The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, yesterday in Warri, Delta State took time out to reply Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu while rounding off his visit to Naval formations for calling President Goodluck Jonathan a dictator.
The minister described President Jonathan as one who wraps himself with a democratic gown and therefore cannot be in a hurry to take decisions that are far-reaching and binding. He also lashed that, Tinubu is the one who picks who and who not to occupy certain positions in APC.
Speaking further he said, “You cannot describe the president as clueless. The President is a man who has wrapped himself fully in a democratic gown. And to wrap himself in a democratic gown, you cannot be in a hurry to take decisions. You must always have a balanced position on all issues. When President Olusegun Obasanjo was there, people complained of high-handedness.
“When President Yar’Adua was there, there were some complaints. Now that Jonathan is there, he is trying to be democratic in every sense of it and every now and then, he is using his power to ensure certain things are done properly. People are saying he is becoming dictatorial.
“That is not dictatorship. Even in democracy, the law allows some elements of enforcement. If the enforcement is now interpreted to mean dictatorship, then, something must be wrong with us,” the minister said.
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