The Presidency has slammed Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for accusing President Goodluck Jonathan of running a government based on ethnic sentiment and religious bigotry.
Kwankwaso had in an interview with newsmen, weekend, argued that the real cause of insecurity in the country was bad leadership, adding that the inability of President Jonathan to tackle the issue of insurgency has exposed Jonathan’s incompetence to preside over the affairs of Nigeria.
Reacting yesterday, Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said Governor Kwankwaso must try to use his head when commenting on national issues.
“Kwankwaso must try to be cerebral when commenting on national issues. The “kwankwasiya” mentality may work for him locally in Kano, but definitely will not carry him far on the national platform,” Okupe wrote Vanguard in a text message.
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is not running a clannish government, neither is he playing any religious card.
“Are the ministers of Finance, Agriculture, Inspector General of Police; Group Managing Director of NNPC; Chief Justice of Nigeria; Chief of Staff and Principal Secretary; Special Adviser, Adviser, Media in the Presidency Ijaws or from the South South extractions?
“Kwankwaso should spend the remainder of his tenure to deliver on his failed promises to Kano people instead of exposing himself continuously to public ridicule.”