Southeast crisis: GEJ’s call for a Council of State meeting is irrelevant - Femi Falana

Southeast crisis: GEJ’s call for a Council of State meeting is irrelevant - Femi Falana

- Former president Goodluck Jonathan has been bashed by Femi Falana, for asking for the Council of State to be convened, to resolve the crisis in the southeast

- The legal luminary noted that the former president had not called for such a meeting before he deployed soldiers to the Niger Delta to deal with agitators, during his tenure as president

- According to Falana, instead of suggesting such irrelevant meetings, the root causes of the various agitations in the country should be addressed immediately

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the call made by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, for a Council of State meeting, to resolve the crisis in the southeast, Punch reports.

Falana insinuated that it was hypocritical for the former president to make such a call when he had taken similar action during his administration, without recourse to the Council.

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He stated: “For goodness sake, why was such a meeting not called before soldiers were deployed in the Niger Delta to deal with militants?

“Did President Jonathan call any meeting before deploying soldiers all over the country for the 2015 general elections in defiance of the judgments of the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal?

“Instead of suggesting irrelevant meetings, the root causes of the increasing loss of faith in the corporate existence of Nigeria by unemployed youths and other poverty-stricken people should be urgently addressed by the ruling class.

“As a matter of urgency, the underdevelopment of the nation caused by the mindless corruption and criminal diversion of public funds by unpatriotic public officers on our hapless people should be addressed.”

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the immediate past President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, reacted to the crisis in the southeast region of the country.

The former president expressed worry over the unfolding events in the region, and stated that it was time for the Council of State to intervene.

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