Jonathan, govs ‘mar­ket place fight’ should end –Jus­tice Nasir

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Fran­cis Okeke

Jus­tice Mam­man Nasir yes­ter­day asked del­e­gates at the Na­tional Con­fer­ence to raise a com­mit­tee to meet Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan to re­solve his “mar­ket place fight” with some gov­er­nors.

Nasir, who didn’t name the gov­er­nors, how­ever said he was wor­ried by state­ments in the news­pa­pers, where gov­er­nors en­gage the pres­i­dent in ex­change of words.

“If you read, even in to­day’s pa­pers, you will see that His Ex­cel­lency the Gover­nor was ex­chang­ing words with His Ex­cel­lency the Pres­i­dent of this coun­try. If we al­low our lead­ers to be quar­relling in the mar­ket ev­ery day, we shouldn’t do that.

“It is wrong for any leader in this coun­try to be fight­ing in the mar­ket. How do you re­ally think we can stop ter­ror­ism in this coun­try when this leader is fight­ing some leader? Our first port of call is to ap­peal to Mr Pres­i­dent, he is the head of this na­tion, he is sup­posed to tol­er­ate more than any­body else; that is lead­er­ship. We do ap­peal to Mr Pres­i­dent to have more pa­tience, to swal­low more.

“We ap­peal to all the gov­er­nors to have more pa­tience; to swal­low more. We ap­peal to our lead­ers we have no al­ter­na­tive but pa­tience. We are ap­peal­ing through Mr Pres­i­dent that they should come to­gether, bury the hatchet, swal­low all these things and then, there will be no more mar­ket quar­relling on is­sues of se­cu­rity from our lead­ers,” he said.

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