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AC tasks Jonathan on new cabinet…wants him to tackle electoral reform, power, others

LAGOS—The Action Congress, AC, has asked Acting President, Goodluck Jonathan to urgently issue a road-map on the direction of his administration to serve as a guide for those to be sworn in as Ministers this week.

In a statement in Lagos yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said unless that was done, it would be difficult to measure the performance of the new Ministers.

“Acting President Jonathan must enunciate his vision and set performance benchmarks, as well as spell out the milestones he wants to reach within the next few months. This will make it easier for the Ministers to know how to go about their duties.

‘‘It will also make it easier for Nigerians to assess the Ministers. Any Minister that fails to perform on the basis of the stated vision and benchmarks must be shown the way out. Time is not on the side of this administration,’’ the party said.

It said the new cabinet must deviate from the path chosen by the last set of Ministers, who made history for their mediocrity, selfishness and lack of patriotism.

AC said in view of the short life span of the administration, with fresh elections due next year, Acting President Jonathan must concentrate on such key areas as the electoral reform, Niger Delta, power and the fight against corruption.

“We believe these are areas in which the Acting President can make his mark in the next few months,’’ it said.


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