* Insists that the people vote
By Teddy Nwanunobi
Abuja (Sundiata Post) — Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, late Wednesday, maintained that he supported former President, Goodluck Jonathan, during the 2015 presidential election.
Jonathan, who eventually conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari, in March 2015, went down the history book as the first Nigerian sitting president to have lost a reelection to an opposition candidate.
Since losing the election over two years ago, Jonathan had practically lived a quiet life, especially in politics.
But the Bayelsa State-born politician let it lose, recently, spilling the beans.
In a new book entitled, ‘Against The Run of Play’, written by the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi, Jonathan touched on so many burning issues.
One of which was that the claim that the former Governor of Bauchi State betrayed him during the last general elections.
In his reaction, Mu’azu, who took to his Facebook wall, said that, “Those, who insinuate that I betrayed President Jonathan and my party (PDP), are being economical with the truth”.
In his five-paragraph response, Mu’azu reminded his accusers that votes are cast by the electorate.
“Ordinarily, i would have ignored the allegation that I betrayed President Jonathan and my party, but doing so could create the impression that I really did.
“I find it difficult to believe that President Jonathan would level such allegation against me. How can one betray himself?
“As the then National Chairman of the PDP, I have been at the forefront of the presidential campaign train. Those who insinuate that I betrayed President Jonathan and my party are being economical with the truth.
“In the face of abuse, insult and open ridicule by our friends and brothers we supported President Jonathan faithfully.
“In all sincerity, I gave my best and all to my party. Those who blame us for not delivering maximum votes to the former President in the north seem to have forgotten that it is the people who vote,” Mu’azu said.