8th October, 2010
The Jonathan Sambo Campaign Organisation has called for the trial of an associate of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, for treason over his recent statement that the North will make the country ungovernable for President Goodluck Jonathan if he is able to get the presidential ticket of Peoples Democratic Party and was victorious in the 2011 elections.
The second republic politician also said the North will also not accept the emergence of any candidate from any other part of the country in a recent interview.
But in a press release signed by Sully Abu yesterday, the Jonathan Campaign Organisation said the comments by Kaita is treasonable.
The campaign group therefore called on the security agencies to take appropriate action.
â€œThe point must be made that those promising to make the country ungovernable for President Jonathan, as Alhaji Lawal Kaita openly boasted recently, must also be ready to keep a date with the law.
â€œWe are after all a country governed by laws, and the laws of treason are very clear in this regard.
â€œWe were all witnesses to the high wire political mischief played in years gone by, all aimed at achieving effortless regime change.
We remember how fifth columnists executed searches on the homes of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and others, to achieve predetermined ends.
â€œWe also recall how, in that epoch, the issue of 53 suitcases was contrived to ease a putsch against Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. Clearly we are on the march again, and the same characters of yesteryears are the game players once again.
â€œBut this time, Nigerians can not be fooled. Our people remain eternally vigilant, and we call on the security agencies not to hesitate to charge anyone found culpable with the relevant laws of the land.”