IBB panics, seeking soft way out, GSG
The recent outcry by the Director General of the IBB Campaign organization , Chief Rymond Dokpesi on spurious allegation of threat to life has been described as mere fea and a deliberate ploy meant to provide soft landing for the eventual withdrawal of the former military dictator from the Presidential race.
Goodluck Support Group (GSG), the main stream organization supporting President Goodluck Jonathan for Presidency, in a statement in Ibadan yesterday maintained that the outburst was an indication that the presidential aspirant in his characteristic manner has panicked having seen defeat staring him on the face.
The statement noted such inconsistency and cowardice behavious which have become the trade mark of the annular of the best elections so far in Nigeria could only be the reason why a veteran campaign coordinator working for a retired General and former Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces of Nigeria to be whipping such incongruous sentiments based on unsubstantiated and unconfirmed threats by faceless people.
The Goodluck goup recalled that the former Military Ruler who is simply afraid of total de mystification” had in 1994 failed to commence the publication of The Heritage Newspapers after he had acquired the most sophisticated machines in the world and engaged the best of hands in the newspaper industry at that time. In spite of huge preparations for the publication meant to pave way for his return to the presidency after his infamous 'step aside' of August 27, 19993, the paper with its headquarters in Wuse Zone 3, Abuja, never saw the light of the day.
“Also after series of postponements on the return of the country to civilian rule , General Babangida even lost faith in God when he disobeyed his “ In sha Allah I will hand over in 1993 “ which he never did for reason he admitted later to be spinelessness.
“And in the present political dispensation, General Babangida after throttling the entire country and even contacts with his foreign supporters backed out at the last minutes in 2003 and 2007 presidential elections.
The Goodluck group, in the statement signed by the Coordinator and Publicity of its Oyo State chapter, Mr. Dare Adeleke and Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan respectively. said that it was not surprised but amused at the tissues of lies wrapped up in unconvincing sentiments and name calling” by the business and media icon over what has been aptly described as baseless allegations.
It therefore called on Nigerians not to be moved or deceived by the sentiments and claims contained in the statement made by chief Dokpesi but to continue “ giving their total support to the true friend of democracy and a man of peace who has shown enough capacity, educational qualification, experience and God's gift to genuinely move the country forward. President Goodluck Jonathan is honest, calm , cool and collected. he is the best for the country.