By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
A supporter of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Adamu Muazu, Lamir Umar Ibrahim has taken a swipe at former President Goodluck Jonathan for comments attributed to him that he lost the 2015 election because he was betrayed by party men he trusted.
In a statement, Lamir Umar Ibrahim said that
Mu’azu was not part of the people GEJ bargained with when he was made the only consensus candidate of the party , GEJ pleaded with the then PDP Governors to get the presidential ticket and give them whatever they want in return.
“The Governors imposed their candidates against the wish of the popular and accepted candidates, the PDP national chairman intervened and cautioned them that it will cost the party but they never listened and GEJ supported them.
“Benue and Plateau State has never been in opposition since the emergence of PDP but because of the imposition and impunity in the state the party lost. I could remember that Mu’azu warned the then Governor of Plateau State to desist from featuring a candidate from the same zone with him rather he should pick the popular candidate that is loved by majority but he never listened and it cost the party to lose, so how is it Mu’azu that betrayed GEJ?,” he queried.
He went on that GEJ himself betrayed Nigerians by not sticking to his words of not contesting in 2015 and that also led to his defeat.
“His wife Patience Jonathan, his men Ayodele Fayose and Femi Fani-Kayode also contributed to the failure of PDP by abusive words they used during campaigns. Nigerians voted you out not Adamu Mu’azu. Thank you,” the supporter summed up.