Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Did Jonathan Just Nuked Nigeria's Federalism?

In a wildly circulated news report, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan appears to have "napalm-ed" whatever is left of the vestiges of federalism in Nigeria when he said Nigeria governors should never criticize him if they wanted him to help in the development of their states. Some would say, well he said governors should not abuse him. But the import of his message is clear: stifling dissent. We have seen it time and time again in the course of this administration that every attempt to offer constructive criticism is viewed as personal insult and usually met with derision.

Someone need to let Jonathan that our constitution did not create an imperial presidency and Patience Jonathan is not Imelda Marcos or Marie Antoinette!