Bassey Inyang in Calabar
Former Deputy Senate President, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu, has stated that President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the 2015 presidential elections because the north was short-changed.
Aside from the alleged short-changing of the north, he said the culture of impunity which became the hallmark of the PDP in nominating candidates for elective positions in 2015 contributed immensely to their defeat at the polls.
Mantu, who is the chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee of the PDP, stated this while explaining the reason the party has zoned its presidential ticket for the 2019 general elections to the north.
Speaking with journalists in Calabar on Tuesday night, the former deputy senate president said: “Like I keep on saying, PDP defeated PDP. Our people voted against PDP because of the impunity demonstrated by the PDP. People said look, you can force me in your primaries to impose people , but you cannot force me on voting. I will go and vote whoever I like. That is what happened. So, what you are saying does not have a place at all. the truth is that the entire north felt short-changed because Jonathan took their slot.”
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