Saturday, 21 June 2014

Stop crying wolf, embark on soul searching – Abati tells APC

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati on Friday, said the statement by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, accusing President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration of intolerance is null and void stating that the Jonathan’-led “administration has been most tolerant of opposition “. He said, “It is absolutely wrong to accuse this administration of repression. If anything, this administration has been most tolerant of opposition and most respectful of everybody’s right of association. This accusation cannot stand at all. Dr. Abati who said this during an interview with State House correspondents noted that the President remained committed to democracy and its principles irrespective of what the opposition party might want people to believe. He also said that it’s a known fact that the President was committed to free and fair elections and the integrity of the process. “The Jonathan administration remains committed to democracy and its principles.” On the Ekiti election, Abati said Jonathan remained steadfast on his concept of one man, one vote. He added that security agencies had a duty to stop those who might be able to compromise the process from achieving their aim. Rather than crying wolf where there was none, the presidential spokesman asked the leaders of the APC to embark on soul searching.

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