A religious group, Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC), has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to lead by example, following his Christmas day message to Nigerians that they should prepare to bear hardship occasioned by falling oil prices in 2015.
Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, noted that if Jonathan was a patriotic leader, he would first make sacrifices. He said Nigerians were looking forward to a practical demonstration of what the president expects Nigerians to endure.
“Mr. President is not leading us by example, if it is true that he still wants to buy a new aircraft. The presidency has explanations to render to taxpayers if it is also true that the proposed aircraft will be the fourth since he took office in the year 2010. Why must President Jonathan buy four aircrafts in four years? Is the president walking his talk?” Akintola queried.
“The presidency also owes Nigerians explanations if it is true that friends and associates donated staggering sums of money amounting to millions at the launching of Mr. President’s campaign fund for the 2015 elections which netted N21 billion,” he added.