Govs' Comments Would Have Forced Me To Resign —Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday chided some unnamed state governors over their utterances and actions.
He said if 50 per cent of the governors in the country talk and behave the same way these governors do, he would have vacated his seat for others to come and manage the country.
Jonathan spoke while granting audience to the Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders from the North-Central, who paid him a solidarity visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President said at a point when the Nigeria Governors Forum turned itself into a monster, it was the zone that helped to stabilise the forum.
He also lauded the zone for producing great leaders, including the present President of the Senate, David Mark, who has been able to stabilise the National Assembly.
He said, “We thank you for this solidarity visit and for giving us a Senate President that has been able to stabilise the National Assembly.
“The governors from the zone have not been stabilising the country because of the way some of the governors talk and behave. If 50 per cent of the governors behave that way, probably, we would have vacated this place and allow others to come and manage it for us.
“But they have been able to help to stabilise the whole country. When the governors forum became a monster and we had a lot of challenges, it was the North-Central that came on board to stabilise the governors' forum.
“So, the zone has been able to produce very great leaders, not just hat leaders but they are patriotic leaders, so, we will continue to work with this zone, we will continue to encourage you. As we approach elections next year, let us know the problems on time. We will work with you to ensure PDP continues to maintain the zone.”
The President again assured Nigerians that the nation's security architecture was being repositioned to contend with the security challenges in parts of the country.
“The security personnel are moving in to strengthen the conventional security; that is the police. But we are working very hard with the National Security Adviser's Office to make sure that the security challenges that we have across the country, whether in Borno State or the kidnapping in Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Abia and so on. We are coming up with different architecture that will deal with this insurgence. As we progress, we will begin to bring the situation under control,” he added.