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October 3, 2007 - December 2, 2007
Alamieyeseigha's Escape And Third Term Agenda
- Criminalities In High Places -
culled from VANGUARD, November 25, 2005
In these interesting times for the Nigerian nation, there appears to be a conspiracy by the gods to make this a season of criminalities. What with the attempt still being made in some quarters by some individuals to foist an extension of the two-term tenure of President Olusegun Obasanjo to three, as well as the even more grievous and condemnable escape of Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha from the courts in London. While these are two separate events, the similarity is denominated by the fact that they are acts bothering on criminality.
Obasanjo saved the day; but he would have to save himself now.
The mini-convention that
day pitched members and the leadership of the party into two camps.
Today, some hallelujah politicians are working round and outside the clock to sell the idea that an amendment to the 1999 constitution on the tenure of office should be enjoyed by President Obasanjo. This is criminal. Whereas Obasanjo has consistently denied that he is not interested in staying in office beyond 2007, these politicians have made it a project to overheat the polity with this agenda. President Obasanjo can spare himself the opprobrium of being viewed as a president who engaged in criminality which he had once counseled against. (Read Professor John Muibi Amoda’s piece).
While Obasanjo has the
opportunity of sparing himself, Diepreye Solomon Peter
Alamieyeseigha may have further dug himself into the cesspit of
criminality by his mysterious re-appearance in Nigeria, while his
travel documents were still in the custody of the courts in
London. He was alleged to have dressed like a woman in his sneak
Legal luminary, Gani Fawehinmi, has declared that the governor should be impeached because if there was any doubt as to his culpability in the first instance, his disappearance from London, given the circumstances surrounding it, clearly shows that the governor has committed acts that are indeed Gross Misconduct.
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