NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 184

182 Having conquered all of Nigeria by means of the Civil War, and by using the Nigerian armed forces that were mostly filled with non-Caliphate soldiers led by non-Caliphate generals, the Caliphate schemed to remove the non-Caliphate Gen. Yakubu Gowon as Head of State and replace him with one of their own (i.e. a member of the Caliphate sarkuna or ruling class). Accordingly, a Caliphate coup on July 29, 1975 deposed Gowon and replaced him with Murtala Mohammed. When Gowon’s fellow Middle Belt soldiers tried to snatch back power through the anti-Caliphate Dimka coup on Feb. 13, 1976, they were defeated and slaughtered. But the assassinated Murtala Mohammed was replaced by a Yoruba Caliphate agent, Gen. Obasanjo (a.k.a. obj) who ruled as figurehead or front man. In 1979, obj’s government duly rigged the elections for a Caliphate politician, Shehu Shagari of the npn and handed power to him through the bizarre and disputed Supreme Court ruling on 2/3rds of 19 States: Awolowo V Shagari.19 When election time came again in 1983 and a non-Caliphate man, Chief mko Abiola, sought the nomination of the ruling npn, he was rebuffed. Shagari contested and was re-“elected”. Then, to prolong Caliphate rule without running the risk of free and fair elections, the Buhari coup, on December 31, 1983, deposed Shagari, the Caliphate civilian President, and replaced him as Head of State with a Caliphate military man, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. Thus their dreaded loss of power through elections and the risk of rotation was postponed. The Caliphate then became determined to tolerate an election only if it could have them rigged for its politicians, as had happened in 1959, 1979 and 1983. That determination sowed the seeds of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election. Though two Caliphate generals, Buhari and Idiagbon, were in power from December 31, 1983, a struggle among the Caliphate military agents caused Ibrahim Babangida (a.k.a. ibb) to oust Buhari in 1985. (As far as can be ascertained, ibb is not of sarkuna stock.) But then, to the dismay of the Caliphate, ibb embarked on a transition program which sought to install the very democracy that the Caliphate thoroughly fears and detests. Though it disliked the ibb transition program, the Caliphate initially could do nothing to stop it, and so bided its time and organized the forces it would eventually use to scuttle ibb’s transition program when the opportunity arose. While the Caliphate was waiting for its opportunity, the Orkar coup of 1990, which announced the excision of the Caliphate territory from Nigeria, gave the Caliphate a great scare. The ibb regime, in self-defense, crushed the Orkar coup. But three years later the ibb transition program was itself terminated by the Caliphate, by using the Association for Better Nigeria (abn), a Southern group, as well as Caliphate-loyal generals largely from the Middle Belt. The irony here is that ibb’s transition program and the Orkar Coup would each have terminated Caliphate power, the one through the ballot and the other through the bullet; but they fought each other, only for the victor to be overwhelmed by the Caliphate overlord through its orchestrated annulment of June 12. The Jellaba-Arab colonialists in Khartoum have a name for this maneuver: “using a slave to kill a slave.” The Caliphate used this maneuver twice in the early 1990s: ibb to kill the Orkar coup, and then the abn and Middle Belt Generals to kill the ibb transition program. In the protracted struggle between the Caliphate and its subject peoples, the Caliphate has been quite clear about its objectives and has fought without confusion. Unfortunately the anti-Caliphate forces have never thoroughly understood the enemy they are up against. As a result, they have fought like a blind man battling in the ring with a Muhammad Ali or a Mike Tyson. So they were overwhelmed, often by the Caliphate’s use of some other non-Caliphate forces. As happened in June 12. The anti-Caliphate forces have also been deeply divided by their own rivalries and quarrels. But for the feud between Awo and Zik in the 1950s, the Caliphate would not have inherited power from the British. Sir James Robertson would have found it impossible to install Balewa as the Prime Minister of Nigeria. And the sad saga of Nigeria under Caliphate colonialism might have been avoided. No