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Video: Jonathan 'not radical, not strong enough'

2015-02-10 13:15
Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan. (File: AFP)

Lagos – President Goodluck Jonathan is not radical and strong enough to lead a "complex" nation like Nigeria, says a Nigerian born journalist now based in South Africa, Solomon Izang Ashoms.

Speaking in a video posted on YouTube by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Ashoms said president Jonathan had failed as a leader as he had not been able to achieve so much during his tenure in office.

Watch the video below.

Ashoms criticised Jonathan for failing to attend the recent African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where the idea of a regional force to help fight Boko Haram was mooted.

The summit agreed to deploy a regional force of 8 700 troops as part of an effort to fight Boko Haram militants, who have remained a deadly threat to the country's stability for the past six years.

"He [Jonathan] was not even there in Addis Ababa where this initiative was taken… You really need to be radical, and strong and brutal enough for you to lead a country like Nigeria," Ashoms said.

Ashoms also slammed the postponement of the country’s general elections, saying it was a case of "not planning well".

Ashoms said president Jonathan’s administration realised that Muhammud Buhari had a great chance of unseating them so "they are taking whatever it takes to frustrate them [opposition]".  

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