The meeting between the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari and the National Peace Committee for the 2015 general election, led by former military head of state Lieutenant General Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd) had entered a deadlock after Buhari insists that the people who looted Nigeria money during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan would soon be in court.
The committee went to meet with the president, but instead were surprised at the stance of the former army general and his utterance during the meeting that ended after 30mins. The committee went to meet the president to pacify him in the ongoing hunt for corrupt politicians who had looted from the Nigeria purse, but the president insisted on moving forward with investigation and anybody found guilty will be probed.
Buhari with the National Peace Committee (NPC)
During the president's recent visit to the US, American officials had handed over dossiers of corrupt officials during the Jonathan-led administration, Mr Buhari then went through the list of corrupt officials and this makes him furious at the sight of corruption that had eaten through the Nigeria system.
Another personality that had failed to pacify the Nigerian president is the former Commonwealth Secretary General, Emeka Anyaoku, who had met with the president and told him to let "bygone be bygone" just before his visit to the US. President Jonathan had called on Mr Anyaoku to intercede on his behalf.
One of the Jonathan-led government officials had stolen as much as $6 Billion dollars while in office,and this is something that also triggered the anger of Muhammadu Buhari. This was revealed by Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole, who was also part of the Mr Buhari entourage to the US. Though Oshiomole did not reveal the name of the person in charge, but hands and head are pointing towards the former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Diezani Alison-Madueke before the end of Jonathan tenure had met him to find a way where he would be saved from the hand of the incoming government, but when Jonathan saw what she had done in the corruption scandal, he shouted at her to get out from his office and face the music, Alison-Madueke had visited Jonathan back then with Lieutenant General Abdulsalam Abubakar.
When that failed, she (Alison-Madueke) a staunch good looking woman, who was once alleged of having a sizzling romance with the past president, Goodluck Jonathan, who after many cries of the masses and media, she was left in the office amidst corruption scandal, her friend, Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi was chased out of office after the many corruption allegation was leveled against her.
After President Buhari returned back from the US trip, Goodluck Jonathan decided to step-up to Muhammadu Buhari by having a one-on-one secret meeting with the president, which happened on Thursday last week in the dead of the night. Jonathan had met with Buhari to talk him into stopping the corruption hunt of his government. But unfortunately when they met, Mr Jonathan, was unable to make a clear point and changed the subject of visit into asking Mr Buhari about his government and how he is being coping. Mr Jonathan is a soft-spoken person, an attribute many of the past officials had used to get corrupt under his administration.
According to Sahara reporters, the persistence of Mr Buhari had driven Ms Jonathan into depression mode. Ms Alison-Madueke is also said to have collapsed in her posh apartment in due to “exhaustion” and was recently hospitalized at a UK hospital.
After the Goodluck Jonathan meeting with Buhari, another person interested in the meeting is Olusegun Obasanjo, who later called the Presidential villa less than 24 hours to know what Jonathan had come there to do. He also arranged to meet the president behind close doors.
During the meeting with Buhari, Obasanjo advices Buhari to jail Goodluck Jonathan if he is found guilty, he then promised to assist in the probing of the corrupt officials, and even go as far as telling the president that he will use his international contacts to help trace all the stolen funds during the president Jonathan administration.
When Jonathan learnt that Obasanjo had met with Buhari after his own meeting, he immediately knew that it was not a meeting that would favour his last meeting with Buhari, that was then he called on the National Peace Committee for the 2015 general election led by Lieutenant General Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd) to intervene in the issue.
One man in the peace committee train to Aso rock is Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor. The pastor tagged by Nigerian netizens as the "Bling-bling" pastor, a name he was given due to his "Jesus piece" and also known for putting on gold jewellery.
Oritsejafor was the pastor who used his private jet to launder $9.3 million dollars in a arms deal scandal. The jet was discovered and confiscated in South Africa with a million cash inside the aircraft. Oritsejafor who probably had Jonathan number on the speed dial used his influence to get the Jonathan administration say the cash was supposed to get arms to fight Islamic insurgent, Boko Haram in the Northern Eastern part of the country.
Mr Buhari had known about the NPC meeting and was ready to give a good reply when they are around. In the meeting, some of the past officials that will be used as a scapegoat in the fight against corruption are :
Former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd)
Former Petroleum Minister, Alison-Madueke
Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan,
Former Attorney general, Mohammaed Bello Adoke
Amnesty Office, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC),
Federal Capital Territory
Gordon Obuah, a former Chief Security Office
Mr Buhari maintains his stance that all treasury looters will face trial as soon as possible.