Democracy Day: Okupe, Junaid debate Jonathan’s speech

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Updated May 29, 2012

Junaid Mohammed, a northern leader said the President’s democracy speech did not impress him overwhelmingly as some issues were attacked from the angle of public relations leaving issues that are confronting and challenging to the country.

Mr Mohammed, who disclosed this while speaking as a guest at the Channels Television’s breakfast programme – Sunrise Daily, said the speech was too lengthy and all that was said could have been said in the quarter of the total time taken and a lot of issues were jam-packed for public relations effect not because of the sincerety, articulation of the issues were vague in manner.

He said on the whole, the speech looks like a preparation speech for the 2015 campaign so as to monopolise the political space ahead of the election.

However, Doyin Okupe, a former presidential spokesman expressed his disappointment over the utterances of Mr Mohammed scomments.

He said the President Goodluck Jonathan was not the person that made May 29 a public holiday and condemned Mr Mohammed berating the president for taking so much time in delivering his speech.