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Ndiameeh Babangida: Why The 2015 Election Should Be Cancelled In Borno, Yobe And Adamawa States

I was driving back from the 6:30 mass this morning when my friend Ado Audu Nmadu called me to ask whether I have seen the majornews headline in today’s ‘official Boko Haram newspaper’? I told Ado he is at his antics again but which is the official Boko Haram newspaper and what is the news all the same?

Ado told me that I need to see a map on the front page of Sunday Trust of today which fell into our perfect argument yesterday morning. The yesterday morning in question was Saturday the 20th of September.

I was just moaning to Ado about how the BBC Hausa service refused to air my view about the 2015 election despite many several calls to the number they provided for listeners to call them.

We were just discussing generally on national politics, international politics and sundry affairs. Our argument was hot, objective yet respectfully.

Ado and I agreed that the International Community neglected Nigeria at the mercy of Boko Haram most probably because we are black people and hence they concentrated they energy on Syria and Iraq.

Ado and I also agreed that the black race has itself to blame for its woes since they value the foreign religions of Islam and Christianity on which ideology they now kill fellow blacks.

Ado and I also agreed that the adaption of Goodluck Jonathan by their PDP is a democratic practise in organised democracies where the incumbent is always give the “The right of first refusal”

Ado and I also agreed that the insecurity in the Northern part of Nigeria was created by the political class in order to enhance their chances of grapping power in 2015 but is now hidden under the cloak of Islam to enhance its potency knowing very well how gullible most Northern Nigeria Muslims are.

Ado and I also agreed that more states should created to enhance development particularly considering the creation and opening of new airports in Gombe, Uyo, Birnin Kebbi, Asaba and lately Dutse in Jigawa States.

We also agreed that where new states are created, most of the new states will create state universities which will enhance higher education in Nigeria.

More states will open up more rural areas if we consider how rural places like Dutse, Damaturu, Osogbo, Jalingo, and particularly Lafia were before they were made states capital.

Ado and I equally agreed on the need for referendum in Nigeria especially on our type of federalism considering how successful and peaceful it was in Scotland.

The differences between Ado and I came to the fore whether elections should hold in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in 2015 or not! I think that was why my friend called me to check the ‘Boko Haram map’ in Sunday Trust as it were.

But why Mallam Ado decided to call the Daily Trust the official newspaper of Boko Haram, I have no idea.

If you seek my opinion, I will rather call the BBC Hausa service the official broadcast media of Boko Haram.

I am sure if the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) top management are aware of how their Hausa service section is actively promoting the Boko Haram Islamic terrorist activity through massive propaganda on their airways, they will have a re-think about BBC Hausa Service considering their Prime Minister David Cameron’s tough stand against terrorism. BBC top management must act now before it is too late.
Coming to our disagreement about the 2015 general election, whether it should be conducted or not in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa State was very interesting, frank and educative. We were both better informed after our frank and polite discussion. That is the power of dialogue. The person with superior reasoning and better well marshalled point will always carry the day. No need to use violence.

Both of us had listened to the arguments of Atiku Abubukar, Mohammed Ali Ndume who were insisting that elections must hold in those areas under the Islamic Caliphate of Boko Haram. How that will be possible only Atiku Abubukar, Ali Ndume and probably God will tell us.
As at today 21st September 2014, 350, 000 people have been displaced from their homes in Yobe State. 650,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Borno State.

While there is no exact number of persons displaced from their homes in Adamawa State, the Daily Trust newspaper of Monday the 8th September 2014 reported that Michika town being occupied by the Boko Haram insurgence has the largest population in Adamawa State and the town is now virtually deserted. Other local governments in northern Adamawa have many of the residence who fled to Yola and elsewhere for their dear lives.

The question now is why should this large population of voters lose their franchise through no faults of theirs?

The Boko Haram sponsors cannot eat their cake and have it.

There is no way election will hold under the Islamic Caliphate of Boko Haram.

What will happen to the Christian voters that have been chased away and displaced from their ancestral homes by the Boko Haram beasts?
The INEC must issue new voter’s card to all displaced persons in their camps or their temporary abode for them to exercise their franchise to vote otherwise no election in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in 2015.

The so called ‘Boko Haram Islamic Caliphate’ map my friend called my attention to in Sunday Trust is nothing but simply the most populated Christian communities in the North Eastern Nigeria and now under the siege and occupation of Boko Haram Islamic terrorists.
The sources on Wikipedia and journals put the Christian population of Gwoza local government in Borno State at 61%.

The Marghi Christian people of Madagali at 67%

The Joshua project and the Kibaku Development Association (KIDA) estimate the Chibok Christian people of Borno State at 95%.

The Joshua project and the Wikipedia put the Christian population of Michika Adamawa State at whopping 97%.

In this day and age of modernity, where every vote counts how and why must these valuable voters be deprived of their rights to vote?

These are the communities who voted massively for Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 and will surely do same in 2015 and cannot be deliberately denied this right by Boko Haram sponsored displacement.

The Born to Rule Cabal know what they are up to and are doing. That is why they have used their militant wing Boko Haram to displace these people from their ancestral homes.

Unfortunately they have shot themselves in the foot.

No election will take place where eligible voters have been displaced by Boko Haram for political gain.

Therefore election will not hold in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in 2015. Atiku Abubukar, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Ali Ndume take note.
People who plotted and planted Boko Haram for their own political advantage must fail.

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Ndiameeh Babangida Babreek can be reached at:
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