Jonathan’s ascendancy to power is a product of hardwork - Ijaw group tells Governor Shettima

- The Save Ijaw Nation group has reacted to the Governor Kashim Shettima's comment against President Jonathan

- The group claimed that Governor Shettima berated former president for squandering his goodwill on the altar of tribal politics

- It, however, declared that the governor has nothing to show for his 8 years in power

The Save Ijaw Nation group attacked Borno state governor Kashim Shettima for accusing former President Goodluck Jonathan of being an inexperience politician.

The group, in a press release signed by Tony Ile slammed Shettima in response to comments by the Governor at the launch of a book in Abuja on Thursday November 30.

According to the press release, ''Shettima should be behind bars for his complicity in the kidnapping of the Chinok school girls in 2014.”

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“It is laughable that a governor who has nothing to show for his 8 years in power can open his mouth and publicly denigrate the person of President Goodluck Jonathan, who many regard as the ‘hero of democracy’.

''If Shettima had half a brain he would have known that Jonathan’s ascendancy to power is a product of hardwork, competence and consistency, and a sheer display of brilliance in governance, something Shettima will never understand or have.

''Was it not Shettima as the chief security officer of Borno state who refused to heed security warnings not to allow the WAEC exams hold in Chibok but to provide buses to convey the students to Maiduguri the state capital? Was it not that brazen display of bad governance that led to the kidnapping of the Chibok girls?

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''Shettima represents the kind of leader no state should ever have. A governor under whose educational policy senior secondary school students could hardly utter a sentence in English. Shettima is a sorry excuse for a governor one that should never have befallen the good people of Borno state.

''We the Save Ijaw Nation Group urge Shettima to publicly apologise to the people Borno state to garner some goodwill as dhis tenure winds up rather than slander Jonathan whose goodwill still speaks for him 2 years after leaving office.''

Meanwhile, had reported that Senate President Bukola Saraki berated former president for squandering his goodwill on the altar of inexperience and tribal politics.

He spoke, on Thursday, November 30, at the unveiling of the book, “On a Platter of Gold – How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria”, written by an ex-minister of youths and sports in the Jonathan administration, Mallam Abdullahi.

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