The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) yesterday hit back at the Goodluck Jonathan administration describing it as “incompetent, clueless and inconsistent.”
In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party also lambasted the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, for blaming the opposition for the failure of the Jonathan administration to make a positive impact on the lives of Nigerians.
Mohammed said the likes of Okupe, rather than the opposition, have contributed in no small measure to the administration’s low esteem in the eyes of Nigerians, saying: “There is no point rummaging through the dictionary to define incompetence, as Okupe has done in his rambling statement.
All one needs to do to understand the meaning of incompetence is to look at the waffling Jonathan administration.
“Touting President Jonathan’s impressive academic qualifications is also very cheap, as they have not proven to be an asset in the way and manner the President has steered the affairs of his administration, especially his articulation of his government’s policies and the projection of its ability. In any case, while a Doctorate degree in any field is something to be celebrated, it is not a pre-requisite for being a good leader.”
The ACN insisted that the incompetence and cluelessness of the Jonathan administration have resulted in the country being bogged down by monumental corruption and unprecedented level of insecurity, such that the citizens no longer trust the government.
“No administration in our recent history has been more a hotbed of corruption than the Jonathan administration, whether it is the fuel subsidy scam or the police pension scam, just to mention two.
Even when a feeble attempt is made to prosecute those behind the scams, the majesty of the law is rubbished by incompetent prosecution that ensures that convicted persons get only a slap on the wrist.
Under the Jonathan administration, the more money you steal, the less punishment you receive! “Profligacy has also been the order of the day. If this government is not building a N2.2 billion banquet hall, it is spending N4 billion on the building of the African First Ladies Peace Mission office.
The funds being wasted on these white elephant projects would have been better spent on creating jobs for our youths, millions of whom are roaming the streets daily in search of what to do to make ends meet,” the party said. Mohammed said one area in which the Jonathan Administration’s incompetence is most glaring is the provision of security.
His words: “While a security crisis of the scale perpetrated by Boko Haram may be unprecedented in our country, equally unfathomable is the government’s inability to rise to the occasion, to such an extent that even the President admits that his administration has been infiltrated by Boko Haram members! Of course, there were also unprecedented cases of kidnapping and armed robbery, all of which have overwhelmed the clueless government.
“Overall, a government that lies to its citizens by either saying it had been hailed for its anti-corruption effort by Transparency International when that is not the case, or giving an exaggerated amount of electricity that has been generated cannot get much respect from the people.”