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Jonathan Regime, A Story in Bungled Mandate, CPC Reprimands Reuben Abati

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) says that Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media, has only succeeded in exposing the Jonathan regime as being interested only in using public office for grandstanding rather than selfless service to the Nigerian people.

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) says that Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media, has only succeeded in exposing the Jonathan regime as being interested only in using public office for grandstanding rather than selfless service to the Nigerian people.

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The party was responding to a public statement by Abati in which the presidential spokesman said that Mr. Goodluck Jonathan has fulfilled all his election promises.

“Dr Abati, having exhausted his large arsenal in tendentious spins and subterfuge in deliberate deception of the Nigerian people, has embarked on the self-destructive voyage of self-delusion and unconscionable self-deception!” CPC said in the statement, which was signed by Rotimi Fashakin, its National Publicity Secretary.

It recalled that the provision of stable electricity to the Nigerian people was the cornerstone of the electoral promises of President Jonathan. “The recent admission by the President that planning defect (by his government) for the Independent Power Project (IPP) has accounted for the bungling of the schedule of the delivery of power to the Nigerian People, is enough to vitiate the unfortunate statement by Dr Abati,” it said.  

The party drew attention to the terrible state of Nigerian roads, which are worse than they were two years ago, and the current poverty level in Nigeria, which has deteriorated so badly that millions of Nigerians are still living below one dollar ($1) per day.

“Chapter two of the Nigerian Constitution on the fundamental objectives and directive principle of state policy aptly states that ‘the primary purpose of government shall be welfare and security of the people,’” the statement said, adding that insecurity has become so intractable it seems the Jonathan regime has abandoned its constitutional responsibility of providing security to the people.

“The unprecedented corruption and sleazy tendency, ably festered by the Jonathan administration, is still fresh in the minds of Nigerians; under Jonathan’s watch, there was an impeachable breach of the 2011 appropriation act in unilateral overshoot of the appropriated N240 Billion for fuel subsidy to N2.67 Trillion,” CPC said.  “Succinctly put, the Jonathan regime is a continuing story in bungled mandate!”

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