Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati says President Goodluck Jonathan is a democrat and progressive leader. Referring to press statement by Lai Mohammed of the Action Congress of Nigeria, in which he claims, that the Jonathan administration is “descending into despotism, he said if represents yet another attempt by the ACN and its spokesperson to stand the truth on its head and indulge in the politics of abuse. He said under President Jonathan, Nigeria’s democracy has been consolidated, the scope for human freedoms further expanded and there is respect for due process and the rule of law.
Adding that a President who is humane, disciplined and focused. Dr Abati said the ACN is the real abode of budding despots in Nigeria, and so it should start by removing the log in its eyes. Dr Abati also said the ACN’s allegation that there is a disagreement between President Jonathan and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi is also wrong – headed and mischievous, adding that there is no quarrel or dispute between them.