After 30 years, Buhari returns to power as Nigeria’s elected president

Muhammadu Buhari
Muhammadu Buhari

Nearly 30 years after he was ousted from power, and after three failed attempts to return, Muhammadu Buhari, one of Nigeria’s oldest former army generals and dictator, who embraced democracy and politics at the break of the 21st century, was sworn into office today as the nation’s 15th leader.

At exactly 10:45a.m. Friday, Mr. Buhari was inaugurated as the second Nigerian after Olusegun Obasanjo, to lead the nation as a military officer, and later a civilian president.

He also joined the ranks of opposition leaders in Africa – Frederick Chiluba (Zambia, 1991); John Kufour (Ghana 2000); Abdoulaye Wade (Senegal, 2000); Mwai Kibaki (Kenya, 2002); Yayi Boni (Benin Republic, 2006); Ernest Bai Koroma (Sierra Leone, 2007); Alhassan Quattara (Cote d’Ivoire, 2010); and Peter Mutharika (Malawi, 2014) — who defeated incumbents in the last two decades.

Yemi Osinbajo, a professor of law, a senior advocate of Nigeria and pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, was sworn in as Vice President on Friday.

At an elaborate event witnessed by several world leaders at the Eagles Square, Abuja, Nigeria made history, transferring power peacefully and democratically from a ruling party to an opposition – the first time it would happen in all of Nigeria’s 55 years of post-independence history.

First to be sworn in was Mr. Osinbajo, a former attorney general of Lagos State, who was barely known nationally until after the December 2014 presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, now Nigeria’s ruling party.

Mr. Osinbajo was escorted to the podium by his wife, where he took the oath of office administered by the Chief Justice of the Federation, Mahmud Mohammed.

Mr. Buhari later mounted the rostrum, alongside his wife, and outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan, as the crowd at the Eagles Square erupted in cheers.

After the oath, Mr. Buhari released white pigeons and balloons, a symbol of peace. That was followed by a 21 gun salute by the Nigerian military which mounted the parade. He later inspected a parade of detachment of the Nigerian Armed Forces and the police.

Mr. Buhari emerged victorious in the March 28 presidential election defeating Mr. Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party.

He polled 15,416,221 votes to Mr. Jonathan’s 12,853,162 votes in the election in which 12 other candidates participated.

For Mr. Buhari, it was a long journey back to power, which he first tasted through a coup d’état on December 31, 1983.

His brief martial rule, remembered for its authoritarian decrees, war against indiscipline and corruption, ended in a humiliating dismissal by his former friend and trusted colleague, retired General Ibrahim Babangida, who led another coup August 27, 1985.

Mr. Buhari himself had earlier toppled the civilian regime of Shehu Shagari, who came to power in 1979.

President Buhari’s journey back to power began late 2002 when he reneged on his earlier promise not to participate in the nation’s politics. He picked the presidential ticket of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, then Nigeria’s main opposition party.

He was, however, defeated by Mr. Obasanjo, then the incumbent president on the PDP platform.

In that election, Mr. Buhari came a distant second to the PDP flag-bearer who beat him by 24,456,140 votes to 12,710,022.

In the 2007 presidential election, Mr. Buhari contested again on the ticket of the same party, but was beaten by PDP’s Umaru Yar’Adua who scored 26,638,063 to his paltry 6,605,299.

Again, in the 2011 presidential poll, he was beaten to the second place by Mr. Jonathan who flew the PDP ticket. In that election, Mr. Buhari, who ran on the ticket of the Congress for Progressives Change, secured 12,214,853 votes against the President Jonathan’s 22,495,187.

Although the 72-year-old Mr. Buhari, who hails from Daura in Katsina, assured after that election that he would not contest, he was soon to change his mind following the successful alliance of some opposition parties in the country into APC.

The parties were Mr. Buhari’s Congress for Progressives Change, Action Congress of Nigeria, All Nigeria Peoples Party and a section of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.

In a letter to some eminent Nigerians sometime in 2014, he attributed the change of mind to the need to fix Nigeria. He explained that he was concerned about the nation’s deteriorating economy and security situation hence his plan to contest again.

The former head of state went on to win the APC primaries by defeating five others, namely former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso, Governor Rochas Okorocha, and publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah.

On October 15, 2014, when he formally declared his intention to run for president for the fourth time, Mr. Buhari said the last 16 years of PDP government had witnessed decline in all critical sectors of the nation’s life.

He said apart from the general insecurity in the land, power outages had taken a frightening dimension while the economy continued to deteriorate.

“Quite apart from Boko Haram, there is prevalence of armed robbery, kidnappings and killings, cattle rustling, market and farmland arson,” Mr. Buhari said at the time. “These outrages have taken a new and a frightening dimension, disrupting economic and social life across whole communities.”

“The economy continues to deteriorate. While the government continues to announce fantastic growth figures but manufacturing is down, agriculture is down, commerce is down.”

Mr. Buhari said if elected president, his administration would protect lives and property, pursue economic policies for shared prosperity and immediate attention on youth employment, quality education for development, modernity and social mobility, agricultural productivity for taking millions out of poverty and ensuring food security.

He also said he would revive industry to generate employment; develop solid minerals exploitation which will substantially attract employment and revenue for government; restore honour and integrity to public service by keeping the best and attracting the best; and tackle corruption which has become blatant and widespread.

“The rest of the world looks at Nigeria as the home of corruption,” he said. “Nigeria is a country where stealing is not corruption.”

On Friday, he repeated those vows in his inaugural speech.

“Nigerians will not regret choosing us,” Mr. Buhari said. He assured that he “belongs to everyone and belongs to no one”.


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  • Action_Nigeria

    BUHARI’S PRESIDENCY IS ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL ………. GOODBYE NIGERIA

    • Murtala

      Mumu grow up. Or keep hallucinating!!!
      Even Mr Dumbo is moving o and accepting the reality. Patience has been quite.

    • Wähala

      Repeat after me…
      Gaskiya da Gaskiya, Mai Gaskiya, Baba Buhari… Ran ke dede. RESPECT!!

      • Otile

        Tufiakwa! I am neither a sycophant nor a praise singer. You can shout your rank ya dede, respect, holy imam and all that to hell, that’s your choice.

        • SAM .A

          Continue to take panadol for Jonathan’s headache, the consequence is waiting 4 u , Jona is off to Otuoke to rest, You come here to wail & gnash your teeth daily.Welcome to New dispensation

          • Otile

            Say whatever you like, I am not going to sing the praises of Imam Mohamed Buhari with you and your homeboy Segun Abiodun Wähala.

      • Guguru

        Wahala aka Segun Abi aka Segun Odun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

        Do you think Buhari shoudl probe and prosecute Ngozi okonjo Iweala given the discrepancies in her assertions as it relates to the fuel subsidy and Excess Crude Account? Shoudl Ngozi begin begging Buhari at this time as her sins are slowly revealed?

    • Nwa _ Africa

      Go and jump into the Lagoon…..

    • joe

      You need to get used to the fact Buhari is in power. And be careful , the era of crime is over. If somebody from somewhere close to your hometown should smell power ever again, they should firstly get educated, get enlighntened, stop defending incompetence, ineptitude, corruption, impunity and clulessness(Like you are currently doing). Then, maybe somebody from your side may indeed be president again.

    • Kitunde

      Are you leavimg Nigeria and PT for good? Maybe its a good idea…Bye

  • Wähala

    “Belongs to everyone and belongs to no one.” – Buhari
    Gaskiya da Gaskiya, Mai Gaskiya, Baba Buhari… Ran ke dede. RESPECT!!

    • Otile

      The era of praise singers. Awon omo Odua a gbe yin o.

    • Guguru

      Wahala aka Segun Abi aka Segun Odun aka Rotimi Lawanson,

      Do you think Buhari shoudl probe and prosecute Ngozi okonjo Iweala given the discrepancies in her assertions as it relates to the fuel subsidy and Excess Crude Account?

      • Wähala

        “I’m not scared of Buhari” – says Okonjo-Iweala

        She said: “There is no substance in the wild allegations that any money is missing from the account or that finances of the country under Okonjo-Iweala’s watch have not been well managed. The minister added that she “has no reason to fear Buhari. Those who cannot adequately explain what they did with the resources of their states and are begging for bailout are those who should to be scared. Okonjo-Iweala denied claims by Oshiomhole that she has been speaking out lately because of the “fear of Buhari”….if there is any minister whose voice has been strong on the right issues over the past four years, it is Okonjo-Iweala.” (The Nation)

        Dr. Olusegun Aganga has fled Nigeria along with Anenih and ex-Gov. Gabriel Suswan of Benue State. Diezani did not return from London, Uk and has been granting interviews claiming a phantom petro-cabal is after her life. These are the people with guilty conscience. They bolted even before Buhari was sworn-in. But as you have read, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is above graft, she has nothing to run from and will be probed and acquitted. So, it’s better you check into a mental health hospital than keep screaming gibberish online. Mdame na strong and confident Igbo lady, only cowards die a thousand deaths… like Segun Aganga!

        • Guguru

          Wahala,

          Ngozi is not an Igbo woman. She is from the Niger Delta. Asaba people are not considered igbo people. Secondly, what she says or thinks makes no difference. I am eager to see her probed as she will.

          • Wähala

            Are there Yoruba people in Ilorin and Kogi States? Are those peoples considered Yorubas? She will never be probed, bury your fantasies. All Ministries may be probed and her will come out clean… BANK!

          • Guguru

            Your Kwara and Kogi analogies do not apply to the Igbo people. Igbo people are not a state and they are not defined by who speaks the language either.

            Because the economy Ngozi managed is very sick no matter her fickle and unsound economics which led to the sickness, a probe of her office is inevitable to the extent that Nigeria is broke.

            http://www(dot)britannica(dot)com/EBchecked/topic/282215/Igbo

          • Wähala

            Agidi Brain…
            Let me rephrase… Are those Egba cousins of yours in Kogi ati Kwara no longer Oduduwa’s greatest cowardly grandchildren? Where is Segun… Aganga, I mean? Just like his ancestor, Oba of Ilorin abdicated his Throne even before Dan Fodio climed down his camel, did Omo Sege not bolt before Fulani-Buhari climbed down the podium? Keep off your drugs and continue exhibiting ignorance to the world. ODE buruku!

          • Guguru

            Wahala,

            Your communication is too poor and ineffectual if you have to explain yourself twice. All the examples you are citing are not convincing. I need facts and not fables. When are you going to invent more pseudonyms for your daily insults. Have you insulted someone today or are you waiting for tomorrow? With a brain the size of a peanut, i am surprised you are even able to think much less type something on a keyboard.

  • Nwa _ Africa

    Muhammadu Buhari

    MBuhari

    I thank those who passionately carried the campaign on social media. I belong to everybody. I belong to nobody #NewNigeria……………………………..

  • SAM .A

    Congratulation President Buhari & Prof Osinbajo ! Welcome to New Nigeria.
    This is your day,your appointed moment with Destiny. You have all talked the Talk , time to walk the walk.
    We have given u what u asked of us, hired (elected) u to be Executive President. Time for both of you to give back in return Dividend of Democracy, it is like rain those who abuse u , and those who did not vote for u must also be blessed.
    Praying for Gods wisdom & Knowledge for both of you in this onerous task before you .Remember to return Chibok girls . Extinguish BH. Wipe out corruption to minimum. Rebuild NE and whole Nigeria.
    God bless Nigeria.

  • repost again

    Goodluck Jonathan wants to be called a STATESMAN for destroying his
    political party; for suffering a disgraceful defeat at national elections; for
    having no historic positive impact on his sinking country; for conceding defeat
    to a constitutionally un-qualified candidate and for a banquet he is scheduling
    ahead of a handover next day to an illegal president – all in utter defiance of the
    Constitution of his country. Right? Nigerians should just help him on the way to
    that perdition. Fools die! Whilst Jonathan treads that infamous road of his mental
    delusion, other sane Nigerians may keep asking this question without an answer
    to which Goodluck Jonathan’s handover to an illegal president-elect on May 29th
    is daft and constitutionally impossible; viz:

    • repost again

      …BUHARI SHOW YOUR CERTIFICATE.

  • Wähala

    30yrs after and so what? What has he been doing for all that time? What value has he added to humanity for all that time? Operating from Sambissa? Or marrying under aged? Or serving in Abacha govt which hounded Nigerians to exile including Soyinka and unfortunately one crook who actually was running because of his drug issues? So which one of these?

    • ASO

      Hatred and myopism have masked your sense of reasoning. Grow up, ethnic bigot.

      • Wähala

        Pal,
        ignore the imposter, that’s @Otile aka Oleku. He steals my moniker to post opposing views from mine.

    • Wähala

      Chump,
      Why don’t you think of a name for yourself instead of hiding under mine to post trash?
      Smart readers of online news and opininons know this is Deri Redeem, Otile aka Oleku, misbehaving as usual. Grow up and swallow your APC, the battle has been won & lost… Now is time for nation-rebuilding. Sore loser!

  • Juuuuuuude

    From Sambissa forest to Presidency. What a formular of the last resort! ————after failing to win four times before.

    • joe

      You were told before ..Katsina is not sambisa.. get an education..and if it is stilll possible also get a life

    • Jire

      I tire oh!

  • Wise Man

    What is wrong with this clueless so called president? What is he doing now? It is 2 hours after transfer of power and there is still no electricity in my shop. Which kind of Change is this? Let him get out of there if he cant do the work. We need change. Now!

    • fakayode

      Goodluck Jonathan came into office to loot; to steal and to plunder. Simple!

      His prison cell interrogation under severe flogging will reveal the confessions.

    • Emekus

      I don’t have light in my shop too. I am in Orile market. No water here too. Na wao. Is this the change? The clown shoud step down now before it is too late. We have suffered enough

    • ASO

      Hahaha. Change in 2 hours?. What about those who spent 16 or 5 years?

  • emmanuel

    Where is the certificate?

  • Tobias

    Fela died at the wrong time.

  • akindee

    Buhari’s CHANGE agenda may die tomorrow

    If by omission or commission Goodluck Jonathan escapes overseas,
    along with Dizeani Madueke, Adoke Mohammed and along with Mrs
    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, it means Buhari’s CHANGE agenda is dead
    on arrival.

  • agbobu

    THEN THIS YES OH NOW EX PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, FORMER FIRST LADY PATIENCE JONATHAN, OUT GOING PETROLEUM MINISTER,DEIZIANI, OUT GOING MINISTER OF THE ECONOMY NGOZI IWEALA, UBAH OF THE SO CALLED TRANSFORMATION AGENDA OF JONATHAN, THE OTHER PDP CHIEFTAINS ETC., THEIR AGENTS AND CRONIES, NOW WE HAVE COME TO THE BRIDGE AND WE MUST CROSS IT. YOU MUST RETURN TO OUR TREASURY ALL OUR MONEY THAT YOU CRABBED OR STOLE OR LOOTED, APOLOGISE AND ASK FOR LESSER PUNISHMENTS.

  • OneNigeria?

    Mohammadu, Nigerians want you to end corruption. These are the targets.

    1. Probe Jonathan & Obasanjo’s administration. Lets us ignore the rest, so we can move forward.
    2. Reduce Legislathief salary by 1/10 (i.e., from about N26m / month to N2.6m /month)
    3. Implement All recommendations of National Conference EXCEPT creation of new states (to curb further avenue to steal)
    4. Prosecute all who married non nubile brides. I mean child brides.
    5. Terminate SECURITY votes given to state governors

    Do you all agree with me? If not, let me have your reasons. If you have no useful input, just don’t respond.

  • Otile

    @Segun Abiodun Wähala, you Mohammedans promised to make it impossible for Jonathan to rule Nigeria, and
    you did as you said. You unleashed terrorists from the evil forest of
    Sambisa to sully his name, and you succeeded. Now savor your victory
    achieved with deceit.

  • robert o. ikhiale

    Editor Premium Times,

    Goodluck Jonathan was the most ignorant president Nigeria has ever had.
    He was the most childish president as well; too too child to chair even a
    committee of nursery school kids at an election between them.
    Goodluck Jonathan was that bad.

    • bottomline

      President Buhari:

      THIS IS NO AGE TO LOOK FOR CRATE. GOODLUCK JONATHAN MUST NOT ESCAPE.
      HE MUST GO TO JAIL AND PAY THE PRICE OF FOLLY AND HARROWING THEFTS.

      • 88bayoor

        …………….SPARE A THOUGHT FOR IJAW PEOPLE

        Nigerians have seen the best and the worst of the Ijaw and hissed at both.
        Between Goodluck Jonathan Ph.D and the self-styled General Tompolo –
        an illiterate, rustic creek warrior, there is nothing to choose. They are both
        thoughtless, witless, brainless; and oh, with no sense of providence.

        At this rate of mental failure the Ijaw risk projecting themselves as non-people
        undeserving of Nigerians’ attention. They have already lost the presidency
        in a most disgraceful way ever seen in history. They will lose their coastal oil
        reserves today once Buhari is sworn in.

        Having lost dignity, assets, and, self-respect
        the Ijaws’ only struggle left is to start thinking so as to be acceptable in decent
        society. Their ruffian ways, bluster and inability to think have reduced them into
        political non-entities inside Nigeria.

        • aare

          “Professor Jega of INEC is only trying to shift responsibility by saying people
          opposed to Muhamadu Buhari’s qualification for the polls should go to court.
          I heard the APC saying Buhari has been contesting election for 12 years,
          and that nobody said anything about it, so, why now? And my answer,
          in form of question is, if someone has been committing robbery and
          getting away with it, the day he is caught, you are now asking,
          why has he not been caught all this while? Buhari is NOT eligible
          to run. That is the law.”

          ………..Chief Ayo Adebanjo

          (Afenifere Chieftain)

          (January 25th, 2015)

          • Haruna Suleiman

            And what else would he have told you ayo adebanjo? To go & fight? Since you don’t like the court alternative, then start a war & see how you’ll end up. You failed to quote the relevant sections of the law that Buhari’s candidature breached. Instead you’re busy running your mouth without proving your wild allegations. Freedom of speech, they say, is one of the beauties of democracy.

      • Pere

        Goodluck Jonathan has achieved one thing for all Nigerians.
        He has ended the nuisance that the ijaw people constituted
        over oil resource control.

        By his handing over to Buhari without any constitutional backing at all,
        Goodluck Jonathan conceded ijaw defeat and ceded south-south oil
        to the Hausa/Fulani for life – to put an end to the militant 50 years’
        struggle of the ijaw people for resource control.

    • Paului

      I hope you are not what you just said you were. A little bit of objectivity on your part would have been better. Journalism 101. A professional like you should know better.

  • AboubakarAlahmad

    May The Almighty Allah come to your aid in all that you may do as the nation’s president,amin!Tafidan Dogon Daji.

  • the truth

    I hope i dn’t weep for my country. Could we have made a blunder with our choice, only time will tell. For now it is good we monitor things. He must be scrutinized with every move, he must deliver on his promises.

  • repost again

    SURELY, GOD WILL NOT BLESS NIGERIA WHICH SHALL CEASE TO BE A REPUBLIC –
    AFTER MUHAMMADU BUHARI BE SWORN IN; OR WILL GOD GRANT BENEDICTION ON
    CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA WHO IS DEEMED TO HAVE NOTICE OF THIS ILLEGALITY.
    FOR WHEREVER THE SPIRIT OF DECEIT IS, THERE, THE SPIRIT OF GOD CANNOT BE.

    • Guguru

      Shut up. Even you soul probably knows you are wrong.

  • Mama Kay

    The PDP e-rats will not stop showing the shallowness of their thinking.

    None of them have shown an iota of intelligence, yet they come online to denigrate the God and people chosen president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.

    The swearing in today has brought hope to the Nigerian masses who voted him in.
    Check his votes from 2003 and the figures are similar and confirm all along PDP never defeated this man but rigged him out. Thank God for Jega and his insistence on card readers, otherwise the story would have been different.
    May Almighty God grant our president the wherewithal to rescue our country.

    God bless Nigeria and forgive her citizens.

  • K.K

    Muhammdu Buhari is an illegal president of Nigeria.

    • eddy edi

      bases on what?

    • i dey hear

      • “A person shall NOT be qualified for election to the office
      of President if he has presented a forged certificate
      to the Independent National Electoral Commission”.

      …………….Section 137 (j) Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution

    • ZUM T. ZUM

      All Nigerians voted for Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

  • Guguru

    What a long road back to power. Buhari has nerves of steel. Many would have given up after two tries. This is the President we need in Nigeria.

  • M<arksman

    Jonathan may face death penalty trial for treasonable felony

    Goodluck Jonathan is to face three separate trials, besides several other court
    hearings for thefts. One, the South-South Assembly must summon Jonathan. He is
    to show on whose authority he SURRENDERED all South-south oil wells to the
    Hausa/ Fulani people of northern Nigeria. Two, he is to be summoned by the PDP
    national executive to answer who gave him the authority to equate himself with
    PDP and stop PDP court cases on the 2015 presidential election. Three, Jonathan
    is to be summoned by the Nigerian Army High Command to answer treasonable felony
    charges for conspiring with Muhammadu Buhari to overlook Buhari’s forgery and perjury
    in return for criminal promises for non-prosecution for stealing, thereby suspending the
    Constitution of Nigeria for Buhari’s sake, in pursuit of that joint criminal conspiracy –
    an offence punishable by death under Nigerian law.

    • Facto

      @M<arksman,

      Section 137 (j) 1999 Constitution mandates disqualification for any false claim..
      It has nothing to do with the qualifications section on whether one is 40 years old;
      a Nigerian citizen and so on. That is why Section 137 (j) stands apart without any
      proviso or reference to any other fact. Submit a false claim to INEC and you are
      AUTOMATICALLY disqualified; regardless whether you are indeed a Professor
      if some other true facts are separately considered.

      • ” WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
      who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
      in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
      Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

      …………………WAEC HEADQUARTERS

      (January 28th, 2015)

      • El-batuta

        Go ahead and disqualify him, nincompoop!

    • i dey hear

      • “A person shall NOT be qualified for election to the office
      of President if he has presented a forged certificate
      to the Independent National Electoral Commission”.

      …………….Section 137 (j) Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution

      • Facto

        @Marksman,

        Section 137 (j) 1999 Constitution mandates disqualification for any false claim..
        It has nothing to do with the qualifications section on whether one is 40 years old;
        a Nigerian citizen and so on. That is why Section 137 (j) stands apart without any
        proviso or reference to any other fact. Submit a false claim to INEC and you are
        AUTOMATICALLY disqualified; regardless whether you are indeed a Professor
        if some other true facts are separately considered.

        • ” WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
        who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
        in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
        Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

        …………………WAEC HEADQUARTERS

        (January 28th, 2015)

        • achu

          How can Buhari now show a WASC (certificate) that he never had or got?
          The useless Muhammadu Buhari man caused all this confusion. He was
          just telling lies all over the place to confuse people. One time he said his
          WASC is with the Army. When the army shouted BARAWO at him, Buhari
          changed story. He now said his WASC is with his Katsina school Principal.

          The yeye Principal, like criminal, took bic biro to start to write grades and
          cancelling NECO on a sheet of paper that does not have the WAEC or
          Cambridge seal. Buhari himself – as old as he is – did not tell the public
          the truth that he does not have any Wasc and beg Nigerians for forgiveness
          for voting for a terrible liar like himself.

          • SHOKOLOKOBANGOSHO

            PAST TENSE.

          • ZUM T. ZUM

            IS it certificate that work? A 72 years old man worth to lead more than 10000 nations at a time is deserve to lead Nigerian Nations. Neither Certificate nor No Certificate, he must be president of Nigeria and over you.

          • El-batuta

            You must be a moron to even remotely believe what you just wrote. Only a knucklehead would believe this trash.

      • Burbank

        … and when they got more than 10 court dates to hear their case against Buhari, they either failed to turned up or withdrew.

    • Koko

      SURRENDER IS SURRENDER – WHETHER IT IS ON THE BATTLE FIELD
      OR BEFORE ANY BATTLE STARTS. SINCE 1999 CONSTITUTION DID NOT
      SAY JONATHAN MUST GIVE POWER TO BUHARI WITH FALSE WASC PAPER,
      IT MEANS THAT JONATHAN JUSTSURRENDER TO HAUSA FULANI PEOPLE.
      SOUTH SOUTH OIL HAS GONE FOR LIFE SINCE THERE IS NO ZONING AGAIN.

    • Burbank

      Four, Jonathan should be summon by Mama Peace for giving you so much okoro until your IQ dropped below zero.

  • records

    I worked with President Goodluck Jonathan. He is such a big disappointment –
    a young educated man that was supposed to have a Ph.D, doing things that do
    not have any sense at all. It was a betrayal of the educated people.

    ………………….Festus Odimegwu

    (Former M.D Nigerian Breweries)

    [May, 2015]

    • elder

      GOODLUCK JONATHAN’S FUTURE WILL BE PAINFUL FOR VIOLATING

      THE LAWS AND THE 1999 CONSTITUTION OF NIGERIA RECKLESSLY.

  • repost again

    SURELY, GOD WILL NOT BLESS NIGERIA WHICH SHALL CEASE TO BE A REPUBLIC –
    AFTER MUHAMMADU BUHARI BE SWORN IN; OR WILL GOD GRANT BENEDICTION ON
    CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA WHO IS DEEMED TO HAVE NOTICE OF THIS ILLEGALITY.
    FOR WHEREVER THE SPIRIT OF DECEIT IS, THERE, THE SPIRIT OF GOD CANNOT BE.

    • arrows

      • “A person shall NOT be qualified for election to the office
      of President if he has presented a forged certificate
      to the Independent National Electoral Commission”.

      …………….Section 137 (j) Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution

      • El-batuta

        Sai BUHARI!

    • Elias

      It didn’t work for you before election and it continue to fail you after the election and during the regime of Buhari/Osibajo. This thing is still paining you even more than the looted treasury that meant to keep Nigerians in perpetual poverty.

  • Vox Populi

    FOR RULE OF LAW IN NIGERIA, MUHAMMADU BUHARI MUST GO!!!

    • Elias

      Just like Jonathan must be jailed.

    • gbam

      @Vox Populi,

      Re: Buhari Must Go!!

      Yes O, Buhari is disqualified by the Constitution of Nigeria. So now, the duty of all persons
      and authorities in Nigeria is to carry out this express command of the Constitution.

      Muhamadu Buhari must go because Nigeria is not a banana republic.

      It does not matter how it is done; whether it is by injunction or not, what’s legally commanded
      by the 1999 Constitution is that Buhari must NOT be sworn into office on the 29th of May,
      and if he is criminally sworn in, he must be removed from that office he occupies illegally.

      • SHOKOLOKOBANGOSHO

        PAST TENSE.
        PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI=PRESENT TENSE.

      • ZUM T. ZUM

        It is written in the past not now. The change must occur in a dancing manner to all Nigerians except one who does not deserve it like the writer above.

    • arrows

      • “A person shall NOT be qualified for election to the office

      of President if he has presented a forged certificate

      to the Independent National Electoral Commission”.

      …………….Section 137 (j) Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution

      • K.K

        Muhammdu Buhari is an illegal president of Nigeria.

        • El-batuta

          Muhammadu Buhari, the president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

      • El-batuta

        Sai BUHARI!

    • El-batuta

      Continue living in denial. Nigeria is moving forward under the able leadership of BUHARI.

      • Burbank

        Amen
        Sai Buhari

  • Screw-em

    A new dawn has cast its light and embraced a wobbling nation with great potentials. At it’s helm, stands a LION and LEADER in the mold of Mandela, Churchill,
    Reagan and Lincoln all rolled into one……Hail BUHARI.!!!!….lol

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    Day 1: Saturday May 30th, 2015. Today, my e-calendar has alerted me to the fact that APC and its leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, are spending their first day in government. It has started counting. It is a new day, one that is pregnant with a bright future for Nigeria, hopefully. I do not feel at ease whenever I find myself forced into a position of becoming a fan of a political party such as APC or PDP, or a sports club, for example. This is simply because that position often forces me to close my eyes to, and tiptoe around realities as they affect my party or club. Should things come down very badly, as is the case with the PDP at present, the overarching fear of failure it produces within often tends to lead me into occupying a position of defiance and blind patriotism irrespective of the prevailing hopeless situation. Then when failure becomes inevitable, a feeling of victimhood wells inside leaving me worse than I was. In this regard, therefore, my loyalties lie with Nigeria, rather than with APC or PDP. A copy of the APC Manifesto is lying open on my desk as I type this. I have decided, God willing, to devote at least an hour of my time each week in studying it and to also express my ambivalence should there be any divergence between what exists and that which is stated in their manifesto. This is the supreme sacrifice every Nigerian must be prepared to make as to enable our country prosper. The Nigerian press, a powerful political force, can no longer excuse itself for inability to better perform its duties to Nigeria. It must be prepared to practice true and modern age journalism if the change Nigerians seek is to resonate from within the heart of the fourth estate of the realm. During the last many years, most news are presented to Nigerians with a shade of yellow, as brown envelopes change hands and truth become perverted. We need to know precisely what our representatives are doing both at home and abroad, and that they are not going after their private agendas at our expense especially while on official duty. We would pray for and support the APC because we have no other choice, because prayer is more beneficial than curses at this juncture, and because we are united in pressing for good governance. APC should always be mindful that ours is a democracy that provides the right to ask questions as well as receive truthful answers, when things are not going in accordance with established ways. This is wishing the APC and its government God’s speed in the days, months and years ahead. To Nigerians my advice is simply to be steadfast and be vigilant as to avoid a repeat of the ugly experiences of the past 16 years. We must partner with our leaders, public servants and our representatives in whatever good thing they are doing to make Nigeria a better place for us and our children. It is suicidal to allow politicians hijack the process again. Yes, it’s a new day but the struggle continues…