Umar’s letter didn’t say anything new — Brady Nwosu

By Oscar Kambona

The governorship candidate of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Imo State in the 2015 governorship election, Chief Brady Nwosu, has said that there was nothing new in the observations of former governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar’s open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Umar had in his letter lampooned Buhari on his skewed appointments into the offices of the federal government, stressing that the action shall ruin and destroy the country.

He cautioned Buhari to stick to his statesman's promise of belonging to all Nigerians rather than his present position of belonging to a particular section of the country, warning that the consequences of the president's action would pose a great danger for future development and unity.

"At this time and in the light of all that has happened since you took office, any conversation with you Mr. President cannot gloss over the chaos that has overtaken appointments into government offices in your administration. All those who wish you and the country well must mince no words in warning you that Nigeria has become dangerously polarized and risk sliding into crisis on account of your administration's lopsided appointments which continue to give undue preference to some sections of the country over others.

“Mr. President, I regret that there are no kind or gentle words to tell you that your skewed appointments into the offices of the Federal Government, favouring some and frustrating others, shall bring ruin and destruction to this nation,” Umar had noted.

But Nwosu in a chat with The Niche said Umar was not saying anything new as it has become obvious that the president has deeply divided the country with his actions and inactions rather than building it.

Nwosu said that there was no need for the existence of Nigeria again given the wide-scale injustice that abounds, stressing that injustice in a justice system is the worst type of deceit that can no longer be tolerated.

He said that the target by the Buhari leadership to destroy Ndigbo would not succeed as the people were ready to take their destiny in their hands and to fight again if pushed to the wall.

The politician said that Umar's letter refused to address other key issues like restructuring, Igbo president in 2023, saying that with the harsh treatment meted out to the Igbo in the present administration, “they should allow Biafra to go their way”.

Said Nwosu, “Ndigbo cannot continue to tolerate what is on the ground today. We know that freedom does not come easy and cheap so we are ready to go our way with our Biafra republic”.

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