The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe has berated the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe over his customised shirt “The Dot Nation”.
Igbokwe said this on his social media page, Facebook, while reacting to the senator’s display of a T-shirt with inscription of “The Dot Nation”, saying he would soon write a book on the senate minority leader.
Igbokwe who was apparently peeved by Abaribe’s display of the Dot Nation’s T-shirt on social media described the senate minority leader as “an elder for nothing and an ethnic bigot”.
He insisted that the blood of the policemen and the uninformed youths killed would be accounted for in the fullness of time.
According to the APC chieftain: “A Senator and an ethnic bigot, an elder for nothing.”
“The blood of those policemen and the uninformed youths killed in the South-East will be accounted for in the fullness of time, We cannot be mad all the time”, He said.
The special adviser to governor Sanwo-Olu , vow to write on the minority leader saying: “ I will soon write a book on Abaribe. ”
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe may not be very different from the 419 kingpin or yahoo yahoo criminal who thrives on exploiting people’s fantasies and emotions, especially, the romance scammers. A political leader who who looks at every issue from the point of political advantage rather than people’s interest, is certainly not a politician to be trusted. But, I do not deceive myself, Abaribe is succeeding at his mind stealing games of absolute deception.
So, while the vulnerable, desperate, insecure, naive or even greedy white man or woman is the mugu of the yahoo yahoo boys and girls, the frustrated, naive, unthinking, emotional and maybe, hateful you, is a mugu to an Abaribe and his ilk, who exploit your ignorance to hide their glaring avarice, incompetence and even outright wickedness.
To appreciate my comparison better, you may need to understand how romance scammers operate. They sneak into dating sites, scour randomly for the lonely and most vulnerable, preferably; widows, divorcees, single mothers and heartbroken and lovelorn loners. It doesn’t matter if they are older than their own mothers or even grandmothers. The more despondent they find them, the better. Their commodity is, false hopes. They begin by sending them beautiful messages of love, of romance and of God, if they find out they are the type that are inclined to religiosity. They make them believe they are also lonely and in desperate search for a partner. After a while, the faked friendship graduates into romance, and the innocent but naive white woman, girl or gay man begin to believe them. One thing leads to the other, and before the love-starved, naive loner could think properly, they are now exchanging flowers, sharing video calls and even having some intimacy across many miles. Internet breaks the barriers of distance!
In the old innocent days when we used to go to cyber cafés before we could do anything on the internet, you would always come across many of them “hustlers”, especially, during “all-night browsing”. Sometimes you would see some of them come to the cafés with a knife or some sharp objects. They actually cut themselves sometimes, as a way of showing how true their love is to the white mugu. They take up false lives, live as they believe the white mugu would admire. They feign very poor and helpless, sometimes, they assume the identity of social workers, helping the most disadvantaged in the society. Getting the pictures of African children in distress is easy, too. When they are lucky, the dollars, pounds or any currency start coming in after few days of establishing, sometimes, it takes years, or even months. Trust the hustlers, they have that staying power. The ‘lucky’ ones meet some women or even girls to whom some substantial wealth had been bequeathed to or some older women who have some good money saved up from many years of work. The end game is; strip them naked of that wealth, break their hearts and flaunt the ill-gotten wealth among your fellows here and “Give God the glory!” Oluwa don pay!
Enyinnaya Abaribe is a smart politician of the Machiavellian stock and possibly a good student of the Joseph Stalin theory of exploitation and subjugation of the masses. Like Adolf Hitler, Enyinnaya Abaribe perfects his skills in demagoguery and mass appeal, and does little to use his governmental powers to alleviate the sufferings of the masses. The Abia former Deputy-Governor and three times Senator understands that the only way he could sustain his power of exploiting the frustrations of the masses is by doing very little to lift these masses out of poverty or providing the required infrastructure to ease their sufferings. He understands that as many people as are able to escape the vicious net of poverty and dejection, would have escaped his well-plotted net of mass hysteria.
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu who was his boss when both held sway in Abia Government House had challenged Abaribe to showcase his people oriented achievements in his many years in the Senate. Some people even argued that OUK who is barely two years in the Senate (six months of which were spent in Kuje prison) has outperformed Enyinnaya Abaribe who has been in the Senate since 2007. The Abia South Senator ducked that challenge and rather continued on his publicity seeking rambles about Igbo marginalization and advocacy for the IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu.
There is actually no difference between a politician who exploits the ignorance, frustration and dissatisfaction of his people for political advantage with the internet scammer or another form of conman who exploits the greed, vulnerability, emotions and expectations of some individuals to their personal financial gains. This is because while the fraudster invests his time in exploiting the naivety of a few wealthy people in order to rip them off of their hard-earned investments, this politician spends most of his time tricking the people into ignoring his apparent failures in his current mandate and looking to perpetuate himself in office, for his own selfish gains, and nothing for the masses.
As an elected Senator, Enyinnaya is not ignorant of the enormous powers available to him on the floor of the Senate to bring forward his arguments for referendum to be inserted in our Constitution or for the President to be censured for his obviously aberrant presidency. Enyinnaya does MOST of his talking to the glitz of camera lenses and before journalists, and these are deliberately aimed at improving his ratings for the next election rather than advance the cause of his constituents or the Igbos, whom he postures as a defender of their interests. He is rather interested in going along the trend.
Abaribe doesn’t forget that one of his responsibilities as a political leader is to lead the people aright and not to flow along with them, even if they were heading to the lagoon. But as a selfish political leader who is only interested in his political survival, he wouldn’t mind urging the people along their mass suicidal, if he convinced that such is the feeling of the majority.
So, whether he wears a DOT nation t-shirt or he is crooning some populist tunes in support of IPOB agitation or on the rare occasion when he feels it convenient to take his critical, some would say cynical, opinions on President Buhari to the floor of the Senate, Abaribe might not be more than a shrewd, manipulative survivalist with his eyes set on the next election. He is obviously not the statesman or even the responsible, responsive or compassionate leader looking out for the oppressed or even his long-suffering constituents. In the final analysis, we will find that Abaribe ranks in the top clique of those who have made Nigeria the mess it is today.
Igbo Renaissance Forum, a Pan Igbo Movement, has vehemently condemned the call by the National President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shettima, for the arrest of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Minority Leader in the Senate.
In a statement signed by its International Coordinator, Nze Ugo-Akpe Onwuka (Oyi), the organisation made it clear that such unfortunate call is a classical case of comparing apples to oranges.
The statement issued today, Wednesday, November 25, 2020, reads: “We wish to express our deepest disappointment at the grossly unfortunate call by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, for the arrest of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe following the order of a court to remand Senator Ali Ndume in Kuje Correctional Centre, over his failure to produce the former Pension Task Team Chairman, Abdulrasheed Maina in court.
“We want to unequivocally state that such hatchet job by a Youth organization is a terrible development at this stage of our national life.
“It is sad that Alhaji Yerima Shettima is still stuck in his tribal quandary, and has been so blinded to see things from objective and realistic national perspectives.
“It is sad and heartbreaking that the instead of commending the court for taking such an action that would deter other looters in the Nigerian state in line with the Federal Government’s push for zero tolerance to corruption, this youth leader veered dangerously off course and started making demands that ultimately makes corruption look like a noble venture.
“We would not hesitate to advise Alhaji Yerima Shettima to retrace his steps and cease from being used as a hatchet man.
“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take immediate actions to prevent the desecration of the judiciary by such unguarded and vexatious narratives from tribally sequestered minds.
“It is very pertinent to note that if such rhetorics are ignored and those who propagate such divisive and unintelligent narratives are allowed to go scot free, it would surely embolden such myopic and tribally twisted elements to rubbish the judiciary and other arms of government in future.
“Igbo Renaissance Forum demands that Alhaji Yerima Shettima be made to withdraw his putrid statement which goes to paint the judiciary in a very terrible light.
“Comparing the case of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe to that of Senator Ali Ndume is a classical case of comparing apples to oranges, and this can only happen where intelligence has been suspended based on pecuniary interests.
“Finally, we want to state that we would not stand by and watch hired hands raise questionable issues with the ultimate aim of targeting Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe for harassment.”
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) worldwide has taken a swipe at the the Senator representing Abia South, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe for calling for President Buhari’s resignation over insecurity in Nigeria, saying Buhari alone is not to be held responsible over the spate of insecurity in the country.
OYC in a statement signed by the President General Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike made available to ABN TV, expressed surprise that Sen. Abaribe whom they said only empowered his constituents l in 2015 with few free ambulance vehicles for those that died out of hunger and frustration and lotto bet for the youths could be the one to make such call.
The group also applauded South East governors for moves to establish regional security outfit, saying it will check incessant killing, kidnapping, raping and other nefarious activities of bandits in the region.
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Insecurity: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Laud Southeast Governors on Regional Security Outfit…. Mourn Dr Arthur Nwankwo….. Buhari May not Sack Service chiefs
(1) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide Laud the Courageous but Well Conceived idea of South East Governors forum led by Gov Dave Umahi to listen to the Suggestions of OYC and others to float the South East Regional Security Outfit, it’s Timely,a right peg in the right hole, Igbo Youths went agog, received the cheering news as the best measures to get rid of Insecurity challenges emanating from Nefarious activities of herdsmen thriving in the absence of joint co ordination of Security Outfit for the South East, Individual State Owned Security Outfits was restricted by State boundaries, and made it difficult in curbing inter and intra State Crimes comitted by Miscreants, Kidnappers, Bandits and Herdsmen, the incessant Crimes committed during farming seasons especially rape victims mostly Igbo Mothers will be reduced drastically, OYC Urge the South East Governors to inculcate all Stakeholders across-the-board into The regional Security Outfit, as we believe that Amotekun was copied from the Original ideas of South East Security Outfit which was designed by South East Governors, like Amotekun, South West Governors Unleash their Ethnic Militia OPC, OYC advocates the inclusion of Igbo militia, Ebonyi Neighborhood Watch, Enugu Forest Guards, Abia Homeland Security Outfit, Dreaded Bakassi Boys, with the Cordial relationship existing between President Muhammadu Buhari and South East Governors, South East Regional Security Outfit will be a smooth sail, to Get Presidential endorsement of the project which is only intelligence gathering for the Federal Security Agents to curb crime.
(2) OYC frown at the high rate of Insecurity Challenges facing Nigeria and call For the establishment of Regional Security Outfits to Curb insecurity challenges in Various Regions, and it’s the Primary Responsibility of all Governments at All levels to guarantee Security of lives and Properties of her Citizenry, failure of Governance and lack of Commitment to Secure Lives and Properties of Nigerians, are the collective failure of all political Class,If LGA Chairmen do the needful,if Senators and Reps bring Home their Constituency Projects without diverting it for personal gains, President Muhammadu Buhari should not be blamed alone,all politicians are involved,those calling for Buhari’s resignation,had equally failed their Constituency, it’s on record that the Senator only empowered his Constituency in 2015 with Few Free Ambulance Vehicles for those that died out of hunger and frustration and Lotto Bet for the Youths, OYC May lead the moves to recall non performing Igbo Senators, Rather than getting dividends of Democracy to their Constituencies, they only attract Hatred and Enemity to their Constituencies, the manner of by Which National Assembly Communicated to President Muhammadu Buhari to Sack Service Chiefs was Provocative and We Doubt if President Muhammadu Buhari will Listen to Such Advice under these Circumstances, President Buhari should Change Strategy and do the needful as soon as possible.
(3) OYC Mourn with deep regret, the Demise of Dr Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo,He was a Mentor, philosopher par Excellence, and a Courageous but brave Igbo Leader, whose wealth of knowledge was a compass to millions of Igbo Youths to navigate through most turbulent times and Conquer, Igbo Nation had lost one the few Igbo leaders with Conscience and fearless to speak the truth to Power…adieu Agwuncha,May God grant Your family and Ndigbo the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.
Mazi okechukwu isiguzoro President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide
Mazi Okwu Nnabuike Secretary General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide
Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on Sunday asked the Department of State Services to immediately charge the senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Eyinnaya Abaribe, to court or grant him bail if it has not completed its investigations.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct all security agencies in the country to respect the fundamental rights of every citizen, as he charged the human rights community to be prepared “to halt fascism which has continued to rear its ugly head in the land.”
Falana, who anchored his demands on the undertaking by the Buhari-led Federal Government to stop impunity and respect the human rights of every person living in Nigeria under the rule of law, noted that the arrest and detention of criminal suspects and law-abiding people without court orders had continued unabated.
Operatives of the DSS reportedly arrested Eyinnaya and raided his home in the Apo Legislative Quarters in Abuja, on Friday.
But Falana regretted on Sunday that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government had been unable to end impunity which members of the then opposition including Buhari suffered in the hands of the then Peoples Democratic Party-led government.
He said if the DSS had any evidence of the alleged offences against Abaribe, it should arraign him in court, or grant him bail if it had yet to complete its investigations.
He said, “The Department of State Services has said that Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe is being detained on account of his links with the Indigenous People of Biafra.
“It is common knowledge that the Senator had stood surety for Mr Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB.” (Punch)
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned the trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, until December 5.
Kanu is being prosecuted alongside others on charges of treasonable felony.
The case was adjourned due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, who said to be attending the ‘All Judges’ Conference’ being held at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja.
Kanu was on Monday absent from court for the second time after the alleged invasion of his home in Abia State by the military on September 14, since when he had been declared missing by his family.
His co-defendants and a serving senator, Eyinnaya Abaribe, who is one of the three persons standing as sureties for the bail granted the IPOB leader, was however in court on Monday.
Kanu’s lawyer, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the judge on October 17 that Kanu had been missing after soldiers allegedly invaded the IPOB leader’s home on September 14, 2017, adding that the Nigerian Army was in the best position to produce the defendant. (Punch)
IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered Senator Eyninnaya Abaribe, and two others standing as sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to explain the IPOB leader’s whereabouts.
Kanu who was granted bail by the judge on April 24, 2017, was absent from court on Tuesday when his trial was billed to commence.
But his three co-defendants were produced in court by prison officials.
Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the judge that Kanu had been missing after soldiers allegedly invaded the IPOB leader’s home on September 14, 2017, adding that the Nigerian Army was in the best position to produce the defendant.
A lawyer, Mr. Ogechi Ogunna, appeared for Abaribe on Tuesday, informing the judge that his client had filed a motion seeking to be discharged as Kanu’s surety.
The two other sureties, Immanuel Shalum Okabenmabu and Tochukwu Uchendu, were absent from court and not represented by any lawyer on Tuesday.
But Justice Nyako said Abaribe’s motion could not be heard until Kanu was produced in court.
The judge gave the senator three options.
One of the options was for Abaribe to produce the defendant in court and then apply to be discharged as a surety.
The other option the judge gave was for Abaribe to be ready to forfeit his N100m bail bond.
The third option was for Abaribe to request to be given time to produce the defendant in court.
But Ogunna replied saying, “he (Abaribe) is not in a position to do any of these.”
However the judge insisted that Abaribe must opt for one of the three options.
With the judge’s insistence, Ogunna opted to be given time to produce him.
The two other sureties were not represented I court on Tuesday.
Earlier, prosecuting counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, noting that Kanu was not present in court, urged the judge to revoke defendant’s bail, order for his arrest, and direct the defendants’ three sureties “to show cause why the bail bond of N100m entered into by each shall not be forfeited or they be committed to prison.”
The trial was been adjourned until November 20. (Punch)