A lecturer at the Delta state University and Head of Department, Mass Communication, Dr. Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri, has likened Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to biblical ‘Moses’. He said Osinbajo had been sent to rid the people of Niger Delta of their problems.
“That he visited the Niger Delta states differently and interacted directly with the people and even visited the creeks to personally access the horrible situation is worth more than commendation.
“No Nigerian leader at his level has acted like this. This is the reason I doubt if Acting President Yemi Osibanjo, SAN, is a Nigerian. Probably he is a Moses in the making to the Niger Delta people”, he said.
Ufuophu-Biri praised Osinbajo for his patience and tolerance during a disagreement that occurred when he visited Edo State. He said the Acting President exudes traits different from a typical Nigerian.
I realised that he is totally not a Nigerian. He listened to all speakers with rapt attention and concentrated interest. One could see him practically and personally experiencing the pains of the abandoned and raped people of the Niger Delta.
“Even when there was a mini riot in the hall he remained calm and probably prayerful as an ordained man of God. If the mild drama of mini riot that played out in the hall had happened in a situation where even a local government chairman was in charge, the chairman would have ordered the security men to shoot at sight.
“If the person in charge was a state governor or a President, he would have ordered a massive arrest and inglorious shot at perception and at sight, but the learned and erudite scholar and legal luminary of international acclaim did not do any of that.
“Rather when he responded he said he equally shared the grievance of the aggrieved Niger Delta people. This is un-Nigerian”, he said.
- Bola Kougbe