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“The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities in the north as willing tools and the south as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their future.” – Sir Ahmadu Bello Premier Northern Nigeria. The Parrot Newspaper October 12, 1960.
The above frequently quoted statement by Sir Ahmadu Bello is the typically mindset of the Hausa/Fulani Muslim Northerner.
Unfortunately there is just one mistake the Northern Nigeria power mongers like Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, General Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubukar, Ango Abdullahi, Murtala Nyako and many others have made.
Which is they unleashed their attack dogs the Boko Haram Islamic terrorists too early on the Jonathan administration.
Sir Ahmadu Bello may have made the above statements in 1960. But you see, Sir Ahmadu Bello was a clever man at least on the face of it. He respected his Northern Christians compatriot and gave them their dues. As recent as last August, General Jerry Useni testified to that.
Professor Ishaya Audu, a Hausa Christian from Zaria City was his personal physician. Even during President Shehu Shagari’s government, the former Northern Nigeria was monolithic.
Alas all that is gone with the wind now. Not since the coming to power of one Major General Mohammadu Buhari and followed by one evil General called Badamasi Babangida the North has become fragmented such that more people have been killed in the North since 1987 to date than any other time in the Nigerian history.
The power mongers commissioned Boko Haram Islamic terrorists to destabilise the Jonathan governments. The facts are all there.
Hear them talking; We will making the country ungovernable should Goodluck Jonathan will the 2011 presidential election as if it is their birth right to rule the other tribes in Nigeria perpetually.
The Hausa/Fulani ruled Nigeria for 40 years and the North has nothing to show for it rather than almajiri children, poliomyelitis, Boko Haram, Maitatsine and Islamic fundamentalism.
As it is now, it is lose, lose situation for them. In fact it is even better for them that President Goodluck Jonatthan should win and continue till 2019.
The Niger-Delta militants experience during Yar’adua tenure is an experience Nigeria would not like to have again. The Nigeria crude oil output dwindled from two and a half million barrels a day to just mere five hundred thousand.
In a pleural society like Nigeria, one group and religion cannot wish to lord it over others all the time more so they are the least educated.
As it is now, the use of Boko Haram by power hungry Northern politicians and Islamic preachers have boomerang. The former Northern Nigeria is so fragmented that every day Boko Haram, Fulani and Islamic terrorists are on killing spree unabated.
The Christian dominated states like Nasarawa, Plateau, Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa, Benue, Kogi and part of Bauchi have been under persistent attack to depopulate the Christians who will definitely vote for Jonathan in 2015 election.
Whatever it is, the Boko Haram pogrom on Northern Nigeria Christians will not affect or change the outcome of the 2015 presidential.
The Igbo nation should start preparing to have their turn of the presidency in 2019 if Nigeria still exists by them.
People that have superiority complex must come to the people’s level and know that every citizen has the right to lead his or her nation.
Power mongers like Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Atiku Abubukar, General Buhari, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal must take note.
Is there any reason why APC cannot present persons like Adams Oshiomhole or Tunde Fashola as their presidential candidates if they want to win the 2015 election? A word is enough for the wise APC.
Article written by Ndiameeh Babangida Babreek.
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