National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, has said leaders in the northern parts of the country conspired and sabotaged the second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Chief Umeh said though there are some good Northern leaders with good intentions for Nigeria, he said some sycophants, who never supported Mr. Jonathan’s reelection bid, are the ones now praising him for conceding defeat.
“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 30 years, a section of this country was ruling and believed that power rest with them (and) just few years they were out of power they started complaining and some threatening war if power did not come back to them.
“I wondered why President Jonathan visited Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, who did not support his reelection bid. 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”, Umeh said.
Nonetheless, the APGA chieftain urged 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.