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2015: Ex-PDP Governors Vow To Scuttle Jonathan’s Second Term Bid

2015: Ex-PDP Governors Vow To Scuttle Jonathan’s Second Term Bid

The five state governors, who left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the All Progressives Congress (APC), have vowed to scuttle the second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

The five state governors are Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Kano; Murtala Nyako, Adamawa; Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara; Aliyu Wamakko, Sokoto and Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers.

In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital yesterday, the former PDP governors said, “We have noted President Jonathan’s claim made last Thursday at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP in the federal capital, to the effect that PDP is not missing us, as well as his boast that some of us cannot win even our wards during elections.”

The statement, which was signed on behalf of the governors by former national publicity secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, further said, “President Jonathan’s claim is both shocking and ridiculous considering that he wouldn’t have been President today if not for our sacrifices.

“It is on record that Rivers State under Amaechi’s watch made Jonathan’s presidency possible by delivering over two million votes in his favour during the 2011 presidential polls. For the same Dr. Jonathan to turn around, only three years down the line, to describe Governor Amaechi as a political lightweight who cannot win his ward speaks volumes about how ungrateful and uncharitable a man he is.”

Eze, who is also the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Chairman of APC in Rivers State, berated the ruling party for commending and congratulating the President on his handling of the security challenges facing the country, including the Boko Haram insurgency.

He said; “By commending President Jonathan at a time when he has proved to be completely overwhelmed by the security challenges confronting Nigeria, PDP has demonstrated without any reasonable doubt that it has lost its sense of value, which explains why it is celebrating a clueless and spineless President who watched helplessly as insurgents took away and has kept over 200 innocent schoolgirls, and who continues to watch as Nigerians are slaughtered like chicken on a daily basis.

“It is unfortunate that PDP should be commending a sleeping, confused, and misguided Presidency without showing any sympathy for the wanton killing of innocent Nigerians by outlaws. PDP should hide its ugly face in shame. Nigerians should get ready to oust this ruthless party that has brought hardship and shame to our country, come 2015.”

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