Dr. Anthony Chidi Brains Agbazuere, one of Nigeria’s leading human rights lawyers and labour activist, has called on all Nigerians to respect the sanctity of the office of the Nigerian president.
He has also appealed to Nigerians, irrespective of their political, ethnic and religious inclinations to stop the use of intemperate expressive thoughts in reacting to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and not take his simplicity for granted.
Dr. Agbazuere, who is the President of Global Centre for Peace and Justice, a Non-Governmental Human Rights Organization expressed these views while speaking to journalists in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, Sunday. Dr. Agbazuere, said the fact that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has or possesses a very simple, cultured and disciplined personality disposition that is not given to rowdy behaviour, should not give some Nigerians the impetus or audacity to insult the president.
According to him, they can offer alternative views to issues on political governance which they do share or agree with, without resorting to the use of insulting language.
He said “we condemn in very strong terms, any attempt by the Nigeria Governors Forum to undermine President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as Nigeria’s foremost political leadership figure or the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria."
He said governors whose views support the scraping of the Local Government System in Nigeria must avoid acts that are capable of causing revolution in Nigeria. “Nigerians must stop being cowards and speak out by emulating the likes Chief Edwin K. Clark, who has shown consistency in speaking out against matters or issues that will not promote the ethos of Patriotism, Nationalism and Unity” he said.