Goodluck Will Not be Forced Out By Those Supporting Insurgency..Southern Elders

Statesmen, prominent leaders of the three geo-political zones of the Southern part of the country, under the aegis of Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly, SNPA, ...rose from a meeting yesterday, with a strong condemnation of insurgency in some parts of the country, warning that it would not be ruled by a government that would be a product of insurgency or blackmail against President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to the group, no amount of intimidation by the insurgents and their sponsors would force President Jonathan to abdicate the powers given to him or refuse to seek re-election.
The leaders, who called on President Jonathan to urgently close the borders with neighbouring states, warned: “Let it be known that the people of Southern Nigeria shall not allow themselves to be ruled by any government that is a product of insurgency or blackmail if the sponsors of insurgency in this country think they can brow-beat and pummel the government of President Goodluck Jonathan to abdicate the authority and mandate freely given to him by Nigerians to rule this country.”
The meeting, which took place Tuesday night in Abuja, had former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, and Retired Bishop of the Anglican Communion, Akure Diocese, Bishop Bolanle Gbonigi, as co- leaders.
While Chief Edwin Clark served as host chairman, Dr. Ekwueme was represented by Dr. Dozie Ikedife.
In a communique signed by Clark, Gbonigi and Ikedife, the SNPA, with members drawn from the South South, South East and South West geo- political zones, declared its unflinching support for President Jonathan on his resolve to employ all means and power at his disposal to stop Boko Haram insurgency.
It stressed that the closure of the borders would forestall the continuous infiltration of Nigeria by mercenaries.
The leaders resolved to meet with the leadership from the North to cross-fertilise ideas and urged the governor of Borno State, Kassim Shettima, local government chairmen in the state, traditional rulers, prominent citizens and the security agencies in the state to take full responsibility for the rescue of the over 225 abducted girls.
The communique said: “We declare our unequivocal and unflinching solidarity with President Goodluck Jonathan on his declared resolve to employ all means and power at his disposal to bring the Boko Haram insurgency to an end.”

Roll call
Air Cdre Idongesit Nkanga; former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara; Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu; Bishop Ayo Ladigbolu; Senator Rowland Owie; Senator Stella Omu; former Inspector-General of Police, Mike Okiro; Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh; former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha; Col. Tony Nyiam; Ann Kio Briggs; Dr. Walter Ofonagoro; Senator Adefemi Kila, among others.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. I wonder what these old fools have been doing to help Nigerians. When Ek clarks son was kidnapped he was immediately rescued. Instead of handling national issues he keeps talking about reelection of jonathan who has been sponsoring all his investment. Short fool.God will continue to give you disaster.

  2. Who is dis person calling his fada a fool? Wat r u even talking? Or don't u know dat wat dis men just said is also a solution to d nation problem? Or r u a boko haram or one dey sponsored? All d animals in d north want is to disteabilize d present govt n his 2015 ambition, wit d use of boko haram, by killing innocent one, n one need to be open to dem, dat all dey r doing can not stop d re election of d present govt come 2015, dey should rada come down n coprate 4 d development of d country rada killing n kidnapping our children. Be wise man. Marvelous

  3. Som people don't know how to coment on issue, dis elder here are saying d truth.

  4. D solution dey gave is owk. Buh dey r still being sentimental to av brought in re election issue. What I see in dier modst is personal and not national interest.

  5. These elders led by the old criminal called Clark are the thieves getting fat cheques from Jonathan on regular basis. An average southern voter does not want Jonathan again as president because he has ruined all the sectors of Nigerian life. Corruption under him is on a monumental degree. How can you privatize a national power company and call it an achievement? Power generation is even worst than it was before. Jonathan should resign hornourably like the South Korean prime minister.

  6. Look at all dos old animals ,

  7. As far as am concerned wether Jonathan is doing well or for d fact dt d Northerns has taken presidency as their birth right Jonathan will be back to dt seat

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