The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has described as a belated attempt at damage control the presidency’s decision to show on the NTA the video clip of President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to his wife in Germany, saying the video has not addressed the demand for full disclosure on the First Lady’s seven-week disappearance.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the comments attributed to presidential spokesman Reuben Abati concerning the video also shows that the presidency either does not understand the issues at stake, or is deliberately playing the ostrich.
”Let’s be clear, there is nothing to be ashamed of in someone been sick since we are all human and anyone can fall ill at any time. In particular, people occupying the public space, including the First Lady, who take ill deserve nothing but our prayers and sympathy.
”However, where information about such persons are with-held or deliberately distorted, people tend to shift their focus to unravelling the truth about the situation, which is the case with our First Lady,” it said.