APC Govt Lacks Respect for Diversity Of Nigeria – SDP Presidential Candidate
Prince Adewole Adebayo, the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has slammed Buhari’s government over the controversy surrounding the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu’s judgement in court.
According to him, the court is a competent one and that nobody should accuse them of having no jurisdiction.
Adebayo affirms “we are all bound to respect the order of the court, and if any party is not satisfied by the judgement of the court, they can appeal.”
The SDP presidential candidate noted that “given what I know as the basis of the rendition and all that associated with the agitation by IPOB, this is not a matter that can be judicially resolved. It has to be a matter that has to be resolved politically under a strong leadership.”
According to Prince Adebayo, “the best thing to do is to make sure we find solutions that can last. I do not see any reason what a seating government would not be able to resolve it.
“I think the government is just oppressing El-Zahzazkhy for nothing. The law is such that the government is supposed to be the protector of the most obnoxious people.
“In every decision you take in government, there are winners and there are losers. So what you need to do as a leader is to ensure that you chastise the child with the right hand and pamper the child with the left hand.”
Adebayo maintains that government is already powerful, they don’t need additional power. What government needs is advice, What the government needs is moderation.
“Any person who does not respect the indivisibility of Nigeria, does not have my respect.
“Anybody who does not respect the diversity of Nigeria, which this government is guilty of, does not have my respect.
“Anybody who does not respect the sanctity of lives of other Nigerians, however the cause you are following, you cannot use tyranny or any form of force to persuade people to join you. I cannot be with that person.”