A former member of the Senate, representing Ekiti North district, Ayo Arise, has described President Goodluck Jonathan as the better choice still for Nigeria in the 2015 elections.
Arise said this while featuring on a Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, on Monday.
According to him, President Jonathan could not be solely blamed for the problems confronting the country, particularly the insurgency in the northern part of the country.
He said the country would benefit more from Jonathan’s sense of patriotism and commitment to nationhood if re-elected. “Among all these contenders, President Jonathan stands tall. This does not suggest that I am casting aspersion on other candidates or reducing their competencies.”
Arise also disagreed with Governor Ayodele Fayose over his disposition towards adverts against Major General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate.
“Our party has come out strongly to say that Fayose is not speaking for the party. So, I won’t say he is not entitled to his opinion at this level. But left to me as an individual, I disagree with him on this. I believe we don‘t need such in the PDP, all we need is to work hard and campaign for Mr. President to win the election fair and square,” he said.