By Daniel Idonor
THE Presidency Thursday tongue-lashed former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over his comment that he would ensured a violent change in 2011 if President Goodluck Jonathan decides to contest the presidential election, saying that the claim is treasonable.
The presidency stated that the statement can be viewed as an attempt by Atiku to commit treason for daring to attack the person of President Goodluck Jonathan during a political talk shop in Abuja on Wednesday.
A highly placed presidency source told Vanguard that it was unfortunate that the former Vice President who is aware of how political power is managed could decide to attack a serving commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed forces.
“As a former senior member of the executive, he certainly knows that the security agencies have taken copious note of his call for “violent change”. The government remains vigilant, for these are desperate times”, the source said.