President Goodluck Jonathan has once again attracted criticism from the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) for his decision to jet to London for the launch of Obasanjo Foundation instead of travelling to South Africa to witness the final match.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by the ACN’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said: “Again, the President missed a chance to be seen to personally inspire his compatriots when it matters most. With millions around the world watching on television, there can be no better opportunity for a leader to showcase his nation and its talents. That explains why a world leader like President Barack Obama flew to London to watch the US basketball team play against Brazil at the 2012 London Olympics.
“The trip by President Jonathan to London for whatever reason, while Nigeria is playing in the final of Africa’s top football competition for the first time in 13 years, and with the possibility of a first win in 19 years, reminds one of the folktale of a man carrying an elephant on his head, but surprisingly opting to search for a cricket,” it said.