BY NAL Staff reporter
President “Goodluck Jonathan is a confusionist, who is fast losing the credibility to continue governing Nigeria in peace.”
These were the words of a group that identifies itself as the Coalition of Lagos Indigenes (CLI). The group warns the president “to desist from actions and public gaffe that could wreck his administration.”
CLI joins a growing list of organized professional and social-cultural groups that have condemned the deployment of armed military officers onto the streets of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub following a nationwide fuel subsidy protests that ended over the weekend.
A news release distributed to the press by CLI accused the President of resulting to propagating fears and calumny to make up for his administration “lack of competency and uninformed policies.”
“Clearly, President Jonathan has runs out of ideas on how to move Nigeria forward,” reads CLI statement. “Deploying soldier into our city without adequately informing the Chief Security Officer of the State in the person of Governor is a sneaky and coward move that does not fit the Office of the President.”
“While Nigerians were still groaning from multiple terror attacks caused by failed security system under his leadership, he gave the go ahead for an ill-informed economic policy that further aggravates the peoples woes,” reads the statement. “Let the president be told that nobody is after him, but his incompetency.”
CLI threatens to mobilize Lagosians to protests against the deployment of soldiers onto the streets of Lagos if the Federal Government fails to rethink its actions by the end of the week.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State legislative house and lawmakers representing the state at the national level have slam the President for what they called a “unilateral decision dangerous to the peace of the State and the country as a whole.”
The minister of Defence Bello Haliru Mohammed, while addressing the press, was quoted to have maintained that the presence of army officers on the streets of Lagos is necessary to stop anarchists from hiding under protests to perpetrate acts capable of subverting the national government.