Jonathan, Nigeria’s number one enemy – APC

Lai Mohammed

“We are now alerting the good people of Nigeria that President Jonathan’s re-election at all costs is a clear and present danger to Nigeria.”

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has described President Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria’s number one enemy because of his propensity to perpetrate impunity, abuse federal institutions and tolerate corruption, all in a dangerous clamour to win re-election at all costs.

In a statement issued in Osogbo on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said under President Jonathan’s watch, Nigeria has been thrown into unprecedented crisis that is manifesting in the opposition strongholds of Rivers, Edo, Adamawa and Nasarawa States and elsewhere across the country.

The President has also abused national institutions perhaps more than any other President in Nigeria’s history, deploying the police and the army to intimidate and harass ordinary citizens in general and opposition supporters in particular, as he did recently in Ekiti, and he is allegedly planning to do in Osun state; shutting airports at
will just to punish the opposition and muscling the electoral commission, INEC, to prevent incorruptible RECs from conducting elections, it said.

”As we write, there are contrived crises in Rivers and Edo, where a handful of lawmakers with the backing of higher authorities have been terrorizing the Houses of Assembly in their States and defying court orders at will, with the ultimate prize for the renegades being the states’ chief executives; and there is crisis in Adamawa, where an impeachment plot has been undoubtedly instigated and hatched by higher authorities, despite tepid denials, and soldiers have been deployed to cage in very high state officials

”In Ekiti, several billions of Naira was allegedly scooped from a massive political war chest to subvert democracy, induce voters and upturn all known political theories to such an extent that all that anyone seeking to be elected now has to do is to dole out stolen public funds to a people already rendered comatose and impoverished by runaway corruption, glaring incompetence and sheer cluelessness that are the hall marks of the Jonathan Administration.

”Under President Jonathan, there is no longer the need to make any electoral promises or carry out people-oriented and quality of life projects. Just distribute bags of rice, expired or not, to a people already famished by a clueless federal government, and tuck in a few naira notes into the pockets of electorates who have been deliberately impoverished. This is a clear subversion of democracy.

”With such huge funds now being allegedly channelled to Osun to thwart the will of the people ahead of the August 9 governorship election, in an attempt to repeat the Ekiti ‘experiment’ which the PDP-led federal government deemed to have been a ‘success’, it is now clear the Jonathan Administration will not pull any punches in subverting
democracy ahead of the 2015 general elections.

”It is also clear now what happened to the 20-billion-dollar oil money that went missing, as well as the reason behind the massive oil subsidy fraud, the Malabo multi-billion dollar fraud, the pension scam, and finally why the President, whose body language does not abhor corruption, has redefined stealing as anything but corruption,”
APC said.

The party said as far as President Jonathan is concerned, all that matters is his re-election. While he pursues that goal with vigour, the over 200 missing girls in Borno can stay where they are being kept by their abductors for over three months now; and the daily carnage in the North-east as well as Kaduna, Nasarawa and Benue can continue, even though over 12,000 people have been killed and 8,000 maimed. Once
the President continues to play his dangerous politics of re-election, which involves using state resources and national institutions to muscle and muzzle the opposition; the press and ordinary citizens, all
is well in the eyes of his purposeless party.

‘Unfortunately, in the midst of all the shenanigans, Nigerians are more divided than ever along ethnic and religious lines, no thanks to a President who is so obsessed with power that he will not hesitate to cash in on the nation’s fault lines, abuse federal institutions, compromise once-credible public commentators to shamelessly mortgage their integrity on the altar of greed, and disregard even the Electoral Act by kick-starting electioneering campaign before the starting gun is fired.

”In view of this, we are now alerting the good people of Nigeria that President Jonathan’s re-election at all costs is a clear and present danger to Nigeria, her people and indeed her democracy.

”Unless Nigerians speak out and unless the instigated harassment of the media by security agencies is halted, so the Fourth Estate of the Realm can continue to perform its constitutional duties unhindered, Nigerians should gear up for more dangerous days ahead, which will include the stripping of the citizenry of their constitutionally-guaranteed basic rights, more egregious abuse of national institutions, perpetration of more acts of corruption as well as the muscling and muzzling of the opposition, even as the people will continue to be impoverished.

”On our part, as the country’s main opposition party, we pledge to be unrelenting in speaking the truth to power, irrespective of whether or not it makes the federal government uncomfortable, in the overall interest of our nation,” APC said.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Osogbo, July 9th 2014


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  • LAWRENCE BROWN

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! President Jonathan without any reasonable agenda for we Youth of this nation.

    • redeem

      read the assertion by Ola-above–if u have nothing to say–just recoil into yr regional shell–and sleep–it would do u a wealth of good–sad that APC could throw caution into the wind and issue such an unthinking watery statements–very painful–its like the janjaweeds in APC have lost their bearing

      • AK

        Hey moron go and continue taking your ogogoro,and stop challenging useful coments of ppl like Ola.

        • Night Crawler

          The guy has nothing upstairs always roaming around news paper forums lying to innocent people as gej keeps deceiving innocent people in thw country

        • change 2014-2015

          You are the ogogoro because you are so hopeless.

          • redeem

            @wahala are u through with the state creation wahala for the south east–look at u u using over 90 names to post different comments

        • redeem

          Have u heard the news–the latest in town—APC has hired a new PR firm for 1.2million dollars–that is why lai mohamed is talking like afrcan parrot

      • Night Crawler

        You have never post any reasonable comment, roaming all over media forums, lying and sharing false news about GEJ. Its hurt no one but you because people know gej is the worse president ever ruleth in the history of Nigeria. He will fail in 2015

      • dpfrank

        You are sick!

      • change 2014-2015

        You are bigot and so clueless.

    • stackCrawler

      That’s just the truth, he had no plan for this nation and look at what it has become, insurgency here and there, no light, no provision for youths, no nothing… we seriously need change.

    • Night Crawler

      Well said. He only cares about his pockets. He will be swept out of office in 2015

    • change 2014-2015

      Gej have not been able to provide jobs for the youths in the country.

      • Yakubu2012

        You mean the “employeable youths” or the “unemployeables”? Investigation has shown and proven beyond all reasonable doubts that the employeable youths have choosen to exercise their productive and progressive skills in geting themselves employed through skills and creative self employments rather wait on any goverment. More of us are becoming employers of others.

  • Ola

    Sometimes, it is good to remain silent when one has nothing to say. Please APC do so.

    • Night Crawler

      You are too blind to see the truth, re-electing gej into office will cause more death to innocent people’s life

    • stackCrawler

      It is better to speak out.

    • dpfrank

      How can a wicked man be holding you down and you will not talk?
      You have to shout for help!

    • change 2014-2015

      So are you saying pdp is doing the right thing in the country after so much frustration in the country. A party that have not been able to give us dividend of democracy.

  • Night Crawler

    GEJ is gradually losing it, because he knows his days are numbered in aso rock. He wants to destroy the country before leaving, using military to intimidate innocent civilians. I urge Nigerians to come out and massively vote out pdp in osun and 2015 general election

  • NEW NIGERIA

    Don’t be deceived by this outcry. The issue of 2015 is beyond APC vs Jonathan. This is about control and domination. It is the battle of light and darkness. This is a strategic plan by oligarchy, born to rule to establish its roots in our next millennium. 2015 is a do or die affair for a group of people and Jonathan appears to be standing on the ways. By 2015 Nigeria enters into the first year of our next 50 years and this is huge if you understand what I mean. APC is part of evil plan to impose on Nigeria an agenda of OIC. Jonathan is not the issue but a quest to capture power for strategic selfish reason. Arise o ye that sleeps and understand the time.

  • NEW NIGERIA

    APC is not shouting because the love Nigerians. These people are part of a bigger agenda. 2015 is crucial for this desperadoes and Jonathan has become so formidable and a solid rock standing on the way to fulfilling evil plan.

  • Naija citizen

    Hummmmmm an attempt to reconstruct. That is a smart move by APC. The media spinning and propaganda still appear the best option for them after the ekiti victory/sell out. “Unless Nigerians speak out and unless the instigated harassment of the media by security agencies is halted, so the Fourth Estate of the Realm can continue to perform its constitutional duties unhindered, Nigerians should gear up for more dangerous days ahead, which will include the stripping of the citizenry of their constitutionally-guaranteed basic rights, more egregious abuse of national institutions, perpetration of more acts of corruption as well as the muscling and muzzling of the opposition, even as the people will continue to be impoverished”

  • Naija go beta

    let us allow APC to make all d noise, while PDP does d winning, APC seems not to hv learnt its lessons dat Nigerians know dat they r a janjaweed party, they can make all d noise in d news paper but we know d truth, they and their born to rule politicians cannot deceive us.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    APC is like a dying dog, whimpering to its miserable death. they call Jonathan all sort of names, yet can not win free and fair elections in ondo, Anambra, Ekiti. Osun is next, and the dogs will cry again and insult voters for taking rice.

    • Garden-City Boy

      Be-e ni, o’jere!

  • Garden-City Boy

    From the look on this man’s face, Lai Mohammed , you can bet the any unfortunate fly daring to perch on that face will be instantly electrocuted. It is rare to find a face look that contorted with rage grudge and dejection. Anyway, by the time the FG completes the unmasking of sponsors of terrorism now in process ( and we are told that they are chieftains of a “big” political party) with unmasking, we will know who is Nigeria’s enemy, Lai Mohamed and his cohorts, or Goodluck Jonathan.
    To our knowledge, apology he demanded of Femi Fani Kayode for designating APC JANJAWEED members as BOKO HARAM SPONSORS is yet to be tendered. Fani-Kayode hadhas dared him to go to court instead of his shakara and showboating. Shame on Lai Mohamed for lacking the balls to call Femi’s bluff.

  • berkel

    I pity lai mohammed n apc..wen u form a party out of despiration to cease power from gej who som section of d country who believe dat if dey r not in power nothn wl wok..dey created sharia during obj,obj said it wl die a natural death..dey created boko haram for gej tho partially yar adua but went blown up wen gej entered..now dey r using southwest tinubu n co to get bk power @ all cost..a nation dey ruled for close to 30yrs wt d hieghest level of poverty in dia region n illeteracy

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Jonathan has reduced Nigeria politics to that of Rice Gari Amala and Religion. He has forgiven and withdrawan all pending currupt case to further his political interest. What is the difference between Jonathan and Abatcha?

  • vica

    What has GEJ done to move this nation foward, No light, Currency dropping by d second, insurgency here and there, this can’t be life. He can’t remain in power come 2015.

  • Somi

    In the absence of nothing to say Lai Mohammed opens his mouth and pours out rubbish. no credibility at all in that statement. Which of the APC members is even credible enough to rule Nigeria. On the contrary they pose getter danger to Nigeria.