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#NigeriaDecides: Nigerians Will Not Make The Mistaking Of Voting In Buhari As President – Jonathan

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Jonathan-BuhariAhead of Saturday’s presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan has described his main challenger, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a gamble that is not worth taking by Nigerians.

He expressed the confidence that Nigerian would not make the mistake of electing the APC flag bearer as president, saying Buhari was not the right option for the country at this time.

Jonathan said this in an interview he granted an online news medium, TheCable, which was published on Thursday.

The President noted that while he could not claim to be perfect, majority of Nigerians would still prefer him to Buhari.

Jonathan is running for second term on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

He said, “I don’t think Nigerians will make the mistake of voting for Buhari.

“Gen. Buhari, with due respect, is not the right option for Nigeria at this time. It is a gamble that is not worth taking.

“I may not be perfect as nobody is perfect. But I believe that come Saturday, the majority of Nigerian voters will choose me as the best candidate to lead the nation forward”.

Speaking on the chances of the APC, Jonathan said it was his view the opposition party was being over-hyped, adding that his assertion would be proved right when the party squares up against the ruling PDP in an electoral contest tomorrow (Saturday).

“You should remember the Ekiti governorship election last year. Before the election, many people were saying APC would win by a landslide. But we in the PDP were busy mobilising the grassroots, going from village to village, from town to town.

“The result shocked everybody, apart from us at the PDP. I am not underrating APC, but I think they are grossly overrated.

“We shall meet on the field. That is where we will test our true strengths. We are fully ready. You will soon see”, the president boasted.

Jonathan said Lagos State remained the real battleground between the two parties in the South West, saying he does not see the APC retaining Oyo and Ogun States.

He added that recent development had shown him that the PDP was taking a new shape in the nation’s commercial capital.

The President said, “Ekiti and Ondo are already controlled by PDP. I don’t see APC winning Oyo and Ogun.

“And from the last governorship election in Osun, you could see that the gap between PDP and APC was very narrow, judging from the figures.

“Other factors will still be at play and the best you can say for now is that Osun is a tossed-up state, as Americans call it.

“The real battleground is Lagos, and if you have been following events closely, the PDP is reborn in Lagos. Wait and see how Lagosians will vote”.

President Jonathan also said the choice of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), as Buhari’s running mate would not make any difference in the zone because like Buhari, Osinbajo has never won an election before.

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  1. fareedah umar

    March 28, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Buhari wuld win and jonathan would fall as hard as a broken rock falls apart….nigeria deserves change we hate jonathans regime is not by force

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

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This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

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    Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

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He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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