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VIDEO: We have Faith in our Country, we will rebuild it — Peter Obi

VIDEO: We have Faith in our Country, we will rebuild it — Peter Obi


 

Our message remains the same before, during and after the election.

All eyes on the NIGERIA JUDICIARY!!


 

Our message remains the same before, during and after the election.

All eyes on the NIGERIA JUDICIARY!!

IAM NOT DESPERATE TO BE PRESIDENT, I WANT NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY TO SURVIVE FOR BETTER — PETER OBI

IAM NOT DESPERATE TO BE PRESIDENT, I WANT NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY TO SURVIVE FOR BETTER — PETER OBI

The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party Mr PETER OBI who the world believe won the Last Presidential election, which INEC decided to go against the Electoral laws of chosen a President by constitutional rules,filled with a must attained height and winnings, when they said on National Telly "Go to Court" as they packaged below expectations from the Votes casted and Mutilation of BVAS, which Peter Obi obeyed and went to Court even with Television Sets that will be used to show evidences of manipulation , currently INEC seems to be scared about him staying in COURT just as they wished originally without considering that Peter Obi is a Son of Judiciary process.


While meeting with Press Doyens in Lagos yesterday, He provided answers to some Hostile feelings and lay many Fears to rest.


 When asked how he will feel if the Courts rules against him on the ongoing Election trial..


He said "i am not the one in Court as Mr Peter Obi for Peter Obi's interest, I am simply representing vast majority of Nigerians including the Families of the Judges and members of all Parties who want a better redeemed Nation, those who want to see a working NIGERIA that will come with people who actually want to see progressive Nigeria ,who believe that Nigeria has what it takes to be Better than many Nations if well handled ,those who believe that Nigerians deserve undiluted joy from the Government they elected".


Any judge should have that in mind ,to me it's not a do or die affair.


"The task is that of a driver who must work hard to take Passengers out of Hostile areas,take them through tough and rough roads to destination in one good piece no matter the odds, such driver should know that it's a big responsibility,so whatever the driver is doing He must remember that He has so many lives and interest to protect".


"Nigeria is in Court, the Future of Our Children including that of Grand Children of both Judges, Politicians, Securities are all in Court, I am just representing them ,We are in Court not to Drag for anything, we are in Court for the Court to look at what the masses demanded by casting Votes and casting it for who they believe will give them back hope and oiled Future, it's not about Peter but about the nation and our tomorrow".


He was asked why he still move about the Nation freely despite the fears of insecurities of the Nation and Fear of Harm coming to him ?


He said his "job is to restore sanity in the Nation, build back Hope for the common masses ,that if the common masses doesn't see him amongst them ,it will send a bad message , he went further to explain , if he recovers his Mandate that it won't take him away from the Masses,that he is working for them and he is accountable to them and will never create a barrier between him and the masses".


He recollected, During campaign He visited Many extreme hostile places where no politicians have ever Visited including some parts of Borno state, BENUE State, and places even Governor's of such states refused to go because of insecurities,He said We travel even against security intelligent Advise,I Will tell my Security that if they can't go ,let me go and if I die among my people out there ,then it's not a bad price for me to pay .


"I know there are insecurity in many places, but as long as there are Nigerian living out there,no one can be left behind ".


Asked about the SUBSIDY REMOVAL and the effect on the nation..


He smiled " I said that SUBSIDY is a Scam that I will remove, the first thing would've being to identify the Scam, remove the scam , restore a seamless PETROLEUM production and distribution, and not to cause the Nation lots of undeserved pains which can be avoided".


"We know that Subsidy is a Scam ,what should be removed is the Scam and causes of Subsidies".


Mr Peter Obi as we noticed still have stamina that dwarfed that of all his mates ,as he travels far and wide weekly on speaking engagement, social events and reaching out to the society,a situation that can't be seen with any Politician who lost Mandate and should be battling through thick and thin to win or recover such Mandate or get compensated by any person in power, to many Politicians it's not about the masses, it's Business extension.


Mr Peter Obi simply move around the Nation feeling freer than those in power with all National provided Security details for the people in power.


Peter simply can be said to be Boil between the Legs that gives you sleepless night on how to deal with it or allow it to be , whichever way ,it Means moral and physical torture.


The man is not one who believe when an elder takes what belong to a child and raise his hand up ,the child will wait,when the hand grew weary he bring it down for the child to take back what belong to him ,in peters case ,you take his belonging,he will be pissing on your legs and trousers, it's either you give him back his belongings and take back your sanity or He continues enjoying maximizing your pains.




Mazi Odera

The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party Mr PETER OBI who the world believe won the Last Presidential election, which INEC decided to go against the Electoral laws of chosen a President by constitutional rules,filled with a must attained height and winnings, when they said on National Telly "Go to Court" as they packaged below expectations from the Votes casted and Mutilation of BVAS, which Peter Obi obeyed and went to Court even with Television Sets that will be used to show evidences of manipulation , currently INEC seems to be scared about him staying in COURT just as they wished originally without considering that Peter Obi is a Son of Judiciary process.


While meeting with Press Doyens in Lagos yesterday, He provided answers to some Hostile feelings and lay many Fears to rest.


 When asked how he will feel if the Courts rules against him on the ongoing Election trial..


He said "i am not the one in Court as Mr Peter Obi for Peter Obi's interest, I am simply representing vast majority of Nigerians including the Families of the Judges and members of all Parties who want a better redeemed Nation, those who want to see a working NIGERIA that will come with people who actually want to see progressive Nigeria ,who believe that Nigeria has what it takes to be Better than many Nations if well handled ,those who believe that Nigerians deserve undiluted joy from the Government they elected".


Any judge should have that in mind ,to me it's not a do or die affair.


"The task is that of a driver who must work hard to take Passengers out of Hostile areas,take them through tough and rough roads to destination in one good piece no matter the odds, such driver should know that it's a big responsibility,so whatever the driver is doing He must remember that He has so many lives and interest to protect".


"Nigeria is in Court, the Future of Our Children including that of Grand Children of both Judges, Politicians, Securities are all in Court, I am just representing them ,We are in Court not to Drag for anything, we are in Court for the Court to look at what the masses demanded by casting Votes and casting it for who they believe will give them back hope and oiled Future, it's not about Peter but about the nation and our tomorrow".


He was asked why he still move about the Nation freely despite the fears of insecurities of the Nation and Fear of Harm coming to him ?


He said his "job is to restore sanity in the Nation, build back Hope for the common masses ,that if the common masses doesn't see him amongst them ,it will send a bad message , he went further to explain , if he recovers his Mandate that it won't take him away from the Masses,that he is working for them and he is accountable to them and will never create a barrier between him and the masses".


He recollected, During campaign He visited Many extreme hostile places where no politicians have ever Visited including some parts of Borno state, BENUE State, and places even Governor's of such states refused to go because of insecurities,He said We travel even against security intelligent Advise,I Will tell my Security that if they can't go ,let me go and if I die among my people out there ,then it's not a bad price for me to pay .


"I know there are insecurity in many places, but as long as there are Nigerian living out there,no one can be left behind ".


Asked about the SUBSIDY REMOVAL and the effect on the nation..


He smiled " I said that SUBSIDY is a Scam that I will remove, the first thing would've being to identify the Scam, remove the scam , restore a seamless PETROLEUM production and distribution, and not to cause the Nation lots of undeserved pains which can be avoided".


"We know that Subsidy is a Scam ,what should be removed is the Scam and causes of Subsidies".


Mr Peter Obi as we noticed still have stamina that dwarfed that of all his mates ,as he travels far and wide weekly on speaking engagement, social events and reaching out to the society,a situation that can't be seen with any Politician who lost Mandate and should be battling through thick and thin to win or recover such Mandate or get compensated by any person in power, to many Politicians it's not about the masses, it's Business extension.


Mr Peter Obi simply move around the Nation feeling freer than those in power with all National provided Security details for the people in power.


Peter simply can be said to be Boil between the Legs that gives you sleepless night on how to deal with it or allow it to be , whichever way ,it Means moral and physical torture.


The man is not one who believe when an elder takes what belong to a child and raise his hand up ,the child will wait,when the hand grew weary he bring it down for the child to take back what belong to him ,in peters case ,you take his belonging,he will be pissing on your legs and trousers, it's either you give him back his belongings and take back your sanity or He continues enjoying maximizing your pains.




Mazi Odera

Tinubu, APC looking for a rerun without Peter Obi : Raw courtroom closing addresses

Tinubu, APC looking for a rerun without Peter Obi : Raw courtroom closing addresses

*Peter Obi/LP vs Tinubu/Shetima/APC/INEC* 


The judges are now seated.


It’s time for the business of the day.


The Clerk has now called the case.


Peter Obi



Peter Obi is now up with smiles all over: Respectfully my lord, I am Mr. Peter Obi for the petitioners


APC: With utmost humility my lord, I am Saturday Monsignia for the 2nd Respondent.

Lead Counsel:


Labour Party and Peter Obi - SAN Livy Uzoukwu


INEC - SAN AB Mahmoud


Tinubu and Shettima - SAN Olanipekun 


APC - SAN L.O Fagbemi


INEC’s lead counsel SAN AB Mahmoud is now up and he’s suggesting the petitioners start first.


SAN Livy: They filed before we did, so they have to go first.


Justice Tsammani: AB Mahmoud please let’s start. 


SAN AB Mahmoud: Yes my lord, my colleague will take it up from here.


Another INEC lawyer stands up to continue.

INEC: My lord, the 1st respondent written address was filed 14th July 2023 and we also filed the reply of point of law on 28 July 2023 

Before I go on I want to make a slight correction my lord. On the 3rd line of the reply of point of law there’s “have” and it should be “do not have”

And after that I wish to adopt this my lord.


There’s now currently an adjustment on the 3rd line and the judges are looking through.


Tinubu and Shettima’s lawyers are now up.

SAN Olanipekun: My lord, my colleague will lead this proceeding for the 2nd respondent.


2nd respondent: We filed a response on 23rd July 2023. Upon receipt of the reply of the petitioners then it became pertinent to file our reply of point of law which we did on the 27 July 2023 and we seek that my lordships strike out these petitioners request.

Thank you my lord.


SAN Fagbemi is now up for APC


Fagbemi: We filed a reply on 23rd July 2023 and then we filed of point of law on receipt of the petitioners address and the point of law was filed on 27th of July and served on 28th of July.

We now seek to adopt this and reply on these due processes and we urge my able lords to reject and discountenance those petitioners documents. Very much obliged my lords.


SAN Livy is now up on his feet.

SAN Livy: My lord, my learned colleague SAN Kalu will lead this case today.


SAN Kalu is now up on his feet


SAN Kalu: My lord the reply was filed against the 1st respondents on the 14th July and with humility I adopt these reply.


Justice Tsammani: Mention all your replies and adopt. You’re mixing the whole thing.

Let’s finish with the respondents objection and come to yours.


SAN Kalu: I am responding to the 1st respondent my lord


Justice Tsammani: Respond to all at once 


SAN Kalu: My lord it’s division of Labour, my learned colleague here is to handle the 2nd and 3rd respondent.


Justice Tsammani: No, we can’t allow that, you have to do all at once.


Justice Ugo: I think your economics teacher was too thorough with division of Labour


SAN Kalu: πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… My lord, we just want to do it how it would be easier but no problem.


Justice Tsammani: It’s even a coincidence, you’re from Abia State and my Economics Teacher in Maiduguri was also from Abia 


SAN Kalu: Then my lord, you should be paying me tithes

SAN Livy: My lord, Anichebe SAN would continue with the objections.


SAN Anichebe: My lord, the first objection was filed on 23rd of July 2023.

Which is the objection filed against documents submitted by 1st respondents.

My lord, the objection filed by the petitioner against the 2nd and 3rd respondents was filed on 20th of July 2023.

My lord, we respectfully adopt the arguments canvassed in 2 processes in opposition of the documents rendered by all the respondents and we seek that you sustain our objections here to.


Justice Tsammani: Please note that we would use 10 minutes each for adoptions and then 20 minutes each for oral submission of your final address.


SAN AB Mahmoud: Thank you my lord. My lord on 14th July 2023 we filed our final address and then we filed the reply on 20th of July 2023 and these are the processes filed by the 1st respondent and we seek your humble permission to take our prayers and dismiss this petition as it lacks merit and should be dismissed by the court.

I will seek your indulgence to clarify.

On page 15 of our written address we listed issues and the first issue listed B has to do with the petioners complaints of noncompliance and other regulations and guidelines by the 1st respondent.

The technology introduced by the 1st respondent was misunderstood and misconstrued by the petitioners and the purpose was not well understood.

What was introduced cited by the petitioners is on the BVAs which was solely used for authentication of voters and upload of results from the PU to the IREV portal.


“Hmmmm… INEC is capping”

The evidence before the court shows clearly that the 1st respondent went to great lenght to ensure that the technology functioned as designed.

The only point of disagreement are 2:


1. The petitioners have constructed in their mind that the electronic method be used to collate result and No evidence was presented to support this by the petitioners and the 1st respondent through its witness has certified that there is nothing like electronic collation but manual collation which was carried out impeccably.

There has been no electronic collation in any election in this country because it does not exist.


2. The petitioners claim this glitch was humanly done to give room for manipulation of election result and no evidence was given by them to prove it.

We have brought evidence to show that this glitch is not unusual to technology especially new technologies.


‘Ahhhh INEC

STOP THE CAPPING πŸ˜…’

INEC: My lord, the allegation of the so called 88,000 blurred results should be discarded because they do not in any way suggest that the original copies of the result sheets are also blurred. They have still not provided any form EC8A original copies from their agents to prove the 88,000 blurred results.

My lord, the petitioners brought up the 88,000 blurred issue just for dramatisation without evidence.


“The whole courtroom shouts ahhh”

The glitch which was for 4 hours 15 minutes did not affect the presidential election and there is no eveidence of any manipulation of the result and I seek my lord to discountenance all statement of noncompliance from the petitioners.


“NEPA”

πŸ˜…


Justice Ugo: This is a glitch too


AB Mahmoud: Yes, even the courtroom has glitches 


πŸ™„


INEC: Now on the 25% of FCT is in relation to the interpretation of the constitution section 134 that candidates must score 25% on two-thirds of the state and the FCT, my lords, do not listen to approach that are not constitutional. FCT in accordance of 299 is to be taken as a State and nothing more, nothing less and not elevated to a status it does not hold or ascribe superiority as that has never been the intention of the constitution.


Justice Tsammani: Your time is up


AB Mahmoud: My time for my submission is up


“Everyone is laughingπŸ˜…” 


Justice Tsammani: Don’t worry you still have more time on earth.


AB Mahmoud: I plead that this petition be dismissed. Thank you.


Ahhhhhh INEC

“Stop the cappingπŸ˜…”

Tinubu and Shettima’s lawyer SAN Olanipekun is now up and starts with a banger:


O: My lord, let us take it that the petitioners have no case in this court, yes because they don’t have a case here.


“The whole courtroom is looking like who be this oneπŸ₯²”

O: Look at exhibit X1, pages 22 and 23 of the decision at the Supreme Court states that this exhibit X1 settles the matter and it’s the case of APC Vs Labour Party and others and it’s very fresh from the oven.

Let me go to hype being made on FINE and let me draw your attention to section 137 1D of the constitution and we have made submissions and it says “he is under a statement of debt”

It’s simple grammer, he didn’t say was

It says he is under

It’s present tense, present continuous”


“LMAO”

SAN Queen Premier πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…

English 


My lord, the law says 10 years after any offence is gone, so even though there is anything, the law has cleared it.

This is the constitution and in secondary school we were thought past tense and past participle and present tense.


Lmao SAN Grammarian

SAN Oxford Dictionary

Best in English

My lord on 25% on FCT

Let me say this oh bended knees (but he is still standing oh)

My lord on bended knees (Baba you’re still standing oh🀣😭🀣)


My lord FCT is like every other state. It is a state.


My lord, again the 1st petitioner has no locus standi because the constitution has taken him out of participating in any election rerun even if there’s going to be because the candidate must be the candidate who has the highest of vote and 1 among of the remaining candidates which is PDP which has the majority of votes in the states cast in the elections 

He is not, so he cannot even be in any rerun


Lastly, to show that he is not a member of Labour Party exhibit shows he cannot run because he’s not a member, he cannot push the 2nd person and claim 2nd.


Justice Tsamamni: But if you’re entering a bus in Lagos 


“The whole courtroom is laughing”


“Lmao APC is begging for a RERUN, but they don’t want Peter Obi to contest”

Why are they afraid πŸ˜….


APC lawyer is now up


Fagbemi takes the stage to give us his own Queen premier English.


Fagbemi: My lord as simple as it is, I join my learned colleagues, SAN AB Mahmoud and my leader SAN Wole Olanipekun to say that this case should be quickly dismissed as it’s a waste of time.

This petition is ambitious (na wa oh, English)

This is the petitioners fourth coming on the case of electronic collation.

The first one was in Federal High Court here in Abuja and they abandoned it and ran to Lagos and that case lasted 8 days and they went to court of appeal and it was disastrous for them because they lost. We have presented this in exhibit X1.

Now they are here again about electronic collation.

It is a gross abuse of court time.


“This one is on colos”

πŸ₯²

Fagbemi: If anyone wants to attack any result, there has to be a PU by PU allocation and proof because there was a glitch in PU A but none in B but the petitioners said there was no glitch in their own places they won and they should at least have their proof but have none and it is abysmally lacking in this case.


Now on the issue of Rerun it should be a 2 man race and that is between the winner of the election and the runner up and that has nothing to do with the petitioner.


“APC are actively looking for a rerun, they now know there is nowhere to run toπŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…”

I thought you people said you won.

They don’t want Peter Obi and Labour Party on the ballot, that is their game nowπŸ˜….

Fagbemi: My lord so on disqualification, everyone can run in an election rerun as long as you’ve ran in the election.


“Wait oh, it’s like someone has fainted oh 😭😭😭”

Awww one APC baby lawyer is having breathing problems, I hope she gets okay”


The court is waiting for them to take her out and give her the attention she needs. Hope she gets better.


Fagbemi: My lord, on the issue of forfeiture, the court already gave the 2nd respondent a clean bill of health on that.

Then on 25% of FCT, the constitution states 25 States of the federation even if the candidate scores 0 in FCT 25% in 25 States stands and there is no dispute that the 2nd respondent scored 25% in 29 States and to put FCT higher would amount to constitutional absurdity.


“One INEC lawyer just stood up and crossed over to pass a note to Fagbemi”

I don’t know if that is allowed.


Fagbemi: My lord on the glitches (Fagbemi started sounding like he was crying and his voice became funny)

“Everyone starts laughing while he was talking and it was difficult to hear him.

One baby lawyer ram and gave him water”


Justice Ugo: It’s a voice glitch


“Everyone starts laughing”.


Fagbemi: Yes my lord, since time is up, let me say that INEC scored a high mark in this election at least 50% is a pass mark and INEC scored 90% which is more than enough of the petitioners are only complaining about glitch.

So my lord, I seek that this petition be thrown out.


SAN Livy is now up with the microphone: testing testing 123


πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…


SAN Livy: My lord, it is my submission that the respondents have laboured in vain to diminish this petition.


“Hmmmm”


SAN Livy: As the case of Oyetola Vs INEC where the Supreme Court said IREV is part of electoral process, my lords, I will seek your indulgence to refer you to paragraph 22 of the witness disposition of RW1 which all the respondents have preferred to ignore and I will like to further drag them out of their uncomfortable zone.

The witness, their own witness said the authentic portal on which results can be accessed for review or determination of the election is the IREV Portal.

Now they are saying that IREV is no more important.

And an election where 88,000 blurred results were uploaded on this IREV is a flawed election.


OyaaaaaπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯


Livy: My lord, INEC gave results to the petitioners to present in this court and 88,123 of those results were blurred and they were certified by the same INEC and some were even blank copies of A4 papers, certified and among them you have pictures certified by them, INEC and they want to say they conducted an election properly so called.

My lord, let me repeat myself.


Justice Tsammani: We have heard you


Livy: My lord, let me say this, it is my submission that a CERTIFIED TRUE COPY of a document MUST BE AN EXACT REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL.

Must be, there is no choice, you cannot give us blurred CTC

 INEC can only have in its custody blurred blank result and not the original and so they have no basis as to what they used to declare that result, they only went to declare someone a winner and they don’t even have the original copies of results they certify because it could never have been any other thing apart from blurred sheets and pictures.


Fire on SAN


Livy: My lord, the 2nd respondent forfeited $460,000 on NARCOTICS, they don’t want to hear that, NARCOTICS


🀣🀣🀣

Livy ohhhh! Livy: My lord they have been quoting section 137 1D they are trying to form a case for us and avoiding the main case, even when you focus on money laundering which was part of the crimes of the 2nd respondent, the NARCOTICS should not be ignored and the constitution is clear on such crimes.


Now on rerun my lord, let us be clear, the only candidate who comes clear for a rerun is the 1st petitioner according to section 131 3D and my lord, in the case of Awolowo and Shagari, of course the provision now was not available then in that case.

And let me quickly refer to what the lawyer of the 2nd respondent said that the petition has been abandoned and I can’t believe this came from a brother I know, petition that you spent time filing replies and you don’t even have replies to file is what you’re saying abandoned.

A petition where you don’t even have any witness.


πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Livyyyy! Livy: My lord, I don’t want to spend time talking about FCT because the constitution is very clear on it, none of them even defined the meaning of AND.

I didn’t hear that from any of them whether disjunctive or otherwise and that would lead to manifest absurdity and they know so that is why they ignored that and did not urge my lord to interprete the AND as being disjunctive.


“The clerk rings the bell”


Livy: My lord, I’m replying 3 people, my time is not up

πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ€£


Livy: My lord, the petitioners have proved their case and to the issue of noncompliance from INEC they have no defence. They said because of toner, that’s why results CTC are blurred 

4 months after was when they explained a 4 hours glitch, 4 months after.

Up unto 29th of May, they were still giving us blurred documents of election result, 4 months after elections, how can you reconcile the 2. It’s not possible.


Justice Tsammani: Your time is to


Livy: My lord, one more sentence

the petitioners have proved that there was no glitch whatsoever in this election.

May it please my lordship.


Justice Tsamamani: Okay, we will announce the date for judgement to you all.


OMG 

πŸ₯Ή

“Learned silks, this is it, it’s done”.

It’s going to be a testimony.



Earlier in PDP closing address:


This PDP’s lawyer SAN Uche deserves cold Guinness Stout 

His wife must have rubbed his head well today 😭🀣😭


SAN Uche: My learned colleague on the other side said the criminal offence is timely and INEC the time has passed then the offence has passed. He said it here that the constitution forgives.

Well my lord, I am here to say that TIME DOES NOT RUN AGAINST CRIME


“The whole courtroom shouts Yeeessss”🀣😭🀣


Justice Tsammani: Uche, we should not mislead the public this thing is coming from the mouth of a Senior Advocate.

Some people already have their headline and that’s not right.

It’s a constitutional issue, it’s written in the constitution, so it’s not any time does not run against crime, it’s just the constitution. Let’s not mislead the public. The constitution states how long any crime can stand.


“Everyone is looking at Justice Tsammani like; is like agbado is under your wig”😭🀣😭


SAN Uche: Well my lord, at least he admitted that the 2nd respondent committed a crime. He said there’s forgiveness in the constitution and even when there is forgiveness let’s not forget that there’s also a punishment for sin.


“The whole courtroom is about to start clapping and giving a round of applause”

🀣🀣🀣


SAN Uche: Yes, there is Punishment for sin


Justice Tsammani: Uche you’re a Christian are you not a Christian, Christians forgive and even Jesus said go and sin no more.


SAN Uche: That was Jesus Christ oh, me I’m not Jesus 


🀣🀣🀣

“The whole courtroom is laughing”


SAN Uche: Then on Precedence my lord, my learned colleague said there is no precedence of annulling presidential election in Nigeria. 


SAN Olanipekun now stands up angrily: I take objection to that. Don’t misquote me, I am on my feet right now Uche so sit down.


SAN Uche: But I am still talking and you’re using out of my time.



SAN Olanipekun: I am on my feet. I object to that, I allowed you talk and kept my cool since even when you’re mentioning things that is not in your written address, I kept my cool, I didn’t talk, please don’t make me talk.

I object to that statement you’re making now. Don’t do that.


SAN Uche: Well, I heard you clearly and we all did, you said Precedence does not exist in annulment of presidential election.

My lord if I may go on, that Precedence that they said has never happened can be created today and be done in this case TODAY


“The whole courtroom is shouting Yes”🀣😭🀣


Justice Tsammani interrupts with smiles on his face: But Judgement is not today na


“The whole courtroom is almost on the floor with laughter πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚”


SAN Uche: My lord as I end this case, let that precedence be today, HEAVEN WILL NOT FALL


“The whole courtroom wants to clap”

πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Wowww amazing


PDP you guys have tried today, I’m proudπŸ˜….


Justice Tsammani: So we will inform you guys on the date of judgment, it was great listening to you all. Thank you for coming.


πŸ₯Ή

Awww their case has now ended.


Up next, abour Party and Peter Obi’s case by 2pm.

*Peter Obi/LP vs Tinubu/Shetima/APC/INEC* 


The judges are now seated.


It’s time for the business of the day.


The Clerk has now called the case.


Peter Obi



Peter Obi is now up with smiles all over: Respectfully my lord, I am Mr. Peter Obi for the petitioners


APC: With utmost humility my lord, I am Saturday Monsignia for the 2nd Respondent.

Lead Counsel:


Labour Party and Peter Obi - SAN Livy Uzoukwu


INEC - SAN AB Mahmoud


Tinubu and Shettima - SAN Olanipekun 


APC - SAN L.O Fagbemi


INEC’s lead counsel SAN AB Mahmoud is now up and he’s suggesting the petitioners start first.


SAN Livy: They filed before we did, so they have to go first.


Justice Tsammani: AB Mahmoud please let’s start. 


SAN AB Mahmoud: Yes my lord, my colleague will take it up from here.


Another INEC lawyer stands up to continue.

INEC: My lord, the 1st respondent written address was filed 14th July 2023 and we also filed the reply of point of law on 28 July 2023 

Before I go on I want to make a slight correction my lord. On the 3rd line of the reply of point of law there’s “have” and it should be “do not have”

And after that I wish to adopt this my lord.


There’s now currently an adjustment on the 3rd line and the judges are looking through.


Tinubu and Shettima’s lawyers are now up.

SAN Olanipekun: My lord, my colleague will lead this proceeding for the 2nd respondent.


2nd respondent: We filed a response on 23rd July 2023. Upon receipt of the reply of the petitioners then it became pertinent to file our reply of point of law which we did on the 27 July 2023 and we seek that my lordships strike out these petitioners request.

Thank you my lord.


SAN Fagbemi is now up for APC


Fagbemi: We filed a reply on 23rd July 2023 and then we filed of point of law on receipt of the petitioners address and the point of law was filed on 27th of July and served on 28th of July.

We now seek to adopt this and reply on these due processes and we urge my able lords to reject and discountenance those petitioners documents. Very much obliged my lords.


SAN Livy is now up on his feet.

SAN Livy: My lord, my learned colleague SAN Kalu will lead this case today.


SAN Kalu is now up on his feet


SAN Kalu: My lord the reply was filed against the 1st respondents on the 14th July and with humility I adopt these reply.


Justice Tsammani: Mention all your replies and adopt. You’re mixing the whole thing.

Let’s finish with the respondents objection and come to yours.


SAN Kalu: I am responding to the 1st respondent my lord


Justice Tsammani: Respond to all at once 


SAN Kalu: My lord it’s division of Labour, my learned colleague here is to handle the 2nd and 3rd respondent.


Justice Tsammani: No, we can’t allow that, you have to do all at once.


Justice Ugo: I think your economics teacher was too thorough with division of Labour


SAN Kalu: πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… My lord, we just want to do it how it would be easier but no problem.


Justice Tsammani: It’s even a coincidence, you’re from Abia State and my Economics Teacher in Maiduguri was also from Abia 


SAN Kalu: Then my lord, you should be paying me tithes

SAN Livy: My lord, Anichebe SAN would continue with the objections.


SAN Anichebe: My lord, the first objection was filed on 23rd of July 2023.

Which is the objection filed against documents submitted by 1st respondents.

My lord, the objection filed by the petitioner against the 2nd and 3rd respondents was filed on 20th of July 2023.

My lord, we respectfully adopt the arguments canvassed in 2 processes in opposition of the documents rendered by all the respondents and we seek that you sustain our objections here to.


Justice Tsammani: Please note that we would use 10 minutes each for adoptions and then 20 minutes each for oral submission of your final address.


SAN AB Mahmoud: Thank you my lord. My lord on 14th July 2023 we filed our final address and then we filed the reply on 20th of July 2023 and these are the processes filed by the 1st respondent and we seek your humble permission to take our prayers and dismiss this petition as it lacks merit and should be dismissed by the court.

I will seek your indulgence to clarify.

On page 15 of our written address we listed issues and the first issue listed B has to do with the petioners complaints of noncompliance and other regulations and guidelines by the 1st respondent.

The technology introduced by the 1st respondent was misunderstood and misconstrued by the petitioners and the purpose was not well understood.

What was introduced cited by the petitioners is on the BVAs which was solely used for authentication of voters and upload of results from the PU to the IREV portal.


“Hmmmm… INEC is capping”

The evidence before the court shows clearly that the 1st respondent went to great lenght to ensure that the technology functioned as designed.

The only point of disagreement are 2:


1. The petitioners have constructed in their mind that the electronic method be used to collate result and No evidence was presented to support this by the petitioners and the 1st respondent through its witness has certified that there is nothing like electronic collation but manual collation which was carried out impeccably.

There has been no electronic collation in any election in this country because it does not exist.


2. The petitioners claim this glitch was humanly done to give room for manipulation of election result and no evidence was given by them to prove it.

We have brought evidence to show that this glitch is not unusual to technology especially new technologies.


‘Ahhhh INEC

STOP THE CAPPING πŸ˜…’

INEC: My lord, the allegation of the so called 88,000 blurred results should be discarded because they do not in any way suggest that the original copies of the result sheets are also blurred. They have still not provided any form EC8A original copies from their agents to prove the 88,000 blurred results.

My lord, the petitioners brought up the 88,000 blurred issue just for dramatisation without evidence.


“The whole courtroom shouts ahhh”

The glitch which was for 4 hours 15 minutes did not affect the presidential election and there is no eveidence of any manipulation of the result and I seek my lord to discountenance all statement of noncompliance from the petitioners.


“NEPA”

πŸ˜…


Justice Ugo: This is a glitch too


AB Mahmoud: Yes, even the courtroom has glitches 


πŸ™„


INEC: Now on the 25% of FCT is in relation to the interpretation of the constitution section 134 that candidates must score 25% on two-thirds of the state and the FCT, my lords, do not listen to approach that are not constitutional. FCT in accordance of 299 is to be taken as a State and nothing more, nothing less and not elevated to a status it does not hold or ascribe superiority as that has never been the intention of the constitution.


Justice Tsammani: Your time is up


AB Mahmoud: My time for my submission is up


“Everyone is laughingπŸ˜…” 


Justice Tsammani: Don’t worry you still have more time on earth.


AB Mahmoud: I plead that this petition be dismissed. Thank you.


Ahhhhhh INEC

“Stop the cappingπŸ˜…”

Tinubu and Shettima’s lawyer SAN Olanipekun is now up and starts with a banger:


O: My lord, let us take it that the petitioners have no case in this court, yes because they don’t have a case here.


“The whole courtroom is looking like who be this oneπŸ₯²”

O: Look at exhibit X1, pages 22 and 23 of the decision at the Supreme Court states that this exhibit X1 settles the matter and it’s the case of APC Vs Labour Party and others and it’s very fresh from the oven.

Let me go to hype being made on FINE and let me draw your attention to section 137 1D of the constitution and we have made submissions and it says “he is under a statement of debt”

It’s simple grammer, he didn’t say was

It says he is under

It’s present tense, present continuous”


“LMAO”

SAN Queen Premier πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…

English 


My lord, the law says 10 years after any offence is gone, so even though there is anything, the law has cleared it.

This is the constitution and in secondary school we were thought past tense and past participle and present tense.


Lmao SAN Grammarian

SAN Oxford Dictionary

Best in English

My lord on 25% on FCT

Let me say this oh bended knees (but he is still standing oh)

My lord on bended knees (Baba you’re still standing oh🀣😭🀣)


My lord FCT is like every other state. It is a state.


My lord, again the 1st petitioner has no locus standi because the constitution has taken him out of participating in any election rerun even if there’s going to be because the candidate must be the candidate who has the highest of vote and 1 among of the remaining candidates which is PDP which has the majority of votes in the states cast in the elections 

He is not, so he cannot even be in any rerun


Lastly, to show that he is not a member of Labour Party exhibit shows he cannot run because he’s not a member, he cannot push the 2nd person and claim 2nd.


Justice Tsamamni: But if you’re entering a bus in Lagos 


“The whole courtroom is laughing”


“Lmao APC is begging for a RERUN, but they don’t want Peter Obi to contest”

Why are they afraid πŸ˜….


APC lawyer is now up


Fagbemi takes the stage to give us his own Queen premier English.


Fagbemi: My lord as simple as it is, I join my learned colleagues, SAN AB Mahmoud and my leader SAN Wole Olanipekun to say that this case should be quickly dismissed as it’s a waste of time.

This petition is ambitious (na wa oh, English)

This is the petitioners fourth coming on the case of electronic collation.

The first one was in Federal High Court here in Abuja and they abandoned it and ran to Lagos and that case lasted 8 days and they went to court of appeal and it was disastrous for them because they lost. We have presented this in exhibit X1.

Now they are here again about electronic collation.

It is a gross abuse of court time.


“This one is on colos”

πŸ₯²

Fagbemi: If anyone wants to attack any result, there has to be a PU by PU allocation and proof because there was a glitch in PU A but none in B but the petitioners said there was no glitch in their own places they won and they should at least have their proof but have none and it is abysmally lacking in this case.


Now on the issue of Rerun it should be a 2 man race and that is between the winner of the election and the runner up and that has nothing to do with the petitioner.


“APC are actively looking for a rerun, they now know there is nowhere to run toπŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…”

I thought you people said you won.

They don’t want Peter Obi and Labour Party on the ballot, that is their game nowπŸ˜….

Fagbemi: My lord so on disqualification, everyone can run in an election rerun as long as you’ve ran in the election.


“Wait oh, it’s like someone has fainted oh 😭😭😭”

Awww one APC baby lawyer is having breathing problems, I hope she gets okay”


The court is waiting for them to take her out and give her the attention she needs. Hope she gets better.


Fagbemi: My lord, on the issue of forfeiture, the court already gave the 2nd respondent a clean bill of health on that.

Then on 25% of FCT, the constitution states 25 States of the federation even if the candidate scores 0 in FCT 25% in 25 States stands and there is no dispute that the 2nd respondent scored 25% in 29 States and to put FCT higher would amount to constitutional absurdity.


“One INEC lawyer just stood up and crossed over to pass a note to Fagbemi”

I don’t know if that is allowed.


Fagbemi: My lord on the glitches (Fagbemi started sounding like he was crying and his voice became funny)

“Everyone starts laughing while he was talking and it was difficult to hear him.

One baby lawyer ram and gave him water”


Justice Ugo: It’s a voice glitch


“Everyone starts laughing”.


Fagbemi: Yes my lord, since time is up, let me say that INEC scored a high mark in this election at least 50% is a pass mark and INEC scored 90% which is more than enough of the petitioners are only complaining about glitch.

So my lord, I seek that this petition be thrown out.


SAN Livy is now up with the microphone: testing testing 123


πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…


SAN Livy: My lord, it is my submission that the respondents have laboured in vain to diminish this petition.


“Hmmmm”


SAN Livy: As the case of Oyetola Vs INEC where the Supreme Court said IREV is part of electoral process, my lords, I will seek your indulgence to refer you to paragraph 22 of the witness disposition of RW1 which all the respondents have preferred to ignore and I will like to further drag them out of their uncomfortable zone.

The witness, their own witness said the authentic portal on which results can be accessed for review or determination of the election is the IREV Portal.

Now they are saying that IREV is no more important.

And an election where 88,000 blurred results were uploaded on this IREV is a flawed election.


OyaaaaaπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯


Livy: My lord, INEC gave results to the petitioners to present in this court and 88,123 of those results were blurred and they were certified by the same INEC and some were even blank copies of A4 papers, certified and among them you have pictures certified by them, INEC and they want to say they conducted an election properly so called.

My lord, let me repeat myself.


Justice Tsammani: We have heard you


Livy: My lord, let me say this, it is my submission that a CERTIFIED TRUE COPY of a document MUST BE AN EXACT REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL.

Must be, there is no choice, you cannot give us blurred CTC

 INEC can only have in its custody blurred blank result and not the original and so they have no basis as to what they used to declare that result, they only went to declare someone a winner and they don’t even have the original copies of results they certify because it could never have been any other thing apart from blurred sheets and pictures.


Fire on SAN


Livy: My lord, the 2nd respondent forfeited $460,000 on NARCOTICS, they don’t want to hear that, NARCOTICS


🀣🀣🀣

Livy ohhhh! Livy: My lord they have been quoting section 137 1D they are trying to form a case for us and avoiding the main case, even when you focus on money laundering which was part of the crimes of the 2nd respondent, the NARCOTICS should not be ignored and the constitution is clear on such crimes.


Now on rerun my lord, let us be clear, the only candidate who comes clear for a rerun is the 1st petitioner according to section 131 3D and my lord, in the case of Awolowo and Shagari, of course the provision now was not available then in that case.

And let me quickly refer to what the lawyer of the 2nd respondent said that the petition has been abandoned and I can’t believe this came from a brother I know, petition that you spent time filing replies and you don’t even have replies to file is what you’re saying abandoned.

A petition where you don’t even have any witness.


πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Livyyyy! Livy: My lord, I don’t want to spend time talking about FCT because the constitution is very clear on it, none of them even defined the meaning of AND.

I didn’t hear that from any of them whether disjunctive or otherwise and that would lead to manifest absurdity and they know so that is why they ignored that and did not urge my lord to interprete the AND as being disjunctive.


“The clerk rings the bell”


Livy: My lord, I’m replying 3 people, my time is not up

πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ€£


Livy: My lord, the petitioners have proved their case and to the issue of noncompliance from INEC they have no defence. They said because of toner, that’s why results CTC are blurred 

4 months after was when they explained a 4 hours glitch, 4 months after.

Up unto 29th of May, they were still giving us blurred documents of election result, 4 months after elections, how can you reconcile the 2. It’s not possible.


Justice Tsammani: Your time is to


Livy: My lord, one more sentence

the petitioners have proved that there was no glitch whatsoever in this election.

May it please my lordship.


Justice Tsamamani: Okay, we will announce the date for judgement to you all.


OMG 

πŸ₯Ή

“Learned silks, this is it, it’s done”.

It’s going to be a testimony.



Earlier in PDP closing address:


This PDP’s lawyer SAN Uche deserves cold Guinness Stout 

His wife must have rubbed his head well today 😭🀣😭


SAN Uche: My learned colleague on the other side said the criminal offence is timely and INEC the time has passed then the offence has passed. He said it here that the constitution forgives.

Well my lord, I am here to say that TIME DOES NOT RUN AGAINST CRIME


“The whole courtroom shouts Yeeessss”🀣😭🀣


Justice Tsammani: Uche, we should not mislead the public this thing is coming from the mouth of a Senior Advocate.

Some people already have their headline and that’s not right.

It’s a constitutional issue, it’s written in the constitution, so it’s not any time does not run against crime, it’s just the constitution. Let’s not mislead the public. The constitution states how long any crime can stand.


“Everyone is looking at Justice Tsammani like; is like agbado is under your wig”😭🀣😭


SAN Uche: Well my lord, at least he admitted that the 2nd respondent committed a crime. He said there’s forgiveness in the constitution and even when there is forgiveness let’s not forget that there’s also a punishment for sin.


“The whole courtroom is about to start clapping and giving a round of applause”

🀣🀣🀣


SAN Uche: Yes, there is Punishment for sin


Justice Tsammani: Uche you’re a Christian are you not a Christian, Christians forgive and even Jesus said go and sin no more.


SAN Uche: That was Jesus Christ oh, me I’m not Jesus 


🀣🀣🀣

“The whole courtroom is laughing”


SAN Uche: Then on Precedence my lord, my learned colleague said there is no precedence of annulling presidential election in Nigeria. 


SAN Olanipekun now stands up angrily: I take objection to that. Don’t misquote me, I am on my feet right now Uche so sit down.


SAN Uche: But I am still talking and you’re using out of my time.



SAN Olanipekun: I am on my feet. I object to that, I allowed you talk and kept my cool since even when you’re mentioning things that is not in your written address, I kept my cool, I didn’t talk, please don’t make me talk.

I object to that statement you’re making now. Don’t do that.


SAN Uche: Well, I heard you clearly and we all did, you said Precedence does not exist in annulment of presidential election.

My lord if I may go on, that Precedence that they said has never happened can be created today and be done in this case TODAY


“The whole courtroom is shouting Yes”🀣😭🀣


Justice Tsammani interrupts with smiles on his face: But Judgement is not today na


“The whole courtroom is almost on the floor with laughter πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚”


SAN Uche: My lord as I end this case, let that precedence be today, HEAVEN WILL NOT FALL


“The whole courtroom wants to clap”

πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Wowww amazing


PDP you guys have tried today, I’m proudπŸ˜….


Justice Tsammani: So we will inform you guys on the date of judgment, it was great listening to you all. Thank you for coming.


πŸ₯Ή

Awww their case has now ended.


Up next, abour Party and Peter Obi’s case by 2pm.

#FACT: Julius Abure was never elected as LP chairman but secretary

#FACT: Julius Abure was never elected as LP chairman but secretary

 *A Synopsis of The Labour Party (LP) 2019 National Convention in Akwanga Nasarawa State Displaying The Authentic Labour Party LP National Working Committee, NWC Members in Nigeria And Submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC




The Elected National Working Committee, NWC members of the Labour Party at the 10th June, 2019 Akwanga National Convention in Nasarawa State are listed below:


1: National Chairman:

Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdukarim 

(Baraden Paiko), RIP


2: Deputy National Chairman (North)

Comrade Mrs Maria Lebeke


3: Deputy National Chairman (South)

Alhaji Lamidi Bashiru Apapa


4: Deputy National Chairmen (Platforms) 

NLC & TUC to be appointed by Platform 


5: National Secretary

Barr Julius Abure


6: National Youth Leader

Comrade Eragbe Anslem


7: National Women Leader

Mrs Dupe Seyaolu


8: National Legal Adviser

Barr Akingbade Samuel Oyelekan


9: National Organizing Secretary

Comrade Clement Gbazuagu Ojukwu


10: National Auditor

Comrade Lami Ahmed


11: National Publicity Secretary

Barr Innocent Lagi


12: National Financial Secretary 

Comrade Olugbenga Daramola


13: National Treasurer

Mrs Oluchukwu Opara


14: National Vice Chairman (South East)

Comrade Sunday Innocent Okeke


15: National Vice Chairman (South South)

Comrade Prince Favour Reuben 


16: National Vice Chairman (South West)

Comrade Bode Simon


17: National Vice Chairman (North Central)

Comrade Adi Shirsha Adi, RIP.


18: National Vice Chairman (North East)

Alhaji Alkali Ibrahim Mohammed


19: National Vice Chairman (North West)

Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim


20: Deputy National Secretary (North)

Alhaji Saleh Lawan


21: Deputy National Secretary (South)

Kennedy Chigozie Ahanotu 


22: Deputy/Assistant National Youth Leaders (SS, SE, SW, NC, NE, NW)

To be appointed by NEC


23: Deputy National Women Leaders

(SS, SE, SW, NC, NE, NW) 

to be appointed by NEC


Highlights of the present reality and dispensation from 5th April, 2023 till date.


1: That *Alhaji Lamidi Bashiru Apapa* was Elected As one of the Two (2) Deputy National Chairmen of Labour Party LP at the Akwanga National Convention of 10th June, 2019  with Comrade Maria Lebeke.


2: That *Alhaji Lamidi Bashiru Apapa* was appointed the Acting National Chairman of the Labour Party LP legally and constitutionally on 6th April, 2023 by the National Working Committee, NWC in line with the provisions of the Labour Party LP constitution 2019 as amended and ratified by the National Executive Council, NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023.


3: That *Comrade Mrs Maria Lebeke* was the Acting National Chairman for three (3) months 20th December, 2020 when our late National Chairman Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdukarim (Baraden Paiko), RIP passed on till 21st March, 2021 when Julius Abure criminally breached the provisions of the Labour Party constitution and supplanted the office of the National Chairman of Labour Party LP on 21st March, 2021 in Benin City Edo State.


4a: That  *Julius Abure* was Elected As National Secretary and cannot become Acting/National Chairman of the Labour Party LP constitutionally as NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 voided Julius Abure's Acting National Chairmanship which he occupied illegally and criminally on 21st March, 2021 in Benin City Edo State after the demise of our National Chairman Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdukarim (Baraden Paiko), RIP on 19th December, 2020 and also supplanted the then Acting National Chairman, Mrs Maria Lebeke whom Abure also illegally suspended for two (2) years.


4b: That NEC in session also suspended Julius Abure in line with the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 predicated on the Nigeria Police Force FCID Investigation & Forensic Audit Report that indicted Julius Abure, Umar Farouk Ibrahim, Ojukwu Clement and Mrs Oluchi Okpara for Forgery, Perjury, criminal conspiracy with financial malfeasance.


4c: That Julius Abure's suspension by NEC in session was further predicated on his several contempt of court order and conduct of illegal Gubernatorial primaries in Bayelsa, Imo & Kogi States on 15th April, 2023 and in addition to Abure's illegal NEC meeting conducted in Asaba Delta State on 18th April, 2023.


4d: That Abure's criminal charges encompass his perpetration of several unlawful substitution of validly nominated labour party candidates for the 2023 election which he illegally removed from the INEC portal using fake and forged withdrawal letters, fake court affidavits and fake TSA receipts etc.


4e: That Julius Abure in line with the Nigeria Police Force FCID Investigation & Forensic Audit Report, was arrested on Friday 16th June, 2023 and granted bail on Saturday 17th June, 2023.


4f: That Abure shall be arraigned in Court for prosecution accordingly over criminality bothering on Forgery, Perjury and criminal conspiracy with unlawful substitution of party candidates in the INEC portal.


5: That *Comrade Eragbe Anslem* was Elected As the National Youth Leader and remains the National Youth Leader of Labour Party LP as NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 voided Abure's illegal suspension, impunity and criminality against Comrade Eragbe Anslem and reinstated Eragbe while declaring all actions by Abure against Eragbe null and void and of no effect from 20th October, 2022.


6a: That *Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim* was Elected As National Vice Chairman North West and cannot become National Secretary of the Labour Party LP Making his illegal occupation of the office of the National Secretary criminally null and void and of no effect.


6b: That Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim was suspended by NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May 2023, in line with the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 predicated on the Nigeria Police Force FCID Investigation & Forensic Audit Report indictment over his criminality bothering on: Forgery, Perjury and criminal conspiracy with Financial malfeasance which he engaged with Abure by perpetrating unlawful substitution of party's 2023 candidates in the INEC portal.


7a: That *Kennedy Ahanotu* was Elected As Deputy National Secretary (South) and cannot occupy the office of the Acting/National Youth Leader of Labour Party LP. 


7b: That NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 suspended Kennedy Ahanotu for participating in the illegal NEC meeting conducted by Julius Abure and Umar Farouk on 18th April, 2023 in Asaba Delta State.


7c: That NEC in session on 3rd May, 2023 in Bauchi State further voided Ahanotu's illegal occupation of the office of the Acting/National Youth Leader of Labour Party from 20th October, 2022 declaring Abure & Ahanotu's illegality and criminality null and void and of no effect.


8: That *Alhaji Saleh Lawan* was Elected As Deputy National Secretary (North) and is legally and constitutionally entitled to occupy and now occupying the office of the Acting National Secretary of the Labour Party LP in line with NWC appointment of 6th April, 2023 which was further ratified by NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023.


9: That *Clement Gbazuagu Ojukwu* was elected as National Organizing Secretary and was suspended as National Organizing Secretary by NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 by reason of the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 over criminal conspiracy with financial malfeasance benefited from involving in unlawful substitution of validly nominated party's candidates in the INEC Portal.


10: That *Mrs Oluchi Okpara* was Elected As National Treasurer and was suspended as National Treasurer by NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 by reason of the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 over criminal conspiracy with financial malfeasance benefited from involving herself in unlawful substitution of validly nominated party's candidates in the INEC Portal.


11: That NEC in session on 3rd May, 2023 in Bauchi State ratified *Comrade Arabambi Abayomi's* reinstatement as Acting National Publicity Secretary earlier approved by the National Working Committee, NWC on 6th April, 2023 in an emergency meeting of NWC after the FCT High Court Restraining Order on Abure and others on 5th April, 2023 and lifted the illegal suspension meted by Abure on Arabambi in November, 2022.


12: That NEC in session voided *Mr. OBIORA IFOH'S* appointment as Acting National Publicity Secretary and suspended him forthwith along with all other NWC & NEC members (States Chairmen and Secretaries) across 35 states and FCT except the Bauchi State Chairman and Secretary and warned them to desist from parading themselves as National Officers and NEC members of the Labour Party LP.


13: That *Julius Abure and Umar Farouk Ibrahim* were suspended by NEC on 3rd May, 2023 by reason of the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 over criminality bothering on Forgery, Perjury and criminal conspiracy with financial malfeasance to the sum of over four hundred million naira (N400,000,000.00) as benefits derived from involving themselves in  unlawful substitution of validly nominated Labour Party LP candidates in the INEC Portal.


14: That the Constitution of the Labour Party LP 2019 as amended did not make any provisions for Julius Abure and Umar Farouk to be Acting National Chairman and Acting National Secretary of the Labour Party LP for which NEC declared their Acting from 21st March, 2021 to 5th April, 2023 Illegal, unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect in line with the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023.


15a: That *Alhaji Lamidi Bashiru Apapa* on the behalf of the Labour Party LP National Working Committee, NWC wishes to thank Nigerians for their steadfast support in this struggle.


15b: Apapa has declared his commitment to unveil the programs for the commencement of implementation for the Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States 11th November, 2023 Gubernatorial Elections for our candidates.


15c: Apapa declared that *Chief Ukaegbu Ikechukwu Joseph (Ikenga)* is the Labour Party LP validly nominated Gubernatorial candidate of the party in Imo State from the 16th April, 2023 primaries, while *Col Dr Abu Vincent Enemona* is the Gubernatorial for Kogi state and also declared that for Bayelsa State.

 *A Synopsis of The Labour Party (LP) 2019 National Convention in Akwanga Nasarawa State Displaying The Authentic Labour Party LP National Working Committee, NWC Members in Nigeria And Submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC




The Elected National Working Committee, NWC members of the Labour Party at the 10th June, 2019 Akwanga National Convention in Nasarawa State are listed below:


1: National Chairman:

Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdukarim 

(Baraden Paiko), RIP


2: Deputy National Chairman (North)

Comrade Mrs Maria Lebeke


3: Deputy National Chairman (South)

Alhaji Lamidi Bashiru Apapa


4: Deputy National Chairmen (Platforms) 

NLC & TUC to be appointed by Platform 


5: National Secretary

Barr Julius Abure


6: National Youth Leader

Comrade Eragbe Anslem


7: National Women Leader

Mrs Dupe Seyaolu


8: National Legal Adviser

Barr Akingbade Samuel Oyelekan


9: National Organizing Secretary

Comrade Clement Gbazuagu Ojukwu


10: National Auditor

Comrade Lami Ahmed


11: National Publicity Secretary

Barr Innocent Lagi


12: National Financial Secretary 

Comrade Olugbenga Daramola


13: National Treasurer

Mrs Oluchukwu Opara


14: National Vice Chairman (South East)

Comrade Sunday Innocent Okeke


15: National Vice Chairman (South South)

Comrade Prince Favour Reuben 


16: National Vice Chairman (South West)

Comrade Bode Simon


17: National Vice Chairman (North Central)

Comrade Adi Shirsha Adi, RIP.


18: National Vice Chairman (North East)

Alhaji Alkali Ibrahim Mohammed


19: National Vice Chairman (North West)

Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim


20: Deputy National Secretary (North)

Alhaji Saleh Lawan


21: Deputy National Secretary (South)

Kennedy Chigozie Ahanotu 


22: Deputy/Assistant National Youth Leaders (SS, SE, SW, NC, NE, NW)

To be appointed by NEC


23: Deputy National Women Leaders

(SS, SE, SW, NC, NE, NW) 

to be appointed by NEC


Highlights of the present reality and dispensation from 5th April, 2023 till date.


1: That *Alhaji Lamidi Bashiru Apapa* was Elected As one of the Two (2) Deputy National Chairmen of Labour Party LP at the Akwanga National Convention of 10th June, 2019  with Comrade Maria Lebeke.


2: That *Alhaji Lamidi Bashiru Apapa* was appointed the Acting National Chairman of the Labour Party LP legally and constitutionally on 6th April, 2023 by the National Working Committee, NWC in line with the provisions of the Labour Party LP constitution 2019 as amended and ratified by the National Executive Council, NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023.


3: That *Comrade Mrs Maria Lebeke* was the Acting National Chairman for three (3) months 20th December, 2020 when our late National Chairman Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdukarim (Baraden Paiko), RIP passed on till 21st March, 2021 when Julius Abure criminally breached the provisions of the Labour Party constitution and supplanted the office of the National Chairman of Labour Party LP on 21st March, 2021 in Benin City Edo State.


4a: That  *Julius Abure* was Elected As National Secretary and cannot become Acting/National Chairman of the Labour Party LP constitutionally as NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 voided Julius Abure's Acting National Chairmanship which he occupied illegally and criminally on 21st March, 2021 in Benin City Edo State after the demise of our National Chairman Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdukarim (Baraden Paiko), RIP on 19th December, 2020 and also supplanted the then Acting National Chairman, Mrs Maria Lebeke whom Abure also illegally suspended for two (2) years.


4b: That NEC in session also suspended Julius Abure in line with the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 predicated on the Nigeria Police Force FCID Investigation & Forensic Audit Report that indicted Julius Abure, Umar Farouk Ibrahim, Ojukwu Clement and Mrs Oluchi Okpara for Forgery, Perjury, criminal conspiracy with financial malfeasance.


4c: That Julius Abure's suspension by NEC in session was further predicated on his several contempt of court order and conduct of illegal Gubernatorial primaries in Bayelsa, Imo & Kogi States on 15th April, 2023 and in addition to Abure's illegal NEC meeting conducted in Asaba Delta State on 18th April, 2023.


4d: That Abure's criminal charges encompass his perpetration of several unlawful substitution of validly nominated labour party candidates for the 2023 election which he illegally removed from the INEC portal using fake and forged withdrawal letters, fake court affidavits and fake TSA receipts etc.


4e: That Julius Abure in line with the Nigeria Police Force FCID Investigation & Forensic Audit Report, was arrested on Friday 16th June, 2023 and granted bail on Saturday 17th June, 2023.


4f: That Abure shall be arraigned in Court for prosecution accordingly over criminality bothering on Forgery, Perjury and criminal conspiracy with unlawful substitution of party candidates in the INEC portal.


5: That *Comrade Eragbe Anslem* was Elected As the National Youth Leader and remains the National Youth Leader of Labour Party LP as NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 voided Abure's illegal suspension, impunity and criminality against Comrade Eragbe Anslem and reinstated Eragbe while declaring all actions by Abure against Eragbe null and void and of no effect from 20th October, 2022.


6a: That *Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim* was Elected As National Vice Chairman North West and cannot become National Secretary of the Labour Party LP Making his illegal occupation of the office of the National Secretary criminally null and void and of no effect.


6b: That Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim was suspended by NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May 2023, in line with the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 predicated on the Nigeria Police Force FCID Investigation & Forensic Audit Report indictment over his criminality bothering on: Forgery, Perjury and criminal conspiracy with Financial malfeasance which he engaged with Abure by perpetrating unlawful substitution of party's 2023 candidates in the INEC portal.


7a: That *Kennedy Ahanotu* was Elected As Deputy National Secretary (South) and cannot occupy the office of the Acting/National Youth Leader of Labour Party LP. 


7b: That NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 suspended Kennedy Ahanotu for participating in the illegal NEC meeting conducted by Julius Abure and Umar Farouk on 18th April, 2023 in Asaba Delta State.


7c: That NEC in session on 3rd May, 2023 in Bauchi State further voided Ahanotu's illegal occupation of the office of the Acting/National Youth Leader of Labour Party from 20th October, 2022 declaring Abure & Ahanotu's illegality and criminality null and void and of no effect.


8: That *Alhaji Saleh Lawan* was Elected As Deputy National Secretary (North) and is legally and constitutionally entitled to occupy and now occupying the office of the Acting National Secretary of the Labour Party LP in line with NWC appointment of 6th April, 2023 which was further ratified by NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023.


9: That *Clement Gbazuagu Ojukwu* was elected as National Organizing Secretary and was suspended as National Organizing Secretary by NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 by reason of the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 over criminal conspiracy with financial malfeasance benefited from involving in unlawful substitution of validly nominated party's candidates in the INEC Portal.


10: That *Mrs Oluchi Okpara* was Elected As National Treasurer and was suspended as National Treasurer by NEC in session in Bauchi State on 3rd May, 2023 by reason of the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 over criminal conspiracy with financial malfeasance benefited from involving herself in unlawful substitution of validly nominated party's candidates in the INEC Portal.


11: That NEC in session on 3rd May, 2023 in Bauchi State ratified *Comrade Arabambi Abayomi's* reinstatement as Acting National Publicity Secretary earlier approved by the National Working Committee, NWC on 6th April, 2023 in an emergency meeting of NWC after the FCT High Court Restraining Order on Abure and others on 5th April, 2023 and lifted the illegal suspension meted by Abure on Arabambi in November, 2022.


12: That NEC in session voided *Mr. OBIORA IFOH'S* appointment as Acting National Publicity Secretary and suspended him forthwith along with all other NWC & NEC members (States Chairmen and Secretaries) across 35 states and FCT except the Bauchi State Chairman and Secretary and warned them to desist from parading themselves as National Officers and NEC members of the Labour Party LP.


13: That *Julius Abure and Umar Farouk Ibrahim* were suspended by NEC on 3rd May, 2023 by reason of the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023 over criminality bothering on Forgery, Perjury and criminal conspiracy with financial malfeasance to the sum of over four hundred million naira (N400,000,000.00) as benefits derived from involving themselves in  unlawful substitution of validly nominated Labour Party LP candidates in the INEC Portal.


14: That the Constitution of the Labour Party LP 2019 as amended did not make any provisions for Julius Abure and Umar Farouk to be Acting National Chairman and Acting National Secretary of the Labour Party LP for which NEC declared their Acting from 21st March, 2021 to 5th April, 2023 Illegal, unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect in line with the FCT High Court Restraining Order of 5th April, 2023.


15a: That *Alhaji Lamidi Bashiru Apapa* on the behalf of the Labour Party LP National Working Committee, NWC wishes to thank Nigerians for their steadfast support in this struggle.


15b: Apapa has declared his commitment to unveil the programs for the commencement of implementation for the Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States 11th November, 2023 Gubernatorial Elections for our candidates.


15c: Apapa declared that *Chief Ukaegbu Ikechukwu Joseph (Ikenga)* is the Labour Party LP validly nominated Gubernatorial candidate of the party in Imo State from the 16th April, 2023 primaries, while *Col Dr Abu Vincent Enemona* is the Gubernatorial for Kogi state and also declared that for Bayelsa State.

Obi, Atiku United in the Cause

Obi, Atiku United in the Cause



POEM Deepens...
If you had time to study the HE Peter Obi and Labour Party final address on one hand and the HE Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party's own on the other, one would notice a path of unity in almost all arguments. Both addresses were in response to HE Bola Ahmed Tinubu and HE Kashim Shettima's own final address in defence of the heist called the February 25 presidential election conducted by the Prof Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Both petitioners' sets of legal teams brushed aside the arrogance, provocation and threats from the rabble-rousing team led by Wole Olanipekun, SAN to dwell on issues of their respective petitions. Drawing from both the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the 2022 Electoral Act, both teams cleanly pushed the dagger through the arteries of the Respondents by providing proofs evidently beyond every reasonable doubt in matters relating to non-compliance, Tinubu's drug-related forfeiture business, forgery of certificates, Shettima's double nomination and the matter of 25% votes in the Federal Capital Territory.

Most interesting of the arguments can be enjoyed from digesting the submissions both ventilated while supplying proofs upon proofs, including citations, of the intentions of the drafters of the constitution by the use of *AND* in reference to 25% of the votes cast in at least ⅔ of the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT, Abuja.

Though choosing their different sets of words, both teams arrived at exactly the same conclusion - any president of Nigeria *MUST* obtain at least 25% of the total number of the votes cast at the FCT in addition to other constitutional requirements, to be declared president-elect. Tinubu did not, and both parties are crying foul. 

It is significant to note here that even when Atiku and the PDP did not get up to the required 25% votes in FCT, they stoutly defended the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Kudos to Atiku, the PDP and their legal team for insisting on the right thing even when they would not benefit directly from the move. A new Nigeria is indeed POssible!

The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-man Tribunal is on the spotlight. Expectations are quite high that they should rise to the occasion and deliver equitable justice. The nation is all eyes as much as the international communities, especially the European Union, who sunk a whopping €38 million into the exercise, having been convinced by Prof Yakubu and his INEC that the election was going to be free, fair and credible.

Tsammani has the yearning chance to clean up the mess of Yakubu and let the country enjoy the confidence of the EU and the watching world. No country lives in isolation from the rest of the world, and a country of over 200 million should not be an exception.

#ANewNigeriaIsPOssible

This is POEM


POEM Deepens...
If you had time to study the HE Peter Obi and Labour Party final address on one hand and the HE Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party's own on the other, one would notice a path of unity in almost all arguments. Both addresses were in response to HE Bola Ahmed Tinubu and HE Kashim Shettima's own final address in defence of the heist called the February 25 presidential election conducted by the Prof Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Both petitioners' sets of legal teams brushed aside the arrogance, provocation and threats from the rabble-rousing team led by Wole Olanipekun, SAN to dwell on issues of their respective petitions. Drawing from both the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the 2022 Electoral Act, both teams cleanly pushed the dagger through the arteries of the Respondents by providing proofs evidently beyond every reasonable doubt in matters relating to non-compliance, Tinubu's drug-related forfeiture business, forgery of certificates, Shettima's double nomination and the matter of 25% votes in the Federal Capital Territory.

Most interesting of the arguments can be enjoyed from digesting the submissions both ventilated while supplying proofs upon proofs, including citations, of the intentions of the drafters of the constitution by the use of *AND* in reference to 25% of the votes cast in at least ⅔ of the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT, Abuja.

Though choosing their different sets of words, both teams arrived at exactly the same conclusion - any president of Nigeria *MUST* obtain at least 25% of the total number of the votes cast at the FCT in addition to other constitutional requirements, to be declared president-elect. Tinubu did not, and both parties are crying foul. 

It is significant to note here that even when Atiku and the PDP did not get up to the required 25% votes in FCT, they stoutly defended the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Kudos to Atiku, the PDP and their legal team for insisting on the right thing even when they would not benefit directly from the move. A new Nigeria is indeed POssible!

The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-man Tribunal is on the spotlight. Expectations are quite high that they should rise to the occasion and deliver equitable justice. The nation is all eyes as much as the international communities, especially the European Union, who sunk a whopping €38 million into the exercise, having been convinced by Prof Yakubu and his INEC that the election was going to be free, fair and credible.

Tsammani has the yearning chance to clean up the mess of Yakubu and let the country enjoy the confidence of the EU and the watching world. No country lives in isolation from the rest of the world, and a country of over 200 million should not be an exception.

#ANewNigeriaIsPOssible

This is POEM

Re: Peter Obi and NADECO/DEMOCRACY Day; The Need for Facts of History

Re: Peter Obi and NADECO/DEMOCRACY Day; The Need for Facts of History

Peter Obi

One Wilson Ijide, whose identity is lost with those who embark on similar hatchet campaigns to recklessly smear the integrity of a man whose only crime is daring the old order to evolve a new Nigeria for the benefit of her citizens and assured future of her teeming youths, came out with the exceedingly ridiculous write-up so referenced in this response. Ordinarily, such disjointed attempt of extreme display of hate and unprecedented falsehood deserve no response from POEM but we live in a vulnerable society where such glaring distortions sometimes gain traction.


The internationally acclaimed writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie would refer to the danger of such single story - a stereotype, untrue, incomplete and straight-jacket telling - as satisfying only the invectives of an unknown quantity. Besides this, 'Ijide's' lone race in distortions brings to fore the need to return the teaching of history to our schools, otherwise people like him, whether they actually exist or manipulated to have form, would ear-plug themselves, fly high and get lost on wild imaginative compositions without interrogation! But we are POEM, we keep the records straight for our nation's sake!


We will not attempt to correct the very wrong impression of half-truths and unimaginable propaganda by the writer, regarding Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB and his stewardship as a former Nigerian leader, who though erred terribly in the annulment of June 12 but not entirely the monster the writer described by reference to Egypt's Gamal Abdar Nasser. IBB is sound in mind and spirit, and quite capable of responding if the retired general finds it worthy.


But to connect HE Peter Obi to some of the actions leading to that annulment is not a a matter we intend to step aside in any way. The writer's poor sense of fiction writing descended to the abyss with his illogical and ahistorical concoction that the Labour Party presidential candidate was acting behind the scenes as the deputy to Chief Arthur Nzeribe of the notorious group termed Association for Better Nigeria, ABN, another child of perfidy on the IBB/JUNE 12 imbroglio. Again, we see a single story in an attempt to clap with one hand. Now, to the real facts of June 12 impasse as history is not produced in a science laboratory.


In 1993 when IBB and a certain cabal were playing a ludo game with our nation, Peter Gregory Obi was not anywhere near the military, neither with any political contractor nor group, either for nor against IBB. He was not interested in politics and was minding his trading business, took residence outside the country in far away United Kingdom. This much fact was revealed by himself on tape on video in a public conference. We refer readers to this video clip to listen in: https://fb.watch/l9pnMmc-dZ/


POEM does not, in any way, give leanings to ethnic narratives but trying to box PO into that unwilling wall, we will clarify that the leader of the so-called ABN was Abimbola Davies from Chief MKO Abiola's ethnic divide. Arthur Nzeribe was only his deputy. So, even if clandestinely, did Nzeribe appear like one to share his deputy functions with Obi (who Nzeribe would consider a boy then)? Isn't it simply nauseating how some people could sit down, possibly in filthy room and manufacture a single story of vulgar nonsense?


The formation of NADECO was a baby of necessity that had some membership which the jaundiced writer sliced. Slicing that only provided the names of the Yorubas. A clear revelation to this writer's sole intent - to create ethnic loathing. How does one deal with a mind that has been corroded with ethnic jingoism? Present more facts definitely. 


NADECO wouldn't have been without the muscle provided by true Igbo indigenes in the likes of Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, Chief Sam Mbakwe, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe, Alhaji Abdulazeez Ude and so many others. Is this faceless writer not aware or is he conveniently forgetting the ordeal Olisa Agbakoba, SAN went through in the hands of late Gen Sani Abacha while fighting with everything in him to actualize June 12? Is it a hidden knowledge that the USA representative of NADECO and Executive Director is Lloyd Ukwu, an Igbo man who single-handedly provided all the funds and hosting abroad? Again, correcting the dangers of a single story! 


At this juncture, it must be emphasised that this nation should remain eternally grateful to Pa Ayo Adebanjo and Afenifere for painstakingly scrutinizing PO, finding him very worthy and firmly stood by him before, during and after February 25. That has been the greatest sacrifice by any pan-ethnic group to banishing the monstrous ethnic politics from our shores.


Typical of those who are afraid of strong illuminations emanating from Obi in our dark democracy firmament, the writer played their usual record devoid of grooves, a worn-out noise about Obi being a killer, a bomber and opportunist making his money through a reward from Abacha in being the "CEO of Tin Can Island Port, thus becoming the chairman of Fidelity Bank at the age of 35". Oh what a poor soul being housed by this writer!


It is time to listen attentively to the attached video. Abacha made PO the chairman of decongesting Tin Can Island Port the first time the late head of state set eyes on the young billionaire. Obi led a group of traders whose containers were seized. Notably, no one dealing in illegal business like drug trafficking would have dared going to Abuja to meet an emperor like Abacha to release his goods. Such a person certainly wouldn't return to the comfort of his home. In that meeting, Peter Obi spoke so convincingly about measures to decongest the ports and surprisingly, the Head of State instantly made him the chairman of the committee. He never knew him before then.


But Obi did not lead the traders to Abacha because he was the most handsome. To be appointed to lead and speak on their behalf, his containers must have worth the most in money or at least close to that. And it wouldn't be a surprise.


While he supported and voted for the late Chief MKO Abiola in 1993, soon after the election he relocated to the United Kingdom with his family where he ran a decent successful business that received encouragement and support from credible finance institutions all over the World because of the integrity and reputation he put in it. Obi was not and is not a man to ever get involved in corrupt enrichment.


If he was such a Nigerian, he wouldn't have saved N75 billion as governor of Anambra State and handed over to his successor, when he had opportunities, like most of his counterparts all over the country, to have stolen all of them. So, claiming that he made his money from his brief stay as chairman of a committee set up by the head of state to decongest the Tin Can Island Port is not only absurd but also clearly shows the poor level of apprehension whoever was hired to write as Wilson Ijide possesses. 


PO did not win over 95% of the votes cast in Anambra State because he is from the state. He won so massively because the people tested him for eight good years and found him very sufficiently worthy. Majority of Nigerians voted for him because they studied his past and found a man of very appealing integrity, desirable honesty and admirable competence. All these attempts at distorting such facts with jumbo tales did not work before February 25 and certainly won't work now and even after.



 By POEM

Peter Obi

One Wilson Ijide, whose identity is lost with those who embark on similar hatchet campaigns to recklessly smear the integrity of a man whose only crime is daring the old order to evolve a new Nigeria for the benefit of her citizens and assured future of her teeming youths, came out with the exceedingly ridiculous write-up so referenced in this response. Ordinarily, such disjointed attempt of extreme display of hate and unprecedented falsehood deserve no response from POEM but we live in a vulnerable society where such glaring distortions sometimes gain traction.


The internationally acclaimed writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie would refer to the danger of such single story - a stereotype, untrue, incomplete and straight-jacket telling - as satisfying only the invectives of an unknown quantity. Besides this, 'Ijide's' lone race in distortions brings to fore the need to return the teaching of history to our schools, otherwise people like him, whether they actually exist or manipulated to have form, would ear-plug themselves, fly high and get lost on wild imaginative compositions without interrogation! But we are POEM, we keep the records straight for our nation's sake!


We will not attempt to correct the very wrong impression of half-truths and unimaginable propaganda by the writer, regarding Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB and his stewardship as a former Nigerian leader, who though erred terribly in the annulment of June 12 but not entirely the monster the writer described by reference to Egypt's Gamal Abdar Nasser. IBB is sound in mind and spirit, and quite capable of responding if the retired general finds it worthy.


But to connect HE Peter Obi to some of the actions leading to that annulment is not a a matter we intend to step aside in any way. The writer's poor sense of fiction writing descended to the abyss with his illogical and ahistorical concoction that the Labour Party presidential candidate was acting behind the scenes as the deputy to Chief Arthur Nzeribe of the notorious group termed Association for Better Nigeria, ABN, another child of perfidy on the IBB/JUNE 12 imbroglio. Again, we see a single story in an attempt to clap with one hand. Now, to the real facts of June 12 impasse as history is not produced in a science laboratory.


In 1993 when IBB and a certain cabal were playing a ludo game with our nation, Peter Gregory Obi was not anywhere near the military, neither with any political contractor nor group, either for nor against IBB. He was not interested in politics and was minding his trading business, took residence outside the country in far away United Kingdom. This much fact was revealed by himself on tape on video in a public conference. We refer readers to this video clip to listen in: https://fb.watch/l9pnMmc-dZ/


POEM does not, in any way, give leanings to ethnic narratives but trying to box PO into that unwilling wall, we will clarify that the leader of the so-called ABN was Abimbola Davies from Chief MKO Abiola's ethnic divide. Arthur Nzeribe was only his deputy. So, even if clandestinely, did Nzeribe appear like one to share his deputy functions with Obi (who Nzeribe would consider a boy then)? Isn't it simply nauseating how some people could sit down, possibly in filthy room and manufacture a single story of vulgar nonsense?


The formation of NADECO was a baby of necessity that had some membership which the jaundiced writer sliced. Slicing that only provided the names of the Yorubas. A clear revelation to this writer's sole intent - to create ethnic loathing. How does one deal with a mind that has been corroded with ethnic jingoism? Present more facts definitely. 


NADECO wouldn't have been without the muscle provided by true Igbo indigenes in the likes of Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, Chief Sam Mbakwe, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe, Alhaji Abdulazeez Ude and so many others. Is this faceless writer not aware or is he conveniently forgetting the ordeal Olisa Agbakoba, SAN went through in the hands of late Gen Sani Abacha while fighting with everything in him to actualize June 12? Is it a hidden knowledge that the USA representative of NADECO and Executive Director is Lloyd Ukwu, an Igbo man who single-handedly provided all the funds and hosting abroad? Again, correcting the dangers of a single story! 


At this juncture, it must be emphasised that this nation should remain eternally grateful to Pa Ayo Adebanjo and Afenifere for painstakingly scrutinizing PO, finding him very worthy and firmly stood by him before, during and after February 25. That has been the greatest sacrifice by any pan-ethnic group to banishing the monstrous ethnic politics from our shores.


Typical of those who are afraid of strong illuminations emanating from Obi in our dark democracy firmament, the writer played their usual record devoid of grooves, a worn-out noise about Obi being a killer, a bomber and opportunist making his money through a reward from Abacha in being the "CEO of Tin Can Island Port, thus becoming the chairman of Fidelity Bank at the age of 35". Oh what a poor soul being housed by this writer!


It is time to listen attentively to the attached video. Abacha made PO the chairman of decongesting Tin Can Island Port the first time the late head of state set eyes on the young billionaire. Obi led a group of traders whose containers were seized. Notably, no one dealing in illegal business like drug trafficking would have dared going to Abuja to meet an emperor like Abacha to release his goods. Such a person certainly wouldn't return to the comfort of his home. In that meeting, Peter Obi spoke so convincingly about measures to decongest the ports and surprisingly, the Head of State instantly made him the chairman of the committee. He never knew him before then.


But Obi did not lead the traders to Abacha because he was the most handsome. To be appointed to lead and speak on their behalf, his containers must have worth the most in money or at least close to that. And it wouldn't be a surprise.


While he supported and voted for the late Chief MKO Abiola in 1993, soon after the election he relocated to the United Kingdom with his family where he ran a decent successful business that received encouragement and support from credible finance institutions all over the World because of the integrity and reputation he put in it. Obi was not and is not a man to ever get involved in corrupt enrichment.


If he was such a Nigerian, he wouldn't have saved N75 billion as governor of Anambra State and handed over to his successor, when he had opportunities, like most of his counterparts all over the country, to have stolen all of them. So, claiming that he made his money from his brief stay as chairman of a committee set up by the head of state to decongest the Tin Can Island Port is not only absurd but also clearly shows the poor level of apprehension whoever was hired to write as Wilson Ijide possesses. 


PO did not win over 95% of the votes cast in Anambra State because he is from the state. He won so massively because the people tested him for eight good years and found him very sufficiently worthy. Majority of Nigerians voted for him because they studied his past and found a man of very appealing integrity, desirable honesty and admirable competence. All these attempts at distorting such facts with jumbo tales did not work before February 25 and certainly won't work now and even after.



 By POEM

Peter Obi’s Address to Nigerians on the Eve of the Consumption of a Civilian-Led Coup By Mohammadu Buhari, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Yakubu Mahmood, APC and Other Nigerian Political Elites

Peter Obi’s Address to Nigerians on the Eve of the Consumption of a Civilian-Led Coup By Mohammadu Buhari, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Yakubu Mahmood, APC and Other Nigerian Political Elites













“For all Nigerians, this is a time for deep reflection. It is also a time to re-examine our assumptions, even as we reaffirm our hopes. Let us calmly review our aspirations, in order to recalibrate our expectations and pin down the causes of our missed opportunities and disappointments. We stand at that critical moment in time when, as a people, we must collectively come to grips with the reality of our injured destiny as well as the reasons for that injury. It is for us to reassess our plight as a young democracy and identify clear pathways to a better and greater future for us all. As we await the verdict of the election tribunal, I urge all Nigerians to use this opportunity to renew their commitment to the Nigerian ideal. That ideal remains noble and worth every sacrifice we can make.


Nigeria remains our only patrimony and it is a patrimony we must protect, rather than violate. We have no other nation but this, so let us remain committed to rescuing and rebuilding it.


The judiciary is part of the democratic enterprise and a critical governance tool for determining the propriety of the decisions and actions of every citizen and every institution of state. To that extent, and for that reason,


I urge everyone to treat it with the respect and dignity it deserves.


We expect that the Nigerian judiciary will use the election cases now before it to reaffirm its independence and integrity. It has to do so, for all our sakes and for itself.


Nigerians must, therefore, remain peaceful and law abiding. No matter the depth of anyone’s reservations about what is going on in the polity today, no matter the real and imagined provocations, and no matter the disagreement out there,


we should remember that this will not last forever.


I remain committed, and untiring, in my determination to work with like-minded fellow Nigerians to end the curse of missed opportunities and squandered hope that has become our lot here.


I will never shrink from that original commitment, because I firmly believe that we must change from the present politics of criminality, and corruption, in order to make a new Nigeria possible.


I call on fellow Nigerians, especially the youths to remain steadfast, calm, patient, and peaceful. Our journey may be long and difficult but it is worth it in every way. Victory is assured.


We have to work together to move our beautiful country from corruption and criminality to a center of productivity rather than aimless consumption.


I am aware of some evil designs being hatched against me and my supporters in the coming months. Efforts will be made to taint my image. Campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame my character and diminish my hard-earned integrity.


These schemes will aim at degrading our support base and confusing the public. But, no evil campaign will alter the substance of my character; nor diminish my patriotic commitment to a better Nigeria.


It is about the future of our youths. it is about ending the Years of Locust.


In all of this, I thank Nigerians, our great party (LP) and the media. The latter, as the Fourth Estate of the realm, has remained a trusted ally.


This Estate must continue to guide our people on the immense promise of a future in a new Nigeria.


God bless Nigeria and protect the troops keeping us safe in this season of vaulting insecurity.


Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. -PO













“For all Nigerians, this is a time for deep reflection. It is also a time to re-examine our assumptions, even as we reaffirm our hopes. Let us calmly review our aspirations, in order to recalibrate our expectations and pin down the causes of our missed opportunities and disappointments. We stand at that critical moment in time when, as a people, we must collectively come to grips with the reality of our injured destiny as well as the reasons for that injury. It is for us to reassess our plight as a young democracy and identify clear pathways to a better and greater future for us all. As we await the verdict of the election tribunal, I urge all Nigerians to use this opportunity to renew their commitment to the Nigerian ideal. That ideal remains noble and worth every sacrifice we can make.


Nigeria remains our only patrimony and it is a patrimony we must protect, rather than violate. We have no other nation but this, so let us remain committed to rescuing and rebuilding it.


The judiciary is part of the democratic enterprise and a critical governance tool for determining the propriety of the decisions and actions of every citizen and every institution of state. To that extent, and for that reason,


I urge everyone to treat it with the respect and dignity it deserves.


We expect that the Nigerian judiciary will use the election cases now before it to reaffirm its independence and integrity. It has to do so, for all our sakes and for itself.


Nigerians must, therefore, remain peaceful and law abiding. No matter the depth of anyone’s reservations about what is going on in the polity today, no matter the real and imagined provocations, and no matter the disagreement out there,


we should remember that this will not last forever.


I remain committed, and untiring, in my determination to work with like-minded fellow Nigerians to end the curse of missed opportunities and squandered hope that has become our lot here.


I will never shrink from that original commitment, because I firmly believe that we must change from the present politics of criminality, and corruption, in order to make a new Nigeria possible.


I call on fellow Nigerians, especially the youths to remain steadfast, calm, patient, and peaceful. Our journey may be long and difficult but it is worth it in every way. Victory is assured.


We have to work together to move our beautiful country from corruption and criminality to a center of productivity rather than aimless consumption.


I am aware of some evil designs being hatched against me and my supporters in the coming months. Efforts will be made to taint my image. Campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame my character and diminish my hard-earned integrity.


These schemes will aim at degrading our support base and confusing the public. But, no evil campaign will alter the substance of my character; nor diminish my patriotic commitment to a better Nigeria.


It is about the future of our youths. it is about ending the Years of Locust.


In all of this, I thank Nigerians, our great party (LP) and the media. The latter, as the Fourth Estate of the realm, has remained a trusted ally.


This Estate must continue to guide our people on the immense promise of a future in a new Nigeria.


God bless Nigeria and protect the troops keeping us safe in this season of vaulting insecurity.


Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. -PO

Tinubu's Inauguration : Peter Obi's words for Obidents, I'm going to be facing all shorts of allegations in the coming months ( VIDEO)

Tinubu's Inauguration : Peter Obi's words for Obidents, I'm going to be facing all shorts of allegations in the coming months ( VIDEO)

 



This is Peter Obi last words today as he spoke to all Obident about 100,000 people across all social media apps. *Do not in any way fill dammed we are in a long Journey but it's Possible*

 



This is Peter Obi last words today as he spoke to all Obident about 100,000 people across all social media apps. *Do not in any way fill dammed we are in a long Journey but it's Possible*

COMMUNIQUE: Afenifere calls on judiciary to ensure that all petitions of the Presidential election be timeously and justly resolved before the end of the Buhari administration

COMMUNIQUE: Afenifere calls on judiciary to ensure that all petitions of the Presidential election be timeously and justly resolved before the end of the Buhari administration

 *BEING THE COMMUNIQUE AT THE END OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING OF THE AFENIFERE HELD AT THE RESIDENCE OF OUR LEADER CHIEF AYO ADEBANJO AT ISANYA OGBO OGUN STATE ON TUESDAY 25TH APRIL 2023.*


1. 000 PREAMBLE.

Afenifere held its Regular monthly General Meeting today, the 25th day of April 2023, at the residence of our Leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo at Isanya Ogbo, Ogun State, which Meeting had in attendance delegates from the member states and presided over by our Leader aforesaid; and after exhaustive deliberations on the state of the Nigerian Federation, Observed and Resolved as follow:


1.0 ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

 


Afenifere reiterates our position that the emergence of a President of Southern and specifically South Eastern origin will guarantee equity, fairness and peaceful corporate existence of the Nigerian federation and for which we continue to support the victory of Peter Obi of the Labour Party in the 25th February Presidential election and all his endeavours in its realisation.


2.0 THE JUDICIARY AND THE 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.


 Afenifere strongly calls on the judiciary to ensure that all petitions in respect of the Presidential election be timeously and justly resolved before the end of the tenure of the Buhari administration as the only way the confidence of Nigerians in its intervention may be earned. Precedents in this regard have been laid even by less endowed countries in Africa. 


3.0 BUHARI’S MESSAGE OF FORGIVENESS TO NIGERIANS. 


3.1 Afenifere considers the request of President Buhari for pardon “by those he might have hurt along the line of his services to the country” as rather short in statesmanship which demands that such apologies be extended to all Nigerians who have been traumatised especially by the pervasive insecurity and marooned in economic quagmire which in the last 8 years have rendered life most uninspiring, nasty, brutish and short. 


3.2 That it is rather shameful and painful that the President would celebrate, as achievement, the purported containment of insecurity in Abuja where the sovereignty of the nation has been wantonly challenged by terrorists routinely routing the Presidential convoy, Correctional Centres attacked and emptied and some Local Governments in neighbouring Niger State in effective occupation by Boko Haram.


3.2 Afenifere further notes the President’s lamentations of his serial loss of elections until “God sent technology to my rescue through the introduction of the PVC” . It is rather more lamentable that the manifest desires of Buhari to improve on the efficacy of the technological processes, inherited from Jonathan, by assenting the 2022 Electoral Act with the BVAS and IREV components, were thwarted by the INEC and security agencies under his watch, while high level officers of his government were befuddled by partisan considerations to justify relapse to primitivity. 


4.0 THE 2023 NATIONAL CENSUS.


4.1 Afenifere bemoans the unthinkable insistence of the Buhari administration in conducting the 2023 National Census in spite of the objective realities which make such an important national exercise most inauspicious in timing and impossible in credible implementation.


4.2 Afenifere recalls that in a paper it presented at the National Consultative Forum on the 2023 Census held at the Banquet Hall, State House Abuja on the 11th August 2022, it reiterated the imperative of census in national development noting that the application and misuse of Census data had been our bane as a country where we lie to ourselves and the world about our number indulging in laughable projections sometimes based on assumed and fixed percentage of population growth across different parts notwithstanding glaring variables.


4.3 It is in the light of the importance of credible exercise that, in the August 2022 Conference, we strongly advised against the conduct of the Census which, among other reasons, we said could not possibly hold in the same year of a General election. 4.4 Other well meaning personalities and institutions including the UNFPA Resident Representative in Nigeria who at another Conference in PortHarcourt on the 26th-29th March 2023 and most recently the Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Calabar which all have raised concerns on the possibility of reasonable and genuine participation in an acceptable headcount in the current mood of the nation.


4.5 That Afenifere is particularly bemused that Government expects participation in headcount by citizens still incensed and distraught by the trauma of violence and brigandage of the elections or by those in IDP camps within their country in whose ancestral homes terrorists in occupation will now be counted as new indigenes.


4.6 That all factors considered, including its inability to supervise a transparent electoral process, a lesser headcount exercise, the integrity deficiency of this administration is abysmally compounded in conducting census which partisan disputes in Nigeria is often at the level of communities, states and ethnic nationalities having been politicised overtime.


4.7 Afenifere decries the most insensitive deployment of over 800 bilion Naira on this wasteful exercise as scandalous and an economic offence.


4.8. Afenifere conclusively says there is no compelling reason why the census must be held by the expiring Buhari administration and calls for all steps and preparations in that regards to be stopped FORTHWITH.


Issued and signed at Isanya Ogbo, Ogun State this 25th day of April 2023.


Chief Ayo Adebanjo 

Leader


Chief Sola Ebiseni 

Secretary General.


 *BEING THE COMMUNIQUE AT THE END OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING OF THE AFENIFERE HELD AT THE RESIDENCE OF OUR LEADER CHIEF AYO ADEBANJO AT ISANYA OGBO OGUN STATE ON TUESDAY 25TH APRIL 2023.*


1. 000 PREAMBLE.

Afenifere held its Regular monthly General Meeting today, the 25th day of April 2023, at the residence of our Leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo at Isanya Ogbo, Ogun State, which Meeting had in attendance delegates from the member states and presided over by our Leader aforesaid; and after exhaustive deliberations on the state of the Nigerian Federation, Observed and Resolved as follow:


1.0 ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

 


Afenifere reiterates our position that the emergence of a President of Southern and specifically South Eastern origin will guarantee equity, fairness and peaceful corporate existence of the Nigerian federation and for which we continue to support the victory of Peter Obi of the Labour Party in the 25th February Presidential election and all his endeavours in its realisation.


2.0 THE JUDICIARY AND THE 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.


 Afenifere strongly calls on the judiciary to ensure that all petitions in respect of the Presidential election be timeously and justly resolved before the end of the tenure of the Buhari administration as the only way the confidence of Nigerians in its intervention may be earned. Precedents in this regard have been laid even by less endowed countries in Africa. 


3.0 BUHARI’S MESSAGE OF FORGIVENESS TO NIGERIANS. 


3.1 Afenifere considers the request of President Buhari for pardon “by those he might have hurt along the line of his services to the country” as rather short in statesmanship which demands that such apologies be extended to all Nigerians who have been traumatised especially by the pervasive insecurity and marooned in economic quagmire which in the last 8 years have rendered life most uninspiring, nasty, brutish and short. 


3.2 That it is rather shameful and painful that the President would celebrate, as achievement, the purported containment of insecurity in Abuja where the sovereignty of the nation has been wantonly challenged by terrorists routinely routing the Presidential convoy, Correctional Centres attacked and emptied and some Local Governments in neighbouring Niger State in effective occupation by Boko Haram.


3.2 Afenifere further notes the President’s lamentations of his serial loss of elections until “God sent technology to my rescue through the introduction of the PVC” . It is rather more lamentable that the manifest desires of Buhari to improve on the efficacy of the technological processes, inherited from Jonathan, by assenting the 2022 Electoral Act with the BVAS and IREV components, were thwarted by the INEC and security agencies under his watch, while high level officers of his government were befuddled by partisan considerations to justify relapse to primitivity. 


4.0 THE 2023 NATIONAL CENSUS.


4.1 Afenifere bemoans the unthinkable insistence of the Buhari administration in conducting the 2023 National Census in spite of the objective realities which make such an important national exercise most inauspicious in timing and impossible in credible implementation.


4.2 Afenifere recalls that in a paper it presented at the National Consultative Forum on the 2023 Census held at the Banquet Hall, State House Abuja on the 11th August 2022, it reiterated the imperative of census in national development noting that the application and misuse of Census data had been our bane as a country where we lie to ourselves and the world about our number indulging in laughable projections sometimes based on assumed and fixed percentage of population growth across different parts notwithstanding glaring variables.


4.3 It is in the light of the importance of credible exercise that, in the August 2022 Conference, we strongly advised against the conduct of the Census which, among other reasons, we said could not possibly hold in the same year of a General election. 4.4 Other well meaning personalities and institutions including the UNFPA Resident Representative in Nigeria who at another Conference in PortHarcourt on the 26th-29th March 2023 and most recently the Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Calabar which all have raised concerns on the possibility of reasonable and genuine participation in an acceptable headcount in the current mood of the nation.


4.5 That Afenifere is particularly bemused that Government expects participation in headcount by citizens still incensed and distraught by the trauma of violence and brigandage of the elections or by those in IDP camps within their country in whose ancestral homes terrorists in occupation will now be counted as new indigenes.


4.6 That all factors considered, including its inability to supervise a transparent electoral process, a lesser headcount exercise, the integrity deficiency of this administration is abysmally compounded in conducting census which partisan disputes in Nigeria is often at the level of communities, states and ethnic nationalities having been politicised overtime.


4.7 Afenifere decries the most insensitive deployment of over 800 bilion Naira on this wasteful exercise as scandalous and an economic offence.


4.8. Afenifere conclusively says there is no compelling reason why the census must be held by the expiring Buhari administration and calls for all steps and preparations in that regards to be stopped FORTHWITH.


Issued and signed at Isanya Ogbo, Ogun State this 25th day of April 2023.


Chief Ayo Adebanjo 

Leader


Chief Sola Ebiseni 

Secretary General.


LABOUR PARTY: Highlights of Abure's Criminality

LABOUR PARTY: Highlights of Abure's Criminality




1: Forged Signatures of LP Candidates 

2: Forged Documents of LP Candidates 

3: Forged Withdrawal Letters of LP Candidates submitted to INEC.

4: Unlawful Substitution of LP Candidates submitted to INEC

5: Fake & Forged Sworn Affidavits of FCT High Court Receipts, Seals and Oaths.

6: Perjury

7: Criminal Conspiracy & Financial Impropriety over N400m minimum 

8: FCT High Court Order of Interim Injunction Restraining Julius Abure and three (3) others:

(Ii): Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim, National Secretary,

(iii): Ojukwu Clement, National Organizing Secretary,

(iv): Mrs Oluchi Okpara, National Treasurer from parading themselves as National Officers of LP

9: Nigeria Police Investigation & Forensic Audit Report indicting Julius Abure and three others for FORGERY, PERJURY AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY 

10: FCT High Court Warrant of Arrest Procured for the Arrest of Julius Abure and others.


It should be noted that majority of the Labour Party state chairmen that recently passed a vote of confidence on Abure are also in many ways involved in one Criminality or the other.



*The New LP-NWC Leadership*







In line with the constitution of Labour Party LP 2019 as amended, the new Acting National Leadership of Labour Party  consists:


(i): *Alhaji Lamidi Bashir Apapa* as Acting National Chairman/ Deputy National Chairman (South), 


(ii): *Saleh Lawan*, Acting National Secretary (Deputy National Secretary)


*General Hints*:


(1): Let it be noted that Julius Abure's Criminality: Forgery, Perjury & Criminal Conspiracy has nothing to do with Abure's ALLEGED Suspension of Mr Peter Obi or NWC withdrawal of LP 2023 Presidential Election Petition Mandate Recovery in the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, NOR APC as a political party/ Tinubu, nor the new LP-NWC.


(2): That the FCT High Court Restraining Order on Julius Abure and three others is based on the Nigeria Police Investigation & Forensic Audit Report indicting Julius Abure and others for FORGERY, PERJURY & CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY strictly.


(3): That the New Labour Party National Working Committee, NWC ably headed by *Alhaji Lamidi Bashir Apapa* is 100% committed to the Labour Party 2023 Presidential Election Victory Mandate Recovery in the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal against INEC for the rebirth of a New Nigeria 2023.




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1: Forged Signatures of LP Candidates 

2: Forged Documents of LP Candidates 

3: Forged Withdrawal Letters of LP Candidates submitted to INEC.

4: Unlawful Substitution of LP Candidates submitted to INEC

5: Fake & Forged Sworn Affidavits of FCT High Court Receipts, Seals and Oaths.

6: Perjury

7: Criminal Conspiracy & Financial Impropriety over N400m minimum 

8: FCT High Court Order of Interim Injunction Restraining Julius Abure and three (3) others:

(Ii): Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim, National Secretary,

(iii): Ojukwu Clement, National Organizing Secretary,

(iv): Mrs Oluchi Okpara, National Treasurer from parading themselves as National Officers of LP

9: Nigeria Police Investigation & Forensic Audit Report indicting Julius Abure and three others for FORGERY, PERJURY AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY 

10: FCT High Court Warrant of Arrest Procured for the Arrest of Julius Abure and others.


It should be noted that majority of the Labour Party state chairmen that recently passed a vote of confidence on Abure are also in many ways involved in one Criminality or the other.



*The New LP-NWC Leadership*







In line with the constitution of Labour Party LP 2019 as amended, the new Acting National Leadership of Labour Party  consists:


(i): *Alhaji Lamidi Bashir Apapa* as Acting National Chairman/ Deputy National Chairman (South), 


(ii): *Saleh Lawan*, Acting National Secretary (Deputy National Secretary)


*General Hints*:


(1): Let it be noted that Julius Abure's Criminality: Forgery, Perjury & Criminal Conspiracy has nothing to do with Abure's ALLEGED Suspension of Mr Peter Obi or NWC withdrawal of LP 2023 Presidential Election Petition Mandate Recovery in the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, NOR APC as a political party/ Tinubu, nor the new LP-NWC.


(2): That the FCT High Court Restraining Order on Julius Abure and three others is based on the Nigeria Police Investigation & Forensic Audit Report indicting Julius Abure and others for FORGERY, PERJURY & CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY strictly.


(3): That the New Labour Party National Working Committee, NWC ably headed by *Alhaji Lamidi Bashir Apapa* is 100% committed to the Labour Party 2023 Presidential Election Victory Mandate Recovery in the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal against INEC for the rebirth of a New Nigeria 2023.




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BREAKING NEWS: Chief Bode George, many key PDP Stakeholders officially endorsed LP Gubernatorial Candidate GRV for Lagos State (Video)

BREAKING NEWS: Chief Bode George, many key PDP Stakeholders officially endorsed LP Gubernatorial Candidate GRV for Lagos State (Video)



Chief Bode George and many key PDP Stakeholders has officially endorsed GRV. LP Road to victory in Lagos State is now officially sealed.



Chief Bode George and many key PDP Stakeholders has officially endorsed GRV. LP Road to victory in Lagos State is now officially sealed.

#PHOTOSPEAKS : Omoyele Sowore shares this, no statement added

#PHOTOSPEAKS : Omoyele Sowore shares this, no statement added



This picture shared on Friday 17th February 2023  by the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress AAC Omoyele Sowore has keeps many people speculating and some calling on the activist to back Labour Party presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi.

Sowore posted the picture on his social media accounts. 



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This picture shared on Friday 17th February 2023  by the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress AAC Omoyele Sowore has keeps many people speculating and some calling on the activist to back Labour Party presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi.

Sowore posted the picture on his social media accounts. 



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2023 Presidential Election: Fulanis Versus The Rest of Nigeria

2023 Presidential Election: Fulanis Versus The Rest of Nigeria


*By Bolaji O. Akinyemi


 *2023 Presidency:* Northern Leaders Optimistic Kwankwaso Will Step Down For Atiku – Daily Independent. 


That was the headline of confirmation for me published on the front page of Daily Independent Newspaper of Monday the 30th day of January 2023, after been troubled by the political trajectory of my moment of honour to which I was invited by ACIPA. The angels in the hallowed chamber of the National Headquarters of the ECWA Church in Jos, must have been as surprised as I was, when ACIPA DAY 2023 took a turn for political marketing engineered by Fulani nation using one from among us. 


Born to rule is the slogan of Sokoto state, an interpretation of the grip of the oligarchy represented by the throne of the Sultan. Born to rule doesn't apply to all who were born in Sokoto or northern Nigeria, it speaks of those who by DNA have identified with the throne; as Fulanis.


Please, don't misunderstand me, I have nothing against the fulani nation and tribe, my excitement knew no bounds when I saw a thorough bred fulani man; Buba Aliyu, President of Fulani Christian Association of Nigeria, I sacrificed the front seat offered me by ACIPA's Chairman Rev Shehu Luke to sit beside this rare Ambassador of the Fulani nation.


It was meant to be a day of prayers, awards, investiture and book dedication according to the organizers. 


A privilege it was for me to be listed for honour along with persons whose mark of stewardship to God for humanity in ministry has placed me close enough to humbly and gladly unlace their sandals if given the opportunity!


 Rt. Rev. Fr. Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah is no mere a man of diplomacy and statesmanship. A seminarian extraordinaire with specialty in apologetics. His impact in this regard is beyond the borders of our continent having served the Vatican City as a member of the Pontifical Council For Inter-Religious Dialogue under 3 popes, now a member of the Dicastery For the Promotion of Human Integral Development at the Vatican City!


 The "Calipher" Bishop of Sokoto has elevated his pulpit to global relevance.


Christmases in recent times are incomplete until his homily is heard or read, not just in Nigeria but all over the world. Though, he was absent, this took not the glamour from the event. Another man of ministry service listed was Rev Dr Caleb Ahima, a man of quite disposition, but a silent achiever. Candidate in one of past CAN election that I worked vigorously for against Miyetti Allah's sponsored candidate, the choice of Miyetti Allah won! I will conceal the details of drama that made us victims as Christians as a result of our wrong decisions taken as a body in the past. I don't intend to heat up the church as we go towards 2023 elections. I hope I won't have to!  


Listed for honour on the other divide of religion were Engr Mansur Salihu Nakande, National Secretary, Fityanul Islam of Nigeria, Mallam Nuhu Ibrahim Almasih, a privilege to meet Sheik Muhammad Nuru Khalid, the point blank, "say it as it is" former Imam of Apo Central Mosque.


Politicians were not left out, Dr Daniel Bwala whose wits of words has the capacity to strip an Angel of its angelic form in human minds and make a demon desirable as replacement for an angel. He couldn't make it to the event.


 A star studded occasion if you will permit me the usage of the word. Political list was led by HE, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, who was ably represented by HE, Boni Haruna, former Governor of Adamawa state!


On one of the Awardees, Rt Honourable Yakubu Dogara rested the responsibility to deliver the speech of the occasion, themed; *The Past, Present and Future Roles of Northern Christians In The Development of Nigeria.* 


Typical of politicians at political seasons, he was far from doing justice to the topic as no single mention was made of the roles of any Christian or groups in the past, the present or the future. No doubt, he stole the opportunity to push his candidate, nevertheless, the speech will be rated "A" in political marketing. Dogara was principally one of the political pillars upon which Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu won his APC ticket. The credit of Osibajo's defeat at APC primary goes to the rallying influence of political Christians like him. His submission on Asiwaju will leave only the gullible confused. The meeting ended without an opportunity to ask questions. So he walked away with his answer to the questions on my mind. Could much of the Pablo Escobar-style discovery about Tinubu be between the APC primaries and now?


Atiku, he told us has done so much for the Church in the north. He cited the example of his becoming the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the wings of Atiku, a particular Christian would never had been the Governor of Taraba, he stated.


 Rev Jolly Nyame will be eternally grateful to Atiku Abubakar for making him a Governor. He further cited the case of my friend since the advent of social media H. E. Boni Haruna, who I was meeting in person at the event for the first time. He was nodding in approval to the rhetorical political sermon of Dogara. He left no one in doubt of the mindset of an average Northern Nigerian Christian who sees citizens' rights as privileges for which they must shout rankadede! 


This rankadede mind set and the pattern sustaining it is the biggest challenge of Northern Christians, and except there is a mind shift, they will wait till Jesus comes at the table of oligarchy for fallen crumbs!


He wasn't done until he took a swipe at Obi, but it is important for me to state my take away which is the fact that northerners of tribes outside Fulani, Christians in north and south, Nigerians in general and politicians in particular are ignorant of the complexity of the oligarchy institution driving the power process in Nigeria. We are far removed from the reality of the pawns we are in the power game. The king of the 2023 game is the Fulani man; Atiku Abubakar, once traded for Buhari to be rewarded with 2023. Tambuwa was traded at PDP primary for AA and his reward in the future is sure. It is the turn of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to be traded for a future reward. To the oligarchy, the north is one politically even though they are terribly divided, but the string to pull them together for joint political position and mission they have never lost. Their social welfare negligence is a tool of subjugation but their nemesis today for taking the people for granted for so long!


Back to the question of Peter Obi and how he fits in the puzzle. Who is Obi? An inconsequential personality in the estimation of the oligarchy but potent weapon of change in the hands of angry Nigerians who were promised change in 2015, next level of change in 2019 and extra level of it in BAT's 2023 Hope Renewed!


The people have heard world class manifestos from the mouth of FFK, Daniel Bwala, Festus Keyamo. This pattern is the suspicion selling Obi. The tongue of FFK is tied to APC manifesto and it is sweet in his mouth, but the man whose mind and plan for Nigeria the manifesto represents is a direct opposite of the document everytime he opens his mouth!


Keyamo may shout at Seun Okinbaloye and fight with Rufai Oseni all he likes! Their disagreement is  unresolvable because his principal is painting town hall meetings and campaigns in different shades of blue. Dino is too garrulous and vulgar to communicate his product to the people who should buy. The gap is the question on Atiku's candidacy. It was wise of APC to exclude Lai Mohammed from their campaign! Smart also is the absence of Sheikh Isa Pantami whose face may remind the nation of terrorism. The unresolved question of persons like him is the reason it is dangerous to ignore the threat that the Muslim/Muslim ticket poses. 


Is an Atiku presidency any different from Tinubu/Shettima's Muslim/Muslim ticket? If anything; I think it is a deeper version. A Fulani Muslim succeeding another Fulani Muslim in a nation left at the mercy of Fulani herders in the past seven odd years because one of their own is in power according to Nasir El-Rufai will be too much a reality for any logical mind to ignore. An Atiku presidency would keep power to the Fulani as designed by the oligarchy for 16 years. The choice is ours! 


Political alliances is the strength of the oligarchy's game, they know how and when to form it and when it should be discard. Okowa is just another useful tool serving the time!


Is Obi really the best presidential candidate among all the 18? I personally don't think so. But he is the very best among the leading four for the exigency of the time!


 In this battle for the soul of Nigeria, it is the right of someone like 'Yele Sowore to give command to his army but the quest for political diplomacy sought for a face with the mouth, Obi's face and mouth fits the yearning of the masses who were tired of reading imported manifestos without local intelligence to interpret and execute them. The trader in Obi met the expectations of most Nigerians. That's the crux, the meat, a thousand criticisms of Obi by proven failures hold no water. Nigerians in my observation have made up their minds. If they must be scammed, it must be by a new scammer! 


Dogara had nothing really to say about Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso. I will submit that all I can make out of his thoughts on RMK is, he is a brother of Atiku and their Oligarchy political partrimony will take care of his interests.


While Dogara was the hands of the Oligarchy stretched forth from the altar of ECWA National Headquarters camouflaging as the voice of the church. His conclusion was the superior experience of Atiku for which we all must follow him to the place where his mistake of selling Aluminum smelting company built for $3.2 billion and sold for $205 million with a down payment of 5 million dollars and the balance of $200 to be paid within a period of 20 years. A company from which $324 million was earned in export of Aluminum products the year Atiku became the Vice President.


That's an herdsman sales, cows appreciate but national assets don't! 


We have never stop asking the question who did this to us from 2015 till date! Will the question still suffice after 2023 election or we are going to undo what we did to ourselves?


In his word, nobody can take another to where they haven't been before. The truth is, Dogara spoke for himself and his co- beneficiaries in an Atiku Presidency.


Northerner or Arewa, in local language is the veil behind which leaders hide. "Leaders" is the political identity of the clique in control of power, the power gamers I grew up to know as the Oligarchy, same day, Sunday 29th January 2023 were expressing their optimism that Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso, the presidential candi­date of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), will eventually step down for Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)!


My insinuation a leading member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), who spoke with Daily Independent on Sunday, has confirmed. He said, the leaders are optimistic that a partnership will be brokered be­tween Kwankwaso and Atiku!


The sophistication of the Oligarchy in the game of power is revealed in the Daily Independent story which stated that, the North­ern leaders have agreed that there is a need for the region to forge a common front ahead of the election, especially given the hostility and gang-up against Atiku by the PDP G-5, led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Riv­ers State.


Wike's right of expression is concluded as a gang up against Atiku and possibly against him, who was born to rule!


The NEF chieftain, who, according to Daily Independent asked not to be named as he is not authorised to speak on the issue, said eminent retired generals, religious leaders and traditional rulers are all talking with Kwankwaso on the need to collapse his structures for Atiku!


He added that if the NORTH can present a consensus can­didate and the Southern votes are shared between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Atiku will easily coast home to victory!


The ideology of one Nigeria in all intent of the north is one north, that is why their sons preferably Fulani Muslims are born to rule the rest of us and to decide who among the northern Christians they have humiliated to humility enough to serve their interest!


In the usual way of northern political pragmatism, the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Coun­cil said Atiku has promised to run a government of national unity and will partner patriotic Nigerians in the mission to re­build the country from the ruins caused by the APC! My question is which party was Atiku in 2015 when the contract to ruin Nigeria was sealed?


The pattern before us that must be broken going forward is the need to square the 2023 race on resetting of Nigeria on competence, character and charisma. 


Who is the candidate with competence, and character of frugality that we must model as a country? With 77 trillion debt hanging on the necks of our unborn children, who is that candidate adverse to loan as a way to growing the economy? Who among them has shown charismatic communication that brought his plan for the country home to ordinary Nigerians to understand? Who has promised to cut the extravagant  recklessness of political office holders and their civil servant cohorts whose financial flamboyancy we can not continue to bear. These are the questions in the mind of Nigerians, that, candidates and political parties must have answers to. For now it is the Oligarchy vs Nigeria, and may Nigeria win!


Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi is an Apostle and Nation Builder, President, Voice Of His Word Ministries and Convener Apostolic Round Table.

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*2023: Datti, the Future and Fulani Advantage.* 


By Bolaji O. Akinyemi.



The invincibility of Fulani in our political space is far more than what can be seen and measured. From the conquest of Sokoto and northern Nigeria till date, their expansionism and entrenchment hasn't abated. That is who Fulanis are, and Datti is one of them! The younger brother of Hakeem Baba-Ahmed on whom I wrote: *"Northern Elders and Their Mouth from Mauritania".* 


Reminding me of Datti's Fulani identity is needless. Our experience with the tribe might have been generally not pleasant, but no tribe is entirely bad and none is outrightly good!


 Datti, I hope will be the good report of Fulani in leadership. Realist me, however, good or bad is prepared, the future will happen! If history is the panacea to the future, it won't be out of place to take caution based on history. 


The frenzy of the Obi-dients shouldn't be beclouded by the reality of what lies ahead. Datti is first a Fulani man, a 2nd generation one at that. Even the Bible supports Datti's possibility of favoritism of his family of faith!


Gal 6:10 (NET): "So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith."


Islam no doubt is a generous faith. It has given undue advantage to immigrants while indigenous Muslim citizens are being compelled by Northern Elders to step down. Their Christian counterparts begged for Vice presidency yet weren't given. 


The scale of balance in the north is pivoted on one pillar, Islam and the dynamic swings in the direction of 2 Muslim tribes, Fulani and the Kanuri, every other tribe and religion will pick the floor for whatever the scale pan couldn't hold.


That is the reality we are compelled to rationalize against by civilization but 99.9% of Fulani are primitive and uncivilized, living in the forest and watching the back of their elites corps who in turn ensure they are protected by policies and actions whenever and wherever needed!


Should Obi be suspicious of his Fulani running mate: "seeing what Atiku did to Obasanjo? Atiku nearly topedoed Obasanjo, despite that OBJ was a very strong personality and former military head of state"!


A brother and friend, a pen warrior who rose to become an editor of one of the leading Newspapers in the country wrote in reaction to my article; *2023 Election: Fulani Versus the rest of Nigeria* thus:


_"Can Obi survive where Obasanjo nearly perished? The same Obasanjo was reduced to a figurehead military head of state by his deputy, Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, a Fulani! Beware of the Fulani!_


_Eliminating the Fulani from the 2023 election equation is a task that must be done!_


 _Hence, the PDP and LP tickets must be avoided like a plague. Only Tinubu's Yoruba/Kanuri and Kwankwaso's Hausa/South South tickets should be considered. A word, they say, is enough for the wise!"_


His counsel seems armless when viewed from the prism of politics, but reality must tend politics, informed by history and prevailed upon to chat a new path to the future. While we can't deny the tendencies of each component tribe that make up the house of Nigeria based on historical antecedents, denying the rights of individual to elect and be elected is nothing but a campaign of calumny and manifest democratic ignorance. Bare faced tribal hatred that must be avoided!


Ours is a democracy and its tenets must inform our thoughts, guide of decisions and initiate our actions!


A lesson in politics taught me by Bishop Theophilus Ajose, PFN DPG Director for Lagos state is the need for us as Christians to be in every political party where primary decisions are made for secondary voters' decision. This is the Fulani advantage. We must be strategic going forward, like Fulani a tribe of less than 5 million people overwhelming a nation of over 200 million, we must be everywhere!


In 2015, I was on the side of Nation Builders. I knew Goodluck was better than Buhari, partisan politicians thought otherwise and fell prey to the Oligarchy plan!


In 2019, the choices were between Fulanis' devil and the deep blue sea.

Nation Builders knew Atiku was a Better Fulani man than Buhari who was half Fulani and half Kanuri. With all due respect to Ijebu and Ijesa people, do permit me to use this uncharitable reference of an adage; ijebu o dara, ijesa o sun won, enikan lohun ijebujesa! That is the summary. Fulani/Kanuri leadership provided by Buhari. But partisan politicians in hope of "Emi lokan" thought otherwise, hence we are here! 


Burdened with 77 trillion and in search of an amount over that in alleged stamp duty fraud!


2023, we are not stranded facing the blue sea while the devil is in chase of us. Today we have a third force birthed not by us, but the high-handedness of PDP. Within the context of our exigencies, all Nation Builders should agree with me that Obi is the best among the LEADING four! Partisan politicians are saying otherwise in defense of their parties and candidates!


In priority of our needs; if fighting insecurity is the premium, check Obi's record of Anambra before his administration and during his administration.


If checking political elites and legislative corruption is of any importance to us as a nation, check on Obi's administration efforts as Governor of Anambra state. He was impeached for this purpose, all thanks to the hope of the common man, the judiciary!


If education is the foundation upon which all great nations are built, check Obi's achievement in Education!


On the economy – we must never be tempted to measure by the hidden channels of greasing hands and lining pockets under infrastructural developments – which the wellbeing of the state as it provides opportunity for the well-being of individuals within the state. What then was the economy of Lagos and Anambra under Tinubu and Obi as Chief Executives of their states?


Obi has promised consumption to production. Tinubu has promised to reduce purchasing power and to widen tax net. Each of them has personally proven their capacity in these areas. Obi is a stingy man consuming little and producing so much! His expenses doesn't look like what can threaten his wealth, it never did Anambra in 8years, he rather left billions without any loan burden whatsoever. Is it bad to take loan? No! But can we afford to add to our overburdening? Growth is possible without loan, Malaysia has taught the world!


Tinubu widened the net of tax collection in Lagos and for as long as Lagos exists, his unborn children can never lack. This is the choice before us!


Obi is not a saint and we can't find any, anyway. Within the context of our urgent need to keep Nigeria together as one and purse the 4 agenda mentioned; insecurity, corruption, education and the economy, Obi is my choice and honestly should be for anyone who truly love Nigeria!


In conclusion; we can't deny Datti or any other man of any tribe their legitimate rights as citizens but we all as tribesmen can protect our interests by sending true representatives of our communities to the national assembly! Under the APC administration of one Fulani President and one Yoruba Vice President between 2015 and 2023, how come things have fallen so bad, are all our Senators and House of Representatives Members also Fulani?


This situation Image-Nation is seeking to confront and provide solution to, God willing with the cooperation of Nigerians at the Blue Chamber, on the 18th of February 2023 decisions will be taken in favour of a united Nigeria and in protection of our ethnic nationalities! 


Blue is the colour of love, our Green and Red Chambers must draw their mandate from our Blue Chamber, blue being the colour of LOVE must lead us to this election.


Green speaks of a new beginning, of growth and the productivity it must birth!


Red speaks of Sacrifice, courage and justice!


Let's make it a new beginning of productivity and justice at the BLUE CHAMBER, a people's driven "National Assembly". Where worthy representatives of the people to the Green and Red Chambers of our National Assembly in line with the values of sacrifice, courage, justice for new beginning of growth and productivity will be decided and endorsed for the new Nigeria!


Will PDP Senators and House of Reps Members be comfortable in an Obi led Presidency? May be, and may be not! APC Senators and House of Rep members are just the other side of the same coin, a legislative gang up can't be ruled out given Obi's determination to lower cost of governance and push for cuts in legislators' allowances! We must decide NASS composition away from political party tradition. Those who have proven themselves worth in the 9th Assembly, we will work and walk in their constituencies to return. New Legislators on tickets apart from APC and PDP should be given opportunity.


A new Nigeria can only be birthed in the chambers of the National Assembly.


Our Senators and House or Reps Members are far more important than who becomes the President in the dynamics needed to reset Nigeria!


 *Legislative Revolution Network, LRN* is the only way to make it possible! 


Be Honourable! Join us at the Blue Chamber for Image-Nation!


Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi is an Apostle and Nation Builder, President Voice of His Word Ministries and Convener, Apostolic Round Table.

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*By Bolaji O. Akinyemi


 *2023 Presidency:* Northern Leaders Optimistic Kwankwaso Will Step Down For Atiku – Daily Independent. 


That was the headline of confirmation for me published on the front page of Daily Independent Newspaper of Monday the 30th day of January 2023, after been troubled by the political trajectory of my moment of honour to which I was invited by ACIPA. The angels in the hallowed chamber of the National Headquarters of the ECWA Church in Jos, must have been as surprised as I was, when ACIPA DAY 2023 took a turn for political marketing engineered by Fulani nation using one from among us. 


Born to rule is the slogan of Sokoto state, an interpretation of the grip of the oligarchy represented by the throne of the Sultan. Born to rule doesn't apply to all who were born in Sokoto or northern Nigeria, it speaks of those who by DNA have identified with the throne; as Fulanis.


Please, don't misunderstand me, I have nothing against the fulani nation and tribe, my excitement knew no bounds when I saw a thorough bred fulani man; Buba Aliyu, President of Fulani Christian Association of Nigeria, I sacrificed the front seat offered me by ACIPA's Chairman Rev Shehu Luke to sit beside this rare Ambassador of the Fulani nation.


It was meant to be a day of prayers, awards, investiture and book dedication according to the organizers. 


A privilege it was for me to be listed for honour along with persons whose mark of stewardship to God for humanity in ministry has placed me close enough to humbly and gladly unlace their sandals if given the opportunity!


 Rt. Rev. Fr. Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah is no mere a man of diplomacy and statesmanship. A seminarian extraordinaire with specialty in apologetics. His impact in this regard is beyond the borders of our continent having served the Vatican City as a member of the Pontifical Council For Inter-Religious Dialogue under 3 popes, now a member of the Dicastery For the Promotion of Human Integral Development at the Vatican City!


 The "Calipher" Bishop of Sokoto has elevated his pulpit to global relevance.


Christmases in recent times are incomplete until his homily is heard or read, not just in Nigeria but all over the world. Though, he was absent, this took not the glamour from the event. Another man of ministry service listed was Rev Dr Caleb Ahima, a man of quite disposition, but a silent achiever. Candidate in one of past CAN election that I worked vigorously for against Miyetti Allah's sponsored candidate, the choice of Miyetti Allah won! I will conceal the details of drama that made us victims as Christians as a result of our wrong decisions taken as a body in the past. I don't intend to heat up the church as we go towards 2023 elections. I hope I won't have to!  


Listed for honour on the other divide of religion were Engr Mansur Salihu Nakande, National Secretary, Fityanul Islam of Nigeria, Mallam Nuhu Ibrahim Almasih, a privilege to meet Sheik Muhammad Nuru Khalid, the point blank, "say it as it is" former Imam of Apo Central Mosque.


Politicians were not left out, Dr Daniel Bwala whose wits of words has the capacity to strip an Angel of its angelic form in human minds and make a demon desirable as replacement for an angel. He couldn't make it to the event.


 A star studded occasion if you will permit me the usage of the word. Political list was led by HE, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, who was ably represented by HE, Boni Haruna, former Governor of Adamawa state!


On one of the Awardees, Rt Honourable Yakubu Dogara rested the responsibility to deliver the speech of the occasion, themed; *The Past, Present and Future Roles of Northern Christians In The Development of Nigeria.* 


Typical of politicians at political seasons, he was far from doing justice to the topic as no single mention was made of the roles of any Christian or groups in the past, the present or the future. No doubt, he stole the opportunity to push his candidate, nevertheless, the speech will be rated "A" in political marketing. Dogara was principally one of the political pillars upon which Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu won his APC ticket. The credit of Osibajo's defeat at APC primary goes to the rallying influence of political Christians like him. His submission on Asiwaju will leave only the gullible confused. The meeting ended without an opportunity to ask questions. So he walked away with his answer to the questions on my mind. Could much of the Pablo Escobar-style discovery about Tinubu be between the APC primaries and now?


Atiku, he told us has done so much for the Church in the north. He cited the example of his becoming the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the wings of Atiku, a particular Christian would never had been the Governor of Taraba, he stated.


 Rev Jolly Nyame will be eternally grateful to Atiku Abubakar for making him a Governor. He further cited the case of my friend since the advent of social media H. E. Boni Haruna, who I was meeting in person at the event for the first time. He was nodding in approval to the rhetorical political sermon of Dogara. He left no one in doubt of the mindset of an average Northern Nigerian Christian who sees citizens' rights as privileges for which they must shout rankadede! 


This rankadede mind set and the pattern sustaining it is the biggest challenge of Northern Christians, and except there is a mind shift, they will wait till Jesus comes at the table of oligarchy for fallen crumbs!


He wasn't done until he took a swipe at Obi, but it is important for me to state my take away which is the fact that northerners of tribes outside Fulani, Christians in north and south, Nigerians in general and politicians in particular are ignorant of the complexity of the oligarchy institution driving the power process in Nigeria. We are far removed from the reality of the pawns we are in the power game. The king of the 2023 game is the Fulani man; Atiku Abubakar, once traded for Buhari to be rewarded with 2023. Tambuwa was traded at PDP primary for AA and his reward in the future is sure. It is the turn of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to be traded for a future reward. To the oligarchy, the north is one politically even though they are terribly divided, but the string to pull them together for joint political position and mission they have never lost. Their social welfare negligence is a tool of subjugation but their nemesis today for taking the people for granted for so long!


Back to the question of Peter Obi and how he fits in the puzzle. Who is Obi? An inconsequential personality in the estimation of the oligarchy but potent weapon of change in the hands of angry Nigerians who were promised change in 2015, next level of change in 2019 and extra level of it in BAT's 2023 Hope Renewed!


The people have heard world class manifestos from the mouth of FFK, Daniel Bwala, Festus Keyamo. This pattern is the suspicion selling Obi. The tongue of FFK is tied to APC manifesto and it is sweet in his mouth, but the man whose mind and plan for Nigeria the manifesto represents is a direct opposite of the document everytime he opens his mouth!


Keyamo may shout at Seun Okinbaloye and fight with Rufai Oseni all he likes! Their disagreement is  unresolvable because his principal is painting town hall meetings and campaigns in different shades of blue. Dino is too garrulous and vulgar to communicate his product to the people who should buy. The gap is the question on Atiku's candidacy. It was wise of APC to exclude Lai Mohammed from their campaign! Smart also is the absence of Sheikh Isa Pantami whose face may remind the nation of terrorism. The unresolved question of persons like him is the reason it is dangerous to ignore the threat that the Muslim/Muslim ticket poses. 


Is an Atiku presidency any different from Tinubu/Shettima's Muslim/Muslim ticket? If anything; I think it is a deeper version. A Fulani Muslim succeeding another Fulani Muslim in a nation left at the mercy of Fulani herders in the past seven odd years because one of their own is in power according to Nasir El-Rufai will be too much a reality for any logical mind to ignore. An Atiku presidency would keep power to the Fulani as designed by the oligarchy for 16 years. The choice is ours! 


Political alliances is the strength of the oligarchy's game, they know how and when to form it and when it should be discard. Okowa is just another useful tool serving the time!


Is Obi really the best presidential candidate among all the 18? I personally don't think so. But he is the very best among the leading four for the exigency of the time!


 In this battle for the soul of Nigeria, it is the right of someone like 'Yele Sowore to give command to his army but the quest for political diplomacy sought for a face with the mouth, Obi's face and mouth fits the yearning of the masses who were tired of reading imported manifestos without local intelligence to interpret and execute them. The trader in Obi met the expectations of most Nigerians. That's the crux, the meat, a thousand criticisms of Obi by proven failures hold no water. Nigerians in my observation have made up their minds. If they must be scammed, it must be by a new scammer! 


Dogara had nothing really to say about Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso. I will submit that all I can make out of his thoughts on RMK is, he is a brother of Atiku and their Oligarchy political partrimony will take care of his interests.


While Dogara was the hands of the Oligarchy stretched forth from the altar of ECWA National Headquarters camouflaging as the voice of the church. His conclusion was the superior experience of Atiku for which we all must follow him to the place where his mistake of selling Aluminum smelting company built for $3.2 billion and sold for $205 million with a down payment of 5 million dollars and the balance of $200 to be paid within a period of 20 years. A company from which $324 million was earned in export of Aluminum products the year Atiku became the Vice President.


That's an herdsman sales, cows appreciate but national assets don't! 


We have never stop asking the question who did this to us from 2015 till date! Will the question still suffice after 2023 election or we are going to undo what we did to ourselves?


In his word, nobody can take another to where they haven't been before. The truth is, Dogara spoke for himself and his co- beneficiaries in an Atiku Presidency.


Northerner or Arewa, in local language is the veil behind which leaders hide. "Leaders" is the political identity of the clique in control of power, the power gamers I grew up to know as the Oligarchy, same day, Sunday 29th January 2023 were expressing their optimism that Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso, the presidential candi­date of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), will eventually step down for Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)!


My insinuation a leading member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), who spoke with Daily Independent on Sunday, has confirmed. He said, the leaders are optimistic that a partnership will be brokered be­tween Kwankwaso and Atiku!


The sophistication of the Oligarchy in the game of power is revealed in the Daily Independent story which stated that, the North­ern leaders have agreed that there is a need for the region to forge a common front ahead of the election, especially given the hostility and gang-up against Atiku by the PDP G-5, led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Riv­ers State.


Wike's right of expression is concluded as a gang up against Atiku and possibly against him, who was born to rule!


The NEF chieftain, who, according to Daily Independent asked not to be named as he is not authorised to speak on the issue, said eminent retired generals, religious leaders and traditional rulers are all talking with Kwankwaso on the need to collapse his structures for Atiku!


He added that if the NORTH can present a consensus can­didate and the Southern votes are shared between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Atiku will easily coast home to victory!


The ideology of one Nigeria in all intent of the north is one north, that is why their sons preferably Fulani Muslims are born to rule the rest of us and to decide who among the northern Christians they have humiliated to humility enough to serve their interest!


In the usual way of northern political pragmatism, the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Coun­cil said Atiku has promised to run a government of national unity and will partner patriotic Nigerians in the mission to re­build the country from the ruins caused by the APC! My question is which party was Atiku in 2015 when the contract to ruin Nigeria was sealed?


The pattern before us that must be broken going forward is the need to square the 2023 race on resetting of Nigeria on competence, character and charisma. 


Who is the candidate with competence, and character of frugality that we must model as a country? With 77 trillion debt hanging on the necks of our unborn children, who is that candidate adverse to loan as a way to growing the economy? Who among them has shown charismatic communication that brought his plan for the country home to ordinary Nigerians to understand? Who has promised to cut the extravagant  recklessness of political office holders and their civil servant cohorts whose financial flamboyancy we can not continue to bear. These are the questions in the mind of Nigerians, that, candidates and political parties must have answers to. For now it is the Oligarchy vs Nigeria, and may Nigeria win!


Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi is an Apostle and Nation Builder, President, Voice Of His Word Ministries and Convener Apostolic Round Table.

08033041236

[email protected]



*2023: Datti, the Future and Fulani Advantage.* 


By Bolaji O. Akinyemi.



The invincibility of Fulani in our political space is far more than what can be seen and measured. From the conquest of Sokoto and northern Nigeria till date, their expansionism and entrenchment hasn't abated. That is who Fulanis are, and Datti is one of them! The younger brother of Hakeem Baba-Ahmed on whom I wrote: *"Northern Elders and Their Mouth from Mauritania".* 


Reminding me of Datti's Fulani identity is needless. Our experience with the tribe might have been generally not pleasant, but no tribe is entirely bad and none is outrightly good!


 Datti, I hope will be the good report of Fulani in leadership. Realist me, however, good or bad is prepared, the future will happen! If history is the panacea to the future, it won't be out of place to take caution based on history. 


The frenzy of the Obi-dients shouldn't be beclouded by the reality of what lies ahead. Datti is first a Fulani man, a 2nd generation one at that. Even the Bible supports Datti's possibility of favoritism of his family of faith!


Gal 6:10 (NET): "So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith."


Islam no doubt is a generous faith. It has given undue advantage to immigrants while indigenous Muslim citizens are being compelled by Northern Elders to step down. Their Christian counterparts begged for Vice presidency yet weren't given. 


The scale of balance in the north is pivoted on one pillar, Islam and the dynamic swings in the direction of 2 Muslim tribes, Fulani and the Kanuri, every other tribe and religion will pick the floor for whatever the scale pan couldn't hold.


That is the reality we are compelled to rationalize against by civilization but 99.9% of Fulani are primitive and uncivilized, living in the forest and watching the back of their elites corps who in turn ensure they are protected by policies and actions whenever and wherever needed!


Should Obi be suspicious of his Fulani running mate: "seeing what Atiku did to Obasanjo? Atiku nearly topedoed Obasanjo, despite that OBJ was a very strong personality and former military head of state"!


A brother and friend, a pen warrior who rose to become an editor of one of the leading Newspapers in the country wrote in reaction to my article; *2023 Election: Fulani Versus the rest of Nigeria* thus:


_"Can Obi survive where Obasanjo nearly perished? The same Obasanjo was reduced to a figurehead military head of state by his deputy, Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, a Fulani! Beware of the Fulani!_


_Eliminating the Fulani from the 2023 election equation is a task that must be done!_


 _Hence, the PDP and LP tickets must be avoided like a plague. Only Tinubu's Yoruba/Kanuri and Kwankwaso's Hausa/South South tickets should be considered. A word, they say, is enough for the wise!"_


His counsel seems armless when viewed from the prism of politics, but reality must tend politics, informed by history and prevailed upon to chat a new path to the future. While we can't deny the tendencies of each component tribe that make up the house of Nigeria based on historical antecedents, denying the rights of individual to elect and be elected is nothing but a campaign of calumny and manifest democratic ignorance. Bare faced tribal hatred that must be avoided!


Ours is a democracy and its tenets must inform our thoughts, guide of decisions and initiate our actions!


A lesson in politics taught me by Bishop Theophilus Ajose, PFN DPG Director for Lagos state is the need for us as Christians to be in every political party where primary decisions are made for secondary voters' decision. This is the Fulani advantage. We must be strategic going forward, like Fulani a tribe of less than 5 million people overwhelming a nation of over 200 million, we must be everywhere!


In 2015, I was on the side of Nation Builders. I knew Goodluck was better than Buhari, partisan politicians thought otherwise and fell prey to the Oligarchy plan!


In 2019, the choices were between Fulanis' devil and the deep blue sea.

Nation Builders knew Atiku was a Better Fulani man than Buhari who was half Fulani and half Kanuri. With all due respect to Ijebu and Ijesa people, do permit me to use this uncharitable reference of an adage; ijebu o dara, ijesa o sun won, enikan lohun ijebujesa! That is the summary. Fulani/Kanuri leadership provided by Buhari. But partisan politicians in hope of "Emi lokan" thought otherwise, hence we are here! 


Burdened with 77 trillion and in search of an amount over that in alleged stamp duty fraud!


2023, we are not stranded facing the blue sea while the devil is in chase of us. Today we have a third force birthed not by us, but the high-handedness of PDP. Within the context of our exigencies, all Nation Builders should agree with me that Obi is the best among the LEADING four! Partisan politicians are saying otherwise in defense of their parties and candidates!


In priority of our needs; if fighting insecurity is the premium, check Obi's record of Anambra before his administration and during his administration.


If checking political elites and legislative corruption is of any importance to us as a nation, check on Obi's administration efforts as Governor of Anambra state. He was impeached for this purpose, all thanks to the hope of the common man, the judiciary!


If education is the foundation upon which all great nations are built, check Obi's achievement in Education!


On the economy – we must never be tempted to measure by the hidden channels of greasing hands and lining pockets under infrastructural developments – which the wellbeing of the state as it provides opportunity for the well-being of individuals within the state. What then was the economy of Lagos and Anambra under Tinubu and Obi as Chief Executives of their states?


Obi has promised consumption to production. Tinubu has promised to reduce purchasing power and to widen tax net. Each of them has personally proven their capacity in these areas. Obi is a stingy man consuming little and producing so much! His expenses doesn't look like what can threaten his wealth, it never did Anambra in 8years, he rather left billions without any loan burden whatsoever. Is it bad to take loan? No! But can we afford to add to our overburdening? Growth is possible without loan, Malaysia has taught the world!


Tinubu widened the net of tax collection in Lagos and for as long as Lagos exists, his unborn children can never lack. This is the choice before us!


Obi is not a saint and we can't find any, anyway. Within the context of our urgent need to keep Nigeria together as one and purse the 4 agenda mentioned; insecurity, corruption, education and the economy, Obi is my choice and honestly should be for anyone who truly love Nigeria!


In conclusion; we can't deny Datti or any other man of any tribe their legitimate rights as citizens but we all as tribesmen can protect our interests by sending true representatives of our communities to the national assembly! Under the APC administration of one Fulani President and one Yoruba Vice President between 2015 and 2023, how come things have fallen so bad, are all our Senators and House of Representatives Members also Fulani?


This situation Image-Nation is seeking to confront and provide solution to, God willing with the cooperation of Nigerians at the Blue Chamber, on the 18th of February 2023 decisions will be taken in favour of a united Nigeria and in protection of our ethnic nationalities! 


Blue is the colour of love, our Green and Red Chambers must draw their mandate from our Blue Chamber, blue being the colour of LOVE must lead us to this election.


Green speaks of a new beginning, of growth and the productivity it must birth!


Red speaks of Sacrifice, courage and justice!


Let's make it a new beginning of productivity and justice at the BLUE CHAMBER, a people's driven "National Assembly". Where worthy representatives of the people to the Green and Red Chambers of our National Assembly in line with the values of sacrifice, courage, justice for new beginning of growth and productivity will be decided and endorsed for the new Nigeria!


Will PDP Senators and House of Reps Members be comfortable in an Obi led Presidency? May be, and may be not! APC Senators and House of Rep members are just the other side of the same coin, a legislative gang up can't be ruled out given Obi's determination to lower cost of governance and push for cuts in legislators' allowances! We must decide NASS composition away from political party tradition. Those who have proven themselves worth in the 9th Assembly, we will work and walk in their constituencies to return. New Legislators on tickets apart from APC and PDP should be given opportunity.


A new Nigeria can only be birthed in the chambers of the National Assembly.


Our Senators and House or Reps Members are far more important than who becomes the President in the dynamics needed to reset Nigeria!


 *Legislative Revolution Network, LRN* is the only way to make it possible! 


Be Honourable! Join us at the Blue Chamber for Image-Nation!


Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi is an Apostle and Nation Builder, President Voice of His Word Ministries and Convener, Apostolic Round Table.

08033041236

[email protected]





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