By CHARLES KUMOLU
THE Northern Emancipation Network, NET, has called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to respond to Major Hamza Al-Mustapha’s challenge of a public debate, to afford Nigerians the opportunity of knowing the truth about some unresolved issues that happened during his tenure as president.
It also dismissed reports that Al-Mustapha was in South Korea at the time Obasanjo’s letter was made public, adding that the former chief security officer to late Gen Sani Abacha, was in India for medical treatment at that time.
A statement by NET’s national coordinator, Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman called on President Goodluck Jonathan to shelve his liberal politicking which it said, allowed people to take advantage of.
The statement reads: “We became particularly excited when Major Hamza Al-Mustapha who was covertly referred to in connection with some of Obasanjo’s allegations challenged the former president to a public debate to afford Nigerians the opportunity of learning the truth of some of the allegations and other issues. We want to insist that Obasanjo should take up that challenge
“We also call on President Jonathan to shelve his liberal politicking which people like Obasanjo take advantage of to cause mischief in the land. President Jonathan should remember that apart from being the chief accounting and security officer of Nigeria, he is also the chief enforcer of discipline in the land.”
It further said, “and to those that think they can take the President’s extraordinary liberal disposition for granted by manipulating it to their undue advantage, we say, we are prepared to protect him as our president, as well as a symbol of the generational power shift the country needs to conform with the global trend that favours the infusion of fresh thinking and vibrancy in governance.”