A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Reconciliation Committee, Chief Dosu Fatokun, has admonished those questioning President Goodluck Jonathan’s eligibility to contest the 2015 election to seek the court’s interpretation of the constitution if they feel that his ambition will be breaking any law.
Speaking with reporters in Abuja yesterday, Mr. Fatokun assured Nigerians that the present administration is working tirelessly to transform every sector and urged them to exercise more patience for the results to begin to manifest.
He also advised Mr. Jonathan to look inward whenever he decides to nominate replacements for the vacant ministerial seats in the Federal Executive Council, FEC, rather than go for technocrats, who he alleged know nothing about the country’s political terrain so as to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
He further added that in assigning portfolios to the respective ministers, President Jonathan should consider their educational background and experience to ensure round pegs are fitted in round holes.
“I urge the President to look inward in picking ministers and aides. The country is blessed and there is no part of the country that you cannot get competent people; people who know the feelings of the people and who will always give objective advice.
“It is not people who will be bringing World Bank economics and theories to our environment.
“That is why some people criticize the administration that yes; there is growth but no physical development.
“These people are aloof and alienated from the masses,” he said.
Fatokun identified “inadequate internal democracy, ego, lopsided rewards system and inordinate vested interests” as among the various reasons for the crisis in the PDP”.
The PDP chieftain also claimed that some party stalwarts, who are no longer relevant in the scheme of things fuel crisis in the party so as to remain in the spotlight.
Fatokun decried the situation where aggrieved members of the party take extreme measures of bringing down the house over a disagreement instead of applying internal crisis resolution mechanisms.