Asari Dokubo Explains Why Jonathan Lost the 2015 Presidential Elections

According to the Daily Post, Former Niger-Delta militant leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, gave his opinions as to why
Former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the presidential elections to Buhari. He has said the 2015 general elections
were the most rigged in Nigeria. He spoke on Sunday in Owerri, where he graced the Biafra Day celebration. He said figures clearly showed differnet levels of manipulation.“The elections were not free and fair. Also, the stage was set to manipulate the elections”, he said.

Dokubo blamed the activities of Boko Haram insurgents on leaders from the Northern section of the country, mostly the Northern Muslims.He recalled that the elites in the zone vowed to make the polity unstable and ungovernable for
ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan.He, however, blamed Jonathan’s loss on the use of card readers.Our brother,
Goodluck Jonathan refused to listen to us. To him, the life of any Nigerian was not worth his election or ambition.

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“For us, that was an abdication of his duties as President because we were also involved in the elections and we
wanted a free and fair elections”, Dokubo said he wondered why Jonathan, who could not vote even after four card readers were used, did not stop the election.

“That was the time Dr. Jonathan ought to have taken action and stopped the fraud that INEC called an election.