It is worth noting that whatever it is that made Olusegun Obasanjo, the former Nigerian president, to suddenly reconcile with Atiku Abubakar, his erstwhile Vice President, is not ordinary. It is something worth considering very seriously. At this point, it is worth stating that whatever it was that made Obasanjo to do that; and then support Peter Obi’s nomination as the running mate to Atiku, must be something he could not resist. Part of it must be an attempt to play divide-and-rule on Biafrans.
It was Obasanjo who agreed with the incumbent, murderous Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to eliminate Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). With Kanu supposedly out of the way, it follows that the divide-and-rule game must be played on them just to pepper over the effect of Kanu and IPOB’s work on Biafrans. Obi became his joker.
Since the re-election of Obasanjo and Atiku in 2003, Obasanjo had held Atiku out as an enemy that must be avoided or destroyed at all costs. Obasanjo has always taken a serious stance against Atiku becoming Nigerian president, and at a time was laughing at him for trying – “I dey laugh o!” he had uttered. But suddenly (out of nowhere); during their last meeting and in spite of the negative comments he (Obasanjo) had said against the Turaki of Adamawa, the former capitulated and supported the latter’s candidacy. To be sure, Obasanjo most probably capitulated because of Biafra, and with Peter Obi as his joker. One can comfortably speculate that Obasanjo was responding to the need to degrade the Biafran agitation, which had been a major headache for him and his fellow war criminals since after the Biafra/Nigeria war of 1967 – 1970.
The Biafrans (Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB) have continued with their campaign of boycotting all Nigerian elections, and it was reportedly hurting Obasanjo and his fellow one-Nigerianists beyond measure. They knew that Biafra’s boycott of the elections would expose and even do great damage to Nigeria’s age-long lie of unity and oneness. They also knew that it would definitely remove the false cloak of credibility that Nigeria and its rotten elections have carried unchallenged for years. They perceived that if Biafrans successfully execute the boycott threat, it would prove to the world the lie that has existed as Nigeria since 1914. Obasanjo and his fellow band of war criminals were really scared.
For instance, they knew that the Nigerian rogue document which they called the 1999 Constitution (and foisted on the people) will be exposed for the fraud that it had been. It was a forgery which claimed that the people wrote it when it was actually promulgated by military fiat. It was a false document that continued the enforcement of the false structures they have used to hold Biafrans in bondage.
Now, to puncture the Biafrans’ plans, Obasanjo had to first reconcile with Atiku; and then see to the appointment of his most trusted political stooge in Biafraland, Peter Obi. Peter is so trusted by Obasanjo as he was initially used as an agent of Biafra project destabilization and the murderer of Biafran youths. He was the one that promised to, and did deliver when Obasanjo sought a blackleg in Biafraland that would do his bidding in the murder of Biafran youths in Biafraland, agitating for independence.
Chris Ngige was rigged into office to perform the dreadful act, but he (Ngige) refused to carry out the assignment. Then Obi was contacted and he promised to deliver. It was reported by Biafrans that following Obi’s promise, Ngige was then removed from office and Obi was allowed to step in. Few weeks after he was sworn in, Obi ordered the police and army to shoot at sight, every Biafran youth holding rally for Biafra. As if that was not enough, it was reported that many of the youths were traced to their family-houses and abducted by the police and army.
In the final analyses, hundreds of youths were slaughtered and/or abducted. Many of those abducted were reportedly suffocated in detention. Some of them were buried secretly in mass graves, while others ended up being dumped in Ezu River. Obi set up a committee to investigate the Ezu River dumping, feigning ignorance to the circumstances that led to their sudden and unfortunate death but the inquiry/investigative report never saw the light of the day until he left office. This is why many Biafrans consider Peter Obi’s appointment as Atiku’s running mate a frontal attack on Biafra restoration struggle. But certainly, they will fail.