Friday, 8 May 2015

Alison-Madueke In firing Range

A PARTICULAR trend by a section of Nigeria’s public opinion commentators is the easy resort to herd disposition. By this, they easily fall over a particular issue, chorusing the same argument in a manner reminiscent of a flock in dire need of pasture. The engagement, ordinarily, may not give cause for concern. The danger, however, is that beyond the veneer of championing a touted national interest, there are individuals stoking the fire with an aim of profiting from an agenda. Often, the aim which is hardly stated, usually tailored at settling scores. But by the time the dust of the exercise would have settled, some hard-earned reputation must have been sullied. That, incidentally, has been the burden of public office holders in Nigeria. Dr. Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President, is a victim of this absurd tendency. By the time the Second Republic that he served, had been sent packing by soldiers led by the then Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (now, president-elect), he was readily categorized among the rogues of the a

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