Posted by: Staff reporter
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, yesterday accused Governors Sule Lamido (Jigawa State), Babangida Aliyu (Niger) Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) of plotting to block President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid in 2015. He said the governors’ visits to some past leaders ostensibly to defuse the tension created by the crisis in Rivers State were nothing more than a smokescreen to shield their true intention.
Okupe spoke on the Kaduna based Liberty Radio. Dismissing the governors’ peace initiative as a joke, he wondered why they failed to show the same zeal over the Boko Haram insurgency happening at their door steps. He said while President Jonathan has not told anyone of his intention to seek re-election in 2015, the governors are already gripped by fear that he would contest
According to him, “Jonathan has not told me and has not told anybody that he wants to run again. But all this heat that is in the country is because of the fear that he would run. But normally nobody should stop anybody from exercising the right that is guaranteed under the constitution.