Thursday, September 16, 2010
SENATE PRESIDENT KEN NNAMANI, PLEASE NOT IN OUR NAME!
Icheoku believes in freedom and that anyone should be free to associate with anybody as he or she may deem fit and proper. But the case of the former Senate President Ken Nnamani bringing the rear for Babangida at his declaration of intent for president party, Icheoku finds it extremely objectionable and unacceptable. No one wants to relive the Ebitu Ukiwe experience again as Babangida cannot be trusted - his words is not worth any weight in gold - none, nada, zilch! Ken Nnamani represents something bigger and greater than just himself and he should have factored this in before publicly humiliating himself in this manner. Babangida is a pariah, public enemy No1 and cannot be elected, so why would Ken damage his battle-tested reputation in this pathetic way. Henceforth Nigerians and the world will see him as one of those errand boys of Babangida with its attendant odium; or is he waiting for the illusory Babangida's promise of Igbo presidency in 2015 with him as the candidate? The good news is that his very constituency, those who believes in Babangida and would want him elected, is very infinitesimal compared to the school of smarts that are praying for his misfortune, Babangida that is. Caveat: this is not in any way our endorsement of President Jonathan; no, only that a more credible northern candidate should have been brought to complete Yar'Adua's northern turn and allow the wheel of rotation to continue to turn to a much stable Nigeria where peace, love and equity will reign supreme. But for Jonathan to appropriate the presidency just because he can is simply morally wrong, unfair and regrettable.