Jonathan lacks capacity to fight insecurity, corruption – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged Nigerians to use their votes to express their dissatisfaction with President Goodluck Jonathan for his inability to fight the two main challenges facing the country, corruption and insecurity, despite having six years to do so.

”The President has finally admitted that the two main challenges facing the country are corruption and insecurity, and seems to be telling Nigerians to give him more time to tackle the problems. But the truth is that he lacks the capacity to fight and defeat these challenges, whether in six or 10 years,” the party said in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.

”A President who has spent the last six years trying to diagnose the main problems facing the country will apparently need another four years to plan how to tackle the challenges. By then, all of us would have been buried under the rubble of corruption and our country would have been decimated by insecurity. It is therefore time for Nigerians to vote in a President who will hit the ground running, a President who will tackle the problems of corruption and insecurity headlong, without giving excuses for failure,” it said.

APC said a corrupt government can never fight corruption, hence it will be futile to expect the Jonathan Administration to take on and defeat corruption, having been populated by profiteering personalities.

”Mr. President said he wants to put in place the institutions to tackle corruption before taking on the canker worm that has almost destroyed the fabric of our society. Pray, whatever happened to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)? Were they not institutions specifically created for the purpose of tackling corruption, but which the Jonathan Administration chose to castrate?

”There is no better way to say this: President Jonathan lacks the political will to tackle corruption, and he will not tackle it if he spends 60 years in office,” the party said.

It also said the President missed a golden opportunity to take on and defeat the Boko Haram insurgency in its early stages, and instead chose to engage in shadowboxing. When he was not blaming everyone but his Administration for the insurgency, he was playing primordial politics with it, to such an extent that the terrorists became strengthened and emboldened to strike at times and places of their own choosing.

”Had the President learnt a lesson or two from the crushing defeat of the Maitatsine sect by Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, which signalled the death knell of the sect that is a precursor of Boko Haram, the insurgency that is daily claiming the lives of our citizens would have been defeated early on.

”It is too late in the day for President Jonathan to engage in sophistry over the twin evil of corruption and insecurity. He has reached the limit of his capacity to tackle these challenges and it is time to allow those with necessary political will and capacity to take on the challenges before they crush the country,” APC said.


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  • Mo

    Where is Mrs. Ogar? This is an offence against 2015 election. Or are they not ready to listen to your warning? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Lai mohaaaaaaaaaamed

    • George Ager.A

      lol

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Quite laughable. Hahaha haha. ….

  • Kitunde

    We need to give Mr President some time,a committee needs to be set up, to determine what is ‘mere stealing’ and what is ‘corruption’ then a white paper will be issued.
    And as Mr President posited, that by arresting and prosecuting looters of the commonwealth is not a deterence-Yes sir, where on earth do you deter criminals by sending them jail? People misunderstand you especially with your advisers not doing the right thing, You need to plan to attack corruption,sorry,mere stealing, 6 years is a short time,and they will come out and say you are clueless…Sod them, they don’t know what they are on about.

  • Awarawa

    Silly Liar Mohammed…

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Idiotic Awarawa!

  • [MMXV]

    Mehn! This PT is really beginning to sound line a broken record!
    APC, IS THIS YOUR IDEA OF CAMPAIGN?? WITH FEW WEEKS TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS??
    JONATHAN IS NOT THIS..JONATHWN IS NOT THAT..BUT WHAT DO YOU GUYS REPRESENT??
    CHANGE? WHAT MANNER OF CHANGE?? HOW DO WE KNOW IT WONT BE CHANGE FROM FRYING PAN TO FIRE?? CONSIDERING THE ONLY CAMPAIGN YOU GUYS ARE PURSUING IS A ‘CAMPAIGN’ OF CALUMNY??????
    Do you guys expect some of us to return to the country to vote in what we know nothing about?? The weirdos I see surrounding Buhari don’t even inspire my confidence! Can a tree make a forest?? NO!!!!!!

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      Read the report again and you will see the EXACT change Mr Mohamed noted that Mr Buhari will bring on the two most important voting issues of corruption and killings of innocent Nigerians

  • tundemash

    Lai ! Lai ! ….. why are you saying the truth so LOUDLY !!!!!

  • Olamide

    Well said Lai. The President actually lack the will to tackle these two issues…..What do we expect from someone that says stealing is not corruption. They keep brandishing English with nonsense. Majority of Nigerians are tired of Jonathan and majority is what we need in defeating this present calamitous administration….What has happened to Stella Oduah, Alam, FFK and the rest of them….They have all been pardoned shey. Over 4500 citizen’s were killed by insurgents in 2014 and what the president knows how to do best is to keep condemning( we will bring them to justice in Jonathan’s voice). No time to experiment with the lives of Nigerians again….May our lives not be ran the way Jonathan is running Nigeria…..Vote Wisely Vote APC.

  • Enemona

    Na wa o! Six years and we’re just ‘coming out’ with a strategy to fight corruption. Prez, na you biko!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Lai, did you mean Jonathan lacks the capacity to fight APC? After all, APC is insecurity and corruption rolled into one.

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