FEMI-FANI KAYODE – THE SOUND AND FURY OF ANGO ABDULLAHI AND THE MENDACITIES OF TANKO YAKASAI

Professor Ango Abdullahi is the spokesman and de
facto leader of the Northern Elders Forum.
His notorious mendacities and constant
submissions and assertions remind me of
Shakespeares’s profound words in his classic play
titled ‘Macbeth’ where he spoke of “a tale told by an
idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”.

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A few days ago the Professor claimed that, “the
north sustained the entire Nigerian state from 1914
up to 1974″.
This is a lie from the pit of hell. The truth is that
the opposite is the case: it is the south that
sustains the north and it has been doing so from
1914 up until today.
Lord Lugard was the first Governor-General of
colonial Nigeria and the architect of the 1914
amalgamation between what were formerly known
as the “northern” and “southern” protectorates of
Nigeria.

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In 1914 he described the north as “the poor
husband” and the south as “the rich wife”. Can
someone please tell me how a “poor husband” can
sustain a “rich wife”?
It is rather the “rich wife” that sustains the “poor
husband” and this has been the case in Nigeria
despite the fact that he has been pillaging, raping,
beating, abusing, sodomising and cheating on her
for the last 103 years.

If not for the south with its kind and gentle
disposition, its liberal and cosmopolitan tendencies,
its intellectual virility, its generous and
accomodating population, its massive mineral and
human resources and its never-ending and
charitable quest and desire to be its brother’s
keeper, the core north would be the poorest and
most barren place on earth today. Professor
Abdullahi knows this and so do all those that think
like him.
Without the south the core north would have been a
poverty-striken, land-locked, waste-land and barren
desert with little hope and few prospects.

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Despite all their pretensions they owe everything to
the south That is the bitter truth.
With his disdainful and disrespectful comments
Professor Abdullahi has distorted the truth,
attempted to revise history, insulted the south and
been uncharitable and unfair to his benefactors.
This is a monumental error and a grave
miscalculation on his part because gone are the
days when southerners can be intimidated into
silence.

I say this because a new crop of southern and
Middle Belt leaders are silently on the rise. They are
proud of their identity, history, culture and ethnic
heritage, they have wholly espoused the nationalist
cause, they refuse to be cowered, subjugated,
intimidated or enslaved and they reject the notion of
being being labelled as second class citizens or
“drawers of the water and hewers of the wood”.

The problem with people like Abdullahi is that
falsehood is in their genes. Their submissions are
manisfestly dishonest and their words are rooted in
deceit, mendacity, doublespeak and, worst of all,
misplaced and baseless arrogance.

I believe that 103 years of a forced marriage, an
unhappy union and an abusive cohabitation is long
enough. There can be no fellowship with the core
north because there is no common ground and
many northerners view southerners as nothing more
than serfs.
We have tried for many years to plead with them to
see reason and to let us live together peacefully but
they have refused.
Instead they have taken us for granted and they
have taken our charity, generosity, kindness and
meekness for cowardice, stupidity and weakness.

They insist that In all matters they must always have
their way and they must always dominate. They
claim that they were “born to rule” and that we were
“born to serve”.
They assert that the rest of us are subhuman slaves
and serfs. They insist that we live and flourish at
their pleasure and that they have the power of life
and death over us.

They are the poorest and most backward zone and
they have little or nothing to offer yet they insist that
they must always wield the power and that they
must always lead and rule.
Yet all they bring to the table is rancour, division,
strife and conflict, whether it be the quest for
perpetual domination or covert support for Boko
Haram and the Fulani militias and herdsmen.

I say enough is enough! The only way forward is to
restructure Nigeria or break her.
Whether anyone likes it or not I have spoken the
bitter truth. I have reflected the minds and hearts of
millions of people from the south and the Middle
Belt.
Abdullahi and those that think like him must
understand that their insults, their arrogance, their
lies, their dangerous nonsense and their reckless
and provocative historical revisionism must stop.
The south has come of age and more than ever
before southern unity and a common resolve has
become a reality.

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He would do well to learn from the timely
interventons of his core northern brothers like
Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state and Emir
Muhammad Sanusi 11 of Kano.
Last week, in a direct response to his welcome
assertion that “the north is now ready to divide
Nigeria”, the two of them said that the core north
would not only be the “poorest place on earth” if
Nigeria were to break up but that the zone would
also be “worse than Afghanistan”.

They are absolutely right.
Instead of insulting our sensibilities with false tales
of a glory that never was, Abdullahi should get on
his knees and beg the people of the Middle Belt
and south for forgiveness for 103 years of core
northern and Hausa Fulani cheating, lying, violence,
aggression, insults, domination, subjugation, mass
murder and ingratitude that we have had to put up
with. They should be begging and pleading with us
not to go.

It is in the interest of his people to do so and
anything less than that would be spitting in the
wind.
Permit me to take this opporrunity to respond to
Alhaji Tanko Yakasai who is often referred to as an
elder statesman.

However when he described those that wish to
restructure our country as “misguided” and those
that wish to exercise their God-given and lawful
right of self-determination and peacefully leave
Nigeria as “shortsighted irritants” he did not speak
or behave like one.

A few months ago he also said that the Yoruba were
to blame for everything under the sun and that it
was the people of the south west that are
“misleading the Igbo” into wanting to seceed.
He appealed to the Igbo “not to trust the Yoruba”
because they would “lead them astray and later
betray them”.

My response to him is as follows: the days of
trying to divide the south with absurd and
nonsensical tales that are spun and woven by
desperate core northern bigots who secretly tremble
at the thought of a united southern front are long
over.

Again the days of divide and rule and internal
colonialism are dead. Whether the likes of Alhaji
Tanko Yakasai and Professor Ango Abdullahi like it
or not, It is only a matter of time before the people
of the south and the Middle Belt liberate
themselves from the evil subjugation and bondage
of the Hausa-Fulani core north.
If it is the Nigeria that the Legal Advisor of Miyetti
Allah (the umbrella group for the Fulani militants
and herdsmen), one Mohammed Bello Tukur, has
just been appointed as the Secretary of the Federal
Character Commission by President Muhammadu
Buhari, I assure you that its days are numbered.

If it is the Nigeria where 808 Christians were
slaughtered by those same Fulani herdsmen in
Southern Kaduna on Christmas day, 1000 others
were butchered in Agatu, Benue state sometime last
year and yet another 13 were massacred in Southern
Kaduna on Easter Sunday, I assure you that the die
is cast.

If it is the Nigeria where Igbo youths that belong to
IPOB and MASSOB are slaughtered at will, where
Shiite Muslims are massacred in their homes and
where the sons and daughters of Ile Ife are killed
like flies on their own land just for being
accomodating, kind and generous to the Hausa
Fulani setters, I assure you that the bell is tolling.

Finally if it is the Nigeria in which more Christians
have been butchered and martyered than
ANYWHERE else in the world in the last 67 years I
assure you that the countdown has begun.
The latest round of mass murder in Southern
Kaduna just last Sunday brings bad memories of
this Easter.

Yet today permit me to plant a seed of hope for a
brighter day. Our oppressors may have today but
tomorrow belongs to us. As long as Jesus sits on
the throne ultimately the victory shall be ours.

The price for our new nation has already been paid
in blood and nobody can stop it from coming to
pass.
For centuries these Amalekites, Chaldeans and
Janjaweed butchers have been raiding our cities and
villages, setting them ablaze and kidnapping our
people to sell as slaves.

We have to fight for our children now or there will
be no place left for them to call home.
The fact that some misguided individuals actually
believe that this can never happen and that Nigeria
can never break serves to prove the level of
confusion, ignorance, darkness and delusion that
flourishes in their sordid little minds.

Whether they wish to acknowledge it or not, the
truth is that If the core north does not retrace its
steps, not only will Nigeria break into two or more
pieces but people like Professor Ango Abdullahi,
Alhaji Tanko Yakasai and all those that come from
that zone will suffer immeasurably as a
consequence of it.

It is at that point that they will rue the day that they
once shed so much innocent blood, that they once
subjugated and enslaved the people of the Middle
Belt and that they once poured scorn and contempt
on the people of the south.

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