Lagos APC condemns President Jonathan’s alleged cash-for-votes trip to Lagos

President Goodluck Jonathan

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has condemned President Jonathan’s alleged open display of brazen impunity and financial recklessness during his five days visit to Lagos last week.

In a release by the State Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe, the party said what happened in Lagos during the president’s visit was a shameful bazaar that was unprecedented in the history of Nigeria.

“While President Jonathan was busy dolling out cash to all and sundry in Lagos, the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, was busy in Kaduna replicating the same thing, without shame, without honour, without remorse,” the statement said.

“US Dollars and local currencies were dolled out by the president in millions to market leaders, town unions, traditional rulers, actors, artisans, transporters, government workers, private sectors, local chiefs, drivers and what have you without any modicum of respect to the exalted office he occupies. No wonder our foreign reserves has just been depleted by 1.6 Billion U.S. Dollars.

“Never in the history of this country has a sitting President displayed this kind of desperation and financial irresponsibility in a country that lacks basic infrastructure and common indices of human development. It is now crystal clear to Nigerians why PDP and President Jonathan shifted the February 14 presidential elections to March 28 2015.

“This is the money the president would have used to create jobs for millions of young jobless Nigerians. This is the millions that would have been used to rebuild our decayed and moribund universities. This money would have been used to rebuild our teaching hospitals to become centers of excellence. This money would have been used effectively deal with the nation’s security challenges. Government does not share money to individuals but use such money to provide basic amenities for all and sundry.

“Funny individuals, scammers, 419ers and people with questionable characters besieged the Presidential Lounge Marina Lagos to collect their own largesse. Those who do not deserve even half a Penny lined up to deceive the President. It was like a carnival or open market attended 21stCentury fools and nonentities.

“President Jonathan may have come to Lagos and gone but his visit left a sour taste of how the exalted office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was debased, decimated and ridiculed further in the name of playing money politics.

“Lagos APC is yet to see how this unprecedented waste of public funds across the country will translate to votes in March 28 2015when Nigerians will take stock of President Jonathan’s six years in office. This election is all about giving accounts of six years of stewardship,and nothing more.”


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  • Spoken word

    By election time Jonathan would leave the national treasury coffers completely empty.we have a long hard road ahead of us as a country.

  • Maitama Tambari

    Dollar to Naira is now N220 to $1. June last year it was N156 to $1. Nigerians have seen the cause of their economic woes, President Jonathan spreading the hard currency as if it was freely gotten from the treasury. I believe no hard working entrepreneur would even dream of doing what President Jonathan is doing, because worked hard to earn the dollars. President Jonathan was only our trustee, what a trustee indeed. A kid that went to school without a shoe. Many of us that went to school without a shoe, breakfast and school lunch would not dear do that to our hard earned common funds. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

    • ahmed

      The APC have nothing to offer and Buhari will never be the president of Nigeria.

  • Mr. Abdin

    With what Nigerians are passing through no amount of money will make them to change their minds about change, God save Nigeria.

  • Mosaku 147

    So daft that they brought before him a transporter who claimed eighteen of his buses where burnt on the same day and time somewhere in Lagos that is known to only PDP and Jonathan. In this day and age of cameras even on our pens and not one photo of the burnt buses. Guess what, he got a waiver to import his “burnt buses”.and just like the coscaris oduagate,he will import 500 buses free of charge. How on earth can a president be so daft?

  • bib

    To them the end justifies the means. But Allah shall not make them realise this there end. For this end means further pauperization of Nigerians and shedding more of their blood.

  • uduak akpan

    apc propaganda will end you in defeat

  • ubong ekanem

    lies will not stop your defeat

  • kemi

    APC nothing will stop your defeat at the poll

  • Nelson David

    GEJ keep calm. We will let them know that election are not won by mouth .

  • Ndubuisi Chinedu

    My dear able President Goodluck Jonathan we love you. Keep doing what you know best. Vote GEJ on March 28.

  • Divine West

    APC bunch of criminal and liars

  • geraldine jaja

    The APC are always out to talk nonsense

  • desperation can really cause a lot of things, APC fellows are soon to meet their demise

  • uko bassey

    The APC are a bunch of useless folks

  • chinwe davis

    Like we care what they think or say, they can kanck their heads all they want but we will still vote for GEJ

  • I don’t see how effective trash talking is, its not enough to convince people or bend their will to one’s interest. the people have chosen jonathan and so it shall be.

  • ahmed

    Nigerians want GEJ as their president, so the APC can say all the rubbish they want it wont change a thing.#GEJtill2019

  • Kufere

    Since money is the language Nigerians understand what do you do?. You speak their language.

    • Nwaobilor

      Yes o! we speak your language.

  • nwaeke

    Still at it again?. Don’t this people get tired of calling shots?. They should be more concerned of their sick and illiterate candidate.

  • Enumah

    People can collect cash and still won’t turn up, but the credibility of Mr President counts too!

  • Uncle Charlie

    The court cases have apparently been futile so whats left is name calling and tale bearing. Shameless APC

  • Mrs benita akpan

    How about the way Gov. Ameachi was sharing dollars in Rivers state

  • Chief Emeka bakogu

    Propaganda as such can not win elections

  • Strong System

    Some people are so dumb that they don’t see anything wrong with the sharing

  • chi ngobar

    Anybody who refers to General Buhari as an illiterate needs to hawe his head examined. Such a person is certainly a lunatic or a potential lunatic.A Major General CAN NOT be an illiterate anywhere in the world. Let us be honest. If your father, brother, uncle etc is a retired Major General and somebody calls him an illiterate, how would you feel. Must we politicize everyrhing?