Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola has called on President Jonathan to call his wife to order over what he says is ‘inciting speech’ credited to her in recent times. Governor Fashola said President Jonathan’s silence over recent remarks made by his wife and some associates like Asari Dokubo indicates his approval.
He said this while playing host to the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu at the state house yesterday March 10th.
“When some people say if the president did not win an election, this will happen and the president kept quiet, what message is he sending to Nigerians? He is telling us that we are not safe if he doesn’t win. The president must speak up and reassure Nigerians that the country must be safe no matter the outcome of the election.
“That is his responsibility. It is not enough to sign a peace accord but to act it. If the president wants to campaign in any state 24 hours, he is allowed but there are things he must publicly dissociate himself from. He must publicly dissociate himself from his wife’s inciting comments, he must. He must disown them and his leadership will be defined by whether he does it himself or ask his aides to go and say it. When all is said and done, this election will define his tenure for many reasons,” he said