A former chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Northern Elder, Alhaji Yaro Makama Rigachikun, has said two factors were put forward by the northern elites to dump former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Apparently reacting to the recent book released by the former, Nigerian leader, Goodluck Jonathan, Rigachikun who is now a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) told the audience that he owned it a duty to tell the world the real reasons why the north dumped Jonathan in 2015.
He was speaking in Kaduna on Thursday during a solidarity visit by the Sanga Local Government People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Stakeholders Forum to the state PDP gubernatorial candidate, Alh Isa
Rigachikun disclosed that the first reason why the North rose against Jonathan in 2015 was the fact that the former President took oath of office twice.
“He was sworn in when late Umaru Yar adua died. He was again sworn-in, in 2011 when he won that year’s presidential election. To the Northern establishment, he was sworn in twice, which was in tandem with the constitution.”
He added: “To allow the former leader to be sworn in for the third time was against the spirit of the constitution and the Northern establishment would not take that.”
According to the Northern Elder, the second reason was the issue of suspicious and distrust because the Northern establishment believed that the former leader had a hand in Boko Haram.
However, he contended that event later proved that the former leader was not behind the insurgency, saying, as a former member of APC we came to realise that Jonathan hands was never in Boko Haram.
Instead, the PDP chieftain remarked that the issue of Boko Haram is still very much around us, saying, even President Buhari is still grappling with the issue of insurgency.