APC lampoons Jonathan over Rivers development



The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, APCPCO, has described President Goodluck Jonathan’s response to the absence of any federal project in Rivers state as admittance of failure.

A statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity of the APCPCO, Mallam Garba Shehu, noted that “what else more can be a signpost of failure if a president comes back after five years in office and cannot point a finger at a single project he has initiated in an entire state.”

According to Shehu, “It is bewildering that President Jonathan could tender such a pedestrian excuse for not developing Rivers State because he doesn’t want to be seen as a sectional leader.

“If we must report the president by his own words, he said he didn’t develop Rivers State because he wanted to avoid being accused of developing only his area of the Niger Delta.

“Of course, we know that is a not the truth. The president’s statement is false and totally insulting to the intelligence of Nigerians.”

The APC presidential campaign further explained that President Jonathan’s excuse was an acknowledgement of Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s consistent position accusing the president of bringing no development to Rivers State.

Expatiating on Jonathan’s pretext for not developing Rivers State to avoid being accused of favouring Niger Delta states, the APC presidential campaign also threw a challenge at President Jonathan to produce concrete evidence of other states that he has developed since he became president in 2010.