Buhari replies Jonathan, explains ‘53 suitcases’ saga

Date: 23-03-2011 1:28 am (13 years ago) | Author: mary123
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 Buhari replies Jonathan, explains ‘53 suitcases’ saga
Monday, 21 March 2011 00:00 Nuruddeen M. Abdallah & Yushaú A Ibrahim, Dutse
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[General Muhammadu Buhari ]

General Muhammadu Buhari
The Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) retired General Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Jigawa State described the allegation of corruption levelled against him by the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign team as “nonsense, untrue and unfounded.” The Director, Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Mike Omeri had in a press statement accused General Buhari of exhibiting double standard in public administration while in government.

 

Speaking to newsmen in Dutse, General Buhari said there is no iota of truth in the entire allegation, adding that “what happened was that, we have a policy during my regime that anybody that comes into the country his/her luggage should be checked at the Airport”.

Later in a statement issued by his spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, Buhari said, “Our attention has been drawn to another lousy outing by President Goodluck Jonathan’s ‘Chemical Ali,’ Mike Omeri...who  ran to foul the atmosphere with a thoughtless charge that General Buhari is not sincere about his resolve to rid Nigeria of corruption.”

He said Omeri’s only evidence to support his assertion is the fabled “53 suitcases” of 1984.

Buhari explained thus: “in 1984, the Emir of Gwandu whose son (Almustapha Jokolo) was ADC to General Buhari was returning to the country from overseas. The head of state, on learning of his arrival, asked his son to go and receive him at the airport as they were only playing squash at the time.”

“Coincidentally, the Nigerian ambassador to Libya at the time, Dr Tahir Waziri had arrived at the same time with the emir with his three wives and 16 children. They all came with their belongings as he was coming home to take up a new appointment as chief of protocol to the head of state.”

“It was the suitcases of the family of 20 that were counted as belonging to the emir and falsely presented to the public. General Buhari has over the years asked those who have questions over the matter to go to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was at the head of Customs operations at the airport on the day,” his spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Buhari has asked Jonathan to explain “what happened to the case of N104m seized from Nancy Ebere Nwosu who allegedly swore to an affidavit to the EFCC that she was laundering money for Dame Patience Jonathan.”

He also wants the president  to explain “the announcement by the then EFCC spokesman, Mr Osita Nwajah on September 11, 2006  that the sum of USD13.5 million was seized from another associate of Mrs. Jonathan which the anti-graft body said belonged to the now first lady.”

Buhari says Nigerians need an explanation on “who presided over the FEC meeting on October  2009, where a 4 km runway at Abuja Airport was awarded for N64bn? Whereas, late President Yar’adua was already in Saudi Hospital as at the time!”

Also, Nigerians need to know “what happened to the USD30billion Yar’adua left in the excess crude account that is virtually empty now?

The spokesperson explained that no amount of cheap blackmail will stop the desired change Nigerians are poised to effect in April polls.



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yusuf muhammad 2011-03-22 16:24 #39
Buhari and Nuhu Ribadu are complicating matter. If they had come together all this while, PDP will have known that their days are numbered. But now they are still scrambling to see if they can ring the election, which shall not work by God grace
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MBukar 2011-03-22 15:14 #38
Gudluck for Dame, Bad-luck for Nigeria.
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Yahaya Daura 2011-03-22 13:56 #37
Kai! Gaskiya Mr. President if you dont have answer for the above asked questions by Buhari, better prepairing how to get out of this country immediately you hand over power come may 29.
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Muntaqa Zango 2011-03-22 07:22 #36
Dont bother yourself, Baba they can not tarnish your image. We electorates will decide on who is right orwrong on these counter accusation come April polls. Nigeria sai Gaskiya
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Abdullahi S Wasagu 2011-03-22 06:33 #35
PDP is just a team of looters that hinder the development of this nation. NAJERIYA SAI MAI GASKIYA!
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Hassan Muhammad 2011-03-22 05:27 #34
We are tired of the PDP president spending 100 million Naira public funds daily for only presidential jets’ fuelling during campaigns while many Nigerians are hungry, jobless, homeless and hopeless. We are tired of a president that says one thing and does exactly the opposite. We are tired of a president that will brazenly rig his own party primaries with impunity and still go and beg for help from the same people.
PLEASE VOTE FOR CHANGE NIGERIANS!!
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Hassan Muhammad 2011-03-22 05:09 #33
I wish my fellow Nigerian will understand what kind of people are leading us. I wish we have the courage of voting them out in the coming April polls. GEJ is not a gentleman, he break his party commitments, he shows his incapability of ruling our nation on October 1st 2010. I am sure now Nigerians see what kind of leader GEJ is. PLEASE VOTE FOR CHANGE NIGERIANS!!
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hussai 2011-03-22 02:41 #32
women be careful don't be deceived by the macroni and spagitti they gave us, it is our right REMEBER (behind every successful man is a woman so behind the successful thief is his wife) vote for trueth and realiable, VOTE WISELY! Buhari is the man
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mohammed sani 2011-03-21 23:18 #31
Pls our leaders help us out of this mess,no elect,no Ho2,no rod,no job,no guality education, we are tied you people should know that by now, before it turn to sumthng else,god bles my country nija.
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Ibrus 2011-03-21 20:40 #30
Lesson no 1. for the presidency. Those who live in a glass house should not throw stones. If Mr Omeri of the PDP had not trown a the small stone he threw. the CPC man would still be minding his bussiness with his campgn and trowing mountains to try to destroy your glass house.
Lesson no 2. some times you learn to let sleping dogs lie especially if you've got something smelling big-time in your cupboard. fast lessons i learnt ryt from my secondary school days. it should not be a problem for GEJ or JEG oR WHICH EVER ONE YOU WISH TO CALL HIM, in which field exactly did they say you heard your PhD?
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Posted: at 23-03-2011 01:28 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
- Tphilip at 23-03-2011 05:02 AM (13 years ago)
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God go punish all of them! Make Goodluck answer those fraudulence act leveld againts him!
Posted: at 23-03-2011 05:02 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- mary123 at 23-03-2011 08:53 AM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: mary123 on 23-03-2011 01:28 AM
Buhari replies Jonathan, explains ‘53 suitcases’ saga
Monday, 21 March 2011 00:00 Nuruddeen M. Abdallah & Yushaú A Ibrahim, Dutse
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[General Muhammadu Buhari ]

General Muhammadu Buhari
The Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) retired General Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Jigawa State described the allegation of corruption levelled against him by the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign team as “nonsense, untrue and unfounded.” The Director, Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Mike Omeri had in a press statement accused General Buhari of exhibiting double standard in public administration while in government.

 

Speaking to newsmen in Dutse, General Buhari said there is no iota of truth in the entire allegation, adding that “what happened was that, we have a policy during my regime that anybody that comes into the country his/her luggage should be checked at the Airport”.

Later in a statement issued by his spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, Buhari said, “Our attention has been drawn to another lousy outing by President Goodluck Jonathan’s ‘Chemical Ali,’ Mike Omeri...who  ran to foul the atmosphere with a thoughtless charge that General Buhari is not sincere about his resolve to rid Nigeria of corruption.”

He said Omeri’s only evidence to support his assertion is the fabled “53 suitcases” of 1984.

Buhari explained thus: “in 1984, the Emir of Gwandu whose son (Almustapha Jokolo) was ADC to General Buhari was returning to the country from overseas. The head of state, on learning of his arrival, asked his son to go and receive him at the airport as they were only playing squash at the time.”

“Coincidentally, the Nigerian ambassador to Libya at the time, Dr Tahir Waziri had arrived at the same time with the emir with his three wives and 16 children. They all came with their belongings as he was coming home to take up a new appointment as chief of protocol to the head of state.”

“It was the suitcases of the family of 20 that were counted as belonging to the emir and falsely presented to the public. General Buhari has over the years asked those who have questions over the matter to go to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was at the head of Customs operations at the airport on the day,” his spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Buhari has asked Jonathan to explain “what happened to the case of N104m seized from Nancy Ebere Nwosu who allegedly swore to an affidavit to the EFCC that she was laundering money for Dame Patience Jonathan.”

He also wants the president  to explain “the announcement by the then EFCC spokesman, Mr Osita Nwajah on September 11, 2006  that the sum of USD13.5 million was seized from another associate of Mrs. Jonathan which the anti-graft body said belonged to the now first lady.”

Buhari says Nigerians need an explanation on “who presided over the FEC meeting on October  2009, where a 4 km runway at Abuja Airport was awarded for N64bn? Whereas, late President Yar’adua was already in Saudi Hospital as at the time!”

Also, Nigerians need to know “what happened to the USD30billion Yar’adua left in the excess crude account that is virtually empty now?

The spokesperson explained that no amount of cheap blackmail will stop the desired change Nigerians are poised to effect in April polls.



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Posted: at 23-03-2011 08:53 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kaat75 at 23-03-2011 04:23 PM (13 years ago)
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Please God bless us with a leader that is after your heart, Amen
Posted: at 23-03-2011 04:23 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 23-03-2011 04:52 PM (13 years ago)
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nonsense as the general rightly put it , whats the business of the serving head of state with bagaging of personality arraiving back into the country ? was he ,( the head of state) costum officer ? senseless allegations
Posted: at 23-03-2011 04:52 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- mary123 at 25-03-2011 07:27 PM (13 years ago)
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na wa oooooo Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 25-03-2011 07:27 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- deboalabi262 at 26-03-2011 01:23 AM (13 years ago)
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Too long a post ......

Posted: at 26-03-2011 01:23 AM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 26-03-2011 03:46 PM (13 years ago)
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lazy man
Posted: at 26-03-2011 03:46 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- deboalabi262 at 26-03-2011 05:33 PM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 26-03-2011 03:46 PM
lazy man
You be hungry man, abi.....

Posted: at 26-03-2011 05:33 PM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- ganster-kid at 26-03-2011 05:53 PM (13 years ago)
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Go tell buhari that his time has gone, this is a new generation that desire enlightened leader not old caggo that lacks modern ideas, let him go to blazes with his terrorist brothers
Posted: at 26-03-2011 05:53 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ganster-kid at 26-03-2011 05:57 PM (13 years ago)
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after all, buhari is not even a nigerian, just like his brothers
Posted: at 26-03-2011 05:57 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bali4real at 26-03-2011 06:10 PM (13 years ago)
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cerious comments hiaaaaaaaaa
Posted: at 26-03-2011 06:10 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 26-03-2011 09:02 PM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: ganster-kid on 26-03-2011 05:57 PM
after all, buhari is not even a nigerian, just like his brothers
from where did he come from ? real animal
Posted: at 26-03-2011 09:02 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- ajanni at 26-03-2011 09:05 PM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: ganster-kid on 26-03-2011 05:53 PM
Go tell buhari that his time has gone, this is a new generation that desire enlightened leader not old caggo that lacks modern ideas, let him go to blazes with his terrorist brothers

 ;haaaah , just like you lacks focussing and sense of direction? real animal ,
Posted: at 26-03-2011 09:05 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- mary123 at 26-03-2011 09:53 PM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: ganster-kid on 26-03-2011 05:53 PM
Go tell buhari that his time has gone, this is a new generation that desire enlightened leader not old caggo that lacks modern ideas, let him go to blazes with his terrorist brothers
I think i will surely let him know that ok..... maybe he will  still call it nonsense, Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 26-03-2011 09:53 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mary123 at 26-03-2011 09:56 PM (13 years ago)
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Is like the man is so sure about himseif  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 26-03-2011 09:56 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 26-03-2011 10:38 PM (13 years ago)
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very , very and confidence too
Posted: at 26-03-2011 10:38 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- cocoeni at 27-05-2011 02:00 AM (13 years ago)
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HA HA HA HA HA , HE HE HE HE HE
Posted: at 27-05-2011 02:00 AM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- cocoeni at 27-05-2011 02:03 AM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: mary123 on 26-03-2011 09:53 PM
Quote from: ganster-kid on 26-03-2011 05:53 PM
Go tell buhari that his time has gone, this is a new generation that desire enlightened leader not old caggo that lacks modern ideas, let him go to blazes with his terrorist brothers
I think i will surely let him know that ok..... maybe he will  still call it nonsense, Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
ha ha ha ha ha    he he he he he  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 27-05-2011 02:03 AM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 27-05-2011 08:34 AM (13 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 27-05-2011 08:34 AM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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