Nigeria2015: Jonathan sponsoring ethnic militias to disrupt elections – APC

The opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Goodluck Jonathan Administration of sponsoring ethnic militias to foment trouble before, during and after the forthcoming general elections.

The APC alleged that  the N9 billion  recently paid out to some ex-militants and ethnic militias was aimed at mobilizing them to scuttle the polls
In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the protests by MASSOB last week seeking the sack of INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, was orchestrated by the administration as part of its continuing efforts to sabotage the elections.

It said the next group mobilized to protest against Mr. Jega and the use of card reader was the Oodua Peoples Congress, which is also a beneficiary of the N9 billion payout ostensibly for pipeline protection, but in reality, was to prepare the ethnic militias for their reprehensible role in scuttling the elections.

The APC said more ethnic militias are to be enlisted by the Jonathan administration to continue the protest against Jega and the card reader, in order to give the impression that Nigerians want Jega sacked and are also against the use of card readers.

The party expressed sadness that a President, who inherited a united nation, has done everything he can to divide the country along ethnic and religious lines, including patronizing ethnic militias who serve no other purpose than to champion sectional interests at the expense of national unity.

It wondered why President Jonathan would pay N9 billion to a handful of people at a time of great economic downturn and falling naira, as well as in a situation in which many states cannot even afford to pay their workers because of dwindling allocation from the Federation Account.

”A profligate government that has been bribing people with dollars and ferrying huge funds around practically to buy votes has outdone itself by paying out all of 9 billion Naira to a few Nigerians, with less than three weeks to the elections,” it said. “Shortly after the payment, some self-serving groups started organizing protests that, for all intents and purposes, are being orchestrated to scuttle the polls. This is a shameful show by the federal government.”


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  • justme

    And the APC can never get tired of false allegations!!,we are indeed getting tired of all these ur empty talks and am sure u all can utilise ur time in more important issues than all these baseless talks and accusations!

    • Rommel

      APC is rather the saving grace from what Jonathan and his gang had planned for Nigeria,thank God that there is such a party

  • A. N. Baba-Kutigi

    Indeed if this is true, then, it is shameful.

    • Factsay

      Tinubu gave Jega 10 billion to rig the election

      • Rommel

        Do you know who Attahiru Jega is? even Jonathan with the whole money in Aso rock cannot buy Jega not to talk of Tinubu,how much does Tinubu have that Jonathan who is busy sharing dollars all over Nigeria cannot afford?

        • Factsay

          story……..Jega dey store money underground right now

  • amazing2012

    The money should have use for development and let people vote him willingly. He is using it to cause mayhem. Shamed ! God of the masses will not let you destroy us !!

    • Factsay

      story.
      Tinubu dey share serious money. He has paid Jega billions

      • amazing2012

        Probe it !

        • Factsay

          with wot?

      • Rommel

        bull crap,do you know who Jega is?

        • Factsay

          he’s another looting alhaji

  • Factsay

    APC i tire for una.

  • Patriotique

    Jonathan really wants this country to crumble, because he knows he is certain to lose in the polls.

  • duyson amachree

    Nigerian people should wake up o!This man and his wife have destroyed Nigeria,and are still out to finish us all.All well meaning Nigerians,the leaders and the lead should act.They are ready to do anything for selfish interest.But God will surely punish and deal with them.

  • Rommel

    Why does Jonathan want to continue as president,had he done well,he would have been re elected with ease but why is this he hell bent on destroying Nigeria? he has played the religious card more than any other person in the history of the country,ethnic card and now sponsoring ethnic militias,what is wrong with this man?

  • Garden-City Boy

    All is fair in war, especially against the APC-JANJAWEED and their Boko Haram collaborators. No velvet gloves but bare knuckles this time.

  • samuel

    The All Propagandists Party and their tricks, they always embark on an evil mission and thenturn around to accuse the PDP. PDP is known as a peaceful party and shouldn’t be linked to violence like APC which we all know they are. PDP can never condescend so low to cheap and pseudo politics. The angel we know is better than the devil we think we know. Vote GEJ for continuity

    • saytruth

      Has gej done well.why should he have business with ethnic militia.what is his intent.

  • richkid

    Apc is not doing campaign again but monitor and chase PDP’s shadows. The worst is that they have become so clueless that all they that they lack initiative for campaign. This is how frustrated Apc have become. GEJ all the way

    • saytruth

      I seek to know your interest in speaking against apc. The opposition is the light of Nigerians at this.if gej had done within the past five years,Nigerians would have supported him out much campaign.ask yourself questions.

      • richkid

        Your only obsessed with the money oic, Lagos and rivers and all apc state money they used to pay you guys! That’s why you can’t see all the benefits and equitability in distribution in this GOVT.

  • the truth

    Y must apc continue to lie and divide nigeria.what kind of curse is this.a party that thrives on falsehood,propaganda,lies,violence and blackmail will surely fail

    • richkid

      Exactly

    • Khadijah D.

      Which lie? Tell us which rumour that did not turned out to be true? Is it the shameful protest against GMB in London or election postponement by GEJ? Or even sharing of Nigeria’s common wealth by this corrupt govt?

      • the truth

        with no abuses khadijah we can now relate. mind u i am not an apc or pdp sympathizer but it seems apc always heats up the polity. i know your judgement is clouded by tribalism. a party that feeds of any violence is surely a disaster waiting to happen

        • Khadijah D.

          Tell us where they lied and stop blabbing please. Just yesterday APC alleged PDP are mobilizing some militants i.e. OPC, MASSOB, and just today, OPC that has siezed to exist since 2000 are now the ones parading guns and all sorts of weapons in a rally against INEC!!! Or is it still a rumour? Wake up man!

    • SBA

      You need to change your name to Liar. Did Jonathan award contract to Tompolo as he calls himself to buy vessels?

  • richkid

    Apc and false alarm, they should mind the way they call this billion all the time. No repect for Naira, how many people have one billion naira. Now it’s nine you said pdp is giving out. Who is Decieving who! Go and do campaign and stop this rubish your doing with the media. False alarm apc. GEJ is winning

  • richkid

    Apc is dividing Nigeria with this fake report all the time. I wonder why pt will take up every shit this people say as news

    • SBA

      By stating the obvious abi.

      • richkid

        God forbid. There spokes man name is lai mohammed. Don’t expect truth from a liar. They just listen to your speech to fabricate rubish. They can’t stop GEJ

  • maureen

    APC and it’s agents are the worst thing to ever happen to this nation and they know it,anyone that tries to expose them become a victim of their lies nd propaganda,premium times continue with your falsehood your day of reckoning will soon come.

    • SBA

      Keep APC out of this. The question is; did Jonathan government awarded the contract or not?

  • excel

    Some people are opportunist to the Internet, some people will just come online and keep saying rubbish. They don’t even know what is going on around them not to talk of in the Nigeria. Opc national co coordinator confirmed 9billion pipeline contract was giving to them while same has been what asari dokunbo has been benefiting for years. Now the question is are those thugs experience than Nigeria Military, custom, navy and civil defence, what are the function of nigeria force, why this billions can’t been use to improve and equip the Nigeria security force more? So simple there is more to the 9billions pipeline contract. Jonathan is a failure, he deserve noting than to be voted out. Let bring CHANGE to Nigeria let us be realistic to our self jonathan has failed us

  • New Nigerian

    As a patriot, we have to fact check the claims. APC is saying here what we’ve all heard from other sources.

    Folks read the facts of Jonathan’s “public service” and make up your own minds – You’d see names and contracts…take a read through:

    When you analyze President Jonathan’s foray into public service from Bayelsa State as the deputy governor and then governor, to the federal government as the VP and President for the past 6 years, you’d be left to conclude that he holds no allegiance to faith, tribe, place of origin or principle other that of massive diversion of public funds. EFCC had a huge dossier on his wife as first lady of Bayelsa money laundering for him. As President he met an oil theft-mafia stealing 500,000 barrels of crude oil a day – watch Dr. Dele’s cole interview on FT in 2008 their video archive no. 62347003001 and you’d know the mafia was there before Jonathan, actually started under Obasanjo – and Jonathan converted the mafia to his purpose and made it quasi-mainstream through concessions, in a nutshell he started laundering the oil theft through official channels, by removing the oversight possible through state policing activities of the pipelines and the waterways, awarding contracts to the same oil-theft-mafia to safeguard the pipelines and the waterways!

    Through this channel he had bilked more than $60b and counting – because they pump oil at a rate no one knows anymore, could be more than 500,000 barrels…..and through all these we hear even his village has no electricity. Someone who could make a Dubai out of his village and who embezzle the “Dubai” why would anyone from the south south claim him? Jonathan is an ill wind that blows NO ONE any good. You may argue that the oil-theft-mafia he uses as the forces of production are enriched and that they are mainly south-south people with some South-East elements as well, however we would still say this is a handful of people amongst millions and as such inconsequential and in the final scheme of things criminal since it is ill gotten wealth. Mind you there are international collaborators who were supplying the Niger Delta militants with weapons to keep the system going before Yaradua granted them amnesty as a way to break the vicious cycle, however since Jonathan got there it went back up again after the concessions contracts – and the international collaborators not supply the militants with private jets, war ships and you bet – weapons.

    Unravelling the nexus between these activity and Boko Haram in the North – a false flag operation obviously – is the key to achieving peace and progress in Nigeria. My bet is on Nigeria and Nigerians, Our heroes past achieve independence without firing a single shot, we the inheritors would achieve independence from Jonathan’s mafia peacefully and through the ballot box, even though Jonathan’s mafia is prepared for war to permanently balkanize Nigeria and become the Oil Sheiks of Africa, who by the way would not develop the Niger Delta even if they were to achieve that. Everyone in the South-South and South-East should tis up and say NOT IN OUR NAME the same way Isaac Boro one of our heroes past and those like him stood up to be counted when the chips are down. Luckily all that is being asked is to express this through the ballot box by voting massively for Buhari.

    Jonathan-oil-Cartel and Sheikhdom enabled with Federal Government Contracts:
    President Jonathan have personally supervised the grand theft, through two contracts financed with tax payers money, since January 2012 (possibly fall of 2011) of 400,000 barrels of oil per day by those he hand-picked to safeguard the supply lines against theft. According to Soludo: “First, you (Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala) admit that ‘oil theft’ has reduced oil output from the average 2.3 – 2.4 million barrels per day to 1.95 mpd (meaning that at least 350,000 to 450,000 barrels per day are being ‘stolen’). On the average of 400,000 per day and the oil prices over the past four years, it comes to about $60bn ‘stolen’ in just four years.

    – This is done through two 2 contracts that Jonathan signed to rebel leaders from his tribe.

    These are the 2 contracts by the Jonathan administration that is a major feed to the monster bedevilling Nigeria and turning it into a failed state, and a personal estate of King Jonathan, it was fall 2011 & 2012 time frame – widely reported by Wall Street Journal and major newspapers in Nigeria – just google it – I like the composition in the piece titled, Help, This Nigerian State Is Failing By Ayobami Oyalowo:

    ”In August, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke some disturbing news about Nigeria. It was reported that some ex-militants in the Niger Delta had been paid about N6.32billion within the past one year by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Yes, for the ‘noble’ service of providing security against vandals for the Corporation’s oil pipeline network. Imagine! The breakdown, as outlined by WSJ, is this:

    Chief Government Ekpumopolo (alias Tompolo), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, ‘General’ Ebikabowei Victor Ben (Boyloaf) and ‘General’ Ateke Tom were respectively paid N5.1 billion, N1.44 billion, N608 million and N608 million yearly by the state-owned NNPC, as ‘protection money’ to guard the pipelines they once attacked.

    As if that was not enough an insult on the collective intelligence of Nigerians, earlier in the year the Federal Government awarded a contract worth $103.4million (over N15billion) to the Global West Vessel Specialist Limited (GWVSL) – a firm widely believed to be owned by Tompolo to supply 20 vessels for the use of the nation’s military authorities to secure the waterways. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, had last year sent a memo titled, “Award of Contract for the Strategic Concessioning Partnership with NIMASA to Provide Platforms for Tracking Ships and Cargoes, Enforce Regulatory Compliance and Surveillance Of The Entire Nigerian Maritime Domain,” to President Goodluck Jonathan.

    In considering the memo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Akpobolokemi chose GWVSL as the preferred company for the 10-year concession agreement, renewable for two terms of five years each. Jonathan, in a memo dated 9th November, 2011, with reference number PRES/99/MT/61, approved Akpobolokemi’s memo, which the Federal Executive Council rubber-stamped on 5th January, 2012. According to Akpobolokemi, GWVSL “will provide platforms for effective policing of Nigeria’s maritime domain and ensure compliance with international maritime conventions on vessels and ships voyaging the country’s waters”. NIMASA maintains that the concessionaire would help the Federal Government to enforce the sabotage law and collect levies on its behalf. This, in a country that still maintains a statutory Naval force, and without a track record for GWVSL?

    From the above, the current occupant of the presidential villa showed where his loyalty lies…rather than train the military, he equipped criminals and vandals who had taken up arms against the state. No wonder so much arms and ammunition have found their way into Nigeria and our country has now become one gigantic human abattoir where someone is killed on an average of an hour, daily. Between January to May 2014 it has been estimated that over 1,500 people have been mindlessly cut down by terrorists and blood thirsty killers.’ [The number killed date under Jonathan is tracked on line and it stands at 35,065 – that is the equivalent of Liechtenstein, a country in Europe, wiped out from the face of the Earth, with a territory the size of Belgium carved away].

    • mc-done

      Copy and past will not help in dis mater, all dis APC agents keep on doing the work you are paid for. But the truth remains that the right president for this our great country is GEJ

  • APC, lies and propaganda that’s all they are good at.

  • daniel

    The All propagandists party and their pampers wearing lie Mohamed always cooking up lies to feed their blind followers all in the name of denting GEJ’s administration..we know the stuff you people are made of,so keep on blabbing cos come 28th APC will be old news..GEJ for continuity

  • chinwe davis

    na wa oh, these APC people sef, am tired of their rubbish.

    • SBA

      Please answer this question; did the FG pay ethnic militia or not to safeguard the pipelines.

  • samson john

    APC @ it again always fabricating lies upon lies on Mr president,is not dia fault cos GEJ gave freedom ro wat ever u like dats y,wen GMB was president u cant try itit cos he either jail you or kill u

  • djay

    Gej days are numbered.

  • mc-done

    PDP cannot do dat rubish

  • Nelson David

    Every blessed day APC will come up with one new one about PGEJ. Meh……… this guys ne dey tire sef

    • blueeyedkitten

      e dey pain you say all una plan dey for apc hand? if you like enter inside a tea kettle and plan your evils, we go still know.

      • Nwaobilor

        When u go get sense. APC no be am..

        • blueeyedkitten

          pdp na am…..lol!

  • Divine West

    No God go punish this APC members.

  • warry

    Everyday blackmail, propaganda, lies,hypocrisy,half truths, misinformations, deceit, etc. Agenda and plans for Nigerians No idea. Even on corruption their main tool, confusion. ‘I’ll fight corruption’ and ‘I’ll give Amnesty to corrupt politicians ‘

  • emmanuel

    APC is there no limit to what you can say? stop spreading lies

  • uduak akpan

    propaganda will not save APC from defeat

    • nwaeke

      At all my brother, please help me re-sound it to these stubborn folks.

  • uzo

    lies upon lies will not save you APC

  • Enumah

    Now what proof does the APC have to verify their allegations?.

  • Dayo

    Hahahahaha! Same old same old. nobody believes in those reckless lies anymore. If only the APC were more creative, and stopped rehashing the same paranoid rhetoric.

  • Mosope Oni

    Lies and lies again. There is no point in accusing the PDP of doing exactly what you did in 2011 APC.