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ELECTRICITY: JONATHAN WILL FAIL UNLESS – PFN

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The current moves by President Goodluck Jonathan to boost electricity supply may hit the rocks unless the Power Holding Company (PHCN) and allied outfits are purged of top officials who frustrated previous moves.

The National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, gave the advice in Port Harcourt in a chat with reporters during which he also urged politicians to play by the rules and allow the nation to survive.

Speaking shortly after a meeting of the national and state leadership of the organization, Pastor Oritsejafor said beyond the state of emergency declared in the power sector, the president should look at the calibre of those in-charge of policy implementation in that sector.

'The president must look at the people who operate it and see why that sector keeps failing. There are many criminals. Infact, the people who spoil the system are the same people they re-appoint and re-appoint they can never do anything there.

'Some of this people have arrangement with companies that import generators. So, they will not want that to stop because they are making huge profit. They would rather keep Nigerians suffering instead of seeing a change that will help the economy because the industries are almost totally grounded at this point,' he said.

On the Niger Delta, the PFN helmsman urged for more action than words.

'In the Niger Delta, we have gotten to a point where all talking should stop and enough of whatever. Now is time for action. They should rehabilitate the place.

'Send bulldozers to the roads, do all kinds of things including infrastructure so that the government will not have to be defending themselves. Whatever is happening should be on ground and I know for sure that Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is able and he can do it.'

Stressing the need for urgent electoral reforms, Pastor Oritsejafor urged that the Uwais report which he described as 'fantastic' should be 'passed into law the way it is.'

The PFN boss commended the president's choice of Prof. Atahiru Jega as INEC chairman because 'he has the credentials to do the job if given a chance.'

He appealed to politicians to play the 2011 electoral game by the rules, pointing out that some of them plunged the nation into spiritual problems because they are cultists.

On the controversy over President Goodluck Jonathan's right to run for election next year, the PFN boss said: 'In my opinion. I don't see anything wrong with it.'

However, he was sure that if the president offers 'tangible' services that Nigerians can feel and touch within the remaining one year, even his enemies would ask him to contest.'