Showing posts with label Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Lady Patience Goodluck Jonathan and the Rivers State Governmnet

Mrs. Jonathan, as a First Lady, here are lessons on the power of the Chief Executive of a State.

Her Excellency, Mrs. Dame Patience Jonathan like every well-meaning daughter or son recently went on a two-day official visit to her home town in the Rivers State of Nigeria.

Madam, there must be pride in among the Okrika people to see your presence in their midst. Also, there is more international pride to your home background as evidenced as having come from the Okrika Island of the Rivers State, especially from an area called Obama, a great and passionate name at best.

First Lady Jonathan, as history tells us for over 400 years the people of Okrika have gone through various struggles, starting as a midpoint of Euro-American slave trade and in the early part of the 20th century the land and the people of Okrika were overshadowed by the city of Port Harcourt.

As an Ijaw woman who has watched the long standing exploitation of the area of Niger River Delta of Nigeria by the Euro-American Oil Corporations, one understands your current sentimentalities.

Madam, here is the problem. You appeared to have crossed the line when you openly went into tantrums with Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Chief Executive of the Rivers State. While this writer has never met you or Mr. Amaechi and has no relationship to any of you, there is something that is worth noting in this write-up.

Mrs. Jonathan, there is a bit you need to know about an executive system of government which not only includes the Presidency but the gubernatorial rule or the power of Governorship especially.

As you may be aware of the Nigerian Constitution is modeled after the American constitutional and executive system of governance.

Madam, as one who currently occupies the office of the First Lady of Nigeria you are the number one Hostess to the presidency. Therefore, by tradition your role is ceremonial, social and in our contemporary times you may engage in causes that are dear to you, and this you have done very well with your promotion of women issues.

Madam Jonathan, at the time of this writing you do not have any electable power, governmental role and executive function in the Nigerian government. But privately you could serve as an adviser to the President or any Governor and again this should only, only happen privately. Period!

As we now know from media reports, while recently in your home town of Okrika to launch one of your initiatives for women, during the last day of your two-day visit, and right in front of the people of the Rivers State, you displayed incivility to the Chief Executive of the Rivers State.

As we rightly know, the issue of land is important to the Okrika people and reasonably sentimental to you, therefore any worry you have on this issue should have been communicated to the Chief Executive of the River state, privately.

Thereafter, any public comment on the matter by the Governor as it was during your side by side presence with the Governor should have received silence from you, non-verbally and verbally.

Madam, among your reported utterances and behaviors, here is the one that constitutionally, was almost destabilizing to the functioning of the government of the Rivers State. That is , the verbiage in which you reportedly raised your voice and told the Chief Executive of you State, “Listen! You must listen to me.” Madam, Nigeria is not yet a banana republic where utterances like these are all too common.

Madam, you need to know that the position that Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Ikwerre occupies is so powerful and authoritative that it could have been worst for you in terms of the overall frustration over this whole matter.

It is reported that the Governor after your unruly acts towards him and during a reception for you stayed in his car. He could have been thinking of putting you on official notice or taking other Stately measures towards you? We will never know.

But what is clear is that you were apparently recalled back to your official home in Abuja, a far lesser dishonor compared to any other executive consequence from the Chief Executive of the State.

Madam, in an executive democracy like Nigeria the power of a Governor is huge. He as in the case of the Honorable Amaechi is the sovereign head of the Rivers State. That means, within the Federal system of Nigeria, the Governor retains independent power and he is not subordinate to anyone including the President, in this case your husband, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

The Governor like the President is equally subservient to the rule of law or the Constitution. Madam, in a truly and functional nation with an executive system of government, the Governor by virtue of being elected by the people of the State has the statutory power to implement any executive order he wishes and, not even the State legislature could stop him.

Madam, when you reportedly told the Governor in his face that he should not use the word “Must” in reference to the demolition of buildings in place for space for new schools, you committed a grave error.

Why, because no one, not the even President, the King, or the legislature could stop him from his “must” to do list except the Courts.

Madam, now you see why your air evacuation was so sudden without completing your planned visit to the prisons and to a newly built school.

Madam, such is the nature of the extensive power of an executive, independent and sovereign head of a State. You may not recognize the constitutional and political influence wielded by a Governor but your husband certainly does in his capacity as a President in an executive system of government.

Madam, you almost pushed the State “to go into crises” the very concern you publicly posed to the Governor. Thank God for airplanes, as you left so quick in that some oppositional or troubled minds could have taking advantage of this confusion and provoke more problems.

Madam, any reasonable person knows you met well to your people given the long history of the exploitation of that area of Nigeria. So your concerns must be welcomed by any Nigerian leader but madam, learn to present your issues privately as such is the duty of the first lady of the nation and the role of the first hostess to the Presidency.

Madam, to do otherwise especially when your husband could be in power for the next eight years could further compound the functioning of a society that is almost at its breaking point.

What every good faith Nigerian should see next is the breaking of kolanut or the sharing of soft drink between the First lady and the Governor in the Okrika town or at the Governor’s compound, all for the sake of harmony. There is no need for police or official investigation, all that is needed now is just a kolanut or a fizzy drink summit for peace sake and for the future progress of the people.

~ By John Oshodi

John Egbeazien Oshodi, Ph.D, DABPS, FACFE is a practicing Forensic/Clinical Psychologist and the Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs-Behavioral Science, North Campus, Broward College, Coconut Creek, Florida.

Mrs.Patience Goodluck Jonathan Versus Gov. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

The First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan and the Governor of Rivers State. RT.Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

"All the primary schools in Okrika are surrounded by houses and we don't want the schools to be surrounded by residential houses where people cook and sell and distract the pupils, so we have to demolish them. We want to pay them compensation and demolish the houses".
~ Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State in Nigeria on August 24, 2010.

"But what I am telling you is that you always say you must demolish, that word must you use is not good. It is by pleading. You appeal to the owners of the compound because they will not go into exile. Land is a serious issue".
~ Mrs. Patience Goodluck, the first wife of President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.

The above exchange of words between the First Lady, Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state took place in Okrika last Tuesday August 24, 2010, when Mrs. Jonathan criticized the governor for his insistence to demolish water fronts to build a school. After the unpleasant incidence, she left the state without completing her tour as she angrily returned to Abuja from her civic reception ground in Okrika. She no longer visited the prisons where some inmates were waiting to be released and she cancelled the inspection of the model Secondary School at Ebubu Eleme.

Madam First Lady Patience Goodluck Jonathan has been throwing her weight around and supported by the desperate camps of President Goodluck Jonathan who have been paid millions of naira, including many Nollywood actors, to use image laundering to delete the money laundering case against Mrs. Patience Goodluck and her proxies.

Lest we forget that on September 11, 2006, Mr. Osita Nwajah, the EFCC spokesman made a public declaration that a whopping sum of $13.5 million Dollars(US) was seized from Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the wife of then Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan.

“Abia is number one (of corrupt state) not because it is number one alphabetically, but because we have one of the biggest established cases of stealing, money laundering, diversion of fund against Governor Kalu. The governor used his mother, daughter, wife and brother to divert N35billion to build his business empire including Slok Airlines, Slok Pharmaceuticals and newspaper house…Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu corruption is of international dimension.There is s also a petition against the Governor of Bayelsa’s wife. She was involved in laundering the sum of one hundred and four million into foreign account. She is also being investigated.”

~ Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, during the plenary section of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which held on September 27, 2006.

The case is suit number FHC/ABJ/M/340/06 filed on August 21, 2007 at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

For a detailed account of the EFCC case of money laundering implicating Mrs. Goodluck Jonathan, see Jonathan Goodluck’s Family, Sahara Reporters, Ribadu or Adewuyi: Who Lied Against Whom? By Adebiyi Jelili Abudugana, Published 06/19/2010, in the Nigeria Matters of Nigerians In America.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Now that President Umaru Yar’ Adua has Passed On

Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 1951 – 5 May 2010)

Now that President Umaru Yar’ Adua has Passed On

Only those who love President Umaru Yar'Adua are mourning him. But the hypocrites and parasites who have been praying and wishing him dead are celebrating. To them his exit is an opportunity for them to come into the corridors of power to join the looters of the treasury to plunder Nigeria and pass on their ill-gotten riches to their children and children's children as their predecessors have been doing for decades in the perpetuation of their legacy of profligacy.
They are as Jesus Christ called them a generation of vipers.

"Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?"
~ Matthew 23:33

The new President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Now that President Umaru Yar'Adua has passed on, and the former Acting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has put on the sash bearing the green, yellow and white colors of Nigeria since 9 a.m. (0800 GMT), sworn in as the new President of Nigeria, how would he prosecute the case of money laundering against his wife, the new First Lady Patience Jonathan?

How would he prosecute the sacred cows of power brokers and carperbaggers indicted in the N27 Billion Halliburton bribery scandal?

Now that the Acting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is now the head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, can we move on or do we still remain in the vicious circle of the anomie of decadence and violence?

The choice is yours?

God bless Nigeria.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dear Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, Tell that to the Marines

Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan

Dear Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, Tell that to the Marines

Dear Acting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,

The headlines of your presidential order for the manhunt and arrest of Chief James Ibori, the former governor of Delta state are all over the place online and offline.

You have said there would be no sacred cows in the anti-graft war in Nigeria. But I wonder why you have not ordered the EFCC to arrest those indicted in the Halliburton Bribery and corruption case and those indicted in the Daimler bribery scandal?

Are you afraid of these UNTOUCHABLE SACRED COWS?

Lest I forget, what of the sweetest sacred cow in your home. No, not the other woman in your life. Your private love affair is not my business oh.

I mean your CASH MADAM herself, the Acting First Lady or First Lady in Waiting, who has been fasting and praying for First Lady Turai Yar'Adua to return to Katsina state with her medically incapacitated husband and vacate Aso Villa for her BOTTOM POWER.

Is it not on record that on September 11, 2006, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seized $13.5 million dollars (US) from Mrs. Patience Jonathan when you were the lucky governor of Bayelsa State? She laundered the money through an associate and in August of the same year, the EFCC had a court order to freeze N104 million Cash Madam Patience allegedly tried to launder through one Mrs. Nancy Ebere Nwosu. The EFCC confirmed that in a sworn statement, Mrs. Nwosu implicated Patience Jonathan.

Mr. Acting President, if your Acting First Lady and the other cabal of your ruling party of Sacred Cows can still be dining and wining and wishing you goodluck in your chess of political power to become the next President of Nigeria, then I am shocked that you had the audacity to order the arrest of Chief James Ibori. Is this your own style of the anti-graft war.

Please, tell that to the Marines.

Yours Proudly Nigerian,

Orikinla Osinachi

Friday, March 5, 2010

Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, Theophilus Danjuma and Company Plc

Acting President Goodluck Jonathan

The fact that Lt.Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd)GCON, FSS psc, is Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee of “Acting” President Goodluck Jonathan is enough proof of the bad judgment of the Vice President of Nigeria.

Lt.Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) and his wife thinking of what to do with their $500 million cash from selling their illegal oil block.

Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is simply name-dropping. The emergency committee is made up of strange bedfellows. Corrupt retired generals and their partners in crime would have been indicted and convicted in America and executed in China for their ill-gotten wealth, but in Nigeria, they are rewarded and promoted. Moreover, lest we forget Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan, the "First Lady" in waiting has a case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for money laundering. Would that be swept under the carpet?

How legal is the $500m, Lt.Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd made as his profit from the total of $1bn for selling an oil block, which was allocated to him 12 years ago by the corrupt military junta of late Gen. Sani Abacha?

What is destroying Nigeria is not the so-called kitchen cabinet of the First Lady of Nigeria, Hajia Turai Yar’Adua, but the political hydra of the ruling party of Nigeria, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and the "Acting President" Goodluck Jonathan is part of this notorious monstrosity.

Let us say the truth and call a spade a spade.

~ By Abba Babbi, Abuja (FCT), Nigeria.

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