Alamieyeseigha: Buhari Should Dissociate Self From Pardon As Jonathan Removes Veil Of Pretense-NDLF 


Muhammadu Buhari
By Bukola Oreofe

 New York, NY- President Goodluck Jonathan has finally removed his veil of pretense over his false claim of a fight against corruption despite the ludicrous sloganeering of the past.



Evidently, the current administration ranks as one of the most corrupt administration in the annals of the history of our country. Under this government we have witnessed blatant acts of corruption being condoned by the government notably the perpetual oil subsidy scam with the administration's conduct monumentally damning!



The recent pardon granted to a fugitive of justice, DSP Alamieyeseigha who is still wanted by law enforcement officials in the United Kingdom is indeed an opprobrium brought upon all citizens of Nigeria by a government that clearly condones corruption thus displaying its badge of dishonor by this unpresidential pardon. The United States government has also seized properties traced to him as products of proceeds of illicit activities and money laundering. The investigation of DSP Alamieyeseigha in the United States has been dubbed as a pointer to the success of tools and policies that apprehend crooks who see the US as a safe haven to hide loot by corrupt foreign government officials, to grant such a person pardon shows the disconnect between Nigeria and global effort to curb corruption and protect masses of countries where these ill gotten wealth are stolen from since such could assist in providing much needed infrastructure.

Nigerians have been brought to international disgrace and ridicule in the past including Alamieyeseigha's reported escape from the United Kingdom disguised as a woman but this pardon accentuates the role of government in what Nigeria has become and her failed promises and truncated greatness. 

How does any serious government that has failed to address a single issue in a dysfunctional society as ours and such a society is reputed to have been brought to such a sad state through heartless acts of corruption especially by government officials and their cronies choose a state pardon for someone who looted public treasury of mind boggling sums as a good signal to its citizens and the international community as an effort to combat the menace of corruption?

This act smacks of tone-deafness, insensitivity and impunity. The intention of government in this instance is to leave no-one in doubt on its mission and indeed its legacy.

The NDLF hereby calls on Gen Buhari who has built his reputation in the past as being against corruption to dissociate himself from this inexplicably, unconscionable pardon which was reported as a decision of the Council-of- State with Buhari as a member. Without dissociating himself from this egregious show of shame and an official endorsement of corruption by the Jonathan administration, the former head of state would have lost a significant part of his self-acclaimed anti-corruption bona fides.



The NDLF also calls on all Nigerians to appreciate the fact that the current government is bereft of ideas and solutions to the myriad of problems plaguing the country, we should therefore organize ourselves to take our country back.
 
 
Signed
 
Dr. Adegboyega Dada
Chair, NDLF
 
Mr. Bukola Oreofe
Executive Director
NDLF
 
Dr. Willie Nwiido
Director, Publicity and International Affairs
 

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People like Odum Nweke have no good plan for Nigeria

Odum Nweke I know you must have really benefited from Alams and from the criminals of this nation, that's why you can not differential craminality from morals of life. Sentiment does not pay a nation. You can not compare USA and Nigeria. Even the China you mentioned still depend on USA. USA law makers and even the president can stand trial even when in power because their law is not respecter of any of the USA citizens. How many of your law makers who have criminal records have stand trial rather than claiming immunity. May God have mercy on you.

HAS BUHARI BUILT ANY REPUTATION IN THE PAST?

IF BUHARI BUILT ANY REPUTATION IN THE PAST IT THAT OF IMPUNITY:
(1) HE FLAGRANTLY UNSEATED A LEGITIMATELY AND DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT THEREBY SETTING NIGERIA BACK BY DECADES;
(2) HE TREATED NIGERIANS WITH UTMOST DISDAIN WHEN HE REFUSED TO APPEAR BEFORE OPUTA PANEL TO DEFEND HIS HUMAN RIGHT ABUSES;
(3) WHEN HE CONSTRUCTED WITH THE NIGERIAN PTDF MONEY 98 ROADS IN THE NORTH WITHOUT A SINGLE ONE IN THE SOUTH - SOUTH AND SOUTH - EAST.
(4) WHEN KILLED SO MANY FOR OFFENCES NOT CARRYING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.

LETS STOP HERE FOR NOW, SHOULD THERE BE NEED MORE INFORMATION WOULD BE RELEASED. PERHAPS NDLF WOULD HAVE MADE IMPACT IF THEY HAD REMAINED NEUTRAL.

HAS BUHARI BUILT ANY REPUTATION IN THE PAST?

IF BUHARI BUILT ANY REPUTATION IN THE PAST IT THAT OF IMPUNITY:
(1) HE FLAGRANTLY UNSEATED A LEGITIMATELY AND DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT THEREBY SETTING NIGERIA BACK BY DECADES;
(2) HE TREATED NIGERIANS WITH UTMOST DISDAIN WHEN HE REFUSED TO APPEAR BEFORE OPUTA PANEL TO DEFEND HIS HUMAN RIGHT ABUSES;
(3) WHEN HE CONSTRUCTED WITH THE NIGERIAN PTDF MONEY 98 ROADS IN THE NORTH WITHOUT A SINGLE ONE IN THE SOUTH - SOUTH AND SOUTH - EAST.
(4) WHEN KILLED SO MANY FOR OFFENCES NOT CARRYING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.

LETS STOP HERE FOR NOW, SHOULD THERE BE NEED MORE INFORMATION WOULD BE RELEASED. PERHAPS NDLF WOULD HAVE MADE IMPACT IF THEY HAD REMAINED NEUTRAL.

ALAMESIA FOR SENATE 2015

All the pardon and manipulation is just to pave way for him to become a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. What a shame. This is to show that the senate and the House of Representative is filled up with men and women of questionable characters. God will soon rescue us from them.

forgive this man please

please leave gen buhari from post election violence. he is innocent of this. please let us forgive this man. he is to me the only last man standing that can remove this Phd clueless president. gej is the most advance dumpster i can recollect.

Buhari Himself needs Pardon

Do you have any proof that Gen. Buhari (RTD)is responsible for the post-election violence that has erupted in the Northern part of the country? You cannot indulge in rumors if you want your comments to be credible. Please check your facts out before leaping into half-baked statements.

PRESIDENTIAL PARDON;GEJ NOT ALONE

HOW MUCH EXACTLY WAS SHARED TO THE FORMER HEADS OF STATE FROM THE LOOT TO HAVE MADE THEM AUTHENTICATE THIS ABSURDITY?
I COULD ONLY REMEMBER FROM THE TV CLIPS SEEING GOWON & SHAGARI IN THAT MEETING OR WAS THE RESOLUTION TAKEN TO BUHARI,OBJ,IBB,ABDULSALAMI,SHONEKAN AT THEIR RESPECTIVE FARM HOUSES FOR SIGNATURES?
WHOEVER THAT IS NOT A SIGNATORY TO THAT FRAUD OF A PARDON SHOULD COME OUT AND SAY SO IF NOT THEY SHOULD KEEP THIER QUIET FOR EVER WHEN THEY SHALL REAP THIER REWARD FROM HERE ON EARTH WHEN THE SPRING WILL KICKSTART!
MAY BE GEJ DID NOT HEAR WHAT JJ RAWLINGS TOLD HIM.

CLUELESS YORUBAS

If you call yorubas "clueless", it shows has much of an illitrate you are.
Well, I leave you to your sentiment and ignorance.

pardon

you hit the nail on the head

@Osita DIOKA: So Buhari has no skeleton? You are an Hypocrite !

@Osita DIOKA

Once again, as usual you turn logic upside down.

U claimed "All ex-Heads of state alive are accomplices to this act,weather they attended the meeting or not,as long as they have not disassociated themselves from the pardon in a public manner.SILENCE MEANS CONSENT IN THIS CASE."

That is in your book. SILENCE COULD ALSO BE GOLDEN. Go read your constitution. Pardon is prerogative of the President and Council of State is only advisory hence it is called Presidential Pardon.
Please stop being obsessed with Buhari, let your moron President be an enough to own up to his actions !!!

U claimed "We must not forget that apart from Buhari and to some extent Gowon,the rest have skeletons in their cupboards".

You are an Hypocrite ! So Buhari has no skeleton ?

@Osita DIOKA: SILENCE COULD ALSO BE GOLDEN

@Osita DIOKA

Once again, as usual you turn logic upside down.

U claimed "All ex-Heads of state alive are accomplices to this act,weather they attended the meeting or not,as long as they have not disassociated themselves from the pardon in a public manner.SILENCE MEANS CONSENT IN THIS CASE."

That is in your book. SILENCE COULD ALSO BE GOLDEN. Go read your constitution. Pardon is prerogative of the President and Council of State is only advisory hence it is called Presidential Pardon.
Please stop being obsessed with Buhari, let your moron President be an enough to own up to his actions !!!

U claimed "We must not forget that apart from Buhari and to some extent Gowon,the rest have skeletons in their cupboards".

You are an Hypocrite ! So Buhari has no skeleton ?

"I HAD NO SHOES"

The shoeless moron, aka Dr Dumbo is now so afraid to declare his assets. I foresee that by June 2015, Dr Dumbo will be the one begging for Presidential Pardon for crimes perpetrated against the Nigerian people.

open the space up for all to comment dont gag opposing views

I laugh at the folly of people like Wahala-aka Akpos! Was Buhari not with Abacha when he locked up late Gani in Bauchi prison for 10 months-was Buhari not there attending FEC meeting with Abacha when Kensarowiwa was hanged--this article has no head no tail-its a clear indication of how shallow minded these socalled educated buhari boys are-the governors went to attend the meeting as representatives of their party-meaning they were there to protect the views of Buhari the leader of their party-why did the governors of ACN and CPC not boycott the meeting with Jonah-this is anoda medicine after death by the tripod-wahala is ibo-do u expect him to support Alams whom he said teamed up with gowon to fight ojukwu? May be-if u want to know go ask him about Kensarowiwa--or the tag (governor general general of ijaws) on alams-and see if he does not put old age aside to punch yr ijaw nose! Gej we hail dee-ride on

Buhari himself needs pardoning.

These clueless Yorubas will not cease to amaze.

How can any reasonable person ask Buhari whose hands are full of shit; first as a power usurper that overthrew a democratically-elected government, later for instigating post-election violence in North after he lost to Jonathan to 'disassociate' himself from pardoning someone who is as guilty of criminality as Buhari himself?

Truth is that Buhari's hands and feet are dirty so he cannot stop Jonathan from exercising his mandate, else they rope him in.

Nigerians embrace for

Nigerians embrace for impact....2015 is around the corner. What you pay for is what you get.

Check: http://usaveone.blogspot.com

Beyond pardon!

Is it possible that Alams walked off with all that loot without his Deputy getting a slice?
Hmmmmm.....

SILENCE MEANS CONSENT-ALL LIVING EX-HEADS OF STATE ARE COMPLICIT

All ex-Heads of state alive are accomplices to this act,weather they attended the meeting or not,as long as they have not disassociated themselves from the pardon in a public manner.SILENCE MEANS CONSENT IN THIS CASE.
We must not forget that apart from Buhari and to some extent Gowon,the rest have skeletons in their cupboards,same goes for the rest that constitute that body which permitted the most unfortunate abuse of the pardons regime ever in the history of Nigeria.

Morally The US Can Not Advise Nigeria on Issues of State Pardon

Buhari should shut up and keep quiet. He has the opportunity to attend the Council of States Meeting where he could have registered his displeasure on the DSP Alamieyeseigha Pardon but he choose to remain behind to continue to plan, organize and execute terrorist activities. No wonder he has the time to effect the Kano Motor park explosion. United States has no morals to caution Nigeria on issues of State Pardon. Where was United States when the Ibos and Christians were been massacred in every Northern city? Who questioned the US when Former President G. Bush Senior Pardoned the criminals of the Iran/contra. Who questioned the US when Bill Clinton in his last days of Presidency Pardoned the Criminal of the real estate gate Scandal? If we are looking for morals, United States is not the place for that. Jonathan should call US Embassy to order or they risk a diplomatic war with Nigeria. After all, China is in the waiting

Buhari never attended council meeting

I think it's unnecessary to drag Buhari into the issue at hand. The decision to grant pardon is that of Jonathan. Again those who attended council meeting played advisory role. But they can share the blame. Buhari didn't attend and has nothing to do with at all. But I want Jonathan to be man enough to tell Nigerians that he did it within his powers and conscience. Then take responsibility for his action.

buharis medicine after death-he endorsed the pardon-mumu

Can some sane 9jas here tell me the meaning of this rubbish! What are these so-called educated semi 9jas trying to tell us--B4 the pardon was granted by GEJ to alms, it was extensively discussed by members of CPC and ACN in attendance at the meeting-why are these hypocrites trying to hide these facts from the eyes of the public by asking Buhari to distance himself from the pardon granted the Governor General of the Izon nation-aware the title handed down to alams, is what seem to be attracting the maggots to him. 9jas cannot hide the fact that Alams was the only governor to be falsely indicted-by ribadu! So that our internal colonizers can have a field day in the SS? How can a pardon which was granted an Izon leader and which was witnessed by governors from Osun, Nassarawa, and Edo state be suddenly adjudged as wrong by the tripod---were they sleeping when the matter was presented to them-long live Gej- long live Alams-reloczste to Sudan if it pains u

Leave Buhari out of this mess.

This call on Buhari to dissociate himself is pure rubbish, and an attempt to drag him into the mess; at best to blackmail him. He was not at the meeting, only those at the meeting can do so. Please leave Buhari out of this! We do not need Buhari to tell us that this a shame and CORRUPT.

Buhari aided abacha 2 dump late Gani in bauchi prison 4 10 mons

Buhari-it was who sacked over one million civil servants at a go-Do 9jas still deem it necessary to beam the search light on his past records as HoS? A man who refused to allow late Tai Salarin have his asthma medication? Are we not aware that the Wife of Tai Solarin spent hours if not days begging Buhari to allow her visit the husband in jail!? Was it not the same Buhari who freed Alhaji Alhaji ex CBN governor ati Uba Ahmed? But dumped late Fela in jail over the same offence? Are d Yorubas not aware Pa Ajasin who was freed twice by the court was not granted his freedom by Buhari-What about Ambrose Ali the late Edo state governor-whom Buhari accused of having corruptly enriched himself while in office-and was kept in jail until he went blind-are we not aware of these facts-So 9jas do not know that Alams was the only governor sent to jail by OBJ out of the 33 rogue governors-Not aware Alams was d only governor 2 be illegally impeached by ribadu? anoda crap from a regional mind-period!

Buhari aided abacha 2 dump late Gani in bauchi prison 4 10 mons

Buhari-it was who sacked over one million civil servants at a go-Do 9jas still deem it necessary to beam the search light on his past records as HoS? A man who refused to allow late Tai Salarin have his asthma medication? Are we not aware that the Wife of Tai Solarin spent hours if not days begging Buhari to allow her visit the husband in jail!? Was it not the same Buhari who freed Alhaji Alhaji ex CBN governor ati Uba Ahmed? But dumped late Fela in jail over the same offence? Are d Yorubas not aware Pa Ajasin who was freed twice by the court was not granted his freedom by Buhari-What about Ambrose Ali the late Edo state governor-whom Buhari accused of having corruptly enriched himself while in office-and was kept in jail until he went blind-are we not aware of these facts-So 9jas do not know that Alams was the only governor sent to jail by OBJ out of the 33 rogue governors-Not aware Alams was d only governor 2 be illegally impeached by ribadu? anoda crap from a regional mind-period!

Common logic. IBB,

Common logic. IBB, OBJ,Gowon,Abdusalam(Shonekan dont count) and Shagari are all corruption personified. Ofcourse, IBB & OBJ stand out in this regard.WHo is more corrupt out of the two is debatable.GMB profiled so far as least corrupt of all the head of states is being called to speak up. "Yes" I endorse or "No" I would never.Period!!!

Examine the names of those

Examine the names of those who signed the statement! 2 Yorubas one Ibo.They are Dr. Adegboyega Dada Chair, NDLF, Mr. Bukola Oreofe, Executive Director, NDLF, and Dr. Willie Nwiido Director, Publicity and International Affairs! Very troubling if not sad after 52 yrs of freedom this all we can get! Sad als that some misguided 9jas abroad-could descend this low! Dem want to tell us they are more enlightened than those who exposed the selective justice system that their Ribadu attempted to enthrone on the nation via the agbada of Obj! Alams was the only governor from the SS, who was illegally impeached-with the aid of law-makers ribadu locked up in his toilet until they accepted to impeach him-out of the 33 governors whom Ribadu indicted Alams is the only governor who was sent to jail-the rest including his boss Tinubu, whom he described as the bigest rogue, is a free man.

Even if Buhari was not at the

Even if Buhari was not at the meeting, he is still a member of the council of state, regarded as not being corrupt he should go on record to condemn and dissociate himself. The others OBJ, Babangida, Abdulsalam et al are all corrupt so there is no need to call on them to dissociate themselves.

It was a PDP Council of State Crooks that "pardoned" the cross-d

Buhari does not attend Council of State meetings so it is NOT necessary he dissociates himself from something he was not associated with in the first place !

It was a PDP Council of State Crooks that "pardoned" the cross-dresser crook !.

Buhari does not attend Council of State meetings

Buhari does not attend Council of State meetings so it is NOT necessary he dissociates himself from something he was not associated with in the first place !

It was a PDP Council of State Crooks that "pardoned" the cross-dresser crook !.

@ buhari

General, pls dissociate urself frm dis act of shame n hypocracy. Lets us knw wen last u partake in any council of state meetin n weda u were parts of dis or could ve bin part of it.

'it is our turn'

such presidential forgiveness is absulately a show of shame and naivity. Our president enters the Aso Rock with the phillosophy: "it is our turn" so he believe that it is the turn of s/south to right the wrongs done against them. Top of the list of the wrongs which he must correct was the conviction of DSP ALamesigha. Therefore as altmost priority of their turn to right the wrongs and as an act of presidential generousity he granted DSP pardon. More of such presidential gesture are still on the line because the list is still very long. Thank God that no region will complain again of not given opportunity to rule this country. One nigeria!

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