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Jonathan, A Drowning President – El-Rufai




A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a drowning President, who distorts facts.

El-Rufai, insisted that Jonathan had resorted to ethnic and religious politics to score some political points. He said, “The Jonathan administration is said to have favoured his home state of Bayelsa 200 per cent times more than the next states with the highest federal representation – Delta, Edo and Anambra.

He recalled that the President was quick to exonerate those he called “my people” from the October 1, 2010 bombings in Abuja.

El-Rufai said Henry Okah, convicted of the offence in South Africa, revealed that a Presidency official contacted him to implicate some northerners.

He also said after the 2011 elections, Jonathan told a delegation of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo that the only votes he got from the North were from Igbo residents in the region.


However, the Presidency said el-Rufai and his ilk were “grossly irresponsible for targeting Jonathan in their politics of abuse and name-calling.”

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