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Oshiomhole: Jonathan was not competent enough to continue as president

Oshiomhole: Jonathan was not competent enough to continue as president
June 13
13:26 2017

Adams Oshiomhole, immediate past governor of Edo state, says former president Goodluck Jonathan was not competent enough to continue with the leadership of the country in 2015.

He said the competence expected from the Jonathan administration never materialised, and that even the most basic things were not adequately done.

In a conversation with The Interview, Oshiomhole quoted Jonathan as admitting that he did not do much for the south-south region.

“If you follow my commentary two, three years into his government, it was clear that even the most basic things were not properly done. Competence that was expected was not there,” Oshiomhole said.

“The level of fairness was not there. And even if you were to talk about the sentiment of servicing the geo-political zones, the south-south had nothing to boast of.

“Even the road to Yenagoa didn’t show that a president came from that area. I have travelled across Nigeria, so we in the south cannot say this is our dividend.

“He himself agreed that he didn’t do much for the south-south. Actually, that was not the real question. The real question was: where did he do?

“Also, I remember asking the chief of army staff the day the president wanted to postpone the election (from February 14), I said, ‘Two weeks ago, you said the Armed Forces was ready for the election. Now, you are saying Boko Haram is controlling how many local governments. You PDP took over 774 local governments, now you have ceded territories to Boko Haram.’

“So I was convinced and I arrived at a conclusion that Nigeria was in great danger if we didn’t effect a change in the political leadership. That was how we parted ways.

“I remember he, Jonathan, called me about four days to the election over an advert I did. In the advert, I showed the pictures of the immigration recruitment they purported to have done in a stadium.

“That was the height of incompetence – that the federal government would defraud the unemployed people, ask them to pay some fees to attract a federal job.”

Regarding the performance of the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari administration, Oshiomhole said that despite the obvious challenges, “the country has regained some level of self-confidence”.


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  1. Big Sam
    Big Sam June 13, 15:37

    Oshiomhole, You talk too much, when it comes to attacking Jonathan, you are very good at, what do you have to say about the change you people brought? you call it challenges but if is Jonathan, it is failure,You are being economical with the truth, Just tell Nigerians that you and your so-called change have brought hardship to the country, You promised Naira will be equal to Dollar, that we have not seen, Petrol will be sold at N45, but petrol isN145, Feeding of Pupils zero, N5000 to the un-employed zero, please buried yourself face in shame and stop making noise.

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    • Baron
      Baron June 13, 16:17

      Those who love Jonathan, especially his southern brothers, chose to take advantage of his weaknesses instead of helping his administration to succeed. It is always easier to drag a leader to the mud than supply creative ideas to boost his drive for national development. A study of Jonathan will reveal he truly had competent issues, and should rather blame those around him for his woes.

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  2. Lol
    Lol June 14, 19:15

    Those of u accusing Jonathan, are the worsened. The truth is that Jonathan has less people that support him,that is he loses the election, watch your mouth mr oshomole

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