BY BASHIR ADEFAKA
LAGOS — Traditional ruler and former Press Secretary to the Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo, during the military era, Igwe Ezeoba Alex Nwokedi, has lent his voice to the call by Prince Bola Ajibola, SAN, on President Goodluck Jonathan to go in search of Boko Haram with a view to restoring peace, harmony and stability in the polity.
Igwe Nwokedi spoke in an exclusive interview with Vanguard, in Lagos, Wednesday, even as he, again, reiterated his earlier position on the pardon for former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha; former Chief of General Staff, Lt. General Oladipo Diya; former Minister of Communications, Major General Tajudeen Olanrewaju and others, saying it was in order.
Prince Bola Ajibola, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, had in an interview published in Vanguard, Monday, told President Goodluck Jonathan that, “It is government’s place to go round to see to the peace and development of a nation and ensure that social justice is maintained and sustained in every part of the nation.”
He said since the Boko Haram could not be fighting for nothing, the President should go and look for them, if that would solve the problem.
In his comments, Igwe Nwokedi said Ajibola, as a big time jurist and experienced Nigerian icon who had played roles in many crisis resolutions in the country, had spoken correctly about the way out of the situation.