Northern Leaders Quest To Reclaim Power, Jonathan’s 2nd Term Threat To Nigeria’s Unity – Abdulsalami

FROM LEFT:  CHAIRMAN OF THE OCCASION, GEN. ABDULSALAMI ABUBAKAR; REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GOVERNOR OF RIVERS; MRS IBIM SEMENITARI, REPRESENTATIVE OF CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, BRIG.-GEN. OLAJIDE LALAYE AND  CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF  PEOPLES MEDIA LIMITED, MALAM WADA MAIDA, AT THE  PEOPLES MEDIA LIMITED CONFERENCE IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (6/3/14).
FROM LEFT: CHAIRMAN OF THE OCCASION, GEN. ABDULSALAMI ABUBAKAR; REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GOVERNOR OF RIVERS; MRS IBIM SEMENITARI, REPRESENTATIVE OF CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, BRIG.-GEN. OLAJIDE LALAYE AND CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF PEOPLES MEDIA LIMITED, MALAM WADA MAIDA, AT THE PEOPLES MEDIA LIMITED CONFERENCE IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (6/3/14).

Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has stated that the conduct of the 2015 general elections will go a long way in determining the continued existence of Nigeria as one country.

He said the determination of the North to reclaim power in 2015 and what he termed the ‘body language’ of President Goodluck Jonathan to seek another term portend grave danger for the nation.

Abubakar, who made these views known in his capacity as chairman of a conference organised by the Peoples Daily in Abuja on Thursday, warned that the election must be well handled in order not to jeopardize the country’s future.

He said, “As political animals that we are, nothing seems to have gripped the imagination of Nigerians as the issue of the coming 2015 general elections, which in my view is a watershed moment in the history of our dear country.

“The way we are able to handle this very important event will largely determine how successful we will be in our efforts at remaining a united, indivisible and stable country.

“Already, the fault lines are apparent and politicians are ready to exploit them to the fullest to achieve their sometimes not so noble objectives”.

He added, “The north is determined to have it back and its leaders are pulling all the stops to see that that happens.

“On the other hand, the body language of the incumbent president strongly suggests he wants another term in office”.

The former military ruler opined that “the unfolding scenario may portend danger to our nation if Nigerians from all parts of the country do not close ranks and put the interest of the nation first”.

Abubakar, who voluntarily relinquished power to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, explained that the sad and tragic experience of the 2011 post-election violence was a reminder that election matters had become serious business, which must be handled with the utmost seriousness and patriotism in order to avoid a replay of the violence that greeted the outcome of the last general elections in the country.

2 COMMENTS

  1. The Re-contest of President Jonathan Ebele will be a dangerous for the nation. A man who difficult for him to solve boko harram problems in the nation, a man who fail to stop corruption problem , a man who be a leader for the corruption in his own cabinet, a man who fail to stop failure of light for the nation, a man who fail to secure problem of security in the nation, a man who just selfish , a man who fail to declare his own account to public , a man who have different account in the world, a man who have so many estate through out nation, a man who said all the nation will laugh if they vote him in during his campaign and when all the nation voted him enter , all the nation now be crying, a man when his own regime, so many billions of dollar missing,a man who just caused different problem among the governors , so will don’t need such person again in our country called NIGERIA. Enough is a enough for the Problem of the nation.

  2. As at 1985, a Dollar was .80 Naira. Our President was a Northerner. As at 1990, it was less than 10 Naira. AbdulSalami took over at 21 Naira. Then Obj. Then Yar Adua. Now a Dollar is over 170 Naira. Are we being totally honest if we tie all the present Nigeria’s problems around poor old GoodLuck’s sorry neck? Are we being fair at all? How can our economy spiral downwards at this alarming rate over almost two decades of Northern Military rule, and now suddenly accusing fingers are pointed at GEJ? Haba Nigerians! Haba!! We should read between the lines here. The scenario is simple: power has left the Northern bigots, and they miss being in control, so they look at all the problems worrying us, and tell us its GoodLuck… So Nigeria wont be one country if GEJ wins? hahahahaaaa… Lets see how it goes

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