President Goodluck Jonathan has a message for everyone concerned about the length of time he plans on spending as President: Take it easy. President Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak spoke on Wednesday during a courtesy call by the North Central Women Forum, and advised everyone to “take the gospel of peace and tolerance” as the country “belongs to all of us”.
He assured Nigerians that the President will not spend more than eight years in office as well as expressing his appreciation for women all over the country.
“Please take the gospel of peace and tolerance irrespective of your religion and ethnicity to them because this country belongs to all of us and God has given us President Goodluck Jonathan,” he said. “Goodluck Jonathan is the President today but he is not going to stay more than eight years. Nigeria belongs to all of us and not for one person.
“Without the women our democracy will not be complete. I have seen it all during the campaign and Mr. president appreciates the role of women in our democracy and the role the women played in installing this administration. That is the reason the President gave more than 35 per cent in his appointment.
“I will also urge you the women in the North Central that peace is what we need in this country. We are happy and glad that the North Central is relatively peaceful than the North East. This government relies on women because the young people and children who are used by the mischief makers are your children.
“All of us must say enough is enough for these mischief makers. The history of this country cannot be written without mentioning the role of women who played important roles during the pre-colonial era, including the Aba Women riot which gingered the independence of this country.”
Thank you, sir.