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David Mark Versus New Media By Chinedu Ekeke


Senate President David Mark (Former Military Governor of Niger State and Former Minister of Communication)

He has the unenviable reputation of claiming that telephone was not meant for ordinary people when he was Minister of Communication.

David Mark robbed and killed many Nigerians in the past and to this day is continuing his atrocities. He pays himself N600 million every year. He hates the poor.

Nigeria’s Senate president, David Bonaventure Mark, is deeply troubled. And his present state of mind is justifiable. The criminal empire which prince he’s one of is at the verge of crumbling, or so he thinks.  He’s eyeing the kingship of the empire in a few years from now. He wants to rule and reign in the kingdom. He has amassed enough wealth and bought enough souls to make this possible. He dreams of joining the league of candidates for prison who became presidents of Nigeria in the last three or so decades.

But the turn of events, especially since January this year, has jolted him. It doesn’t seem as though he would have any smooth ride to the kingship he so much covets, neither would he have the rest of mind to consume the millions he has so far amassed. He recently heaped the blame on new media or social media. The credibility he has sought to build in the last thirteen years hasn’t even taken off the ground, to his utter dismay. Millions of Nigerians don’t see any reason to take him seriously. He knows – or thinks – social media is responsible for this.
Last Thursday, while declaring open a two-day retreat for Senate Press corps in Umuahia, Abia State, he said there was a need to check the use of social media as Nigerians were using them to demean their leaders. Hear him: “We need to change our attitude on how we report things about our country and we should emulate the foreign reporters who never report negative things about their countries.” So Mr Mark wants to sponsor – and pass – a legislation that would impose restrictions on the use of social media in Nigeria. Once that is done, his confidence in the empire will rebound, and his hopes of assuming the kingship will come back to live.
Again, Mr Mark is justified, because, you see, there’s so much money can buy; and there’s even much more plenty of money can buy. The more money you make without working, the more you want to spend without sweat. He pays himself N600 million from Nigeria’s treasury in one year. That isn’t heavenly or biblical year. It is earthly year as we know it; twelve calendar months, the one within which Barack Obama, the United States president, earns N60 million.
What Mr. Mark pays himself in one year is the salary of a US president for ten (yes, ten!) good years. What Nigeria’s number three citizen takes home, legally, in one year, is what the number one citizen of the world’s biggest economy, and only remaining super-power, earns in ten years. Because no president stays beyond eight years in America, it means what David Mark gives himself as earnings in one year is what will pay at least two American presidents – one for eight years and another one for extra two years.  That means before Mark concludes his four year term, he would have amassed enough money from our treasury that will pay United States presidents for forty years! You see why he has to checkmate social media? You can’t have access to such amounts of free money without being sensitive to any avenue through which opposition rears its envious head.
Interestingly, what Mark is supposed to be doing to be taking such a humongous amount home every year is the same job the United States Vice President combines with his official job as the Vice, and for which he earns less than one-tenth of the money Mr Mark allocates to himself. Actually, it is the president of the US, not his Vice, who earns up to one-tenth of Mark’s annual bazaar. So for taking home N600 million for doing nothing, why will David Mark not feel threatened by social media?
It is even more annoying because years before now, nobody knew how much of injury his avarice –and those of his ilk – inflicted on the nation’s treasury. It was easy for him to buy up the entire mainstream media peopled by brown-envelope-seeking journalists and editors in a hurry to join the resource-grabbing frenzy of those who rule Nigeria. His Ghana-must-go bags were handy for willing media people who had no regards for the sacred role the society, and their jobs, had thrust upon them. Today, Mark can’t control what gets into the new media. He can’t control the number of people who read just a tweet, or Facebook post or blog post, detailing how much David Mark grabs monthly from the purse of a nation in pathetic poverty. He can’t control who reads this piece or who doesn’t. He can’t pull down this website or the other ones linked to it through which this piece will be read by thousands or millions of Nigerians. And this is why he is troubled.
There is also the conscience – or even emotional – side to his discomfort. He hates the poor, and gets angry at the sight of any poor person enjoying whatever he (Mark) considers a luxury. Most of the people who attack him and his tribe of nation-killers on social media do so with telephone which, years ago, he had declared wasn’t for the poor.  The society-made super rich which Mark loves dearly can’t say anything wrong about him on social media. They are all colleagues in the nation-wrecking industry. Clearly, it is those “poor” ones, or those who should be poor but have somehow risen above it, that criticise Mark.
As Babangida’s minister of communication, he told whoever cared to listen to perish the thoughts of making telephone available to Nigerians. He stated, clearly, that telephone wasn’t for the poor. It was for the rich, eaters of hundreds of millions of naira from Nigeria’s commonwealth. Today, the senator watches even roadside mechanics clutching their phones, reading the internet and seeing how much of a curse to them this government has become. If you were Mark, you’d be troubled too.
He saw the shape of things to come from social media last January. The OccupyNigeria protests jolted him and his co-travellers. Forget the lies they took to the market of how opposition hijacked the protests, he knew that the power of social media was at work. But for lack of patriotism of the labour leaders who sold the protests to Mark and his government, the government would have been brought down. And since then, he has watched the social media project himself and the government in their true picture: enemies of the Nigerian people. He saw the Arab spring and how social media swept away his mentors in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and others. The senate president has stomached enough. He isn’t going to take it anymore.
It is a paradox that the same society which David Mark has so much undermined sent him to the Senate to represent them. It is even more shocking that the same Mark was made the president of the Senate, the nation’s symbol of democracy. Yet it is more paradoxical that the head of the institution which should bear the torchlight of democracy is the first person who has openly demonstrated his desire to outlaw the right of the people to freely express themselves.
Mr Mark’s ingratitude deserves a special mention. Here’s a man who was part of Babangida’s gang that collapsed Nigeria’s economy while their private economies, represented by their numerous bank accounts, blossomed. This is the same Mark who failed as a communications minister. Isn’t he supposed to be serving a lifetime in jail? Instead, he bulldozed his way through our polity and just happened in the senate. And for not taking a punitive action against him for his failure, he has got emboldened to punish us.
David Mark has always represented darkness in Nigeria. The senate he leads, which is an effective retirement house for former state treasury looters, has represented everything a nation’s senate should not be. While the lower house rose to the defence of Nigerians during the fuel subsidy protests, Mr Mark and his senate looked the other way round just to preserve the darkness which so much benefits him. While the lower house set up committees upon committees to perform their constitutional oversight functions on federal government ministries, departments and agencies, Mark’s senate chose silence which darkness brings.
He is preaching how reporters should follow their foreign counterparts. Unfortunately, the Senate president, like the other “leaders” in Nigeria, does not read. That raises another question: what does he do with the newspaper allowance he pays himself? If he reads American or British newspapers, then he would understand that a vibrant media will always question their leaders.
But let’s even assume Mark is right about foreign reporters not reporting the negatives about their countries; and we choose to emulate them, has Mark emulated the same foreign countries in insisting that politicians only earn realistic and sustainable salaries? Part of what he wants us to report is that he doesn’t pay himself ten times the salary of the US president, or that he hasn’t made efforts to frustrate, through his senate, the demand of Nigerians that subsidy thieves be prosecuted. Mr Mark hasn’t seen anything yet.
I understand he is a Christian. I would refer him to an interesting portion of the Bible.  It is John 1:5:
“The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.”
New media is the light of the 21st Century, it is shining forth and forcing darkness to give way.
In the coming days and weeks and months, we would know who gives way between David Mark and social media. But I am convinced it won’t be the latter.
 By Chinedu Ekeke

Culled from  saharareporters

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Nigeria Needs a Revolution Now: Professor Bolaji Akinyemi


Professor Bolaji Akinyemi

By: SAM OTTI

Troubled by the country’s present challenges
Former foreign affairs, minister, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, believes that only a bloodless revolution will save the country from total collapse. He said President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformational agenda was being enveloped in ridicule and cynicism because people look for evidence of transformation and what they get is: “Trust us, we are working on it.”
Akinyemi bared his mind recently at the ‘Distinguished Management Lecture’ organised by the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Lagos, at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA). The Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian, Mr. Eluem Emeka Izeze, moderated the lecture, which had in attendance principal officers of the institute, led by the president and chairman of council, Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, the Registrar, Mr. Maurice Lakanu, former presidents of the institute, former governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Alex Osifo and Fola Lasisi, among others.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Olawale-Cole said the lecture became necessary because ineffective leadership had remained the bane of the nation’s development since independence. According to him, the theme of the lecture, Effective leadership:  A panacea for true transformation of Nigeria, was chosen in line with the need for urgent solutions to the leadership challenges, besetting the system and threatening the nation’s corporate existence.

He explained that the ensuing brainstorming session at the event would generate fresh ideas on salient issues in governance, which the institute would pass on to government. He said the institute would continue to offer support to the government in achieving its lofty agenda aimed of making the nation one of the top 20 economies by the year 2020.

In his presentation, Akinyemi lamented the grievous harm caused by the failure of effective leadership in the country. He said recent reports on Nigeria by Human Rights Watch, Transparency International and the Fund for Peace have become so worrisome that the country was at a risk of becoming a ‘thoroughly failed state’ if urgent remedial actions were not taken.

Giving details of the report, he said:  “The Fund For Peace, in its 2012 Failed States Index ranks Nigeria as no 14 out of 177 states, the no. 1 position being the worst possible position. African states ranked better than Nigeria include Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Ethiopia, Burundi, Niger, Uganda, Eritrea, Liberia, Cameroun, Togo, Burkina Faso and Congo to mention a few”.

He noted that the systematic looting of the assets of the country needed to be checked through a bloodless revolution that would ultimately purge the country of bad leaders.

“I believe in revolution. I have come to the conclusion that it is a revolution that will solve the problems of this country. When senior citizens like Prof Ben Nwabueze say they believe in revolution, it is because they have been driven to the wall as regards the failure of leadership. We are going to purge ourselves the way the Chinese purged themselves. But I am not advocating the kind of bloodshed imposed on China,” he said.

Akinyemi said corruption has become deep-rooted in Nigeria because those saddled with leadership positions do not believe in the survival of the country. He accused the judiciary of frustrating the operation of the anti-corruption agencies through interlocutory appeals.

Hear him: “In the EFCC case, however, in spite of the fact that the Supreme Court had held that all its provisions are constitutional, including the provision which said there would be no interlocutory appeal in EFCC cases, the courts, including the Supreme Court itself, had continued to allow such interlocutory appeals thus rendering the fight against corruption an uphill task”.

According to him, in the offshore-onshore case, the judgment of the Supreme Court had created more political problems for the country. He said the Supreme Court, unlike its American counterpart, had shown a penchant for an elementary, rather than ‘an ingenious constructive propensity in interpreting the constitution’.

The former Minister also frowned at the frosty relationship between the various arms of government, describing such adversarial relationship as inimical to national development.

“The relationship between the executive and the legislature at the federal level can best be described as a permanent state of a cold war. Budgets submitted by the executive are mangled out of shape by the legislature, bills submitted by the executive have no certainty of being acted upon and legislation approved by the legislature languish on the table of the president unsigned. The judiciary has earned itself an unsavoury reputation from not only national but also international sources in handling corruption and electoral cases”, he explained.

To worsen the situation, he said the state of the nation had become even more helpless with the factionlised elite in the country. He explained that the lack of consensus among the elite, which provided the leadership, would paralyse much needed transformation of the country.

He suggested a consensus among the elites to save the nation from further distress. His words: “A divided leadership is no leadership. We must arrive at a grand consensus that will allow us to pull in the same direction. The present system is an imposition by a sectional elite that exploited its temporary occupation of the levers of power to seek an arrangement that would be an advantage to it.

It is obvious to all that the centre can no longer hold. The longer we pretend that all is well and that all the system needs is a bit of panel-beating, the more we would creep up on the Failed State index, until we become a thoroughly failed state.”.

TO ALL NIGERIANS: STAND UP!


Victor Essiet (The Mandators)
Victor Essiet (The Mandators)

CHECK OUT THE STAND UP VIDEO VERSION 2, BY VICTOR ESSIET & THE MANDATORS, DEDICATED TO OPPRESSED NIGERIANS AT https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=467329443279794

THANKS TO EVERY ONE IN OUR COUNTRY NIGERIA FOR THEIR STRONG SUPPORT THROUGH MY PHENOMINAL MUSICAL JOURNEY BECAUSE WITHOUT THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE A VOICE THROUGH WHICH THEY ALSO SPEAK. THOSE THAT HAVE FOLLOWED MY MUSIC FROM THE 80’S TILL NOW CAN UNDERSTAND WHY I AM SPENDING ALL THESE YEARS FIGHTING THROUGH MUSIC AS MY FAMILY AND I HAVE SUFFERED GREATLY BY THE SYSTEM JUST LIKE OTHER EVERY DAY PEOPLE IN NIGERIA. AS I REALIZE THAT MY TALENT IS NOT A PRIVILEGE BUT A GIFT TO BE USED FOR THE BENEFIT OF MANKIND I ALSO KNOW THAT GREATER POWER COMES WITH GREATER RESPONSIBLITY AND SO I HAVE STOOD WITH ALL OF OUR PEOPLE IN THE NATION OF NIGERIA TO FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM THAT CONTINIOUSLY KEEPS OUR PEOPLE DOWN. HOWEVER, THE LAST STRAW THAT HAS BROKEN THE CAMEL’S BACK WAS AFTER I TRAVELLED AROUND THE COUNTRY TO CAMPAIGN WITH MKO ABIOLA DURING THE NIGERIAN 1993 GENERAL ELECTION DUBBED “HOPE 93” IN WHICH ABIOLA RAN AN INCREDIBLE CAMPAIGN GIVING HOPE TO THE COMMON PEOPLE. OUR PEOPLE RESPONDED IMMENSELY AND OVERWHELMINGLY BY VOTING FOR MKO ABIOLA UNANIMOUSLY. THIS WAS AN ELECTION LIKE NO OTHER. THE ONLY TIME NIGERIA AS A COUNTRY EVER VOTED FROM NORTH TO SOUTH EAST TO WEST TO CHOOSE A PRESIDENT OF THEIR CHOICE, AND THE ONLY TIME ELECTION WOULD BE SAID TO BE FREE AND TRULY FAIR WAS THE 1993 ELECTION.I CLOSELY FOLLOWED THE ELECTION AS WE ALL BELIEVED IN MKO AND THE HOPE THAT HE BROUGHT TO THE SUFFERING PEOPLE OF NIGERIA. I KNOW HE WAS NOT A SAINT BUT HE WAS COMPASSIONATE TOWARDS OUR PEOPLE AND HE WAS WILLING TO MAKE A CHANGE. MKO ABIOLA WAS NOT VOTED FOR BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO SOLVE ALL OUR PROBLEMS, BUT BECAUSE WE ALL TRULY SAW IN HIM THAT HE WAS GOING TO HELP POINT OUR COUNTRY IN A NEW DIRECTION AS HE HAD SINGLE HANDEDLY CHANGED THE FACE OF SPORTS IN NIGERIA AND AFRICA. HE WAS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MAN AND PHILANTHROPIST THAT HELPED ALL NIGERIANS REGARDLESS OF THEIR TRIBE, CREED, RELIGION, AND CLASS. HE BRIDGED THE ETHNIC GAP. WE ALL SAW HIM AS A UNITER. WE ALL KNEW HIM. WE KNEW THAT HE COULD SERVE HIS PEOPLE. HE WAS NOT BROUGHT INTO THE RACE BY THE GOD FATHER. EVERY ONE OF US KNEW HIM. WE FELT LIKE HE WAS TRULY ONE OF THE SUFFERERS REGARDLESS OF HIS WEALTH OR POSITION AND HE WAS ONE OF US. WE KNEW HIS HISTORY. THOSE WHO HATED THE COUNTRY SO BADLY AND WANTED NIGERIANS TO BE IN PERMANENT CAPTIVITY TOOK HIM AWAY. TODAY, ALL WE SEE IS A MAN ON TELEVISION BEING ANOUNCED AS A PRESIDENT AND AS A GOVERNOR YET WE ONLY KNOW HIS NAME AS THEY TOLD IT TO US. WE DO NOT KNOW THEIR HISTORY, CHARACTER, CREDIBILITY OR BELIEFS AND WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN THEY EVEN RAN FOR THE ELECTION THAT THEY WERE ANOUNCED TO HAVE WON. ABIOLA WAS A TRUE BROTHER TO THE BROTHERLESS, A TRUE FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS, AND A FRIEND TO THE FRIENDLESS. BUT BABANGIDA, KNOWING THAT IF THE ELECTION USHERED IN MKO ABIOLA THEN CHANGES WOULD COME TO THE COUNTRY AND THAT WOULD BRING THE BEGINNING OF THE END TO THE ERA OF MEGA CORRUPTION, OPPRESSION, AND INJUSTICE, AND BRING TRUE DEVELOPMENT TO THE COUNTRY.BABANGIDA COMMITED THE WORST CRIME AGAINST OUR NATION AND ITS PEOPLE DESTROYING HOPE 93’ BY ANNULLING THE ELECTION AND UNJUSTLY ROBBING ALL NIGERIAN’S OF THEIR RIGHTS. IT WAS AT THIS POINT, 19 YEARS AGO LAST MONTH JUNE 2012, THAT I HAD TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AS THE FEELING OF HELPLESSNESS OVERWHELMED ME BUT I DID NOT DESERT THE COUNTRY. THIS WAS THE SAME FEELING I HAD WHEN I WAS JUST A CHILD, DURING THE NIGERIAN-BIAFRAN CIVIL WAR, AS THE NIGERIAN SOLDIERS CAME INTO MY FATHER’S HOUSE AND KILLED MY UNCLE, KILLED MY SISTER, SHOT MY MOTHER, STABBED AND SHOT MY FATHER, WHILE THE NIGERIAN SOLDIERS ALSO KILLED A SECOND UNCLE IN ANOTHER PLACE. I WAS THROWN INTO THE COLDNESS OF THE WORLD. THIS GRIEF AND ANGER I HAVE CARRIED WITH ME ALL MY LIFE FEELING LET DOWN BY A COUNTRY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO DO RIGHT BY ITS PEOPLE AND PROTECT THEM. GOD HAS HELPED TO TURN ALL THAT NEGATIVITY SEEN AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE INTO POSITIVITY THROUGH MUSIC. I WAS SAVED BY GOD IN THAT NO BULLETS FLYING IN THE AIR FOUND THEIR MARK ON MY OWN SKIN. THAT IS WHY I MADE A PROMISE TO GOD THAT I WILL STAND UP FOR OTHERS ALL THE REST OF MY LIFE FOR I WOULD NOT WANT ANY ONE TO SUFFER WHAT I AND MY FAMILY HAVE SUFFERED. I KNOW SO MANY OTHER NIGERIANS SUFFERED SIMILAR THINGS IN THEIR OWN PLACES ALL BECAUSE GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, THE THEN ARMY HEAD OF STATE, REFUSED TO HONOR THE TREATY THEY HAD IN ABURI, GHANA, PER THE RESOURCE CONTROL AND SO OUR LEADERS ALWAYS REFUSED TO BE JUST. WATCHING MY PARENTS AND FAMILY SUFFER AND DIE WAS THE SAME FEELING I HAD IN THE 93 ELECTION WHERE I WAS HELPLESS AND COULD DO NOTHING TO RESCUE THE PEOPLE FROM THE HANDS OF THE WICKED.

WHY SHOULD THIS HAPPEN TO ANY CITIZEN? ISN’T THE DUTY OF THE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT ITS CITIZENS AND DEFEND THE LAND? WHILE THE WHOLE COUNTRY FOLDED THEIR HANDS AND WATCHED, MKO ABIOLA STOOD HIS GROUND AND REFUSED TO DENOUNCE THE MANDATE THAT WAS GIVEN TO HIM BY THE PEOPLE UNTIL AT LAST HE WAS MURDERED BY GENERAL ABUBAKER AND HIS TERRORIST GROUP WHO CAME IN AFTER THE DEATH OF ABACHA. NO ONE DID A THING. BUT LET ME TELL YOU TODAY, WHAT BABANGIDA WANTED HAS NOW TAKEN HOLD IN THE COUNTRY, A TOTAL OUTLAW, CORRUPT, OPPRESSIVE, UNSAFE, MISERABLE, CRIMINALIZED, AND UNJUST SOCIETY.

BABANGIDA IS STILL FREE. HOW WOULD OTHERS NOT DO WORSE THINGS THAN WHAT HE HAS DONE SAYING THAT AFTER ALL NOTHING WOULD HAPPEN TO THEM? IT WAS DURING THE BABANGIDA ERA THAT DELE GIWA WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED, GENERAL MAMAN VITSA AND OTHER OFFICERS WERE ALSO FRAMED UP AND MURDERED, AND IT WAS DURING BABANGIDA’S ERA THAT ALL YOUNG BRILIANT NIGERIAN ARMY OFFICERS WERE ALL BLOWN AWAY AND BRUTALLY MURDERED ON THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE PLANE FOR THE FEAR THAT THEY MIGHT CHALLENGE THE THEN EXISTING ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT OF GUNS AND MADNESS AS THE OFFICERS WERE LEAVING TO SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE. A LOT OF BLOOD HAS BEEN SPILLED IN OUR COUNTRY AND THOSE WHO SPILLED THE BLOOD HAVE CREATED AN EXTENDED FAMILY THAT HAS CARRIED ON WITH THE BLOOD SHED WHICH IS ABOUT TO PUT AN END TO OUR COUNTRY’S EXISTENCE.  SO MANY MORE DEATHS WERE CAUSED BY THIS ONE MAN, BABANGIDA. I KNOW THE HISTORY OF MY COUNTRY. IF YOU, YOURSELF, DO NOT KNOW THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA THEN YOU ARE LIKE A TREE WITHOUT ITS ROOTS. SO IF THEY WISH TO KILL ME BECAUSE I SPEAK, THEY SHOULD WAIT TO DO SO WHEN THEY SEE ME BECAUSE I WILL NOT RUN AWAY FROM MY COUNTRY AND NEITHER WILL I LEAVE ASHORE. EVEN THOUGH I LIVE IN A FREE WORLD WHERE THERE IS JUSTICE AND TRUE DEMOCRACY I AM ALWAYS HOME TO CRY, TO MOURN, TO STRUGGLE, TO SUFFER WITH ALL MY PEOPLE. THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN ME THE PAST YEARS CAN TESTIFY TO THAT.

ABACHA MURDERED KEN SAROWIWA FOR STANDING UP TO FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE AND IF MOST HIGH GOD DID NOT JUDGE ABACHA CAN ANYBODY SAY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TODAY? EVERYBODY WOULD STILL ONLY FOLD THEIR HANDS AND WATCH. BUT I SAY TO ALL THE OPPRESSORS THAT THEY CAN KILL A REVOLUTIONARY BUT THEY CAN NEVER KILL THE REVOLUTION. A DAY IS COMING THAT THEY WILL ALL PAY, SOONER OR LATER. THEN OBASENJO AND CO. CAME AND FORMED A GANG OF CONMEN, THIEVES, AND MURDERERS CALLED THE PDP PARTY, TO ROB THE NATION AND ITS PEOPLE BLIND IN HIS SECOND TIME AS A RULER OF NIGERIA.

WE BRIEFLY HAD THE LATE PRESIDENT YAR’ADUA IN WHOM PEOPLE ALSO HAD HOPE BUT HIS TENURE WAS CUT SHORT DUE TO HIS DEATH AND WHO KNOWS IF THE PEOPLE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION GANGED TOGETHER TO HASTEN HIS DEATH AS HE WAS ALREADY NICKNAMED, DUE PROCESS, BECAUSE HE BELIEVED IN THE RULES OF LAW AND WANTED DUE PROCESS IN OUR COUNTRY NIGERIA, EVEN THOUGH THE PROCESS THAT BROUGHT HIM IN WAS CORRUPT AND HE CONFESSED IT AND PROMISED TO BRING A REFORM WHICH HE STARTED BUT IS NOW THWARTED BY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN. PRESIDENT YAR’ ADUA’S VICE-PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, A STOOG, TOOK OVER AND REVERSED OUR COUNTRY TO A CULTURE OF STEAL, KILL, AND DESTROY. THE WORST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY IS NOW AS WE WATCH PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND THE RULING PDP PARTY BECOME THE JUDICIARY, THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION, THE PRESIDENCY, AND ALL OTHER BRANCHES OF THE GOVERNMENT HOLDING THE COUNTRY HOSTAGE. GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND THE PDP PARTY ARE CREATING A TOTAL TAKE OVER OF THE NATION AND THE PEOPLE’S RIGHTS FORCING THEIRSELVES ON THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY IN AN ATTEMPT TO PERMANENTLY TURN NIGERIA INTO A ONE PARTY STATE WITH SO MUCH INSECURITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, INJUSTICE, OPPRESSION, DISUNITY, ETHNIC POLITICS, AND LACK OF DEVELOPMENT, EXCEPT IN A VERY FEW OPPOSITION PARTY STATES, SO MUCH SO IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE NATION AS HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.

GOODLUCK JONATHAN’S ADMINISTRATION HAS ADOPTED THE BULLYING AND SHOUT DOWN TACTICS AND DEMONIZING THOSE WHO ARE SPEAKING OUT – TRYING TO AVERT THE LOOMING CRISES THAT IS FACING THE NATION – IN ORDER TO BRING ABOUT THE RULING PDP PARTY’S PLAN TO RULE THE COUNTRY FOR 60 YEARS IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE SURE IN EVERY ELECTION THEY WILL MANIPULATE, RIG, CHASE, INTIMIDATE, HARRASS, AND UNJUSTLY ARREST THE OPPONENTS AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE WILL BE NO RULES OF LAW IN THE COUNTRY. GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS ADMINISTRATION WOULD HAVE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE, ONLY MEMBERS OF THE PDP AND SO TURN NIGERIA INTO AN OPEN PRISON TO ALL NIGERIANS WHO BASICALLY WOULD NOT HAVE ANY RIGHTS OR A SAY IN ANYTHING THAT AFFECTS THEM AND THEIR FAMILY.

WHEN YOU WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE TAPE (http://youtu.be/U1gu0UTAH1E) IN WHICH JUSTICE FOR AKWA IBOM ORGANIZATION CAUGHT AKPABIO IN THE BRIBERY UNDERCOVER VIDEO YOU WILL HEAR WHAT AKPABIO SAID ABOUT THE PDP PLANS TO MAKE SURE THAT NO PERSON WOULD FIND JUSTICE AS THE PDP HAVE MADE PLANS TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL NIGERIANS ARE CORNERED AND EVERY ASPECT OF THE RULES OF LAW AND A FAIR HEARING ARE TAKEN AWAY FROM ALL PEOPLE OF THE NATION OF NIGERIA. MY QUESTION IS WHY ARE ALMOST 180 MILLION PEOPLE SITTING DOWN WATCHING A SMALL GROUP OF ARMED ROBBERS TERRORIZE THEM AND HOLD THEM CAPTIVE? LET’S BE HONEST ABOUT THE SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY OF NIGERIA BY ACCEPTING THE FACT THAT THIS PRESENT GOVERNMENT IS INCAPABLE OF ADDRESSING THE NATION’S PROBLEMS, BUT RATHER ARE MAKING MATTERS WORSE AND WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO BRING THE SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY UNDER CONTROL. ALL OF THEM, AS IN THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT, ARE CORRUPT JUST LIKE ALMOST ALL OF NIGERIA’S PAST GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CORRUPT BUT THIS ONE IS THE WORST, AND THAT IS WHY ALL THE PEOPLE CAUGHT IN THE CORRUPTION SCANDAL WILL NEVER BE BROUGHT TO BOOK AND ALL THE ELECTION PETITIONS FILED ARE STRUCK OUT. FOR EXAMPLE, SENATOR JOHN JAMES AKPAN UDOEDEHE OF AKWA IBOM STATE, THE ACN PARTY FLAGBEARER AND WINNER OF THE 2011 GOVERNATORIAL ELECTION, VERSUS GOVERNOR GODSWILL AKPABIO; THE CASE OF BENUE STATE; AND ALL OTHER CASES IN THE COUNTRY. IN ADDITION, IN THE FORGERY CASE OF ENGINEER FRANK OKON OF AKWA IBOM STATE VERSUS THE CORRUPT AND MURDEROUS GOVERNOR AKPABIO, A CLEAR CASE IN WHICH THE GOVERNOR, INEC, AND THE PDP COMMITED FORGERY AND ALSO VIOLATED A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF ANOTHER CITIZEN ENG. FRANK OKON, THE WORLD HAS SEEN HOW THE NIGERIAN JUDICIARY, THE PRESIDING JUDGE JUSTICE KAFARATI, AKPABIO, THE PDP, AND THE PRESIDENCY ARE TRYING TO SUPPRESS THE CASE IN TRYING TO DENY JUSTICE AND A FAIR HEARING SO THEY CAN THROW OUT THIS CASE AND BLAME IT ON STATUTE.

AS YOU ALL HAVE SEEN WHAT HAS HAPPENED ON THURSDAY JULY 12, 2012, AFTER THE JUDGE, JUSTICE KAFARATI HAD ADJOURNED THE CASE FOR MORE THAN ONE MONTH ONLY FOR HIM NOT TO SHOW UP IN THE COURT ON THE 12 OF JULY 2012 TO GIVE THE FINAL JUDGEMENT AS HE PROMISED, AND AS OF JULY 13, 2012, NO NEW DATE HAS BEEN GIVEN FOR THE HEARING OF THAT CASE AGAIN. AS THIS BLOG SAID MORE THAN A MONTH AGO, THAT WHY THE CASE LINGERS ON IS BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING TO DESTROY IT.

ELECTION WAS RIGGED IN EVERY STATE IN NIGERIA EXCEPT IN THOSE STATES WHERE THE OPPOSITION PARTIES ARE IN POWER. THE GOVERNMENT LIED TO THE WORLD THAT THE ELECTION WAS FREE AND FAIR BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT THE INTERNATIONAL ELECTORAL OBSERVERS TO PLACES WHERE THEY ARRANGED SO NO CORRUPTION WOULD BE SEEN. WE, JUSTICE FOR AKWA IBOM ORGANIZATION, WERE ABLE TO CATCH MANY ELECTION CORRUPTION, IRREGULARITIES, AND KILLINGS ON TAPE BECAUSE WE KNEW FROM THE BEGINNING WHAT PRESIDENT JONATHAN AND THE PDP WERE UP TO. BECAUSE THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY BELIEVED THE LIES OF THIS ADMINISTRATION OF A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION, THE CITIZENS OF NIGERIA WERE CAUGHT OFF GUARD.  IT IS A PITY THAT MOST OF YOU, THE CITEZENS, WHO ARE LIVING RIGHT THERE IN THE COUNTRY HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH THINGS HAVE FALLEN APART AND WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN NIGERIA. IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA YOU WILL AGREE WITH GENERAL BUHARI AND THE REST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BOLD ENOUGH TO STAND UP AGAINST THE STATUS QUO, BECAUSE WHILE MOST OF YOU MIGHT CHOOSE TO BE COWARDS AND SIT DOWN THERE AND DIE RATHER THAN GOING THERE TO DIE, SOME PEOPLE WILL NOT DO THE SAME. AS SUCH THERE WILL BE MORE BLOOD, MORE TEARS, MORE SORROWS, AND MANY AFRICAN COUNTRIES WILL REFUSE YOU AS REFUGEES. MANY IN THAT COUNTRY TODAY HAVE PILED UP WEAPONS UPON WEAPONS WHICH THEY HAVE STOLEN OUR MONEY TO BUY AS THEY HAVE SWORN NEVER TO LET YOU AND THE COUNTRY BE FREE FROM THEIR OPPRESIVE AND CORRUPT GRI P BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID THAT THERE WILL BE A DAY OF RECKONING SHOULD THINGS CHANGE. SO THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE STANDING UP NOW ARE THOSE WHO KNOW THAT SHOULD THEY BE CALLED UPON THAT THEY HAVE A CLEAN SLATE.

IT IS FAR MORE EASY TO KEEP A COUNTRY TOGETHER THAN FIGHING AND TRYING TO DIVIDE IT. IT IS FAR MORE CHEAPER TO TAKE CARE OF THE CITIZENS THAN TO FINANCE A WAR AND FIND A PLACE TO CAMP THE REFUGEES. SO TO MOST OF YOU, THE CITIZENS, WHO HAVE BEEN SENTAMENTAL OF THIS ISSUE THE DAY IS COMING THAT THOSE IN POWER WOULD DEPART THE COUNTRY TO REUNITE WITH THEIR FAMILIES IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD WHILE LEAVING YOU IN THE RUINS AND THE MESS THAT THEY HAVE CREATED. YOU WILL FIGHT TO KILL EACH OTHER AS IT HAS ALREADY STARTED FROM THE NORTH AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. YOU WILL KILL EACH OTHER WITH NO END IN SIGHT. IT IS SO PATHETIC THAT WHEN SOME OF YOU WOULD HEAR THIS AND THEN YOU WOULD REPLY WITH, IT IS NOT OUR PORTION. WHO TOLD YOU THAT? DON’T YOU KNOW THAT YOU MUST PLAY A PART IN THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT GOD TO DO FOR YOU? REMEMBER WHEN LUCIFER ROSE UP AGAINST GOD, GOD SIMPLY KICKED HIS ASS WITHOUT WASTING TIME, BUT IF GOD SAT THERE AND SAID IT IS NOT MY PORTION, WE WOULD BE WORSHIPING SATAN TODAY INSTEAD OF GOD. NOTE THAT GOD PLAYED A PART IN WHAT HE WANTED FOR HIMSELF AND THEREBY US ALSO.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE NATION’S PROBLEM WHILE YOU ARE ALL STILL STANDING ASIDE AND WATCHING. DO YOU THINK THAT THE GREAT GOD WILL COME FROM THE HEAVENS TO CHANGE THINGS AND RESCUE ALL OUR PEOPLE OR ARE YOU STILL WAITING FOR ANOTHER FATHER MOSES WHO WILL COME AND LEAD YOU ALL OUT OF THE HANDS OF YOUR PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELD YOU IN CAPTIVITY? DO YOU THINK AMERICA, EUROPE, OR THE UNITED NATIONS WILL COME TO HELP YOU? KNOW NOW THAT WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN NIGERIA WILL BE THE WORST CRISES IN RECENT TIMES AND IT WILL BE SO SAD BECAUSE GOD HAS GIVEN YOU ALL THE TIME TO STAND UP TO COME TOGETHER AS ONE TO TAKE BACK WHAT BELONGS TO YOU: YOUR LIFE, YOUR LIBERTY, YOUR FREEDOM, AND YOUR NATION. I HAVE BEEN PART OF THE STRUGGLE ALL MY LIFE AND I AM STILL IN THE STRUGGLE WITH YOU AND I WILL BE IN THE FOREFRONT, PERSONALLY, SPIRITUALLY, PHYSICALLY, MUSICALLY, WHEN THE FINAL REVELUTION TAKES HOLD. WE CAN AVERT THIS CATASTROPHY IF EVERY ONE CAN STAND UP TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS A CHANGE TO CALM AND APPEASE THE SITUATION, EITHER WILLINGLY OR BY FORCE. WE CAN STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING BY STANDING UP NOW AND LETTING THESE CORRUPT POLITICIANS KNOW THAT THE POWER BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE. WE MUST COORDINATE AS A PEOPLE AND TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY! THIS IS WRITTEN AND IT WILL BE PART OF YOUR HISTORY AS MY SONGS HAVE BECOME PART OF THE HISTORY AND THE PROPHESIES THAT HAVE BEEN FULFILLED. REMEMBER WHAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN FROM THE WISE AND THE PRUDENT IS REVEALED TO THE BABY WITH THE SUCKLING. TO MY FELLOW COUNTRY MEN AND WOMEN MY LOVE AND RESPECT TO YOU AT ALL TIMES REGARDLESS OF WHERE I AM OR WHERE I MAY BE. COME AS ONE AND THE NATION WILL BECOME STRONG. GOD BLESS NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS. ONE LOVE AND ONE HEART.

VICTOR ESSIET FOR JUSTICE FOR AKWA IBOM ORGANIZATION

Governor Godswill Akpabio’s Crimes Caught on Camera Part 2 Volume 1 & 2 Script


Governor Godswill Akpabio’s Ambush Terror Attack in Ikot Ekpene And Unjust Incarceration of Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe (Part 2, Volumes 1 & 2)  

There is an abundance of footage and the length so long that we cannot contain all of it in this series, but at the same time we do not want to give too little because it is necessary to bring you the issues just as they have happened. Though some of the real life footage, which Justice For Akwa Ibom’s people risked their lives to obtain during the attacks, was seized and destroyed by the government forces sent to the scene by Governor Akpabio. This footage has been edited for time but with thoughts on bringing quality and the entire story.

Scene One:

A mammoth crowd, the first of its kind in the history of Akwa Ibom Political Campaigns, welcomes their choice for Governor Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe, the man they have seen as their only hope to turn things around for them through positive change.

Scene Two:

Justice For Akwa Ibom Organization is a human rights organization created to be the watchlion of the society on behalf of the everyday people to be a voice where the people are unable to speak, to be the sight when the people are blinded, to be the strength when the people are weakened, to be the hope when all hope is lost, and to reach out for the suffering ones and give them reason for living.

Scene Three:

It is time we all come together to fight the violations of human rights, injustice, oppression, and corruption by the government and even the non-governmental groups against the everyday people. We must remove the cause of the problem and secure the rights of the people from being violated. Let us face the truth to help change the outcome in the end. We can all stand together or wait to go down one day. The choice is simply ours. One Love.

Scene Four:

On March 22, 2011 there was an ambush terror attack in Ikot Ekpene, Governor Godswill Akpabio’s hometown, after the Governor had warned that no other political opponent from a tribe not his own should come to his hometown to campaign. This is what happened after the Governor’s threat. The Governor reigned terror on innocent law-abiding citizens who went with Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe of opposition party ACN to campaign in Ikot Ekpene, which is also the hometown of the wife of Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe.

 Some of the Wounded…

Scene Five:

A citizen affected by the Ambush Terror Attack was injured in the leg and he slept in the bushes in Ikot Ekpene until that morning that he was able to return to Uyo after it was safe to do so.

Scene Six:

An injured man wounded in the leg by PDP (People’s Democratic Party) thugs and cultists of Governor Godswill Akpabio. The man cannot walk since the attack.

Scene Seven:

A man beaten, stabbed, and wounded in the Ambush Terror Attack in Ikot Ekpene, Godswill Akpabio’s hometown. This man was beaten, stabbed, and wounded not by the people of Ikot Ekpene but by the PDP thugs and cultists of Governor Godswill Akpabio.

 Scene Eight:

Another man affected by the same attack. He was stabbed in the head.

Scene Nine:

These pictures show men stabbed and wounded. The first one shows a man stabbed in the head, and a woman next to him stabbed in the arm. The second one is where Governor Godswill Akpabio’s thugs and PDP cultists attempted to remove the man’s hand. The third picture shows the injury on a man’s hand and an injury on the other man’s head.

Scene Ten:

This woman was stabbed in the arm.

Scene Eleven:

This man was stabbed in the eye.

Scene Twelve:

This man’s ankle was stabbed and his toes were run over with a vehicle.

Scene Thirteen:

This man was shot on his arm.

Scene Fourteen:

This cripple rode on a bike with another person to attend the rally in Ikot Ekpene and was thrown off the bike where the bike exhaust burnt his inner thigh and then his outer leg was stabbed with a sharp object.

Scene Fifteen:

This man was shot and wounded in the hand but he escaped with his life. He said three others that were with him were killed.

Scene Sixteen:

This man went to the Ikot Ekpene campaign with his brother.  During the Ambush Terror Attack his brother was killed and his dead body along with so many others that died in the attack have not been found to this day.

Some of the Damages…

Scene Seventeen:

Damages to vehicles from the Ambush Terror Attack.

Scene Eighteen:  

A car was shot at, the windshield broken, and one person inside was injured and the man in the video took the person to the hospital.

Scene Nineteen:

This man was using his car as an ambulance, because there were no ambulances available. He had his car demolished with hammers, axes, and rocks.  He drove over the barricade with all five people who were in the car, some of them injured, and that is the only reason why they escaped with their lives.

Scene Twenty:

A car was badly damaged by the attacker’s of Godswill Akpabio. The people in the car were injured. Notice how badly Akpabio’s thugs must have hit the door to damage it so severely.

Scene Twenty-One:

More damaged cars destroyed by Governor Godswill Akpabio, his thugs, his cultist gang, and the PDP.

Scene Twenty-Two:

Vehicles damaged and some with blood inside from the innocent victims. Two people died within this car and the driver was seriously wounded from the attack orchestrated by Governor Godswill Akpabio and the PDP.

Scene Twenty-Three:

These pictures are of Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe’s bulletproof car and his wife’s bulletproof car after they were shot at and hit in Ikot Ekpene during the Ambush Terror Attack with the powerful weapon supplied to the attackers by Governor Akpabio.

Scene Twenty-Four:

The Press Conference after the shock of the Ambush Terror Attack on the citizens, the Senator, his deputy, and his wife in Ikot Ekpene. As you can hear from the press briefing, there Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe had ordered for the campaigning to be stopped since it was becoming too dangerous and he could not stand to see so many lives continuously lost. The end of campaigning was actually Governor Godswill Akpabio and his ruling PDP party’s aim. This man addressing the press, Aniekan Akpan the former state chairman of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), betrayed the people. He also escaped death in the Ambush Terror Attack in Ikot Ekpene, then turned around and collected millions of naira, abandoned the cause, and joined Akpabio on his corruption spree.

 Scene Twenty-Five:

Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe with the government forces all around him as he is being returned back to prison from court. Hear the lamentations of the people because their Governor was not yet freed and they want justice because he has been incarcerated unlawfully. Notice the Senator’s black Suburban leaving. They had expected the Senator to be released and because he was not released they are driving his car to where he is being taken next. You can hear the masses asking that the Federal Government should declare a state of emergency in Akwa Ibom State. The angry masses are saying in their dialect, “Where are they taking him? What kind of nonsense is this?”

Scene Twenty-Six:

The people have made their way to the second court which is the high court of justice, presided over by Chief Justice of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Idongesit Ntem Isua, as the attorneys are still trying to obtain bail for Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe’s release. In this court hearing where they are to decide on Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe’s release, notice that the people are standing up as they are beginning to get tense and scared that they could deny the Senator’s release after he has been freed from Abuja where Governor Godswill Akpabio bribed the officials to whisk the Senator away by chartered helicopter in an attempt to frame Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe for treason and place him in a fumigated room so the Senator could die of a heart attack.  The Chief Justice of the state who is known for her strict discipline and zero tolerance of judicial insubordination, who is also not in support of the situation and the behavior of the Governor, granted the Senator bail against the will of the Governor Akpabio and his ruling PDP party, and that is why this case was successful and ended the way it did.  The attorneys of Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe successfully argued the case and obtained the release of the Senator. As you can see, the entire court cheers and this tells you how much the people are yearning for somebody who could free them from the hands of Godswill Akpabio and his ruling PDP party. Hear with your own ears the citizens express their joy alongside the lawyers that justice was done, and according to the Akwa Ibomite representing the Diaspora “my Governor”, Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe is released. The Senator did not ask anybody to speak good on his behalf. These individuals spoke good on his behalf because he is a decent man, a just man, a compassionate man, whom God has touched and given the grace. For the Senator to have everything that he has and still want to suffer for the people it is the grace that God has bestowed on him, and so his people also responded as you can see, and hear, and also by the votes that proclaimed him the winner of the Gubernatorial Election of Akwa Ibom State. Godswill Akpabio does not and will never enjoy such good will and affection, neither will he be spoken good of by the majority of the people except the sycophant and those that benefit from his looting of the treasury.

Scene Twenty-Seven:

People are waiting outside the prison for Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe to be released. Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe has seen the deplorable living conditions of the prisoners he met in the prison. He has donated so many things to improve their living condition including the generator and the electrical wiring so the prisoners can have light since they were all living in darkness. That is why these men are carrying materials into the prison as you can see.

Scene Twenty-Eight:

Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe is finally being released from his unjust incarceration. The people are overjoyed and are singing praises unto God that He has given them victory, and dancing in the streets to express their elation on this day. They are singing in their dialect, “Most High God in His Kingdom deserves thanks and praises. The tribe that Jehovah has fought their battle for them, bring them, let they rejoice.” They also say, “praise the Lord.”

Scene Twenty-Nine

Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe, after returning from prison, to avoid Governor Akpabio from causing trouble and framing him again, and killing innocent citizens, the Senator had to do rallies in his compound. Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe says in his dialect, “this particular election the widows, widowers, poors, needies, and the unemployed, all their prayers are in this election. So it is not good for anybody to mess with it and make their hopes to be in vain. So from today go home and do house-to-house campaign.” Then the crowd sings neighbors to neighbors. Then Senator goes on to say, “to all the cyclists, I beg you, don’t cause any trouble, so that you may not be arrested and put in jail. Let me tell you what I have gone to see in the prisons.  I met a man called Ikenga. He was a thug who was shooting guns during the election on behalf of one politician called Cyril during the era of the political party called NPN. He was arrested and prosecuted and sentenced to life imprisonment. I met him. He is there now while the politician he was being a thug for is a free man and enjoying life. Number two, I met youths like you who were thugs shooting guns during the election for house members who are serving right now in the house. They gave them ten year jail sentences while those politicians are free men and are still serving in the state house of assembly and have forgotten about those who were shooting guns to rig the election for them who are now in jail. Number three, I have seen youths like you there. I asked them why you are here. They told me that they were dealing drugs because of unemployment and got caught. That is why they are in jail. I also met some young girls. I asked them why are you here. They told me because they committed crimes. That is why I do not want you to go to jail because of me. What I want is votes. Do you understand what I am saying? What do I say I want? Vote!” The above is the advice that the Senator gave to all the teeming youths before the election.

Scene Thirty:

Closing Thoughts by Victor Essiet (The Mandators): The election has come and gone and the people of Akwa Ibom State have exercised their right and made their choice and Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe also played by the book, but their mandate was stolen by Godswill Akpabio and the ruling PDP party. It is painful that so many people have died and many have been deeply and irrevocably injured due to the ambition of one man and his group who are so oppressive, unjust, corrupt, wicked, and without remorse. The man voted for has gone to the court to seek justice on behalf of the masses to have the people’s mandate returned to its rightful owner. The world has seen how this justice was denied. The Chief Justice failed to live out the true meaning of Chief Justice of the People and the Nation of Nigeria and soon this food he has cooked for us, he, along with the entire Judiciary System, and all the people who have joined to oppress the suffering people of Nigeria, will partake of it. To the people, love is the drug, love is the cure, come as one and our nation will become strong. One love and keep the faith. On behalf of Justice For Akwa Ibom Organization.

Credits:

Thanks to all the artists for the soundtracks.

Beginning soundtrack “Ambush In The Night” by Bob Marley.

Second soundtrack “One Love” by Bob Marley.

Third soundtrack “Rat Race” by Victor Essiet and the Mandators.

Fourth soundtrack “Justice” by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers.

Fifth soundtrack “Nation and the People” by Victor Essiet and the Mandators.

Added in Volume 2: “Stand Up” by Victor Essiet and the Mandators.

Thanks to the members of Justice For Akwa Ibom and others who risked their lives to make sure that the people’s voice are heard. Thanks also to those who helped in making   the production of this video possible.

Justice For Akwa Ibom Organization

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Salami: ACN blasts President Goodluck Jonathan


Attorney General of Nigeria

President of NigeriaPhoto Above is Mohammed Adoke, Attorney General of Nigeria. Photo Below is President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.

By Nnamdi Ojiego
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has condemned the statement made by the Attorney-General of the Federation Mohammed Adoke, that Justice Ayo Salami’s reinstatement as recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC) will be ‘subjudice’, saying that it is the clearest indication that Jonathan’s administration lacks honorable character.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the statement has also confirmed the widely-held belief that the Presidency orchestrated Salami’s suspension in the first instance, as part of a wider plan to cow the judiciary and silence upright judges.

In the end, this is all about the PDP losing Ekiti and Osun states, which the party appropriated to itself through a most shameful and egregious electoral heist, rather than the consequences of the disagreement between the nation’s two top judicial officers over the Sokoto election.

“AGF Adoke’s shocking statement has also exposed the reason behind the temerity of Segun Oni and Olagunsoye Oyinlola to continue to assault the judiciary and anyone who had anything to do with the cases in Ekiti and Osun states. After all, they know they have the backing of the Attorney-General and the presidency,” it said.

ACN said the Jonathan Administration’s moral deficiency has been exposed by the fact that a President who gleefully and speedily approved the suspension of Justice Salami as President of the Court of Appeal is now stonewalling and pussyfooting when called upon to reverse that decision by the same body that recommended the suspension.

The party noted that it is now clear that the morally-challenged administration of President Jonathan is actually the unseen hand behind such frivolous lawsuits, which have now been latched on to by the same presidency as the reason why Justice Salami cannot be reinstated.

By his statement, the AGF has also confirmed that the Executive is the one fomenting the crisis in the Judiciary simply to serve political ends, a very dangerous game in an emerging democracy. As the AGF plays the Ostrich, he forgets that Nigerians cannot be hoodwinked by such untenable explanation of the reason for the presidency’s refusal to reinstate Justice Salami.

“He also forgets that Justice Salami had already instituted a lawsuit against the NJC before he was suspended. He forgets that the NJC, which is a defendant in the case, knew what it was doing when it recommended the reinstatement. And he forgets that part of the overall resolution of the crisis is the request by the NJC that all cases pertaining to it should be withdrawn”, ACN said.

Culled from Vanguard

Governor Akpabio 2011 Nigeria Election Corruption and Bribery Undercover Video (Part 1)


Governor Akpabio 2011 Nigeria Election Corruption and Bribery Undercover Video (Part 1)

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1gu0UTAH1E

How Akpabio bribed the National Independent Electoral Observers to rig the Akwa Ibom State 2011 Election. The 2011 Nigerian Election was not free and was unfair, and Godswill Akpabio stole the mandate given by the Akwa Ibom people to Senator John James Akpan Udoedehe. Please do note that the date on the camera is incorrect as the camera’s date stamp was not properly set. The actual date of the undercover footage was April 28, 2011, 2 days after the election. The footage of Victor Essiet was made on May 9, 2012. The notes were made by Victor Essiet, the Mandators, on behalf of Justice 4 Akwa Ibom Organization.

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