Former governor of Kaduna State, and a main opposition leader in the current political dispensation in Nigeria, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa has alerted the world of a new wave of colonialism sweeping through Africa and Asia.
He was reacting to the killing of the former Libyan leader Mahmoud Gadaffi who was assassinated as he was captured by NATO and America backed fighters, which have taken over the political affairs of Libya.
According to him, Gadaffi died a martyr , claiming that the former Libyan leader knew what challenge that he faced having chosen to die with dignity.
He spoke about Gaddafi’s prediction on Libya, the NATO and the American government had come to past with the turn of events in the country.
Balarabe Musa hinted that a full blown recolonisation of Africa and other parts of the world by big powers has commenced and urged African and Asian countries to resist re-colonization policies by the Americans and their western collaborators.
He prayed for Gadaffi: “May he have perfect rest in his grave. He knew what will happen to him as it happened. When Americans and NATO started invading Libya because of its oil, Gaddafi said there will be civil war in Libya and there was civil war.
“He said they will rise from house to house to liberate Libya from foreign forces. Gaddafi and his comrades did exactly so. Gaddafi said he will fight in Libya and will not go into exile and it happened,” the former governor said.
According to Ex Governor Musa, with Gaddafi’s murder, Libya will now be colonized by Americans and NATO with the support of Arabs kings and other traitors. “Gaddafi died with hoots and dignity. The people of Africa and Asia should know that the process of re-colonizing the world by America and NATO has began and it must be resisted,” he said.
In his own reaction, Russian envoyto NATO reacted angrily over the celebration of the death of former Libya leader, Colonel Mahmud Ghadaffi by Western leaders who had risen up in jubilation.
Dmitry Rogozin wrote in his microblog that the Western elation over the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could have sadistic grounds, claiming those leaders could have demeaned the ex Libya leader ‘s death, likening it to that of a cat.
“The faces of the leaders of ‘world democracies’ are so happy, as if they remembered how they hanged stray cats in basements in their childhoods,” he said.
Rogzin is also the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities and he was among the first Russian politicians to embrace the opportunities of social networks often sharing his views on international politics via his Twitter account. The posts have repeatedly made news in Russian and other international media.
Rogozin is also the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities – the organization of ethnic Russians living abroad aimed at protecting their interests and strengthening diaspora ties with Russia.
On Thursday evening Rogozin told Russian radio Echo of Moscow that NATO was directly involved in the operation to kill the former Libyan leader. “Apparently there were orders that oriented the military servicemen who are in Libya and that directed them to ensure the physical elimination of Gaddafi,” Rogozin said.
The official added that Russia must make a conclusion from the existing situation.
“We must bear in mind who we are dealing with in the face of Western democracies,” Rogozin said, expressing serious reservations on the mode of democracy purportedly being implanted across the world.
Nigerian’s former envoy to Libya, Ambassador Sulaiman Dahiru reacting to Gadaffi’s death opined that the era of the slain Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi would be missed forever in Africa.
The diplomat, who spoke to Daily Trust over Gaddafi’s death, Thursday night said the new leaders of Libya must be very cautious in their relationship with the western world.
“The NTC leaders must be extra-careful with the western world. They should know that the western world didn’t get involved in the Libyan crisis because they love the people of Libya. They got involved because of the oil wealth. They shouldn’t mistake the NATO’s activities in Libya as act of love for the people; it is strictly out of their personal interests,” he said.
The diplomat said that the NTC has a lot of work to do, which is centred on reconciliation. “It is a tough task for the new leaders in Libya. Gaddafi has an army of supporters across the country. It is time for reconciliation not recriminations. It is now time for national reconciliation,” Dahiru said.
According to him, Gaddafi’s era which was characterised by the deep involvement of his children into the governmental affairs of the country has now become history. “Those children would never have that opportunity for ever,” he said.
The former Libyan envoy warned that Gaddafi’s successors must be very cautious not to repeat Gaddafi’s mistakes. “If they refuse to tread cautiously they may end up going against the people of Libya. Gaddafi’s mistake may consume if they are not careful,” Ambassador Dahiru said.
Other Nigerians who reacted to the killing of Gaddafi yesterday condemned the murder, saying it will cause more harm than good to the country. Mr. Adekunle Adebiyi, who spoke to Daily Trust Gaddafi, provided good leadership to his country adding that Libya has been taken many years back ant that it will take Libya several years to recover.
“Gaddafi was a very good leader. Under Gaddafi’s leadership, a graduate in Libya without a job is been paid salary until he or she secured a job. The money is paid directly to their account and all the citizens in Libya benefit from the oil revenue of the state. So, why should they kill him? It will cause the country more harm than good,” Adebiyi said.
Also speaking to Daily Trust, Shuaibu Abdulhamid said that Gaddafi’s killing was not in the interest of the country. He said that Libya will remain stagnant. “This is a lesson to other countries especially Nigeria. Libya will stagnate for years. If you are carrying a revolution, let it be peaceful. Now, the new leaders will have to start building the country from the scratch. This is because most of the infrastructure in the country is destroyed,” he said.
“Nigeria is the leader of Africa and corruption has eaten deep into every sector. If it happens in Libya, a big signal has been send to Nigeria. Our leaders have to be prudent in everything they do. So, this is a lesson to us. The leaders should ensure justice,” Abdulhamid added.
Ex-militant leader who claims to have lived in Libya and to have had links with Muammar Gaddafi called him a “martyr” on Friday and vowed that his killing would be avenged.
“Gaddafi spilled his blood as a martyr to rekindle the fire of revolution all over the world,” Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, head of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, told AFP. “Those who murdered him will not go scot-free.”
There have been reports that Asari, who previously led a violent militancy in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta region, received military training in Libya, but he was vague on the details of his stay there.
Gaddafi was accused of using Libya’s oil wealth to fund and arm rebel groups across Africa.
“Even if I got training in Libya, what is wrong with getting training in Libya?” said Asari, a 48-year-old who was born into a Christian family but who converted to Islam in 1988.
He said he spent time in Libya in 1990 and 1991.
“I was invited by the Libyan government and given a scholarship to go study Islam,” he said. “When I arrived in Libya, they thought that I had revolutionary ideas, so I became close to the leadership and I started talking to them.”
Asari said he met other foreigners with similar ideas while in Libya.
He said he returned and held talks with Gaddafi in early 2010, and claimed he was given $100 000 during that trip. He said however that his movement was not given significant financial support by Gaddafi over the years.
“The people of the world will rise up against this,” he said of Gaddafi’s death. “The time is coming and they will regret this murder they committed against the people.”
Asari argued that Libya under Gaddafi had the “highest literacy rate and the best health care in the whole of Africa. As a foreigner, I saw with my eyes”.
Asari’s group was involved in violence in Nigeria particularly in the early part of last decade.
He was arrested in 2005 on treason charges after he threatened to re-launch his armed campaign for an independent republic in the Niger Delta, but was released in 2007.
Asari says that his movement is now on “sabbatical” since a native of the Niger Delta, Goodluck Jonathan, has been elected president of the country, which is Africa’s most populous nation and its largest oil producer.
Sources:Daily trust and Les Angeles Times