BY IKENNA ASOMBA
A socio-political group, Safe Tower International Organisation, STIO, has cautioned President Goodluck Jonathan to beware of persons it described as ‘political detractors’ bent on distracting him from fulfilling his transformation agenda to the people, using subjective criticisms and propaganda.
In a statement by Mr. Fidelis Aburime, STIO President, the group noted that in its recent opinion poll, President Jonathan had been the most criticised, disrespected and insulted of the country’s heads of state.
Aburime said: “As revealed in the opinion poll carried out by STIO, President Jonathan has been the most criticised, disrespected, dishonoured and insulted, often times through direct verbal attacks and name calling, than any former Nigerian president, civilian or military.
“Why should this seemingly approachable, gentle, civil personality, who obviously is God-sent, given his ascendancy, be so vilified? Why the opprobrious chants against his policies no matter how popular?
“Why will people from a particular region; governors, emirs, clerics, academics and politicians both from the opposition and those from his own party not show some respect to a sitting President?”