Jonathan Lauds Buhari’s Patriotic Call For National Unity Against Terrorism, Insecurity

CENTENARY-BUHARI-GEJPresident Goodluck Jonathan has commended former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari for his very statesman-like views on terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria as expressed in his recent article which was widely published by the media.

Buhari, who is a national leader of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, had in a statement, in reaction to the bombing of a motor park in Nyanya, Abuja, said masterminds of the dastardly act had declared war on all that is decent and good.

“They have declared war not against the state or even the government. They have declared war on Nigeria and all Nigerians because this murder took men and women, old and young, Christian and Muslim alike”, the former military ruler said.

His stand, as expressed in the article, according to President Jonathan, is that of a true patriot, respected former Head of State, revered elder statesman and nationalist.

Jonathan in a State House Press Release signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, Wednesday, welcomed Buhari’s call on all Nigerians to remain steadfast and work in unity to overcome terrorists and other merchants of death who currently threaten national security.

The statement reads in part: “President Jonathan fully shares General Buhari’s view that a minority must never be allowed to ‘bring the nation to its knees through terror’.

“He has noted General Buhari’s recommendation that the nation’s counter-terrorism strategies be further fine-tuned and welcomes his kind offer of support and co-operation in dealing with the challenge of terrorism”.

While further assuring the APC chieftain of his preparedness to work with him and all other patriotic Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliations, to strengthen national security and end the scourge of terrorism, the president reiterated his administration’s commitment and dedication to the successful prosecution of the fight against terrorism and all other threats to national security.


    That Abati commended Buhari over his call for unified force against Boko Haram is in contrast to the allegation of sponsorship of the insurgent by the man and his party. When PDP made the pronouncement, there was no evidence to prove the allegation, yet some of its cronies were lured away by mere political sentiment to condemn the noble general.
    It is high time we learnt to be patient and stop rushing at any political, religion and ethnic statements to condemn or castigate people.
    The man has always been known for his straight forwardness, firmness and openness. His statements of facts had never been in doubt. Unfortunately the immatured and young political ‘notice me’ just open their mouth to vomit rubbish or hold their pen to write jargons about the man.
    We don’t have to act on instinct, it is only animals that act on instincts.
    Just as the man’s call is being commended, let his and others’ call for free and fair election be respected and followed.

  2. Even at that patriotic show by Buhari, my advice to president is for him to be careful with who comes out to deceive him. He should place most of them on his monitor for proper screening before believing them to be patriotic. They might later become camelon and wolves in sheep clothing.

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