Buhari: The artful looter in Mauritania

By Johnbosco Udonwa
For Biafra Choice Writers

Reasons have been given for the current massive stealing going on in Nigerian government, under Muhammadu Buhari. Biafrans who spoke to our writers on the issue explained that it was nothing new, but a usual practice in Nigeria during every approaching election.
People believed that the massive stealing in government under Buhari upped in the last few weeks as a result of two recent news reports. The first was news of the padding of the country’s 2018/2019 budget by the government to the tune of 30 Billion Naira.
While the people were still chewing on the budget-padding controversy, it was then announced by government that it was going to share the Sani Abacha loot (322 Million Dollars) to ordinary Nigerians. In fact, the latest from the government was that they had started transferring the funds to poor homes through their bank accounts. Then you would ask “how many poor homes in the expired country have bank account”?
More questions are being asked. How can a country which could not provide electricity to the population; which could not share infrastructures equitably to all parts of the country; which could not even equitably share government appointments, be able to share money among Nigerians?
From where will a country, which its policemen, sent to combat terrorist Boko Haram, are blocking roads and protesting the lack of payment of their allowances in Borno State, find the money to pay out 322 million Dollars to private citizens.
Biafrans who contributed to the discussion explained that looted funds as is the case with the budget-padding, or the re-looted funds as is the case with the Abacha loot, were always used for bribery purposes. They explained further that such stolen funds were used to bribe compromised and integrity challenged elements and organization. Among such are Church leaders and pastors; Muslim leaders and imams; so-called traditional rulers; electoral commission officials; journalists; opinion molders; and several others.
John Okafor (not his real name), a journalist in Anambra State, said bribery was usually the first line of consideration for incumbents who always used their position to steal public funds. After bribery, he added, is the murder of those who chose to follow their consciences; refusing to compromise their position.
He said: “Remember the INEC official in Kano state, whose house and entire household were burnt down and obliterated from the face of the earth?” And added: “That was a man who refused to endorse the lie called election result in the state”.
What happened was that Mikaila Abdulahi; his wife (Zulaila); and his two daughters (Aisha and Asmau), were burnt to death in a fire at their home described by neighbors as strange. The Police Commissioner of the state, Ibrahim Idris, was eventually promoted to the position of Inspector General of Police (IGP) by Buhari. He was promoted above more than 12 of his seniors, who were eventually retired forcefully. It was a promotion seen by all as reward for his actions in the rigged election.
To add support to this claim, in Mauritania few days ago, Buhari was seen campaigning for foreign countries to return looted funds Africa. Possibly, those he was with did not understand. But the fact is the looted Abacha fund he is re-looting for bribing his way during the elections, he wants more he can re-loot.

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