The National Publicity Secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin has described the statement by a presidential aide that the newly registered All Progressives Congress (APC) would lose the 2015 presidential elections if it picks General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) as its flag-bearer, as the “hallmark” of a dying regime.
Fashakin said that Buhari was head and shoulder above Jonathan.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Political Matters, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak had on Thursday said “As far as that merger is concerned, the calculation of the Congress for Progressive Change elements is that Buhari will stand for the election. If he stands for the election, it is a walkover for the PDP; so, we are praying that they field Buhari.”
But the former CPC spokesman countered saying, “Putting Buhari and President Jonathan side by side is like putting light and darkness together. Buhari is head and shoulder above Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who is occupying the nation’s highest seat.
“It is Nigerians who will determine who will win the 2015 election, but we know that in a free and fair election, Jonathan does not stand a chance against Buhari. Let him say whatever he wants.
“The PDP primaries could be manipulated for the President. We have said it that the PDP will be in the opposition as from 2015,” he stressed.
Describing Buhari as a patriot, Fashakin said it was clear to Nigerians now that the Jonathan administration had been lying against the former head of state over the insurgency in the North.
He stated, “It should be clear to all now that the people planning the insurgency are within Goodluck Jonathan’s regime.
“It makes no absolute sense that the insurgency is Islamic when people were bombed in Kano during Ramadan. It is totally incongruous. That is to show you that it is not Islamic in any way. It is about vicious politics, which this regime is playing.”
Fashakin stated that based on the kind of leadership Jonathan and the PDP had provided in the last three years, it would be almost impossible for the party to win the 2015 presidential election.
According to him, “We know the truth. Nigerians know the truth; that the kind of leadership that President Jonathan and the PDP have shown us in the last three years has been nothing to write home about.
“It shows that in terms of leadership at the highest level, Gen. Buhari is head and shoulder above anybody they can present in the PDP.”