Nigeria under Buhari fast descending into authoritarianism — Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President
Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has warned against crackdown on the opposition and disregard for the rule of law under the guise of anti-corruption war.

Mr. Ekweremadu stated this in a statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, on Friday.

According to him, some prominent members of the opposition PDP, including its spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, had either been invited or detained by the security agencies over alleged corruption.

While reaffirming the support of the PDP for a genuine anti-graft crusade, the deputy senate president, however, decried a situation where such crusade becomes a calculated attempt to silence the opposition while members of the ruling party with serious corruption allegations go about their businesses.

He lamented the continued detention of Mr. Metuh and expressed fear that Nigeria was fast descending into authoritarianism.

According to him, the continued detention of the PDP spokesperson was an attempt to gag the opposition and therefore unhealthy for democracy.

“An anti-graft trap that catches only members of the opposition and those with axe to grind with the government of the day is compromised,” Mr. Ekweremadu said.

He called on the nation to denounce and resist the prevailing situation where people are held in custody against the directives of the courts and laws of the land.

The senator said there would be no justice without the rule of law.

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  • ailandaaa

    getting nearer + nearer… the wicked flees when no one pursues.

  • Ade

    Ekeremadu, I am a Nigerian and I am enjoying my freedom. You have nothing to fear if you are not one of the goats that ate “yanm” under Lord Jonathan government. If you are one of them, efcc will come after you.

    • ita ekpo

      Yes you are enjoying because you are puppet for buhari. Which you know if you make noise you out.why will you not enjoy.You are the type of people who does not want the fire of truth.when the ghost fire from the former ruler/ regimes will wake and wipe you people. By then you will say is so so person. But you forget you were absent yourself from the truth. All of them,even though are dead but their ears is not living for the wrong and evil judgement APC party are making and their leader. What I have to tell buhari if his intention is to kill freedom fight that his life will be short on earth. There are two things I have to revealed to him. Dasuki you put in preson.How long has he offended you but fail into your track. You yourself have to take learn that today for you. Are you thinking of 2morrow if you are not more in power. In addition to that your children will be the victim of 2morrow when you no more. I will also reveal to you about NCNC in kiling another child own. Don’t do what you will suffer on earth before you live. By this, I mean that you can be fatherless while on earth. I f you try what is in your mind. You enjoy with your children at your free time but look for the other be in sorrow. How will that be. If not people are leaving evil action. By now,wait until you are out of power that you will know what iron and rod can do. Any power you like put yourself except you are not breathing the air or walk on the land or drink water.

  • hummm

    I see that someone is really scared and I love it.

  • Du Covenant

    Who handed power to APC?. In normal societies, when you take up a new job, proper handover notes are made and it is only logical for one to verify all that has been handed over, signed and archived. It is only in Nigeria now that this government is doing the right thing and not willing to shield anyone who has cheated this country. When they handover to the next administration, the onus will be on the new government to take stock of all that has been handed over. It is international best practise at play and you are crying witch-hunting, silencing opposition you should be ashamed of yourself!. This so called Oliseh is not an elected official but just a party member and don’t know where you get the impression that he is the opposition spokesperson?. What do you call those elected with constituencies to represent in the national assembly?.

  • muazu wali

    Of course Buhari is totalitarian when it comes to stopping public officers from stealing peoples’s money, when people become selfish and forget who and what took them to the public offices which they find themselves. Ekweremadu cannot understand why Buhari is looking for stolen money. Former President Jonathan gave them the money. The money is not lost. Why is Buhati upset, so they ask!

  • Gbenga Adebola

    Buhari is a dictator who careless about the consequences of his actions. We have been reliably informed that Buhari and his boys are just acting a script. They want to use EFCC and DSS to destabilize PDP to enhance the success of their electoral terrorism. Oil producing states is their target.
    It is wickedness of the highest order.
    In actual sense, Buhari’s government is the most corrupt in our democracy.
    We need another government to fight corruption not this empty-headed noise makers.

    • ayo

      Please tell us how we are going to get this new government you’re suggesting to fight corruption. I cant wait for your laid out strategy Gbenga….

    • hadewaleola

      Gbenga Gbenga …Are you benefactor of Papa Falae N100m dole out from Mr Fix It.. Omo Yoruba ro nu, so that the truth can set you free. PDP wrecked the life of Nigerian Youths and us all for 16yrs and finally we are being free from their bondage and your stomach is turning with hatred. O be ru Olorun.

      • Olu from South Africa

        If he is truly Glenga, hippopotamus will climb mountain. Believe me he is one of the creek monkeys and might have stayed with civilised people sometimes.

    • Olu from South Africa

      “In actual sense, Buhari’s government is the most corrupt in our democracy” …..this just made me laugh.I LMAO. You better get use to it. There is new sheriff in town. He is PMB. No more freebies. Work diligently and eat from your sweat like majority honest Nigerians do everyday.

    • Here they come

      Lated yibo’s fraud tying to pass themselves off as yoruba on-line

  • Ademola Arowosaye

    I am sure that Nigerians are yet to understand that we are heading to doom. Adolf Hitlers ideology States that the best way to take away peoples right, is to take it away in a thousand little pieces such that the people do not notice that their freedom is been taken away, before they realise that their freedom is been taken it’s already completely taken from them that they can’t do anything but be subjects under your control. That’s what is unfolding before our very own eyes and we seem not to see where we are headed and we are still saying he Buhari can’t subject Nigerians to his dictatorial nature while he is successfully doing so.

    • Olu from South Africa

      Where were we heading to when Mr Dumbo was at the top? If establishment of probity in governance is only thing PMB able to achieve is OK as we cannot continue to build a nation on false foundation of impunity, corruption to say a few.

      • Akinwande Kolawole

        Probity that is only applicable to political enemies? The 2016 budget proposal he submitted to NASS was a clear evidence that Buhari is a corrupt person with no intention of probity or accountability. The massive inflation of prices is an evidence that it was written by a thoroughly corrupt people. I know your senses have been taken away in exchange for support for APC and illiterate Buhari.

        • hadewaleola

          What a Bogus Lie. Sounds like you still asleep from the election e-propaganda defeat Mr. People Deceiving People.

        • ayo

          You are a deluded fellow honestly.

        • Announcement

          Lated yibo’s fraud tying to pass themselves off as yoruba on-line

      • Public announcement:

        Lated yibo’s fraud tying to pass themselves off as yoruba on-line

  • Akinwande Kolawole

    What people seems not to know is that an injustice done to one is an injustice done to all. Buhari’s dictatorship will soon go round with stronger tenacity as his almajirinized supporters are urging him to go harder in breaking the law, while making himself viz a viz the whole Nigeria to look despicable to the entire world.

    • hadewaleola

      Kindly tell us which Law PMB is breaking oh or EFCC for it is legal to re-arrest an individual on a separate charge (s) even after getting bail for a previous one. we can’t keep running the country the way of looters of PDP while expecting a different result. Any one not concern about the massive looting being revealed now is definitely a great enemy of the country. This is just Dansuki, lets wait for NNPC, Custom, NEPA e.t.c.
      Am just delighted we got rid of dumbo Jonna else Nijja would have been worst than Zimbabwe with a loaf of bread at N1,000.

      • Akinwande Kolawole

        You don’t keep a man for more than 48 hours without charging him to court. It is against the law,an infringement on his rights.We operate a democracy. Buhari should stop giving us bad press internationally.

        • hadewaleola

          Again. Get the Fact Bro. Due Deli gents had being done under the Law or are you assuming all our EFCC Legal Teams and officers are dunes. Please stop the lame Talking point “Rule of Law” as Stealing and Corruption is totally out of Fashion.

        • Sunday umah

          You are fool#sh you are here talking like an imbeciles have you got a dead brain? He number constitutional layer and other constitutionals lawyers serving on the anti corruption committee are there to guide efcc have you seen anyone of them crying that there constitutional right was breach when out ? So because the law is been used to hold them if not they all will be suing the government

      • ita ekpo

        So you are with no knowledge that the thing that can build a country is law. That without the respect to law we can not call yourself nigeria or be where as we are today. If you don’t obey the law, even those that make the law to be what it is today. Whether present or dead physically or other wise are angry with buhari. If they country were to be in such ruled. How would him come to be in power. If they don’t go by the law. Him buhari may be there. His children will be out of nigeria going to school. That country if they don’t respect the law of the land how can it be possible for them to stay. He, that your brother and their APC party does not have respect for nigeria. Since none of their member can not said anything for his action. That mean APC party is only for receiving gift which is not big issue on what nigeria can buy.

        • hadewaleola

          First I like to ask you if you realized that our EFCC Team are made up of intelligent Legal minds that are more vast with the Nations Law than common sentimental Criminal Supporters out there. Rest assure no one up there is interested in jeopardizing this cases by going against the Law of the Land.

          • ayo

            Don’t mind all of them. The routine in the past was steal big, Then use the loot to buy judges and get perpetual injunctions and slow down the prosecution process eventually killing court cases. Their cry now is that they have been snookered. That format does not work again. To even talk about the rule of law most of our judges have to be removed…

          • hadewaleola

            @Ayo. Trust me what we Norma Nigerians have to do is full #IstandbyPMB and in the course of the next 4yrs Nigeria will be the envy of the world like we were back when my likes were young adult back in the 80’s.

        • Sunday umah

          Does you moronic looters respected the laws when they where looting?

  • Truthometer

    Ekweremadu, what do you know about the stolen monies? Don’t worry, that your fat nose will soon be subjected to severe interrogation. And you can chose to go on hunger strike, I don’t care!

  • Pam Daylop

    Buhari is not fighting corruption. Just a smokescreen to distract people from his ineptitude. The certificateless herdsman has nothing to offer. Period

    • hadewaleola

      @Pam. Before you were born he offered us 4 refinery with massive network of pipelines for instance, that your dullard kinsman Jonna and his thieving PDP cannot even maintain not to talk of building additional except rendering Millions of our teaming youths jobless and that is just dandy by your likes. Please checked your Brain as some of us under your so called Certificate-less Herdsman lived in a Nigeria that was the envy of others.

  • Cleartruth

    I don’t understand why the yoruba e-rats support evil. No well meaning Nigerian is against anti corruption war. What sane people are saying is let it be done according to the constitution without being selective. Investigate any allegation, arrest and prosecute the person simple. What we don’t want is dictatorship and disobedience of court orders. This is democracy and we must strengthen our institutions.

    • hadewaleola

      Which Constitution authorized the Sunami looting of our collective Treasury under your Brother Jonna?, If you don’t know serious cases require serious actions. Go ask Obama about the Rights of Detainees at GITMO to understand that the collective Rights of a nation citizens far far outweigh those of minority looters you are pleading for. Keep wailing as you ain’t seen nothing yet.

    • ita ekpo

      You know this people are not strong minded when its come rioting. When the kill abiola what did they do. Even their brother in army kuti is in jail.

    • SAM .A

      Mr Cloudy truth please forward the names of people you know in APC who shared in bloody money meant for weapon , why the soldiers were loosing their live for lack of weapon to fight , your brothers in PDP were sharing and enjoying the $s. Mention the APC that participated in sharing .
      Only morons like you see a one sided sweeping of corruption because your brain is cloudy.

  • Rick Eson

    Under PDP looting is normal and a right. No party in Nigeria history looted Our Nation fund more than PDP. I am surprised that Ekeremadu is crying wolf and feeling victimise. You can not deprived the citizen what belong to them. PDP looted the nation dry and put life at risk. Most honest thing to do is go after the looters and unfortunately most of the looters are PDP.

    • hadewaleola

      For 16yrs of our Youths Life. Imagine the Callous rape by this criminals so much so that most youths bellow 35yrs actually believe stealing is ideal and corruption is as normal as Egusi soup.

    • Rick Eson

      My brother can you imagine if PDP won.
      None of the looting would have come to the surface as it is now. Only looters and their beneficiaries can criticise this Gov.
      PDP need to apologise to the Nation for all the pain and death of our brothers and sisters

    • ita ekpo

      This time men is not for looting but to keep the law. So that me and you can be safe. Why are we having court, police and other forces. Is it not because of not to break it. We should call a space a space. Not to mix water and oil. Is there any body complain on his job. No but the power that he seize from thing is what people angry about. If you commit crime now which you not. The police came arrest you instead of taking you to court for judgement.At the end you have been set free and you put back to jail. How will you feel. Forget about corruption and consider how you will feel.

      • shegxy

        who cares how you feel when you are stealing the money you dont care about how the citizens feels or are they better than any other citizen

  • Timothy Aseer

    Nigerians are hypocrites and I can tell you hypocrisy does not build sanity. No one is talking about APC an how they wrecked states finances for election. They are hoping for a tripod to stand on two legs for prosperity. We dey watch una…! The time you people will be taking koboko on the street then you will know what you did to yourselves.

    • hadewaleola

      Your whining reminds me of the Sentiment of Your Brother had no Shoe that gullibly led to the emergence of your Dullard Jonna to the detriment of our Nation resulting in all the mess we found our self. You cannot scare a hen with your assertion as Kobobo times of ’83-84 far far resulted in a better Nijja that what our youths are going through now for some of us lucky to grew in those era except you are a criminal or drug Barron or baby looters that your Masters now worsen with mega Billion Dollar loots.

      • Otile

        You are talking as if Gowon and his criminal son stole no money, as if Mohamed did not lose our $2,8 billion, or that Abacha stole no kobo. Be told that IBB almost wrecked the economy, and Abusalami stole immensely. Obasanjo took his turn from N20 to multi $billioniaire, while Turai and her concubines hid under the corpse of Musa to rob us blind. Don’t display your crass hypocrisy as if Jonathan’s government was the only looting administration that ever existed in Najeriya,

  • ayo

    “An anti-graft trap that catches only members of the opposition and those with axe to grind with the government of the day is compromised,” Please tell us what your own issue with Buhari is before you are invited by EFCC….

    • Akinwande Kolawole

      Off point joker! The man is only saying that the rules should be followed. It is unconstitutional to detain a man for more than 48 hours without charging him to court. It’s all wrong and not good for our democracy.

      • hadewaleola

        FYI EFCC did had a court order extending his delay. If you dig below the headlight or wipe your face off sentiments you will surely get the real gist. The current EFCC Team are in no mood to handle the cases at hand like the style guys, they are 10 steps ahead this criminal looters even their SAN’s are sweating more now as all is not Business as Usual. Desperate measures calls for Desperate actions, as we can’t allow looters to cripple our Nation any More.

      • ayo

        You really believe that high profile criminals who are flight risks to the government and the country having stolen or mismanaged the common wealth of a nation should be given bail? In my opinion these level of looting being revealed is a clear crime against the citizens of Nigeria.
        Maybe some have so many other cases to answer and have been re-arrested accordingly within the framework of our laws you have a problem with that?
        Iv’e sometimes wondered how we got here in the first place where people have lost basic moral values and sense of judgement in our society.
        The answer is not far fetched looking at the Nigeria our thieving and low life politicians created over the years. where many young men went into politics to make money rather than serve humanity.
        The national till is now empty and the nation is bleeding from the primitive looting of the last government.
        These monies must be recovered to help run the country for the good of every citizen.
        Finally if this funds are not recovered this individuals who are now richer than the country will use this money to dis-stabilize our country.

      • Otile

        Believe it or not Imam Mohamed knows nothing about democracy. In this day and age it is dangerous to allow a semi illiterate to assume power. Unfortunately, his fellow dullards will always defend him with their lives.

      • Sunday umah

        It is not unconstitutional to loots budgeted funds isn’t it?

    • Otile

      Imam Mohamed Buhari is a real disaster, a wreckage on four wheels indeed.

  • Preye Aganaba

    If all APC supporters are happy that the mouth piece of PDP is been detained then they should be ready for tyranny, authoritarianism, dictatorship, and the likes.

    The dooms day will emerge when the centre can not hold it peace.
    Nigerians are watching the lopsided anti-corruoption war.

    • yukkmouff

      Preye, just let them be before they tag you a PDP agent or apologist. Trust me, any attempt to air your views or enlighten this mob will only lead to insults and abuse.

    • Otile

      And what is worse, Mahamed Buhari started from day one borrowing his heart off. The man is a disaster.

      • Sunday umah

        $2.1 billion dollars are what one person alone disbursed we have talked about NNPC and others so his will Nigeria have money to run governance

    • Sunday umah

      Please go and die tell your sponsors we have hard all this stories before Metuh and millions of Metuh will be arrested detained and jail, you are free to call out your supporters to start demonstration but ensure it is peaceful else your bloods will be use to appease the gods and demons of looting in you and your sponsors.

    • Oyadefufolly

      Let them detain the PDP ear-piece as well. Who cares?

  • Chuks

    Ekweremadu, have you returned the cash madam fortunato gave you for Fr Mbaka?

    • hadewaleola

      Thanks Chuks

    • Julius

      Thank you. This is a deputy Senate President of a country . See what Saraki did ?

  • Ashibogu

    The man dey fear! Dem chop NCC quench! He will surely have his day in EFCC Interogation Room.

  • Preye Aganaba

    Some comments here are just embarrassing. Only in Nigeria will a person be guilty without trial. Some people will justify buhari if he finally change Nigeria to a military Country.

    • egoigwe

      What would you call Nigeria now???

    • joe

      Simply tell your bosses to stop looting the nigerian people’s wealth.

    • Sunday umah

      That will even be better to change it to military we wouldn’t have the goons to be looting

    • Kuku

      Yes we trust him anything he does is correct. If you’re not happy about it you can as well hang a current loaded transformer.

  • Fredodo1

    Chai…Mama Peace na prophetese, She don cry so tey and she warned “….if you vote APC, prison go full oooo”

  • Okafor Emeka

    A situation whereby you detain a person without laying charges against him,Flouting court orders and a one sided pursuit of corrupt politicians will not augur well for our nation.the president should realise that he got his power from the constitution and that the same constitution grants certain rights to all these detainees.

    • Oh!

      mere speculations.

    • Oyadefufolly

      You are beginning to sound like a broken record – that is if you are old enough to know what that is.

  • FreeNigeria

    Ike Ekweremadu is just crying cos his uniform in Kirikiri will soon be ready. Una don chop, time for una to vomit.

  • MI

    …..never spoke to defend any of the thieves, Metuh is arrested Ekeremadu is now talking; do you share or co-owner of Metuh money? Are you trying to tell us something ahead? Seems like time will tell………..
    Tell Metuh and the other thieves to return defence money and go collect from PDP secretariat. We need the money for what’s it’s budgeted for secure life’s of several millions and not a handful of families.

    • hadewaleola

      @MI. Did you read sahara expose of Metuh N Ekeremadu scheme to jet out to the Island of St. Kitts via Dubai just before Metuh was picked up. Birds of the same Feathers I will Say, or was this not the same Ekerekedu that was alleged as the Madam Peace Ghana-Must Go Parcel to Father Nbaka.

      • MI

        Thanks for pointing out the link…….

  • Jimi

    PMB is not disobeying court orders. He is using a legal technique to keep the detainees in jail because they will escape if released. There is nothing wrong in saving some charges for another day.

    • hadewaleola

      Thank you my Brother Jimi…Little did the Wailers knew that Baba is far far wiser than their looters.

    • share Idea

      Hope you will continue with this your reasoning when some of your untouchables in APC start bearing the brunt of this dictatorial administration

      • hadewaleola

        Why are your likes so hang on APC or PDP, IF Baba started out with an Ibo Man you will be crying oh because he’s Ibo or Xtian while dubiously overlooking the looting Action?, Can you tell us any one of this Criminals so far that hasn’t implicated themselves or you just wonna play deaf or dumb to revelations by the likes of AiT Dokpesi, Baba Falae, Mr. Fix it that are now singling like canary birds.
        By the way what do you think PMB meant when he said he belongs to everybody and he belongs to Nobody?. When you pluck Orange from a Tree, you start with the closest one and in time trust me if anybody APC or PDP or APGA is found wanting he/she will surely pay.
        For the love of Nijja let call Crime by what it is and Stop this stupidity of he’s Moslem / xtian or East or West. When Dansuki or Metuh were collaborating at looting us, did we heard them pointing fingers of ethnicity or religion?.

        • share Idea

          I guess Amaechi and Fashola are very far away from him. Keep deceiving yourself

          • hadewaleola

            That will be TRUE if I didn’t know the Difference between FED and States, Jonna handed over to PMB including the Boko Haram mess PDP created hence the need to probe such. If you keen on Amaechi the onus is on you and Wike to file your case with EFCC and see if our Baba PMB that said to the World ” He belong to everybody and Nobody” will interfere. You clowns can try and muddle up issues/cases as much as you want but the lesson of the past election and your deceits surely can’t serve as another distraction on this great WAR ON CORRUPTION as all of you that illegally benefited from the Nations Money Train while PDP hold sway will surely pay us back before your jail term no compromise BOY.

          • share Idea

            Like I said earlier keep deceiving yourself. I have never where football match is won at pundit arena rather at the football pitch. Alleged corrupt people can only be convicted by court and not Buhari’s media worshippers, the earlier you get that into your skull the better for you. Nigeria we hail thee

      • Sunday umah

        Jafaru isa is a very close friend and boy to Buhari he has been in jail for two days now so don’t worry free you cross the line you will be dealt with

    • e_orpheus

      “There is nothing wrong in saving some charges for another day.”
      Nice one.

    • Oh!

      That is what a lot of people do not understand! PDP is just making noise about respect for the law, trying to confuse the people. How many legal experts do we have in the country? How many are criticizing Buhari?

      The justice department is using legal means to keep these people in jail.

      So judge dismissed your charges. If the prosecutor does not want you to leave, you are not going anywhere! He will simply file new charges against you! The charges do not even have to be completely new.

    • Julius

      Thank you. Say it again please !!

  • Rick Eson

    You loot, you deserve the consequences of your action. Thousands of our innocent Citizen perish under Boko, high numbers of under graduate has no jobs, high level of robbery and kidnapping not to talk about pain experience by family unable to feed and numerous other impact.
    Looters deserve all that before them, because the death citizen can’t answer back. Looters must hand back loot and face the law.

  • Dazmillion

    Please how far with this man forgery case at the senate. I think Nigerians are more interested in that than this hypocritical talk

    • Oyadefufolly

      How far? Ok:
      1. The police said the case file got lost
      2. And then The Clerk of the House died.
      That is the summary of how far so far.

      • Julius

        lolz. You go kill man with laff oooo !

  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    Which nation is he calling on. The nation is already solidly behind Buhari. We are not all blind to the atrocities committed by these band of thieves.

    • Damilola

      Yes we are not all blind to the atrocities. But not only are we not all blind to the PDP Atrocities, the sane ones carefully watching are not deluded by the APC deceit and their share propensity with their PDP sisters. I can’t wait to see the end of this. I’m sure you can’t either. But the end might have you realise you’ve been conned long ago by “pay back it’s our turn” in disguise of rescuing the masses.

      • Ajayi Ifayemi

        Don’t worry about me. Let us worry about our nation. I may have been conned, but that has enable me along with most Nigerians to show that we are capable of changing the government. Now if APC also decides to go the way of the looters from PDP, we will also change them pronto! You see I am more interested in doing something about our situation than just agreeing that they are all the same and therefore resign ourselves to just watching them make a nonsense of this country. Politicians are all the same, but we intend to keep them on their toes. If we all join hands to do that rather than look for excuses for the band of thieves we will be in good stead.

        • Good Samaritan

          You are quite remarkable.

        • Damilola

          I love your reply sir, insightful. We all want this same thing. When you’re concerned about the nation, then you’re concerned about yourself, who is the nation? You and I( meaning every one of us). To measure how the nation has faired is to take retrospective cum introspective thoughts, seeing how we’ve faired under a certain dispensation claiming to bare our interest at heart. Moving on is to take a measure of our society at large, how things av faired around us if they conform with the promises we got during the campaigns. Those two measures tells a lot about where we are and where we seems to be going. Rome is not built in a day, but some certain policies and steps rides Rome to where it is today.

          These people promised us heaven on earth during the campaigns, but what do we get now? Rem this man has been contesting for over 12 years, and we were made to believe he fathom and has d quick antidote to our problem, but what do we get now? The war against corruption which could have benefitted us as I’ve said earlier, is taking another turn that sincerely to me doesn’t appear impressive. We( the masses) can’t get justice on these people if this is the pattern the govt intends to fight it. EFCC is not a court, the agents are not lawyers and the president is not a jury, non of these ones cud avail us the truth of the matter and pronounce these people guilty or innocent. Why are they afraid of the court? If the court is not competent, who is to reform it? The question of the competence of the court is not an issue of today, it has been for long, then is it not part of the Change mantra of this govt? Instead the govt have chosen to choose the competent court declarations( ones that favours their agenda) and ignore the others( ones that toll otherwise). My position is We can’t get justice in this, it will only be the issue of an opponent in a game inflicting pain on the other side, disregarding the referee, soon the other side could get d muscle to strike back, the field becomes rowdy, no order, no rules, is that what we paid to see?

          So my position is clear here sir, the war against corruption is long overdue in Nigeria, it’s a laudable step, I don’t care if it’s witch-hunt or wizard-hunt, but due process should be followed. Charge em to court, prosecute em, let’s here from both sides in the court, not from an EFCC source, then we get justice. What is in play now is only beneficial to the ones playing the game, it has absolutely noti to do with the masses. Is it the masses that are massacre that we’re fighting for here? Or the ones queueing for almost a month now to get fuel at hiked prices, or the ones in darkness for days now, or the ones buying a scarce dollar at 270, or the ones stranded cos of govt policies? Or the ones massively retrenched in all sectors of the economy? Or the ones that are told to tighten their belt while their president and his boys are eating fat( 2016 bugdet is there to check)… the list goes on and on to see this is not all about us sir. We can do better than stoning and dancing to d gallery by calling for the prosecution of these goats and not just incarceration by the security forces.

      • Julius

        Its okay, we are good with this. You know that you can renounce your citizenship if you dont like what Buhari is doing. Just a friendly advice, because your blood pressure must be higher by now. You kept repeating the same bullshit everyday.

  • Artful ºDodger

    Ok Ekweremandu we don hear! But Nigeria under the PDP descended worse than authoritarian with the way you people had no mercy on the treasury. Make una call this government wetin una like, the money when una thief, make una return am with em profit and an apology. Court go leave una alone. Na so e simple reach!

  • True Nigerian

    A lost cause! Nigerians are solidly behind Buhari. Anything done to the horrific thieves that almost destroyed this country would be supported by a vast majority of Nigerians.

    Ekweremadu has not said a word about the damning report of Premium Times on how he and his colleagues have looted Nigeria in the name of NASS budget and the mindless looting done under the guise of constitution review. Why?

    When are they picking up Ekweremadu for his forgery case? I am Igbo, but I have no sympathy for big criminals, regardless of their tribe or ethnicity. Enough of the criminal politics.

    • Otile

      I hate when some Odua people who write good English claim to be Igbo. I hate it more when they hide under Igbo identity to insult my people. Omo true nigerian, you are ain’t Igbo. Odale

      • Good Samaritan

        Are you now trying to say that Igbo people don’t write good English or what? Mr. Man, adjust your level of reasoning and stop wasting your airtime..

        • Otile

          You lack commonsense, hence you misunderstand what everybody says.

          • Good Samaritan

            It is not a lack of common sense tha restricts , sane mind from misunderstanding comments by people like you but rather, a lack of having a biased mind. Since to you, common sense is measured by being able to identify a person’s tribe from mere reading such a person’s comment on the Internet, then it reveals how nonsensical your degree of assimilation stands. You are a tribal chauvinist and an empty barrel. Please log out and head to Onitsha market square to join Nnamdi Kanu’s agitation walk. The need you to carry placards there.

      • Julius

        We know you are the dumbest Ibo man with good English. A foreign language to your fathers language. lol@ write good English ! You google the term double jeopardy yet ?, Loser !

      • True Nigerian

        That means that when you discover my identity, you could collapse.

        Being Igbo doesn’t mean being an ethnic bigot like you. My mind is liberated. My mind is mine and God’s, it is not a fertile ground for ethnic bigotry. An Igbo who happens to be a criminal (perhaps and armed-robber) would be your in-law. May you never encounter good and kind Yorubas and Northerners. Just say amen to that!

        • Darlington

          Anti-corruption fight without rule of law is worse than corruption. Nigeria has become a Police state under Dictator Buhari.

        • Otile

          I cannot say amen to a fake oduafraudian who claims to be what he is not. E gbo mi nko?

  • Man_Enough

    These guys are so used to impunity that they consider enforcement of the law as a misnorma. Do not support any crook unless you can prove that he is innocent. “Selective prosecution is no defence in law”

    • Burbank

      ooshee

    • Julius

      Thank you very much !

  • SAM .A

    Ekeremadu , Senate procedure forger knows , it is gradually coming to his turn to be picked up,hence the vuvuzela noise ,definitely Dasuki had told EFCC how much he collected from Defense gate . Behold Mr Forger mention the names of other Nigerians in other parties who out of greed shared the money for weapon, wicked ,soulless greedy bunch of elites . We the people elected PMB to deal with corruption with no mercy . He has our mandate to do so with all the power of Presidency , if that is what you call authoritarian , we like it that way , I can’t wait for you to have your day in court like Metuh , telling Nigerians how much your company shared from the bloody money.
    May these your gluttonous generation never cross our planet again.

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    This is how it started with Olisah Metuh when he increased his we thought he was above board only for us to hear few weeks after that he was one of the beneficiary of the corrupt enrichment with blood money. May be it is getting close to Ekwaramadu.

    • Burbank

      His fake senate standing order case will soon get him an “invitation letter” from Ibrahim Magu.

      • Darlington

        Anti-corruption fight without rule of law is worse than corruption. Buhari is a Dictator.

        • Burbank

          Better a dictator that care for the masses rather than a democrat that loot the country dry.

  • Chuks

    Ike ‘nonentity’ Ekweremadu, Nigeria’s permanent deputy. Your job is to talk even when nobody is listening. Deputy has been reserved for you in 2023, the person you’ll deputise will do youth service next year.

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      LOL.

    • Screw-em

      Hilarious!!!!!

    • Burbank

      LMFAO

    • Julius

      lol@permanet deputy !

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Ekweremadu, shame on you. You chose a life of being a deputy for eternity.

  • Oyadefufolly

    Crying that the PDP mouthpiece has been detained? Well, the earpiece should get ready too…

    • Burbank

      LWKMD

  • ANIMAL_IN_HUMAN_SKIN

    I advise all of you too young to remember to pause and then go to youtube or any website and download the song by Fela Anikulapo Kuti titled, “ANIMAL IN HUMAN SKIN”. Get hold of the lyrics, listen at least 2wice and then…you will understand clearly that Fela was right after all. But it is not that we didn’t or dont believe what Fela said but it is because some of us place ethnic interest before Nigeria’s interest and/or then of course the cowardly nature of some ethnicity in our midst.
    Revolt is the answer. REVOLT.

    • Niyi Akinlabu

      Ode! You have seen the dead end where Biafra took you, now you want to incite the whole country, abi? You have failed!
      Tell your boss to wait for his turn on Magu’s chopping board, return what he stole and calmly resume his jail term. Then you, snatch back your senses from where you hid it and work for Nigeria’s good.

    • Burbank

      Revolt?

      Do it in Eagle Square, NOW.
      Not in a cybercafe in Onitsha.

    • Good Samaritan

      Why did your parents send you to school? They should have just allowed you to master the lyrics of Fela’s songs and thereafter, allow you to fend for yourself.. Since Fela’s theory is what you have decided to base your credentials and level of reasoning on.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, only some knuckle head Ijaws like you will listen to your foolishness?

  • Ijeuwa

    RULE OF LAW for these criminals means bribing judges to get spurious bails and perpetual injunctions. In a word, rule of law for them means being allowed to perpetrate impunity with their loot.

    • Burbank

      True words indeed.

      • Otile

        We suffered 2 massacres recently, one at Onitsha, the other at birnin Zaria, what say you, ogbeni? Are you afraid not to upset your Fulani master?

        • Burbank

          That’s how the US and Israel military handled terrorists disguised as civilians.

    • Julius

      Yes sir !!

    • Darlington

      That means Nigerians has become a ZOO as described by Nnamdi Kanu. Buhari is a Dictator.

      • Ijeuwa

        I really pity you guys who see through the prism of ethnicity. Who, for goodness sake, is Nnamdi Kanu?

  • Niyi Akinlabu

    Ekweremadu must be told that as for me, I prefer Buhari’s kind of ‘authoritarianism’, which holds the ‘big men’ of yesteryears to account for the loots they gulped thru primitive scramble for our common patrimony. I sure prefer to be under such ‘authoritarianism’ that deals decisively with their atrocities than the crony fascism that left them without satiating my basic quest for social justice.

    • Burbank

      gbam

    • Good Samaritan

      Niyi, you are a champion any day any time….

    • Rick Eson

      Incidentally you got 100% agreement. Well said bros. Instead of PDP showing remorse for a huge crime against our Nation they busy fighting for their looting members.
      They literally telling Nigerian we are a party of looters and self centred.

  • Nkem

    See this thief!

  • Burbank

    An anti-graft trap that catches only members of the opposition and those
    with axe to grind with the government of the day is compromised”

    Saraki?
    Jafaru Isa?
    Nyako?
    Kwankwaso?
    They are from the opposition?

    • Julius

      Dont mind him. This is the man that got to be the Senate deputy president by forging the Senate rules with Saraki. They are too funny !. Now he is worried about the constitution. No be so ?

  • bjay

    Ekwe want only poor to be going jail because he felt pain for the big men to be arrested, soon it will be his turn or he return all he took in the name of constitution ammendment.

  • Chris

    Respecting the constitution and rule of law that brought you to power much be the main priority of democratically erected president, that’s my 2cent.belive it or not

  • Spoken word

    A typical biafraud man that wallows in corruption.you will be next

    • Darlington

      Anti-corruption without rule of law is worse than corruption.

  • favourtalk

    This guy is very confuse, a just lucky because of the glorify Senate deputy they gave hi, had it been he was relegated to his position also like mark, he won’t be saying all this rubbish defending the looters.

  • uduakomiri

    If anyone puts a thermometer on thief Ekweremmadu’s oral cavity, the reading would be well above 39 Celsius well above normal body temperature for an adult. proper fever dey catch banza sencuntief ekwereghost. I am sure he has suddenly developed instant dysentery on account of dan hulani’s anti corruption crusade…
    shege to all kwuruption feeples in wanan senate! Kai, kwurrupt feeples like wanan nyamiri dan biribiri ekwerenwadu is shaking like kwilikwili in mouth of dan hulani…wallahi, sai Buhari only!
    Ekwerewadu are says Nigeria under dan hulani are descend unto authoritarian ba? Kai, but if dan hulani’s fight are against kwurupt feeples in naijeryia then authoritarian are better than pdp sharedemocracy….wallahi fa

    • Darlington

      Tell Buhari to obey courts orders. Buhari is a tyrant!

      • uduakomiri

        Tell kwurrupt Nigerians to start obeying our laws!

  • Nigeria4u

    Buhari our President has no respect for rule of law and human dignity. I think every Nigeria should also loose respect for the law of Nigeria since Nigeria have become a lawless country where our selfish leaders will take advantage of their position to act like tyrants where our law exist. Buhari should call all those he appointed to order immediately otherwise he will have himself to be blamed later.

  • Enemona

    The trend is clear, when they up their criticism of the President, it means they expect to be ‘invited’ by EFCC. It beats me how much these guys are stuck in their old ways, despite the futility in their propanganda, they all tow the same lane. blockheads!

    • Darlington

      Tell Buhari to obey court orders, Nigeria is fast becoming a lawless state under Dictator Buhari.

      • Eluba Inas

        So be it if that would bring sanity into the system.

      • absam777

        What has court order got to do with fraud investigation.? When the investigation is completed, they will then be charged to court, then you can shout your court order matra. It is a process.

      • Enemona

        Don’t worry, he’s working on it, he will obey the final order, the one to jail the thieves, those for whom you hold brief.

  • udemeobong

    Did you tell the same Nigerians to denounce corruption infinity under Jonathan administration, under which you unjustifiably bebefited from? Oh, is it now that Nigerians should rise up against it leaders? Are you afraid?

  • #OccupyNigerDelta

    There is oil pollution and spillage everywhere in the Niger Delta. Contaminated water, air and even the land. Every food grown is contaminated and small quantity of fish found several kilometers away from the sea shores are themselves contaminated with morbid cancer causing toxins poured into our rivers by Nigeria. No body is prosecuting the foreign oil companies and their officials. The people of the Niger Delta continue to be neglected. The recent Transparency International report states that every Niger Deltan adult is not likely to live beyond 45yrs. Why? Because he will die of one cancer or the other. But the Nigerian govt is doing nothing to clean up the Niger Delta. Our rivers all have black sandy beaches with repulsive and choking smell from toxins. This is war against our people and the Nigerian govt does not care. The time to act is now before it is too late. We (Niger Delta people) MUST take our own destiny into our hands and act. Lets begin civil disobedience, #OccupyNigerDelta protests until the oil companies clean up our environment. Every household in the Niger Delta has at least one cancer victim and this is unacceptable. Time to react is now. To delay will be dangerous. #OccupyNigerDelta…..NOW!

  • Curseless

    Someone needs to tell Ekweremadu that when people particularly the politicians are sworn to office they boldly declare that they will uphold the integrity of their offices. Constitutionally speaking when they now turn around to loot the people’s money they should by law be charged according to the spirit of the law. But in Nigeria, they just bow with their pockets bulging through the seam with cash and varnished into the thin air, and for years “economic totalitarianism ” of this kind have held sway. This is nothing but wanton criminality and have no place in any civilized society except in Africa. EFCC have been vested with enabling laws to arrest anyone for questioning once a case is built against them and before they decide to feign Ebola which need urgent attention overseas. Mr President I say “ride on” the suffering masses are behind you and the looters should count themselves lucky they have Buhari and not Rawlings.

  • Darlington

    Ekweremadu is not against anti-corruption fight but trampling of rule of law by brazenly disobeying court orders by Buhari’s led Government. Buhari is a full-blown DICTATOR.

    • Uzoma John

      When they were sharing the arms money to fund PDP, cronies and girlfriends, they didn’t remember Rule of Law. As if Rule of Law is made for thieves. If it takes a Dictator to sanitise Nigeria, we all need more of PMB. Chief mourner Darlington. Anu mpam.

    • Edward

      Tell the charlatans

  • absam777

    The fraud show is coming near Ekweremadu. There is no way Metuh will go down with Ekweremadu being implicated. We are watching with keenness.

  • Burning spear

    BIAFRA: IT’S A PLOT BY IGBO TO COLONISE SOUTH SOUTH – Alhaji Sagir Ringim

    Sir, I want to thank you for your concern about the welfare of the people of the South South by exposing the plans of the Igbos to recolonize the region. But I am worried about the sincerity of these your concerns. Because of these worries, let us dissect and carefully assess your statements of fear and concerns in four (4) segments, so as not to repeat the mistakes of 1964, 1966 and 1967-1970s till date. In your carefully written letter or chat with the Journalists as reported in the national dallies yesterday, you clearly stated that the Igbos want to;

    (1). SEIZE THE ECONOMIC PROSPECTS OF THE MINORITY ETHNIC NATIONALITY OF THE OIL RICH REGION.

    Alhaji Ringim, may I remind you that the economic prospects of the South South is currently being seized and controlled by your people of the Northern protectorate of Nigeria. Does that in anyway mean that you agree that your people have colonized my region? Are you also aware that even the oil wells in Abia State, Imo State and Anambra state and recently Enugu State (Igbo land) is being owned by your people in the Northern Protectorate? Are you aware that we in the oil rich region (South South) do not have control over our wealth, and its fortunes are determined by your people? Are you also aware that after sharing the proceeds of oil between your protégés in Shell, Mobil, Agip and Chevron, the left over is given to 44 local government of your state Kano, and only 8 Local government of Bayelsa? How more criminal could that be?

    Do you know that even when the Natural Gas from my State Akwa Ibom is used to generate power from my state owned Power Station, that the fraud of a constitution you fostered on my people does not allow me to use same electricity in my state or region, but I am forced to load it into the National grid that sends same power to your home in Kano State? Have you seen how the United Nigeria is enslaving me? Are you aware that the fraud of your constitution took away the economic prospects of my region by empowering only the Federal government to build roads that your people from the Northern protectorate never built in my state for over 40 years until the coming of our own Son Goodluck Jonathan, when he allowed state governments to tamper with Federal Roads, yet you were busy building all the so called federal roads in your region.

    That your fraud of a constitution imposed on us by you and your allies in the southwest took away the power from us to develop on the economic prospects of the region thereby taking away our rights to economic progress for over 50 years. And here you are sir getting worried of what the Igbos will do to my people. Sir, have you been ever worried about what your people have done to my people? How many of my people have you killed in your region? Please tell me the number of my people slaughtered by the Igbos in their land that is enough for me to be weary of them. Remember that these are my neighbors that lived peacefully with us for centuries, shared cultures, intermarried and even celebrated common cultural events before you came with your successful propagandas that deceived our fathers?

    (2). COLONISE THE SOUTH SOUTH, CAPTURE THE REGION, COLONISE THE OIL FIELD FOR BETTERMENT OF THE IGBOS.

    Alhaji Sagir Ringim may I remind you that the Igbos are not the colonist as you have insinuated here, but you and your people in the northern protectorate. They have so far not shown the threat to colonize as when compared to your people. It is your people that used the oil from our region to better the livelihood of your people and that of your few allies in the Southwest. It is you that is synonymous with the word “CAPTURE”. It is your people that kill non-indigenes in your region to take-over their property. Alhaji Sagir Ringim, just in case you think this generation is as vulnerable are our grandfathers and fathers you deceived by your propaganda. You were able to make them see the Igbos as their enemies in the 60s. Please note that this is the 21st century of 2016.

    We are aware of these same lies you told our grandfathers and fathers in the early 60s. We are aware that after lying to them that they were different from the Igbos, you still went ahead and killed them in the name of killing the Igbos. We are aware of the devilish, malicious and infernal act you used one of your willing protégés General Gowon to do when you suddenly created the South East State (Today’s Cross River/Akwa Ibom State), Rivers State (Today’s Rivers and Bayelsa state) just to devise the divide-and-rule policy that was advise by the evil British woman just to break the Chidinmaunity of the region.

    • ayobamiba

      Well researched and well spoken.just to add a little that the Hausa /Fulani almajiri imbecile did not worry about their plot to brutally exterminate the the northern minorities and their indigenous Christian minorities whom they are using Fulani herdsmen and boko haram to wipe out of the earth and he is worrying himself about a people who are good brothers,neighbours, inlaws ,friends and brothers .that is hypocrisy. I pray that the evil scales they cast on my people shall fall so that Nigeria shall be better . can you confiscate the harvest from our land and use it to turn your deserts and scorched lands into modern wolds with dams all over while u destroyed my land and yet you are warning me that my brother will colonize and use my resources .it not better for my brother to cheat me that a spoiler and deceitful almajiri imbecile to be using my head. Never again.

      • Uzoma John

        Crying tribal warriors. Keep mourning while PMB and his team sanitise Nigeria. We well meaning Nigerians are solidly behind him. Election has since been won and lost. E-rat of Stealing is not Corruption Group of Companies.

        • Darlington

          You are suffering inferiority complex. Must you use Igbo name to attack Biafra interest? Don’t we have Igbos in Rivers and Delta? Are you going to weep out all the Igbos in these two Igbo speaking states? No more divide and rule, WE ARE ALL BIAFRANS!

    • Omooba A

      Your responses above is as self-centered as the piece written by Sagir. Prior to the discovery of oil in the SS, was their federal government development in your area? Any idea where the money for these development was coming from? Could you also explain where the monies for the exploration of these oil wells came from? The oil wells as well as the cocoa, peanut, palm oil, coal, yam, and those untapped resources are Nigerian common wealth. Prior to oil in the SS, Nigerians enjoyed limited amenities that the cash crops from other parts of Nigeria could provide. Now that oil was discovered you want to make it a SS alone? Was SS ever part of another country before and after the oil was discovered? As for spending the oil monies in the north; I don’t know of your knowledge or exposure to the northern part of the country. Like many southerners, including yours truly, our knowledge of northern Nigeria is vary vague. I have relatives that lived and worked till retirement in the north and I met few friends from there and from their tales and observations, the northern part, with the exception of few places (less than 20%), is the least developed in the country – infrastructures and human beings. The North I am writing about does not include the middle belts. The fact that this country has been ruled by the northerners more 40% since independence does not translate to the development of the area. Getting back to my first statement, both your responses above and that of Sagir are purely self-centered and is not going to get the country to its developmental potential if we could not transcend tribal bigotries in our write-ups. Peace.

  • Maria

    When they make these statements, know that their turn to give accounts is near! We now know their tactics to whip pubic sympathy…criminals.

    • Edward

      Abeg,,,,get out.

  • ayobamiba

    If this government is keen and sincere about fighting corruption, they should stop this unnecessary media hype of motion without movement and develope a solid anti corruption framework and bill and send it to the NASS on the brutal war against corruption. To me what APC government had been doing is akin to what i will call fondling and romancing corruption .APC and buhari are rather in my opinion fondling and romancing corruption , celebrating ,praising and exalting corruption instead of engaging it in a brutal war .I am Angling to see buhari send to NASS a law that shall establish a new anti corruption body that will be peopled by highly intelligent Nigerians like kangiwa umar,nuhu ribadu,olisa agbakoba,mike ozekome,yakassi,peter obi,oby Ezekwesili, bishop kuka,olubumi okogie, tunde bakare,shiek gumi etc and recruit highly intelligent Nigerians with a handsome pay package and a new specialized anti corruption court that will consist of the best brains and men of integrity of our judiciary and if need be we import incorruptible foreign technical advicers to form the anti corruption courts who must be insulated from our rotten judiciary .no corruption case should ever last more than 18 months and once a prima facie charge had been established against any corrupt person and so charged,there should be no bail till the final judgment is given.the appeal should go straight to a special anti corruption supreme court where the maximum time frame for every case must not be more than 3 months.finally there should be another highly intelligent and specialized anti corruption police to police the new anti corruption body and the anti corruption courts to ensure that a slightest mistake is severely punished.let witsle blowing be encouraged with mouth watering rewards and let the new anti corruption body and its special courts be completely independent and be appointed by the NJC and let them have authority to try even the President or governors once genuine petition is written against them.finally death penalty shall be the ultimate punishment for a convicted corrupt person and forfeiture of every property of the convicted corrupt person whether it is a proceed of the case or not.if this goverment have guts,let them take this path and see if corruption shall not fly away from our nation.enough of this propaganda by APC ,let the recovery begin now for time is ticking fast and buhari have no where to hide for his lack of direction ,blackmail and malicious propaganda.buhari must remember that he will not rule forever and that whatever a man sow he will reap.Nigerians were sceptical of buhari for 12 years until Jonathan naivity allowed buhari access to the presidency and now that buhari have taken power,let him remember that power is not a constant possession. Upon all this macabre almajiri dance and corruption induced media trial,no single corrupt person have been properly charged with convincing evidence that is capable of leading to conviction. If buhari is fighting corruption and citizens like amaechi,fashola,fayemi,segun oni,tinubu ,obj are still walking as free men ,then this anti corruption crusade has a lot of questions to answer.

    • Uzoma John

      Just keep quite if you don’t have anything meaningful to contribute. PMB has now become owner of media houses that publish news abi. I pity some of you who have become senseless due to the blockade of source of illicit funds used to fund you guys to come post trash. You will soon go into oblivion when we send all your paymasters to jail. Nonsense.

  • Edward

    The APC has been consistent in saying that the PDP has ruled Nigeria for 16 disastrous years In which corruption ,impunity , insurgency , armed robbery and several ills of society held away.

    But a very close look at the APC, I am seeing:
    1. Rotimi Amechi – 8 yrs speaker & 7 yrs governor under PDP,
    2. Atiku Abubakar – 8yrs Vice President under PDP,
    3. George Akume – 8yrs governor & 2yrs Senator under PDP,
    4. Bukola Saraki – 8yrs governor & 2yrs sanator under PDP,
    5. Timipre sylver – 4yrs governor under PDP,
    6. Audu Ogbe – 2yrs chairman of PDP,
    7. Barnabas Gamade 3yrs Chairman of PDP & 3yrs Senator,
    8. Kawu Baraje 4yrs Secreatry & Acting Chairman of PDP,
    9. Ghali Na’abba 4yrs Speakership,
    10. Aminu Masari – 4 yrs Reps speaker,
    11. Aminu Tambuwal – 4yrs Hous of Rep and 3yrs Rep speaker,
    12. Chris Ngige – 3yrs governor under PDP,
    13. Rabi’u Kwankwaso – 7yrs governor & 3yrs Defence minister under PDP,
    14. El-Rufai – 4yrs FCT minister & 2yrs BPE chairman under PDP,
    15. Olagunsaye Oyinlola – 7yrs governor under PDP,
    16. Aliyu Wamako 7yrs governor,
    17. Adamu Aliero 1yr senator & 2yrs FCT,
    18. Atiku Bagudu 6yrs Senator,
    19. Danjuma Goje 8yrs governor & 3yrs Senator,
    20. Oga Dino Malaye 4yrs house of Rep,
    21. Aisha Jummai 3yrs Senator,

    To cap it all, they all went to OBJ begging, a man who spent 8 of the disastrous 16 years as the maximum ruler of Nigeria to come and lead them on a rescue mission