Nigeria's Presidency has reacted to accounts of meetings between President Goodluck Jonathan and former United States ambassador, Robin Sanders, in US... (1) Comment
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Omotayo, J. A. Lagos, NIGERIA December 11, 2010
Mr Imo Niboro may wish to note that his reaction to the WikiLeak report is weak, in fact very weak. Where there is (are) disagreement(s) over an issue, the law of evidence provides that both parties present their evidences for cross examination and admission or rejection. In this electronic age, such an interview would have been recorded live by aides to both Messrs Jonathan and Robin. Mr Niboro should publish an unedited version of the recording.
If the WikiLeaks report is inaccurate, it will be clear from that. It is not uncommon for a new holder of the office of head of state to display his (not gender sensitive) inexperience in international engagements. Mr Putin of Russia was reported to have been inactive at the first G8 meeting he attended until Mr Clinton had a private evening chat with him. Yet he had a Phd and was a KGB chief before being elected Russian president. At the meeting too, Mr Clinton was said to have admitted that he had similar experience too. For further details, please read Time Magazine titled "Putin - Man of the Year", Jan 2009(?). The point being made here is that Mr Jonathan's Phd, etc are not sufficient to invalidate the WiliLeaks report. God bless Nigeria.