Obasanjo(R), Trump(M), Kanu(L)
Efio-Ita Nyok|11 November 2016
Sequel to Mr Donald Trump's victory at the 8/9 November 2016 general elections in the US, two prominent Nigerian political figures, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOD) Dr. Nnamdi Kanu has written to the President-elect of America.
Obasanjo on his part wrote a three paragraphed letter that called for what he referred to as 'equitability in the global affairs'. On the other hand, Dr Kanu asked Mr Trump to bring positive changes in world affairs. He also asked the 45th elected president of the United States of America to work against dictatorial and tyrannical regimes in his administration. However, he particularly said that Trump should 'hastily undo the mess that US Africa foreign policy has become under the Barack Obama administration'. Excerpt:
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo:
'I felicitate with you, your family and everybody in your camp and your campaign for winning the Presidential Elections to become the 45th president of the United States of America.
'Let me assure you that most of us in Africa who believe in equitability in the global affairs will work with you for a fairer world and more so, those of us in Nigeria.
'While congratulating you once again, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration', Chief Obasanjo concluded.
Dr Nnamdi Kanu:
'Dear Mr. President-Elect
'It is with great joy that I Nnamdi Kanu received the news of your election victory as the 45th President of the United States of America at the just concluded US Presidential election.
'On behalf of the Indigenous People of Biafra, please accept my warmest congratulations on your well-deserved victory.
'Mr. President, the American people have given you their mandate and trust, not only to make America Great Again, but also to bring positive changes in the affairs of humanity.
'Your victory has placed a historic and moral burden upon you to liberate enslaved nations in Africa, trapped in artificially created boundaries designed to reinforce colonial domination and subjugation.
'Self-Determination is a sacred right of all people as demonstrated by the good people of United Kingdom when they opted out of the European Union.
'It is imperative to draw historical parallels between your victory and that of the great Dwight Eisenhower a fellow Republican, who was instrumental in the dismantling of European colonialism in Africa.
'I pray that you follow in his footsteps, by bringing to a deserved end neo-colonial enslavement, currently championed by puppet dictatorial and tyrannical regimes.
'The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have every confidence that as the leader of the free world, you have both the capacity and the will to confront the challenges ahead and meet the expectations of the American people in particular and the oppressed people of the world in general.
'Your victory has therefore come with the responsibility to unite and heal the wounds of the past, including the re-writing of some aspects of the dark history of American foreign policy in Africa, championed by established interests, who worked through successive US administrations to actively sponsor undemocratic rogue regimes, corrupt dictatorships and more recently unrepentant arch genocidists.
'Such rulers, especially in Africa, remain a direct danger to world peace and security but more importantly a potent and subsisting threat to United States interests in Africa.
'A Trump administration should resist every temptation, be it financial inducement to US politicians, political blackmail or otherwise, to partner with these tyrannical regimes in black Africa that specialize in ‘crushing’ the inalienable rights of its citizens, while using this as a cover to loot the treasury dry.
'Tyranny is bad for mankind because history have always taught us that all great wars were started by tyrants. It is your responsibility Sir, as the leader of the free world, to hastily undo the mess that US Africa foreign policy has become under the Barack Obama administration.
'May the Almighty God give you wisdom and protect you as you embark upon this historic service to humanity.', Dr Kanu concluded.
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