President Jonathan Goodluck
President Jonathan Goodluck

…. Borno Opinion Leaders

From. Sadiq abubakar Maiduguri

President Jonathan Goodluck
President Jonathan Goodluck

Reactions and counter reactions have continued to trail? President Jonathan Goodluck visit Thursday last week to? Maiduguri, the borno state capital quietly for a day? where? he saluted and consoled officers and men of Division 7,? Nigerian Army Maiduguri without showing? any remorse? to the plight of the majority of the? borno people? are into in the past 5 years or? make any move to talk to the leaders and elders of the state by way of showing concern over the peoples plight or comment on the over 250? Chibok school girls that it is? about 300 days now? where nobody knows their whereabout as the President of the Federal republic of Nigeria.
His refusal to even visit the Shehu of Borno, His Eminence, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Umar El Kanemi?who is the Deputy National President of Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs next to the Sultan of Sokoto in the country.
While others viewed the? refusal of the president to also pay courtesy call? to the governor of the state Kashim Shettima at the Government House as protocol demands? for being in the state or address the citizens of the state over the lingering boko haram insurgency which has claimed thousands of human lives and destroyed property worth billions of naira in the past 5 years hence he is opportuned to be in the state made many people to view the president as an undertaker and bettayer incompetent to rule the country.
Some of the borno people that reacted to his visit described? president Jonathan as a sentimental and tribalistic president if not religious president outrightly
A? renowned legal practitioner and luminary based in Maiduguri , Barrister Ali Baba clearly and outrightly told Our correspondent in an interview in Maiduguri that “President Jonathan is not really a democrat and a politician. He is not even a leader or? competent to be a president . As far as I am concern, honestly speaking,? I will describe President Goodluck k as Ebola not Ebele, Bad luck not Goodluck to Nigeria and he is an undertaker rather than a troubleshooter”.
“Presidents are known to be dynamic, humble, social, focus, sympathetic, dedicated, transparent, upright, honest, faithful and God fearing among others not heartless and wicked to their citizens who voted them into power”, Ali said.
“In other countries of the world where they are practicing democracy, it is completely a different ball game all together compare to what is happening in Nigeria and just look at how Jonathan has turned the country? into a laughing stock before the eyes of the whole world. It is indeed a shame and absolute slap on our faces as Nigerians that today we have a president that shows less concern and sympathy for his people and still yet wants the votes of his people to give him another mandate to rule them for another four years”, Baba added.
Comrade Fidelis Malgwi Alaska, a public servant in his comment on President Goodluck visit to Maiduguri last week also told our reporter that? what the president did was nonsense and waste of public resources. “Worst of it? all is that the manner the President undermined the Nigerian military operations in borno? state and mocked them? saying he was with them to thank them and appreciate their efforts while he openly proved to the whole world that the Nigerian Army are incompetent and not trustworthy? because the president is visiting Maiduguri not even going to bama or Baga or Chibok or Gwoza town or any part of the state to assess situation on ground, he went as far as landing in Maiduguri airport unceremoniously and with over 100 armed and kitted? military men with bullet proof jackets and rifles as well as security gadgets as body guards to protect him”
“Meaning we in borno state are dead bodies or BOKO haram or not trustworthy or living in hell or what does the president mean by such behaviour and visit that he could not nteract with anybody except the Baga IDPs and soldiers that he spoke to for just few minutes and left for abuja”
Alaska also? quarried does President Jonathan wants to kill all Nigerians particularly the northerners by the year 2018 or eliminate the northern part of the country before the next four years if not the north have seen nothing and have not enjoyed anything except hatred and dislikes, frustration, killings and wanton destruction sponsored by hidden faces in government and politics who are closer to the presidency or loyal to the presidency”, Fidelis added.
According to him, t”here is hidden agenda? that the borno people and north east don’t know? all these years where soldiers are sent to kill their colleagues and innocent citizens going about their normal lives? are killed without any arrest and bringing the perpetrators into book despite the efforts and concern of governments and organizations both home and abroad.”

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