"promote the evil plans of these unpatriotic politicians against a democratically elected government as such would raise questions about its respect for the sovereignty of other countries and the international doctrine of non-interference in the internal affairs of other sovereign nations."
This incident also reflects what is becoming a recurring refrain, that President Yar'Adua is weak. Clearly, his inability to prevent his political party from making such statements against an ally only reinforces the perception of ineptitude. And, that further calls into question any and all decisions or indecisions, attributed to his administration in its 2 years of power. For the sake of the Office of the President and in fact, Nigeria's diplomatic relations, it will be crucial to limit the PDP's public and international microphone. The PDP and Yar'Adua must not forget that Nigeria is the United State's largest trading partner in sub-saharan Africa, and the U.S. is home to a growing number of Nigerians in the diaspora. The U.S. is also the largest foreign investor in the country. In these unsure economic times, Nigeria's leaders should be cautious when they bite those from whom they make a lot of their