ACN Lambasts Jonathan for Failing to be in South Africa for the Super Eagles’ Final Match

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.


  • goddy says:

    ACN are bunch of critics. All these are politics, must ACN pick holes in everythg Mr president do. ACN is one party I see to claim to be flawless despite all the atrocities Fashola is doi to the ordinary Lagosian. They’re eyeing Aso Rock, who $ who will be their flag bearer is it El-Rufai, Buhari or may be Bus Stop manager( AGBERO) Bola Tinibu. To me PDP , ACN or the new born baby APC are the same- LOOTERS

  • ACN are a bunch of rascals.They lack political maturity bcs the success of super eagles is part of Mr Presidents Transformational Agenda.They need to know that politics is over but development is what we need.

  • Bolaji saheed says:

    Acn or Apc,leave dis govt alone,let us focus on developmental issues,how many ‘acn’ members in south africa.if mr president present,ur party will condemn him 4 wasting public funds.His present or absent cannot change destiny.

  • Iyke Nwafor says:

    while i don’t hold brief for Mr. President, i think the ACN thru its spokesman is making a mountain out of a molehill. Pls, for Nigerias sake stop trying to score cheap political points and insulting our common sensibility by such antics.

  • udeh smith Azubuike says:

    evil Men,searching were 2 get him.leve Goodluck alone,how many of u are dere.?

  • Njike John says:

    ACN u are a noise maker party. Pls try to be serious with ur party politics than what ur are doing. Mr. President going to SA doesn’t change anything. Had it been He went, you party will be the one to critizies him. Live him alone. Your are a failure

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