Group Blasts Jonathan Over Last Minutes Key Appointments, Project RelocationsFeatured, Latest News, Press Releases Monday, May 18th, 2015
By Niyi Adeyi – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has faulted the recent rash of late appointments by the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan and alerted the incoming Buhari administration over them, urging it to reverse the “mischievous actions.”
The eleventh hour appointments and sacks, the group declared were irritating to Nigerians as well as constituted theatre of the absurd.
MURIC in a statement issued Monday by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, challenged that the actions implied as if “a sleeping and clueless regime has just woken up”, whereas, alleged the exposed litany of corruption cases and acts of indiscipline to which Mr. President “turned a blind eye in spite of public outcries belly his recent attempt to act born-again”.
“Even the President’s explanation for sacking former Inspector General of Police, Sulaiman Abba, which he gave two weeks after the sack did not hold water. President Jonathan claimed that the former Chief of Police was booted out of office for acts of indiscipline. Mr. President can tell that to the marines.
“Nigerians know better. Most of the recent sacks, appointments, location and relocation of projects few days to the administration’s exit were motivated by bitterness, malice as well as a deep sense of frustration over election loss. Aso Rock is no longer working for and in the interest of Nigerians. Our Oga on top may be suffering from suspended shock” Professor Akintola insisted.
The group queried that If it were true that Jonathan meant well, why did his transition committee failed to cooperate with that of the President-Elect and Why not forthcoming in his interactions with Buhari?
MURIC recalled that the President-elect complained last weekend alleging that he had learnt nothing from President Jonathan, wondering since governance is a “continuum and Buhari is expected to continue from where Jonathan stopped”, asked how could transition be smooth if Jonathan failed to reveal what he has done?
“Is this in the interest of our dear country? What is our President hiding? This is quite alarming. Nigerians need to brace up because Jonathan is leading us to terra incognito.”
The group also alerted the international community that President Jonathan’s latest foot-dragging antics exposed him as a bad loser and revealed that his concession of defeat was merely an outward show designed to portray him as a democracy-compliant African leader.
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