Unhappy NBM Member – Part 5

An unhappy NBM member expresses his displeasure at seeing Dr Mayor providing NBM members as “thugs and killers” to the Edo State government:

1. Integrity in my small brain means a man that do not have double standards.
a. The use of Police to arrest ayes and beat up those that have different political views and aspiration from the Mayor and His Godfather Kpelebe. When as a Benin Zonal Head he ordered that an aye be played for inviting the police to investigate a robbery in his house involving another aye.
1. Edo wimpy and co were beaten up in GRA while holding a meeting
2. Hon Mathew AN OBOTE LORD  arrested and detained ayes and put them in prison in ogba Under mayors regime
3. The use of ayes to settle land disputes in Benin, leading to the death of one of them
4. The beating up of the eslewhile benin zonal head by ayes from FJ while mayor was in benin and nothing was done, but he was quick to beat up wimpy for hold a meeting of ayes.
5. The burning of the Benin Arena Under his regime and nothing was done.but he is quick to arrest ayes with Police.
6. His immature appearance and disgraceful speech he made with Prof Wale Soyinka on CNN with the colllaboration of Kpelebe.
7. The use of Ayes as Political thugs in EDO state.
8. Explain to me, How a Man that is not from Edo State has an Official Car from the Edo state govt. (Please do not insult me by saying it is a rumour because I saw it.)
9.How come Mayor has so many lands in Benin, this is why He is referred to in benin as 200 BY 200.  Call Benin from your base in Japan and ask
IF it takes the wisdom of korofo to actualise dreams In NBM, we have given mayor two years to try but his failure is there for all to see. Please name the achievements of Mayor in the past two years.
All the politcal appoints we had before he came on board we are losing, can’t even win nominations anymore and he is suppose to be pursuing a politcal agenda.
What has mayor done to warrant a re-election, NOTHING. why do they want him back. I will explain.
In Edo state politics, It is lucky vrs Anenih. On the two sides of the camp are Lords of the NBM , On one side is Mayor (lucky) on the other side is EPA Francis. The politicians wants to control NBM for the thugs Mayor have been suppling and using to collect vast amounts of money from the government thru kpelebe. They feel without Mayor as NH, it will be difficult to get these ready army of thugs. while the other camp is fighting to install their own candidate to provide an NH that will do what mayor has been doing for lucky thru kpelebe.
NBM has become a supplier of thugs and killers , that is why when they want to give political appoints to lords, it is either CH of Motor parks or agency responsible for towing vehincles or collection of tolls in markets. Do your research!
Mayor and His cohorts are a disgrace to NBM, lets get a fresh person to move this Movement in the right direction.Lets get someone outside the NCOE and present Nexco to pilto the movement in the next two years.
Omar Bongo, Mantennasa, Roxy, Idemudia, many many more lords that have stayed away because of the disgrace Mayor has brought this movement into.
Oba O.N.2
Atlanta Zone
FJ 87

Unhappy NBM Member – Part 1

Some views on the Neo Black Movement courtesy of one it’s less happy (brainwashed members).

This is his views on the relationship between the NBM and the government in Nigeria.

Some great quotes:

“only in Nigeria such monumental corruption and conflict of interest can take place”

“we celebrate criminals and ridicule good people”

“NBM is in the side of the oppressors and criminals in Nigeria”

“NBM hate the poor, they join with the rulers to rape democracy and cheat the people”

“NBM is now a hate group without direction, we continue to fight a useless cult war instead of challenging the corrupt leadership at all levels in Nigerian.”

“NBM…. are there doing nothing, pretending to be doing something”

Again thank you for your effort to show ayes the direction to go.It ridiculous, only in Nigeria such monumental corruption and conflict of interest can take place.Its a shame.But sometimes I begin to wonder if Nigerians deserve what they  are getting.We seems to be cool with it, we celebrate criminals and ridicule good people.
This is the same thing going on in the movement. NBM is in the side of the oppressors and criminals in Nigeria, the ruling PDP.NBM hate the poor, they join with the rulers to rape democracy and cheat the people.They enable corruption by taking side with the oppressors and keeping silent when our country is duped my few cowards who parade themselves as leaders.
NBM is now a hate group without direction, we continue to fight a useless cult war instead of challenging the corrupt leadership at all levels in Nigerian.
The pyrate did the right thing.They are on the side of the poor.For many years now, they’ve been very consistent.Nigeria has been bought by a small clique led by Obasanjo, the pyrate spoke out again it, they spoke from the top.The Professor who signed the document is the national leader of the pyrate confraternity, he is “mayor” of the PC, not a “rebellous Jambarama”.Some members of the movement told jambarama to “act instead of talking” when he asked the national leadership to do exactly what the pyrates are doing right now.What impact would it had have if the press release by the pyrate was done by an individual member or a branch?The position of the national leadership of pyrate on the issue is very clear, the ideal way for individual members of the PC, their branch or zone or affiliates to “act” is to reecho what the national leadership has directed.But in NBM it is different.Mayor and the NCOE are there doing nothing, pretending to be doing something, sitting on the progress or growth of the movement, struggling to get crumps from the stinking pdp leadership, equating success to number and individual political success that does more harm than good to the movement.
Take a deep breadth, reflect on what the ideas of the movement are.Reflect on the press release by the pyrates.Put both together, see if the pyrate’s press release is against or for what we stand for on paper.
If I’m the national leader of NBM, I’ll make a press statement immediately as a follow-up to the pyrate’s press release congratulating them for the release,pledging the support of the nbm, and I’ll go further warning the government not to underextimate our resolve against corruption and cheating of Nigerians and I’ll conclude by asking the government to return companies back to Nigeria.
I admire the present leadership of pyrate confraternity than the present leadership on nbm.However, I still believe our present short sighted, selfish leaders will one day give way for selfless visionary leaders.
Omar Bongo thank you.You are one great aye I’ll like to meet soon.
Jambarama 1
KETH 82

2016 Edo State Elections – Road to War.

As the 2016 Edo State elections approach in Edo State tensions are at boiling point and violence is a daily occurrence. I see two major factors in the rise in murders and other violent incidents

  1. Adams Oshiomhole policy of keeping his enemies close (instead of attempting to defeat it)
  2. Inter and Internal political violence (parties warring with each other and also warring within themselves)

Both of these factors have two things in common:

  1. Corruption
  2. Cultism

Adams Oshiomhole. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

Adams Oshiomhole was elected as Edo State’s 9th Governor. He was preceded by 6 military administrations (starting with John Ewerekumoh Yeri upon the creation of Edo State in 1991 and ending with Anthony Onyearugbulem who handed over Governorship of the State into civilian hands in 1999) and two entirely corrupt civilian Governorships comprising firstly of Lucky Igbinedion (who ran two terms from 1999 to 2007 and who got away with the embezzlement of $26,000,000 USD thanks to a phone call from his Father to the powers that be) and Oserheimen Osunbor whose Governorship was overturned due to “massive rigging and other election malpractices as well as widespread thuggery and violence”. Oserheimen Osunbor’s Governorship summarily nullified by the courts and his position duly handed over to Adams Oshiomhole who has been Governor since 2008 . His second and final term set to end in 2016.

Despite the seat of power been wrestled from Lucky Igbinedion’s PDP party’s hands into the hands of the ACN party Lucky Igbinedion’s corrupt administration never actually lost power. Under the guise of the political pressure group “The Grace Group” the PDP suffered a multitude of high profile defections from the losing PDP party into the ACN’s Edo State Government. Therefore meaning that despite the exclusion of Lucky Igbinedion himself the corrupt and ill-functioning PDP administration, despite the people’s wishes, effectively remained in power.

“The Grace Group” that was the political trojan horse of these defections and was established even with corrupt funding. Chief Osaro Idah funding the establishment of the “The Grace Group” using funds effectively stolen from Bendel Brewery leaving it with a whopping 1.2 billion Naira ($6,000,000 USD) debt to Intercontinental Bank. Chief Osaro Idah didn’t mind though and left as General Manager of the brewery to take up the position of ACN Edo State Secretary.

This was far from the only notable switch of the role. “The Grace Group” facilitated the following defections from the PDP back into government:
Hon. Thomas Okosun
Formerly: PDP Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly
Became: ACN Edo State Chairman

Chief Lucky James
Formerly: Chairman Etsako West LGA and Chairman Edo Post Primary Education Board under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: Commissioner for Local Government Affairs.

Mr. Dan Owegie
Formerly: PDP Party Chairman, Ovia South Local Government Area. Chairman of chairmen under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: ACN State Publicity Secretary

Barr. Osarodion Ogie (Secretary Grace Group)
Formerly: Secretary, Schools Infrastructure Development Committee under Igbinedion.
Became: Chief of Staff to Adams Oshiomhole

Mr. Lawrence OkahACN
Formerly: General Manager, Rapid Response Agency under Igbinedion.
Became: Oredo Party Leader (ACN)

Mrs. Modino Emovon
Formerly: Chairman, Waste Management Boards and PDP Chairman ECTS Board under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: Edo State ACN Woman Leader,

Hon. Pally Iriase
Formerly: Immediate past Secretary to State Government 2008-2011PDP
Became: Member House of Representatives for Owan West/East,
Rev. Michael Egharevba
Formerly: Special Adviser to Lucky Igbinedion. One time Senatorial Leader, Edo South Senatorial District
Became: Special Adviser on Protocol to Adams Oshiomhole

Chief Tom Ikimi
Formerly: PDP Leader, Edo Central
Became: ACN National Leader

Chief Andrew Agbi
Formerly: PDP Chairman, Governing Council, Institute of Technology, Usen under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: ACN Leader

Barr. Henry Idahagbon
Formerly: PDP Commissioner for Lands and Survey under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: Special Adviser to Adams Oshiomhole. Secretary, Oshiomhole Campaign Organization

Mr. Nosa Adams
Formerly: PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Egor Local Govt Council under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: Executive Director, Emergency Relief Agency under Adams Oshiomhole

Chief Amos Osunbor
Formerly: Chairman, Edo Line. Managing Director Edo Line under Lucky Igbinedion.
Became: Chairman, Board of Directors Edo Line under Oshiomhole.

Mr. Victor Enoghama
Formerly: Caretaker Committee Chairman, Oredo LG under his brother- in-law Lucky Igbinedion
Became: Commissioner for Transport under Adams Oshiomhole

Chief Osamede Adun aka Bob-Izua
Formerly: Chairman, Committee on Demolition of Illegal Structures under Lucky Igbinedion. Was in charge of collection of all Revenues in Ring Road under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: Chairman Small and Medium Enterprises Committee.

Hon. Bright Omokhodion
Formerly: Commissioner for Finance under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: Immediate past Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly

Mr. Phillip Olumese
Formerly: Commissioner for Commerce and Industry under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: Former Chairman, Edo Broadcasting Service.

Chief (Mrs.) Evelyn Igbafe Omokhodion
Formerly: Board Member, Otibhor Okhai Specialist Hospital, Irrua.
Became: Executive Director, Poverty Alleviation Programme

Hon. Anselm Agbabi
Formerly: PDP Member, Edo House of Assembly
Became: Executive Chairman, Akoko-Edo LG Caretaker Committee

Chief Bayo Adams
Formerly: PDP Party Leader, Akoko-Edo LGA and Board member under Lucky Igbinedion
Became: Chairman, Library Board

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu
Formerly: PDP Chief of Staff 1999 to 2003 and Secretary to the State Government 2003 to 2007.
Became: ACN, National Vice Chairman. Campaign Manager, Oshiomhole’s campaign organization

Dr. Pius Odubu
Formerly: Member House of Representatives 1999 to 2007
Became: Deputy Governor

Hon. Charles Idahosa
Formerly: Director of Protocol and Administration 1999-2000. Commissioner for Information 2003 to 2004. Member, Board of NTA
Became: Special Adviser on Political Matters to Adams Oshiomhole

Barr. Frank Erewele
Formerly: Commissioner for Education under Lucky Igbinedion. Chairman Grace Group
Became: State Organizing Secretary and Chairman Utilities Board

Barr. Anselm Ojezua
Formerly: Commissioner for Sports and Social Development under Lucky Igbinedion.
Became: Commissioner for Information, Commissioner for Lands and Survey 2009 to date

So although it may seem like Adams Oshiomhole was getting into bed with the enemy (his PDP rivals and the criminals and cultists which formed the Lucky Igbinedion administration) it should be more seen as his enemies buying their way into bed with him.

Under this backdrop of corruption, betrayal and power seizing it is of no surprise internal enemies would start to bare on down on Governor Adams Oshiomhole. He was subject to assassination attempts on him and his staff. Including the killing of his Principal Private Secretary Olaitan Oyerinde and an attack on Oshiomhole’s motorcade in 2012 which left 3 journalists dead.

It is under such brutal pressure that I believe Governor Adams Oshiomhole adopted his strategy of keeping his friends close but his enemies closer. He enacted several dubious and deplorable actions. Which if he hadn’t he may not still be alive today. Such actions as employing hired killers like Tony Kabaka (Tony Adun) and his mafia boss uncle Bob Izua (Chief Osamede Adun) for the purposes of “revenue collection” (extortion through the company ‘Akugbe Ventures’)  and actions like forming the ‘Rainbow Consolidated Forum’. The ‘Rainbow Consolidated Forum’ bringing together all Edo’s major cult groups under one umbrella (Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s umbrella) under the guise of his intent to use them to stamp out the murders, rapes, robberies and kidnappings (they were committing). The ‘Rainbow Consolidated Forum’ consisted of the murderers, rapists, armed robbers and kidnappers that were the Neo Black Movement, the Maphites, Eiye Confraternity and the Norsemen etc etc.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s leaving office in 2016 will see the most brutal political violence Edo State has ever seen as the power mongers try to kill and buy their way into power. It most certainly has already started and continues to get worse week by week. According to one worried political commentator “Edo people say that more than 95% of the members of Edo House of Assembly (EDHA) belong to one violent cult group or the other. As a result, these different malicious cult groups have hijacked the Government House in a struggle to get their members in key government positions all over the state”

Below are visualisations showing an increase of violent incidents in Edo State between Jan 2012 to June 2015 (Data courtesy of http://global.fundforpeace.org/)

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The original ‘2015 Conflict Bulletin’ produced by The Fund For Peace is available here: http://library.fundforpeace.org/conflictbulletin-edo-1508 and was Published August 22, 2015
By Nate Haken and Patricia Taft with contributions by Hannah Blyth

It is also available to download in PDF form Here

(one criticism I have of the FFP’s  ‘2015 Conflict Bulletin’ is that they differentiate between cult violence and political violence with no acknowledgement or perhaps understanding that they are one in the same thing… there is also the small matter of calling the ‘Maphite’ cult: “Manflight” which although a humorously ironic typo is another inaccuracy of the report)

Additional thanks to SIMON EBEGBULEM for his incredulous reporting of events in and around Benin and in fact to all those who dare to speak out and report what is occurring in Edo State.