CNPP's Reaction To Former President Obasanjo's Statement That "Arab Spring" Is Possible In Nigeria

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo
By Osita Okechukwu

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement that, ‘there is the possibility of having the Arab Spring in Nigeria if similar conditions, hardship and unemployment which gave birth to it are not addressed’ is highly commendable.

Whereas Chief Obasanjo as a former president who presided over the affairs of the country in the midst of unprecedented oil revenue, cannot absolve himself of the disconnect between economic growth and employment generation, the slide of Nigeria into Arab Spring and manifestation of a poor country of few rich people; however his statement is a challenge and cannot be swept under the carpet by President Jonathan.

Accordingly, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties {CNPP} ‘s commendation of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement is predicated on the fact that it is coming at a time when President Goodluck Jonathan and his economic team are hell bent on removal of fuel subsidy; despite subsisting national consensus against the removal.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, the National Assembly, the Clergy, opposition political parties and all patriots have in no uncertain terms said emphatic no to Removal of Fuel Subsidy; yet President Jonathan and his cohorts are glossing over the danger and the consequences of an Arab Spring.

Now that his mentor has spoken, ‘it doesn’t matter which way you look at it today, people are now talking of Arab Spring.’ we hope President Jonathan will listen to wise counsel and come to terms with the hard realities that the goodwill he had before the April elections had evaporated and Nigerians are cynical and skeptical over his capacity to prudently manage the monies which will accrue from the withdrawal.

For the avoidance of doubt, with the list of beneficiaries of the fuel subsidy unveiled by the Senate Committee on Fuel Subsidy and the billions lost on privatization listed by the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Privatization; Nigerians expect Mr President to prosecute the culprits. Failure to do so will further erode the confidence on him or whomsoever he appoints to chair the palliative committee, hence trust is central to the opposition to the removal of fuel subsidy.

How on earth can anybody expect alienated citizenry who had been severally raped, severally disappointed and severally disconnected belief a government which squandered over $20 billion excess crude account in the last five years?

Finally, it is the considered view of the CNPP that the surest route to avoid Arab Spring and raise funds for the vital infrastructure which President Jonathan intends to source from fuel subsidy removal is the renewal of war against corruption. Jonathan should muster the political will to recover looted funds invested locally and harvest the window offered by the international community to recover looted funds starched abroad.

Osita Okechukwu

National Publicity Secretary

CNPP
 

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OBASANJO A BIG FOOL

Obasanjo, a very very very big fool!

God bless u

You are d only person that made a good point in all the comments

@Otile.

Apologies for the typo, I must remember to proofread more thoroughly. Keep bringing "the heat," we're with you, no shaking. Bless!

Obasanjo and "The Arab Spring"

From investigations by a covert team, the fuel subsidy is basically a means of empowering a few Nigerians. It is a clever trick and this is why it is dividing us. But the good thing is that they are now coming out in the open to protect their interest with threats of an Arab Spring if fuel subsidy is removed. NIGERIANS be WISE, Obasanjo is not sincere, he is only trying to protect what he believe is his right (our collective money). They also will sabotage any effort to make our refineries work, the economy of our country is in the hands of a few, please lets take it back. They have political and financial might to shake the nation but lets be bold.

Rotten Nigeria

With due respect to our fmr president Obasanjo. It's only in a country like Nigeria that the likes of Obasanjo will have the moral gut to preach abt unemployment & hardship when he's sitting on billions of pounds & dollars with villas across all the major cities of the world. After eight years of rape, squandering,loot & mismanagement of the economy, the same person is playing the antics of the so called arab spring. if anything like that is to happen in Nigeria,I'm positive he'll be first to go like Gadaffi bcos He's the arrow head of the cult that led nigeria into this mess

@ Otile.

Mazi, you know go kill person oooo! Ride on!

Deri, Goodness. Slavery has

Deri,
Goodness. Slavery has distorted the mind of Ijaw man forever. Too bad your Fulani masters brainwashed your forefathers that Igbo is your problem in life. While the North rapes you and sucks your oil you blame the Igboman.
Your change of allegiance to Iyale awolowo will not save you. She is still alive and her family members abound. None of them or any reasonable Yoruba has denied that she supplied materials to school, yet you interject yourself to curry favor.

Every stupid comment you make ends up with the same cliché that SE is your problem.

Obasanjo advice Arab Spring

Every Sensible Nigerian know that Nigeria will be the nest battle Field, Obasanjo know very well that he will not be spear, he is the caurse of the problem Nigeria is Nursing today as a result of his greediness to become a 3time President, he handed Nigeria Over to Yar Adua and Jonathan. Knowing Fully well that this guys are not competent enough to clean up the mess he left behind, i hope Pre.Jonathan be ready for the worst,Egypt,Tunisia and Libya saga will be a child play compare to what you guys are leading Nigeria into,Nigeria has suffered enough from the hand of PDP.If you are not competent to come bold against your party member for looting the treasury,you might as well stay away from power.

The Likes of OBJ - Never in China!

The likes of OBJ can only exist and operate in a corrupt environment like in Nigeria, not in China where they would have been publicly executed for looting public funds, especially for the mismanagement and sale of our national assets. You have to watch it - when this man opens his mouth to talk, it is from the two sides of his mouth. He presided over the disinvestment and stripping of Nigerian assets. Now he wants the Chinese in. The money he and his PDP colleagues and friends have embezzled is more than we require to invest and do things ourselves and keep the Chinese at bay. OBJ has no class!

13th killing of a Nigerian at the Nigeria Embassy in Malaysia

Taiwo Gabriel are you sure that you are a student and that you are actually in school. How do you express yourself to your teachers, with this kind of grammar. In any case as a foreigner you are obliged to obey the laws of your host country. The Embassy will not be able to do anything to save you if you actually run foul of the law by contravening the laws of that country. Bear this in mind and be law abiding. As mentioned earlier you should ask yourself why this is happening to many Nigerians in Malaysia and many other countries. Note that even in Nigeria, criminals are always punished. This is a piece of advice, you can take it or leave it. I hope you will not resort to abuse and insults. Have a nice day.

Father Otile meets with Balewa and shagari

GEJ should be praised for planning to call the pigs who donated money from the theft of fuel from his backyard in the Niger Delta to order. Is there any law in Nigeria which says members of the mosanic fuel importers club, should not raise funds for GEJ or the PDP? Did states under the control of NPP not donate money for ZIK. Was Zik not sponsored by Shagari? Sadly it was Zik who 1st aligned with the Fulanis via Balewa. U seem to have a very poor sense of history! OBJ donated 250m to the coffers of PDP weeks after his release from jail. Did Nigerians ask him to tell dem how he obtained that money while in prison? I will rather hail the achievements of Mama Awo, than relax with a leader whose only ambition in life was to count the number of women he took to bed daily. Look at where such acts and horse trading has led us to. That mama Awo made money from the free education scheme of Awo-must come from the figment of your imagination-if you have any left in you in the SE.

Otile the regional Ogboni chief in diaspora

GEJ should be praised for planning to call the pigs who donated money from the theft of fuel from his backyard in the Niger Delta to order. Is there any law in Nigeria which says members of the mosanic fuel importers club, should not raise funds for GEJ or the PDP? Did states under the control of NPP not donate money for ZIK. Was Zik not sponsored by Shagari? Sadly it was Zik who 1st aligned with the Fulanis via Balewa. U seem to have a very poor sense of history! OBJ donated 250m to the coffers of PDP weeks after his release from jail. Did Nigerians ask him to tell dem how he obtained that money while in prison? I will rather hail the achievements of Mama Awo, than relax with a leader whose only ambition in life was to count the number of women he took to bed daily. Look at where such acts and horse trading has led us to. That mama Awo made money from the free education scheme of Awo-must come from the figment of your imagination-if you have any left in you in the SE.

taIwo Gabrel

Am very sure that you Taiwo,or whatever your name is.you must be among the set of nigerians in malaysia,that brings shame to us..you idiots have succeded in rubbishing the image nigerians here in malaysia.i just keep wishing that the authorities in malaysia should be so bold enough as to execute you animals one by one, Taiwo you are a fool.is it that you dont know that there are other african nationals staying in malaysia, thatare peaceful and conducting their acrivities within the armbit of malaysia laws and norms it is pity that 99percent of crimes commited by africans in malaysia are nigerians and people like you taiwo..by the way am also a nigerian staying here.so taiwo shut your mouth.and go get some life,you piece of shit

OBASANJO LOOTERS AND PLUNDERERS OF NIGERIA

Thank you Obasanjo ,pot calling kettle black,were
you not there before ? What did you do with all the
apportioned for ENERGY ? Revenue from BPE AUCTIONS ?
Reports on Siemens,Halliburton,LNG kickbacks and
forwards? Fertilizer supplies ? Land (SEGE) decree. ?
to mention a few ,or is it the road repair along
WESTERN AVENUE through OJUELEGBA which lasted only a few days ENGINEER OBASANJO ? Nothing is hidden before GOD; "the wind has blown,we have seen the backside of the chicken" "Afefe ti fe a ti ri furo
adie " What else do you want to cover ? State man
who went so low to beg a foreigner to support his third TERM presidency Tell us now was it true or false ?" O o ba eru re ni'bode ole 'o ni gbe "

General Sam Bockerie, The

General Sam Bockerie,
The human chameleon, you are no General Sam Bockerie. We know who you are. I am not going to call you by your real name. I am going to give you another chance to say better or foolishly attack me again.

In order to ingratiate yourself with your Yoruba masters you have borrowed some of their empty phrases like: "jobless, kidnapper etc". Is it not your lazy Ijaw jobless youths that started kidnapping foreign oil workers in exchange for hot drinks? Did you idiots make any money from kidnapping and robbing those foreigners? You claim you did not have time to respond to me when I hit you hard recently, but you have time to get drunk. Have you finally recovered from your stupor-induced binge drinking?

Deri, Who is the worse

Deri,
Who is the worse traitor in corrupt Nigeria, lazy Ijaw man epitomized by the ilks of Deri or Mullah tundemash running his foul mouth daily? The Nembe traitor has now turned to defend his colonial matron whom he calls mama awolowo. Did your mama ever deny that she supplied materials at cheating prices to those schools? Shame on you. Mullah Tundemash brought you some ogogoro from mama Awo and you are now singing her praises. When are you going to be self-reliant? Yesterday you were ass-licking the Fulanis, today you are wiping the Yorubas ass. Shame.

wait a minute

@Tundemash et all, why do you guys bother responding to the foolish postings by ds so called otile?? from all indications and purposes, we need no soothsayer to inform us dat ds guy is actually jobless. That is why he is quick to pour his written diarrhea all over the place once any news item is posted on SR. ive been seeing his posts for sometime but have never bothered to respond because aside from d fact that i dont even have the time, his posts offends commonsense and turns logic upside down. instead of him to go and advocate for how his region would be free from the shackles of kidnappers and armed banditry which have succeeded in driving his people enmasse to other peoples zone,he is here spewing rubish. i want Otile to stop deceiving himselve by thinking we the Niger Delta people would join their still born Biafra republic. no way......our oil shall never be available to nurture any republic of your dream, and you better wake up in time.

@deri: How much did these fuel importers donate to Dumbo Jo ?

@deri

For the umpteenth time ... Can u tell us how much these fuel importers (dangote, wale tinubu, iheanacho, femi otedola, Adenuga, among others) donated to Jonathan's campaign donation ?

Or do u not think it is important to know how men who have continuously been PDP major donors for the past 10yrs became major fuel importers? How some of these same fuel importers became members of Jonathan's economic advisory team advising Dumbo to remove oil subsidy to make more money to share to donate to next PDP campaign? Same oil importers are rewarded with national honours by Dumbo Jo and some fools claim Achebe didn't do right by not sharing honors with looters ? May you and Jo rot in hell !

@deri: Dumbo Jo got his 10% through his campaign donations.

@Deri
Please do not categorise me with that fool Otile who never says anything without colouring it with tribal sentiment. Even if you Deri, as demented as you are, could see a lie in Otile then i have got nothing more to say about him.

U claim "Sadly, while others are fighting the thieves who import fuel locally and claim it was bought from Togo,Tundemash and Wahalas in Nigeria are busy praising greedy mosanic corporate thieves, such as Tinubu and co for supplying toxic waste to us as fuel. "

U have a way of turning logic upside down? Who are the others fighting oil importers, who are Jonathan campaign donors anyway. Where do u think Wale Tinubu, Adenuga, Iheanacho, Emeka Offor and Dangote got the billions they donated to Jonathan's campaign? Jonathan is equally guilty of economic sabotage as well as these guys. They did not pay themselves; FG paid them and Jonathan got his 10% through his campaign donations.

Good luck is a failuer

Upon all d soucess and resoucess dat Nigeria has, cannot raised our economy and cannot stop Nigeria from colapes. Then removing subsidy cannot n resultin to country's failuer

OBASANJO you are a hypocrite,

OBASANJO you are a hypocrite, in fact you are part of Nigeria`s problem, you should have been executed for your plundering and looting of Nigeria las but not the least please shut up your smelly mouth you DUMBO.

@Otile: Write an arfticle on your findings and let people discus

@Otile

is there any point disputing a foolish statement ? Everyone is discussing OBJ's statement on Arab Spring and you are discussing Mrs Awolowo "supposedly" supplying books in 1950s ? Where is the correlation ?
To say you are mentally deranged is an understatement. If you have got facts on Mrs Awolowo's "supposedly" supply of books, write an article and let people discuss it but i know that is a tall order for you; you can't put two paragraphs together.

I know you are fascinated with me as you have never written anything on topic without mentioning tundemash; keep looking up to me !!! It isn't my fault that you didn't go to school and it isn't Awo's fault too.

The Otta Gorrilla as you call

The Otta Gorrilla as you call him is said to be an unackowledged prince of Onitsha....Thats why Ikemba refers to him as Omo oba......His been denied his lineage explains his palpable hatred of Ibos....Please accept your prodigal son back

God Will Punish

God of Israel and Saudi Arabia will punish those that are appealing to Jonathan and his cabinet not to remove the invincible oil subsidy.
If he did not do something extra-ordinary to further impoverish Nigerians that voted for Jonathan BUT not PDP, how would his downfall come so quickly ? Maybe Nigerians are not reading the handwriting on the wall that Jonathan's handlers wanted him to fail woefully so that they would say that Ijaws are not competent to rule Nigeria.
So that his downfall might come very quickly, people should stop advising or appealing to Jonathan, afterall, not all prayers are answered by God !

The Mosanic fuel importers club-yearn for arab spring

Mama Awo went into business long before her husband chief Awo left for london to further his studies. As a matter of fact, she even used proceeds from her trade to sponsor his education in London. So the idea that mama made her money from the supply of books on free education does not hold water. It was the likes of (regional Otile) who alleged that mama Awo made billions from the sale of (aso ebi) cloths during the era of UPN-it turned out to be a big black lie. Awo was too smart to get the wife involved in such a laudable project-mama Awo and her husband were not like some of our old regional leaders who went about fathering children in every part of the globe that they visited. Sadly, while others are fighting the thieves who import fuel locally and claim it was bought from Togo, the Otiles, Tundemash and Wahalas in Nigeria are busy praising greedy mosanic corporate thieves, such as Tinubu and co for supplying toxic waste to us as fuel. That is Nigeria 4 you.

Obasanjo's Clever Tactics

Our leaders do the talking, Nigerians do the suffering. Maybe they have been reading books of emancipation. Conscience is very strong though. But the pig is too deep in the trough for it to care about the unbearable dirt in it. It will prefer to die in the trough. Gaddafi died in it. It almost consumed Gbagbo's life. It will consume Mugabe. Obasanjo was clever by half. Is Obasanjo really clever?
Politicians in Nigeria are allowed to fail and be pardoned to go enjoy their billions. Ordinary Nigerians will not dare. They will suffer for it.

@Dumka: You need to analyze

@Dumka: You need to analyze the issue a little bit. The so called list are the same people who are GEJ, Mark, Diezani's friends. Don't deceive yourself, they are all in this together. The question you need to ask is " why publish the list now?" Well, the effect they desire is exactly the reaction you and some others are exhibiting now, anger. Didn't we know who the marketers were? We did. But this is obviously news to some people like you who they now target to support removal of subsidy. It looks like it is working. It won't be for long when you will begin to see how the so called gains will be squandered frivolously. goodluck to you! fresh air!

What Are We Talking About Here?

Some people in this forum are just too simplistic in their thinking and obviously incapable of any complex analysis. They are lazy thinkers preferring to blame rather than analyze issues. Is Obj right or wrong? Not, do you like Obj? I am not surprised our 'universities' are to blame. Now, what are we talking about here? We are talking about a sitting president who has the power to transform this nation and I hear some people here going off about OBJ and others. Our leaders get away with murder because of the type of citizen we are. Can GEJ do half of what he has done in any other country in the world and still be called president? Yet, we have people here saying GEJ is not the cause of the problem... and so? He is the one that has the power to solve it now, not Obj not Ibb. If he cannot go after looters because he himself is one of them, then we cannot allow him to kill Nigerians with policies meant to squeeze the life out of ordinary men and women. We must oppose subsidy removal.

Obonin daddy reasons like a fool :D

The civil war happened in the sixties, the Arab spring happened in the 21st century. What do we need to ask our parents about the civil war before we take what belongs to us? rather, we should ask them why we in the Southwest failed to mobilise our people to break away from the farce called Nigeria?

How long does a people have to suffer before they challenge their oppressors? stupid daddy!! I bet you are among the clowns that voted in a clown to rule over you.

Guiding against Arab Spring

We are grateful for God that we still have somebody like OBJ who will speak the truth and damn the consequences. Despite so many oppositions when he was there, he tried his best as he meant well. God will eventually reward everyone later according to his deeds.