Don’t al­low in­se­cu­rity ruin 2015 elec­tions, group tells Jonathan

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe Pres­i­dent Jonathan

Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan has been ad­vised to work for the peace and se­cu­rity of Nigeria to en­sure suc­cess­ful gen­eral elec­tions in 2015.

Brief­ing news­men in Abuja yes­ter­day, Am­bas­sador Yo­hana Margif, chair­man of Apos­tle Yo­hana Margif Foun­da­tion, said Nigeria is pass­ing through most crit­i­cal mo­ments ca­pa­ble of threat­en­ing its ex­is­tence.

Am­bas­sador Margif ac­cused politi­cians of de­lib­er­ately caus­ing trou­ble and dis­tract­ing the present govern­ment by fuel­ing sec­tional crises across the coun­try adding that the 2015 pres­i­dency should not be a do or die af­fairs as most politi­cians are rea­son­ing.

“Govern­ment has all the nec­es­sary might and ma­chin­ery to con­tain any sort of in­ter­nal con­flict but it is rather un­for­tu­nate that Nige­ri­ans are be­ing killed on a daily ba­sis in their own coun­try by known per­sons yet, noth­ing is done.

“The eco­nomic strength of those af­fected is dwin­dling fast with most of their source of liveli­hood wasted. Yet, govern­ment, se­cu­rity agencies and politi­cians seems not to be both­ered. Then who will be left to be part of the 2015 elec­tions that is their dream”, he asked rhetor­i­cally.

He said Pres­i­dent Jonathan’s ten­ure is still, on adding that what ev­ery Nige­rian was ex­pected to do was to put all ideas to­gether with the govern­ment to fast track the move to end the in­ces­sant killings of in­no­cent Nige­ri­ans.

He ap­pealed to politi­cians to have the in­ter­est of the people at heart and op­er­ate ac­cord­ing to the rules of the game adding that peace and se­cu­rity should be en­cour­aged to en­sure a free and fair elec­tion in 2015.

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