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Jonathan, Farida Waziri Acting Obasanjo Script on Pro Zoning Governors

Crack agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are set to swoop down in Ilorin, Birnin Kebbi, Sokoto, Gombe and Dutse any monent from now to arrest top Finance and Local Government Ministry officials in a crackdown secretly ordered by the Presidency. Expected to be arrested in the swoops are Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries in the respective states’ Ministries of Finance and Local Governments as well as several chairmen of Local Government Councils and officials of Governor’s Offices for alleged mismanagement of State/Local Government Joint Accounts.

The EFCC teams left Abuja two days ago. in unmarked cars to carry out their ‘evil’ assingment.
Curiously, the political sources said, the governors of all five targeted states, namely Dr. Bukola Saraki of Kwara, Muhammad Danjuma Goje of Gombe, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto, Sule Lamido of Jigawa and Saidu Usman Dakingari of Kebbi were among the ten governors that voted at the Northern Governors’ Forum meeting in July to uphold the PDP’s zoning formula and exclude President Goodluck Jonathan from seeking the PDP’s ticket to contest the 2011 elections.
Of these five, Saraki, who is chairman of the National Governors’ Forum, is expected to get the governors’ endorsement to contest against Jonathan in the PDP primaries scheduled for October. Goje is also mentioned among the governors as a prime contender for the ticket.
Two days ago, EFCC agents swooped down on the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt, and began to round up state officials for allegedly pilfering funds from the state’s oil-rich treasury.
Earlier, Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi, who is apparently opposed to Jonathan’s 2011 presidential bid, was publicly dressed down by First Lady Patience Jonathan, who accused him of planning to demolish homes in her native Okrika Local Government Area in order to expand a public school. She shouted down the governor at a public meeting and accused him of insensitivity. The First Lady’s public upbraiding of Amaechi was widely seen in Rivers political circles as a fall-out of 2011 politics.
As we garthered, the agenda of Jonathan and EFCC is to crackdown on five of the pro-zoning Northern governors, this  is expected to clear the decks only days before the ruling PDP issues its guidelines for the presidential primaries in October.
The source said five Northern governors who have been spared from the crackdown are expected to quickly capitulate and support Jonathan’s ambition, or else the EFCC will crack down on them too. They are Niger State governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, Adamawa’s Admiral Murtala Nyako, Katsina State’s Barrister Ibrahim Shema, Zamfara’s Mamuda Aliyu Shinkafi and Kano’s governor Ibrahim Shekarau.
It was revealed to us that the Jonathan camp’s latest strategy was dictated by former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who regularly used such tactics to cow his political opponents in the years 2005-07.
Although, we saw the EFCC’s spokesman Femi Babafemi  debunking this in the media sating that  the allegations that the commission would swoop on pro-zoning governors were mere political propaganda. But he confirmed that the commission’s operatives had arrived in Port Harcourt to carry out investigations.
The arrested Rivers officials are Jessy Ogulor, Treasurer of Port Harcourt Local Government Area; Da Wariboko Iketrokosun, head of personnel Ekwere LGA; and Hycinth Nwosirim, the cashier of Obio Akpor LGA.
At this junction, it is very clear that Goodluck Jonathan is using EFCC to castigate and harrass those who are against his ambintion. Also Farida Waziri has displayed her high level of incompetence and corruption; or how do you explain a senario where an Anti-graft agency will be hunting people purposely because they dont support the agenda of the president.
Some people claimed that they were not suprised with this development because Farida waziri has always being corrupt; this was associated with her role (Bribing with N80 million) in the emagence of her husband as a senator of the federal republic. This singular act of bribing has potrayed her as someone that is not credible and not fit for such position.
Some are also of the opinion that if Fariida Anti graft are really set  for business why can they start with Madam Dame Patience Jonathan, or have they forgorten so soon about the corruption allegations and all miserable things she has done right from when she was the wife of the Deputy governor of Bayelsa up till date.
Are we saying that the EFCC have concluded investigation on Halliborton scandal and Obasanjo, the master planner is not guilty of any offence. It is high time people wake-up from their sleep and rise up to challenge this injustice and call a spade a spade. Does it mean that Obasanjo is not corrupt? or because he established EFCC is above the law? We must rise up and challenge this stupid act; Obasanjo is not as big as Nigeria and Jonathan is not a god.

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