by Adeniyi Abdul
What is this – Bash-GEJ week?
“Uncontrollable laughter” is not exactly a phrase which finds it’s way into every criticism directed at President Goodluck Jonathan, but for Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of the late Gani Fawehinmi, it is – as lawyers say – the fit and proper reaction.
In a statement released earlier this week, the legal practitioner reacted to the recent statements by Boko Haram asking the president to resign. “I read with uncontrollable laughter the insult meted out to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the statement read. “What a shame! The docile nature of the President has allowed such an insignificant group of nuisances popularly known as Boko Haram to insult him, thereby insulting the whole nation, by asking him to resign.
“The President has disgraced this country enough, he must either show his competence and willingness to work by terminating Boko Haram within one month and start developing the nation properly, or comply with the Boko Haram requests.” he stated.
“Those who are not willing to work and are interested in their previous domains in foreign countries should go, and be replaced immediately with people who are interested in working for Nigeria,” he continued, going on to mention several ministers. “These include Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance/Coordinating Minister of the Economy; Mr. Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Trade and Industry; Mrs. Diezani Allison-Maduke, Minister of Petroleum and Resources; and Prof. Bart Nnaji- Minister of Power.”