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Bakassi: Failure to challenge ICJ judgement, impeachable – Elechi Amadi


PORT HARCOURT— LITERARY icon, Captain Elechi Amadi (rtd),   has described the reluctance by President Goodluck Jonathan to challenge the verdict of the International Court of Justice, ICJ, on Bakassi as impeachable offence.

Amadi, yesterday, in his country home, Aluu, Rivers State, said President Jonathan had no cogent reason not to act, adding that the President would have behaved differently, if he had been from Bakassi.

Elechi Amadi, a civil war veteran, argued that among other things, a President was elected to right the wrongs in a country, noting that it would be crazy for the Federal Government to cede Bakassi to Cameroun without giving people of the area opportunity to decide where they want to belong.

He said: “What if the President had come from Bakassi? Would he be so nonchalant about the ceding of Bakassi to the Cameroons? Are the people of Bakassi second class citizens? Are they not covered by the United Nations Charter on Fundamental Human Rights? Whose interest is the President serving, anyway?”


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