The Coordinator of Citizens Rights Advocates and former President of Aka Ikenga, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, has urged those going after Air Peace to allow the airline to thrive.
In a statement made available to NewsProbe on Sunday, Uwazurike said the rise of Air Peace company took everyone by surprise. According to him, the attitude was that the company belonged to Mrs Patience Jonathan, also known as Mama Peace. The subsequent investigation into the affairs of the company, he said, was thorough.
Uwazurike, who is also a lawyer and delegate to the Centenary Conference of Nigeria, added, “Now fast forward to 2019 when the company decided to establish itself as an international airline. While the government was dillydallying, Air Peace decided to fly back Nigerians who were in danger of being massacred in South Africa. The rescue exercise cost the company millions of dollars. The government of Nigeria was lukewarm in congratulating Air Peace.
“Air Peace requested for commercial flight business in South Africa. The world Police man took notice of the new threat of an African company in international aviation. Air Peace then upset the world Police man by ordering for new aircraft from Bombardier manufacturers. The world Police man quickly took steps to do what it knows best. … squash Air Peace.
“The fierceness of the world Police man has been felt in European owned Airbus manufacturers. Boeing manufacturers must be protected at all costs by the world Police man. Even Canada is embroiled in the Steel fight. China is fighting on all fronts but the most prominent remains Huawei! This tech giant has been stifled by the world Police man, to no avail. The Japanese car manufacturers only breathed easily when they began manufacturing in US.
“Airpeace has placed a lot of orders from Boeing but a single order from a rival company is an anathema!
“Air Peace must not succumb to the evil machinations of the enemy. In a synchronised fashion, the talk is how to get the Nigerian authority to go after Air Peace! The carpet baggers are even scheming how the Nigerian government will take over Air Peace.
“It does not matter to the evil people that what was widely published is an indictment which is a preliminary procedure between the prosecutor and jury. The defence was not involved. The evil people are not bordered that the whole issue is why tax was not paid the way the IRS of US wants it. The actions of the evil people must be condemned. Air Peace must thrive 100%.”
He urged those going after Air Peace to leave the airline and its Chairman, Allen Onyema, alone and in peace. “Go and set up your own airline! Stop manipulating the US legal system! Donald Trump is still the US president, notwithstanding the tax issues bedeviling him,” he stressed.