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Insecurity: Leaders must talk when things go wrong – Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan during a book presentation in Rivers State

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja called on leaders to speak out when things go wrong in the country.

He asked leaders to unite together and find solutions to the spate of insecurity in the country.

The Ex-President spoke during a book presentation titled “Not By Might Nor By Power: Selected messages to the world” written by Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion.

Jonathan noted that every generation had its own challenges, but leaders must work together to find lasting solutions.

“If things are wrong, leaders, including me, should be talking. And there are a lot of conversations going on to solve this problem; every generation has its problems. In fact, my generation is almost gone. It’s for your generation and we must all come together to solve the problem.

“The security challenges have been with us for long, but we know that whatever the challenges are, we must come together and address them. The political leaders in the country and traditional leaders are talking. And we must get the country out of insecurity.”

Jonathan’s statement came a day after President Muhammadu Buhari berated leaders (especially from the southern parts of the nation) who criticises him over the issue of insecurity in the country.

Buhari who warned against their utterances over the isolated insecurity situation (according to the president) said that they are not patriotic.

The president’s statement came a day after former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s four-page open letter to Buhari over the insecurity situation and after Jonathan’s statement during his condolence visit to the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, over the murder of his daughter.

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