November 7, 2014

Resignation: Presidency lambasts Tinubu

Resignation: Presidency  lambasts Tinubu

President Goodluck Jonathan

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA —THE presidency, yesterday, took a swipe at former Governor of Lagos State and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for seeking the resignation of President Goodluck Jonathan.

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said it was clear that Tinubu and other leaders in the APC who made the statement were merely seeking to enthrone anarchy in the country.

The statement read in parts: “The assertion by Senator Tinubu at a political rally in Ilorin, Kwara State on Wednesday that in “civilized” societies, the President should have resigned is unfounded and lacking in historical precedence. We challenge him to tell Nigerians which part of his “civilized” world has there been a call on a President to resign during an on-going war.

“When terrorists attacked the United States of America in September 2001, leaders of the Democratic Party did not demand a resignation of President George Bush but rather they rose in defence of the American nation to support the various measures taken by the President to defeat the Al Qaeda terrorists.

“It is perhaps necessary to remind the APC leader that it was leading members of his party who vehemently opposed and openly criticized the proscription of the Boko Haram sect by the Federal Government in 2013 with some of them even going as far as describing it as a move against the North while others tried to incite the Civil Society to condemn this anti-terrorists act.”