President Goodluck Jonathan
By Segun Awofadeji
National Assembly member representing Ganjuwa/Darazo federal constituency, Hon. Umar Abubakar Sade, has expressed optimism that the North would hold onto the presidency come 2015.
Sade said though it is too early to start talking about the 2015 elections; however the necessary political machinery has to commence towards ensuring that the desired objective is achieved.
He told newsmen in Bauchi weekend that there could be alignment and re-alignment of political forces that could culminate to the unity of the Northern political elements working towards a common goal.
“We have to agree to come together, we will have to agree to succumb ourselves to be united, we have to agree to be able to produce a president who will be the like of everybody, that’s my opinion”, Sade said.
The Lawmaker noted that the 2015 presidency is for the North going by the power rotation agreed upon by the political class, hence it is left to the Northerners to sit together, digest and examine whom they think could be the best president among aspirants come 2015 polls.
On the speculations that President Goodluck Jonathan would contest for second term in 2015, the lawmaker said every Nigerian is entitled to his/her own opinion as guaranteed in the Constitution.
Sade also said that Jonathan could not work in isolation to alter or amend a provision of the Constitution to achieve his political agenda.
“The President cannot do it alone, he has other people to work with, but he has not yet informed the people to work with, so allow it when he convince the people to work with for whatever he plans to do, that could be better”, Sade concluded.