Nigeria 2015: Buhari commissions study on how to defeat Jonathan

Ahead of his plan to next week declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election, a leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has commissioned a study on how he and the opposition in Nigeria could defeat the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its potential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, in the poll.

Barring any hitches, Mr. Buhari, Nigeria’s military head of state between 1983 and 1985, is expected to formally declare his presidential bid on October 8 or 9, some of his associates confirmed to this newspaper at the weekend.

If he does, Mr. Buhari would become the second aspirant to declare presidential intention on the platform of the APC, Nigeria’s main opposition party.

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, had last week announced his plan to contest the presidential election, fixed for February 14, on the platform of the APC.

Mr. Buhari and his associates reportedly asked Femi Olufunmilade, head of department of international relations and strategic studies and sub-dean of the School of Post Graduate Studies and Research of the University, Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, to prepare a paper which would be presented at the event holding in Abuja.

The paper, which PREMIUM TIMES obtained, identified factors which former opposition leaders in eight African countries used in defeating the incumbents in the last two decades and which, if adapted by Mr. Buhari and other opposition leaders could send Mr. Jonathan packing next year.

The president is yet to announce his plan to contest though he has been adopted by the PDP as its sole candidate.

The eight opposition leaders the paper focused on are Frederick Chiluba (Zambia, 1991); John Kufour (Ghana 2000); Abdoulaye Wade (Senegal, 2000); Mwai Kibaki (Kenya, 2002); Yayi Boni (Benin Republic, 2006); Ernest Bai Koroma (Sierra Leone, 2007); Alhassan Quattara (Cote d’Ivoire, 2010); and Peter Mutharika (Malawi, 2014).

According to the study, titled “Opposition Victories in Africa: How it can Happen in Nigeria (A Working Paper for the APC), which would be presented at Mr. Buhari’s formal declaration, for four decades post-independence, regime change through democratic means was unheard of in Africa.

It said in some countries, regime change was even impossible constitutionally because one-party rule was legitimized by constitutional instrument while countries whose constitutions had provisions for a multi-party political system were only nominally multi-party in practice, as the incumbent presidents or prime-ministers as the case may be, sat tight, often changing the provisions of the constitution regarding tenure to perpetuate their rule.

It also said elections became a mere ritual aimed at creating a façade of a democratic order when in fact there was no substance to it. The person in power, it further noted, was always the winner in such elections and the results invariably indicated his victory was landslide.

It stressed that this scenario made military coup d’état and warfare the only means of effecting a change in government.

“However, beginning from the 1990s, there have been pockets of democratic regime changes in Africa,” it said.

“By this we do not mean an intra-party transfer of the baton of power such as happened in Nigeria in 2007 when President Olusegun Obasanjo handed power over to his party member, late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

“Rather, we refer to an inter-party change whereby, upon the defeat of a ruling party’s candidate, power is ceded to an opposition candidate, as was the case in Zambia (1991), Ghana (2000), Senegal (2000), Kenya (2002), Benin Republic (2006), Sierra Leone (2007), Ivory Coast (2010), and Malawi (2014).”

Noting that since 1999 the PDP had been in power, not necessarily because it was popular, the study alleged that it was because the ruling party “has perfected the art of rigging on one hand, and on the other, because a weak opposition.”

“All the presidential elections that have legitimized PDP’s hold on power have been seriously flawed. A combination of outright cooking-up of fake results and bribing of voters has been part of the PDP’s staying power as is the case in African countries generally,” it alleged.

To enhance the preparation of the Nigerian opposition for the 2015 presidential election in a manner that can lead to victory, this paper, which is divided into three sections – “Demystification of Power of Incumbency,” “An Appraisal of the All Progressives Congress” and “Conclusion” identified coalition strategy, complementary candidatures, mass discontentment with the PDP and promoting international pressure as means of defeating the ruling party, come 2015.

It said some of the eight leaders, who had contested elections several times like Mr. Buhari, and generally the opposition in those countries, had employed the four methods in defeating the ruling parties and incumbents.

“The objective, in this connection, is to draw vital lessons from the experience of those eight countries’ opposition and signpost how they may be adapted by the Nigerian opposition in the 2015 presidential election,” it said.

On the coalition strategy, it stated that since the four opposition parties in Nigeria had successfully achieved a merger, and if Mr. Buhari is made the candidate of the APC for the 2015 presidential poll and the structures of all the merging partners, especially those of them that are dominant in regions and states where he (Buhari) never had a strong footing, are put at his service in 2015, his victory shall be a fait accompli.

It added, “What should now be added is that APC should actively seek to expand the base of its coalition till 24-hours before the 14 February, 2015 presidential election.

“In this connection, it must explore and exploit schisms within the PDP to firm up its membership base. It should also seek collaboration with organized groups cutting across trade unions to students. If possible, it can set up a team to work on this.

“At the same time, it must guard against further inroads into its membership by way of defection. Primary elections often lead to disaffection and defections. The choice of direct primaries on a level playing ground is a good way of minimizing defections on account of allegations of unfair treatment by contestants.”

The paper also suggested that the APC leadership should immediately constitute a Primary Elections Arbitration Panel composed of respected retired jurists and religious leaders – both Muslim and Christian – to which allegations of electoral infractions can be promptly referred for settlement.

“Its chief task is to resolve issues in a manner that would keep the party together. Ahead of this, the APC leadership should design an Allegiance Form which every contestant must endorse to underscore his/ her readiness to accept the outcome of a primary election and the ruling of the party’s Arbitration Panel as the case may be.

Stating that the option of direct primaries by the APC would, to a large extent, foster the emergence of popular candidates for elective positions of all kinds such that the popularity of the candidates in their respective constituencies would rub off on the presidential candidate of the party positively, the paper, however, warned that leaving matters solely to a free and fair direct primary would be inadequate.

“Efforts should be made to recruit non-politicians who have excelled in diverse walks of life and are held in high esteem in their constituencies to take a shot at the APC tickets for the Senate, House of Reps, and State Assembly etc.

“This is of strategic importance in the South East and the South-South regions where the APC is weak and the PDP is not only dominant but has a standing strategy of securing 100% of total votes cast through a rigging method Prof Attahiru Jega of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) would call “community connivance”.

The paper noted that mass discontentment had great propaganda value for the opposition as the ruling party is to blame if the citizens are unhappy; not the opposition that is not in power.

It stressed, “There is no doubt that Nigerians, with the possible exception of those enjoying government’s largesse, are generally discontented, disenchanted, and dissatisfied with their condition. Millions are unemployed and insecurity lurks everywhere. Government has become irrelevant. People provide their own water, electricity, and security.

“Nigeria, the sixth largest exporter of crude oil, cannot refine enough of it for its citizens close to six decades after oil was struck in commercial quantities. Nigerians want change no doubt.

“However, the APC has a lot of work to do in terms of public communication to convince them that it will do a lot better than the PDP, that it is indeed a harbinger of national rebirth. Many Nigerians, if the truth must be told, are distrustful of the APC because its rank-and-file is highly swelled by PDP men and, indeed, each PDP stalwart that joins the party is celebrated as a major achievement.”

It also advised APC leaders who from time to time meet with diplomats of various western countries interested in obtaining their views on issues to mount international pressure on them.

It said the party had to be “pro-active in drawing the attention of the international community to flaws in the process leading to the 2015 election so that enough pressure can be mounted on the Nigerian authorities to make necessary amends ahead of E-Day.

“The party should similarly fine-tune its public communication machinery to work closely with influential international media like the CNN, Al-Jazeera, BBC etc. The APC should utilize the media to project itself locally and internationally in a positive light while putting the PDP and its government on the defensive.”

The study said, “Opposition victory is possible in Nigeria in 2015 assuredly. This conclusion is borne of the experience of eight African countries where the opposition has defeated the ruling parties, thereby demystifying the power of incumbency.

“It is further reinforced by the better preparation of the Nigerian opposition more than ever before – under the rallying banner of the APC – to wrestle power from the PDP.

“Yet, the APC must leave nothing to chance in its quest for power by, among other things, fielding the best presidential candidate within its fold, as well as strengthen its machinery of public communication, for the real battleground of the 2015 election is the mind of the electorates.”

Contacted, Mr. Olufunmilade confirmed drawing up a paper for presentation in support of Mr. Buhari’s quest for the APC ticket.

“For those who are just looking for immediate gain, Jonathan may just be the right person,” he told PREMIUM TIMES on phone.

“But for those who have a long view of change, I am telling you the greatest mistake APC will make is to succumb to all the propaganda that he is fanatic or that he has contested before. Etc

“If the party does not make the mistake of giving the ticket to the wrong person then he is the man to beat. Who are the other persons?”

Mr. Buhari had contested for the position on three previous occasions, but lost.

He was the presidential candidate of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, in the 2003 election, but lost to the then President Olusegun Obasanjo. He got 12,710,022 votes representing 32.17% to Mr. Obasanjo’s 24,456,140 or 61.94%.

He ran again on the platform of the same party, but lost to the late President Umaru Yar’Adua in 2007. He polled 6,605,299 or 18.72% to Mr. Yar’Adua’s 26,638,063 or 69.82%

In the 2011 election, the former military leader contested for the presidency on the ticket of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change, CPC, a party he founded with his associates when they left the ANPP. In that election, while Mr. Jonathan got 22,495,187 votes representing 58.89% of the total votes cast, Mr. Buhari polled 12,214,853 representing 31.90%.

The CPC alongside the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, ANPP and a faction of APGA fused into the APC last year and was registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in July of that year.


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  • Wadata

    We pray this strategy should come to fruition.

  • Abiodu

    This trategy is not enough for you to defeat mr president

    • Efe1

      If nigerian know what is good for them, Buhari would not need a strategy or campaign to defeat GEJ.

      • Sword of Damocles

        other than @true Nigerian’s comment, this is the most salient & poignant

    • King Carlos

      I’m pretty sure they concealed the real strategy, this above was released to unsettle the PDP and show they are serious. With Buhari as the candidate… APC is the party to beat, some northern PDP Governors may work against Jonathan.

      • Enemona

        Well said, as always!

  • Outraged

    Jonathan is a common thief

    • redeem

      u do not steal what belongs to u in the niger delta—————————————the oil resources is not from the fulani north—only a mad man would ever want to associate with a thief—————————————————–let them go———————–if u really believe they are thieves in the SS————————————————and see if that turban will not fall of yr head- cause of hunger

    • gbish bash

      like seriously??? Hard to believe boy.

  • Baba Messi

    Did David Moyes ever beat Man-United with Fergie in charge?
    Sometimes, statistics count for something.
    Food for thot..

  • redeem

    I am laughing my head off——–at the janjaweeds in APC—————–How can any sane party line up Fulanis from Niger Republic to Cameroon—–to fight Jonathan——————who happen to be the only patriotic Nigerian— whom we can trace-or properly examine his roots to the village that he hails from in Otueke–in Bayelsa state—We know Obamas mother and grand mother ati his grand father in Kenya at least——investigations have been carried out to the enclave his father hails from——in Kenya————Jonathan’s great grand fathers name is known to all——-He has his family history made for him here on earth and in heaven—-See folks-t—Nigeria has not been able to move an inch from where the British left until the arrival of Jonathan————-cause the boko haramites in APC——- do not even know where they hail from–in the zones they adopted as their home states—–starting from Tinubu——–with his lagos state palaba——–Most arrived Nigeria as almajiris————-economic migrantas——-This time we are going to make sure that only real patriotic Nigeria are given the job—of ruling the nation——————see why the–buharis———– tambuwals—kwankasos—–atikus——–who hail from Cameroon do not qualify–for the job—–Lastly the type of government we have in Nigeria——– cannot and should never be compared with those in any African Nation——

    • redeem

      Jonathan is the only fresh face on the scene— and is—–from the zone that has been feeding the nation for over 60 yrs—–with her resources——when u give power to a man whose area has not contributed a dime towards the transformation of d country–u create another Abacha——–in buhari—-chop broke pot—————–was buhari not there with abacha———-when he was looting our oil money—in CBN? Yet said the man never stole——————Atiku nko——-in PTF with Obj——–How many of the countries mentioned has an ex military man as presido or a former customs officer—————-is Nigeria like togo—–ati Chad—where the opposition leaders go about purchasing jets-and buying off properties———?—-do the countries that the so-called professor yearns to use as a yardstick in ousting Jonathan———————-have one part of their regions controlling their oil wells—————————or have all the presidential candidates in the opposition come from one tribe——————————–in ours all of them hail from the fulani tribe————————————————-its no tribalism——————————but d truth————is that what Nigeria has come to mean–to them———-d national party of d fulanis—————————NPF?—————— -i begi

      • Baba Messi

        Hmm..

    • endingNaija

      okay redeem you don come. It seems you and Goodluck_Nigeria are the two Nigerians who Nigerians are looking for. Information has it that the two of you are the Nigerians who Goodluck Jonathan and Ayo Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m to South Africa. Please confirm.

  • redeem

    What is really pushing Buhari to reveal this rubbish to us——————————————-in the first place——-?————if u have any plans on how to kick ijaw man Jonathan out office please why not do it—————————-and stop disturbing us with these childish materials————–that does not make sense one little bit–has APC not hired enough consultants already—-from London to Nigeria—————-just to kick one unknown Ijaw man who is not connected to any first or third generation family like tinubu——-haba————-A man who grew up in the creeks of oil rich Niger delta without a pair of shoes———while other regional leaders used their wealth tom offer scholarship to theirs—————-Only——–learnt how to lace shoes when he was made –president———————-by the heavenly bodies——haba———————–u call the man clueless—–a dumbo——-drunkard—————–uneducated———————-drunken sailor fisher man———-Ijaw goat——-d wife a Hippo——-yet u travel the four corners of the globe———-to——–seekg the face of global babalawos———–witch doctors—— on how to assassinate him——————-used boko haram to haunt him———kidnapped the chibok girls—————backed———————-efforts aimed at demonizing him from the very day Yaradua died——–yet he has continued to make progress—-on our roads————-railways airports schools–universities—–ati hospitals—–to the shame of his enemies—————-the man has no newspaper—————no media empire—like sharia reporters–punch———–d nation—ati PT—–the ones owned by d fulani mafia———————daily trust and co——leadership———-he is just alone——-with NSA working quietly for APC————–surviving all this media onslaught against him—–only by the Grace of the Almighty God————————————yet u do not yearn to depart from such——————————-a man blessed to be a blessing unto us——————————————oya make we separate now—-u still say NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA—cause of the oil well abi—————

    • endingNaija

      redeem ati George ati “the truth” ati Goodluck_Nigeria why now? You guys are not nice! You are the Nigerians we are looking for who Goodluck Jonathan and Ayo Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m to South Africa. You know Goodluck Jonathan and PDP used Stomach Infrastructure to rig the Ekiti elections. Seeing the “wonder” Stomach Infrastructure can bring to PDP , Goodluck Jonathan fervently launched STOMACH INFRASTRUCTURE nationally for his election in 2015. And you know they need money for this Stomach Infrastructure program. $9.3m which you helped launder to South Africa is part of the money PDP and Goodluck Jonathan wanted to use as Stomach Infrastructure in 2015. Unfortunately, due to PROCEDURAL ERROR that money was “arrested” and seized in South Africa. Goodluck Jonathan ati Ayo Oritsejafor now think it was a procedural error to have picked South Africa as the route thru which to launder to money. You know you guys landed in smaller almost private airport in Johannesburg to avoid the prying eyes of security. Sadly, due to procedural error, you guys were nabbed. Please come out into the open and tell Nigerians what you know about the $9.3m. Goodluck Jonathan ati PDP need you and the money for the STOMACH INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE 2015 ELECTIONS!!!! Help now-I go laaafu tire for Goodluck_Nigeria/redeeem/the truth ati Boy Georgieeeee! Anyways make una greet Bro Blackie Umukoro for me. E tay small wey I read am! Dius laaaafu no go kill person sha for obodo Naija!

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Too little …… too late !!!

    Fact:

    Buhari’s Boko Haram has failed woefully to stop President Goodluck Jonathan …… reason Buhari is in search of new strategies.

    But methinks what Buhari needs most …… i.e ….. Buhari’s vital need of the hour is >>>> strategy to stop Atiku !!!

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    WHO IS REALLY CLUELESS ???

    Methinks that the truly clueless are those who have no clues on how to remove the so called “clueless” from Aso Rock

  • True Nigerian

    That a special strategy is still required to beat a woeful failure and leader as horrendous as Jonathan only goes to show that Nigerians are a special breed of stockholm syndrome victims who are suicidal in their choices. Another four years of this man called Jonathan will, of course, mean another four years of a horrific minister like Diezani-madueke who advertises “Nigeria” and “Nigerians” as the home of corruption, fraud, theft and impunity wherever they go. The outside world in developed countries may look silent and blind. But I’m sure they will be whispering into each other’s ears that this country called Nigeria is rotten to the bones and almost gone. To think that there are millions of people who will still vote for such a reputation is simply nauseating! From fuel subsidy scam, Stella Odua, Reno (shameless liar and document forger) Omokri, constant embarrasing U-turns on Presidential twitter posts by Abati, loquacious Godsfool Akpabio, wasted national conference financial bonanza, $20b disappearance and desperate horrendous cover-ups, to Diezani serial scandals; or is it the appearance at a Synagogue crime scene for a photo-op with the chief culprit; $9.3 money/arms laundering with clergyman’s private jet; the mindless blood-sucking fraud nicknamed 2nd Niger Bridge for self-degrading Ndi Igbo; giving several dates on which boko haram would end and then seeing the gruesome attacks escalate unabated; dancing gleefully at a campaign rally in Kano just within hours of losing nearly hundred Nigerians to a gruesome mass murder and then the denial of the Chibok girls abduction as if boko haram have not been abducting and murdering thousands in the same area for most of the last 5 years.

    Jonathan is a curse on Nigeria. And it is a curse that Nigerians deserve for the hypocrisy of their ethnic and religious bigotry. The fact that someone who is a thousand times better than him would actually have to seek special strategy in order to convince us that we’ve had enough shows quite clearly that we indeed deserve an Obasanjo-induced horrific accident like Jonathan.

    Baba Iyabo, thank you for giving us what we deserve as a people. We don’t deserve better. People should not reap where they did not sow.

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      Bros for 49 years the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani ruled Nigeria ……. what was Nigeria like before Jonathan ?

      Please Read:

      Counting from independence in 1960, Nigeria is 53years and a few months old. And from independence in 1960, the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani and the Yorubas have together ruled Nigeria for over 50 consecutive years from independence.

      At the end of their over 50 consecutive years rule of Nigeria students in our Universities have no functioning toilets.

      The students in Nigeria Universities use polyethylene bags to go to toilet in their hostel rooms and the excreta (urine and feces) gathered in the polyethylene bags are thrown from their hostel room window down into the
      street.

      If this situation is not a manifestation of the incompetence of the Yorubas and the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani ….. what else is?

      Yet it is this same Yorubas and the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani that have the effrontery to lie that President Jonathan who came in just about 3 years ago and who is working tirelessly to clear the mess they left behind is
      incompetent.

      May be competence to the Yorubas and the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani means University Students using polyethylene bags to go toilet in their hostel rooms and subsequently throw the feces containing polyethylene bags through their windows and into the street.

      The Yorubas and the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani have ruined Nigeria for 50 consecutive years. They must allow the South-South, South-East and the Middle Belt/Christian North a period of 50 consecutive years to fix Nigeria.

      • endingNaija

        Goodluck_Nigeria, I am in search of the two Nigerians who Goodluck Jonathan and Ayo Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m to South Africa. Somebody mentioned you. Is it true Goodluck Nigeria that you are? Diaris God oooo if truly you are!

        • Enemona

          Have you heard lately from Reno? I hope he is not one of them.

      • True Nigerian

        You don’t have to pour racial and ethnic invectives on the Yorubas, Fulanis and Hausas in order to respond to my comment. If you had done this on facebook, I would delete you immediately.

        I am from the Southeast of Nigeria. But I don’t peddle hate or ethnic myopism! Whatever your tribe is, it is not superior to any other person’s tribe, neither are other people’s tribe less respectable than yours. Be guided! I don’t engage in such useless ethno-religious folly! I am not an ethnicist. I have lived in 4 different countries outside of Nigeria and mixed with all kinds of people and have seen the best and worst of all human beings across many races, tribes and nationalities. When you talk to me, please drop your poor ethnic mentality before you engage me. I am past that threshhold of squalor and idi0cy! You can campaign for your Jonathan wihout abusing people along tribal, ethnic and religious lines! If you hate other Nigerians purely on account of where they come from and their faith, you don’t have to assume that I share that with you by referring to them in such gutter language when you are talking to me.

        • True Nigerian

          As the Hausas/Fulanis and Yoruba Presidents were damaging Nigeria, they had Igbos and Niger Deltans in their cabinets as the top advisers and policy drivers. But myopic ethnocentric fellows like you don’t ever see that!

          The N300b that disappeared from the Ministry of works under Obasanjo was disappeared under Tony Anenih’s watch. He is not a northerner or Yoruba. Today, he is Jonathan’s most respected confidant! He is from Old Bendel state (Edo). Many other atrocities like that are still going on from people who are from other regions outside the north and west. Anyway, I know your type. Your logic is typical of Jonathan’s many fans – bereft of basic reasoning and honesty in their views!

          • Goodluck_Nigeria

            Go hang yourself !!!

        • emmanuel

          Wetin you bring back from those four countries?

          Did they allow you ride roughshod over them like the Fulanis from Chad, Niger,Mali and Cameroun do to us here (even Okada riders who arrive within three months knows how to climb on the backs of their ethnicist Fulanis in the securities to beat up our people in the street of Nigeria)? The Fulanis in Nigeria allow all these, because they think that the semi-animals are better than us as long as they are Fulanis

          Here is one deportee talking about ethnicism.

  • George

    Buhari second name is FAILURE and he shall fail again, AMEN.

    • endingNaija

      George, are you and redeem the two Nigerians Goodluck Jonathan and Ayou Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m to South Africa? Please help.

    • Tunsj

      George, anything can happen in Nigeria. The power belongs to the voters and they can vote any candidate in or out.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    ATTENTION @ BABA MESSI

    THE YORUBAS AND THE NORTHERN MUSLIM HAUSA-FULANI ARE WHOLLY AND IRREDEEMABLY INCOMPETENT…….. TOGETHER THEY HAVE RUINED NIGERIA AND WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED TO OCCUPY ASO ROCK AGAIN……. NEVER AND FOREVER.

    Counting from independence in 1960, Nigeria is 53years and a few months old. And from independence in 1960, the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani and the Yorubas have together ruled Nigeria for over 50 consecutive years from independence.

    At the end of their over 50 consecutive years rule of Nigeria we have no electricity supply country-wide.

    One of the so called competent rulers from the Yoruba stock recently spent a whopping $16billion on electricity without impact of any sort. Yet they say they are competent. What manner of competence is this?

    The other one who resides in Minna of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani stock spent over $70Billion Gulf Oil windfall purchasing colour TV sets for Aso Rock and did not think it fit to consider electricity supply related projects as beneficiary of the huge Gulf Oil windfall earnings. Yet they say they are competent. What manner of competence is this?

    At the end of their over 50 consecutive years rule of Nigeria most Nigerians use candles to meet their daily power supply needs in the 21st century while others depend on imported generators. It is on record that Nigeria ranks No.1 as the country that imports the highest number of generators in the world.

    If this situation is not a manifestation of the incompetence of the Yorubas and the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani after their over 50years consecutive rule starting from independence in 1960….. what else is?

    • Don Messi

      Hmmmmmmm.
      NawaooO..

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    THE TRULY CLUELESS !!!

    Methinks the TRULY CLUELESS are those who have no clues on how to remove the so called “clueless” from Aso Rock !!!

    • endingNaija

      Bro, Are you one of the Nigerians Goodluck Jonathan and Ayo Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m to South Africa? Nigerians need information on this. Are you?

    • emmanuel

      Dumbo, Clueless, failure, yet they trully are commissioning studies to unseat him? What a great clueless man with a field of study now commissioned in his honour!

      They used Boko Haram and failed, beployed Lai Mohammed who Nigerians now hate hearing or reading-he is now a nuisance, they bought Sowore, Punch, PT, added Pius Adesanmi the hustler and Ezekwesili. Yet they all could not deliver Jonathan out of Aso Villa, it is now a field of study.

      This is “Jonathan the Great”.

  • Mo

    Ebola Badluck unleashed his campaign months ago!

  • Gideon Orkar

    Buhari you need to become “born again” before you can stand a chance of defeating GEJ

    • Tunsj

      Why Born Again?

  • Sola

    You guys dont know PDP, they already have it worked out, that is why they are talking about (1) Using senate to hurriedly adopt the constitution drafted by the just concluded conference. If they do that Dr Jonathan automatically have 2 more years and Fayose will be governor in waiting for 2 more years. Dr Jonathan is likely going to announce he will not accept PDP nomination so as to look like a hero. If all these failed them then (2)postponing the election and arranging govt of national Unity under Brig.Gen David Bonaventure Mark, here all PDP govs that defected to PDP will leave and leave APC in disarray and bribe many more to defect. This will leave ordinary man on the street confused and left with no option than to accept whatever it is they asked him to do. It is all carefully planned. They are not fighting with anyone, when Fani-Kayode finished the work they gave him, did he not return back to base, what about Ikimi? If you dont leave ethnicity alone and religious bigotry, they will rule you for the balance of their 60yrs target and by that time, your graduates will be speaking dialect and not English.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Truly deep.

      Had to read it twice and still have to go away and think about it some more!

      Thanks for stimulating me mentally, Sola.

    • Enemona

      Thanks for the heads-up but let me assure you that all that would not work in the current scheme of things in Nigeria. The country would burn if any attempt to scuttle the people’s will is made. By the way, the opposition is quite strong now in the country. Another reason that might not even work is that the aides, civil servants, etc are all tired and are ready to reveal their secrets as they proceed and that would make it very difficult for them.

      David Mark, never mention that name again. No one should try that.

  • Enemona

    Any need for this paper? The government is a total failure and, in normal climes, the election should be a cakewalk for the opposition. I think the strategy paper is needed considering how gullible our people are.

    When is time for election, they would no longer remember the stolen billions, the $9.3 bn, the 20bn, and other countless scandals which, in turn, lead to lack of power, insecurity, poor schools, extreme poverty, bad health system, inaccessible roads, sky-rocketing prices, high unemployment, lack of dignity, compromised legal system, etc. The average Nigerian is just not ready for change and that is why our government officials are so incompetent and corrupt.

    For me, Buhari is not the best Nigeria can get, he only represents what we need now. An incorruptible individual that would lay the foundation and bring sanity back to an otherwise bastardized country. The man who would ensure contracts are awarded and executed accordingly, the man who would bring transparency to our institutions etc. We need not look far, let’s count all the military and the civilian heads of states and then point out which of them is as poor as Buhari…. This is a man that has come out to show that he has no foreign bank account, nobody can pin any corruption or scandal on him.

    Sentiments aside, those who do not want him can be categorised into four groups: 1. The elites that have milked the country dry and are afraid of what he would do to them. 2. The crumb-pickers who are gaining from the thieving elites and prefer the status quo. 3. The gullible religious/ethnic bigot who think Buhari represents Sharia and would come and execute the northern agenda. 4. The truly naive who don’t know anything about their country. The paper needs to concentrate on the last two, try to disabuse their minds (difficult) and try to dislodge the first two by shaming them and highlighting their scandals with facts. If the Buhari people can do it, people like us are ready to give our arms and legs for it.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      “For me, Buhari is not the best Nigeria can get, he only represents what we need now. An incorruptible individual that would lay the foundation and bring sanity back to an otherwise bastardized country. The man who would ensure contracts are awarded and executed accordingly, the man who would bring transparency to our institutions etc. We need not look far, let’s count all the military and the civilian heads of states and then point out which of them is as poor as Buhari…. This is a man that has come out to show that he has no foreign bank account, nobody can pin any corruption or scandal on him.” – Emenoma

      Gbam!

      Please say no more!!

    • deji

      I am with you my friend!

    • Rommel

      How did you come to this conclusion? how well do you know Buhari? how many PTF projects were executed in your state or local government and how many of them are still visible today? what has Buhari been doing since he left office in 1985 and how has he been sustaining his election campaigns since then?

      • deji

        Tell me which state you are from and lets see if we can come up with the PTF projects that was executed there.

      • Enemona

        I do not need to look too far to come to my conclusion, the evidences are there. You should find Buhari’s house and see under what simple condition he lives. He was head of PTF and we saw what he was able to achieve despite serving under a military regime where probity was not enforced, he ensured it. Those who worked with him at PTF can tell you how he managed the fund with transparency.

        He is the only presidential candidate that does not own a private jet, no embezzled funds have been linked to him, can you say so of the rest? Point to one of the past presidents who does not have one corruption scandal hanging over his head and I will show a liar.

        If ever there was any one (of these candidates) who had the chance to loot this country freely, it would be Buhari but do you know what, it is so ironical that he is the only one who did not loot. That to me, is personal integrity, by whatever name you call it, of the highest degree. Some say integrity is your ability to do the right thing even if you have the opportunity and the ability to do the wrong without being caught.

        Because of your hatred for the man or some form of biased thinking or ulterior motives, you are ready to bring down the only candidate with his integrity intact. I am responding to you under the assumption that you are not one of the goons who want Nigeria to remain the way it is so that you can continue to milk it else it would a waste of my precious time to provide a response because it would be in vain. Any reason why we have not moved an inch towards development, any? We have always made the wrong choices.

        • Rommel

          There remains the unresolved issue of the missing 35 suit cases of money coming in from Saudi Arabia that went missing under his watch,the money was eventually cleared by the CSO to Buhari as a matter of fact,it was the incident that brought Atiku to limelight,

          • Enemona

            He has cleared himself. He came out plain to say he knows nothing about it and nobody today has taken him on any further on this issue.

            Try harder, money does not hide itself. If Buhari was involved in that we would all have seen the money, where the heck is it and who cleared it, Atiku, the then head of custom. The man has simply said he is willing to go to court or anywhere else for that matter if anyone can link it to him and you have all fought very hard, searched and researched, dug really deep and nothing has been found because nothing of such exists about him.

            Any more? Try harder? I bet you have nothing more, the remotest you have is the suit cases and that doesn’t sell. If I begin to reel out what your lords (the other presidents) have done, this whole page would be full.

          • Rommel

            If his answer was satisfactory,why am I still asking? did you expect him to say he yes? his CSO was involved men! and he says he knew nothing? in any case,why did he not appear in Oputa panel? his response to allegation of missing 2 billion dollars when he was petroleum minister was to introduce decree 4 banning press freedom as head of state,guy are you sure you know who that man is?

          • Enemona

            He is not the only one that did not appear in Oputa panel. Who did Oputa panel indict? No one, it was just a charade. There was no case of any missing 2 billion under him as a petroleum minister, I see you have started to cook up stories.

          • Rommel

            Then do your research on him and why he introduced decree 4,he should have at least appeared before the honorable Oputa even if to show that he was different from the rest,at least OBJ did and using your submission,how then was Buhari different from IBB since both men shunned the panel?

          • Enemona

            Buhari shunned the panel for a different reason, he was a military leader, no doubt about that and under his regime, he ruled with an iron hand and he was accused of human right abuses. No doubt every military regime committed serious rights abuse but not on the scale of what we have right now in Nigeria, more lives are lost now than we have ever seen since the civil war. It all depends on how you look at it, it is human rights abuse to the corrupt because he ensured strict discipline on the streets but if you were a law-abiding citizen then, you dis not have anything to fear, you would surely have enjoyed discipline returning to our streets.

            Buhari never shunned Oputa for being indicted for corruption but for a different reason.

            To show that this guy is upright and has integrity, the kinds of issues you bring are those issues that have no weight, you have not brought one real corruption issue. Please bring them one, you have mentioned 2.8 billiion, PTF, and suti cases but quickly switched to Oputa panel; anymore cases of looting???? Doubt you have more and that is why you pulled out Oputa panel. Try harder, bring more.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            I like your flow, Enemona.

            Sadly though, you waste your time with the likes of Rommel.

            Happily, you debunk his arrant nonsense and enlighten those who may be swayed by his pseudo-intellect.

            Thanks.

          • Enemona

            Thanks Kay. I am very ready to debunk all the lies that have been peddled around about Buhari. It is quite clear that the same people who led Nigeria down this inglorious path and have continue to gain from it would stop at nothing in ensuring that an individual with integrity will never rule this country.

            This is not really about Buhari, it is about every Nigerian who stand for the truth and are ready to fight for it. People like Rommel who have gained from untruths would always want to blackmail you with things that don’t exist and some gullible ones would believe their lies without fact-checking their concocted accusations. We owe it to our nation to counter them and let those who sit on the fence decide on facts and not lies.

          • Enemona

            The 2 billion issue never existed, it was IBB that produced it from “thin air” when Buhari accused him of looting. It is reverse psychology that accused people use, when you catch them red- handed, they try to pull you with them. Trust Buhari, after IBB threatened to show the whole world, Buhari dared him to go ahead and further lambasted IBB buth did IBB do as threatened? No, because it was only fabricated, read the source of your accusation below and people would see those you quote and work for:

            “On Gen. Buhari, it is not in IBB’s tradition to take up issues with his colleague former President. But for the purpose of record, we are conversant with Gen. Buhari’s so-called holier-than-thou attitude.

            “He is a one-time Minister of Petroleum and we have good records of his tenure as minister. Secondly, he also presided over the Petroleum Trust Fund ( PTF) which records we also have. We challenge him to come out with clean hands in those two portfolios he headed. Or, we will help him to expose his “records of performance during those periods. Those who live in glass houses do not throw stones. Gen. Buhari should be properly guided.”

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Interesting read!

    Seems GMB has a dedicated core of circa 12 million voters in the North that he can always count on.

    For APC to win, then it becomes imperative that GMB’s running mate should come from the SE or SS to dilute Jonathan’s base and let us hope that the SW goes along with the game plan, in interest of change.

    • Musanga

      No doubt about the fact GMB is the popular among the northern muslim. But there is no such running mate from SS or SE that can dillute GEJ base.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Musanga, thanks for that.

        I couldn’t think of one off the top of my head, but is Oby, Okorocha, Duke or Oshiomole too far fetched?

        • deji

          That is why people are clamouring for a south west running mate. No voting will take place in south east and some part of south south. PDP as usual will write the election results before the election day while some voters will be settled with stomach infrastructure. Have you ever wondered why Obasnjo and Yar Adua defeated Ojukwu even in Igbo land?

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol, Deji.

            You want to kill me with lafta?

            I thought OBJ won in the South East because his middle name was Igbochukwu, but he had never publicised the fact!!!

          • deji

            And Yar Adua’s middle name was Emeka? May be someone should borrow Buhari a name to use only for the election after which he will revert back to his original name. Just like Ebele Azikiwe did in 2011.
            I did get your drift my friend…

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Now, I can’t stop laughing uncontrollably!

            Henceforth, I re-baptise you as Buharideji!

            You are now eligible to contest as the Governor of Katsina State – you have my vote!

            lol

          • Tunsj

            That’s a good name “Buharideji”. I think Chief Buharideji will be better.

          • emmanuel

            Dem go kill am like chicken. Afterall dem nor regards Yoruba muslim as anything sef.

            But nobody go give Rocahs, Oshiomole, Oby(the hustler) one vote against Jonathan.

            E be like say una don shelve Jagaban? Na wa ooo. What of Fashola? Na dat time una go know the damage wen dem don do for Lagos, including the billions of Naira when dem dey clean out from the ) office for Alausa get for the mind of Lagos voters.

            Duke is the only good name you mentioned, but make you nor sell second fiddle to SS and SE we nor send you.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            If only you can remove your toga of ethnic warrior!

            Who send you sef?

          • Tunsj

            Nice one.

      • Tunsj

        Well said my brother.

    • Tunsj

      I couldn’t agree more. I’m not from SE but I would prefer that his running mate should come from SE and a christian to balance the ticket.

    • Darlington Mudiaga Atumu

      So you mean to tell me that the people in the south are second best and not good enough for position of president but vice president….

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Darlington, far from it!

        I would love to be Mr. President, even for a year – believe it or not, it is sufficient to make a mark if you are in it for service.

        But hey, I am simply being realistic here.

        Politics is a game of numbers. Even though GMB is not my number one choice for candidates in an ideal world, I am pragmatic enough to accept that his votes pulling power is unmatched generally up North.

        10 percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing; meaning any Southern candidate against GEJ presently is 100 percent of nothing. Why take a gamble where loss is definitely guaranteed?

    • emmanuel

      The SS and SE would give that person Sarah Jibrin’s treatment.

      The real Yoruba’s who dislike Mullahs would stay away or vote for Jonathan, while the rest of core Lagos population – the Igbos would do what is right (abi na who go install a leader of jihadist to set up newer altars for slaughtering of Igbos in the North?)

      Do know the name Ngige, go ask him tue treatment he got last year in Anambra inspite of the fact that he contested against his broda?

      Boko Haram has fully defined Nigerian political lanscape and the Fulanis would pay dearly for it in decades.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Such puerile and infantile reasoning, Master Emmanuel.

  • Chris1408

    Is this the best we can do in Nigeria? Recycling failed past rulers that had the chance to make a difference and failed. I think Nigerians can do better than these tested and failed rulers.

  • sir Oscie

    GMB is very rusty politically and his polices to are.
    I seriously don’t see him defeating Jonathan, If only he can tell himself the truth step aside for others and give them the much needed support them Gej will have a more worthy opponent, thereby making APC stronger. But for me and most Nigerians a Buhari is a NO.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Are you stating that honesty and integrity are non-enduring virtues?

      • sir Oscie

        honesty? How
        which integrity? A politician that will tell Muslims to vote a Muslim and Christians to follow suit what kind of a leader do you think he will make? We are talking of a country’s president not CAN or NIC president oh.

        • deji

          Stop lying. If you cannot quote or produce the newspapers report, stating where and when Mr Buhari stated that Muslims should vote for muslims, then you are damned and condemned for life. This words shall stand against you on the day of judgement.

          “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.”
          – Mathew 12:36

          • sir Oscie

            His 2003 presidential campaign.

          • deji

            Any reference material or you heard it from a beer parlour joint? Keep heaping more coal on your head.

          • sir Oscie

            Election is here again and i will want you to glue yourself to BBC hausa for more inform.

          • deji

            Below is an interview granted by Buhari on this issue:

            Feb 11, 2011

            “You were reported as saying in Sokoto that Muslims should vote for Muslims. Some have fears that you will limit the rights of Christians and promote the Muslim interest”

            Well, that perception remains. I know in 2003 I wrote to many Bishops and I could recall I visited some in 2003 and 2007. As you said, it happened in Sokoto in 2000 before I participated in elections. The person who reported me by tribe is a Yoruba man, by religion a Muslim. He was not in Sokoto and does not understand Hausa, maybe he still doesn’t. How he got the story I don’t know. And the comment I made was that people in Sokoto know their people, that when the ban on politics is lifted they should choose the people that will represent them responsibly. This is common sense: if someone aspires to rule this country, he cannot afford to offend even pagans or even atheists—those who don’t even believe in God. These are the people that will vote. How can I say Muslims should not vote for Christians? Then do I expect Christians to vote me, a Muslim?

            I wrote to the Bishops. I explained to them, but I think, as you mentioned, perception, people hold on to their perception. Even the church leaders were careful to explain to their flock that there is no way any leader will, at the federal level, antagonize any of the religions. So, I wrote to the Bishops to explain but I am still very surprised that the perception remains. So there is nothing I can do about it, but I will continue to explain my position.

            And I have backed it by facts that I have served the country’s military for 25 years. I did all the command and staff work, as a platoon commander to General Officer Commanding and the only still surviving officer that commanded three of the four commands in the Nigerian Army. And the Nigerian Army is about 75% Christian and nobody has ever said I took a decision against anybody because of his religion or his tribe. There are other tribes in the whole command. So, if for politically it sticks that I don’t like Christians, well it is very very unfortunate, but my performance in office at all stages has portrayed me as an impartial person, and I have believe that whoever is still bringing that case up, for whatever vote, will definitely fail in a free and fair election. The question of me being a Sharia advocate and a hater of Christians has never happened and it will certainly fail.

          • emmanuel

            Even devils quite Bible.

            Kaduna, Kano and Jos were centres for religious violence in his days. You cannot misinform anyone!

          • deji

            Stop lying. Under Buharis’s command, Maitatsine was crushed. He chased them as far as Chad. The insurgency that Jonathan is now buying amunition for was crushed by Buhari. Go figure.
            All liars will rot in hell fire..

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          All you need to do to convince is me is to provide unalloyed proofs – not innuendoes or things from the rumour mills.

          • sir Oscie

            DO U UNDERSTAND HAUSA LANGUAGE?

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Not fluently!

          • sir Oscie

            Ok. Then make BBC hausa your friend

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Presumably, GMB is a guest speaker everyday or night?

          • deji

            Every minute. He is on air as we comment. Just tune in anytime of the day, GMB is there 24/7.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Lol, Deji.

            I think I must have offended you today.

            You have been scattering my 54 teeth all over today!

          • deji

            My brother, I tire for these Jonathanians jare.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Me too o, Deji.

            They seem to have a monopoly of convoluted logics!

          • sir Oscie

            I am not saying that but must of the northern politician use that medium to pass messages to their followers.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Ok, Sir Oscie.

            So that is where the info on Buhari is to be garnered!

            I hear you!!

      • Rommel

        Buhari neither has integrity nor honesty,why did he keep Shehu Shagari under house arrest while his deputy Ekwueme was languishing in Kirikiri? during his draconian days of public execution,how many Hausa Fulani fell victims to him? how many projects are existing today in your local government or state?

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Presumably, Umaru Dikko is a Yoruba or Igbo man!

  • Maria

    If he wins North West and South West, he sure will kick out this zoologist who barely can remember his names.

    • emmanuel

      If wishes were Horses, beggers would ride!

      • Maria

        So, tell us how Jonathan is going to win in those two regions? I think you are the beggar here because, those two regions are going to send Jonathan to jail come 2015.

        • Bioseh

          As things stand right now, Jonathan is losing SW and NW to any unnamed candidate. Once a candidate is named – game on! It depends on who emerges the candidate for the APC. If they do it right, they win. Time will tell, if they truly want to win.

          The way the system is structured, winning only two zones, will not do it. The two zones you are talking about may give them the popular vote, but not enough spread to win the election. Be careful not to misinform the public. Study the electoral map and the requisite paths to victory. Winning two zones only, any two zones will not cut it.

  • the truth

    i sincerely believe if you have lost an election over 3 times on three different occasions, it is time to call it quits if you have any principle whosoever. both atiku and buhari have lost the presidential elections on 3 occasions individually, it shows desperation and lack of class, please apc give the younger
    generations like oshiomole the chance. this recycled old politicians
    have nothing to offer

    • Maria

      Abraham Lincoln failed more than that. Your advice for him to quit is a sign of your jittery over his ambition to contest again. Since you believe he always fails, why should his contest bother you?

      • the truth

        u are very untruthful, look me in the eyes and tell me how many times abraham lincoln contested for the us presidency and lost. please stop spreading falsehood in this forum. i am not jittery you are, how would you advice a man that has been told no on 3 occasions for the same job to still contest. in a more civilised nation that would be a smack on the face of citizens. are you telling me for 12 years nigeria has no alternative to buhari as a major opposition candidate?dont u think its a shame indirectly on the people of nigeria, that a man that is nearing 80 years old and contested thrice earlier is still seeking the office. where are the younger generations.

        • Maria

          I am not untruthful… he contested for various positions and failed before he contested for the presidency and won.

          • the truth

            do you hear yourself for different positions and lost, how many times did he contest for the presidency? these are men with principle who don’t see it as a right for them to be president. in modern american history which president or candidate contest this long for a presidential post. even mayors, house districts or senate races, once a candidate is beaten they step back its not a do or die affair

          • deji

            Mitt Romney contested the Republican primaries in 2008 and 2012. He is likely to come back in 2016. Hilarry Clinton contested in 2008 and she will likely contest in 2016.
            We are talking of where rigging is not the norm unlike Nigeria where PDP has been rigging the Nigeria election since 1999.
            Buhari as a citizen has the right under the Nigeria constitution to contest for election.

          • the truth

            in 2008 was romney the official flag bearer of the republican party or mccain? we are talking about buhari who has been the flag bearer of the opposition party for 3 times. was clinton the flag bearer of democratic party in 2008? please reason for once. the people you called can they be compared with what we are discussing. romney has been nominated once, clinton has never been nominated. buhari has been nominated 3 times going for the 4th time. u see the difference deji?

          • deji

            There are many opposition party in Nigeria between 1999 to 2011. It is only now that we have two major parties. APC and PDP.
            In case you dont know, Ribadu was ACN’s candidate in 2011. Like many others. Even while Ojukwu was APGA candidate, Buhari was also on the ballot box.
            Are you getting any ideas or you are just permanently dumb?

          • the truth

            u are the dumb one hear you made a assertion in saying hillary and romney had come on several occasions when i dispelled u on that falsehood u are digging another hole for yourself. buhari ran twice under anpp the major opposition party between 1999-2007, before he moved to form cpp for the 2011 election. he has been part of the major opposition party throughout. buhari has finished 2nd in all his elections, doesn’t that portend he has been the major opposition parties candidate. if the green party candidate polled more than republicans in the election in 3 previous elections do you consider them the main opposition party or not? u remember ralph nader in 2000 election. i know u shallow so i would let u be

          • deji

            You are a confirmed mumu. When has coming second in a rigged election become an offence? Can you compare ANPP and the party that Buhari formed in 2011 in terms of size with the APC? APC is a new party and Buhari has never contested under its platform.
            Dumbass, I have just one question for you. Does Buhari has the right to contest under the Nigerian constitution or not?

          • the truth

            you abusing me shows your level of eloquence. i would take the opportunity to educate you rather than trade words with you. was anpp the major opposition party in nigeria from 1999-2007? if cnpp came second what does that make that party? apc is a mixture of anpp, cnpp, and apc. it is not against the law but it defetas the purpose of fresher ideas, newer candidates and younger minds. u get it now. buhari is almost 80 years.

          • deji

            “u are the dumb one hear” . This shows your level of eloquence. lol . You are still making reference to parties that are defunct. There is no limit set for a candidate to contest an election and that is the point I am putting accross to you. Are elections rigged in the US, the way they are rigged in Nigeria? Can PDP do without rigging?
            Liar. Buhari si not almost 80 yrs. Go and check his real age and come back with the truth.

          • the truth

            there is no point arguing with you, you are indirectly agreeing to my point. who says elections are not rigged in the us? you have never heard of massive voter disenfranchisement in districts. please read vast deji.u know the truth but you wont accept it or admit it. stay blessed

          • deji

            Is election fraud in the US as widespread as you have in Nigeria? For you, I understand Jonathan must be President and it is left to the rest of Nigeria to agree or disagree with you. So far, Jonathan has been a failure. Over 20 Nigerians were killed in an employment scam by Jonathan. This was after the applicants paid an application fee for a non existing job. Insecurity is on the rise, high unemployment and there is darkness all over the country and the person who can restore normalcy has suddenly becomes your problem.
            Has Jonathan failed or not? Are you blinded by religion sentiments or ethnicity? Tell the truth and shame the devil.

          • Andrew

            Your points here are very shallow and therefore cannot fly,Buhari has been a very bad material,his type can only have his ways through the barrels of the gun(coup).His desires have brought to limelight in Nigerian politics more religious,sectional and ethnic sentiments which were his only known political ingredients.Please guys hold your peace,Buhari is not saleable no matter how many times he contests.

          • deji

            Buhari might be a bad material to you because you are a crumb eater from the table of PDP.

          • Andrew

            Hahahaha crumb eater my foot,you have only succeed in exposing your pity level of mumurism,at this point in time,people like you are still asking for an expired 71 years old commodity to be your president,but you know deep down your heart that what you are asking for and spending your time arguing for here can never happened again in Nigeria.I do hope you have a voter´s card to vote for him because if you do not have any then your labour here is in vain.You suppose to be a youth with modern brain,if I may ask you;what modern and current system of living and doing things can your messiah buhari posses that you want him to come and imbibe in modern day Nigeria?.Your type with parochial mentality always resort to narrow points,I have nothing to do with PDP or anyother political party for that matter,I am a modern and well exposed man,I have seen the modern world and travelled wide to know that your Buhari has nothing left in him to offer.

          • deji

            Reality will soon dawn on you, if you think Dumbo can get votes or rig the election against Buhari this time around.
            You are far from being a modern man. A modern man will not descriminate aginst someone because of his age. Mandela was instrumental in building a modern south Africa at what age? How old was Reagan in his first and second term? How old is Dr Dumbo, who is not only clueless, hopeless but useless.

          • the truth

            how would you feel if mccain kept coming as the republican presidential nominee for 4 straight elections, what does that say of the us and the republican party? does that tell well for a country that a particular candidate keeps coming every election. please get our point, nobody is against buhari but you must have principle, its not a do or die position

          • deji

            If Mccain has enough supports to contest, nobody can stop him from contesting. It does not say anything bad about the US. It is Buharis right to contest. Only a dumbass like yourself will count that one as an offence.

          • the truth

            so why do you think they don’t do it? is it that they don’t want to be presidents? why do you think americans frown against a nominee coming back to recontest/ or why do you think romney even been called by the moderates to come back has said he won’t come back to run and wants fresh candidates with fresh ideas?

          • Maria

            McCain has been a senator since 1987!!! Going by your dumb hypothesis, does it mean there are no better candidates in his constituency in Arizona?

          • the truth

            can you equate the position of a presidency to a senator,at least he has been having landslide victories in arizona. he hasnt been loosing and coming back. the functions of a president and senator are quite different. please don’t divert the topic of deliberation. we are saying it is not a normal practice that an individual keeps contesting for the presidency in so many occasions

          • Maria

            And why does Clinton want to contest? Why did Romney contest more than once? By the way, what are you afraid of? Buari has not even won APC ticket, yet you are jittery!

          • deji

            You dey mind the meat head?

          • deji

            Nothing stops Romney from contesting in 2016 if he so wishes. If he can gather the supports, nothing stops him. There is no law barring him from contesting.

          • the truth

            the point you are not getting and i am trying to pass through to you is, there is no law barring him but it is a norm frowned on, and if he does he would lose in the current republican primaries, they believe in reputation and won’t soil it. they believe in giving other people the chance to contest. was there a law stopping hillary from representing new york in the senate after loosing to obama in the primaries? or was there any law stopping her from continuing as secretary of state? she steped down for new people with new ideas. they dont look at positions as do or die not like nigerian politicians. my brother for once leave tribalistic, religious or ethnic sentiments and say the truth. this man has been contesting and loosing in a saner society his advisors would advise him to step aside for fresher and younger hands, so is atiku the political pr**stitute with no principle

          • deji

            I do not see waiting for four years to contest election as a do or die attitude on the part of Buhari. Do you have the massive rigging in the US elections as you have in Nigeria? I repeat, nothing stops Romney from going through the Republican primaries again and win or lose, so be it. If Romney is convinced that he can win and people are calling on him to serve as they are calling on Buhari, I beleive that Romney will run. Buharis presence is not stopping even you from picking APC’s presidential form.
            So why are you jittery?

          • KD

            @ the truth, frowned on by who??
            The reason people like Romney and McCain cant contest every four years is because presidential campaign in the US is not rice and beans. It gulps a lot of money, not to talk of the effect on their health. If it was in a country like Nigeria, who told you that Romney and McCain wont contest over and over again!!

          • the truth

            why did you make that assertion? i guess when men who lack principle like buhari keep contesting. but i believe they have reputation and won’t do it even if they were to relocate to nigeria. our brand of democracy won’t even attract them

          • deji

            I beg dont mind the non starter. He is so used to PDP riging that he cannot even differentiate between democracy and autocracy.

          • Maria

            Nothing in the American law says McCain cannot contest and keep coming out. And nothing in the Nigerian Constitution says Buari cannot contest as many times as he wishes. The same “McCain” you talked about has always contested senatorial seat since 1987. Does it mean there are no other Americans in his constituency to represent them other than McCain? I repeat, McCain has been US senator since 1987!!!

          • Andrew

            Maria,if you are not old enough by 1983,then your history Teachers and books suppose to have you taught about the man Muhammad Buhari and what stands for in Nigerian History.His eligibility is never an issue here,but this man needs to confess and apologies to Nigerians about his roles in the destruction of Nigeria Nation through his Military coup.He is a very greedy and power hungry man,this particular psychopantic trait made him to tell Nigerians how hellish the country will be if he was not elected during the 2010 general elections;the aftermath of that statement you know too well.We are waiting for his next lines when the campaign starts.Maria help me to tell him that Nigeria will outlive him and his deadly desires.

          • Andrew

            Yes Buhari is a Nigerian and he is constitutionally empowered to vie for any political position he is qualified for,but the beef here is that this man is never a believer of democratic values and can never be one over night,he is a coupiest,tyrant and the person that shattered Nigerian 3rd republic,and thereby ushered in the infamous Military rogues that plundered Nigeria wealth and left our country in this sorry state.Nigerians have rejected this man severally and what ever him and his psychophants think he stands for.His delusion is pushing him to vomit all the monies he stole from the country’s treasury,take this fact from me;Buhari will never stop contesting until he has brought out all he stole from us under the guise of gigantic presidential election sponsorship.

          • deji

            Your lies and deceits will not fly this time around. Most Nigerians were jubilating on the streets when Shagari was kicked out. Moreover, Buhari did not plan the coup, he was only asked to head the military governmnet which he did a good job at.
            Friends and associates who believed in Buhari has always financed his campaign and that explains why he has been outspent by the PDP who has full access to the CBN vault, each election time.

          • deji

            You must be in Buhari’s mind to know what he believes in. This is the cmmon sense that we says some of you lack. He was asked to head a military government and he did a good job at it. He kept the country safe, stabilise our economy and instilled discipline which is lacking in most Nigerians. Dont confuse Buhari’s regime with IBB. They are two distinct period.
            Buharis friends and supporters have financed his elections and he has always being outspent by the rogues in PDP.
            It would be better if you say PDP stopped Buhari. PDP has used every means to stop Buhari from emerging Nigeria president. Voters bribe, election rigging and all kinds of means has been used. So dont confuse yourself by saying “Nigerians have stopped Buhari”. That is not the true picture of things and that is why I called you a liar and an hypocrite.
            Say the truth and shame the devil in your life.

          • Bioseh

            The research specialist added that the opposition must run a candidate that can be widely accepted. They did not tell us who that candidate should be. Jonathan is beatable, but APC must play the game to win.

            The focus on returning power to the core North, will probably be their albatross. The electorate is very suspicious of the core North at this time, especially with the growth of Islamic fundamentalism in Nigeria. They are going to ignore this reality at their own peril. Fear is more powerful than discontent. The researcher clearly stayed away from the fear factor.

          • deji

            “The electorate is very suspicious of the core North at this time, especially with the growth of Islamic fundamentalism in Nigeria”
            This is where you got it all wrong. When PDP fielded Yar Adua in 2007, where were you with your islamic fundamentalism nonsense? Were you in mass then or the moon? This is the problem with PDP apologists. They are full of lies and deceits.
            Can you explain why Yar Adua a northerner, an “Islamic Fundamentalist” won the 2007 election?
            PDP Presidents past and present has full access to Nigeria resources to manipulate election to their favour. Resources to buy electorates through stomach infrastructure, INEC officials and the Judiciary. This is what any opposition has to work against.
            For example, most people commenting and supporting PDP / Jonathan on this forum are paid agents.
            That is the truth

        • Sword of Damocles

          My Friend your logic is mind boggling. Lincoln was rejected by the people of Illinois for two positions. For the House of reps in 1848, and for the senate in 1858, going by your logic he should not have contested the Presidency in 1860, because two years earlier he was rejected for a LOWER position that President(namely the senate). But guess what he won, and he carried the state of Illinois. So what in Burukutu’s name are you saying? like holy Wahala would urge, pour yourself a greedy shot of S.S’s finest, and shut the “F” UP…….PLEASE!!!!

      • emmanuel

        Mustapha or whatever you call yourself, Buhari is a misfit in the first place. Why? Someone who has stolen from Nigeria wants to fix the same nation he laid the foundation for her woes?

        I beg, if you not get work for yourself, go contest NFF chair or councillorship seat in 2015.

        • Factual

          Two coaches in a viewing centre! You are busy correcting someone else’s grammar while you are also making the same blunder. ” if you not get work…….”. Check this and tell us your level of education.

      • Rommel

        Buhari cannot win election in Nigeria,what language is he going to campaign in? the man is only audible when speaking Hausa but any other language is problem, can the man even speak? I have had cause to listen to him severally from a distance of not more than 4 meters and still the man could not say anything meaningful for the corporate existence of modern Nigeria.You do not lead people by hitting them on the head,that is assault and not leadership.

        • Maria

          He speaks better English than Jonathan who cannot even read speeches written by his aids. Jonathan’s spoken English is a disgrace and a national embarrassment to Nigerians and Africans.

          • Deltans

            True Talk! An embarrassment indeed.

          • Rommel

            If he was able to write his thesis in Izon language,then he must be well educated,what is Buhari’s level of education?

          • Maria

            Until you produce Jonathan’s thesis and publication, I cannot answer your question and I will not believe he even went to university let alone gained a degree. As far as I am concerned, Jonathan does not have a university degree. By the way, Buari never told us he possesses any “fraudulent” PhD. He has never shied away from telling people he was a military by profession. He is not Jonathan who cannot substantiate his claim of PhD degree. His level of intellect is a complete contrast of his claim of university degrees.

          • Rommel

            Hmmmmn! has any educational institution anywhere put out disclaimer notice in respect of the said individual and his appendage?

      • ifebuche

        Abraham Lincoln did you flop the quest for THE SAME elective post twice. That’s important. Go check it.

        • Maria

          So, tell me what is wrong if you fail once and re-contest? What is wrong if you failed to achieve a goal and make another attempt? Only a failure will fail to continue to try when he/she has not realized his/her dream… By the way, what are you afraid of? That is what you should tell us, not why Buari wants to contest. He has the fundamental right to contest as many times as he wishes based on the Constitution. What you should do now is to change the constitution to disallow someone who has contested one or more times from contesting again. I think that will address your fear.

          • the truth

            are u daft doesn’t that show you desperation and lack of principle. if you have been denied a job interviewing with the same hiring manager, with the same resume and you have been told you do not qualify for the job on three separate occasions, don’t you think its time to let another person to try out to see if he can get the job or quit. but greed wont let him

          • Sword of Damocles

            You again? @Maria is daft, huh?So what does that make you who is oblivious to the fact that Good Ol’ Abe failed at two attempts to significantly lower positions( House & senate respectively, lastly in 1856 to Senator Douglas), but yet went on to contest an even higher office(the US Presidency) four years later and WON!! so now what should we do with your argument about Hiring manager & same resume? Chai, some Nigerians really make me wonder about humans

          • ifebuche

            Stop panicking abeg. Buhari is always free to contest as long as he is alive. It’s gotta right. I just pointed out an anomaly. Don’t kill yourself over it.

        • Sword of Damocles

          Tell us why it is important? i for one am dying to know

          • ifebuche

            I’ll pass. You don’t sound amenable…. Using, ‘us’ instead of me.

  • Nigerian

    “when you are in Lagos, you are ALMOST in Nigeria” Jonathan Goodluck (Phd). My fellow Nigerians, Does this man called president really has Phd?

    • the truth

      why not quote the full context of the quote, why did you para phrase the quote, give us the full context of the quote.i challenge you to show us the full context of the quote

      • Nigerian

        Mr “truth” I can see that you are interested in Mr. Phd holder’s speech. You can watch his speech in the recent PDP rally in Lagos. That’s your assignment. See you when you are done.

        • the truth

          lol lies. we know your type, there are excerpts to speeches. i challenge you to produce the speech or the full context of his use of that term. You just like lie lie mohammed and apc are fond of thwarting the truth.not everyone in this forum is uneducated and buy your market woman gossip. i challenge you to provide where you got that quote from.

          • deji

            Nobody will spoon feed or baby sit you here. Go and watch the video like you said.

          • the truth

            If I make a claim here and I am asked for evidence I would gladly provide it.he quoted the president here and I asked for evidence to authenticate his claim,but he couldn’t provide it telling me to go and watch the video.and thing 1 which is u instead of giving me links or evidence is corroborating his lies.that doesn’t surprise me since you are all followers of the grand patron of lies and smear campaign lie lie Mohammed

          • deji

            Go and watch the Video like he said. Look for the video that is your assignment for the day.

          • Nigerian

            It seems you don’t want to do the assignment i gave you. Well just try and ask some of your PDPigs in Lagos to provide you with the video so as to see where, when and how he made that statement. I know you can do it. Give it a try. Don’t let your Oga Jona down.

          • the truth

            my brother u said jonathan made a comment in lagos. i said show me evidence that he said it and yoy could not. i said quote the full text of what he said and you could not do that. i hope people on this forum are seeing how people like you slander and smear the reputation of individuals.the onus of prove lies with you. its just like me writing on here “buhari said he wont run for presidency” and you asked me to provide evidence that he said so. and i told you to go and watch a video only i watched and get your answer. u see the monkey business you are playing. its been over 5 hours and u still havent given me a link, a tabloid or date of this purported quote from our amiable president. just to be clear i hope u know i am neutral on nigerian politics, i dont support any party but i support the truth and stand for nigeria

          • Nigerian

            Mr. “truth” so you still can’t do the assignment with all the love you have for your oga. If I were you, I will do all I could to get the video in order to disprove the claim that my oga had made that statement. what do you think?

          • the truth

            are you implying i am a pdp supporter because i questioned your factual incompetence? i hope you know i am a neutral observer

          • Nigerian

            Well, you know yourself better. But from your contributions in this forum, one knows exactly where you belong. You don’t need to tell us you are neutral.

          • the truth

            u know you can be sued for peddling unverified fallacious statements. quoting the president of your country in a concocted manner to garner sympathetic responses from innocent forumites who may think it was indeed factual. please be neutral in your analysis and take away tribal, religious and ethnic sentiments. u should be able to criticize but it should be constructive

          • Nigerian

            Thanks for your advice. But when you find the video and watch it like i suggested, then you can know what i am saying. I am waiting to see your neutrality. Meanwhile you can watch the video on one of Sahara Reporters programmes, “Keeping it Real episode 139” or “Dr. Damages episode 155”.

          • the truth

            i can find the video there right? where the president said those words?

          • Nigerian

            Did you watch it? Try to watch it and you will hear it.

          • the truth

            u see why i always say i can’t argue with some people on this site again. u watch a comedy skit by dr damages and you are all hyped up and buy into his thesis to convince people like you . now i didnt watch the video earlier when you posted that quote but i told you the president couldn’t make just a short quote with no emphasis on a desired ending. “when you are in lagos you are almost in nigeria” now with your thinking do you think the presidents comment ended there?why did sahara reporters not play at least 30 seconds after that line to complete the statement? they intentionally cut it to give you the impression that your president is daft. Did you see how obamas speech to the un was completed in terms of the statement? why didn’t they complete the rally statement? what if the president was referring to the economic prowess of lagos, or the cultural diversity of lagos? we don’t know because sahara reporters did not complete the statement or give us a background of what he was saying. but you have run to the bank with this concocted agenda.open your eyes to see the vast horizon and differentiate deceit from fact and stop been led like a sheep to where they want you to go. i am an independent thinker and as such question every ploy to deceive me. they cut the tape after a word and you wont doubt that?

          • Sword of Damocles

            Learned Hand, you are as “independent” as the “transformation” in your patron’s “transformation agenda”.

          • Nigerian

            So now since you have watched the video, do you believe that he made the statement? Therefore it is not the usual market gossip you claim it is. What can you infer from your Oga’s statement and your understanding of English? Please help me figure it out. I still can’t see your neutrality.

    • emmanuel

      What level of education do you have, when you do not know when to use have and has?

      Football coach in a viewing centre!

      • the truth

        lol someone correcting someone, is not even eloquent enough to know the difference between has and have.

        • Rommel

          Or should I say worse than the one he is seeking to correct,only in Nigeria do you get these things which is why comedians are everywhere in that country which is what you get when someone who studied animal behavior and habits is allowed to rule a country,can’t you see that Nigeria is today a zoo

          • the truth

            you are ignorant and as such i don’t need to engage you in a matured conversation. Are you implying that someone who reads any other discipline not heralded as the so called top degree earners can’t lead a country. please what did george bush junior read in college. people like you are the reasons we are in this deep mess. what did buhari read in school if indeed he went to school? rick perry my governor read agriculture in texas a&m but he is a contender for presidency 2016 and one of the best governors in us in terms of job creation and every other aspect. as long as you are qualified, please no discrimination sir.

          • Rommel

            Hahahahahahah Lol! clown!,ignoramus, George W. Bush attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with a B.A. in history,Bush attended the Harvard Business School 1973, He is the only U.S. President to have earned an M.B.A

          • the truth

            lol u must be a novice in american politics, or you just go to wikipedia to get your information. my point is he studied history but became president. compare him to other presidents with law degrees. in your clownish head you were making the assumption a zoologist can’t lead a nation, but a history student lead his country, my point is don’t judge based on what they read in school. u get it now

          • Rommel

            I lived several years in a very conservative area in the Commonwealth of Virginia if you know what I mean

          • the truth

            not as red as texas. george bush’s state, or attended the same church as the bushs in fort worth if you know what i mean

          • Rommel

            Get a life dude! get busy

          • the truth

            u get a life.when the truth stares you, you chicken out like a p**sy

          • Rommel

            I can never chicken out dude,Rommel does not chicken out,I got lots of work staring at me and I gotta get busy that’s all so that I can be able to take care of the folks back home since the government has failed them

          • Sword of Damocles

            Again, your lunacy and buffoonery precedes you. @Rommel(name despised) is quite RIGHT. And if you would do your homework you will know this. His dates are also correct. If you want to find KNOWLEDGE, i dare you to prove what he has said WRONG. Mission Impossible mate!. See how you are displaying your BIG brain power on this forum for all to see?(i must say just like your patron: Clown Prince in New York last week), chai , Nigeria!!! PS by the way Rick Perry is Jonathan’s long lost brother(they both love kai-kai, and have low cognitive capacity), love,
            from Austin……..

          • the truth

            i don’t think you are an austinite. from the streets of riverside, westlake, chicon, rundberg to 6th street i don’t think you are weird enough to be an austinite with this kind of thinking. did you even read what me and the gentleman were arguing about. did i say his dates were wrong? all i said was he shouldn’t despise someone on his discipline in college. what is wrong in that? must you read law, medicine or engineering to occupy the highest office? if you are a real austinite as you claim i would really love to physically meet you and educate you better.

          • Sword of Damocles

            I would love to meet you myself, but not to educate you(as i dont do lost causes). By the way I I reside in the Arboretum area of NW austin. Any day, any time. But I must insist that your words in support of a treasonous thieving pseudo-government are simply despicable, you MUST know that YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER, but then again just because a person attains book knowledge is no guarantee that they are of good character and or morals

      • Nigerian

        ….. a graduate of zoology from the university of Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria.

        • emmanuel

          Did Uniport produce you in this state with murderous English?

          You sure, may have spent those years executing orders from your occult dons while school was in Session.

          Biko, make you go enroll for National Open University of Nigeria make you for nor miss your last chance!

          • Nigerian

            That’s the trend in UniPort especially in my Zoology Department. It has been producing half-baked graduates and PhD holders that use murderous English.

  • emmanuel

    Let Buhari present a paper how to hang everyone who looted Nigeria post-independence also, because the country’s problems are hinged on that.

    No one can do exceptionally well as Nigeria president if those who plundered the country and still hold war chest of Naira and contact to inflame poor minds are still politically relevant.

    Buhari is one of such persons and should stop asking to rule Nigeria again

  • Darlington Mudiaga Atumu

    Buhari has no right contesting for position of president in nigeria; he and his gang planned a coup that kicked out a civilian government and ended democracy in 1983 now almost 30 years later he is now trying to contest for same position under same institution that he tried to destroy.
    Also did Nigeria failed to develop leaders in the last 30 years that we are still talking about this man….

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Gen Buhari has the fundamental right as aNigerian to contest for the position of Nigeria president and he would perform far more satisfactorily than the present PDP Ebele Jonathan’s poor performance.Security challenges would be tackled and resolved once and for all with his military training background.Anti-corruption practices would be tackled head-on and defeated and roads and healthcare sectors would be rehabilitated and there would be more employment creation while construction projects are on going in various sectors.

    • emmanuel

      Thank you over sabi native doctor.

      Security challenges which is the only manifesto your APC and codine have is half solved, because those who created it – Boko Haram are already falling victim, which signal the eventual end. Biko talk anoda thing.

      If you actually acquired a PHD, you would know through research that humans are the most critical factor in development and the Character of people play a lot of role in their capacities to enhance human development.

      What are Buhari’s antecedents? I am not surprised, because you earn your living through your presence in this and other forums.

      I beg, go drink Ijebu Garri with cold water and Epa make we hear word. Do not forget to have your diner woth Eko and Moimoi at your bus stop!

      • Mr Igbo Sanity

        how do ypu bring back over 18,000 mudrdered under jonathan’s watch!

        • emmanuel

          By handing power over to the Fulani Oligarchy? Never again!

          Is Jonathan A Fulani or Kanuri who have drained blood from over 18,000 souls just to make a single man vacate an office?

          Nature has never rewarded a people with good for shedding blood. Please note!

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      We have seen General Buhari long ago ……………. the best that came out of him then was that he used his usurped powers as Head of State to authorize the unconstitutional murder of three innocent Nigerian Youths from Southern Nigeria ……. namely Lawal Ojuolape (30), Bernard Ogedengbe (29) Bartholomew Owoh

      • Nasir

        Bloody lies Mumu! is your father that will rot in hell not our next Nigerian President.

        • Es3

          How???

          Are those names of Nigerians killed retroactively by Buhari’s decrees strange to you, or is it the demonic act itself???!

          Denial does not change history!

        • Goodluck_Nigeria

          Bernard Ogedengbe (29), Lawal Ojuolape (30) and Bartholomew Owoh (26) – executed by firing squad under the orders of General Buhari, not for armed robbery or murder, but purportedly for
          being couriers of some illicit drug (cocaine or so) ….. no proof, no convincing evidence !!!

          True, General Buhari had promulgated a decree prescribing death penalty for anyone caught drug trafficking. But that was after these young men were arrested.

          It was bad enough that Buhari, a religious bigot if ever there was one, wanted to Sharialise the entire country, but to kill a young men for a crime that did not carry a death penalty at the time of its commission was pure murder.

          Everyone, every institution, religious and otherwise, in Nigeria and internationally, pleaded for the life of these innocent young men.

          Yet no plea on earth softened the heart of Buhari, or of his equally heartless deputy, Brigadier-general Idiagbon.

          These young innocent Yoruba boys were tied to the stake and executed. And as they breathed their last, so I’m told, they cursed their murderers.

          Buhari simply killed them because they were Yorubas ……. they are not from Buhari’s Muslim North.

          Fast forward to today ………. it is the same Buhari that is defending the Boko Haram heinous murderers simply because they are from Buhari’s Muslim North.

          • Wise Head

            Retroactive laws are bad laws. They have no place in civilisation, has Buhari repented for hurriedly manufacturing laws to kill people who committed an offence when the law has not been enacted.

          • kwango

            As you vomit rubbish, president Jonathan’s government has condemned 12 gallant soldiers to death on flimsy reasons of mutiny even as they are clearly ill equipped and ill motivated to continue defending the country and its looting leadership from the onslaught of Boko Haram. But the same government pays ransom to kidnappers in the Niger Delta in an arranged scam to fleece federal money for the creek boys. During Buhari’s time all African countries will shiver at the mention of Nigerian military. During Jonathan’s time, rag tag poorly fed Boko Haram boys are planting bombs close to the seat of power. Spot the difference.

      • kwango

        Creek animal. Products of failed families and communities. The present administration has led to the killing of 20 unemployed graduates that committed no crime as against 3 that trafficked in drugs. This is apart from 13000 Nigerians that have lost their lives through Boko Haram. An average of 4000 unavoidable deaths per year.

      • Mr Igbo Sanity

        Jonathan has supervised the MURDER of over 18,000 Nigerians while he stated he has beeen treating boka haram with kids gloves for over 5 years solely for political and blood money purposes!

  • Rommel

    Buhari had a budget when he was heading PTF,is there any existing thing anywhere in Nigeria today that could be attributed to PTF intervention?

    • Enemona

      Yes, Buhari’s PTF provided drugs, exercise books, roads, etc. It was visible for all to see, it was everywhere and that was in a military regime where probity was scarce, he still did his job. I always remember “NOT FOR SALE” that was always stamped on it. PTF roads were also not a rarity unless you were either blind or too young then. It was a social program that had impact.

      You can’t hide the truth.

      • Rommel

        Was this NOT FOR SALE also written on these imaginary roads?

        • Enemona

          This comment is lame, don’t know what to make of it. I will simply say find out yourself.

    • Nwokolo

      How old are you? (with all due respect)

      • Rommel

        I was born under the regime of General Gowon,is that a good enough answer for you?

  • Mr. Abdin

    BUHARI SHOULD JUST RELAX FOR ATIKU

  • Es3

    All these things here, APC has been doing them. But the question is, how far has it taken them???!

    Whatever strategy they want ot come up with should not forget that Nigerians would not forget their Boko Haram albatross so soon, as it remains on APC’s neck?!!!

    • Enemona

      “Boko Haram albatross”??? Have you heard those that were named sponsors of BH? They’re all PDP members…

      • the truth

        buhari did not stop his supporters from killing in the north after the 2011 election, tell me wh? does it sound funny that a man that did a coup to stop democracy now wants to be a democratically elected president. hypocrisy

        • deji

          Obasanjo headed a military regime and you voted for him ahead of Ojukwu who happens to come from your area.

          • the truth

            there is a difference, he handed over to democractic elected shagari which buhari did a coup to take over from. u see the difference?

          • deji

            How long was Buhari in power compared to OBJ? Did OBJ headed a military government which came to power through military coup or not? Has Gowon / Murtala prepared the groundwork for OBJ or not?

        • Enemona

          He overthrew a corrupt regime and imposed a disciplined and upright one. He led the only disciplined and corrupt-free government this country has ever seen. what he overthrew is not democracy, it is government of looting, by looters and for looters!

          • the truth

            so u support coup and military take over? who do they get their mandate from? with this mentality i see why we are where we are as a country. where there laws set up by the constitution to take care of shagari, like impeachment. do you know how many years buharis coup took nigeria backwards?

          • Enemona

            Sorry if you cannot put things in context. Nothing is good when used for evil and nothing evil when used for good. If you cannot understand this and would rather take a linear approach to thinking and viewing the world then there is no much explaining I need to do but let me try.

            The coup was meant to douse the tension that existed in the second republic and to stop the sleaze called corruption and the military lived up to its promises by trying to bring discipline to the country and Buhari and Idiagbo saw to that and Buhari laid the foundation and opted to leave and hand over power to a newly elected government. He was wrong, Idiagbon did not think the job had been done, he wanted some of continuity and consolidation before they leave (now these are two men with good intention, they never meant to hold on to power for personal gains), but as they were strategizing, a man, fondly called IBB, had other ideas and the rest was history. From then, Nigeria dug deep into the abyss, it is from this period that your statement of the military taking us backwards holds but it rings hollow when you include Buhari’s regime. And again, if may add, Buhari was never part of the military coup, he was brought in as president as the most senior then, read “Not my Will” by Obasanjo and other military accounts of the past. And boy, did he and Idiagbon make a good attempt.

            Like I said earlier, put things in perspectives. Historically, morally, politically and otherwise, never see things through the prism of dogma. Open your mind, your head and senses as advised by Fela and may be, just may be, you may find “the truth”.

        • kwango

          Buhari overthrew an incompetent government thereby paving the way for shoeless unknown Nigerians to be educated, aspire and become president. Without him there would be no Dr Jonathan as president of Nigeria. He did it as a military man then, by the grace of God will do it again through democracy. Reagan’s journey to become president of the USA took similar path by ended with a sterling performance in that office. Good things like Buhari does not come easy just like being unprepared and forced to be president.

      • Es3

        Yes, “Boko Haram albatross” is on APC’s neck as the only one named by the Australian Davis that is in PDP today is Bornu’s Shettima who joined PDP for the very 1st time barely a month ago, immediately after which APC’s Davis report named him because he left APC for PDP, but not while they were still together???!

        Yes, for the report of the unbiased Cameroonian government named the current governors of Bornu and Yobe states and immediate past governor of Adamawa state (that old retired naval drunkard) as sponsors of Boko Haram!!!

        Yes, because the report from US government as presented from under-secretary of foreign office operations still fingered APC while Russian government, through their office foreign service in Moscow, openly accused that same APC of sponsoring Boko Haram for their selfish interest?!!!

        What more? Yes, as a member of the European Parliament recently openly acussed the same APC of being behind the mindless killing of Nigerians and destruction of properties through the instumentality of Boko Haram and as part of their plans for 2015!!! Brood of vampires!!!!!

        Now it’s playing out again in Ekiti where APC wants to scuttle the swearing in of Ayo Fayose by hook or crook, as such they are at ease (because its natural to them) killing the people and burning down the state?!!! Only God knows what they would have done in Osun if Rauf had lost, because they had it planned ahead of the elections???!!!

        Yes, Boko Haram albatross is on the neck of APC!!!!

        • Enemona

          You’re spewing gibberish. Where are all these reports? It seems they only exist in your robust imagination (I must confess my admiration for it). I can only say one of or both of these two things; you’re either on some hallucination-inducing substance or you enjoy deluding yourself. Please give us links to the reports or just point us to where these individuals or groups were named, if not, keep your conjuring to yourself.

          You think you continue to concoct without being found out. God! I wonder when some people would wake up to the reality of how their crumb-chasing brains have turned them into slaves that they can throw the little integrity they have into the winds.

          • Es3

            If it is true that you are not (truly) aware of any of those news items that all featured within the last 3 to 4 months, then the only help I can render to you is to advise you Google it and start to read wide going forward!

            If you are playing the typical APC’s lies and denials, ask on the forum how many others saw and read that which you dodged and would be painfully surprised (cos I read others post) when those news items came online?!

  • Enemona

    I can see the anti-Buhari propaganda is already in full swing but it’s all a waste of time, Nigeria knows better now.

  • Maria

    Jonathan is a fraudster… we are going to expose his claim of a fraudulent PhD soonest…

    • the truth

      lol u are really funny, been desperate like your godfather buhari.

      • Sword of Damocles

        Have you heard your Clown Prince speak? and you still believe he possesses a post graduate degree? Your lunacy and buffoonery is out of this world. Tis between the walls of your skull(God-given) USE IT, SON!!

        • the truth

          i can authoritatively tell you that if you and i should stand side by side, your level of education compared to mine can’t be matched. In terms of experience, educational prowess, knowledge, college attended and degrees obtained you are dwarfed. For you to assert that i am a lunatic and buffon is totally incomprehensible just because i have a divergent view and ideology. If your basis of adjudging knowledge and eloquence is based on how someone speaks then i must confess you need total transformation on the tenets and principles of what makes an individual astute.bless you

          • Sword of Damocles

            Dear, oracle, you might be right that our “educational level” cannot be matched, in fact if this correct, it makes your “divergent view & ideology” more insidious, and puts you in a more precarious position, as you should know better. I may be “dwarfed”, but then what are we to make of you with all your accomplishment, spewing the gibberish that you do. Lastly , do you speak of Jonathanian “transformation”, for i would rather rake my hands through hot coals, than be subjected to any “ideology” that rationalizes, thievery, duplicity, treason, and loss of one own soul. i bleed for you, for you sound somewhat learned, but completely EMPTY. (think of the Honor of your father & his father before him, before you open your lips , for your words do them a great disservice).

    • Andrew

      Why are you this desperate,I am sensing jealousy here,Dr Jonathan´s academic credential is never hidden,he has been a public figure for over 16 years now,you just woke up from your slumber to remember that you need to probe his PhD claims.He is not a faceless non starter like you.You are the one whose PhD claims needs to be probed.For for your information Jonathan holds a B.Sc degree in Zoology in which he attained Second class Honours. He holds an M.Sc. degree in Hydrobiology and Fisheries Biology, and a PhD degree in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt. Before he entered politics in 1998, he worked as an education inspector, lecturer, and environmental-protection officer and now your President.
      Maria tell us whom you are.

  • Wise Head

    Muhammadu Buhari is just unelectable. When he was opening his mouth and spewing fiery, divisive, violent-instigating utterances, didn’t it occur to him that one day, he would be needing the vote of Nigerians? What exactly is his ideas for rescuing Nigeria from the woods; has anyone heard any bit of that from him? What is the guarantee that he has better ideas than Jonathan? It is not enough to tell us what is wrong with PDP, tell us what you will do right which the PDP has failed to do and how you would do it! Enough of this recycling

    • Jones

      If you have accepted that Nigeria is in the woods, and can be rescued, please swallow your pessimism and pride and join the man who can achieve that. Fear is a strong weapon of the devil to rob people and societies of their blessings and liberation.

      • Wise Head

        I am tired of groping in the dark in the 21st Century. Let Buhari outline his blueprint for the nation’s revival as as is done in all civilised countries; and if we find it convincing, he’ll get our support; the only thing he seems to know is what is wrong, but appears unaware of what should be done to right the wrong. We are tired of taking taking chances

        • deji

          A Glance At APC’s Manifesto: Promises Independent EFCC, 40,000MW Of Electricity, More:

          The All Progressives Congress (APC) 31 page manifesto, which was distributed to leaders and elders of APC at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, presided over by its Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, has pledged to address the problems facing the development of the country.

          The manifesto reads in part: “APC in Government shall muster the political will to wage strident War Against Corruption; otherwise our post-oil economy will be disastrous.

          “It is our considered view that none of our cardinal programmes will succeed if the current level of corruption and looting going on in the land is allowed to continue

          “We shall strengthen and make independent the EFCC, ICPC and other anti-graft agencies and repeal the laws which inhibit their independence.

          “We shall embark on public sensitisation campaign and civic education against corruption in schools and town halls.

          “We Shall encourage civil society organisations, advocacy groups and whistle-blowers in the anti-graft vanguard.

          “We shall stop the corruption of our electoral process by making Independent National and State Electoral Commissions (INEC) truly independent.

          “We shall establish special courts for corruption, after due and thorough review of the Penal Code.

          “To actualise this, we shall make the appointment of the chairman and top officials of National and State Electoral Commissions public as enunciated in the Uwais Electoral Reform Report.

          “On all election matters, the burden of proof shall rest with the Electoral Commissions.”The party also said it would enhance politics and governance with reforms through more accountability and transparent process.

          The party said: “APC will prevent abuse of executive, legislative and public offices through greater accountability, transparency and strict enforcement of anti-corruption laws whilst strengthening all anti-corruption agencies.

          “Amend the constitution to remove immunity from prosecution for elected officers in criminal cases.

          “Ensure full implementation of the Freedom of Information Act so that government held data sets can be requested and used by the media and the public at large and then published on regular basis.”

          On Federalism, the manifesto added: “APC will initiate action to amend our constitution with a view to devolving powers, duties and responsibilities to states and local governments in order to entrench Federalism and the Federal Spirit.”

          On power, APC has pledged to generate and distribute up to 40,000 Megawatts of electricity in four to eight years. The manifesto said: “Power is the centre-point of the development process. All other indices of development anchor on power and energy. The failure to make power supply efficient has impacted negatively on the economy. It has made the cost of production and business high and has invariably raised the cost of agricultural produce and other finished goods and services thereby thwarting the growth of our economy.

          “The crisis in the power sector is one of the major causes of the present collapse of the industrial sector and the inability of small-scale industries to thrive. To kick-start industrial growth in the country, stable and affordable power supply is an absolute necessity.

          “The APC Government shall vigorously pursue the expansion of electricity generation and distribution of up to 40,000 megawatts in four to eight years. The party will also work assiduously at making power available from renewable energy sources, such as coal, solar, hydro, wind and biomass for domestic and industrial use, wherever these prove viable.

          “As a matter of pressing priority and urgency, tackle the paralysing lapses with electric power generation, distribution and supply. Resolve all stalemate around the reform of the power sector and develop a transparently agreed power generation and distribution milestones with clear timelines and targets. Liberalise the monopoly of the Federal Government in power generation and supply.

          “We shall devolve much of power and energy to the private sector.The gas and thermal stations will particularly be encouraged to increase their supply capacities. Alternative power sources, including hydro, solar, coal and wind energy will be explored and developed. Regular Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of existing facilities will be done to ensure steady and uninterrupted utility supply.An aggressive and efficient tariff/ revenue recovery system will be pursued.

          “All avenues of waste, corruption and abuse will be checked. Rural electrification will continue to be encouraged.Improve management efficiency of the nation’s distribution system, improve commitment to consumer service and sensitise a national energy conservation and maintenance culture on electricity supply.Regarding national security and defence.

          APC said it would decentralise the police and expand its local content to include community policing.The manifesto said: “APC will urgently address capacity building of law enforcement agents in terms of quantity and quality as this is critical in safeguarding the sanctity of lives and property.

          “Establish a well-trained, adequately funded, equipped and goals driven Serious Crime Squad to combat terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, militancy, ethno-religious and communal clashes nationwide.

          “Begin widespread consultations to amend the constitution to decentralise the police command and expand local content by including community policing.

          “Push for more support in the security and economic stability of the sub-region (ECOWAS) and AU as a whole and maintain a strong, close and frank relationship with the international community.

          “Take renewed measures to secure our borders, which are currently too porous for effective control of…“Take renewed measures to secure our borders which are currently too porous for effective control of unwarranted movement. Establish a National Coast Guard to protect our coastal waters.”

          Concerning the economy, APC in its manifesto, said it would make “Nigerian economy one of the fastest growing emerging economies in the world achieving a real GDP growth averaging 10 per cent annually.

          “Embark on vocational training, entrepreneurial and skill acquisition scheme for graduates along with the creation of small Business Loan Guarantee Scheme to create at least 1million new jobs every year, for the foreseeable future.

          “Create additional middle-class of at least 1 million new home owners in our first year in government and 1 million annually thereafter, by enacting a national mortgage system that will lend at single digit interest rates for purchase of owner occupier houses.”

          Credit: APC Fan Club – Worldwide……

          • Goodluck_Nigeria

            Rubbish …….. talk is cheap ……… let APC tell us what it has been doing in Lagos State for the past 15 years and counting ……. which aspect of this manifesto has APC implemented in Lagos State …. all we know is that Lagos State is the world headquarters for hi-tech professional looting of public treasury and massive corruption backed by media cover up.

            By the way …… did Obama the US nonentity ….. say that he was going to close down Gitmo …. has he done that? …….. talk is really cheap !!!

          • Wise Head

            Not promises. Anybody can promise. How exactly does he hope to accomplish. What is his blueprint?

          • Andrew

            There is absolutely nothing new here,all the things mentioned are all the same as in PDP worksheet,they did not tell us in any practical terms how they are to do these things.For instance in what ways have the APC check corruption in the states where they control today to guarantee that they can do so at the centre?,this APC party kicked against the just concluded national conference where Nigeria was discussed,they prayed and hoped for its failure,now they want us to believe them that they will do the magic only when they are handed the government.True federalism is what the country needed most now as it will encourage healthy competition among states and regions making regional governments accountable to her people…in what ways have the APC told how they will do it……this they kicked against at the conference through Arewa.You will generate 40,000 watt of power in 4 years how?,are they going to cancel the current privatisation being put in place?.They should demonstrate these items they mentioned above in their states to show Nigerians their genuineness of purpose.I can not see anything new in APC.

          • deji

            As a PDP apologist, I dont expect you to see anything new in the APC manifesto.

          • Andrew

            On the contrary I have nothing to do with PDP as a person,my state is under APC and the man there is doing a great job and I praise him for that,but I sincerely hate hypocrisy with passion.The write up you called manifesto has no resemblance of a manifesto if you do understood what I meant.It suppose to be a blueprint of what to done followed by a step to step of how to do them,which must show in principal terms how it is going to be done differently from the status quo especially in the case of an opposition as the case is now.I challenge you to go back and read that stuff again and come back and tell us your findings.I having nothing absolutely against the APC, but the way they are going,they are yet to show what differentiates them from PDP they are castigating,they are only crying for power; to have their own turn to our treasure and nothing more,Again for a youth to campaign for a 71 years old Buhari and all he stands for in this country is nothing but an aberration,

          • deji

            You are hypocrisy personified. Quit deceiving yourself. If you care to know more, go through the 31 page manifesto. But being any hypocrite non of that will persuade you.

            Like I said earlier, you are far from being a modern man. If it will take a 71 year old Nigerian to fix Nigeria, so be it. A modern man will not descriminate against someone because of his age. Mandela was instrumental in building a modern South Africa at what age? How old was Reagan in his first and second term? How old is Dr Dumbo, who is not only clueless, hopeless but useless.

  • kwango

    Honestly if not for federal cash backing greenhorns like Yar’Adua and Jonathan, they are no match against Buhari whose pedigree and experience is outstanding for leadership. Can Dr Jonathan, create a political platform from the scratch and contest election based on his ideas and manifesto? The PDP was created by the military with the sole aim of handing over power to them. In 2015 PDP votes will shrink while APC votes will increase across the country making the outcome easy to predict. But will PDP learn to avoid rigging?

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      APC is the only party in Nigeria that loves rigging and cannot win elections without rigging ……. reason they are vehemently opposed to all measures put in place by President Goodluck Jonathan to minimize and completely eliminate rigging.

      APC is party of liars ….. in APC truth is lie and lie is truth ……… APC are surely of the devil !!!

      Buhari is of no political value …….. Buhari’s party has never won the Governorship of his home State – Katsina State

      • Maria

        Have you wondered why the trash you call comment doesnt gain any attention? You are nothing but a buffoon.

  • Ekwekwe

    2015 presidential election is in injury time and somebody is planning to set up a “study” on how to beat his opponent! I am sorry to say, but many are bound to be disappointed. This election started when that of 2011 ended.

  • Babatunde

    In addition to the numerous suggestions outlined here, I will like to suggest the following:

    A vice president candidate from S.E or S.S. My preference is Obiageli Ezekwesili . She should be able to pull lots of votes considering that she is from S.E. Also being a woman she will be able to appeal to women. Her international reputation and her recent commitment to the “#bring back our girls” campaign will sure be a very big asset locally and internationally.

    General Buhari will have to appeal to the young people in the society especially students. He needs to preach the message that it is about the future of the younger generation. Student volunteers who will be willing to do door to door campaign and converse vote will be critical to Gen Buhari success. The old model of big rally and sharing rice is gradually going
    out of vogue. In essence he will be creating a campaign team of well-informed citizens. Therefore Gen. Buhari needs to immediate make arrangement to do an educational institute tour where he will interact and engage students in serious discussions centered on their future and what he is going to do for them. These students will champion his campaign on social media, door to door and influence the votes of their parents and grandparents. He would have simply created an intellectual campaign team who will bring lots of creativity and energy to the table. And since they will be doing it base on convictions they will be extremely motivated. This in addition to support from the trade union, your can guess the rest.

    • Tufiakwa

      Obiageli Ezekwe as a vice presidential candidate “to pull lots of votes considering that she is from S.E.” Really? Is there any other evidence that this campaign is doomed?

      • Babatunde

        As I said it’s my
        preference, I might be wrong but it does not change the fact that it’s my
        preference :). Mind you, election even in the developed countries are usually
        won base on the emotional, religious, ethnic etc. sentiments. Logical thinking
        does not win elections. Therefore any tool you have at your disposal to get those
        sentiments is worth bringing to the table. Also I think Nigerians are gradually
        getting tired of the old names, whereas this old names remain an influential factors;
        some changes in the status quo can go a long way in changing the dynamics of voting
        by the electorates. Just my thoughts.

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      No problem …… Buhari is very free to preach his message of doom to the younger generation and to students but only on one condition ……. Buhari must tell the students and the younger generation why he ordered the gruesome killing of NYSC members (Obinna Okpokiri and others) during and after the 2011 Presidential Elections

    • Sadiq Bala

      I love your post 🙂

  • Maria

    We gave Mr Jonathan a golden chance in 2011. I was one of those who personally campaigned against Buari and his then CPC party. But now, I know better. We haven’t had it worse under this dumbo man… never again will such incompetent fellow govern our dear country.

  • ben ofor

    Corruption and exploitation of Nigerians must stop. Come on Buhari. No sentiments. I am a south south, but I am ready to vote for you. Let Nigeria move in the right direction

  • Jizzle

    The APC needs to build us a story around the kind of future they want for us. Will systemic corruption such as is rampant in Lagos State now be elevated to national levels? How will the various theives who have made it appear that stealing is an accepted way of life be brought to justice? Can the APC engineer complete social change that will catapult Nigerians out of poverty at a rate of say 15% per annum over the next 10 years? How will the APC ensure regional autonomy to foster healthy competitions among the federating states or regions or will they subscribe to continuous balkanisation of Nigeria into mushroom states that serve no other purpose but to empower any section of polluticians to enjoy the spoils of office? How does the APC plan to implement a system of complete eradication of corruption, stealing and a lack of transparency from our national psyche? How does the APC plan to increase the revenue base of the country at least 10 fold in order to fund the development challenges we now face without a fresh round of borrowings that will only cripple the system? How does the APC plan to foster national unity by making religion and ethnicity a tool for unity in diversity rather than as a tool for divide and rule as the PDP is currently doing? We need a genuine blast of fresh air. Fresh Ideas. Give us Sam Nda Issaiah!

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      Who is Sam Nda-Isaiah ?

      Please do your home-work before you promote trash beyond the dust and refuse bin !!!

      • Jizzle

        Guy you are too myopic to see beyond GEJ. May God raise a GEJ over your own personal life in Jesus name.

  • Maria

    Jonathan cannot pass SSCE English, judging by his faulty grammar. Such men should be sent to the creeks to continue fishing… he has no business governing a country.

    • Deltans

      You are quite right. Thank you Maria for exposing the shoeless fisherman.

      • deji

        Deltans, the shoeless fisherman is from your neck of the woods. You dont seems to like him at all. Hahahaha

        • Deltans

          Why should I like a person who doesn’t know the right thing to do. A corrupt, clueless, wicked and inept character. It’s the truth.

    • Andrew

      Dr Maria?????????,we are waiting for the name of your school and your real names to ascertain your claims of PhD.If not this forum will not contain two of us.

      • Maria

        When Jonathan publishes his thesis and provides us with the publications that earned him the PhD, I shall make mine available. I have said this and I am waiting for you, and his other warriors to make these publications available to prove whether I have PhD or not. Without such, I have no response for idiotic people.

        • emmanuel

          “I will make my PHD thesis available when Jonathan publishes his”. Learn to write proper English.

          Muntula!

          • Deltans

            What’s wrong Mr. Grammarian?

          • emmanuel

            De man say one person nor get PHD because he nor see wetin the person dey deliver for Aso Villa, yet he nor fit present him English to delight him readers.

            My conclusion, is that his depth of comprehension (while in school) was shallow as reflected in his spoken English. That same factor is responsible for his inability to comprehend Jonathan’s performance to-date; judging from where he took off from when the Northern cabal took the nation to its precipice.

          • Deltans

            Mr. Grammarian, I think something is wrong with your comprehension and English too. Can you check your comments in this forum.

          • emmanuel

            I may do typos but not murder English. I also do not make jest of a Presidents Academic antecedent as a basis for judging his performance. Anyway, his performance is unrivaled.
            Those who leave in Glass Houses need not throw stones.

          • Deltans

            Good! Mr. Grammarian. I agree, you don’t murder English but you massacre it. ” if you not get work…….” – emmanuel. What can you say about this? Is it “murder” or “massacre”?

          • Factual

            Be sincere and say the truth at least once. We live in Nigeria not in another country. We can see for ourselves.

    • emmanuel

      Did you hear the PHD English in your last statement?

      Do you mean is or was?

      Mustapha, I am sure you got your PHD from a Federal College of Education.

      • Deltans

        What’s wrong Mr. Grammarian?

  • Nwokolo

    Once Buhari is mentioned everybody struggles to say something for or against ceaselessly. Comments top hundreds.This man is GREAT. May God continue to protect him.

    • deji

      Amen!

      • Nwokolo

        Deji how u dey. Never see u here lately.Cheers

        • deji

          My brother I dey kampe. Thanks for asking. How you dey too? I trust that you are well.
          Anywhere PDPigs are hiding, we must smoke them out. It is a task that must be done, God willing.

    • Madiba

      Amen. Really a great man no doubt.

    • Factual

      Ameen.

  • Val

    Maria ur personal hatred to GEJ cannot get APC victory come 2015, Buhari cannot win any election in Nigeria throughout his life time. APC as a party have nothing new to offer, who is going to do it ? Is it Atiku or Tinubu until they decided to allow a less corrupt and decentralized religious fella to be there presidential aspirant.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Never read a more arrogant comment in my life. Yet you have just one vote….if at all!

    • Maria

      Personally, I harbour no hate for Mr Jonathan. Mind you, my comments are not based on personal hate nor based on any primordial sentiments but on objectivity, reality and obvious incompetence of Mr Jonathan.

      • Sopulu

        Be objective enough to address him as Dr Jonathan, not Mr. Try and do one year of PhD work to work out why you’ve to respectfully address him by his title.

        • Maria

          Hahahahahahaha! When I already completed my PhD, common. My PhD is not a fraudulent one that cannot be traced. I will address him as Dr the day I see his PhD thesis and publications.

          • emmanuel

            Your PHD from a Federal College of Education in zamfara or Jigawa? Or somewhere in a non-existent University in Somalia ir Malaysia?

          • kick ’em out

            I think she got it from one of the universities in the Niger Delta probably
            Uniport or one of the F.C.E there. Prisipa Mr. Emmanuel, Na only you waka come? Deris god oooo!

  • allfsanni

    Buhari and Atiku should be retired political advisers to the youths wishing to do politics. Very soon Jonathan will join them to be retired Politicians. Since they were part of those who used government money with nothing to show for it. The group that belong to make Nigeria what it is today, poor and not developing. They will be able to advise to guide against the evils that is preventing Nigeria as dead battery to be jump started. If you already know, you were part of or you have seen past reasons why they say there is corruption you can advise to guide against it. That way thief can not steal from thief will be the new establishment of Nigeria government policy to jump start Nigeria to progressive developing living.

  • Otile

    @Nwokolo & Gbo_lee hold your pants, by nature Imam Buhari is a polarizing figure. Those who love him
    love him dearly, those who hate him hate him with passion. I say good
    people hate him, bad people love him. Imam Buhari did an indelible
    damage to Nigeria. Nigeria was on her way to lasting development and
    democracy, but low and behold Imam Buhari crashed the gate and truncated
    nascent democracy plunging the country into a comatose state since then.

    Before the rude entry of Imam Buhari Nigeria had many industrious forward
    looking governors performing more than 115%. Who can forget the
    contributions of General Samuel Ogbemudia of the defunct Bendel state?
    Dr Ogbemudia brought that part of the world out of the doldrums. He
    built the most magnificent stadium in 9ja. He built the first reputable
    university in his state. He tarred almost every road known to man in
    Bendel. He brought clean water and light to the people. Dr Ogbemudia
    will always be remembered as a worthy statesman.

    Another great beacon of light was late Governor Sam Mbakwe. De Mbakwe defied
    gravity. Despite concerted efforts made by the powers that be at that
    time to keep Ndigbo down and keep them poor forever without any
    facilities, the noble man made use of the crumbs available to lift the
    people of Imo state. At times De Mbakwe had to go to Lagos to beg and
    cry for help for his oppressed people. Before long Mbakwe
    single-handedly developed Owerri, Orlu, Umuahia and Aba. Once again
    life was bustling in Igboland. Mbakwe brought, water, electicity, good
    roads, reopened schools. Today Igboland is becoming the envy of Africa.

    There were also honorable governors and leaders in the North and Lagos
    state, I will talk about their good works later. President Shagari
    himself is a good, intelligent man, was in the process of healing the wounds
    of Gowon’s genocidal war. Among other things, President Shagari
    granted amnesty to Col Gowon, Gen Ojukwu, Dr Umaru Dikko and others who
    were languishing in exile.

    But as the Devil would have it, the party-pooper in the person of M Buhari crashed the gate,
    intruded and sacked the entire elected government, including the
    performing governors, and ministers. M Buhari opened the gate of prisons
    and freed hardened criminals, then Oyenusi, Aninih, Osisikankwu et al
    terrorized the nation. Fellow Nigerians, things took turn for the worst
    thereafter. See where we found ourselves today. Thanks to Imam.

    • Nwokolo

      Kai my brother cool cool temper take a deep breath and go through your write up. Just as i said everybody struggles to say something at the mention of BUHARIIIIII. You have mixed uo so many events. Kai.

  • Mr Tell

    BUHARI! The most feared in the eyes of the corrupts. Any mentally sound Nigerian knows that, but sentiments…

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      Are you kidding me !!!

      The Buhari I know is a friend of the most corrupt and the most un-principled …… Bola Tinubu, Atiku, Buko-ole Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nasir El Rufai, Murtala Nyako, Rochas Okorocha, Rotten Amaechi, Raji Fashola, Rauf Aregbesola, Aminu Tambuwaal etc. etc. etc.

      • Factual

        Are you kidding him? Do you really know Buhari?

  • bonifacejoe

    He can setup Mars and Jupiter , saime sallah will not rule Nigeria

  • Mr. Arsenal

    In 2011, Buhari warned us not to vote for these wicked govt but some ppl ignored him and voted for these blood-sucking govt. A year later in 2012, 80% of those who voted for the incumbent regretted their votes for the incumbent. Now, he’s back again warning us to stand up and save this country. Let’s give him a chance the way u ppl forced us to give the incumbent govt the chance, which they failed woefully. Buhari is my vote……..

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  • Matrix

    There’s only one sure way to defeat Jonathan: Don’t contest!!!