Following his reactions to the conditions in which he met the Police College in Ikeja after his unscheduled visit on Saturday, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has berated President Goodluck Jonathan for chasing imaginary enemies during the visit.
In a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the ACN noted that the President, “instead of telling Nigerians how he would uplift the 70-year-old foremost police college, chose to question how the television station, Channels, filmed the rot in the institution.”
According to the ACN said, “Mr. President, those comments were totally unnecessary, and they put a damper on what would have been a great moment for you. A surprise presidential visit is always a good strategy for leaders to see things in their real state, without the usual window dressing that heralds scheduled visits. But it must be properly managed to achieve the maximum effect. Failure to make the best of that moment is akin to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.’’
The party also urged the President to make amends by making a policy statement on how he would achieve turnaround in the fortunes of the college and other police training institutions in the country.