Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
June 12: Obi makes case for Prof. Nwosu, Yar’Adua, Gen. Akinrinade, Dan Suleiman, Ralph Obioha, Saro-Wiwa, others

By News Express on 12/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,372

•Peter Obi
•Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the decision he took on June 12, saying that the primary lesson inherent in that move is that no time is long or overdue to rectify wrongs and mistakes of yesterday. Obi made the commendation on Monday while speaking with journalists at the Local Wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.

The former governor advised the President to go a step further and rectify what he called “other wrongs that were by-products of June 12 and punctuated our democratic journey”.  He said the Presidency should also consider all those that suffered various degrees of wrongs and deprivation as a result of June 12 and Nigeria’s tortuous democratic journey. Obi specifically mentioned names such as Prof. Humphrey Nwosu; Gen. Musa Yar’Adua (who died in prison); Gen. Akinrinade; Dan Suleiman (whose property were burnt to the ground), as well as Chief Ralph Obioha, whose African Trust Bank, Safari Brewery, vegetable oil company and cement company came under heavy attack, from which he has not recovered from till this day.

Enlisting the death of  Ken Saro-Wiwa as one wrong that equally needs rectification, Obi said: “Of course, we all know the exodus of the Igbos from Lagos during those turbulent times from which many of them lost their lives and means of livelihood. Comprehensive efforts towards correcting the ills of June 12 must look at such cases.”

Concluding, Obi called on Nigerians to look beyond the external gestures being expressed now to the lessons inherent in them, one of which, according to him, is that the survival of democracy requires sustained and patriotic sacrifices by all Nigerians, especially the leaders.

Source News Express

Posted 12/06/2018 04:37:27 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
I am under pressure, Buhari laments •Says Nigeria’s...

Nasarawa engages over 1,500 youth to guard forest...

Buhari extols Igwe, Awoyinfa on new book

FG plans to create 1m jobs in 2016...

Code of Conduct Tribunal admits error in freeing...

Gunmen abduct journalist’s wife, daughter, kill FRSC Marshal...

Flooding: Dickson solicits NAF support for evacuation of...

Lagos task force over-powers and arrests 200 federal...

Fraud Allegation: Oronsaye released, returns to court July...

Dogara proposes time frame for Budgetary Process

MasterCard invites applications for Start Path Global 2016...

21 killed as Boko Haram sacks villages near...

 

Latest News Obi not on Twitter — Aide •Dismisses purported ‘lifeless’ tweet 2019 election: Group to mobilise 10 million votes for Atiku Fayose: Sacked DSS boss Daura lobbied me twice to support Buhari Fire for fire as Atiku, Buhari spokespersons attack each other 2019: Southeast solidly behind the choice of Peter Obi as Atiku’s running mate — Ohanaeze youths How Gov. Okowa is advancing democratic dividend through enterprise development in Delta Kachikwu conniving with PDP to kill APC in Delta — Group writes Buhari Why I attended OBJ-Atiku reconciliation meeting — Fr. Kukah Ex-minister, 4 others reappear in court over alleged N229m money laundering 13 dead as flooding hits southwestern France Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board partners Dangote Refinery on local content implementation Lagos records 6.6 million voters

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (406,418 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,122 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (314,490 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (256,357 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,195 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,186 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (203,928 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,411 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (169,946 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (165,793 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,353 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,182 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (67) Business & Economy (3,680) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (945) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (659) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,530) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,617) Opinion (1,122) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,222) Religion (880) Sports (1,730) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

Zenith Zero Balance

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Fulham vs Arsenal 1-5 All Goals & Extended Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement