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If Buhari Arrests Jonathan, Nigeria Will Burn – Orubebe Explodes

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A founding member of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Kennedy Orubebe, has said that Nigeria will boil if former President Goodluck Jonathan is arrested as a fallout of his invitation by a Federal High Court.

Speaking during the weekend to New Telegraph newspaper in Warri, Delta State, Orubebe said any effort to probe the ex-President should commence with thorough investigation into all sleaze practices carried out under previous Presidents and Heads of state.

Orubebe said: “I vehemently say that for them to make any mistake of arresting Jonathan will not augur well for the present government. But we know that past Presidents and Heads of State in the country have committed a lot of atrocities against this country and nobody raised an eyebrow. I repeat if Buhari’s government makes any attempt to arrest President Jonathan, it will not be taken kindly particularly by the Ijaws. In fact, the country will burn.

“I know for sure that Buhari’s government will not arrest Jonathan. So, let’s leave it like that. But in case it happens, the entire Niger Delta will boil and Buhari will not be comfortable wherever he is. In fact, government should not think of that.

“Although Jonathan ignored his people when he was in power and developed the North, be that as it may, let this government remember that he (Jonathan) came from somewhere because he remains our son no matter what.

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“If the government wants to make any arrest, they should start from the past Presidents and Heads of State that did something unconstitutional against this country. I remember that Chief Obasanjo’s name was mentioned in the Halliburton scandal; so, they should not think of arresting Dr. Jonathan because it will backfire seriously on them.”

He decried what he referred to as disparaging statements made against Jonathan by Buhari’s aides, stating that that was uncalled for. According to him, there is nothing unusual about opposition party speaking against politics of the incumbent, provided they are based on facts.

He advised Jonathan, however, to maintain a dignified silence and feel free to offer advice privately to President Buhari when need be, even as he (Jonathan) should speak out when his government or person is being vilified or Nigerians are fed with lies about him.

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47 Comments

47 Comments

  1. Pereyei, Boyelayefa Felix

    November 2, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Ex-president Goodlock, Ebele Jonathan is the pride of Nigeria and cannot be arrested. The Niger Deltans are peaceful people committed to the development, peace and unity of our dear country Nigeria. My advice to PMB. Nigerians must sustain our democracy, the footprint of GEJ in the unity of this country Nigeria should’nt elude you so soon, particularly now that we are facing hard times. Please sir, Nigerians need sustainable and inclusive development, good economy, infact so meny issues to address. Arresting GEJ is not what we need now.

  2. Muhammad Mayaki

    October 31, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Repeating what he has said during election.

  3. Dike S. Amaechi

    October 31, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Umunne m na umunna m, a si na ewu richaa ji onye uso ala, ya abata na nke onye etiti.

  4. Prgmr Ehimen Moses Eromosele

    October 31, 2017 at 5:46 am

    It will be most unwise for Buhari to do that, as a matter of fact he is incapable of doing such

  5. Anthony Adinnu

    October 31, 2017 at 4:35 am

    buhari arest joenathan becos he is a niageria. that is one niageria for hem.

  6. Imo Rivers

    October 31, 2017 at 4:19 am

    He is eaten with his enemies foolish man

  7. Imo Rivers

    October 31, 2017 at 4:18 am

    In my Vision of the night two years ago Jonathan was killed by hausa /fulani and if time is not taken it will come to pass because Jonathan is sold his people to the zoo government

  8. Mohammed Waziri Yahaya

    October 30, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    What of if Buhari arrest ORUBEBE

  9. Achir Barnabas Sughnenter

    October 30, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    How will manufacturer arrest retailer on fake goods

  10. Amarachi Obialor

    October 30, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Nothing dey happen and Jonathan cannot be arrested and Nigeria cannot boil

  11. Rodriguez Pence

    October 30, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    JOnAtHAn MuSt SuPPoRt biAfRAN. OR..

  12. Juzzy Joke

    October 30, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Yes ooooo

  13. Nkem Peters

    October 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Nothing will happen

  14. Victor Mgbakor

    October 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Though I don’t believe in this govt but I tell u if GEJ is arrested nothing will happen

  15. Saminu Lamsys

    October 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Because of Ebola?

  16. Chizoba Lilian Obilonu

    October 30, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    That is good for him

  17. Christopher Ochini

    October 30, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Ok

  18. Chi Iheme

    October 30, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    for wat reason first of all go arrest arewa youth they are not normal

  19. Anayo John

    October 30, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Try the arrest and see to confirm

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  21. Aguchukwu Prophet

    October 30, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Who give jubrin that power

  22. Joeboy Okey

    October 30, 2017 at 11:38 am

    all i no is if ur in biafra region and ur not supporting biafra and believe in oney Nigeria whatever Nigeria government do to u ,is what u deserve,all hail biafra

  23. Michael Amaliri

    October 30, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Ijaw people and empty threats

  24. Michael Amaliri

    October 30, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Ijaw people and empty threats

  25. Sylvanus Omoba

    October 30, 2017 at 11:01 am

    He dare not do that.

  26. Wisdom Ogboi Ojei

    October 30, 2017 at 10:55 am

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  27. George Nwachukwu Enyinna

    October 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Northing will happen I think you people are Niger deltans? Good morning to you

  28. Marshall Okezie Joseph

    October 30, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Correct!

  29. Nwabueze Biafra

    October 30, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Yes mumu Goodluck Jonathan deserve to be arrested cos when he was on seat, Asari Dokubo was telling him what to do for the betterment of his people but he prefer to dance and drink tea with these useless Hausa/Foolanis. To me he is the most stupid human being on earth. Buhari should arrest him and put him in kuje prison or kirikiri.

  30. Bala Hassan

    October 30, 2017 at 10:27 am

    If empty threat works, with the disappearance of Kanu, Nigeria would’ve turned to ashes.

    • Leo Chukwuebuka

      October 30, 2017 at 11:00 am

      ball ot ball are you the one that made kanu disappear and how come their family aren’t complaining?

  31. Okwudili Aleluyah Nweke

    October 30, 2017 at 10:10 am

    we pray buhari and his agent of darknes wont try it

  32. Ameen Odike

    October 30, 2017 at 10:02 am

    #ForeignReserve & #ExcessCrudeAccount.
    Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan and Buhari.

    #Obasanjo Left $45.0 billion in Nigeria’s Foreign Reserve Account 2007. #ExternalDebt #Baba_Iyabo
    Inherited: $30 billion
    Cleared : $18 billion
    Paid: $ 12 billion Dollars
    Left: $3,348.22bn-2007.

    #Yaradua left $67 billion in the foreign reserve and Excess Crude Account but was depleted by Goodluck Jonathan. Obasanjo

    #Jonathan left $29 billion in the foreign reserve account #CBN.

    #Buhari: Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves have risen to a 31-month high of $33 billion, #CBN_Spokesman, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor,

    But within 6 years Jonathanians Squandered about $55 billion. $38 billion from Foreign Reserve and $17 billion from Excess Crude Account. #BabaIyabo

    But within 2 years Buhari save about $4 billion in the Foreign Reserve Account despite the crude oil crash in the world marketer. #C_B_N

  33. Chichi Adumson

    October 30, 2017 at 9:39 am

    #Orubebe shut up your dirty and smelling mouth,was Nnamdi Kalu not arrested? Who is Gej that can be arrested? If this administration have any allegation against him then he can be arrested so long they have their proves.

  34. Chinecherem Uwaoma

    October 30, 2017 at 9:38 am

  35. Palmer Wilson

    October 30, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Nothing will happen,Nigeria will remain the same.

  36. Tupaul Donald

    October 30, 2017 at 9:37 am

    no be lie

  37. Ofoegbu Adaku

    October 30, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Buhari can’t to it

  38. Usman Ali Liji

    October 30, 2017 at 9:34 am

    You can only be aggresive through verbal diatribes.You were good in making incendiary statements but weak to fulfil.Are you going to commands the burnig of the country?Many before you had made such wacky admonishing but failed woefully to ascertains their devillish target.You are setting fire to cooks yourself or excavating grave to bury yourself.Ask Nnamdi kanu about the repercussion of inflammatory statements.He was considering himself as brave and man of intriques.Where is he today?Whenever you see someone’s beard on fire be swift to press yours with water. s n

  39. Kelechi Mbamalu

    October 30, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Bounch of old fools..why not start the arrest frm IBB,Late Abacha,Obj Mathew and Awudusalamu…Ndiara

  40. Adene Weyinmi

    October 30, 2017 at 9:28 am

    For wat,Nigeria is bigger than wat u think ok, so I 100% disagree wit u.

  41. Anyanwu Emmanuel

    October 30, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Nothing will happen Orubebe!!!!!!!! Mr FEAR deserve to be arrested!!!!!! The most powerful President on earth dropping power at the slightest excuse!!! Oturugbeke !!!!!! We are watching !!!!! And waiting as well!!!!! Niger Delta Elders UNA MUMU DON DU Walia!!!!!

  42. Ekene Udensi

    October 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

    A failed poisonous govt of APC…
    A confused group of old idiots..

  43. Adima Henry

    October 30, 2017 at 9:18 am

    then who will arrest him for recently looting 26b$??? sick man

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2023: North Has Learnt Its Lessons With Buhari — Sheikh Gumi

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In an interview with Sunday Sun, the Islamic scholar spoke about the 2023 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari and what is going on in the country.

Speaking on the coming 2023 elections, Gumi said stability is what is important now and not regional politics.

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The judgment was delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris, 12 years after the EFCC filed the suit against him.

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