Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, OBJ declared that he
rather submit to the gallows than obstruct the wind of ‘change.’ We believe he
knew and meant what he said and in the event he did not, that doesn’t hinder or
deter the pursuit of justice.
Former president Ibrahim Babangida, aka, IBB and his foster
brother, General Abubakar Abdusalami also know what justice is, being past
leaders who have led administrations that metered harsh punishments including
death sentences on Nigerian innocent, criminals and bandits. They both
understand what justice means and its importance to development.
Outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan is no baby either. As
commander in chief of the Federal republic of Nigeria and the Nigerian Armed
forces, Jonathan has overseen the administration of justice and sentencing to
all degrees of punishment including death of Nigerian citizens and soldiers,
guilty and innocent alike.
Petty thieves are sentenced. Armed robbers are sentenced.
Soldiers are sentenced as are civilians. Without justice there can be no peace,
there can be no progress and there can be no development and we as Nigerians
are confident that the outgoing Peoples Democratic Party, PDP understands and
is pledged to upholding this fundamental aspect of civil society.
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The outgoing PDP administration has been protected by and
has protected its founding Generals, the Babangidas, Gusaus and Abdulsalamis.
The past thirty years of Nigeria has seen one family at the helm. For Nigeria
to move forward, 30 years of what I refer to as IBB and sons, that’s IBB and
his PDP sons to be more elaborate, must be investigated for wrong doing and if
found guilty, must face the tune.
Over 480 billion dollars has been stolen in these past IBB
and PDP sons 30 years. This robbery has hampered not only the development of
Nigeria, but the entire continent. Land has been usurped as well as all state
assets as the looting of billions causes expanding inflation and has led to a
permanent situation of hardship and destitution for the citizens.
Money That Sponsors Terror
The looted billions has found its way into the hands of
terrorists who have threatened existence in Africa. Not only must all culprits
be brought to justice, but these moneys that find their way into the hands of
Boko Haram, al Qaeda and other terrorist groups must be tracked and recovered.
Nigeria’s transition to democracy was a systematic transfer
of power to civilian patriots of the military dictatorship. It is well known
that Spy Aliyu Gusau and General IBB sprung an old pal, OBJ from jail when they
created the PDP party to install him as ‘civilian’ president. Gusau since
remained in the PDP administrations at different levels of office with a
dossier of spy, incriminating information to hold all officials to their pledge
to serve and protect PDP and IBB interests.
All past leaders and their coterie are innocent until proven
guilty, however there is no herd immunity and no defense by tribe, association
or order. We the people of Nigeria who have served our various sentences under
corrupt administration and on occasion in penitentiaries and even been
sentenced to death for our occasional crimes and as victims of police and army
brutality and terror, will pursue justice without exclusion and equity in
justice. Without equity there is no justice and as such, we demand that the
incoming government upholds the constitution by probing all past
administrations and whoever is found guilty must be sentenced appropriately.
With no probe, there shall be no hope. Nigeria can never
recover and progress unless stealing is discouraged by making sure that ‘it
does not pay,’ and funds, assets and land is recovered.
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