As Nigeria’s general elections draw closer with political gladiators embarking on serious campaign in a bid to secure victory at the February polls, Dayo Adeyeye, the Minister of State for Works, on Tuesday gave a hint on what President Goodluck Jonathan will do if he should lose the presidential race.

The minister who spoke on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’, said President Jonathan will accept defeat and congratulate whoever emerges winner in the forthcoming presidential election.

Adeyeye recalled that President Jonathan, on many cases is always the first person to congratulate the winner of election even when the winner is not a member of the People Democratic Party (PDP), stressing that the party believes in democracy.

The minister debunked the insinuation that PDP constant attacks on the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, were born out of fears of losing next month’s presidential election to the former head of state.

Adeyeye, who reiterated that the PDP was not jittery of Buhari, said the Presidency was not afraid about next month’s presidential election, insisting that Jonathan had performed more than any other president since 1999.

“We are not afraid of General Buhari. I believe General Buhari is the easiest person to defeat in any election. Nigeria needs a 21st century leader,” he said.

Adeyeye, also used the medium to take a swipe at the APC presidential candidate, saying; Jonathan is a PhD holder, while the secondary school certificate of Buhari is still a subject of controversy.

The minister urged the electorate to show concern about the health status of Buhari as well as that of other presidential candidates.

He insisted that President Jonathan deserved a second term in office because of his performance in the last four years.

Meanwhile, Jonathan and his presidential campaign team were reportedly campaigning to half empty stadium when him and his team arrived in Sokoto State in continuation of his nationwide campaign tour.


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