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Tinubu Calls Out Obanikoro over Nigeria’s Insecurity

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Tinubu & Obanikoro - June 2014 - 01
All Progressives Congress leader and ex-Governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is calling out the Minister of State for Defence, Musliu Obanikoro, about the nation’s insecurity.

Tinubu claims Obanikoro is playing politics rather than facing the job.

“The Minister of State for Defence has spent more time in Ekiti than he has in Chibok. This is not responsible democratic governance. It is a hoax.

Boko Haram is an extreme manifestation of the chronic and acute misrule that has spread gross injustice and mass poverty across the face of our beloved nation.

All nations have their wayward souls. However, in better governed, more prosperous societies, the number of anti-social actors is much less and even their extremism is somewhat muted.

Because of their low numbers, they are confined to being a law enforcement problem.

But here, abject poverty swells their ranks. Here, they have become a small army. With that, they are a national security threat and a political challenge to a free and open society.” Tinubu said.

Ohimai Godwin Amaize, the media aide for Obanikoro tells Punch Newspaper, that rather than advising the Federal Government, Tinubu is using the opportunity to play politics.

“It is unfortunate that people like Tinubu have chosen to politicise our war against the Boko Haram insurgency. To begin with, the mess we are trying to clean up was created by the opposition which had promised to make Nigeria ungovernable for this administration.

If I have a political campaign, anywhere in the country to participate in, I will go there. It does not in any way affect my responsibility as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In other advanced societies, their leaders deal with their security issues without reducing it to politics.

Leadership is multi-dimensional and I am combining politics with my governance responsibilities.” he said.

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