The APC has accused president Goodluck Jonathan of
playing politics with his recent move to compensate the
bereaved families of the Immigration recruitment
tragedy, noting he ignored them for one year.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted
President Goodluck Jonathan’ s move of giving N5
million each to the families that lost their relatives in
the Immigration recruitment exercise in March 2014,
saying it’s political.
The party said the gesture, which is coming one year
after, is aimed at currying votes for the forthcoming
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai
Mohammed, noted this in a statement in Lagos on
Saturday, March 14. He queried that it took the
president one year to fulfil the promise he had made to
the affected families.
‘The truth is that this President was forced to act
because of the elections. Otherwise, why has it taken
one year for the President to redeem his promise to the
bereaved families? Why has his Administration not
sanctioned those who sent innocent job seekers to their
early graves after extorting them? Why is the Interior
Minister, Mr Abba Moro, who presided over the deaths,
still in office, virtually dancing on the graves of those
‘Sunday, March 15th, will mark one year since those
vibrant youths were lured to their deaths by a callous
federal government that failed them in all ramifications,
including the security of their lives and the assurance of
their welfare, the raison d’etre of any government. It is
therefore utterly reprehensible, immoral and wicked for
the same administration to seek to make political gains
out of the needless tragedy,’ the statement said.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, March 13, gave
N75m and 35 jobs offer to 15 families who lost their
loved ones in the tragedy.