The Statement By Buhari can set the Nation on Fire – By Oche Joseph Otorkpa
?It was Carl Shurz who said that ” you cannot subvert your neighbours rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
The Niger delta and by extension the South South south East Geo- political zone produce over 90% Of Nigeria’s crude.
Till date crude oil Export still account for over 80% of Nigeria’s export earnings.
Taking a critical look at the lopsided nature of recent appointments ,the complex “ethnoreligioous” composition of the Nigerian state, this statement by General Buhari can set the nation of Fire
“Going by election results, constituencies that gave me 97% can not in all honesty be treated, on some issues, with constituencies that gave me 5%. I think these are political realities. While, certainly there will be justice for everybody but the people who voted, and made their votes count, they must feel the government has appreciated the effort they put in putting the government in place. I think this is really fair”
President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President must desist from sectionalising the country and see himself as father to all , Yes it is correct to reward support but openly coming out to tell a region that accounts for 90 % of your earning that they will be “punished” for voting for your opponent who incidentally is thier son, is a recipe for anarchy and return to the days of lawlessness just that this time it will come with the blessings entire states and communities.
The North gave President Jonathan the least number of votes in 2011 but the North benefited the most from the Jonathan administration.
Over 402 Almajiri schools were built , the First High speed rail in sub-Saharan Africa went to the North , Massive rice cultivation and empowerment of Northern rice Farmers , 9 of the 11 brand New Universities established by President Jonathan were located in the North, the contract for the Mambila Hydro electric plant is the biggest contract awarded by the Jonathan Administration .
Inflicting more pain on the South South after the defeat of their Son by Almajiri votes in the words of Gov Kwankwaso leaves much to be desired.
May God Continue to Bless Nigeria and Nigerians!