Attack On Oduah Targeted At Jonathan – Etoromi

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National President of Niger Delta Good Governance Forum, Lt.-Col. Satchie Etoromi (rtd), has said that President Goodluck Jonathan was the main target of those attacking the Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, over the controversial N255 million bullet proof cars, ahead of the 2015 general elections.

Speaking, yesterday, in Warri,, Delta State, Etoromi urged the President to ignore calls for the removal of the minister over the controversy, adding that what she did was legal.

“You know very well that the Aviation Minister is behind the effective Neighbour-to-Neighbour.

“Now that the 2015 general elections are around the corner, some unpatriotic elements in the country are trying to rubbish the hardworking minister, who has upgraded our airports to international standard.

“President Jonathan should know that he is the main target of those raising issue over the purchase of the operational vehicles.

“They want to rubbish the Aviation Minister to get at the President and I want to appeal to the President to ignore these calls for her removal. President Jonathan should not sack her.

“What those calling for her removal are doing is against national interest. No law was breached as a result of the purchase of the cars. Her action was borne out of her passion for the Aviation Ministry. Her good measure should not be condemned. Those attacking her have hidden agenda.

“What they are doing is wrong. They should not destroy the reputation that Nigeria has gained in the international world. The Nigeria airspace is one of the safest airspace in the world, according to Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA.

“If regulations are there and people are not complying and the effects are now showing, it is not the minister’s fault. Is it the minister that flies these planes? The regulations that are there have helped to develop the air space and they are better,” he said.

1 COMMENT

  1. I wonder why this man will be thinking like a fish. Whats legal about spending 255 million naira for just 2 cars in a country where all the government universities are on strike, where there is Joblessness. The cars where not bought through the proper channels. President Obama’s car cost just 250k USD and a minister in Nigeria wants to ride in cars worth more than 1 million USD. Sir, its a shame for you to be saying things like this especially as a leader. Is your conscience that cheap? Is 2015 election all you are worth? Think about all the university students at home as a result of ASUU strike in the name of no money, think about the poor children roaming the streets hawking, think about the sick that cant afford good medical care. hmmmmmmmmm, the list is endless. Sir, i will leave you to think about this questions, if your conscience is expensive and cant be bought like mine, i believe you will change your way of reasoning. Thanks….

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