STATE OF EMERGENCY, WHO BENEFITS?

A seated, listless child, who was among many k...

A seated, listless child, who was among many kwashiorkor cases found in Nigerian relief camps during the Nigerian–Biafran War. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the declaration of state of emergency in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno States, President Jonathan has surely put all naysayers in their rightful place, relegated to the dustbin of ignorance. Nigeria is under attack, and from what is unfolding it seems the opposition has played into the hands of insurgents with their continuous barrage of attacks on even good works of the Government. Not that criticism is not a welcome development, but constructive criticism is far more desirable than blind lust for power. One can only hope and pray that our collective mistakes are appreciated by all so that we may return to paths of normalcy soonest. Perhaps it is time for both sides of Nigeria, Government and opposition; to take stock of the damage they have both willingly and unknowingly caused our great nation by their actions and inactions. We must as a matter of neccessity therefore, stand with our Government in building our country during these trying times.

Posted on May 14, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. From your intro, it seems you have a biased view of the situation which as you say is unfolding before Nigeria. The declaration of a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states is in my view belated. I appreciate the fact that President Jonathan is a strong adherent to the rule of law. However that does not sufficiently explain why it took so long for him to take this fim stand. After so many deaths and wanton destruction of properties.

    Given also that the so called opposition have their excesses; it doesn’t in anyway mean that they have played into the hand of insurgents. By alluding to such a line of argument would be tantamount to saying that the opposition are the Boko Haram. While you emphasize on the need for constructive criticisms on the part of the former, your write up smirks largely of a famliliar form of destructive crticism meted out to any percived enemy of the present administration. The opposition have a right to expose the shortcomings of government and should not be seen as acting up anybody’s script of ignorance. The opposition has been and will always be at the forefront of agitations for good governance. Please desist from addressing issues that leave your followers with an unwholesome perception of the situation at hand.

    Describing the activities of the opposition as being propelled by a ‘blind lust for power’ is in my view unneccessary and undemocratic. We all have an equal right to aspire to the highest office in the land. Again, i agree that the opposition have their excesses but so does the Jonathan administration, which many Nigerians are disenchanted with.

    • Mr bala I think the writer with all due respect was objective and not biased,the writer was calling on the opposition to applaud when necessary ratter than make the public see the government as though notting good can come from the government.

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