by Musa Abdullahi
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, has defended his leadership of the party despite the PDP’s recent loss at the polls, saying he did his best to save President Goodluck Jonathan from defeat.
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Writing on his Twitter handle Tuesday, Mr. Mu’azu reportedly to have fled the country, said those accusing him of not doing his best for Mr. Jonathan were “economical with the truth”.
“Those who insinuate that I did not do my best for our great party & Mr. President during election are being economical with the truth. #AM”
“In the face of abuse, insult and open ridicule by our friends and brothers we supported our leader President Jonathan faithfully,” Mr. Mu’azu, a former governor of Bauchi State, said.
Mr. Mu’azu continued, “the perception of President Jonathan and our party in the north was at an all-time low because of the lies they were told by politicians”.
“Those who blame us for not delivering maximum votes to the president in the north seem to have forgotten that it’s the people who vote,” he said.
Mr. Mu’azu said if the opportunity presents itself again, he would support Mr. Jonathan, adding however that, “I have always preached against ethnicity and tribalism and the voting pattern in the election was a concern to me personally.
“If I had my way, everyone in my state ‘Bauchi’ would have voted for President Jonathan but it’s the people that vote not me.
“The unity of Nigeria to me is greater than sectional or ethnic interests. I can never regret supporting our leader President Jonathan,” he said.