Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has rejected calls by prominent northern politicians to resign within a few days or face impeachment. The politicians include former military ruler Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Kwara State governor Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who issued a joint statement saying Mr. Jonathan mishandled the Independence Day bombings in Abuja, which killed 12 people. They also accused him of failing to provide security around the country.
The criticism is not justified, says Sully Abu, the head of the media and publicity section of Mr. Jonathan’s campaign.
Those calling for the resignation of the president need to be educated on what it takes for an elected leader to be removed, says Mr. Abu.