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Twelve Northern governors tells Obama that Boko Haram is sponsored by President Jonathan



On 19 March twelve Northern Governors travelled to the United
States of America to seek help from the Boko Haram insurgency
in their area.
The somethe governors consisted
of All Progressives Congress
members and according to sources
they told the United States
security cabinet that Jonathan
administration where secretly
helping the terrorists.
But Immediately this was said Nigerian ambassador to the United
States Prof Ade Adefuye rose in defence of the president
administrationbut by then the word had been uttered.
The meeting was attended by President Barack Obama’s National
Security Adviser, Ms. Susan Rice who also heard of the issue of the
2015 general election and corruption in Nigerian politics
Sources say that it was Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa
State who started the attack on President Jonathans, making the
Ambassador to the U.S., Ade Adefuye to object to some of the
Governors of Borno and Kano immediately joined to confirm what
governor Nyako was saying as true.
Adefuye “did not take kindly to the allegations,” and the fact that the
meeting was used by Nyako in particularto attack the the president
The Ambassador called Governor Nyako to order telling him not to
use the meeting as a forum “wash Nigeria’s linen in public.”
The Governors also had a fight regarding the problem of corruption
and it boiled up when Gombe state governor said that in the country if
a politician is accused of corruption all he had to do was change
parties and Kano state Governor took this as a direct attack on his
credibility and responded in anger.
All the while, the US officials, including Rice, the NSA, paid close
attention to the Governors
Present at the meeting in the Washington DC were governors Nyako
(Adamawa), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi), Kashim Shetima (Borno),
Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Ibrahim
Shema (Katsina) and Abdulfattah Ahmed (Kwara).
Others are Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Aliyu Wammako (Sokoto),
Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Idris Wada (Kogi), Usman Dakingari
(Kebbi) and Prof. Ade Adefuye.
In attendance on the US side (in addition to Rice) were: Ambassador
Johnnie Carson, Adviser (United States Institute of Peace), Mr.
Grant Harris, Special Adviser to President Obama on Africa, Mr.
John Mohr – Senior Staff Member – National Security Council
and Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Ms Linda Thomas-

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