Atsar Terver can not be serious about his article. Columnists should
correctly interpret events and not launch into unnecessary and
diversionary, self-serving logic to state their cause.
Sometimes, I pity people who, when they like, will call themselves
“Middle Belt” and when it suits then “Northerners”. If there is anyone
with a complex, the people of the North Central part of Nigeria are,
and they (like Atsar) should first define or re-define their identity.
Terver should not distort facts. Nobody opposed the Attorney General
until he began to show that he was protecting or shielding Ibori and
his likes from justice and deliberately misrepresenting facts both in
Nigeria and in UK. If you are proud of his “achievements” so far, its
okay and time will tell.
circumstances that made Mrs. F. Waziri become EFCC Chairman is well
known and her “achievements” to date are well documented in Nigeria and
overseas (they are also Yoruba abi?) and if Terver is also proud of
what she has done so far, history will vindicate him.
Yorubas criticize their own, they are applauded – Gani, Soyinka,
Falana, etc. waged a relentless war on Obasanjo. The much derided
Lagos-Ibadan press criticized and ridiculed (and are still ridiculing)
OBJ; they did well but immediately they voice their opinion on people
from other parts of the country, they are derided and labelled as
Terver, if you are satisfied with the pace of Yar’ádua’s government,
then clap for yourself. If you are excited by its intellectual
content, so be it. But I bet, whatever opinion you have – and you sure
are entitled to your opinion – will not hold water outside your
“northern shores”. However, let me advise you first to re-define your
own identity because as the “real northerners” have shown you (in
Plateau, Taraba, etc) again and again, you belong elsewhere and not to
the “North”. And the people who always support you when your “Northern
brothers” pounce on you and you become defenceless are the same people
you are deriding through your deliberate misplacement of facts. You
had better face and sort out the issue of identity first before lashing
out and blaming Southerners for your woes.