PDP’s error was Jega, not Jonathan, Okupe says
Former spokesperson to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe said on Sunday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the last presidential election not because it fielded Jonathan, but because it failed to sack chairman of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega, who was alleged to be partisan.
He faulted claims by Chief Raymond Dokpesi that the party made a mistake by picking Jonathan as its presidential candidate, and stated that among other things, the then ruling PDP should not have accepted the card reader to be used for the election.
Okupe who took to his facebook page, alleged that the card reader was manipulated to favour the opposition party, which contributed to PDP’s defeat.
According to him, “If any error was made, it was firstly the failure of the PDP administration to sack the unfair and compromised electoral Officer who was allowed to conduct the election in spite of his obvious and profuse partisanship.
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“The second error was the inexplicable acquiescence of the PDP government to the use of the infamous Card Reader which was skilfully manipulated to the disadvantage of the PDP presidential candidate.
“The third error of the PDP was to have fielded a good, God fearing and patriotic man who in spite of his enormous power, the avalanche of deployable arsenal of war at his disposal, transformed himself to be the victim and refused to fight so that his countrymen may live and his Nation survived. The situation in Burundi today is highly instructive”.
“Certainly history will treat Goodluck Jonathan as one of the greatest Heroes of this generation of African Leaders. Definitely not an error by any stretch of imagination.
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