Facts have been laid down by a lecturer to prove that Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who is currently in Edo state on a working visit “is not a Nigerian.”
Prof Osinbajo’s visit is in continuation of the dialogue between the Federal Government and oil producing communities in a bid to find a workable template to ensure the development of the oil-rich region, and a brighter tomorrow for the people.
Interestingly, Yemi Osinbajo’s meeting on Monday with the Edo State government and the oil producing communities in the state was temporarily disrupted by some protesters.
The protesters, who carried placards with various inscriptions, broke into the venue of the meeting at the Samuel Ogbemudia College (formerly the New Era College), Benin City, and demanded a fair treatment for the oil producing communities in the state.
There was a commotion in the hall as the protesters pushed their way forward into the hall and continued waving their placards.
Following Osinbajo’s visit to the state, a lecturer at Delta State University, Abraka, Dr. Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri, has laid down facts to prove that Professor Yemi Osinbajo is “not a Nigerian.”
Dr. Ufuophu-Biri, who is the Head of Department, Mass Communication, at the state institution opined that Yemi Osinbajo is probably “a Moses in the making to the Niger Delta people.”
The Academician said he came to the conclusion after watching Osinbajo in Benin City, on TV live, during his fact-finding meeting with the people of Edo State.
In an article, Ufuophu-Biri, pointed out that Osinbajo is totally not a Nigerian because;
- He listened to all speakers with rapt attention and concentrated interest: One could see him practically and personally experiencing the pains of the abandoned and raped people of the Niger Delta.
- Even when there was a mini riot in the hall he remained calm and probably prayerful as an ordained man of God: If the mild drama of mini-riot that played out in the hall had happened in a situation where even a local government chairman was in charge, the chairman would have ordered the security men to shoot at sight.
According to Ufuophu-Biri, if the person in charge was a state governor or a President, he would have ordered a massive arrest and inglorious shot at perception and at sight, but the learned and erudite scholar and legal luminary of international acclaim did not do any of that.
“Rather when he responded he said he equally shared the grievance of the aggrieved Niger Delta people. This is un-Nigerian,” the lecturer said.
- Osinbajo is a leader who shares in the pains of the people and did not deal with them for daring to engage in mini-riot in his presence: This shows that the goddess of pride, the delusion grandeur and megalomania tendency usually associated with the average Nigerian leader at virtually all levels are not in the Acting President.
- Ordering all the oil companies to move their headquarters to the Niger Delta: This is a wonderful act of justice and healing of the age long injury inflicted on the Niger Delta people.
- He visited the Niger Delta states differently and interacted directly with the people: He even visited the creeks to personally access the horrible situation which is worth more than commendation.
Ufuophu-Biri stressed that no Nigerian leader at his level has acted like he did, thus, his reason for questioning Acting President Yemi Osibanjo’s true nationality.