PDP got it wrong from the beginning. The party started by saying Mr. A can rule, and Mr. B cannot rule, according to PDP conventions, rules and regulations are not according to the constitution. That created a climate for what is happening or manifesting itself in the country.
Is it possible that somebody was thinking that only Mr. A could win, and if he did not win, he could cause problem in the society. Let’s examine all these issues to see whether the level of violence in the North East just escalated because Boko Haram suddenly became better trained, better equipped and better funded, or something else was responsible”- Andrew OwoyeAzazi, National Security Adviser (NSA).
Against the backdrop of the tragic bombings of the THISDAY newspaper offices in Abuja and Kaduna and the BUK Kano Sunday prayer service, the South-South Economic Summit held last week has taken an even more poignant place, in the context of the various developments in our country.
It is instructive, that security and related issues became the most important item of the Summit, giving a greater illustration to the depth of the crisis which faces our country today, as well as bringing into sharper focus, the National Security State as the central proposition of Nigeria’s democratic process. These are the worst of times in Nigeria in so many ways, but if properly handled they can provide the platform for a search for the best of times, to paraphrase Charles Dickens!
But the most important outcome of the South-South conclave must be the speech given by Andrew Owoye Azazi, President Goodluck Jonathan’s National Security Adviser (NSA). It is noteworthy that while other sections of the country like the North and the Southwest have held various summits in recent times; these were ignored by the NSA. It is interesting that he chose to attend the Summit held by governors from the region of Nigeria he comes from.