ACN Rips Into Doyin Okupe, Says Incompetence Is The Hallmark Of The Jonathan Administration

By Alhaji Lai Mohammed

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has described incompetence, cluelessness and inconsistency as the hallmark of the Jonathan Administration, contrary to the futile attempt by presidential aide Doyin Okupe to pull the wool over the eyes of Nigerians through a pedestrian play on semantics.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the
party also slammed Okupe for seeking to blame the opposition for the failure of the Jonathan Administration to make a positive impact on the lives of Nigerians, saying the likes of Okupe, rather than the opposition, have contributed in no small measure to the Administration's low esteem in the eyes of Nigerians.

''There is no point rummaging through the dictionary to define incompetence, as Okupe has done in his rambling statement. All one needs to do to understand the meaning of incompetence is to look at the waffling Jonathan administration.

''Touting President Goodluck Jonathan's impressive academic qualifications is also very cheap, as they have not proven to be an asset in the way and manner the President has steered the affairs of his Administration, especially his articulation of his government's policies and the projection of its ability. In any case, while a Doctorate Degree in any field is something to be celebrated, it is not a pre-requisite for being a good leader,'' it said.

ACN said the incompetence and cluelessness of the Jonahan Administration have resulted in the country being bogged down by monumental corruption, unprecedented level of insecurity, policy flip-flops, absence of governance and downright lies that have estranged the citizens and erased their trust in government.

''No Administration in our recent history has been more a hotbed of corruption than the Jonathan Administration, whether it is the fuel subsidy scam or the police pension scam, just to mention two. Even when a feeble attempt is made to prosecute those behind the scams, incompetent prosecution that ensures that convicted persons get only a slap on the wrist rubbishes the majesty of the law. Under the Jonathan Administration, the more money you steal, the less punishment you receive!

''Profligacy has also been the order of the day. If this government is not building a 2.2 billion-naira banquet hall, it is spending 4 billion naira on the office building of the African First Ladies Peace Mission. The funds being wasted on these white elephant projects would have been better spent on creating jobs for our youths, millions of whom are roaming the streets daily in search of what to do to make ends meet,'' the party said.

On the road contracts awarded by the Jonathan Administration, it said the joke is on Okupe who, in saner climes, cannot be speaking for any government that is worth its salt.

''There is nothing new about awarding contracts for road rehabilitation. What the public expects from Okupe is how many of theroads have been completed or are nearing completion. The contracts for most of the roads, which Okupe listed in his statement, have been awarded severally by previous PDP regimes, with nothing to show. Even Okupe has collected huge funds for road contracts that he later abandoned! How then can such contracts be celebrated, when all they do is put money in the pockets of party cronies?

How can such men like Okupe speak for any serious government, when he should have been dutifully prosecuted? Little wonder the citizens have no trust in the Jonathan Administration?'' ACN queried.

The party said one area in which the Jonathan Administration's incompetence is most glaring is the provision of security. While a security crisis of the scale perpetrated by Boko Haram may be unprecedented in our country, equally unfathomable is the government's inability to rise to the occasion, to such an extent that even the President admits that Boko Haram members have infiltrated his administration! Of course, there are also unprecedented cases of kidnapping and armed robbery, all of which have overwhelmed the clueless government.

''Overall, a government that lies to its citizens by either saying it had been hailed for its anti-corruption effort by Transparency International when that is not the case, or giving an exaggerated amount of electricity that has been generated cannot get much respect from the people.

A government that sends conflicting signals to foreign investors, in particular over whether or not the power contract awarded to Canadian firm Manitoba has been cancelled, cannot and should not be trusted.

''The Jonathan Administration should address the issue of trust, chase away those among its officials who lack credibility because of their past deeds and begin to take governance very seriously. Then, and only then, will it not have to worry about what label an imaginary opposition is putting on the government,'' ACN said.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary
Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)
Abuja, Feb. 5th 2013


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GEJ abeg leave aso rock for Buhari/Tinubu make peace dey...

ACN please complain no more. Come 2015 GEJ will be sent back to the creeks to be drinking ogogoro whilst we mortgage aso rock to Buhari/Tinubu. Na una get naija now. Heartless fools!. Imagine people whose region doesn't contributes any dime to the nation's economy complaining of corruption and insecurity. Buhari who is the major sponsor of boko is on the good books of ACN and they will never caution him. What is working in ACN governed states where Tinubu has legalised corruption. People with no conscience are now trying to teach us morals and competence. ACN thug the master of corruption has suddenly become a saint. Animals!

Shine your eyes

Mr. Hero,

Shine your eyes make you no follow dead bodi enter grave. The ACN is worse than the PDP government it always criticize. Their leader na gangster wey make Al Capone look like boy sscout.

Lair Lai

It is high time we pursue this people that calls white as black and black as white. They keep lying and deceiving the mass populace against the Jonathan administration. Even the ACN is no match to bring good governance to Nigeria. Lagos is a one man's estate and the people there are systematically and economically drained of their hard earned currency. Yeye party. Nigerians are wiser now.


While it is okay for one to sit back ,relax and than Lai Mohammed for what he is engaged into, it is equally glaring to state here that, most of the states controlled by his party, the ACN, are not well mananged.

It was reported that one if the states has not been able to implement the minimum wage!
Well, be that as it may, Lai Mohammed himself should note that such silly comments about the country are not done in good faith.
People don't advance the cause of others or their fatherland by constantly rolling out baseless arguments.
It would have been better if Lai uses his experience, expertise etc to mobilise the people for positive activities than what he is doing now.

Debt ridden ACN States.

The ACN should first attend to the rising debts in their own states before castigating Jonathan's Administration. The south west states future have been mortgaged by a one man ruling party and his cronies. The earlier the South West wakes up and rebel against these marauders the earlier the better.

ACN and Thieving ACN Govs

its amazing how mohammed always wants to paint the FG with tar, while nothing is happenin in his states, wher Asiwaju has conered all the cash. aside from fashola all other ACN govs are crooks. even fashola has sold the soul of lagos to asiwaju. Go to ekiti, and oyo, and see rot. high level corruption, poverty etc. No one is sayin jonathan has done excellently well but mahammed shd point to one achievement of the Governors.

Dumbo is a Dangerous Green Snake

This is the most fraudulent and irresponsible gevernment Nigeria has ever had. A doctorate in counting fish fins is a wasted opportunity at education. Doyin is the wrong vuvzela to blow on road contracts, he doped several states in the past. CNN has since followed-up on Dumbo's claim of improved power supply and returned a verdict of LIES!

Dumbo has run out of directions to point at in his blame game. Even his people have finally given up on him. The man is a drunkard ...a hopeless drunk. He is a classic stooge being used by razor-sharp criminals to advance selfish aims.

Christiane Amapour today did

Christiane Amapour today did a credibility check of the President's claim of power suppply improvement in Nigeria and the answers she got was a resounding NO. Infact Nigerians tweeted that 2014 Superbowl should be held in Nigeria because standby generators are guarranteed.


Lai muhammed again? The best of ACN is Fashola whose second term is a monumental failure and disaster. Whoever consider ACN and it's spokesperson as serious has issues. This is no news item especially the one coming from equally notorious, lawless, fraudulent party like ACN with the backing of stinkingly corrupt leaders and dictators. Giving these corrupt element any audience or news coverage or prominence is like encouraging evil. He who goes to equity must do so with clean hands. They can't serve as conscience of the nation cause they lack necessary qualification and even devilish PDP can't take them serious. ACN is no better alternative to PDP at it's worst levels. Bunch of opportunists.

Jonathan is corrupt.....

Goodluck Jonathan looks every bit like General Olusegun Obasanjo, even facially, and both are joined in the hips on thefts, but theft is all PDP represents in Nigeria's disgraceful history, even though the Action Congress Party is yet to prove itself contrastingly accountable.

Carry on ACN

Carry on ACN; the true progressive party. I pray God to give you the impetus you need to unseat this lethargic administration.

My Hero

Lai Mohammed,, If only I am a politician I wont think twice to join your camp because you are the only brave man standing in front of those Gang from the team of the more you steal the less you pay.


Lai mohammed is taken the business of the opposition too personal. The country belongs to all of us and we can contribute meaningfully to it from whatever divide, but I have never seen or heard about what Lai has done to uplift the people and the nation.


Well, im just happy that the President has never been detracted by such comments.
If this is all the opposition can offer Nigerians, im sorry for them. They are NEVER AN ALTERNATIVE to the PDP.

I have lost confidence in

I have lost confidence in Jonah who providence made a president, but who after a sumptuous dinner in aso rock has turned against the masses, forgetting that he never had shoes when he was in school

Carry on ACN!!!

Carry on ACN. I pray God to give you the impetus to unseat this lethargic administration