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EKPU COLLOQUIUM - SEGUN OSOBA

Obasanjo responsible for Nigeria’s leadership woes – Osoba

• As eminent Nigerians celebrate Ekpu at 70the birthday colloquium

Tope Adeboboye, Ismail Omipidan, Onyedika Agbedo and Job Osazuwa

The leadership crisis bedevilling Nigeria came to the fore, yesterday, at Ray Ekpu’s 70th birthday colloquium in Lagos.

This was even as the former governor of Ogun State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Segun Osoba, blamed former President, Olusegun Obasanjo for contributing immensely to Nigeria’s current leadership crisis.

Ekpu was the former Editor-in-Chief of the Newswatch Magazine.

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Most of the speakers at the event suggested that the country was doomed unless Nigerians seriously reconsider the nation’s leadership recruitment process.

The theme of the event was “Nigeria: The Leadership Question”.

Speaking at the event held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, Osoba also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the amended Electoral Act into law, saying it provides for the transmission of election results electronically from the various polling units directly to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) central system.

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He believes that the Act would bring sanity to the conduct of elections as it would checkmate falsification of results and ultimately allow the will of the people to prevail.

Osoba further said: “Leadership, I’m sorry to say this; people will say l keep talking about Obasanjo. The day Obasanjo rigged the AD out of government was the beginning of the downward trend of the leadership in this country.

“The governors at the time were able to checkmate him. (Victor) Attah was also on our side at the Council of States’ meeting even thouh he was of the PDP. But for us Obasanjo would have caused more havoc before 2003.

“In the amendment of the Electoral Act, it talks about using the electronic system. And any electoral officer that fails to promptly transmit the result to INEC’s central system or headquarters can be jailed for five years. It is a very beautiful idea that give me hope in this country.

“I want the president to sign the Act so that the issues of 1.9 million votes can stop.

“Let everybody be part of the system and monitor it so that somebody will not collect N5, 000 and sell his or her right to the politician.”

Apart from the celebrant, Ekpu and Osoba, others who spoke also urged the electorate to be mindful of who they cast their vote for ahead of next year’s elections, saying the country has remained underdeveloped simply because of the failure of leadership.

READ ALSO: Ray Ekpu writes for The Sun

They believed that the faulty recruitment process within the political class, especially was largely responsible for Nigeria’s woes over the years.

Drawing from examples of countries that have worked owing largely to the right leadership, the guest speaker, Dr. Chidi Amuta, said the prevalent political culture in Nigeria can never produce a good leadership that would fulfil the hopes and aspirations of Nigerians.

Insisting that leadership could kill or save a nation, Dr. Amuta whose written paper was delivered by one of the founders of Newswatch Magazine, Mr. Dan Agbese, suggested that as a way forward, the idea of aspiring leaders swearing to an affidavit to claim existence of a certificate they may not have acquired be abolished from the country’s law books.

Specifically, Dr. Amuta noted that only leaders that have personal integrity, decency and moral stature can respect and preserve the nation’s institutions for the common good.

Ekpu, on his part, urged Nigerians to stop blaming the nation’s woes on the colonialists, saying they handed over the leadership of the country to Nigerians 57 years ago.

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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 7th August 2018 at 6:46 am

    Not only Obasanjo, any this territory native who stand for fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria with their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. controlled by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order, is among the generation of failures, political prostitutes, clubs of bandits, complicit and collaborators of the enemy in the enemy’s attacks and killings of this territory natives to Force this territory natives together under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria so as to go on stealing this territory natives God given Oil, Gas etc., is among the generation of failures, political prostitutes, clubs of bandits, complicit and collaborators of the enemy, who deceived this territory natives. A generation has come to clean the ruins of this natives territory with the Sword in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. Nothing on earth will keep fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates in this natives territory of Disintegrated Republics. Nothing on earth will keep the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria in this natives territory of Disintegrated Republics. Nothing on earth will keep the enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. in this natives territory of Disintegrated Republics. Freedom of northern natives from the bondage of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates is a must with the Sword in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives. Freedom of this territory natives of this generation from the bondage of the fraudulent political name Nigeria is a must with the Sword in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives. It is Revolutionary Militant Groups- RMG etc. formation which its members are the new military, police etc. under the natives Disintegrated Republics- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic. The war front is Sokoto- the last bastion of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria with their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. controlled by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order. Slaughter the last enemy in Sokoto. Slaughter the last fulani in Sokoto. Slaughter the last enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. in Sokoto. Slaughter the criminal tout nickname sultan in Sokoto, burn down his palace etc. Slaughter every emir on your God given native land, burn down their palaces etc. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  2. Dr.Uche Kalu 8th August 2018 at 1:42 pm

    It is indeed a fact that the Chief, (OBJ) is solely responsible for Nigeria’s current Leadership woes.He indeed
    as a President,set some bad examples for others to emulate.
    But my only problem here,is that this observation above is coming from one of the Chieftains of that Islamic Axis of Evil Party of conmen,Islamic bigots and liars, the so called APC.
    But then,where exactly is Chief Segun Osoba and the members of his fucking APC Party today, leading this moribund ”Animal Farm” of a Country of ours to?
    Nonetheless,the Chief ,(OBJ) betrayed and scandalized our unsung heroes; those noble and brave sons of Oduduwa, who made it possible for him to be taken right from the jail and imposed upon us as a President, in
    our seemingly current Democratic System of Government.
    Thanks to Chief Reuben Fasoranti , the Afenifere under his Leadership and of course, his Generalissimo,Chief Otunba Gina Adams,the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland,to whom we Nigerians owe our current ( quasi)
    Democratic Dispensation.
    Thanks to the Chief, (OBJ) our supposedly Democratic Government is today not only Klepto-cum- Lootocracy
    but by de facto,an Uthman Dan Fodio Estate for the lazy Fulani beggars and parasite Sojourners of the North.
    Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was suckered by the Fulani Caliphate Sokoto Power -that -be , into attending an OIC Conference in Malaysia,and thereby he put a stamp on our OIC membership.
    When the Caliphate of Sokoto went out of its way into imposing Sharia -jurisprudence upon us,the Chief (OBJ)
    was simply reluctant to use the enormous power of his Presidential Office to nip the creepping Islamization of
    of our Fatherland in the bud.
    And here we are today;the Fulanis and their fucking anachronisttic Caliphate of Sokoto ,which is a parallel
    Islamic Republic within our supposedly Secular Commonwealth Republic of Nigeria, seem to have a firm grip over our Fatherland.
    The Fulanis today control and dominate absolutely,every Institution in the country ,and thanks to OBJ”s Infamous Land Act,they also own 83% of the oil wells in our Southern backyards, fishing ponds and waters .
    It is indeed a fact that every Fulani Emir and Imam,has got an oil bloc.
    But there are neither gas nor oil fields in the North jare!
    The Chief, (OBJ) has been more of a curse than a blessing to us Indigenous Nigerians.He is indeed a spoiler with his king-maker role as an Elder-Statesman.
    OBJ has got tons of skeletons there in his fucking closet.
    It was at his behest that Major Gen. Harkin Sarkin Bello led the Nigerian Army into obliterating entire Odi and its
    environs,killing over a quarter of a million innocent children,women and men.OBJ is also directly responsible
    for the pogroms of Gbaramatu and Zaki Ibiam.
    The Chief (OBJ) shamelessly signed the Green Tree Agreement with the Bantu Despot of Cameroon,Monsieur
    Paul Biya and thereby ceded over half a million Qua Eboe Nigerian of Bakassi and their ancestral land to the Bantus of Cameroon.
    That was a damning and an utter violation of Berlin Conference of 1885.
    Nigerians might however,want to know,who are the Nigerian owners of South Atlantic Petroleum CO.,that are currently sharing the proceeds of Bakassi oil and gas with the Bantu Despot of Cameroon?
    Records show that the Chief (OBJ) is also touched by the stenches of Daimler,Halliburton, Siemens and Wilibros Bribery Scandals.
    Chief Olusegun Obasanjo should be advised to retire quitely and enjoy his loots with his children and grand
    children.
    The Chief should stop roiling the polity.

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