By Ambrose Obioma Okehi
Following the way things are going in the country coupled with the insecurity in all the regions of the country, former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, has openly declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is not the man running the affairs of the country Nigeria, that it is the Governors the running the affairs at the country and that PMB is just one man in Abuja.
The ex-president added that things have gone so bad that the States and their governors Nigerians rely on.
However, Jonathan appealed to state governors to meet under the umbrella of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to look at the various issues affecting the country and profer solution.
The Ijaw-born ex-president, who is recently rumoured to be eyeying the number one seat in Nigeria disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Benin, Edo State on Sunday during the 50th birthday celebration of Charles Osazuwa, president of the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly.
He said: “the coming together of all the governors in a round table to discuss and proffer solutions to issues affecting Nigeria would help the president who relies on briefings from across the states.
Throwing more lights on the issue, he said: “Governors themselves should continue to meet, I don’t really love a situation where the northern governors will meet then the southern governors will cry foul.
“Then the southern governors will meet, and the northern governors will cry foul, that will not help our country.
“The governors through the governors forum should meet, they are the people who run this country, the president is just one person in Abuja.
“The states, especially in a country where the local governments are very weak, it’s the states that people fall back to.
“So if the governors of the states meet and dialogue, interrogate things that are good for this country, then we will move forward.
“I don’t really enjoy the antagonism between governors, they should come together and discuss.
“If there are issues that are affecting one or two states, I think the governors should see how they can collectively come with a way to address those issues,” he added.
He therefore noted that while he was in office he never used his position to punish people.
Recall that Jonathan was once the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, and then later governed the state and from there became Vice-President before he emerged president of Nigeria.
The former President who believes that election is not a do or die affairs however said while in politics, he had a conviction to never cause the death of anyone.
“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,” he said.
“Some of the things I did while in office to which people still refer was based on the conviction not to use my position to cause the death of anybody.
“Any position I have occupied by divine providence should not be used to create hardship for other people.”