Politics Okupe: ‘Jonathan’s only offence is winning an election’ - The Cable


Dr. Doyin #Okupe, the senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, has linked the country’s terrorism woes with President Goodluck Jonathan’s “major” offence, which is winning the 2011 presidential election.

According to Okupe, who was speaking with #BBC late Monday night, some “very strong and powerful people” are very unhappy that Jonathan has transferred power to the minority south-south.

He added that unless decisive steps are taken, Nigeria’s future is not guaranteed, because what the country is facing is “a major orchestrated issue” that can cause disaffection, although non-citizens do not understand the problem.

“If an American is speaking about #BokoHaram or terrorism in Nigeria, he is probably looking at it from the prism of al Qaeda, because he does not understand the holistic problem of Nigeria,” Okupe said.

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Source: #TheCable