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Published On: Thu, Apr 17th, 2014

Abuja explosion: APC blast Jonathan for campaigning

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President Goodluck JonathanBy Umar Muhammad Puma

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Goodluck Jonathan is exhibiting the traits of an insensitive and utterly hard-hearted leader, by returning to his illegal campaign trail, barely 24 hours after 75 of his compatriots died in a bomb blast in Abuja, and as news broke that 200 school girls had been abducted by Boko Haram in Borno.

In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday, by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party also renewed its call on the President to urgently convene a stakeholders’ summit and pursue a nonpartisan approach towards ending the insurgency, as it is now very obvious that the challenge posed by it is beyond the capacity of the government.

‘’The message that President Jonathan is sending to Nigerians is that keeping his plum job, at all cost, is more important to him than the security and welfare of the same people who voted him into office. Otherwise, the President would not have rushed back to his illegal campaign trail at a time he should be leading the nation in mourning the dead.

‘’Who will President Jonathan rule over when his countrymen and women are being daily mowed down under his watch?” the APC queried. ‘’Without mincing words, President Jonathan erred badly, by not showing enough sympathy for the victims of Monday’s blast.

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