April 26, 2015 – “Patience Jonathan’s Bad Habit Caused Goodluck Jonathan, GEJ’s Defeat” – PDP Chief, Osom Makbere
A Bayelsa-based lawyer, and the spokesperson for PDP, Osom Makbere has blamed President Jonathan’s defeat on the troublesome attitude of his wife and the negative impact of international and domestic conspiracies.
Makbere blamed the overbearing attitude of the outgoing First Lady, Patience Jonathan for her husband’s defeat.
In his words:
“History has stated that no failure, defeat or loss is a product of a single factor. Jonathan’s loss could be blamed on a multiplicity of interwoven causes.
“Jonathan was a victim and target of international cum domestic esoteric codes and conspiracies. On the international level, the passage of the anti-gay legislation led to criticisms and face-off with the US, and the West.
“The strides made in the economic sphere, especially domestic rice promotion, calculated by the Jonathan administration to flip economic growth, and boost import substitution, also negatively alerted the West. The shift to China for our railway transformation, and recently, the migration to Russia for arms and ammunition to quelling the insurgency also signalled to the West that Jonathan had started constituting a self-reliant and dependent nation-state, a feat seen too tall by the US and their allies in the West.
“The aforesaid international factors found room to flourish given the obstinacy and impudence on the part of Mrs. Jonathan. The end result of her personal ambition to plant ‘self-made’ governors triggered face-offs with some governors.”