Thursday, December 16, 2010
PRESIDENT JONATHAN CURTAILS SPEECH IN NIGERIA, AN EMERGING DICTATORSHIP?
The other time he disrupted the meeting of Igbo Elders and Leaders of thought in Owerri; then followed it up with the disruption of Buhari's campaign in Bayelsa. Now the same opportunist who wants to usurp what does not rightfully belong to him wants also to muzzle Nigerians and stop them from exercising their freedom of speech.
President Goodluck Jonathan warned Nigerians to 'mind their utterances' but failed to understand that 'truth' is a complete defense to defamation; and that it was leaking WikiLeaks that took off the emperor's clothes for Nigerians to see his political-nakedness. But now he is behaving like a petty dictator handing down instructions on what to say and what not to say; thereby limiting and curtailing speech. In his ever reactionary-manner, he is now trying to punish Nigerians for learning that he is not "a fit and proper person' to lead the nation. But hey, Icheoku says if this south-south agitator thinks he can succeed where others failed and silence Nigerians which the joint resident-evils Obasanjo, Buhari, Babangida and Abacha could not achieve, then he has another thing coming.
This is democracy dividend in action in Nigeria - freedom of speech; and the last time Icheoku checked, the thieving national assembly have not purged the freedom of expression clause from the constitution. So to hell with Jonathan's attempt to gag Nigerians with a threat that “Government will not take this lightly." As every one knows, history has shown that Nigerians are not easily intimidated and if anyone is presently taking Nigeria for a ride, it is Jonathan who is unnecessarily over-heating the polity by trying to appropriate the presidency in 2011 when it is not his zone's turn yet. President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Icheoku says to you, quit hollering as your threat does not mean anything to Nigerians who have seen worst case-scenarios in the past and outlived such evil persons. So make it easy for everyone, just get out of the 2011 race in order to restore some sanity to the contest. Let the truth be told, the North should be allowed to complete their term as 2011 is not South-south's turn, get it Mister Loudmouth.