By Lian, London
On Tuesday, August 2, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published the results of its voter registration drive with such bizarre results that all right-thinking Nigerians should instantly flood the streets in protest.
This list is the epitome of the corruption and desperation of this regime to eliminate Ndigbo by any means necessary, including using INEC to magically erase them.
Despite the massive video evidence of voter registration across the country, especially the mass uprising in the Southeast by the youths and old alike to register for their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), INEC had the audacity to claim that the Southeast zone had the least number of new voters with the deceptive line that they had the most uncompleted registrations!
As usual, they claimed that the North, where nobody can even walk to the market without fear of being blown up or kidnapped, registered more voters than Southern Nigeria in order to perpetuate the false narrative of a Northern majority.
Incredibly and without caring how ludicrous the figures are, INEC claimed that Northwest with all the terrorist activities going on there in Katsina, Kano, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kebbi, Jigawa and Sokoto, purportedly registered the highest number of new voters – 2.514 million people! This is the place where they bombed the President Buhari’s convoy (Katsina), bombed a train inside Kaduna and kidnapped their passengers who remain with their abductors four months later; killed Deborah Samuels (Sokoto), kidnapped the Baptist Schoolgirls (Kaduna), the students of the University of Agriculture (Zamfara) and priests are killed almost on a daily basis while villages are ransacked almost non-stop and burnt by the marauding Fulani terrorists. This is Nigeria’s number one no-go area!
Then INEC said the South-south came second with 2.458 million to continue their plan to pretend the South-south has more people than the Southeast and, therefore, explains away why the Southeast does not have six states like every other region.
It beggars the belief that the South-south is almost equal to the Southwest in total number of registered voters, when Lagos State alone, Africa’s most populous city, has a population of over 12 million vibrant, politically active citizens and by rights is a country all by itself, never mind when you add the figures of the five other South-Western states to it!
Then even North-central Region with all the terrorist activities bedevilling it, especially Niger State and which now has Abuja FCT surreptitiously included, making a mockery of its status as a neutral capital city, was given third position with an astonishing 2,314 million new registrations allocated to it.
Bola Tinubu’s Southwest was relegated to fourth position with a meagre 2.093 million new registrations. In which planet can this be true? But the ignominious lies get more fantastic.
Without any qualms, INEC claimed that Boko Haram land, ISWAP bandit land, the Northeast, where these terrorists have hoisted their flags and the Nigerian Army is even afraid to venture out of their fortified barracks, got 1.531 million votes in fifth place.
And with the same brazen disregard for even the pretence of truth that has dogged Nigeria in all things Igbo since 1966, Mahmood Yakubu had the audacity to announce that the Southeast, Peter Obi’s heartland, the most densely populated zone in the country by square mile, that led the massive voter registration drive with priests and pastors banning people from entering their churches without their PVCs, registered only 1.44 million new voters in last position and with appropriate screaming headlines in the newspapers to establish the lie! “Otolo oke mme gba gbue unu!” This is what my late grandmother would have said and may her words come to pass.
Mahmood Yakubu is doing exactly what Attahiru Jega’s INEC did in 2015 when he and INEC claimed that the entire Southeast, PDP’s heartland, only had a combined 900,000 voters in the presidential election that Buhari ‘won’ with two million disputed votes from the underage voters in Kano and Katsina.
By erasing the Southwast’s votes in 2015, Jega handed the country to Buhari by the same magic sleight of hand that Mahmood Yakubu has just displayed with these figures.
The entire Southeast, the most densely populated region of Nigeria is systematically being officially reduced, erased and disenfranchised by the Fulani cabal as part of the official Nigerian government policy since the end of the civil war – a war that never ended in the mind of the murderous cabal that has run the country since 1970.
It is epitomised in this government, who during COVID, decided to use their usual Allocation Formula to allocate COVID cases without attempting to explain how a state will have 100 new cases on Monday and have no new cases until the next Friday, not to mention states making up numbers to collect funds from Abuja without application of common sense. INEC is using the COVID formula to allocate voter registration according to the exact same census allocation formula they have been using since the first skewed census that caused riots in Nigeria when Kano State was allocated more persons than Lagos in the early 1960s.
It still reflects the census formula of always giving the North, largely desert than humans, the automatic majority.
If this disgraceful news release is accepted by Nigerians, know that Buhari has succeeded in perpetually keeping Nigerians in bondage to this failed experiment and that the 2023 elections will go by the same allocation formula with the same arrogant disdain they have displayed since taking office. Tinubu, even if it is your turn, you are reading the writing on the wall – fourth position in the election, if this lie is permitted to stand.
This is a desperate precursor in the massive electoral fraud planned for 2023. Nobody should be deceived. In 2015, no PVC machine worked in the Southeast and the 900,000 voters allocated to the entire Southeast came from Jega’s satanic imagination. It is no longer a secret that although Goodluck Jonathan appointed Jega, he was actively working for his brother Buhari and undermined Jonathan all the way with his outrageous financial blackmail which will stand against him on judgment day. Even the President, Goodluck Jonathan in his Bayelsa ward, had to wait hours before he could vote because in a calculated move to insult him, Jega ensured the machine sent to his ward was faulty.
Already, with this COVID-like abracadabra figures that Mahmood Yakubu released, he and the Fulani cabal have laid the groundwork for Peter Obi’s defeat. They want to establish from the onset, the lie that the Southeast did not even care to register in support of its own son, who is the established front runner for 2023 so that when elections come, they will claim the Southeast did not vote – exactly what Jega did in 2015 and handed Nigeria to Buhari who had said that if he did not win, the blood of Nigeria’s Christians who he referred to as monkeys and baboons, will flow.
Let this be a warning – a Writing On The Wall for Nigeria and the cabal that have tried to reduce Ndigbo to nothing since the end of the civil war. From Obafemi Awolowo with his diabolical £20 policy for every Biafran in return for all the money of Ndigbo in the banks after the war; to the indigenisation/nationalisation policy he did shortly afterward to make sure Ndigbo were disenfranchised from the economy they built; to the skewed census that always claims that Ndigbo are the least; to the fact that every geopolitical zone has six states except the Southeast with its attendant effect on revenue, local governments, representation at the federal level, the military and security agencies, and employment opportunities; to the exclusion from the railway infrastructure with loans they expect the Southeast to also repay an equal share of – remember “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.”
From God to you, all of you, this INEC action is the end. You have been measured, weighed on God’s scales, found wanting and finished. All of you without exception.
There comes a day in God’s economy when He says your cup is full and today is that day.
Like Belshazzar, the arrogant grandson of Nebuchadnezzar, who did not learn from his father’s history, this administration’s arrogance in every sphere is its own telephone call for the judgment of Jehovah Tsaboath to descend on it.
These words, written in black and white for all of you to read and digest, is the writing on the wall for all of you who have refused to learn from the history of others like you who believed they were beyond God’s purview.
It is ironic that Nigerians now say that General Sani Abacha, who was previously held up as a maximum dictator, was one thousand times better.
*Lian writes from London