I RIDE FOR THE BRAND - REX TILLERSON

"My word is my bond. I ride for the brand. Once I am committed, I am in it for the long haul." - Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State on loyalty.


ICHEOKU says a personification of candor and honor. Nice.


THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION: DEALT A FATAL BLOW.


"There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is also no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election." - Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America.

ICHEOKU says this determination, for every intent and purpose, now lays to rest the "Collusion with the Russians" hogwash; as nobody can be guilty of an offense which requires awareness to ground when he or she is not aware of it. Collusion is a conspiracy and requires a proactive participation coupled with a guilty knowledge to bring about the purpose of the conspiracy. Therefore, when will the Special Counsel address the nation and tell Americans that there is no there, there, in the Russian Collusion investigation and save America further bleeding both in resources, time and unity. Enough of the sore loser antics of the Democratic Party which does not know how to take a loss and learn to work to fix what went wrong, instead of continuously pointing a finger at a mirage that is the Russian Collusion, in its bid to find something to blame for its ineptitude that led to the epochal loss of November 8th, 2016.

MORGAN TSVANGIRAI: DEAD AT 65


ICHEOKU says Uncle Robert Mugabe finaly outlived him; admitted he put up a good fight trying to be president of Zimbabwe but to no avail. He was 65 years old and died of colon cancer. May his soul now rest. Adieu Morgan.


WINTER OLYMPICS PYEONGCHANG 2018

WINTER OLYMPICS PYEONGCHANG 2018,

ICHEOKU says South Korea is hosting the world of Winter Olympics 2018. A stellar preparation and spectacular performances so far. Congratulations to the host country and the gathered athletes who are gathered in Pyeongchang South Korea for the event.


PERCHED AND REVVING TO ITS ALEINS RENDEZVOUS.

PERCHED AND REVVING TO ITS ALIENS RENDEZVOUS.

ICHEOKU says science and technology are awesome. They make the seemingly impossible, possible. Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster enroute to Mars atmospheric orbit. Congratulations to Elon Musk and his SpaceX and Tesla teams.


OBAMA: WHAT DID HE KNOW.


ICHEOKU says what did former President Barack Hussein Obama know and when did he know it. America people must demand of their leaders a full disclosure and full accountability in the unfolding FBI released memo scandal. Only by getting to the bottom of the matter will American people regain their confidence in their law enforcement agencies.


FBI MEMO SCANDAL: OBAMA WAS IN THE LOOP


"POTUS WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING." - Lisa Page to boyfriend Peter Strzok, two FBI officials.


ICHEOKU says the POTUS then was President Barack Hussein Obama, who had previously denied and lied to the American people that he does not dabble into any FBI's investigative matter. Really?


THE MEMO: THE CRITICAL AND CRUCIAL POINTS.


Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISA court without the Michael Steele's dossier information. Michael Steele was engaged by Hillary Clinton's campaign and Fusion GPS to obtain dirt information on then candidate Donald John Trump which subsequently produced the infamous Steele's dossier. This is the but-for test: but for the dossier alleging collusion, there would not have been a Mueller's Russian investigation.


Michael Steele admitted to then Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr that he was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not, being president. Bruce Ohr's wife was also then employed by the same Fusion GPS which hired Michael Steele to help it with digging up dirt on Trump. But Bruce Ohr kept this critical bias information and the fact that his own wife was also employed in the illicit dirty job activities by the same Fusion GPS out of the Justice department application to the FISA court to obtain a surveillance warrant that led up to the Russian probe. The dossier was a bogus hatchet job manufactured to just smear and nail Trump.


ICHEOKU says the web of conspiracy could not be any clearer: first you have a desperate Michael Steele who is out to stop the election of Donald Trump at all cost and by all and every means necessary. Then you have interest of financial gains through employment, which probably persuaded the hiding of the vital information from the FISA court. The information could have negated the issuance of the warrant and without which the court might have otherwise declined its issuance. Yet somebody is saying what; that the Russian Investigation is not a big ruse or as the president would say a political WITCH hunt.


AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

"Americans fill the world with art and music. They push the bounds of science and discovery. And they forever remind us of what we should never ever forget: The people dreamed this country. The people built this country. And it's the people who are making America great again. As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail. Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free." - President Donald John Trump.


I AM AMERICA'S CHEERLEADER IN CHIEF - PDJT

I AM AMERICA'S CHEERLEADER IN CHIEF - PDJT
"I believe in America. As President of the United States, I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their respective countries first. But America First does not mean America alone. So together, let us resolve to use our power, our resources, and our voices, not just for ourselves, but for our people—to lift their burdens, to raise their hopes, and to empower their dreams. To protect their families, their communities, their histories, and their futures. A nation’s greatness is more than the sum of its production – a nation’s greatness is the sum of its citizens: The values, pride, love, devotion and character of the people who call that nation home." - President Donald John Trump, Davos 2018.

POPE CONDEMNS FAKE NEWS (CNN): SEES WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

POPE CONDEMNS CNN: AGREES WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

ICHEOKU says President Donald John Trump, the man who saw tomorrow, has a new ally. Pope Francis has finally seen the light on what the president has been talking about for nearly two years now. The Holy See has now come to appreciate what PDJT went through in the hands of purveyors of Fake News, which unfortunately is continuing till today. The pope called them evil and compared them to the Biblical garden of Eden's serpent, which fed Eve with Fake News about what will happen if she and Adam ate of the forbidden fruit. ICHEOKU commends the pope for finally turning around the corner. Well done papa for calling out the likes of CNN and co. Bravo.

IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!

IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!
ICHEOKU says congratulations to President Donald John Trump for successfully steering America's ship of States for a full year. What the naysayers said will not happen is a reality which they are finding extremely difficult to live with. But their preferences notwithstanding, Make America Great Again is on course and nobody will torpedo it. Once again, congratulations to the leader of Team MAGA on the anniversary of his being sworn in as the 45th POTUS.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IN EXCELLENT HEALTH

PRESIDENT TRUMP IN EXCELLENT HEALTH.

ICHEOKU says he submitted himself to the Walter Reed National hospital for a three and half hours medical examination which included his requested, but not required, mental acuity test. The president passed excellently well and aced his IQ test 30/30. ICHEOKU says yet another nail on the coffin of the fake book Fire and Fury hatchet job which had claimed unfounded story about the president's mental health. But will the possessed far left media hordes now take their chill pill and let the president be? Your guess is as good as ICHEOKU's. ICHEOKU says congratulations President Donald John Trump for once again shaming your traducers. It is now all the way live to 2020 and a second term assured victory.


ICHEOKU'S MAN OF THE YEAR 2017: PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP

ICHEOKU says following an examination of so many nominated individuals, we have determined that this year 2017's man of the year is President Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. He came into office shooting on both hips and as the year draws to an end, his both guns are still firing and smoking. For standing up to the world and starring down American detractors and being the cheerleader and champion in chief of America, the leader of Team Make America Great Again has earned ICHEOKU's man of the year award 2017. Congratulations to President Donald John Trump.

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT
ICHEOKU says a wisdom of Solomon come to judgment; it is about time the child is given to the rightful mother. Salute to the courage of President Donald John Trump.

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ARE ENGAGED: HURRAY!

ICHEOKU says they look nice together and hopefully the crazy media and their paparazzi hordes will let them be and not force them into a life of misery or accidentally run them off the cliff. Lady Di's tragic experience is still painfully fresh till this day and no one, not ICHEOKU, wants to relive or experience such awfulness again, NEVER again. May God protect and bless the duo as they take their baby steps into the journey of of so many unknown absurdities called marriage. All the best Harry and Meghan.


AMERICA STRONG!

"Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities. No one — no dictator, no regime and no nation — should underestimate, ever, American resolve."


RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE FOUND!

RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE EMERGES!

ICHEOKU says Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton was caught pants down colluding with the Russians and she has been trying so hard to pull the wool over the eyes of American people over whodunnit. What a lying, contriving, manipulative woman who lies so easily that you wonder whether truth actually exists in her lexicon. Pitiful.

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY HILLARY CLINTON

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY CLINTON

ICHEOKU says finally the circle is about being completed and American people and the world at large will come to know who in fact did the collusion. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Congress paid Fusion GPS to produce the fake Russian dossier which former CIA chief James Clapper said was the basis for the Trump investigation. Yet, the investigation is still ongoing, despite the now established fact that the basis of it was a manufactured phony. But hey, we shall see.


ICHEOKU says still wondering WHAT HAPPENED and the reason 33,000 emails were deleted and bleach washed? Hopefully American people will soon confirm their suspicion that those shouting themselves hoax with Russian Collusion might indeed be the ones who actually colluded with the Russians. So much for the Russian Reset button. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton, simply too crooked.


GLAD TO BE CARRIED TO FULL TERM.

GRATEFUL TO BE CARRIED FULL TERM

ICHEOKU says another lucky one that survived the abortionist's pincers from the over 360,000 unlucky ones that get flushed out each year. May God help us all have a better resolution about unwanted pregnancies.


JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
ICHEOKU says from being disrespectful to the flag to being unappreciative of the services of the military to overall being anti America; NFL players must learn to check their political activism outside the stadiums. They must not kneel on our dime. ICHEOKU supports the president 1000% on this and hereby calls on every player to respect the sensibilities of the many differently opined fans who paid to watch a game and not to be made mad by their personal political agenda.

IPOB: NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION - USA


“The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy. Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organization under US law.” - Russell Brooks, United States of America.

ROCKET MAN; ON A SUICIDE MISSION.



"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do." - PDJT


DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

ICHEOKU says the Red Cross does one heck of a good job going to the assistance of the needy; so in these times of great need, occasioned by so many hurricanes, flooding and earthquake, show that you really care, donate to help the victims rebuild their wrecked lives. Remember that the Almighty rewards a cheerful giver.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.

North Korea PUT ON NOTICE

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

ICHEOKU says once again the diminutive midget of Pyongyang has been advised to heed the resolution of the United Nations firm stand against his continuing provocations; and that the total wiping out of his North Korea is now an option should he force the hands of the United States of American military. In a statement by the Defense Secretary Jim Maddog Mattis over its latest nuclear test, the secretary said “Our commitment among the allies are ironclad. Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.” ICHEOKU says does not really know the joker that guy has, but whatever it is will likely very soon be forced out. The world including ICHEOKU is waiting and watching.

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to go their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES A VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.
#BringBackOurBiafra.





"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Monday, January 25, 2010

OBASANJO OFFERS UP UMARU YAR'ADUA AS A SACRIFICIAL OFFAL?

A survivor master-tactician-in-chief, the man who Icheoku admits, although most grudgingly and reluctantly, knows the weaknesses of the Nigerian state and how to beneficially exploit it. Despicable former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who twice have made two Nigerians presidents (Shagari and Yar'Adua) and himself, twice Nigerian head of state and president is once again causing political waves with his sudden call for his political-godson, the sick President Umaru Yar'Adua of Nigeria to resign his office as president?
Admitted that politicians, often and most times, always use each other as disposable pawn in their political chess-game of survival; but we are particularly mollified with Olusegun Obasanjo's latest outburst in that he single-handedly imposed the sickly Umaru Yar'Adua on Nigeria, fully aware of his very poor state of health, only to now pretend otherwise, denying and feigning its ignorance? Icheoku hopes that Nigerians would see through the veil of the present dumping on President Umaru Yar'Adua by his erstwhile mentor Olusegun Olusegun; and interpret it for what it is - a somewhat belated attempt at self-exoneration and an underbelly Brutus stab? Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo is a man with outlandish audacity, who understands Nigeria too well that he rides it with arrogant authority, fully aware that Nigerians are a gullible lot who can only bark but hardly bite? According to his present clever-by-half logic on its head, a bungled explanation of why he punished Nigeria with sick Yar'Adua, "he did not know that Umaru was that sick otherwise, he would not have 'appointed' him as Nigeria's president?" If we hear Obasanjo correctly, he owned up to 'appointing' Umaru Yar'Adua as Nigeria's president and Nigeria is supposed to be a practising democracy? That admission alone, his subjugation of democracy in Nigeria is more than enough for Nigerians to call for his head, as we have readily advocated and for a long time in this forum www.icheoku.com!
How dare this shameless incestuous pig from Otta deny knowledge of the generally acknowledged Umaru Yar'Adua's very poor health status when he imposed him on Nigeria as president? How could Obasanjo now in all honesty ask Umaru Yar'Adua "to choose the path of honour and morality" when he himself threw such caution to the winds when he was president of Nigeria? In his putrid words of reclamation, Olusegun Obasanjo said, “If you take up an assignment, a job-elected, appointed whatever it is, and then your health starts to fail and you will not be able to deliver to satisfy yourself and to satisfy the people you are supposed to serve, then there is a path of honour and the path of morality. There is path of honour and the path of morality and if you don’t do that, then you don’t know anything.” Icheoku asks, why didn't Obasanjo take similar honorable path and resigned his office on grounds of morality when he was Nigeria's despotic marabout-president? May be a case of biblical Pharisee of "do what I say but not what I do?" Look at who is preaching morality and honor, somebody who was busy having incestuous sexual relationship with his son's wife, Mojisola Olugbenga Obasanjo? And he did not think the most intolerable despotism ever witnessed in any democracy, anywhere in the world, a hallmark of his government was immoral; and yet he did not resign but wanted to perpetuate himself in power? Now he is calling on another person to factor in 'honor and morals' in guiding his actions; the same Obasanjo who had none of the two and could give none of both, either? The trouble with Nigeria is the curse of despicable leadership provided by men like and with Olusegun Obasanjo's mien; people who are in it for what is in it for them and not for the greater good of the Nigerian society. They are anti-thesis of JFK's mantra of 'think not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country!'
However, Icheoku must admit that Obasanjo's canons for a president, the three qualities any person should or must possess who want to hold Nigeria's leadership position is highly commendable. Our only qualifier was whether Umaru Yar'Adua is the only one in Nigeria or Northern Nigeria possessed of those attributes? Intellectual capacity to run the affairs of Nigeria is very essential as Abacha and Obasanjo himself proved that illiteracy is not a good asset to bring to that position. Sufficient personal integrity to run the affairs of Nigeria is also commendable since sleeping with one's daughter inlaw or looting the state's treasury is not a thing for any country to be proud of in her president or leader? Also being sufficiently broad minded enough-politically, religiously, socially is very good for a leader of a state as diverse and different as Nigeria; which makes Islamist Muhammadu Buhari ineligible for such office because of his Islamic extremist viewpoints? Icheoku says these are well thought out good qualities for any good leadership anywhere, which any aspiring Nigerian leader ought to and should possess; except that Olusegun Obasanjo should have democratised the process so that many other Nigerians especially from the North who may have such qualities could have applied and made themselves available for the position of Nigeria's president? But no, he had his mind made up and it was either his way or the high-way for Nigerians to conform to; and a near-dead President Umaru Yar'Adua was the outcome?
But all the finger-pointing notwithstanding, could it be possible that Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo’s sudden about-turn is a manifestation of a contrite conscience, desperately crying out for forgiveness of sin; - his imposition of a sick Umaru Yar'Adua on Nigeria? Is someone with Olusegun Obasanjo antecedents capable of a genuine contrition or is he just trying to put up Umaru Yar'Adua as a sacrificial offal to atone for his sin of poisoning the Nigerian polity to the extent of its toxicity today? Is it possible that Obasanjo correctly read the mood of the country and is now trying to become a populist by jumping the fence, over to where majority of Nigerians are now clustered and clamouring for Jonathan Goodluck's acting presidency to be actualised? Admitted that some commentators have variously dismissed Obasanjo's seeming "mea culpa" as a mere cock and bull story, very deceitful, a belated after-thought of a confused mind; but Icheoku admonishes that truth sometimes can come from imbeciles and urge Nigerians to pay some attention to the present call by the deity of Otta? Let Nigerian trust but verify that the call is bona-fide patriotic; but never allow themselves to be suckered in again by a man who superintended sickly Umaru's emergence as an imposed president of Nigeria. An experience which is still rather "too fresh in Nigerians' minds to be twisted by the architect of the now manifesting programmed constitutional confusion" to serve his cause? While many others pontificated that Olusegun Obasanjo should have apologised to Nigerians for his unpatriotic and selfish decision to impose an ailing president Umaru Yar'Adua on the country, instead of daring God to punish him for what he knew, he deliberately did; Icheoku says, if only the days of biblical brimstones were still here with us today, maybe Nigerians would have since last Thursday, buried a crushed-to-death Olusegun Obasanjo, who deliberately invoked the wrath of God by swearing falsely?
Such an about-turn is more dramatic coming from an Obasanjo who in defense of Umaru's sick status before his imposition as president, once said, “I know all about Umaru’s ailment and it disappeared since 2001. It was a miracle. So those calling him a sick man are the ones who are sick. After all, only God can tell who will be sick or not. I wonder how somebody can open his mouth and say a human being created by God is a sick man. I am sure he has proved to those who say he cannot stand stress that all that is not true.” This lead one bemused commentator to say that "Obasanjo’s present position is not only economical with the truth and fact, but that he has also decapitated the truth," since he was fully aware of Umaru's sickly status before he went ahead and made him president anyway; only to now turn tail and deny any knowledge of his sickness? Another called Obasanjo's denial and present adumbration about the health of Umaru Yar'Adua "a lie from the pit of hell?" One other said that former President Obasanjo was "only trying to advertise his legendary hypocrisy and deception by the great attempt to distance himself from the imposition on Nigeria, of President Umaru Yar’Adua". Another described the latest antics as "Obasanjo's superhuman ability to be mischievous"? Icheoku says, whatever your position, one thing certain is that both Obasanjo and Yar'Adua have a case to answer in the present political logjam in the Nigeria. They are both collaborators who together conspired and stole Nigeria's presidency and are jointly and severally responsible for the stalemate of today's Nigeria without a leader?
But as some people have said, will Nigeria be really caught up in a web of dilemma of "throwing out a bad government for a worse one", with a Jonathan Goodluck's presidency or acting presidency? Would a Jonathan's presidency be worse than Yar'Adua's or would Jonathan take direct orders and dictation from Obasanjo which Yar'Adua refused or did not? What makes anyone think or believe that Jonathan would not walk away from Obasanjo the moment his acting president status is rectified or confirmed, afterall Yar'Adua just did that? Is Yar'Adua ready to return back to Aso Rock, even on a life-support and move against his mentor Obasanjo in reiteration, by prodding the EFCC to bundle him into prison, afterall there are a lot of ground to so do, especially the $16billion dollars phoney power/energy contract? It has also been a long expected action which would have enjoyed a groundswell of approval if done earlier; but if Yar'Adua does that now, how will it be interpreted by the watching Nigerian public but a possible payback for Obasanjo's call that he step aside? These are some of the questions needing answers in today's Nigeria in limbo.
However the present saga concludes, one thing is certain, that the days of President Umaru Yar'Adua at Aso Rock is coming to a certain head, now that his installer and mentor has publicly called for his head on a platter. A call that only added momentum to the previous activities in that direction including the G-56 that were chastised for initially leading the charge against Umaru and asking for his resignation or transfer of power. Then several months later, followed the G-43 led by Pius Ayim, after several civil society groups have protested and called on Umaru Yar'Adua to show understanding of some sort and resign his office. Now that the mother of all such calls, from the medicine-man of Otta, Matthew Okikilakan Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo, has issued that Umaru should show some honor and throw in the presidency towel what else is left of Yar'Adua's presidential foundations? A weighty call indeed, being from the former president and current chairman PDP board of trustees and the man who single-handedly installed Umaru Yar'Adua in Aso Rock! Whether Umaru Yar'Adua will correctly read the hand-writing on the wall, particularly the call by his Godfather and resign, Icheoku says, the final days of January and early February will be very determinative as to what becomes of the political stalemate in Nigeria. It is most likely the period during which the constitutional stagnation of Nigeria will final thaw for a Jonathan's acting presidency to emerge or Umaru's final return back to Aso Rock, even if aided by some life support machine? Nature abhors a vacuum and that created by over 62 days of Umaru Yar'Adua's AWOL will be soon be filled. All things said and done, one derivative lesson out of this very bad situation is that it sounds an alarm bell/wake-up call for all the so-called political Godfathers of Nigeria to give way to make way for a real democracy to take root in Nigeria. They should all back off from their meddlings in who gets into what positions, and allow the political process to evolve smoothly and somehow throw up a real leader, one who is the most qualified, capable and competent person to preside over the affairs in Nigeria. Until then, such tragedies as a sick President Umaru Yar'Adua's imposed on Nigeria, will remain a recurring decimal in Nigeria's political life, Greek-gifts which nobody wants.

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Yar’Adua: North moves against Obasanjo

But this latest move is being spearheaded by another member of the party’s BoT, and Chairman, Yar’Adua/Jonathan 36 states and FCT 2007 Campaign Coordinators, Senator Walid Jibrin.

Already, he said plans have been concluded for him to move a motion for the dissolution of the BoT, so as to give way for a fresh election, even as he insisted that for making such a “reckless” statement about President Yar’Adua, Obasanjo does not deserve to remain the chairman of the BoT for a day longer from the day he made the comment.
In a statement in Kaduna, a copy of which was made available to Daily Sun omn on Tuesday , Senator Walid Jibrin said “Obasanjo does not at all deserve to continue as chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) after his shameful and deceitful remarks on President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

“Instead of Obasanjo following the path of honour and morality, he went astray, recommending for the resignation of Umaru Yar’Adua by shamelessly opening his mouth wide in the market, a behaviour which may be equated to that of Area Boys.
“Choosing to talk at this crucial time and at the heat of the polity, especially when naked demonstrations against Yar’Adua are going on, he (Obasanjo) is therefore encouraging and giving support to the demonstrators, thus adding more fuel into the fire.

“Any responsible person will not behave the way Obasanjo did. His call on Umaru to take the course of morality by honourably resigning, that kind of statement qualifies Obasanjo’s immoral behaviour as a person who does not respect human dignity.
“Going by the last PDP convention, Obasanjo is illegally occupying the position of Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) when a new election should have been held in conformity with the decision of the convention. As a member of the PDP BoT, I will soon move a motion for the dissolution of the BoT to give room for fresh election so that a more responsible person is elected.

“As a former President of Nigeria and as chairman of the highest advisory body of PDP, Obasanjo has many avenues to address this issue of ill-health of Mr. President, such as the BoT, National Working Committee, PDP NEC, and the National Council of State which he is a member. If Obasanjo had brought this matter to the Board of Trustees meeting and decided to talk the way he did, we would have certainly carpeted him down.
“In an attempt to get cheap popularity he distorted history by trying to involve Ahmadu Ali, and to include him as a sick person who also collapsed during the Presidential electioneering, a statement which Ahmadu Ali has rightly corrected.

“As a person close to Ahmadu Ali, I want to testify that Ahmadu Ali was strong, very healthy throughout the campaigns and never at anytime collapsed.
“Where is Obasanjo’s path of honour and morality when he struggled for the third term and woefully failed?
“Where is the path of honour and morality when he went globe trotting making him the most widely traveled president in the world, disallowing his Vice to act? Where is the path of honour and morality when he frustrated former vice president Atiku Abubakar and left him without any function? Where was the path of honour and morality when he took over the powers of the PDP, NWC and even NEC of the party?
“Where is the path of honour and morality when he was seriously involved in PDP state primaries by removing and placing his own candidates at will, in a manner that disorganized our party during his presidency? Where is the path of honour and morality when he maneuvered to be the BoT chairman by enforcing a change in our party’s constitution?
“At this crucial moment of our history what we should concentrate on is special prayers for Yar’Adua and then try to have a critical look at our constitution in order to correct the grey areas and allow the National Assembly to perform its functions which I am sure they are capable of handling as against the crude and barbaric approach of the former President,” the Sarki Fulani of Nasarawa State, said