The past 24 hours have played host to a series of disturbing developments concerning Barack Obama and his vice-presidential selection. I have advised Senator Obama on this matter and have made the case to him on several occasions on the necessity of choosing a fellow African.
As many of us know presently, it appears that Senator Obama has chosen a white man named Joe Biden to be his vice-president. The disappointment and shock that many of us in the African community feel is too raw to describe in any adequate manner at this moment.
Who is Joe Biden? He is a U.S. Senator from
Biden also insulted Senator Obama by saying that Obama is the only African who is “clean and articulate”.
He has said that people from
Senator Obama, I plead with you. Do not walk down this path. I risk my friendship and partnership with you but I have no choice. The people of Africa and the world deserve better. Joe Biden cannot be trusted. He is not on your side. He does not care about us.