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Why northern voters will back Jonathan – Tafawa Balewa

By EMMANUEL AZIKEN, Political Editor

Dr. Abduljhalil Tafawa Balewa, son of Nigeria’s first prime minister, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan would be returned to office in 2015 based on his good works, saying the sophistication of northern voters would shock many.

In a session with newsmen in Lagos, yesterday, Abduljhalil, who holds a Ph.D in nuclear chemistry and spent 49 of hi 56 years outside the country, said President Jonathan has renewed confidence in the country through repair of infrastructure and empathy to northern interests and the dignity of women.

He especially praised Dr. Jonathan’s affirmative action on women, which he said, has promoted women to the highest level of governance as never before.

Dr. Tafawa-Balewa also dismissed the major opposition party in the country represented by the All Progressives Congress, APC, as doomed to failure, saying that it was full of failed PDP politicians.

He nevertheless made an exception with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whom, he described as a good politician.


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