7 March 2012
Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South
Mr. Hendrick Opukeme is a Niger Delta activist, management consultant spoke to Vanguard on his perception of the government of President Goodluck Jonathan so far want what the President should expect if he does not live up to expectation in the next few months.
As an activist, how do you rate the government of President Goodluck Jonathan, who, incidentally is from the same geo-political zone with you?
First and foremost, Jonathan administration speaking primarily of infrastructure development in the Niger Delta has failed. The failure is viewed within the following context: Personal indecision on the part of the President; External intimidation by the northern political elite using boko haram as an instrument of distraction and intimidation; and Niger Delta collaborators within and around the President.
Let me tell you, today, Jonathan’s personal indecision serves as a disservice to his own ethnic communities because he was not was not prepared for the job and his office has be hijacked by political jobbers and economic hulks masquerading as political supporters.