Pres. Jonathan says He’s Not a Perfect Person but Gen. Buhari ‘is not the right option for Nigeria at this time’
In a recent interview with TheCable, President Goodluck Jonathan acknowledged that he may not be a perfect because there is no perfect human being, however, he stated that Nigerians should vote wisely on Saturday and not for his main opposition, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as they will be making a costly mistake thereby.
“I don’t think Nigerians will make the mistake of voting for Buhari. Gen. Buhari, with due respect, is not the right option for Nigeria at this time. It is a gamble that is not worth taking.
“I may not be perfect as nobody is perfect. But I believe that come Saturday, the majority of Nigerian voters will choose me as the best candidate to lead the nation forward.”
“You should remember the Ekiti governorship election last year. Before the election, many people were saying APC would win by a landslide. But we in the PDP were busy mobilising the grassroots, going from village to village, from town to town.
The result shocked everybody, apart from us at the PDP. I am not underrating APC, but I think they are grossly overrated.
We shall meet on the field. That is where we will test our true strengths. We are fully ready. You will soon see,” he said.
Regarding the party that he speculates would win in Lagos, the president said:
“The real battleground is Lagos, and if you have been following events closely, the PDP is reborn in Lagos. Wait and see how Lagosians will vote.”
He also said that the Buhari/Osinbajo combination is definitely not a winning team:
“You cannot call Osinbajo a political heavyweight in the South West. The Yoruba are more sophisticated than that. In 2011, two of my opponents fielded their running mates from the South West. Still, the South West decided to vote for me. That tells you a lot about the voters in the South West. They cannot be hoodwinked,” the president said.