Jonathan Betrayed The Northerners – Nigeria News
Nigeria News gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had an agreement with the former President Goodluck Jonathan to allow the northerners to run for the presidential election in 2015, instead; he the former President betrayed the agreement with the party and run for the Presidential election.
The PDP said there was an existing power shift pact which Jonathan broke, and consequently led to the party’s loss at the last general election.
PDP National Vice Chairman, South-South, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, revealed all this while speaking with Nigeria News men in Abuja on Saturday.
Ojougbo disclosed that there was a gentleman arrangement by the 34 ‘great’ men that formed the PDP, that they would rotate power every eight years between the north and the south.
“PDP had the first shot, everybody cooperated, Obasanjo became president. After eight years, it was the turn of the North to become president then problem started. Some people started toying with the idea of third term. PDP said no, PDP members of the National Assembly and other parties said no, it will not work; wonderful.”
“The PDP had to produce a candidate and that is how Yar’adua came. Unfortunately, Yar’adua did not survive so the North said look, this presidency is ours, we have to utilize our allotted eight years and they were right.
“Jonathan himself said he would do only four years. Emirs, leaders and stakeholders in the country accepted that Jonathan would do only four years so that the power can shift to the North. When time came, a lot of Macapa dances started; people started putting pressure here and there and people started encouraging Jonathan to contest.
“Unfortunately, Jonathan didn’t have the nerves to say no, I will keep my agreement. So Jonathan contesting meant that zoning formula agreement had been breached. The North didn’t take it kindly; they said no, this is not what we agreed.” as reported to Nigeria News men.
Even the Christian-North that used to be very friendly, especially the North Central, said we had an agreement. Some governors, about five of them, left the party because they saw what was happening. So it was this pressure that made the North now agreed that they must take power back, that it was their turn.”
Fortunately or unfortunately, only two candidates were presented at the election whether you like it or not; Jonathan and Buhari. Buhari is from the North, Jonathan is from the South. The south had done more than enough for agreement of 1998/1999. So the North said look, we are going to vote for our son whether he is good or bad.”
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