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Ex-PDP publicist berates Jonathan administration

09 October 2014, 07:52 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - One-time National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People's Democratic Party and current All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Chukwuemeka Eze, described President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure as the worst I the country’s history.

“We should have been celebrating in recognition of Nigeria’s 54 years of nationhood but what we are rather seeing is a pervasive atmosphere of gloom as Nigerians are groaning day and night under the wicked rule they are being subjected to through the government of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, which has abdicated its responsibility to the people, and in every way possible shows the wickedness of its reign,” Eze said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

“To say that Nigeria is currently at the cross roads – confused and not knowing what tomorrow portends, occasioned by the visionless and misguided leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the centre – is to say that appropriate words to describe the state of our nation under an uncaring and corrupt government can’t be found. Today, we have a government that cannot protect or guarantee our security as contained in the Constitution.”

He said to worsen the nation’s situation, Jonathan had proven himself as incapable of running the country.

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“The country’s hospitals have become more of consulting and mortuary centres; our federal roads are now death traps, after billions of naira had been budgeted and wasted and looted. We have an elected Government that hates democracy, but prefers ‘lootcracy’! Under this administration, the civil war years can be described as haven, as Nigerians are killed in droves today, without any solution at sight! Under this administration, Nigerians are so divided in both tribal and religious matters! Salaries of civil servants are not paid! Graduates are produced in millions yearly without any plan of employment for them. Instead of allowing these unfortunate graduates to live in peace, they are being defrauded by government agencies, while a good number has lost their lives in their search for non-existent jobs! We now have a government of deceit, which major achievement is making our nation a laughing stock before the international community.”

“A government that has succeeded in making us a mockery before the international community and African leaders; which major achievements are traumatising and transforming the nation into darkness as well as digitalising corruption to such a level where a whopping sum of $10 million can be said to have developed wings, and unaccounted for. For leading Nigeria to its present comatose state, one cannot be far from the truth if one says that President Goodluck Jonathan is a colossal failure, in terms of his leadership style,” added Eze.

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He berated Jonathan for nursing the ambition to contest for re-election next year.

“After spending six years in office by 2015, he is still offering himself to contest the 2015 presidential election, which if he wins, will make him to rule the country for ten years; against the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that stipulates that nobody should rule the country exceeding eight years,” Eze said.

The ruling party had not commented on Eze’s sentiments at the time of going to press.

– CAJ News


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