Abeokuta - Former Vice President and a leading presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has lambasted President Goodluck Jonathan for running what he described as government of ‘clientelism’, in which only his cronies benefit, reports Punch.
Speaking at the Olusegun Obasanjo President Library, Abeokuta, venue of a two-day Atiku Abubakar policy review summit, the former VP said the presidential system of government under Jonathan had been turned to presidentialism, in which the president wields enormous power, where he favours only his cronies.
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The cronies, according to Atiku, in return, mobilise political support and loyalty for Jonathan.
He noted that the rest of Nigerians who stay out of this network do not only remain excluded from the decision making process, but are also sequestered from enjoying the benefits of democracy.
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