"So from whichever angle one looks at it, appointing a proxy to Gusau would make a lot of sense for a scared Jonathan who is presently confined by the terror to the Villa. By appointing Sambo Dasuki, Jonathan might have bought some time, but only a little. How far he can run before the monster that caught up with those immediately below him also catches up with him is a distance known only to his destiny." - Dr Aliyu U. Tilde.
Icheoku says, scared, he is. Gutless, he also is. Jonathan lacks the courage to do what is necessary to right the wrongs in Nigeria including trading his own life if that is what it will take. He is commander in chief for crying out loud and all he had to do is give the orders. Icheoku had foretold the emptiness of this Obasanjo's imposition on Nigeria right from the onset and nothing has since changed that perception. Anyway, the office he holds is not Niger Delta's turn yet to hold and so it is with all that usurp what does not rightfully belong to them. Firing all the Azazis of the NSA will not help as Boko Haram is deeply entrenched and supported by some powers that be in the Northern Islamic enclave. Even the president confirmed that Boko Haram are everywhere including in his government? So how is the firing of Azazi going to help the president when Azazi was not allowed to do what it took to secure the government and Nigeria in the first place? Why are certain Northerners considered by Jonathan as untouchables when Northern presidents and Heads of States had never extended the same courtesy and reciprocity to Southerners no matter how highly placed they might be? Some of these Northern Islamic henchmen have said that Boko Haram are freedom fighters and not terrorists? Some said Boko Haram are fighting for justice? Some even said the Federal Government of Jonathan is a worst Haram than Boko Haram? Even Adegbite, a non Northern Muslim recently implored the Americans to treat Boko Haram as patriots? So is anything adding up here or is the probable conspiracy a mere figment of the mind? They all cannot be just coincidences.
Now tell Icheoku if President Jonathan is not surrounded and cornered in an island of total insecurity and lonesomeness with Azazi gone? Anyway the president did himself in when he cowardly professed that he is neither a general nor dictator and therefore should not be expected to preside over Nigeria competently and firmly and you wonder if resignation does not exist in his dictionary; hence not an option. What a shame and a curse of Nigeria when competence is usually relegated to the background and weakling mediocrity entrenched in determining who presides over the entity, PhD or other academic laurels notwithstanding. It is a well known fact and once again now proven, that bookworms are not necessarily competent people, administratively and politically speaking as evident in present day Aso Rock. Most academics are anti-social and anti-political loners who were glued to cramming the black and white letters of their discipline during school and had no time to learn how to mingle and/or socialize. Little wonder they lack the needed skill to schmooze and manage diverse people since such were never written down in any course they took while in school for them to cram; especially if the discipline is ZOOLOGY.
Anyway, what a pity that a hamstrung fine officer and gentleman has been sacrificed to appease the North who are now within very close striking distance and range of achieving their principal objective to take out the president who they hold with great contempt and disdain. But only an unthinking political neophyte would ask his arch enemy to man the gates while he slept or may be the Trojan Horse tale never mdke it to this president's curriculum? Odi was reduced to ashes by Obasanjo but this president could not turn the dogs of war loose on Maiduguri? Yaradua took the war to Maiduguri killing the then Boko Haram leader but this president lacks the guts to spill blood? Niger Delta was bombed into submission but this president could not drop a concoction grenade on any part of the North? Obasanjo declared state of emergency in Plateau etc but this president could not muster the courage to suspend one governor in the North? Even Buhari dared the president to arrest him if he can but this president turned tail? Abacha killed Ken Saro Wiwa and destroyed NADECO but this president cannot stand blood? Even during the height of Niger Delta terrorism, one Northerner called for the total annihilation of the region for the sake of the rest; since according to him they are merely a negligible fraction of Nigeria and can be expended? Just wandering out aloud in thought what the heck qualified this president as president in the first place if he is possessed only of the courage of Wizard of Oz's Tin-Man; and a PhD in ZOOLOGY is not necessarily a prerequisite to competently presiding over a complexity such as Nigeria.