READERS BOMB JONATHAN'S 6-YEAR TENURE BILL

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Sir, I was happy when I read your article entitled, 'Jonathan's six-year single term bill.' I wonder why Mr. President should leave all the constitutional issues facing him and began to think of passing a tenure bill that is not our problem now, for Christ sake.

I join you with other well meaning Nigerians to advise Mr. Presido to allow the bill to die a natural death and look for a way to address national issues starring at him. Thanks very much. You have spoken well.

Kudos! Joy, RSUST, Port Harcourt, 08060520638.
Mr. Robert, You just spoke the minds of many Nigerians in the concluding part of your piece on Jonathan's six-year tenure that 'it is seen as being selfish and deceitful and a subtle attempt to elongate his regime.' We can't trust him because he isn't a man of his word. He and Obasanjo spoke against zoning but now they are apostles of zoning.

Isaac, 08087229790.
I am in support of the 6-year single term on the condition that every 4 years, a plebiscite should be carried out to ask the people if the president should continue or not based on performance and the impact of governance on the people.

Rev. J.Gold, 08038245187.
Bro Rob, I am very pleased to read your write-up on Jonathan's six-year tenure. Jonathan can't be trusted because he has lied in many ways since his boss died and he can't continue to take us for a ride this time around. Beware Sir; Joe wants to be in power to witness Vision 202020, that is the primary motive of this deceitful elongation bill.

Okey, 08068095898.
Nothing torments those in power like the thought that they would vacate their positions some day. This is why they subjugate, manipulate and subvert the law to ensure their permanent stay there. It will take a thousand years to convince me that the reason Mr. President wants a 6-year single term is not to benefit from it. Remove selfishness, it will be difficult to get true leaders in Nigeria.

Ifeanyi O. Ifeanyichukwu, Abuja, 07030981551.
Six-year tenure is the latest foul game. It is good for GEJ to be pretending. I can bet, the likes of Abba Aji will go to court and challenge the loss of his (GEF) fundamental human rights by GEF's refusal to contest.

Mafe, 08055348499.
My brother, Refer to your write-up of 5th August, 2011in the Daily Sun on Jonathan's six-year single term bill. I agree with you and hope that your advice will be taken. Continue the good work.

07064777489.
We are large in number that the killings at the recent elections do not matter to us. Thus, Jonathan should forget the six-year single term bill.

Harry Da-Teme, 0803744082.
Once beaten, twice shy. What integrity/honour is left in a man that reneged from agreement he freely voted for and signed on power shift to convince us on selfish tenure elongation? Myriad of problems are unattended to. Is six-year tenure a priority now? Nothing on this card, it is just a shield for looters as we suffer. 08034282719.

Obioha my brother, the tragedy of Nigeria is that those who will serve her are scared away by political jackals in sheep's skins. Pray, what has six-year single term got to do with dilapidated roads, collapsed schools, hospitals, power and economy? If not mischief, what is it for a president who told us that 'crying is over' to harangue us with tenure elongation under the pretext of a six-year single term? Na waa for Niger! Thank you.

Nze Okonkwo, Port Harcourt.
Jonathan does not need truckload of advice to make a difference if he really wants to. Tell Mr. President that we want our refineries to work at installed capacity in order to put an end to criminal and hypocritical importation of petroleum products. We need regular power supply, good education, security of lives and property, revitalization of decayed infrastructure and above all, killing and burying of corruption that has made life hellish in the country. The time of excuses and buck passing is over. Nigerians can't wait to see him hit the road running.

Ifeanyi O. Ifeanyichukwu.
Dear Obioha, Help us clarify this: What actually is President Goodluck Jonathan embarking upon, transformation or revolution? However, as you try to clarify the above issues, help me to inform our president that unless he embarks on restructuring Nigeria into a functional federation, in vain will he try either to transform or revolutionize it. It is a waste if not dangerous to erect a skyscraper on a sandy foundation. Thank you and God Bless.

Nze Okonkwo, PH, 08032721177.
Thanks for that wonderful piece. All these promises of fighting corruption are no longer fashionable. We have overheard them. The painful truth is that fighting corruption in Nigeria is like setting the house in which one lives ablaze. If a kingdom is divided against itself, it must collapse. Corruption and some of those that claim to be fighting it are like Siamese twins.

Where can one begin to fight this monster? Can you tell students to stop 'sorting' and take their lectures seriously? Of course, they would see you as an enemy of their 'progress'. It is saddening that the criminal style of leadership in the country has made our youths imbibe the culture of deceit, cheating and laziness. They now sow and expect to reap the same day. Hence, there is so much desperation and restiveness; giving rise to violent crimes in the country. Ifeanyi O. Ifeanyichukwu, Abuja.

You hit the nail on the head. Corruption will soon sink Nigeria. Nigeria needs pragmatic and revolutionary leaders. Governors must leave the local government allocation alone. State INEC should be under the control of national INEC and not the governors. What kind of country is this? Watch out, the same old story will be until all corrupt officials from the presidency to the councils are brought to book and jailed or executed. They steal billions but make laws to jail and kill youths who resort to crime because money meant to build industries and provide jobs for them are embezzled.

Yet, the corrupt leaders escape justice and the prisons are filled with innocent young men who were forced into crime by the evil political system. Boko Haram is taking us 5,000 years back because of corrupt leadership. President Goodluck Jonathan must act fast now or Nigeria will sink. They have refused the sovereign national conference, which the late Anthony Enahoro insisted would solve our problem. Let us watch. God will intervene very soon with a bang to save Nigeria. Orion, 08134134552.

Your current write-ups, which are weighty and expository, are indeed tonics for good governance. The ills of our polity are always dissected in your Friday sermon. I hope that the powers that be are listening. Well, continue talking. One day God will help us.

Eddy Ogbu, Lagos, 08034049618.
Thanks for your write-up on the controversy over Islamic banking. One question we should ask Sanusi again is does bringing back the Arabic inscriptions on the naira, as alleged, has any significance and does it contribute to the nation's economic growth?

Gody Akpa, Minna. 08052291369.
Nice posers for Sanusi in your piece but more for him begging for answers: Why should the CBN governor of a secular state like Nigeria use common fund or resources of the state to pursue the introduction of uncommon religious bank? Was Islamic banking in the UK and US introduced by their respective governments?

Engr. Paschal Mgbecheta, 07083718219.
Thanks Robert for your insight. I want to assure you that in no distant time the truth shall stand out of this Islamic banking dance. 08063175235.

I have listened to Sanusi a number of times. He lacks tact. He is opinionated and parochial, though he may be intelligent. He is executing a war in disguise. With the way anReaders bomb Jonathan's 6-year tenure bill

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Friday, August 12, 2011
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Sir, I was happy when I read your article entitled, 'Jonathan's six-year single term bill.' I wonder why Mr. President should leave all the constitutional issues facing him and began to think of passing a tenure bill that is not our problem now, for Christ sake.

I join you with other well meaning Nigerians to advise Mr. Presido to allow the bill to die a natural death and look for a way to address national issues starring at him. Thanks very much. You have spoken well.

Kudos! Joy, RSUST, Port Harcourt, 08060520638.
Mr. Robert, You just spoke the minds of many Nigerians in the concluding part of your piece on Jonathan's six-year tenure that 'it is seen as being selfish and deceitful and a subtle attempt to elongate his regime.' We can't trust him because he isn't a man of his word. He and Obasanjo spoke against zoning but now they are apostles of zoning.

Isaac, 08087229790.
I am in support of the 6-year single term on the condition that every 4 years, a plebiscite should be carried out to ask the people if the president should continue or not based on performance and the impact of governance on the people.

Rev. J.Gold, 08038245187.
Bro Rob, I am very pleased to read your write-up on Jonathan's six-year tenure. Jonathan can't be trusted because he has lied in many ways since his boss died and he can't continue to take us for a ride this time around. Beware Sir; Joe wants to be in power to witness Vision 202020, that is the primary motive of this deceitful elongation bill.

Okey, 08068095898.
Nothing torments those in power like the thought that they would vacate their positions some day. This is why they subjugate, manipulate and subvert the law to ensure their permanent stay there. It will take a thousand years to convince me that the reason Mr. President wants a 6-year single term is not to benefit from it. Remove selfishness, it will be difficult to get true leaders in Nigeria.

Ifeanyi O. Ifeanyichukwu, Abuja, 07030981551.
Six-year tenure is the latest foul game. It is good for GEJ to be pretending. I can bet, the likes of Abba Aji will go to court and challenge the loss of his (GEF) fundamental human rights by GEF's refusal to contest.

Mafe, 08055348499.
My brother, Refer to your write-up of 5th August, 2011in the Daily Sun on Jonathan's six-year single term bill. I agree with you and hope that your advice will be taken. Continue the good work.

07064777489.
We are large in number that the killings at the recent elections do not matter to us. Thus, Jonathan should forget the six-year single term bill.

Harry Da-Teme, 0803744082.
Once beaten, twice shy. What integrity/honour is left in a man that reneged from agreement he freely voted for and signed on power shift to convince us on selfish tenure elongation? Myriad of problems are unattended to. Is six-year tenure a priority now? Nothing on this card, it is just a shield for looters as we suffer. 08034282719.

Obioha my brother, the tragedy of Nigeria is that those who will serve her are scared away by political jackals in sheep's skins. Pray, what has six-year single term got to do with dilapidated roads, collapsed schools, hospitals, power and economy? If not mischief, what is it for a president who told us that 'crying is over' to harangue us with tenure elongation under the pretext of a six-year single term? Na waa for Niger! Thank you.

Nze Okonkwo, Port Harcourt.
Jonathan does not need truckload of advice to make a difference if he really wants to. Tell Mr. President that we want our refineries to work at installed capacity in order to put an end to criminal and hypocritical importation of petroleum products. We need regular power supply, good education, security of lives and property, revitalization of decayed infrastructure and above all, killing and burying of corruption that has made life hellish in the country. The time of excuses and buck passing is over. Nigerians can't wait to see him hit the road running.

Ifeanyi O. Ifeanyichukwu.
Dear Obioha, Help us clarify this: What actually is President Goodluck Jonathan embarking upon, transformation or revolution? However, as you try to clarify the above issues, help me to inform our president that unless he embarks on restructuring Nigeria into a functional federation, in vain will he try either to transform or revolutionize it. It is a waste if not dangerous to erect a skyscraper on a sandy foundation. Thank you and God Bless.

Nze Okonkwo, PH, 08032721177.
Thanks for that wonderful piece. All these promises of fighting corruption are no longer fashionable. We have overheard them. The painful truth is that fighting corruption in Nigeria is like setting the house in which one lives ablaze. If a kingdom is divided against itself, it must collapse. Corruption and some of those that claim to be fighting it are like Siamese twins.

Where can one begin to fight this monster? Can you tell students to stop 'sorting' and take their lectures seriously? Of course, they would see you as an enemy of their 'progress'. It is saddening that the criminal style of leadership in the country has made our youths imbibe the culture of deceit, cheating and laziness. They now sow and expect to reap the same day. Hence, there is so much desperation and restiveness; giving rise to violent crimes in the country. Ifeanyi O. Ifeanyichukwu, Abuja.

You hit the nail on the head. Corruption will soon sink Nigeria. Nigeria needs pragmatic and revolutionary leaders. Governors must leave the local government allocation alone. State INEC should be under the control of national INEC and not the governors. What kind of country is this? Watch out, the same old story will be until all corrupt officials from the presidency to the councils are brought to book and jailed or executed. They steal billions but make laws to jail and kill youths who resort to crime because money meant to build industries and provide jobs for them are embezzled.

Yet, the corrupt leaders escape justice and the prisons are filled with innocent young men who were forced into crime by the evil political system. Boko Haram is taking us 5,000 years back because of corrupt leadership. President Goodluck Jonathan must act fast now or Nigeria will sink. They have refused the sovereign national conference, which the late Anthony Enahoro insisted would solve our problem. Let us watch. God will intervene very soon with a bang to save Nigeria. Orion, 08134134552.

Your current write-ups, which are weighty and expository, are indeed tonics for good governance. The ills of our polity are always dissected in your Friday sermon. I hope that the powers that be are listening. Well, continue talking. One day God will help us.

Eddy Ogbu, Lagos, 08034049618.
Thanks for your write-up on the controversy over Islamic banking. One question we should ask Sanusi again is does bringing back the Arabic inscriptions on the naira, as alleged, has any significance and does it contribute to the nation's economic growth?

Gody Akpa, Minna. 08052291369.
Nice posers for Sanusi in your piece but more for him begging for answers: Why should the CBN governor of a secular state like Nigeria use common fund or resources of the state to pursue the introduction of uncommon religious bank? Was Islamic banking in the UK and US introduced by their respective governments?

Engr. Paschal Mgbecheta, 07083718219.
Thanks Robert for your insight. I want to assure you that in no distant time the truth shall stand out of this Islamic banking dance. 08063175235.

I have listened to Sanusi a number of times. He lacks tact. He is opinionated and parochial, though he may be intelligent. He is executing a war in disguise. With the way and manner he is driving the Islamic banking, which ordinarily should not be a big deal, he may trigger up a national inferno, which will tear the nation apart.

Cherry Bluesky, 08033021230.d manner he is driving the Islamic banking, which ordinarily should not be a big deal, he may trigger up a national inferno, which will tear the nation apart.

Cherry Bluesky, 08033021230.