Founder of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has declared that no force can stop President Goodluck Jonathan from contesting the 2015 Presidential election just as he assured the South-West geo-political zone would support him.
Fasehun spoke at a memorial public event for the late Ijaw hero – Major Isaac Jasper Adaka-Boro in Warri, Delta state.
The OPC leader berated those calling for the arrest of Niger-Delta activist, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari over his comments on Jonathan’s re-election, saying they were misguided.
His words, “Since the constitution guarantees Goodluck Jonathan two terms, which Jupiter can deny him the privilege?
“Those who condemn Dokubo for his statement, where were they when the likes of Atiku Abubakar, Adamu Ciroma and Muhammadu Buhari swore to make Nigeria ungovernable should Jonathan win the presidential election in 2011?
“Why are these commentators not pointing fingers correctly, now that the foot-soldiers of these evil and belligerent politicians have captured governance and turned public worship into suicide mission?” He said.
He further queried, “Where are these armchair critics now that the whole North is burning with bomb blasts and shootings and the corpses of young Southerners and Christians are being shipped back home for burial?”
He added. “It is in this spirit that we fully throw our weight behind the State of Emergency that President Jonathan has declared in the three states. It was long overdue. Our only quarrel is with the retaining of the Governors and Legislators in their positions.”
“However, the emergency rule leaves no one in doubt that Jonathan is not only the President but also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”