President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that attempts by some people to derail the 2011 elections would fail. Speaking in his community, Otuoke, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State during the National Assembly elections, Jonathan said the explosion incident in Suleja, Niger State was the handiwork of those who do not want the 2011 elections to succeed.
Jonathan who in the company of his wife, Patience and mother completed the accreditation process under five minutes at the Otazi play ground polling unit 13 and came back to vote at 12.10 pm, stated that the re-occurrence of explosion in Suleja after the one that was detonated during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally was an indication that a cell of anti-social elements in the area, adding that the Federal Government would comb the area and fish them out.
While sympathizing with the families of those who lost their loved ones, he said the government would continue to encourage all individuals charged with the responsibility to ensure a successful conduct of the 2011 elections. His words: "There are some anti-social elements who want to derail the election process but they would not succeed. We will definitely conduct our elections. I am quite happy that the corps members are the ones used for this process. We sympathize with those who have lost their loved ones but they should know the hazards we all face every day while doing our work