The controversy that began after comments made by Borno State Governor, Kashmir Shettima, at a book launch in Abuja saying how and why former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 election, have taken a new turn with northern leaders warning the former president’s aide not to insult Shettima over his comments.
Kashim Shettima had chided Jonathan for blaming him over the kidnap of Chibok girls and for not doing enough to rescue the young women.
Shettima also shut down those calling for the restructuring of Nigeria, saying he did not find any merit in the advocacy.
Reno Omorki claimed that Shettima paved the way for the abduction of the Chibok girls and should blame himself and not Jonathan.
The group has however asked Omokri to also note that Shettima had distinguished himself in governance and delivery of dividends of democracy to his people in his capacities as the governor of Borno State and as the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum. “Omokri should note that the North of today does not tolerate disrespect for its leaders from any quarter,” Suleiman said. “We find Omokri’s argument as pedestrian as it is disappointing,” Suleiman said, advising Omokri to always secure “solid grounds on which to base his arguments lest he keeps embarrassing his paymaster in the market square.” “It’s no longer acceptable for irresponsible commentators like Omokri to insult any northern leader and expect to go away with it. He said that northerners would only be disposed o a Nigeria in which leaders from every section re mutually respected.