Abdulyekeem Umar, the national campaign coordinator for former president Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, on Monday said that Nigeriaâ€™s incumbent leader is being tossed around by the
Speaking to correspondents at the Murtala
â€œIf you look at people who are pushing Goodluck, you will agree that those are the third term losers. I tell you authoritatively, and if you donâ€™t know, then I will point them,â€ he said. â€œThose are the third term losers; they have lost before, for it is not the first time for them to loose, and I can bet you as far as we are going to contest, conduct a good election that is free and fair, IBB will take 85 per cent of the votes.â€
No incumbency power
Calling on Goodluck Jonathan to declare his interest for the seat of the countryâ€™s helmsman, Mr Umar said that the election is all about the number of people who cast their votes in favour of a candidate, adding that Mr Jonathan cannot exercise any power of incumbency in the forthcoming elections.
â€œEver before I prayed that Goodluck will not come out and tell us that he didnâ€™t want to run, for he is coming to face IBB and I wish him good luck,â€ he said.
â€œEverybody is talking about power of incumbency, forgetting that is a game of numbers, so I wonder why people will always say he (Jonathan) will use power of incumbency. It is game of numbers and Goodluck is coming to test run his popularity and what he thinks he can give to Nigerians.â€
Mr Umar further stated that his presidential candidate is not
â€œBabangida has proven to be the man to beat in the 2011 election, as well as the primaries and I know that he will emerge Nigeriaâ€™s president,â€ he said.