"This New Nation called Nigeria, should be an estate of our great grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities in the North as willing tools, and the South, as conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future" - Sir Ahmadu Bello (Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of Northern Region in The Parrot of October 12, 1960
“For us who are Christian minorities in the North, we should acknowledge that this victory we are celebrating here today, was made possible by the intervention of the Sultan and others. We should know that there is new thinking in the North.” Yakubu Dogara, New Speaker of the House of Representatives on his emergence.
“...the handing over of the rein of leadership to the Hausa-Fulani by the British was not a mistake; it was deliberate. The British knows that the Hausa-Fulani will be so pre-occupied with the quest for survival and domination of Nigeria that they would not have the time to pull Nigeria from the dreg of under-development.” The Vanguard Newspaper, February 7, 2002
“......interesting is the military prowess of the Fulani which though not fantastic, has been mystified through their ability to fuel acrimony among their rivals and their capacity to show great courage in the defence of collective interest rather than the defence of individual wisdom.” The Vanguard Newspaper, February 7, 2002
“If you see any man evocatively singing the songs of ‘ONE NIGERIA’ as is presently constituted, effusive about its indivisibility, eloquently advocating a tortuous ‘UNITY IN DIVERSITY,’ exuding unguarded PATRIOTISM about it, emotively feeding you on hope while you crave to extricate yourself from grinding poverty, agonizing want, debilitating need, incapacitating insecurity, and inability to SELF DETERMINE your own destiny; movingly asking you to persevere in this unending miasma as he forcefully gives unfounded assurances about the future of Nigeria; check him out very well. He or she is an active participant, a satellite or a sentry of those angling to exploit, dominate and enslave his own and all other ethnic nationalities at all costs and by all means. He is definitely benefitting from the misery, denigration and dehumanization of you and your people. You and your ethnic nationality have the choice of listening to such a person or find a way around him or her to get to your own appointed destiny through self determination.” ‘Remi Oyeyemi, Philadelphia, USA July 2010
Mr. Yakubu Dogara, the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, recently told the world an open secret – that the on-going crisis in the All Progressive Congress (APC) is as a result of the “New thinking in the North” aimed at appropriating total control of power to the exclusion of the rest or other sections of the country. Rather than be seen as a negative step, I consider this as a positive step towards the destiny of Nigeria to balkanize. It is a positive step towards the eventual liberation of all ethnic nationalities into forming independent Nations that they used to be (definitely with new alliances and realignments) prior to the tragedy of 1914, which Sir Ahmadu Bello himself tagged as “The Mistake of 1914.”
As the crisis in the APC continues, the politically naïve “patriots” of the South, particularly the Yoruba Southwest, who are dreaming of a “New Nigeria” where there would be no corruption and where the dreams of all, regardless of their ethnic origin, would be realizable have continued to hold on to what one of Professor Okey Ndibe’s friends from South Africa called “a dead body.” Yes. Nigeria is “a dead body.” In doing so, in my own estimation, they are not just holding on to “a dead body” they are working against the destiny of Nigeria that has been ordained by God, through providence.
Majority of Nigerians of all hue and clime who supported Alhaji Mohammadu Buhari were doing so genuinely in the hope that this was an opportunity for a New Nigeria; opportunity to break from the past and set the country on the path to greatness. They were excited. They were enthusiastic. They were hopeful. Unknown to all these excited Buharists, the slave masters in the Sultanate and their sentries in the extended part of the Uthman Dan Fodio’s Estate called Nigeria, were putting finishing touches to their total control of their bequeathment. The political carpetbaggers too, inflicted by myopia and focused as locusts on the perquisites of offices they were chasing and the loot they anticipate to appropriate, could not look far or think deep. They were like rapacious rabbits that could not perceive the traps set for them.
Some of us knew this. We were aware. We saw it coming. And we warned. We advised on alternative strategy, tactics and choices. But unfortunately, it fell on deaf ears rendered further ineffective by arrogance, condescension and ambition. They were inebriated in their pursuit of power, confident that they could never be wrong. Their ears were blocked. Their reasoning was weird. Their flanks were carelessly left open. They discountenanced History. They ignored the raison d’etre for the pains and sufferings of our heroes past. They exuded unrestrained exuberance and fanned the embers of infantile enthusiasm. They flagrantly and joyously gallivanted on the Hausa/Fulani tiger and as it now appears, they are gradually ending in its belly.
When the Sultan of Sokoto expressed preference for a particular governorship candidate in some of the Yoruba states and some of the Yoruba leaders worked secretly to impose such candidates, then it was evident that there is fire on the mountain of the Yoruba Nation. Or when the Sultan expressed dislike for a particular candidate and the party leaders took away his hard earned ticket to give to another, it was evident that the dream espoused by Ahmadu Bello – to treat the “South, as conquered territory and …… never allow them to have control over their future" - has become a reality. The Hausa/Fulani oligarchy has stooped to use our leaders as a means to conquering and enslaving us again.
GEJ would eventually be judged harshly by History for wasting a golden opportunity to free Nigeria and Nigerians from the slavery of the Hausa/Fulani oligarchy. But reserved for harsher judgment of History are those who worked ceaselessly to enthrone Alhaji Buhari under the garb of change, without taking any precautions and without availing themselves of lessons of History. Thus by so doing, they have wittingly or unwittingly through several acts of commission or omission drove Nigerians into another round of slavery, at least for another 50 years or beyond, unless there is intervention by Providence.
When Yakubu Dogara, the newly elected Speaker of House of Representatives said that his victory “was made possible by the intervention of the Sultan and others,” he was only confirming the obvious as enunciated in my article of June 14, 2015 titled “Fulani Solidarity and the Betrayal of Bola Tinubu.” In that article, I had written inter-alia:
“The Fulani are a special breed. They understand only one thing – power at all costs. It does not matter how close you are to them. It does not matter how friendly you are to them. It does not matter how helpful you are to them. When it comes to power and control, they rally round themselves to neutralize you and maintain your subservience.”
So, when Mr. Dogara, came out to reveal probably inadvertently, that the scheme (with Bola Tinubu as prime target), to play out and neutralize some players from some sections of the country, was engineered from the Palace of the Sultan, it ought not be a surprise to analytical and objective observers who understands the dynamics of the Fulani power concept. To those who do not know, the Sultan of Sokoto and Asiwaju Tinubu have been very close friends, especially in recent times. But when it comes to power, the Fulani Pulaku Concept overrides everything, including close friendships, and it was not difficult to dump Tinubu for the interest of the Uthman Dan Fodio’s Estate where the Fulani oligarchy would permanently hold sway. The Uthman Dan Fodio’s Estate is euphemized as Nigeria.
In the same article “Fulani Solidarity and the Betrayal of Bola Tinubu,” I had noted as follows:
“The game played with Tinubu by Mohammadu Buhari, Abubakar Atiku, Aminu Tambuwal and Shehu Garba, all blue blooded Fulani , is not limited to this crowd. It is an elaborate plan backed by an entire oligarchy that operates silently behind the scenes. This plan which is still in its infancy has been hatched before now. Bukola Saraki (a Fulani-Yoruba) is just a willing tool in this elaborate plan. The Fulani oligarchy is not going to take another chance to allow power be controlled by anyone or group other than them or one of their own.”
Thus when Mr. Dogara contended “We should know that there is new thinking in the North,” he is not telling the whole truth. He is throwing up a cocoon to deceive those who are still holding on to a mirage and calling it a dream in the name of patriotism. Dogara is a “willing tool” in a more elaborate plan to hold the slaves of Uthman Dan Fodio Estate, on leash. His types would be very close to the throne but would never be king. And if ever he was king, he would be like a caged lion that could only eat when he was fed. This “thinking” to dominate the rest of Nigeria and enslave them by the Fulani oligarchy is not new as evident in the quotations made available above.
“In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it.”
- John F. Kennedy, in his Inaugural Address January 20, 1961