Ekiti rigging tape is authentic — Police Minister

Contrary to the blatant denial of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, and the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, that they were involved in a meeting where strategies for rigging the 2014 Ekiti State governorship election were discussed, the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan, who was also at the meeting, has admitted that the meeting actually took place.

A recording of the meeting, which also featured other top officials of the government and Aliyu Momoh, a Brigadier General, was leaked last week.

Mr. Adesiyan, however, said the conversation in the leaked tape was an altercation between Mr. Fayose and Mr. Momoh after the former accused the later of being bribed by the then incumbent governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi.

“Fayose accused the General who supervised the Ekiti election of taking bribe from Fayemi and APC, that was two days before the election. They called me because they said the General disarmed policemen and I told him to allow the policemen to do their job,” he told the Sunday Punch newspaper.

“I was there, Fayose was there, Otunba Omisore was there, Senator Obanikoro was there. I am not denying that there was a conversation but it was not what they are saying.

“Nigerians are not dummies. These people are mischievous; somebody recorded the scene but let everybody listen to it. Listen to it yourself and get back to me.”

Mr. Obanikoro had denied that he was part of any meeting to rig the election.

“Whatever they are spreading within the social media, is something that APC made up. There is nowhere in the world you will find me talking about rigging an election anywhere in the country,” he said during an interview on Rhythm FM.

When the leaked audio was played back for him during the programme, Mr. Obanikoro replied that the recording showed someone was complaining about the plan of the APC to rig the election.

“The recording did not say I have manipulated any result from what I have listened to, rather, from what you have played is someone shouting at someone who is co-operating and collaborating with APC and trying to frustrate something.

“What that is, I don’t know, but from what I have heard, somebody shouting out loudly telling the other person that you are working with somebody else other than me, that’s what I could hear,” he said.

On his part, Mr. Fayose said his voice and that of other people in the recording was manipulated using speech software such as Natural Voices.

“Nigerians should be reminded of how the APC people lied in 2007 that they recorded how the governorship election was rigged even in the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, but the party could not produce a single photo evidence at the tribunal because their plan to do what is known as Morphing and Synthesis was exposed.

“Nigerians should also be reminded of the existence of a technology called speech software, which is good at reproducing the sounds, inflections and intonations of a human voice. The APC that we all know is a party of crooks, who are capable of doing anything, no matter how criminal to achieve its aim,” a statement by his media aide, Idowu Adelusi, read.

Similarly, the police minister, Mr. Adesiyan, said the recording is another devious move by the All Progressive Congress, APC, to discredit the victory of Mr Fayose after their previous attempts failed.

“In order to set the record straight, we say emphatically that the offensive YouTube (audio) was unfounded and meant to hoodwink the unwary and portray the PDP and its leaders across the South West in a bad light.

“How did Omisore and those mentioned in the YouTube (audio) rig election when all the stakeholders in Ekiti voted for Fayose? Initially, the APC claimed it was stomach infrastructure that won the people’s mandate for Fayose. When that would not fly, they say it was photo-chromic rigging.

“Now, it is army and police who were coordinated to rig for Fayose, what balderdash!”


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  • Giganto

    Over to the Dictator and Commander-of-Thieves, Gbadluck Ebola Jonothing!. His serving minister has admitted to a criminal offence of conspiring to rig election with his blessings. He should resign as president with immediate effect and hand himself over to the nearest police station for prosecution otherwise the national assembly should commence impeachment proceeding against him ASAP!

    • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

      Did your stewpede as# wven read the content of the story?
      Yolu guys are a bunch of nincompoops.

    • warry

      Did you read the report? This is how you blindly support an Ignoramus without getting to know the implications.

      • Oskirin

        did u also read n listen 2 d report? pls tell us wht we dnt knw.coz it seems u knw beta.

    • Mosaku 147

      Asokoro DPO should as a matter of national public importance proceed to Aso rock villa to effect the arrest of its criminal chief occupant. I wonder why God decided to punish Nigeria with this moron as president.

  • tyson

    The issue at stake here is that a serving soldier recorded the voice of members of the ruling party PDP and handed it over to the opposition-APC party that is the matter at stake here-Apart from that it was also discovered that the said Fulani Captain who hails from the same tribe with Buhari- has been holding meetings with Tinubu in Lagos–This is very serious offence in the military—-we are not talking about voices or no voice as APC indicated—Nigerian is at war and we have an opposition party bribing soldiers to lie against the president- less of how Buhari forged his Oluwole certificate-

    • Funso

      Tyson, President Jonathan online spokesperson, so you confirm that the audio tape is true. That is all Nigerians need to know at this moment. Thanks.

    • George Ager.A

      The only issue at stake here is your level of reasoning! Use your brain not your kidneys

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Very low cognitive capacity, typical of your group of Internet trollers here.

      You did not deny that a meeting took place, or that the scallywags mentioned to be there were indeed there…plotting the election rigging. So what else?

    • Olu Ade

      The question and the crime committed here is why should a Nigerian army commander (not PDP army) who are supposed to be neutral be meeting with the PDP candidate in the election, in the candidate hotel and at night to strategize for an election. The army chieftain was infact met secretly with PDP who was the opposition in Ekiti State at that time. No record that this captain met with Governor Fayemi who was incumbent then and other parties. Where is the neutrality in this? Mr. Tyson did you get it at all? While I agree with you that the soldier who did the recording did it illegally or secretly, APC had nothing to do with this as the soldier released it on the internet and to some online media for all Nigerians to hear. This soldier in other parts of the world will be hailed as a patriotic hero and whistle blower while the army commander will be disciplined or forced to resign.

      This is a shame and only in Nigeria will a Minister come out to say he was there and try to defend what is indefensible. All those who were are the meeting should bury their head in shame. Why will you accuse APC? Was it APC that made these rogues to hold their secret meeting? Are you aware that only APC people were arrested, including Lai Mohammed their national spokesperson. So, stop your ethnic and religious bigotry, it has taken Nigeria no where.

    • taewo

      Poor logical reasoning and possibly low IQ

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Bruv, permit me to edit your comment.

        “Poor, illogical, unthinking and unreasoning animal of definitely very low IQ” is more apt to describe @tyson.

    • Oskirin

      pls permit me 2 abuse u 4 once.u b original MUMU.

      • Maitama Tambari

        Oskirin, what a name! Empty barrel. Contribute if you have brain or shut up.

      • olu_kay

        Dont take Tyson serious he says the dumbest comments in defence of his paymaster.

    • Maitama Tambari.

      Tyson your IQ is so small you cannot differentiate between a grain and feeble. Every person with a name similar to Hausa from the North is either Fulani or Hausa unless he has Martins, John or similar name even though from the North, but it is in your mind not Hausa or Fulani, Agwai, Bello and Audu. Are they Hausa or Fulani or other tribes? That is how illiterate you are about the geography and people of Nigeria. However, that is not the point, the point is your confirmation of existence of the tape. The effort of a patriotic Armed Forces personal rendering his sworn service as an intelligent Officer to the Nation, is now problem of APC and GMB. Haba. How about the members and Agents of PDP who were caught hands and pants down conducting the criminals planning in the tape. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

    • Wähala

      Deri…
      Read thru all the responses to your insanity and believe what I’ve been telling you for 6yrs now…
      “Aborigine education is contaminated education”. You are a disgrace to humanity. Cross-bred chimps!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      So Kogi people are also Fulani in your ogogoro induced hallucinatory state?

  • warry

    APC is a party of liars and propagandists. They went to CNN and said weapons were not provided to the Army to fight Boko Haram, only for God to tell Abubakar Shekau to go and expose that lie. They have given all sorts of billions of dollars that they claimed to have been stolen by Jonathan conniving with the NNPC, but because he has nothing to hide, he invited Price water cooper to do an audit.The report has come out. There is no connivance taking several billions of dollars, but to remit an outstanding sum $1.48 billion to the Federation account. How many more lies and propaganda will APC use to deceive Nigerians. An ignorant Buhari is now being re packaged as change. What change? Negative change.

  • Maitama Tambari

    Whatever you do the truth always champion. John Dean, Legal Adviser to Richard Nixon, Holderman, Chief of Staff and one other person were in the presence of President Richard Nixon when one million dollars bribe discussion took place in the Oval Office. All those present and previewed in the discussion disclaimed it until John Dean, the arrow head found that he was going to be the victim, then he disclosed of the presence of a tape recorder in the Oval Office to the Prosecutor. The culprits listened to the tape and tried to edit the portion of the criminal activity in the presence of the President. Hard copy was available but easy to doctor. The tape was sent for forensic investigation and analysis. The editted portion was restored and President Nixon render his resignation, Holderman, John Dean and the other person went to prison for criminal activity.

    The Captain found he was going to be the victim of Brid. Gen Momoh, being an intelligent Officer, always prepared in his duty, taped the scene of criminality. His affidavit was also professionally done. In a civilized society, the people in that tape would have been facing the music now or have resigned Honorably from public service, instead, confirmation of the discussion out of conscience, being a wound and only truth can heal it, and disowning the meeting while out of public service which doesn’t stop prosecution, is our stock in trade. We would like change in our social political behavior too. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • Truthometer

    PDP will continue to come up with different versions of the same story. They first denied that anything like that happened and that the tape was manipulated to superimpose their voices on the disgraceful rigging plan’s tape. Now, the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan who was part of the conspiracy is coming out with another version. PDP is nothing but the nest of crooks, criminals and cutthroats. We are still waiting for Jelili Adesiyan and Omisore to tell us how Bola Ige died. We are not going to allow the same evil perpetrated in Ekiti to happen during the coming presidential election. PDP can continue to conspire with the security, military and intelligence apparatus of the state to suppress the will of the people; but very soon, they will see all their subversive plans against Nigerian people going up in flames. They’ve shifted the election day. That’s ok. But whatever they do, we the patriots shall MarchForBuhari, with our PVC.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The caption is a fraud !! The important thing is that the minister denied the contents of the said audio tape. Accepting his presence in a meeting does not imply that any rigging was done or planned. The ballot can be recounted a million times it will still show that PDP won landslide !!

    • Maitama Tambari

      Tawanda, paid PDP associate. See my comments below and reply to Tyson who works in the same Office with you. Instead of the Minister’s denial, he should have honorably resigned as Police Affairs Minister. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

      • olu_kay

        Him and Tyson work in the same Office for Reno Omokri

    • glo

      You swine! Chukwu ga a kpo gi oku!

    • terry

      my brother,prosterity favours the truthful.If people can rise up today for a man like GMB its because he is truthful.Dont try to defend lies you fully know is true.You destroy ur own spirit and luck.
      Besides the tape clearly says they had copies of voting papers made available to them by inec agent.
      Its the fraudelent landslide.

    • Denis_NG

      The only fraud here is you Tawanda!

  • Okey

    Scientific verification is not a cult affair. Where the 2nd party is alive, he is brought into the picture to be party to the scientific verification from day one. He may elect not to be part of it but opt to re-analyze such evidence independently to enable him disprove the other analysis- whether it was “cloned.” This was not the case here.

    You talked of knowing X’s voice but remember that 419 persons use phones manipulated to clone women voices and pose as a woman soliciting a man. Lecherous men do fall prey to that.

    Now, this claim having not followed the process expected of scientific analysis / discovery, I find it difficult to accept its genuineness, more so when a disgruntled straggler is the chief witness.

    • blueeyedkitten

      you needn’t have to believe it. you’re not important in this matter.

      • Okey

        You are most important in the matter.

        • blueeyedkitten

          the views of the majority is important. i am part of the majority, and you’re a minority.

          • Okey

            Yes, with you alone the majority is formed !

          • blueeyedkitten

            duh

    • chat4zeal

      Well, let me explain something to you, the 419 persons blah blah blah you quoted does not mimic the voice of a true human being but a scientific voice instead, what we are talking about here represent the voice of known humans (Fayose and co) and have being scientifically verified. If you must believe it is possible to change one’s voice through a software, you must also believe there are scientific ways of verifying same.

      • Okey

        Thatthe voice of true human beings cannot be “cloned” ? Certainly, you don’t know what you are talking about.

  • Hembe Hembe

    The story is fake.

  • @Amuwospeaks

    Then why is obanikoro denying that there was no meeting held

    • glo

      Obanikoro is a bona-fide rogue! He can’t tell the truth to save his life!

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Nigerians believe anything and everything hurled at PDP, so far as it is coming from APC. They are now light years ahead of satan in coceiving evil

    • Maria

      Is Adesiyan an APC minister? You people are going down…

      • BlackieUmukoro

        You have been APCed, hence you are confused. The police ministered only debunked APC’s wrong and wicked assumptions Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • tundemash

          And in the process debunked Obanikoro’s lies who claimed no meeting ever took place. Think with your head and not your anus !

          • Arewabetter

            Haven’t you realised that his ass and head are interchangeable?

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Maybe you can’t afford a DsTv or the cheaper brand StarTime. The audio was played to Obanikoro and from what was played, there was nothing like rigging, as tundesmatched is insinuate Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Tunji Olarewaju

            He doesn’t have a head,you can’t use what you don’t have.

        • Maria

          Yes… am APCed…it is clear to the world that PDP is a fraud. I cant associate with such association of criminals.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            But do you know what APC stands for, this is it ASSOCIATION OF PROPER CRIMINALS Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Denis_NG

            Umukoro, when will you get cured of your persistent ostrich syndrome? You have been carrying on with Jonathan without ever seeing any wrong doing by his administration. The fact however is that, the majority of this country’s citizens have made up their minds about both Buhari and Jonathan. The people have decided that, come May 29th, 2015, Jonathan will head back to Otueke while Buhari starts residing in Aso Rock Presidential villa. Jonathan, despite all the goodwill freely given to him by the long suffering masses of this country, but having never seen wealth, decided to overindulge himself and in the process frittered everything away. Nevertheless, no matter the level of scheming or brigandage, these presidential elections will be written in history as the first ever in the country to send an incumbent President packing from Abuja, and not because they failed in attempts to rig themselves back in, but largely because Nigerians saw them coming from miles away, rejected them wholesale and resisted their satanic electoral schemes..

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Don’t write Jonathan off. His best is yet to come. He may be slow but he is very steady in his transformation drive Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

    • tundemash

      When will you say somethuing intelligent for once ? Is Police Minister Adesiyan an APC man ? Is Captain Okoli who recorded and released he tape an APC man ? Have u ever listened to any tape were Buhari suppported Boko haram and yet you come here to re-echo the nonsense given to you by your PDP paymasters .
      How come Obanikoro, Adesiyan and Fayose version of same event are different ?

      I know that your TAN stove will stop work one day and reality of your folly will dawn on you then !

      • tyson

        Okoli was holding meetings with Tinubu in lagos–passing information to him–in order words he was spying against the army for tinubu————–and APC_—perhaps tinubu discovered he was a drug addict–so was feeding him with cocaine————-

      • Bigzy

        We have been waiting for you to say something intelligent for a very long time too. Ufortunately, you alway fall short.

  • glo

    WHEN WILL NIGERIA MASSES GET TIRED OF THESE SWINEs AND CHASE THEM INTO THE BELLY OF THE BEAST WHERE THEY BELONG?

  • Hembe Hembe

    “I was there, Fayose was there, Otunba Omisore was there, Senator
    Obanikoro was there. I am not denying that there was a conversation but
    it was not what they are saying” —-the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan,

    • Bigzy

      Some despeate mumus are trying to twist the facts to suit their purpose. They are a bunch of forgers, fakers and fraudsters!

  • NEUTRAL

    FELLOW Nigerians, you all already know that I am a very good man. You can all Google the web and see all the very good things I have done.
    I love democracy so much that on Dec 31st 1985 I personally demonstrated on the streets of Lagos for support of the Shagari regime. On that day, December 31st 1985, I also led a most peaceful and democratic demonstration to protest the unnecessary and undue interference with democratic process. You can visit the history books for more information.
    FELLOW Nigerians, if you vote for me, I will stop Boko Haram in 2 weeks. Like I said in one of the ancient cities of the South, let us “KILL” our opponents with our votes. But if I lose I promise you, gaskia, I will soak the blood of the dogs & baboons (Non muslims) on the streets.

    What is my name?

    • Abdul

      Your name must be Badluck Ebere Jonathan

      • wordfreek

        Before nko? Lmao!!!

      • tyson

        HE WAS STILL IN SCHOOL THEN————WHILE BUHARI WAS ALREADY A COL in the army

    • Mosaku 147

      Your name is General Momoh.

      • Emmanuel

        No. The name is with Nigerian army. the

    • DY

      General Mohammed/Mohammadu Buhari.

      Good comment. The responses shows how hard it is to sell a candidate like Buhari. His supporters end up using their own hands to slice their own dung and push it deep into their own mouth. Shit!

    • tyson

      SABINKATE LESS BUHARI

      • Separate Us…

        If Buhari can be a treat to incumbent then u have to believe ur strategy ain’t working man!

  • Dazmillion

    Mr. Adesiyan is one of the forty thieves that Jonathan have recruited to help him navigate this country and we all know Jonathan only recruits criminals

  • terry

    we dont need any analysis by a security firm or interviews of what we already know.Their incoherent lies only adds to show who this people are.Nigerias must make sure we send this people a message come March.
    Nigeria must make a uturn and dumb this pidipigs for change and development.

  • Mosaku 147

    “Add am together,give me the answer; army arrangement!”-fela.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Good one, bruv.

      Observation Is No Crime.

      This one na bad Mistake!

  • NectarinePen

    When did rigging become an offense in Nigeria?

    • I was going to ask same question

    • terry

      Only someone born in a western country will try to argue anyhing in this tape.We know what has been happening.Nigeria can never ever develop with such type of mentality and leaders.
      Even the military are afraid of GMB because he will block all this coruption,but its just five more weeks away.

      • tundemess

        But I hear GMB was part of Abacha’s government for the entire duration of that military regime and its atrocities. Is this true?

        • Real Mess

          Stop being disingenuous. Which one be say ‘i hear’? Were you not a witness to Abacha’s despotic regime? Abi, you be caveman?

        • terry

          did you expect him to resign as a general because Abacha was president.When he held power he showed he had the will to destroy any anti Nigerian theifs and corruption.That alone now will change Nigeria forever.I bet Nigeria will be a super power after GMB.

    • tyson

      The last general election was anything but free and fair. The only political parties that could complain of election rigging are those parties that lacked the resources to rig. There is ample evidence that rigging and thuggery were relative to the resources available to the parties. This conclusively proved to us that the parties have not developed confidence in the presidential system of government on which the nation invested so much material and human resources. While corruption and indiscipline have been associated with our state of under-development, these two evils in our body politics have attained unprecedented height in the past few years. The corrupt, inept and insensitive leadership in the last four years has been the source of immorality and impropriety in our society. GENERAL BUHARI

      • Otile

        Way To GO.
        This is a better way to write a comment without those annoying dashes.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    The so-called rigging tapes are worthless and inconsequential. What kind of rigging will make Fayose win ALL 16 Local Governments in Ekiti State (including Fayemi’s polling unit)? This is crap on steroids.

    • Mosaku 147

      Omo ale ti de. Olori ibu ti gbori wole.

    • Advocate

      “this is not what we agreed in abuja” “special stickers” “soft copy” “arrest daramola” “your promotion depends on me sitting in the council” “i not here for tea party… from the president” just mention a few.

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Non-issue. Case closed.

  • Eze1

    That tape was plan B

  • Hard truth

    From the evidence available that guy did not contradict himself nor Obanikoro who spoke at a different location. There was an altercation about who someone is working for or not. ‘“Whatever they are spreading within the social media, is something that APC made up. There is nowhere in the world you will find me talking about rigging an election anywhere in the country,” he said during an interview on Rhythm FM. When the leaked audio was played back for him during the programme, Mr. Obanikoro replied that the recording showed someone was complaining about the plan of the APC to rig the election.’ The evidence can’t hold water in courts because even if there was such a meeting you still have to prove how the plan was implemented to alter the result in favour of Fayose. From the acclaimed stomach infrastructure blame to photo chromic that ‘erased’ the finger print of those who voted APC to a meeting using army and police. This is desperation and absurdity being shamelessly displayed.

    • Advocate

      “this is not what we agreed in abuja” “special stickers” “soft copy” “arrest daramola” “your promotion depends on me sitting the council” just mention a few.

  • Shuaibu Bola Victor

    MARCH4GreaterElectoralJourney, MARCH4GoodluckEbeleJonathan, MARCH4GEJ.

    UP!!!! GEJ!! GEJ till 2019.

    • The Nigerian quagmire

      Delusional state of mind. Kindly stay off the ogogoro. March4 Buhari is on and unstoppable.

      We have decided on Buhari to be our next president. Dumbo and his gang of crooks CANNOT stop the people’s movement.

      • Razmatazz

        Jonathan’s power drunkenness takes him to a dizzying height. The plot to disqualify GMB veritably thickens. You have to read this making the buzz in blogosphere:

        wwwDOTnewspunchDOTorg/exposed-judge-paid-n2billion-to-disqualify-buhari-plot-thickens-to-blackmail-jega-into-resigning/

        • paul preston

          the question to ask is Buhari qualified to stand for eletrion,let the court decide if he is qualified let himproof it threats will not help them,they threatened hell if election is shifted it was done,Nigeria is bigger than them

      • There is a reason why drugs were prescribed for you. Kindly stop mixing up your prescription. It will do you good

    • Advocate

      jonathan should defend his dogs of election rigging #ekitigate

    • Emmie

      CHANGE IS ALL WE NEED !!

  • SAM .A

    Jonathan manipulation of INEC, through intimidation,orchestrated by Sambo Dasuki the fore runner to London epistle to INEC to change date. Finally wrote a letter 2days ago ,that they can not provide security on 14/2.This was a conspiracy well packaged & delivered.
    Yes you have changed the date of Election(February 14 is politically dead). You can not change the will & determination of the people to effect a change on March 28, A million of Adesiyan ,Fayosin koro & Momoh and their Ekiti movie actors will not stand on the path of people’s momentum for change.

    • tyson

      Was it Jonathan that disenfranchised about 46 million Nigerians-My plea to some of u is to put on your thinking caps b4 u post comments for public consumption–over 20m Christians cannot vote—and all we are saying is Jega Pls give them the chance to express their feelings via the ballot box–and u say u want to launch protest all over the country–The elections was only shifted some few weeks away from the original date—period—And some want to die because of that–why..–It simply means APC was actually planning to rig the elections—period—-If not they woulsd have welcomed the current development-Muslims in their estimation have nothing to do with Val Day———maybe that is why there is so much noise in the camp of the janjaweeds in APC-

      • Advocate

        on ekitigate i stand- president jonathan

  • Advocate

    this is not what we agreed in abuja… I am working for the president.. pick up daramola,,, we have arrested many of them… this not what we agreed in abuja, inec gave us soft copy…. there is nothing we cannot contain… we shared money… i m not here for a tea party… if you make me happy…

  • omokomol

    Has anybody ever noticed that for the past 2 months, every steps and conversations or arguments put forward by the Jona cronies has always led to his loss of popularity and the final straw was the postponement of the election which has derided him of the last goodwill he ever has with some people. Jona, you will continue in your path of mistake until you reach your end. Not only you but all those who have decided to sell off Nigeria on the altar of selfish interest.

    • ola

      Amen

  • Arewabetter

    Who organised this meeting? What was the purpose of organising such a meeting? Was this meeting the appropriate place or avenue for PDP to address its grudges and allegations that APC bribed Mr. Momoh to rig the Ekiti gubernatorial or governorship election in favour of the incumbent in the person of Mr. Kayode Fayemi? Why was the accused, I mean APC, not invited to the meeting? Mr. Adesiyan is quite aware that the Nigerian court is the most appropriate place to address the PDP allegations. Nigerians cannot longer be fooled, because they are now smarter and more intelligent than Mr. Adesiyan thinks. Please, find other arguments to defend yourself!

  • tyson

    The last general election was anything but free and fair. The only political parties that could complain of election rigging are those parties that lacked the resources to rig. Such as UPN abi?There is ample evidence that rigging and thuggery were relative to the resources available to the parties. This conclusively proved to us that the parties have not developed confidence in the presidential system of government on which the nation invested so much material and human resources. While corruption and indiscipline have been associated with our state of under-development, these two evils in our body politics have attained unprecedented height in the past few years. The corrupt, inept and insensitive leadership in the last four years has been the source of immorality and impropriety in our society. GENERAL BUHARI

  • robo

    In a decent society these people should have arrested by now

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      In a decent society,a man who plotted a coup and removed a democratically elected government,a man whose junta deployed retro-active laws to execute Nigerians,a man suspected of inciting his supporters to go on rampage killing almost 1000 Nigerians should npt play a part in democratic politics,he should be made to face the law.

      The same man has refused to show his certificate nor appear for debates due to his grotesque history….that man is Buhari !!

      • Falsehood

        Please try and get your facts right before coming here to peddle falsehood. Buhari was never part of the plot that removed a democratically elected govt….

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Stop protecting a coup plotter !! knowing about a coup and not reporting it is an offence punishable by death in the military. The boys who carried out operations have all confessed that he was very much aware,in fact he was ferried in from Jos once the all-clear was sent to him as arranged.

          Buhari had an option to say “no” just like Ojukwu said to Nzeogwu when he was garrison commander at Kano. Buhari played a role on the day Ironsi was assassinated ,he played a role in the overthrow of Gowon as well .

          WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO DECEIVE ,TAKE YOUR TIME !!

          • Umar Dendi

            Give me one shred of evidence that Ojukwu said no to Nzeagwu! (besides that purported phone call concocted by radio biafra as a propaganda piece ). Ironsi seized power at gun point! I know it, you know it and the whole world knows it! you have exposed your prejudice by citing Ironsi as some hero. He wasn’t, he was as much a traitor as Nzeagwu and the rest of them!
            And under Military Law not reporting a coup is not treachery! hear me! Its not treason! Its against the Law but its not Treason! God knows when you have endemic corruption and incompetence as you have today It will be a duty to look the other side! All hail the Generals!

      • emmanuel

        Buhari is and has always been bigger than Nigerians.

        He care less about a constitution, how much more the rule of Law. He does not appear before a court, panel or debates. He is a blue blooded human, the earlier Nigerianss realise that, the better.

        • Tunsj

          Speak for yourself.

      • robo

        U see what I mean, a coup its is coming back, govt officials planning with military officers how to rig elections. You see what I mean

    • tyson

      In a decent society Buhari will never rear his ugly head in public to ask for our votes with his forged certificate. Never its only in a country like Nigeria that we see such rubbish——

  • Thenjiwe Obong

    this is the result of a company of thieves. both sides are so so in lack of credibility that one cannot be sure who to trust. one thing is for sure, both parties are so desperate, none has the least interest of Nigeria at heart. Is there a man amongst our politicians who has the least care for the good of Nigeria? Is there one with a single virtue? Is there one that has not defiled his oath of office with their wicked practices and immoral principles? which of them have not battered their conscience for bribes? Isn’t love of country ought to be considered as a main prop of liberty and the love ought to endear them to the preservation of the citizenry? Aren’t they supposed to observe good faith and… justice towards all, and cultivate peace and harmony for all? Instead they have all cultivated a set of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote relation. I dare to say we need a revolution, peoples revolution. Not a revolution that would hand over power to the usual bourgeoisie, rather a revolution where the ordinary man with pure interest of Nigeria would keep power. Definitely not a military one, but one vested with force but the peaceful force of the people. Perhaps, one would think there is no such apparatus. Let those who think so be ashamed of themselves. For we do have plenty. From the market women to the laborers, the clerks, the technicians, the teachers, and our youth corpers. WE have the initiative and independence to develop our country with strength, majesty and invincibility that would surprise many. Only the peoples power is capable of smashing the current strangle-hold of power from the current ingrates and would display a truly supreme courage and determination in the exercise of power and of securing the enthusiastic, selfless and truly heroic support of the masses. Power to the people is the only way to make further progress gradual, peaceful and smooth, keeping perfect pace with political awareness and resolve of all Nigerians regardless of tribe, or religious affiliation. Power to the people!!!

    • tyson

      The last general election was anything but free and fair. The only political parties that could complain of election rigging are those parties that lacked the resources to rig. There is ample evidence that rigging and thuggery were relative to the resources available to the parties. This conclusively proved to us that the parties have not developed confidence in the presidential system of government on which the nation invested so much material and human resources. While corruption and indiscipline have been associated with our state of under-development, these two evils in our body politics have attained unprecedented height in the past few years. The corrupt, inept and insensitive leadership in the last four years has been the source of immorality and impropriety in our society. GENERAL BUHARI

  • favourtalk

    Nigeria will remain the same, it now shows how wicked and desperate fayose can be and was to take over power from Fayemi in ekiti. Nigeria can never be great under the leadership of GEJ and his gangs of manipulators and looters. Nigeria need a change

    • tyson

      Buhari said in an interview with Al Jazeera that Obj, Soyinka and among other leaders who have refused to endorse him openly–are free to join the ruling party PDP-or other smaller parties for all he cares——————–

      • dx

        You can’t possibly be referring to the recent Aljazeera interview.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          He heard something else in his head.

          Such is the power of Sapele Water.

      • I Hate Sycophant Truly

        Propagandist of lies. Why not say what you heard than add up what you didn’t hear. No wonder you failed woefully all your papers in WASSCE

  • Bigzy

    This was not what was reported in the Punch. The Minister reported that the tape wa false; That the meeting never took place’; That there was another meeting at a different venue which he described as acrimoneous between Fayose and Momah. It would not do to twist a documented event.

  • tyson

    The last general election was anything but free and fair. The only political parties that could complain of election rigging are those parties that lacked the resources to rig. There is ample evidence that rigging and thuggery were relative to the resources available to the parties. This conclusively proved to us that the parties have not developed confidence in the presidential system of government on which the nation invested so much material and human resources. While corruption and indiscipline have been associated with our state of under-development, these two evils in our body politics have attained unprecedented height in the past few years. The corrupt, inept and insensitive leadership in the last four years has been the source of immorality and impropriety in our society. GENERAL BUHARI—–what a shame

    • Holyfield

      You’re just polluting this thread with your cut and paste trash. Are you that bereft of ideas?

    • I Hate Sycophant Truly

      Photocopier, use your brain.

  • emmanuel

    PT is as useless as ever. What manner of humans own and run this junk media house?
    Your headline, report and analysis are all at variance.

    There is no shame, ethics or professional values. Nonsense.

    Please let your editor read this this report and ne proud to have qualifoed for the job

    • Umar Dendi

      Of course you’ll say that. PT doesn’t allow the likes of you and your bosses to have your way! Long Live PT

      • emmanuel

        Do you lack understanding? The headlines, the body of the report and analysis are in opposites.

        Are you saying that this report will pass through the Time Magazine in the USA the way it is and will be published.

        Is Journalism in Nigeria dead? Do we have readers with very low intellect? Are you not one? What scores qualified you for your secondary school when you did?

        • Emmanuel-la

          Don’t come here posing as an egghead because you are not. If PT was pandering to JEG’s every whim, would you have noticed that the headline and content are somewhat in disagreement? Please spare us the hypocrisy.

          People like you make me sick..

          • Umar Dendi

            Keep getting sick and keep reading PT or get the F off!

            The Economist called your boss a looser! Time passed a similar judgment!
            Washington Times called Jona’s Nigeria a land of gangsters! – given that we have the likes of you, Dokumbo and the others, I’ll have to agree with them!
            ………… I suppose thats not journalism International enough for you!

          • Emmanuel-la

            My friend, did you read my comment at all before firing from the hip? I was only countering what Emmanuel wrote. Does my comment read like like someone on the PDP rickety wagon?

          • Umar Dendi

            Sorry.. My mistake, I was trying to reply Emma.
            My Apologies!!!

        • People Deliberately Pilfering

          Are you saying that Nigeria is being governed like the US at this moment? comparable???

        • I Hate Sycophant Truly

          Why you people not coherent in your view? The same international newspaper will report issue about the nation, you people will still disproof it. An economies discredit the performance of GEJ but you people came here to abuse the newspaper for reporting lies. What an insatiable human race?

        • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

          My brother, what will you say about NTA or AIT? These medias are now PDP megaphones and go out to destroy anyone who is not with PDP.

    • Contact Point

      Bingo, because they did not report in your favour, amoeba

      • emmanuel

        Nigeria is not about Jonathan or Buhari only

        If you do not understand, no one rigged Ekiti election. The people voted out a despot from Lagos. Go see the Service lane or BRT on Benin Lagos Road in Benin City today and you would know that the heavy hands from Burdillon(Babylon) has caught up with their monies and the people are the worse for it.

        For your information, Ekiti people where tired of the unending patronage remittance of their commonwealth to Burdillon in Lagos (Feyemi was also fed up with that) and they all made up their minds to let go. Fayemi congratulated Fayose in less than thirty minutes after the result was declared by INEC. That was a confirmation of the bitter pill served Tinubu.

        The APC may have found a good replacement for Salami in the Judiciary, so these stuff are now surfacing to bungle justice.

        PDP watch your back. Fayose wake up quickly!

    • People Deliberately Pilfering

      What sense have you made now? Sir…

      • emmanuel

        No sense!

    • Uzoma John

      Why are you still glued to PT? Why not go else where you and your fellow e-rats will continue to spew all the lies in this world for crumbs? Na by force say you must read Premium Times? Devil’s advocate.

  • MushinSpeaks

    In a sane country, these perpetuators of evil act should be behind bars but this is Nigeria where impunity reigns….

    CHANGE

  • Victor Tondibi

    The APC’s main political tool these last years has been to consistently trying to discredit the opposition, whatever the means. Their use of fake recordings, fabricated written correspondence and propaganda has only harmed our country, as their candidate harmed Nigeria when he called for post-electoral violence when he lost the 2011 elections. Be wary of their lies!

    • Musbau Hamzat

      There are two issues to be resolved, Obanikoro and Fayose said it was not their voice, Adesiyan said it was their voices. But they were not planning to rig election. Whytwo of them lied in the first instant. Firstly clear these conflicting issue before proceeding otherwise your comment is illogical.

  • Nigeria@heart

    APC. THEY ARE ALL CROOKS. ANYONE WITH TINUBU MUST BE A CROOK. USING THE MEDIA THE WAY THEY LIKE TO UNDERMINE ALL THE GOOD WORK OF MR PRESIDENT GEJ. AT THE END. VICTORY SHALL BE HIS OWN