“By postponing the elections, the President (Dr. Goodluck Jonathan) has simply postponed his doomsday,” All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation has said.
In a statement, the Director of media and publicity of the party’s Presidential Campaign Organusation, Garba Shehu said that while the election postponement was supposedly to enable a multinational force that will launch an onslaught on Boko Haram and recover the terrorist group’s stolen territories, President Jonathan had actually seen the handwriting on the wall and had become desperate, like most men in a state of panic.
“All the opinion polls show that President Jonathan is in his last days at Aso Rock.
“Reports reaching us say that even the polls that his government has commissioned in secret by independent polling companies in the United States, United Kingdom and Israel have shown him that the Nigerian people are massively against him. He is surely headed for a loss at the polls.”
Garba Shehu said that President Jonathan had the past five years to do everything his government could to stem the Boko Haram crisis, and was now pretending to be suddenly concerned about the people of the northeast when he had hitherto showed no concern for their welfare.
“How does he expect anyone to believe that he suddenly cares about the same people he has abandoned all this while? Or does he suddenly care because there is an election coming up? What kind of leader is that?”
He made it clear that the election postponement was simply a postponement of the inevitable, adding that there is nothing the president can do to change anything within six weeks.
Garba Shehu’s verdict on behalf of the APC Presidential campaign organisation is: “Jonathan has failed Nigeria.” [myad]