As the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has finally joined the long list of political gladiators gunning to takeover leadership baton from president Muhammadu Buhari, as he officially picks nomination and Expression of Interest forms of the All Progressive Congress (APC), the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Nigerian Labour Congress is urged to democratically and peacefully picket the national Secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) in protest for 48 hours.
The prominent non-political organisation- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) which strongly condemned the minister of State for education Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba of Imo State for the ill advised decision to buy the N100 million Naira worth of nomination form to contest to become the Presidential Candidate of the ruling party (APC) said if Nigeria were to be democratic and a nation whereby rule of law is Supreme, all the serving ministers who enjoy no statutory tenures but picked forms to succeed their boss would have been dismissed forthwith.
HURIWA said the junior education minister is not even qualified to run for the office of a Senator if Nigeria is lawful going by the abysmal failure of the ministry of Education to maintain academic stability in the public tertiary educational system in the Country in the last 7 years even as the Rights group wondered whether the young man has any noticeable legacy in his home State of Imo and his Senatorial zone of Okigwe that suffers from systematic and systemic marginalisation by the Federal Government that he has been part of for good 7 years and still counting. Okigwe is today the least developed Senatorial zone in all of Nigeria even when it is one of the oldest in terns of period of creation in the 1970s but this Minister of education who has been colourless and phenomenally poor in performance is insulting our national psyche by buying the over priced Presidential nomination form from his party even as he is telling us that his friends bought the N100 million form for him. Why is EFCC not asking questions now but is constantly harassing Students in Owerri Imo State in pursuit of the so called yahooyahoo boys?
“Indeed the fault is neither of Emeka Nwajiuba the youngman whose ‘Chi’ burnished his fortune and has been favoured with rapid political rise in the society, but that of President Muhammadu Buhari who has shown that he is not in touch with the contemporary times because were Mr. President to be aware of his environment, he wouldn’t permit these unnecessary distractions posed to his administration by the fact that his serving Federal cabinet members are divided and are pursuing their personal political fortune and interests even whilst still holding on to publicly funded paid appointments.
“How on Earth will these distracted ministers like Emeka Nwajiuba, Chris Ngige, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi be focused towards efficient and dynamic public service delivery when they are actively involved in chasing after their delusional political ambitions to be President? This is an unmitigated political disaster and a shame of a lifetime that this infamy is tolerated by President Muhammadu Buhari”.
HURIWA has therefore asked NANS if it hasn’t been compromised and hijacked by political forces like the Nigerian Labour Congress to peacefully occupy the national Secretariat of the APC to demand that the hierarchy reject the purchase of the multimillion Naira worth Presidential nomination form by the poorly performing education minister whose ineffectiveness has kept students away from schools for two Months.
“The Academic Staff Union of Universities should similarly embark on such a civil disobedience course and they will inevitably be supported by hundreds of credible Civil society stakeholders including the HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA).
COMRADE EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO
HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA).
April 27th 2022.