A member of the House of Representatives representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Oyo State, Honourable Shina Peller has described the former Nigeria’s Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as a typical Nigerian politician who is ever ready to twist the fact, manipulate and mislead the people just to satisfy his presidential ambition.
Honourable Peller, who is also the Ayedero of Yorubaland, made this known via his social media platforms, while reacting to a recent video of the former vice president where he was trying to justify his 2023 presidential aspiration which is against the North-South zoning arrangement.
In the video, the former vice president claimed that the South has ruled the country for more years than the North citing Presidents Obasanjo and Jonathan, while he deliberately failed to mention President Umar Yar’adua – an action Honourable Peller described as a deliberate attempt to mislead the people for selfish political reason.
“I disagree with the position of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar confusingly stating that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan (Southerners) were Presidents for 8 years and 6 years respectively, whilst he deliberately skipped the name of the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua for selfish political interest.
“What makes it more disappointing for me is the fact that the former Vice President is a Muslim and Islam teaches us to be truthful and fair in our dealings and not misguide people with our utterances. Alh Atiku knows that after Chief Obasanjo’s tenure, it was Yar’Adua before the circumstance made Dr. Goodluck Jonathan President. Death, which is inevitable to all, shortened the tenure of Yar’Adua as the President, not man. But someone who calls himself a Muslim who is supposed to be truthful and believe in God and Death, I expected that he should have recognised Yar’Adua in his analogy.
“Going by his recent utterances, Alhaji Atiku has just proven to us again that he is one of the typical Nigerian politicians who is ever ready to manipulate the people, twist the fact and mislead people to satisfy their political interest even if it means at the detriment of unity, peace and progress of our dear country.
“For me, I strongly believe that only an enemy of Nigeria will want to keep power in the North as far as 2023 is concerned. The South is bleeding: Yorubas are agitating for Oduduwa Nation; the Igbos are agitating for Biafra, a clear indication that these groups feel marginalized, while the Northerners have retained the position of the President for eight years (2 uninterrupted terms of 4 years). In the interest of peace, it is only fair that the South should produce the next Nigerian President.
“God has blessed our country with so much resources. We want to progress in our country, and we can never achieve progress without fairness, justice and peace. ONLY AN ENEMY OF NIGERIA WILL WANT THE NORTH TO RETAIN POWER IN 2023.
“This is the time politicians must sacrifice for Nigeria and embrace peace first as we, the politicians are the ones that have benefited mostly from the failed system. So sad!!! #NigeriaNeedsPeace #PeaceFirst #Ayederoofyorubaland.”