EDITORIAL: We say No to Postponement of Elections

The 2015 presidential contest would be one of the most keenly contested in Nigeria’s electoral history. The ruling party now confronts a single opposition force, an almost unprecedented situation in the country. As the campaign continues, the emotional tempo of the political process is deepening, stakes are rising and conspiracy theories are thriving. It is in this context that the suggestion for postponing the elections is a cause for concern.

Following his lecture at the British think-tank, Chatham House, in London on 22nd January, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President had a question and answer session with journalists during which he said that it makes sense to postpone the elections within the time frame allowed by the law, which would still allow the May 29th swearing in of the elected President. He claimed that there are still over 30 million permanent voter cards (PVCs) that have still not been distributed. The call by the NSA to postpone the elections appears to be reasonable due to the difficulties in PVC production and distribution encountered by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC). All Nigerians are indeed worried that the distribution of PVCs has taken much longer than it should have.

We are aware that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria provides for holding of elections “not earlier than one hundred and fifty days and not later than thirty days before the expiration of the term of office of the last holder of the office”. This means that the elections could be shifted by another month or so. We believe, however, that the general elections fixed for February 14 and 28 are too close for them to be shifted without a really serious reason. Preparations have reached an advanced stage and the parties and candidates are out in the field campaigning. It is true that the insurgency in the North East has not been tamed but it is clear that with arrangements to allow internally displaced persons to vote, the insurgency will not significantly affect electoral outcomes. In any case, it is not clear when the insurgency will be defeated.

On collection of Voter’s Card, it was not appropriate for the NSA to raise such a sensitive matter to the British press without discussing it with INEC, to which he has easy access. Secondly, according to INEC, the numbers he gave were not current. There has been an acceleration of the collection rate of PVCs since INEC launched the decentralisation of distribution of the cards to the ward level. The latest information is that as at last week, a little more than 13 million PVCs were still awaiting collection and it is very feasible to complete the distribution within the next two weeks. We believe that if INEC further decentralizes the distribution to the level of polling units, no one would be disenfranchised due to non-collection of the PVCs. It is important that no Nigerian eligible voter should be disenfranchised. We cannot overemphasise the importance of the PVC to the success of the election given that it is designed to be read by an electronic machine that records and transmits every vote cast by accredited voters and, by so doing, prevent electoral fraud. This has become even imperative given how keenly contested the elections are expected to be.

The organisation of elections is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders – INEC, political parties, security agencies, the mass media and the citizens. If voters had been well informed about the PVC distribution dates for their polling units and turned up at the right time, the delays we encountered would not have occurred and INEC would not have had the necessity to play catch-up as a result.

Postponing the elections would be a dangerous move for a number of reasons. First, it is unnecessary because the process could be completed before the elections. Secondly, there are speculations that certain political forces are getting jittery about the possible outcome of the elections and would like to divert the country along the dangerous path of an interim government and postponement might be the first step in that direction. For the first time in our history, we have had four successive elections in a row, as and when due, without system breakdown and the fifth elections due next month would consolidate this history of regular elections.

There are concordant narratives emerging, which suggest INEC is not ready for the February elections. These voices have been drowning out the voice of INEC, which has been saying consistently that it is ready for the elections.

It is not surprising that many Nigerians are getting worried because of such messages claiming INEC is not worried. Over the past couple of years, we have observed INEC fine-tune its logistics in the organisation of staggered elections. INEC has neither withdrawn nor amended the Notice of Elections issued, with set timelines, which it says it can keep to. It has commenced training of poll workers, and deployment of electoral materials, including card readers.

This is not the time to postpone. The elections must hold on schedule.


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  • Badejo

    But can INEC print and distribute the outstanding 30 million PVCs
    in 18 days to the 30 million eligible Nigerian voters? I doubt it.

    • Fairgame

      They had better work day and night o. The elections must hold so that the nail in the coffin for the era of illiterate muslim Hausa Fulani military generals killing innocent Nigerians will be finally put. The distraction that Dasuki’s comment made was to stop the people from talking about the perjury and forgery that Buhari committed and focus instead on a non issue. Buhari must show his certificate. Infact it is possible they have been working overtime to get a better forgery out.

      • koyan

        APC, where is Buhari certificate? when did WAEC started conducting Exams in Hausa language? it was far
        after 1961. There was no Hausa language exam in WAEC in 1961.
        Buhari result is fake. Is a forged Result. Buhari report yourself to the nearest police station.

        • koyan

          Time around you are caught. Mr. Integrity show us your result. Buhari please where is your result?

        • Wähala

          Who went to school with Dumbo?
          Who were his students at Uniport?
          Where is his PhD Thesis or any academic publications?
          Dumbo is a fraud, even me, I have removed the “Dr.” in his befitting mugu name…
          Even if Buhari presents toilet tissue as certificate, he is the next president og Nigeria… and Dumbo knows, likewise his evil PDP cabal. Looters will face firing squad under a Buhari presidency, this is just the beginning. Corrupt baztards!

    • Wähala

      The Constitution does not say every eligible voter must vote. Only 36 million voted Dumbo into power, today, INEC has distributed 45 million PVC’s and that’s enough to dump the Otuoke moron back to his swampy enclave… Shikena!

  • BREAKING NEWS

    POSTPONE ELECTIONS TO GIVE BUHARI CHANCE TO OBTAIN AND SHOW US HIS FORGED WASC

    • Umar Dendi

      #GEJYourThesisPlease..

      • Fairgame

        You are asking for PHD thesis when illiterate Buhari has not even presented the constitutionally required minimum requirement of WAEC. That is how ignorant you are. Buhari where is your WAEC ‘cepificate’?

        • Umar Dendi

          Mr President! Where is your Thesis Please.
          Plagiarism is a bad trait in a C-In-C

          • Otile

            Umaru Dendi boy, what say you about your non-WASC candidate?

      • Ifeoma Nzeougu

        It is on his Facebook page. Log on, view or save it, then go home and enjoy reading it.His thesis is laden with unprecedented fecundity. I only hope an ignorant mind like you will be able to appreciate its contents, given that Gold should be sold to those who know the value.

        Dr Jonathan is a gentle man of noble birth. Born into riches by ancestral inheritance and integrity by DNA make up, and so, will not condescend to such abysmal depths as your Bokohari.

      • Otile

        Umaru, do you accept false affidavits in sharia court?

  • BREAKING NEWS

    MATTER OF EXTREME URGENCY ………………… YEMI OSINBAJO STAND UP FOR CHRIST OR SIT WITH THE DEVIL

    The Lord Jesus Christ is the TRUTH.

    If Prof Osinbajo is truly a Christian and a follower of the Lord Jesus then he must demand that Nigerian Army Private Mohammadu Buhari tell the truth about his WASC by simply authorizing Cambridge Assessment to publish his WASC result without further delay.

    He should also demand an explanation from Buhari for the forged result released by the Government Secondary School, Katsina.

    This is the minimum expected of a Christian who claims to represent Christ.

    Forward Nigeria …….. GEJ Forever !!!

    • Umar Dendi

      #GEJYourThesisPlease?
      #GEJYourThesisPlease?
      #GEJYourThesisPlease?

      • Otile

        FailBuhari 14th is around the corner.

  • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

    This is a crappy editorial from PremiumLies (As usual).

    With this “If voters had been well informed about the PVC distribution dates for their polling units and turned up at the right time, the delays we encountered would not have occurred and INEC would not have had the necessity to play catch-up as a result.” who is to blame for the delay?

    the call for a shift to enable the full collection to the best possible degree is logical UNLESS it can be shown to be able to be distributed on time. Forget all the conspiracy theories and let us say the truth for once.

    It is already rigging to let the votes go on without people being able to vote. It is a form of disenfranchising citizens.

    If we can share the PVCs before time then let’s hold the election as scheduled. If we cannot and can do it well with a little extension within our constitutional provisions then let’s do it!

    • Wähala

      36 million voted Dumbo in as president, already INEC have distributed 45 million PVC’s… that’s enough to vote him out. The Constitution does not say every registered voter must vote, just that 2/3 majority vote out a corrupt moron which is what is going to happen, no games about it. Why is the PDP panicky, thought Metuh was running his anus that the APC are a bunch of unorganized politicians, guess who’s in disarray now? Dumbo is gone, Kerry has warned him not to try any bullsh*t or Abiola will be Christmas Party in his case. Nigerians are ready to slap the drunk to death should he refuse to vacate our building after getting flushed into the toilet where he belongs… stinking Thief of Otuoke. A mordafcuker!

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        “The Constitution does not say every registered voter must vote,….”
        On this, i strike you out as a m0r0n not worth replying. So no further talk.

  • Fairgame

    Premium times thinks Nigerians are fools. Dasuki a Muslim Hausa Fulani northerner made a statement that was purely to change the topic of the forged statement of result and certificate saga. He made it to give APC and Buhari an opportunity to escape from the issue. So now that the government has reaffirmed that FailBuhari 14 is non negotiable we will get back to the perjury and forgery discussion. Buhari where is your certificate? A life time built on fraud and lies will not be swept under the carpet.

    • Umar Dendi

      #GEJYourThesisPlease?
      #GEJYourThesisPlease?
      #GEJYourThesisPlease?
      #GEJYourThesisPlease?

      • Fairgame

        WAEC is the minimum requirement. PHD an jara. Ask you illiterate Islamist born to rule Buhari to show his minimum requirement which is a. WAEC ‘cepificate’

        • Umar Dendi

          Oga! Mr President! Where is your Thesis Please!
          If he really did it, then it should not be hard to show it to the public!
          OBJ has confessed to have covered up GEJ forgery!

          Forgery & Plagiarism is a bad trait in a C-In-C

          • Fairgame

            Buhari where is your minimum requiremet of WAEC certificate?

          • Otile

            You still don’t get it. Where is Imam Buhari’s real WASC? Nigerians are not asking much from him, just ordinary level school certificate.

      • Otile

        Umaru Dendi, do you have real PhD holder where you come from?

  • Umar Dendi

    Chai

    • Otile

      Umaru Dendi boy, you are not a good man. You are from Chad and I am a native Nigerian. I have severally tried to reason with you, exchange ideas with you, teach you our Nigerian culture but use refused. Is this the best way to treat your host? Nigeria has been supplying Chad with oil and gas. When you had your famine we donated food to your
      people. There are still many Chadian refugees in my land from your various inter-tribal wars.

      If you continue to be impolite to my people we start making you people behave by cutting off our oil supplies
      to you. Afterall we do not benefit anything from you, rather we continue getting refugees and Islamic terrorists in abundance.

      Garcon Umaru Denidi, ecutez moi?

  • Prof Tompolo Dokubo Boyloaf

    Complete NONSENSE!!!
    =============
    You guys at Premium Times should be ashamed of yourselves. I was expecting to see an Editorial on the refusal of US to sell weapons and attack Cobra Helicopters to Nigeria to help destroy terrorists, but willingly gave 3 Warships FREE of charge in a spate of 3 yrs to Nigerian Navy ostensibly to protect its (US’s) investments in the Niger Delta. Had those weapons been sold to Nigeria, perhaps the Baga incident wouldn’t have been. The last of such was delivered only weeks ago.

    But is is elections that is more important to you than the lives wasted by terrorist attacks who may yet again take the opportunity to massacre innocent Nigerians at will…and the you come up with the bizarre inference: “The 2015 presidential contest would be one of the most keenly contested in Nigeria’s electoral history…”, says who? Your own analysis?

    “The ruling party now confronts a single opposition force, an almost unprecedented situation in the country….” Which country? Is Nigeria a country? Where different rules exist for different people from different regions?…and the security of the citizenry is not YOUR business because your focus is to see your candidate, who is traditionally accustomed to violence, get to power anyhow.

    It is only when it come to stealing the resources of the peoples of the South & East that everyone begins to leap in the air shouting ‘One Nigeria’. One Nigeria indeed!

    Elections or no Elections, there is NO vacancy. If worst comes to worst, we carry our oil & gas follow body. Period!

    • Fairgame

      100%.

      • Wähala

        100% illiterate, Tompolo.

    • Wähala

      Cheap and childish threat. In two weeks, Tompolo will be nowhere to be found in Nigeria, likewise his obese compatriot, Dokubo. Illiterates who do not know how to spell ‘w-a-r’ muchless fight in one. How does one carry oyel follow body? Clowns!

  • Fairgame

    The U.S. is a dead body walking. Their sins are full and they are living the last of their super power status. China has already overtaken them as the largest economy in the world. Their attempt to force homosexuality and perversion down Nigeria’s throat was overwhelmingly rebuffed and out rightly rejected by the present administration and so we thank the U.S. for telling us what we already know. And premium times mischievous editorial following on that. FailBuhari 14 is a date that must be kept. We have had enough of the born to rule that Buhari represents. The certificateless generation of fraudulent people. The perjurers and forgers of statement of result. Nigeria is breaking into its dawn and this election is that dawn. The country must be reformed in line with the resolutions of the national conference. Every region in Nigeria must be equal under a new constitution and Islam and Sharia must never be forced down Nigeria’s psyche. FailBuhari 14 is a date that must be kept.

    • Prof Tompolo Dokubo Boyloaf

      “Every region in Nigeria must be equal under a new constitution and Islam and Sharia must never be forced down Nigeria’s psyche. FailBuhari 14 is a date that must be kept.”

      I am with you. The elections should hold only where there is peace and no one will die by terrorist bullets while standing, waiting to vote. This is my concern. Except of course if soldiers can have a perimeter barricade around every polling unit in Bokostani Republic. The elections may even be shifted to end of January. We don’t mind. But my only anger, very serious anger with Premium Times is it is seemingly indifferent to the lives that might be lost…and then its conclusion that this ‘shifting of elections’ is more deserving of an Editorial by the macabre dance of shame by US in their double standards and queer disposition to the continent Nigerian situation. Nonsense!

  • Onome Ovie Whiskey

    Birth Certificate…………………………….. = Mohammadu
    Oluwole(Forged) WAEC result………… = Mohammed
    Name used throughout Army career…. = Mohammadu
    Name used in public……………………….. = Mohammadu

    Why then is the certificate showing ‘Mohammed’? Who is Mohammed and who is Mohammadu? This is a classic case of ‘Evan’ vs ‘Evans’ in the Evan/Evans Ewerem saga at the national assembly years ago which brought out the best of my one and only Dr Chuba Okadigbo.

    But mediocrity and stuuupidity of purpose must never be accepted in continent Nigeria. NEVER again! NEVER!

    • Wähala

      Oneme, you are Deri…
      Give-up! The battle is lost. I warned you on Sahara Reporters 4yrs ago that, “we are the moral majority” who will Dump your thieving moron when the time comes. Even if Buhari presents toilet tissue as certificate, he is the next president of Nigeria. Dumbo, Sheriff and Ihejirika in particular, are headed for Den Haag to face charges of crimes against humanity… Fayose, Fani-Kayode, Stella Oduah ati Diezani, will end up in KiriKiri. Kashamu Buruji is headed for Chicago County Jail. While ugly Marilyn Ogar and dog-eater, Ita Enang will take early retirement for murdering innocent squatters at Apo Legislative Qtrs. I have a long list of Nigeria’s perpetrators of heinous crimes, when my roll-call starts, you better be on constant move bcos you’re responsible for spreading hate online… Drunkard!

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  • Wähala

    In the past 3 elections, not more than 36million voters participated in electing our presidents. So far, Jega’s INEC has distributed 45million PVC’s to eleigible voters, so we have enough Nigerians eager to exercise their legal rights to dump the PDP and more importantly, flush corrupt Dr. Dumbo out of sight. The elections must hold as scheduled so Nigerians can start clearing the empty bottles of ogogoro at the Villa, and counting our losses at the hands of the cabal. Dumbo’s last option is to use the Boko Haram to destabilize the NE by allowing them to capture Maiduguri and other key capitals so he can cancel elections there thus, reduce the landslide mauling he’s programmed to receive in 2wks… No gainsaying it!

    • tyson

      President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the May 29 handover date remained sacrosanct….

      .
      According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President gave the assurance during a closed-door meeting with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, at the State House, Marina, Lagos.
      The statement was signed by the President.
      He said he had what he called “a candid and constructive discussion” about a broad range of issues with his guest.
      The president said he emphasised to Kerry that he was deeply committed to ensuring that the elections were free, fair and credible.
      He added that he also promised his guest that his government would provide all resources that were required by the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct hitch-free elections.
      Jonathan said, “I emphasised to Secretary Kerry that I am deeply committed to ensuring that our forthcoming election is free, fair, and credible.
      “It is especially critical that all political parties abide by the Abuja Accord, which commits each to non-violence before, during, and after the election.
      “I made it absolutely clear that the May 29th handover date is sacrosanct.uNQUOTE-

      The BRAINLESS MUMU-IS HERE AGAIN WITH HIS VOMIT–FROM THE RELICS OF THE NIGERIANS CIVIL WAR-(-IJAW PEOPLE NA HIM MAKE BIAFRA NO WIN THE WAR-SENTIMENTS)–ANIMALS

      • Wähala

        Deri,
        As-is, more Biafrans donated to the Buhari campaign than any other ethnic group; likewise, more Biafran states within Nigeria today will vote for Dumbo than Buhari. No even in his SS can Dumbo boast of more states behind him than in my SE… So, leave Ndigbo out of your diatribe, my Igbo people are very cunny & cautious people, two days to the general elections is when you will know who we’re backing. Hahaha chei o!

        • deri

          I have told u severally that u have no brain in that your skull–added to the fact that u are fighting a lost cause—think Buhari has any respect for the Ibos-abi–He made it clear on several occasions that –he picked two Catholics–as his running mates–from the south east-in 2003 and 2007———-He lost the elections. He would have picked Evan Ewerem–but for his certificate forgery case-like Buhari————so my question is what were the Ibos thinking of, when they refused to aid Buhari win the election in 2003 and 2007–only for them to come from behind to donate money-to Buhari because they think he will defeat Jonathan without his certificate? Again did Buhari not give the Ibos one million Naira–in the Ibo state of Buhari———–u are donating money to a person who does not even know the name of Rochas or the state he governs?

  • Foreign Obeserver

    IF ONLY THIS QUESTION BELOW COULD BE ANSWERED WITH PROOF,
    THE NATION – NIGERIA – WOULD BE MORE RELAXED ON THE ELECTION;
    AND, ALL FEARS OF A POSTPONEMENT WILL SIMPLY DIS-APPEAR, VIZ:

  • tyson

    This janjaweed APC sponsored editorials- does not make sense one little bit—and is uncalled for-Most media houses pen their Editorials
    based on real government policies–that often fall short of the requirement of the citizenry –Sadly we did not see the media house owned by the el Rufais write an editorials on how Buhari made grade 2-in his school cert exams without passing Mathematics—Maybe it is because of the refusal of Buhari to submit himself to the scrutiny of INEC.Besides the NSA–Imam Dasuki, who called for the postponement of the elections, is Fulani like Buhari–they know what their plans are–Rather than have dasuki talk about the Fulani Boko Haram war–he is dabbling into areas that are miles and miles away from his schedule of duty –The likes of Dasuki are the moles in government same as the Bauchi state governor-Yagudu–Time for media houses to stop jumping the gun for the political parties sponsoring them–at night—The president has declared his stand on the issue—-so why attempt to twist facts into fiction———————–for THE NIGHT SOIL MEN ati sabinkate less juju priest in APC–why? With your crayfish like editorials———-what a divided country————-yet they refuse to allow us split–cause of their own dirty, smelly selfish unthinking ambition to recolonize my thoughts–in d creeks

  • tyson

    President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the May 29 handover date remained sacrosanct….

    .
    According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President gave the assurance during a closed-door meeting with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, at the State House, Marina, Lagos.
    The statement was signed by the President.
    He said he had what he called “a candid and constructive discussion” about a broad range of issues with his guest.
    The president said he emphasised to Kerry that he was deeply committed to ensuring that the elections were free, fair and credible.
    He added that he also promised his guest that his government would provide all resources that were required by the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct hitch-free elections.
    Jonathan said, “I emphasised to Secretary Kerry that I am deeply committed to ensuring that our forthcoming election is free, fair, and credible.
    “It is especially critical that all political parties abide by the Abuja Accord, which commits each to non-violence before, during, and after the election.
    “I made it absolutely clear that the May 29th handover date is sacrosanct.

  • Sho

    @ Premium Times,

    For a meaningful election there must be qualified candidates.
    Could you please ask politely that the following be now done:

  • Encore

    Is Muhammadu Buhari Qualified to Contest this 2015 Election?

    The answer is, no! The law gave him up until 18th December, 2014
    to fill out and submit to INEC his CF001 Eligibilty Form; and, to mandatorily
    attach a copy of any academic certificate he claims to have formally obtained.
    Buhari filled in WASC but did not attach any copy of a valid WASC certificate.

    Instead of attaching a copy, Buhari swore affidavit saying his claimed WASC
    certificate or and copies of it are with the Secretary to Nigeria’s Military Board.
    On January 20th, the Army Board testified denying custody of any certificate.
    All Buhari did in 1962, said the Army, was just orally state his qualifications,
    upon which he was commissioned as officer, presumably based on belief.

    • Omo’oodua

      Professor Jega of INEC is only trying to shift responsibility by saying people
      opposed to Buhari’s qualification for the polls should go to court. I heard the
      APC saying Buhari has been contesting election for the past 12 years,
      and that nobody said anything about it, so, why now? And my answer,
      in form of question is, if someone has been committing robbery and
      getting away with it, the day he is caught, you are now asking,
      why has he not been caught all this while?

      ………………Chief Ayo Adebanjo

      (Afenifere Chieftain)

      (January 25th, 2015)

      • Garry

        Buhari’s WAEC certificate is now the 8th wonder of the world,
        since no employer of his ever saw the original or a photocopy.
        That is the stuff a thriller story is made of – amazing stuff.

        • Dave

          Garry,

          This whole thing is so suspicious to the rest of the world that since 1962,
          Buhari has relied only on affidavits which NEVER explain his certificate’s
          whereabouts. It is however a disqualifying offence under the law to present
          a false declaration to INEC for an election. Also, it is a criminal offence,
          punishable by imprisonment to make a false declaration by affidavit.

          • I go die o!

            • A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if he has
            presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

            ……SECTION 137 (1) 1999 CONSTITUTION

          • Ikeji Ibeji

            “When this school certificate matter came before us in the APC presidential
            screening committee, we demanded for Buhari’s school certificate, but there was
            an affidavit, and you know, once you swear to an affidavit, it definitely gives you
            whatever protection in any matter, not just in this case. So, if there is evidence that
            somebody has attended military schools that are tertiary institutions, up to War College
            of the United States of America, why should you really go into school certificate and so on?”

            ………Chief Ogbonnaya Onu

            (Chairman APC Presidential Screening Committee)

            [January 22nd, 2015]

      • Funso

        Ọmọ àlè, how now?

    • Omo’oodua

      …….(2) Is Muhammadu Buhari Qualified to Contest this 2015 Election?

      Today, that is all the evidence Buhari can depend upon to prove his eligibility.
      Buhari cannot rely on Katsina State’s Provincial School Statement of Result,
      because a Statement of Result is not a certificate, or, is it valid after 52 years
      when a certificate is conclusively presumed to have been issued overriding it.

      Buhari did not thus comply with the Electoral Law’s deadline of 18th December.
      Worse than that, Evidence Law bars him from ever refuting the Nigerian Army.
      Buhari is therefore ineligible to contestFebruary’s 2015 presidential election.

      • Elder Kuti

        HERE IS A SAMPLE OF A CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE BUHARI IS REQUIRED
        TO TENDER TO INEC TO BECOME ELIGIBLE TO CONTEST THE ELECTION:

        • Elder Kuti

          BUT SEE WHAT BUHARI WILL LIKE TO PRESENT AS CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE:

      • Funso

        Ọmọ àlè, bawo ni?

  • samson john

    GMB should be disqualify from contesting in dis election

    • Watchtower

      You talk am well, my brother. See the ‘dis-qualification reasons’ attached herewith.

    • Hafeez

      Only a banana republic will agree to violate the country’s constitution for Buhari.
      Buhari was NEVER qualified for the post of president in the first place. Shikena!

    • Otile

      Who will bell the cat? I mean who can do that and still be alive?

  • Dede

    NIGERIA WILL BECOME A HONEST COUNTRY WITH JUST A SIMPLE ANSWER
    TO THIS STRAIGHTFORWARD QUESTION ON QUALIFICATION FOR ELECTION:

  • Questioner

    Question of Muhammadu Buhari’s candidacy

    • Did you commit perjury or not by filling out the Nigerian Army Form 199A,
    shortly after 18th October 1961, wherein you intentionally wrote that you
    had obtained specific credits in English, Geography, History, and, Hausa
    (with a pass in English Literature) when, in fact, you had not sat for WAEC
    examination as of the date you filled that Army Form, or at any time afterwards,
    which (inferred) perjury was compounded by the affidavit you swore in the year
    2014, stating on oath that you had sat for WAEC exam in 1961 and got
    WASC certificate – being an intentionally false statement; tantamount to perjury,
    insofar as you had not sat for WAEC exam or obtained any score in any subject?

    • Gogome

      @ Questioner:

      But what did Cambridge give to Buhari after the exams in 1961? Did Cambridge give him affidavit?
      If not, why is he swearing affidavit all over the place since 1962? It is a copy of that thing Cambridge
      gave him in 1961 that we want to see, not affidavit or handwritten Statement of Result by the
      current Principal of Katsina State Provincial Government School who was not probably born in 1961.

      • Otile

        My friend, an affidavit is better than the dismal result Cambridge gave him. Tactics please.

    • Emmanuel

      @questioner in case you don’t understand. The firm was filled upon commission and that was later part of 1962 not upon admission as a trainee but upon commission as an officer. So results were already out then. Pass the message on to other ignorant ones

    • Aisha

      In a sane society, Buhari ought to be answering some police questions now. He is a candidate of kirikiri

      • Wähala

        You are the same clique of crooks posting and responding to your posts. Give-up! Dumbo is done, his next stop is Den Hague to face criminal charges for his role in BH insurgency. It won’t be enough just dumping him from power, their are criminal crimes against humanity to address and he’s a Star Witness in Nigeria’s case…

      • Shuaibu Bola Victor

        You got it correctly. He ought to be cooling his head and feet in a prison well secured/guarded considering his past deeds. That was why he refused to attend OPUTA panel.

      • Deltans

        CONFIRMED!!! You mean we have an insane leader leading the Nigerian society now. I Pity Nigerians

      • Truthometer

        And clueless Dumbo, stealing the commonwealth everyday should be allowed to continue, in your sane society? Right?

    • Otile

      It was a promise that he was going to pass those subjects with the expected grades, but as the devil would have it, he failed, hence they don’t want to release the real result from Cambridge.

      We all should show a little understanding in this matter. Imam tried, but failed. You must understand that people do fail exams.

      • Funso

        Otile di Ọmọ àlè.

  • Truthometer

    The election must go on as scheduled. Dumbo is busted this time around.

    • Aisha

      With over 30 million nigerians yet to pick their PVCs we mut be reasonable.

      • Wähala

        How many people voted Dumbo president in the last elections? I bet you don’t know!

        • Otile

          Do you know?

          • Wähala

            Yep!

  • Eze1

    Election must and will hold Period!!!

    • Chima

      @ Eze,

      But Nigerians can’t vote in an election implicating un-constitutional conditions.
      The solution to a free, fair, lawful and constitutional election is as follows:

  • Shuaibu Bola Victor

    The condition precedent can never and cannot be over looked. The requisite conditions as laid down by the amended electoral act. Buhari has not attained these requirements while the time prescribed by LAW has lapsed. Buhari will soon be disqualified by Court of Law. Now that the federal courts has suspended strike.
    Let APC and GMB prepare their case files. Time is almost here.
    Hahahahahaa, PERJURY!

    • Abdul

      says who? you?pdp? or inec?

      • Shuaibu Bola Victor

        Judicial Precedent.

  • Aisha

    Election will hold but the condition and unpreparedness of INEC should be considered.

    • Wähala

      Is Jega complaining?
      Why consider what has not been requested?
      Elections must hold, Dumbo is done… live with that fact.

      • Otile

        You are saying this this now, but you are not going to be on our streets in Nigeria when Buhari loses and violence breakout. You will be in a foreign land watching it on TV muttering insults on re-elected President Jonathan.

        • Wähala

          So you’re the clown posting as, “Aisha” ba? Are you Aisha, why pick another man’s pimple?
          I will be there to vote and will cast Dumbo into Hell Fire if that’s possible… certainly, I will play a major role in slapping him to death like Ghadaffi if he refuses to go back to his swampy Otuoke enclave. The oloshi !!!

          • Otile

            For you everybody who says the truth about your god Imam Buhari is Omokiri, Aisha, Reno etc. Come FailBuhari 14 you will be crying in that cold Naziland. Sorry, brother, sorry.

          • Wähala

            Verpiss dich!
            Deutschland über Alles!!
            Deutschland vor Allem !!!

          • Otile

            Fuck_you too, you Yorubas are very vulgar.
            Knock off this your ohun ìtìjú.
            Continue deceiving yourself – Deutschland is your home. Nonsense

          • Wähala

            Umudim-Umudiocha is my home enclave…
            Core Igbo, Central Igbo. Beat me if you can… I Igbo pass my Neighbor

          • Otile

            That’s where you did your Youth Corps Service after your education at ABU. You be omo Odua.

          • Wähala

            Hahahahaa… have to laff at dat. Sometimes, you bring popcorn, unlike your retarded comrade-in-crime, Tawanda Incommunicado. Kudos!

          • Funso

            How now Ọmọ àlè Otile? Ọmọ àlè ni Otile

          • Funso

            Otile ni Ọmọ àlè

      • Tunsj

        Done and gone.

  • basil edoma

    Election must hold for the peace of the nation… If that is the case then I think Goodluck has already won the election based on the fact that buhari failed the constitutional requirements of failing to produce a copy of his educational certificate. Please the election must hold… Period… Goodluck for 2015…

    • Otile

      Then what happens when Buhari is defeated and violence breaks out?

      • basil edoma

        My man Otile… buhari has and will always be a loser. As a nation we should not be intimidated into making choices that will haunt us forever. Of course we know that our Muslim brothers are easily brain washed but we as a nation bound together in freedom will overcome….

        • Otile

          It is becoming clearer to all that Buhari is not the right person to lead Nigeria at this time. Youths are losing out terribly.

          • basil edoma

            I don’t even know why we waste our time talking about this pirate. Seriously he’s not worth talking about…..

          • Otile

            So that those who do not know will know that false affidavit is perjury which is a crime that can bring down a candidate.

          • Abdul

            Hahahaha, you and basil edoma are clown, silence is the best for crooks.

          • Otile

            These are the only words your are comfortable with: clown, crooks, imbecile, mumu, mugu, omokiri. What else?

          • Funso

            Ọmọ àlè na Otile/Tawanda

  • samson john

    GEJ will win come feb14

    • Otile

      Amen

    • Deltans

      HOW…….?

      • Otile

        Because Buhari disqualified himself by grand perjury.

        • Funso

          Otile na Ọmọ àlè.

    • Tunsj

      You have been dreaming a lot lately and please keep on dreaming until your hero, Jonathan, is defeated.

  • BREAKING NEWS

    BUHARI IS A MINDLESS PETTY CROOK

    Buhari joined the Army without WASC …….. he should have joined as a Private but he conned his way into the Officer Cadre where he was commissioned without WASC.

    Not done Buhari continued to conned his way in the Officer Cadre until he was promoted to the rank of Major General yet without WASC ….. talking about a bold criminal ……… Buhari is it.

    • Factual

      TOO LATE A FAIRY TALE.

    • Mark Nsikan

      go tu court

  • LindaO

    GEJ is doing what’s right for the country. He refused to postpone the elections to avaoid more tensions -tensions largely created by the APC to garner the votes of all the unhappy rather than offering a constructive alternative). Hopefully the people will see through this campaign of hate and vote for the decent candidate.

  • Shuaibu Bola Victor

    The condition precedent can never and cannot be over looked. The
    requisite conditions as laid down by the amended electoral act. Buhari
    has not attained these requirements while the time prescribed by LAW has
    lapsed. Buhari will soon be disqualified by Court of Law. Now that the
    federal courts have suspended strike.
    Let APC and GMB prepare their case files. Time is almost here.
    Hahahahahaa, PERJURY!

    • Da Vinci

      Don’t worry. APC has Professor Sagay. He will soon wake up.
      He will go to newspapers to do abracadabra on Buhari’s case.
      Sagay can tell us that Katsina state school cert = Ph.D degree.
      Yeye dey smell, hahahahaha!!!

  • No Comment

    • A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if he has
    presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

    ……SECTION 137 (1) 1999 CONSTITUTION

    • Nathaniel Iwerre

      @S.B Victor:

      APC is now in a huge mess. Its presidential candidate (Muhammadu Buhari) is NOT qualified
      to run for president under both the Electoral Law and Nigeria’s 1999 (amended) Constitution.
      But time passed since 30th December 2014 to substitute and replace Buhari with Kwankwaso.
      As it is, APC party has no valid candidate yet for the 2015 presidential election next month.

  • basil edoma

    How many times does it take one to fail before he realises that failure has actually become his surname????

    • Gudugudu

      Four presidential elections only!

      • basil edoma

        for the life of me, I simply cannot understand the reasoning of the man… what does he still want to achieve.. he had a chance to do something for Naija which he did by stealing over $20 million within 72 hours of seizing power forcefully from our foreign reserves..

    • Abdul

      Carry your wor wor mouth go, your hold on our treasury is about to be loosed. whether he has contested 1000 times is immaterial. We are glad he did not win then, God preserved him for a TIME LIKE THIS when Jonathan have completely crippled the economy.

      • basil edoma

        The only thing I have for you is this… don’t become a slave when you have the right to be a master….

        • Abdul

          Like the ijaw slave that you are?

  • Democratic Coalition

    Letter to INEC Chairman Professor Jega

    The INEC Chairman – Professor Jega – must not keep fiddling whilst Nigeria burns.
    He pretends not to have an official position on whether Buhari has complied with law.
    It is less than 3 weeks to election. All Nigerians must rise in one voice against Jega.
    Professor Jega’s ostrich-like posture could put Nigerians on deadly collision course.
    Once he puts Buhari on the ballot, Jega shall have impliedly said Buhari complied.

  • Akinfenwa Mikel

    GEJ is doing the right thing not postponing the elections — he has said the May 29 date is sacred and he will stick to it. he is not a man drunk on power as the APC claims but one who believes in the democratic of Nigeria. Does Buhari believe the same? He has proved in the past that freedom and human right mean little to him. Now it is up to the INEC to make sure people get their PVCs and Buhari shows his certificate — if he is to lose a fourth presidential campaign, he must at least do it officially.

  • Emmanuel Gbadamosi

    While it could be seen as a wise decision to postpone the elections to insure as many PVC are distributed, I think the overall representation should still achieve very high numbers given that in 2 weeks over 17 million PVC have been distributed. Given the efforts that have been undertaken by GEJ and his government, the elections should be held as soon as possible or Buhari’s camp will denounce, without reason, that postponing the elections to distribute the other 13 million cards is some kind of political maneuver to make them lose.

  • FadeelahO

    I disagree with postponing the elections! It is now the responsibility of the INEC to make sure that the elections proceed accordingly to what has been agreed. The sooner we will get rid of Buhari on our political theatre as a candidate for the country, the better.

  • Yisabella Ekwealor

    I am amazed to see how many commentators seem to blame GEJ for allegedly wanting to postpone the elections. He publicly declared that the would be held in due time, despite the INEC calls for an extension. He has listened to the people, but the slanderous campaign goes on, with little if some regards at all to the truth.

    • saidmamin

      Are you listening to the news at all? It is the NSA (working under GEJ) publicly declaring in foreign land that the elections must be postponed. And you are “amazed” and saying “allegedly wanting to postpone the elections”. Cmon read clearly not even between the lines.

  • samson john

    Postpone or not vote for GEJ cos he’s better than d other candidates,GMB is jst after power pls tell him Nigeria is not his personal property.