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Presidents do not quit during war, Jonthan replies APC

07 November 2014, 13:33

Abuja - Following the call by opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC) asking President Goodluck Jonhathan to resign, the president has said no president quits during war situations in the country, Punch reports.

Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, in a statement in Abuja said Nigerians should ignore the call as no president in the world abandons his position during war situations.

Also read: Tambuwal urges Jonathan to resign

Leaders of the APC including former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, had urged President Goodluck Jonathan to resign from office for running a system that does not have the interest of the country at heart.

Okupe said when terrorists attacked the United States of America in September 2001, the leaders of the Democratic Party did not demand a resignation of President George Bush but rather they rose in defence of the American nation to support the various measures taken by the President to defeat the al-Qaeda terrorists.

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