Jonathan not in position to advise on political leadership — CNPP

BY PETER DURU

MAKURDI —The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan lacked the moral justification to caution Nigerians against fighting over political leadership of the country, saying that he had failed to lead by example, hence the need for another to take over his job in 2015.

Benue State Chairman of the CNPP Mr. Baba Agan spoke to Vanguard in Makurdi, Wednesday, while reacting to the admonitions by Jonathan in Enugu weekend that Nigerians should not struggle for political offices as such positions were transient.

Agan said: “Was it not the same Jonathan who told the world that he would rule for a single term of four years from 2011 to 2015?

“From all indications, the President’s body language in the last few months is in contradiction with the promises he made to the people when he was seeking power in 2011.
“At that time, he made it clear to all Nigerians during rallies that if elected he would rule for one term after which he would step down, but today the story is different. Some of his henchmen are now leading subterranean campaigns for his re-election.

“He has reneged on his promise to rule for one term and vacate the scene; instead, he is now asking Nigerians not to challenge him in 2015. Our leaders should learn to be men of honour, men whose words can be taken to the banks. We cannot continue to feign ignorance of our yesterday because of our tomorrow’s inordinate ambition.”

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