24 July 2011
President Goodluck Jonathan has come under the radar of public scrutiny after he failed to show leadership on some very crucial domestic policy challenges that erupted on the home front.
His supporters are genuinely puzzled at the President's slip in popularity, especially amongst Lagosians. People are racking their brains to explain how a man who swept into Aso Rock on a tide of goodwill as a detribalized Nigerian could have fallen so low in public opinion barely months into what he promised would be a transformational presidency.
Most Nigerians at home and abroad who commented on Jonathan’s performance on social media like Facebook and twitter said they now disapprove of the job the President is doing. That's a dramatic change from his early months in office, when the president’s approval ratings were high, despite the long delay in naming his cabinet.
A former Obasanjo aide suggested Jonathan has been acting more like the Bayelsa State Governor and less like a president, relying on external circumstantial accomplishments to define his presidency.