by Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri
I am thinking about Joe Igbokwe’s interview on Channels TV. Apparently, speaking on behalf of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Igbokwe swore that Senator Ike Ekweremadu must be brought down.
Even an infant knows that it wasn’t Joe Igbokwe speaking. He was merely the mouthpiece of his party leaders. As of yesterday, the plot to remove Ekweremadu by all means, thickened…
I don’t care much if Ekweremadu stays as Deputy Senate President or not. If he has broken any rules, let him face the music. But when a man validly elected by his co-parliamentarians into a position of authority is being targeted in this manner solely on the basis of his tribe and political leaning, then its difficult to condemn the likes of Nnamdi Kanu, and many Igbos, for losing hope in the Nigerian project.
You might not agree with Radio Biafra’s style of agitation for equitable distribution of socioeconomic and political opportunities among the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria, but you can’t take away the fact that some of their demands have merit. Anger will always spring forth where there is injustice. Address the injustice, and the noise will die a natural death.
Let the government address root causes, and leave mere symptoms alone.
Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri is a graduate of the Harvard Law School. She is on Facebook.
The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author.