A member of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Shuaibu Oyedokun on Saturday, January 11, 2015 enthused that President Goodluck Jonathan is a better option compared to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flag bearer, Muhammadu Buhari.
His assertion came when he was speaking at the campaign launch of the PDP candidate for Osun Central Senatorial District, Mr. Daisi Aina.
Oyedokun stated that Buhari was not worthy of winning the vote of Nigerians, especially the people of the South West, given his unsavoury human rights antecedent with leaders from the zone when he was military Head of State. He also poked holes at the decision of Northerners to present Buhari as a candidate, saying the opposition candidate blatantly disregarded the rule of law when he was in power.
He said: “Even if they want to pick somebody from the North, it shouldn’t be Buhari. Most of you who are below 40 years may not really know how he dealt with Nigerians when he was the Head of State. Buhari jailed (the late Chief) Bola Ige, he jailed Chief Bisi Akande, he jailed the late Adekunle Ajasin and others who did nothing wrong. Although, I have not seen Akande at his rally.
“Some died in detention while being detained by Buhari and he did not allow their children to bury them. Is this the kind of person Nigerians want to vote in as their president? He will be more brutal if he ever gets back into power and that is why we must not vote for him. President Goodluck Jonathan is a civil and humane leader who has been performing despite the challenges before him. You cannot compare the two of them, President Jonathan is far better than Buhari. This Buhari will do worse than he did then, if he is voted into power.”