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17 May 2012

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AREWA MEET WITH PRESIDENT

By Ahamefula Ogbu 

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Wednesday night closed ranks with President Goodluck Jonathan to tackle insecurity, especially the issue of Boko Haram which has nearly brought the economy of Northern Nigeria economy to its knees.

Chairman of ACF, Lt General Jeremiah Useni, said the body was ready to work with the Federal Government to address the issue, adding that their forum was not “a small body” to take their word lightly.

He particularly expressed happiness that the government had agreed to dialogue with the group and assured that all would soon be well.

"We always advise the government; we represent the North and we are a very strong group. Our happiness is that the Federal Government has agreed to dialogue with the group. It is not a new thing even when you are fighting with somebody you have to sit down one day to talk," he said.

Asked of his view on the comment by General Muhammadu Buhari that there will be bloodshed if the 2015 election was rigged, Useni replied: "I cannot speak for them. I don't know why they said so. God determines everything. God determines even our tomorrow, even tonight".

He however disagreed that there was a problem or war between the government and Buhari and explained that disagreeing with each other did not translate to war.

"I don't think there is any war going on… if you say anything and I disagree with you does not mean we are fighting. We are not fighting anybody," he insisted.

Also responding to questions, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said that ACF pledged to work with the government on tackling Boko Haram and was available to cooperate on any issue they were consulted on.

He explained that the ACF had already taken certain initiative and has set up a committee on the issues which recommendations would be made available to the government when ready.

He said Jonathan assured them that the doors of his administration were open to them and was ready to cooperate with them in whatever way possible.

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  • WHERE HAS THIS ACF chairman BEEN ALL THESE WHILE WHEN INNOCENT CHRISTIANS WERE BEING KILLED BY THE NORTHERN BOKO HARAM, WHY DOES HE COME OUT NOW THAT HIS KINSMAN "BUHARI" HAS MADE A TREASONABLE COMMENT ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

    AS USUAL, IS HE TRYING TO FORESTALL THE WORLD WIDE CONDEMNATION OF HIS BROTHER'S DESPICABLE COMMENTS OR HAS HE SEEN THE SOON TO END CAPABILITIES OF THE NORTHERN MASQUERADE "BOKO HARAM.

    IN ALL, LT. GEN. USENI'S SUDDEN APPEARANCE ON STAGE TO MEDIATE ON BEHALF OF BOKO HARAM should not just be accepted without indebt scrutiny. HE IS AN ARMY GENERAL LIKE HIS BROTHERS.

    OGA JONATHAN, HE WHO EATS WITH THE DEVIL MUST USE A LONG SPOON. FIND OUT WHAT HE IS UP TO.

    From: GOODKILLEVIL

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Good one. Let's just find a way to kill this menace before it kills all of us.

    From: Taofeeq

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The president should be very careful in dealing with this people because they are birds of a feather.

    From: Adetayo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • well, the Nigerian common man still has those in various seats of authority as the only and last resort for his safety and security needs....prove your credebility by doing what you are suppose to do...in the right direction.....

    From: Abba aji idriss

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • May the living God deliever his children from the hand of this so call boko haram

    From: Edo-ekono

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • In this issue of boko haram and government, i hope thought have been invited several time to come out for dialoque of which they refused to come out, because they themselves have no reason of their evil action towards humanities, trust me even though they come out for dialoque, they will not have anything reasonable to tell government, their only trying to spoil Johnathan administration. But God will jugde them, to dialoque with government have nothing to do with God, therefore, for the lives of the children of God they've wasted and the house of God they vandalised, they must surely face the anger of the living God...

    From: Emmanuel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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