By Abiola Olawale (The New Diplomat’s General Desk)
Elder-statesman and a former Nigerian minister of foreign affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi has weighed in on the recent attack on US capitol by political supporters of out-going United States President, Donald Trump.
Akinyemi, 79, also a former Director-General of the prestigious Policy Think-Tank on international matters, the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs(NIIA) and a frontline professor of International relations who conceived the concept of Medium Term Power and Technical Aides Corps(TAC) during his time as Nigeria’s foreign Affairs minister said Trump supporters misconduct has brought the United States to its lowest.
He said on the attack by Trump supporters on US Capitol: “I didn’t think I will witness such scene that happened in America. I have witnessed some many things but this is unbelievable… Trump has brought United States to the lowest. He played with the minds of simple human being.”
The former minister who was speaking on a programme ThruMYeyes repeatedly condemned the attack on US capitol by Trump’s supporters. Recall that many foreign policy analysts have been alarmed at Trump’s supporters conduct saying that the United States would no longer be the same on the global stage as it might find it hard to advocate for respect of broad issues of democracy and the rule of law internationally after the assault on the US Capitol unless the country addresses President Trump’s role in the whole drama.
It would be recalled that hundreds of Trump supporters had stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, forcing legislators to evacuate as they smashed windows and breached the whole institutional protocols at the Capitol.
According to Akinyemi, the attack on Capitol was unbelievable and has consequently brought about sad developments that need to be addressed.
The notable professor of international relations lambasted President Trump over what he called for playing with the minds of simple human beings.
He added: ” “I didn’t think I will witness such scene that happened in America. I have witnessed some many things but this is unbelievable… Trump has brought United States to the lowest. He played with the minds of simple human being.”