ATIKU/OBASANJO FEUD: AS DAN ETETE SEALS NEW JV CAMPAIGN DEALAmana Online
ATIKU/OBASANJO FEUD: AS DAN ETETE
SEALS NEW JV CAMPAIGN DEAL
Senior Fyneface - email@example.com - March 07, 2007
When Chief Dan Etete
in 1996 introduced what he
described as the ‘new deal', he
meant to put a stop to foreign monopoly in the management of joint venture partnership between the federal government and the foreign oil companies.
...Also during the crushing fuel crisis of 1997, when Gen Buba Marwa (then governor of Lagos state) urged Etete to tell the Nigerian people the cause of the crisis, Chief Etete replied that "Marwa (a governor) was being very childish in making those remarks".
So to say that Chief Dan Etete's
former ‘new deal' flopped completely because the man lacked respect for constituted authourities is an understatement.
Anyway, all the above cases which represent a speck of his
recklessness, were in Dan Etete's
former ‘new deal'.Now the Yenagoa-born fugitive (on self-exile) has recently struck a fresh ‘new deal' in the ongoing feud between the two topmost citizens of this country.
In what looks like a condition for his
asylum back to Nigeria , Etete
accepted to be used as a willing tool in the ongoing smear campaign against Vice President Atiku Abubakar.Whosoever advised the Presidency to employ Etete
, should be sacked immediately from the smear campaign team because that strategy has messed up more things in the president's campaign than it set out to achieve.
The use of Etete
unmannered delivery of abuses and threats rather than explanation or disclosure of fresh issues as cooked by his
employer does not compensate for the huge amount of money spent on him in the last few months that he
was camped at the Aguda House, where he
lived with all the goodies of a serving federal government executive.Obviously, the President must have changed his mind as usual, from an earlier promise to the Yenagoa-born fugitive that he (Etete) will be the next governor of Bayelsa state come 2007.In this particular case of use and dump tactics, nobody can blame Obasanjo for not living up to the terms of the deal because Etete actually did a very bad job in his outing against the vice president, including his recent attempts (in cooperation) with the presidency to cage the NDDC strongman Timi Alaibe and stop him from running for the governorship race.
Chief Dan Etete
admitted publicly in his
AIT smear campaign that, as Minister of Petroleum Resources
allocated the said oil blocs to himself and his
company.It is on record also that he was certified as a conduit to siphon over $5billion out of the Nigerian treasury during the Abacha era.As Petroleum Minister, he supervised the collapse of Nigerian refineries and the importation of foul - smelling toxic fuel into the country.He
has been a refugee in France for seven years running away from the long hands of the law.Nigerians are not fools, for the President to conscript a man with criminal records, a man that lacks integrity and credibility to make poorly-packaged completely false allegations against a duly elected official just because he
has been promised to be installed as the next governor of Bayelsa state is an obvious indication that the entire feud between Obasanjo and Atiku has always been based on concoctions rather than facts.It is even stranger that Mr. Etete
was using the same facts he
had used to attack both the President and the Vice President in an earlier interview published by the Insider Magazine edition of March 10th 2003.What has happened from then to now, for Etete
to slant the facts against Atiku only?Maybe the anti-Atiku
team failed to realize that Nigeria has gone past the age when the citizens hear or read about issues and just throw it away.As was revealed by the Atiku campaign camp, Chief Etete and his sponsors should go and read the Insider Magazine of March 10 2003 and UAS Africa advertorial by Etete himself and then compare the changed tune in the orchestra.
As was aptly captured by the Vice President's camp, "When the big masquerade behind Etete
is courageous enough to come out, the Vice President will respond".Whosoever is promising Etete
will be installed as the next governor of Bayelsa State
must be making a great mistake because I know my Bayelsa people very well.The average Bayelsa politician is not a coward and cannot be manipulated from Abuja . If Dan Etete wants to be the next governor of Bayelsa State , which in my view is a genuine aspiration as an Ijawman of the Yenagoa stock, he should go back and appeal for votes from his community, local government before the state level.He
can win elections if he
people that he
now has all it takes to take Bayelsa state
out of the current poverty and penury rather than being housed in Aguda House by the Presidency.
SENIOR FYNEFACE WRITES FROM PORT HARCOURT