...mourns AVM Martins

Weekly Trust - - News - Isi­aka Wak­ili

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.

State House

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...

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