Making this stance known in Kaduna against the backdrop of comments by the former Ijaw Youth Council President that Nigeria will not know peace if Jonathan is not reelected for a second term of four years, NLC Vice-President, Issa Aremu lamented the negative effects of insecurity on the textile industry in the north, noting that charlatans had taken over the reins of governance in the country.
He lamented the President’s inability to bring the situation under control saying he looked “helpless and incapable”.
Describing Dokubo-Asari’s comments as “unguarded”, the labour leader said the likes of the ex-militant should be cautioned to save the nation’s democracy.
Calling on the President to give a state of the nation address, Aremu expressed regrets that people of questionable character were the ones speaking on behalf of the President instead of those constitutionally empowered to do so.
He said, “Dokunbo-Asari cannot speak for Nigeria because he is not elected by any Nigerian to speak on his or her behalf.
“President Jonathan has relevant aides to speak for Nigerians, not dubious people and charlatans talking about the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as if they are addressing a Banana Republic.
“These are little rats that have no sense of Nigerian history. They must be cautioned by President Jonathan.
“President Jonathan should resign if he refuses to check these unguarded utterances.
“Jonathan and all stakeholders irrespective of their party affiliation should come together and find lasting peace in the country for development.”