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“APC Presidential Aspirants are Serial Losers” – Doyin Okupe

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Doyin Okupe

The Presidency on Wednesday in Abuja enjoined supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan not to worry about the declaration by opposition figures to contest the 2015 presidential election.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, who was speaking in an interview with State House correspondents, described the opposition aspirants as serial losers.

Okupe described an online media report which claimed that Jonathan was scheming to illegally extend his tenure as untrue, saying that the opposition aspirants had been rejected by Nigerians in the past.

According to him, nothing has changed to make Nigerians accept either retired Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari or Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who have failed in the past in their quest to become president.

Responding to a question on whether Jonathan should be worried about the opposition, he stated that the declaration of the opposition was not really something new.

He said, “most of the candidates of the opposition are serial failures. Atiku has tried twice, he has failed; Buhari has done it four times, he has failed.’’

“If you present yourself in an election, the first time people reject you, second time, they reject you. So, have they gone to school, to Harvard or are they bringing new things.

“We are not worried at all. We are absolutely unperturbed. The president is going to contest against serial losers.

“People who never win elections, people who Nigerians don’t believe in, people who have no leadership anything.

“And it is even now worse for them. This president has been given four years, a platform on which he has demonstrated administrative capability, efficiency and delivery. It is unarguable.

“This party, the APC, it is a new party, it is a good party. They will become relevant from 2019 upwards not now.

“Their declaration and participation is not a threat to us. They have never won an election before,’’ he said.

On when Jonathan would declare for the election, Okupe referred to a Yoruba proverb which says; “It is the biggest masquerade that comes out last.’’

Okupe expressed the belief that the president, who had been under severe pressure to seek re-election, would not disappoint his supporters.

“The president has been under intense pressure from ordinary citizens, ordinary Nigerians, foreign interests and local interest groups, and especially even his party.

“Virtually every level of party leadership has more or less endorsed the president to run and I believe the president is not going to let us down.

“He has done very well. We appreciate it and we are calling on him to come and run,’’ he said.

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9 Comments

  1. efe

    October 16, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Please you POLITICIANS need to grow up,is it all about talking each other down? You all are so DISCOURAGING and need HELP.

  2. Dee

    October 16, 2014 at 9:05 am

    See his fat face like a pig, what have you added to Nigeria other than sycophancy?

  3. oluwaseun

    October 16, 2014 at 10:24 am

    ““The president has been under intense pressure from ordinary citizens, ordinary Nigerians, foreign interests and local interest groups, and especially even his party.”

    This nuisance called Doyin Okupe never knows when to stop. Who exactly are “ordinary Nigerians”, “ordinary citizens”? The same Nigerians whose hard earned taxes are used to pay this fools salary? The same “ordinary Nigerians” whose votes your boss requires to bring him back? From who/which group of citizens is the GEJ having pressures to re-contest? The same PDP sponsored groups like TAN? This is all cheap propaganda. Tell us what GEJ has successfully achieved during his 5yrs in office, Nothing!

    It’s high time Nigerians started to note not only the actions of these mediocre politicians but their utterances. It signifies their innate positions as to how they’ll treat you (as ordinary citizens) when they eventually get their grasps on power, which they already are doing.

  4. x-factor

    October 16, 2014 at 11:15 am

    ode!

  5. jube

    October 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Neither Goodluck nor the others have done any meaningful thing in their dispensation. U all are total failures to both ur selves and the entire Nation

  6. Mr.Abdin

    October 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I think Okupe is dreaming about Nigeria’s political journey and it is very unfortunate if some one like him is thinking that APC is never a threat until 2019 is making a big mistake. The forces of change is blowing and there is need for Nigerians to show the present regime that is a failure. That is why the likes of Atiku, Buhari and kwankwaso will give the them a big fight.

  7. Mr.Abdin

    October 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I think Okupe is dreaming about Nigeria’s political journey and it is very unfortunate if some one like him is thinking that APC is never a threat until 2019 is making a big mistake. The force of change is blowing and there is need for Nigerians to show the present regime that is a failure. That is why the likes of Atiku, Buhari and kwankwaso will give the them a big fight.

  8. NNENNE

    October 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Putting each other down is not the way to go.
    Keep telling the citizens who you are( your character past and present), what you have done and what you intend to do.
    We are wise enough to make an informed decision.

  9. Akinlosotu musa

    November 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Okupe needs to visit history of a man called Abraham Lincon. He lost 28 times, at the 29th attempt he won the presidency of USA. Okupe needs to know one thing, individuals are desighn for something in the life of their people. In the year 2015 GMD is coming to rescue Nigeria people that is how God want it. Okupe & his cohort can not stop divine intervention. Holy ghost fire will sooner than later start to visit those that wants to turn back the hands of clock.

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