By Ikechukwu Amaechi
THERE are times that try men’s souls, British-American philosopher, Thomas Paine, once wrote. Nigeria is in the throes of such debilitating times, more so for Ndigbo. It has never been this bad since the end of the civil war in January 1970.
A leader with empathy, who inspires, and uplifts, is needed to pull the country back from the brink. But President Muhammadu Buhari does not fit that mould. After reading his comment on the crisis in the South East on Tuesday, I simply came to the inevitable conclusion that he does not get it.
Or worse, he is a sadist. Buhari is not a social media aficionado. He has a verified Twitter handle – @MBuhari – but he is not Donald Trump. Buhari rarely tweets. But when he does, it underscores the importance he attaches to an issue. And he did so on Tuesday.
“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War….
Source: Vanguard Newspaper