The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned President Goodluck Jonathan’s vituperation against Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, during his media chat on Monday night, calling it unwarranted, un-presidential and petty.
In a statement in Abuja yesterday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said President Jonathan was wrong to have threatened to withdraw from Borno, the troops who are battling against Boko Haram insurgents, and urged him to apologize to the people of Borno and to all Nigerians for the presidential indiscretion.
It said the threat, which was in response to the statement credited to the Governor, that the soldiers need to be better equipped and more motivated, showed clearly that President Jonathan does not have a full grasp of what is expected of him as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Using the President’s exact words to the Governor during his media chat, the party said: ‘’A President should be mindful of what they say. Yes there are issues, but no matter how frustrated you are, you don’t make this kind of statement.’’