"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.


"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.


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.



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.



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.


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.


"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?


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.



"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 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.



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.


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.



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 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.


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.


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.


"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."



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.



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.



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.


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.


“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.


"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



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.



"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 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.



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.


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.


"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.


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.

"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


“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


"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)


“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.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Icheoku asks, did the evil-genius Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida lie when he recently advocated for the abolition of "federal character" and "quota-system", which he described as stale and no longer fashionable in today's Nigeria's socio-economic and political system? According to IBB, such retrogressive policies are things whose time has since long gone and Nigeria should rather progressively move into a meritocracy-based scheme, so that it can completely heal and integrate fully? Icheoku asks, in view of the current tribal gang-up of the north led by Babangida against President Jonathan's perceived interest in 2011 election, and his effort at corralling northern folks into insisting that the presidency be given back to the north in 2011, was IBB just pandering to a certain political dictate or simply talking with his usually bifurcated tongue in cheek when he called for the abolition mentioned above?
Babangida earlier said, no more quota system, yet he now wants a "zoning quota system" to be maintained with regards to who gets the presidency in 2011? Icheoku asks, is it the Maradona syndrome at its best that is once again being displayed here by the evil-genius? How can a man who just recently decried "federal character/quota system" now make a complete 180 degrees full about-turn to embrace and champion federal character/quota through zoning system? It simply does not make sense, except one is a student of the Babangida school of abracadabra thought-process and equivocation? This issue has become imperative in view of Babangida's present stance that the intra-party 'zonal arrangement' of the PDP whereby they allegedly agreed that power should rotate between north and south must be respected. For Babangida, it does not matter whether or not there is a well qualified northern candidate to fill in the position; neither does it concern him that the present incumbent may be a better and more superior candidate than whatever the northern flocks might bring forth as their representative, including Babangida himself?
Icheoku asks, what then is "quota system" or "federal character" that Babangida was advocating its demise, if he is now insisting that power must be 'zoned' to the north, just because it is their turn to rule; instead of allowing the best and the brightest available Nigerian to lead the country? Babangida's present argument that the "zoning arrangement" of the PDP must be respected “because Nigeria is in a peculiar situation that makes zoning inevitable,” flies in the face of his earlier argument and position that such practices hold back the country's march to greatness and has impeded the nation’s progress since its independence. Courageous and statesmanlike one would say of his earlier stand, but now the toothy fairy army man seem to have drank a laced cool-aid and is singing a different tune? Otherwise how does one explain such equivocation by a supposed statesman, or is someone once again pointing a revolver on his head and forcing him to read a prepared statement as he alleged happened when he wickedly annulled June 12th MKO Abiola election?
Nigerians, please do not be swindled by Babangida into giving him the benefit of the doubt with a presidential mandate, as he has not come out fully to explain what is driving his mad ambition for another foray into power; but is instead keeping it very close to his chest. Were Icheoku to second-guess his principal reason, it is to avenge the north's perceived shortchanging by Olusegun Obasanjo; and take it from Icheoku to the bank, should the impossible happen and Babangida gets into Aso Rock, his first order of business will be to arrest Obasanjo and prosecute him for daring the north? This Islamic fanatic, who surreptitiously smuggled Nigeria into OIC without proper consultation or consensus from the multi-religious populace, feels that Nigeria is becoming too secular and that Obasanjo dealt the Islamic Sharia North, a wrong hand and cannot wait to play their Saladin. Just recently he ignored the old wise warning that he who lives in a glass house should not throw stones when he called for the investigation of all the plane crashes that occurred in Nigeria under the watch of Olusegun Obasanjo; and they were many including the one that killed poet JP Clark and hundreds others, some military top guns in Manbilla Plateau, the Sultan of Sokoto and over hundred of Fulani/Hausa top-heavies including a Federal Senator and the two that crashed in Port-Harcourt etc?
Icheoku have nothing against any such investigation to unravel some suspected strange occurrences geared towards preventing any future repeat of what happened; but we have issue with Babangida instigating it. A sponsor and perpetrator of state-terrorism, a black kettle calling a pot black should not be allowed to suddenly become holier than thou. Were it another source that is championing the investigation, no problem; but IBB, just forget it. Otherwise the probe should start with him from the Ejigbo staged-plane crash that wiped out 139 young army officers including a friend Major Mbah, the parcel bomb that killed Dele Giwa, Mamman Vasta state murder using a phantom coup, June 12th election annulment, $12 billion missing Iraq-war oil money or better still, the source of his stupendous wealth, Zango Kataf massacre, Kano riot, SAP and the list goes on. Icheoku says, as between Babangida and Obasanjo, the only difference between them is in nomenclature of six and half dozen; both men are evil and should have been put away for good a long time ago, were Nigeria a lawful and law-abiding country? Both men suffered Nigeria without let and had joy doing it, being the monsters there are, who derive joy and happiness, seeing others pine away in sorrow, going through hell on earth. That some Nigerians are even entertaining the idea of a Babangida's possible come-back, with his antecedents and especially after the mad-bull in a China shop-syndrome exhibited by the other army man Obasanjo, is simply speaking scandalous and unfathomable. It smacks of an unconscionable group of people, political profiteers, pirates of the polity, buccaneers out to reap from the carcass of the beached whale and who are as always without any essence in them; and believe you me, Babangida himself will privately be wondering that too, after all that he visited on Nigerians during his regime of terror and corruption that some Nigerians still desire him?
In a piece Icheoku picked up while researching this article, one commentator quipped: "Does it occur to IBB that given his recent political machinations, it is apt to state that he can be named the most divisive element in Nigeria today? Does a person in IBB's status not know that in this day and age, and given the turn of events in Nigeria, the hitherto abused PDP's zoning arrangement which he now champions, and which he is seen plotting to exploit for his political ambitions is a sure avenue to hand over the future of 150 million people to an inept president? Does he not know that the so-called North/South divide in Nigeria's political lexicon is an amorphous contraption cooked up by politicians scheming to share political perquisites? Does IBB not know that on the surface, the zoning arrangement may project fairness to all, but deep down, it is a phenomenon that entrenches divisions between Nigeria's ethnic groups? Does he not know that the type of divide-and-rule politics he is seen to be orchestrating is an antithesis to how political leaders can be chosen in a democracy? It's no use advancing the deceptive argument that every country has its own sort of democracy as democracy is indivisible."
Icheoku adds, this is a truism since democracy is definite and not amendable to peculiar whimsical adaptations by countries including Babangida's Nigeria; being a government of the people by the people and for the people; any other thing short of this is definitely not democracy defined, period. Therefore any thing that in anyway truncates or attempts to truncate on the will of the people by whatever arrangement made or not made, agreed or not agreed, laid in stone or fluidly, is a misnomer; not a democracy hence is dispensable and disposable, including the so called gentleman's internal arrangement of the PDP. Given that the determinative factor is constitutionality, the question remains whether or not the so called PDP's arrangement conflicts with any known right guaranteed under the constitution? If yes, then to the extent it sort to deny a right vested by the constitution, it is void and voidable; hence President Jonathan is empowered by the constitution to ignore such illegality and proceed full steam with his presidential ambition in 2011 if he so desires. It is the trite law of the land that rights cannot be arbitrarily proscribed by any over-broad arrangements or agreements, especially those reached without the effected parties reasonable consent.
Icheoku reminds Babangida that zoning or rotation of the presidency is counter his earlier position that federal character quota system be done away with in Nigeria; being the same thing - just two sides of the same coin since both tend to undermine meritocracy while institutionalizing mediocrity. Debunking Babangida's theory of fallacy that zoning is imperative and needed “to keep the union stable in order to encourage and sustain developmental initiatives across board,” Icheoku said it is not so since the north was almost continuously in power for thirty-eight years of Nigeria's fifty years life and Nigeria did not go to hell in hand's basket or evaporate into the thin air? Babangida's northerner argument is so weak that it gives more impetus to President Jonathan's position that tribal and religious sentiments are usually a means to an end by some scheming individuals, and not necessarily an end to a means that is worthy and sustainable. But like the evil-genius he claims to be, when Babangida blew away Gideon Orkar and his compatriots he forgot Benue/Plateau is part of the north? When Babangida murdered Mamman Vasta and poured acid on his dead body, he forgot that the name sounds northern? When he visited mayhem on Zango Kattaf, he forgot that southern Kaduna is also part of the north? When he overthrew Shehu Shagari and Muhammadu Buhari, he forgot that both men are his compatriot Hausa-Fulani northerners? But now, low and behold, he is pushing a northern cohesive agenda and wants to ride the northern bandwagon into Aso Rock as their protector Saladin? Anyway, Nigerians have been put on notice by Babangida and they will be shamed if Babangida fools them twice. So, Nigerians decide today who shall be your president come 2011; but for Icheoku, we shall not have Babangida and will work tirelessly to stop his march back to power.
Icheoku asks Babangida, if federal character quota system is no longer fashionable within the Nigeria's socio-economic and political system.and deserves to be abolished, what then is the fashion in a 'zoning system' that should make Nigeria proudly wear it? Why is Babangida prevaricating, approbating and reprobating, and being all over the map on the same issue just like America's Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona who was once for so many things including immigration reform but now is no longer for anything; or his Democratic counterpart Senator John Kerry who said he was voted for war funding before he later voted against it? Has Babangida become so 'politicianized' that he now speaks politically - telling every side and every person who cares to listen, what they will like to hear? Has Babangida become gifted with the modern day equivalence of biblical 'speaking in tongues,' if you will prefer that analogy; that every listener hears the version of his thought that he wants to hear? But is it fair not to ask Babangida directly to really explain himself and his position, instead of all these varying interpretations or trying to figure out which side of the fence he really is on? Babangida, Icheoku asks, why the double speak, tongue in the cheek equivocations; they are as confusing as they are misleading and at best, useless. Babangida, Icheoku queries the rationality of your assertion that 'federal character has been defeated by circumstances and no longer useful', when you now want to reintroduce and revive the same previously chastised policy through the back-door, with the amorphous zoning system which you are the champion of?
Icheoku however agrees with the evil-one that there should be devolution of more powers and responsibilities to the states and local governments; and reconfiguration of the command structure of the police to allow states and local governments fashion out their respective internal security needs and man that through some form of state police with provisions shielding them from unnecessary abuse by overbearing chief executives).
Babangida's newly found passionate fervor with zoning system also runs counter his earlier position, which he conveyed at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, that Nigeria’s growth and democracy is being challenged because the nation still accords greater emphasis to the religion and tribe of its citizens in deciding who occupies public positions? Quoting the evil-genius, “For now, there is still too much emphasis on religion and ethnic origin and little respect for merit and competence in choosing who occupies public office in Nigeria.” Icheoku reminds Babangida, in case his brainwave is flashing counter-clockwise, that the presidency is a 'public office' position and is also amenable to his prescribed new rule of competence and merit, as being the guide and only determinative factor for who occupies it. Further, referring to Babangida's irrational position that 'zoning stabilizes democracy', Icheoku emphasis that contrary to that, Nigeria's true stability rather depends on real democracy where the best and brightest is thrown up through popular votes to lead the people who enthusiastically follows, and not his newly found gospel of warped theory of zoning, which fertilizes and fosters medicority? True democracy also provides that any qualified bona-fide citizen of a practicing country, with Nigeria being the test-tube case here, can run for any office; including President Goodluck Jonathan who is eminently qualified and can run for the presidency of Nigeria.
Babangida was also quoted as saying,
“Our country needs clear-headed, public-spirited leaders at every level to propel this country to a higher stage of development than is presently the case. If we have the right calibre of people at the helms of affairs, then it will be much easier to practice democracy in truth and indeed." To this Icheoku interjects that Babangida is not clear-headed nor public spirited; and is not the right caliber of individual who would allow democracy to thrive, having annulled June 12th, the freest and fairest democratic election ever held in Nigeria. Also if according to Babangida, religion is a personal affair with God/Allah, where each individual will personally answer for his own deeds before the Almighty, Icheoku asks, why then did he forcibly and surrepitiously smuggle 150 million Nigerians wholesale and lumpsum into the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC), without their input or consent; and without even calling for a referendum on the matter from the different ethinicities and religiousities of a secular Nigeria to determine their pulse? Does this devil maycare know that gaffees of this nature roil the people of Nigeria so badly that it hurts? Hopefully Babangida is since ready to answer for all the atrocities of murder, corruption, destruction, lies and deceits which were the hallmark and corner-stone of his armed and dangerous eight years military intervention in Nigeria.
In the final analysis, call it his signature forked tongue moments or tongue in cheek conceited and insincere gaffes, but one thing is certain, that this Machivelian army man wears his secrets very close to his heart and do not usually tell anyone what he is really thinking or what his real action or game plans is. But Nigeria will be better off without him as no one want to relive the nightmare that was his 8 years of hijack of power in Nigeria in the eighties. Babangida's hands are bloody, soiled with innocent blood of so many Nigerians including dele Giwa, Mamman Vasta, Gideon Orkar and his patriotic crew, Zango Katafans, June 12th mayhem victims and such other Nigerians that his direct order, acts, omission and suggestion sent to their early graves? Babangida's thoughts are evil that dreamt up the annullment; and his deeds are calamitous that ignored Justice Oputa duly constituted legal panel of reconcilition which shows that he does not want a peaceful one Nigeria where the rule of law is supreme? Icheoku asks Nigerians, so why gamble with the possibility that this leopard IBB has changed or will change its spots? It is not even worth trying as the old dog IBB cannot be taught any new trick? Even the prospect of his becoming imposed on Nigerians is already causing so much restlessness and hysteria among the polity; so Nigerians why do you want to overheat the polity with the IBB question? Therefore Nigerians must move on without the evil one, Ibrahim Badamosi Bbabangida. Reject Project IBB, say no to IBB 2011.
Icheoku wants to end this piece by urging Nigerians to put to an end such crass and mundane tribal and religious allegiances, that brings about a situation where the President of the country was forced to wash the country's dirty linen before the watching world's global audience? The ethnic and religious dimensions to everything in Nigeria including politics has gotten so ridiculously entrenched that Nigeria is now a laughing stock of the world and a poster-country for tribalism and religious intolerance. It is a shame that Nigeria has degenerated so much because of tribalism and religious affinities that it was described by its president in far away Canada in the following unflattering terms:- “We are a country where our leaders tend to play tribal sentiments, saying I am from the South-South; I am from North-west; I am North, I am South, I am a Muslim and I am a Christian. All these are for selfish motives to make people who probably cannot compete with others, use these sentiments to get what they ordinarily are incapable of getting.” Icheoku says, this is a classical definition of a mediocre country and coming from the horse's mouth, the president, carries a basketful of credibility. This is the single most damaging factor of the Nigeria state; wherein people are relegated to the back while mallams without ability are foist on the populace as their leaders. The result is the comatose state of affairs in Nigeria caused by various inpet leaderships with which it was cursed for a long time until just few months ago? It is a basic law of life that one cannot give that which he does not have; implicit in which is that Nigeria cannot benefit from a bankrupt leadership, hence its continued down-ward spiral; but seriously speaking, don't you often wonder, can a blind man lead a man with sight?
Icheoku agrees with President Jonathan that Nigeria is populated with ethnic bigots including himself, who ironically manifests this through his dressing; as he continually reminds Nigerians daily that he is an Ijaw man who happen to be president of Nigeria, and by default, Icheoku adds? President Jonathan has maintained a monolithic fashion sense since he became president of Nigeria and even as its vice president, with his screaming Ijaw-biased traditional resource control outfits? If President Jonathan sees himself as truly the president of one Nigeria and not an Ijaw-man first president, why then does he not periodically adorn other Nigerian tribal outfits such as Yoruba's agbada, Hausa's babaringa and Igbo's red cap with jompar or even a well cut Armani suit? Why does he always have to wear his signature Ijaw bowler hat resource-control outfit which makes him come off as 'the Ijaw man who happens to be president of Nigeria?' What would other tribes and sections of Nigeria feel like whenever they see their supposed president not identifying with their own culture periodically - ALIENATED! Anyway, Nigeria is what it is - a land where tribal loyalty comes first before any other thing else; and so President Jonathan was wrong in branding anyone tribal because every Nigeria is guilty as charged with tribal bigotry; otherwise show Icheoku who in Nigeria is not a tribal bigot in some sense? But Babangida must not be president! Say no to Babangida; reject Project IBB 2011.

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