2015: Jonathan's Good But Surrounded By Vultures, Says Rep
SAN FRANCISCO, April 07, (THEWILL) - A member of the House of Representatives, Hon.
Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi, Monday, said President Goodluck Jonathan had the interest of the nation at heart but he is bugged down by bad people around him.
He said Jonathan remains a perfect gentleman and would support him if he recontest in 2015 but must do away with the people around him.
The lawmaker who represents Garshaka/Kurmi/Sardauna federal constituency of Taraba state made these assertions at a press conference in Abuja.
El-Sudi said though President Jonathan has laudable plans for the country, he is being surrounded by 'vultures'; so it is left to Nigerians to decide his fate in 2015, adding that the president has constitutional right to seek a second term.
"President Jonathan is a very nice gentleman but he is surrounded by vultures.
He has a large heart but he must sack those bad eggs around him.
He is constitutionally free to recontest in 2015 if he so desires," he said.
Dismissing the ongoing national conference, the lawmaker said the confab was "ill-timed, superfluous and unnecessary".
He said the confab delegates were rather aping the work of the representatives of the party in the National Assembly, who are empowered by the constitution to amend the constitution.
According to him, since the recommendations from the confab must be forwarded to the National Assembly, there was absolutely no need to convoke a national conference while the National Assembly is still intact.
Condemning the confab, he said: "It is superfluous and unnecessary exercise, ill-timed and therefore not welcome.
Reacting to the attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, El-Sudi attributed the crisis to bad governance.
He explained that President Jonathan alone cannot win the war against Boko Haram.
He therefore called on all Nigerians to support the government.
According to him, the other levels of government needed to cooperate with the Federal Government to bring the crisis to a halt.
He contended that state police was a sure way of tackling the menace of.
Violence across the country.
"I am absolutely in support of state police.
I have finished drafting a bill on that issue", he stated SAINT MUGAGA, ABUJA