The South West zonal coordinator of President Goodluck
Campaign Organisation, Olusegun Mimiko, on Monday, said
the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress,
APC, Muhammadu Buhari, cannot be president of the
country because he is a computer illiterate.
Addressing supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party,
PDP, at the party’s presidential campaign rally in Ibadan,
the Oyo State capital, Mr. Mimiko, who is also the governor
of Ondo State, said Nigerians were looking for a well-
educated president who would drive development in the
“They don’t belong to this generation. Some of them cannot
even click a computer yet they want to be president in
Nigeria in 21st century. We say no. we say no, I don’t have
much to say. We want a 21st century compliant president,”
he said as the crowd cheered.
Mr. Jonathan, while addressing supporters in Enugu last
Friday, said Mr. Buhari, who is 72 years old, could not
remember his telephone number.
The president’s campaign Director General, Ahmadu Ali, had
also described the APC candidate as “septuagenarian with
fossilised ideas”. That was a few weeks after he likened the
former head of state to an old plane.
Switching to Yoruba language, Mr. Mimiko, who returned to
the PDP few months ago from Labour Party, LP, said Mr.
Buhari did nothing for the Yoruba when he was head of
state between 1983 and 1985, beyond jailing some of its
“Some violent politicians are claiming ownership of South
West but I do tell them that such ownership does not extend
to Oyo State.
“Have you seen how massive we are? They say they want
to rule you again. Ask them what they did for Nigeria, for
the youth, for women, when they were there.
“The only thing he did was locking up their leaders like
Adekunle Ajasin and Chief Olabisi Onabanjo for 300 years.
Is that what you want?”
The governor insisted that the next president must be well
educated, stressing, “We don’t want those that should have
retired to play with their grand children at home to be our
Also speaking at the rally, the National Chairman of the
PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, asked the people of the South west to
vote for Mr. Jonathan because he is young and can deliver
He said, “Why you should vote for the president. Our
president is a very young, energetic and humble president.
Number two, your gubernatorial candidate (Teslim Folarin)
is young. Am I (Mu’azu) not young and energetic? Our
president did his NYSC in Oyo State.”
“Therefore the party that belongs to the younger generation
of Nigeria is the PDP and our president is your president.
He is humble and educated president.
The party’s governorship candidate in Oyo State, Teslim
Folarin canvassed the creation of another state from the
state, saying “The issue of state creation is kind of
obsession to us. If we lose this opportunity we may not
have it again in 50 years.”
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