Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is as an unsophisticated simpleton (meaning a foolish or gullible person.)
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Shettima made this scathing remark about Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja at the unveiling of “On a Platter of Gold – How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria”, a book written by an ex-Minister of Youths and Sports in the Jonathan administration, and the Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress, APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.
The Borno State governor who was the chairman of the occasion took a swipe at the former President when recalling their meeting three weeks after Chibok girls’ abduction.
He said, “When the Chibok girls saga started, they made the president to believe that there was no abduction; that the Chibok girls were kidnapped by the governor of Borno State to embarrass the Jonathan administration and he believed that line of story.
“There was a global outcry on the issue but Jonathan was in a world of his own created by the clowns and also the misfits around him. I wasn’t invited to Abuja until nearly three weeks later and even when I was invited to Abuja, I was quiet thrilled that at last I was getting the attention of my leader. I was asked to come along with Commissioner of Police, the Divisional Police Officer in Chibok, the Commissioner of Education, the Military Commander in Chibok and the Director of DSS in Borno.
“We were all ushered into the Villa. Sadly, when the president came in, he was still in that mood. He started threatening the school principal that she should tell them where the girls were. ‘principal, you must tell me where the girls are. Commissioner of Police, you have to tell me’.
“He immediately ordered for the arrest of the principal, the DPO, Commissioner of Police and the Director of DSS, that they must produce the girls.
“Incidentally, the Brigade Commander in Chibok, was an Ijaw man, one Capt. Godknows. And because they know the president is such a very unsophisticated simpleton, he is such an honest man, they knew that if they had brought in the man, they would have gotten him confused. So, they deliberately refused to bring the Brigade Commander in Chibok and that made the president to lose a true perspective on the issues. But we have to give it to him, that by conceding defeat, he saved the nation from the precipice.”