Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


APC reiterates Jonathan loss in next election

05 March 2014, 10:16

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the results of the poll it conducted ahead of 2015 general elections suggesting President Goodluck Jonathan would lose the Presidential election.

Recently, the opposition party recently weighed its chances against Jonathan, concluding any okf its prospective candidate would hold an upper hand over the incumbent.

Reacting to the outcome of the poll, Presidential Media Adviser, Reuben Abati, described it as “voodoo, dubious, suspicious and an exercise in quackery.”

However, APC Interim National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, insisted that the results were credible and conducted by a reputable firm.  

“If you would recall, we did say in that statement that we commissioned the largest ever public opinion survey in Nigerian history to determine the current status of things in the nation directly from those who knew best – the actual people of Nigeria.

"We said the results of the opinion survey were even more revealing than we had anticipated. Unfortunately, not everyone who read our statement understood it, hence the totally unnecessary and clearly misplaced criticism by the presidency, which tagged our effort 'Voodoo Polling' and said it does not know when the APC became an expert on opinion poll.

"We have no doubt that the methodology adopted to evolve our Road map and the results of our survey took the Presidency by surprise and rankled them so much, since they haven’t seen any unbiased survey results in quite some time,” Mohammed said.

“Before we review our survey results again, let's make the following clarification. First, the Presidency was clearly confused. They seemed to think the APC conducted this survey ourselves. No, they got things wrong. Unlike the PDP, we do not conduct surveys ourselves; instead, we commission professionals to conduct our polls.

"We use experts in the field so that the results are accurate and above reproach. In this instance our poll was conducted by KA Research Limited, Africa Division. It was the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in Nigeria. I understand how this might have been confusing to the Presidency, since the PDP does not use unbiased, professional pollsters,” he said.

He said the nation wanted change and would not vote to re-elect Jonathan in part because the number one issue to Nigerians is jobs and the nation believes Jonathan had no credibility on the issue of job creation.

“Nigerians also believe Jonathan has done an extremely poor job fighting corruption and that the resources that should be invested in job creation, infrastructure and economic development have been stolen and wasted – undermining the nation’s opportunity.”

– CAJ News

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...