COALITION TASKS JONATHAN ON SECURITY, BACKS IBB FOR 2011
A political pressure group, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to do something quickly to curb insecurity in the country. A pressure group, Labour, Student and Civil Society Coalition (LASCSO) which gave the charge expressed concern that 'the spate of crimes in the country in the recent time is frightening.'
The coalition made up of Congress of the Defence of Rights and Humanity (CDRH), International Federation of Yoruba Council of Youths (IFYCY), Crystal Alliance (CA) and Nigeria Renaissance Group (NRG) among others at a joint press conference in Lagos stated that 'the frightening gale of insecurity characterises by bomb blasts, kidnapping and incessant armed robbery is obviously taking its toll on our collective will as a people.'
The coalition therefore called on the Federal Government to take a proactive steps to nib the dangerous trend in the bud. On zoning, the coalition declared its unflinching support for the system for the sake of justice and fairplay just as it endorsed the presidential bid of former President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.
According to the coalition, the endorsement was based 'largely on our belief that the President Nigeria needs now is the one, who had made things happened and that can still make things happen.'
On the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the coalition, though expressed confident that its Chairman, Professor Atthairu Jega was capable of giving Nigeria a credible election next year, however, warned that 'we make an unequivocal declaration that nothing short of free and fair election will be acceptable to Nigerians come 2011.