Muhammadu Sanusi II says President Jonathan lost the Presidential election because many people were not happy with him and his PDP-led government

April 6, 2015 9:06 am

Emir of Kano and former CBN governor, Muhammadu Sanusi II says President
Jonathan lost the Presidential election because many people were not
happy with him and his -led government. In an interview with Punch,
the Emir said high level of poverty in the nation played a deciding
factor in the voting pattern in this year’s election. He said the PDP
had in previous elections consistently lost in areas that President
Obasanjo had majority of votes when he contested.

“I think in 2011, it was very clear that
Jonathan had lost many states in the North that had previously been won
by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. And it was clear that there was a
general sense by people of the Federal Government not investing in the
areas where there is a high level of poverty. I believe more and more of those states
began to feel that sense of not feeling the federal presence and not
feeling the impact of democracy in their pockets. And I think it is
extremely important for people to connect with the government and when
you have such conditions after 16 years of democracy, it was natural
that people would want to have a change and I think this is basically
what has happened. I don’t think it is something about an
individual, I think it is something that has been going on for a number
of years and you could see the states won by the PDP in 1999 and what
they won in 2003, what they won in 2007, 2011 and you would begin to see
the changes in the way Nigerians were responding so it was a matter of
time.”he said

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