APC Indicts President Jonathan of Impunity and Abuse of PowerFeatured, Latest News, News, Politics Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of perpetrating many illegalities – impunity and abuse of federal institutions to ensure his re-election into power at all costs.
In a statement issued in Osogbo on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC alleged that under President Jonathan’s watch, Nigeria has been thrown into unprecedented crisis that is manifesting in the opposition strongholds of Rivers, Edo, Adamawa and Nasarawa States.
APC blamed the President that he has abused national institutions more than any other President in Nigeria’s history, by deploying the police and the army to intimidate and harass ordinary citizens in general and opposition supporters in particular.
”As we write, there are contrived crises in Rivers and Edo, where a handful of lawmakers with the backing of higher authorities, have been terrorizing the Houses of Assembly in their States and defying court orders at will, with the ultimate prize for the renegades being the states’ chief executives and Adamawa, where an impeachment plot has been undoubtedly instigated and hatched by higher authorities, despite tepid denials and soldiers have been deployed to cage in very high state officials” the statement alleged.
The party said as far as President Jonathan is concerned, all that matters now was his re-election, regardless of insecurity challenges in the North-eastern part of the country as well as Kaduna, Nasarawa and Benue, lamenting that Nigerians were now more divided than ever, along ethnic and religious lines.
Alhaji Muhammed said: ”Unless Nigerians speak out and unless the instigated harassment of the media by security agencies is halted, so the Fourth Estate of the
Realm can continue to perform its constitutional duties unhindered, Nigerians should gear up for more dangerous days ahead, which will include the stripping of the citizenry of their constitutionally-guaranteed basic rights…” and muzzling of the opposition.
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