Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko has urged Nigerians to rally round President Goodluck Jonathan in his efforts to bring an end to the security challenges facing the country.
Mimiko made the call on Thursday in Akure while playing host to members of the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Akure led by its Chairman and Pro-chancellor, Mr. Mahmud Yahaya (SAN).
The governor urged Nigerians to ignore those who had chosen to embark on undue politicisation of national security challenge.
He said, “I am of the view that the effort to bring an end to the security challenges in some states through the recently declared State of Emergency should be lauded by all.
“For me, this is the time to rally round the President and jettison all forms of divisive and non-productive politicking.”
Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the state in the 2012 election, Olusola Oke, hailed Jonathan for declaring a state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Kunle Adebayo, Oke said Jonathan took the best decision any responsible leader should take, given the current circumstances.
Oke said, “The president has acted as a strong leader. The deployment of troops in the troubled states without sacking the democratic structures is a clear evidence that Mr. President believes in strengthening the institution of democracy. It also shows that he is firmly in charge of the security situation in the country”.