Nigeria will burn if Jonathan is arrested – Orubebe


A member of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Kennedy Orubebe, has said Nigeria will plunge into crisis if ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is arrested following his invitation by a Federal High Court.

He said any effort to probe Jonathan should begin with a thorough investigation into all sleazy practices carried out under previous presidents and heads of state.

Speaking with the New Telegraph, Orubebe said: ”I vehemently say that for them to make any mistake of arresting Jonathan will not augur well for the present government.

”But we know that past Presidents and Heads of State in the country have committed a lot of atrocities against this country and nobody raised an eyebrow.

”I repeat if Buhari’s government makes any attempt to arrest President Jonathan, it will not be taken kindly particularly by the Ijaws. In fact, the country will burn.

”I know for sure that Buhari’s government will not arrest Jonathan. So, let’s leave it like that. But in case it happens, the entire Niger Delta will boil and Buhari will not be comfortable wherever he is. In fact, government should not think of that.

”Although Jonathan ignored his people when he was in power and developed the North, be that as it may, let this government remember that he (Jonathan) came from somewhere because he remains our son no matter what.”