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Re: 2015: Isn’t Jonathan good to go?

If I may respond to the writer’s analyses, firstly, in advanced countries where the people know their rights and what they are doing will not…

If I may respond to the writer’s analyses, firstly, in advanced countries where the people know their rights and what they are doing will not wait this long to throw out the incumbent government that has failed to tackle the insecurity that led to this carnage.

Secondly, if President Jonathan cannot keep a simple zoning agreement, to which he was a signatory, what other promises can he fulfil?
Thirdly, Nigeria has made twice the income in this regime than in previous dispensations, and yet we have witnessed the worst economic doldrums and mounting corruption. You don’t expect Nigerians to give this government another chance, do you?
Fourthly, if Jonathan did not concentrate on his first tenure and alleviate the suffering of the masses but to pile up more hardship, what possibilities exist in second tenure that he would make life easier and the economy to blossom?
The truth is that Nigeria lacks the leadership quality that is needed to attain peace and freedom, of the goodwill both rich and poor, the hatred of deceit and injustice, and by consequence the attainment of the good life, which these things breed, a life free from craven fear, but full of hope and higher life expectancy. We must clear our houses of troublesome superfluities that are forever in our way, conventional comforts that are no real comforts. The government’s gratuitous act of to-hell-with-the-people and I-don’t-give-a-damn attitude must stop if we are to live and see a better Nigeria we all clamour for.
Ahmed Abdulrahman <[email protected]> (Editor’s note: Our text message service will return soon.)