In very clear and unequivocal terms, President
Goodluck Jonathan says he will “surely” win the 2015 presidential election which will hold on March 28.
Speaking in an interview with the BBC, Jonathan said categorically: “I’ll surely win.”
He also spoke on the Boko Haram insurgents, admitting for the first time that they were initially underrated by the government. But now he said they are getting weaker and
all territories under their control would be retaken within a month. “They are getting weaker and weaker by the day,”
“I’m very hopeful that it will not take us more than a month to recover the old territories that hitherto have been in their [Boko Haram’s] hands.” While admitting that the authorities had “under-estimated” the militants, he also
reiterated that the military lacked the resources to fight them until now.