Dele Momodu, Publisher of the popular Ovation International Magazine, has lent his powerful voice to reactions trailing the sudden decision of Former US President Bill Clinton to opt out of the forthcoming Political Parties’ Peace Accord being midwifed by General Abdulsalami Abubakar, erstwhile Head of State.
Writing on his Twitter account, Chief Momodu expressed the opinion that Clinton’s action might have been informed by signals from the â€œgladiatorsâ€ who are â€œhell bent on fighting to finishâ€.
In his words: â€œThatâ€™s serious; he must have been told it is no longer safe to visit Nigeria as these gladiators are hell bent on fighting to finishâ€
Bill Clinton, a Former President of the United States, was scheduled to visit Abuja this week, alongside Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Angel Urena, Clinton said: â€œOver the course of the last several days, and after various conversations with the different stakeholders, itâ€™s become apparent that President Clintonâ€™s visit to Nigeria has the potential to be politicized in a way that is not in line with the goals of the Committee. Therefore, he will not be travelling to Abuja. Clinton had been set to deliver a keynote speech at the ceremony for the signing of a peace accord by presidential candidates. He will, however, speak with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is standing for re-election, and his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the statement added.