North Jittery Over Emerging South/Middle Belt Alliance —Ogbu
A political analyst and a careful observer of the Nigerian political turf, Mr. Charles Ogbu has noted that the Northern caliphate is jittery over the emerging alliance between the southern geopolitical zones and the middle belt.
In a short memo made available to ElombahNews, Mr. Ogbu made the statement on Tuesday.
According to him, “Nothing scares the caliphate more than this emerging southern alliance with the middle belt.”
He premised his argument on the recent effort by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to stop the Middle Belt Mega Rally that some southern leaders were meant to attend.
Speaking, he said: “An Aircraft conveying Chief John Nnia Nwodo, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and other Southern leaders was prevented from landing at the Makurdi Airport for the Middle Belt Mega Rally”.
“The occupants were scheduled to attend in furtherance of the emerging intercourse (rapport) between Southern Houses and the Middle Belt.
“Their speeches had to be delivered via a telephone connected to the Microphone at the venue of the rally.”
He linked the move to the recent pronouncement by the Benue State governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom that he has dumped his party, the ruling All Progressives Congresses [APC].
Mr. Ortom made the announcement on Monday, though he is yet to identify with any political party.
Mr. Charles Ogbu was also, yesterday, July 16, on an Abuja Radio show talking on some National issues.
Chief amongst the issues deliberated on was the just-concluded Ekiti State governorship election which was won by the All Progressives Congress [APC] candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Ogbu lamented the culpability of the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] in the porous atmosphere of election rigging, especially vote buying, flagrantly displayed during the election by various parties.
The election has been denounced by various bodies and individuals, including the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].