"Prosecute Them And Jail Them Or Shoot Them" Says Gen. Buhari On SaharaTV

Nigeria's former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari has urged the government of President Goodluck Jonathan to prosecute those involved in corruption- related scams, jail them or shoot them. The former presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) made the demand during a candid interview with SaharaTV over the weekend.

Discussing the $6.8 billion dollars fuel subsidy fraud, the N155 billion Malabu oil block scam, and the N36.8 billion police pension scheme, Gen. Buhari declared: “Just use the documentary evidence and prosecute them and jail them or shoot them.”
 
Gen. Buhari, who recently announced a possible presidential run in 2015, said that “literally nothing is happening,” currently to stamp out corruption.
 
“If we want to survive as a nation, a viable one, we have to do something extremely serious about corruption,” the retired General said.
 
Known as "sai mai gaskia" (a Hausa phrase that describes someone who speaks the truth), a no-nonsense man of discipline who was even described by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as “upright,” Buhari said that he would consider helping the current regime to bring justice to corrupt officials.
 
But he made it clear that this could happen only if, “the government shows that it can punish whoever steals, whoever takes public funds from the treasury whether it is in the local government, state, or in the Central Bank.”
 
He also said that if he were leading the country as President, he would have the courage to jail anyone involved in the scams.
 
“Why not?” he asked. “I did it under a different system before.”
 
The interview, conducted by SaharaTV’s Omoyele Sowore, was part of a special edition of SaharaTV that focused on Nigeria’s 13th anniversary of its return to democracy in 1999.
 
“What happened even from 1999 until now, we used to have Nigerian airways, we used to have Nigerian shipping [lines]…and the roads were not too bad…where are they now?” Buhari asked SaharaTV’s Omoyele Sowore.
 
Last week’s Democracy Day observations, commemorating the transition from military rule, were low key. Many, including Buhari, expressed their frank disapproval with the current regime and the inability of the Goodluck Jonathan administration to contain the rampant violence that has terrorized the nation.
 
Describing the level of insecurity as “intolerable,” Buhari explained that without addressing its root causes and consequences, insecurity will continue to move the country backward.
 
“Insecurity leads to unemployment, factories are closed, infrastructure has collapsed, social services have collapsed, education, there is no health care,” said the Katsina State native. He continued, stating that Nigerians know the problems because they are living in a state of total insecurity, where violence can erupt anywhere...any time.
 
Furthermore, when asked about Boko Haram, he said the violence committed by the extremist sect has no relation to religion, despite what its members claim.
 
“No religion allows hurting the innocent--no religion,” Buhari said during the interview.
 
Buhari himself has repeatedly been accused of encouraging violence at some point or another in his political career. During the 2011 president election season, Buhari faced heated criticisms over his comments that the 2011 elections must not be rigged unless the nation was prepared for a mass revolt comparable to the those that unfolded in Egypt and Tunisia.
 
Thus, while the international community heralded the 2011 elections as the most credible in Nigeria’s democratic history, they were subsequently marred by post-election violence which claimed the lives of 800 people and displaced 65,000, according to the United States Institute of Peace.
 
Many believe that Buhari triggered that violence, just as many believe that Buhari’s latest remarks about “bloodshed to come” in 2015, is another call for violence.
 
But during the SaharaTV interview, Buhari explained that his statements-- including the one translated as “if what happens in 2011 should happen again in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon will all be soaked in blood”--expressed in Hausa, were misinterpreted.
 
“Only those who know the Hausa culture, who are in it, can understand it,” Buhari said.
 
He claimed that he was simply making an assertion regularly made by politicians throughout the country--that the citizenry should demand for their votes to be counted.
 
Buhari put it this way: “If you go to the market, when people put their wares, they keep their eyes on it. Even if a fly drops, lands on it. They will see it. So I say, if they [Nigerians] will keep their votes like that.”
 
The Congress For Progressive Change founder also addressed the internal turbulence within the CPC party, specifically the vote of no confidence on the National Executive Committee passed by some renegade party state chairmen. Notably, on SaharaTV, CPC’s national public secretary Rotimi Fashakin blamed the PDP of helping to incite the violence.
 
It’s a move that Buhari called “illegal” as well as a plan aimed at having him sacked.
 
Nonetheless and in spite of the CPC crisis, Buhari seems to be willing to engage in the 2015 election.
 
“Why should I refuse to participate in taking the challenge for the fourth time to present myself to Nigerians again?” asked the 69-year-old statesmen during the interview.
 
He said that if he doesn’t run and if the 2015 CPC nominee does not get elected, the party may “die a natural death.”
 
And for Buhari, that would mean an “unacceptable” loss, and a pass at a chance to restore social justice.
 
“…unless we go back to social justice, the survival of this country and the sustained development is going to be extremely in doubt,” Buhari concluded.

 

Watch the full video on SaharaTV.

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Good Leadership

Thank you sahara for exposing buhari, who never comdemd boko haram. But went on telling you how many boko haram. I believe that buhari is not the man that will take nigeria to the promise land.He not is not educated,as you can hear from him in this interview. As you can see that he is the sponsor of boko haram.I don`t like to have a prsident like him who can not stand in front of world leaders like Obama and his likes.Nigeria have interlectuals who have peoples mind, who can lead that country and be ready to compet with international leaders as well wipped out corruptions. He can fight corruption by tighting up the system, the flow of money to the wrong hand and create a good justice system. These people are there but never been allowed. so buhari can never bring sanity to the system, but there are groups who want to use him to swallow nigeria of the remaining.Nigeria don`t be DUPED againt

Good Leadership

Thank you sahara for exposing buhari, who never comdemd boko haram. But went on telling you how many boko haram. I believe that buhari is not the man that will take nigeria to the promise land.He not is not educated,as you can hear from him in this interview. As you can see that he is the sponsor of boko haram.I don`t like to have a prsident like him who can not stand in front of world leaders like Obama and his likes.Nigeria have interlectuals who have peoples mind, who can lead that country and be ready to compet with international leaders as well wipped out corruptions. He can fight corruption by tighting up the system, the flow of money to the wrong hand and create a good justice system. These people are there but never been allowed. so buhari can never bring sanity to the system, but there are groups who want to use him to swallow nigeria of the remaining.Nigeria don`t be DUPED againt

That is my candidate Gen Buhari

That is my candidates profile,tell me the the profile of your candidate in 2015,who has better record,I promise to vote for him and leave my own if and only if he has a good record of fighting corruption,who has no oil block,houses in London,USA and France etc.

That is my candidate Gen Buhari

That is my candidates profile,tell me the the profile of your candidate in 2015,who has better record,I promise to vote for him and leave my own if and only if he has a good record of fighting corruption,who has no oil block,houses in London,USA and France etc.

BUHARI THE SOLUTION.

Perhaps,there is no doubt dat Buhari is the solutions to the Nigeria problems which virtually affected every sector including aviation sector dat claim so many life as well as security.pls fellows Nigerians let keep sentiment aside and face the reality.

let him

Let`s give BUhari a chance

Buhari's brain is damaged

Gen Buhari can't utter a sentence in English language, he is so incoherent he cannot represent Nigeria at any local or international fora like UN or the Whitehouse except fluency only in hausa language. His brainbox Tunde Idiagbon is gone. There is no Buhari without Tunde. Give us a Tunde Idiagbon not stealing BAT and we will vote for him, Buhari is unelectable. As for Goodluck Jonathan let us change his name to Badluck. The only luck he has is April 2011. Since then he has ran out of luck.

Why not? Corrupt people are

Why not? Corrupt people are murderers, so why not give them the same treatment given to assassins and armed robbers. They can go to any length to achieve their aim which includes killing those who expose them. Ribadu survived several assassination attempts. Other EFCC guys were murdered in an ambush somewhere in the SE, so why should we treat corrupt people with kid gloves. If you say no death penalty on corrupt politicians, then also advocate that the death penalty be removed on armed robbers and assassins.

Someone asked is Nigeria better today than it was 13yrs ago?

An Islamic apostle of Buhari asked is Nig better today than it was 13yrs ago? I dont know about the state of the person that asked this question but I am certain about a few things. I am certain that my state Anambra has made tremendous progress since 1999. The infrastructural &human development in my state over the past 13yrs is unparalled. I also know that Enugu has made giant strides in terms of infrastructural development. I also know that Akwa Ibom is being transformed to Dubai of Africa. It is generally agreed that Lagos has also transformed over the past 13yrs. Rivers state has made tremendous progress too. So also is cross river. We can go on on. So if you state is not doing well, then your state governor and local govt chairmen should explain why. 50% of the resources for your state goes to both your state governor and local govt chairmen while the remaining 50% goes to the federal govt. Therefore if your state has failed your governor shares 50% of the blame

Very 'unpresidential' statements and loose canon talk!

BUHARI is one loose canon that could lead Nigeria to wars (which he almost did with Britain when he tried to CRATE Umaru Dikko to Nigeria). Why does he ALWAYS EXPLAIN WHAT HE MEANT? Or seek to clarify and explain that he was MISQUOTED or MISINTERPRETED.

- He was MISQUOTED about his comment ON SHARIA!
- He was also misquoted when he INCITED YOUTHS TO VIOLENCE in April 2011!
- He was MISQUOTED ABOUT THE DOGS & BABOONS TALE and call for bloodshed.

A good leader must GUARD WHAT HE SAYS and not simply OPEN HIS MOUTH AND VOMITS THE NEXT THING THAT COMES OUT. His type can lead the country to WAR before he even realises it!

IF DO U THINK MEND ONLY ATTACK GOV.

if u think mend only attack government what of kidnapper and armed robber that are msty in south?
And what can u said abt 50years anniversary bomb blast that MEND claimed does that effected government only please bros think wisely. social injustice is the problem of nigeria at alla angle. And i hope u will go and knw the history of the oil that u are thinking belong to u guys

Nigerians, behold your ILLITERATE 'President'!

Conclusion -

I conclude with Prof Wole Soyinka's summary of Nigerians (SEE http://www.republicreport.com/the-crimes-of-buhari%E2%80%93wole-soyinka/). He described some Nigerians as candidates of lunatic asylum or psychiatric treatment for even entertaining or considering to support BUHARI.

I conclude that a section of the country needs psychiatric treatment either for AMNESIA (or forgetfulness) or for enjoying to be treated and FLOGGED like ANIMALS).

Nigerians, behold your 'NEW' PRESIDENT! ILLITERATES!

Look somewhere else

To move forward, Nigeria must look somewhere else rather than pitching their tent with another dysfunctional leader in the person of Buhari.I don't like Jonathan for any reason but Buhari still sound sectional especially in regards to Boko haram. He is apologetic to boko haram cause to put it mildly,making it look like a legitimate response and revenge to social injustice.Buhari hates corruption and I really feel for him but he is short sighted and a bigot who will cause more instability and chaos.

NIGERIAN YOUTH ARE THIEVES

EVERYBODY SEEMS TO BELIEVE THAT GEN. BUHARI IS OF YESTERDAY AND THEREFORE, HE SHOULD ALLOW THE YOUNGER ONES TO TAKE OVER LEADERSHIP. AND I SAY THAT IS BULL SHIT. President jonathan is first Nigerian leader with Phd and first to have failed the Country to this level.
On the issue of young people taking over 'I say NO' because what youth of now a days want is quick money. They;re not hard working but they want to drive expensive cars, go after every beautiful girl and maitain a huge Bank A/C. I do not believe in Nigerian youth at the moment.
I CHALLENGE EVERY NIGERIAN TODAY TO TELL US THAT OUT OF ALL THE YOUNG Govs, senators, ministers and other law makers we have WHO IS GOING TO COME OUT TO SAY I AM CLEAN. I BATE YOU, NOBODY.

Lobbsided distribution of our common wealth is WICKED CORRUPTION

Lobbsided diversion of our common wealth by Buhari in favour of his hausa-fulani tribesmen is a WICKED form of CORRUPTION. How can an ISLAMIC EXTREMIST who avoided the southeast like a plague during 2011 electioneering campaigns remember southeast if voted into power? Buhari is both FAILURE and WICKEDNESS personified.

Some people just can't change!

VINTAGE BUHARI & HIS PAST RECORD:

20. SEE the many crimes of BUHARI (http://www.thestatesmanonline.com/pages/news_detail.php?newsid=2089&sect...).

21. And now BUHARI would want people 'SHOT' BASED ON A NON-EXISTENT PUNISHMENT AND OVERREACH THE LAW! Some people just CAN NEVER CHANGE AND CAN'T HELP BUT BE LAWLESS!

BUHARI, in other words, is advising the Government TO 'SHOOT' PEOPLE FOR CORRUPTION! It goes to show this man has no regard for the LAWS OF THE LAND and he does not make any effort to even KNOW THE LAW OR HAVE REGARD TO IT. Where does he derive this power to 'SHOOT' PERSONS FOR CORRUPTION? This is simply a glimpse of the throwback to the era of Lawlessness when he reigned supreme in 1983/5.

Lobbsided distribution of our common wealth is WICKED CORRUPTION

Lobbsided diversion of our common wealth by Buhari in favour of his hausa-fulani tribesmen is a WICKED form of CORRUPTION. How can an ISLAMIC EXTREMIST who avoided the southeast like a plague during 2011 electioneering campaigns remember southeast if voted into power? Buhari is both FAILURE and WICKEDNESS personified.

appriciation for the fact outlined.

thank u very much mr Ben Chibuwa.

Nigerians if you don't like

Nigerians if you don't like Buhari, then vote for Bode George, Annenih, Atiku, Ibori, Gbenga Daniel, you can also vote for GEJ in 2015 for fuel increment, fuel subsidy scam, pension scam, SEC scam, political boko haram, Mend, bad roads, bad hospitals, unemployment etc...,

shoot them all.....

we want stabilization in nigeria. I asked you a question...give inventory of progress by PDP government since 1999...pls just state one thing or you switch off your laptop.nigerians never loved good things. when IBB took over we all hailed him until later on bad things start happening, Shonekan/Abacha we all hailed them still no development instead killings everywhere, Abdusalam came in then Abiola was killed, now PDP and this time bcos every politician wants to go there and make money they started killing themselves hence, the introduction of different militant groups, excessive corruption, arm-robberies, corrupt judges, assassinations, election rigging, unemployment like yourself, different scams, yearly increment of fuel price..name them...pls think well.

BUHARI - The many Crimes of BUHARI

RE - VINTAGE BUHARI & HIS PAST RECORD:

11. HE EMBRACED AND WORKED FOR ABACHA (ANOTHER ANTI-DEMOCRATIC SCOUNDREL).
12. HE SAW NOTHING WRONG WITH ABACHA'S CORRUPTION.
13. HE SAW NOTHING WRONG WITH CHIEF ABIOLA'S LONG DETENTION INSIDE ABACHA'S PRISONS.
14. HE INCITES RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC POLITICS.
15. HE INSTIGATES VIOLENCE, BLOODSHED AND 'SHOOTING'
16. HE INSTIGATED THE APRIL 2011 POST ELECTION VIOLENCE.
17. A WARMONGER WHO LIKES TO SEE BLOOD SOAKED DOGS AND BABOONS.
18. A RELIGIOUS BIGOT AND SHARIA CRUSADER (http://www.news24.com/xArchive/Archive/Calls-for-total-Sharia-in-Nigeria...)
19. Prof W. Soyinka described him as "one ex-ruler that the nation cannot call to order”.

SAKA

Buhari should wait and contest as president of arewa republic in 2019. he cant win elections according to elfai. his intolerance for christainity and full support of the killings of christains by boko haram leaves much to be desired. we are waiting to see how they will make 25% in the middle belt, S/S and S/E

BUHARI - Can a Leopard change its spots?

RE: VINTAGE BUHARI AND HIS PAST RECORD:

4. He Illegally JAILED and DETAINED PERSONS WITHOUT CHARGE OR EVIDENCE OR PROOF OF COMMISSION OF CRIME OR WRONGDOING.
5. He Enacted DECREE 2 to ARBITRARY DETAIN PERSONS WITHOUT CHARGE.
6. Enacted DECREE 4 and MUZZLED THE PRESS, DETAINED JOURNALISTS and CLOSED DOWN NEWSPAPER HOUSES (SR beware as he could attempt to close your site down).
7. He SNUBBED a Commission of Enquiry with INCONCEIVABLE DISDAIN.
8. He MUZZLED the JUDICIARY and treated it with CONTEMPT. BUHARI AND GANG WERE ABOVE THE LAW!
9. He COERCED, FLOGGED AND BULLIED TRADERS TO SELL ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES AT A LOSS.
10. He COERCED, BULLIED AND FLOGGED NIGERIANS LIKE ANIMALS TO QUEUE.

BUHARI - A Classic Illiterate!

An illiterate and his BLIND DISCIPLES would embrace LAWLESSNESS and Jungle justice and 'SHOOT' in the name of corruption. In a country of the BLIND, the one eyed man is a KING! Of course, BUHARI would display LAWLESSNESS if he becomes President again and SHOOT ALL CORRUPT PERSONS. That is right! 'SHOOTING' is the PUNISHMENT OR PENALTY PRESCRIBED under the PENAL AND CRIMINAL CODES for STEALING, CORRUPTION OR EMBEZZLEMENT?

THIS IS VINTAGE BUHARI & REMINISCENT OF HIS PAST RECORD WHEN:
1. HE ILLEGALLY SEIZED (WITH ARMS) AND TOPPLED A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT.
2. He passed RETROACTIVE AND ARBITRARY LAWS.
3. EXECUTED drug traffickers. (Contn)

Trash Talk.

Trash. Maybe we should start with the general or scout master himself for the undeclared 24 suite cases of cash during his leadership. We need change but not from the likes of this despetare, tribalistic, religeous fanatic with a basket mouth. Akpere! Scout Master, we are tired of all your noises.

cheap press

cheap press that is what u are, you are only good in belittling people and telling liars that causes disunity among Nigeria. i regereted wasting my time reading ur paper.

SHHOOT THEM OR JAIL THEM

This blood thirsty vampire Buhari,is that what he has to offer? all the boko haram blood he has sucked from innocent nigerians is not enough for him. A good leader will seek constitutional means and not dictorial way of justice.he is an animal that lives in the jungle, that why he talks of jungle justice. let him retire and quit politics, we have better brains than his.

If the only upright man who

If the only upright man who will save Nigeria is only Buhari then Nigeria is finished. No one man can save Nigeria. Buhari should tell his brothers to stop killing us. If he thinks making nigeria a blood letting nation will help him win the next election, then he should forget it. The world is watching all the statements from 2011. CPC is one man party, if Buhari is not there who takes over? Good leaders produce good successors but where are they in CPC

...tribalistiic buhari

Buhari is tribalistiic, he cannot see the light of day in Nigeria governance anymore except he returns by coup...buhari cannot win senatorial or governorship in his state talkless of presidency, at 69 please let him retire and encourage the progressive young men and women to contest.

Buhari cannot call the

Buhari cannot call the lawmakers in his socalled party to order because they are malams from his tribe. If he cannot organise his party, which he controls through the use of fear, how would he then be able to shape the affairs of the nation? He was with ANPP and because he could not stand the internal democratic principles within the party, he had to go and create his own party the CPC. Soon he will go and romace with Tinubu to establish an all Moslem party for boko haram! Buhari is struggling with himself all over the place like tinubu. Who imposed his wife, inlaw and father inlaws on the party. These are regional parties with no clear agenda for 9ja. The only solution to our problem is for us to split without firing a gun--for now we are just postponing the dooms day

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