2015: Jonathan Will Lose If He Runs —Rivers APC
•Insists ambition against national interest
By Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze
October 22nd, 2014
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been advised not to bow to the
pressure being mounted on him by selfish groups and individuals to
contest the 2015 presidential election. Giving the advice in a statement
in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) predicted that Jonathan will lose if he allows himself to
be deceived into seeking re-election next year.
“The handwriting is already on the wall for President Jonathan in view
of the calibre of leaders and unprecedented masses that attended the
historic declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2015
presidential election. It has therefore become imperative for President
Jonathan to start writing his handover notes as his game is up,” Rivers
APC said in the statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu
According to Ikanya, “It is now clear why President Jonathan is scared
and reluctant in accepting the call to contest the 2015 general election
as evident in his recent statement: ‘In deciding on an appropriate
response to such calls, I will place the greater interests of national
harmony, cohesion, unity, security, political stability, progress,
equity, justice and fairness above any personal ambition or sectional
agenda.’ We must commend him for this wise stand as he knows that his
contesting will not be in the greatest interest of national harmony. He
must, therefore, perish the thought if he really loves Nigeria and
wishes to promote the greatest interest of national harmony.”
Rivers APC said that “if Dr. Jonathan however succumbs to the pressure
of haters of Nigeria to contest the 2015 general election he should
prepare to be the first sitting President to lose a general election
since there is no basis whatsoever for him to win any election again as
his record card shows that he is a failure. Today, Nigeria has never had
it so bad as the present leadership under Jonathan has inflicted
unimaginable suffering on Nigerians.”
Dr. Ikanya noted that apart from the imminent failure awaiting him at
the polls, Dr. Jonathan very well knows that his participation in the
2015 election would be totally immoral since he is not qualified to run,
as he is presently enjoying a second term in office. “The Constitution
of our country makes it clear that no one can enjoy three consecutive
tenures as President and Jonathan is bound by the provisions of the
Nigerian Constitution,” Ikanya declared.
He expressed happiness over the high quality of tested and trusted
leaders who have indicated interest to fly the flag of APC in its rescue
mission. “PDP’s reign these past fifteen years has brought shame and
hardship to our nation and we must unite to salvage this nation from the
hands of the present confused leaders of PDP,” he said.
Rivers APC aligned with the position of its Leader, Governor Chibuike
Amaechi, who recently asked President Jonathan from where he intends to
get the votes that will get him elected in 2015 knowing that he has lost
Lagos, Kano and Rivers states before the election as rigging will not be
considered for the 2015 general election.
The statement concluded by echoing Amaechi’s position: “For us as APC,
we will line up behind the party. Go back home now and get your voters
cards. We will punish these people. Rivers State is not in their hands.
Lagos State is not in their hands. Kano State is not in their hands. So,
tell me where we are going? They are banking on using security against
us. We shall teach them a lesson. We will fight with our body, with our
lives because there must be change this time.
“And I have said it again and again; there is no aspirant in APC that is
not better than the aspirants in PDP. What we must do is not only to
vote for the aspirants in support; we must also take the voters card so
that when we finish nominating our candidate here, we will line behind
that candidate and ensure that we will vote out Jonathan.
Long Live APC!
Long Live Rivers State!!
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
SSA Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers State