Jonathan, a trainee president - ACN •ACN only celebrates people’s tragedies - PDP

THE Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has described President Goodluck
Jonathan as a trainee president.
In a statement issued in Ilorin on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary,
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party wondered how else one can describe the
administration’s lack of capacity to be proactive or respond in a timely and
robust manner to the recent catalogue of woes and national calamities.
In the opinion of the party, the continued bungling of the Boko Haram
insurgency which is harvesting more deaths almost on a daily basis, the
unstoppable carnage on the Nigerian roads, the executive somersaults of the
administration on policy issues, and in general the slow, unfocused and
uncertain responses of government to issues depict a government on
According to the ACN, the closure of the Lokoja-Abuja highway which has
cut off Abuja, the federal capital city due to flooding of roads and bridges on
the Abuja-Lokoja highway, signposts the extent of the country’s decayed
national infrastructure and exposes the incapable hands entrusted to salvage
However, even worse is the fact that the president has not deemed it fit to
comment on this disaster, neither has there been any visit by a federal
minister or any co-ordinated response to the disaster from the central
government, the ACN statement said.
On a weekend of multiple disasters such as the Lokoja flooding, the bomb
blast in Bauchi, and the two weeks of non-stop flooding all around the country,
the ACN alleged that the president’s handlers showed more concern in
informing Nigerians about President Jonathan’s trip to the United Nations
General Assembly summit than explaining or proposing a co-ordinated
response to these calamities.
The disposition of President Jonathan’s administration to the welfare of
Nigerians, the ACN said, confirmed the widely held belief that the welfare or
well-being of Nigerians is definitely not a priority to his government,
otherwise why could the president not find time to visit even by helicopter
the disaster zones to at least give hope to the victims or their relations, the
party queried.

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