Nwankwo T. Nwaezeigwe, PhD, DD
Odogwu of Ibusa Clan
Research Fellow @ Exile, Institute of African Studies,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
This message is a clarion call to all Nigerian Christians as well as those Southern Muslims who care about their posterity as Nigerian historic citizens to reject any result of the coming February 2023 Presidential election specifically from Kano, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States. These are the notorious States with child-voters under strict protection by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
I once stated that the only obstacle to the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria through Peter Obi-Ahmed Datti victory in the coming Presidential election is Prof Mamood Yakubu and his INEC and for that reason he should be removed. Prof Yakubu immediately cooked up a false self-driven campaign for his removal and another against his removal, all credited to politicians with the obvious intention of generating self-protective sympathy.
Prof Mamood Yakubu is a inveterate institutionalized liar under Islamic oath protected by the doctrine of Taqiyya, so it will not matter to his dignity as a Professor if as a Muslim he relies on lies in order to protect the interest of his religion and Fulani kinsmen at the expense of his credibility as INEC Chairman and Professor. To better understand Prof Mamood Yakubu and his Islamic doctrinal lies therefore, we must first understand the concept of lies in Islam.
Lies are universal moral phenomena that cut across all religions and societies. In Christianity it is at times informally permissible to lie only for the purpose of saving lives; as in the case of Abraham telling the Egyptians that his wife Sarah was his sister.
In Islam however, lies are permitted as honorable actions against unbelievers particularly Christians and Jews under the doctrine of Taqiyya which is scripturally supported in Quran Chapter 3:28 and Chapter 16:106. It is also supported under the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad when he permitted one of his companions named Ibn Maslama, to lie and deceive a Jew named Ka’b ibn Ashraf in order to kill him. Ibn Maslama subsequently pretended to befriend Ka’b ibn Ashraf, claiming to hate Prophet Muhammad and in the process succeeded in killing him as commanded by Prophet Muhammad.
This is the only doctrine through which every Christian in Nigeria should understand the actions and policies of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under Prof. Mamood Yakubu. This is the reason why every Nigerian Christian both home and abroad should reject any result of the coming February 2023 Presidential election specifically from Kano, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
In fact, Scam (419) is an acceptable doctrine in Islam so long as it is against those defined as unbelievers. Most of the notable scammers from Southern Nigeria like Fred Ajudua and Hope Uzodinma, the present Governor of Imo State who was indeed a personal driver to the infamous 419 Lord Mayor John Nebolisa a.k.a Alusi Awkuzu, will confirm that scam or 419 as a criminal profession in Nigeria was pioneered by Fulani businessmen.
The influential African news journal The Africa Report in its Wednesday, 23 November 2022 issue carried the caption “Nigeria 2023: Outrage as children litter voter-register 100 days to election,” It went further to state:
“Less than 100 days to the highly anticipated elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the full list of the over 93.5 million voters that will elect Nigeria’s next President. However, the presence of children on the voter register has raised questions over the credibility of next year’s poll.”
This was coming against the background of the Punch newspaper report of October 27, 2022, where the INEC Chairman Prof Mamood Yakubu stated to the Nigerian press thus:
“After a rigorous cleaning-up of the data using the Automated Biometric Identification System, a total of 2,780,756 (22.6 per cent) were identified as ineligible registrants and invalidated from the record, among them double/multiple registrants, under-aged persons and outright fake registrations that fail to meet our business rules. Consequently, the number of valid registrations (post-ABIS) is 9,518,188.”
But the Chairman’s statement on the matter was contrary to INEC statement on the issue of under-aged voters through its spokesman Festus Okoye on September 12, 20 22 who clearly stated that the correction affected only those who registered between June 2021 and January 2022, and not about under-aged voters. Indeed the INEC spokesman stated in his words: “On the issue of the underage voters, this commission published the entire registered voters in Nigeria in various local government areas and all the registration areas.”
Is Prof Yakubu therefore telling Nigerians that between September 12, 2022 when the INEC Spokesman Festus Okoye gave journalists a hazy response to the matter and his October 27, 2022 when he made his statement, that that intractable problem of under-aged voters has been resolved? Prof Yakubu should also tell Nigerians between him and the influential African news journal, The Africa Report, who is actually telling Nigerians the truth.
Much as Nigerians view his attempt to clandestinely infuse the issue of under-aged voters from mainly the North West and North East geo-political zones into his October news briefing as a fire-brigade response, Nigerians need a detailed report of how he institutionally resolved this intractable moral and legal embarrassment called under-aged voters from mainly the North West. First, Prof Yakubu should inform Nigerians the statistics by age, sex and number of the under-aged voters in 2015 and 2019 Presidential elections.
Second, Prof Yakubu should inform Nigerians the particular States where these under-aged voters are found.
Third, Prof Yakubu should inform Nigerians the number of these under-aged voters registered to vote in the coming February 2023 Presidential election.
Fourth, Prof Yakubu should inform Nigerians the number of these under-aged voters that were removed from the voters register between September 2022 when Festus Okoye acknowledged their existence and October 2022 when he, as INEC Chairman claimed to have removed them.
Fifth, Prof Yakubu should publish the names, sex and photos of these under-aged voters, State by State on national news outlets to prove his sincerity and credibility of the Commission.
The above demands are not just necessary for the credibility of the Commission but mandatory if the coming February 2023 elections in those afore-mentioned Northern States will be considered legitimate and valid in law; especially coming against the background of fictitious and hate-filled utterances of voter-superiority by his co-Fulani fraudulent political travelers. This is not a plea but a command to be fulfilled if INEC wants the coming elections to be legally, legitimately and peacefully conclusive.
It should be recalled that the Fulani mouthpiece, Daily Trust newspaper on Monday January 2, 2023 reported the National President of the Fulani MACBAN, Alhaji Baba Usman-Ngelzarma boasting that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has about 16 million members as voters in the coming February 2023 Presidential election. Nigerians want Prof Mamood Yakubu to tell Nigerians how Miyetti Allah came about this figure if he is not a collaborator as a Fulani and by extension a member of Miyetti Allah.
There is no gainsaying the fact that the above statement can only come out of Nigeria where religion and ethnicity—the two fundamental corner-stones that define the character and identity of a modern nation-state are excluded from her census data. I remember Eze Festus Odimegwu far back in 2013 as Chairman of National Population Commission (NPC) stating that “No census has been credible in Nigeria since 1863. Even the one conducted in 2006 is not credible.”
Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the then Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso immediately demanded his removal and no Southern Christian or political leader stood out in his defence, except the Christian Association of Nigeria led by the indomitable Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor who spoke through its Public Relations Officer in the 19 Northern States and Abuja, Mr. Sunday Oibe. Rabiu Kwankwaso, an uncircumcised for that matter, even had the animal effrontery to ridicule Eze Odimegwu by saying that the revered international corporate business leader “had consumed too much of his product [Beer] to be capable of conducting the census.”
Yet some Fulani jihadists from the North like Alhaji Baba Usman-Ngelzarma have the impudence to claim that Muslims are more than Christians in population and that the Fulani Miyetti Allah has 16 million voters in a country where they are recent alien settlers.
The question is how did they come about such figures? Of course such figures can only originate from fictitious voters lists criminally inflated with under-aged voters from the North and protected by the Fulani-run Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under Prof Mamood Yakubu whose Islamic doctrine permits deception and lies against Nigerian Christians.
First, Prof Mamood Yakubu cannot feign ignorance of the fact that the registered voters in these States are chronically infested and padded with under-aged children between the ages of five and seventeen years contrary to Nigerian electoral law from 2015 to 2022, yet he did nothing to correct the anomaly until people began to raise dust over the matter in 2022.
Second, Mamood Yakubu cannot deny knowledge of the fact that these under-aged voters voted in those Northern States voted in 2015 and 2019 Presidential elections to the dubious knowledge and collaboration of his Fulani predecessor Prof Attahiru Jega.
Third, Mamood Yakubu cannot tell Nigerians that he was not aware that these under-aged voters were being registered as voters in these States throughout the recent months-long registration process and that it was only after recent protests by some people that he acknowledged the existence of under-aged voters in these States. Who is deceiving who?
Beyond the above three question marks, Prof Yakubu as INEC Chairman and University Professor should explain to Nigerians why the voters registration in Kano, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe and, Zamfara cannot be declared spurious and therefore invalid based on the following indices of moral and technical judgments founded on the history of voters manipulation and spurious exaggeration by these Northern States.
The first instance was the votes by the Six Geopolitical Zones in 1979 Presidential Election with the total votes of 16,846,633 which came in the following order of numerical strength:
- South West— 4,354,417.
- North West— 3,926,545.
- South East— 2,362,393.
- North East— 2,348,789.
5. South-South— 2,018565.
- North Central— 1,825,236
The foregoing shows that the South West toped in voters, while Kano State which included the present Kano and Jigawa States which was manipulated to favor the Kano-born Presidential candidate of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) Malam Aminu Kano had a total of 1,195,136 slightly ahead of Lagos State with 828,414 votes.
The second instance was the annulled June 12, 1993 Presidential election result which remains the most credible Presidential election in Nigeria through Option A4 method with total votes cast of 14, 440,003 and distributed in the following order of numerical strength:
- South West— 3,561,519.
2. South-South— 2,564,965
- North West — 2,478,525
- North Central— 2,320,130
- North East— 2,109,984
- South East— 1, 44,880
The South West still led votes cast, with North West taking the third place. Lagos State alone had 1,033,397 votes; while Kano State had total votes of 324,428 and Jigawa State 228,388. Strikingly, one of the Presidential candidates Alhaji Tofa hailed from Kano State, yet the State could not make a total votes of 350,000; its twin State Jigawa could not equally make up 250,000 votes. These are the States now turning out millions of voters.
The third instance was the 1999 Presidential Election in with total votes of 29,848,441 cast, which ushered in the present political dispensation and witnessed the gradual manipulation of the Northern Muslim voting population to correct the embarrassing revelation of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, although with Lagos State still maintaining the lead with total votes of 1,751,981. However the South West was manipulated to the second place, with the Muslim North West taking the lead from distant third place in the previous Presidential election in the following order:
North West Zone— 5,569,470
South West Zone— 5,519,189
South-South Zone— 5,431,427
North East Zone— 4,964,780
North Central Zone— 4,936,867
South East Zone— 3,287,0097
Kano State was geometrically manipulated to 904,713 votes and Jigawa State to 548,596 votes, yet the total votes by both States could not meet up with the votes of Lagos State. But the most phenomenal geometrical manipulation came from Borno State which produced a higher than Kano State votes of 915,975 and Katsina State which produced 1,193,397 votes.
The fourth instance was 2015 Presidential election with the total vote cast at 28,587,564, which was an outright Fulani oligarchic war against President Goodluck Jonathan and subsequently became the point of institutionalization of this voter population fraud with insane impunity. Insane impunity in the sense that it was the first time under-aged children were registered as voters and voted against the law with daring impunity. This under-aged child-voter impunity subsequently produced the following false voter-statistics in favor of the North West:
South West— 7,068792
North Central— 4,159,083
North East— 3,672,321
South East— 2,701,745
Ironically, if not funny, Katsina and Kano States soundly beat Lagos State with little Jigawa State generating over one million votes and Boko Haram and ISWAP devastated Borno and Yobe States respectively producing over and close to half a million voters, as shown by the following statistics:
Kano State— 2,128,821
Jigawa State— 1,037,564
Borno State— 501,920
Yobe State— 473,796
The fifth instance which was the 2019 Presidential election which produced total votes of 28,614,190 followed the tradition of 2015 with child-voters in the North West and the Muslim zones of North East illegally legalized with ravenous impunity, while the lame-duck Christian leaders from North and South watched indolently like a pitied vulture beaten by early morning heavy rain. With this impunity called child or under-aged voters the North West sky-rocked to 8,769,782 followed by the North East, while Borno, Jigawa and Yobe States maintained their insane child-voter increases with even satanic spaces, as shown by the following statistics:
North Central— 4,814,267
North East— 4,786,266
South West— 4,366,026
Kano State— 1,964,751
Kaduna State— 1,709,005
Jigawa State— 1,149,922
Borno State— 955,205
Yobe State—586, 137
In the light of the forgoing, the voter-statistics for the 2023 general elections which produced the cumulative total voters of 93.5 million as presented below by geopolitical zones remains unacceptable unless INEC comes out boldly and legitimately to address the proven cases of under-aged voters in Kano, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
North West— 24,099,310
North Central— 21,306,187
North East— 13,478,291
South West— 12,342,739
South East— 10,626,240
Lagos State— 7,155,920
Kano State— 6,026,850
Borno State— 2, 514,228
Nigerians therefore want Prof Mamood Yakubu to tell Nigerians the States of origins, number and identity with voters’ cards details of the child-voters that were discovered and claimed to have been removed from the voters list by his INEC, otherwise any election held in Kano, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States will be considered as invalid and consequently a nullity.