Northern Insecurity: Tinubu Calls For President Jonathan’s Resignation

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Former Lagos state governor and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (A C N) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has condemned the inability of President Goodluck Jonathan to end the wanton waste of citizens lives across the country and demanded that the president should take the noble path of resigning rather than continuing to blame imaginary enemies for his own incompetence.

Tinubu who spoke to journalists at the Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano today after a paying a sympathy visit to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero over recent attack on the monarch and Monday bomb blast that killed and injured scores of persons in Kano, said: “I am worried of the sustenance of terrorism. If it is happening in some of these states all this while and you have not gathered enough intelligence to nip it in the bud, you have failed. You should please resign as a government.”

Speaking further, the radical politician said : “You cannot continue to blame all the Inspectors General of Police or police officers alone. It is the responsibility of the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria to make sure that Nigerians live in harmony, not divided religiously, not divided by tribe and not in conflict among themselves”

While expressing the view that some persons in government can be fueling the insecurity problem so that they can continue to loot public funds under the guise of security vote, the former governor expressed support for the granting of amnesty to Boko Haram members. He however said those involved in criminal activities among them must be made to face justice. “For the innocent ones among them, there must be amnesty. We cannot fight a war in our own country against minor crimes and minor people. We would only end up multiplying these people by trying to use force against our own citizens”, he added.

He blamed Jonathan’s incompetence for the president’s claim that Boko Haram members are ghosts. “They are no ghosts. Those people in prison, are they ghosts? If there are ghosts, then please show me their graves? If they are ghosts, then remove the JTF, because the JTF is not trained to fight ghosts”, he stated.


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