The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed President Goodluck Jonathan as being hypocritical in urging Nigerians, while speaking at a Christmas service, not to sow the seeds of discord or hatred. The party said that the members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were already preaching hatred among Nigerians.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement asked Jonathan to lead by example instead of engaging in mere rhetoric.
‘’Everything that the President’s political associates, supporters and spokespersons have done has been geared toward creating division among Nigerians and sowing the seeds of discord and hatred, and the President is not on record as having ever called them to order,” he said.
‘’Recently, Chief Edwin Clark, a die-hard supporter of the President, said glibly that if the opposition has its way it can poison or kill President Jonathan just to take power. No statement could be more absurd and incendiary, yet the President never called him to order.
‘’Another dyed-in-the-wool supporter of the President, Mujaheed Asari Dokubo, said on national television that there will be blood on the streets if President Jonathan is not re-elected in 2015. He also said we will not take any prisoner of war. It will be total battle, but the President never uttered a word to rebuke him,” Mohammed noted.
He therefore said Jonathan’s message would have made more meaning if the President had acted in such a way that his compatriots would not doubt his sincerity.