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ACN berates Jonathan over failure to visit flood-hit Lagos

BY DAPO  AKINREFON
Lagos— THE Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has expressed disappointment at the failure of President Goodluck Jonathan to visit Lagos State, in a show of concern and support, in the aftermath of last Sunday’s devastating flood in parts of the state.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement, Sunday, said President Jonathan should realise he was the President of all Nigerians, not only of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its supporters.
Mohammed said the president should, therefore, see the entire country as his constituency.

The party argued that since Lagos was the economic heartbeat of Nigeria and home to all Nigerians, irrespective of tribes, whatever affected Lagos touched every Nigerian one way or the other.

It wondered how the President can be so quiet despite the devastating effect of an unusually heavy rainfall in Lagos on July 10, in which some 264mm of rainfall (a volume equivalent to what is usually recorded in one month of rainfall) was recorded in a single day, leading to massive flooding that claimed lives and caused damage to property.


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