President Jonathan’s Visit To Wife In Germany: ACN Condemns Video Clip
Oct 9, 2012 – President Jonathan’s Visit To Wife In Germany: ACN Condemns Video Clip
Nigeria’s leading opposition party, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Monday condemned the presidency’s decision to show a video clip of President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to his wife in Germany, describing it as shameful and shocking. naijagists.com
It accused the President, who it said was fully aware of what transpired during the illness of his predecessor, yet has not learnt from that episode.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the information managers of the president failed in their duty by allowing unnecessary controversy on the whereabouts and health status of the First Lady.
”Let’s be clear, there is nothing to be ashamed of in someone is sick since we are all human and anyone can fall ill at any time. In particular, people occupying the public space, including the First Lady, who is ill, deserves nothing but our prayers and sympathy.
”However, where information about such persons are with-held or deliberately distorted, people tend to shift their focus to unraveling the truth about the situation, which is the case with our First Lady,” it said.
ACN described as a shocking irony the fact that President Jonathan, who is aware that the poor management of information over the illness of his predecessor, Pres. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, contributed to the erosion of public sympathy for the late President and instead swung it in favour of his then Vice President (Jonathan), would make the same mistake by hoarding information on the sickness of his wife.
”It is a shame that people just do not learn from the past. Irrespective of the cheeky and unprofessional comments by the presidential spokesman, that the video has put paid to all the lies that people who play politics with almost everything have been spreading, the indisputable fact, going by available information, is that the First Lady indeed took ill and was flown to Germany for treatment.
”Had the information managers at the presidency lived up to their billing, there would have been a full disclosure immediately the First Lady fell ill, and instead of the unnecessary controversy over her whereabouts, the good people of Nigeria would have offered prayers in torrents for the First Lady and her family.
”Now making it look like the First Lady went to Germany on holiday ‘to rest’ or she is on a pilgrimage of sorts when indeed she is recuperating from an illness is another testimony to the increasingly legendary incompetence and cluelessness that permeate this presidency, and we expect all those involved in this amateurish attempt at cover-up to be ashamed of themselves, instead of engaging in empty bravado and pointing fingers at imaginary enemies,” the party said.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary
Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)
Oct. 9th 2012
October 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM
dat is opposition party 4 u, den can neva say gud things about dere leader.well I don't knw ACN as a gud party rather same as PDP. Tinubu wife senator, did Tinubu eva seen Awolowo siblings as his predecesor? well as obj will say I DEY LAUGH OH.
October 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM
I believe the first lady is not holding an official post in government to warrant all these monitoraggio. She is first a private property of the president and this privacy needed to be respected.Secondly as our opposition party of government is excercising its duty as well, the opposition should understand the situation of instability and insecurity in the country and information of such importance needed to be handled with estreme delicacy,diplomacy and discreptancy. So if you feel the video shown on NTA is a deception,take it like that, but this video is not meant for you but for the lay man Nigerian who might not understand as you did.Let the opposition worked on security,job provission instead of power seeking critisizing.Thank you
October 9, 2012 at 6:41 PM
BECAUSE MEN HAS FAIL TO LEARN FROM HISTORY, HISTORY KEEP REPEATING ITSELF.
October 9, 2012 at 7:32 PM
U̶̲̥̅̊ people shuld go Α̲̅ήϑ seat down,leave GEJ Α̲̅ήϑ wife alone,if ђξ dosnt want to discuss his wife’s issue,dats his choice.U̶̲̥̅̊ dnt ve 2 compare her to president.umaru cos U̶̲̥̅̊ didn’t elect her d̶̲̥̅̊ president.eeeh U̶̲̥̅̊ wan pray 4 her,prayer worrior! ♓☺ώ many of U̶̲̥̅̊ ωιℓℓ actually bring out tym to pray 4 her when all U̶̲̥̅̊ want is their downfall.look @ d̶̲̥̅̊ kind of horrible things happenin i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ d̶̲̥̅̊ country,lives been wasted,boko,flood Α̲̅ήϑ all,U̶̲̥̅̊ people ωιℓℓ nt go Α̲̅ήϑ think of a way out,Ÿ̲Ơ̴̴̴̴͡uя there sweating over pepe’s illness.stop mounting unnecessary pressure on d̶̲̥̅̊ president.leave him alone busy bodies.