Politics [Archived] President Jonathan Reacts to Buhari's "There Will Be Bloodshed in 2015" Statement


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The presidency Tuesday reacted to the statement credited to the former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari saying that there would be blood shed in the country if the 2015 elections were rigged like those of 2011.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President of Communications, Dr Reuben Abati, the president described the former head of state’s statement as unfortunate and unbecoming of a former head of state.

Former President Mohammadu Buhari had while receiving members of the Congress for Progressive Change from Niger State who paid him a courtesy visit said there would be blood shed if the 2015 elections are rigged and accused the government of President Jonathan of being Boko Haram.

But in his statement, Dr Abati said “we find it very sad that an elder statesman who once presided over the entirety of Nigeria can reduce himself to a regional leader who speaks for only a part of Nigeria”.

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Source: #Vanguard