Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Those Meddling American’s!

Why does the US have such an interest in Nigeria? Published 3/1/23

From ZeroHedge:

“It’s an odd case of juxtaposition.  A politician well known for refusing to accept election outcomes based on dubious claims is now helping to oversee the ‘integrity’ of elections in an unstable foreign nation like Nigeria.

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Democrat and failed Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams is famous for her hypocrisy when it comes to accusations of election rigging while attacking conservative candidates for also questioning elections.  Abrams refused to concede to Republican Brian Kemp after the Georgia election results of 2018, claiming that the election was stolen due to voter oppression tied to discrimination…

Abrams has long been an avid defender of absentee ballot harvesting tactics and claims rules against the practice are ‘race related.’  The methodology of ballot harvesting has long been a boon for Democrats in the US as a means to secure election wins through absentee votes, which are collected by political operatives from people’s homes and then delivered to polling places.  Suspicions over ballot harvesting and the potential for vote rigging within the chain of custody have been the cause of numerous election conflicts, including conflicts over the 2020 presidential election.

The former governor’s candidate is also known for her aggressive opposition to voter ID laws designed to prevent non-citizens from casting in US elections.

Abrams is, strangely, now in Nigeria, joining the National Democratic Institute (along with the National Republican Institute) on a mission to observe elections and encourage voter participation.  The diplomatic initiative includes a contingent of globalist think-tank representatives from institutions like the Atlantic Council and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which is heavily involved in diversity and equity programs similar to ESG efforts.

The NDI/NRI are focused on convincing younger voters to appear at polling stations, which seems to be a fair mission.  However, with widespread delays and attacks on some polling stations, there are questions of corruption and foreign interference.  The groups involved in the effort are predominantly concerned with the spread of globalist policies.

Why Stacey Abrams and why Nigeria? It’s hard to say, but one of the major candidates for President of Nigeria is Bola Tinubu, a member of the socialist All Progressives Congress party, and Tinubu has some ties to Barack Obama, just as Abrams is a close associate of Barack Obama.  While Joe Biden’s interest in Tinubu is less certain, his former boss and the Democrat Party asked the Nigerian socialist to attend the Democratic National Convention in 2012, allegedly offering him a ‘gold card invitation’.  The circumstances surrounding the level of favor garnered by Tinubu’s DNC invitation are debated.

The leftist oriented Woodrow Wilson Center, which as noted is part of the NDI election oversight operation in Nigeria, has also taken a special interest in Tinubu, inviting him to speak in 2014 on the value of the Opposition Parties in ‘progressing’ Nigeria…

Is there an interest among establishment globalists in pushing for Tinubu as president?  Economically, many see Nigeria with its oil reserves and large population as the key to Africa, and there is certainly an interest among internationalists to prevent the People’s Democratic Party, which is viewed as far more conservative, from gaining power.

But Tinubu is not the only candidate the globalists have taken an interest in. There is also Peter Obi, who is often referred to as the ‘Obama of Nigeria’ and the head of the Labour Party, another socialist oriented group.  Obi is, interestingly, garnering a large percentage of the youth vote in Nigerian polls, and Stacey Abrams and the NDI have been trying to mobilize those same young voters through ground actions as well as through social media.  This may be a case of the establishment seeking to play two sides of the Nigerian election in their favor.”

I’m sure none of her biases will spill over into the results of Nigeria’s election! The US government has a huge concern regarding foreign interference in our elections here in America, and they’d never be hypocritical about that when it comes to other countries…right?


According to Dov H. Levin, a political scientist at the University of Hong Kong, America is the biggest culprit when it comes to interfering in other countries’ elections. “The U.S. has intervened in the most elections between 1946 to 2000: 81 elections in total, followed by the Soviet Union/Russia with 36 examples of interference.”, Levin stated in a 2020 interview with USA Today.  The next question he’s asked is about which countries elections have been interfered in the most. His answer: “Italy has been the top target of election interference with 12 cases of interference since 1946 – most of them (8) by the U.S.”

As for Nigeria, Tinubu ended up being elected President on March 1st, 2023. Surely enough, Peter Obi’s Labour Party, along with other leading candidate Atiku Abubakar’s Peoples Democratic Party, are demanding a revote. The Labour Party’s presidential campaign spokesperson, Ndi Kato even told CNN “We are defiant. The elections were rigged.” Maybe they were. That’s what America does when they involve themselves in elections. And if they can’t get who they want elected, they will simply utilize regime change like they have numerous times. And it will surely result in blowback, like it also has numerous times.

And who knows, maybe Stacey Abrams being an overseer of a more than likely rigged election was a clever play by some bureaucrat or think tank person to get people outside of Nigeria to ignore any accusations of election rigging. Sure, not many people outside of Africa probably pay much attention to Nigeria’s election, but those in power are smart enough to cover themselves up from any foul play they can be accused of, by any means necessary.

There’s no telling as of now whether the US interfered with this election or not. As of now, it does not seem to really matter since Tinubu and Obi both appear interchangeable and both would serve the US and their allies globalist agenda just fine. Obi’s future prospects still have great potential since he seems to have a youth movement behind him. It’s worth noting that Obi was named in the Pandora Papers, and Tinubu in the Panama Papers. Both sets of papers expose the financial information, as well as hidden assets, of much of the world’s elite. In this sense, they are just like our politicians in the US, but that adds up when you do the math and realize all these politicians are the same: corrupt in the business they do, and conspiring on what they will do next. Whether it’s over here, or over there, it’s all the same because they’re all the same.

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