Lagos – The Rivers State Chapter of the
opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) predicted the downfall of President
Goodluck Jonathan in next year’s presidential election.
“The handwriting is already on the wall for President Jonathan in view of the
calibre of leaders and unprecedented masses that attended the historic
declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2015 presidential
election. It has therefore become imperative for President Jonathan to start
writing his handover notes as his game is up,” Rivers APC said in a statement
signed by the Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, in Port Harcourt.
“It is now clear why President Jonathan is scared and reluctant in accepting
the call to contest the 2015 general election as evident in his recent
statement: ‘In deciding on an appropriate response to such calls, I will place
the greater interests of national harmony, cohesion, unity, security, political
stability, progress, equity, justice and fairness above any personal ambition or
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According to the opposition, Jonathan was putting personal ambition ahead of
the national interest in seeking re-election.
“He must, therefore, perish the thought if he really loves Nigeria and wishes
to promote the greatest interest of national harmony. If Dr. Jonathan however
succumbs to the pressure of haters of Nigeria to contest the 2015 general
election he should prepare to be the first sitting President to lose a general
election since there is no basis whatsoever for him to win any election again
as his record card shows that he is a failure.
"Today, Nigeria has never had it so bad as the present leadership under
Jonathan has inflicted unimaginable suffering on Nigerians.”
Ikanya noted that apart from the “imminent failure” awaiting him at the polls,
Jonathan very well “knows that his participation in the 2015 election would be
totally immoral since he is not qualified to run, as he is presently enjoying a
second term in office.”
“The Constitution of our country makes it clear that no one can enjoy three
consecutive tenures as President and Jonathan is bound by the provisions of the
The Presidency and the ruling People’s Democratic Party had not commented on
the APC’s sentiments.