President Jonathan frowns at abridgement of citizen's rights

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This is to strongly repudiate perceptions in certain quarters that the presidency is behind the alleged disruption of the Igbo Political Stakeholders Conference in Owerri yesterday.

It is hard to know what purpose could be served by such an action, only hours after the governors of the zone had across party lines, solidly endorsed President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as their candidate in the 2011 elections.

It is instructive to note than only a day before, all the Speakers of the zone had similarly endorsed Dr. Jonathan for president. It is intriguing that the president is being accused of disrupting the event, when in actual fact, key members of the Jonathan/Sambo Presidential Campaign Council were there in high profile attendance.

I want to place on record that the president frowns at any and every abridgement of the fundamental rights of Nigerians.

It is also important to urge a measure of circumspection on all of today's gladiators. The president seeks politics of issues, and of healthy debate; not of name calling and unfounded allegations.