Abuja Bomb Blast; Northern leaders condemn Ciroma


Northern leaders in the G20 have condemned Ciroma and his group calling for on President Goodluck Jonathan to resign or be impeached over the Abuja bomb blast. Accordn the group, ciroma is not speaking on behalf of the North but for themselves.

The Northern Political Leaders Forum, has in a statement signed by Adamu Ciroma, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to resign his office as President, or be impeached within a few days. The group declared Jonathan as “incapable of leading the nation justly and fairly” and that “he is desperate enough to want to hang mass murder around the neck of unnamed Northerners to achieve his second term.”

But the G20Northen Leaders say that the likes of the former minister should desist from undermining the unity of the country with his provocative and disruptive comments on national issues.

The group enjoined the State Security Service and other Security Agencies not to spare people talking of dividing the country or undermining its security.

The secretary of the group, Alhaji Buahri Bala, stated these in a press statement made available to

Members of the group are Chief Soloman Lar, Amb. Hassan Adamu, Amb. Shehu Malami, Prof. Jerry Gana, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Chief Barnabas Gemade, Sen. Ibrahim Ida, Sen. Bala Mohammed, Prince Abubakar Audu, Dr. Rabiu Kwankaso, Malam Maina Waziri, Engr. Mohammed Abba Gana, Boni Haruna.

Others include Prof. Saad Abubakar, Col. Bala Mande (retd.), Mrs. Magaret Icheen, Chief Mrs. Salome Jakanda, Dr. Christie Silas, Maj. Gen Zamani Lekwot (retd.), Paul Unongo, Alh, Ali Umar and Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN) among several others.

The group said, “Given the serious nature of these tragic events, we denounce, in strong terms, attempts being made by some political leaders to politicize this matter.

“Surely it is far better to work together to move Nigeria away from the quicksand of ethnic and regional politics to the solid rock of national integration based on justice, social harmony and national security.

“People should not attempt to get anything or seek redress illegally or from outside of due process because in a democracy, it is through the ballot that people got elected and not through undemocratic process of incitements, dubious means and unfounded impeachment threats.

“In a country that is striving to fully democratize and insisting on one man one vote, such dubious means should not be allowed.”