It is very interesting to see what the reaction of the Israeli government would be for Buhari to support the two states policy in Israel while he orders for the killing of Biafrans in his homeland. Perhaps the Israeli government should cease the opportunity and support the two state policy in Nigeria, helping the Biafrans to have their own country separate from Nigeria.
I think he should have thought carefully before making that statement in Saudi Arabia to appease his host during his visit there. He is now in record the first Nigerian president to have openly expressed his support for the Palestinians in the Middle East crisis. That is a wrong move indeed. Now, Israeli government could cease the opportunity. It all depends how seriously they took his words during his visit to Saudi Arabia. Israel could be a spoiler for him back at home.
Dear, President Muhammadu Buhari, declaring your support to Palestine self-determination during your visit to Qatar, while killing Biafra agitators in Nigeria is a hypocrisy. Says the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)
Buhari’s statement during his visit to Qatar, has drawn lots of attention, President Buhari in his statement, said he strongly back Palestine people who are agitating for a self determination.
Following his statement, The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has attacked him in their recent press release, which they released on March 1 2016, the group said:
“The Palestinian question and the Biafra question are one and the same; the issues are the right to self-determination of component nations of both States; the State of Israel and the State of Nigeria. Both states, Israel and Nigeria are signatories to the UN Charter and its relevant articles on referendum and self-determination. Both questions are also ethnic based; the Arab in Israel and the Igbo in Nigeria. Therefore, the same principle ought to apply to both questions. To support the right of one to a solution by dialogue and self-determination as the President has so rightly enunciated for the Palestinian cause, while opposing the same solution for the other, smacks of sheer hypocrisy.
“Clearly then, the position of the People’s Progressive Party is based on equal application of the principles of universal suffrage. In contrast, President Buhari’s positions are completely incoherent on the same subject. The President would appear to come down all over the place depending on those involved and where the issues arise. In Israel, he quite obviously accepts the application of the principles of Article 1 of the UN Charter for the self-determination of the Palestinian nation. However, in Nigeria, he is opposed to the same principle, even unto the extrajudicial killings of unarmed civil protesters.”
“We also hasten to add that the government of Israel is on record accepting the same solution in principle and has in fact implemented Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The question that remains is the status of Jerusalem; and both the Palestinian nation and the government of Israel are still in dialogue to sort out their peculiar circumstance. So we stand with the President on this.
“However, we fail to understand why the same President Buhari opposes a similar solution right here at home on the Biafra question; why he would abandon dialogue and rather prefer that unarmed Biafra protesters be shot and killed on sight for daring to demand the Palestinian solution here in Nigeria; the same solution he has so eloquently and so freely canvassed in faraway Qatar. This is where we part ways with the President.”