Friday, March 27, 2009
EMEKA ANYAOKU, POLITICS OF NO ISSUES!
Well said, Chief Emeka Anyaoku! Nigeria plays politics of no issues and Icheoku adds, most likely of touts, by touts and for touts? The highest bidder who could mobilize the most thugs to intimidate everybody, usually hijacks the office. What a perversion of democracy? Nigeria's politics is not for decent God-fearing men and women. Chief Emeka Anyaoku is one such savvy, urbane, decent, God-fearing world-class citizen of Nigerian-Igbo extraction; and should not be found participating in Nigeria's gutter-politics of abject shrivelling, excessive wheeling and dealing? His performance at the Commonwealth of Nations Secretariat and testimonials from his native Obosi, Anambra State, Nigeria and the world in general, attest to this accomplished Nigerian; and also buttresses our assessment. Emeka, Icheoku says you are not alone as there are millions of other Nigerians whose convictions would rather they stayed out of Nigerian politics as presently played, by a very contemptible part of the populace? People who most times, have to mortgage their souls to the Devil just to get along and be allowed in the corridors of power. People who do not give a damn about the welfare and wellbeing of Nigeria and Nigerians? On Emeka's advise that Nigeria should devise and conduct a new foreign policy that would arrest the growing marginalisation of the country in international circles, Icheoku says Nigeria's bad rap-sheet is the reason she is being treated like a pariah. Until the baptism of re-branding really takes root, no one among the comity of nations would be favorably disposed to a country whose president was imposed on the population; whose leadership are bribe-takers; whose citizens are known criminal 419 operatives and which cannot be trusted or taken into confidence to keep faith with reached contractual agreements? The former Commonwealth Secretary General, stated at a book launch, that he will not participate in the nation's politics until it becomes issue and policy based. In Chief Emeka Anyaoku's own words, "The nature of politics as it is played in this country is such that I could not be happily involved. If it is politics of issues and policies, I would have been interested and involved. "I am concerned about issue-oriented politics; politics of service to the community and the electorates, and not seeking power for power sake. I think it is time for us to change our orientation and practice politics with its abiding principles of providing real service to the people." Icheoku says, a civilized man has spoken and hopefully Nigerian politicians will hearken and amend their ways?