Atiku Blasts Jonathan Over Security Threat Level

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Atiku Blasts Jonathan Over Security Threat Level

Atiku Abubakar on Friday blasts Goodluck
Jonathan’s record on security, vowing that Boko
Haram could be crushed easily if politicians
chose to do so.
In an interview, he
accused Jonathan and
his ruling Peoples
Democratic Party
(PDP) of lacking the
political will to end the
insurgency, which has
killed thousands since
“This insurgency
shouldn’t have lasted
even six months,” he
told AFP in Abuja and
recalled sectarian religious violence in the
northeast state of Yobe during his time in
“Within weeks we crushed it because we did not
neglect military training and, of course, we did
not lack the leadership and the capacity to take
decisions,” he added.
Nigeria’s army has in recent days claimed a
number of successes against the militants, who
have seized towns and villages across the far
northeast in their quest for a hardline Islamic
The apparent military gains came after top
brass admitted that Boko Haram’s land grab
threatened the nation’s sovereignty and
multiple reports that the militants had overrun
Abubakar has long harboured ambitions for
Nigeria’s top job but fell out of favour with
Obasanjo towards the end of their tenure and
defected to an opposition party to contest the
2007 election.
He later rejoined the PDP fold but lost out to
Jonathan for the 2011 presidential ticket and
again defected last year, joining the APC.
Abubakar claimed he had been proved right
about Jonathan, with few visible improvements
in tackling corruption, poor governance and
accountability in addition to the worsening
security situation.
“I told Nigerians that he (Jonathan) did not have
the capacity, he didn’t have the experience. He
didn’t have anything and yet they gave him the
chance, the opportunity,” he added.
“And they can now see the chance and the
opportunity they gave him. Of course I’m more
experienced than he is. I believe my capacity
cannot be compare with his, in all respect.”
Jonathan is widely expected to stand for a
second, four-year term and this week PDP state
governors and the party’s national executive
committee endorsed him as their only
Abubakar is likely to come up against a number
of formidable opponents for the APC ticket.

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