PDP Chieftain: Patience Jonathan’s Attitude & Passage of Anti-gay Legislation were Contributory Factors to President Jonathan’s Loss!
The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State, Mr. Osom Makbere, recently shared during an exclusive interview in Yenogoa how President Goodluck Jonathan lost the March 28 presidential election.
The PDP chieftain said it was due to international and domestic conspiracies and also blamed the overbearing attitude of the President’s wife, Dame Patience on the party’s loss.
Makbere however opined that the All Progressives Congress party will perform much worse than the PDP.
“History has stated that no failure, defeat or loss is a product of a single factor. Jonathan’s loss could be blamed on a multiplicity of interwoven causes.
“Jonathan was a victim and target of international cum domestic esoteric codes and conspiracies. On the international level, the passage of the anti-gay legislation led to criticisms and face-off with the US, and the West.
“The strides made in the economic sphere, especially domestic rice promotion, calculated by the Jonathan administration to flip economic growth, and boost import substitution, also negatively alerted the West. The shift to China for our railway transformation, and recently, the migration to Russia for arms and ammunition to quelling the insurgency also signalled to the West that Jonathan had started constituting a self-reliant and dependent nation-state, a feat seen too tall by the US and their allies in the West.
“The aforesaid international factors found room to flourish given the obstinacy and impudence on the part of Mrs. Jonathan. The end result of her personal ambition to plant ‘self-made’ governors triggered face-offs with some governors.”