President of the Civil Right Congress (CRC) and senatorial hopeful, Comrade Shehu Sani, yesterday gave seven reasons why President Goodluck Jonathan is not qualified to seek a second term come 2015 general election.
Speaking on a Kaduna radio programme, the civil rights activist said the first reason is Jonathan’s failure to provide security for lives and property of Nigerians.
The second, according to him, is that under the Jonathan administration, about $30 billion has been looted from government coffers. Some African countries he said, can stay for up to 30 – 50 years without realising this kind of money.
“If this money was used for the welfare of the common man, things could have been much better for all of us”, he said.
The third reason he advanced is deterioration of the relationship between the North and South, noting that before the president came into office, it was not as bad.
The fourth reason according to Sani, is the abuse of human rights. Security agencies in Nigeria are now demonstrating high level of impunity, he said. “They kill, torture and abuse the rights of whoever they want, and nobody is raising even an eyebrow”.
He added; “The fifth reason is crude oil theft. From the day Jonathan assumed power till date, Nigeria loses 450 thousand barrels of crude oil and this means that every month Nigeria loses $1.7 billion. The whole of West Africa does not have this type of money”, he said.
“There is the issue of discrimination. When the federal government employs staff now in every sector, including security, you find that at least seven out of ten are from one part of the country”.
The seventh reason he gave is prevalence of poverty in the country. “The World Bank recently released a report that about 75 percent of Nigerians live in abject poverty, where people cannot even feed their families or meet other necessities”, he said.