There Will Be Mayhem In Nigeria If PDP Rigs 2015 Elections – Junaid Mohammed

Dr Junaid Mohammed
Dr Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaidu Mohammed, yesterday, berated the trio of Mohammed Abba-Gana, Ameh Ebute and Lawrence Onoja for asking the North to tarry till 2019 before angling for power shift to the region, calling them political mercenaries.

The Second Republic lawmaker also stated that there will be mayhem in Nigeria should the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, win the 2015 election, as he noted that the only way they can win is by rigging the elections.

In a telephone chat with Vanguard, Mohammed, who is also the National Coordinator of the Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, said Gana, Ebute and Onoja were not speaking for the north but serving their own self-interests to earn themselves a place in Jonathan’s Presidency.

Mohammed took a swipe at Onoja, calling him a political mercenary and sheer minority from the Middle North. He expressed his regret that Onoja, who had a commendable career in the military and presided over the affairs of two northern states; Plateau and Katsina, could now stoop so low to playing politics of tribes and religion.

According to Mohammed, Onoja lacked the temerity to speak for the north, having been a serial loser of elections since he debuted into politics.

“First of all, I have some respect for Onoja, he is a soldier and now trying to be a politician. But I think it’s an insult for people with similar background, opportunity, soldiers who play like mercenaries, as a former Governor of Plateau and Katsina states, who are now rediscovering politics like a business and who can pose or could claim to speak for any part of the country”.

“It is on record that Onaja has contested elections in the past, including the last election we had in 2011 and he lost. In fact, he lost to Senator David Mark, the President of the Senate. So, if Onaja and his likes were to claim to speak for the whole Middle Belt, that in my view is questionable, uncharitable and utter shamelessness.

“For one, even in Benue, the tribes he comes from, the Idomas are minority. The majority ethnic group in Benue is the Tivs who are about 55 percent of the population of Benue State and within the remaining 45 percent, his own tribe constitutes less than 20 percent.

“Even within that, the Idomas are a constellation of so many tribal groups. There are about seven or eight identified tribal groups of the Idomas. So for a man with that background both personally and a group background to claim to speak for the Middle Belt is sheer nonsense.

“What he was referring to, I don’t even have the courage to say it, is the claim by some of the politically ambitious and opportunistic people in the Middle Belt who claim that every northern minority is automatically a Middle Belter.

“They include people from Kebbi, Adamawa and Yobe states, including Borno. So, in effect, what they are saying is that any northerner who is a Christian must be a member of the Middle Belt Forum. And that is sheer nonsense.

“They claim that anybody who is so, so, and so, automatically is so, so, and so, is sheer nonsense. The ACF who is Arewa Consultative Forum claims that every Northerner is automatically a member of ACF.

“If that were to be the case, then, there is no body who is a member of ACF. If everybody is a member of any group, then nobody is a member of that group.

“The most valued claim in being a member, it must be done openly. People must go and identify themselves in the group rather than stay on the sideline and talk rubbish.”

In like manner, Mohammed lampooned Gana and Ebute, noting that they were just looking for recognition in Jonathan’s government.

“The fact of the matter is that they are northerners by accident of geography but define their economic interests now, that has been served by identifying and doing their dirty job in the Jonathan Presidency.”

Still irked by the way he said election was rigged in 2011, Mohammed said a repeat would be an invitation to trouble.

“Let me say this, if without the consent of the law, they rig the election the way they rigged 2011 election, there will be mayhem in Nigeria.

“The only way he can be President against the law explicitly is to connive with the way he did with Jega’s INEC to rig the election and that has been the pattern since 1999 when Obasanjo came. It hasn’t changed.

“The only way PDP will win election anywhere is by rigging the election. If they do that in 2015, there will be mayhem in Nigeria,” he warned.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Desperate talk from a desperate n educated FOOL. MAYHEM is all u Mumu Politicians from Boko Haram Republic know how to cause. How Many American opposition have caused MAYHEM to their Father on loosing election? Abeg STOP dis ur mumulogy!

    • B4 d advent of boko haram,Niger Delta militants were the point of discussion…our late,just,muslim,northern leader yaradua granted them amnesty…why did he grant them amnesty?? It is because we northerners are more just than you ppl.. But because u ppl are unjust that is y ur black hat president refused… Idiot,if PDP try 2 rig in 2015 then we will turn 2 “boko haram” and kill all yall@makie

  2. It was 2003, Buhari began to threaten nationwide mayhem, Obasanjo wrote him an open letter, promising to hold him responsible for any violence that arises out of his hate and heated threats, reminding buhari that he should not forget that he too, Obasanjo is a war bred and tested retired general and former head of state.Either out of fear or respect or both, Buhari sheeted his sword. So, there was no Obasanjo on seat in 2011, and Buhari made good his promise. Innocent people, mostly northerners and north-dwelling Igbos continue to lose their lives in Buhari-bouyed violence now called boko haram. Now 2015 is around the conner, Junaid, an ilk of Buhari and is threatening mayhem again and am just imagining another wave of wanton distraction of innocent northern lives and a state of emergency shut down of a number of northern states. These norther elite squandered over thirty year of ruling opportunity to transform the north. Did they think they would rule nigeria forever? Now, they are wasting their younger generations too waging a lost war with the federal government. if the nORTHERN control govt. stopped igbos, why do you think the north will win against a federal might of a united nigeria-east, west and middlebelt.Are northerners collectively blind? can’t somebody from the north shut this guy up or take this violence down to his compound?

  3. Its so disappointing for some of our Elites to use words that are so hyper incisive! So if somebody rigs an election, is there no Court of Law anymore to resort to? This Ethnic colouring of our Nigerian Politics is doing us no good. Because most persons in power now, their own Ethnic group is worst for it. I want to believe that when this “MAYHEM” will be happening the “CHILDREN” of this Elites will be in this Country to witness it and not abroad!

  4. I think the man is an educated illiterate, that lacks manner and claiming that he is representing the entire north. Please ask him if he knows what we the minority tribes in the so called north are facing? can he tell me that we are acceptable as northerners in this present day Nigeria as the attacks in the north are not spearing us, especially the Christians. I think he should re coined his statement to make it generally acceptable by Nigerians and stop countering the words of those that are expressing themselves.

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