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Published On: Thu, Nov 6th, 2014

Boko Haram: Tinubu urges President Jonathan to resign

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bola-tinubu1From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin

The former Governor of Lagos State and Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to resign over his inability to defend Nigeria territory from invasion.

Tinubu who stated this in Ilorin while speaking at the public declaration for second term of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state, wondered why the Presidency and our formidable Armed forces have failed to protect the country against insurgency.

Tinubu said, if it were in advanced country, and such president, with the Armed Forces at his disposal fails to protect a territory in his nation, he would resign voluntarily.

He stated that the problem of any part of the country should be a source of concern to all Nigerians, stressing that President Jonathan should not wait for APC and Nigerians in 2015 before he resigns from office.

The APC, who expressed concern over inability of the federal government to release adequate fund to state government to pay workers’ salaries and welfare of people, said APC, which represented the masses, would change the present administration.

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, in his remarks, urged Nigerians to effect change in Nigeria by removing President Goodluck Jonathan.

The former Vice-President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, who also attended the rally, appealed to electorates to vote out President Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general election.

The Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, who questioned how the insurgents, who were not trained, could chase out well-trained Nigerian soldiers, said the PDP government should be voted out to ensure security and unity of the country.

Amaechi urged Nigerians to protect their votes during the 2015 general elections, even if the federal government used the Nigeria Police and soldiers to intimidate the electorate during the exercise, saying Nigerians must resist any threat and ensure their votes counted.

Earlier, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, who had declared his intention to run for second term, said he would ensure the completion of water reticulation in Ilorin and build-up on his achievements.

He said he had created 10,200 jobs for youths in the state and issued soft loans to many artisans, civil servants among others, stressing that no political party can give people of the state freedom than Saraki’s political structure, which allow the masses to decide their leaders.

In his address, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the immediate past governor of Kwara state, said Governor Ahmed deserved a second term because of his honesty, hard work, commitment to the people’s welfare and development of the state.

The rally was attended by former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), former Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, Governors of Sokoto, Kano, Imo, Oyo, Osun, Edo states and other APC chieftains.

 

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