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|Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Montracine: 6:00am On Sep 17|
Engr. Yabagi Sani, National Chairman of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in this interview with
JOY ANIGBOGU, spoke on the role of youths in national development, recent activities of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and other issues. Excerpts:
Recently you held a maiden national youth summit. What did you plan to achieve?
We believe that for youths to bounce back to reckoning, they need the backings and support of governments. They have to be educated, employed and empowered socially, politically and financially.
Unfortunately the leadership cadre in Nigeria is filled with aged politicians who think nation building is their exclusive preserve and as such youth should not be given a chance. Perhaps, their stand explains why though youths are said to be leaders of tomorrow, that future never comes.
The national youth summit is another testimony to the pride of place ADP has for young men and women as well as persons living with disability who by the ADP compulsory and constitutional provisions, must occupy 25 percent of Party Executive and all other elective and appointive positions from the National, State, Local Government down to the unit level.
Hence our decision to hold this Youth Summit, the first of its kind in the history of our Party, with the theme: “Building Bridges Amongst Youth Across Continents” and the reason we have invited one of the youngest members of the British Conservative Party with a rising profile from the United Kingdom, “Mr. Jaymey Mclvor” as our Guest Speaker.
How can you describe the recent activities of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) abroad, attack of Ekweremadu in Germany and their attempt to meet with Mr. President in Japan?
The IPOB activity can be viewed from both political and economical angles. When people start thinking that they are not part and parcel of what should belong to them, there is problem. If the unemployment level is not as high as it is I don’t think people would want to leave the country, because they have seen that nothing is happening that would give them confidence, that is why what happened in Japan took place in the first place. I think that the political aspect of it is what the president should be able to solve but also my message to the South East is that if they want to have leadership of the country, they should exhibit discipline and maturity. Today we are talking about power shift and the South-East says power should return to them. It is a political issue that the South-East at this time should understand that what happened in Japan gave them a bad name. Would Mr. President hand over power to his enemies if he has to make that choice? The reality is that Nigeria as we have today would go beyond where we are when power at national level ceases to be an issue based on merit.
What is your view about the opinion in some quarters that Mr. President is treating Fulani herders with kid’s gloves?
Being a former head of State, I cannot see any reason why he cannot take effective measures to handle the issue of Fulani herdsmen, banditry, kidnapping and what have you. If the president cannot take care of the security and welfare of the people, what is the use of the government if it cannot tackle the issue of security and welfare of the people? Whatever it is that is standing between the president and these issues. I think that by now he should have been able to jettison those things.
Do you believe in power shift in the country?
As a political party, we are for all-inclusiveness. We believe in justice and fair play. We allow democracy to have its way because when you allow democracy to have its way then you can begin to talk about good governance. The reality we have today in terms of deciding who gets what, I think the South-East people should do better if they begin to act with maturity and sense of responsibility. What is four years in the life of a nation? If in four years’ time you are going to have the opportunity to rule the country, wait until it comes to you, then do what you like with it. When you start to act not only in the country but outside the country, giving the country a bad name, the consequences may be huge when you need the support of other regions. People would begin to ask if they share the sentiments of one Nigeria. I know that in Nigeria if care is not taken, because the impression that the South-East may likely want to consider seceding, Yoruba may take the next presidency, in spite of the fact that they have just finished. If you see that the South-East cannot be controlled with what IPOB is doing, then why do you want to give power to those who cannot control their erring members?
What if the South-East region refutes the allegation that IPOB represents it?
A question was asked as to why President failed to control the Fulani herdsmen because they believe that Buhari is a Fulani man and should be able to take care of them. Similarly people can start inferring that South-East should be able to take care of IPOB. Just as you can say that Buhari has failed because you think that he possesses other avenues he can explore aside being the president to solve this problem. We can also say that for reasons best known to the South-East people, they are treating IPOB with kids gloves. We saw the case of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), former President Olusegun Obasanjo ordered they be shot at sight, but we saw some governors of the South-West using them, till today. It will do the South-East good to tackle the issue of IPOB, just like Buhari should call Fulani herdsmen to order.
El-Rufai has said that the North will not handover power in 2023. What is your view?
He was probably speaking for All Progressives Congress (APC) not ADP.
What do you think about the speculation in some quarters that Buhari is planning to handover to Tinubu?
It is not exclusive right of APC to present the next president. Nigerians should decide who would emerge and not APC. The APC would bring its candidate and others too would bring theirs and Nigeria would decide who the next president would be. Awakening the consciousness of the people and making sure that the electoral laws are amended to give level playing ground, ensuring that power is held accountable. Nigerians should speak out. The important thing is that the press must be alive to the need to change the scenario. It should be in the vanguard. Systems that are more entrenched than Nigeria did it. We had Obama as president of United Sates of America. We also have Trump, which is more revolutionary. It means that change is possible.
Don’t you think that it was unfair for the president to have asked the Governors of Taraba and Benue States to answer questions to the killings in Taraba, when we know that governors are not in control of the military and police?
They are the security chiefs in their States. Administratively, the commissioner of police is under the governor but functionally he is under the Inspector General of Police (IGP) which means that they are supposed to explore the administrative relationship between the commissioner of police and the governors to ensure that some of those things happening are checked. The commissioner of police and other agencies in that State sit in a security meeting every week. If the President asked the governors to account, he was right because the governors are heads of the security meetings that they hold in their States.
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by ContentedK: 6:04am On Sep 17|
First it’s indeginous people and not independent people.. face the herdsmen and Boko Haram ravaging your poverty stricken region and keep your madness to yourself.. Biafra is sure going..
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by MelesZenawi: 6:24am On Sep 17|
I just heard it all...
The people really have serious problem.
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Nwodosis(m): 6:28am On Sep 17|
IPOB are not after power rotations or shifts , they are after their freedom to leave Nigeria! People should stop twisting their agenda.
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by eTECTIV: 6:34am On Sep 17|
But d governors in ur region can issue amnesty and negotiate with bandits/herdsmen/BokoHaram while offering dem juicy incentives abi? Abeg which gloves b dat?
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Nwodosis(m): 6:40am On Sep 17|
eTECTIV:The Eastern Governors,/leaders tried the same format with the IPOB leaders but they were turned down. IPOB made it clear that they went freedom by exiting from Nigeria and can't trade it off! Mind you, Bokoharam, Fulani herdsmen and Bandits are either identical triplets or three in one person and we are yet to know what they really want unlike the IPOB.
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by MikeBetty(m): 7:01am On Sep 17|
Mumu Sani, Will You First Remove The Log Of Wood In Your Eye Before Advicing Someone To Remove The Spec In His Eye? We Have Seen How Northern Leaders Handled Bokoharam, Herdsmen, Armed Bandits, Amajiris And Boldly Telling Us That Herdsmen Across Africa Will Enjoy Tax Payers Money In Nigeria.
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by goodnessme1(f): 7:03am On Sep 17|
Mad people everywhere.
How many times have yoruba muslim and hausafulanis muslims condem boko haram?
Even with boko haram killing north took power from GEJ.
God bless ipob.
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by ZombieTAMER: 7:35am On Sep 17|
APc will hand over power to the South west in 2023....... El rufai
So for all those Yoruba Muslims chanting sai barber all because of Tinubu 2023...this is for you
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by elotajohn1(m): 7:56am On Sep 17|
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by StRichard(m): 7:56am On Sep 17|
And northern looters/leaders treating bandits with superman glove.
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Jordan97: 7:56am On Sep 17|
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by modelmike7(m): 7:57am On Sep 17|
na dem wahala be dat
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by modelmike7(m): 7:58am On Sep 17|
Nwodosis:6 years of jonathan would have been the best person to give you ur ipob. but nnamdi kanu was busy collectin money and using all ur heads to play ping pong during all the looting years.
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by salbis(m): 7:58am On Sep 17|
And the northern elders are using kid glove approach for boko haram terrorists.
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Rapuru14: 7:58am On Sep 17|
Biafra My Home
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by DeBiafran: 7:59am On Sep 17|
M U M U
Long live IPOB
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Opinedecandid(m): 7:59am On Sep 17|
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by BlessedNuel(m): 7:59am On Sep 17|
Ok...We just take one eye dey watch una..
make I no talk wetin dey my mind first.
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Royalfurnitures: 8:01am On Sep 17|
And northern leaders are treating Boko Haram and killer herdsmen with what? Has IPOB fired a shot or killed one person like herdsmen and boko haram?
What do you expect them to do since the FG hurriedly declared them terrorists and they are now hiding?
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by KEVIND: 8:01am On Sep 17|
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by munex007(m): 8:01am On Sep 17|
The Igbo's are acephalous and Dominating in Nature this scares the North so much..
Give them 0 Naira as capital and in 10 years they will dominate the market.
Very fearless beings.. I love em
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by FuckDaMods: 8:02am On Sep 17|
Rubbish, Buhari hasn't tackled fulani herdsmen one bit, infact he wants to use Nigeria money to build ruga for them instead.
Now it's the igbo turn to rule these parasite northerners are preaching power at national level should cease to be an issue based on merit, like as if they would care about such if it were their turn.
Back to the topic, igbos are not anyhow pple you can just use force against. Once you try force you make everything worse, igbos want that force so that their movement can be achieved quickly.
Meanwhile, i couldn't read all that bullshit. These northerners and their asslickers should just mind their fuckin business.
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Earthquake1: 8:02am On Sep 17|
Why do this people have problems with Biafra
What concerns them?
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by EVILFOREST: 8:03am On Sep 17|
Earthquake1:I just tire
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Wickedfacts: 8:04am On Sep 17|
Here to read insults that Igbos would heap on this man.
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by isram: 8:04am On Sep 17|
I don't support IPOB But are they the number one problem of Nigeria?
How are you fools treating boko haram and fulani killers?
Mad man talking
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Deepfeel(m): 8:05am On Sep 17|
This man has no single wisdom
|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by Earthquake1: 8:05am On Sep 17|
These people are so afraid of Biafra that they'll rather allow Fulani herdsmen and bandits to finish them
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|Re: Yabagi Sani: South-East Leaders Treating IPOB Issue With Kid Gloves by salbis(m): 8:05am On Sep 17|
One Sani we know, any other Sani na counterfeit. Dis counterfeit SANI wan be popular!
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