The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned President Goodluck Jonathan’s assessment of the indictment of his administration by the United States government.
The US government had indicted the President Goodluck Jonathan led Federal Government of massive and widespread corruption.
President Goodluck Jonathan, in his reaction, has accused the US of over amplifying the reports.
Speaking on behalf of the Coalition, its Executive Chairman, Debo Adeniran, described President Jonathan’s reaction as self-deception.
“It is very unfortunate that the President could surround himself with so much falsehood that he does not want anyone to poke holes in his unfounded claims.
One wonders what kind of people are his advisers? You can imagine the whole President of the most populous black nation putting up such puerile argument that there is improvement in the fertiliser sector; that his government has been able to sanitise the sector and also there was transparency in the power sector bidding.
Even going by the achievement of President Jonathan, as highlighted by His Excellency himself, his administration is already a failure. The so-called improvement in the fertiliser sector, is enmeshed with different controversies. Many of the farmers claimed that the fertiliser is plant-specific and they are not getting it at a cheaper price.
The question the President failed to answer is, what has become of the many scandals that broke out in his administration? What has become of the Malabu oil Scandal? What has become of the House of Representatives’ Fuel Subsidy Saga? What has the FG done to Mallam Nuhu Ribadu’s report that indicted the Petroleum Minister of abuse of office and discretion? What fate has befallen the Arumah Oteh and Herman Hembe Scandal?
What was the parameter for granting Diepreye Alamieyeseigha who looted his state treasury dry, presidential pardon, while a pick pocket is languishing in jail after 10 years of awaiting trial? What has become of the report on the rot in the Police College? Who has been punished for diverting the allocation of the Police into private use? Or those are non-issue and the Nigerian people and world at large don’t have the right to know what has become of them?
These and some other questions are what President Jonathan should answer before justifying his war against corruption and waving aside the true reflection of his administration, as portrayed in the US reports.
The President should wake up from his slumber and stop justifying the unjustifiable. This administration is worse that its predecessors. It is very clear that this government is the most corrupt in the annals of Nigerian history, and something must be done fast to save this country from the grip of corruption, which has rendered every sector useless.”