| By Chinweizu |
Gov. Ayodele Fayose has emerged as the Champion of the Nigerian people. He is the knight in shining armor who has ridden forth to challenge the organized crime syndicate that goes by the name MACBAN: the criminal organization that has been making human sacrifices to the Caliphate’s Cattle.
The MACBAN crime syndicate recently boasted that
No one can stop us from grazing in the south — Fulani herdsmen
May 1, 2016
Three weeks later, their bluff was called when
Fayose makes history, bans cattle grazing in Ekiti
May 23, 2016 Press Release
A battle royal is about to begin. Every Nigerian has to choose a side: The Caliphate’s or Fayose’s.
Every lackey of the Caliphate can be expected to line up behind MACBAN.
But every Nigerian who is concerned about the safety of his farm, home, people or person; and who wants protection from the marauding Fulani herdsmen and Fulani Militia, now knows what to do about that menace: rally behind Faoyse and demand that the governor of your state should act like Gov. Fayose and ban all cattle movement in your state and back it by state legislation. You should hold rallies, pass resolutions, publish petitions calling on your state Gov. to do like Fayose. Let the voices of the people ring out loud and clear throughout the land. Fayose is our hero. Our national leader. The leader of our movement to resist the Caliphate and its criminal MACBAN ritual of human sacrifice!
Afenifere promptly backed Gov. Fayose. So too should Ohaneze; the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, and Middle Belt Dialogue, and other organs of the victimized nationalities.
Chief Olu Falae, the Tor Tiv, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Wole Soyinka, Gabriel Suswam, Gov. Samuel Ortom, Senator Joseph Waku, Abubakar Tsav and every other prominent Nigerian whose farm, home, village, people or person has been attacked by the Fulani herdsmen or Militia should boldly and loudly support Gov. Fayose. So too Former Senate President, Gen. David Mark, Rtd, who mourned for the Agatu victims.
Gov. Samuel Ortom, I sympathize with your loss of your country home to the Fulani ethnic cleansers. But why lament to the public? Is that the best you can do? Why not show leadership and do like Gov Fayose? Gov. Rochas Okorocha and the other APC Govs. who went to commiserate with Gov. Ortom, why don’t you, in your states, follow the example of Gov. Fayose? All others who have lamented the bloodthirsty atrocities of these hoofed tin gods should openly support the Fayose solution.
Others who should publicly support Fayose include the persons attacked and displaced from their villages, in 2000, in Saki, Oyo State; and in numerous other places since then: Sagamu, Ogun State; many villages in Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa, Southern part of Kaduna state; villages in Ondo, Kogi, Oyo, Imo, Abia, Ogun, Enugu, Delta, down to Agatu in Benue State, and Nimbo, in Enugu State in 2016 (i.e. in five of Nigeria’s six zones); and those unnumbered victims sheltering in IDP camps in those states.
For more on these attacks please see “The Afenifere Threat to Secede from Nigeria: Open Letter to the Sultan of Sokoto and the Caliphate’s MACBAN”, Vanguard, November 9, 2015, p. 44; and for a fuller account than what Vanguard published please see “Afenifere’s secession threat & Armed Fulani herdsmen”
Published: Thursday, 22 October 2015
Nigerians need to understand that these cattle, whose so-called Herdsmen go armed with AK-47s and attack villages, are the hoofed agents of those who boasted in 2012, through Usman Faruk, Gov of NW State in the Gowon regime: “We subdued the Yorubas and conquered the Ijaws: We will do it again”. Please see “Caliphate Colonialism-The taproot of the trouble with Nigeria”
We can expect a constitutional crisis over Gov. Fayose’s solution. The MACBAN crime syndicate claimed that their grazing rights are protected by the Constitution:
“. . . The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria guarantees freedom of movement for every citizen of the country; this includes the right to live, work and carry out any legitimate activity in any part of the country. . . .”
They are, therefore, likely to attack the Fayose solution as unconstitutional.
However, a Constitution that gives a loophole for organized criminal activities that threaten the security and lives of persons in five of the six zones in Nigeria needs to be questioned and discarded: What is the origin of that constitution? Who commissioned it? How was it brought into operation? Was it approved by the people in any referendum? Whose interest does it serve and whose interest does it harm? Since it is self-advertised as a Federal Constitution, is it really and truly Federal? And in any case, should a constitution be an altar for human sacrifice?
We must all prepare for a mighty battle over the legitimacy of the 1999 Constitution.
Chinweizu’s latest book is Caliphate Colonialism: The Taproot of the Trouble with Nigeria, (Lagos: Clear Coast Communications, 2015. [email protected])
— May 31, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT