Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2015 ELECTION: Will Nigeria Break Up Over Jonathan?

Elder statesman and second republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed yesterday averred that Nigeria would not disintegrate if Jonathan fails to return for second term in office in 2015.
Mohammed maintained that Nigeria had grown beyond the stage of splitting on account of electoral misfortune of one man.
He was reacting to a recent assertion of a former Anambra State governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, when he said that Nigeria would break up if President Goodluck Jonathan was not re-elected in 2015.
Ezeife’s argument was based on the fact that aggrieved Niger Delta militants would blow up oil facilities and threaten the future existence of the country.
Reacting to his Eziefe’s submission, Junaid faulted his comment, saying that it was wrong for him to have made such a threat at a time the country was already on fire.
Mohammed noted that it was out of place for a former governor, who is regarded as an elder to forget where he was coming from and begin to dance naked in the open, just for cheap popularity and political patronage.
His words, “It is unfortunate that Ezeife, who witnessed the Biafran war orchestrated by his kinsmen, which claimed over one million of Igbo people, should be beating the drums of war today.
“It is therefore, clear to all that the man has lost touch with the reality and is merely playing to the gallery for selfish motives.
“People like Ezeife are perpetual political opportunists in the Nigerian political arena and should be ignored, especially when they fan the embers of ethnicity and war in time of peace, such as we have in Nigeria.
“My candid advice to Nigerians is that they should ignore him because he does not have a good sense of history and does not speak for anyone in Nigeria.”
“Contrary to Ezeife’s postulation, Niger Delta militants or any terrorist group cannot be a threat to a government that emerges through credible, free and fair election in Nigeria,” Mohammed said.
Source: Daily Post