at BOSAS INTERNATIONAL LAW BUREAU, Abuja, discussed the
visit of Mr Tony Blair and Mr George Bush at the invitation
of THIS DAY newspaper dispassionately and frankly last week.
They came to a unanimous conclusion that it was an
uncalculated risk.Some granted THIS DAY its right to invite
whoever they pleased but with the observation that there was
an element of placing the nation in jeopardy, to some
THIS day newspaper, its editors and critical writers cannot
pretend that they are unaware or untouched by the ignoble
role their two heroes played in the destruction of Iraq and
millions of its people.
We are aware that in taking such a brazen and reckless
decision to invite the two men, ONE with Nduka was a
majority and discerning editors, who did not think that it
was the best or the right thing to do, had to keep quiet in
the interest of their jobs. This is understandable.
It is true that the security agencies had to maintain some
vigilance because anyone, who had studied intelligence or is
intelligent enough would see that danger in bringing the two
murderers to our shores.
Nduka worked very hard to bring THIS DAY to its present
reputation and standard. What he should resist is the BIG MAN
by association syndrome, from which he seems to be afflicted
THIS DAY may wish to reflect on its action in inviting THE
DESTROYERS of Iraq to Nigeria as their HEROES. In so doing,
they have ignited passions as the SANI-led demonstrations
Professor Dr. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai is the President of
the proposed AFEMAI UNIVERSITY, FUGAR, Nigeria.