A former minister of education and leader of the BringBackOurGirls Campaign Group, BBOG, Oby Ezekwesili, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is alienating the people in the South-east through his actions.
Ezekwesili, in a series of tweets, said all Nigerians must be carried along by the president for peace to reign, adding that it is not too late for president Buhari to mend his ways.
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.”
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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, Abia State, Mrs. Ezekwesili said that creating a friendly Civilian-Military engagement between the Nigerian Army and the wider community is crucial.