Is Vice President Nnamadi Sambo a liability to President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration? A group under the aegis of Civil Obligations and Sustainable Peace says NO.
The group said this in reaction to a statement by the former ADC to General Muhammadu Buhari, Maj. Mustafa Jokolo (Rtd), who said the Vice President was a liability.
Chairman of the Civil Obligations and Sustainable Peace (INTROCOSUP), Daniel Nkpanam, and his secretary, Danjuma Bello Sarki, who both addressed journalists yesterday, said Sambo is not a liability to the Jonathan government, but rather a veritable asset.
“We wouldn’t have reacted to Jokolo’s ranting but for the fact that it is coming at a time when elections are around the corner, this apparently shows that he is doing the bidding of his paymasters, who are bent on causing confusion and disharmony in our nation.
“The President and his vice have been enjoying a cordial working relationship since the inception of their administration, which is no doubt second to none since the advent of the current democratic dispensation,” the group said.
According to the group, Jonathan and Sambo have enjoyed a sound working relationship, which has translated into the successes of the administration’s transformation agenda.
“It is no longer news that all assignments assigned to the Vice President by the President are being discharged effectively. This is evident in the achievements of the committee he chaired, which gave birth to SURE-P, that is today greatly empowering our teeming youths, providing remarkable infrastructure and drastically reducing unemployment in our nation,” the group noted.
Jokolo, the deposed Emir of Gwandu, had last month said that it would be a political suicide for President Goodluck Jonathan to pick Sambo as his running mate in the next presidential poll slated for 2015, referring to him as a political liability. The comment had since drew the ire of many norther leaders and groups across the country, who have slated the retired soldier for making such unguarded comment.