By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA Chief Victor Umeh has said that the Northern leaders conspired to sabotage Jonathan as he called on President Goodluck Jonathan not to be deceived by people like Theophilus Danjuma and some Norther leaders who are praising him for conceding defeat to President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, saying that they never supported his administration.
Chief Umeh while agreeing that there are some good Northern leaders with good intentions for Nigeria, urged President Jonathan to ignore some of the sycophants who never supported his reelection bid and are now praising him for conceding defeat to Gen. Buhari, saying, they were spoiling for war before the election and waiting for him to reject the result of the election so they can start the war they have been planning.
“For Danjuma to say that President Jonathan averted civil war by conceding and added that Ojukwu would have saved Nigeria one year of bloodshed if Ojukwu had done what Jonathan did, he revealed the war they have been planning, if not what has loosing election or not conceding defeat got to do with civil war, is the court not there to redress election fraud, have people not been loosing election?
“But thank God that President Jonathan was not desperate for power, for 48 years the Igbo have been held down, and they never bothered who rules the country, for over thirty years a section of this country was ruling and believed that power rest with them, just few years they were out of power they started complaining and some threatening war if power did not come back to them” he said.
Speaking with newsmen, Chief Umeh wondered why President Jonathan visited Gen. Danjuma whom he said did not support his reelection bid, but instead rained insult on the President by saying that he was defeated and he conceded defeat, something he said Late Ojukwu should have done to save the country of crisis.
“I am very sure that Danjuma and some of his cohorts who are now praising Jonathan did not support the President in his reelection bid, I don’t know what President Jonathan went to look for in his house, all the Northern leaders conspired to sabotage Jonathan, Danjuma inclusive, I don’t know what he went to his house to look for, he may have deceived the President to believe that he supported him, but I am telling you, all the Northern leaders ganged up against the President.
“For saying that Jonathan saved Nigeria from civil war, Danjuma made the right comment because they have perfected planned on how to fight war, if their brother did not win, that shows they were desperate to take power which they held for over thirty years without other sections of the country complaining, if Jonathan has refused to accept defeat, there would have been war like they said, the North were ready for that from the way they are behaving and what they are saying since after the election” he said.
Chief Umeh therefore, urge President Jonathan to concentrate on his job for the remaining days of his administration and ignore the pretenders who never supported him and made things very difficult for his administration in spite all the developmental projects he carried out in the North, which the sections of the country that gave him full support never benefited or enjoyed.
“Jonathan did everything to impress the North but you cannot satisfy some of them, there is nothing you can do for some of them they will regard than giving back power to them, that is the secret of their jubilation and saying all sorts things and insulting everybody including the President, they are no more spoiling for war, they have got what they want” he said.