The Futility of Jonathan’s State of Emergency
- The President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has just bought another dummy called state of emergency from his security chiefs.
He thinks it will work. I think it will not.
Jonathan’s state of emergency is different from that of Obasanjo. Unlike under Obasanjo, this one keeps the offices and privileges of political office holders intact in the states where it will operate. The only difference is that the security of the state will be vested in the hands of the military and some constitutional righ