Ribadu faults Jonathan, wants amnesty for Boko Haram

Date: 25-03-2013 6:49 am (9 years ago) | Author: Direct
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- at 25-03-2013 06:49 AM (9 years ago)
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A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has warned that the refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan to grant amnesty to terror group, Boko Haram, can plunge the country into another civil war.



Ribadu, who was the presidential candidate for the Action Congress of Nigeria in the 2011 presidential election, spoke on Liberty FM in Kaduna on Saturday.

He urged the President to grant amnesty to the violent Islamist sect for peace to return to the country, saying he (Jonathan) should not claim that the sect members were ghosts.
 
He argued that with the way things were happening in the country, if nothing was done, “Nigerians will lose Nigeria to a civil war.”
 
Advising Nigerians against voting for a leader they can not trust, he told Jonathan to “hearken to the voice of the people.”
 
Ribadu said, “Jonathan was wrong to have said he will not grant amnesty to Boko Haram; he should not fail to protect the people and when people call saying we are tired, we are down; even if it means to dialogue and have an solution to the whole process, he should opt for such.
 
“You cannot say they are faceless because faceless people do not do things like this. Faceless people cannot be responsible and daily you see them on Facebook. Faceless people cannot be in your custody; ghosts cannot be people that are in the community, people who at a point wanted to dialogue.”
 
The former EFCC chairman added that a war could be averted “if we come together forgetting about sentiments, about differences and working towards unity and saving the resources of this country because it is only through that that we will be able to achieve peace.”
 
Ribadu added that the presidential pardon granted former Bayelsa State Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and others showed that Jonathan was insensitive to the plight of the Nigerian masses.
According to him, it was worrisome for a government that knew nothing about the case to pardon the former governor who was convicted for looting public funds. He argued that the action was a big setback for the fight against corruption in the country.
 
He said, “The pardon granted Alamieyeseigha and Shettima Bulama by the President is a tragic development. A very unfair action against Nigerians because corruption is our biggest problem and any step taken against the direction of reversing it is a negative development in our own country.
 
“Our leaders are very insensitive to the ordinary people and very unfair to Nigeria. If you take selfish interest before the interest of the people, personally, as a person who did the work of fighting corruption, they were my own cases and they were extremely very important to me.
 
“They were the first set of convictions that we recorded and they were significant because they were the first set of cases of convictions in Nigeria since independence. We have never had a governor or a Chief Executive Officer of a bank being convicted for a crime.”
 
Meanwhile, a coalition of Northern civil society groups, led by Mallam Shehu Sani, also faulted the pardon granted Alamieyeseigha, saying it had made nonsense of the anti-corruption crusade of the Federal Government.
 
The coalition argued that the pardon granted the late Gen. Shehu Yar’Adua, former Chief of General Staff , Gen. Oladipo Diya and the late Gen.Abdulkareem Adisa was just to give creditability to the exercise.
 
It said, “What we know very well is that pardon for Alamieyeseigha is unpopular, and President Jonathan has demonstrated over the years to be rewarding corruption and aiding and abetting it.”

Posted: at 25-03-2013 06:49 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
- ajanni at 25-03-2013 08:47 AM (9 years ago)
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granting them amnesty is the only solution to the present situation, after all samething was done with the terrorist MEND
Posted: at 25-03-2013 08:47 AM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- winace at 25-03-2013 08:49 AM (9 years ago)
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Too bad its Jonathan dat take shit from all of u dat is in power. Try it wen baba was in power, he will reply u dat u will not want to say anythg again.
Posted: at 25-03-2013 08:49 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ajanni at 25-03-2013 08:52 AM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 25-03-2013 08:52 AM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- CammyWhite at 25-03-2013 09:08 AM (9 years ago)
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There should never be an amnesty for a group as contemptible and vile as Boko Haram as they see themselves outside the law and society and free to murder and oppress; why give them anything? MEND should never have been given concessions. Weakness only encourages terror.
Posted: at 25-03-2013 09:08 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 25-03-2013 09:17 AM (9 years ago)
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i  c
Posted: at 25-03-2013 09:17 AM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Nwadinobi1 at 25-03-2013 10:05 AM (9 years ago)
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All of you are the same
Posted: at 25-03-2013 10:05 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Nwadinobi1 at 25-03-2013 10:10 AM (9 years ago)
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You are also a thief, like Jonathan
But my God will punish all of you, evil people
This country has begin before everyone of you and no matter your evil it will still stay till all of you die
Evil people, enemy of good life
Posted: at 25-03-2013 10:10 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- malvin2525 at 25-03-2013 10:28 AM (9 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 25-03-2013 10:28 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- malvin2525 at 25-03-2013 10:30 AM (9 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
Posted: at 25-03-2013 10:30 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- micc at 25-03-2013 10:34 AM (9 years ago)
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No amnesty for boko haram
Posted: at 25-03-2013 10:34 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- mejex at 25-03-2013 10:36 AM (9 years ago)
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i am a fan of ribadu and will always be all he said was on point  i wish he becomes the president so he can deal with all this corrupt politicians
in as much as i still advocate for Biafra!
Posted: at 25-03-2013 10:36 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- EmekaBlue at 25-03-2013 10:38 AM (9 years ago)
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Amnesty den u encourage more deadly groups.....F**K dem & deir sponsors
Posted: at 25-03-2013 10:38 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- odprince at 25-03-2013 11:01 AM (9 years ago)
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A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has warned that the refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan to grant amnesty to terror group, Boko Haram, can plunge the country into another civil war...............EFCC IS A CRIMINAL BODY,....I TOLD YOU PEOPLE THAT ALL THE NORTHERNERS ARE BOKO HARAMIST....MR PRESIDENT,,,,I PITY YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE LIKE WOMAN ON THAT SEAT......TAKE MY ADVICE NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE......MEET USA AND CHINA WITH FRANCE...SIGN A CONTRACT WITH THEM TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR OWN PEOPLE...JUST DIVIDE THE COUNTRY AND LET THOSE BLOOD SUCKING DEMONS CALLED NORTH GO...SINCE 1960,HAUSAS HAVE KILLED MILLIONS OF NIGERIANS AND WE STILL TALK ABOUT ONE NIGERIA.................MY FRIENDS..NIGERIA IS NOT ONE OK...WE HAVE BIAFRA AND OTHERS INSIDE NIGERIA...
Posted: at 25-03-2013 11:01 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- FinlandGuy at 25-03-2013 11:29 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: odprince on 25-03-2013 11:01 AM
A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has warned that the refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan to grant amnesty to terror group, Boko Haram, can plunge the country into another civil war...............EFCC IS A CRIMINAL BODY,....I TOLD YOU PEOPLE THAT ALL THE NORTHERNERS ARE BOKO HARAMIST....MR PRESIDENT,,,,I PITY YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE LIKE WOMAN ON THAT SEAT......TAKE MY ADVICE NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE......MEET USA AND CHINA WITH FRANCE...SIGN A CONTRACT WITH THEM TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR OWN PEOPLE...JUST DIVIDE THE COUNTRY AND LET THOSE BLOOD SUCKING DEMONS CALLED NORTH GO...SINCE 1960,HAUSAS HAVE KILLED MILLIONS OF NIGERIANS AND WE STILL TALK ABOUT ONE NIGERIA.................MY FRIENDS..NIGERIA IS NOT ONE OK...WE HAVE BIAFRA AND OTHERS INSIDE NIGERIA...
Thank you well said.
Posted: at 25-03-2013 11:29 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- FinlandGuy at 25-03-2013 11:33 AM (9 years ago)
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""A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has warned that the refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan to grant amnesty to terror group, Boko Haram, can plunge the country into another civil war""..............

Boko haram,boko haram,this and dat,kill and no kill oh,bomb no bomb ohh,my happiness is that all these trash dey only happen in North,hausa people,make kill everybody wey there 4 North,bomb every where for North,turn the north to sahara desert,na una headache be dat.Make una keep fighting for criminal mohammed,very very soon,una go see wetin una do to una self by una self.
Posted: at 25-03-2013 11:33 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ecto at 25-03-2013 11:41 AM (9 years ago)
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How are we sure Amnesty to the EVIL group would change things.

Let us not just be tribal here. What works in the SOUTH might not work in the NORTH
Posted: at 25-03-2013 11:41 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- comradeifeco at 25-03-2013 11:48 AM (9 years ago)
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There are all the same hohaaaaaaaa
Posted: at 25-03-2013 11:48 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- comradeifeco at 25-03-2013 11:55 AM (9 years ago)
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Give Amnesty to who? To the devil? Haba mr president never try am ooo abeg. pigs must always go back to the dust bin even if you used hysoap or clean or bleach to wash them their are cane the brother to Abel in the Bible the sword can never depart from their home so GEJ you better divide the country that to grant the amnesty hooooohaaaaaaaa.
Posted: at 25-03-2013 11:55 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- vantheo at 25-03-2013 12:01 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 25-03-2013 08:47 AM
granting them amnesty is the only solution to the present situation, after all samething was done with the terrorist MEND
at least MEND were fighting for the people in a way though some lives were lost. Same cant be said about boko haram. Amnesty cant be granted to a bunch of faceless people fightin an awkward religious cause. It cant and will neva work

Posted: at 25-03-2013 12:01 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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