Boko Haram: Jonathan Disagrees With Azazi On PDP’s Involvement-Leadership



President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday toed a different path from his National Adviser (NSA), Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi, when he disagreed with him outrightly on a statement credited to him in the media in which he blamed udemocratic practices in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the rise of insurgency by the Islamic extremist sect, Haram in the country.

“I don’t believe that is undemocratic practices in the PDP that could give rise to Haram or any other groups. So probably, people to ask NSA to what he really means. I have read from the papers. I don’t believe  is undemocratic practices of the PDP that gave rise to this or any other militant groups” he stated.

Azazi, had at the second South-South summit in Asaba, Delta State capital, where insecurity was discussed hinted that “the extent of violence did not increase in Nigeria until when there was a declaration by the current president that he was to contest”

But Jonathan said was left for the NSA to what he meant when he declared that, while PDP got wrong from the beginning by saying Mr. A can rule, Mr. A cannot rule, according to PDP’s convention, rules and regulations and not according to the constitution, the Zoning formula of the party created the climate for what has manifested itself in haram.

Speaking when he a courtesy call to Thisday Newspaper office in Abuja to inspect the level of damage by Thursday’s twin bomb attack at the papers offices in Abuja and another which affected it office as well as the SUN and the Moment Newspapers respectively, the president, however, noted that although he read the news in which some journalists quoted the National Adviser, he must read the script by himself “and listen to him (NSA)” before deciding whether Azazi said so or not.

He said, “ thing I do know, like philosophers will say that human beings disagree people use different words to mean the same thing and use word to mean different things. That is the primary reason for disagreement. That is why public officers like us are extremely careful words are extremely elastic.  So sometimes, you have something in your mind you want to communicate but the way you communicate it , different people will give different interpretations. That is why some human beings who don’t think are quarrelsome. When they hear something, they only understand it in way. They don’t give the opportunity to look the other way.”

 

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