President Goodluck Jonathan has said members of the All Progressives Congress and other political parties will be “more confused” in 2015 if they think they can wrest power from the ruling PDP. Speaking at the 62nd National Executive Committee meeting of the PDP in Abuja on Thursday, Jonathan said any party or group that believed that the PDP would be rocked by crises during the 2015 elections would be “terribly disappointed.”
But the APC, through its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said President Jonathan would wake up one day and realise that in politics, “there is a limit to good luck.” SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>Jonathan had told the NEC members, who resolved to shelve Saturday’s South-West congress of the party that the early commencement of political activities was not unconnected with opposition’s worry over the “intimidating credentials” of the PDP.
The President also attributed the formation of new political parties to the quest by some desperate politicians to defeat the PDP. He said those behind the parties are “confused and would continue to be confused.”
He said that the turnout at the NEC meeting was a clear reflection of the fact that the PDP was intact. Jonathan said, “I was not expecting to see so many people especially our senior party members but when I came in and saw their faces, I thanked God because those who believe that the PDP is divided, will all be disappointed.
“The chairman said it all; we thought that political activities will not start so early in the country, but because of the intimidating credentials of the PDP, people have started meeting. Parties have started coming together, and new ones are being formed. These are blessings to all of us because those people behind them are confused about how they will manage the PDP. They will continue to be confused especially in 2015.
“And those who continue to think that the PDP cannot come together; that the PDP cannot manage success will be terribly disappointed. We will go to the Eagle Square and take the right decision for our party.”
Reacting to President claims:
APC spokesman, Lai Mohammed urged him to devote his energies to resolving the crisis in the PDP instead of concentrating on what is happening in other political parties.
“Clearly, President Jonathan is still relying on luck to defeat the opposition APC in 2015 and that is why he says we will be confused and disappointed.
“On the contrary, the President will wake up one day to realise that in this business, there is a limit to good luck. Not only has his luck run out on President Goodluck Jonathan, he has exhausted his good will with Nigerians.”