Nigeria 2015: Group budgets N19.5 million to purchase nomination form for Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

A political group, House to House Organisation, working for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 elections, said it has earmarked N19.5 million to purchase nomination form for the president when he eventually declares to contest the poll.

The group made the announcement when it paid a courtesy call on the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wale Oladipo, in Abuja on Tuesday.

“We have saved about N19.5 million to purchase nomination form for President Jonathan once he declares,” said Ogidi Bara, the Director General of the Organisation.

In 2011, the PDP presidential nomination form sold for N10 million.

Mr. Bara said his organisation was ready to go from “house to house, wife to husband and do everything possible to sensitise the people on why Jonathan should continue”.

Responding, Mr. Oladipo said it was in the interest of the nation for Mr. Jonathan to contest the 2015 presidential election.

Mr. Oladipo added that PDP was known to work towards the development of the nation.

He said the PDP stood for internal democracy, arguing that the party believed politics would be for the service of humanity and anything contrary to that was not found in the PDP.

“PDP stands for progress and the transformation agenda of this present administration must be taken to the end. We know that our leader, the President represents stability, he knows that [his] enormous power has to be exercised with moderation and a sledge hammer should not be used to kill a fly,” he said.

Condemns APC

The PDP scribe also took a swipe at the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

He criticised the APC for “promoting violence” and lacking in internal democracy.

“APC as far as I know is a drug that has been banned all over. The name also means Armoured Personnel Carrier, which is synonymous to violence. Our party (PDP) is not a party where a single man will sit in Lagos and decree who will be next governor. We follow due process and do the needful,” Mr Oladipo said.


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  • Usman

    unfortunately, the useless guy could not mention a single reason why we should vote GEJ

    • uduakomiri

      No one ever talks about issues which Nigerians want politicians to explain, all we hear is this and individual. What is the difference between GEJ and the next person interested in that position? We don’t know. What is the thinking of some of the possible presidential candidates on how to tackle Boko Haram whether, we want to hear them discuss their plans yet nothing. Do we even know who is running for what position just months to the election?
      Elsewhere in the world where politicians discuss policy and issues that directly affect the citizens, their people would have long been informed of their intentions, the stand on crime, security, policing, healthcare, marriage and family, housing, agriculture, science and technology, economy, defence and foreign policy. But not in Nigeria. It’s almost taboo for a presidential candidate to get down to brass tacks and take a stand. In fact many of the people fronting to lead Nigeria can’t even string two coherent sentences together in English and they are equally too frightened to speak in their local dialect. If these candidates cannot so much as communicate their policies or sell their plans to the public how can they ever lead a country and change things for the better?

      • Usman

        that is it, I don’t know

    • emmanuel

      Rail, Agric, car Assembly, Roads, no fuel scarcity, Rice, Schools, plugged financial leakages in Customs duty, salaries etc, my improved fianances -not in anyway connected to government, safe airspace, Wet and dry cargoes hauled from Apapa to your impoverished part of the nation, rebased GDP which the brains of your past leaders could not carry, police road block dismanteled, to mention but a few!

  • Tunsj

    N19.5 million to purchase nomination form for GEJ and later on, you will make N19.5 billion. What a country!!

  • Jujubeans

    PDP members follow due process alright, by paying millions to secure positions in the party thus he who has the deepest pockets wins. That’s why they are a gathering of criminals and gangsters. Ridiculous.

  • uduakomiri

    It is not in the interest of Nigeria to have Jonathan spend one more day in Aso Rock. These dodgy group only speak for their pockets and of course the crumbs that trickle from Jonathan’s presidency to soothe their servile cravings. The country is on its knees, everything has gone to shits and another for 4 years of Jonathan’s locust presidency and this country will become a nastier version of Libya and Iraq combined.

    • Tunsj

      You got that right “The country is on its knees and everything has gone to SHITS”,

    • emmanuel

      The shit that has made Nigeria the best global investment destination in recent times, got the rails working, roads better, car assemblies running, rice production commenced in large scale, schools better funded, police working better, INEC better?

      The problem with your warped reasoning is that the template adopted by your people to used for campaign in 2015 have been positively touched by Jonathan, so Boko Haram the only available tool at their disposal is fully deployed. Unfortunately, that has also caused more damage to the religious party

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    “Our party (PDP) is not a party where a single man will sit in Lagos and decree who will be next governor. We follow due process and do the needful,” Mr Oladipo.

    Pardon me, Sir.

    So would your statement above explain why everyone who wants to a Governor in PDP first travel to Aso Rock to see Mr. President?

    Or were they all simply going there for a share of the missing $20bn?

    • Tunsj

      Well said. They have to travel to Aso Rock to see the King of Corruption.

    • emmanuel

      Kay, you are too little in your reasoning. Which $20billion are you talking about? How come your Falana and Dino did not draw on FOI act to secure evidence and prosecute the FG on it?

      If you do not understand, the APC has lost over 40% of the followership they got from propaganda because of its unbridled lies, deceit and totalitarian party management.

      Tell me why Modu Sherif wanted to beat Tinubu up the other day? Although Sherif is a big liability to the PDP.

      The president allow the general wish of the people in PDP prevail. I recall when the NGF used to dictate to him what must be done. In his democratic values, he allowed Tukur go, but your mono-product threatened you guys that he would stop financing your party with his stolen wealth if Oyegun was not made the chairman and you all succumed.

      What more could be worse than that in democratic politics.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Why wait for Falana and Dino to ask for FOI?

        Are you from Ur Anus?

        If you do not know what $20bn I am talking about, then you need to grow some grey matter, Emmanuel.

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