Is President Goodluck Jonathan Still the Most Criticized President in the World?


I have been one of the critics of President Jonathan, but mostly harmless criticisms meant to bring out the best in him and not the worst.

The fact is, your worst critics may mean well than your best sycophants. And from the brouhaha of political defections of many party stalwarts from the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) of President Jonathan to the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), he now knows the bitter truth. That his best buddies and supporters are not his bread and butter sycophants who are mostly political contractors and jobbers who are only paying him lip service and doing eye service just for their own selfish interests and not for patriotic reasons.

The advantage of President Goodluck Jonathan in his bid to secure a second term in office is not even the power of incumbency as most political pundits assume, but his popularity among the majority of Nigerians who prefer him to his political opponents in the APC, because the opposition is yet to present a more popular presidential candidate. And until the opposition can show Nigerians that they have a better presidential aspirant, President Goodluck Jonathan can continue with his transformation agenda for the nation building of a New Nigeria.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, February 19, 2014.