Atiku Abubakar’s choice of Mr. Peter Obi as his presidential running mate is a laudable decision. It is a political masterstroke that can bolster his chances of winning the 2019 presidential election.
Chiedu Uche Okoye
It’s sad that political ideologues of the first republic, who evinced and manifested the traits of philosopher-kings, couldn’t entrench national unity in Nigeria as they placed primordial and ethnic interests and their personal aspirations above our collective good. So, they caused the failure of the first republic soon after Nigeria had become a politically independent country. As a consequence, Nigeria slipped into a fratricidal civil war, which nearly caused her dismemberment.
The Nigeria-Biafra civil war, which raged for three years, heralded the entrance of the Jackboots and brass hats into our politics. And they would tell us that their military regimes were corrective governments. But, the sad fact as well as the harsh reality is this: they caused the depredation and ruination of our economy, hindered the evolutionary growth of democratic governance in Nigeria, and violated our inalienable fundamental human rights.