The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of using the pains being felt by the families that lost relatives in last year’s Immigration recruitment exercise for waing his way into people’s hearts ahead of the forthcoming elections.
The opposition’s comment came following the president’s N5 million gift to each of the family, about one year after their relatives were killed during the botched recruitment exercise.
In a statement in Lagos, Saturday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the APC wondered why it took the President a whole year to act on the promise he made to the families.
”The truth is that this President was forced to act because of the elections. Otherwise, why has it taken one year for the President to redeem his promise to the bereaved families? Why has his Administration not sanctioned those who sent innocent job seekers to their early graves after extorting them? Why is the Interior Minister, Mr Abba Moro, who presided over the deaths, still in office, virtually dancing on the graves of those innocent youths?
“Sunday, March 15th, will mark one year since those vibrant youths were lured to their deaths by a callous federal government that failed them in all ramifications, including the security of their lives and the assurance of their welfare, the raison d’etre of any government. It is therefore utterly reprehensible, immoral and wicked for the same administration to seek to make political gains out of the needless tragedy.
”After refusing to even visit the families of those school children in Buni Yadi and Chibok, the President suddenly woke up and started sending delegations to meet with them, all this because he needs votes. As a parent himself, how will the President feel if he had been so treated? Why must the President put his re-election over and above everything else, including the welfare and security of Nigerians? Is there no limit to desperation,” the party queried.
The opposition party said Nigerians will not be fooled by the PDP.
”No one is fooled by the antics of a desperate President, and in the fullness of time, Nigerians will show President Jonathan and his cohorts that they are not impressed by his pretend governance,” APC said