BENIN— Former Edo State representative on the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, yesterday, said that only Nigerians can stop President Goodluck Jonathan from contesting for a second term and not Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF.
Iduoriyekemwen, who also ran for the governorship primaries of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2012 in Edo State, said it would be unfair to judge the President’s performance with just two years in office.
He added that those accusing the President of not performing were those no longer benefitting from a corrupt system.
He accused the North of sponsoring Boko Haram so as to distract President Jonathan and also denied that the Presidency had anything to do Rivers State political crisis.
The PDP chieftain said: “The war is between the political gladiators in Rivers State and not the presidency. They are fighting for their selfish interests and people should stop accusing the President of involvement.
“I honestly believe that Mr. President is a focused person. He knows what he is doing.
“I feel that majority of Nigerians appreciate the efforts Jonathan is making to turn things around.”