Elections Tribunal: The USA,Buhari, APC & The Quest For Oil: On the 13th April 2015 Thisday Newspaper had this headline: “US alleges massive rigging in Rivers, Akwa Ibom”.
Meanwhile before this time the social media was awash with pictures of underaged voters, in the North brandishing valid PVCs, while in the South there were several complaints of inadequate PVCs – the USA remained silent!
Why did the USA decide to pick on the oil rich States of Akwa Ibom and Rivers, while keeping quiet on the massive irregularities that occurred in the Northern States of Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Gombe, Zamfara, etc? Your guess is as good as mine-Oil!
It is an open-secret that the Obama’s-PR firm, Axlerod, powered Buhari’s CHANGE campaign. This means that Axlerod was sent by Obama to rig elections for Buhari.
In a dramatic twist the elections petition tribunal of Akwa Ibom and Rivers State was singled out and relocated to Abuja,with a flimsy excuse of avoiding violence in the home States. This same norm was not applicable to any APC state.
Gombe which was marred with widespread violence; Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Adamawa, Kaduna, etc which were fraught with widespread children voters in the North (Buhari’s constituency), was not transferred to Abuja. All these suspicious actions points to the external meddling in the affairs of the tribunal by President Buhari.
Today Rivers State elections has been cancelled by these tribunal sitting in Abuja, yesterday it was Akwa Ibom with 18 LGAs cancelled. Why Akwa Ibom and Rivers State? The answer is simple, because of Obama’s, USA and Buhari’s vested interests.
The tribunal, amidst widespread irregularities and allegations amongst which is that the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Chairman ,Justice Ambrosa is President Muhammadu Buhari’s inlaw, still went ahead to nullify the Rivers State’s elections. These allegations cannot be taken lightly.
Chris Uche (SAN) counsel to the (Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State) PDP expressed shock today, that less than 24hrs after lawyers on all sides submitted 9 written addresses and documents, the tribunal sent notice that the judgement would be delivered on Saturday morning. He also alleged that the tribunal was aware that the supreme court judgement on jurisdiction of the tribunal outside Rivers State would be delivered on Tuesday. (The question is why the rush to deliver the judgement ?) He also added that the tribunal had seven days to deliver its judgement and wondered why it choose less than two days to do so?
Let it be known today that in case of any breach of order resulting from the upturning of the people’s mandate in Akwa Ibom and Rivers State, Obama, Buhari and the USA Government should be held responsible.
At the announcement of the ruling of Rivers State Election Tribunal, there was reported jubilation in faraway Kaduna State, El-Rufai’s stronghold, the defacto vice President of Nigeria.
What is the concern of El-Rufai (Amaechi’s friend: Ameachi is Buhari most corrupt ministerial nominee & former Governor of Oil rich Rivers State and sole sponsor of Buhari’s campaign from the Niger-Delta, with massive allegations of corruption hanging around his neck.) with the outcome of the tribunal ruling in Rivers State?
These USA minions: Buhari, El-Rufai, Ameachi, etc are all protecting US diverse interests in Nigeria. The APC and Buhari are working to protect Obama’s interest in Nigeria and to compensate Obama for his support. For the sake of peace,we urge Obama to leave Niger-Delta Oil alone.We will not fold our arms & watch Buhari turn Nigeria into another Iraq and Syria. We the Niger-Deltans will not allow our mandates to be stolen through the back door.
A word is ENOUGH for the WISE!
Godwin Nwaenang is a political commentator, a businessman and student of Law @NOUN.