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Okotie hits Jonathan over corruption, Boko Haram

By News Express on 27/11/2012

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Frontline cleric and politician, Rev. Chris Okotie, has taken President Goodluck Jonathan to the cleaners over his administration’s track record in the war against corruption as well as its inability to crack the Boko Haram menace.

Okotie made his feelings known while reacting to claims made by the Nigerian leader during the last Presidential Media Chat held penultimate Sunday, Nov. 18.

On corruption, Okotie, who is Founding Pastor of Household of God Church, said: “We have not seen any remarkable effort in this direction. If the president is tackling corruption ‘frontally’ as he claims, by now we should have seen many his profile convictions. Corruption is a great impediment to development; we certainly haven’t made progress in dealing with this monster. President Jonathan needs to brace up and muster the will required to take on the corrupt elements at all levels of government.”

And on Boko Haram, the former pop star and leader of Fresh Democratic Party had this to say this afternoon via his Facebook page: “The Boko Haram issue is very complex. It is obvious that a military solution in the shape of the present government strategy of containment hasn’t worked. And because the group is faceless, it is difficult to determine who to talk to. So far, the government has not shown that it is on top of the situation. So, the attacks continue; the problem lingers. The security situation, corruption and the rising unemployment are the clear evidences of failure of governance, pure and simple. The paradigm has to shift.”

•Photo: Rev. Okotie.

Source News Express

Posted 27/11/2012 8:54:35 PM





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