|PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN|
by: saaint mienpamo
President Goodluck Jonathan denounced critics of his administration saying much of the criticisms against his government were “based on lies.”Addressing members of the Nigerian community in Brazil, Tuesday, Jonathan urged the political class not to sacrifice the progress and well-being of the nation on the altar of personal political ambitions.
While answering questions on the current state of the country, the President denounced criticism of his administration saying much of criticisms were “based on lies.”
He also cautioned politicians in the country not to allow their personal interests throw the nation into anarchy.
On the deteriorating security situation in the country, Jonathan told the gathering that government was working hard to contain the current spate of bombings and attacks.
Laos yesterday, Information Minister Labaran Maku fired back at critics of Jonathan’s trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United Nations’ Earth Summit.
Briefing newsmen after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday, Maku said there was no vacuum in government as the President can rule from any part of the world.
According to Maku “The President can take decision from anywhere in the world his absence will not hamper his power to act. The Vice President effectively takes charge of affairs once the president is out of Nigeria and he is in touch with the President on hourly basis.
“There is no vacuum, the most important thing is that the president and the vice work harmoniously and are in constantly in touch.
“If the President panics what will the people do. We must stop making politics out of the unfortunate incidence going on in Northern Nigeria.”