By Ehi Ekhator
A member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, in his usual fearless utterances has said that President Goodluck Jonathan is a failure to Nigeria.
He warned that if President Jonathan nurse the idea of rigging 2015 presidential election in his favour, there will be chaos.
In an interview conducted by Vanguard, national newspaper on Tuesday, Junaid said that the President has not done anything in any important part of governance such as law and order, security which could have been a tool to win him a second term in the office, and warned that if care is not taken, President Jonathan might be disgraced if he had the guts to re-contest.
Mohammed, a leading member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) revealed that the north would not vote for Jonathan come, 2015.
He said: “I am not and I have never been a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. And I have never been a governor and I don’t think I will be a governor in this world. But what I am saying is this: in a democracy, there is what we call performance legitimacy.
“That is if you are elected into a position of authority or power, your legitimacy does not only rest on your winning the election, but also in performing on the job so that people will say you have done well and may be in the mood to give you another term”
Mohammed also alleged that President Jonathan did not win the last election.
“As far as I am concerned, Jonathan did not win the last election. Goodluck has not performed in any manner credible that will warrant his being re-elected or think of being considered for re-election.
“Now, whether there was an agreement or not, the fact of the matter is that he has failed in very critical areas of governance. He has failed in security. He has failed in law and order. He has failed in economy. He has failed in everything that matters to a government and to the people of a country.
“Now, for me, he should not consider running but if he is determined to run and rig the election the way he did in 2011 together with INEC and security services, then he is asking for mayhem in the country and I have said it several times, if he insists on running and rigging the election, there will be mayhem.
“Now, many media people have chosen to ignore the aspect where I said if he runs and rigs the election. Let me tell you, I have been in politics for over 40 years,
“If he can decide today that there is going to be free and fair election by INEC in conjunction with the Police, the DSS, then my reaction will be let Goodluck stand for election, we will go there vote and defeat and disgrace him. But the fact of the matter is that people are very wary about the way elections have been conducted in the history of this country.”