In 2015, Nigerians Voted Against Jonathan Not PDP - Secondus
About 60 All Progressives Congress (APC) support groups formally defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday in Abuja.
But the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, had more than a welcoming address for the new converts.
Coming six days after former President Goodluck Jonathan launched his new book, explaining why he lost the 2015 presidential election, the party saw a good opportunity to reply him.
Secondus said the immediate past president was the architect of his misfortune. Specifically, he said had Jonathan dropped his reelection bid in 2015, the party would have won the election.
He also accused the party of impunity when it printed only one presidential nomination form in 2015 and denied other aspirants the right to contest.
Represented by Senator Ibrahim Tsauri, the National Secretary of the party, Secondus said: "Take it or leave it, the fact is everybody knew the PDP is good in governance. And APC is not good in governance. But we made a mistake.
"In 2015, we printed only one form for the President; so,
no contest. Therefore, Nigerians, especially did not vote for APC or against
PDP. Nigerians voted against Goodluck Jonathan. That is the reality. That is
"If we had agreed to leave people to contest, it would have been a different story. But that impunity was there".
Tasuri who hails from Katsina, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, is also the highest PDP national officer from the North West geopolitical zone.
It would be recalled that in his new book 'My Transition Hours' unveiled in Abuja, former President Jonathan had recounted how his opponents used the Boko Haram insurgency, abduction of Chibok schoolgirls and fuel subsidy to throw him out of power in 2015.
The 15-Chapter book detailed the major experiences of the Jonathan Presidency and the intricate events of the few hours of his concession to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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