President Jonathnn was sabotaged by northern leaders: Victor Umeh
Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh, said Wednesday that the Northern leaders conspired to sabotage President Jonathan to push him out of office.
Jonathan who lost to General Muhammad Buhari in the March 28 Presidential election was beaten in virtually all the states of the North, except Nassarawa and Taraba States.
The North had insisted since 2011 that Jonathan should step out of office for one of their own, insisting that it was their turn since President Umaru Yar'Adua who is from the North died in Office.
Political observers believe that the schemings and gangups that resulted Jonathan's woeful showing in the election was orchestrated right from 2011.
Umeh, while speaking with newsmen, called on Jonathan not to be deceived by people like Theophilus Danjuma and some northern leaders who are praising him for conceding defeat to President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
For him, those leaders are not since and never supported Jonathan's administration.
While agreeing that there are some good Northern leaders with good intentions for Nigeria, Umeh is of the belief that most of them were just pretending to be with him while they were digging his pit.
He urged President Jonathan to ignore some of the sycophants who never supported his reelection bid and are now praising him for conceding defeat to Gen. Buhari.
According to the APGA chief, they were spoiling for war before the election and waiting for him to reject the result of the election so they can start the war they have been planning.
He said, “For Danjuma to say that President Jonathan averted civil war by conceding and added that Ojukwu would have saved Nigeria one year of bloodshed if Ojukwu had done what Jonathan did, he revealed the war they have been planning, if not what has loosing election or not conceding defeat got to do with civil war, is the court not there to redress election fraud, have people not been loosing election?
“But thank God that President Jonathan was not desperate for power, for 48 years the Igbo have been held down, and they never bothered who rules the country, for over thirty years a section of this country was ruling and believed that power rest with them, just few years they were out of power they started complaining and some threatening war if power did not come back to them”
He expressed astonishment at President Jonathan's visit to Gen. Danjuma whom he said did not support his reelection bid and what is the correlation between conceding election defeat and Ojukwu'sPresident leadership of Biafra.
Umeh said, “I am very sure that Danjuma and some of his cohorts who are now praising Jonathan did not support the President in his reelection bid, I don't know what President Jonathan went to look for in his house, all the Northern leaders conspired to sabotage Jonathan, Danjuma inclusive, I don't know what he went to his house to look for, he may have deceived the President to believe that he supported him, but I am telling you, all the Northern leaders ganged up against the President.
“For saying that Jonathan saved Nigeria from civil war, Danjuma made the right comment because they have perfected plans on how to fight war, if their brother did not win; that shows they were desperate to take power which they held for over thirty years without other sections of the country complainin. If Jonathan has refused to accept defeat, there would have been war like they said, the North were ready for that from the way they are behaving and what they are saying since after the election.”
Chief Umeh wants President Jonathan to concentrate on his job for the remaining days of his administration and ignore the pretenders who never supported him and made things very difficult for his administration in spite all the developmental projects he carried out in the North, which the sections of the country that gave him full support never benefited or enjoyed.
“Jonathan did everything to impress the North but you cannot satisfy some of them, there is nothing you can do for some of them they will regard than giving back power to them, that is the secret of their jubilation and saying all sorts things and insulting everybody including the President, they are no more spoiling for war, they have got what they want,” he said.
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