The Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) said yesterday that President Goodluck Jonathan has destroyed the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) by recognising the Governor Jonah Jang faction of the NGF.
Publicity secretary of the ACN, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who made the observation in Oshogbo said that by recognising Jang, the President has ended up in frittering away what is left of his credibility after telling Nigerians that he will work with whoever emerges as chairman of the forum for the collective progress and development of Nigeria.
”But it is now clear that the presidency’s statement is not worth the paper on which it is written, that in the Nigerian presidency, words do not carry their exact meanings and that the spokesmen for the President speak for no one but themselves. When viewed in the context of similar deceitful statements by the presidency in the past, especially on the health of the First Lady, one can see a growing pattern of a lying presidency, a presidency that likes to hide behind one finger. This is sad, because without credibility, a President cannot govern successfully,” he said in a statement.
According to him, the President, who should be looked up to as the father of all, has become the father of a few renegades, and has thus descended from being the President of Nigeria to the President of the PDP and now the President of a faction of the PDP.
”This President is daily cementing his unenviable reputation as the most divisive President in the history of Nigeria. By raising partisan politics to a pedestal higher than national interest, he has divided the country along religious, ethnic and political lines more than any of his predecessors”, he said.