Dr Josef Onoh, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has frowned at an open letter by the internationally acclaimed writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adicie to Joe Biden, the US President over the 2nd of February polls.
Onoh ascribed Adichie’s letter to the failure of her preferred candidate, Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP)….. CONTINUE READING
He said Adichie is ignorant of the rules of international diplomacy as well as her use of any medium to promote her brand through her self-serving interest, irrespective of how irrelevant it is.
Recall that Adichie wrote to the American President, expressing her disappointment and chiding him for congratulating Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, arguing the election was flawed.
The spokesman said he did not expect the author to understand the U.S strategy to prevent conflict and promote stability which is a policy that has ensured sustained partnership with countries and regional groupings.
“It’s a fact that the US Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability outlines a ten-year, whole-of-government effort to foster peace and long-term stability through integrated diplomacy, development, and security-sector engagement.
According to him, Adichie is engrossed with her international clout-chasing acceptance ego trip to have taken time to understand the complexity surrounding international diplomacy.
He further said, Adichie is hiding under the guise of an activist fighting for a self perceived collective right rather than accept the reality before her that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the president -elect and incoming president of Nigeria.
Onoh wonders when Adichie became interested in Nigeria’s affair when in 2022 she rejected the Nigeria government’s National Honour but chose to cast aspersion on the country that made her whatever she claims to be now.
“I wish to point out to Chimamanda Adichie that the United States will continue to take a long-term view, working closely with like-minded and committed local partners but not the type of partner her current outburst and contents of her letter to the US president promotes, especially stating unverified statement and allegations without evidence”, he added.
Onoh further said the Adichie’s outburst was influenced by her relationship with the Labour Party presidential candidate.
“I urge the US and UK government and the entire international communities to disregard the content of the letter as allegedly written by Adichie without credible evidence to support her allegations, not limited to the fact that the author is a staunch supporters of the opposition candidate attempting to use her influence to promote and incite negativity against the victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu among her numerous social media followers”, he concluded.
Onoh countered that the president elect would be sworn in on the 29th of May on the will and mandate of Nigerians as the president even if the author still decides to live in denial….. CONTINUE READING