Re: Buhari: Fourth time luckySir,Let us join hands and thank God for Saturday March 28, 2015. We asked for it, and He graciously gave it to us. Chief Tony Chigbo, +23450494477.Sir,APC has won the elections. Let sleeping dogs lie. +2348057366302.Sir, Your piece today (April 1) is as usual solid but for the constant recourse to religion and ethnicity. It’ll be good if you could stop looking at the Nigerian crises from the prism of ethnicity and religion. Chijioke Uwasomba, OAU, Ife, +2348037058775.Sir,I don’t know the inner workings of our darling APC, but to ascribe the ‘poor outing’ in the South-South to Gov. Amaechi’s failings is disingenuous and cruel. Please we need to close our flanks. Mikefe Tanno, +2348062322295.Sir,I hardly reply to articles but in your case of Wednesday April 1, I couldn’t hold myself. Please don’t set a dangerous agenda with your attack on Gov. Amaechi. The fact that GMB won is a testament to the good job he did as DG. You must appreciate the high risk he took in his fight with the presidency on behalf of GMB. Even some of us who were unknown supporters were nearly mobbed in several quarters. The point I am making is that it was not easy being a Buhari supporter down south. Therefore, your early attack on Amaechi’s style is unwarranted and uncalled for. +2348030784586.Sir,Your article, “Buhari: Fourth time lucky”, was another insightful piece. However, permit me to strongly disagree that Governor Rotimi Amaechi, the Director-General of the Buhari campaign team, “came highly recommended”. If truth is not to be turned on its head, Amaechi came to the position with more brawn than brain. That was why he found it almost impossible to run a cohesive campaign where all the various tendencies could have been carried along. Yes, Amaechi may have been right in trying to check the overbearing excesses of some leaders, but the limited presence of the other serving Governors and party leaders in the campaign, would have brought Buhari’s electoral bid to grief, but for God’s grace. This is why, without doubt, many discerning minds rightly say the triumph of GMB was hardly due to the efforts of his party. Segun AdewaleSir, There you go again trying to cause schism among APC leaders and followers. Amaechi never alienated Tinubu and others. They worked together as a team. APC lost the S/E and S/S to money politics, the army and corrupt INEC officials. +2348075476140. Sir,Thanks for your usual great attempts at an equilibrated presentation. A word, however, on the perennial suspicion of GMB for Islamic fundamentalism. He is said to have made the application for the thorny membership of Nigeria with the OIC, which IBB later ratified. On the other hand, I read from factchecking.ng in GMB’s defence, that the OIC Conference of Ministers, the OIC organ responsible for treating application did not discuss Nigeria during GMB’s military rule, and therefore it was not he who applied for it; in fact, that he refused to sign to full membership of Nigeria because Nigeria was a secular state. In any case, since secrecy has surrounded the ratification of full membership, some of us are still unaware of the details. Be that as it may, could GMB add to his top restoration agenda the restoration of that secular status please? I believe this message can reach the president-elect through you. Sincerely, JOSEPH AKAA, email@example.comSir,I have watched good writers of our time like you doing good job. But personally, I would like you people, using your influence and contact, to ensure that that patriotic and uncompromising army captain who leaked the rigging of Ekiti governorship election is reinstated in the army. This captain must not lose his job. He is the unsung hero of our time. Alhaji Abiodun Hussain, +2348023311676.Sir, FFK (Femi Fani-Kayode) is Publicity Director, not Director General of PGEJ’s (President Good-luck Ebele Jonathan) campaign organisation. The DG is (Col) Ahmadu Ali +2348073647104.I stand corrected. The error was inadver-tent. —MH.
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