GEJ blames governors for insecurity in North East

President Goodluck Jonathan continued to lead his party in zonal rallies on Saturday as the PDP train moved to the North Eastern state of Bauchi for the zonal rally.

During the rally, he took a swipe at governors of states plagued with insecurity in the North East. He said they had failed in their duties.

Apparently referring to Governor Kashim  Shettima of Borno State and Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, Jonathan said it was wrong for the governors to blame the federal governor for the situation in the states.

He however noted that the Federal Government will not rest on its oars in bringing an end to the insurgency in the region.

“It is shameful for a governor who has stayed in power in his state for up to six years or more to come to me and talk about bad leadership when you have youths in your state that more than half have not attended primary and you are doing nothing about it.

“State Governors should be ashamed when our children do not go to primary and secondary schools and they decided to carry arms. We had insecurity challenges in Bayelsa when I was deputy governor and later governor and we handled them. It is not the duty of FG to send children to Primary and Secondary schools but it is the constitutional right of the Federal Government to make sure children attend tertiary institutions which we have done, “Jonathan said.

The President said the situation in the North East is sad but assured that peace will be restored in the affected states soon.

Speaking on the fortunes of the PDP come 2015, the President boasted that his party will surely reclaim Adamawa, retain Taraba and take over Borno and Yobe States.

He noted that those claiming to be strong opposition in Adamawa state are only “leaving with one vote”.

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