President Goodluck Jonathan does not have the capacity to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency, a Kenyan presidential aspirant, Prof George Wajackoyah, has said.
The Kenyan noted that for Nigeria to avoid a break up and overcome the activities of the sect, the President must seek the assistance of former Heads of State. He said seeking foreign help should be the last resort for the Nigerian government.
Addressing reporters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, the presidential aspirant said if the Boko Haram debacle is not properly handled, it could reduce Nigeria from the toast of investors to that of apprehension.
According to him, former Heads of State, such as Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Muhammadu Buhari, will assist Jonathan to resolve the lingering insecurity in the country.
Wajackoyah said: “I feel so bad that Nigeria, which used to be the beacon of security and prosperity in Africa, is slipping into chaos and anarchy, because of the challenge of insecurity, terror threat and religious extremism.
“Nigeria used to be the hope of economic prosperity and political stability… My prayer is that God will intervene to solve this problem. God will help President Goodluck Jonathan to call for advice from former Heads of States. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Muhammadu Buhari should go into a room and dialogue, to assist the President on how to resolve this problem of Boko Haram and find out how they can fight the situation. This is because this one is beyond Goodluck Jonathan.
“Jonathan cannot fight it alone. He needs former Heads of State to assist him in resolving the national anxiety; to find out the cause of the Boko Haram conflict, which I am convinced can be resolved. I feel so bad seeing brothers killing brothers. These are all Nigerians killing one another. I think some people are showing bitterness by saying: ‘Let us go and bomb them’ Who will be destroyed at the end of the day? The economy of Nigeria and the country’s name go down. The people themselves go down. Foreign investors go away.
“Well, external assistance can only come in as a last resort, because it is wrong to go outside to call people as a country to come and solve your problem. They will have a different agenda. They might come in with troops to kill the terrorists but it is not right.”