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Jonathan was incompetent but I supported him – Balarabe

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A former governor of Kaduna State and chieftain of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Saturday said it was wrong for former President Goodluck Jonathan to claim that the entire North worked against him in 2011 and 2015 general elections.

Although he said he felt Jonathan was not competent to continue to lead the country, he supported the former President in the 2015 presidential election because he did not want President Muhammadu Buhari to win the election.

A former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, also said he wished Jonathan well.

The former President, in his new book, “My Transition Hours,” said some Peoples Democratic Party governors worked against him in 2015.

Musa, who recently announced his retirement from active politics because of age and failing health, noted that he supported the former President against the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Buhari, in the election.

The former governor, who emphatically told The PUNCH correspondents on the telephone that he was not speaking for the North, said the Peoples Redemption Party publicly endorsed the former President in Akwa Ibom in 2015.

The PUNCH, November 25, 2018

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