It’s Getting Messier! Nigerian Army Captain Who Leaked Ekiti Poll Tape Speaks Further

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According to Premium Times, a Nigerian Army Captain, who
leaked the audio evidence of how some top officials of the Federal Government
and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, used the Nigerian Army and other
security agencies to rig the governorship election in Ekiti and Osun States
last year, has spoken out about the matter.
In a statement entitled: “How Nigerian Army personnel were
used to rig Ekiti and Osun States Gubernatorial Elections 2014″, Captain Sagir
Koli gave details of all that transpired between himself, his commanding
officer, two ministers and some politicians prior to the elections in Ekiti
state.
He also spoke about the elaborate plans made to replicate
the Ekiti scenario in Osun state last August. See the full text of his
submission below:

                                            
Staff In Confidence
How the Nigerian Army personal were used to Rig Ekiti and
Osun States Gubernatorial Elections 2014.
1. I was officially deployed as the 32, Artillery Brigade
Intelligence Officer to provide credible Intelligence to the success of Ekiti
State governorship election. At about 2030 hours on June 2014, a day to the
election proper, the commander, Brigadier General AA Momoh told me to escort
him to a place where the State Minister for Defence wanted to see him.
Reaching the place (Spotless Hotel in Ado- Ekiti), which
serves as coordinating campaign office for the PDP candidate Mr. Ayodele
Fayose, we met the Minister himself, Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Fayose, Mr.
Iyiola Omisore, one Honoruable Abdulkareem and host of other top PDP  chieftains.
The Outcome of what was discussed that gave the party
victory during the election are as follows:
A. They told brigade commander that they are on presidential
assignment and they cannot afford to fail. Also, they told him that they were
there to remove any obstacles that would block their victory and the commander
is the key; therefore, he has no option but to collaborate with them. They
said, if the commander play(ed) with them, his promotion is in their hands and
the president and the chief of army Staff would be very angry with him and he
knows what that means.
B. They directed that soldiers on election duty must work
hand in hand with the PDP agents and give them all the necessary support they
needed without limitation.
C. They ordered the arrest of selected APC stalwarts that
could greatly assist the party during the election including the DG campaign
organisation for Dr Fayemi Mr. Bimbo Daramola. APC members in Ekiti State
should be interviewed of what they went through. We were forced to do a dirty
job for them with a threat of court martial.
D. They directed that soldiers must block APC members’
access to the electorates but all PDP supporters’ movement anywhere using a
designated sticker with inscription, “National Security Task” it should be
noted that some of these PDP agents were given NYSC uniforms because we were
well briefed by the commander.
E. Chief Chris Uba who also said he was from the presidency
entered Ado- Ekiti a day to the election accompanied by 16 commissioned Army
officers (Major and blow) led by Major Ujung of 82 Base Ammunitions  Depot from Nigeria Army 82 Division Enugu.
Their major task was to effect arrest and move secret materials and money. This
money was brought from CBN Umuahia.
F. Chief Chris Uba was physically present with the soldiers
and the commander at Forward Operational Base (FOB) close to government house
in Ado- Ekiti. He personally supervised the movement of the strike force. This
act of a civilian directing military operation is highly unprofessional and
tarnishing of the military discipline and regimentation.
G. Chief Chris Uba entered Ado-Ekiti a day to the election
accompanied by military/police escort with 2 black tinted Hilux Vans with
“secret” materials according to him. Items inside the vans were 1000/500 Naria
notes closed and cloned marked ballot papers.
H. Chris Uba, Minster of police Affairs, Obanikoro and Co
said this is just a test run that should not fail and its to be done in SS and
SW states, moreover, Rivers State to make sure Rotimi Ameachi bow to the
federal government.
2. Based on the aforementioned, they succeeded in rigging
the Ekiti State election with victory in all the 16 LGAs. These really inspired
them and they were with the euphoria that same would happen in Osun State. In
preparation of the plans, they confirmed the posting of the commander and task
him to prepare for Osun State election (remember that Osun State is not part of
32 Artillery Brigade Area of operations) but they ordered the Nigerian Army
Construction Engineers Commander Brigadier General Adeyemi to proceed for 3
weeks compulsory leave until after the election just to pave way for General
Momah to repeat the same dirty work that he has done to them in Ekiti State.
3. In build-up towards the Osun State elections, the
commander directed me as his intelligence officer who has worked with him perfectly
in Ekiti State to go ahead and recce the area as well as familiarize myself
with all stake holders for the election.
While I and my team were working for the operations, the
commander was in Abuja re-strategizing how to use the military to rig the
elections. Feelers based on my discussion with him on phone confirmed to me
beyond reasonable doubt that we were repeating the same compromise in Osun
State. My heart got burnt and become disenchanted and in total disagreement
with such being professional junior officer aspiring to become a General
tomorrow.
4. However efforts to explain my grievances prove abortive
due to the military dictatorial hierarchy in channel of communication vis a vis
threat of court martial from the commander. I resorted to alert the APC high
level officials with the aim of stopping Army from partisan involvement during
election. A week to the election, the commander came back from Abuja and he
made revelations being their final arrangement on how the PDP was to become
victorious in Osun state as follows:
A. After welcome address by the commander, he thanked all
his staff officers, and said “you all know who we are working for, so you guys
MUST follow my direction. I am working for the presidency and the ruling party
as you all know, is no longer a hidden thing” for those of you who are moles
among us, the presidency is watching you, be careful because the consequence
will be severe. I learnt that some of you went to Lagos and met with Tinubu
without knowing that his line is already bugged at Abuja, then we are in
trouble, but before somebody will kill me I have to kill him first” (referring
to me). The commander asked how many of us were involved, that I should say the
truth, he now held a secret talk with the operation officer and military police
officer to tie and handcuff me to Army HQs, from there I know that my life was
in danger.
B. The commander categorically told us that the soldiers
were to work under PDP agents while their platoon commanders only supervise the
soldiers conduct. He briefed the officers that were working the list of agents
and those to be arrested at the SGF office in Abuja and once the list is out
everybody must work with accordingly.
C. The commander briefed us on the formation of a
strike-force in conjunction with police, DSS and
NSCDC and he would command the strike force directly. Their
duty was to work directly with the PDP aspirant for arrest and intimidation of
APC supporters in their strong hold.
D. Money was shared openly at the NYSC Permanent Orientation
Camp Ede to the strike force to ensure compliance.
5. Having said all of the above, I must state before
concluding that:
A, My brother Adamu Koli a 15yrs old school boy was under
detention since on the 2nd August 2014. The boy stays with me at 32 Artillery
Brigade Akure.
B. Brigadier General AM Dikko who they consulted initially
for the scam insisted that the army must remain professional and apolitical,
was disgracefully removed from his command which he served only for 7 months
just to allow General Momoh to carry out the dirty work.
6. Last but not the least, to further substantiate my
submission and how my dear-loving, hard-achieving noble calling was
de-professionalized; here is the recorded voices of the Ministers, the aspirant
and the Brigade Commander. Other officers present at the hotel were Major Aliyu
and captain Adegoke who were also part of the officers that escorted commander
to the venue where the compromise was made. Also conversation between the
commander and Abuja could be traced via MTN, GLO, on the under listed phone
numbers (between 20-21 June 2014).
A. 08037033694
B. 08055832835
7,Lastly, in order to strengthen the unity and continue
existence of Nigeria, I call on the federal Government to desist from using the
military for partisan politics. This is to avoid the military from being
divided along ethnic and regional lines which is dangerous to the defence of
the nation. I remain a patriotic Nigerian and a loyal professional Army
officer,
God bless you all

Thank you for listening. Captain Sagir Koli

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