APC Presidential Primary: Buhari in early lead

The candidates

With over 1,000 ballots sorted, out of the 7, 214votes at the ongoing All Progressives Congress,APC, presidential primary at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has earned more ballots than his four other challengers.

Coming a distant second is the Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who seems to be performing way beyond expectation, and appears to have earned more votes than former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who is generally regarded as the most experienced politician among the lot.

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, is also putting put some contest, but he clearly lies in a distant fourth position behind Mr. Atiku, who seems to have received the third highest votes at the moment.

Not entirely surprising in fifth place is the Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, who clearly is the least experienced politician of the lot.

Mr Nda-Isaiah is yet to get a ballot so far as at the time of this report.

It is however early to award victory to any of the candidates at this time as there are still thousands of ballots to count.

Sorting is still ongoing and PREMIUM TIMES will continue to update you with happenings at the venue.


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  • AA

    Best of luck GMB

    • Ashibogu

      Even Mohammed Mursi has called GMB to congratulate him and extending his hand of fellowship. Truly a remarkable day in the history of muslim brotherhood!

    • Rasaki Idowu

      Sharia was the law Arabs made used to exterminate Black race in our ancient world of Nubian Kuraish, anyway an intelligent Muslim would not call for sharia law that even prophet Mohamed its self never made used of, but we should not made used of Islamic game to destabilised a p c, a Yoruba Muslim is equivalent to Igbo Christian in behaviour even more tolerant than Igbo Christian, because our Yoruba culture is a culture of justice and respect to all humanity, Bola Tinubu married to Christian like Fashola, I will really preferred our son Fashola for president for logistic reasons not that his better than Tunubu in term of governance, let me tell our Nigerians brethren facts, we Yoruba does not care of that Muslim Christian nonsense game, we have our cultural code of relating to each other not through fake foreign religion that are not conceptual, we Yoruba share the love of our brethren from the spirit of Yoruba culture and language, our culture encoded justice and peaceful coexistent, that is why all Yoruba have accommodative spirit, we don’t force ourselves to have accommodative spirit it’s coded in us through our God gift culture, but to the aspect of our accommodative spirit, I think we Yoruba have to put time to consideration, that to say, we need now to relate to our environment according to event of our time, as means to protect our cultural heritage. To the Muslim it’s not when you think like Arabs you are Muslim, how many white Arabs hands, Arabs government cut for stilling, wake up and reason like human being don’t hide your values in the image of other world that don’t even care of your being, diffrenciate Arabalisation from Islamalisation, and don’t see Christian in competition with Muslimm, Black is Black, White is White, we are not same people, yes I understand the term Islamic brethren but colour had separate Black Muslim from White Arabs Muslim, we can never enjoy that brethren of Islamic nation dream, that is why the ancient Hamoravid disintegrate and the victim of this separation were Black race that lost the values of their being for White Arabic Islam. Black Africans Nubians children be careful open your eye in Islamic brethren don’t allow this foreign machineries to used you through your fidelity in Islam to destabilised our Black brethren home, the struggle of today Islam is never the same one your ancestors fight for, most people get the information about Islamic brethren Mohamed[p b u h] days wrong. As per to the issue of Buhari age. Nigeria never experience old age at 70s an above as president before. Age of Buhari is a age of reflections and of sage, that would served the people, all these people we claimed to be old, they are actually young when they rule Nigeria, that is why young age tell in their governance, even the Awos, and Azikwe, can not compare their mature old age sage with their young age, it’s young age that affected chief Odumegu Ojukwu that made him involved in war he can’t wine, young age is a age of lot of mischievous behaviour like flamboyant, luxury and arrogances, characters that are not healthy for presidential power , young age person as president is not ideal especially in a third world country like Nigeria.50 years to late 80ths is the best age to rule Africa, but to be accompany with chap ministers and chap v i p of around 50 years of age, that is if the president is above 80. old age is not arrogant and less flamboyant they are full of sage behaviours.

  • Ogom

    Ndah-Isiah got 1 vote.
    The whole stadium cheered. Nice people.

    It wasn’t all a waste

    • Wähala

      That must be from his wife, don’t be too quick to give “nice award” to those people biko…
      To me, so far he has wasted his time and money, money he could’ve used to pay his employees’ salaries with Chritmas in the wings… he’s owing. Olosi ni Ndah-Isaiah. A clown!

    • Kitunde

      Lol…Funny…At least they have a sense of humuor…

  • Robert Johnson

    GMB, wish Nigerians the best of lick

  • Gideon Orkar

    Insha Allah Buhari the life patron of Miyetti Allah Cattle Association will win and face GEJ

    • blueeyedkitten

      you’re always spreading hate and division. why?

      • Gideon Orkar

        Is Buhari the grand patron of Miyetti Allah? Yes or no?

        • segun

          Buhari is the patron of anti-corruption, peace, love, family, unity, patriotism and again anti-corruption!

          • Gideon Orkar

            Did Buhari cancel the Lagos Metro project and paid more in fines that Lagos would have spent in completing the project?

        • blueeyedkitten

          no. happy?

          • Gideon Orkar

            Liar

    • kiliminati

      because that’s all he’s got. HATE… what else do you expect from him? LOVE? naaaa. you can’t give what you don’t have. they wanted Atiku.. that’s all they have been waiting for. but God says NO.. Enough of the madness..

    • tundemash

      Obviously you are jittery. The fear of Buhari is the begining of wisdom for the looters !!!
      I hope you have collected your own stove; that is the last “awoof” from this clueless govt got the e-rats on this site!!

      • Gideon Orkar

        Jittery about a man that has been defeated 3 times? Haba it is a walkover!

        • Don

          Stop lying Gideon…You are jittery

          • Gideon Orkar

            Lol, bro at all. Kwankwaso would have been a tougher opponent. Haba Buhari na our wife!

        • Peter

          True talk by brother. These people are due for another shocker. Where is he going to get his vote? I hope that he travels to Sambisa forest to campaign for votes. At least he is well known there.

    • segun

      Gideon Orkar, you are a spokesperson of President Jonathan, so you represent his people on this platform, you seethe in hatred, you drink hatred, you sleep hatred, you breadthe hatred, you eat hatred, you defecate hatred, you you sneeze hatred, you yawn hatred, you inherited hatred, you were born into hatred, you procreate hatred, you are in a permanent state of hatred. May God deliver you from hatred-Amen

      • Gideon Orkar

        Is it my hatred that is making the members of Fulani Miyetti Allah cattle association to rape and kill women all over the middle belt and South? Do you dispute the fact that Buhari is the grand patron of this association? Let’s deal with facts

        • segun

          You are enveloped in hatred and darkness. You smink in it. May the God of peace, love, light and unity deliver you, President Jonathan and his offline and online campaigners from division, darkness, dis-unity and hatred and bring you into genuine brotherhood, sisterhood and our humanity with your fellow Nigerians and humans-say Amern Gideon Orkar!

          • Gideon Orkar

            Is there any community in the MB or South that has not felt the ravages of the Fulani cattle men? Guess what Buhari is their grand patron.

    • Aminu

      Gideon Orkar! Na only u waka come,where are your co travellers like Mani Kay,Tawanda Incomunnicado.How far, what is happening at Dumbo’s ratification exercise,hope u ate and drank well there for to continue with ur hate speeches.

  • Gorko

    Sam Ndah-Isiahactually needs common sense. You don’t enter a presidential race without a coalition.
    He got angry at Nigeria’s state of affairs, and, he jumped into the race, like Dele Momodu stupidly did too.

    • Dede

      @ Gorko:

      The thing tire me O! The boy (Sam Ndah Isiah) got just three votes so far,
      after 2½ hours of APC officials counting the votes scored by each candidate.

    • Psalm 35

      He got too angry he forgot he was owing his workers salary. Common sense demands that he could have invested his 24 or is it 27 million fee into his Leadership Dailies to offset wage arrears. Being President is not the only way to impact positively on the country, he could have started from his ward or Local govt. Did this man actually think he will beat the likes of Buhari or Atiku in the primary ? People can be very deluded, destructively and shamelessly deluded

  • Psalm 35

    Nda-Isaiah should first of all ensure the consistent paying of all his staff salaries as at when due before aspiring to be a Local Govt Chairman

  • blueeyedkitten

    NAGERIA SAI MAIGASKIYA!

  • Alfred O.

    Editor Premium Times,

    WILL BUHARI PICK BOLA TINUBU AS RUNNING MATE

    Please, will General Muhammadu Buhari announce Alhaji Bola Tinubu as his running mate in APC?
    I am asking this question because General Buhari has said he can choose Muslim-Muslim ticket.
    That means this General Buhari that is leading now can pick Muslim to start Islamic State.
    It will be risky for Nigeria for General Buhari to do so and pour petrol on Nigerian fire.

    • No Comment

      “Sharia should be introduced in full across Nigeria. I will continue to show openly
      and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping
      all over Nigeria. God willing, we will NOT stop the agitation for the total
      implementation of the Sharia in the country.”

      “It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the context of one Nigeria,
      to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly. What remains for Muslims
      in Nigeria is for them to re-double their efforts and educate Muslims on the need to promote
      the full implementation of Sharia law.”

      ….General Muhammadu Buhari

      (August 27, 2001)

      • Watchtower

        BOLA TINUBU AS GENERAL BUHARI’S RUNNING MATE?

        “If in the past corruption was in the corridors of power, it would seem now to be in the sitting room,
        dining room and bedroom of power. If what is called ‘corruption’ is stealing, under the watch of
        Goodluck Jonathan, then, government has become legalised and protected robbery”.

        “With the 2011 elections, heavy financial prices were paid to Lagos and Ondo State opposition political leaders to secure the vote for the president, against the interest of PDP at the state level”.

        “The situation where the president (Jonathan) surreptitiously invited Bola Tinubu, lifting him at night
        by presidential aircraft from Lagos to Abuja to hatch a plan for Bola (Tinubu) to support one PDP presidential candidate at the expense of all other PDP candidates for any office in Lagos,
        can only be described as obscene, unethical, corruption-ridden and a show of bad leadership.”

        “Whatever amount of money was given to Bola Tinubu to procure votes for the 2011 presidential election in Lagos was, to say the least, unnecessary. What made this phenomenon particularly bad was that
        government had raised the money from government transactions which fuel corruption”.

        ………….General Olusegun Obasanjo

        (My Watch – published November 2014)

        • Ashibogu

          What of Obasanjo who got MTN to give him shares in the company after bringing them to Nigeria. He was asked to nominate someone to sit on the global board of the company. His officials even wrote to him reminding him that they were yet to hear from him. This was after their meeting with him in the Easter weekend of 2006. Coming soon: Obasanjo’s interest in MTN! The letter will be published in National Newspapers for all to see. It is a two page letter that without question details his messy realationship. It will shock NIGERIANS to their marrows. Obasanjo is very corrupt. He has lost out in Jonathan’s government hence he is bitter. Let him support Buhari. The man will jail him. He does not know anything.

      • olayemi victor

        Where did you lift your quote.If you are promoting falsehood to nigetia, I want to tell younow that what you wish for nigetia will be the portion of your generation.

        • Gbenga A.

          Are you afraid of General Muhammadu Buhari now or what?

      • Omo naija.

        Your source please

  • Sola A. Adegeye

    Something tells me there’s agreement ab initio to choose Bola Tinubu as Buhari’s running mate

    • Son of Jagaban

      ‘Nobody can stop my presidential ambition’ – Bola Tinubu

      “We must choose the right person to lead the battle. And nobody, no one under the sun,
      under the United Nations Human Rights Charter can stop a Bola Tinubu’s ambition.
      If I want to be the President, I have that right, regardless of which zone, religion or state.”

      [April 17, 2014]

      • Savage

        It will be bad history for General Buhari to clear the way to eventual Bola Tinubu presidency.

    • Son of Jagaban

      @ Sola:

      Well, you may be right because Bola Tinubu and General Buhari directly bargained to form APC.
      As a condition for forming the APC, General Buhari might have agreed to pick Bola Tinubu as vice.
      What we’re witnessing today is an investiture of Bola Tinubu en route the presidency of Nigeria.

      General Buhari will be the means for a plea-bargained drugs-running criminal on U.S court records
      to take power as Nigeria’s vice-president; and, become president by succession to 73-year-old Buhari.
      The history of Nigeria will never be the same again or will Buhari’s name be forgotten in the history books.

  • tuco

    Heart warming GMB’s speech to delegates like never before, take it or leave it the man is a man of integrity. Clear your eye of all kinds of sentiments and take a look at his track record. Give him the mandate one term of just four years, and i assure you you shall see wonders:

    I have always served Nigeria to the best of my ability. I have always tried to give more to the nation than it has given me. This is the principle of service that has guided my public life. Thus, I am not a rich person. I can’t give you a pocketful of dollars or naira to purchase your support. Even if I could, I would not do so. The fate of this nation is not up for sale.

    “What I will give you, and this nation is all of my strength, commitment, sweat and toil in the service of the people. What I can give you is my all.

    “I do not intend to rule Nigeria. I want to democratically govern it with your help. I seek a Nigeria where Christians and Muslims may practise their faiths in peace and security; a Nigeria that is just and where corruption no longer trespasses into our institutions and national behavior and a Nigeria where our diversity could be used for our national prosperity.

    “Nigeria is our home. Let us now turn it into the great nation we know it can and should be.”

    • Sharia_Haram

      Man of integrity in ur house. An Islamist has no integrity.

      • olayemi victor

        We are not deceived by your political propaganda. BUHARI is the man of the moment.we need a nation where christians and muslimcan live together Iin peace.

        • Sharia_Haram

          Not with an Islamist Buhari.

          • Aminu

            Nigeria is home to every one ‘Muslims,Christians,pagans,animists,free thinkers and both natural laws and Nigerian constitution guarantees freedom of belief or worship.Those that are emphasizing on our religious differences to divide us are not doing it for genuine love for us or our country rather than to loot our common treasury and incites hatred among us. That phrase you love to demonized ‘Sharia’ is the code of ethics to guide humanity as given to Prophet Moses by Almighty God as contained in the first 10 commandment book of revelation which prophet Jesus peace be upon him said he came to uphold .

      • salako

        but a christain has but not animal like you.

      • lincoln

        but your Christian looters has integrity. I guess is not in their dictionary. Until you separate politics from religion, you aren’t going nowhere

      • Maria

        He is a moslem not an islamist…He is a clean man, a man of integrity. Even all his enemies testified to that. Your paymasters days are numbered.

      • tuco

        I can see GEJ foot soldiers are in action in this forum but jittery and shaking in their boots. O boy, shine your eye well well ooo and keep issue of religion aside.

    • lincoln

      I love that speech

    • Peter

      I am sorry for those of you that have fallen for that sweet talk from GMB. It is the same sweet talk he used that fine morning when he overthrew the democratically elected civilian government of Alhaji Shehu Shagari. Everyone listened to his sermon with rapt attention, thinking that a messiah has come until he used his sledge hammer on Nigerians. But hear him in his speech yesterday: “I do not intend to rule Nigeria. I want to democratically govern it”. Nigeria was later to see the most cruel military regime when he introduced the Decree No. 4 with which he silenced all opposition to his draconian rule. The press saw hell and people like Nduka Irabor saw smelt will not forget that regime. To all those applauding his forced emergence in a truly democratic Nigeria of today, my only advice is for them to be wise and not being sheepish.

  •  мσνιc

    Am watching the counting right now! All am hearing is buhari,buhari,buhari,buhari,buhari,buhari,buhari,kwankwaso,Atiku,Rochas.
    Sam vote is not upto 10

  • Public Records

    Buhari set to pick Bola Tinubu as APC running mate….

    “Bola Tinubu has become the most hated politician in the South-West.
    Association with him is increasingly as politically contagious as leprosy.
    Lagosians are disgusted that Bola Tinubu has privatized their politics.

    His wife, daughter and even son-in-law have been steam-rolled into
    vantage political positions. The Lagos finances are tied to Alpha Beta (Ltd.)

    Coming on the heels of its defeat in Ondo, the APC rout in Ekiti is conclusive
    proof that Bola Tinubu’s fabled stranglehold on South-West politics has ended.”

    …………..Femi Aribisala

    [July 1st, 2014]

    • olayemi victor

      It is you yourself that is suffering from political inertia.we love tinubu and his political sagacity. You will become irrelevant very soon when your paymaster ignominous reigns end..I will remind you in march. Write it down that one prophet tells you.

    • segun

      We will continue to put you President Jonathan campaigners in our prayers. You-President Jonathan online campaigners live a life of permanent hatred, division and war. May our Lord who we believe in deliver you from hatred, darkness, division, and bring you into peace, love, unity and genuine brotherhood and sisterhood with your fellow human beings and Nigerians. Amen!

      • Sholoko

        Segun,

        Me too will like to say Amen to that good prayer, but the problem now is this:

        “We are not fighting any ethnic war. Those saying we are fighting an ethnic war are telling lies

        to the public. They try to brainwash the people. No, we are fighting a religious war. We are
        fighting against Christians. We are fighting the Christian President Jonathan, and his Christian

        brethren”.

        .………..Abubakar Shekau (Leader of Boko Haram)

        [December 28, 2013]

        • segun

          Sholoko , I hear you. Now listen Asari Dokubo is a MUSLIM. Asari Dokubo is from the Niger Delta. President Jonathan is a Christian from Niger Delta. Asari Dokubo -a MUSLIM said “I will spill Nigerian blood if President Jonathan is not re-elected” So Asari Doukbo -A MUSLIM- is fightng on behalf of President Jonathan -A CHRISTIAN, and Asari Dokubo is leading his Niger Delat Volunteer force to FIGHT AGAINST NIGERIANS, SPILL NIGERIAN BLOOD FIGHT AGAINST DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA AND IN THE PROCESS SPILL NIGERIAN BLOOD. Asari Dokubo is a PDP member-a muslim, President Jonathan is a christian and of PDP. So? PDP/Niger Delta/ President Jonathan will spill Nigerian blood if he is not re-elected. Too bad . Let us live in peace, love and unity. May I ask who was your lecturer in the University in HATRED 101? You learned very well how to hate.

        • Otile

          And the religious war is going according to plan. As a devout Moslem Imam Buhari is part of the war.

          • segun

            And Asari Dokubo(MUSLIM) from Niger Delta said ‘I will spill Nigerian blood if my candidate-President Jonathan-is defeated democratically”. Question is: why will Asari Dokubo (Muslim) lead the Niger Delta Volunteer Force to spill Nigerian blood for his kinsman President Jonathan, Ijaw Christian from Niger Delta? I think Asari Dokubo is doing this on ethnic ground-Niger Delta/ ethnic solidarity-The ETHNIC war is on from the Niger Delta people against We other Nigerians from all parts of Nigeria-too bad. But we Nigerians will triumph over the ethnic jingoists in President Jonathan’s camp.

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    JUST FOR A LAUGH
    From the Picture above, All the other APC aspirants are wearing white attires EXCEPT for OKOROCHA. Does this means that OKOROCHA is the BLACK SHEEP of the APC Family or is it an indication that he is GUARANTEED the LAST position in the primary?

    • Peter

      Okorocha is obviously the BLACK SHEEP! He has made himself a laughing stock.

      • Gaskiya

        Okorocha is embracing the new change coming to Abuja.

  • Darlington Mudiaga Atumu

    They shall gather but it is not by me….

    • Maria

      Like you gathered in abuja and your gathering amounted to nothing.

      • Otile

        Maria, make sure you don’t waste your vote. Vote for Jonathan, not for Islam. I don’t even see how you can vote since you live in Bristol, Ingila.

    • Don

      Strong opposition is the beauty of democracy…stop crying!

  • Wilson Eseago

    if buhari wish to win this election the best running mate should be amaechi or oshomole thats all.

    • Contact Point

      Oshiomhole most preferred.

    • fadoo

      u dont understd politics as it relates to nija pluralism…. oyegun is frm south sourh den the vice p can not com frm same. amen

  • Reporteruncensored

    I think Okorocha’s participation in the APC presidential primaries is an ingenious strategy by the party;to give it(APC) a more national outlook,to counter the PDP propaganda that they are a sectarian political party-Nice one

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      Obviously!! That is why they (APC) dressed him in BLACK while they (APC) dressed the ANNOINTED ONES in WHITE!!!

      • Reporteruncensored

        Whatever!…but I hope Buhari wins,as I think he is the man for the job

      • Contact Point

        Those that are wearing white are northerners and are wearing their traditional cloths, while Rochas is also wearing Igbo traditional cloths. I think some people here are not blind. Even those standing behind them are wearing another color that is not white, so why the nonsense?

      • Gideon Orkar

        Lol!!!

    • Otile

      You know very well that Alhaji Okorocha is only there for show.

      • Reporteruncensored

        Strategic show-I think!

    • Smith Scott

      Yes, just show business. You know the man Okorocha is expert on that….as a former 419 he know better

  • Deacon

    Editor Premium Times,

    THE BUHARI-TINUBU TICKET

    The APC Buhari-Tinubu ticket is almost certain. Nigerians have their work cut out.
    Nigerians still need ammunitions against rampaging Boko Haram Islamic Jihadists.
    Now they’ll need more than those with this explicitly Islamist party bracing for power.

    • T

      If islamic jihadist did not kill u, hunger will kill u and Cameroon will swallow u. Come out of the bush and see the world

    • Ubani

      @ Deacon:

      Ha, ha, blame your gridlock Jonathan: the dunce of Aso Rock. He is the cause of it all.
      Jonathan had the head of Bola Tinubu on the slab but then badly fumbled and wobbled.
      His Achilles’ heel here is Adoke Mohammed whom he appointed as attorney-general.

      Adoke Mohammed personally drafted amended criminal charges against Bola Tinubu.
      The Code of Conduct Tribunal took one look at the amended charges and threw it out.
      It was drafted with complete ignorance of law on conditions-precedent for arraignment.

      Bola Tinubu was promptly discharged to walk away a free man, leaving Jonathan in shame.
      Now Jonathan needs to wangle and distribute billions of Naira to stop the Islamist APC alliance.
      Whereas; with a competent aide as attorney-general, unlike Adoke, it would have cost nothing.

      • AJ

        President GRIDLOCK Jonathan! That really is a good one!!!

    • GEJmustgo!

      You are a big liar! APC has categorically denied that they will form a Muslim -Muslim ticket. This election is for all Nigerians ,all religions, all tribes, all creeds including the Nigerian in diaspora!

    • You are still among the few unenlightened who feel that Buhari and Islam is behind Boko Haram? My brother, don’t be so myopic, liberate yourself. Ask yourself why Boko Haram is only in South East? Are they only Islamic states in Nigeria?
      Why are our girls still out there when Nigerian Army is recovering and re-recovering towns taken by Boko Haram? Why has Abubakar Shakau been killed three times and no one is asking questions? Why did the FG give us hope on agreed cease fire and till now no one has apologized to Nigerians. My brother liberate yourself.

    • segun

      I know that there are many posts here sponsored by President Jonathan campaign team. Some of the names are you Deacon/Shokolo/Public Record. But that is not a problem. We will read the posts and keep for records and REMIND you and your candidate-President Jonathan – at the appropriate time. But I have a question for you. In the university you attended, who was your lecturer in the course HOW TO HATE 101? Just inform us.

      • Smith Scott

        Ewu, so yours is sponsored by Buhari?

        • segun

          Can you focus on my question please? Are you Deacon, or Shokolo or Public Record? Did you also take HOW TO HATE 101 is school?

  • T

    Sitting in the toilet stupit Buhare, sitting in the toilet Bola Tinumbu…I hope their is no international event around the corner or else Jona wil certainly shit his pants this time

  • Sharia_Haram

    ~General Muhammadu Buhari said…..

    “Sharia should be introduced in full across Nigeria. I will continue to show openly
    and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping
    all over Nigeria. God willing, we will NOT stop the agitation for the total
    implementation of the Sharia in the country.”

    “It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the context of one Nigeria,
    to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly. What remains for Muslims
    in Nigeria is for them to re-double their efforts and educate Muslims on the need to promote the full implementation of Sharia law.”…..(August 27, 2001)

    Sharia as it is, is the killing of non-Muslims as being witnessed with Boko-Haram, who are Buhari’s brothers in Islam. It is a legal responsibility which Allah has given Boko-Haram, within the context of one Nigeria,to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia killing of non-Muslims wholeheartedly.

    Non-Muslims should start planning their funerals should Buhari emerge the winner of 2015 election.

    • tuco

      Keep deceiving yourself, and no sane person can be deceived by your propaganda. Fabricating lies and desperately trying to paint the man black will not work, coz your already too late. Keep living in denial and lets see where it will take you to. People like you are the main reason we are not progressing as a country.

      • Gideon Orkar

        Are you denying that Buhari said that?

  • Watchtower

    BOLA TINUBU AS GENERAL BUHARI’S RUNNING MATE?
    ….General Obasanjo speaks out

    “With the 2011 elections, heavy financial prices were paid to Lagos and Ondo
    State opposition political leaders to secure the vote for the president [Jonathan]
    against the interest of PDP at the state level”.

    “The situation where the president (Jonathan) surreptitiously invited Bola Tinubu, lifting him at night
    by presidential aircraft from Lagos to Abuja to hatch a plan for Bola (Tinubu) to support one PDP
    presidential candidate at the expense of all other PDP candidates for any office in Lagos,
    can only be described as obscene, unethical, corruption-ridden and a show of bad leadership.”

    “Whatever amount of money was given to Bola Tinubu to procure votes for the 2011 presidential
    election in Lagos was, to say the least, unnecessary. What made this phenomenon particularly bad
    was that government had raised the money from government transactions which fuel corruption”.

    ………….General Olusegun Obasanjo

    (My Watch – published November 2014)

  • Alkali

    ‘MUSLIM-MUSLIM-TICKET’: WHERE I STAND – GENERAL BUHARI

    “(General) Yakubu Gowon filled his government with Christians Buhari/Idiagbon were Muslims,

    Nigerians voted Muslim- Muslim with Abiola, maybe time has changed now. I have not absolutely

    closed my mind to picking a Christian or Muslim as running mate if I get the ticket. Because I firmly
    believe that Nigerians, having gone through what they have gone through, realise it is not a matter

    of religion but a matter of Nigeria.”

    ………..General Muhammadu Buhari

    (December 7th, 2014)

  • Alkalimam

    WHERE I STAND ON MUSLIM/MUSLIM TICKET – GENERAL BUHARI

    “(General) Yakubu Gowon filled his government with Christians. Buhari/Idiagbon were Muslims,
    Nigerians voted Muslim – Muslim with Abiola, maybe time has changed now. I have not absolutely
    closed my mind to picking a Christian or Muslim as running mate if I get the ticket. Because I firmly
    believe that Nigerians, having gone through what they have gone through, realise it is not a matter
    of religion but a matter of Nigeria.”

    ………..General Muhammadu Buhari

    (December 7th, 2014)

    • Adu

      Excuse me. I am a Christian. How much am i to pay as tax (Jizyah) when Muslims conquer us?

      • Nicol

        Adu,

        It’s after an Islamic Jihad succeeds the Muslim conquerors will decide the submission tax.
        All Christians will then be bound to pay this submission tax to their Muslim conquerors.
        But the truth here is that Islam is incompatible with democracy as a general principle,
        because Islam explicitly denies the equality of humanity.

        Islam instead exhorts its followers to behead and continue to kill non-Muslims (i.e Christians)
        as compulsory religious obligation (Koran 8:12). Islam denies freedom of speech to non-Muslims,
        and, denies non-Muslims freedom of their own religion.

        Islam is the exact opposite of democracy, indeed; the very anti-thesis of human freedom.
        He who foists Islamism on a state denies democracy in tandem, since the indefeasible
        rule of a Caliph violates the rule of law. The equality of humanity is the starting point
        of democracy – but that is what Islam forbids and fights against today.

        • Sobo

          I want to end this with a message to our non-Muslim friends – especially the Christian Evangelists. You make a habit of extracting messages from the Qur’an – disregarding the context in which such messages were revealed, what comes before or after it and, in some cases, you extract half a message from a full message and then use it against the Muslims – saying that the Qur’an promotes violence. Please stop doing this. It is unfair, unethical, immoral and it promotes divisions. But if you insist on doing this against the Qur’an, then do bear in mind that The Bible contains just as many passages actively encouraging use of violence in certain contexts.

          Here are a few examples:

          1. “Kill those who are not Christian or Jewish. You must kill those who worship another god.” Exodus 22:20

          2. “Kill any friends or family that worship a god that is different than your own.” Deuteronomy 13: 6-10

          3. “Kill all the inhabitants of any city where you find people that worship differently than you.” Deuteronomy 13:12-16

          4. “Kill anyone who has religious views that are different than your own.” Deuteronomy 17:2-7

          5. “Kill anyone who refuses to listen to a priest.” Deuteronomy 17:12-13

          6. “Any city that doesn’t receive the followers of Jesus will be destroyed in a manner even more savage than that of Sodom and Gomorrah.” Mark 6-11

          7. “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you no, but rather division. From now on five members of the household will be divided, three against two and two against three.” Luke 12: 51-52

          Clearly, no Christian can be happy for a non-Christian to extract passages like those above and use them to accuse the Bible of promoting violence. But this is exactly what our Christian counterparts do to us. We do not like it either as it amounts to gross misrepresentation of the Glorious Qur’an. We urge our Christian friends to desist from this practice.

          And to my terrorist and potential terrorist brothers, I’d remind you of that aayat again, Surah Yunus, chapter 10 verse 99:

          “And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed – all of them entirely. Then, [O Muhammad], would you compel the people in order that they become believers?”

          Being the text of a paper delivered in Lagos on December 6, 2014 at the 4th Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC) National Convention. Shaykh Najeem Jimoh is The Companion Amir.

          • FortB

            Very good talk. Those playing religious cards are really not educated

          • OGUNSUYI OLAKUNLE

            you are a region bigot in 21st century?im a christian and i’m voting Buhari because my christian brother GEJ is stinking with corruption and clueless.

        • blueeyedkitten

          all this lies, misrepresentations and conjectures because you dont like buhari? you know what? people are tired of all this fake campaigns against buhari. its becoming boring. since 2002? haba! people now see through those lies, and they already know better(whether buhari is a fundamentalist or not). please give us another excuse why we should not vote buhari.

      • emmanuel

        You will curse the day you were born if a Foolani (usually muslim politician) wins the presidency.

        Nigeria needs another thirty five years before a Foolani muslim can rule this country, if not Islam and colonialism would begin.

        Maummar Gadaffi commenced working closely with All Muslim leaders in Nigeria after UMYA took over the presidency and part of the plan was to fund Mega Mosque construction across Nigeria from Libya in a bid to Islamise the country, but all that is history. Yet their remnants are still on that project, including Sanusi, Saraki, Sa’ad Abubakar, Aregbesola, Fashola, Tinubu, Yerima, Shettima, Kwakwanso, Buhari etc. Atiku nor send for that agenda as long as the pepper dey flow, but such character cannot rule Nigeria

      • Otile

        Much more, and everybody knows it.

      • blueeyedkitten

        muslims have ruled this country so many times before. during those times, where you or your father ever asked to pay jizyah? please stop listening too much to sam shamoun and his side kick david wood.

    • Otile

      And this was written by a moslem.

  • Ashibogu

    They will turn the campaign into a Christian/Muslim stuff. Our politicians have not learnt any lesson from Leabanon.

    • Otile

      We don’t the Moslems to beat our Christian people. It will be a disaster.

  • Otile

    Honorable Sam Nda-Isaiah will come from behind to cream them all. In the end the first shall be last, and the last shall be first.

    So mute it be.

  • Peter

    Even if Buhari wins the primary today, where does he go from there. A win today will do him no good because it will expose him to a more humiliating national disgrace come February 2014. This is what is known as a Pyrrhic Victory because he will be pounded at the polls. For someone of his age, the result will be traumatic and health threatening.

    • blueeyedkitten

      you’ve got only one vote my friend. why dont you just get.

  • warry

    In Nigeria calling each other corrupt without proof is a National pastime. We don’t know who is actually corrupt except the ones exposed by Foreign. Countries

  • FortB

    Can those from both sides of the religious divide campaign on issues and not this destructive religious inflammatory comments that is dominating the discuss on this forum?

  • Nkem

    Rochas Okorocha would have won this election hands-down but APC has zoned
    the presidency to the north and all Rochas Okorocha pitches for is vice-president.

  • DESTINY,

    for buhari, to emerge as the APC flag bearer in 2015 election simply means that PDP, have won it again with ease. the most intimidating and more influential candidates who would have become a problem to PDP, Is Atiku Abubaka, he is more acceptable in the south south. and southeast than, buhari,also he is a Fulani from the core north too, seemingly he is also financially strong and ready to spend than buhari. apparently it is very difficult and unimaginable for some who have lost election in 3 consecutive straits times in the same country to emerged the winner of subsequent election that is conducted im that country.

    • blueeyedkitten

      then go home, sit down, cross your legs and sleep off….since victory is already yours. by the time you wake up, wallahi(insha Allah), you shall receive the greatest shock of your life.

  • Thenjiwe Obong

    I hope Atiku does not win this primary, so that it would be a lesson for other money bag politicians that money does not necessarily buy votes.

  • Ololu

    ABUBAKAR ATIKU SCORES ONLY 954 VOTES IN TOTAL.

  • Oleku

    And the janjaweeds kiss the dust again–what can a jihadist, the man who crippled democracy with the gun by toppling a legitimate government–have we forgot so soon how he urged his Tuaregs from Mali to kill corpers who were serving their fatherland–can this jihadist tell Naija what happened to the unaccounted 4.2B naira whilst he was the boss of PTF–how can same person who mismanaged the PTF funds he looted who is now broke claims he can manage Naija economy? In clear terms manage my ancestral backyard oil resources–he wants to benefit from same democracy he derailed abi?

    Without mincing words Nigeria will become a history should the Islamic extremists rig themselves to power–let all man bear him papa name Biko–to be one Naija no b force

    Amalgamation expired midnight 1st January 2014!

    • Cattlerancher

      Stale…

    • Open season

      Go and sleep

  • deji

    And Buhari wins. Buhari scored more than 5,000 delegates vote. Now that is a landslide. Glory be to the lord in the highest, Halleleujah, everybody shout hallelu oh, Halelujah, Shout Halelh o, Halelujah.
    We blessed the name of God.
    Jehovah Rapha Jehovah Elohim, Jehovah nissi

    • zygote

      Halle! halele! ye kukukumama! lololo! hmmmmm jehova! eelohi! hmm recieve!! revieve!! yekumama

    • Sword of Damocles

      Halelujah!!

    • Smith Scott

      Shouting Halleleuja to Bukohari? He prefers Allah Akubar!!!

      • deji

        That is your problem not mine. Now piss off PDPig

  • Niyi

    I am a Muslim, but I join you to shout Haleluyah to the Lord for making this a big history in our democracy. For the first time in a long time, moneybag is shamed in our democracy. It is a big sign that democracy is finally working in Nigeria.

    • Psalm 35

      GOD bless you bro

  • Smith Scott

    To Atiku, Baba said I should tell you Na laugh I dey laugh. In your next world, learn to be loyal to your boss irrespective how weak you perceived he is. What you would have enjoyed long ago is getting farther away from you each time you make attempt to get nearer to it. You are now Political anus – must be clean each time we use you.

  • Akinlade

    Editor Sir,

    I wish both sides could look at these political issues without religious lenses but the problem is that:

    • “We are fighting a religious war. We are fighting against the Christians in Nigeria. We are
    fighting against Christian President – Goodluck Jonathan – and his Christian brethren”.

    “We are not fighting any ethnic war. Those saying we are fighting an ethnic war are
    telling lies to the public. They try to brainwash the people. No, we are fighting a religious war.
    We are fighting against Christians. We are fighting the Christian President Jonathan,
    and his Christian brethren”.

    .………..Abubakar Shekau (Leader of Boko Haram)

    [December 28, 2013]

    • tsunami1earthquake

      Abubakar Shekau sounds like a deranged man! See the needless repetition in his statement!

      • Titi Doherty

        He is more of a murderer than a beast without conscience!

  • excel

    All the APC presidential candidate seeking the mandate of the delegates were all working together to achieve the sole aim of ousting the pdpig in 2015. rather than embark on the inglorious coronation exercise of the pdpig, APC had underlined its belief in the in the internal democracy, by its decision to choose one aspirant out of the total five to fly the partys flag. APC will deliver a NEW NIGERIA, bring a NEW CHANGE and A PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT

  • Megida

    Rochas looks like a small pregnant cow.

  • Elijah Moses

    Editor Premium Times,

    THE BUHARI-TINUBU TICKET

    The APC Buhari-Tinubu ticket is almost certain. Nigerians have their work cut out.
    Nigerians still need ammunitions against rampaging Boko Haram Islamic Jihadists.
    Now they’ll need more than those with this explicitly Islamist party bracing for power.

    • OGUNSUYI OLAKUNLE

      you are a region bigot in 21st century?im a christian and i’m voting Buhari because my christian brother GEJ is stinking with corruption and clueless.

  • Darandu Okemmuo

    Buhari is living in the past, military rule is not like a democratic rule. Now that he has won the APC ticket to contest 2015 presidential election, this means that PDP has no opposition come 2015 presidential election. As far as I AM concerned Buhari will never rule Nigeria again.Buhari has expired politically.