The Coordinator of the National Democratic Coalition Renewal Group (NADECO), Prof. Atilade Adeeyo, on Tuesday, condemned Chimamnada Adichie’s letter to the U.S. President, Joe Biden, over the February 25 presidential election won by the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Expressive Info reported that Adichie had countered Biden for congratulating Tinubu, saying it was obvious that he emerged winner of the polls by questionable means and that the election was tainted with a lot of irregularities. She also stated that it was a common news in the U.S. at the time.
But NADECO Renewal has urged the American president to ignore the letter entirely, a letter which it described as “childish, seditious and illogical,” exposing her tribalism.
In a statement entitled “Ignore Adichie’s childish, seditious, illogical ranting, NADECO Renewal tells Biden,” and 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 statement read: “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.”