Jonathan will never resign – Abati Reviewed by Momizat on . President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that he would neither resign nor convert to Islam as demanded by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. “The President cannot President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that he would neither resign nor convert to Islam as demanded by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. “The President cannot Rating:
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Jonathan will never resign – Abati

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that he would neither resign nor convert to Islam as demanded by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

“The President cannot be intimidated by any group or individual. The President will never resign. He has the mandate of Nigerians to serve his father land and nobody should imagine that he will succumb to blackmail,” Reuben Abati,the presidential spokesman told journalists in Abuja.

The Boko Haram, in a youtube broadcast on Saturday asked Mr Jonathan to either resign or change to Islam before it could cease fire.

“We do not kill women and children but those who have offended us, arrested our people and kill them,” the group said in the wake of a promise by Jonathan to end its activities before the end of June this year.

Mr Abati said “When Nigerians voted overwhelmingly for President Jonathan in the 2011 general election, they knew they were voting for a Christian…So, it amounts to sheer blackmail for any individual or group to ask the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to convert to Islam.”

For about two years, bombings and gun attacks by Boko Haram have become commonplace in the northern part of the country including  Abuja.

The sect which has made negotiation with the government impossible said it is seeking the conversion of Nigeria to an Islamic state.

 

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  • David Sinclair

    As usual in islam the bloody savages will now want to kill him. The only way to world peace is a global ban on islam.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KCFCIIC2ZIKS5Y5LPUK7JMK7TE Plasma

       Enlighten me. How do you ban a religion?

      • http://www.facebook.com/saheed.imran Saheed Imran

        thanks bro hw do u ban someone from his belief. and sometimes i thinks most people r nt just objective abt d real issue. for us as muslims boko haram activities are considered anti islamic.even quran says there is no compulsion in religion (QURAN 2:256) and non muslims live with the prophet in madina in his lifetime. so hw do u juxtapose dis meaningless demand of boko haram from d president with d a clear statment from d quran. dre is a distinction between ISLAM and boko haram coz u can only judge islam by the teachings stipulated in Quran and not d statement of Boko Haram. How i wish guys can criticize islam base on d content of d quran and nt d sayings and activities of Boko haram

        • adekunleaj

          Who f*cking care, they should stop killing our people

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A6DX6WZCG4WEP5P4MRQYVP6BVQ ALBERTS

    let boko haram go to hell i don,t care .usless islamic idiot. that need only blood…i rather preffer nigeria to divid than islam…..  idiote people. let the north go to hell . selfish people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M4OO4GE746FDYRNK7HAI33S2LM edward

    everytime we hear that Islam is a religion of peace, then why is it that they never co-exist with people of other religion in peace? ie. Mindano in Philipines, Sudan and South Sudan, Northern Nigeria, Tuareg in Mali, Afghanistan, Indian and Pakistan, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Isreal and Palestines, Chenchenya and Russia.Infact the list is endless then where is the peace? As much as every human has the right to religion, I still believe that the content of the Quaran needs to be reviewed.

  • http://twitter.com/ifendee Dexter!

    Why are northern and Islamic leaders so so silent? Doesn’t that tell you that they are involved.
    Blood suckers…
    God will purnish them

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