|President Jonathan, the POPE and Dame Patience Jonathan|
It is becoming a dangerous trend in the social media especially for critics to malign President Goodluck Jonathan. This has not gone unnoticed by the Presidency's media spokespersons who now warns that such attitude would no longer be tolerated. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has particularly warned that anyone, of any age, calling the President an "Idiot or Drunkard" will be corrected by means of force.
He says on his Twitter page that, “Being a critic is no licence to insult and abuse government officials; most especially the President of the nation. Criticism is different.
|Dr. Doyin Okupe - SA to GEJ|
“But when you say the President is an idiot, a drunkard and so forth, you no longer deserve any respect. Yorubas say children that are not trained at home must be forcefully trained by outsiders. It is our cultural obligation".
He further reminded Nigerians that “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is an anointed leader, an active, focused performer favoured by God and loved by the genuine silent Nigerian majority.”
|OBJ and GEJ|
Thus, Nigerians, especially the critics of the President, are advised to mind their words as they talk about the man and the office of the President. Criticism of GEJ must be done with respect for the person and office of the President. To do otherwise, according to Dr. Okupe shows lack of parental (home) training.
Thank you, Mr. Doyin Okupe.