President Goodluck Jonathan

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described as odd the statement credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan that northern leaders and socio-political groups worked against his ambition in 2015.

The national publicity secretary of the forum, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, in a statement on Wednesday said it’s on record that Jonathan contested the 2011 and 2015 against the zoning arrangement of his party that zoned the presidential slot to the North.

The ACF spokesman said Jonathan’s assertions that Northern leaders and socio-political groups in the North worked against his presidency is rather odd, considering the circumstances at that time.

“Yet he won the Presidency in 2011 and the ruling party also secured 25% in some states of the North in the 2015 presidential elections.

“It may interest you to know that his party has since admitted the oversight in the party’s 2015 winning game plan. This clearly means that leaders should always honour their words with deeds if they want to earn the respect of their followers,” he stated.

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