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From FRANCIS AWOWOLE-BROWNE, Abuja
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi incurred the ire of senators yesterday over comments credited to him that Nigeria should split into two as a panacea to incessant bloodshed in some parts of the country.

Fuming with anger, the Senate President, David Mark said it was only an insane man that would make such a comment, describing the Libyan president as a man whose word should not be taken seriously.

'Why should we take him serious? Gaddafi needs not be glorified and given attention by with a reaction. He deserves no attention; he said the same thing to Switzerland, he said the same thing to England, he said the same thing to Sweden, why should we give him attention?' the Senate president noted.

Senator. Mark, was reacting to contribution from Senator Anyim Ude (Ebonyi State) on the debate on Mondays bomb blasts in Warri during the post-amnesty talks organized by the Vanguard Newspaper.

Senator. Ude, while contributing to the amendment of prayers of the Senate on the bomb blasts incident had brought out a copy of Daily Sun with the caption 'Split Nigeria' in which the Libyan leader was said to have advised the Nigerian authorities while speaking to African students.

The senator had suggested that part of the prayer should be that leaders should be cautioned against making inflammatory comments capable of inciting violence and passion in the Niger Delta. He had hardly finished when the Senate president cut in and dismissed the Libyan president.

Commenting on the remarks by Gaddafi, other senators who spoke with Daily Sun condemned him in the same manner describing him as an enemy of Nigeria who should be ignored for whatever he represented.

Senator Mohammed Jubril (Kaduna) said the comments by Gaddafi had really shown that he was indeed a mad man who need ed to be examined. 'I have not read the report in details, as I am just coming in but from what I have heard, the man is really out of his senses.

In his own comment, Senator Joel Danlami (Taraba) said the Libyan leader was a reckless leader that should not be dignified with any response. 'His madness is incurable. Nigerians have lived together and we have mixed together, Christians, Muslims have lived together, we have intermarried; I believe we need to continue to live together.

'Even in Israel, in some areas we still have Muslims and in some others Arabs are there. Gaddafi to me, has lost his conscience and he is not a leader people should listen to. He should just carry his cross and leave Nigeria alone. He should limit himself to Libya. 'Nigeria is not the only country that has crisis. What will he say of Sudan, what solution will he give to Sudan where religious crisis has been the order of the day? It is madness. He is mentally unstable. Gaddafi is reckless and people like him should be disregarded.'

Speaking in the same vein, Senator Salihu Ohize said the comment of the Libyan leader should not be given any weight. 'He is not wishing Nigeria well. It is the greatest disservice to Nigeria. It's condemnable; what he is saying is arrant nonsense, lets ignore him.' Senator Heneiken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa) said Nigeria is an indivisible country adding that all the corporate entities have been living together for a long time. 'We can't break.'

In his comments, Senator Smart Adeyemi (PDP Kogi) said for the fact that Nigeria fought a civil war and survived it and had equally experienced different religious crises which were resolved amicably was a clear indication that the people of Nigeria had sworn to a common destiny.

'Gaddafi must realize that Nigeria is not Libya and must therefore understand that he is not in a position to dictate to us how we live as a people. Nigerians are not religious bigots even in the midst of poverty. We may have crisis now but certainly, we shall overcome the problems like we did in the past.' In his own comments, Senator Abubakar Sodangi (PDP Nasarawa) said that Gaddafi should be ignored by Nigerians as he was not in a position to fully understand the real issues involved in Nigeria.

Col. Gaddafi had said that one of the best ways of resolving the incessant ethno-religious crisis in the country was for Nigeria to go the way of Pakistan and India that separated and resolved their religious crisis.

He's insane-Mark
From FRANCIS AWOWOLE-BROWNE, Abuja
Thursday, March 18, 2010
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The Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi incurred the ire of senators yesterday over comments credited to him that Nigeria should split into two as a panacea to incessant bloodshed in some parts of the country.

Fuming with anger, the Senate President, David Mark said it was only an insane man that would make such a comment, describing the Libyan president as a man whose word should not be taken seriously.

'Why should we take him serious? Gaddafi needs not be glorified and given attention by with a reaction. He deserves no attention; he said the same thing to Switzerland, he said the same thing to England, he said the same thing to Sweden, why should we give him attention?' the Senate president noted.

Senator. Mark, was reacting to contribution from Senator Anyim Ude (Ebonyi State) on the debate on Mondays bomb blasts in Warri during the post-amnesty talks organized by the Vanguard Newspaper.

Senator. Ude, while contributing to the amendment of prayers of the Senate on the bomb blasts incident had brought out a copy of Daily Sun with the caption 'Split Nigeria' in which the Libyan leader was said to have advised the Nigerian authorities while speaking to African students.

The senator had suggested that part of the prayer should be that leaders should be cautioned against making inflammatory comments capable of inciting violence and passion in the Niger Delta. He had hardly finished when the Senate president cut in and dismissed the Libyan president.

Commenting on the remarks by Gaddafi, other senators who spoke with Daily Sun condemned him in the same manner describing him as an enemy of Nigeria who should be ignored for whatever he represented.

Senator Mohammed Jubril (Kaduna) said the comments by Gaddafi had really shown that he was indeed a mad man who need ed to be examined. 'I have not read the report in details, as I am just coming in but from what I have heard, the man is really out of his senses.

In his own comment, Senator Joel Danlami (Taraba) said the Libyan leader was a reckless leader that should not be dignified with any response. 'His madness is incurable. Nigerians have lived together and we have mixed together, Christians, Muslims have lived together, we have intermarried; I believe we need to continue to live together.

'Even in Israel, in some areas we still have Muslims and in some others Arabs are there. Gaddafi to me, has lost his conscience and he is not a leader people should listen to. He should just carry his cross and leave Nigeria alone. He should limit himself to Libya. 'Nigeria is not the only country that has crisis. What will he say of Sudan, what solution will he give to Sudan where religious crisis has been the order of the day? It is madness. He is mentally unstable. Gaddafi is reckless and people like him should be disregarded.'

Speaking in the same vein, Senator Salihu Ohize said the comment of the Libyan leader should not be given any weight. 'He is not wishing Nigeria well. It is the greatest disservice to Nigeria. It's condemnable; what he is saying is arrant nonsense, lets ignore him.' Senator Heneiken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa) said Nigeria is an indivisible country adding that all the corporate entities have been living together for a long time. 'We can't break.'

In his comments, Senator Smart Adeyemi (PDP Kogi) said for the fact that Nigeria fought a civil war and survived it and had equally experienced different religious crises which were resolved amicably was a clear indication that the people of Nigeria had sworn to a common destiny.

'Gaddafi must realize that Nigeria is not Libya and must therefore understand that he is not in a position to dictate to us how we live as a people. Nigerians are not religious bigots even in the midst of poverty. We may have crisis now but certainly, we shall overcome the problems like we did in the past.' In his own comments, Senator Abubakar Sodangi (PDP Nasarawa) said that Gaddafi should be ignored by Nigerians as he was not in a position to fully understand the real issues involved in Nigeria.

Col. Gaddafi had said that one of the best ways of resolving the incessant ethno-religious crisis in the country was for Nigeria to go the way of Pakistan and India that separated and resolved their religious crisis.