THE 14 IRREFUTABLE UNWRITTEN LAWS OF STRATEGIC POLITICAL CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA: PREVIEW: FRAUD FILES OF CORRUPTION ATIKU VS BUHARI
“This case history demonstrates how, over an eight-year period from 2000 to 2008, Ms. Douglas and Mr. Abubakar were able to bring over $40 million in suspect funds into the United States, primarily through wire transfers sent by offshore corporations. Over this time period, Ms. Douglas opened over 30 accounts at U.S. banks, most of which were unaware of her PEP status”
Carl Levin, Chairman Tom Coburn, Ranking Minority Member
(United States Senate PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs)
KEEPING FOREIGN CORRUPTION OUT OF THE UNITED STATES:
FEBRUARY 4, 2010 HEARING
( https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/ …..to access click the link then type Atiku Abubakar)
ATIKU THE MANCHESTER UNITED FINANCIAL VALUE OF NIGERIAN POLITICS!
The venue was a stadium; the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, in the garden city of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state (South South) Nigeria, the event would last two days; October 6, 2018 (a Saturday) to October 7 (a Sunday).
It was the PDP primaries, Atiku Abubakar’s last chance, for which he would put a financial value to his ambition. He showed up in “transfer market”, with the net worth clout of Manchester United, to purchase the most valued “striker”; the Nigerian presidency. Gombe United’s Dankwambo’s with his brilliant endorsement (as you shall soon read) found himself pitched against Manchester United, in transfer market for the same player…..Man U’s pound sterling versus the rest of them! The difference between men and boys was about to be made, in very clear terms!
According to the “15th annual list of the World’s Most Valuable Soccer Teams.” released by Forbes on June 12, 2018: “Manchester United is the world’s most valuable soccer team, worth $4.12 billion,” “https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2018/06/12/forbes-releases-15th-annual-list-of-the-worlds-most-valuable-soccer-teams/amp/
Man U is not U man
By the time it was over, Atiku’s 1,532 votes compared to Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo’s 111 votes, made the clear point, that when Man U is “spending” on the 16th of February 2019 presidential “FA cup” striker, called the presidency, Gombe United’s only business there was to be a ball boy!
Atiku Abubakar made a firm and definite point, to the effect that there is a difference between Man U and U man! Man U is a statement of class, and U man? A statement of the crowd…. The faceless individual stranded at the ever crowded Oshodi bus stop on a wet evening at 8:00 pm!
As for the other teams, that didn’t get the only spot in the EUFA Champions League, they were compensated with automatic tickets to the “European Cup.”
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to give return tickets to three of the losers from Sunday’s presidential primary. They are: Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso.” https://www.google.com.ng/amp/dailypost.ng/2018/10/07/pdp-gives-return-tickets-saraki-tambuwal-kwankwaso-presidential-primaries/amp/
While Atiku left in Bentley’s 2019 Continental GT ” (figurative usage not the actual event) with the converted price, Bukola Saraki of Kwara United F.C, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto United (a second decision team in the Nigerian league) and Rabiu Kwankwanso’s Kano Pillars F.C., all drove to their reserved spaces in “European Cup” in their first grade used SUVs from Europe…….Dankwambo’s was stranded with his reputation!
Gombe United is a football club in Nigeria, the state Dankwambo governs. The net worth of the club is not up to a million in dollars. Just as it does not and cannot exist when, where, how and why Manchester United is buying players Dankwambo couldn’t compete where Atiku was spending!
“A group, North East Forum for Better Nigeria, has stated that Gombe State governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo is the best candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) …..’Dankwambo’s triple disposition of transparency, accountability and sustainability, coupled with his zeal and commitment to implement far-reaching policies and programmes will definitely take Nigeria to the promised land,'” https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/dankwambo-best-pdp-candidate-to-beat-buhari-group-says.html
THE 16 FEBRUARY 2019 PRESIDENTIAL BATTLE:
The 2019 presidential elections is between the greedy lust for power, by two power hungary men. The volumes, value and currency of money that would be deployed by both, will most likely be unprecedented in Nigeria’s history, probably leaving the country financially worse off than before the elections. Like Buhari his rival, Atiku will deploy the 13 irrefutable unwritten laws of strategic political corruption in Nigeria. The 14 laws would be mutually deployed by both Atiku and his PDP and by Buhari’s APC. Buhari’s APC by the power of incumbency would seek to seek victory, by consolidating its reputation of out rigging the riggers by deploying their successful voter buy out trials carried out in Ekiti and the successful trials of election robbery in Osun and the council polls in Plateau! PDP would be expected to respond by making available to Atiku, 16 years of loot added to Babangida’s 8 years of corruption, the ring is set!
WHEN THOSE IN GLASS HOUSES TROW STONES……..TINUBU AND BUHARI.
From the evidence from the United States, Atiku is clearly corrupt, but what about Tinubu’s Alpha Beta, by the evidence Mr. Dapo Apara, the former CEO, who petitioned EFCC?
“In the petition, sent on his behalf by Adetunji Adegboyega ESG, his solicitors, Apara said: “Over the years the company is being protected and shielded by some powerful politicians and people in the society which made them to always boast of being untouchable, but our client, feeling the need not to keep quiet again and strengthened by his belief in the fact that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is keen on fighting corruption, which has been the bane of our country, is of the firm belief that it’s time to expose and open the can of worms called ALPHABETA CONSULTING” http://saharareporters.com/2018/09/07/breaking-tinubu’s-alpha-beta-accused-n100bn-‘money-laundering-tax-evasion-fraud’
WHAT ABOUT “SAINT” BUHARI Himself?
By the evidence of the senior respected investigative journalist, Ray Ekpu whose exposé of the damming 25 billion Naira fraud, during Buhari’s PTF tenure is shocking!
Ephraim Adiele, reported for the online medium, thetrentonline.com , the following:
“Also of note is the fact that Afri-Project Consortium was headed by a late brother-in-law to Buhari, Salihijo Ahmad, who according to the Spokesperson of the PDP Presidential campaign organisation, Femi Olukayode was said to have died “under mysterious circumstances.” Olukayode also claimed that only Ahmad could have been in the best position to have exposed the massive fraud at PTF under Buhari’s tenure.” https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/www.thetrentonline.com/busted-new-inec-chairperson-used-to-work-for-buharis-ptf-consultants-owned-by-his-in-law-details/amp/
Buhari’s man Friday, the late Salihijo Ahmad’s APC; Afri-Project Consortium (APC) was the undertaker of the lost billions, for all Buhari’s noise on corruption, Ahmad was never named nor listed by “saint” Buhari as corrupt, nor was he included on his recent list of those restricted from traveling outside Nigeria even in death, after all the late Judge of Enugu state, who passed on in June, Justice Umezulike and the late past governor of Nasarawa state, made the list in death. For this president, nepotism is not restricted to the living, it is extended to the dead! The posthumous exclusion of Buhari’s blood; Salihijo Ahmad, is the firm and enduring evidence!
…..was Salihijo Ahmad taken out Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi style, and buried with the evidence that could have rubbished Buhari’s carefully crafted Public relations media reputation?
“Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, went missing more than a week ago after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.” https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/jamal-khashoggi-latest-missing-journalist-apple-watch-recording-murdered-torture-turkey-embassy-a8582351.html%3famp
Another mutual blood relation of Buhari and a colleague of the Salihijo Ahmad from APC’s fraud days of PTF was Amina Zakari (a beneficiary of Buhari’s trademark nepotism) who was until recently, was the sectional boss of the sensitive electoral operations and logistics unit of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Ephraim Adiele, in the same online article in thetrentonline.com , provided this additional information:
“The Trent has revealed that Zakari has had some previous dealings with President Buhari having served as a Senior Consultant/Chief Pharmacist for Afri-Project Consortium, the company in charge of all contracts issued by the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), then headed by Buhari during the regime of late military dictator, General Sani Abacha.”https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/www.thetrentonline.com/busted-new-inec-chairperson-used-to-work-for-buharis-ptf-consultants-owned-by-his-in-law-details/amp/
On his part, the outspoken political gadfly and social critic, Junaid Mohammed, who was interviewed on July 23, 2016 by, John Alechenu, of the Punch, provided, this insight to Amina Zakari:
“…. this is shamelessly the worst form of nepotism in the history of government in Nigeria. In fact, in the history of Africa, let me make bold to assert that I have never seen any level of nepotism that has equalled or surpassed this in my entire life – I am now in my 67th year. Another thing I also want you to know is that, Amina Zakari, who was and still a national commissioner in the Independent National Electoral Commission representing the entire seven states in the North-West. It is being claimed that Buhari knows nothing about her appointment (before he became President), it is a lie. When President Goodluck Jonathan was re-organising the INEC and he was bringing in Prof. Attahiru Jega, he reached out to Buhari and asked Buhari to nominate somebody from the North-West so that that person would be a national commissioner. Of all the people in the North-West, Buhari decided to nominate his own niece, the daughter of his elder sister- Amina Zakari. She has been there; when Jega left, Buhari was determined to make her chairman, it was because of the massive backlash that he dropped the idea like hot potatoes.” https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/punchng.com/nepotism-buharis-govt-worst-nigerias-history-junaid-mohammed/amp/
With the background of compromised elections in Ekiti and Osun under Amina Zakari, as head of the electoral operations and logistics of INEC, with her previous “match fixing” dossier from APC to APC, a number of probing and disturbing questions arise when one considers our elections as billion naira fraudulent projects.
Buhari for all his anti corruption fighting “fame”, had contested for the presidency four times; 2003, 2007, 2011 and finally 2015. For all these high financial demanding efforts, Buhari has refused to disclose the source of funds, but it is a financial fact that these attempts could have been covertly paid for by the 25 billion Naira APC-PTF fraud, whose large looming shadow has the capacity of getting Buhari’s sun of integrity to “set at noon” as the eclipse of the sun. Two definite questions arise:
How did Buhari Fund those expensive campaigns in the light of the 25 billion fraud in an environment of electoral fraud?
What exactly is Amina Zakari, doing in INEC, considering her links with and to Salihijo Ahmad, Buhari’s APC hatch man in APC then?
….those who live in glass houses have for a long time, been throwing stones!
ATIKU CONVICT OF CORRUPTION OR NOT?
Atiku my have what it takes to uproot Buhari from power, but there is no evidence of demonstrated capacity in him, to move Nigeria in the direction of real development, not with his most probing of buts; his alleged corruption profile. Sahara Reporters, on May 18, 2010, reported the following: “According to the document, which was submitted to *President Umaru Yar’Adua in May last year by Mr. Okiro, Obasanjo shared the sum of $74 million USD between 2000 and 2001 with his Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, as well as Funsho Kupolokun and Gaius Obaseki, who were successive heads of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation during the government’s early years.” http://saharareporters.com/2010/05/18/obasanjo-shared-74million-halliburton-bribe-okiro-panel-says-•-obj-also-pocketed-another
Ifreke Inyang, reported in the Daily post; the following:
“APC said Atiku is wanted in the United States for fraud, claiming Obasanjo was scheming to have the alleged charges dropped, in order to clear the path for Atiku’s entry into that country.The former Vice-President has not been able to enter the US since at least 2007, when he completed his two-term as vice-president, serving under Obasanjo the entire eight years.”https://www.google.com.ng/amp/dailypost.ng/2018/10/13/obasanjo-fires-back-apc-atiku-allegations/amp/
By the evidence of Bayo Akinloye, in a November 20, 2016 report in the Punch, titled: “We don’t have criminal case against Atiku – US”, it should be noted that Atiku has no criminal case in the United States. He provided the following details:
“In an email to our correspondent on Friday, a spokesperson for the US DOJ, Peter Carr said, “Thank you for reaching out to us. I have checked the public court records, and they do not show cases filed against a defendant named Atiku Abubakar.”https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/punchng.com/dont-criminal-case-atiku-us/amp/
COVERT AND OVERT CORRUPTION
While it is to the democratic credit of Jonathan to have asked Buhari (the opposition at the time) to nominate a candidate, for the purpose of balance, it was most unsavory of Buhari to nominate his relation, particularly a woman from the hidden part of his dark past.
Buhari’s corruption is covert or covered corruption, in which he has tried to use the APC broom, by deception to cover his foot prints. Atiku’s corrupt profile, on the other hand is overt, open and is far bigger than the concealing capacity of PDP’s umbrella, that can’t shield it from our eyes.
While Atiku is the overt example whose deft moves are well documented in the U S, Buhari is the covert, sly, subtle, stealthy serpent, the cobra, that laid an egg in PTF using APC whose destructive capacity, then was worth 25 billion, has laid another egg in INEC for APC again, called Amina Zakari.
“Cobras reproduce by laying eggs. Females typically lay 20 to 40 eggs at a time, which incubate between 60 and 80 days” https://www.livescience.com/43520-cobra-facts.html
With 2019 elections in view, how many eggs have been laid and hatched besides Amina, Baru, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, Rufai Abubakar, Yusuf Bichi and Abdulrasheed Maina the egg that did not hatch? If Cobras lay that number of eggs, where are the rest and who are they?
The king cobra is currently on the loose.
Atiku’s corruption involves direct funds, Buhari’s is hidden; from PTF to the oil giant NNPC, to nepotism. Both men need all the funds they can get to out run each other and corruption is their mutual bank, from where Atiku draws overtly and Buhari covertly!
The good book, the bible put it beautifully this way:
“Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.”1 Timothy 5:24 KJV.
An opinion piece by Amaso Jack. Jack is a political strategist and analyst, he lectures at Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos State.
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and not of Concise News.