...mourns AVM Martins
It is embarrassing that secondary school results obtained before adulthood is being used to argue about the leadership capacity of 60-yearold President Goodluck Jonathan, spokesman to Governor Kashim Shettima, Isa Gusau, said yesterday.
Gusau said Jonathan’s spokesman Reno Omokri was wrong to have used his principal’s purported distinctions in the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WAEC) as template in gauging his (Jonathan’s) performance as deputy governor, governor, vice president and president.
Omokri had Thursday night said that Jonathan obtained seven distinctions in his WAEC and posed a challenge to Governor Shettima to produce his secondary school results for comparison of leadership capacity.
Omokri’s reaction was in response to Governor Shettima, who served as Chairman of a book launch authored by APC’s national Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi who wrote on Jonathan’s presidency.
“I just couldn’t imagine why Mr Reno Omokri chose to embarrass President Goodluck Jonathan by using WAEC result obtained before adulthood to argue about leadership capacity when in actual sense, those seven distinctions he claimed the former President obtained as a teenager,”Gusau said. President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to family and friends of the late Air Vice Marshal Olufunsho Martins (rtd), whose death left the nation deprived of a very illustrious citizen.
Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina on Friday, commiserates with all the professional, business and political associates of the valiant air officer, who served meritoriously in the military, and retired to continue serving the nation through advocacy, counselling and philanthropy.
The president urged the Martins’ family to find comfort in the legacies of integrity, discipline and charity that he left behind, and the many lives he touched while on earth.
From left: President Muhammadu Buhari; FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello; and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, during the president’s departure at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja to Jordan, ahead of the Counter Terrorism Summit yesterday PHOTO: