal, won’t you attempt to correct him or her, or isn’t right to seek public help to correct such a terrible choice?

If choices should and must be respected so much so, then should the choices of Robbers, Fraudsters, Murderers, Drug Traffickers, Arsonists, and Terrorists not be respected?

If your friend, child or relation decide to commit suicide; what will you do, knowing its his/her choice?

HOMOSEXUALITY WAS LEARNT; AND CAN, SHOULD AND MUST BE UNLEARNT!

PLEASE BE SANE.

Additional Credits : Gbenga Iwindele

George Onmonya Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JESUS IS REALLY COMING SOON

• Gay Marriage is legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court.. America says Gay marriage is a right.

• Adultery is legalized in South Africa by the Constitutional Court. South Africa says you can be married and be dating is a right.

• Japanese court rules “Adultery is Ok if its for business purpose”. Japan says you can be married and flirt provided is for cash

•Holland, Spain and Portugal says brother and sister and even mother and son can sleep together it’s no crime

• Germany’s National Ethics Council has called for an end to the criminalisation of incest between siblings after examining the case of a man who had four children with his sister. Germans are begging for brother and sister marriage to be legalised

• Nigerians are saying you can marry a child provided the parents give their consent.

• Mozambique has removed anti-homosexual laws.

•As if that is not enough, two weeks ago, the Church of Scotland voted for the appointment of Married Gay Ministers to the pulpit!.

As these acts of disobedience and abnormalities of the World System keep increasing, a child of God would neither murmur nor complain because the World System is just being itself. It CANNOT do otherwise. Those that are of the flesh CANNOT please God.

What a week gone by!

All in one week!

The assignment given to children of God is not to wish them evil or call down fire and brimstone upon them, but rather to pray for their eyes to be opened and as well keep talking Salvation to them.

Lukewarmness, Worldliness and Carnality in the part of God’s children are the greatest danger at this particular time

Jesus is coming very soon and are you prepared?

Buhari is steady,not slow

Before you judge President Buhari checkout how long took past Presidents to set up cabinets. Problem with Nigerians are lack of Think Tank and research of any kind.

Read this article very interesting points.

“Buhari is slow???
Buhari is slow….Refineries: Refineries are about to start full operation.

Buhari is slow….Subsidy: Oil Marketers have fallen in line.

Buhari is slow….Wastage: He has ordered the sales of Presidential jets.

Buhari is slow…..Indiscipline: Saraki is fidgeting because of fear of unknown.

Buhari is slow….Anti-Corruption: Jonathanians have started returning their loots.

Buhari is slow….Security: Buhari has released over N4billion to fight Boko Haram.

Buhari is slow….Accountability: Buhari has ordered for statement of bank accounts of all federal ministries.

Buhari is slow….Synergism: He has visited not less than 10 countries all in a bid to nip Boko Haram in the bud.

Buhari is slow …. Major countries of the world where our commonwealth were stashed away to have agreed to assist with getting them back.

Buhari is slow …. We are in this country when GEJ and Dimeji Bankole (fake British Accent) of younger ages had the opportunity and messed up big time.

Buhari is slow…… Yet he has dissolved the board of that monumentally corrupt hydra headed monster called NNPC

Left to me, I prefer this type of slowness to hastiness without direction. So, Baba make you just dey go slooooowly slooooowly sloooowly like that jare. If we will get more better results, make is much slower jare. Slow and steady wins the race.

It is amazing how we forget stuff so soon. Go and google it out and read history and find out how long it took OBJ to form his cabinet and GEJ to put his cabinet in place”.

Additional Credits : “Kamil Ademola Lamidi

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE ON STRAIGHT PEOPLE BY HOMOSEXUALS

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE ON STRAIGHT PEOPLE BY HOMOSEXUALS

So much has been said on the US Supreme Court’s landmark judgement legalising homosexuality in ALL 50 states of the US. Well, I have been appalled about the rather stalinist and hitler like stance of some people about this. Dont dare raise ur voice against it. Accept it as it is, the way Idi Amin of Uganda, Josef Stalin of Russia and Adolf Hitler of Germany (East and Western) ruled their countries that many condemned to be dictatorial. Not fair at all.And it is so bad that these guys are willing to cripple and end your career if you dare say ‘fim’ about having a contrary opinion. It is worse than a Stalinist consensus where everyone has to agree with the boss.

Though I dont hate gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transexuals, LGBT, i do love them but hate their detestible acts. They are just abnormal to me and rather than think we normal people hate them by launching attacks on them, it is actually the other way round. They are launching attacks on us normal people to accept an abnormal thing as normal. Even animals think better. I have never come accross nor heard of animals practicing homosexuality. That’s my opinion though i may be right or wrong, but that’s what i feel. America: You just raised your heel against the God that brought fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Remember, His judgement has no appeal. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

Lets summarise this

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE ON STRAIGHT PEOPLE BY HOMOSEXUALS

These are some of the psychological war of deceit and vilification of gay opponents we see every day at play by this gang of deviants they all would want us to:

1.Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible. Because they know that any behavior one is constantly exposed to gradually become normal.

2.Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers. First we are made to belief that they are naturally born gays, secondly they are portrayed as victims of discrimination and undue brutalization by the society.

3.Give protectors of gay a just cause. Make gays look like people who are denied their freedom of speech, association and Belief.

4.Make gays look good. Giving too much media attention to Scientists, Doctors, Celebrities, Business Men/Women and Politicians that are gays and thereby give the impression that gays are super-human beings compared to heterosexuals.

5.Make the victimizers look bad. Align all gay opponents with the worst set of humans in the society like Boko Haram, Alquaida, Kidnappers, Rapists or link the character of gay opponents to that of Aluu killers.

They try to achieve acceptance through:

a. Desensitization­: This involves inundating us with a plethora of gay-related adverts and discussions to the point that we get used to it. The type of situation where if u can’t stop the rain, then you should get used to being wet.

b. Brainwashed us into believing that speaking against gay is a hate-speech and one is termed a bigot when he/she speak against gays, you get bombarded with all sort of negative names till you are subdued.

c. Conversion. The pro-gay is not satisfied with silencing opposition only, he is also interested in confusing us and making us act and become indifferent towards gay which is an indication that we liked them. This is crucial in making them feel accepted and at ease.

But a pro-gay activist will never want the society to know that Homosexuals engage in a variety of perverted deviant sexual acts. Here are just a few of them:

•Anal intercourse

•Oral sex

•Rimming, the practice of licking the anus this frequently results in the ingestion o fecal matter, which leads to intestinal diseases.

•Golden Showers, urinating on one’s sexual partner.

•Sex Orgies involving dozens of men.

•Anonymous Sex using “glory holes,” holes cut in a sex club cubicle wall through which one homosexual engages in oral sex with a stranger.

•Fisting, the act of shoving one’s fist and arm up the anus of the sex partner.

•Sadomasochism:­ involving whipping, cutting, beatings, etc.

•Drug use: including the taking of amphetamines to enhance sexual pleasure.

•Bareback Parties, these are sex orgies involving several men. These men may be HIV-infected, but do not use condoms. In many homosexual circles, getting AIDS has now become a badge of honor to the sexual revolution.

It doesn’t matter if a Bishop, Sheik, Oba, Eze, Emir, Senator, Governor, or President engages in the act, it doesn’t make it worth legalizing. They have failed to capture the Nigerian Legislature, now they are utilizing the Media and Entertainment industry to sustain their fight.

DO NOT FALL VICTIM TO THEIR MIND GAMES, SAY NO TO ANY FORM OF HOMOSEXUAL TOLERANCE AND PACIFICATION

‘Uganda’s Ugliest Man’ Becomes Dad for the 8th Time by Naijarchives

A man crowned the ugliest man in Uganda has become a dad for the EIGHTH time. Godfrey Baguma, known as Sebabi – which means ‘ugliest of them all’ – suffers from a rare medical condition giving him his distinctive looks.

'Uganda's Ugliest Man' Becomes Dad for the 8th Time
The 47-year-old married his second wife Kate Namanda, 30, in 2013.

Since then the couple have had six kids – two of Sebabi’s nippers come from his first marriage which
broke up some years ago.

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Speaking to KFM, he said:

“I caught her cheating with another man and I assured her our relationship was over. She liked me because of my money, but people kept telling her that she could do better, so she started eloping with another man.”

Sebabi then met Namanda, who was 18 at the time, through his aunt who played go between. He said:

“I stayed with her four years before her people knew where she was. I didn’t want them to see me until we had a child because they would definitely advise her to leave me. She left me when she was six months pregnant but I think she later accepted her fate because she came back two months later.

I told her that I didn’t choose to look the way I do and that if she feels I am a burden, she is free to leave me.

But she chose to stay and in 2013 they held a wedding ceremony that put his hometown Kyazanga, in the Lwengo District of Uganda, at a standstill. Guests at the wedding had to pay 4,000 Ugandan shillings (about 70p) to attend the reception and see the woman Sebabi married, MirrorUK reports.

Sebabi is a former cobbler who now uses his unique features to earn a living. He appears at events as Uganda’s Ugliest Man just for people to see him, but he took it a step further by launching a singing career.

He says he doesn’t want to go on stage for people to just stare at him. -MIRROR UK

Muammar Gaddafi’s Controversial Visits To Nigeria by Naijarchives

Daily Mail reported that his virgin-only female bodyguards take an oath to lay down their life for him and it is claimed they never leave his side day or night. The trained female guards are well versed in martial arts and are experts in the use of weapons. The girls go through a stringent physical training and the ones who do not drop out emerge capable of defending their leader. However, the final selection is done by Gaddafi himself. He terms the exercise as a model of female emancipation. Daily Mail quotes him as saying "Women should be trained for combat, so that they do not become easy prey for their enemies." Reuters

The late strongman of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi was a man given to outlandish displays and some really bizarre behaviours. From claiming he built the world’s safest car, using a white glove on his left hand to deliver jabbing insults to fellow Arab leaders to moving around with a battalion of armed virgins, Gaddafi was a master of drama. He unleashed some of his most dramatic instincts on his really unusual visits to the Federal Republic  of Nigeria.

Before I proceed any further, let me state that Gaddafi expressed total disrespect to his Nigerian hosts, embarrassed the Nigerian Head of State but by the time he left Nigeria, the same head of state gave Gaddafi the country’s highest honours – Gaddafi is one of the very few non-Nigerians to be garlanded with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR (others were Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia and Akihito, Emperor of Japan). So what happened when Muammar Gaddafi came to Nigeria and why was Nigeria in soup over his visit? Read on.

THE GADDAFI-ABACHA TACKLE & DEBACLE

In May 1997, the Nigerian permanent mission to the United Nations in New York was putting up spirited attempts to save Nigeria from being slammed by an array of multilateral sanctions from some of the most powerful nations on earth. These countries were mad at Nigeria for violating a crucial UN resolution that prohibited Libyan flights to and from the UN member nations. Gaddafi had visited Nigeria in that month and his visit stained Nigeria in the international community. We will get back to the sanctions issue later. For now, we go straight to his visit to the country and how it happened.

From the 8th to 10th of May, 1997, Muammar Gaddafi was on a visit to Nigeria and Niger Republic (he was awarded the GCFR on the night of Friday, 11th of May in Abuja by the Abacha government at a state banquet in Abuja, Abacha also honoured President Ibrahim Bare Mainnassara of Niger Republic, who had accompanied Gaddafi on his trip to Nigeria). He flew into the two countries with all the splendor of a king. As soon as Gaddafi landed in Nigeria, there was a massive torrent of criticisms from the press (there was nothing like social media back then so only the newspapers slaughtered the Libyan leaders in their acidic editorials), religious leaders and members of the diplomatic corps slammed the Abacha government for allowing Gaddafi to enter the Nigerian airspace. Gaddafi came to Nigeria at a time when things were really tensed under the Abacha regime. Terrorists set off bombs in Ibadan and Onitsha killing five people and destroyed a mosque close to the Onitsha Bridge, the bombs went off when Muslims were having their jumat prayers, three died instantly. Many people were mad at Abacha for his madness already perpetuated in the country but were doubly maddened that he allowed a rogue leader like Gaddafi enter Nigeria. There was so much noise all over the place about the visit but the funny thing was that the visit was not even an official one. Gaddafi was not in the country to see the Nigerian government or greet the head of state.

He was in Nigeria for a religious purpose – to open the Kofar Mata Mosque in Kano State. Although the Nigerian government would later deny its role in the whole visit (Niger Republic also denied knowing anything about Gaddafi’s coming saying they did not have a radar system to detect an aircraft in its airspace or its country of origin), the fact was that the entire thing was meticulously planned with the full involvement of the Abacha regime which was advised against the trip and almost cancelled it. Abacha gave his approval, said Nigeria should be allowed to choose its friends, damned the consequences and warnings of the international community and they awaited the arrival of the Libyan colonel. His landing would be an unbelievable carnival with extravagant fanfare probably never before seen in the history of heads of state visiting the nation.

Gaddafi is known for his penchant for flamboyant dressing which departs from the usual diplomatic suit and tie ensemble. His dress style is punctuated with flowing robes, aviator glasses and army uniforms arrayed with military decorations and epaulets. Reuters

Gaddafi’s grand arrival was at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano. Troops were deployed to the airport and security measures were thoroughly beefed up. In a madness-filled manner characteristic of many Nigerian governments, all domestic and international flights were suspended 24 hours to the arrival of Gaddafi. The ‘bloody’ civilians who were unlucky enough to have shops within the vicinity of the airport were ordered to vacate the premises. Airport taxi services were banned and heavily-armed soldiers took over the airport (the madness don tey). By the time Gaddafi, the ‘emperor of the heavens’ landed, it was gbabestic to say the least. The guy Ronald Reagan referred to as the ‘Mad Dog of the Middle East’ landed with almost 1,000 people in his entourage. They were made up of journalists, security operatives and others, all Libyan. And Gaddafi did not come with one aircraft. He arrived with SIX. He brought his own Mercedes-Benz limousine and full stock of Libyan food, there was no eating any food provided by Nigerian hosts, he came with his own food. But the worst was yet to come and if not for some luck and fate, some people would have been killed. What happened?

It was Gaddafi’s overzealous security operatives and bodyguards. They disregarded every law in the book relating to the reception of a foreign head of state or dignitary. Normally, Nigeria was supposed to be responsible for providing security to a visiting head of state but Gaddafi’s security people would have none of that. They shoved their Nigerian counterparts aside and took over  all the strategic points at the stops at the airport in Kano and at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Gaddafi’s visit was beginning to look like an invasion of a sovereign nation as Nigerian forces helplessly looked on as Gaddafi’s army took over the posts at the Kano State Government House and even the Kofar Mata Mosque that Gaddafi had come to commission. But Gaddafi was not even done yet.

He refused to drive in the car provided by his host, which was against the traditions of diplomacy. The greatest shocker came when Gaddafi started addressing his audience in Kano. He told the adulating crowd of frenzied Nigerians in a tone that was a call to arms, saying:

‘From this year, we are going to mobilize our Muslim brothers all over the world to counter the malicious Western propaganda and insult. ‘

He did not stop there. He also blasted his enemies saying:

The UN is controlled by the greatest enemy of the human race which is the United States, while the Zionists are now approaching and are about to take over the holy city of Mecca.

The crowd went mad with deafening roars. Gaddafi went on and on punching the air with his clenched fist. Some Nigerians felt like they were in the presence of God. He mesmerized his fans who saw him as a kind of messiah. The high point of the whole event, which really pissed off many Nigerians, was the insult landed on General Sani Abacha, the Nigerian head of state and host. Gaddafi’s bodyguards were so overprotective of their strongman that they actually stopped Abacha from getting close to Gaddafi (see picture below).

DISDAIN FOR THE HOST: Libyan security operatives stop Abacha from getting close to Gaddafi.

It was a complete PR disaster for the Abacha regime as many Nigerians laughed like crazy in the corners of their bedrooms without electricity while others were simply shocked that their head of state could be treated with so much disdain in his own country by a foreigner. Although Abacha himself looked every inch irritated with the whole thing and his Chief Security Officer (CSO), Major Hamza al-Mustapha got involved in a scuffle with the Libyan bodyguards over the matter, that did not stop the Abacha government from awarding Gaddafi with the highest national honour of Nigeria, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR. I wonder what he must have been thinking of Nigerians on his way back to Tripoli. But Gaddafi would return to Nigeria to unleash an even greater controversy. Before we talk about his second visit, how did Nigerians take to his visit in 1997?

THE REACTIONS AND THE AFTERMATH

The explosive outbursts that followed Gaddafi’s visit to Nigeria in 1997 were firmly condemning and they came from different sources. Even before Gaddafi was barely out of Nigerian airspace, the criticisms were very vocal and clear. The Christian clerics were some of those with the most vociferous condemnations of the visit of the troublesome leader from Libya.  CAN demanded audience with the head of state to register their displeasure. Archbishop Olubunmi Okogie, serving as the Catholic archbishop of Lagos said the irresponsible call of Gaddafi to Nigerian Muslims to reject all things that were not of Islam was capable of causing a full-blown religious crisis in the country. Sunday Mbang, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria queried the government saying:

‘Why did they invite him (Gaddafi) to come and cause trouble in Nigeria? Why did they allow him to come? We should not add problem to problem. Anybody who thinks he can fight the Western world is living in a fool’s paradise.’

Mbang also said the careless words of Colonel Gaddafi were capable of throwing the country into a major religious crisis. The Northern Christian Elders Forum, NORCEF, demanded an apology from Gaddafi on behalf of the Nigerian Christian populace for his very provocative speech. NORCEF made the demand in a communique issued after a meeting in Kaduna and signed by its chairman, Chris Abashiya and secretary, James Andy. NORCEF insisted Gaddafi exploited his visit to rubbish and humiliate Christians and Christianity. The communique read:

To blatantly and arrogantly deny that Jesus Christ is the son of God is to strike at the very heart of Christianity, which could have been motivated only by the evil desire to provoke, in order to disturb the peace and the transition programme. We have witnessed extensive bloodletting and destruction for much less. We too are human and our patience is not inexhaustible.  Clearly, Colonel Gaddafi’s objective is suspect (and is designed) to cause violence, death and destruction in our land.

But it was not only the Christian clerics raining criticism on Gaddafi. The media was even more articulate and thorough in its lambasting. On 19th of May, ThisDay wrote:

Gaddafi is an international outlaw whose activities are viewed in civil circles as an anathema. For another, Libya is not a model in matters of democracy, human rights or good governance. Nigeria’s romance with Gaddafi then leaves much to be desired….Rather than be a diplomatic mileage, the Gaddafi visit is a huge disaster which the Nigerian authorities may not be able to get over very easily.

The paper also questioned why Gaddafi should be given the GCFR, the same honour given to the country’s founding fathers like Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo. However, New Nigerian, a newspaper that was owned by the federal government praised and defended the visit saying it strengthened African unity and that Nigeria and Libya shared a lot in common. The paper said:

Gaddafi’s visit, for us, was much more than a diplomatic episode but an event that serves to signal the powerful unifying instincts of the Africans, even in the face of the barriers put up by the enemies of the continent. The tone of his discourse was, of course, informed by the Islamic interpretation of global realities but nevertheless the global import of the message can hardly be lost upon all of us living in the so-called developing world and particularly Africa, regardless of religious and political leanings. Whereas these issues of development cooperation could have been the plank in evaluating the Gaddafi visit, it is regrettable that otherwise responsible religious leaders seized the opportunity to generate unnecessary controversy and whip up sentiments. It smacks of indiscretion and empire hangover for the western powers to seek to interpret a brotherly visit by two sovereign African nations’ leaders to another in terms of its foreign policy. If the United States and its allies have a quarrel with Gaddafi, they should not be allowed to suggest to us that we should have nothing to do with him.

Although the Abacha government pretended to overlook Gaddafi’s actions, it was actually greatly embarrassed by the whole incident. The Abacha government had to issue a directive to NTA headquarters to downplay the uncomfortable religious sermon that Gaddafi delivered. NTA headquarters then quickly issued the same orders to its stations across the country. But the directive was useless because unknown to the Nigerian government, Gaddafi came with journalists from South Africa with open broadcast vans with which they beamed the whole event to Libya and all of Europe in a further demonstration of his defiance of Nigeria and whoever ruled it. Abacha and his officials were also embarrassed by his snubbing and total disregard for the security arrangements they had put in place for him. In Gaddafi’s view, Nigerian security agents were not up to standard.

The US was livid with rage over the visit and although Nigeria tried to defend itself at the UN, citing the religious nature of the visit, which was the only exception allowed in the UN embargo, the 15-member UN sanctions committee ruled that Gaddafi’s visit to Nigeria and Niger Republic by air was a violation of the UN’s five-year-old embargo on Libya. Abacha’s government drafted former head of state Ernest Shonekan to lead a delegation to Britain and use his vast British connections to help placate Britain. Nigeria was already under devastating sanctions over poor human rights records. But discussions collapsed when the British government banned all registered aircraft in Nigeria from operating flights to Britain. Although it cited safety reasons, Nigeria would have none of it and also retaliated by banning British Airways from operating flights to Nigeria. That was the fallout from Gaddafi’s first visit.

Gaddafi went everywhere with his female bodyguards. Image credits: Reuters.

THE SECOND COMING OF GADDAFI

By the time Gaddafi arrived Nigeria for his second coming in November 2006, his ally, Sani Abacha was long dead and Olusegun Obasanjo was the president. Gaddafi was in Nigeria to attend the first-ever African-Latin American Summit. But as usual, Gaddafi’s entry to Nigeria was not without drama. He landed with about 200 of his all-female Amazonian Guards, all heavily-armed. The number in his entourage was not the issue but the sheer number and size of the weapons alarmed his Nigerian hosts. The Nigerians insisted there was no way Gaddafi was going to be allowed to leave the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and attend the summit with those weapons. Then the arguments started. At a point, Gaddafi got mad and stormed out of the airport lounge to walk all the way to the city center, 40 kilometers away.

Muammar Gaddafi at the first Africa-Latin America summit in 2006 in Abuja, Nigeria.

It was not until the Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo intervened that Gaddafi’s security guards agreed to keep the weapons in the official Libyan jet and Gaddafi was persuaded to return to the airport lounge. The incident attracted the attention of the local and international media. The summit came and went. But Gaddafi was not done yet. In March 2010, he said Nigeria should be divided into two, one for the Muslims and another for the Christians, leading the Senate President David Mark to call Gaddafi a mad individual. Although Gaddafi is gone now, killed by his enemies, his relationship with Nigeria is best described as stormy. Even if not many will regard him as a friend of the country, he lies today in his grave in the Libyan desert as a Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

ABIYAMO.

REFERENCES

  1. Can They Bend Abacha? By Joseph Ode, Nats Agbo, Jonah Achema, Olu Ojewale, Stephen Ubanna, Emmanuel Ugwu, Nicholas Odeh, Raphael Adeyanju and Fola Adekeye, Newswatch, June 2, 1997, pages 14 – 20.
  2. Pan-Africanism 
  3. Divide Nigeria Into Two Says Muammar Gaddafi, BBC, 16 March, 2010 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8570350.stm
  4. Alex Last, Gaddafi In Nigerian Airport Drama, BBC, 28th November 2006. 
  5. The Amazonian Guard 
  6. List of awards and honours bestowed upon Muammar Gaddafi 
  7. Order of the Federal Republic 
  8. Nigerian Medal To Qaddafi, New York Times, 11th May, 1997. 

 

Mr President, you are disappointing me BY DELE MOMODU

Sir, let me say right away that the goodwill garnered during your campaigns and the jubilation that heralded your recent victory are fast fading and you need to, as a matter of urgency, convince the people of Nigeria that you’re now ready to hit the ground running.
Your Excellency, I write to you today with a heavy heart. The reason should be obvious. I was one of those latter day converts to Buharism, a political philosophy that believes in the reincarnation of former leaders in the days of tribulation. You were never the first man to resurrect from retirement and near political oblivion. General Olusegun Obasanjo bounced back from prison to Aso Rock Villa. In nearby Benin Republic, former military dictator and strongman, Mathieu Kerekou who had served as maximum ruler for about 17 incredible years, came back to defeat incumbent President , Nicephore Soglo in a 1990 election. He led his country for another ten years and almost got another five-year term but for the age barrier that disqualified him.
It is normal for Africans to run towards the wise elders of the village when trouble comes knocking. That is one of the major reasons Nigerians in their millions voted with their feet and thumbs to elect you President. Many of those who supported you did so for several other reasons and you must understand that they were mainly not members of your political party, APC. So, apart from your age, they backed you because they believed in your impeccable pedigree as an incorruptible and honourable man, a strict disciplinarian, a Scrooge who would not fritter away our meagre resources, a scourge of rogues and prodigal sons, a metamorphosed tyrant now a born-again democrat, and so on and so forth. Nigerians ardently placed their hopes in you and fervently prayed you won’t disappoint them. This is the principal reason I have decided to send you this desperate memo today before some despicable politicians tarnish your hard-earned reputation and truncate this beautiful chance again.
Sir, let me say right away that the goodwill garnered during your campaigns and the jubilation that heralded your recent victory are fast fading and you need to, as a matter of urgency, convince the people of Nigeria that you’re now ready to hit the ground running. They are not going to listen to excuses since you had 30 years after quitting the high office to onerously prepare for the job again. For them it is immaterial that you met an empty treasury or that you are mostly surrounded by selfish, corruptive influences and impostors. As I mentioned in my earlier epistles to you, Nigerians have become totally impatient and what they expect of you is tantamount to performing the miracle of turning water into wine or raising Lazarus from the dead. You cannot afford to waste any second before displaying the sterner stuff you’re reputed to be made of.
I had encouraged you not to be afraid of taking charge of the Party that brought you to power or tackling the politicians that claimed to have helped you in the process. I had imagined that you know the ways of our politicians by now and thought you knew how to handle them. I had told you matter-of-factly that you may have to step on some powerful toes in order to achieve anything tangible. The worst that may likely happen is for people to say and accuse you of dictatorial proclivity which won’t be new in your lexicon or to be threatened with impeachment and all-what-not. But trust me, no evil shall befall you for as long as you carry the people along in your crusade and do not pander to the whims and caprices of members of the privilegentsia.
There is no doubt that the present imbroglio in your Party is as a result of your lukewarm attitude to Party issues thinking you could merely concentrate on nation-building while others deal with political intrigues. However, it is not always as simple as that. As you can now see, you don’t seem to be on the same page with your Party. While you were busy agonising over the myriad of problems besetting Nigeria, many of your presumed disciples were busy fighting over positions and control of power the way babies squabble over lollipops. They have studiously forgotten the change mantra and the huge expectations that made the electorate to troop out in droves and cast their votes for you and the Party.
The moment you became the President-elect, you should have readied your manacles for all would-be trouble makers. You should have sent out a powerful message to those politicians who may wish to act above the law. But the moment you appeared ready to abdicate some of your leadership responsibilities to them, the obvious lacuna gave them the needed impetus to take charge and cut you adrift. Your political advisers, if any, should have prepared you for the offensive. There is no way you are going to fight and survive the battle ahead if the political class see you as a man they can easily bully. You cannot sit on the fence. Whilst your decision not to interfere in the affairs of another arm of Government, the legislature, is commendable and indeed your constitutional duty, you must make it clear to your Party that the same non-interference must apply to them.
Our people may have voted for your Party but they also voted for the individuals that the Party entrusted its mandate to including you. Just as there is a limit to how the Party can control you in the exercise of your executive functions and those you choose to assist you in the fulfilment of those functions, so also must you tell the Party chieftains that there is a limit as to how much the leadership structure and duties of the legislative arm can be controlled. If you are ambiguous about this, then you are inviting your Party leadership to write a letter to you categorically stating not only those you must appoint as your Ministers and Special Advisers but also those that you must not work with under any guise. I am sure you would not tolerate that. In the same vein you must not tolerate Party interference in the legislature. Change has come, please imbibe it!
In essence it is incumbent on you to deal with the issues arising from tensions created by party supremacy, parliamentary democracy and above all constitutionality. There is a delicate balance to be struck between these competing interests though constitutionality must eventually prevail. However, even constitutionality is subordinated to national interest, because that is the most important interest of all.
Your Party has a lot to learn from the tragedy which was invited upon itself by advertence of the former ruling Party, PDP. As a mark of respect to your status and office, your Party should have adopted your instinct and temperament immediately you conceded that the elections of principal officers at the National Assembly were “somewhat constitutional.” Even if internally aggrieved, like mortals may invariably be, your Party hierarchy should not have washed their dirty linen in public knowing the full implications of the backlash that might splash and smear your collective image. APC should have done what PDP failed to do when Governor Rotimi Amaechi won the Chairmanship of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum by instantly recognising the leadership of the National Assembly while seeking ways to ameliorate the unfortunate saga. No reasonable parent would voluntarily kill a recalcitrant child. There is always another opportunity for penitence and atonement.
I expected the crisis to escalate once the warring factions stuck arrogantly to their positions and neither was ready to bulge. Had APC accepted its fate with equanimity, I’m certain this peculiar mess would have been exterminated. Had Saraki and Dogara shown magnanimity in victory some of the truculent malice expressed by certain leaders may have also been mellowed.
Say what you will, the PDP had its fair dose of political migraine and rambunctiousness but it accepted certain realities and moved on. The ones they failed to accept led to their cataclysmic fall. The mutually destructive suspicion in APC should have been nipped in the bud for your sake. The burden you currently carry is heavier than an elephant and I don’t think you need or deserve this kind of nuisance distraction. The leadership of the National Assembly should also calm down by reaching out to their angry Party chieftains. There is nothing to gain in fighting a perennial war. Once upon a time, they were all friends and members of the same family. It is never too late to embrace peace and reunite. Now that we know what the bone of contention is, no one should be victimised for belonging to whatever factions that exist.
I have read endless arguments for and against the pugilists in APC and my candid advice is that you need to appoint your cabinet and aides now. The sooner you assemble and send forth your foot-soldiers the better for our polity to begin the healing process. Right now our nation appears to be rudderless and floundering and this should not be the case. What is left for you to do is to quickly bring all the gladiators together and see how you can apply some balm on frayed nerves. The Federal Government has humongous largesse to disburse so it should not be too difficult to appease the juggernauts. When that is sorted, you should draw your own plans and let your people know your roadmap. Your job would be much easier if you surround yourself with people who can look at you straight in the eye and say the truth no matter how bitter. Most of our leaders failed because they fell victims of sweet-talking scammers.
It is very essential that your Party sees and embrace you as their father and not the other way round. Whether you like it or not, and whether others in your Party want to accept it or not, you are the de facto national leader of your Party. You are the President and Commander in Chief of our country. Yes, you ARE the capo di tutti capi. You therefore cannot be subservient to any other person. You must immediately take upon this role and assume that mantle. Please feel free to lay down the law and if occasion demands, enforce our law. That is what leaders do. Ambivalence or hesitancy will simply not do! You have the next four years minus one month and time is ticking away dutifully.
Equally important is the fact that you are more of a social crusader than a politician and your Party ought to note this fact and understand that it can’t be business as usual. Your Party leveraged on your uncommon reputation to gain POWER. Sir, you can’t afford to evaporate such stupendous equity just like that. You have demonstrated enough tolerance but the time has come to repudiate our propensity for rascality.
The task ahead is so gargantuan and it would require all hands to be on deck. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I reiterate that the first priority, apart from national security, should be how to reduce the atrocious costs of running government in Nigeria. Until you achieve that sir, the Muhammed Alis of Nigeria will never stop their boxing tournaments in parliaments and elsewhere. The fight is for cash and not for any selfless services. Many won’t bother to contest if they think it is not lucrative. I don’t know how you plan to do this but it has to be done somehow and thankfully there are many methods that you can deploy. I’m glad you hope to retrieve some of the stolen billions. You need some serious cash, Sir. The challenges ahead would dissipate if you can raise the finances needed to tackle them.
I trust that God has deliberately raised you up at this time as a veritable example to mankind that being honest is not a crime and we have a lot to learn and cheer from your miraculous victory. May God help you to carry this cross successfully.

Obama and Buhari: Comparing their “Senior Moments” By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D

Last week’s column titled “Criticizing Buhari Over ‘President Michelle of West Germany’ Gaffe is Ignorant” elicited three strands of responses. The majority of responses (about 90 percent, by my estimation) said they were educated by it and are now informationally equipped to understand President Buhari’s memory lapses and slips.
But another set of responses said I was merely making excuses for the president since President Ronald Reagan with whom I compared him was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (an irreversible, age-related disease that gradually destroys people’s memory, mental capabilities, and eventually leads to their death), and suggested that Reagan’s memory lapses were the result of his disease rather than “senior moments.” Someone even cynically suggested that I was wishing that Buhari got Alzheimer’s disease! Another said I implied that Buhari might be suffering from the early onset of the disease. As I will show shortly, these are wildly inaccurate extrapolations.
The second set of responses said a more valid comparison would be with President Obama since Obama, unlike Reagan, has no Alzheimer’s disease. So here is my response.
First, Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1994, that is, 5 years after leaving the White House. Doctors said at the time he made his notorious memory-induced gaffes as president, he didn’t have a trace of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the New York Times of October 5, 1997, “But while the line between mere forgetfulness and the beginning of Alzheimer’s can be fuzzy, a matter of gradation, Mr. Reagan’s four main White House doctors say they saw no evidence that he had crossed it as President. They saw and spoke with him daily in the White House, they said, and beyond the natural failings of age never found his memory, reasoning or judgment to be significantly impaired.”
Dr. John E. Hutton Jr., Reagan’s personal physician from 1984 to 1989, also told the New York Times in 1997 that Reagan ”absolutely” did not ”show any signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s,” even after “extensive mental-status tests.” So what Reagan suffered during his presidency was mere age-related memory disablement.
Nothing in my article even remotely suggested that Reagan’s slips were a consequence of Alzheimer’s disease. I wrote: “Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist Eric Kandel and his colleagues published a well-received study in 2013 in the Journal of Science Translational Medicine where they, among other things, reveal that a ‘memory gene’ in us appears to get weaker as our brain ages, causing us to forget easily, mix things up, and unable to easily recall information stored in our memory banks.” It’s an illogical, groundless interpretive leap to suggest that I wished that Buhari had Alzheimer’s disease—or that I implied he had one.
Now, for people who think Obama is a perfect president who never has memory lapses, here is a sample of his notorious memory-induced gaffes:
1. In 2008, during a presidential campaign event in the city of Beaverton in the northwestern US state of Oregon, Obama infamously said, “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii I was not allowed to go to, even though I really wanted to visit but my staff would not justify it.” Problem is, America has only 50 states. Every elementary school student in America knows this. But Obama, in this ill-famed gaffe, implied that the country he sought to govern had 58 states (57 + “one left to go”= 58) or, perhaps, 60 states (57 + “one left to go” + “Alaska and Hawaii” = 60).
Similarly, when he lost a presidential primary election to Hillary Clinton in the state of Kentucky in 2008, he said, “Senator Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas.” Well, actually, Illinois, Obama’s adopted state, is closer to Kentucky than Arkansas is.
2. On August 25, 2008, Obama spoke to the Democratic National Convention from Kansas City in the State of Missouri. But he had a lapse of memory and said, “I’m here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis.”
3. On April 4, 2009, Obama traveled to Strasbourg in France. While there, he addressed a news conference during which he said the following: “It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of—I don’t know what the term is in Austrian—wheeling and dealing….” Unfortunately, there is no language called “Austrian.” An Austrian is a citizen of Austria, and Austrians speak German.
4. At a town hall meeting in Tampa, Florida, on January 28, 2010, Obama entertained questions from students. In response to a student’s question on why America supports Israel with billions of tax payers’ dollars in spite of Israel’s poor human rights records, he said, “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” Huh? If you know what means, please let me know.
5. On November 16, 2011, while addressing a news conference in the city of Honolulu in the US state of Hawaii, Obama said, “When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking—whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia—the kinds of fundamental reforms…” Americans justifiably mocked Obama for saying Hawaii was in Asia. Remember that Obama was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, yet he called it “Asia.”
6. On at least two occasions, Obama has confused “Memorial Day” (the day set aside to remember military people who died in battle) with “Veteran’s Day” (a day dedicated to honoring ex-military people who are living). In 2008, he infamously said, “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes—and I see many of them in the audience here today—our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.” As a conservative commentator asked, “Does Obama see dead people?”
In 2012, Obama repeated the same mistake. He said, “And a lot of those men and women who we celebrate on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day come back and find that, when it comes to finding a job or getting the kind of care that they need, we are not always there the way we need to.” Do dead people find jobs and desire care?
There are countless more embarrassing slips Obama has committed (such as not knowing the age of one of his daughters, saying an entire town was wiped out by a tornado when only 12 people died, etc.), but no one doubts that Obama is an exceedingly intelligent and educated person. He also has aides who prepare him meticulously before news conferences and other kinds of public appearances, yet he fumbles occasionally, not because he is clueless, but because he is human and is liable to “senior moments” which, to quote my article, “can start as early as late 30s and get worse as we get older.”
Always remember this when Buhari makes his next gaffe.

Just before you crucify Senate President Bukola Saraki

Tokunbo Peters wrote:I’m not a fan of Senator Bukola Saraki. I don’t despise him either. But I respect his guts. I respect his ability to stand up for his beliefs irrespective of the strength or influence of his opponents. Before the current furore generated by his emergence as the Senate President, he had twice taken on forces considered to be insurmountable. The first was the dispute with his late father over the choice of his successor for the Kwara state government house. While the second was his dispute with former president Goodluck Jonathan over his second term presidential ambition, which eventually led to Saraki’s exit from the PDP. On both occasions Saraki came out victorious and unscathed.
Before you condemn Saraki for defying the APC directives on the election of the principal officers for the Red Chamber, it is pertinent to examine the factors which may have influenced his actions. The APC as presently constituted is a coalition of four major groups made up of the old ACN, CPC, ANPP and the New PDP group consisting of Saraki, Atiku, Amaechi, Kwankwaso and a host of others. They all had distinct philosophy and ideology. The only common denominator and binding factor was their resolve for the removal of Goodluck Jonathan from Aso Rock. In the course of the remove Goodluck Jonathan project, Chief John Oyegun who was of the ANPP stock emerged Chairman of APC with protests from Chief Tom Ikimi who was of the PDP stock. The choice of Oyegun was no doubt influenced by Tinubu resulting into serious acrimony between him and Ikimi. This led to the exit of Tom Ikimi from APC. He went back to PDP where he was warmly received by his old friends.
Then came the APC presidential primaries, in which two of Buhari’s opponents; Atiku Abubakar and Musa Kwankwaso were from the New PDP stock of APC. Tinubu supported Buhari against them, who predictably emerged victorious. Rotimi Amaechi, who was of the New PDP stock had been tipped by observers as Buhari’s running mate. But last minute maneuver and Tinubu’s influence saw the emergence of a relatively unknown Yemi Osibajo of the ACN stock of APC as the running mate. Immediately after APC’s victory at the polls, realizing that his party didn’t win any senate seat in the South East and south South, Saraki signified his intention to run for President of the Eight Senate. There was a moral justification to the move because since the South East and South West were not in contention, it was only normal that the New PDP stock of the APC coalition, which he belonged to, should also be considered in the power equation of the ruling party. This is bearing in mind that John Oyegun, the National Chairman is from ANPP; President Buhari is from CPC; Vice President Osinbajo is from ACN. Saraki’s emergence as President of the Eight Senate would no doubt have put paid to the perceived marginalization of the New PDP stock of the ruling party.
But Tinubu had other ideas which were not in tandem with Saraki’s ambition. Saraki, just like Fayemi, the former governor of Ekiti, was said to be too independent minded. From his antecedent, he is not someone that will kowtow to Tinubu. He could also be rebellious. He had once challenged his biological father and a sitting president successfully. Hence Tinubu threw his support behind Senator Ahmed Lawan. Knowing the enormous war chest of Tinubu and his influence amongst the senators elected from the South West, Saraki had to rely on his old friends in PDP to realize his ambition.
Fast forward to the present day. Saraki has emerged President of the Eight Senate with accusations of treachery and threats of sanctions from Tinubu and Lai Mohammed. It is rather strange that all the threats and protests are coming from just Tinubu and Lai Mohammed. Even the party chairman, Chief John Oyegun has not been vociferous. The President, whose position to the whole episode could best be described as ambivalent has recognized Saraki as the Senate President. Atiku Abubarka and Tambulwa, who are also national leaders of APC in their own rights, have congratulated Saraki, while Tinubu is alleged to have vowed not to recognize him as the President of the Senate. Before anybody condemns Saraki, it should be noted that his actions were not just in fulfillment of a personal or selfish ambition, but to correct a perceived marginalization of the New PDP stock in the power equation of APC.
Why the fierce condemnation from Tinubu and Lai Mohammed? How does Saraki’s leadership of the Senate prevents the party from delivering on its campaign campaign promises? Will Saraki prevent the government from crushing Boko Haram in two months as promised during electioneering campaign? Or will he oppose the move to rescue the kidnapped Chibok girls? Will Saraki oppose the plan to make the dollar equal to the naira? Or will he prevent the President from adding 5000MW of electricity yearly to the National Grid? Or could Saraki possibly be against the plan by the APC government to pay N5000 monthly stipend to all unemployed Nigerians? Or would Saraki be a stumbling block to the fight against corruption and eventual recovery of the stolen billions? Before you condemn Saraki Nigerians deserve to know why Saraki is deemed to be unsuitable to preside over the Eight Senate. In the absence of logical answers to these questions, one can then conclude that the forces against Saraki are simply paranoid. They suffer from fixed delusions of grandeur and pride. But they should be reminded that APC is bigger than ACN. APC is a national party and one man and his acolytes can no longer call the shots. Before you condemn Saraki these are the issues to ponder on”

Please can you empower trust to the enemy of your success under any guise to perform the duty expected of you, before castigating Saraki for defying his party order on principal officers nomination? 

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