The ACN party in a communiqué issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos Sunday lambasted Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for making himself a supplier of lies and for having the audacity to condemn ACN and upholding the PDP led government.
According to the party, only a corrupt and indecent government could pick such a corrupt man as its spokesperson.
ACN observed that the government’s claim, through Okupe, that it would generate 780,000 jobs in the year 2013 through the “Young Graduate Employment Scheme” and 5,000 jobs in each of the 36 states through SURE-P was one of the latest examples of the administration’s lies.
It said: “Our advice to the teeming young graduates who have no jobs is that they should not allow themselves to be hoodwinked by this promise. They should remember that this same administration promised to create 10,000 jobs in each of the 36 states through SURE-P in 2012. The year is over and all we have now are phantom jobs and more fake promises.”
The party advised Nigerians to put their generators in order, noting that the government’s promise of a stable power supply in 2013 was as not viable.
“The administration said it has generated an all-time high 4,500MW and will increase the number to 7,000MW in 2013. What a celebration of tokenism! In the first instance, the government should be ashamed to tell Nigerians it has been able to generate only 4,500MW from a huge expenditure of 16 billion dollars,” it said.
“Also, no one needs a rocket scientist to know that 4,500MW cannot ensure stable electricity supply in a country of 160 million people, when South Africa, with less than a third of Nigeria’s population, generates over 40,000MW!
The party also faulted the administration’s claim that the bombings and killings in the North had decreased from January to December, calling it “fabricated cold comfort and a disservice to millions of our citizens who are daily being subjected to terror attacks, while President Jonathan, now a professional mourner, resorts to endless lamentation instead of decisive action.”
“Well, we are not surprised at the claim of reduced terror attacks by the Jonathan administration. After all, the same administration claimed that global anti-corruption body, Transparency International (TI) acknowledged Nigeria’s progress in fighting corruption, when nothing like that ever happened.”
“To set the record straight, 750 people have been killed in terror attacks in the North this year, a figure higher than about 570 who were killed in 2011 and not counting the latest killings in Borno and Adamawa states,’’ it said.
The Tinubu’s led party urged Jonathan’s administration to buckle up instead of depending on a ‘hypocritical’ spokesman to feed Nigerians with lies under the umbrella of a failed government.