‘Jonathan Has Failed Nigerians’
The Coordinator of Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, United State of America, USA, chapter, Taiwo Oladokun Ogunleye, has described President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as a failed leader who cannot rule Nigeria.
The ARG United States scribe, who said this in an interview with Political Platform, added that most of the decisions he has ever taken as president clearly portray him as somebody who does not know what to do whenever a problem arises.
“Leaders are born but Jonathan is not a leader because he lacks personal development. When people come to you to say things, you should be able to make decisions on your own without people telling you what to do. But Jonathan does not have what it takes to rule this country.
“Jonathan is a failed leader and he’s not fit to rule. Most of the decisions he has taken so far are not decisions that came from somebody who has a focus of what he should when situations arise,” he said.
He said Boko Haram and insecurity in the country call for Nigerian leaders at all levels to come together and discuss how to move the country forward, adding that it is when that is done that all the tribes in the country would know whether to stay together as a nation or not.
“The only thing I can say about the state of the nation is that Nigeria is going through a crisis, a situation where as a nation we can’t cope with one another. What I meant is that I forsee a situation whereby this country may cease to exist in the next few years.
“If we fail to find a way out of this situation that we found ourself today, as a nation, there is no way that we are going to be together. What is happening in Nigeria today is not politically motivated but its about the foundation, its about the different ethnic groups coming together without any basis to be together.
“Our coexistence needs to be discussed. Our living together has to be ironed out from the south, west, east to the north. Are we ready to live together? With all pointers from all aspects of our lives, I don’t think we are ready to live together as a nation.
“When the military was in power, we were told Nigeria will be great. When Obasanjo came on board, they said the country will move forward. But today, we are still sitting on a keg of gun powder because I can tell you that Nigeria is going to break up except God intervenes.
But God will not come down, it is the people that will solve these problems,” he said.
Commenting on the ARG’s programme slated for October in the United States, Ogunleye said: “About three months ago, our parent body, ARG Nigeria chapter, launched what is called Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN.
He added: “Ours is a follow up on how to carry Yoruba in Diaspora, particularly in America, along in what our parent body is doing.
“It would be based on regional cooperation and integration in the Southwest, how the region will move forward, what to do, the pros and cons of social regional corporation, the state of Yoruba nation and more.”