Jonathan playing politics with Immigration Recruitment deaths — APC

President Goodluck Jonathan presenting employment letters to family members of victims of the 2014 immigration recruitment tragedy

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of taking political advantage of calamities that have befallen Nigeria under his watch, saying giving 5 million Naira to each family that lost a relative in the Immigration recruitment exercise after one year is not only belated but aimed at currying votes.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party wondered why it took the President all of one year to act on the promise he made to the families, adding that but for the forthcoming elections, the President would have simply ignored the families, in his usual style.

”The truth is that this President was forced to act because of the elections. Otherwise, why has it taken one year for the President to redeem his promise to the bereaved families? Why has his Administration not sanctioned those who sent innocent job seekers to their early graves after extorting them? Why is the Interior Minister, Mr Abba Moro, who presided over the deaths, still in office, virtually dancing on the graves of those innocent youths?

”Sunday, March 15th, will mark one year since those vibrant youths were lured to their deaths by a callous federal government that failed them in all ramifications, including the security of their lives and the assurance of their welfare, the raison d’etre of any government. It is therefore utterly reprehensible, immoral and wicked for the same administration to seek to make political gains out of the needless tragedy,” it said.

APC said President Jonathan, in his desperation for re-election, has also sought to take political advantage of other tragedies, including the Buni Yadi massacre of school children and the abduction of Chibok girls.

”After refusing to even visit the families of those school children in Buni Yadi and Chibok, the President suddenly woke up and started sending delegations to meet with them, all this because he needs votes. As a parent himself, how will the President feel if he had been so treated? Why must the President put his re-election over and above everything else, including the welfare and security of Nigerians? Is there no limit to desperation,” the party queried.

It said Nigerians are keenly aware of the fact that this President has suddenly woken up from his deep slumber and become artificially hyperactive, making repeated visits to regions that he had neglected in the past six years and doling out hard currencies even at a time the Naira was taking a beating, all for election purposes.

”No one is fooled by the antics of a desperate President, and in the fullness of time, Nigerians will show President Jonathan and his cohorts that they are not impressed by his pretend governance,” APC said.


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  • northerners

    May God forgive dis apc leaders

    • George

      no way God will never forgive them all

    • Ogom

      Na APC collect money from job applicants? Na APC kill dem?

      My friend, charaaap!!

  • Khadijah D.

    If BUHARI can make jonaTAN, who has never been serious in SIX YEARS to be this serious in less than SIX WEEKS to election date, it simply means SIX WEEKS of BUHARI in Aso rock will be a GREAT BLESSING to Nigerians. BECAUSE…………………………………………. In SIX YEARS, jonaTAN never cared to visit Maiduguri but he summoned the courage to visit there just SIX WEEKS to election. In SIX YEARS, jonaTAN NEVER cared to visit the OBAS in Edo state and South west, but he started visiting them just SIX WEEKS to election.. who does he want to deceive? In SIX YEARS, jonaTAN NEVER cared to reduce fuel price, but in less than SIX WEEKS to election, he blindly and jokingly reduced the fuel price with just 10 naira… who dis man wan deceive wit 10 naira? In SIX YEARS, jonaTAN NEVER cared to include AZIKIWE to his name as president, BUT started answering AZIKIWE again just SIX WEEKS to election… Igbo kwenu, una wan allow dis man deceive una again? In SIX YEARS, jonaTAN told the whole world he has killed Abu Shekau more than three times, but the same jonaTAN is asking the soldiers to capture the same Shekau alive… Abi na ghost jonaTAN wan make our gallant soldiers capture? In SIX YEARS, jonaTAN has been budgeting 2 BILLION NAIRA for feeding allowance for himself and his family in Aso rock which amount to 12 BILLION NAIRA in six years (d money dat wud hav fed 70% of Nigerians for 20 years), but just barely SIX WEEKS to election, he want to reduce the feeding budget to 500 million naira…. hmmmmmmn, chai!! jonaTAN think say na Nursery school we still dey… May GOD protect our lives to WITNESS March 28…….Ameen!!!

    • ilesanmi

      Aboki reasoning

      • Khadijah D.

        Is that all u got ethnocentric myopic buffoon?

        • Wähala

          Don’t mind him, that’s actually an Aborigine from the SS using a Yoruba name to post trash. Cowardly drunkard, that’s what he is… Buffoon is really elevating to his type, baboon is more like it.

    • segun


  • favourtalk

    We can’t continue this way, we need a change now, we are tired of wrong information and bad leadership from GEJ. We deserve better now….

  • Adebisi

    What is APC’s plight, they ain’t happy that the families are receiving 5million that the government promised them or they still want chibok girls besieged or not happy with the military success? APC should learn not to play politics with the troubled or bereaved ones.

    • Abanj

      Im not APC but whilst I am happy that they are getting money I am DISGUSTED that NO ONE has been investigated for causing the deaths of this people. I am DISGUSTED that we have a president who it took 1 whole year to visit the families of the chibok girls – Politics aside what kind of human beings do we have in government??? How can people pay to apply for government jobs then get killed in the process?? Can you imagine if that was your brother, mother sister, father – and you hadn’t heard anything for 1 year and no one has been sacked or jailed. God save us in Nigeria.

      • ronica

        My brother or sister,first of all,before you even start getting disgusted that no one has been investigated for causing the deaths of this people,let me ask you a quick question,were you anywhere
        near that execises? Cause I was there in abuja,I didn’t see our good president or the minister there telling the applicants to force themselves into the venue,I believe it was the same thing that happened in other states too(impatience) ,besides the Nigerian Army collects money every year from its applicants or that one nor be government job abi? Mr I’m not APC let me ask you again,has any of our past presidents worked under this crisis our good President is,CAN YOU? We go just sit down for our houses dey run mouth…..well done Mr President jor.

        • Abanj

          I can’t believe what Im reading. Is the height of ur expectations from leadership that because Nigerian Army is charging people to apply, that makes it okay? Is the height of your expectation that its okay for a president not to do anything for 2weeks after children are kidnapped by terrorists and for his wife to label distraught mothers as liars – is that the kind of treatment you would expect if it was your mother? And now you also find it normal for the president not to do anything for a whole year after a high profile calamity?? Like a foreign reporter once asked a Nigerian minister ‘can u imagine any president in the world doing this’. Like Soyinka said ‘Mr President if it was your daughter how long will it take you to respond’

  • shola

    It is always too late to cry when the head is off. Coming out now to buy these people
    for your own goal, after forgetting them for over a year, is just a shameless act.
    Money can not buy happiness. And You can even sell your own grandmother.
    You are a typical man without conscience.

  • Tayo

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  • this isn’t playing politics, the president made an effort to console the families of the fallen, i commend his effort. they are complaining about what exactly, humans can be hard to pleased or satisfy.

  • chinwe davis

    Lies, criticism and propaganda, hand work of the APC, now what is wrong in what jonathan did.

  • jonathan did not personally kill anyone, so why are people talking like this, men of God have conducted crusade that people died, foot ball matches, music concert, but every body is quick to blame jonathan for every thing. its not a nice thing. even things beyond his control are blamed on him.

    • Malik Isah

      you are very brilliant o!

  • ilesanmi

    ……………. and APC/Fashola playing politics with Lagos Lekki robbery

  • emmanuel

    APC are out of idea.long live PGEJ

  • Jones

    The life of a Nigerian graduate is worth N5 million by the calculation of this incompetent government, and the graduate must first die before his parents can benefit from the money 1 year after. The immigration minister that supervised this death did not take no for an answer or wait 1 year for poor unemployed graduates to pay the ‘N1000 fee for death’ scam into his bogey account. The clothes chosen by the president on this painful occasion is a mockery and let down on the families. It clearly shows lack of sympathy.

  • ubong ekanem

    PGEJ you have done well keep it on

    • Malik Isah


  • kemi

    APC you are a failed party

  • uzo

    Mr President carry on don’t mind all these distraction from APC

  • Mrs benita akpan

    How can these people be this heartless, how can they relate politics to the demise of a fellow Nigerian. The APC are demons.

  • Dr Sam Nwiyordee

    I am not surprised at them because they never keep their mouths shut.

  • kingsley obi

    It is better to be late than never.

  • Abu

    Better late than never but never late is better.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Lai muhammed is nnow cofirmed mad

    • Malik Isah

      very tragic!

  • Acosta

    Any individual in their right thinking mind will never have any cause to vote APC or GMB. All these negative comments about GEJ are borne out of sheer hatred and misinformation. GEJ outperformed all our past leaders and will the next elections period.

    • Papashango77

      How did he outperform all other leaders?

  • boliatepa

    For the families, thank God for the coming election. Without it, Jonathan would not have honored his promise. For Jonathan, I say: too little, too late.

  • Acosta

    APC clowns will always have twisted myopic and senseless jargons to say

  • Malik Isah

    oh, very brilliant!

  • Malik Isah

    and let them kindly remember to pay back the one thousand naira I paid for my sister to register for the recruitment process + plus other expense totaling about N20,000 . I beg country hard! breakdown – transportation fare, passport photograph, internet service, white games wear & risk to life.

  • onenigerian2014

    You that is not playing politic with the issue what have you and your states controlled by your party done differently to elevate the suffering of this people? How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.

  • paul

    Nigerian Immigration Recruitment 2015/16: To Apply and for assistance call 08103598688