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Goodluck Jonathan 'People who say ex-president is better than Buhari should be stoned,’ Shettima says

Shettima is said to have made the statement on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, during the distribution of relief materials in Maiduguri.

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Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima

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According to Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, people who say that the Goodluck Jonathan administration was better than President Muhammadu Buhari’s government should be stoned like Satan.

Shettima is said to have made the statement on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, during the distribution of relief materials in Maiduguri, the state capital, ThisDay reports.

“The politicians who left us to our troubles in the last five years only to come back when peace has returned to the state to tell us that Jonathan’s administration was better than the present should be stoned just like the Satan is stoned at the Kaaba,” the governor said.

Shettima had earlier said that Jonathan treated residents of Borno state like distant cousins during his tenure.

“I don’t really know what would have happened to us if President Buhari did not come on board. The previous administration branded us as distant cousins. We were left to our fate,” he said at the 1st Annual Dialogue on Rebuilding Borno held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Abuja.

He also said that Jonathan did not call him to discuss the 2014 Chibok abduction until 19 days after the girls had been taken.

“In our own case, Your Excellency, after the Chibok abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in April, 2014, it took 19 days for me to receive a call from the Presidency,” Shettima said while receiving former president, Olusegun Obasanjo at the Government House in Maiduguri.

Obasanjo had earlier criticized Jonathan for failing to act immediately the girls were kidnapped.

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