Don’t resign, OPC tells Jonathan

Frederick Faseun, National Chairman, Unity Party of Nigeria
Frederick Faseun, National Chairman, Unity Party of Nigeria

The OPC leader says President Goodluck Jonathan should ignore calls for his resignation

The O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC), on Tuesday, in Lagos, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to ignore calls by the Boko Haram sect for his resignation.

Frederick Fasehun, the founder of the OPC, said at a news conference that Mr. Jonathan should disregard anybody calling for his resignation.

“It will be a bad precedence for a President to leave his office because of terrorists demanding his removal.

” We cannot override the national assembly, to remove him, if the people think he deserves to be removed,” he said.

Mr. Fasehun said it was wrong for anyone to play the ethno-religious card in contemporary Nigerian politics.

“Religion has no place in Nigerian politics or government,” he said.

The OPC leader said he regrets the nonchalant attitude of some Nigerians to the security problems in the northern part of the country.

“Nobody seems genuinely committed to the unity of Nigeria, which is very worrisome,” Mr. Fasehun said.

According to him, the lack of respect for the country, percolates the entire system, and there is no more respect for our institutions.

Mr. Fasehun urged Nigerians to review their contributions to the nation’s present situation, in order to pull it back from the brink.

“No country has ever survived two civil wars. We have experienced one. Another civil war will be Nigeria’s Armageddon,” he said.

The Ondo State born ethno-cultural leader said the only panacea available for restructuring, reforming, redesigning and transforming the nation was a sovereign national conference.

“We have been calling for a sovereign national conference to solve our national question. If we don’t sit down together to negotiate our future, Nigeria will implode and pass into history.

“If we continue to patch this pseudo-federalism together, by the glue of the faulty 1999 constitution, the ethnic nationalities will continue to wallow in suspicion, hunger, anger, poverty, ignorance and superstition,” Mr. Fasehun said.


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