Editor’s note: In this piece, Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri, a lecturer and head of department of Mass Communication at the Delta State University Abraka writes on the activities of the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo since assuming office.
Ufuophu-Biri is of the opinion that Osinbajo has exhibited some attribute that portrays him as a non-Nigerian.
If the person in charge was a state governor or a president, he would have ordered a massive arrest and inglorious shot at perception and at sight, but the learned and erudite scholar and legal luminary of international acclaim did not do any of that.
Rather when he responded he said he equally shared the grievance of the aggrieved Niger Delta people.
This is un-Nigerian.
For a leader to share in the pains of the people and not to deal with them for daring to engage in mini riot in his presence shows that the goddess of pride, the delusion grandeur and megalomania tendency usually associated with the average Nigerian leader at virtually all levels are not in the acting president.
For him to order all the oil companies to move their headquarters to the Niger Delta is a wonderful act of justice and healing of the age long injury inflicted on the Niger Delta people.
That he visited the Niger Delta states differently and interacted directly with the people and even visited the creeks to personally access the horrible situation is worth more than commendation.
No Nigerian leader at his level has acted like this.
This is the reason I doubt if Acting President Yemi Osibanjo, SAN, is a Nigerian. Probably he is a Moses in the making to the Niger Delta people