Friday, October 23, 2015

Jonathan’s Critics Should Move On – Aide

A former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has advised critics of the past government to desist from castigating the policies of the immediate past government.
Omokri, who stated this on his official Twitter handle on Thursday, said since the elections were over, politicians must build “rapprochement and reconciliation” rather than encourage bitterness.
He said it was foolish for Nigerians to curse their leaders.
He said, “Elections are over. We must build rapprochement and reconciliation. When siblings fight to death, strangers inherit their father’s estate. I have moved on. Former President Goodluck Jonathan has moved on. He will be leading Commonwealth observers next week. Haters and critics should also move on.

“Nobel Prizes are given to those with ideas and not those who criticise because being a critic is not an evidence of intelligence or creativity. The most foolish thing is to rain curses on the President. If you curse your driver, what do you think will happen to the passengers?”
Meanwhile, the senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce, said Nigeria must criminalise tribalism.
Murray-Bruce ,who said this on his official Twitter handle, said tribalism was affecting good governance in the country.
He said, “We must amend our constitution to criminalise discrimination of citizens in any state because they are not indigenes. We must kill tribalism in Nigeria. All Nigerians must be at home in any part of Nigeria without being regarded as settlers.

“Many youths don’t also know that in 1957, an Igbo man, Felix Okonkwo, was appointed a member of the Nothern House of Chiefs. Many young Nigerians don’t know that the first elected Mayor of Enugu was a Fulani man named Mallam Umaru Altine, elected in 1956.
“In reality Nigeria doesn’t have hundreds of tribes. Nigeria has only two tribes: Good people and bad people. No more, no less.
“Where would Nigeria have been if we chose ministers the way we do our football team; the best no matter where they come from. If black, white, Hispanic and Asian people can unite in the United States, why can’t a nation of almost 100 per cent black people unite in Nigeria?”
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