The National Peace Committee for what?
To allowed Hausa/Fulani cattle rearer to continue to preside over our affairs as proxy for British government.
Eleven days after Nigeria got her political independence on October 1, 1960, the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello said, as was carried by the Parrot newspaper on October 12, 1960:
"The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities in the north as willing tools and the south as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their future." – Parrot Newspaper October 12, 1960.
Now, there are important revelations about the vision of Sir Ahmadu Bello, as captured in the above, and which vision his people have executed with great effectiveness for the past 5 decades:
1. Nigeria is an estate of their great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio, and so anyone who does not descend from their forebear is a tenant. The vision is to maintain a tenancy status for all non-Dan Fodians dwelling within the geographical boundaries of Nigeria.
2. To prevent ruthlessly any change of order that wrestles power from the Dan Fodians.
3. To use and manipulate all "minorities" of the "north" as the slaves of the Dan Fodians.
4. To control the resources of tenants (non-Dan Fodians) in their estate (Nigeria).
5. To resist any form of rule over the Dan Fodians.
6. To never allow non-Dan Fodians to have control over their future.
The pursuit of the above vision and the brutal enforcement of this vision have contributed in the many crises Nigeria has faced for more than fifty years. The connivance of western powers such as Britain at different stages of our history for the sake of protecting their interest has been a recurring scenario that has just refused to go away. Now is the time to end this subjugation that has been as insidious as it has been hidden from the majority of peoples of the world, including some Nigerians, Biafra must be free.
Jonathan never called peace committee –Kukah
President Muhammadu Buhari has met with members of the National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections led by a former Head of State, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (retd.) behind closed-doors in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
This is even as Bishop Matthew Kukah denied that former president Goodluck Jonathan contacted the committee to seek its intervention over what a national daily (not Daily Sun) reported that Buhari was not sticking to the peace accord.
The national daily, quoting a source present at the meeting, had said the Thursday night’s meeting between Buhari and Jonathan was initiated because the former president sought for understanding on alleged corrupt practices and mismanagement of funds under his administration, claiming that he was hearing about some of the graft allegations for the first time. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after the meeting with President Buhari, Kukah reacting to the reports that Jonathan sought intervention of the committee said, “anybody is free to come to our committee but President Jonathan never by telephone or another means talked to the committee.
“We went to see him, but that was after we had already seen members of the political parties, members of the civil society; we planned to see the Speaker because we couldn’t see him yesterday (Monday).
“This is a planned series of intervention essentially just to hear out everybody and I think the good news is that Nigerians are committed to a new nation, they are committed to ensuring that the gains and blessings God has given us come to fruition.”
Asked why the intervention had become necessary, the cleric said: “This is not an intervention; it is not a hearing out process. When we had election it was like a wedding; now is the reality of government, now is the marriage and people need to be encouraged.”
“We need to reaffirm that this is our country and the only thing we can collectively be opposed to is injustice, iniquity, corruption and in that regard, we all had one single conversation.
“The President has also reaffirmed the need for this committee to continue, and the international committee has very much welcomed the contributions of the committee. Essentially, we are not policing, but when the need arises, we help to build confidence in the process,” he said.
Kukah said the committe gave a bit of update about the relevance of the peace committee itself and how it can help to nurture what God has given to Nigerians, during its meeting with President Buhari.
Commenting on the administration’s stance against corruption, Kukah said, “It is not heating up the polity. in our conversation with President Jonathan and members of the parties, I don’t think any Nigerians is in favour of corruption or is against the President’s commitment to ensuring that we turn a new leaf, I think what we are concerned about is process, it is no longer a military regime and under our existing laws everybody is innocent until proven guilty.
”Again our own commitment is not to intimidate or fight anybody, the former President’s commitment and what he did still remains spectacular and I think that President Buhari himself appreciates that. So our effort really is to make sure that the right thing is done”.
President Buhari and Jonathan had signed peace pacts ahead of the March 28 presidential elections at the instance of the committee.
Others in the meeting were the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’Ad Abubakar III; the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor; Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh; Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan; a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mrs. Priscilla Kuye; and Senator Ben Obi among others.