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Attack On Jega’s Convoy Uncalled For


Attack On Jega’s Convoy Uncalled For

*Attack On Jega’s Convoy Uncalled For

By Nwaorgu Faustinus

The attack on the convoy of the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega while emerging from the palace of Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Hussaini Adamu in Jigawa State is unwarranted. One now questions when it has become a crime to attend or honour wedding invitation of an Emir whose daughter is being wedded.

Reports said that trouble started around 12:30 pm when the INEC chairman emerged from the Emir’s palace and was identified by the youths who have gathered at the place to witness the ceremony, where upon “a young girl allegedly led the attack when she collected sand and threw it at the vehicle in which the INEC chairman was riding”.

According to Sunday Vanguard, the youths “began to hurl stones at Jega’s convoy. Several cars in the convoy were said to have been damaged and their glasses smashed. Sources said the situation would have been worse but for the intervention of security forces. The youths sang war songs alleging betrayal on Jega’s path”.

For me this is not the best way to express one’s anger or protest for alleged election rigging as according to the youths and as reported in the Sunday Vanguard of May 20, 2012: “You cheated us, you cheated the North, you declared falsed result, you denied General Buhari the chance to be the president of Nigeria, it was injustice, we will not forgive you”, some of them said. 2015 is not too far a period, these youth should have waited till 2015 to massively vote for Buhari that is if he clinches his party’s ticket to run for the highest office in the land rather than attacking Prof. Jega. ( Continues below….. )

Prof. Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria

Photo Above: Prof. Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria

Needless to say that this shameful act is the aftermath of the alleged inflammatory and inciting remarks made by Buhari who has been belligerent, frustrated and angry for not being able to occupy Aso Rock, having contested four times for the seat and failed.

If I were Buhari, I would have invested energy, time and money in more useful ventures than to continue to waste huge amount of money that would have impacted positively on the lives of his numerous supporters rather than chasing the wind. He should borrow a leaf from the likes of the Dangote’s, as his past records which are negative do not speak well of him. It can only be imagined what Nigerians can benefit from a coup plotter and executioner, anti-journalists, regionalist, non-conformist, alleged advocate of the sharialization of Nigeria etc. Let it be known that Buhari will be a hard Presidential aspirant to market to Nigerian electorates as he is being pursued by karma every step of the way in his bid to be president of Nigeria.

The attack on Jega should not be treated with kid’s glove as it is an indication of the alleged potency of Buhari’s remarks in the minds of his supporters.

Nwaorgu Faustinus writes from Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Mobile: +2348035601312. Email: fausteness@yahoo.com

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Comment from: abfilaka [Visitor]
abfilakaMohammed Buhari is a day dreamer. He's an unrepentant arrogant Islamist who will turn Nigeria to another Afghanistan. He can never, ever become Nigeria's president again because he can not be trusted. Nigerians who knew him as head of a military government and as PTF henchman knows he detests Christians and the ethnic nationalities in the south. Besides, he's not a Nigerian, but a Tuareg frm Mali.
05/21/12 @ 11:53
Comment from: daniel - usa [Visitor]
daniel  -  usai don't understand buhari's kids. they didn't say anything to ibrahim banbangida, he was the one that removed buhari from the office of the p;residency.

if nigeria is still together, buhari should be ready to bring these illegitimate sand spraying, stone throwing, car window smashing, and obnoxious kids as 2015 rolls in.

this is ridiculous. i loved buhari, but it is a little past his time, let him get over this presidency cancer eating him from inside, after all he is still a great man in my own opinion
05/21/12 @ 12:05
Comment from: muhammad al'amin diya [Visitor] Email
muhammad al'amin diyaFor those of you accusing Buhari , did anybody tell you that is Buhari that send such people to attack jega, they fill agrieve and no where to take their felling to since nigeria has turn to an injustice nation and that's is the only way you can express your filling to any jupiter weather they will change their abttitude so that they can move freely anywere at anytime,
05/22/12 @ 02:08
Comment from: okpako omo-oghene [Visitor]
okpako omo-ogheneIt is a pity that Buhari is still obssed with the dead premise, once a hausa/fulani muslim, a soldier recruited through the loopsided quoter system, then everything in this nigerria of 150 million belongs to him. Buhari has never come with one creative development thought for the country.Buhari has shouted to high heavens of bloodshed, ungovernable country, utmost destruction of the polity, unless he occupies Aso rock. He should be advised to sit down and be quiet. He should vent his anger on the general that easily threw him out of the exulted position, with a fly shoo.
05/22/12 @ 02:49
Comment from: Odise sunday [Visitor] Email
Odise sundayBuhari could be a man of bravity,but no matter hw brave you are,you will succumb to nigeria.
05/22/12 @ 04:21
Comment from: Stephen Nwankwo Uwadiogbu [Visitor] Email
Stephen  Nwankwo UwadiogbuGod is a God that knows the thought He has for His people-Nigeria, the thought of peace and not of evil, and as such will not allow an anti-Christ like Buhari to attempt climbing the seat of presidency. Buhari should be ashamed of himself. Is Nigeria a company? If so, then who is the CEO and who is the founder? Nigeria is too big for aan arogant like Buhari, meeeehn! We are growing bigger, gtowing above old mentalities, insubordination and religious discrimination. It's on a non-Nigerian that will dislike the peace of this great Nation. And for thus reason, one can conclude that Buhari is not a true citizen of Nigeria. He should go and locate his country, where wars and terrorism reigns. God will judge Buhari and his generations to come, Amen!
05/22/12 @ 08:51
Comment from: Dahmid [Visitor]
DahmidIt is a pity that some enemy of justice, true governace are whipping the dead horse instead of thinking how to bring an end to this nonsense going they decided to continously attack buhari in every sense. Failure failire faliura, just accept it
05/22/12 @ 10:59
Comment from: Nasiru Mohammed ILALLAH [Visitor]
Nasiru Mohammed ILALLAHYes,I quite agree with the writer that the youth shouldn't have done what they did.Its really uncalled for.In my opinion, Jega has done his best.He can not just declare Buhari as president,its just not possible.
But the writer goofed in some ways.He did not know who Buhari is or his sense of accurate judgement is beclouded by his sentiment-natural (southern) hatred for Buhari.That is overlooking whatever good quality Buhari has and overblowing few mistakes he could have made as a HUMAN BEING.eg ''He should borrow a leaf from the likes of the Dangote’s, as his past records which are negative do not speak well of him.''You can not compare Buhari with Dangote in terms of using resources(money) to help people and as to the past records that are negative.. I do not know what u mean.
The singular record of not being in the ring of corrupt Nigerian leaders is a very huge positive record but SOUTHERNERS are all blind to this.They resort to false perception and mistranslation of the person of Buhari.May the Almighty save us all.

As to your comment ''The attack on Jega should not be treated with kid’s glove as it is an indication of the alleged potency of Buhari’s remarks in the minds of his supporters'' u are saying this because u did not
as prety sure listened to what Buhari said (he spoke in Hausa) and the meaning of what he said was translated wrongly and am sure by somebody(mischiviously) who does not understand Hausa.He translated the words vervatim as they appeared in the proverb.
The proverb is Kare(dog) jini(bloodied) Biri(baboon) Jini(bloodied).But sincerely speaking,the meaning of the proverb has nothing to do with blood shed.The meaning is keenly contest,heated contest or a keenly but inconclusive contest.
But your calling Buhari all sort of names that one am not his advocate its between u and what u worship (I do not know the deity you respect and worship).But the bible commands u to say the truth which shall set u free.

05/23/12 @ 06:33
Comment from: Nwbueze Okafor [Visitor]
Nwbueze OkaforDon't be surprised by the fact that the negative comments and reactions to Gen. Buhari's words would be making him more popular. For that reason, I'd like to let you know you are not doing him any harm.
05/26/12 @ 17:00
Comment from: Maso Buhari [Visitor] Email
Maso BuhariEvery soul will die, including Jega, Buhari, Jonathan, and I myself, and all will be account for our actions. All what you trying to generate and gather, you will all die and meet the creator for defense.
05/27/12 @ 05:15

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