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Reasons I decided not to join big parties again

Reasons I decided not to join big parties again

Henry Okonkwo

Consummate politician and foremost ladies chief Dr Sarah Jibril has given causes she has stalled her ambition to turn into president of Nigeria.

On this interview, the four-time presidential aspirant decried the rot within the polity and unveiled her new political platform – Justice Should Pre- vail Social gathering (JMPP).

Dr Jibril declared that the JMPP is a celebration that has include the only objective of restoring sanity within the nation and enthroning godliness in authorities in any respect tiers.

X-raying the efficiency of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the Particular Assistant on Ethics and Values to former President Goodluck Jonathan gave knocks to the current authorities, saying that PMB’s candidacy within the 2019 presidential polls is laying dangerous priority for the Nigerian youths.

She additionally spoke extensively on different nationwide points on this chat with Sunday Solar.


You used to be constant in pursuing your aspiration to turn out to be president of Nigeria. The 2019 presidential election is one other alternative, however you’ve been considerably quiet this time round. What occurred to this your ambition?

By privilege, I have to go to faculty each in and out of doors Nigeria. I felt that it’s nonetheless attainable to re-nurture Nigeria again to sanity. I didn’t come into politics to get in style. I got here into politics with the thoughts of warring towards the evils, and inhumanness I discovered when I got here again from my research overseas. So, in 1993, I contested towards the late Chief MKO Abiola within the Social Democratic Social gathering (SDP). I was positive I got here third, however due to sure pursuits there, they pronounced me as quantity 4. However I didn’t surrender. So, when one other probability got here up, we began a political social gathering referred to as PAC (Progressive Motion Congress) and I turned the presidential candidate. We listed out our factors clearly to Nigerians. However we couldn’t make headway as a result of I wasn’t a member of the big parties. Then I got here again and contested towards President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003. There again we have been denied the chance on the conference to converse with the delegates. At the moment, I was being seen as an irritant. And for the fourth time, in 2011, I contested towards GEJ (Goodluck Jonathan). And the identical challenge I confronted beforehand confronted me. I was perceived to be a thorn of their flesh. However I cared much less as a result of so far as I’m involved, I didn’t see any cause to worry anyone. To me, I didn’t owe anybody wickedness and no one owe me something. I’ve by no means been accused of stealing within the workplaces I’ve occupied. For now, I consider that no less than the assertion has been made. Throughout my time as presidential SA, Ethics and Values, I made sufficient statements that extra individuals understood, particularly the younger individuals. Now, I’m virtually 73, why ought to I carry on boring individuals with the statements that I’ve been making all these years. I assume I’ve made sufficient statements and I’ve requested for the grace of God to hold me to see the fruits of my constant push that it’s attainable to cost our residents to perceive the elevated information that they’ve. I really feel I shouldn’t be disturbing anyone anymore with my campaigns. Relatively I ought to be busy and targeted on mentoring new management. And I’m glad that as a media skilled, you insisted on speaking to me to know why I’m not within the race. However why would you like me to be speaking? Our political sphere has been corrupted. So, individuals see my statements as empty noisemaking. I decided not to join the mega parties as a result of I’ve seen the rot, the satanic basis, the wickedness, the shortage of worry of God and the impunity of constitutional defiance. Therefore, I’m going into elevating younger leaders that perceive points, be bolder and with stronger lion hearts to do larger issues and wrest this nation from the arms of satanic forces.

Assuming you turned president of Nigeria, what would you might have executed in another way to higher the nation?

My visions have not modified. And for many years, I have it in my head that as a mom and a citizen of this nation, that Nigerians are teachable, changeable and transformable. So, I aspired that if I turned president, I would kick-start a transformative course of that may begin from the grassroots by way of group actions. I foresaw a state of affairs the place we might increase individuals that may train the citizenry of their native languages on how they will stay in peace. I needed to be president as a result of I was involved that if we did not educate the individuals then we might have a society that may be filled with wickedness. I additionally consider that Nigeria may be developed, and other people may be reworked from ignorance to constructive civil information. I am not glad with the political management we’ve had. They don’t have the philosophy of ‘Care’ in the direction of Nigerians. And I really feel their non-caring angle probably emanated from a non-caring conscience, devoid of the values our creator Almighty God had taught us. Nigeria must be constructed to be a pacesetter in Africa. And to procreate the kind of mild that may enlighten the individuals that there’s a authorities that has God as their sole inspiration. However we’re turning right into a godless society. That’s the reason Devil needs to transfer Nigeria away from God’s function. So, I am not only a political individual in search of energy for an selfish purpose. I am God’s focus for this nation. However I know God would not depart this nation like this. So, when I heard of visions of the Justice Should Prevail Social gathering (JMPP), I realized that God has proven the imaginative and prescient to this political celebration and has risen to get Nigeria out of this complete nonsense corruption and wickedness.

Inform us extra about this get together, and why joined them?

The JMPP is a celebration registered in 2017. The nationwide chairman is Dr Olusegun Ijagbemi, a Christian with the guts of a Muslim. I joined the celebration once they acquired to find out about me. And I am at relaxation right here as a result of JMPP is a celebration that believes within the sustenance of hope. Nigerians ought to go on our web site to know extra about this nice social gathering and about our oaths. We’re coming with the kind of management that features God, righteousness, rightness and civic duty. JMPP would by no means go into harassing individuals, or stealing, shedding human blood, and burning church buildings and mosques. They speak about Muslims and Christians uniting to work collectively as a result of they’re acutely aware of what to do and the way to behave to God and to each other of their holy books. And I can inform you that I’ve discovered my rightful place on this political social gathering, the place there’s a widespread understanding of what it means to instill management. And to begin a political management revolution that might trigger a paradigm shift, and enthrone God’s targeted management on this nation. We name on God when reciting our Nationwide Pledge, or taking an oath of workplace. Which means Nigerian individuals nonetheless acknowledge that we’d like God’s assist to excel as a rustic. However what we lack is to be humble sufficient to train, and adjust to the commandments of this God we profess. God is jealous to take over this nation in 2019. And He’s going to shock this nation. All these vanity, wickedness and corruption, definitely God would not permit this nonsense to proceed in our nation. And He has arisen to use the JMPP to get Nigeria out of the conspiracy towards her individuals.

So, because you’re not within the presidential race, would your get together, JMPP be forming any alliance or endorsing any of the main candidates we have already got?

Did I sound like somebody that may run away from the reality I consider in? How are you going to assume I can be operating after the identical previous folks that I’m very sick and uninterested in? In fact, JMPP has our personal candidate. We have now completed our primaries and we nominated an apostle as our presidential candidate. The identify of our candidate is Apostle Sunny Chukwu Egwuzolugo. He’s arising because the David from Southeast, Nigeria. He’s the political justice God has executed for the Igbo on this nation. I informed you that our social gathering is for each Christians and Muslims. So, he now has an Imam as a operating mate, one other younger individual from Zamfara State as his vice chairman, and his identify is Mallam Aliyu Salihu.

How would you entry the efficiency of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and PMB’s final 4 years in workplace?

Excuse me! I am not considering backwards. I am considering ahead. PMB has carried out in accordance to his personal degree of understanding. So, I and different good individuals on this nation at the moment are going past the extent PMB has reached. PMB is a household good friend. We are not any strangers to one another. We reside in the identical neighbourhood in Kaduna. However I should say that I’m disenchanted in him. The phrase of elders have to be their bond. How come he stated after individuals have given him all the arrogance that he’ll rule for just one time period? However every thing now exhibits that he’s going for the second time period. It rubs off negatively on his credibility. And as a household good friend, I didn’t have entry to speak to him. However I’ll state that he’s setting a nasty priority for the youthful ones. So now the place is the place of honour? Crucial position as a chief is to set an ordinary of integrity and to increase leaders. He simply marked his 76th birthday. What power does he have left to lead this nation? When we have now a lot of youthful specialists in and out of doors the nation? That is my gross with our household good friend PMB. He’s like a senior brother to me. However I keep in mind all of the goodwill between his household and mine, my candid choice is he ought to drop his ambition and his social gathering ought to drop his candidature earlier than the election begins. Individuals voted in belief that his phrases be of honour. I am dissatisfied! However that doesn’t erode the goodwill we share as household associates. However it’s my prayer that God ought to come up to assist this nation for the sake of the youthful ones, those that are struggling and rescue the system of this nation from the corruption and wickedness within the administrative arrange of this nation in any respect ranges and tiers and in all sector.

What do you make of PMB’s current assertion that Nigerians ought to put together for robust occasions forward as a result of issues would go worse this yr?

God has hidden all the great treasures of this nation due to our religious stupidity. As a result of He is aware of we might mismanage it and get Him indignant. But when a number of of us everywhere in the nation can have the sense of heeding to the content material of JMPP, then God for the sake of those few would present His wonders. I gained’t be a part of anyone’s analyses or the thought of a bleak future. So, whether or not it’s PMB or one other individual saying, I should declare that that’s not the portion of Nigeria. People who find themselves leaders should take heed to their God-given powers and must be constructive overtly and covertly to give goodness to the individuals. So, so far as I am involved, regardless of the get together or president is saying, that’s in accordance to their very own degree of understanding. I plus others have gone past unfavourable information to Nigerians. And I profess that it shall be higher for Nigeria. I decree with the aim of God for Nigeria, my nation that issues should get higher, and God should hear the cry, and harmless blood being shed on this nation to save Nigeria from the satanic period. It have to be higher for us on this nation. It can’t be worse.

What can be your recommendation to Nigerians, particularly the ladies?

My attraction to Nigerians, notably spiritual leaders is that it’s excessive time they stopped and prevented the calamity of Sodom and Gomorrah of their spiritual centres, particularly within the church buildings. Our Christian ladies are dropping their self-dignity, dressing as if they need to stroll on the streets bare. Our Christian ladies appear not to have any extra dignity for themselves. All they appear to need is to gown to recommend prostitution. How can we now have ladies sporting brief pants and dealing on the streets? Now, we’ve ladies put on catsuits that expose every part concerning the determine of the lady even the pants. We now have ladies at 60 years previous attempt to compete and seem like youngsters. And elders are taking a look at them. I should say the church has to take the blame. We see little women dancing sexually with scorching pants. They can’t inform their women and girls to cease this nonsense. If we didn’t speak and lift these requirements, the satanic forces would achieve turning Nigeria to Sodom and Gomorrah. Even the youth, you can’t come out and converse towards indecent dressing since you like taking a look at them. Why are the youths, media, elders, pastors and bishops not speaking? Who’re you all afraid of? We’d like individuals who can rebuild our dignity. And I strongly hope that the subsequent authorities of JMPP would create a ministry of ethics, values and tradition within the nation.