President Goodluck Jonathan Replies Critics
That uneasy lies the head that wears the crown is a phrase on marble can not be contested. Ever since Goodluck Ebele Jonathan became the elected president, having served almost two years to end the tenure of former late president, Yar'dua, he has been embroiled in different controversies. He's even regarded as the most criticised president ever lived.
Despite all this, GEJ stands as Mount Gilbratar, he's undeterred, he's not being intimidated by anybody but lives every minute of his life to seek for permanent and lasting solutions to Nigeria problems.
He said by 2013, which is next year, he's going to silence his detractors and put his critics to check. Nigerians, over to you!
“I think I am the most criticised president in the whole world, but I tell this noble audience that before I leave, I will also be the most praised president.
“I have experienced that before in my governor journey in Bayelsa state. In fact, people who were close to me will tell you that even after the election, I told them that in my first 12 months please cover your ears because you will hear all kinds of things.
But as we progress, you will see (changes).
We are working very hard to stabilise power. We are working very hard to resurface our roads. We have security challenges, which we are also working very hard to bring to reasonable control.
It is not easy; we don't have the magic wand, except the miracle worker that with the wave of the hand, probably will help to throw all these challenges away and prosperity will appear.
But in pure governance issues, it takes time.
Sometimes, even people who have held offices in government criticise me to the extent of personal abuses. Sometimes I ask, were there roads across in the country and Jonathan brought flood to wipe out these roads? or we had power and I brought hurricane to break down the entire infrastructure?
If they say Boko Haram is because of poverty; were there massive irrigation projects in the North where agriculture can thrive and massive farms, and Jonathan brought drought to wipe out these farms? under two years is it possible?
Well, time will tell. What I can tell Nigerians is that let those who criticize continue to criticise.
We will do our best and as we progress, Nigerians will know the truth and we'll see that we are committed and will surely transform this country,''Mr president said.
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