Nyako/Jonathan Faceoff: No Right Thinking Nigerian Should Accuse His President Of Genocide, Says Kalu

Goodluck_NyakoAs the dust is yet to settle on Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako’s memo to his colleagues in the Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, in which he accused President Goodluck Jonathan of genocide against the North, eminent businessman and politician, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has said no right thinking Nigerian should level such weighty allegations against his president.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, Kalu, who is a former governor of Abia State, also advised the Federal Government to seek help from the intelligence service of foreign countries such as the United States of America, Germany and others, in rescuing the over 200 female students abducted by suspected Boko Haram members from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

The ex-governor in reaction to Nyako’s letter, said he could not understand the reason why President Jonathan would want to kill the people he was ruling, stressing that the problem of Boko Haram was also giving the president cause for concern.

Cautioning Gov. Nyako to watch his utterances, Kalu said Nigerians should be mindful about whatever they say as some allegations were far too weighty to be toyed with.

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He said: “I have a lot of respect for Admiral Nyako but no right thinking Nigerian should be accusing his President of genocide.

“Why does he want to kill people that he is ruling, the president is weighed down by the problems. If you know where I live, the president is my neighbour and I know people don’t leave those compounds sometimes 3 am, sometimes 4 am. I think as politicians we should have restrain in what we say and what we don’t say”.

According to Kalu, the unity of the country was far bigger than anybody as nobody owns
the country urging that politicians should see the unity of the country as something they should strike to build together.

“So people like Nyako, I have a lot of respect for him, I cannot at this stage say that he was misquoted because I expected him, if he was misquoted  to come out openly and say so because the unity of this country is more important than Nyako, than Jonathan, than Orji Kalu, this unity is more important than anybody, nobody owns this country, this country is for all of us, we have equal stake in this country, Jonathan just happens to be the president, Nyako just happen to be the governor, kwankwanso just happen to be Kano State governor so you can see Theodore A. Orji happens to be governor of Abia state and I happen to be ex-governor, you happen to be a journalist, so we have a chunk in the place, so it is not for anybody, it is like you see people from Ebonyi they will tell you that Elechi is not doing anything, it is not true , Nigeria is the only country been govern by rumour, once people don’t like you maybe once you don’t give egunje you are now a very bad man”, Kalu said.

Reacting to the abduction of the school girls in Borno, Kalu lamented the absence of effective intelligence gathering among Nigeria’s security agencies, wondering why after some days of their being taken away from their dormitories by the gunmen, their location could not be identified by Nigerian government.

“The military are playing their role now but they lack intelligence, military are supposed to have surveyor intelligence, people with good intelligence, ask them to shoot, they go ahead and shoot, so we have not done the right thing by just giving guns to them, we are pursuing Boko Haram with guns, it is not the right thing to do.

“I want both the Federal Government and the Service Chiefs to work more on intelligence, it is not work of gun, I know what I am saying because I have witness some services of international intelligent agencies, what we are having here is not what they have, they are just not doing intelligence right and I still believe that intelligence are not right, if the intelligence were right, even where those girls are now supposed to have been located”, he said.

He further called on the government to involve the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in America and other countries to bring to an end the menace of Boko Haram in the country.

According to him, “You cannot do this business without the Musak and without the CIA, I say this time without number, anybody thinking that Nigeria will be an enemy to America, we have to be best friend of America, we have to be best friend of the UK, we have to be best friend of Germany and we have to be best friend of China, we have to be best friend of the successful people so that we can be successful ourselves, so only when these best friends are involved, intelligence will come because these guys have gone up there, they have technology, the google earth, the one use by American military and American intelligent agencies are very superior, with their help, by now, we supposed to have found indication where these girls are and where they are been stationed and how they were removed, 200 people is not a joke to be remove, we supposed to have a track, a clue where and how they were removed, it is not an easy thing to move 200 people on the street”.


  1. Kalu is stupid. What will u call Jonathan if your daughter is one of ∂ missing girls and ur mumu oga is dancing palongo in Kano?

  2. Ibrahim I can only say u think and talk like a fool who reasons from d anus. Mumu u read and yet u lack understanding. If u have no better thing to say u shld hav jst shut dat ur dirty mouth than opening it to insult pple far beta dan u, ur entire generation nw and unborn. Useless goat

  3. Getting personal or tribal doesn’t solve our problems. Objectivity demands for prompt actions and sacrifices. I wonder how a westerner or easterner would feel should our regions be on same attacks. Opinions are rights though … and Leadership will ever be on receiving end ! Remember, no actions without a root cause ! President Jonathan is obviously btw prompt SOLUTION or SACRIFICE !


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