July 5, 2013
Highlights from US cables
Obasanjo selected Yaradua who was already terminally ill for selfish life-power retaining political reasons. Thus, president Jonathan is no accident.
Obasanjo first attempted to play the same game with Andy Uba, before it became Jonathan.
Yar’Adua, US informant Gusau leaked, already suffered from kidney disease, was on dialysis four times a week. In addition, he was subject to blackouts, probably related to epilepsy. He also suffered from other possibly unrelated mental conditions.
When Yaradua declined contesting, complaining of his health, Obasanjo said, “God will cure you.”
When Yar’Adua said he had no money, Obasanjo organized financial angels, all associated with Transcorp and led by Northern millionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote. They gave him 5 billion naira, 45 jeeps and a jet.
Beggar-thy-countrymen Dangote and the other “Transcorp boys” supported a Yar’Adua presidency to facilitate their gaining control over most of Nigeria’s oil and gas production, Gusau leaked.
NewsRescue-It is naive to not know that politics and political moves are thought of and planned years ahead. Some people live politics and they conceive of plans, many of which are dangerous, years ahead of time. Fraternities are joined, children are raised for politics. Marriages are made for politics. This has been happening from the beginning of time.
Agreed, Goodluck Jonathan is one of the most unpopular and disliked presidents in the history of Nigeria and even the world. He himself admits to this. But the question is—did he come to power by accident? Caucuses and conventions serve to select the best candidates for safety and stability, as well as lining attendees pockets. But we must never get it wrong, a regular Nigerian political party caucus would never have selected zoologist Jonathan as a presidential candidate. Caucuses are usually not suicidal.
Jonathan was a runner up for certain reasons and is president by fate? Not really. It appears from confidential leaks below, of conversations of our great spymaster and apparent US spy/informant in Nigeria, die-to-rule Gusau, who has been pointed out by many investigations and revelations to be Nigeria’s main Boko Haram sponsor, apparently told the US ambassador that Obasanjo knew Yar’Adua was so sick (Yar’Adua, Aliyu Mohammed said, suffers from a kidney disease and is on dialysis four times a week. In addition, he is subject to blackouts, probably related to epilepsy. He also suffers from other possibly unrelated mental conditions…), but insisted on presenting him for party nomination, for Obasanjo’s own selfish political ambitions. He obviously wanted to use this “sick-guy” to hold on to party and national power. In effect he gambled away Nigeria’s destiny for his own political addictions. He criminally selected for Nigeria a terminally sick person, who he knew did not qualify for the job for health reasons.
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Our earlier article explained how beggar-thy-countrymen Dangote played a pivotal role in putting the sick Yar’Adua in power. When Yar’Adua said he lacked funds, Dangote and Transcorp gave him a chest of 5 Billion naira, 45 jeeps including 4 bullet proof ones, a private jet and more, at Obasanjo’s request. The rewards Dangote gets for buying and selling the presidency are public knowledge. Presidents like Obasanjo literally divided the country up, under a so-called privatization, for himself and his sponsors like Dangote.
Mohammed (Gusau) believes that Yar’Adua has failed as a candidate because of his poor health, the perception in the North that he is the candidate of Obasanjo and Dangote (which explains why his motorcade was stoned between Kano and Katsina), and because he is unable to connect with the “man on the street.” c/o “Rat” Gusau, wikileaks
For health reasons, Yar’Adua was clearly not qualified to run for president. Had Nigerians had privy to this information, they would not have accepted his candidacy, and/or would have reconsidered the ticket combinations. Nigeria falling under the leadership of someone who may be best employed as the teacher he trained to be, is a direct consequence of Obasanjo’s selfish choices and impositions on the country, and the desires of beggar-thy-countrymen Dangote, with Transcorp, according to his workings as is exposed in this leak:
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 03 ABUJA 003186 SIPDIS SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/11/2016 TAGS: PGOV [Internal Governmental Affairs], PHUM [Human Rights], KDEM [Democratization], NI [Nigeria] SUBJECT: CORRECTED COPY – ALIYU MOHAMMED PREDICTS PRESIDENT OBASANJO WILL REMAIN IN POWER ABUJA 00003186 001.2 OF 003 Classified By: Ambassador John Campbell for Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).
¶1. (S) Summary: Former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. (Ret) Aliyu Mohammed Gusau believes that President Obasanjo will try to rig the upcoming Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Convention so that it nominates as its presidential candidate Katsina Governor Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Villa denizen Andy Uba for Vice President. Aliyu Mohammed believes that Obasanjo’s choice of two manifestly unqualified candidates (Yar’Adua is ill and Uba has no political base) is a sure sign that he has no intention for elections to take place. He noted that the PDP has recently established Obasanjo as party leader “for life,” thereby paving the way for him to continue to wield the real power in an administration nominally headed by a very sick man should he be forced to give up his position as President. However, Aliyu thinks that the elections will be “postponed” in a January/February timeframe, and will result in coordinated rioting in Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kano and Kaduna — the first time in Nigeria’s recent history that such coordinated protest will have taken place. Aliyu also thinks that there is a good chance that the PDP convention will reject Yar’Adua and Uba, despite Villa bribery and rigging; if Obasanjo is not successful on the first ballot with the Yar’Adua candidacy, the Convention will become open. Under those circumstances, Aliyu thinks his own candidacy for the Presidency still has a good chance for success. There is a comment in para 9. Beginning para 10 are biographical notes on Yar’Adua and Uba. End Summary.
¶2. (S) At his own request, Aliyu Mohammed called on the Ambassador the evening of December 11. He was accompanied by bodyguards and escorted by a chase car with MOPOL police, unusual for a person who as National Security Advisor routinely drove himself alone. The purpose of the visit was to argue to the Ambassador the unsuitability of Yar’Adua as President of Nigeria, and to present the Katsina governor’s candidacy as part of President Obasanjo’s efforts to retain power.
¶3. (S) Yar’Adua, Aliyu Mohammed said, suffers from a kidney disease and is on dialysis four times a week. In addition, he is subject to blackouts, probably related to epilepsy. He also suffers from other possibly unrelated mental conditions, is on constant medication for them, and has received psychiatric treatment in Germany. The dialysis machine was installed at the Katsina gubernatorial residence by the German construction firm Julius Berger (partially owned by former Chief of state Ibrahim Babangida). Because of these illnesses, Aliyu continued, Yar’Adua has become a recluse, rarely leaving his Residence, and is almost unknown amongst the Northern power elite, except through his relationship with his brother, the venerated Shehu Yar’Adua, who was murdered by Abacha. Aliyu Mohammed noted that the younger Yar’Adua had never been part of his brother’s political machine which, in fact, had been inherited by Vice President Atiku.
¶4. (S) Aliyu Mohammed, saying he was quoting Yar’Adua directly, said that Obasanjo had “ordered” the Katsina governor to contest for the Presidency. When Yar’Adua objected that the state of his health precluded it, Obasanjo countered that “God will cure you,” and undertook to cover all medical expenses. When Yar’Adua said he had no money, Obasanjo organized financial angels, all associated with Transcorp and led by Northern millionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote. This group is supplying the Yar’Adua campaign with 45 jeeps (of which four are armored), a war chest of 5 billion naira, and a rented jet. (Aliyu Mohammed said that Dangote and the other “Transcorp boys” seek a Yar’Adua presidency to facilitate their gaining control over most of Nigeria’s oil and gas production.) Andy Uba, recently selected as PDP gubernatorial candidate for Anambra state, has been a “special assistant” to President Obasanjo; he has no independent power base of his own, and is widely disliked because of his arrogance. Aliyu Mohammed went on to say that the President had ordered the arrest of the chief of staff to Rivers State Governor Peter Odili to warn the latter away from seeking the vice presidential nomination himself.