28 July 2011
.Fix the economy, roads, power, others, parties tell President
EXCEPT for the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and a group, which gave a cautious endorsement, the opposition to President Goodluck Jonathan’s proposed single term for the president and state governors yesterday was vehement and vociferous.
The major political parties, civil society groups, industry chiefs, and other eminent Nigerians, who reacted to the plan, said it was self-serving, deceitful, and an attempt to distract the citizenry from the growing demand for good governance from their leaders.
Among those who gave the bid knocks were industry chiefs under the platform of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Labour Party (LP), the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), and Save Nigeria Campaign Organisation (SAVNICAO).
Instead of dissipating energy and resources on tenure elongation for the Executive arm of government, the parties and groups asked Jonathan to concentrate on how to fulfill his campaign promises to Nigerians.