By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”A legal practitioner, Mr Jesutega Onokpasa, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his strong crusade against corruption and urged Nigerians to give him the needed support to move the country forward.
Onokpasa, in a statement yesterday at Ughelli, Delta State,Â said theÂ presidentâ€™s crusade against corruption should be sustained.
He said:Â Â â€œIt is my considered view that accusations emanating from a host of suspicious quarters that President Goodluck Jonathan is heating up the polity lacks credibility. The President is merely doing what is expected of any serious leader.
â€œIt is only those who expected things to be business as usual who should have problems with a president who is merely doing exactly what the constitution demands of his office.
â€œOnly election riggers would quake at the prospect of comprehensive electoral reform; only kleptomaniacs would cringe at the governmentâ€™s anti-corruption drive; and only the cabal that imports and markets generators would fear the worst now that Jonathan is personally overseeing the electricity sector.
â€œThe view that he is merely doing all these because he wants to run for office come 2011 is neither here nor there. Are those who are saying this implying that a president who doesnâ€™t plan to run should just sit down at the Villa doing absolutely nothing but the looting of the treasury?”