Jonathan urged to improve security before 2015 general elections

Godwin Tyonongu

A clergyman has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to use the full weight of the federal government to mobilise more resources and greater effort in tackling insurgency in the country before the 2015 general elections.
The general overseer of the Garden of Love and Deliverance Ministries, Prophet Sunday Balogun, who gave the advice at the weekend, said the spate of insurgence could cause the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to lose the 2015 presidential and many governorship seats, if the level of violence and sustained killings in the country did not stop.
He passionately appealed to the president, during an interview with newsmen at the church premises in Masaka, near Abuja, to give priority attention to the security of the people more than his re-election bid.
The president, he remarked, needed to summon the courage and firmness as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to muster the necessary resources to defeat Boko Haram insurgents before the elections.
Prophet Balogun reasoned that the sanctity of human life should have been placed above, “who wins what position in the country”.
Balogun said: “The blood of thousands of innocent people killed since the Boko Haram insurgency started in year 2009, has cried up to heaven and God is not happy that politicians do not seem to be concerned about it.”
“I am not interested in politics and I am not a politician. Also, am not asking for favour from government. I only say what God asks me to reveal.”
“God is not happy that even those who did not labour to occupy their positions are jubilating about the blood of innocent people that are shed for nothing”, Balogun added.

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