PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, declared that he would “surely win” Saturday’s presidential election.
The president told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that because his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “is still the strongest party,” he would emerge victorious in the poll.
“I will surely win it… My party is still the strongest party,” he said.
On violence during his presidency, he said, “Whatever goes wrong, I accept. Whatever goes right, I take the glory. Whenever I hear that somebody dies in Nigeria… I feel pain, because they are all Nigerians.”
Jonathan said he hoped that all territories seized by militant group, Boko Haram, will be retaken within a month.
“They are getting weaker and weaker by the day,” he told the BBC.
But the president admitted the response to the insurgents’ initial advance in the North-East had been too slow.
The army has claimed recent victories over Boko Haram in a conflict that has killed thousands since 2012.
“I’m very hopeful that it will not take us more than a month to recover the old territories that hitherto have been in (Boko Haram’s) hands.”READ MORE HERE