By Simon Ebegbulem
NATIONAL leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said President Goodluck Jonathan has admitted his alleged inability to continue to preside over the affairs of the nation through his persistent excuses to Nigerians, therefore insisted that the President should resign.
He described Governor Adams Oshiomhole as a man of honour and one capable of being the President of Nigeria, asserting that Oshiomhole’s developmental strides in Edo state is a pointer that the APC has credible people capable of leading the nation. He declared this yesterday in Benin City, while commissioning the new six lane New Lagos Road and the Ewohimi Hospital in Esan South East of Edo State.
The APC leader who also poured encomium on two-time former governor of old Bendel state, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia who was at the event, asserted that the former Governor is “one leader whose charity is always at home. You believe in Edo state, you believe in your people, not politics of deception and sharing the bounties of corruption. You believe in physical development and morality and that is what we are seeing today in Edo”.
Declaring that the Jonathan’s administration is a failure, Asiwaju stated that “A nation fails because of the leadership failures, if there is a good leader at the top, a nation will not fail. Because the fish start getting rotten from the head. The poverty, insecurity, unemployment which we are witnessing today in this country is because the head has failed.
“Let them stop giving us excuses that Boko Haram is in my government, fish them out. That we have saboteurs in the military, you are admitting failure. No excuse of failure, Mr President we chose you to lead this country, resign if you cannot enough of the excuses” he declared.
Commending Oshiomhole for the infrastructural development, he notated that “many people like you would have fell into the temptation of naira and kobo. But you stood for the progress of Edo state. We share in common the determination to make progress, you had the opportunity to be in labour party, you had that option clearly, but you chose to be with the progressives that you know.