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Yes, Mr. President Lied To Us

08 October 2012, 10:39

It baffles me why the president of the most populous African nation should lie to his followers.


Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on his Independence day Address to the nation on Monday last week claimed that Transparency International, a global body has rated Nigeria as the second most improved country in the fight against corruption and barely 24hours after the speech, Transparency International came out to deny the claim and stated that it had not released any rating recently.


The big question many have been asking since then is, where did our president get his information from?


In the same speech, Mr. President told Nigerians and the rest of the world that Transparency International rated Nigeria second, to the United States in the war against corruption. When I heard the speech, I asked myself if there was another Nigeria that the president was referring to because the Nigeria I know is even worse than it was last year when it was ranked as one of the most corrupt nations.


As clearly seen by many Nigerians, corruption has been the only productive ‘ministry’ in the past one year ever since Mr. President was sworn in as the president elect.


In this case, who is to blame between Mr. President and his media team? In fact, I may not be unpatriotic to call Mr. President a liar because he lied to us.


As far as am concerned, this administration has not done anything wonderful in its acclaimed fight against corruption because none of those being paraded as the oil subsidy thieves had been seriously tried. The political will to fight corruption is not there.


As a well meaning Nigerian, I think the office of the Minister of Information or that of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity or office of the Special Assistant on Public Affairs should explain to the good people of Nigeria where such report on the positive rating emanated from.


It could be possible that the responsible office deliberately decided to make the president a global ridicule.


According to Reno Omikri, the President’s Special Assistant on Media: “The president acted in good faith and his statement was evidenced by recent breakthroughs in fighting corruption in the oil industry where subsidy fraud suspects are already facing trial”


This is a clear indication that these men are nothing but political jobbers who hate the truth as much as Jesus hates the devil. Why can’t they call a spade, a spade. They should summon and tell the president the simple truth that the Transformation Agenda is not yielding any fruits.


The president might have good intentions for the country as he has repeatedly assured us but the political will to do so is lacking in him.


A friend of mine told me that Mr. President’s 18minutes’ broadcast was full of false claims of accomplishments no one can see or even feel.


In another statement, Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Senior Special Assistant on public Affairs to the president defended his master by telling us another lie that President Jonathan is not a boasting president, that by December this year, Nigeria will generate over 7,000 megawatts of electricity and many communities will enjoy uninterrupted power supply for 16hours per day and more. He also said that the president has turned Nigeria into a preferred investment destination in Africa.


These men are not ashamed to tell lies even at their age. No community can boast of 2hours of uninterrupted electricity in a day let alone 16hours and come to think of it, December is less than 2months from today.


Nigerians are earnestly waiting. In my candid opinion, the president or his media team should unreservedly apologize to Nigerians for misleading them on the so called positive rating of the country by Transparency International because the Nigeria I know is still one of the most corrupt countries if not the most corrupt because from 2011 when it was ranked 143 out of 183 countries on corruption till today, nothing has really changed for good. God save us from these wicked political jobbers!

  

 
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