Politics

‘Northern Politicians Close to Jonathan Not Doing Enough to Sell His Candidacy’

Zonal Coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party Youth Frontier (PDPYF) North-west, Alhaji Yusuf Dingyadi, on Friday accused some Northern politicians close to President Goodluck Jonathan of lacking the political strategy, media management and genuine commitment to market him to Nigerians.

Speaking at a one-day sensitization seminar for the PDP Youth Awareness Volunteers on building party support tagged; “Our PDP, Our Chances and Their Supports for 2015” in Sokoto, Dingyadi described such politicians as a liability rather than asset to Jonathan.

Dingyadi, who was former Deputy Director of Media and Publicity for Obasanjo/Atiku Campaign Organisation in 2003, noted that ministers and politicians from the North-west who benefited immensely from this government, were not making real efforts to explain to the people why they should vote for Jonathan in 2015.

Thisday Newspaper reports that according to him, such politicians were not conversant with Jonathan’s transformation agenda and commitment towards nation building and as such were not doing enough to make his achievement known to the generality of Nigerians.

“The truth of the matter is that, these politicians lack strategies and moral ground to convince people on the need to vote for Jonathan due to the fact that they abandoned the same people when they need them most.

“In fact, some of them while in power keep the people at arms length, yet they want the same people to treat them with dignity and respect. It is a day of reckoning for them and the people they neglected in the past are watching and ready to teach them a lesson,” Dingyadi said.

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