26 August 2011
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said that he would not succumb to pressure to govern the country with high-handedness in addressing the various challenges confronting the country.
He made the remarks at the inter-denominational service to mark the 51st Independence Anniversary at the National Christian Centre,
The President said he listened to various opinions by many people, particularly in the media, that the nation needed to be governed with high-handedness.
He, however, said he did not take to such advice as he was not cut out for such type of leadership.
“If you listen to Nigerians, by reading the newspapers, and through their statements, some Nigerians will want the President of this country to be a lion or a tiger.
“Some others will want the President to operate like a military general, like the Chief of Army Staff. Incidentally, I am not a lion and I am not also a General.