The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has once again lashed out at the presidency, following its reaction to last week’s visit of the progressive governors to Borno state, wondering when it became an offence for Nigerians to visit any other part of their country.
In a statement issued by the ACN’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the presidency’s reaction can only be likened to the antics of a punch-drunk boxer who, having been knocked out by his opponent, suddenly got up and started punching the referee whom he mistook for the guy who knocked him out.
The statement reads in part: “There is no doubt that the visit of the governors was a knock-out for the waffling presidency. Now punch-drunk, the clearly disoriented presidency has resorted to blaming the courageous and trail-blazing governors whose
only offence is that they dared to show solidarity for the people of Borno and Yobe, the two states that have been worst-hit by the Boko Haram crisis.
“These governors dismissed the presidency’s shameless attempt to scare them away from Borno with a cooked security report. They walked around the volatile Maiduguri market without bullet proof vests or helmets, to the chagrin of the President and Commander-in-Chief who has opted to hide behind the Aso Rock fortress,” it said.