Abuja, Nigeria, 02 March 2015:The APC Presidential Campaign Organization (APCPCO) has said that President Goodluck Jonathan has himself to blame for the poor quality of aides and advise that he has benefited there from since his days as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State.
Stating that it amounts to self-indictment and a revelation of the quality of person of the President, the APC Campaign Organization said further that the recent statement credited to the President that most of the advise that he has received from his aides have been worthless 80 percent of the time, is a clear demonstration that the President lacks sound judgment bearing in mind that a leader is only as good as those who are around him.
Malam Garba Shehu, Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization, said in a statement on Thursdaythat the revelation by the President is an indication since President Jonathan has been in various leadership positions, the people have had to cope with mediocre, insincere and poorly thought-out and un-coordinated leadership. The statement said it is therefore no wonder that leadership by Jonathan at the national level has been in fits and starts, lacking coordination, depth and vision and unable in the past six years to lift the country from where he (Jonathan) met it.
We in the APC consider it an act of God especially a few weeks to the March 28, 2015 Presidential polls that President Jonathan who insists on his re-election should make this revelation which to a large extent gives a deep insight into his person and character.
The President or the leader of the country selects his aides and the reason behind the selection is to enable him understand the country and govern effectively. In the case, where aides or advisers fail in their duty, the President or leader ought to accept responsibility as the buck stops on his table. The fact that all this while, no one heard of Dr. Jonathan sacking or reprimanding his aides, makes his lamentation curious, self- serving and opportunistic. It shows that the unpleasant situation has served President Jonathan well until this time that he is desperately seeking re-election.
President Jonathan’s revelation once again confirms the fact that the President is habitually making excuses buck passing for his shortcomings. This is the hallmark of poor leadership and the reason why the APC is confidently presenting a credible alternative in the person of General Muhammadu Buhari, who has a track record of performance, discipline and effectiveness.
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