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Published On: Wed, Jul 9th, 2014

Jonathan is Nigeria’s number one enemy – APC

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apc logoBy Umar Muhammad Puma & Ayodele Samuel, Lagos

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described President Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria’s number one enemy because of his propensity to perpetrate impunity, abuse federal institutions and tolerate corruption, all in a dangerous clamour to win re-election at all costs.

In a statement issued in Osogbo yesterday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said under President

Jonathan’s watch, Nigeria has been thrown into unprecedented crisis that is manifesting in the opposition strongholds of Rivers, Edo, Adamawa and Nasarawa states and elsewhere across the country.

The party said as far as President Jonathan is concerned, all that matters is his re-election. “While he pursues that goal with vigour, the over 200 missing girls in Borno can stay where they are being kept by their abductors for over three months now; and the daily carnage in the North-east as well as Kaduna, Nasarawa and Benue states can continue, even though over 12,000 people have been killed and 8,000 maimed”, it stated.

‘Unfortunately, in the midst of all the shenanigans, Nigerians are more divided than ever along ethnic and religious lines, no thanks to a President who is so obsessed with power that he will not hesitate to cash-in on the nation’s fault lines, abuse federal institutions, compromise once-credible public commentators to shamelessly mortgage their integrity on the altar of greed, and disregard even the Electoral Act, by kick-starting electioneering campaign before the starting gun is fired.

‘’In view of this, we are now alerting the good people of Nigeria that President Jonathan’s re-election at all costs is a clear and present danger to Nigeria, her people and indeed her democracy.

‘’Unless Nigerians speak out Nigerians should gear up for more dangerous days ahead, which will include the stripping of the citizenry of their constitutionally-guaranteed basic rights, more egregious abuse of national institutions, perpetration of more acts of corruption as well as the muscling and muzzling of the opposition, even as the people will continue to be impoverished’’, APC said.

 

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