Ignore Chimamanda Adichie: NADECO urges Biden
The Coordinator, National Democratic Coalition Renewal Group, Prof. Atilade Adeeyo, on Tuesday, condemned the letter written to United States President, Joe Biden, by Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, over the February 25 presidential election won by the All Progressives Congress candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Adichie had in the letter faulted the US for congratulating Tinubu, who she alleged emerged through unlawful process, on the grounds that the election was allegedly fraught with irregularities and violence and as well compromised by the electoral umpire.
But NADECO Renewal, which said Adichie’s outburst betrayed her ethnic bias in a matter of national interest, urged the American president to ignore the letter in its entirety, describing its content as “childish, seditious and illogical.”
In a statement titled, “Ignore Adichie’s childish, seditious, illogical ranting, NADECO Renewal tells Biden,” made available in Ado Ekiti, Adeeyo described Adichie’s message as “illogical reasoning regarding the ensuing political development in Nigeria and ignorance of the electoral umpire’s operations.”
The group said, “With that ill-conceived letter of hers to US President Biden, she has exposed her true colour – that of an ethnically-biased Nigerian hiding under the guise of a writer to pretentiously preach patriotism, but who is capable of unreasonably and ignorantly approaching issues of national interest from a myopic prism of ethnicity.
“We can only advise the ever-busy President of the US to ignore Adichie and her ethnically-influenced and biased letter because it is written out of a shallow understanding of the electoral laws that guide the electoral process.
“We like to engage Adichie on a few of some of her gaffe. This lady of letters, so to say, goofed pathetically when she described the February 25 presidential poll as illegitimate because it is only a competent court of law that has the legal grounds to decide and pronounce the legitimacy or otherwise of the poll.”