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Ruga: Atiku Is Also A Fulanization Apologist —Activist


A human rights activist and author, Comrade Paul Ikechukwu Njoku, has disagreed with the Waziri of Adamawa and the former Vice President of Nigeria who was also the 2019 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over his approach and views on the RUGA settlement policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The rights activist described Atiku Abubakar, as a Fulanization- apologist. Comrade Njoku, who based his views and assessment on the response to the three basic questions asked by the former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, concerning the position of the later on the RUGA Settlement policy of the Buhari Government and that of his position on the 30-day ultimatum by the Coalition of Northern Groups against the Southern natives residing in the North.

Recall that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, was on July 6, 2019, asked Alhaji Atiku Abubakar the following questions via his twitter handle:

“I have 3 questions for Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the man who I believe won the 2019 Presidential election.

1) What is your position on RUGA?

2) Why have you not said one word about it?

3) What is your position on the threat of 30-day ultimatum made by Arewa youths against Southerners”?


Comrade Paul Ikechukwu Njoku

The former Vice President quickly responded to the above questions from Fani-Kayode, by writing via his twitter handle:

“My position on Ruga is the same as articulated by the Governors elected under the banner of my party, the PDP. My position has been well iterated by our Governors & the common position of the PDP. I will not dignify that threat with a response. There is no North or South. There is just Nigeria”.

In a swift reaction in Comrade Paul’s press statement made available to us, he wrote:

“I must confess that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode’s gift of political prognosis and prophecy are not only sophisticated but utterly focused, divinely connected and resiliently encouraging. He is indeed the Tiger of the West who promptly tells truth to power when the need arises. He is a very good friend and a mentor who shall continue to be dignified to the higher esteem by my humble self.

“Fani-Kayode’s three analytical and the most brilliant questions on RUGA to the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and the answers provided by the later, have further convinced me that Atiku Abubakar is also a Fulanization-apologist who is very crafty with the common rhapsody of the truth. He avoids to push a clinical audacity of opposition against President Buhari on the RUGA agendum simply because he is also a full-blooded Fulani man who cleverly and tactically shares the same philosophy of Fulanization.

“His unreasonable response to Fani-Kayode’s intelligent questions has proven that Fulanis are simply the same people who cannot publicly despise, denigrate and criticize one another no matter the situation.

“Nigerians expected Atiku’s open voice against the RUGA policy but he chose to be silent over the controversial accord. As far as am concerned, his silence speaks a high volume.

“How can the former President not know that RUGA is a policy of a jihadist pointer of the Fulanization and Islamization agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari which utterly violates our constitution and the Supreme Court decisions on the Land Use Act? Is he not aware that RUGA is a prospectus and a ruthless and intended creation of the Fulani Emirates in the Southern Nigeria through the perfidy of land-grabbing and genocide?

“Does he claim not knowing that RUGA settlement project is a clear expansionist agenda on behalf of the Fulani nomads to occupy the Southern patrimony? Why has he refused to oppose it bitterly?

“In my view, Atiku would not resist a regional and religious divisions and characterizations if he eventually becomes the President of Nigeria. He cannot claim that by responding to the 30-day ultimatum order made by the Northern Groups against Southerners living in the North is to dignify the Groups when he is aware of the bloody volatility of those illiterates. He cannot claim that there is “no North or South but just Nigeria” in his compelled response to the threat by the Coalition of Northern Groups against other ethnic nationalities when there was indeed an amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates in 1914 that birthed the contraption known as Nigeria.

“I want Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to know that there is no generalized and established “common position” by all the PDP governors in Nigeria on the RUGA initiative. There is no Northern governor whether from the PDP or APC that has ever rejected RUGA or condemned the bloody ultimatum by the Coalition of Northern Groups. There are incessant and divisive views within the PDP governors on RUGA. All the Northern PDP governors are in support of the RUGA implementation whilst the Middle Belt and the Southern PDP governors, oppose it which contradicts Atiku’s claim on the “common position” of the PDP and PDP governors on RUGA.

“Atiku should have openly condemned RUGA than being disingenuous, dishonest and unclear in his defenseless utterances on the controversial policy. His response to the RUGA initiative is neither circumspect, sober nor taciturn but a clear sense of sympathy and complicity.

“Is Atiku really cosmopolitan or nepotistic and provincial”? Comrade Paul, queried.

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