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Rivers APC forecasts doom for Jonathan in 2015 election

20 October 2014, 21:28

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 sectional agenda.’”

Also read: PDP: Jonathan will contest 2015 elections 

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 Nigerian Constitution.”

The Presidency and the ruling People’s Democratic Party had not commented on the APC’s sentiments.

 – CAJ 


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