Jonathan’s Government Is The Most Liberal, Respecter Of Rule Of Law—Doyin Okupe

Source: Nathan Nathaniel Ekpo/

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described President Goodluck Jonathan as worse than neo-Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, describing Jonathan as a President that embraces impunity.
The Nobel Laureate made this disclosure during a briefing in Lagos with theme 'King Nebuchadnezzar – The Reign of Impunity.'

He blamed Jonathan for the security invasion of the National Assembly, during which lawmakers resorted to scaling the fence of the Assembly complex to gain access to the chambers.

He said, “The act of scaling gates and walls to fulfil their duty by the people must be set down as their finest hour. They must be applauded, not derided. If shame belongs anywhere, it belongs to the Inspector General of Police and his lavish adherence to illegal and unconstitutional instructions – to undermine a democratic structure, and one (to make matters worse) convoked in response to an emergency of dire concern.

According to the account of the Holy Bible, Nebuchadnezzar at the height of his reign became too arrogant and God tampered with his heart and made him to eat grass and live like an animal for seven years.

Meanwhile, in a swift response, the Presidency through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, via a text message to Punch newspaper, said it is saddening that the Nobel Laureate also failed to apprehend Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, who he described as the “national champion of impunity and official recklessness.”

According to him, “Our eminent professor also sadly plays the ostrich as he failed to reprimand Governor Amaechi who is the national champion of impunity and official recklessness.

“The administration of President Goodluck Jonathan proves itself as the most liberal, keeping faith with adherence to rule of law and tolerance,” he added.