Post-Election Violence: Jonathan suspends interior affairs minister

By Nigerians Abroad news wire

Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the immediate suspension of one of his executive cabinet member, Capt. Emmenuel Iheanacho, Minister of Interior [Internal] affairs.

The suspension of Iheanacho is believed to have been influenced by repeated security breaches that continued to pose grave threat to the country and the leadership ability perception of President Jonathan — with the latest being post-election violent protest that have left many innocent citizens dead in parts of northern Nigeria.

A statement released by the president special adviser on media and publicity, Ima Niboro on Tuesday afternoon cites lapses in the minister’s discharge of his official duties.

“Capt. Iheanacho’s suspension is consequent on a number of lapses in the political leadership of the ministry traceable to his personal and official conduct which make his continued manning of the ministry inimical to the interest of the nation,” the statement reads.

The interior ministry will be temporary oversee by Mr. Emeka Wogu, current Minster of Labour.

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