Monday, November 4, 2013


Bulletproof vehicles not only Oduah: Fashola has 2 and Tinubu has one bought with public funds at N600 million

The recent bashing of Princess Stella Oduah over the recent Associated Airline crash in Lagos State and the news of the purchase of bullet proof vehicles orchestrated by Yoruba media outlets has demonstrated the level of animosity the southwest has for the Igbos. The southwest media couple of weeks ago launched media on another Igbo minister in the person of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Finance Minister. The actions of these Yoruba critics suggest they do not want to see the Igbo ministers in any reasonable position in the country, despite the fact they are the ones bringing noticeable improvements across the country.

Attack on Oduah began few days after the upgraded Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu was commissioned for international flights. This level of unprecedented attack on Oduah betrayed the real intention of the Yoruba’s, which is to perpetually suppress the Igbos who have been patronising International Airports in the southwest region. It was as if whistles were blown to pull Stella Oduah down from office.

When the Associated Airline crash carrying the body of late Ogun State governor Olusegun Agagu crashed killing 15 people, the entire Yoruba arsenal was turned on the minister as they felt they have been given a wonderful opportunity to demolish her credentials as a minister that has sanitised the Aviation Ministry, which many Yoruba’s have occupied and abused. However, as soon as it became clear that the Agagu crash was caused by pilot error, they dusted up another allegation to pull down the Minister of Aviation down. This time, it was the revelation that the Ministry of Aviation ordered two bulletproof vehicles valued at N255 million for the office of the minister, who had cause to believe she was being targeted for assassination, by those whose illicit interests in the aviation industry she had stepped on in the various reforms and sanitisation exercise she had been carrying out in the sector.