RALPH, I want to appreciate you for all the things you do in your column every Sunday. I read you every Sunday from my base in the United States of America. I find your positions unique, instructive and very useful. Let me inform you that I have an issue concerning our nation and it is about Fulani herdsmen and the plan by the National Assembly to establish grazing points across the country and the Buhari administration seems to support the idea. I am surprised Igbo leaders are not talking and Igbo legislators have kept quiet, while the bill makes progress. This is very dangerous for the health of the nation. I expect every citizen including you to speak out against this attempt to destroy the whole nation. I hope to be in touch with you fairly regularly. Rev. Elisius Ibe, +19796610834
Thank you Ralph for what you write in the Sunday Sun and particularly the series on Buhari’s one year in office. Your write-ups give some of us hope that there are still intelligent and committed persons available in our nation. From your write-ups I can see you are calm, logical and making very serious points. Please keep up the style. Your just concluded series on one year of Buhari are enlightening; I like them, but Ralph unless this country comes to the situation where all buy into the project called Nigeria, things will not work. Ralph Okeke, 08023645382
Mr. Egbu your piece on Sunday Sun entitled, Buhari: 12 Months After, is a masterpiece, a clear departure from your previous writings, highly educative, inspiring and heartwarming. I had to make photocopies of it to share in my office Monday morning. You have just won yourself another fan. May your pen never dry. Kennedy Okwor, 08036681132
Despite challenges in our economy, Buhari’s one year in office has done well to restore diplomatic ties countries that deserted us. There are also recovered loots from never-do-well leaders, who feel the treasury is their account. There is sanity in civil service as ghost workers are discovered. Chika Nnorom, 07084644222
Ralph your write up “Buhari: 12 months after” well done, good thinking. Ms. Adegoroye 08051724910
Sir, as an Editor, please can you send your boys to Prof. Tam David-West who spoke in tongues for Buhari when the campaign was even yet to start to talk now. I think Nigerians are eager to hear his opinion on the state and advice on oil matters now that fuel costs N145. Tam David-West, Buhari’s disciple, must speak up now. How many policies by our leaders have ever made the people to smile? Romanus, 08024209181
I went through your column in the Sunday Sun recently. I can say that all your points were well articulated and observed with deep insight about the real situation of our country. But sir, I think we should start restructuring our ideology about our country because what the common man needs is to have a good mindset about the country and the present government. The spirit of active patriotism and willingness is necessary to work together with the present government in achieving the objective of “change.” Our efforts must be collective. I believe change can be attained if everybody gets involved in the process. The APC government must be willing to move to the grassroots with sensitization on the new ideological concept and they must be open and transparent in policy making or development idea if the country must move to the next level. The willingness is there on the side on the present government but I am not sure of their ability to execute. Let them create channels for people who have ideas to bring such on board. I am happy to write you after a long time. Engr. Promise Nwokorie, 07064585902
Sir, your argument is not justified. Buhari’s government is clueless, the attempt to use blame game to justify their failure is cliché. Nigerians are suffering. Period! – 08065947446
You successfully expressed your expertise by putting Buhari’s obvious weakness, if we may see it so, at the concluding part of the series. In your conclusion, you said inter alia, that “Buhari still remains a strong political force, all he needs is political connectivity and knowing when to do what. This time is not about force, it is about gathering together.” His party is or was blessed with people of political sagacity like Tinibu, Atiku, Onu, amongst others, how often, how effectively has he taken advantage of their experience? Nigeria is like four countries combined and has a leader devoid of trust in every other people but himself is to court a political leadership misadventure.
Then you talk of “force” language, which is prevalent in all addresses we hear or read which is a rape of our democracy. Space will not allow me mention absence of diplomacy, dearth of proactive media/publicity management, wrong choice of words by cabinet members such as “Buhari will send them to jail etc” as though we have no judiciary. The country needs an administration with a balanced leadership trait as concentration on only one or few areas will lead to dangerous deficiency in other parts. Agono, 09098257968
Ralph you waste so much time speaking grammar over what appears to be a project dead on arrival. See the appointments made by Buhari and you know he has not come to change the name but hasten its demise.
A leader whose mind works like this would hardly have capacity for the big picture. Contrary to your optimistic position, things would go worse in the coming days, I can bet my life on this. Our nation should end the trend of accidental leaders if really we mean business.
Johnson Tagbo [email protected] gmail.com