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As the People’s Democratic Party nationwide campaign continues President Goodluck JONATHAN seems to have adopted a more conciliatory note, with a perceptible toning down of his assault on the opposition All Progressives Congress and its candidate General Muhammadu Buhari

The President’s message in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday revolved around his achievements in the last four years, although other speakers at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium were less charitable and continued their attacks on the persona of the APC candidate
For slightly over a week now, NIGERIANS have seen a new side of President JONATHAN

They have seen an angry President spitting fire and vituperations at his main opponent in the 2015 election.  But this changed at the Ado Ekiti rally where the President concentrated mainly on his achievements in the past four years

Apart from insinuations that his opponents were lying and assurances that he would only promise what he could do, the President’s speech was largely without drama and lack luster.  But that is not to say the event was without sparks which flew frequently when Governor of Ekiti State Ayo Fayose came to the microphone

First blood drawn was his insistence that former President Olusegun Obasanjo did not and lacks the capacity to speak for the Yoruba nation.  Going further and displaying his own certificates, the Ekiti state Governor challenged APC Presidential candidate to publicly present his own documents.
To cap it all, Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko stressed that NIGERIANS wanted an educated leader
Mass defections in Ondo state seem to have dispossessed Governor Mimiko of any credibility to speak for the people of his state and the hasty postponement of the campaign in Akure demonstrates that PDP recent inroads into the South West have been dealt a deadly blow.  So if the President has decided to sheath his sword for now, many watchers are wondering how long this could continue

A reconciliation meeting he had with former President Obasanjo on Monday, seems to have hit the rocks while it is very obvious that his team is not yet ready to let go of the battle.  Many critics of the PDP campaign posit that the continuous harping on the issue of General Buhari’s  lack of certificates may just be preparing grounds for appeal should President Jonathan lose the elections in February



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