By Lawrence Olaoye
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said his performance is better than those of his predecessors in office.
This was in response to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who at the weekend described Jonathan’s performance in office as below average.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe in Abuja, described Obasanjo’s assessment of his boss’ performance as “untrue, misleading and clearly do not tally with the facts on the ground.”
The statement said the Presidency wished to assert “without equivocation, that in terms of performance and achievements, no administration since 1960 when Nigeria gained independence from Britain, has done as much as that of President Jonathan.”
“Every discerning and unbiased Nigerian will definitely attest to this fact as the evidence stare all of us in the face,” he stated.
Okupe continued : “We will show here that contrary to Chief Obasanjo’s position, the Federal Government under President Jonathan has performed excellently given the prevailing circumstances and resources available.
“An assessment of key sectors of national life under the Jonathan administration will definitely controvert Chief Obasanjo’s argument that President Jonathan has not performed well.
““We therefore wish to assert without equivocation that in terms of performance and achievements, no administration since 1960 when Nigeria gained independence from Britain has done as much as that of President Jonathane”, he stated.