Maurice Iwu Must Go Now!

15 Comments » December 20th, 2007 posted by // Categories: Electoral Reform Project



If we don’t do away with Iwu in our public arena and let him be HEARD NO MORE, someone will wake up tomorrow to tell us that Iwu is a hero. At that time, the likes of Babangida, Obasanjo and Atiku would have become saints and ordinary Nigerians would have been totally converted to their footstools. Iwu must go now!

Nigerians should not get tired of reading about one man or one incident day in day out. It is imperative that all of us who feel genuinely concerned should continue to echo our thoughts and actions where necessary until we rid our society of evil and atrocities. Mr. More-rice Iwu is one man we must continue to elaborate on until he is gone. He MUST go! He was quoted immensely by a recent report (10th Dec 2007) in This Day Newspaper He stated that the conduct of the elections was far better than the June 12, 1993 election which is generally regarded as the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria. Apart from confirmed madness, I tried in vain to find any other rational reason why any entity would make this kind of reckless and thoughtless statement. Would any sane person compare the worst election in human history with the best election ever held in Nigerian since 1959?

Iwu went further: Nigeria was able to transit from one civilian regime to another for the first time in the history of the country. This is a very, very useless line of argument. What is the value of a history that promotes shame, ridicule, lawlessness and executive madness? The significance of any election is not in the transfer of power; it is in the meaning that it adds to life. The significance also lies in the realization of the wish of the people, the need for a proper and appropriate change where necessary and the hope for a greater tomorrow. I will repeat that the 2007 selections in Nigeria were nothing short of a farce. It is a slap on the face of the intelligent minds that abound in Nigeria and those abroad.

Nigeria is fond of setting bad examples to other African countries and it is a big shame. It appears to me that Nigeria has not made any progress democratically despite the mistakes and shortcomings of the past. We repeat history and never learn from them. It was very stupid of us all as Nigerians to accept the outcome of the useless 2007 selections in the name of civilian to civilian transition. After the 29th of May 2007, we still couldn’t bundle into jails all those who squandered our future. I am really disappointed that people like Obasanjo and Iwu and the others who have contributed to the demeaning of Nigeria are not investigated or placed on trial. We need to take control of our lives, our destinies and our future. It must start from someone, from somewhere. Yet it seems that we are wasting this opportunity which is still very fresh.

The INEC chief said in spite of the odds against the smooth conduct of the 2007 general elections, INEC was able to organize free and fair elections that produced winners from state assemblies to the office of the president. This is a classical example of what Fela termed “Animal talk don start again, hear o another animal talk”. I feel so enraged each time I read comments from Iwu. Who do I blame? I blame a system where people worship idiots like him. This is a man that should by now be facing the full wrath of the law. Where is due process and where is the so called ruse of law? Where are our investigative police and judiciary in all of these messes? AG nko?

The jargons that keep coming from Iwu went on: “It was a sad moment to say that 2007 elections was the worst elections when we knew what was happening in other parts of the world.” What does this mean? Which other parts of the world? Is it Sierra Leone that just emerged from a civil war and yet managed to conduct more credible elections? Is it France that conducted their elections a few weeks after the scandal in Nigeria? Is it South Africa from where he imported electoral materials days after the pre-prepared results have emerged? Is it Ghana that had been reaping the dividends of democracy such that Nigerians are now relocating to Ghana? Which other parts of the world was Iwu talking about? Why do we even have to look at any other part of the world? We are talking about madness and lawlessness in Nigeria and he wants us to look for greater madness to see how blessed we are.

At a public forum last week, Iwu mentioned that politicians wanted coup in April 2007. What a cheap blackmail? Which coup in the history of man will ever surpass the one masterminded by Obasanjo and executed by Iwu himself? Why have we done this to ourselves in Nigeria or why are we permitting this kind of persistent shame? Are we normal in Nigeria? Is this what it means that Africans are less intelligent? I don’t know what more to ask. Really it is very annoying and frustrating. I mean we went to school in Nigeria and we knew how intelligent our teachers and lecturers are. So, why do we get all these nonsense from those parading our public life? It is hard to understand but if this is what the outside world will hear in order to judge us, then where is the intelligence? Where is the non-fraudulent mind if one of it exists in Nigeria public arena? Help me!

Just when I thought I have read all the nonsense that Iwu had to say, he dropped another line of lunaticism. He said: “The 2007 elections we agreed were not perfect, it was a human undertaking. It won’t have been perfect. But I still maintain to the annoyance of some people that the 2007 elections were free and fair.” Yes Mr. More-rice Iwu, I am seriously annoyed and if I was a lawyer, I would dedicate the rest of my life to your prosecution until it shall comes to pass. Free and fair? Is this man normal? Iwu said that he is resolute in actualizing his missions of reforming the country’s electoral reforms, in line with what was obtainable in other developed countries. This is ridiculous.

That takes me to Yar Adua who has been talking about electoral reform. Is it the same reform that Iwu is referring to? Is the anticipated electoral reform Yar Adua’s project or Iwu’s mission? Iwu’s mission remains evil in nature and will never achieve any good or positive results. He will only end up setting more tasks for the judiciary who will continue to annul and rule in favour of re-election or resuscitation of proper candidates. That will also plunge Nigeria into deeper crises. Similarly, if the power to appoint the chairman of INEC still resides with the presidency, then it looks like Umaru is going to leave Iwu to continue with the imaginary reforms he has been talking about. It would be a nice way to pay back Iwu who presented the certificate of office to Umaru when everyone was still shouting foul play. Anyhow, Umaru Yar Adua lacks the foundation to orchestrate an electoral reform as the battle for the soul of the presidency remains undecided. So, Iwu’s reform or Yar Adua’s reform, Nigerians loose either way. What a tragedy!

When Iwu mentioned that … when we knew what was happening in other parts of the world and then…… in line with what was obtainable in other developed countries. I knew for sure that he was absent minded. This is a man who said that we should be happy with our election by comparing it to other parts of the world and at the same forum saying that he wants to make electoral reforms that would compared to what is obtainable in other developed countries. So, the developed countries are in another planet or what? Truth is constant, it is not malleable. Inconsistency and heresy are clear symptoms of a die-hard liar. Iwu is a hardcore liar!

What are the terms governing the operations of INEC? Can the National Assembly do something about it? Apart from an unwillingly and a slow presidency, who else can we turn to for the removal of this cankerworm called Iwu? What about the Integrity Group? This man MUST go! The removal of Iwu is one of the steps we must take to move Nigeria forward. Let us rise up against all the evils in our society and their platforms.

If we don’t probe and try the previous and serving administrations and their key players, we will be taking steps that will only reveal that we are not destined for greatness. We need to stop thieves and deceivers like Iwu in high and low places and put everybody on alert for national revamping. Making Nigeria great is not going to be a day’s job. It will be a collective duty on virtually on frontiers of our lives. But Nigeria will never be great if we don’t resolve to take the first step. Many more generations will be wasted and people will continue to wallow in poverty despite the wealth of the nation. My heart has been bleeding for Nigeria, a rich country where values are not placed on human existence but which instead has become a place for the glorification of sycophants.

Let us not coat evil with honey. Nigeria must do away with Iwu, he is the resident evil, the remnant of the 2 dream killers who disenfranchised 140m people in a world record scandal and farce called election in April 2007. Let us continue to make all the sincere and necessary inputs that are needed to salvage Nigeria even if we have to do that a million times on the same issue. We are living with many evils in Nigeria, from Babangida to Obasanjo, and the rest of them. One of these evils is very much at large and for as long as he remains relevant and influential in the order of things in Nigeria, this country will know no peace and the disappearance of the entity called Nigeria can be catalytically enhanced by such a fellow. If Iwu remains in charge of elections or electoral reforms, Nigeria’s doom day is surely at hand. He MUST GO NOW!

Thy Glory O Nigeria…!

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15 Responses to “Maurice Iwu Must Go Now!”

  1. ibrahim danlami says:

    This Article is rather filled with comments indicating a personal hatred of Professor Iwu and revealing some frustrations the writer must have suffered in life of politices in Nigeria rather than any objective analysis of the main issues as Iwu had done with unmatched erudition. The person tha sounds mad and insane is the author of this article, and not an Iwu that surmounted hurdles to see us through a difficult transition. It apppears that this author is filled with flaming hatred of Igbos as his other write-ups have shown. He should take out his frustrations on someone else. If he so loves June 12, why doesn’t he take issues with the fact that election failed to produce a transition. That was the point made by Iwu, and this madman masquarading as I writer failed to see it. What is the use of June 12 being the best election is nothing came out of it. That something came out of this one by Iwu is so good that something like this terribel man who wrote this piece are on the verge of suicide and high blood pressure. Professor Maurice Iwu is one resilient and courageous Igbo man I admire and I see him as a credit to his people and Nigeria as a whole. If he dicides to run for President of Nigeria at the end of his tenure, I will be the first one to line up to be drafted to help him win by standing up to bigots like this Adeola Aderounmu and defeating them hands down

  2. femi omoyole says:

    Chairman Maurice Iwu is not mad. Adeola Aderounmu, the essayist here is raving mad. My Brother, anybody who reads this putrid nonesense from you will easily see how mad and demented you are. You are the type that is scaring away direct foreign investments from Nigeria because when foreigners read this sort of thing, they think the whole country has gone mad. When are you gonna love Nigeria with all our limitations, warts and all. You crossed the line of protected free speech and exposed your advanced derangement for the whole world to see. Nex time I see you, I won’t be surprised t see you dancing naked in the market square. I feel sorry for you and your likes. May God forgive you

  3. Aderinola says:

    Ibrahim wrote: It apppears that this author is filled with flaming hatred of Igbos as his other write-ups have shown.
    ___________________________________________

    With this line of thoughts, I take it that you are INSANE 100%!

  4. Aderinola says:

    Femi wrote: I feel sorry for you and your likes.
    ______________________

    Femi, Mumu like you, feel sorry for yourself and your wasted mind. You are INSANE too, 100%.

    You are a shame! Loud basket mouth!

  5. Dominic says:

    >> Professor Maurice Iwu is one resilient and
    >> courageous Igbo man I admire and I see him as
    >>a credit to his people and Nigeria as a whole.

    Ibrahim, serioiusly, you need to quit whatever it is you are smoking

  6. ALOY EJIMAKOR says:

    Election flaws or none have been discussed enough and officially acknowledged to some extent by Iwu and Yar’Adua. So, the issue that remains is whether Maurice Iwu alone should bear the brunt of what may have been a common enterprise and duplicity on the part of all Nigerians, especially those in the know. And the secondary point to consider is whether we have not come to the point that endangers our democracy and stability should we continue to so carelessly continue this voyeuristic harassment of INEC and the government of the day.

    The elections were conducted in an atmosphere of institutional inadequacies outside of INEC

  7. Jonathan says:

    Let me ask this writer: Are you a real person or a coward who can’t decide whether to answer Aderinola or AdeOLA. Which one, pick one and get further confused. And your English stinks to the high heavens. Tell me, why do you hate so much? It is because your mother did not give you enough breast milk or some other frustrations you are secretly suffering from? Iwu is a real man and ten times Adeola or Aderinola cannot even come close to Iwu’s Prowess and Courage. The way you rail and salivate with hate reminds me of men who have become suddenly incapable of having sex. Go see your sexologist or psychologist quick before you bust a blood vessel. Ha Ha

  8. Osifo says:

    Aderinola says:

    For everything Obasanjo did, blame IWU
    For everywhere, PDP won, blame IWU
    For everywhere ANPP won, blame IWU
    For everywhere AC won, blame IWU
    For everywhere PPA won, blame IWU

    That means Aderinola Aderounmu must have ran under some mom and pop overnight party and lost, and now he wants also to BLAME IWU. Please my brother, whom did you expect to win the presidential election? Or did you want a situation where nobody wins and everybody loses so you get to have good company in the midst of losers? Or did you fail to get a contract from IWU or are you being paid to harass your kinsman, Obasanjo by those threatened by his strong character?

    Thank you Femi, Thank you Ejimakor, Thank you Danlami, and DOWN with DOMINIC who must be so famliar with narcotics from smoking it that he now thinks that anybody that comes to this site with positive views must also be smoking something.

    Come on, read this post and despair, and if you wanna take shots at me, bring ot on. I am ready to absorb and give back. Nuts.

  9. Adeniyi says:

    i am visiting muse for the second time and i am issapointed that the likes of danladi,femi,dominic,jona and osifo are allowed to attack the person of a man that has just stated his honest views on what he believe, if he has made wrong observation it is your place and mine to correct him by giving correct views/information on the subject under discussion and and not confuse him the more. to be sincere i must tell you that he made more sense to me than all of you combined together because he discussed something that has to do with my belove country. let me ask you a question, is this the kind of nigeria we want? if no then something is wrong and some people are responsible for it,who are they? the power players has succeded in turning us to a chess board and everytime they win they remove us as a pawn and watch us fight ourselves, i will suggest that we all be allowed to hear our diff views instead of attacking ourselves so that we can learn to move forward i like constructive opposition and that is what aderinola has done, i will implore him to keep it up, babangida WAS ACCUSED of stealling trillions of our money and up till tomorrow some ppl are still singing his praise its always been like that and it will continue to be. aloy i love your contribution, shows u know what this site is for, but u derailed when u attack aderinola, infact your contrbution would have been the best if not for your attack on him. our country is in a mess if you have solution to our problems of you know the cause state it and let usall reason together,

  10. Modupe says:

    some people cant just stand the site of truth.A.A wrote a very honest version of what is happening in Nigeria and he is being critised .Let everyone supporting Iwu or whatever his name is called go to hell.Looking 4ward to a better NIGERIA

  11. hannatu bilalgsoe says:

    From the comments I see posted so far, my line of response has
    changed. lt
    goes to show that people like Iwu understand better what Nigerians are all about and has dished out to them what they relish-unthruth-. otherwise how can anyone rate what he has done as laudable. I hope you will be praising him in the next twenty years. The issue is can things be better or do we continue this way? down down down………

  12. hannatu bilal says:

    From the comments I see posted so far, my line of response has
    changed. lt
    goes to show that people like Iwu understand better what Nigerians are all about and has dished out to them what they relish-unthruth-. otherwise how can anyone rate what he has done as laudable. I hope you will be praising him in the next twenty years. The issue is can things be better or do we continue this way? down down down………

  13. bimpeg says:

    why are people attacking the writer personally is he not allowed to voice his opinion. one thing i will say is this that fact that we are in nigeria does not mean that we should accept medocrity and election malpractises and regard it as the Nigerian way. yes Yar adua was the best of all the candidates but we should allow the truth to be told and not personally attack people when they voice an opinion. i personally believe Maurice Iwu should go. any i do not think i should be stoned for saying that. Nigerians let us stop accepting medocirity and stop calling it the Nigerian Way

  14. Gaphar Ojetola says:

    I am not at all disappointed at those people praising Iwuruwuru or what is his name? Mr Aderounmu is just one of the few honest writers who was able to present his sincere views on the happenings in Nigeria. Ask those critics of Aderounmu when last they visited Nigeria. Were they anywhere in Nigeria at the April period when that sham called election took place? If they are not mad and completely insane, of what benefit would it be for all local, national and foreign observers to discredit, using one language, the work of INEC of Iwu/PDP/OBJ. I challenge any of these negative critics to read any of the reports presented by those bodies that observed the April 2007 Shamble. How can any sane person queue behind the crime committed by the trio of OBJ/IWU/PDP. If President Yar’Adua was and is so bold to go publicboth at home and abroad to say using his own words that’ the process that produces me is flawed’ what else do we need to convince us of the crime committed by these enemies of progress. The words of Yar’Adua deserves some contextual studies, he choosed to use ‘process’ and not election and secondly, the word ‘flawed’ should be checked up by the blind followers of Iwu/OBJ before they post any further comment. We deserve better than what we got and when the history of Nigeria is written, IWU’s name will go down exactly as his claim for cure of deadly disease Ebola went down in history.

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