Friday, 7 February 2014

#National Issue: As long as Jonathan remains in power, Boko Haram will continue to strike – Fani-Kayode

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A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday said that the best way to end the Boko Haram activities was for President Goodluck Jonathan to kindly resign.
“As long as Jonathan is in power, Boko Haram will be there because he is not man enough to tackle the problem. Until a president who is man enough is in charge, Boko Haram problem will continue to be there,” Fani-Kayode said in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
He briefed the media in Osogbo on his way to Ile-Ife to participate in the ongoing registration of the All Progressives Congress.
The former Minister, who said he was not in support of any dialogue with Boko Haram members, said Jonathan was a very weak President who could not take decisive decisions to crush the insurgents.
He said the invasion of Odi village in Bayelsa State by the military during the administration of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo led to the reduction of attacks against the military by 90 per cent.
He, however, blamed his former boss, Obasanjo, for what he described as Jonathan’s bad leadership.
“Chief Obasanjo is my leader whom I have a lot of respect for and I will continue to respect him but the truth is that he caused the problem we have today. “The joy of it is that the same Obasanjo who anointed an incompetent leader for Nigeria is now cleaning up the mess.
“The country has five presidents and they are, First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan; Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Allison Madueke; Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah; Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala; and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. They are powerful in that order and Jonathan dares not seek to be number four or three.
“These five presidents control the nation, but the most powerful of them all is Mrs. Jonathan. She is so powerful that no one can control her and whatever she says is final.”
He berated the President for awarding the contract of securing the nation’s pipelines to an ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a Tompolo.

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