Ezekwesili accuses President Buhari of alienating South-east

Oby Ezekwesili
Oby Ezekwesili

A former minister of education and leader of the BringBackOurGirls Campaign Group, BBOG, Oby Ezekwesili, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of alienating a section of Nigerians by his actions.

In a series of tweets apparently directed at Mr. Buhari, the BBOG leader said all Nigerians must be carried along by the Nigerian president for peace to reign.

This is believed to be her own reaction to the recent siege by Nigerian Army on the hometown of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, as well as assault on journalists. The Army has since apologised for the assault on the journalists.

Mrs. Ezekwesili said a ”leader of a country cannot be friends with only those he/she likes, a leader builds up groups and not divides.”

She went further to say, “you cannot lead only those who worship and swear by you. You are the leader. You must carry the burden even of those that detest you.”

Speaking directly to the president, she said, “It is tragic that you, OUR President has deliberated or inadvertently ALIENATED a SEGMENT of the PEOPLE YOU LEAD. It is TRAGIC.”

“President Buhari, it is NOT YET TOO LATE for YOU to ASCEND that MORAL HIGH GROUND and BOUND WITH ALL YOUR PEOPLE – EAST, WEST, NORTH, SOUTH.”

“Do not alienate the entire Igbo ethnic group cos of a few that government can use appropriate mechanisms to respond to any misconduct.”

Oby Ezekwesili tweeted about ”negativity ranging from VULGARITY to FILTH.”

Speaking about the recent happenings in Aba, Mrs. Ezekwesili said that creating a friendly Civilian-Military engagement between the Nigerian Army and the wider community is key.

However, neither the president’s nor the Aso Rock Twitter handles replied the former minister.

IPOB is agitating for a sovereign state of Biafra and has also requested for a referendum. It has threatened to disrupt the upcoming Anambra governorship polls scheduled to hold on November 18.


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  • DAVID DOGO

    I totally agree with you maam. The president is yet to prove that he is a father to all Nigerians. I understand his Military frame of mind but this is Democracy. You do stuff for people show a body language that makes people comfortable even when you have a hidden agenda. Please Baba Buhari, you can do more your Excellency!!!

  • Frank Bassey

    Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari is tall in injustice, fat in nepotism, stout in tribalism, firm in impunity and versatile in pretense. When this glaring injustice is being perpetrated by a man acclaimed to be Nigeria’s saviour, his termite-headed supporters continue to hail and admire him. Look at this:

    BUHARI’S RECENT APPOINTMENTS AT NNPC – SIGN OF AN UPRIGHT SAINT

    1. Shaibu Musa – MD, NNPC Medical Services
    2. Ibrahim Birma – Group General Manager, Audit Division
    3. Ahmed Katagum – Group GM Shipping
    4. Kallamu Abdullahi – Group GM, Renewable Energy Division
    5. Dr Bola Afolabi – Group GM, Research & Development
    6. Adeyemi Adetunji – MD, NNPC Retail Division
    7. Usman Yusuf – Group GM, NNPC GMD Office
    8. Bala Wunti – in charge of Corporate Planning & Strategy
    9. Umar Ajiya – MD, Nigerian Products Marketing Company
    10. Muhammed Abah – MD, Warri Refining Petrochemical Company
    11. Malami Shehu – MD, Port Harcourt Refining Company
    12. Adewale Ladenegan – MD, Kaduna RefiningPetrochemical Co
    13. Diepriye Tariah – MD, Integrated Data Services
    14. Rland Wubare – GM National Petroleum Investment Services
    NOTE: Maikanti Baru – still GMD, NNPC.
    Isiaka Abdulrasaq – GMD Finance & Services
    Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari – Petroleum Minister

  • Yahuza Ibrahim

    Frank Bassey can you please publish the holders of the positions you listed during Mr Jonathan era to butress your claim? If you cannot please you better keep quit.

  • Akeem

    I feel ashame when educated people like this woman don’t say d truth even though they were aware of it. Was she not in this country when KANU was abusing his freedom of speech. Where was she when KANU was threathing a sovereign nation,creating his own army, telling d his people he would come back with the preaident head (are all these statements constitutionally right or are they part of what freeodm of speech accomodate?)thess are people that I expect to talk to KANU and tell him the right way to achieve his objective. They all remain silent and dumb but when d FG took just a step not yet a walk,they start writing on tweeter. Maybe u expect the Government to keep quiet like d past administration until he becomes “Bokoharam part 2”.If u hate the President say it out and stop hiding under any form of disguise as if u love this nation.