Sunday, February 18, 2001
ANNOUNCE THIS LETTER TO YOUR FRIENDS

PRESS RELEASE

By National Conscience Party,
North America chapter
P. O. BOX 1156,
WASHINGTON, DC 20013
TELEPHONE: (301) 925-4496 FAX: (301) 925-3289
EMAIL ADDRESS: ncp11@ juno.com

Forwarded by Laolu Akande



NCP, North America, protests Abdulsalami Lecture Series


MOBILIZE AGAINST THE LEGITIMACY OF ASSASSINATION OF NIGERIANS BY THE CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY and JESSE JACKSON

MOBILIZE AGAINST GENERAL IBRAHIM BABANGIDA ETC.

he National Conscience Party, (NCP) North America in conjunction with the Eastern Mandate Union in the United States and the entire Nigerian Community Abroad received with a rude shock, the honoring of General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar in an event titled “Abdulsalami A. Abubakar Distinguished Lecture Series, Pan Africanism, Democracy and Leadership in Africa: The Continuing Legacy for the New Millennium” in Chicago on Friday, February 23, 2001. It was announced that the shameless self-confessed evil genius, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) and General Muhammad Buhari would also be honored.

We ask Nigerians and their true friends to join us for a rally to show our indignation at the Chicago State University on Friday, February 23, 2001. NCP is providing free transportation from the following locations in North Eastern part of the United States:

Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area
Baltimore, Maryland
Delaware
Philadelphia
New Jersey and New York

Buses would leave these cities on Thursday, February 22, 2001. Please call for details.

Why the Rally

A non-reaction to this insulting act will send a message to the rest of the agents in the Nigerian government that “if you oppress, kill and incarcerate your people because of our interest you shall be rewarded just like these stooges of ours.” Furthermore he who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who perpetrates it, and he who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. We are therefore at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line if our nation is to survive the folly of our visionless rulers. We believe that every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.

We now produce a brief record of each of these characters to be honored and the detrimental effect of the honor on Nigeria and Africa.

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd.)

The General came to power through a military coup and overboldly imposed himself on Nigerians as the President. The self-proclaimed “evil-genius” committed the following unpardonable sins against humanity:

  1. He annulled the fairest and freest elections in the history of Nigeria in 1993. This annulment culminated in the killing of several Nigerians, produced the unconstitutional titular head of state, the unscrupulous Earnest Shonekan and eventually produced the devil General Sani Abacha, who assassinated a lot of Nigerians and chased many into exile including Chief Anthony Enahoro, the man who made the motion for Nigeria to be independent and for life to be better for Babangida and Abacha. Without Babangida there would have been no Abacha. Babangida continues to be the main stumbling block to progress in Nigeria and the black race.

  2. He is a drug dealer who murdered Dele Giwa, one of the most respected journalists to prevent the story of his drug business from being told.

  3. He unleashed a reign of terror on Nigerians by assassinating human rights activists. Up till today Babangida continues to threaten the life of anyone who dares to bring him to book on the death of Dele Giwa. He also bombed the C-130 plane carrying 150 young soldiers from the Middle Belt.

  4. He engaged in human rights abuses – arrested and incarcerated Dr. Beko Kuti, Mr. Femi Falana, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Arthur Nwakwo Olisa Agbakoba, etc several times without charges. He also attempted to murder them.
  5. He inculcated the culture of “settlement” (bribery) and culture of dubiousness in Nigerians thus devalued the worth of Nigerians. Today Nigerians are being punished for his misrule by the government of the same people honoring these culprits.

  6. Since 1966, he has been involved in various coups in Nigeria including that of civilian government of President Shehu Shagari.

  7. He was indicted by the Honorable Pius Okigbo’s panel as having stolen $2.4b out of $2.6b representing windfall revenues Nigeria earned as a result of the Gulf War.

  8. This shameless rouge caused every inhumane treatment meted out to Nigerians at Embassies of the Western World Countries, destroyed the value of our Naira and our economy.

General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd.):

This dictator has also been part and parcel of coups in Nigeria. Here are his brief records.

  1. He supported the annulment of June 12, 1993 elections.

  2. He ran the affairs of Nigeria for 6 months and he became a multimillionaire. He established a foundation in his name in the United States with this ill-gotten money.

  3. While presiding over the affairs of Nigeria, he refused to meet with the winner of June 12 presidential elections for peaceful resolution. Rather he committed treasonable felony by giving access to International murderers to unjustly murder Chief M. K. O. Abiola. By that unpatriotic act, he murdered genuine democracy. We wonder then what Jesse Jackson and the Chicago State University found in this enemy of democracy that makes them feel that he is the right person in Nigeria to be engaged in lecture on democracy.

  4. He committed another treasonable felony when he negotiated with Obasanjo and assured him that he would be the next president regardless of the votes of Nigerians. The negotiation includes the handing over to Babangida otherwise the military will take over. Is this the kind of democracy Jesse Jackson and Chicago State University want Abubakar to be teaching Africans?

GENERAL MUHAMMAD BUHARI (Rtd.)

He is also a dictator who overthrew a democratic government. Before Babangida extinguished his administration, he unjustly arrested human rights activists and incarcerated them without trial. He later colluded with General Abacha who overthrew him to establish the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF). He headed the PTF, which was scrapped by the current administration because of misappropriation of funds. Buhari is also a looter.

With the above records Nigerians feel insulted by the honor being accorded to our killers who are willing pawns in the hands of masters who never wish us well. For killing Chief M. K. O. Abiola and for cooperating to install Olusegun Obasanjo who is another boy of the Masters, Abubakar was made a United Nation Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region. This is a bad omen. Visas are being granted to these criminals and our people at home are being frustrated and punished by Counsels at various Embassies because of their misgovernance. Nigerians and their friends are urged to take their lives into their hands.

Ten buses are readily available, and more will be rented, if necessary. Five are already full and we extend a heartfelt appreciation to those Nigerians and their friends who have registered to go to Chicago. Please call the National Conscience Party on (301) 925-4496 or email us at ncp11@juno.com.

PROTEST! PROTEST!! AND PROTEST!!! THIS IS YOUR LIFE.

Contact Person: Lanre Banjo, Coordinator, North America