Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I Will Return to My Village if I Lose to Buhari – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has said he will return to his Otuoke home in Bayelsa State, if by default, he loses the March 28 presidential election to the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

Jonathan, who admitted that Nigeria is not his father’s estate, was however optimistic that he will not lose the election based on how well he has prepared ahead of the D-day.

In his words of President Jonathan: “If by default somebody wins the election, of course, I will go back to my village. The country is not my father’s estate.”

Speaking with Quatar-based international television station, AlJazeera, on Monday, Jonathan denied that he was scared of the All Progressives Congress and its Presidential candidate, Buhari, adding that he would win because he had performed well.

When asked what he made of the insinuations in some quarters that the sudden step-up of military operations in the fight against Boko Haram was because he was scared he might lose the election on the grounds of insecurity, he replied , “It is out of ignorance. In a political environment, if one party, particularly the ruling party, is going to the left, the opposition would have to go to the right. They must find something. They must have something to tell the people.”

The President, however, explained that Boko Haram insurgents were able to wreak havoc on parts of the country for long because the military lacked certain weapons to confront them.

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