Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Thursday, took a swipe at President Goodluck Jonathan, alleging that his incompetence has affected every part of Nigeria.
Musa, who said this during an interview with The PUNCH, added that the fact that over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect from Chibok, Borno State, had not been rescued after 80 days showed gross incompetence on the part of the Federal Government.
He described the involvement of foreign security agents in the bid to rescue the schoolgirls and halt Boko Haram insurgency as unpatriotic, saying the Federal Government had the capacity to handle the situation.
Musa said, “Jonathan’s incompetence has affected every part of Nigeria. The inability to resolve the issue of the abduction of the schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State and the continued abduction of women and children is a show of gross incompetence on the part of the Federal Government.
“Apart from that, President Goodluck Jonathan and his government went ahead to unpatriotically invite foreigners to solve a problem that the Federal Government has the capacity to solve. And up till today, the foreigners have not been able to identify where the abducted children are. Nothing concrete is coming both from the Federal Government and those invited to help.”
When asked if it was proper for Jonathan to seek re-election given the current state of the nation, Musa said the Peoples Democratic Party would suffer defeat in the 2015 presidential election if it nominated the President as its candidate.
He said, “Considering the negative state of the nation, that has affected every part of Nigeria, particularly the level of poverty and insecurity. Jonathan should not contest for re-election in 2015. His party will not even nominate him. But if it does, it will face the consequences, because Jonathan will lose the election woefully.
“He will not get reasonable votes even in the South-South where he comes from because the South-South is also suffering from the negative state of the nation. South-South people are also suffering from the current level of unemployment, hunger and insecurity. Jonathan’s incompetence has affected every part of Nigeria.”
Musa also ruled out the possibility of the All Progressives Congress being behind the Boko Haram insurgency, saying no political party has the capacity to sponsor such sustained terrorist attacks.
He said the insurgency was aimed at destabilising Nigeria and noted that only the Federal Government, some rich criminals, and foreign imperialists, who are seeking the disintegration of Nigeria, have the capacity to sponsor it.