Ibadan Political Logjam: Caution should guide Adidibu’s lips and
utterances; Ojo should resign.
Somebody like Adidbu the acclaimed Ibadan maverick politician
should be ashamed of himself. It is only in Nigeria that the
likes of Adidibu will continue to pontificate himself as if he
is above the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
This man should be ashamed of himself for generating political
problems in Ibadan .
Ladojo, the former Oyo state executive governor was vehemently
impeached on January 12, 2006 by 18 law makers out of 32
legislators. Those 18 legislators are loyal to the greedy Adidibu, who claims to control Ibadan politics.
Last week the Federal Court of Appeal in Ibadan delivered one
of the most courageous and landmark judgments in the nation’s
democracy by declaring unconstitutional, the impeachment of Ladoja.
It is mendacious rubbish to the statement that was credited to
the almighty Adidibu; that no Jupiter in this world will restore
Ladoja back to power. I don’t know what Adidibu thinks he is or
what he thinks his backers are! Addidbu should cover his face
with shame, and be out Nigerian political space, because his
plan to frustrate Ladoja’s political career has abysmally failed
and God Almighty in his infinite mercy has restored the mandate
Ojo Bayo, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of
the Federation, should honorably resign his appointment, for he
is a disappointment for abusing the Nigerian Constitution which
he is suppose to defend and uphold. Ojo is now denying Ladoja
his mandate by quoting law. Where was Ojo, the Attorney-General
and Minister of Justice of the Federation, when 18 law makers
out of 32 impeached governor Ladoja? Everyone knows that 18
legislators out of 32 law makers have not constituted the 2/3
majority to impeach any governor as stipulated by the 1999
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Did Ojo return from the
space when Ekiti Chief Judge was dastardly removed by Ekiti
legislators, something that has never happened in Nigerian
political history? Now Ojo is saying that “government is
committed to the due process and the rule of law. The judicial
process must be allowed to take its course. This is the only way
to guarantee a solid foundation for constitutionalism and
democracy in this country.” Ojo is now appealing to the people
to eschew violence or any threat to the peace and security of
the state as the Federal government will deal decisively with
anyone that is found breaking law and order. He warned that
government would not tolerate any recourse to violence or
self-help in the state or in any part of the country. I am very
sure, Bayo Ojo was in the planet Mars when Anambra impeachment
saga took place. 15 legislators out 28, unjustly and
unconditionally removed governor Obi of Anambra state. What did
Ojo, the Attorney-General say? Nothing, rather he quickly
recognized the newly sworn in governor of Anambra state, Mrs.
Etiaba. Again the situation in Plateau state is not encouraging
in any way. 8 law makers out of 28 want to impeach a governor.
This is ridiculous! Mr. Attorney-General, Nigerians are
expecting you to judiciously correct the ugly situation in
Plateau state right now or resign your appointment immediately!
Isaac Moses, writing from the United States of America .