PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: March 26th, 2023
OBASANJO’S SUPPOSED “IGBOPHOBIC” COMMENTS, ANOTHER ILL-CONCEIVED ATTEMPT TO TRUNCATE NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY
Nigerians in Diaspora have reacted to a comment by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a recent event where he tried to lament about what he term “Igbophobia” – a term he used to describe a deliberate stimatisation of the South Eastern people of Nigeria.
Obasanjo at Akwa has tried to paint a picture of stimatisation of the Igbo nation during the one year in office event of Governor Charles Soludo as Anambra State Governor.
Obasanjo at the event while struggling to eulogized Soludo was also subtly painting a sour image of how some Igbos were allegedly been attacked drawing from pots of incidents that took place during the elections with particular focus on Lagos State.
In a swift reaction, President of Nigerians in Diaspora Coalition UK/US Provice), Bar (Sir) Ken Awa, has tackled the former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his statement at the event which he termed is aimed at truncating and further heating up of the democratic progress in Nigeria.
Awa a legal luminary, in a statement made available to Push News 24 International on Sunday, described Obasanjo’s statement as insincere and destructive to Nigerian unity.
While observers have questioned Obasanjo’s motives over who becomes the next president of the country, it will not be out of place to conclude that this has also always been the tradition since he was out of office as President.
Obasanjo earlier alleged that the results of last February 25th, 2023 presidential election had been doctored and manipulated due to his failed attempt to install Peter Obi as President.
Awa who was miffed by why a man of his age and caliber will continue to clandestinely issue statements that will truncate the little progress achieved so far in Nigeria.
While Awa hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring a free and fair electoral process, he saluted the courage of law abiding citizens of Nigeria for not taken to the streets to burn- down the country.
The US trained lawyer have advised Obasanjo to be true to his words by leaving politics finally and pleaded to him to enjoy his retirement in peace.
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