Unlike PDP’s abusive attack, APC replies Soludo with civility

Chukwuma Soludo

The All Progressives Congress [APC], has reacted to criticisms by a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] Charles Soludo, saying it would pursue massive job creation and inclusive development if it wins the February 14 poll.

This is unlike the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which insulted the former CBN boss for daring to question the basis on which President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking reelection.

Mr. Soludo had while evaluating the country’s economy under Mr. Jonathan, scored the administration an “F” on economic management, and suggested the Jonathan government is Nigeria’s worst in economic management.

Mr. Soludo said while Mr. Jonathan lacks achievements to point to, or clear future plans as he seeks re-election, his main challenger, the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, also lacks specific plans on how to salvage Nigeria’s economy should he win elections next month.

“My advice to President Jonathan and his handlers is to stop wasting their time trying to campaign on his job record. Those who have decided to vote for him will not do so because he has taken Nigeria to the moon. His record on the economy is a clear ‘F’ grade,” Mr. Soludo said.

“Everywhere else in the world, government performance on the economy is measured by some outcome variables such as: income (GDP growth rate), stability of prices (inflation and exchange rate), unemployment rate, poverty.”

In a swift response, the Director of Media and Publicity at the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, took Mr. Soludo to the cleaners for challenging the president’s economic policy.

While boasting about the country’s recent designation as the largest economy in Africa under Mr. Jonathan’s regime, Mr. Fani-Kayode said no right-thinking person would complain about such feat.

“Needless to say my friend and brother Charles Soludo is confused and conflicted. He seems to have lost touch with reality and this is what often happens when you spend too much time with the Buharists,” Mr. Fani-Kayode said.

After slamming the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, for lacking all the qualities in the book, the Jonathan campaign spokesperson went further to say that Mr. Soludo is ignorant and prayed for a time he would see the light.

“I respect Charles Soludo immensely but I believe that he got it quite wrong here. He is in error and he needs to sit up, reconsider his views and review his unsavoury and disrespectful contribution. To say that the president should not run in this election and that he should throw in the towel is absurd and self-deprecating,” Mr. Fani-Kayode continued.

“It is a manifestation of the morbid fear of failure and defeat that the leaders of the opposition are all suffering from. Whether Soludo and his friends like it or not, not only will President Goodluck Jonathan run in this election but he will also win and he will do so convincingly.”

But unlike Mr. Fani-Kayode, the Head, Policy, Research and Strategy Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kayode Fayemi, started by commending Mr. Soludo for contributing to the ongoing national debate.
Mr. Kayode said the APC agrees with the former CBN governor on the need for political parties to focus on issues that matter most to Nigerians including the country’s progress and the well being of its people.

He also noted that Mr. Soludo’s comments tallied with the concerns majority of Nigerians have expressed about the “incalculable damage” the Jonathan government had done to the country’s economy.

It, however, said its platform provides a real option to Nigerians who desire genuine change for the country.

“The APC does not intend to ride into power on a mere rhetoric of ‘change’. The change that we propose is fundamental in many ways as it is critical to the very survival of our country,” Mr. Fayemi said, unlike his PDP counterpart who derided the former CBN governor for highlighting the problems with Nigeria’s troubled economy.

“This in itself presents a major distinction between our party and the PDP. Perhaps, the most compelling argument against the People’s Democratic Party today is that its government and leadership do not even see that Nigeria is in trouble.

“While majority of our people wallow in abject poverty, and the gap in inequality gets ever wider by the day, yet PDP has basked in self-celebration of imagined accomplishments. How can a party or a government even begin to solve a problem that it does not believe exist? Like in all things, PDP is stuck in denial.”

Although the party said it does not promise an Eldorado, it maintains that its programmes are based on the critical awareness of the difficult task ahead, while holding out a ray of hope to the people.

“The promises that we make reflect our innermost belief that the people must be at the centre of development. Especially, we believe that any economic growth that leaves the majority of the people behind, and does not protect the weakest and the vulnerable among us, is merely delusional,” the party said.

It said the country’s unemployment rate of 23.9 percent points to a national crisis, saying the party will tackle unemployment and provide good jobs by embarking on a massive programme of public works, building houses, roads, railways, ports and energy plants.

It stated, “Over the long term, we believe we must wean Nigeria off its dangerous addiction to oil, which currently provides 80 percent of our spending, leaving us at the mercy of volatile international oil prices.

“Even as a federalist party, we believe that an economy that is dependent on a commodity that is so dangerously exposed to price volatility must always prepare for eventuality through savings and investments once the agreed thresholds are met.

“What we disagree with is the unilateral and arbitrary deductions in accruable revenues in a way that hampers the development of the federating States.”

Quoting official government statistics, the APC said the three states with the lowest unemployment rate – Osun, Lagos and Kwara – are under its control, noting that it policy thrust will create an enabling environment and incentives for formal and informal sectors to lead the job creation quest.


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  • Observer

    I honestly feel some Editors need to go for some check up. What kind of headline is this? “Unlike PDP…”.. Purely infantile and spastic. Could it not suffice to simply write ‘APC replies Soludo with civility’? without reference to PDP? This is weird. Wonders shall never end. It has no other name, it is called Nonsense. Pure NONSENSE!

    • RK

      say amin to my prayers plss mr. observer, may God run your economy the way PDP govnt is runing the economy of Nigeria under GEJ.

      • Truthometer

        Amen, on his behalf. Vote GMB for President!

      • bugwu

        This is old story we are looking for new ideas, Did GMB commit perjury or not??? The answer is yes so he is entitled to 14 yrs in jail, just as he was throwing old men in jail in 1983. Let us wait and see.

    • Wähala

      I honestly feel some people must be banned from visiting Premium Times yet, complaining daily… you!

    • Joy

      You are sadist-period.

    • Gideon Orkar

      This why we call them Propaganda Terorists. We come here to laugh at them

  • Olu Ade

    PDP Vs. APC: The difference is clear, 7UP!
    A big thanks to Prof. Soludo for starting a real national conversation, this is the certificate that all Nigerians should be concerned about not the political Femi Fani-Kayode’s drama about Buhari’s WASC certificate.

    Prof. Soludo criticized both APC and PDP and both reacted and we can see the difference:

    PDP: Femi Fani-Kayode reacted on behalf of PDP and called Soludo many names, stating that he is disgruntled. Fani-Kayode basically crucified the messenger without addressing the issues/ points raised in the message.

    APC: Dr. Fayemi’s reaction in this write up says it all. APC accepted the criticism and tried to explain the issues raised about APC and its programs. Fayemi on behalf of APC has shown what democracy is all about.

    My comment: While Buhari and APC can not be said to be saints, they give hope and change for a new Nigeria. We got to try them and if they fail, our contract with APC will expire in 4years and we can then move on to another party or candidate. I can not wait for February 14 to come (19days to go) to kick these clueless, dumb and rogues out of government.

    • TrueNja

      “While Buhari and APC can not be said to be saints, they give hope and change for a new Nigeria. We got to try them and if they fail, our contract with APC will expire in 4years and we can then move on to another party or candidate” Thank u Olu Ade. Ghana did it, Republic of Benin did it, Senegal also did it and we can see these countries development in infrastructure and economy. We Nigerians want change and it must come on Feb. 14, 2015.

      • Chairman

        So you will revive your government unlike Ghana by installing an ex-coup sponsored by media militants and Nigeria group of Companies?

  • Matters_Arising

    The issues raised by Soludo were very concise. PDP did not address any of the issues, but rather attacked the messenger leaving the message. It is obvious PDP do not have any plan for Nigeria. No reasonable person will vote this democratic dictators. If our economy did better than “F9” let GEJ prove Soludo wrong with figures. Any way you cannot give what you do not have. February 14 please come quickly!

    • tyson

      PDP HAS DONE MORE THAT-THE HAVE OPENED UP THE AGRIC SECTOR BUILT ROADS–UNIVERSITIES–SECONDARY SCHOOLS-IN D NORTH——WHEN SULODO WHO WAS INDICTED FOR STEALING–WAS THERE–OIL WAS SELLING AT 147 DOLLARS PER BARREL—-TWO TIMEs ITS CURRENT PRICE—WERE THEY ABLE TO PROVIDE US WITH LIGHT–WATER– ROADS–HEALTH FACILITIES–REFINERIES–WHAT EDUCATION—IN THE SOUTH WEST OR EAST-

      • endingNaija

        We don hear. Thanks! Presently I am full of joy. No space or time for hate-please. Go away if you lack the capacity to be happy. And we truly understand your inability to be joyous. Here? We are happy people of Change-No hate is allowed here. There is no space for Hate here. One People, One Country, Under Same Loving and Kind God. That is all we know. Peace and Love for you too -at least you are a Nigerian even if you prefer the status quo-Sai Change, Sai Buhari oyoyo.

      • Matters_Arising

        When I left school in 2005 till early 2009, invitation for test and employment was everywhere. In fact you make choice. Ask your friends who graduated after then, you will be amazed that most do not know how aptitude test looks like. Poverty and frustration is everywhere. If you do not wish to witness the change you are free to migrate. CHANGE IS SACROSANCT!

        • bugwu

          I hope you know what you want to change to

          • Matters_Arising

            Yes I know. Change to ANYTHING BUT JONATHAN.

          • Truthometer

            #AnythingButJonathan. I’m with you 100%.

      • endingNaija

        Thyroid, you hate sooooo much. Get behind us Hatred!

    • bugwu

      There is nothing to address my brother Soludo is looking for Job that is why he is sitting on the fence.

  • bugwu

    What a partisan headline, I have not seen anything that warrant the head line given by PM. APC just made their usual comment that they will solve all problems without telling us how they intend to do it. I remember though then I was very young but when Chief Obafemi Awolowo was preaching Free Education if elected, he had an articulated way of how he was going to achieve that before the electorate.

    • tyson

      BUHARI SAID HE WILL INCREASE OR STABILIZE THE PRICE OF OIL WHEN ELECTED————–AGAIN WHAT IS IT THAT BUHARI HAS SAID THAT REALLY MAKES SENSE TO ANY–NOTHING–NOT ERVEN HIS SCHOOL CERT WHICH HE CLAIMED TO HAVE MADE GRADE 2–WITH A FAIL IN MATHS

      • Wähala

        Deri,
        Go and read Dr. Fayemi’s full response on Sahara Reporters… even though they’ve banned your eccentric contributions there, go and enrich your mind. Mumu!

        • bugwu

          You see the kind of silly word you are using, that tells that you are coming from APC (Association of Problematic Congress)

          • Wähala

            Keep writing with 1000 handles, like I said, you stink like soaked stock fish…

          • endingNaija

            Too much hatred! Hm Get behind us Hatred!

        • Original_Raskal

          stop referring educated person to go read a gossip website! Be reasonable okay!

          • Wähala

            Keep writing with 100 handles, like I said, you stink like soaked stock fish…

      • endingNaija

        Ah ah .Oh my Gosh! We have never seen you people happy and enthusiastic. Why? Oh My God! Anyway we are happy here. You can join us if you want to be happy too!!! We are happy to endNaija the corrupt Goodluck Jonathan way!!! Please join us!

        • bugwu

          Come with facts that has maturity your man has committed Perjury and must go to Jail (14yrs) go and read the law.

          • endingNaija

            Why is your Cup over filled with hatred? Get behind us Hatred!

      • bugwu

        Exactly you are right, even the alleged forged result bears F9 so where is the capacity to analyse economic issues. I dey laughooooo.

        • endingNaija

          DRY hateful laughter-thanks for your Hatred. But we are happy now.

    • endingNaija

      Thanks so much. But we are happy presently. You may excuse us and come back later with your hate filled mind.

      • bugwu

        Your comment is rot but I will forgive because you are one of them preaching hate and Lies. Now in another development, did GMB commit perjury or not?? If the answer is yes then 14yrs imprisonment awaits him.

        • endingNaija

          Why do you hate soooooo much! We are for a CHANGED Nigeria. Get behind us Hatred!

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    If President Goodluck Jonathan and his Government looked for the over 200 missing Chibok girls the way PDP is looking for GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S certificate, they would have found them in a week. APC SAI BUHARI

    • tyson

      OUT DATE IDEAS THAT NEVER HELPED THE YANKEES TO SAVE THE YANKEES WHO WERE BEHEADED BY ISIS IN IRAQ-ati AFGHANISTAN

      • endingNaija

        Thank you . But we are happy presently.

  • Wähala

    The biggest blunder the PDP made was putting a junkie in charge of their campaign vuvuzela. FFK has done irreparable damages to the little sympathy Dumbo could have garnered by his wild goose chase of Buhari’s academic credentials and the “oluwole e-mail” he doctored to elaborate his disillusioned points. Then, attacking Soludo’s person instead of address the issues the erudite economist raised was in keeping with their trend of attacking the messenger and ignoring the message. The full rebuttal I read (on SR) from Dr. Fayemi is not only like a stroll thru the halls of academia, it was reassuring and well articulated. Comparing the responses from Fayemi ati Fani-Kayode is akin to reading press releases from Olisa Metuh and Alhj. Lai Mohammed… clearly, one is left with the impression that one Spokesman is mentally retarded. Guess who!

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      Olisa Metuh!!!

    • abeem

      Cocain has done irreparable damage to his thinking faculty.

    • King Carlos

      Shief Holysah Me2

  • tyson

    Who gave president Jonathan-d tag-(drunken sailor fisherman)–maybe it was Pope John Pual–just maybe–

  • endingNaija

    I beg me I wan nak dis ting wey dey sweet me for bele well well for pidgin “DIS NA DI TING WEY WE DEY TALK ABOUT” My God ! Thank Soludo for that ROBUST wake up critique for all of us-that ROBUST critique! And thank you Fayemi/APC for that ROBUST response, that ROBUST “yes we are -APC-Buhari/Osinbajo-open to critique, but here is what we-APC-Buhari/Osinbajo- think.. with respect and civility…” Thanks Soludo. Thanks Fayemi. Thanks all peaceful and democratic Change agents! Please before I drop my pen on this-Take this- GO OUT NOW AND POUND THE NIGERIAN STREETS AND NEIGHBORHOOD FOR CHANGE FOR BUHARI- PEACEFULLY, WITH SONGS, WITH SMILES, WITH JOY!!! Our major task is on the streets and in the neighborhoods- O ya GO NOW and POUND for CHANGE. God will Bless you as you POUND the streets PEACEFULLY for Buhari , and for Change. If they annoy you, smile and move on peacefully for Nigerian people and our True God, same God are the winners-Not that “Winners Chap..L.” in Ota. You Nigerian Voters, Voting For Change PEACEFULLY are the REAL WINNERS!!!
    And on FeBUHARI 14th 2015, bring your guitars, bring your drums, bring your sekere, tell your children to play street soccer, street basket ball, street volley ball, -anything to tell them we are joyous people of Change and of GOD- as we KEEP AN EYE ON THE VOTES OF CHANGE AS wait for the VOTES of CHANGE to be COUNTED. Sing if you can sing, dance if you can dance, play if you play, share whatever anyone brings, it is a collective journey and NONE SHALL BE LEFT behind on voting day. Why? DO NOT give them the opportunity for violence-WINNERS ARE NEVER VIOLENT, CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NEVER VIOLENT So? Smile for Change and God as you cast your vote JOYOUSLY for this is the day our Lord Made!!! Sai Change, Sai Buhari oyoyo

  • tyson

    MOST OF THE ARTICLES WE HAVE THEM SPREAD HERE FOR US ARE OFTEN PENNED BY THE MEDIA TEAM IN APC—FOR PREMIUM TIMES WHICH APC OWNES–THE QUESTION IS HAS PDPD EVER RESPONDED TO TO THE ATTACKS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT–SULODO GAVE THE PRESIDENT AN F–WHAT MARK DIOD HE GIVE OBJ HIS FORMER BOSS—MAY BE A GRADE 2 LIKE BUHARI

    • endingNaija

      Thanks a Lot! But we are happy presently!

  • Okey

    Charles Chukwuma Soludo convinces me beyond all manner of doubts, that the average Nigerian elite is motivated only by PERSONAL INTEREST. To him, the much touted “National Interest” is a facade, a make-up to gain applause for relevance.

    Prof., without much ado, the summary of this your syndicated piece is quite discernible, the subterfuge of your first paragraph notwithstanding. Which summary is: Jonathan, the worst man; his administration the worst ever. Buhari, very much unknown to you, this Jonathan man has left a mountainous problem for you to clear but I, Soludo, is the best guy to assist you in clearing the mess.

    But I assure Chukwuma Soludo one thing: It is doubtful if he can EVER AGAIN impress or make meaning to his intended audience. For to them, Charles Chukwuma Soludo has committed the “Alex Ekwueme Harakiri.”

    Dr Alex Ekwueme had gone to Abacha’s National Conference wherein he advocated for “Rotational Presidency” as between the North and South and amongst the six (6) geo-political zones. The North, in particular people of the North-West, regarded that proposition by Alex Ekwueme as a direct attack against the North. How that was/is, is still a puzzle to those of us who genuinely desire the longevity of this nation vide justice and equality of citizens and opportunity. Alex Ekwueme was to be punished severely when during the 1999 PDP Jos presidential primaries, Northern leaders and their hirelings in Nigeria ensured that Ekwueme lost. He was to come again in 2003. Arewa Peoples Congress (APC) commissioned a study and report on “Between Obasanjo and Ekwueme, who the North Should Support.” What’s the outcome ? The outcome was instructive as it said in sum: Though Obasanjo has not performed, the North is still advised to go ahead with him instead of Alex Ekwueme.

    Why that long history ? The North says Charles Chukwuma Soludo dealt them a mortal blow. That when he carried out the recapitalization programmed, 25 banks survived. That of the 25, 13 had Yorubas as controlling shareholders whilst Igbos control 11, leaving the North with only one (1), Unity Bank. Without being reminded, the process that led to the privatization of the banks was very transparent as the banks were capitalized through the interests and funds of shares-purchasers, who happened to be mostly Southerners.That citizens from a section of the country did not show commensurate enthusiasm was no making of Soludo. But the North held him liable for that. Soludo’s “culpability” manifested when time came for the renewal of his tenure. Despite willingness of President Yar’Adua to tenure renewal which he had personally promised Soludo, some Northern elders insisted and ensured that Yar’Adua never renewed the tenure.

    No doubt, Jonathan’s unforgivable offence against Soludo was committed when Soludo vied for the governorship of Anambra State. (I could now remember myself then making strident, unrelenting calls on Thisday newspaper online – as I did on his second attempt – for a wholesale welcome of Soludo’s candidature, warning that Anambra and indeed Ndigbo will miss their way and suffer a dire consequence if Soludo was not given a prime place-role via Anambra State – to the point that many thought Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo had commissioned me for that. The fact being and remaining that, for me, that is not possible. Second, I don’t know him, he doesn’t know me either and we are not even from the same State). By that time, Jonathan was still “a good boy” to the Ota man. And the Ota instruction came that “Charles be stopped” because Charles posed a stumbling-block to “the ‘anointed son’ from Anambra.” Jonathan carried that instruction to the letter. In the result, both Soludo and the anointed son lost to Peter Obi. Perhaps for a pound of flesh, Soludo was latter to identify with Atikiu Abubakar in the PDP 2011 primaries against Jonathan.

    Now, Soludo, in obvious journey to protecting his personal interest, just like his fellow Nigerian elites, has undertaken the “Last Push” by joining in the “Operation Stop Jonathan.” My prayer for Soludo is: may you not in the end be found to have committed the “Alex Ekwueme Harakiri” !

    • endingNaija

      Thanks so much for your long Hate Post. But we are happy presently. That is all we know. Joy is all we know. Come join us if you care and Smile For Change Too. Dont frown your face, dont be stiff Okey -Okay?

    • Original_Raskal

      you have said it all! even without reading yours, I knew Soludo was out for a revenge since he dislike GEJ. It was really shameful that soludo was using a 2009 projected poverty index for 2011 as a basis to judge a govt in 2015. Meanwhile, soludo hid the actual figure which was over 10% lower than the figure quoted by Soludo! Besides GEJ only became president on May 6th 2010. If soludo wanted to be fair he wouldn’t use Yaradua govt as basis to judge a president that already have almost five years of leadership history! Why not focus on economy growth for 2011 till date? The economy has been growing steadily at 6 – 7% despite the boko haram challenges! Soludo use averaging techniques to conclude that economy was better during IBB and OBJ, but he failed to let the public know the truth that those were each 8 yrs of govt! Averaging over 8yrs will give a better figure than averaging over 4 and a half yrs of GEJ. Since oil is the main source of income for the economy and the price fluctuates similarly since IBB days.

      Soludo is just typical naija looking for personal gains and it is a real shame!

      Soludo is desperate and looking for employment, but I’m afraid, Nigerians got a choice to make between a lamb and a crocodile! It will surprised most people online that Nigerians are not f00ls after all!

      • endingNaija

        Thanks a lot for your Hatred. But with change we have moved. Get behind us Hatred.

  • Felix Adefarakan

    There is nothing wrong in the headline of the story. If you are schooled in the art of casting headlines, you will appreciate that this particular one, which contrasts the responses of PDP and APC to the Soludo expose on the state of the economy is a true reflection of the story. Was the PDP response abusive? Was the APC response civil? The answers to both questions settles the issue of the appropriateness or otherwise of the headline.

    • tyson

      THERE IS A LOT WRONG WITH THE HEADLINES—IN CASTING THE HEADLINE ONE THING THAT MOST EDITORS DO IS TO PRESENT US WITH A catchy headline-But in this the issue has to do with two rival political parties–so what the editors needed to do was to use their editorial judgement–to cast the headlines without being sensational about it—Such-that will still attracts us to the story—Again a sane Editor of an online media house like PT–should have recalled the comments of FFK without sexing it up for readers—while rewriting the story—for readers——–Instead PT–added salt and pepper to it for APC because the insult was on PDP and president Jonathan–whom Soludo a man who was indicted by a committee which said was not fit to hold any public office in Nigeria–now turns around to be the judge and and prosecutor of his own case—————Its on record that Jonathan created more jobs than the obj government under which he served–Jonathan is yet to retrench workers the way Obj did—-we saw queues for fuel under obj -that too is gone—-the scandal in the procurement of fertilizer no more—-crude oil was selling at 147 per barrel during his era—what is the price now—? Sulodo was just working for APC period–his article was a piece of rubbish–period–

      • Gideon Orkar

        Don’t mind Propaganda Terorists

        • endingNaija

          Dis person just dey vex! Why are you sad?

      • endingNaija

        Why do you swim in hatred? Okay get behind us Hatred!!!

    • Original_Raskal

      Soludo is APC! Don’t be a f00l! Soludo supported Atiku against GEJ in 2011 and he is still with Atiku till this day! GEJ is his enemy because OBJ refused GEJ from supporting soludo for his interest in Anambra. So APC is only replying to their member with excitement!

      • endingNaija

        Oh my God! hatred people don come again when we just dey sing our own CHANGE song jeje. Okay Get behind us Hatred!!!

  • BREAKING NEWS

    APC NEEDS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ……… NOT A PRESIDENTIAL CERTIFICATE FORGER

    • Truthometer

      Nice try. For me and my household, we shall vote for GMB.

      • BREAKING NEWS

        Sorry GMB (alias hariforger) will not be on the ballot

        • Truthometer

          You can take a bet. Start talking to your realtor in otuoke, you may need to relocate very soon. GMB is going to be the next Nigerian’s President. Sad? Too bad!

        • endingNaija

          Mr. hatred, get behind us!

    • endingNaija

      With Change, Nigeria has put Hatred behind her. Get behind us Hatred-Sai Buhari, Sai Love oyoyo, Sai peace oyoyo, Sai Unity oyoyo. Sai Change oyoyo. Get behind us Hatred!

    • Victor Odutola Mayomi

      A change in strategy is required. Your message is not resonating with the people

  • Stomach Infrastructure

    PDP is the party of thugs, thieves and cutthroats. Enough of clueless GEJ. GMB for President.

    • tyson

      at least her members have their school certs intact–they can produce them at a go–

      • endingNaija

        Go go go Go and get behind us Hatred!!!

    • basil edoma

      As your name implies you’re just as selfish as your masters who you’re campaigning for. Atiku, amaechi, buhari, okorocha…and the latest name obj all about to be inducted into hall of fame for Nigerian public wealth guzzlers….

  • tyson

    It took well over a month for General Muhammadu Buhari to produce a statement of result – not the certificate that is required to attest to his claims of graduating from a secondary school. What does this s pell for Nigeria?
    For a man whose sole claim to popularity is morality, it means several unwholesome things. One, it took a crusading of the press – the press that Buhari loathes so much as he demonstrated with Decree No. 4 in 1984 – to force Buhari to present something that is not a certificate. Were it not for the voices on the different social media that joined the traditional newspapers and television, one can be certain that Buhari, true to his nature, would not care to respond.
    Gen. Buhari treated Nigerians to different versions of lies in this Certifigate. At first, he said that his certificate was with the Nigerian Army. But the Army denied this, stating instead that it has no reason to be in possession of the former military head of state’s secondary school credentials. At that point, it was evident to the discerning mind that something was amiss.

    • endingNaija

      No Hating! Get behind us Hatred!

  • Gideon Orkar

    Propaganda Terrorists what of Afenifere? Did they endorse the certificate forger?

    • endingNaija

      Get behind us Hatred!

    • Victor Odutola Mayomi

      Afenifere of the old guard is dead in the South West.

      • Funso

        Thanks!

    • pastorakinleye

      A guy who is deriding a fit 72 years old man who will take him to cleaners in a physical contest is now dangling the endorsement of some angry, senile octogenarians seeking relevance as evidence of acceptance. Pitiful.

      • Gideon Orkar

        Ok Alfa Akinyele

  • tyson

    The question is who is sulodo as described by the body set up to investigate–him while governor of CBN’–(-In conclusion, the Committee finds Prof. Chukwuma C. Soludo liable for gross negligence, recklessness and gross abuse of office) And like Buharim the smae person is today relaxing in judgement against the president–for APC–what a shame—-Dont we know Sulodo is another Buhari in the making—-? Buhari who should have enlisted into the army as a private got commissioned as an officer–and lied to us that he made grade 2 without passing Maths———–that is Nigeria for u–A man indicted for stealing is now our economic teacher again. I begi let my people go–ojare

    • endingNaija

      Hm hm Oh My God, this hatred. The New Nigeria we are talking about has left Hatred behind. Get behind us Hatred!!!

    • Yusuf

      Soludu is a reknown Professor of economics with great international awards in central bank management. His idea of bank consolidation was borrowed across europe after a decade of his stewardship. By personality he is not my model but by economic intellectualism I have no second for him. u should learn to speak with your brain. Who investigated Soludu and why was he not prosecuted?. The truth is bitter and unless u have received your share of the wasted trillions u are far below the standard of a moron

  • Maria

    PDP is dead… what we have now is egbesu/MEND party led by Jomogbomo from Otuoke.

  • tyson

    as former governor of CBN is si supposed to be going round examining global economic issues—that will be of advantage to NAigeria–looked into areas that government can tap into to replace our rental economy—not sulodo who claims top have a PhD in—Buharism

    • endingNaija

      Look thyroid or what do you call yourself- as CHANGE PEOPLE we are happy people here-that is all I can say. Cant you see everybody is happy? We dont hate. We love. And if you lack the capacity for joy, peace and happiness as we know you lack, then please take your hatred away! Away with your Hatred. Go away with your hatred!!! No ethnicity, no ethnic difference, no religious differences, JUST NIGERIA! That is it. THIS IS THE NEW NIGERIA. I beg take away your Hatred thyroid!!!

  • Felix Adefarakan

    For the avoidance of doubt this is the Chukwuma Soludo you are debating his article that gave the Jonathan administration bloodied nose. For the uninitiated, the Soludo Solution is a much sought for recipe globally. He is not an accidental Economist but a thoroughbred one whose word in economics is the last BUS STOP in lands where the FFKs are not the rule but the exception. So before you start acting like FFK is perpetually high on the stuff supplied by his pay master(s), please enough respect to this Nigerian of distinction:

    “Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR (born 28 July 1960) is a Nigerian economics professor and the immediate past Governor and chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He was named Governor on 29 May 2004.”Board of Directors”. Central Bank of Nigeria. Retrieved 12 January 2008. He is also a member of the British Department for International Development’s International Advisory Group.

    Dr Soludo has been visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the University of Cambridge, the Brookings Institution, the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford and a visiting professor at Swarthmore College (USA). He has also worked as a consultant for a number of international organisations, including The World Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the United Nations Development Programme.

    Soludo is a core professional in the business of macroeconomics. He obtained his three degrees and then professorship at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Enugu State. He graduated with a First Class Honorsdegree in 1984, an MSc Economics in 1987, and a PhD in 1989, winning prizes for the best student at all three levels.

    He has been trained and involved in research, teaching and auditing in such disciplines as the multi-country macro econometric modelling, techniques of computable general equilibrium modelling, survey methodology and panel data econometrics, among others. Soludo studied and taught these courses at many Universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick. He has co-authored, co-edited and authored about ten books on this subject matter.[4]

    In 1998 Soludo was appointed to the position of professor of economics at the University of Nigeria; the next year he became a visiting professor at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, US.

    Government

    Soludo joined the federal government in 2003. Prior to his May 2004 appointment to the bank chairmanship, he held the positions of Chief Economic Adviser to former President Obasanjo and Chief Executive of theNational Planning Commission of Nigeria. In January 2008, in a speech to the Nigerian Economic Society, he predicted consolidation in the private banking industry, saying “By the end of 2008, there’ll be fewer banks than there are today. The restructuring of the banking industry has been attracting funds from local and foreign investors, which have increased banks’ ability to lend to customers”.[5] He hopes to see Nigeria become Africa’s financial hub,[6] and considers microfinance important to the federal government’s economic policies.
    In September 2009, Soludo announced his aspiration for the seat of the Governor of Anambra State, in the south-eastern Nigeria state’s election of 9 February 2010.
    On 9 October 2009, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chose Professor Soludo as their consensus candidate for the position from a field of 47 candidates, after repeated attempts to hold elective primaries were stalled by court injunctions.[citation needed] However, his nomination was contested by 23 of the 47 aspirants, citing lack of transparency in the process.
    After this initial rancour, 36 out of the 47 candidates, and several top shots of the PDP, affirmed their support for Soludo on Wednesday 14 October 2009.[citation needed] However, Soludo went on to lose the election to Peter Obi in an election which was largely considered free and fair according to major election observers.[citation needed] However, with the perceived solid performance of Soludo as the CBN Governor he remains a respected economic policy authority in Nigeria. Political commentators in urging an issue based election campaign in the coming 2011 election has called on aspirants to work with respected economists like Soludo towards an acceptable Economic Plan.
    On 17 July 2013, Soludo resigned from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after a letter to the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur. He later joined the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in preparation for the November 2013 governorship race in Anambra state.

    Publications

    1992

    “North-South Macroeconomic Interactions: Comparative Analysis using the MULTIMOD and INTERMOD global models”, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Brookings discussion papers in international economics, Brookings Institution (1992)

    1993

    “Implications of alternative macroeconomic policy responses to external shocks in Africa”, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Development research papers series, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Socio-Economic Research and Planning Division (1993)

    “Growth performance in Africa: Further evidence on the external shocks versus domestic policy debate”, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Development research papers series, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Socio-Economic Research and Planning Division (1993)

    1994

    “The Consequences of US Fiscal Actions in a Global Model with Alternative Assumptions about the Exchange Regime in Developing Countries”, Ralph C. Bryan and Charles Chukwuma Soludo. Chapter 13 in David Currie and David Vines, eds., North-South Linkages and International Macroeconomic Policy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the Centre for Economic Policy Research. (Brookings Discussion Paper in International Economics No. 103. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, February 1994.)

    1995

    “Macroeconomic adjustment, trade, and growth: Policy analysis using a macroeconomic model of Nigeria”, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, AERC research paper, African Economic Research Consortium (1995)ISBN 9966-900-26-8 ISBN 978-9966900265

    1998

    Soludo, Charles Chukwuma (1998). Macroeconomic Policy Modelling of African Economies. Acena. ISBN 978-2114-29-4.

    1999

    “Our Continent, Our Future: African Perspectives on Structural Adjustment”, T. Mkandawire and C.C. Soludo, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dakar, 1999, in Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 1:2, 1999.

    2002

    “African Voices on Structural Adjustment: A Companion to Our Continent, Our Future”, Edited by Thandika Mkandawire and Charles C. Soludo. At least three editions: IDRC/CODESRIA/Africa World Press 2002,ISBN 0-88936-888-0, 280 pp.; Paperback, ISBN 978-0-88936-888-0 Jan 2003; Africa World Press 2003, ISBN 0-86543-779-3

    Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi; Charles Chukwuma Soludo and Mansur Muhtar (2002). The Debt Trap in Nigeria: Towards a Sustainable Debt Strategy. Africa World Press. ISBN 1-59221-001-5.

    2004

    “The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa: Forced Consensus”, Edited by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu and Ha-Joon Chang, Africa World Press (January 2004), ISBN 1-59221-164-X, ISBN 978-1-59221-164-7 (Also International Development Research Centre, ISBN 1-59221-165-8)

    2006

    “Potential Impacts of the New Global Financial Architecture on Poor Countries”, Edited by Charles Soludo, Musunuru Rao, ISBN 978-2-86978-158-0, 80 pages, 2006, CODESRIA, Senegal, Paperback

    • basil edoma

      Oh boy!!!! I wonder why you guys waste so much time discussing inconsequential topics like soludo…

      • endingNaija

        For me and my family we will not hate in the CHANGED NIGERIA. What about you?

        • basil edoma

          Why hate when love rules supreme… but liars and debased leaders that I can’t stomach…. no apc ruling Nigeria….

          • endingNaija

            With a CHANGED Nigeria, get behind us Hatred!!!

          • basil edoma

            Find something new to say… I’m bored already…. is this what they pay you to do? Be creative….

          • endingNaija

            No this is the only song now. Get behind us Hatred!!!

    • tyson

      THE MAN IS A WELL ACCLAIMED ROGUE

      • endingNaija

        thyroid, my answer? No to hatred! Say no to Hatred thyroid. God will forgive you. Join the train of Change. Cant you feel it? Are you so immune and impervious to change? Sai Buhari. Sai Change oyoyo.

      • Craig Thomas

        Well-acclaimed rogue …. lol.

      • endingNaija

        hm tySIN-It is not good to SIN against your fellow man tySIN- Smile a bit and stop SINNING. Be happy. Be joyous. Sai Buhari oyoyo.

    • Wale

      Half of it is fake.
      We know them.

    • Original_Raskal

      Then why didn’t APC field Soludo as their candidate since they have such a calibre, rather than fielding a stark illiterate that would required certificate forgery?

  • BREAKING NEWS

    BREAKING NEWS …….. BUHARI TO FACE APC DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015 FOR CERTIFICATE FORGERY.

    I have just received news from a usually reliable insider source and Chieftain of APC that arrangements have been concluded for General Mohammadu Buhari to face APC Disciplinary Committee and defend himself for the offense of Certificate forgery and embarrassment to the Party.

    The source also revealed that Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso who came second at the APC Primaries will be drafted to replace General Mohammadu Buhari despite the fact that a few top ranking APC Party Elders have expressed their preference for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar whom the claim have political structure nationwide unlike Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.

    More to come ….. Adieu General Buhari.

    GEJ forever

    • endingNaija

      No hating!

    • Dikko Abubakar

      What kind of hallucinogens are you on? Stop using it for sometimes, the effect will wear off, but be prepared for painful moments. Note however that “forever” stops FeBuhari 14, 2015 and GEJ is back to Otuoke or Port Harcourt to look for his PhD thesis. Sorry!!!

    • hummm

      DREAMER , The desperation is really pathetic. BTW, dont you have an appointment with your mental health doctor, buz GMB is really driving you guys crazy.

    • pastorakinleye

      Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor, commands the Lord. Your trespass is not unnoticed, even though you’re hiding behind an animal that is unfit for sacrifice.

    • endingNaija

      Still Grumpy? Not good ol boy. Smile for change.Be happy, Change is coming. Sai Buhari.

    • kday

      Do you guys ever gets tired of forgery and deceit? and once this your statement has been debunked, I guess we can in-turn call you a bastard?

  • Tha HUman being

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

  • tyson

    (PRESIDENT Jonathan has been commander-in-chief OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC of Nigeria for 1,850 days in a country of 170 million persons, but Buhari was there for about 605 days when the country’s population was just 84 million. So in terms of experience, Jonathan is better qualified. Again, it will be extremely unfair to compare both men’s educational qualifications, but suffice it to say that while Jonathan, from his poor background, saw himself through school by hard work, most of Buhari’s fees and bills were paid for by the state. Even today, the state still pays him and foots some of his bills.)

    • endingNaija

      thyroid, why is it so difficult for you not to hate? Well here we are a space -Change Agents- where love reigns supreme. Here with Buhari Change agents, there is no space for Hate. So stop Hating.

    • pastorakinleye

      You never address issues, but argue on trivialities. What makes Jonathan better qualified? His PhD prepared him for a career in research or teaching, not management or administration. It is obvious the challenge of presidential leadership has overwhelmed a guy with a below-average gubernatorial performance in Bayelsa State. That is always the outcome when people are promoted above their competence.

  • Yusuf

    Soludu’s message was clear, only an arrogant man would insult him. Moreover, he has the morality to speak on our economy looking backward at his efforts in saving Billions when the economy was not even workable after years of national crises….By the way, i checked on AIT presidential poll and the site was under maintenance, what is happening?

    • hummm

      Buhari beat GEJ by 71% . The brakdown is in Sharareporters. AIT didnt get the result it was hoping for , so the site is pull down. JOKERS

      • Babandum

        It was 79% before the site “went” down for “maintenance”

        • Troublesome

          Maintenance my foot! AIT is trying to cover their same and see how they can inflate the poll result. Bunch of Jokers they are. SAI Buhari!

  • Muhammad Aliyu

    This shows how a civilised party APC that is yearning for change should act. Unlike the ruling PDP that resorts to insults when ever GEJ is criticise. Nigeria belongs to all of us, we all have a stake. If we criticise GEJ it doesn’t mean we hate him, we just want Nigeria to become better. Soludo is a professor, a renown professor in Economics you can’t take that from him. Please PDP you should learn from APC.

    • ucheJ

      APC should stop their evil act, they are d crisis that have been fighting GEJ administration.

      • endingNaija

        Hate no one . Get behind us hatred! This is a CHANGED Nigeria. No hating!

    • charlesakpan

      When you criticise GEJ,it is should be at least constructive and logical.Whether we like it or not he is our President and deserves our respect and support,afterall,he didn’t put himself there.God put him there at this time to oversee the affairs of this country,otherwise the situation could have been worse than it currently is.Let Buhari and his cohorts like you stop feeling like the messiah has come as there is no guarantee for that.

      • endingNaija

        Take it easy. Stop being grumpy. Be happy FOR CHANGE. Smile FOR CHANGE.

  • tyson

    Former governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi has dismissed Soludo as a man hunted by his past for stating that he (Obi) built no signature project in Anambra State during his tenure.

    Speaking through his Media Assistant, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, Obi described the article by Professor Charles Soludo as full of evidence of one who is still nursing deep hatred against those he wrongly assumed were responsible for not renewing his appointment as the Governor of the Central Bank and those that thwarted his move towards becoming the Governor of Anambra State last year.

    • endingNaija

      Come on thyroid-Smile for Jesus. Smile for CHANGE! Smiles are good. Sai Buhari!

  • Johnson Omale

    Soludo, you have spoken as an educated person. We want the elites to speak up to save this country from the clueless and corrupt Government of Jonathan. The name calling would not harm you after all they are thief friends. yours

  • ucheJ

    Who is Soludo to grade Jonathan F? What was he able to do when he was CBN governor ? Even when he had no crisis n distractions like GEJ yet he could not produce any result that was very disgraceful n I think his administration was even d worst ever.

    • endingNaija

      So you are not a happy person? You do not like CHANGE? oh come one join us in the celebration of CHANGE. Be happy for once boy! Really, we are not for Mr. Jonathan. So we do not hate.

  • Oti

    Speed, Jonathan, Speed!!!

    “ We would hit the ground running”. “ I would never let you down”. “ We would transform Nigeria” –Credit GEJ -2011

    “You would be hard pressed to find better Jonathan quotes that enliven the hearts of economic weary and brow beaten Nigerians in a presidential inauguration address that all too often bordered on the inane and the banal.” — Credit Jude Egbas

  • ucheJ

    I have never seen the administration like that of GEJ upon all the crisis n distractions he had yet he was able to manage them without war coming up and till now we are still one Nigeria he is a man with a great wisdom n understanding.

    • Kunle

      Stop smoking weed son. This is the worst of them all. Even worst than Abacha and Babangida

  • Garden-City Boy

    When did Charles Soludo become a prophet Mohamed we must all revere as the APC-JANJAWEED does? Could the APC leaders be planning to instigate another almajiri rampage to protest PDP’s irreverence for Soludo’s name?

    • endingNaija

      Stop Hating!

    • rhad

      why are you bringing prophet Mahammed (SAW) into this? You must be using slap to wake your father and leg kick to wake your mother

      • Garden-City Boy

        Sorry about that. No, lets do it this way, Charles Soludo(SAW). We hope that settles it…..we can have peace….no almajiri rampage and we are all even and square.

  • DecodeDaRiddle

    Coming from a man who had his PhD and every basic education in Nigeria as against another who claims to be a Dr but without thesis….i will go with Soludo’s in-depth analysis.
    APC has said they are proceeding with caution simply because they are aware of the damage by the present government. Better safe than sorry will work any day. Aim small, miss small made Chris Kyle the best American sniper.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    But no one expects the APC to abuse Soludo, since the APC was not indicted in the publication! You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand or predict the style of APC’s response.

    • Jika

      So it right for PDP to abuse Soludo instead of disputing his points with more cogent facts?

    • segun

      Helloo! Did we read the same article?

    • Bimbo

      No one was abused! Soludo criticised both GEJ administration and Buhari’s manifesto. Kindly read the article

  • excel

    Leadership with character, APC can’t stop to show what we want in our democracy. A very comprehensive, targeted and instructive response.
    Unlike the diatribe by ffk yesterday, the APC has addressed Professor Soludo’s points concisely, outlining the policy direction the party intends to take after General Buhari gets to power in May. Anyone that loves this country cannot vote for gej, he’s as clueless as is team. Let vote for CHANGE and make Nigeria a GREATER NATION. Vote GMB Vote CHANGE, APC CHANGE….

  • zero

    The difference is quite clear. Buhari is a gentleman by bringing-up and job trainning, he therefore associates only with his likes.

  • Ossy

    how many of you irrational Gejites have Professors in your families? a Prof in economics is talking clearly with all the indices & parameters to access our economy led by a clueless zoologist then you are runing your mouths like angry dogs. do you illitrates want us to keep quiet & allow your Dr. Dumbo to continue ruining our country? as if we are no longer having the right to genuinly disscus the state of our country Nigeria. accept criticism if you are genuine in your campaign. nonsense. mtchewww GGMB 2015(gentle General M. Buhari)

  • Dolapo Obileye

    Good response by Dr Fayemi. However for the APC to actualise their job creation manifesto. They need to embark on public infrastructure that has excellent economic potentials and such contracts must be done by companies with high local workforce thereby reducing the high unemployment levels that Nigeria is experiencing.

    • blueeyedkitten

      thanks for the advice. noted.

  • David Adeniran

    Thank you Dr Fayemi, the difference is clear. While some chose to throw stones at Dr Soludo, you have chosen to respond to the issues raised in the criticism. This is decent, dignifying, civil and worthy of emulation. Not so with Jonathan, PDP and his first class internet thugs or rather internet Almajiri that PDP has unleashed like African mosquitoes! They would not respond to issues but like Babalawo, they have been issuing curses and incantations against Soludo! These people, though educated, their intellectual capacity has been exchanged with the bigotry of ethnicity; so much that they have now substituted Jonathan for Ojukwu and original Azikiwe. They have lost every sense of intelligent reasoning, a lost people. They have even elevated Femi Fani-Kannabis above Dr Charles Soludo! How pathetic and appalling are these PDP miscreants!

  • favourtalk

    That is the difference between PDP and APC where thier is brain and empty skull, one protect the nation and the other one destroy it, one makes the nation looks like a disgrace to small nations and one is providing solutions to nigeria problems. We need change

  • rhad

    Now we know who are Professors?

  • Mr. Abdin

    The explanation by the APC has shown that they are more matured in their approach compare to the PDP that is just beating around the bush.

  • Mamapikin

    This is class. Civility and culture. This is what we want to return Nigeria to. We don’t want our children to learn swearing words…in any case, what do you expect of the PDP, and President Jonathan and his wife, Patience (mama militants)?
    A government of hooligans, by hooligans and for hooligans.

  • victo amadi

    #Jonathan inherited 774 LGA, today he has ceded 30 to General Shakau of Boko-haram.
    #Jonathan inherited 23 PDP Governors but he ceded 5 to opposition APC.
    #Jonathan inherited 4000 megawatts of electricity but we are now left with 2500 megawatts with obnoxious tariff from PHCN.
    #Jonathan inherited 2.5 million barrel quota from OPEC but he ceded 1 million barrels to smugglers.
    #Jonathan inherited a naira value of 155 to dollar but naira is now traded at 205.
    #Jonathan inherited 30% unemployment but he has doubled it to 55%.
    #Jonathan inherited positive AAA rating bond but JPMORGAN has rated our bond negative.
    #Jonathan inherited a surviving stock market but he killed the stock market.
    #Jonathan inherited 10% duty on tokumbo cars but he increased it to 70%.
    #Jonathan inherited chibokgirls but he lost them to Shakau.
    #Jonathan inherited a rag tag boko Haram he is leaving behind a sophisticated and daring BH.
    #Jonathan inherited a booming economy but doom is what he is about to handover.
    To worse it off, Jonathan is promoting STEALING against our moral and societal upbringing.
    What then is safe under Jonathan? ??
    Absolutely Nothing!!!
    Dear Jonathan, I can’t afford more losses!
    Enough is enough!!!

    • blueeyedkitten

      God! all this losses within just 5/6 years? jonathan: the record breaker

    • Sith Lord

      Jonathan inherited me with his no shoes story but now he has lost me to Buhari

  • LindaO

    After all this slanderous anti GEJ bashing it is quite ironic to see the APC pretending to be civil.

    • blueeyedkitten

      but PDP doesnt even know how to pretend.

  • Shuaibu Bola Victor

    “The
    grounds on which General Buhari is being promoted as the alternative choice are
    not only shaky, but pitifully naive. History matters. Records are not kept
    simply to assist the weakness of memory, but to operate as guides to the
    future. Of course, we know that human beings change. What the claims of
    personality change or transformation impose on us is a rigorous inspection of
    the evidence, not wishful speculation or behind-the- scenes assurances. Public
    offence, crimes against a polity, must be answered in the public space, not in
    caucuses of bargaining”.–Prof Wole Soyinka

  • justme

    And am certain if the APC was tongue lashed the very same way PDP was,they wudnt have been that civil!!

    • kas

      PDP is never civil in its response to criticisms.

  • anneedu

    That serves soludo right

  • Ayodele Ohakim

    If they give GEJ an F in economic management, I wonder what kind of grade they would give to buhari for his absolutely catastrophic economical skills during his 1983-1985 time as a dictator. L?

  • Ezekiel Akpablo

    Jonathan is the Nigeria’s worst in economic management by creating millions of job, sanitizing fuel importation and distribution, fighting off corruption and quadrupling Nigeria’s GDP during his time as President. Yeah, I think I’ll pass on baseless arguments emanating from the APC for today.

  • Hembe Hembe

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

    Nigerian Masses
    and Nigerians in diaspora who voted against ex-military president,
    BUHARI, in presidential elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011 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”.( NB:
    Please kindly go through their 12 reasons and support them). 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 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….

  • lai

    In no other department has the Christian church gone as completely astray as on the issue of tithes and offerings. Week in week out, Christian congregations are exhorted, harassed, cajoled, blackmailed, threatened and bewitched into giving more and more tithes and offerings. Dr Aribisala,you said it all.

  • Benedicta

    I think this is pretty straightforward. To each his own- we can choose liberty or boundage. We can choose freewill giving or compulsion. We are blessed not by our works but because of what Christ has done for us.