The Peoples Democratic Party has said that it will be in the interest of Nigerians for President Goodluck Jonathan to win the February presidential poll because Nigeria will not be safe in the hands of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The National Secretary of the PDP, Prof. Wale Oladipo, said this at a press conference in Osogbo on Monday to announce Jonathan’s visit to the state for his campaign.
He said that Nigerians could see that despite the numerous challenges facing the country, Jonathan was doing well and would not relent if he won another term in office.
Oladipo said, “Nigeria is safe in the hands of President Goodluck Jonathan. The President is doing a lot to keep the country going. It would have been worse if not for the wisdom he is using to direct the affairs of the nation.
“Buhari has only said he would clamp corrupt politicians in jail without resorting to court. He said he would stop insurgency. Ask him how? He does not know because he does not mean what he is saying.
“Buhari jailed somebody 301 years for allegedly stealing N5,000. He jailed the late Chief Bola Ige, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Sam Mbakwe and others without trial. Buhari and the APC leaders are dangerous to democracy. Nigeria is not safe in their hands.”
Reacting to the collection of Permanent Voter Cards which is higher in the stronghold of the APC, he said that the PDP was not bothered because there was no indication that those who had collected their voter cards were members of the opposition party.
He called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that every registered voter was allowed to vote in the February elections.
He also accused the APC of upturning the victories recorded in some local government elections while describing those in the party as bad losers.
The PDP scribe stated that Senator Musliu Obanikoro won a council election in Lagos State but his victory was allegedly annulled.
He also accused those criticising President Jonathan for the deployment of soldiers and policemen for election duty of hypocrisy.
Oladipo said that the PDP-led government at the centre did not deploy security agents to rig elections but to ensure adequate security for voters during elections.