by Stanley Azuakola
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has once again come out to strongly criticise Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, calling him a “leader in training.”
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, listed the president’s offence this time as his alleged poor response to the multiple challenges that the country’s currently facing.
The party’s criticism was contained in a statement which Mohammed issued in Ilorin on Thursday.
“How else can one 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?”
ACN argued that the Jonathan administration has shown itself to be nothing but a ‘government in internship,’ due to the persistence of the Boko Haram insurgency, resulting in more deaths almost every day, the carnage on the nation’s roads, policy somersault, and the slow and uncertain responses to national issues.
On the deadly flooding which has affected various states, the ACN wondered why the President had neither deemed it fit to comment on the incident, nor had there been any visit by a minister or any coordinated response to the disaster from the Federal Government.
However, that claim by the ACN is faulty. Both Nigeria’s ministers of wworks and environment visited Lokoja on Monday over the flooding incident, where they expressed the concern of President Jonathan over the incident and directed three construction companies to begin work on clearing the flooded Lokoja-Abuja expressway.
The ACN claimed that on a weekend of multiple disasters such as the Lokoja flooding, the Bauchi bomb blast, and the two weeks of non-stop flooding in the country, all the news that came from the president’s end was his trip to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
Mohammed said that was enough proof that the welfare of Nigerians was certainly not a priority
to this government.