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2015: Go to court, PDP stalwart tells Jonathan’s opponents

By Ben Agande

Abuja—A member of the Peoples Democratic Party National Reconciliation Committee, Chief Dosu Fatokun, has advised those challenging President Goodluck Jonathan’s eligibility to contest the 2015 election to go to court if they feel that he will be breaking any law if he contests.

In an interview with journalists in Abuja, Hon. Fatokun said the Jonathan administration is working assiduously to transform every sector and urged the people to be patient for the results.

According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan should look inward before he fills the vacant ministerial seats in his cabinet in order to meet the aspirations of the people.

He said that rather than looking for technocrats from the diaspora who knows nothing about Nigeria’s political terrain and less of the yearnings and aspirations of the masses, the President should look inward.

He added that in deploying ministers to respective ministries, the President should consider educational background and experience to ensure round pegs are in round holes.

“I urge the President to look inward in picking ministers and aides. The country is blessed and there is no part of the country that you cannot get competent people; people who know the feelings of the people and who will always give objective advice.

“It is not people who will be bringing World Bank economics and theories to our environment.

“That is why some people criticise the administration that yes, there is growth but no physical development.

“These people are aloof and alienated from the masses,” he said.

Fatokun identified “inadequate internal democracy, ego, lopsided rewards system and inordinate vested interests” as among the various reasons for the crisis in the PDP.

He said some party stalwarts also fuel crisis when they discover they were no longer visible in the scheme of affairs and running of the party.

Fatokun decried the situation where aggrieved members take extreme measure of dividing the party instead of applying internal crisis resolution mechanisms.


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