In a recently released book, â€˜Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan Years, Chibok, 2015 and the Conspiraciesâ€™, written by Reno Omokri, a former aide ofÂ former President Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed that he noticed a thawing of his relationship with former United States President, Barack Obama and ex-British Prime Minister, David Cameron, after he signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill.
The book also traced the timeline of meetings at the White House before and after the Chibok schoolgiarls kidnap that in hindsight appear conveniently choreographed.
Omokri noted in the book that Susan Rice, Obamaâ€™s National Security Adviser, met with Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima on March 18, 2014 at the White House where their talks featured very strong anti-Jonathan sentiments (which were spokenÂ in the presence of Omokriâ€™s source) and then the Chibok kidnap occurred on April 14, 2014, less than a month after Shettimaâ€™s White House visit. Knowing Susan Rice and her antecedents with Abiolaâ€™s tea which incidence culminated in the death of the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election and altered Nigeriaâ€™s history, Omokri asks if this was a coincidence or if the whole incidence was a false flag intelligence operation.
He also noted that the story did not take off in the international media until the then US First Lady, Michelle Obama, tweeted a picture of herself with the BringBackOurGirls hashtag.
In the book, Omokri states:
â€œFor starters, for the first three weeks after the kidnapping, the story did not gain traction in the international media, but something unusual happened on May 10, 2014. Every week, Obama gave a Presidential Address to the US public. On May 10, 2014, for the first time ever, Obama asked his wife, Michelle, to deliver the weekly Presidential Address in his stead. The previous week, she had tweeted a picture where she held up a sign that had the hashtag, #BringBackOurGirls.â€
On the gay marriage issue, Omokri, wrote thus: â€œWhen I asked him when he felt a change in his relationship with Cameron, former President Jonathan said: â€˜sometime in early 2014.â€™ Could it be a coincidence that early 2014 is also the same time he signed the law criminalising same-sex marriage in Nigeria?â€
The book, which became the first Nigerian book to get to the top 10 books on Amazonâ€™s bestseller rankings (peaking at #9 among political books in the world within 24 hours) also traced the cooling to certain comments made by Obama and Cameron.
In the book, Omokri stated how a former member of the Obama administration had listed the bill as one of the reasons why that government turned on Jonathan.
â€œAlthough he (Matthew Page Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Africa with the National Intelligence Council) listed three reasons why the Obama administration felt let down on by Jonathan, my conversation with Mr. Page gave me a sense that the first two reasons were just excuses and that the main reason was because of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013.â€
The author noted that: â€œIn fact, after a July 25, 2013 reception at Number 10 Downing Street, held to celebrate the legalisation of gay marriage in the United Kingdom, Obama ally and then U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, boasted that he was committed to exporting gay marriage around the world. His exact words were: â€˜I am going to export the bill.â€Â Five months after Cameron made that pledge, Jonathan, as Nigerian president, signed the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 on January 13, 2014 putting him in direct opposition to both Obama and Cameron. Recall that Jonathan had said: â€˜I got on very well with Cameron but at some point, I noticed that the Americans were putting pressure on him and he had to join them against meâ€
The book also details statements made by prominent Nigerians including Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State and his predecessor, Umar Ganduje, which evidenced a conspiracy against the Jonathan administration.
The book is available on Amazon as a paperback and hardcover as well as an e-book.