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Abuse Of Power: Nigerians Tackle Goodluck Jonathan




Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has been heavily criticised following his recent comments on abuse of power.

Recall that Jonathan had been quoted saying that he did not abuse power as the number one citizen of the country.

He reportedly made the comment while speaking at the 50th birthday celebration of Charles Osazuwa, the president of the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly, held in Edo State on Sunday, May 16.

Jonathan, who led the country from 2010 to 2015, said when he joined politics, he decided not to use his position to punish people. He had said: “My belief, particularly when I joined politics, is not to use a temporary privilege, a temporary position God has given to me, to punish people.”

However, Nigerians have asked the former president to explain why he sacked the ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

Reacting to Jonathan’s comments, some Nigerians took to their Twitter pages to cite instances during Jonathan’s tenure when he allegedly abused power while others opined that his comment shows weakness.

A Twitter user, Modibbo Sanusi, asked whether the sacking of Sanusi after exposing former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke’s looting under Jonathan is not punishment.

He said: “Sacking Sanusi after exposing Dezini’s looting under you is not punishment. This is the man that some people think he deserves some accolades.”

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