African Democratic Congress, ADC, has described the state of emergency imposed on Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states by President Goodluck Jonathan as the most creative way to tame the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, which had been terrorising Nigerians in the past three years.
National Chairman of the party, Chief Okey Nwosu, made this observation.
He quoted the President as saying that the growing insecurity in the troubled states compelled him to exercise his powers as enshrined in Section 305 Subsection 1 of the constitution, which empowered him as the chief security officer of the country.
Nwosu noted that President Jonathan has set a new democratic paradigm by last Tuesday’s declaration of the state of emergency.
He said: “Nobody is in doubt of the security situation in those states; its a creative way to tame the monsters. Jonathan has set a new democratic paradigm. This is a model that can be applied in any troubled region of the world”.
“It is evident that this President is not about power, rather a deeply concerned statesman , a humble and authentic leader. He has just said lets build a country together , but we have to be disciplined or get a marching order.
“He has also given the security authorities unequivocal order to deal with terrorism no matter whose ox is gored.
“This equally means that within the period of the Jonathan’s state of emergency status, the state security vote will go to the organ responsible for the peace.”