Alhaji Shuaibu Oyedokun, member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) explained why in his opinion Goodluck Jonathan is a much better presidential candidate than his major opponent, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.).

According to Punch, Oyedokun made a challenging claim January 10 while speaking in Yoruba at the launch of campaign by the PDP candidate in Osun Central Senatorial District.

According to the official, Buhari, who is running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), did not deserve the votes of Nigerians, especially those residing in the South-West.
Which was reasoned by the human rights records of the former military Head of State.

He warned young Nigerian against picking Buhari, based on the historical data.

“Even if they want to pick somebody from the North, it shouldn’t be Buhari. Most of you who are below 40 years may not really know how he dealt with Nigerians when he was the Head of State.

“Buhari jailed (the late Chief) Bola Ige, he jailed Chief Bisi Akande, he jailed the late Adekunle Ajasin and others who did nothing wrong. Although, I have not seen Akande at his rally.

“Some died in detention while being detained by Buhari and he did not allow their children to bury them. Is this the kind of person Nigerians want to vote in as their president? He will be more brutal if he ever gets back into power and that is why we must not vote for him.”

Jonathan, unlike his opponent, has demonstrated respect to democratic values while in the office and therefore deserves a second term, said Oyedokun.

“President Goodluck Jonathan is a civil and humane leader who has been performing despite the challenges before him. You cannot compare the two of them, President Jonathan is far better than Buhari. This Buhari will do worse than he did then, if he is voted into power.”

Supporting his colleague, the chairman of the PDP in the state, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, expressed confidence that Jonathan, familiar with the problems of the nation, should remain the country leader.
A month before the major voting, which will determine the President for the next 4 years, the war of words between Jonathan and Buhari sides is getting more and more intense.

The APC candidate said Saturday that choosing Jonathan would be a mistake that would land Nigeria in trouble.

On many official occasions the opposition party claimed that the country needs change and vowed to bring ones if elected. []

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