Party supporters raise flags in support of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluc ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Port Harcourt - The poor attendance at a campaign rally in the Rivers State confirmed the unpopularity of President Goodluck Jonathan and his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, the main opposition claimed.
Jonathan staged his campaign at “half-empty” Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
All Progressives Congress Rivers APC Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said the event was a “waste of time”.
“To say that President Jonathan and his PDP wasted their time in coming to Rivers State to campaign is to state the obvious.
The half-empty stadium despite the renting of supporters from Bayelsa, Delta, Abia and Akwa Ibom states speaks volumes about Jonathan’s unpopularity among our people,” he said.
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“The poor attendance only served to confirm the unpopularity of President Jonathan and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, while Jonathan merely ended up confirming APC’s claim that the President has done nothing to deserve the votes of Rivers people in the February 14 presidential election.”
Ikanya said Jonathan stood no chance of re-election.
“We want to assure you, Mr. President, that you will never be re-elected because you have failed woefully and do not deserve any re-election. After all that Rivers State and her people did for you, you could be so mean not to site one single project in Rivers State.
We have no reason for whatsoever to recommend you to any section of this country for re-election.”
APC also ruled out any chance of PDP governorship candidate, Nyesome Wike, winning.
"We will like to assure the entire world that if PDP scores up to 20 percent in these elections we will concede victory to the party," Ikanya said.
- CAJ News
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