My part 1 of last week’s piece on the above subject matter, tended to deal with Jonathan’s 2015 election allegation and responses by the United States and some member states of the European Union (EU).
The ex-President alleged that there were local and international conspiracies against his re-election bid as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He further alleged that his trusted political confidants and allies within his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), betrayed him during the said election. Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. also alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has employed the services of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to harass his family.
However, the United States and the European Union (EU) members have all denied that they conspired against the re-election of Jonathan. In defense of the Presidency, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, could only defend the anti-corruption fight of President Buhari, but cleverly evaded the Jonathan’s allegation of the conspiracy theory against his re-election as president.
The allegations were contained in a book titled “Against the run of play”, written by Olusegun Adeniyi, who was a presidential spokesman.
Contributing, Mr. Mathew T. Page, corroborated the election allegation of Jonathan and gave details of the meeting of 12 Northern Governors to Jonathan’s former aide, Reno Omokri, about the preparations for the ouster of the former president in 2014.
Page’s assertion was contained in Omokri’s book titled: “Facts versus Fiction: the true story of the Jonathan’s years: Chibok, 2015 and other conspiracies,” expected to be launched in June 2017.
Some of those present in the infamous meeting were: Admiral Murtala Nyako, who read a prepared memo against Jonathan; Nigeria Ambassador to the United States, late Ambassador Adebowale Adefuye, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, Jonathan’s loyalist.
According to Page, the offences levelled against Jonathan were: the human rights violation in the North Eastern part of Nigeria and the issue of same sex marriage (Prohibition Bill of 2013), signed into law by ex-President Jonathan. Obama’s close ally, David Axelrod’s firm, AKPD message and media were appointed to work with the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a paid consultant.
The book also alleged that some sublimed messages were communicated by Obama in his special message broadcast to Nigerians on March 28, 2015.
In the broadcast, he urged them to come out and vote, but did not mention that Nigerians should specifically vote for Buhari. In view of the light thrown on this issue by Page, it has become clearer from which angle ex-President Jonathan got his allegation from. It is also very clear that there is no smoke without fire.
However, it ought to be known that the United States Government has no reason to toy with her foreign policy.
The Government of the United States is either ensuring that the influence of communism is caged or fighting to overthrow an unfriendly foreign Third World governments.
In this regard, mention can be made of Cambodia, the Korean peninsula, Vietnam, Vietcong, the Crimea and other countries where the spread of communism were easily noticeable.
What the U.S. regard as unfriendly nation states are those who fail to key into, or accept to dance to the music of America at all times.
Such instances were: Fidel Castro’s Cuba, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq; Maummar Gaddafi’s Libya, Patrice Lumumba’s Democratic Republic of the Congo, Muritala Mohammed’s Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan’s Nigeria and a lot more. It is pertinent to stress that apart from Castro and Jonathan, the other aforementioned Presidents or Heads of Government of these countries were sent to their untimely graves.
The overthrow of the so-called unfriendly presidents and killing them, too, has been the fundamental mandate of security agency.
I must say therefore that ex-President Jonathan was a lucky man on the ground that the United States agencies did not infiltrate the Nigerian Army to overthrow and kill him.
Jonathan should only give thanks to God Almighty that he was able to survive the Nigerian Presidency for a six-year period.
Others were not so fortunate to live and tell the stories of what happened during their tenures.
In order to give credence to the fact that America and the west hated Jonathan with passion, it should be appreciated that his refusal to sign the same sex bill into law was the major factor or offence.
The Obama administration failed to realise that “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”. Why on earth would America expect a Nigeria President to sign such an ungodly proposal into law?
It will simply not work. I am totally convinced that even Buhari cannot be expected to embrace and accept the same sex law.
From the evidence and totality of this piece, it is absolutely clear that there was a grand conspiracy by America, some European countries and 12 Northern Governors to stop the re-election of Jonathan.
After all, Mr. Page, a high profile intelligence analyst of the Obama’s Government, cannot be said to have lied in his testimony.
He has only given support to the Jonathan’s allegation on this subject. On the other hand, America and the EU have only refused to tell the truth.