The Northern Elders Forum says many Nigerians remorse eliminating former President Goodluck Jonathan within the 2015 elections to vote within the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking on Tuesday on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ breakfast programme, the NEF’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, stated Buhari had upset thousands and thousands of Nigerians together with members of the All Progressives Congress who trusted in his management previous to the ballot six years in the past.
Baba-Ahmed additional stated Nigeria wants a President who would act within the “opposite direction” of Buhari when it comes to financial insurance policies, safety, amongst others.
He stated, “Is there any Nigerian who is not disappointed in President Buhari including diehard APC people? Is there anybody who would not tell you he wished President Buhari had done much better?
“We raised huge expectations, we told people, ‘Get rid of Jonathan, put Buhari there, he would fix corruption, he would fix insecurity, he would fix the economy’ (but) look at where we are now.
“How can anybody say they are happy with the record of President Buhari, even the people very close to him would tell you that they wished he could have done much better and he could have done much better and he hasn’t?
“So, what we need to do now is to get ready to elect another President who would go in the opposite direction, a President who has a vision and a clear idea of what governance involves rather than just being a President. So, I am disappointed and that is why today, I am actively involved in trying to see that a new leader emerges in getting Nigerians a new lease of life,” Baba-Ahmed famous.
Goodluck Jonathan was Nigeria’s Vice-President between 2007 and 2010 on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party.
He later assumed place because the President in 2010 after the dying of then-President Umaru Yar’adua.
Jonathan subsequently contested the 2011 presidential election and received however misplaced his reelection in 2015 to Buhari.
With the 2023 elections approaching, there have been experiences that Jonathan would be part of the APC however the PDP has insisted that the previous President wouldn’t be leaving the occasion.
Meanwhile, a strong delegation of the PDP reached out to former President Jonathan to not abandon the occasion amid the thickening plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress to subject him for the presidency in 2023.
Last week, the National Secretary, APC Caretaker, and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe, stated that former President Goodluck Jonathan might contest the following Presidential elections in 2023 if he joins the occasion.