A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Hope Uzodima, has declared that Nigeria still remains the giant of Africa despite the recent visit of Untied States of America (USA)’s President, Barrack Obama to Ghana.
Our correspondent reports Uzodima made the declaration against the insinuation that Obama’s visit to Ghana is a slight on Nigeria because of her poor democracy and corruption rating.
In his words: “We have made an unparalleled sacrifice for peace and stability on the African continent and this alone stands us out as giant of Africa. Nobody can take that away from us. “Besides, he said, every country has its foreign policy and if the Obama’s administration decides as USA’s foreign policy to visit Ghana at the moment, there should be no fuss.
“The fact remains that we have continued to play and are still playing “the big brother” role in Africa and these alone are good attributes.”
When reminded that the US government had advanced Nigeria’s poor rating in democratic tenets, rule of law and human rights as why Obama preferred to visit Ghana on his first maiden visit to Africa, the PDP stalwart said democracy had progressed positively in Nigeria in the past ten years, despite some hiccups but it was not enough to rate the country low.