Open Letter: OAU Campus Editors Berate Obasanjo

By Sodiq Lawal

Following the open letter to President Muhammad Buhari by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the National Association Of Nigerian Campus Editors (NANCE) Obafemi Awolowo University branch, has condemned the former President’s letter, describing him as a “Pot calling kettle black”.

This was disclosed in a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the association, Mr Adejumo Kabir and made available to our correspondent in Ile Ife.

According to the release, ” its should be noted that Obasanjo is not a saint but a typical example of a ‘pot calling kettle black’. However many Nigerians already took over social media to praise one of the the unarmed robbers in the country, Olusegun Obasanjo for pointing out the ills in the present administration. In as much as we appreciate the message of the messenger, we need to take note of the antecedents of the messenger. The emergency letter writer is nothing but a confused
statesman”

“Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo has his own contribution to corruption in the country with his fizzled endeavor to urge lawmakers support his third term as president”

“Have the old pioneers improved the situation of the country? All political leaders in Nigeria are birds of same feathers and they are to be denounced by citizens. They have all missed the mark regarding
desires. The present problems in Nigeria are not created over night, pertinent issues affecting the country have dependably been disregarded by the leaders in the office. If Dr. Obasanjo and others
have done what should have been done during their administrations, he can then be praised for his condemnation against the present government”

“It is also disheartening that Obasanjo Coalition group is being facilitated by former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola. Another man who did not take development in his state serious when he
was Governor.”

“These has led to the conclusion that If Obasanjo will lecture others, he should ensure lecturing from the position that gives validity”

“It is high time Nigerians took it upon themselves to condemn the bad eggs and look for a better alternative to President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar and other ambassadors of poverty”

“We in NANCE will continue to tell the truth as it is and be the “Voice of the Voiceless” in the society.”

Fulani Herdsmen: OAU Campus Editors Condemn Killing Of Nigerians

By Sodiq Lawal

The National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors, NANCE, Obafemi Awolowo University branch, has condemned the killing of innocent Nigerians by herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country.

This was disclosed in a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the association, Mr Adejumo Kabir, and made available to our correspondent on Tuesday.

According to the release, “It is important to note that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” and the inability of the Federal Government to curb these killings is a slap on democracy. The Fulani herdsmen disturbing the peace of the nation are not different from Boko Haram and if the Federal Government can declare IPOB as terrorists, the herdsmen are worse.”

“The last Christmas was not merry for many Nigerians due to fuel scarcity and the new year was greeted by Fulani herdsmen. We are sure that the president is not sick and should not really be affected psychological by the accident of his son. If at all the president is ill, the entire presidency cannot be deaf and blind at the same time to the mass genocide against innocent citizens in Benue particular and other states”

“The killing has gone haywire that you can only have right to your life in these states when you dress like cattle”

“The Federal Government needs to set laws equitable for Nigerians and take adequate sanction on dangerous Fulani Herdsmen that trespass into farm land of others. Again, the Federal Government has failed to set up touching courses with satisfactory remuneration to families of victims of herdsmen killing”

“We requests that Government must set up open farms and make provision(s) for the wellbeing of citizens as farming remain one of the key sectors to concentrate on. Without Government mediation, the killing of innocent citizens will keep occurring and then will make the country a good example of ‘A lost paradise.”