The Presidency also described the new alliance of the opposition political parties under the aegis of All Progressives Congress as “mega nonsense, which cannot go anywhere”
Browsing: Doyin Okupe
In a most predictable fashion, the rabid nature of the reaction confirms the truth that Nigeria is being run by little minds and irritants
“The inviolable truth is that the Nigerian economy, like the economy of other Nations has its challenges which the Jonathan administration has courageously and innovatively been tackling with measurable, obvious and clearly tangible positive results in the last two years
The ACN, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had cirticised the Federal Government on certain aspects of the proscription order, especially as it affects press freedom
But Okupe in reaction to the statement, said Mohammed was irresponsible for insinuating Jonathan was out to frustrate ACN’s merger with the Congress for Progressive Change, the All Progressives Grand Alliance and the All Nigeria Peoples Party
The office has described the story as false and the handiwork of evil persons who are out to tarnish the image of Okupe and cause disaffection in the country by setting citizens against each other and against government
The statement reads: My attention has been drawn to a statement purportedly made by me on an interview programme aired on a Lagos Television station (TV CONTINENTAL) on Sunday 7th April, 2013 to the effect that the “Boko Haram sect is working according to the tenets of Islam…one thing is certain, Boko Haram will never be able to Islamize Nigeria and cannot convert President Jonathan from Christianity to Islam.
A close scrutiny of the bromide purportedly obtained from the presidency reveals that it is a forgery in view of the following facts
During the Niger Delta Militancy, the demands were clearly stated and they had to do with unjustifiable perpetual and insensitive economic deprivation coupled with oppressive and socio-economically strangulating environmental degradation
President Goodluck Jonathan is perhaps the most academically qualified Nigerian President ever. By cognate qualification, no President has had the experience, preparation and tutelage for the post of the President than Goodluck Jonathan.
Mark went further to warn Okupe to know his limits when commenting on issues that has to do with his office as the president of the Senate