Welcome To Mc Ebisco

BIAFRA: Buhari cannot Dialogue with Those Calling Him Jubril – Tony Momoh

Download Mc Ebisco News App.

Now Available On:

Prince Tony Momoh, elder statesman and former Minister of Information in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on Nigeria’s 59th Independence anniversary and other issues of national interests. Excerpts:

As Nigeria marks 59 years of Independence today, how will you describe the journey so far?

We have shown how we cannot grow unless we put development before democracy. We are celebrating democracy, not development. Democracy is a way we have chosen to govern the system, just like choosing other forms of government such as monarchy, military rule and so on.


There is nowhere in Nigeria where there is democracy without development. Anywhere you have recurrent overshadowing capital, then it is important to go back to the drawing board. Recurrent should not be more than 20 to 25 per cent.

ALSO READ:  Breaking: NIS registers 4, 377 migrants

What about threat from Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which has threatened to secede owing to alleged marginalisation of Igbos?

Talk is cheap. Who told you they went to Japan to embarrass the President? I saw a report by Nnamdi Kanu that they have surrounded Buhari’s hotel and he can’t come out, did he not come out?

Why can’t IPOB arrest him as they have threatened? Is it not the same Kanu that said Buhari is Jubril of Sudan?

ALSO READ:  5 Dead, Many Injured As Shiites, Police Clash In Bauchi

IPOB is a group of agitators who are trying to seek succor for their own people and that is legitimate as long as it is through due process. If it is not through due process, then they have the laws of Nigeria to face.

Some are asking President Buhari to dialogue with Nnamdi Kanu same way former President Olusegun Obasanjo did with Asari Dokubo during the period of unrest in Niger Delta region. Are you in support of this move?

When Asari Dokubo accepted Obasanjo’s invitation and came to Aso Villa, what happened to him? He was detained! Go and find out. If today, Buhari calls Nnamdi Kanu and says ‘come and dialogue with me’, it’s an approach.

ALSO READ:  Kogi Central is a ‘war zone’, no real election – Natasha Akpoti

Dialogue is always better but the fact is, how do you call someone to come and dialogue with you when the person said you are dead and you don’t exist?

What is the way forward?

The way forward is peace. Anybody calling for war will see the consequence of war. War never solves any problem. Rather, it creates more problems.

DOWNLOAD The Mc Ebisco News Mobile App Here


Have any Question or Comment?

Leave a Reply


Get Latest Mc Ebisco News Alert!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner



Contact Us Here

Watch Mc Ebisco Comedy

Translate »