Jonathan

The opposition Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has described the past one year of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration as a “tale of dismal failure.”

The party said this on Sunday in a quick reaction to an earlier statement by the ruling People’s Democratic Party ahead of the May 29 Democracy Day anniversary on Tuesday.

“Beyond the grandstanding and abundant rhetoric of the government, there is nothing worthy of note that the administration of Jonathan has done to improve the infrastructural development, education, security and economy of the Nigerian State,” the CPC said.

The CPC criticised the administration for failing in all aspects of governance in Nigeria.

“The regime has proven to be adept in making vain electoral promises,” the opposition party said. “Succinctly put, the Jonathan’s administration in the last one year has been a sordid tale in gross incompetence.”

Right on course

The PDP however disagrees with the opposition saying President Jonathan’s “transformation agenda” was on course.

“A year on, we are right on course!” the party said.

 “When in 1999, Nigerians entrusted our great party with the leadership of the nation, we promised to re-build Nigeria based on the ideology established by our founding fathers,” Olisa Metuh, the party’s spokesperson said. 

“Since then, the PDP has made significant progress in returning the country to the path of sustainable development and steady economic growth as a basis to stabilize and consolidate our democracy.”

The PDP said its governments at federal, states and local council levels, have carried out far-reaching reforms in the various sectors of the economy. 

Sustainable middle class 

The party said its is determined to transfer wealth to the masses and establish a strong and sustainable middle class as defined in its ideology.

It called for patience saying “nowhere in the world has true democracy and economic transformation evolved overnight; it takes time, sacrifice and patience.”

The ruling party said it needs the cooperation of the opposition and Nigerians to achieves its plans for Nigerians.

“This transition time for the nation, is not the time to walk on political divide and demonize the ruling party, the PDP,” Mr Metuh said. 


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  • KenMani

    When the unjust Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani vowed and declared that if one of their own is not imposed on Nigerians as President in 2011, they will make the country ungovernable and start a violent revolution, I never could have imagined the extent they will go to carry out their threat. In the history of Nigeria, no President has ever faced even in the most minimal scale the kind of destabilization that the Jonathan government is facing in the hands of the unjust Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. They have done everything to stop him; they have done everything to bring down his government; they have done everything to portray him as incompetent even though he remains genuinely the only competent Nigerian President to date. How he has managed in the midst of all these to accomplish so much amazes me. Certainly, he would have accomplished much more if his situation was different. And Jonathan is still standing despite all the odds….THANKS BE TO GOD.

  • KenMani

    When the unjust and deluded so called born-to-rule Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani vowed and declared that if one of their own is not imposed on Nigerians as President in 2011, they will make the country ungovernable and start a violent revolution, I never could have imagined the extent they will go to carry out their threat. In the history of Nigeria, no President has ever faced even in the most minimal scale the kind of destabilization that the Jonathan government is facing in the hands of the unjust Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. They have done everything to stop him; they have done everything to bring down his government; they have done everything to portray him as incompetent even though he remains genuinely the only competent Nigerian President to date. How he has managed in the midst of all these to accomplish so much amazes me. Certainly, he would have accomplished much more if his situation was different. And Jonathan is still standing despite all the odds….THANKS BE TO GOD.

    • Mr Okolo

      lolol kenMani how much did they pay you?…you are doing welll sha keep it up..but know this lies even when told 1 million times can never be truth…i understand that you need to feed but there several other ways to hustle

  • KenMani

    Psalm 129:1-8 (NIV) “They have greatly oppressed me from my youth– let Israel {Jonathan and the people of Niger Delta} say– they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked. May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame. May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow; with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms. May those who pass by not say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we bless you in the name of the LORD”. MAY ALL WHO HATE JONATHAN AND THE PEOPLE OF NIGER DELTA BE TURNED BACK IN SHAME.

  • Ahmust

    How dear you people be talking of Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani in general? My conclusion is that you the 2 below commentators are one sided in your comments, if not you could have not mention what you highlighted. What he was talking about now is good governance, without relating it to region, family, religion, ethnicity or town, but about who will deliver Nigeria or give Nigeria good things that qualifies a country independent. Let me take you to US where a 2 people (father and son) from the same family governed the country, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia where members of the same family ruling for over 50 years now. Are they not giving the populace what needed of life. So for these, I don’t agree with you thoughts and I am concluding that you are selfish and not good for comment on issues like this.

  • Bajorduh

    I dont think the CPC have the right to talk about Nigeria that it wants spill in blood. You load GEJ with bags of salt and cause rain to fall on him.

  • mahmud

    I pity the country called Nigeria.