Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Wednesday, in Ilorin, Kwara State, advised President Goodluck Jonathan to resign over sundry issues plaguing the nation. They spoke at the Metropolitan Square, where Governor Ahmed Abdul-fatah declared for a second term of office. Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, told a mammoth crowd of party supporters that President Jonathan had visited on the nation the “mis-governance and the untold hardship Nigerians are presently passing through” and prevailed on him to resign. Tambuwal warned that should the president failed to heed, the people should vote him out in 2015. He said doing so would bring ‘peace, progress and development of Nigeria.’ Tambuwal added voting APC would bring ‘prosperity and governance’ to the nation, while he accused Jonathan of not having the interest of the people at heart.
Tamuwal said he was optimistic his party would win overwhelmingly in the state next year. Similarly, former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu lampooned President Jonathan for letting Boko Haram terrorists to seize territories within country whereas he is the Commander-in-Chief of the federation’s Armed forces. Tinubu said the president has shown ‘failure, lack of capacity, vision and creativity’ in tackling the nation’s problems. Tinubu told the gathering that ‘the lie of yesterday is what they repeat today and it is what they will repeat tomorrow. They are lying to you. They are lying about the security, toying about the security of this country.’
Tinubu asked rhetorically, “If you control the armed forces and you are the Commander-in-Chief of the armed of the federal republic, why should any part of this country be under occupation?”
He said the president has been given excuses, which if in a civilised country should have prompted his resignation. He joined the people
to “apply commonsense revolution’ adding “it is about your lives. It is about your education, your jobs and about the security of this country. We stay together since independence and we will remain together. Any affecting any section of this country affects all of us.’’
Others at the rally were former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Head of State Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State and Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State. Others are
Governors Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State, Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, former Governor Bukola Saraki, among others.