Abuja – Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government to intervene in the current political problems in Rivers State.
“Mr President and Federal Government must quickly get a grip on the descent of Rivers State into a state of anarchy. The slippery slope endangers Nigeria,” she said.
“The people of Rivers State as Citizens of Nigeria must wisely avoid destroying their own State by becoming pawns in a political war. It grieves my soul whenever I see the same Citizens that bear the burden of "Political Elite Wickedness" take up fights against one another.”
The ex-minister added that citizens ought to know that the Nigerian brand of "political elite class" will unite around their own "common interest" and thus urged the people to refuse to be used as “pawns.”
Ezekwesili added, “The President must respond to worsening drama in Rivers by inviting Governor Amaechi to discuss their mutual responsibility for citizens' safety.”
Problems have bedeviled the Rivers State in recent weeks.
The upheavals have been blamed on the tussle between Governor Rotimi Amaechi and a camp opposed to him.
It was reported on Monday that police had shot dead two youth in Ogoni in the latest disturbances to hit the state.
– CAJ News