Friday, 22 April 2011

News Report: Real Reason Why Nigeria's Minister Of The Interior Was Suapended

Iheanacho: Suspended Minister
Indications have emerged that the suspended Nigerian Minister Of The Interior, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho was not suspended for issues bordering on performance of his ministerial duties.

The Minister's suspension, chidi opara reports gathered from contacts in the Presidency was as a result of the secret political feud between the President and Rtd. General Ibrahim Babangida, Nigeria's former military President.

Ibrahim Babangida, according to a contact who worked in Captain Iheanacho's Genesis shipping firm in Apapa, was instrumental to Iheanacho joining the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).

Iheanacho, according to a former employee of the Nigerian National Shipping Line(NNSL), who worked under the former Ship Captain at the London office of the defunct shipping firm, "ran a great deal of errands for Babangida when we were in NNSL".

The relationship between Iheanacho and Babangida reportedly continued after he left NNSL to found Genesis Shipping. There was even speculation that Babangida provided the funds for setting up Genesis.

Babangida, chidi opara reports learnt,  made an effort in 2007 to position Iheanacho prominently in PDP when he influenced the shortlisting of the former Ship Captain's name for ministerial appointment, a move that was thwarted by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who at that time had the ears of then President Umaru Yar'Adua.. Charles Ugwu, an Obasanjo protege got the ministerial appointment instead.

When Captain Iheanacho's name, according to Presidency insiders, appeared again on the ministerial list, President Jonathan was disposed to offering him the appointment because of the role Babangida played in his emergence as Acting President.

PDP insiders whom chidi opara reports network members spoke to in Emekuku, Iheanacho's home town, Owerri and Abuja told us that since his ministerial appointment, the suspended minister have been trying to hijack the leadership of the party at the ward, local government, state and zonal levels at the prompting of Rtd. General Babangida. This action reportedly placed the former Ship Captain at loggerheads with the party leadership at all levels.

President Goodluck Jonathan is reported to be fully aware of this development but refused to act, "so as not to cause rancour in our party".

chidi opara reports learnt on good authority that the suspended Minister was at the time of his suspension, "fiercely loyal to Babangida, even when security reports revealed that Babangida was working against the re-election of Mr. President".

Speech: A Stitch In Time……

Dr. Fasehun
(Being Speech By Dr Frederick Fasehun, Founder/ President Of Oodua Peoples’s Congress (OPC) At Century Hotel, Okota, Lagos On April 22nd, 2011)
Ladies and Gentlemen: Welcome.
For a long time, Nigeria has been agitating and struggling for democracy. Recently we seem to have seen democracy at the end of the tunnel and jubilated that sooner than later Nigerians would begin to enjoy the good fruits of a true democratic process. But lo and behold, like a frightened bird, democracy seems to be taking flight away from the land. And violence, chaos, confusion, killing and arson, all of which are anti-democratic symptoms, seem to be overtaking the land. Apparently, when we thought we were preparing for an election, we were inordinately preparing for war, a war that has now consumed the common man, to whom politics means nothing than merely going to the polling booth to exercise his civic right.
This body of patriotic Nigerians here gathered today feels worried about the tragedy that has struck our land. When we should be jubilating, embracing and congratulating one another with open arms over the success of the current elections, we are being made to weep for the loss of innocent young men and women, many of them electoral officers who helped to achieve this world-acclaimed feat. It is the shame of a nation.
Will Nigeria ever get it right?:
All well-meaning Nigerians must prevail on our politicians and political leaders to give Nigeria a chance to have democracy rooted in our national life. Without peaceful democracy, there cannot be progress, there cannot be growth, there cannot be development and there cannot be good things of life that our people have lacked for decades.
It is the duty of all Nigerians from Damaturu to Opokuma, from Hadejia to Epe to allow peace to reign. All classes of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora will like to see Abuja as the centre of political activities, a place where pervasive contentment flows from. We do not want war. We want peace to be able to rear our children from nursery to adulthood. We want peace to enable us enjoy employment in the public as well as in the private sector. We want Nigerian brains to stop migrating to foreign lands. We want Nigerians everywhere to feel happy and take pride in their standard of living, a standard of living devoid of hunger, poverty, illiteracy and superstition, a standard of living underscored by the rule of law, due process and social justice.
These are what Nigerians are yearning for in addition to the wish to live in any part of our country without acrimony and without molestation. In other words, Nigerians of any ethnic group, language or religion must be able to sing their native songs in any part of our country.
The youths are watching. Our children are watching. We do not want them to inherit our war mongering, mutual hostility, mutual suspicion and mutual distrust.
Although life is unquantifiable, we demand that apart from whatever insurance package the slain and injured NYSC participants will normally enjoy, the Federal Government, the relevant state governments and INEC should provide adequate compensation for these unfortunate youths and their families.
Nigerians are too good a people to be involved in self-destruction. We appeal to all and sundry that henceforth all fighting and any thought of fighting by any group or individuals should cease in order that democracy, peace and progress, happiness and contentment and good governance may flow in, in order that all will begin to enjoy what Nigeria can bestow on her citizens of whatever nationality or creed.
If on the other hand, we think war-mongering is the only alternative, let us realize that violence will only lead to the destruction of this beautiful country.
But we must, henceforth, task all indigenes, authorities and agencies in places boiling with violence that they must begin to act as buffers between their hostile kinsmen and the strangers in their midst. In the words of that famous quotation, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” The good indigene must begin to protect the weak guest against the misguided minority. Whenever this era of madness descends, good men everywhere must rise up as one to put a stop to the match of this minority mob.
Let us stop all hostilities now. A stitch in time will save lives.
Thank you for listening.