The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), has blamed the insecurity in the country on former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
The NLYF, a coalition of northern socio-political groups, said that the country would not have found itself in the current security challenges if Jonathan had respected the agreement he reached with northern governors and leaders to only serve for one term, following President Umar Yar’Adua’s death.
Elliot Afiyo, NLYF chairman, said this while speaking with journalists in Yola, Adamawa State capital, on Saturday.
He said though the coalition has been championing rotational presidency, it will henceforth look beyond regions to get a President capable of dealing with the current security challenges.
“Coalition or cabal is behind the current security situation being faced by the country,” he said.
He added: “With what is going on in this country, we need to bring anybody from anywhere in this country to deal with the situation.
“If you flash back to the Jonathan regime, you will observe that Jonathan was ready and willing to deal with the security situation, but some people, especially from the North (undermined him) – we have evidence. A coalition or cabal benefitting from the insecurity is causing the insecurity in this country. And you need somebody with a lion heart to deal with it. That is why we threw the presidency open.”
“If Jonathan had agreed on that one term, we wouldn’t have been having all these insecurity (challenges) that we are having.”
However, the ex-president denied entering any agreement with northern governors to only serve for one term.