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Jonathan Blasts 5 Decampee-Governors, Says their Absence Not Felt in PDP

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday fired at the five governors who decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ended up in the opposition camp and said the PDP has not missed any one of them.

Jonathan said none of the governors now in APC can win election in their wards needless talking about wining for APC in their respective states.

He was referring to Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state, Rotimi Ameachi of Rivers state, Abdufatai Ahmed of Kwara state, Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state.

President Jonathan said PDP remained a dominant party in Nigeria and hence and will win free and fair in 2015 general elections.

He stressed that the governors under the platform of the party were doing well, giving an impression that they were in control of the 36 states of the federation.

He noted that security challenges in the country were less in PDP controlled states, pointing out that the challenges of Boko Haram and other security issues in the country will soon be history.

The President revealed that federal government is doing something serious about the insurgent through the deployment of equipment, adding, “all what I can assure you is that those issues of equipment and other things we are handling them. God willing these challenges of Boko Haram or other criminal elements will soon come to be history in this country.”

Appreciating the governors under the platform of the party, Jonathan said, “you know the Nigeria Governors Forum, there were some challenges that came up and PDP governors became very strong.

“Even though some people left us but we are not noticing their absence because of the leadership and commitment shown by Governor Akpabio, the chairman of PDP and Governor Jang, the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and other members of the Governors Forum from the PDP.

“There was a time, especially when some of our governors for one reason or the other, moved and some members of the National Assembly also moved and people were feeling ‘oh, these people will overrun PDP.

I told National Chairman that let us have zonal unity rally, let us demonstrate our strength so that they will know that one or two persons that left is inconsequential.

“Some of them I am not sure they can win their Ward in an election now because some of those states are totally PDP states.

Earlier, the national chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, lamented that never in the history of Nigeria that the country has been so challenged by saboteurs, adding that in the midst of “this our party is undaunted and providing the dividend of democracy.”


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