Interim Govt Is Treasonable Talk – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan
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Those promoting the idea of an interim national government (ING) to replace the current democratic setup are toying with treason, President Goodluck Jonathan has declared.
Consequently, the President distanced himself from the idea, stressing that the re-scheduled 2015 General Elections would hold as planned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
President Jonathan made the declaration at the at the first 2015 plenary session of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Sunday in Abuja
His words: “Interim government is not known to the Nigerian constitution. I don’t have powers to redefine our constitution.
“There is no way Goodluck Jonathan, who was elected by the people with a clear mandate, will now go and head an interim government without a mandate.The only interim government that anybody can contemplate is a military government which, of course, will not be accepted. ECOWAS will not accept it. That is why we forced Burkina Faso to take the decision they took; AU will not accept it, the UN will not accept it and Nigerians will not in this present generation accept it. So any insinuation about interim government is treasonable and people should not talk about it. Elections will be conducted as scheduled by INEC.”
He argued that Nigeria has had its unfair share of insecurity which also led to the postponement of the election but there was no going back on the new dates.

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