Jonathan deserves apology from Nigerians - Southern leaders forum declare

Jonathan deserves apology from Nigerians - Southern leaders forum declare

- The South South Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) wants public apology to former president of the country, Goodluck Jonathan

- SELF laments that the country is worse than the period of Jonathan, who was sent away from Aso Rock through an election in 2015

- Preye Ebi, chairman of the SELF, specifically called on Emir Lamido Sanusi and Pastor Tunde Bakare to continue being consistent in their criticism as they were during Jonathan's era

A group, the South South Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF), has said Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan deserves an apology for the way he was sent out of office in 2015.

Preye Ebi, chairman of the SELF, argued in Abuja that looking at the country’s current situation, it was important that the citizens apologise to the former president.

The Guardian reports that SELF, a group of young professionals, slammed the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) claiming the organisation allowed itself to be used against Jonathan.

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Ebi wondered why the NLC had become docile against the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for reportedly bringing hardship on the country.

According to Ebi, some people including former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and now emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi; and the pastor of Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), Tunde Bakare; who participated in the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), should openly speak out against bad governance.

For SELF, it is lamentable that all the strong voices that rose against Jonathan’s administration have suddenly lost their voices despite “more hardship, killings, insecurity, poverty, unemployment, lack of rule of law and all kinds of backwardness in the country.”

It accused Bakare of turning his church auditorium to political gathering to criticise Jonathan’s administration at that period urging the preacher to “compare and contrast whether Nigeria is now better under his friend (Buhari) or publicly tender apology to redeem his image.”

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SELF recalled how Lai Mohammed, a former spokesperson of the APC, criticised the Jonathan government over issues of insecurity.

“Till today, the government they mischievously brought to power could not find solution, but ignorantly empowering more groups to carry arms against innocent Nigerians.

“As it is today, Nigerian roads are not safe, as kidnapping has become the order of the day. Governments now have to negotiate with bandits to have peace,” Ebi added.

Legit.ng earlier reported that a pro-Buhari group condemned the attack on a Timi Frank, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on President Muhammadu Buhari.

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