Monday, November 7, 2011

Jonathan's Election Cause of Insecurity in Country - U.S. Agency

Note: The title is a misrepresentation of the report, available from the “Library” in the right-hand column of this blog.

Leadership (Abuja)
6 November 2011

A notable United States based civil society organisation, Fund for Peace, has blamed the eruption of violence in different parts of the country on the ascension of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to the presidency, in violation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rule of zoning that, if followed in April, would have given the northern part of the country the presidential slot for another four years.

In its report on the April polls released recently entitled "Unlock Nigeria", and exclusively obtained by LEADERSHIP SUNDAY, the organisation interested in peace and conflict resolution across the world attributes the present ethnic and religious tensions in the nation to its politics.

"The alternation of the presidency between the North and the South every two terms has been the rule since 1999, as per a PDP agreement. However, the death of President Yar'Adua mid-term in 2010 has thrown this delicate balance off kilter.

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