Esogban of Benin: Impeaching Amaechi Doesn’t Guarantee Jonathan Re-Election

Governor-Rotimi-Amaechi-and-President-Goodluck-Jonathan-360x225Chairman of Benin Forum and the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, yesterday, said that impeaching Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State will not guarantee a second term ticket for President Goodluck Jonathan.

Edebiri instead urged the President to give the people the dividends of democracy by ensuring steady power, industrialisation and tackle security challenges, rather than engage in political battles with governors over 2015 presidential election.

The elder statesman, who disagreed with the assertion by President Jonathan that his administration had performed creditably well, said: “I am not totally in agreement that democracy is already here in Nigeria.

“We are working towards achieving true democracy but it has really not come. A typical example of that is the current issue of the election of Nigeria Governors Forum, where 35 people met to elect one man and the aftermath now is a disputation as to what happened and what did not happen.

“I think if the President wants to come back as President, he does not need all the current rigmarole that is going on. Let him give the Nigerians good governance. Let him make Nigeria one of the countries of the world where electricity is constant.”