The Oasis Reporters
March 24, 2019
Nostalgia over the gentility and meekness of former Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan towards polls and Nigeria rent the atmosphere in Kano as citizens become remorseful over the harsh treatment meted out to the former president in 2015.
Even after saying that his political ambition was not worth the life of any Nigerian and conceding even before results were fully announced as soon as he realized that he was not going to win outright, opponents to him especially in the north and the south west never ceased in deriding and ridiculing him.
Yet he proved to be Nigeria’s quintessential democrat.
The north, and especially Kano believed the propaganda that then candidate Buhari was leading a team of APC men of integrity to power.
The attendant brazen rigging, rescheduled rerun election, voter intimidation, vote buying, outright violence, manipulation to entrench ‘sit-tightism’ for losing politicians has got the people nostalgic. They’ve been tweeting their minds since the violence marred rerun elections while calling for yet, another cancellation.
You won't find us insulting Buhari or calling him names. Buh we must call this spade a spade without sugarcoating it… @MBuhari has failed Kano, the ppl that always stand still for him. Honestly we were too harsh on Goodluck Jonathan!
— Hadi 🔴Hadi 🔴 (@khalifa_the10th) March 23, 2019
Sentiment played a major role against GEJ
— Arewa Crowned Prince👑🇳🇬 (@eligible_adams) March 24, 2019
We are too harsh and we are now regretting it. So sad
— jameelubaadamu (@jameelenjoy) March 24, 2019
GEJ is the real man of integrity
— Ahmad_kankia (@iro_ahmad) March 24, 2019
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman also adds his own views.
@inecnigeria is already aware that its supplementary election in Kano was completely disrupted by thugs contracted by APC who invaded polling units and chased away voters. INEC therefore cannot accept fabricated figures being bandied by the APC as results from the scuttled rerun
— Kola Ologbondiyan (@officialKolaO) March 23, 2019