Modu Sheriff, the poll shift and the Chad billions Boko Haram contract
Meetings between the president of Nigeria, Modu Sheriff and
the president of Chad decided the freakish junction Nigeria traversed this
Modu Sheriff is behind the postponement of the February
general election date; he is bigger than you, than Jega, than me, than all 168
million Nigerians and I have evidence.
For most of us, we only just realized that the president of
Nigeria was determined to shift the general elections till he and his hired
Chadian and South African mercenaries scored his eleventh hour victory over
Boko Haram. INEC chair Jega only received the security update indicating the
mission decided upon to liberate the northeast at all cost ahead of the general
elections on the 5th of February. That was when most of us including the
administrators of Borno first found this out, but not so for Modu Sheriff.
I will like to refer you to an article I published in
several media on the 22nd of January this year, captioned, “From Borno:
the State of Nigeria’s IDPs.” I quote:
“The opposition is accusing the state government of using
human lives for political gains. The state government has been pushing IDP
voting, while the opposition governor interestingly promised that he (the
Federal Government) will soon liberate the local governments occupied by Boko
Haram to allow the people go home and vote from there. How and when Sheriff
intends to do so is not known.” [ENDS/22/01/2015]
Also read: Nigeria on the pole
That has been the political battle line in the northeast.
The information here I obtained a while before I wrote that article. Borno
locals, cut off from the rest of us can attest to this fact that Senator Ali
Modu Sheriff has been confidently promising them that their areas will be
liberated before the general elections and they will “vote from home.”
Loosing political clout in his home state – with him being
shunned, booed and stoned at all recent visits – this , this has been Modu
Sheriff’s only card left and the card he has been playing with both hands.
“You will be liberated before the elections and you will
vote from your villages.”
There was no way this promise and calculation could be
possible without a preplanned shift in the election dates because the MoU with
Chad—hired for billions to liberate Nigeria’s northeast was just signed a day
ago. And the new military hardware for the war only started being offloaded
days ago. The 100 mercenaries Jonathan chartered from South Africa to help in
the expedited mission to liberate the northeast ahead of the elections also
I additionally have more evidence including a government
produced recording made just this February and published February 5th which
clearly stated that Borno would be liberated “ahead of the elections,” while
Yobe may wait till after.
Idriss Deby of Chad was contracted by the Nigerian
government and signed a fat deal with Jonathan to clear out the northeast on
behalf of Nigeria, ahead of the new date to be set for the general elections so
Modu Sheriff could keep his promise to the hapless electorate and as he hoped —
win some grounds out of their desperation, and also so he can keep his promise
to deliver the northeast to president Goodluck Jonathan.
While speaking on the MoU with Chad, Nigeria’s Defense
chiefs were asked by the ChannelsTV correspondent how Nigeria addressed Chad’s
unusual withdrawal from the MNJTF last November, the action which permitted
Boko Haram to massacre over 2500 defenseless Nigerians at Baga; and the defense
chief Alex Badeh said without a care, “We have gone beyond that one now, we
have signed MoU’s after… I don’t want to revisit that one, let’s leave it.” [ChannelsTV News@10,
It is all about politics and Modu Sheriff just played you.
We do thank God for whatever reason and regardless of the dirty plots and
games; the northeast will be liberated at the end of the day (like it was in
the middle of last year before they again allowed Boko Haram take it over to
retain the terror situation political capital advantage). Thereafter Nigeria
must make the necessary steps to CHANGE the system that puts politics, named
terror sponsors and foreign incriminated governments and all their pockets and
political ambitions and business interests ahead of its people.
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