A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Eti-Osa Constituency 2, Gbolahan Yishawu has advised President Goodluck Jonathan to step aside instead of the purported plan to declare state of emergency in some parts of the North.
Yishawu, who maintained that stepping aside will go a long way in curbing the insurgency ravaging the area, stated that the problem of Boko Haram is very saddening and is leading the country to a state of anarchy.
The lawmaker who stated this at the Assembly Complex on Monday in a chat with House correspondents explained that the essence of coming to governance is to solve problems, adding that as a government, “if you are not getting result, you bow out.
“It is the duty of government to have innovative approach to solve problems. The Federal Government whom Nigerians have saddled with the responsibility, should be able to find solutions if there are problems.
“If President Jonathan is unable to find solution to the insurgency in the Northern parts of the country, then the next step is to honourably step aside and allow others who can do the job to come in.”
The lawmaker also argued that if state of emergency is declared in some states and thereafter the Boko Haram moved to other states, “would state of emergency be declared in the whole of the federation?” he queried.
According to him state of emergency ought to be declared as a last resort when all alternatives have been used.
While responding on the alternative that could have been used to solve the problem, he maintained that as a state lawmaker he had no solution to the problem of the insurgency.
“Personally, I don’t have the solution because I don’t have the opportunity of access to the intelligence report. If I were in the President’s shoe and I don’t have solution, then I would step aside,” he added.