By Frank Osimi
To amply demonstrate Buhari’s preference for foreign Fulani and related deadly and radical Islamic tribes from neighboring countries and the Sahel and Sahara regions of Africa over indigenous ethnic Nigerians, we take our minds back to what he did in 1985 at the Organisation of African Unity, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he voted against Peter Onu of Nigeria (his country supposedly) in favor of Ide Oumarou, a Fulani from Niger Republic, for the position of Secretary General of Organisation of African Unity.
According to the Vanguard Newspaper of February 3rd, 2015:
“Between 1983 and 1985, Peter Onu of Nigeria was the Acting- Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). At the 1985 Summit in Addis Ababa, Statesmen like Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, lobbied for his election as substantive Secretary-General. However, there was a major stumbling block against Peter Onu’s candidature: his Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, was campaigning against him. Buhari claimed: “This generation of Nigerians and indeed future generations have no other countries than Nigeria.” But when the crunch came, his allegiance to Nigeria disappeared. In the election of the OAU Secretary-General in 1985 Buhari voted against Nigeria and for Niger instead. He secured the election of Ide Oumarou, a Fulani man from Niger; as opposed to an Igbo man from Nigeria. By so doing, Buhari became the first and only Head of state in the history of modern international relations to vote against his country in favor of his tribe.”
By voting against Peter Onu, a Christian and an Igbo man by ethnicity from Nigeria in favor of a Fulani and Muslim from Niger Republic, Buhari sufficiently and unapologetically demonstrated his preference for his Fulani tribe and Islamic religion over Nigeria and indigenous ethnic Nigerians.
Furthermore, by voting a foreigner from Niger Republic as OAU scribe, Buhari showed clearly that he is a Nigerien or a foreigner in Nigeria and his vote for Ide Oumarou of Niger Republic meant clearly that he sees/saw Niger as his ancestral home even though he was head of military junta in charge of Nigeria’s government then.
Just same way as he voted in favor of a a foreign Fulani Muslim from Niger Republic as OAU Chief in the 20th century against Nigeria’s national interest is concerned as far as international relations is concerned, Buhari has again in the 21st century invited foreign Fulani and other deadly tribes from Niger Republic and the Sahel region of Africa into Nigeria, not minding the negative security implications their presence has for Nigeria.
Put succinctly, just same way as Buhari voted against Nigeria’s national interest in the 20th century, he has again undermined Nigeria’s security and territorial integrity in the 21st century by opening Nigeria’s northern borders especially, and allowing mass influx of Islamist terrorists and murderous jihadists into Nigeria, in the name of “ECOWAS Transhumance Protocol on free movement and free grazing rights fro cattle herders”.
Just recently, Muhammadu Buhari further demonstrated his preference for foreign Fulani and Hausa Muslims by signing a multi-billion dollar pipeline and refinery with the government of Niger Republic even when he has DELIBERATELY refused to fix Nigeria’s ailing local refineries in line with his election promise, over three years after being in power as president of Nigeria supposedly .
The signing of pipeline and refinery MoU with Niger Republic should therefore, be viewed largely from the angle of the fact that Buhari has preference for foreign Fulani and other radical Islamic tribes from Niger Republic and the Islamic world in general over indigenous ethnic Nigerians.
More importantly, the recent signing of pipeline and refinery MoU with Niger Republic, is a great pointer to the fact that Buhari and his parasitic Fulani tribe that have milked Southern Nigeria dry since independence, are using last minute opportunity (now that Buhari is in power and controls South’s oil and economic wealth), to build and own a petroleum refinery at Katsina, heart of Fulani controlled territory, taking into consideration that the opportunity to do so may not be there should Nigeria disintegrate in the face of plethora of daunting political, social and economic uncertainties and rising ethnic, religious and regional tension in the land!