8.4 C
New York
Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Jonathan blinded by power is insensitive to the sufferings of ordinary Nigerians- ACN

Published:

LATEST NEWS

- Advertisement -

The Action Congress of Nigeria has described President Jonathan as blinded by power and insensitive to the sufferings of ordinary Nigerians.

In its reaction to President Jonathan’s condemnation of last January’s fuel hike protests as sponsored by the opposition, the party in a statement issued in Lagos by its National Publicity Secretary Alhaji Lai Mohammed, wondered how a President who enjoys everything free at the expense of tax paying Nigerian can insult the sensibility of suffering Nigerians on their right to protest an unjust fuel hike.

According to the party the President’s attack on Nigerians who resisted the imposition of unjust price hikes and the organisers clearly portrays him as a President who is hostage to his thoughts and one completely out of touch not only with ordinary Nigerians but also with universal trends, because in Egypt during the Spring protests, in Thailand when the Red Shirts took over Bangkok, in the the United States of America during the Occupy Wall Street, protesters were fed and provided with water blankets and medicine.

It may interest President Jonathan and his minders that those involved in the January fuel hike protests were lawyers, doctors , businessmen, bankers journalists, artistes, the clergy and other accomplished Nigerian professionals from all walks of life.To claim that this class of Nigerians were lured to the protest ground because of a bottle of water and food is to say the least not only uncharitable but also a reflection of the shallowness of the thought process of the President’s advisers and handlers, the party said.

In conclusion the party admonished Nigerians not to be bullied into submission by a government who is always too ready to find a scapegoat for its incompetence and to be ever ready to protest and speak out against any unfair and unjust government decision, and if President Jonathan’s government feels uncomfortable with this, it should organise its own solidarity protests and supply the rented crowd truckloads of water and expensive food.

- Advertisement -spot_img

Hey there! Exciting news - we've deactivated our website's comment provider to focus on more interactive channels! Join the conversation on our stories through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media pages, and let's chat, share, and connect in the best way possible!

Join our social media

For even more exclusive content!

Of The Week
CARTOON

TOP STORIES

- Advertisement -spot_img
- Advertisement -

Of The Week
CARTOON

247Ureports Protects its' news articles from plagiarism as an important part of maintaining the integrity of our website.