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Friday, 5 May 2017

Obama's administration worked against GEJ's re-election because of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013- Reno Omokri

Former President Jonathan this morning on his Facebook page, shared excepts from the chapter one of Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of Jonathan Years, Chibok, 2015 and The Conspiracies, a book that is being written by his former media aide, Reno Omokri.

The book is being written to counter the contradictions in the recently launched book titled, "Against The Run of Play" written by the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi.

In Adeniyi's book, Jonathan was quoted as saying that he lost the 2015 election to President Buhari because the Obama administration and some other world leaders worked against him. Now in the yet to be released book, Reno said he interviewed one Matthew T. Page who until his resignation in 2016 was the U.S. State Department's top intelligence analyst on everything regarding Nigeria. Reno said Page gave an insight into why the US government was not pleased with the Jonathan administration.

According to Reno, what he could deduce from the interview with Page is that the main reason why Obama and his administration were angry with Jonathan was because of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013. Recall that Jonathan signed the Anti-same sex bill into law in January 7th 2014. Continue to read excepts of the book as shared by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on his Facebook page This is not the full chapter. It is an excerpt.

It will be continued tomorrow and on subsequent days until the chapter is concluded. Facts Versus Fiction: (The True Story of Jonathan Years, Chibok, 2015 and The Conspiracies) by Reno Omokri will be released on the second week of July 2017. Chapter 1 – THE CONSPIRACY TO REMOVE JONATHAN The recent revelations from Segun Adeniyi's book, Against the Run of Play: How an incumbent president was defeated in Nigeria, have promoted reactions and counter reactions to some of the more astounding accounts detailed in that book. Former President Jonathan in his interview with Segun Adeniyi, gave some detail of a conspiracy to remove him from office due to patriotic policies and actions he undertook which might have set him at variance with foreign powers.

Amongst other things, Adeniyi quotes Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as saying "I got on very well with Prime Minister David Cameron but at some point, I noticed that the Americans were putting pressure on him and he had to join them against me. But I didn’t know how far President Obama was prepared to go to remove me until France caved into the pressure from America.”

Since these revelations came to light, a former Governor of Niger state, Mr. Babangida Aliyu has also been quoted making comments in Segun Adeniyi's book that corroborate the statements by Dr. Jonathan. According to Mr. Aliyu, the Obama administration had invited twelve governors from Northern Nigeria to sound them out on their commitment to the plot to unseat Dr. Jonathan. Mr. Aliyu is quoted in Segun Adeniyi's book as saying "I have no proof of course, but I think the idea was to ascertain what the disposition of the north would be to the idea of another term for President Jonathan.

That was my reading of the situation. I believe it was all about the 2015 election for which the Americans had resolved not to support Jonathan. They just wanted to size us up for the level of commitment to regime change.” Mr. Aliyu was referring to a series of meetings that twelve Northern governors had in the U.S. in March 2014. Why did the Obama administration organize those meetings? What occurred at those meetings? Who said what, where, when and why?

The answer to those questions will help throw light on whether or not there was a conspiracy by the Obama administration (not the United States) to remove then President Jonathan from office. I tracked down Mr. Matthew T. Page who until his resignation in 2016 was the U.S. State Department's top intelligence analyst on Nigeria. Matthew Page also served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Africa with the National Intelligence Council. He sat in on each of the meetings the twelve Northern Nigerian governors attended, beginning from their meetings at the United States Institute for Peace and thereafter their meetings at the State Department.

In 2016, Mr. Page left the State Department and moved to Cambridge in the United Kingdom from where he spoke to me. He was adamant that Mr. Babangida Aliyu’s version of the events at those meetings where not accurate and was keen to set the records straight. According to Mr. Page, the meetings were attended by twelve Northern governors of whom the most vocal was the then governor of Adamawa state, Admiral Murtala Nyako. Others at the meetings who voiced anti Jonathan sentiments were then Kano governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto and Kashim Shettima of Borno.

The then governors of Kwara and Kogi were in attendance but were non-committal. Mr. Page noted that the meetings at the United States Institute for Peace were innocuous but that when the governors proceeded to the closed-door sessions at the US State Department, things changed. According to Mr. Page, present at the State Department meetings were Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield who was then the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs.

Also present at the meeting was the then number three man at the State Department, Ambassador Thomas Alfred "Tom" Shannon Jr., acting Deputy Secretary of State of the United States and the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. At that meeting, Admiral Murtala Nyako read out a memo he had written itemizing the case against Jonathan. He was so openly and almost violently against the Jonathan administration in his speech that he had to be openly rebuked at the meeting by the then Nigerian ambassador to the US, Ambassador Adebowale Adefuye of blessed memory. Admiral Nyako's belligerence against the Jonathan administration was so venomous that it prompted a rebuttal from the Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, who showed loyalty to the then Nigerian President. According to Mr. Page, this prompted most of the other Northern governors present to turn on him.

In my interview with him, Mr. Page revealed to me that after the anti Jonathan tirades by these governors, they were shepherded to the White House on March 18, 2014 for more meetings. Even though Mr. Page attended the reception at the White House for the Northern governors, he did not make me privy to who were at that particular meeting other than stating that the governors met with then National Security Adviser, Susan Rice.

Ms. Rice is however a known Nigerian specialist and was the person who on July 7, 1998, allegedly made the tea that the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 Nigerian Presidential election, chief MKO Abiola, drank minutes before passing away after reportedly foaming at the mouth. After the meeting, the Obama White House released a statement which said, amongst other things; “Rice and the governors discussed the need to bring an end to the violence and insurgency in northern Nigeria; create broad-based economic opportunity in the north and throughout Nigeria; protect and respect human rights; strengthen democratic governance; and ensure that the 2015 election in Nigeria are free and fair.”

What the White House statement did not say, but which I verified from other sources, was that at that meeting, Admiral Nyako accused then President Jonathan of being behind Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group that is behind the insurgency in Nigeria’s Northeast (the same accusation was publicly made by Nasir El-rufai in 2014. El-rufai was one of a handful of All Progressive Congress party officials that related directly with David Axelrod’s firm as AKPD Message and Media prepared the APC for the 2015 elections).

One question arises though. When sub national officials from a nation that is friendly to the United States espouse comments that undermine the President of that friendly nation, why would such persons be honored with very high level meetings that stretched from the State Department to the White House? When I asked Mr. Page if he thought that the Obama administration was opposed to the re-election of the then Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, he paused and said “my objective opinion is that it was not as if the administration was against Jonathan. There were a few issues.

The Obama administration was a bit disappointed (I know that sounds paternalistic) but there were some issues they felt let down on, and you have to remember that the Obama administration supported the transfer of power to Jonathan in 2010. The issues were the human rights situation in the Northeast which has still not changed under Buhari and Diezani Alison-Madueke who they felt should have been removed. Washington also took issue with some clauses in the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013, even though they understood that Nigerian cultural values were more conservative on the issue than American ones".

Mr. Page continuing said “the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria at the time was actually anti-Buhari, believing he failed to call his followers to order during the post-election violence of 2011.” Although he listed three reasons why the Obama administration felt let down on by Dr. Jonathan, my conversation with Mr. Page gave me a sense that the first two reasons were just excuses and that the main reason was because of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013.

That issue was a deal breaker for the Obama administration because of the strong support they had from the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender) community for Mr Obama’s re-election campaign of 2012. Per the New York Times, the gay vote was “crucial” to Obama’s re-election, whereas to CNN, the LGBT community not only made the difference in 2012 by trooping out to vote for Obama, they were also his top donors.

In Tracy Baim’s book, Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage, she details the influence that the former American President wields with the LGBT community. Very few voting blocs have the get out the vote power that the LGBT community has, being that they are great at organizing for the purpose of advancing their agenda.

28 comments:

Banjo said...

always passing blame, they don't want to accept that jonathan did a poor job as president and nigerians rejected him.
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Nnenne George said...

That's very true.. Thank for GEJ, he saved us from abomination. if not for him, the likes of bobrisky, bisi alimi, kenny badmus, that gay pastor would have been constituting nuisance on our streets.

Mufasa said...

Shut the heck up!, the world has moved on. People are thinking forward. You and your pathetic ilk still complain about 2015. What legacy did GEJ leave behind??? Go and get a paying job

OSINANL said...

OFCOURSE! EVERYBODY KNOWS

Anonymous said...

Nonsense Excuse. Better shut the fuckup Reno!

Anonymous said...

one day it will be legalise but i pray not my generation

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...the excessive weeds this young man takes per day is getting overwhelming and needs to reduce the quantity of the weeds because soon he might become uncontrollable. reno reno its no longer apc its now obama administration.

worldmike1 said...

Enter your comment...Hope this man can stop his smoking of weeds. i hope so.

Agbomen said...

*long hiss*

Niyi Daramola said...

i wsih we could go back to the period of the God of instant judgment. so youll know that the issue of gay isnt the main problem. at least im sure the entire presidency would have been strucked by lightening for lies and corruption. The issue of fornication/adultery alone sef is serious sodomy

Anonymous said...

To blame the US, fance and UK for your defeat is to call we that voted against you as dumb..or our votes don't count..we wanted you out and we got you out cos of your numerous failures..pls i dont wanna go over this issue again..we would rather have made a mistake with Buhari than to have stayed with GEJ. Reno! Your madness is amazing..continue your daily rants..

Anonymous said...

OK Buhari has done a good job now? @Banjo.. U and Mufasa are one of those pathetic and cluesless Nigerians

kelechi nwaturuba said...

Can you see how stupid you are mufasa? Are did been GEJ didn't accept defeat,what do you think will be the faith of Nigeria,wouldn't buhari plan for trouble,

Anonymous said...

This Reno is d latest comedian in naija so watch out,even buhari will never support such an act,that excuse is so shallow,it should be coming out from d likes of vulcanizers,but kudos to GEJ for standing his grounds then,however Nigerians voted not obama.

Aunty Dupe said...

My only question is this...WHAT THE HELL IS CONNECTING USA TO NIGERIAN ELECTIONS??? These African leaders ehnnn, i thought we had gained independence??? The only way Nigeria and Africa as a whole will thrive is if we stand on our own. Look at Dubai, China, Korea, India; they do not look at the US or UK for approval or tips on how to govern their nation. As far as i am concerned these whole racism thing was as a result of African leaders and they are still the same. These people have sold our countries to the West. God help us. I go back to minding my business. This place is not my home and i am just passing by.

Anonymous said...

Something higher than weed I suppose.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

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Anonymous said...

God will forever bless GEJ for preventing that abomination in Nigeria, Obama should continue his satanic acts God Almighty has already started bringing him down,it's no news that buhari is Obama lapdog, he Obama can deliver Nigeria to PMB but cannot assist Hillary Clinton useless obama, homosexual is not our culture and can never be part of out custom in Nigeria by God grace.

Clement Tosin said...

U are very daft, at least he left a legacy of concuring to defeat.. On like ur mentor Buhari in 2011, when there was blood sheds cos he lost.

Anonymous said...

If you think other countries don't influence election candidates of other countries, then you need to keep your comments to yourself

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COUNT GEORGE said...

It's now clear that Reno has no idea of how things work in global politics. Obama was disgusted about how much money left Nigeria on his watch not the prohibition of gay law.Such a loser!

Anonymous said...

Reno Omokri, u talk 2 much , u are an adult it is wrong , and u are part of the sycophants that misled Jonathan, the money u embezzled during his administration is clearly preventing from saying d truth. U are part of Nigeria's problem. Please sit down and clearly analyze if Jonathan dd any good for ds country,he was busy splashing money recklessly , see d money his wife alone embezzled, during his time there was clearly no accountability

Zibai Achi said...

Hmmmmmm mr Reno is running out of articles to write. Because if what he said is true, then they must be working against buhari too because he also has not been pro gay

Anonymous said...

Reno,

Your completely lost your mind very sad,I hope you wont loose your life as you lost ur soul to defend looters.
You are such a big shame to your self,family and body of Christ.
Take strong note.

Okuru Bennett said...

All over the World, where Elections are taking place, there are KING MAKERS from outside the particular country, who influence, who should be the Leader.

Ours is not an exception!!!

King Jaja said...

and that's because obama knows that Buhari who is a stunt muslim will approve of same sex marriage? oshi smh.

demmy akintunde said...

Who are the people giving Badluck Jonathan a say. Anyone that praises Jonathan is real enemy of the nation. A man that suppose to be jailed or put inside a bottom pit. People voted him out, period

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