Conflicting Messages from Buhari Camp: My daughter’s married to Igbo, My daughter’s not married to Igbo. What do we believe now? New York[RR]Abuja–ex-dictator and APC, flag bearer, Muhammadu Buhari (born December 17, 1942) was deposed in palace coup by IBB, August 27, 1985, was a military ruler of Nigeria from December 31, 1983 to August […]
Conflicting Messages from Buhari Camp: My daughter’s married to Igbo, My daughter’s not married to Igbo. What do we believe now?
New York[RR]Abuja–ex-dictator and APC, flag bearer, Muhammadu Buhari (born December 17, 1942) was deposed in palace coup by IBB, August 27, 1985, was a military ruler of Nigeria from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985.
For records, Buhari has contested for the office of President three consecutive times and was allegedly defeated. His handlers recently said that the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, that one of his daughters was married to Anambra fellow, as part of it political pitch to gain vote from former Eastern Region.
Curiously, in a piece titled: “BUHARI IS AN UPRIGHT MAN-FIRST DAUGHTER MARRIED TO AN IGBO CHRISTIAN FROM ANAMBRA STATE”, by certain APC-agent, Okio said: “”Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is an upright man. Not many people know that his first daughter is married to an Igbo man from Anambra. He exempted Christians from performing duty on Sundays.
Continuing he added, “When his Muslim soldiers asked him to exempt them from duty on Friday, he told them the bible says Christians should rest on the 7th day, the Muslims should show him where the Koran says they should rest on Fridays.” – OBASANJO
“FACTS”: “As Head of State he slashed the number of Muslim going on pilgrimage by 50%. His driver and cook for the past 10 years
plus are Christians yet some uninformed Nigerians say he is a bigot. It is a pity that some people failed to understand that
PDP deliberately capitalized on the gullibility of Nigerians to paint him black. This they did in order to keep their loot and
ensure that he never gets the opportunity to send them to jail”.
“How many Nigerians would hold the appointment of government, minister of petroleum, PTF chairman and head of state yet don’t own a house in Abuja? He has only one house and never kept a foreign account. Love him, hate him you cannot take his integrity away from him.”
“Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is an upright man. Not many people know that his first daughter is married to an Igbo man from Anambra”, he added.
Curiously, though, in a piece titled:“This is what GMB said about his family” and posted on his Twitter handle (@ThisIsBuhari), and his other social media platforms yesterday, debunked the first daughter marriage with Anambra man.
Apparently, it is getting interesting. Source said, the footage showed the APC presidential flag bearer addressing youth organizations, under the auspices of GMB Volunteers recently in Lagos.
Buhari’s words: “I have eight daughters and two boys. One daughter, the most senior of them, died and one of the boys died. So, I have seven daughters. And most are married,” Buhari told the youth gathering.
Continuing he added, “I have 11 grand children now. None of them is married to an Igbo.”
Daily Post said, Buhari, “Jokingly, the presidential candidate said “certainly they are not Igbos because they would have gone to Enugu or somewhere for holiday”.
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Buhari’s 2001 Sharia Law Imposition Intentions Boggles His 2015 Bid, Despite His First Daughter’s Married To Igbo From Anambra State And “Upright Man’s Political Rhetoric..–Republic Reporters
New York[RR] Abuja–All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is an upright man. In fact Buhari’s first daughter (name withheld) is married to an Igbo man from Anambra; exempted Christians from performing duty on Sundays; When his Muslim soldiers asked him to exempt them from duty on Friday, he told them the bible says Christians should rest on the 7th day, the Muslims should show him where the Koran says they should rest on Fridays..”, makes him an upright man and presidential to lead complex country called Nigeria in 21st century, Republic Reporters gathered.
According to APC agent, Okoi Obono Obla,:”As Head of State he slashed the number of Muslim going on pilgrimage by 50%. His driver and cook for the past 10 years plus are Christians yet some uninformed Nigerians say he is a bigot. It is a pity that some people failed to understand that PDP deliberately capitalized on the gullibility of Nigerians to paint him black. This they did in order to keep their loot and ensure that he never gets the opportunity to send them to gaol.
He added, “How many Nigerians would hold the appointment of government, minister of petroleum, PTF chairman and head of state yet don’t own a house in Abuja? He has only one house and never kept a foreign account. Love him, hate him you cannot take his integrity away from him..”, it added.
Others disagree and called aforesaid projections of Buhari as “poor political marketing”.
Canada based teacher, Prince KC Asagwara, said: “While I, as a person will not mind if Buhari is elected President of Nigeria in a free and fair elections, I take umbrage when anyone argues, “Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is an upright man. Not many people know that his first daughter is married to an Igbo man from Anambra.” Why take umbrage, you may ask? Well; come with me.
“I guess you know not much about the history of other Nigerians, especially those in the army married to Igbo women. In the Northern Nigeria soldiers revenge coup of July 29th, 1966, most of the soldiers and officers that master-minded the slaughter of Igbo army officers were husbands to Igbo women; that means, brothers-in-law to Ndi-Igbo. Inter-ethnic marriages have not done Ndi-Igbo much good when it comes to military geo-ethnic politics in Nigeria. Besides, how much can a father hold back any daughter bent on marrying any man she considers the love of her life?
Adding, that, “General Muhammed Buhari may not be one among those Nigerians that hate us, Igbo. But there are many Igbo-phobias married to Igbo women. We read from them in the forums on regularly basis and you can’t help but wonder, why they hitched their dirty hands to Igbo woman in marriage.
Curiously, Buhari’s 2001 intentions to impose Sharia-Law across Nigeria boggles Buhari’s 2015 chances at presidency, sources said.
Buhari’s 2001 Sharia Law remarks betrayed his new found patriotism.
Buhari in 2001 said: “Sharia should be introduced in full across Nigeria…I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria…God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country…It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the context of one Nigeria, to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly and to educate non-Muslims that they have nothing to fear…What remains for Muslims in Nigeria is for them to redouble their efforts, educate Muslims on the need to promote the full implementation of Sharia law.” – Former Military Head of State, Gen. (Rtd) Muhammadu Buhari, speaking in Kaduna at a seminar organized by the Supreme Council of Sharia in Nigeria, August 2001.”, he said.
His political handlers have been able to get pass aforesaid Islamic remarks. Nigerians are all ears.
Suddenly investigations show the same Buhari is now crying that he doesn’t know what Nigerians want him to do.“Honestly, what do Nigerians want me to do? If they don’t believe I’m not a fundamentalist, what else can I do?”
The retired General who said he is keeping an open mind about the possibility of picking a Muslim as his running mate if he emerges the flagbearer of his party said This new phenomenon of religion is another blackmail political confusionists in Nigeria are bringing to the fore.”
“I have not absolutely closed my mind to picking a Christian or Muslim as running mate if I get the ticket. Because I firmly believe that Nigerians, having gone through what they have gone through, realise it is not a matter of religion, but a matter of Nigeria.
“And the main religions, Christianity and Islam, they know and they believe in the almighty God. The question of stealing and short-changing people in the name of religion should stop,” he said.
Reacting to the article beneath, B. Babura said, “unfortunately you sound like an islamophobics who built argument base on hate not substance, if you read this piece the author is simply referring to you, as the media washed. Tell me a single place were Buhari kill someone or back any one to kill. Please show your true identity, no one with the name Usman could make an educated illiterate comment like the one you just make. And against your perception none of Sharia or Jihad means violence. Go and research..”, he said.
Afis A. Odidera, said:”Those who characterized Buhari as an “upright man”, are not lying. Those who see Buhari as a Muslim fanatic, are far from lying. It is a matter to be ironed out. To deviate a little, many Non-catholic Americans were concerned when JFK was running for President, and majority of Americans at that period were Christians like JFK.
“It is that “uprightness” and being a “stickler” in all that Buhari lays his hands on, including Religious belief, that now gives reasonable Minds real concerns. That he is honest, he stays with his core belief, and he is straightforward……..all work against Buhari because of his Core Religious Belief.
“Can he leave his Religious bias behind in Katsina? Buhari says “…….God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the TOTAL implementation of the Sharia in the country…..it is a legal responsibility which (Allah) has given us……”
“I am not a PhD holder, I am not a lawyer or a doctor, or an erudite……..as a simple guy Afis, I tend to simplify my readings and dissect the contents and its contexts more vigorously than most of you Elitists.
Adding that, “What Buhari says up there is in plain English, our Elite group that are going “gaga” on Buhari should tread softly or Nigeria may be back on Square One Avenue again.
“As I read what Dr Awofolaju posted as the definition of Jihad, that Jihad is “a religious duty”, that all Muslims must adhere to it, and knowing the Fulani since childhood when I lived among them and read their Al Qur’an, and relating the Fulani concept of Rulership with Buhari’s “Islamic” utterances in the past……..I can’t see how Buhari will miss the opportunity to pursue a Religious Dream he had already publicly propagated.
“As a “religious duty”, a Muslim is permitted thru Al Taqiyya (Holy Deception), to seize power from the “infidels” ie. GoodLuck Jonathan and company.
“So, Buhari is now on step one on his way to “rescue” AsoRock from the “infidels”, by deploying “Al Taqiyya” as Weapon Of Mass Deception!
“Nigerians don’t learn from history or past mistakes. Buhari told everyone in 2001, that it is the duty of every Muslim to work towards the realization of a Sharia-Nigeria.
“So, why won’t Buhari ..propagates it, pursue it now if given the mantle? I am not even a Christian or a Muslim, or a Nigerian……so what really is my business..’, he warned.
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Buhari’s place among African heroes
Brooding over national and personal issues induced about two-hour insomnia in me the previous night. The role of the Nigerian media in misleading the gullible public carried greater part of my attention.
I explored this phenomenon in relation to the way media have been working in giving one of our greatest national figures in General Muhammadu Buhari a sectional outlook. This concern took me into the adventurous appraisal of GMB’s personality in the context of contemporary Nigerian society and Africa. I was shocked to discover that sometime this week, one Ibrahim A. Waziri drew a conclusion similar to mine, namely that none of Sir Ahmadu Bello, Mandela and others measured up to GMB in national service.
It was indeed consoling to find someone sharing a seemingly radical conclusion and making it public. This piece is considered necessary in that it will aim at reinforcing Waziri’s view by presenting an alternative procedure for drawing the same conclusion. I approached this evaluative endeavour from the perspective of three wars that General Buhari fought, which no other African hero was privileged to fight in and survive. This I consider as ‘triple war angle’ thus: 1. CIVIL WAR: General Buharei fought a real battle to keep Nigeria one. Even his adversaries among Nigerian Army Generals attest to Buhari’s courage and valour in the war that nearly tore the populous African nation apart.
2. CORRUPTION WAR: Immediately after the Civil War, most Nigerian top military figures used their participation in the war as a license for looting the nation’s resources and treasury. The wealth amassed by many of those who participated in the war, and several other post-civil-war army officers, could hardly be explained within the boundaries of legitimate earning. General Buhari outstandingly survived that battle by emerging out as a corruption free personality after serving as Head of State, Military Governor, Petroleum Minister and Chairman of the Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund of Abacha days. I read an interview in which Buhari confirmed that the only corruption he would live to regret was reading Things Fall Apart that he borrowed (and returned) from the library of University of Nigeria Nsukka without the permission of nonexistent librarian during the civil war!
3. MEDIA WAR: This war is ongoing. Ever since General Buhari decided to participate in politics and save Nigeria from the onslaught of its thieving politicians, he has been the subject of negative media campaign of the dreaded Lagos-Ibadan axis of the press. They falsely attribute divisive tendencies to this outstanding General in order to appease their paymasters and continue to deceive average Nigerians. If divisive tendencies did not manifest in Buhari during his crucial and sensitive services earlier mentioned, it will be a lot ridiculous to imagine that it would happen at the stable post – sixty phase of his life. The performance of Buhari in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 election is indeed a good indication that he is surviving the evil media war that sent many good people and policies to their graves prematurely. I strongly feel, he will in one way or the other harmonize this victory in the 2015 election.
I loaded many African personalities (Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ahmadu Bello, Obafemi Awolowo, Nelson Mandela, and Kwame Nkrumah, etc) as variables in my triple war equation but only General Buhari remains in the bracket. Most of our first generation African heroes did not fight real wars while the later ones faltered in the battle field of corruption. The few that have been enduring (General Gowon for example) could not take the risk of politicking and bearing the corollaries of blackmail of the so-called Mgbati press. Thumbs up to the People’s General: a tree that makes a forest; one person that makes a crowd and a politician that makes a party!
Credit: Republic Reporters, Barau, Mr. Barau is from Kofar Dawaki, Talata Mafara, Zamfara State