INEC to decide on poll shift Saturday

Former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed separate meetings with chairmen and secretaries of all registered political parties, and resident electoral commissioners [RECs] for Saturday to decide whether to go ahead with the general elections scheduled for February 14 and 28.

A statement Friday by Kayode Idowu, the spokesperson for the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, said after the meetings, “the Commission will address a press conference to brief the nation on its decision with regard to whether or not the general elections will hold as currently scheduled.”

Mr. Jega had on Thursday briefed the National Council of States on the preparedness of the Commission to conduct the 2015 general elections.

He made a presentation titled “Preparations for the 2015 General Elections: Progress Report”.

The National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the nation’s services chiefs also briefed the Council on the current security situation in the North-East.

Mr. Jega told the Council that his commission was in a better position to conduct election at present compared to its state of preparedness for the 2011 election.

“Compared with the 2011 General Elections, for instance, our systems are definitely more robust. We believe that we are ready for the elections as planned,” Mr. Jega said.


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  • GEJ wahala

    We are not supporting the postponement of February election, good bye ebele wahala.

  • Adetayo Adewale Adebowale

    Fellow Nigerians do not be duped by english grammatical rhetorics,the Professor Attahiru Jega under oath told the Nigerian Council Of States thathis commission INEC is ready to conduct the February 14,thand 28th National elections and he went further to inform them that INEC is even in a better position conducting this years election as against the same time during 2011 general elections,then the postponement proponents>>>GEJ(incumbent Nigeria President)and his nation security adviser made their postponement submission,after which the Nigerian Nation Council Of States agreed that the election must proceed. So Nigerians there is no new things to hear from the ready and able Professor.Jega,Attahiru other than the level of readiness and logistics for the February 14th,2015 elections. Unless you guys are Mumu .The Nigrian National Council Of States says electuon will hold and yiu guys still debating may be INEC may change its mind,l do not understand Nigerians can be very trivial and narrow minded when it comes to issues we all facin. Facts people INEC is ready and more prepared than 2011

    Thank You.

    • Yusuf

      Nice comment “Adetayo”

    • tyson

      Mumu Yoruba man–no wonder they killed Abiola and kudirat–after DANJUMA finished with Akintola–Is Blarabe Musa also an ijaw man-?

      A political interest organization, Credible Alternative Alliance (CAA) led by former Kaduna state Governor, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is tilting the distribution of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to favour areas believed to be strongholds of All Progressives Congress’ candidate, General Muhammed Buhari.

      The group presented a statistical analysis of the distribution of PVCs which showed the number of registered voters yet to collect their PVCs in various zones.

      According to CAA, South-East has (3,287, 530) , South West (7,411,205), South-South (3,844,370) , North-East (2,429,763), North West (4,835,556), North Central (3,907,849) and FCT(421,559).

      On the distribution of PVCs, CAA said it has observed “a criminal gross disparity of voter spread designed to tilt the election to a pre-determined outcome.

      The group insists that all the 68.8 million registered voters must be given unfettered access to freely collect their PVCs and cast their vote as provided for in the constitution, adding that it would be forced to take INEC to court if that condition was not met.

      “Let us call a spade, a spade. There are two main contenders for the Presidency in this election. The analyzed data above depicts a worrying trend. Voters in the zones that tend to support President Goodluck Jonathan are massively disenfranchised by the application of the so-called PVCs debacle, 40% to 50% of voters in the these regions who are lawfully and duly registered to vote will be denied their right to vote by INEC.
      “That is nearly half of the support base of the President, simply nullified by administrative (failure) prior to the election. By comparison, the zones that tend to support Buhari are handed a massive voter advantage, nearly 80% of his support base will be allowed to cast their votes by INEC.

      In an election, which many say will be won or lost by a slim margin, to now disenfranchise 26million voters through a questionable and unlawful rule by INEC is not acceptable by any measure.

      ” CAA condemns in its entirety. This attempt by INEC to undermine our nescient democracy through this criminal enterprise to determine the outcome of this electioneer before the ballot is cast.

      While speaking on the controversy raging over the coming election, Balarabe Musa said there is no way INEC can be able to distribute the outstanding PVCs within the remaining two weeks.

      “INEC cannot meet up with the issuance voters card to all registered voters, even the PVCs is not being realistic because of the past failures in the past. For example, INEC is talking about distributing permanent voters cards. Let us assume that sufficient PVCs have been produced the commission, how is the PVC is still being distributed.

      ” We have credible information that in some places in the rural areas, INEC staff take the PVCs for distribution and because of the disappointments of the past refuse to come out for collection of PVC. The commission staff then leave the PVCs to community leaders to distribute. I believe that should not be the responsibility of the village heads to do that but INEC.

      “Again, how can we realistically expect INEC to make PVCs available to every registered voter within two weeks, something they failed to do in many years

      • Tayo Adebowale

        @Tyson,calm down you are hyperventilating,l am sorry to hit you were it hurts,INEC is more ready than it was it 2011,so tuson get your pvc and go to the poll and vote for your GEJ. Let me tell you this way,as it is,we patriotic Nigerian are now relaxed having exposed PDP and GEJ aw fraudulent and pretenders to power,even if the election is postponed GEJ will lose classically. Southwest votes and northern Nigerian votes combined are doe GMB.Southeast vote ans southern south vite all dor GEJ. GMB will still defeat GEJ hand down. Cant you extrapolate this fact or you are so dull you can’t. Do an honest permutations and combinations maths of the Nigerian voters alignments or you elect to continue to deceive yourself. Well you just twll you the fact un a conservative way,in actual fact GEJ will lose sorely.

        Thank You

      • SAM .A

        Imbecile Tyson, both parties have voters in both South & North, let them go ahead and contest. There is no favoritism in that or ask the states in South to declare 1 week holiday to collect their PVC.
        Your brain should comprehend that, MUMU.

      • Wähala

        @Premium Times Editor…
        This “@tyson” is the same thug, @Deri Redeem, polluting and distracting the conversation with his usual eccentric comments. Get him gagged & chained biko as obviously, he is harping the wrong thematic. Sahara Reporters have since blocked him from polluting their comments section, ya’ll should follow suit… Haba!

  • Hembe Hembe

    BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS!! BREAKING NEWS!!!

    Nigerian Masses and Nigerians in diaspora who voted against ex-military
    president, BUHARI, in 2003, 2007 and 2011 presidential elections have already
    adduced the following reasons behind their votes against BUHARI. They have
    insisted that nothing has changed in the life of Ex-Military Dictator( Buhari)
    and as such have resolutely decided to go into election on Feb., 14
    Presidential Election to demonstrate their views and to send Buhari to a
    perceptual political retirement.

    They spoken in harsh tones to our correspondent denouncing Buhari in all
    ramifications . According to them, “below are the reasons we voted against
    Buhari in the past elections and why we are prepared to VOTE against him
    again this Feb., 14 Nigerian Presidential elections”. Reasons:

    No1.

    NIGERIAN STUDENTS. Remember the person who abolished feeding in

    tertiary institutions in 1984?. Buhari as a military Dictator then had

    no agenda for Nigerian Students, neither does he and his rag tag

    coalition this time.

    Vote to protect our Students.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No2

    NIGERIAN WOMEN. How many Women were in Buhari’s Cabinet as Military

    Head of State? NONE. Buhari has no respect for the dignity of women and

    regards them as insignificant in national development. That is why he

    recklessly said recently that he will abolish the office of the First

    Lady if he is elected. Women, who today are at the commanding heights of

    Nigeria’s political economy will have no rallying point in a Buhari

    Government.

    Vote to protect our Women.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No3

    THE NIGERIAN PRESS. Do we want to risk the freedom of Expression we

    currently enjoy?. Hear Gen Buhari’s vow in 1984 when asked about press

    freedom ” I will tamper with that”. To match words with Action (after

    all, Buhari claims to be a man of his words) he enacted Decree 20 and

    jailed Journalists Nduka Irabor and Tunde Thompson. Many Nigerians were

    detained without trial under his draconian Decree No 2. Can we afford

    to go back to the dark ages?

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria first Project

    No. 4

    The NIGERIAN POLITICAL CLASS. If you think that the current attempt to

    whitewash General Buhari and give him a human face will make him abandon

    his old habits, we will be in for a rude shock. To him, every

    politician is a thief except himself. This kind of messianic delusion

    has no place in contemporary Nigeria. Buhari looks at everyone with

    contempt and prejudice. His iron fisted misrule lead to the premature

    deaths of political leaders across the country. Let us save our emerging

    leaders and protect them from a rampaging despot.

    Say NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 5

    CIVIL SOCIETY. Buhari’s Government enacted laws with retroactive

    effects. Nigerians were given punishments that were nonexistent in

    previous laws at the time the offences were committed! How else can we

    define gross violation of human rights? Buhari enacted and recklessly

    applied Decree 2 otherwise known as Detention of Persons without trial

    Decree.

    He never condones dialogue.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 6

    CATTLE REARERS. To some Nigerians, General Buhari is a proud Fulani man

    who will protect them when he gets to power! How wrong! Under General

    Buhari, the obnoxious Jangali Tax system was introduced and this brought

    untold hardships to Fulani Cattle Rearers and frustrated most of them

    out of business. A good friend they say is better than a wicked brother.

    The current effort to create grazing reserves for cattle Rearers must

    be supported. Buhari will bring back Jangali.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    NIGERIA first project

    No. 7

    INVESTORS/ BUSINESS COMMUNITY. General Buhari does not believe in the

    principle of a private sector driven economy. He is still ensconced in

    the worn out and obsolete practices of a state monopoly control of the

    economy. All the gains of the current reforms which have made Nigeria

    the biggest investment destination in Africa will be reversed.

    Should we be led back to Egypt?

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria first Project

    No. 8

    TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS. General Buhari as Military Head of State

    undermined the revered and world famous Stools of the Emirate of Kano

    and the Ooni of Ife when he unilaterally suspended the Great Alhaji Ado

    Bayero and Oba Okunade Sijuwade from office for embarking on private

    visits to the State of Israel. At the time they visited Israel, they

    violated no laws. Let’s us preserve the dignity of our heritage.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria first project

    No. 9

    THE LEGISLATURE AND THE JUDICIARY. General Buhari does not believe in

    the concept of Separation of Powers. Being from a dictatorial

    background, he lacks the temperament to engage in dialogue and tolerate

    opposing views. That is how he influenced the dispensation of justice in

    his regime. From his pronouncements and carriage, he has learnt nothing

    and will attempt to weaken the other arms of government. SAY NO TO

    BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC,

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 10

    THE

    NIGERIAN PEOPLE. General Buhari seems disconnected with the norms of

    politics in his actions and his words. His immensely divisive persona is

    manifest in his recent pronouncements. In an interview he granted to

    weekly Trust recently, he referred to Former Presidents Olusegun

    Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida as his “Enemies”. Nigerians deserve a

    President who is a unifier, not one who has a penchant for collecting

    enemies. A Nigeria President should NEVER HAVE AN ENEMY.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 11

    NIGERIAN PEOPLE. Buhari and his APC image launders have continued to

    present themselves to Nigerians as people who are going to fight

    corruption when voted into power –

    Buhari whose ADC, Major Ojokolo

    escorted 53 suitcases money into this Nigeria in 1984 even when he, Buhari had

    ordered the closure of the borders.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC,

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 12

    NIGERIAN PEOPLE. Toppling Shagari govt was the worst of Buhari sins.The

    worst civilian govt is better than any military junta. A man who

    truncated the Nigerian Second Republic and ushered Nigeria into 16 years

    of Military draconian administration cannot turn around to benefit from

    his own wrong. Buhari cannot eat his cake and have it.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    • Nasiru Muhammad

      PDP dog.

      • tyson

        I WILL RATHER BE A PDP dog or baboon–rather than hand around the corrupt tail of Buhari whom we do not know how he enlisted into the army—-he will never be president—

        • SAM .A

          When you hear Jega declare him the Winner on 14th or 15th of FeBuhari , u are free to kiss the nearest transformer to your house. We on this forum,and Nigeria at large will be happy to miss u.

          • dkb

            Toba leku koku. If he wan die make hin die abi lolz

  • warry

    If people’s data has been lost why not issue PVC ‘s earlier so that those persons will have the of re registering and picking up their cards before their the elections .Is this incompetence or wicked attempt to rig the elections?

  • Ukpaka

    This election must hold as scheduled. GEJ is free to drop out to save face if he wants to. He can also go to court if he chooses. If INEC is ready, Johnathan can’t dictate to us when election should be held. He is his own enemy. This elections would have been a “slam dunk” for GEJ had he performed but instead he wasted 6yrs in office supporting corruption, could not save a kobo despite the sustained high price of crude under his presidency for 6yrs and now he woke up to tell us he would do better in his second term and yet would not let us have an election. This GEJ is the most selfish individual I have seen. He is willing to plunge this country into another war jus to keep power. We call people like him “slow poison”. He appears innocuous but very deadly within especially with support of useless Clark who thinks this is an entitlement.

  • Faruk Al-amin

    No to postponement of election, lets get this shit over with

  • Chris1408

    Shifting election date, mean shifting swearing of the winner. No to shifting elections. GEJ can’t stay past May 29th

    • tyson

      “Let us call a spade, a spade. There are two main contenders for the Presidency in this election. The analyzed data BELOW depicts a worrying trend. Voters in the zones that tend to support President Goodluck Jonathan are massively disenfranchised by the application of the so-called PVCs debacle, 40% to 50% of voters in these regions who are lawfully and duly registered to vote will be denied their right to vote by INEC.
      “That is nearly half of the support base of the President, simply nullified by administrative (failure) prior to the election. By comparison, the zones that tend to support Buhari are handed a massive voter advantage, nearly 80% of his support base will be allowed to cast their votes by INEC.

      In an election, which many say will be won or lost by a slim margin, to now disenfranchise 26million voters through a questionable and unlawful rule by INEC is not acceptable by any measures. That is the point being made here————–what a shame—

  • Investigator

    PROFESSOR ATTAHIRU JEGA IS INCOMPETENT

    He simply wants to have his cake and eat it by talking from both sides of his mouth.
    Whereas, it is common sense that he is simply not prepared for Saturday’s election.
    If he were prepared he would not invite party leaders to discuss postponement of polls.
    His un-resolved issue is Buhari’s eligibility which he must determine before Tuesday.
    He can’t print valid ballot papers for Saturday’s election without asking this question, viz:

    • Goddy

      @Investigator,

      So, Muhammadu Buhari is actually the one delaying the 14th February election?
      But they have been asking him this same question since December last year.
      I don’t think he has this certificate. He would have shown it since December.

  • Olusegun Olawonyi

    Why do we like trouble in this nation – what is there for INEC to decide on Saturday? What would change between now and saturday given the account of what he told the council of states? The election should hold…it is time to move this country forward.

    • dkb

      Jega will stay on his word. Thats what i know. He will just shift collection date of pvc till the eve of the election.

  • tyson

    A political interest organization, Credible Alternative Alliance (CAA) led by former Kaduna state Governor, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is tilting the distribution of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to favour areas believed to be strongholds of All Progressives Congress’ candidate, General Muhammed Buhari.

    The group presented a statistical analysis of the distribution of PVCs which showed the number of registered voters yet to collect their PVCs in various zones.

    According to CAA, South-East has (3,287, 530) , South West (7,411,205), South-South (3,844,370) , North-East (2,429,763), North West (4,835,556), North Central (3,907,849) and FCT(421,559).

    On the distribution of PVCs, CAA said it has observed “a criminal gross disparity of voter spread designed to tilt the election to a pre-determined outcome.

    The group insists that all the 68.8 million registered voters must be given unfettered access to freely collect their PVCs and cast their vote as provided for in the constitution, adding that it would be forced to take INEC to court if that condition was not met.

    “Let us call a spade, a spade. There are two main contenders for the Presidency in this election. The analyzed data above depicts a worrying trend. Voters in the zones that tend to support President Goodluck Jonathan are massively disenfranchised by the application of the so-called PVCs debacle, 40% to 50% of voters in the these regions who are lawfully and duly registered to vote will be denied their right to vote by INEC.
    “That is nearly half of the support base of the President, simply nullified by administrative (failure) prior to the election. By comparison, the zones that tend to support Buhari are handed a massive voter advantage, nearly 80% of his support base will be allowed to cast their votes by INEC.

    In an election, which many say will be won or lost by a slim margin, to now disenfranchise 26million voters through a questionable and unlawful rule by INEC is not acceptable by any measure.

    ” CAA condemns in its entirety. This attempt by INEC to undermine our nescient democracy through this criminal enterprise to determine the outcome of this electioneer before the ballot is cast.

    While speaking on the controversy raging over the coming election, Balarabe Musa said there is no way INEC can be able to distribute the outstanding PVCs within the remaining two weeks.

    “INEC cannot meet up with the issuance voters card to all registered voters, even the PVCs is not being realistic because of the past failures in the past. For example, INEC is talking about distributing permanent voters cards. Let us assume that sufficient PVCs have been produced the commission, how is the PVC is still being distributed.

    ” We have credible information that in some places in the rural areas, INEC staff take the PVCs for distribution and because of the disappointments of the past refuse to come out for collection of PVC. The commission staff then leave the PVCs to community leaders to distribute. I believe that should not be the responsibility of the village heads to do that but INEC.

    “Again, how can we realistically expect INEC to make PVCs available to every registered voter within two weeks, something they failed to do in many years

    • terry

      That statement is so stupid,cos nobody is stopping antone from collecting his or her card.
      The truth is in SE people wil still not vote if given the cards.

    • Nife

      What is the evidence since the pvc does not state your party on it.

    • Preco01

      Enthusiasm for change is driving the numbers, that is if the stats are correct, southerners “make noise”, Northerners vote. period!

  • tyson

    “Let us call a spade, a spade. There are two main contenders for the Presidency in this election. The analyzed data BELOW depicts a worrying trend. Voters in the zones that tend to support President Goodluck Jonathan are massively disenfranchised by the application of the so-called PVCs debacle, 40% to 50% of voters in these regions who are lawfully and duly registered to vote will be denied their right to vote by INEC.
    “That is nearly half of the support base of the President, simply nullified by administrative (failure) prior to the election. By comparison, the zones that tend to support Buhari are handed a massive voter advantage, nearly 80% of his support base will be allowed to cast their votes by INEC.

    In an election, which many say will be won or lost by a slim margin, to now disenfranchise 26million voters through a questionable and unlawful rule by INEC is not acceptable by any measures. That is the point being made here—————–

    • Preco01

      dem no know road to go collect PVC abi dem just siddon dey quaff alomo bitters ( abi ogogoro?) come dey complain yeye complain, na pa Edwin statistics una dey use? den na lie be all that nonsense 40-50%

  • I go die O!

    ALL THESE ARGUMENTS WOULD BE AVOIDED IF ONLY
    BUHARI WOULD DO THE NEEDFUL IN SELF-RESPECT:

    • Taiwo

      The only song heard by the deaf is what he will sing till death. So, elections should be shifted because Buhari must not win even if we waste the whole treasury?

  • Hembe Hembe

    It is better for Nigerians to elect credible and democratic candidate to remain/emerge the president of Nigeria in the next one year than to hurriedly enthrone by rigging a dictator, a religious fundamentalist, and ethnic bigotry as the president of the country who will take Nigeria back to old age.
    It is better for Nigeria to postpone election so as to have free and fair election than for Nigerians to submerge themselves into a sub-standard and compromised election by INEC Chairman and a few power infidels.
    I AM OF THE CANDID VIEWS THAT NIGERIANS SHOULD SAY NO TO EX-MILITARY DICTATOR, BUHARI, BY ENSURING THAT ALL NIGERIANS PICKED THEIR PVCs AND VOTED AGAINST BUHARI AS THEY DEMONSTRATED IN 2003, 2007, AND 2011.

  • Wähala

    Me-thinks, it was not hot air blowing that the Clark Group immediately called on prof. Attahiru Jega to resign or face immediate arrest after the Council of State decided against election postponement. Prof. Jega is under serious blackmail for awarding himself (thru his father-in-law) the contract for procuring biometric data capturing machines in 2010. Akin to Ribadu’s mansion procured with loans by his father-in-law. Attahiru Jega’s greed is most likely the ace card the PDP and JoDumbo are now waving in his face as the consequence of his indiscretion. I wrote about it then because I’ve never trusted Jega’s insistence on micro-managing INEC at virtually every level. Again, Nigerians would be left holding their balls due to another corrupt Govt. official and if INEC bows to pressure and scuttle the elections, we’re back to Maradona Days… Sha, waiting for Jega’s news conference to learn what must have changed his mind within the last 24hrs.

    • Shuaibu Bola Victor

      I have lost my respect for Jega. Nigerians have withdrawn their trust from Jega. Shei! Jega?

      • Wähala

        I wrote about it back then, that contract cost me a lot of dough but what goes around certainly will come around. Hopefully, that’s not why 170million folks should be denied their civic rights. Again, let’s hear him out.

        • Shuaibu Bola Victor

          Waiting to hear from him soon.

  • the truth

    Most nigerians want this election shifted. A situation according to inec figures were 86% of pvcs for the 19 northern states have been distributed compared to 58% of pvcs in the southern states. This is clear manipulation. Let us wait for everybody to get their pvcs before running to elections. Every citizen deserves the right to vote as long as they are registered and off age.

    • terry

      wait for everybody? lol Are u from Mars?

    • chat4zeal

      Yes, lets “wait” till 2019, right? nonesense

      • the truth

        tell jega to do the needful and stop playing to the saboteours hands

    • Taiwo

      We have been preparing for this elections since four years ago. There are 1,001 reasons why elections should be shifted till 2020 and that there are 1,001 reasons why it should hold as scheduled. Remember what has been invested so far. anyway, FEAR can lead to so many things. But let us be careful.

      • the truth

        so is it the fgs fault that inec failed to plan. Do you say we disenfranchise our fellow country men

    • Akiika

      Where did you get your statistics from?

      • the truth

        Please try to do research and dont only invest in propaganda papers like premium times and sahara reporters

        • Joan Richard

          Oga researcher, please lecture us

      • Preco01

        …lol..he got his stats from pa Edwin

    • dkb

      Sometimes when you talk i wonder how you always reason. Pvc is ready. Pple no collect am. Shey make inec dey go individual house and be giving them pvc. Even if they give them one year to collect pvc. You will talk say the 1 year is not enough.

      • the truth

        who says they are not going to collect them? a situation where non indigenes in lagos are being disenfranchised because they are known to always vote blue . Have u gotten your pvc?

        • Joan Richard

          Go to your village. Are you from lagos? See me see trouble, why take panadol for another person’s headache?

    • Joan Richard

      When did you become the mouth piece of “nost Nigerians”. Please concentrate on your family first I.e if you have one.

  • terry

    postpone backdate or even sack Jega will not change the result of the elections.
    Anyone thinking people who have apathy collecting their PVC will vote GMB are dreaming.If everybody is allowed to collect PVC and election free and fair i dont know which state PDP will win.The earlier the better for PDP.

  • ANIMAL in HUMAN SKIN

    FELA’s SONG UPON RELEASE FROM BOKOHARI’s PRISON
    ==========================================

    Fela, wetin you go sing about?
    DEM GO WORRY ME
    Dem go worry me, worry me– worry, worry, worry, worry
    The time weh I dey, for prison, I call am “inside world”
    The time weh I dey outside prison, I call am “outside world”
    Na craze world, no be outside world
    CRAZE** WORLD *……..

    Bokohari is a Craze (insane) man
    ======================
    No be outside- Buhari dey
    Na craze man be dat
    Animal in craze-man skin-i
    Na craze world be dat
    No be outside- Idia-gbon dey
    Na craze man be dat- oh
    Animal in craze-man skin
    Na craze world be dat

    He ordered arrest and imprisonment for 5 yrs
    =============================
    No be outside- dem find me guilty
    No be outside- dem jail me five years
    —I no do nothing——
    No be outside-dem judge dey beg ee-o
    Na craze world be dat, Na craze world be dat

    Killing of Students
    ==========
    No be outside- dem kill dem students
    Soweto, Zaria, and Ife
    Na craze world be dat, ee-oh
    Na craze world be dat,
    Na be outside- all dis dey happen

    His War Against Indiscipline was a gross violation of Human Rights
    ======================================================
    War against indiscipline, ee-oh
    Na Nigerian government, ee-oh [Buhari & Idiagbon]
    Dem dey talk ee-oh
    “My people are ‘useless’, My people are ‘senseless’, My people are indiscipline”
    Na Nigerian government, ee-oh
    Dem dey talk be dat

    I never hear dat before- oh
    Make Government talk, ee-oh
    “My people are ‘useless’, My people are ‘senseless’, My people are indiscipline”
    which kind talk be dat- oh?
    Craze talk be dat ee-oh
    Na animal talk be dat – oh
    Na animal talk be dat – oh

    Bokohari as a disguising Islamist
    ====================
    MANY LEADERS AS YOU SEE DEM
    NA DIFFERENT DISGUISE DEM DEY-OH
    ANIMALS IN HUMAN SKIN
    ANIMAL-I put you TIE – oh
    ANIMAL-I wear AGBADA
    ANIMAL-I put you SUIT

    • Bidemi

      Lol

  • SAM .A

    Now the down is cast, if Jega with his hard work( ‘we are more prepared than2011’) listens to proponents of postponement and postpone it on Saturday , he shouldn’t be under any illusion , he will be walking into Jonathan’s trap, the following day he will be replaced with somebody to conduct it in future, just like he removed Sanusi the current emir of Kano.
    If he listens to other side and conduct the election on February 14& 28 , he will leave his name written in Gold in the anal of Nigeria history .He would have been the Midwife who delivered a New Nigerian baby without malformation as some Nigerians anticipated .

  • UYI111

    Why are the registered Northern minors cards ready while the the Southern Adults are yet to get their cards ?
    that is election riging even before they are cast jega should go he is unfair in every way.

    • Otile

      Well, Jega is a Fulani man rooting for his uncle Imam Mohamed Buhari.

      • Tunji Azeez

        The same uncle he didn’t root for in 2011? Did they just get to know they are related? Be reasonable, pls.

    • Bunduma Mohammed

      You are agent of disunity. Your people should go and collect their card.

  • Preco01

    Attahiru Jega, you must stand your ground, stick to your time table, follow the good advice by the council of state. Do not be intimidated by threats from blood sucking Southern “elders” and Jezebels. Prof. Jega it is better to stay on the side of history, desperate politicians come and go but your good name you must guide jealously

  • Investigator

    PROFESSOR ATTAHIRU JEGA IS INCOMPETENT

    He simply wants to have his cake and eat it by talking from both sides of his mouth.
    Whereas, it is common sense that he is simply not prepared for Saturday’s election.
    If he were prepared he would not invite party leaders to discuss postponement of polls.
    His un-resolved issue is Buhari’s eligibility which he must determine before Tuesday.
    He can’t print valid ballot papers for Saturday’s election without asking this question, viz:

    • Bunduma Mohammed

      You are one of the criminals working for the devil. Jega is bad now because he may not allow drunkard Jonathan to rig election.

  • Omababa

    Jonathan listen d advice of these 3 people who rooted for u in 2011:
    Obasanjo; If you allow them brake coconut on ur head, u wont be alive to enjoy d sweet taste of d water.
    Cardinal Okogie; look into d history of Nigeria, all d president who wanted to remain in power at all cost never succeed.
    Father Mbaka; when God left Saul he did not know untill David took over his reign.
    All d attempt you are making to scuttle this election will fail and at d end you will vacate Aso Rock.

    • Bio

      Men’s way are not God ways. They have spoken, it remains GOD to decide. Who speaks when God has not spoken.

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    INEC commissioners should know Nigerians are waiting for them either to toe the path of the devil led by Goodluck Jonathan who was chosen six year by God but decide to follow devil or conduct the election as scheduled. Nigerians are watching to either sucome to inducement of your money that was stolen or follow the path of truth.

  • Question n’ Answer

    Professor Jega,

    You have already failed voters’ cards duty, how about this other key question,
    are you going to fail it too, by putting Buhari on the ballot paper, as qualified?

  • Okey

    For me, I demand that politicians insisting on February 14 MUST recall ALL their children abroad back to Nigeria before February 14 and show them on national television for Nigerians to see, if they are to be taken seriously.

    And let me warn my generation again: A generation caused crisis and civil war when they were young and that their thoughtless act cost this nation over three (3) million lives lost to the civil war that that generation caused. Members of that generation are now very old; some of them still do not realize the need to leave our generation alone run our own affairs; they and their civilian allies still want to drag us along to their graves. It is our patriotic duty to resist them from throwing our dear country into another chaos and civil war. They have spent their time. They should allow us enjoy and spend our own in peace.

  • FortB

    Ring True

    with Yemi Adebowale

    yemi.adebowale@thisdaylive.com 07013940521

    Let me say it straight away: Whenever there are security challenges anywhere in the world as we are witnessing with Boko Haram, the achievements of that administration would be blighted. The easiest way to breakdown a political opponent is to make this a major political campaign issue. In the case of our dear country, some political opponents of Goodluck Jonathan are also stoking insurgency in order to reap politically from the crisis. And then, a combination of high level sabotage/inept military leadership allowed the insurgency to get out of hand. I said it a few weeks back that Jonathan, as the Commander in Chief had not been firm and decisive on this issue. That was why the insurgency got out of hand. But suddenly, there is a ray of hope, with the multi-national force smoking the bastards out of their hideout. Jonathan’s deal with our neighbours around the Lake Chard Basin on counter-terrorism is working. If the momentum is maintained, in a couple of weeks, Boko Haram will become history.

    However, we must not allow the insurgency in the North-east to becloud the landmarks of this administration; and they are numerous. For example, Jonathan has greatly deepened democracy in this country with consummate respect for free press, freedom of expression, human rights and virtually all democratic ethos. He is free from the madness of autocracy. That was why he signed into law the Freedom of Information Bill which Olusegun Obasanjo dumped. No President in the history of this country has received this much bashing by all sorts of people, and yet, we don’t get to hear of arrests and assassinations. We must also note that Jonathan allowed a strong opposition party to emerge without ‘influencing’ INEC. This is the first Nigerian President that will show great respect for INEC’s independence. I am sure that our chicken farmer in Abeokuta would not have allowed all these to happen. He would have railroaded INEC to stop APC. Jonathan has deepened democracy in our dear country by refusing to manipulate the result of elections as witnessed in the Anambra, Edo, Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states governorship elections. His party won only in Ekiti State.
    I became interested in developments in the health sector under the Jonathan administration when the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan on October 2013 successfully carried out the first open heart surgery in the hospital; the first ever in its over 60 years history. The feat was carried out by UCH surgeons in conjunction with a team of surgeons from United States. The four-hour surgery corrected a leaking heart valve in a 19-year-old secondary school leaver.

    The big question that followed was: When did UCH acquire the equipment and manpower for this kind of complex surgery? It all started about three years ago when the Jonathan administration embarked on massive refurbishment/modernization of federal health institutions across the country. The UCH, just like many federal health institutions benefited in terms of world class equipment and the training/re-training of its manpower overseas. The hospital has since carried out more open heart surgeries in the last three years. The Jonathan administration also re-introduced the overseas component of the Residency Training Programme and overseas refresher courses for young consultants and other health professionals in different specialties. Just like UCH, virtually all federal health institutions across the country have been positively impacted on in the last four years.
    The local content law initiated and signed into law by Jonathan has empowered Nigerians and an estimated 30 per cent of oilfield services revenue now goes to companies owned by Nigerians. This is projected to hit 50 per cent in 2015. SEPLAT, a company created due to the government’s policies, now employs over 5,000 workers and produces over 70,000 barrels of oil per day.
    We have surpassed South Africa and our economy is now the largest in Africa and the 26th largest in the world. Between 2011 and 2014, GDP growth hovered around 7%per annum, the highest in Sub-saharan Africa. According to a recent World Bank data, the Foreign Direct Investment in just the first six months of 2014 stood at $9.7 billion. The moribund automotive industry has been revived. Vehicles are currently being assembled in Nigeria after over 30 years comatose.
    We are making progress with the growth of the agricultural sector. His administration eliminated the corruption in the distribution of fertilizers. This is the first government that showed commitment to returning this country to the good old days when agriculture played a significant role in our economy. For example, before 2012, there was only one world class rice mill in the country. But between 2012 and 2014, over 18 world class rice mills have been established across the nation.
    The railway system once moribund is being resuscitated with many lines now back to life. Jonathan successfully unbundled the power sector. With the conclusion of the sales of gencos, and discos and government clearing up all legacy issues in the industry/successful completion of some of the major pipelines to feed the gas plants, generation and distribution capacity is climbing steadily.

    Jonathan has in the last three years shown pronounced commitment to the education sector. A 4-Year Strategic Plan to support the actualization of the Transformation Agenda for the sector was developed. This is the only administration that has consistently increased allocation to the education sector in the last four years. For example, education budget increased from N409.5 billion in 2012 to N437 billion in 2013. In the last four years, 12 new federal universities were established across the country to ensure greater access to university education. It is heart-warming to know that there is now at least one federal university in every state.
    Opponents of Jonathan should be reasonable enough to give him credit for the ongoing transformation of the nation’s airports. The Aviation Master Plan and Road Map approved by Jonathan in January 2012 is being passionately implemented. This is the first time that such a grand plan for the Nigerian Aviation Industry would be initiated and implemented passionately by any administration in this country. There are now two additional departure and arrival wings at the Murtala Mohammed international Airport. They have reduced queues during passenger processing. Terminals in airports across the country are being remodeled and upgraded. Again, for the first time in the history of this nation, an international airport took off in the South-east. This is the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, upgraded by the Jonathan administration.
    Things are changing on federal roads across the country. We are not there yet, but we can see great improvement. There is a pleasant massive rehabilitation, reconstruction and expansion of major arterial highways by the Jonathan administration. This has reduced travel time between most origins and destinations on these arterial routes. Take a drive on the new look Benin-Ore axis, and you will understand what I mean. The “Operation Safe Passage” launched by the Federal Ministry of Works in 2012 has led to the repair of the failed sections of many federal highways. This is visible on roads like Ilorin to Jebba, Lafia to Makurdi, Aliade to Oturkpo/9th Mile, Enugu to Port Harcourt, Kano to Katsina and Odukpani to Itu. The Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Road is also looking good.
    There is a revolution going on in the industrial sector (the real sector) courtesy of the Jonathan administration. Manufactures in the country have never had it so good.
    Indeed, this is the first time a government will fulfill virtually every commitment made to the manufacturing sector, resulting in massive improvement in industrial capacity utilization. Figures from the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria show that between the Obasanjo and Yar’Adua administration, industrial capacity utilization dropped to about 39 per cent. In the last three years, capacity utilization has increased to about 49 per cent.
    There was a N100 billion Textile Industry Resuscitation Fund announced by Obasanjo about 13 years ago. He never implemented it until he left office. Jonathan ensured that the money was released in 2012. Some textile mills in Kaduna, Kano and Lagos have roared back to life, creating new jobs for thousands of Nigerians.
    There is the Export Expansion Grant introduced by Obasanjo to encourage manufacturing for export. He suspended the fund just after he initiated it. Jonathan has revived the grant and has been handing it to exporters. Manufacturers are now encouraged to produce for the export market, thus earning foreign exchange for the country. Nigerian manufactured goods are now all over the west coast and beyond, thanks to the EEG.
    A N200 billion Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) was introduced by late President Yar’Adua but was hardly implemented. Jonathan has now fully implemented it, helping hundreds of farmers to set up agro-allied industries. A N10 billion rice processing fund was introduced by Obasanjo in 2002 but was never implemented. Jonathan has also fully implemented this. He is also implementing an Industrial Sector Refinancing Fund which bails out manufactures whose businesses are dying due to expensive debts owed to banks.
    As February 14 beckons, let me say it loud and clear that we need a man that does not discriminate on the basis of religion or tribe. We need a man with great respect for our two great religions – Islam and Christianity. We need a man that relates with people, not on the basis of religion. We need a detribalised man who treats everybody equally whether you are from the North or South of this great country. We need a man that truly believes in the sanctity of equity, democracy and the rule of law. We need a man that will allow the media to consistently bash him (whether rightly or wrongly) without a draconian response.
    Buhari is a good man. But the Presidency of Nigeria requires much-more than this. Buhari as a one-man anti-riot force cannot solve the problems of Nigerians. He is surrounded by too many shady characters. I need not go into this long list of dubious characters masquerading as progressives. We all know them. While terrorists attack our brothers in the North, most of these people jeer our soldiers and Jonathan. People who fail to work with the incumbent government to fight attacks by terrorists are callous and Godless and we must not reward them by voting them into power. These people want to hijack Buhari and this great country for their own selfish interest.

    Again, we started a process with Obasanjo in 1999 and completed it in 2007, with the Owu Chief doing the maximum two terms allowed by the constitution. Power rotated to the North in 2007 and we started another process with Yar’Adua, the great statesman and patriot. By divine reasons, this process was truncated prematurely in 2010. We started another just process in 2011 with Jonathan. I believe we should complete this current process in the interest of equity and one-Nigeria. This is a food for thought as we prepare to vote.

  • daniel

    This is all leadership problem; the exact reason Buhari was voted into power, but it seems without Idiagbon he is not much. Buhari needs a strong deputy to do well. Amaechi would have made him a better vice president.