‘Opposition should thank their stars for Jonathan’
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan deliberately created opposition in Nigeria to deepen democracy.
Representing Jonathan in Abuja during a presidential dinner organised by the University of Port Harcourt Alumni Association, Anyim said that the opposition were enjoying the atmosphere that the Jonathan administration had created.
The former Senate president added that the current administration was not afraid of the opposition’s advancement.
He was quoted by PM News as saying: “We created the political opposition movement. The opposition movements owe their existence and activities to President Goodluck Jonathan. I can assure you that President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to deliver the dividends of fundamentals of democracy in Nigeria.
“We are enjoying what is happening. We created it. The enhanced political environment is what the opposition is enjoying. If they abuse it, do not mind. It does not matter. It does not challenge us.”
According to Anyim, Jonathan and his administration had performed commendably.
“Since the beginning of democracy in 1999 I have played an active role. I have encountered three presidents.
“My tenure as Senate President was greeted by the struggle to guarantee the independence of democracy.
“Under Jonathan, I played a role in the democratisation process of our polity, which is actually the content that democracy brings to what one asks for.”
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February 26, 2015 at 7:46 am
I like Senator Anyim sha, usually goes about his duties quietly, without courting controversy. This dont mean he is ineffective like many think of Sambo