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Why South-South Elders Want President Jonathan Arrested



The South-South Chiefs and Elders Council, SSCEC International, on Saturday, September 6, 2014, vowed to arrest President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Executive Chairman of the Council, Ama-Opu Senibo of Opobo Kingdom, Chief Reuben Jaja, who made the declaration on behalf of other Chiefs, said the President would be arrested if he fails to declare for second term in the overall office.
Vanguard reports that Jaja made the assertion in Abuja during a Grand endorsement of President Jonathan for second term in office and the conferment of Transformation Excellence award on the Federal Ministry of Information and other outstanding Ministries.
Jaja explained that the event was designed to showcase their support for the President for serving the country right and doing the people of the country proud.
He insisted that Jonathan reserved the right to seek a second term in office in view of his performance in the last four years.  Jaja further threatened that the Council would arrest the President and compel him to run for the 2015 general elections should he ignore their call.
According to him, the group’s only goal was to support the President who has served the country right, and noted that they feel Jonathan is qualified to run by law and by way of performance.
Jaja, while lauding the President’s performance so far, said the country had witnessed tremendous progress in education, agriculture, transport, women affairs, youth development, entertainment and other important sectors of the nation’s economy.

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