Published on August 15, 2013 by pmnews
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is an “outright failure” and should be defeated in the 2015 election, Ganiyat Fawehinmi said in a statement on Wednesday as she assessed the country’s challenges.
“Our present Federal Government led by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is an outright failure and we pray that by 2015, he will not return,” said Ganiyat, wife of the late Senior Advocate of Nigeria and radical lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi.
She said at no time in the history of Nigeria had the country been steamrolled by so many disasters, loss of lives and unprecedented mishaps as being witnessed now.
“The inhabitants and indegenes of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria have never witnessed such an unprecedented series of mishaps, disasters and the loss of lives in the nation like we are presently experiencing,” she said.
She listed the ASUU strike, the high rate of unemployment in the country, the marriage of underage girls, the failure of the Ministry of Women affairs to lift women up, the epileptic electricity supply in the country and the police pension scandal as some of the issues Jonathan has failed to address.
“I must say categorically that I am in total support of the ASUU strike and I urge all Nigerians to support it,” she said.
Mrs Fawehinmi said the huge unemployment of Nigerian youths has led to various vices in the society such as armed robbery, kidnapping, prostitution, assassinations and the activities of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria.
She said Emeka Wogu, Minister of Labour and Productivity, has failed to employ Nigerians but has been accumulating money to run for governor in Abia State.
“By the special grace of God, he will lose and the wrath of Almighty God will descend upon him in accordance with the scriptures in the book of Habakkuk 2: 9-11,” she said.
Mrs. Fawehinmi said the issue of pension and failure to pay those who worked hard in Nigeria is a “disgrace to the nation”.
“This is a big disgrace, the PDP-led government is encouraging the death of pensioners while supporting the stealing of their funds. This is the kind of government we have in Nigeria and we pray that Nigerians will be reasonable not to return them in 2015,” she said.
She said it was a terrible shame that Senator Ahmed Yerima and former governor of Zamfara State could advocate both in theory and practice that a young girl of 13 or 14 years be married and be allowed to bear children.
“I must thank Nigerians who in their entirety rejected this unholy practice and held several rallies and protests to prove their point,” she said.
On the epileptic power supply in Nigeria, Mrs Fawehinmi said it is heartbreaking that Nigeria needs at least 60,000 mega watts of electricity but can not even boast of a tenth of that figure.
Mrs. Fawehinmi released her statement at Oregun area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria, where she had come to attend a book launch by the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL.