|President Goodluck Jonathan: Incumbent|
A truly democratic government in Nigeria is less than 5 years old under President Goodluck Jonathan. This presidency has successfully laid the foundation of Nigerian democracy, and there is no turning back. Our freedom of speech and association has never been this grand in Nigerian history, This freedom is the foundation on which a strong democratic process is laid. Thanks to Goodluck Jonathan.
The Era of Dictatorships is Over
At Center for Modern Nigeria, we cannot fathom the return of the coauthor of Nigerian dictatorships. Any Nigerian that had subverted our democracy in the past, either covertly or overtly should not be a champion of Nigerian democracy.A 'converted' Democrat is not what Nigeria needs or wants at this critical time in our checkered history. A desperate ex Dictator is without a doubt not what we want. Nigeria does not need a religious fundamentalist and a personification of Nigerian dictatorships..
|Ex Dictator: Mohammed Buhari: Challenger|
At Center for Modern Nigeria, we applaud the strides being made by this presidency. Our freedom of speech and association is golden. The transformation agenda is slow but steady. We will like to see this agenda gather steam after the elections.
Vote of Confidence in President Jonathan:
Goodluck Jonathan has never been a perfect man. His humility and grace is what we need as a nation. We have not witnessed a single political assassination during this political season nor the incarceration of any Nigerian for his or her political opinions. The ongoing national development programs are unequal. His response to the issues of nation insecurity was slow, it was well calculated and surgical. While our hearts still bleed for the fate of our abducted Chibok children and those innocent Nigerians whose lives were violently cut short, we strongly condemn those sponsors of these thugs for political gains.
This election is a choice between the Old Generation that created the mess we have today and the New generation of young and patriotic Nigerians that are rebuilding our nation from the ashes we inherited. We want Nigerians to turn out en-mass to exercise their civic responsibility. The same rights that were denied us for many decades by dictatorships. We are at the crossroads.
This election will mark the end of dictatorships in Nigeria and the emergence of Nigerian Renaissance. And the foundation of Nigerian democracy shall be solidified. As a nation, we have come a long way. Our emergence on the World stage as a democratic nation is late. We must emerge from the shadow of our terrible past of dictatorships.
It is better late than never. A Modern nation shall emerge.