PARIS, JANUARY 2, 2016: (DGW) FRESH facts have emerged that former President Jonathan actually won the 2015 presidential election but another result different from what was obtained from the collation centers across the country was declared that saw the emergence of Buhari.
The Department of State Services, DSS, according to reports had earlier revealed the siege to the residence of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) as a result of the agency's frantic efforts to seize the tape of the secret meeting former INEC chairman Professor Attahiru Jega held with Northern leaders in Dubai in Dasuki’s possession.
Recall Dasuki's Abuja and Sokoto homes were raided on July 9, 2015, which the agency claimed to be based on credible intelligence that the immediate past NSA, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Col rtd) has ill-conceived plans to commit high treason Nigeria.
However, it has been learnt that the tape of the secret meeting Jega had with Northern elders in Dubai in Dasuki’s possession is the reason why the DSS invaded his house which they made frantic efforts to recover because of the sensitive nature of the contents capable of causing civil unrest in Nigeria should be allowed to go public.
It was also gathered that Professor Jega Dubai meeting with Northern elders in Dubai was the basis for calls for Jega’s resignation prior to the federal elections that took place in 2015.
Recall Prof. Ango Abdullahi a fiery critic of former President Jonathan prior to the 2016 presidential election in an interview with Daily Sun newspapers published on October 16, 2016 did expressly say the All Progressives Congress did not win the presidential election anywhere in the north.
He listed the grievances that got the north angry which informed the agitation for power to return to the north which is a pointer to the secret meeting held in the Emirates between Jega and northern leaders to ensure Jonathan is removed from power by subverting the electoral wishes of the people
Below is the extract culled from Daily Sun newspapers published on October 16, 2016:
'Earlier, in their pre-summit press conference, under the aegis of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), the elders did not hide their feelings about the economic hardship in the region in particular, and Nigeria as a whole.
They regretted that they had kept silent for so long over the seemingly unending socio-economic crisis since APC came to power, admitting that if they didn’t speak up, succeeding generations would not forgive them.
Sunday Sun gathered that the northern elders were also not happy that federal allocations, especially in the 2016 budget, allegedly favoured the southern part of the country more than the entire northern region.
They recalled that they spoke extensively on issues bedeviling the country during the last dispensation, and as such, they admitted that it would be wrong of them to shy away from commenting on current issues unpleasant to the North and the country.
''The elders noted that, having supported APC, against all odds, to produce the nation’s president, the ruling party had failed after just one year in office, to manage electoral success recorded at the 2015 polls.
''They added that if they had wanted Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win the election, it would have won because they supported Buhari and not APC.
The Secretary and spokesman of NEF, Professor Ango Abdullahi, in a pre-summit address had said: “As elders of the region, during the last dispensation we were not silent on some issues bedeviling the region as well as the country. We made our voices heard especially during the campaign period. Now we also feel it is time we talked for the progress of the region and the entire country.
“If the North is shivering, by extension the other regions will catch cold. Quote me, because we still believe, we can influence events in the North and to an extent the country.
“Several issues bordering on security, socio-economic and political issues affecting the country make it imperative for northerners from across the board to come together, examine the situation, reassess the northern position and chart a framework for action that will certainly be a key reference point in future national discourse.”
However, during the summit, Professor Ango, who was the chairman, organizing committee of the summit, said the situation, which led to the victory of the APC in the North was not about the party but the fact that the North needed a return of leadership of the country from the South.
He argued that as a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), there was no way he could have worked for the success of another political party.''
“With due respect to those of you who are in APC, the APC did not win election here, take it or leave it, it is the resistance groups that mobilised people to really take the election.”
Source: Follow this link to read the full text of the interview with Prof. Ango Abdullahi published by DAILY SUN newspapers on October 16, 2016: