President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised by former chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Prince Chudi Chukwuani to shelve his 2015 ambition in the interest of peace and political stability of the country.
Chukwuani, who made this known yesterday in Abuja while speaking with journalists, argued that the renewed face-off between security forces and the Boko Haram insurgents in the North East region may have been compounded by the president’s perceived interest in running for a second term.
According to the ex-NDP chair, if he were in Jonathan’s shoes, “I will concentrate on providing good leadership for the people. Remember it is lack of good leadership that brought up the insurgency in the first place”.
He stated that any case of instability in a country is the responsibility of its leadership to bring the situation under control.
He also described the forthcoming national conference as illegal, saying it was the least of the nation’s problems.
“The conference has no foundation in law and in our constitution; it will be of no use to Nigerian democratic structure”, he said.