All Nigerians should join and support Coalition against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL)

Adeola Aderounmu.

 

CACOL is an organisation that all Nigerians should belong to. This is the kind of association that should not be undervalued or underestimated. It should be supported by all and sundry.

Whoever the brain is behind this organisation gets my highest recommendation. I hope you stay on course. I hope you’ll never derail. I hope you’ll never become or that you are not yet a tool in the hands of some crazy politicians or socialite seeking vengeance.

With the kind of courage shown so far by CACOL, the people’s revolution is not far. This action by CACOL should symbolize what lies ahead for the corrupt leaders /politicians in Nigeria. The clock is ticking on them and their time is almost up. The people will rise up and take what is theirs. It is a function of time, it will happen.

Evil will not prevail for too long, voices of reasoning are emerging and coalitions upon coalitions will emerge. The people will seize power on the long run and their votes will count-in a time not too long again. It will come to pass…the people’s revolution is looming.

Nigeria Nov 14 2007.

Youths this morning under the aegis of Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, (CACOL), stormed the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) in Lagos to demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The youths, carrying placards and chanting songs, alleged in the petition they submitted to EFCC that the ex-president illegally accumulated billions of naira while he was in office.

They said that there are at least three main reasons why the EFCC must arrest the former president who is no longer covered by immunity.

Among the reasons cited are the setting up of the Bells University of Technology, Ota, with the sum of N40 billion; the lunch of his “private” library during which N6.5 billion was donated by Nigerian businessmen and top government functionaries while he was still in power and the Obasanjo Farms in Ota, worth billions of naira.The petition reads: “The Bells University was established between 2001 and 2007 when Obasanjo was the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.“The university has a gross asset of about N40 billion. The former president is the sole owner and financier of the library located in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.

 

“For eight years, while he was in power, Chief Obasanjo sustained a devilish desire to strengthen his chicken farm while exploiting the power of his office to mortally destroy his competitors.”

 

The chairman of CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran, said that after the petition, if Yar’Adua and Ribadu did not summon enough courage to arrest and prosecute Obasanjo, they will be telling the world that some people are above the law.

 

The youths were singing “Obasanjo lo so ra, Obasanjo be careful o, iku to pa Sani Abacha lai yo kondo, ko ma si eni ti ko le pa.”

 

CACOL added that if these main reasons are not enough for EFCC to begin investigating Obasanjo, they must look into the claim by the former Abia State governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, now standing trial for alleged corruption, that he gave the former president $1 million for his 1999 presidential campaign or ask Obasanjo to explain how the N521 billion given to the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) was tilized.

To help the EFCC not to mistake the former president for another person while effecting his arrest, the group described Obasanjo vividly as follows:

“Obasanjo currently lives in Ota, where he could be found and apprehended. He spends most of his time in the day at the Obasanjo farms in Ota and could be seen at home in the evenings with his friends, most time playing draft.
“He is dark, 5.9 feet tall, stocky, with brown eyes. He is easy to anger, pugnacious, infuriated easily by logical arguments in almost every encounter and easily provoked by the least of matter.” 

Copied from http://www.thenewsng.com/modules/zmagazine/article.php?articleid=20459(The News: Nigeria’s Leading Weekly News Magazine)__________________________________________________________________________

This group, CACOL, not only stated what they wanted, they also followed it up with action. This is similar to the monks’ protest in Burma. It will be nice to know more about CACOL, their contact information, website and membership requirements.

In the future, CACOL should make public announcements to sensitise more people to join their protests, they should send sms to several mobile phones and do all they can to involve as many people as possible. If the ountry stands still for several days just to bring corrupt people to face the law, it is more than worth it! They should make it a massive protest, sustain it for several days (depending on several factors of course), stay focus on their demands and make things uncomfortable for the administrators until they start to yield to popular voices.

 All Nigerians should join in the course of bringing corrupt politicians to judgment. Not only Obasanjo, the list is endless and very long. Ibori, Odili, Atiku, Lucky Igbinedion, David Mark…..I am sure CACOL have a list they are working on. This should just be the beginning and you have my full support.   

….. AND I hope the EFCC will start to act on this impulse they have received. To do nothing means that we can start to ask for the scrapping of the EFCC and then we will find alternatives to bringing looters to judgment.

……We have no trust in Aondoankaa, his mission is clear enough: Emphasis the rule of law to save corrupt politicians! We all know why he is doing this. It’s so obvious. Protect the people you served while you were a nobody. Protect the people who nominated you for AGF. Very useless attitude but for a good personal reason. A very irresponsible human being is made the AG for personal reasons. Where is the reason that would serve the benefit of the down-trodden, the hungry people, the helpless masses who cannot spend 100 naira a day as individuals or as a family? The fake attorney general will soon realise that:

The voices and actions of the people remain the strongest influence in governance. Now is the time to act, Arise O compatriots!

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16 thoughts on “All Nigerians should join and support Coalition against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL)

  1. How does one become a full fledged member of CACOL because I have a keen interest on the issue of corruption and retarded development in Nigeria.
    Thank you.

  2. I abhore curruption and will fight with all my strength just as CACOL appears to, but, even as I am infuriated by what our fellow countrymen and women have done to hurt our nation, I would prefer to do so in sober and acceptable dignified language. If CACOL adresses my reservation it will gain a faithful sincere life member and fellow traveller

  3. THe fact is THERE IS NO JUSTICE DONE FOR BLACK PEOPLE ABROAD IN BOTH BRITAIN AND IN THE STATES:
    In BRITIAN SECTION 19 C OF THE RACE RELATIONS AMENDMENT ACT 2000 STATES THAT ANY COURT AND ANY JUDGE [whether civil or criminal ] CAN DISCRIMINATE BLACKS AND ETHNIC MINORITIES whether they are BRITISH WITH STAY OR NOT BRITISH!!!
    THIS MEANS THAT BLACK PEOPLE INCLUDING NIGERIANS [HAUSA< YORUBA, IGBO ETC CHRISTIAN AND OR MUSLIM IT DOES NOT REALLY MATTER] are being discriminated EVEN WHEN THEY ARE RIGHT AND NOT GUILTY.
    Check it out read SECTION 19 B first then C
    http://www.england-legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukpga_20000034_en_1#pb1-l1g1
    “Public authorities

    19B Discrimination by public authorities (1) It is unlawful for a public authority in carrying out any functions of the authority to do any act which constitutes discrimination.

    19C Exceptions or further exceptions from section 19B for judicial and legislative acts etc (1) Section 19B does not apply to—
    (a) any judicial act (whether done by a court, tribunal or other person); or
    (b) any act done on the instructions, or on behalf, of a person acting in a judicial capacity.

    RE: THE IBORI CASE the BRITISH JUDGE THAT ADJOURNED IT HAS SIAD THAT NOTHING WILL CHANGE HIS MIND FROM WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO:
    THE FACT IS HE RULED WITH AN BRITISH PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT WHERE THE MONEY IS TO BE KEPT IN BRITAIN AND NOT RETURNED TO NIGERIA..
    HE SHOULD HAVE RULED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ONE WHERE THE MONEY IS RETURNED TO THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE…..

    ISNT THERE ANYONE THAT IS LISTENING?

  4. Every act expressed towards the understanding of the corrupt practices of governments in Nigeria and the endemic irresponsible behaviors’ of Africans social, economic and political institutions is necessary and crucial and calls for urgent concern from all Africans around the world to evaluate the conditions of our motherland in comparison to the new global community? The question should not be centered on single issue; it is a question that challenges every sense of humanity? Why should a child die every day in Africa of malnutrition while our brothers and sisters trusted with the responsibility betray us, while the human degradation continues in the hands of our own people? What pride should an African man hold around the civilized world when our old folks, mothers and grandmothers, grand fathers are left to die in the villages from hunger and diseases while we chase after the glories of white man’s world?
    Coalition against corruption must make its agenda clear and penetrate the minds of the people through foundations of strong education both of members and public and must continue to explore the issue of corruption as an ideological cultural crisis with deep roots in colonial mental slavery. Patterns of social behavior can be explained by examinations of the origins and orientations of such deviant convictions. “Until the mind set of Nigerians and Africans shifts to an ideological revolution of deepest African roots reflecting genuine authentic African past historical experiences and revered treasures of her heritage the continental dream for nationalism will remain betrayed by those trusted with her future” By Joseph Eshimakuni Ukonga

  5. Sorry to sound so synical… but dont your organisation respond to questions aked on this site… there are so many unanswered requests to mmebership and info but i dont see any displayed.

    I am a Nigerian relocating back from London. My main reason to relocate is to use the prefessional and expert skills aquired in living in the UK for nearly 28 years, to develop our beloved country Nigeria. I must admit it is stagerring the level and amount of corruption and non-chalant attitude I have encountered…. Nevertheless I have also had some noble experiences and I am still determined to carry on with my mission. I will like to have an impact on the Nigerian constitution or its enforcement. through chairmanship, Senate or member of the Coalition Against Corrupt Nigerians. Please help me realise my destiny lead me to the right direction thats all i ask. I am prepared to work in an establishment or Governmental position for nothing as long as I am given the opportunity to have an impact and make a difference to the lives of every day Nigerians. I have recently setup an Non Governmental Organisation..,
    The PGIA Foundation, to help the needy, the sick and the helpless men, women and children. It is funded wholly by myself and I have staff paid directly by myself without voluntary help. We have helped sick indegens off the street into hospital for life saving operations. All we do is pick them off the street or go into villages in rural areas and source them out and take them into hospital. I realise the opotunity and the gifts I have been given but nothing satisfies more than saving a life or giving a hungry human being food to eat.

    If you can not help then atleast point me in the right direction.

    Thank you!

    Yours Sincerely

    Yasin
    Mobile Number
    Nig: 234 070 34888178
    UK: +44 7961 859 024

  6. Yasin, unfortunately I cannot give you the contact to CACOL because I don’t have it.

    I entered the post about CACOL on my blog because I thought they are doing a great job demanding accountability and requesting that corrupt Nigerians should be prosecuted.

    Please do all you can to get in touch with the executive members of CACOL. I don’t know if they have a website or not.

    However if I have any useful information in the nearest future, I will definitely post it here.

    Regards
    Adeola

  7. i want to fully join this group because i have finding all means to fight the those corrupts leadres in my local government and state. i thank God that he has given you people the founders to have this knowledge i hope this the beinging for my and those selfish leaders in my state.

    please am hundred percently ready to join this group and i will be gratefully if granted by accepting me.

    looking forward to hear from you.
    this my contacts 08074745243, 07036050535

    thanks for coperation and kindness

    from
    salaco yerinmene peters
    from delta state.

  8. thank God that he has find a solution to what am serching for.

    i want to use this opportunity thank you fro bringing ip this group to fight those corrupt leaders all over the nation.

    moreover am very very for to be part of this group and i promise i will find all miss to bring all this corrupt leaders down through this maeans. i see that this a war between me and my corrupted political leadres in my state, local govrenment and all over the nation. most especially my local government.

    thanks for coperation may God grant the founders long life and prosperitY

    looking forward to hear from you
    my contacts:08035337693

    from
    CHIEF EBI IKORO
    WARRI SOUTH WEST LOCAL GOVT COUNCIL DELTAA STATE.

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  10. am very ready to join this group because i want to use this opportunity to draw all be my corrupt political leader down.

    i will be grateful if accepted
    thanks
    from
    justice in gbaramatu kingdom
    08056254100

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