Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
The clumsy plot to oust Aviation Minister: STELLA ODUAH MUST NOT RESIGN; there is no basis for that

By Emeka Ugwuonye on 30/10/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 3,230


After reading the article “Stella Oduah: Woman Down” by Ross Alabo-George published yesterday, October 29, 2013, by Elombah.com, I immediately felt the need to intervene in the hope of helping to prevent the lynching of an innocent woman by a hate mob incited by people with ulterior motives.

This is a third stage in the clumsy plot to achieve the ouster of the Minister of Aviation through rumours and smear. Look at how it plays out: Some enemies of the Minister pieced together some embellished stories that could not add up on any basis and peddled it through Sahara Reporters. The goal was to force the Minister out. The reward for Sahara Reporters was the payment of some money, as usual.

Sahara Reporters published the lies and expected them to generate sufficient hysteria and sense of outrage to arouse discomfort within the Presidency, intensifying the pressure for the Minister to resign or be removed. The first stage of the plot was the Sahara Reporters’ main story.

The well-orchestrated second stage was the follow-up story by Premium Times, all in the conspiracy. The story of PT was so sensational it actually unintentionally contradicted the story by SR. The second stage was to force the Minister to cave in and for her supporters to withdraw. But that did not happen.

Then the third stage: SR deploys Ross Alabo-George, one of its writers, to step in with an opinion piece that looked on the surface as if well reasoned out and merely coincidental in timing. The trick is for Ross to publish his piece on Elombah.com to disguise the original impulse from SR, and at the same time, give the pretense that the quest to lynch the Minister was coming from diverse sources. (This is probably, no surprise, the first time that Ross would be posting in Elomah.com. Otherwise, he is SR writer). But in reality, that is the third stage. SR chose Ross for this mission because it could not use Okey Ndibe, for obvious reasons.

Ross’ piece is so biased in the facts and lopsided in logic that it ought not have merited any serious consideration. His comparison of the case of Ambassador Susan Rice with that of Ms. Oduah, for instance, is off every scale of logic. Rice was merely nominated as Secretary of State. She was not accused of committing fraud. She could withdraw her nomination without any consequence to her reputation.

Oduah does not have that luxury. She could not resign without, by implication at least, admitting to some wrongdoing. To suggest that Ms. Oduah should resign betrays Ross’ presumptions along with Omoyele Sowore and the publishers of Premium Times that she is guilty as yet-to-be-charged. It is important to observe that no one has articulated yet the offence of Ms. Oduah. No one has stated what offence she committed or what law she violated.

The notion that once SR smears a person, such person is doomed is the fantasy mentality of those who have constituted themselves into demigods through banditry journalism. That is why it is important in this case and any other to resist that cabal. The Minister should not resign because there is no basis for that. And hopefully, Ross would stop pretending to be expressing an independent opinion and admit that he is the third stage in a plot that is already doomed to fail.

•Emeka Ugwuonye, Esquire, lawyer and activist, writes from Maryland, USA. Photo shows Aviation Minister Stella Oduah.

Source News Express

Posted 30/10/2013 11:28:08 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Bonga Oil Spill: Fishermen celebrate $3.96bn compensation order...

‘Bank robber’ included in ANC candidates list

Recruitment of 1,300 teachers inadequate for Lagos primary...

Nigeria protests violation of Embassy by U.S. Secret...

Arewa, Ohanaeze clash over representation at National Dialogue...

Kwara Governor endows N10m Fund at UNILORIN

Rivers Rerun: INEC, security agencies meet with political...

Police arrest Ebonyi Speaker, 13 other lawmakers in...

FG targets N4.9 trillion from taxes in 2016...

Nigerian Army 6 Division commences full operation in...

JAMB to dump fingerprint for new verification tech...

Nigeria has no genuine leadership —Soyinka •Scores Jonathan...

 

Latest News Fresh PDP collapses after only one month FG to begin establishment of cattle colonies next week INVESTIGATION: Nigeria wastes 40 percent of food while millions of citizens die of hunger Police nabs 20 visa racketeers in Lagos Borno Govt. relaxes curfew in Maiduguri Rescued Canadians, Americans identified Trouble ahead as US Government shuts down •The implications Medical doctor tests positive to Lassa fever in Kogi Of Universal Senator, sycophants and Peter Obi, By Valentine Obienyem APGA stalwart eyes Senator Stella Oduah’s seat BREAKING: Kidnapped American, Canadian rescued in Kaduna Why I stand with Buhari, By Femi Adesina

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (315,720 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (305,860 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (245,153 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (201,592 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (190,227 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (179,566 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (155,681 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (139,978 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (136,136 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,611 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (121,872 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (119,032 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,854) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (792) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (200) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,749) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (32,034) Opinion (868) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,361) Religion (666) Sports (1,407) Stock Watch (26) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Thierry Henry in Lagos Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!