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“You are blinded by power, insensitive to suffering of Nigerians” – ACN blasts Jonathan
Leading opposition party, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has lambasted President Goodluck Jonathan over his recent comment that the January’s fuel hike protests across the country, were sponsored by opposition parties.
The party said Jonathan is too “being blinded by power and insensitive to the sufferings of ordinary Nigerians.”
ACN in a statement issued in Lagos by its national publicity secretary,
, blamed Mr. president who he claimed enjoys everything free, at the expense of tax-paying Nigerian and could dare to ‘insult’ them for protesting.
The party said described Jonathan’s plan not rescind it’s decision in bringing back the fuel price to 70 as ” hostage to his thoughts and one completely out of touch, not only with ordinary Nigerians, but also with universal trends, because in Egypt, during the Spring protests in Thailand, when the Red Shirts took over Bangkok in the the United States of America, during the Occupy Wall Street, protesters were fed and provided water, blankets and medicine.”
The statement added that, “It may interest President Jonathan and his minders to know that those involved in the January fuel hike protests were lawyers, doctors , businessmen, bankers journalists, artistes, the clergy and other accomplished Nigerian professionals from all walks of life.
“To claim that this class of Nigerians were lured to the protest ground, because of a bottle of water and food is to say the least, not only uncharitable, but also a reflection of the shallowness of the thought process of his advisers and handlers, it said.
ACN however, warned Nigerians not to allow any threat by the federal government stop them from fighting for their right
“If President Jonathan-led government feels uncomfortable with this, it should organise its own solidarity protests and supply the rented crowd truck-loads of water and expensive food, the party added.