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Press Release: Sanusi’s sack call: Labour leaders’ hypocrisy !



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The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has noted the recent call
for the sack of the Central Bank Governor (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido
Sanusi, by the Labour leaders over his recent commentary on the
unacceptable 70% of the budget that is perennially spent on recurrent
as against the paltry 30% used for improvement of the Nation’s
Whilst we do not agree that the cause of the exorbitant recurrent expenditure is wholly due to the size of the public service work-force
and that the sacking of half its size is the solution to the
identified problem, we believe the call for the call for the sacking
of the forthright Public officer for volunteering his personal opinion
is equally preposterous. It is our belief that the fiscal indiscipline
of this Jonathan-led administration has exacerbated the Nation’s
We equally believe that rather vilifying the CBN governor for the
commentary, this should throw up meaningful discourse on extricating
the Nation from the financial recklessness of this PDP-led Federal
Government. In the first place, the CBN governor is not in a position
to implement policy for sacking the Nation’s public servants. At best,
Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi aired his personal opinion. We are at a
loss at the nexus between his personal opinion and the strident call
for his sack, except there are other sinister underpinings in this
As a Party, we have equally taken note of the ignominious manner this
present crop of Labour leadership truncated, in January 2012, the
people’s popular refusal to yield to the exploitative tendencies of
the Nation’s rulers. In the course of scuttling the people’s revolt,
some of these Labour leaders got appointed into some dodgy committees
that were not primed to achieve result. This is why we view this call
by the Labour leaders for Sanusi’s sack as a cheap, opportunistic
(albeit languid) ploy to crawl back to the people’s reckoning.
We believe that responsible leadership is about selflessness and
consistency. We advise the Nation’s Labour leaders to critically
examine the policies of governments (Federal and State) that impinge
on the well-being of the people instead of looking for scape-goat for
cheap populism.
God bless Nigeria.

Rotimi Fashakin (Engr.)
National Publicity Secretary.
(Thursday, November 29, 2012)


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