President Jonathan is the father of the nation and our Commander-in-Chief; I wish him all the best. Amen. We are beginning to see a gradual transformation agenda into fascism, impunity, selective justice and retrogressive clampdown on opposing forces. This portends ominous sign for the nation. It is becoming clearer that President Jonathan is ready to muscle his way into the presidency for a second term in 2015. Opposing forces are being whipped to fall in line willy nilly.
I believe clearly that President Jonathan has the constitutional right to contest for a second term in office. Similarly, the opposition has a right to field a presidential candidate against President GEJ or any other PDP candidate in 2015. President Jonathan should allow his works to speak for or against him. Any student of politics will know clearly that clamping down with presidential might on the opposition can only achieve temporary relief. It rather attracts sympathy for the persecuted. Whichever way, all public officers will have to leave the office one day.
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We are all mortals and one day we shall be no more. What is most important is for public officers to make humanity better than they met it. To strive with their best ability to impact positively on humanity. To understand that all riches will be left behind when we die except our positive impacts on humanity. To work for the greater interest of their people far and above personal interests. To lead with firmness, justice and fairness to all irrespective of creed, ethnicity or socio-political leanings. To work for peace and unity of their people and humanity in general.
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During the Ekiti governorship election, APC governors were prevented by security forces from entering into Ekiti State while the Minister of Police Affairs and the Minister of State for Defence (PDP Chieftains) were allowed in. The Akure airport was also shut to prevent the APC governors from flying into their bases and they were forced to travel by roads. Some Ekiti State APC local leaders were detained during the election.
Recently, President Jonathan embraced former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff into the PDP with preferential treatment and opened Maiduguri airport for the landing of his private plane. Lest we forget, the Maiduguri Airport in Borno State had been shut for some time and was not made available for locals even for lesser hajj.
Impeachment moves have been made and are still been made against opposition governors especially in states where the PDP controls the states houses of assemblies. Some have rumored that more states controlled by the opposition may go the same way. This could lead to anarchy as other parties who have clear majority in some states houses of assemblies (but do not control the executive arm) may follow suit. I am in clear support of any move that will bring public officers to justice irrespective of party affiliations, but such actions should be based on constitutionalism.
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What our dear President needs to do is to become presidential and endear himself into the hearts of the electorate. If President GEJ has acted presidential and dealt with sponsors of terrorism, the killings of our people with impunity would have stopped. He should deal with the sponsors of terrorism in the land without any regards whatsoever to whose ox is gored. He should deploy security forces to resolve our insecurity challenges and not use such for irrelevancies. He should fight corruption and ensures transparency in governance. He should stop granting state pardons to corrupt elements who still have cases in courts to resolve. He should ensure that fake marketers who were paid billions of naira for fuel not imported are brought to book and the ill gotten wealth retrieved into the public treasury. He should fight oil theft and substantially increase the earnings of the nation.
Mr. President should retrace his steps and not follow the path of executive recklessness with 'do or diesm'; he should rather make positive impacts on the people and leave the judgement of his administration to posterity. May God Bless Nigeria. Amen.
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