Northern Leaders Are Afraid Of Jonathan

9 years ago by: Peter Izu
-- (m) at 1-05-2011 06:15PM

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For the very first time in many decades, northern political leaders were told the home truth. This was made by no smaller a personality than the Sultan of Sokoto himself, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Saàd Abubakar. He was of the strong opinion that northern political leaders have failed the north; pointing out that the late premier of northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, “sacrificed his life for the North and Nigeria in the pursuit of the ideals which bind us together as a nation.” He was therefore forced to ask his northern brother this direct question: “...what has happened to Sardauna’s cherished legacy of unity in diversity and being your own brother’s keeper?”
In the Sultan's opinion, hatred has taken over the place of love while violence has become very fashionable. The same sentiments have been raised by youths from the northern part of the country. Under the leadership of Mallam Ibrahim Waiya, the Northern Youth Assembly blamed political leaders from the north for being responsible for the sad tale of underdevelopment and widespread poverty in the region. Since assuming the presidency about nine months ago, President Goodluck Jonathan has made concerted efforts to reform the nation's social, political, and economic sectors.
Unfortunately, many individuals and organisations have hidden under different platforms to sabotage these noble efforts. The opposition of Jonathan's candidature even after the PDP primaries is one of the efforts aimed at salvaging the north from the claws of a few but powerful cliques that has for centuries thrived on the ignorance of the masses. One can clearly see the influence of Robert Greene and Joost Elffers' "48 Laws of Power" in the way and manner northern political leaders have related with the masses.
In the book, law 11 states that, "To maintain your independence you must always be needed and wanted. The more you are relied on, the more freedom you have. Make people depend on you for their happiness and prosperity and you have nothing to fear. Never teach them enough so that they can do without you." The ongoing reforms will put an end to all of these and the apostles of "48 Laws of Power" in the north are not comfortable with this emerging trend. Fearing that their foundation would be unearthed, they resorted to hiding behind all sort of banners to derail the good intentions of the president.
Education is a foundational effort to fight ignorance and poverty. President Jonathan appreciates this fact and decided to liberate the Almijiris with a special educational programme aimed at improving literacy in the north. In order to reduce poverty in the region, the president also approved the release of about N30b to bail-out the textile industry based mostly in the north. A similar fiscal policy has been extended to the leather sector also in the north. The lower Niger is being dredged to stimulate massive economic activities in the north. President Jonathan has also directed that oil and gas exploration activities be intensified in the north.
This is aimed at increasing the nation's foreign exchange earnings and also indirectly improve the federation account allocations to mineral-producing states in the north. Furthermore, President Jonathan has sent an executive bill to the National Assembly seeking to establish a Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC) to cater for the needs of the host communities of Nigeria’s hydro power plants just like the NDDC is doing for the oil producing communities in the Niger Delta region. With all the above and other noble efforts of the president in mind, it will be safe for one to argue that Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is more Hausa/Fulani than the immediate past and present generation of northern political leaders.



-- ajanni (m) at 1-05-2011 06:55PM
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GOD bless , AMIRUL MUMIN, HIS MAJESTY the SULTAN , but i begin to wonder , when did sultan becomes a spoke person for the presidency ? i think he should take his precious times to address the pressing issues relating to his subjects rather than rubbing his good name in the mood of a dirty politics , its an advice anyway with all sincerity , once more  ALLAH HAFIZ YA SULTAN
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-- divineproject (f) at 2-05-2011 11:51AM
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Saying the truth does not make one's teeth rotten.......

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-- frayobkk (m) at 2-05-2011 11:56AM
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offcouse that is indirect way to comfess his mind

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-- ajanni (m) at 2-05-2011 06:42PM
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Quote from: divineproject on  2-05-2011 11:51AM
Saying the truth does not make one's teeth rotten.......

and does it makes it becomes whiter?
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-- farsam400 (m) at 2-05-2011 11:08PM
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You have written correctly if resources were found up north
northerners would have since gone thier separate ways.
This shows thier self centerness that will never build Nigeria
I'm very pleased with the level of awareness possessed by
Nigerians today. No one can blind fold the masses anylonger
we have had enough. Thank God Goodlauck won with a landslide.
It is now time for all Nigerians to support him to fulfilled
his God orderned mandate. God bless Nigeria
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-- Bazemaster (m) at 3-05-2011 09:32AM
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i hear

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-- ajanni (m) at 3-05-2011 04:44PM
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with what ?
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-- mallorca (m) at 5-05-2011 11:04PM
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intresting

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-- ajanni (m) at 6-05-2011 12:34AM
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin
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-- frayobkk (m) at 6-05-2011 07:02AM
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comfession

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-- mallorca (m) at 6-05-2011 11:55AM
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time will tell

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-- ajanni (m) at 7-05-2011 06:09AM
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for sure
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-- D9ja (m) at 17-11-2011 11:03PM
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no comment
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-- mallorca (m) at 17-11-2011 11:41PM
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Quote from: divineproject on  2-05-2011 11:51AM
Saying the truth does not make one's teeth rotten.......
Grin Grin Grin Grin

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-- ajanni (m) at 18-11-2011 08:01PM
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why?
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-- fredmichael (m) at 20-04-2012 11:26PM
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 Roll Eyes ::)now day break Roll Eyes   Roll Eyes   Roll Eyes

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-- ajanni (m) at 21-04-2012 09:30AM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- dickman2 (m) at 28-08-2012 12:22AM
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hmmm..passing
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