The Ijaw youths have warned the president not to take former president Goodluck Jonathan’s ‘reticence’ for granted
The Ijaw Youth Council said the order by the court for Jonathan to appear before it is embarrassing and provocative.
The council said no former president of Nigeria can be openly humiliated this way.
The council also condemned the subpeona by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Jonathan.
The council said the order given to the former president by the court is an embarrassment and a slap on the entire Ijaw nation.
In a statement issued on Thursday, October 26, by the president of the Ijaw Youth Council, Roland Oweilaemi, the council said invitation was made with mischief as a calculated effort to embarrass the former president.
Oweilaemi the council and the entire people of Ijaw will not allow such to happen.
He said: “This present government owes a duty in all moral fronts to respect the person of President Jonathan for the sacrifices he has made to keep us united. No former president of this country has ever be openly humiliated the way and manner this present government is persecuting Jonathan’s family. Let it not be seen as an offense for Jonathan to peacefully hand over power to President Buhari.
“As for the judge that issued that vexatious order, we appeal to him for the sake of our peaceful co-existence to have a rethink. Judicial decisions should be guided with public policy, public interest and public safety.
“You do no good to the country if your decision tears the country apart. It is constitutional for a judge to be guided by public policy, public interest and public safety in the discharge of his judicial functions.
“IYC call on President Muhammadu Buhari and the comity of ex-presidents to intervene in this matter. The Ijaw nation will not sit idle by and allow her son to be publicly humiliated in such a despicable manner.
“This has never happened in this country and we will not allow it to start with our son. Those who want to make history through the gentility of President Jonathan should as well be ready to dance the rhythm of the macabre sung. A word is enough for the wise.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Justice Okon Abang in a fresh ruling ordered that the former president appear before the court as witness on the trial of the immediate past spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.
Abang in his ruling said there won’t be any progress in the case if the former president does not appear before it within five days.Where is this country heading to ?