Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)

Reading Reuben Abati's piece titled "Between Obasanjo and Yar'Adua" one comes off with the impression that our puppet President currently a hostage to his masters, caught between his own now famous tendency to be indecisive and the dictates of his godfathers, is actually a victim of a political ambush by the "ex-president". Any sane observer of the April polls will confirm this is far from the truth. Yar'Adua's leg was not bound and thrown into Aso Rock and he is well aware of the circumstances that led to his emergence as both the PDP candidate and the eventual successor of Obasanjo. If anything, this is a case of two criminals trying to share the loot of their criminal activities and one asking for our mercy in doing so. There is no doubt in my mind that far from being ambushed, "Yarasleep" or Baba Go Slow as he is now famously known, is a co-conspirator and co-gang leader of the Mafioso group that stole the mandate of the people and perpetrated the worst political fraud in the history of our nation.

Why should Abati of all people pity Yar'Adua?  This is my very problem with Nigerian educated elites. Like their illiterate counterparts, they uniformly suffer from severe amnesia and counter productive spirit of forgetfulness. Were we not all witness to Yar'Adua accepting the poisoned chalice? Were we not witnesses to Yar'Adua participating in the coronation and anointment of his predecessor as Life Leader, Father of Stone Age Nigeria and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the armed robbery group that now presides over our national affairs? If anything, these twosomes should be cooling their feet in jail; we should stop pretending as if this is the case of good guy vs. bad guy. I was alarmed following the last elections when some so called educated Nigerians begun to naively succumb to the superior gun power of PDP by throwing around such phrases as "give him a chance" and "let us see" to describe the criminal government of Yar'Adua.

Far from giving it a chance, courageous people that have proper home training, where simple ethos of honesty, integrity, and love of country were taught will make a deafening call for righting the wrong of the April polls. Not Nigerians. Acquiescence to the perversion of the people's mandate, wrapped in assassination, murder, and intimidation, is like cheering on rapists while they have carnal knowledge of your mother. It is an act of complete cowardice on the part of vast majority of Nigerians-educated or illiterate that has made many lame arguments to give Yar'Adua some semblance of legitimacy when it is well documented that no criminal is deserving of it no matter how minor. Yar'Adua, as Obasanjo are both culpable criminals in my book and it is a disgrace if we sit down to adjudicate between two thieves.

Yes I am not deaf either. I have heard the morally bankrupt theory about Yar'Adua being the best material anyway who could as well have won in a free and fair poll. But in the absence of such free poll how are we to know? Will a son be acquitted of stealing, if he were to raid his own inheritance while his father was still alive? People that make this argument fail to realize like Abati that the impact of the armed robbery called elections was beyond the presidential polls. The crime perpetrated against the people, will breed ills such as indecisiveness and corruption that are already on raw display on the issues of negotiating an end to a crippling national strike and the current ongoing crisis in Oyo, Ekiti and many other states while the anointed, undemocratically selected President watches on in awe because he lacks the popular mandate to take action. Add this to the fact that the polls threw up various criminals across the thirty six state houses and the ability of these criminals to foist eight hundred or more fellow criminals as local government chairmen; you will realize the gargantuan proportion of this crime.

There is no doubt in my mind that Yar'Adua will and will always stand in as a puppet president. Only a full rebellion on his part (the courage which he simply lacks) or a stroke of divine luck on his side that obliterates his godfathers will neutralize this position. Yar'Adua like Shagari is a Greek gift from the militricians. If Obasanjo or his cronies were to plan a military coup today with his scions in the barracks, and notifies Yar'Adua by cable, my bet is that Yar'Adua will simply sit and await the execution of such coup. It makes perfect sense, because he does not have the people's mandate and as such lacks the will to protect what he does not have! We saw this in Shagari after his famous moon-slide in the 1983 elections and also in 1995 when Shoneken was removed in similar circumstances. In both instances, the palace coup that produced the demons that succeeded these two lily-livered civilians were expected and not resisted because they lacked popular mandate. We only pray Umaru sees the handwriting on the wall before it is too late. Contrast this behavior to that of MKO Abiola, who was willing against all odds to die for his mandate even when he had not tasted office for a single day!

It is in this direction I salute General Buhari and Vice President Atiku for resisting the temptation of participating in the fraudulent Government of National Unity. It does not take any soothsayer to see that this is part of the grand plan from day one by the PDP to hush the opposition: a cleverly executed strategy that worked in 1999 and eventually led to the political demise of AD and then APP. We remember Chief Bola Ige being sucked in and eventually murdered which laid the groundwork for the crisis that have enveloped Oyo, Osun and Ekiti states since 2003 and how that tadpole called Alhaji Waziri the then chairman of APP was sucked into the PDP machine and his eventual political demise.

If there are any lessons to be learned, you do not make a deal with the devil. The government of today can make the necessary political reforms if it is willing to do so, with or without the opposition parties coming to chop. Last I checked, you are least likely to be reform minded when you don chop The five ANPP governors are only acting a well known script of putting cronies in high places while paying lip service to democracy and true opposition politics. One cannot rule out the fact that seeing the nascent judicial activism of the bench, the PDP is truly scared of losing the upcoming court battles. Soldier on I say. Aluta Continua, Victoria Ascerta!



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Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
Godwin posted on 07-07-2007, 19:20:24 PM
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There is no doubt in my mind that Yar'Adua will and will always stand in as a puppet president. Only a full rebellion on his part (the courage which he simply lacks) or a stroke of divine luck on his side that obliterates his godfathers will neutralize this position. Yar'Adua like Shagari is a Greek gift from the militricians. If Obasanjo or his cronies were to plan a military coup today with his scions in the barracks, and notifies Yar'Adua by cable, my bet is that Yar'Adua will simply sit and await the execution of such coup. It makes perfect sense, because he does not have the people's mandate and as such lacks the will to protect what he does not have! .....

It is in this direction I salute General Buhari and Vice President Atiku for resisting the temptation of participating in the fraudulent Government of National Unity.


After all the rhetoric laced with vulgar language, Who has the people's mandate? Is it General Buhari or former Vice President (lest you forget) Atiku?
Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
Busanga posted on 07-07-2007, 20:16:16 PM
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After all the rhetoric laced with vulgar language, Who has the people's mandate? Is it General Buhari or former Vice President (lest you forget) Atiku?


None. No election took place..that is what fair minded people know that should be decided in the law courts.

by the way, I'd be interested if you point out the vulgar language and or debunk the rhetorics if this is not another PHD syndrome in raw display.
Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
Ebasain posted on 07-07-2007, 22:19:21 PM
Obasanjo was only half clever to make Yar'Adua his sucessor by all means necessary
and now we know why. First, so he could still pull the strings of his deadly shenenigans from his farm in Ota. Secondly, so he could continue to impede any efforts to make him
accountable for his 8 disastrous years of dictatorship. And it's for these reasons that
the Yar'Adua's presidency can never have the legitimacy and a government of national
unity that he so desperately craves as long as he continues to dance to the drumbeat of Obasanjo. One, we know that Yar'Adua doesn't have any thread of moral fiber in him
and it's doubtful if he has a mind of his own. But all this lack of clarity about Yar'Adua
and Obasanjo's Obsessive-Power-Syndrome can be dealt with if the militants can
take their act to Ota or wherever they can find him. Isn't it about time Obasanjo too
tasted their anger, their fire power and the fact that they too can play his own brand of
sinister games and above all, that his internal state of diabolic euphoria can be checkmated by whatever means necessary. Until the father and destroyer of 'modern
Nigeria' is told in no unmistable and uncertain terms that he's an ill-wind blowing
across Nigeria, we can never have peace nor progress. If poor Yar'Adua or president
go-slow cannot tell Obasanjo that he's clear and present DANGER, he too will be con-
sumed in the votex of Obasanjo's ill-wind. It'll be just a matter of time. But, that too will
be okay. After all, birds of the same feather flock together. Is there any surprise that
Yar'Adua and Obasanjo are in the same party, PND, as in Pull Nigeria Down! However,
I still believe that one day, Nigeria shall be Free.
Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
Sapele Man posted on 07-08-2007, 01:34:44 AM
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Obasanjo was only half clever to make Yar'Adua his sucessor by all means necessary
and now we know why. First, so he could still pull the strings of his deadly shenenigans from his farm in Ota. Secondly, so he could continue to impede any efforts to make him accountable for his 8 disastrous years of dictatorship..

However, I still believe that one day, Nigeria shall be Free.



ebasain

Looking at the history of the world of politics and dictatorship, I have no reason not to agree with your conclusion!

As humans we all have very limited active life span but nations seem to go on forever. So when the bell tolls we become very vulnerable to the consequences of our past demeanour.
Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
TeeBlack posted on 07-08-2007, 05:05:31 AM
Between the puppeteer and his puppet. I seem to remember once again. "baby kingsway, maa jo. Baby kingsway maa jo." Yar'Adua is going to dance until his legs can no longer carry him. Surely, Nigeria will survive that power hungry old man (OBJ) and sooner or later, one of his proteges will out do him. SURELY!!
Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
Godwin posted on 07-08-2007, 07:33:37 AM
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by the way, I'd be interested if you point out the vulgar language and or debunk the rhetorics if this is not another PHD syndrome in raw display.


vulgar adj. 1 a coarse; indecent; tasteless. b of or characteristic of the common people. 2 common; prevalent (vulgar errors).  vulgarly adv. [Latin vulgus common people]
coarse adj. 1 rough or loose in texture; made of large particles. 2 lacking refinement; crude, obscene.  coarsely adv. coarseness n. [origin unknown]
indecent adj. 1 offending against decency. 2 unbecoming; unsuitable (indecent haste).  indecency n. (pl. -ies). indecently adv.
tasteless adj. 1 lacking flavour. 2 having, or done in, bad taste.  tastelessly adv. tastelessness n.

QUOTE:

Reading Reuben Abati's piece titled \"Between Obasanjo and Yar'Adua\" one comes off with the impression that our puppet President currently a hostage to his masters, caught between his own now famous tendency to be indecisive and the dictates of his godfathers, is actually a victim of a political ambush by the \"ex-president\". Any sane observer of the April polls will confirm this is far from the truth

\"Yarasleep\" or Baba Go Slow as he is now famously known, is a co-conspirator and co-gang leader of the Mafioso group that stole the mandate of the people and perpetrated the worst political fraud in the history of our nation.

Father of Stone Age Nigeria and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the armed robbery group that now presides over our national affairs? If anything, these twosomes should be cooling their feet in jail; we should stop pretending as if this is the case of good guy vs. bad guy

Far from giving it a chance, courageous people that have proper home training, where simple ethos of honesty, integrity, and love of country were taught will make a deafening call for righting the wrong of the April polls.

Add this to the fact that the polls threw up various criminals across the thirty six state houses and the ability of these criminals to foist eight hundred or more fellow criminals as local government chairmen; you will realize the gargantuan proportion of this crime.

... how that tadpole called Alhaji Waziri the then chairman of APP was sucked into the PDP machine and his eventual political demise.



Does some of the above sound vulgar? or are you a perpetrator of the PHD syndrome in raw display that you allege?
Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
Adeola Aderounmu posted on 07-08-2007, 09:30:04 AM
I am still surprised that Yar Adua is addressed as the president of Nigeria! To me, that is the most stupid expression of 2007.

Whose president? Who elected him?

I will say like I always do: To accept that kind of mandate of 2007 Shameful charade means that Yar Adua is a very corrupt man. Such an acceptance speaks volume of his character and integrity.

The issue is not if he can win the election on a level field, but to do the election right. In 2007, 21st century, Nigerians accepted the most shameful "selections" in human history.

I tried to avoid using election. There was none and I hope someone will allow me to express my personal opinion. I am not forcing it down anyone's throat.



Related article:
http://aderinola.wordpress.com/2007/05/30/yar-aduainheritance-of-a-burden/


May the Glory of Nigeria come, soon!

aderounmu@gmail.com
Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
Gwobezentashi posted on 07-08-2007, 10:13:33 AM
@ Godwin, Busanga

Indeed the so called "vulgar" adjectival language is the only appropriate description for the characters and their actions.

Nothing spoil. Ride on Busanga. You've said it all.

Fela said,

It is because of the beauty that a woman holds her breasts when she runs, not because the breasts go fall for ground.

Wafi man talk say,

Na condition make crayfish bend.

@ Adeolu Aderonoumu

The constitution provides that UMYA is president because he has been sworn in by the CJN. He can only then be removed by the election tribunal or the NASS. He is therefore the President for now. We must have a president at all times and as the tenure of the last one has expired, a new president was sworn in. If his election is voided, then the Senate President, (David Mark, assuming his election as Senator stands) will act as President for a max period of 3 months during which an election must hold hopefully not conducted by Iwu otherwise Obasanjo will win again.


Aluta!

Gwobezentashi
Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
Mikky jaga posted on 07-08-2007, 11:59:08 AM
Gwobe,

You mean Iwu is still very much around? Whaoh! My current affairs must be very outdated. I had thought that with all the noise Yar'Adua made about electoral reforms being his priority, that wuruwuru INEC would have been the first to be disbanded. Wonders shall never end!!!

If a project that was tagged "Top priority has taken 2 solid months without taking off, the fate of the other projects that are of low priority can better be imagined.

This one don pass go slow, this na real hold up.
Re: Yar'Adua: Our Puppet President (A Response to Abati)
Gwobezentashi posted on 07-08-2007, 13:14:42 PM
@ MJ
Iwuruwuru's seat is as safe as UMYA's if not more so.

First, if UMYA moves against Iwuruwuru, then he would be admitting what the world already knows as the monumental fraud perpetuated in April by Obasanjo and his PDP garrison band of shysters. The problem for he (UMYA) and his master, the Balogun of Owu, is that Iwuruwuru only did as he was told. So the culpability goes above the head of Iwuruwuru right to the door of Baldgun congo shiner.

Second, Iwuruwuru's office is a creation of the constitution and he can only be removed under the provisions of same to wit, he can only be removed "from that office by the President acting on an address supported by two-thirds majority of the Senate praying that he be so removed for inability to discharge the functions of the office (whether arising from infirmity of mind or body or any other cause) or for misconduct." Now, tell me, whom among the 90% PDP rigged member of the NASS is going to support a motion of no confidence in Iwuruwuru thereby admitting that his/her election was rigged? You see me see trouble? Of course, we all know that the man is stark raving bonkers(i.e. mad as a hatter) but will the PDP admit it and show him the door (to Aro mental home)?

Thus, Iwuruwuru is likely to serve his tenure if care is not taken or it may take an extra constitutional measure (such as Soja) to bring the house down and Iwuruwuru with it.

For now, Iwuruwuru is as safe as houses. The problem will arise when election tribunals start to upturn election results and call for re-runs. The lack of confidence in Iwuruwuru's INEC by opposition parties and the international community may in itself lead to another crisis of confidence and legitimacy.

In short my bro, "This house is fallen". Things would have so fallen apart that the centre could simply not hold. If UMYA has any tricks in his bag to pull this off, then he is a better man than we thought and we wait with bated breath. The truth of course is that we would be waiting in vain.

Aluta!


Gwobezentashi
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