Jonathan says governors run Nigeria as president is just one person in Abuja’
Goodluck Jonathan, the former Former President, has said state governors are the ones “running” Nigeria.
The former Former President made the remark while emphasising that the Nigeria Governors Forum remains the best platform to discuss issues affecting Nigeria.
He spoke in Benin, Edo State on Sunday while addressing journalists, NAN reports.
Jonathan lamented over the antagonism between Southern and Northern governors which he said was uncalled for.
He stressed that the coming together of all the governors in a round table to discuss and proffer solutions to issues affecting Nigeria would help the President.
“Governors themselves should continue to meet, I don’t really love a situation where the Northern governors will meet then the Southern governors will cry foul.
“Then the Southern governors will meet then the Northern governors will cry foul,. That will not help our country.
“The governors through the governors forum should meet, they are the people who run this country, the President is just one person in Abuja.
“The states, especially in a country where the local governments are very weak, it’s the states that people fall back to.
“So if the governors of the states meet and dialogue, interrogate things that are good for this country, then we will move forward.
“I don’t really enjoy the antagonism between governors, they should come together and discuss.
“If there are issues affecting one or two states, I think the governors should see how they can collectively come with a way to address those issues,” he added.
For a very long time this website has been reaching out to readers continuously with incisive, entertaining and enlightening information.
Journalism requires funds to be effective and to continue with the free access to our efforts, we ask you our esteemed reader to consider making a modest contribution to this noble endeavor.
By your support to AmbrosyMediaInfo you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.