The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has attributed the continued dip in President Goodluck Jonathan’s performance rating to the crop of advisers around him.
The CNPP noted that rather than appoint technocrats and patriots as advisers, most of those working with the President did not have the interest of the country at heart.
Rivers State Chairman of the CNPP, Dr. Menaigbi Dagogo-Jack, who made this known yesterday, decried the level of impunity and intimidation against the governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, by forces loyal to the president.
Dagogo-Jack described a situation where the police prevented a siting governor from gaining access to his official quarters through the rear entrance while his (Amaechi’s) aides were harassed by security operatives as the highest level of impunity and intimidation against a state government.
The state CNPP chairman said, “The President should not crowd himself with wrong people that always give him wrong advice. From what we have seen so far, the President is getting wrong advice from wrong advisers.
“The governor knows what he is talking about and he is not just crying wolf in view of the manner he (Amaechi) is being intimidated in a democracy. We (in Rivers State) have faced the highest level of impunity and intimidation in this state.
“It is unfortunate that in a democratic setting, a Commissioner of Police will carry himself like a governor. If the state commissioner of police wants to be a governor, he should go and contest election”.
He, however, urged the National Assembly to intervene in the political crisis rocking the state by cautioning the Inspector General of Police and the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Abubakar and Joseph Mbu respectively.