Jonathan’s campaign contradicts INEC; blames logistics, not security, for polls shift

FILE PHOTO: President Jonathan at PDP Rally in Ibadan

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has said that concerns over logistics led the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to reschedule Nigeria’s 2015 general elections, contradicting the electoral body’s claim that security concern was responsible for the shift.

The national elections earlier billed for February 14 and 28 will now hold March 28 and April 11.

The elections include presidential and National Assembly polls scheduled for the first date, and governorship and House of Assembly polls for the second.

The chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega, who announced the shift Saturday, said the decision followed the “strong advisory” and a warning from the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and military chiefs that they could not guarantee security if the polls go ahead February.

He said the security forces demanded at least six weeks to conclude a major operation against Boko Haram in the North East Region.

But speaking Tuesday evening on the BBC, the director of media of the PDP presidential campaign organization, Femi Fani-Kayode, said the security concern relating to the insurgency in the Northeast, was immaterial to the decision to postpone the elections.

He argued that the problem of logistics, including the challenge of distributing Permanent Voter Cards to valid voters, faced by INEC, led to the postponement.

Defending the Presidency, he said the push for polls shift never emanated from President Goodluck Jonathan.

“The decision to postpone the elections never emanated from the government of President Goodluck Jonathan as being speculated, but from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) owing to the problem of logistics it encountered,” Mr. Fani-Kayode said.

But it was Mr. Dasuki, President Jonathan’s security adviser, who gave the first hint that the elections would be postponed.

Speaking in London late January, Mr. Dasuki said he had suggested to INEC that the polls be rescheduled to allow more Nigerians collect their PVCs.

In his letter which eventually compelled INEC to shift the polls, Mr. Dasuki cited security fears, and no longer the PVCs.

Mr. Fani-Kayode said “INEC mainly agreed to shift the dates for the scheduled Nigeria’s general elections mainly because many eligible voters in Nigeria were yet to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs)”.

He stressed that the percentage of those who were yet to get the cards was still high at the time the dates of the elections were shifted.

Mr. Fani-Kayode said Boko Haram became part of the reason for postponing the election “because the Service Chiefs in Nigeria suggested to INEC that they could not guarantee security during a nationwide election, while the attention of the military would be concentrated on the task of flushing the insurgents out of the north-eastern part of Nigeria where they have been operating”.

He also denied that the insurgency has been politicised.

In the wake of the poll shift, foreign governments, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union had condemned expressed disappointment in the development, warning against politicisation of the insurgency.

Praising the military for a “remarkable job,” he said although the insurgents before now were operating freely in some parts of Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with a spate of bombings, “the military have responded and fought valiantly to push them to the north-east zone of the country”.

Asked whether or not the PDP would support any further postponement in the event that the military is unable to effectively contain the insurgents within six weeks, Mr. Fani-Kayode said “the constitution of Nigeria has given limitations on the number of days elections should hold before the handover date”.


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  • Spoken word

    These people are a confused lot.

  • Preco01

    awon asiwere eniyan

    • Tunsj

      Jonathan, a PhD holder in Zoology without a thesis is a Psychopath.

      • larry

        Chei Buhari 🙂

  • Ikechukwu_67

    Jesters!!

  • Dazmillion

    I don’t know how the emergency Ibo man Dr. Ebele Azikiwe would employ a tribalist, who openly believes that the Ibos are an intellectually inferior race, as his presidential campaign spokesman?

    • Philip Madu

      I’m from the SE. I need to vote! Where’s my PVC card?! I should not be disenfranchised!! Is that too much to ask for?!!!

      • ola

        Inec will bring it to you in your house.!

        • hummmm

          rofi, I cant breath.

    • King Carlos

      yeah thats the thing…Femi Fani Kayode publicly eulogizes Adolf Hitler. I can’t imagine what would have happened if Ojukwu was alive.

  • Omo Akin

    We are in a big trouble in this country if we fail to vote out PDP and Jonathan as soon as the opportunity arises. How can Femi seek to contradict the INEC Chief who publicly announced that he got a letter from Sambo Dansuki and Mr. Dansuki confirmed what INEC chief said. Mr. Dansuki did explain that the security agencies asked for about 6 weeks. When asked what will happen if the insurgents were not defeated in 6 weeks, he said the election will hold as re-scheduled and he assured that the insurgents will be defeated with the assistance of the neighboring countries involved in the operation.
    Now that the person who wrote the letter and the person to whom the letter was written confirmed what transpired, who is this Femi to open his filthy mouth to spout out this outlandish tale? For how long will Nigerians allow these people with neither conscience nor honor to rubbish Nigeria? In May 2014, a colleague asked me if my country has a military force and I told him we have military force. He followed by saying that he does not believe that a group of people will take away more than 250 girls away from their school into a bush somewhere in that same country and for a month, nothing is done about it if there is a military force in that country. Jonathan and PDP constitute an embarrassment to Nigerians at home and abroad.

    • ola

      An imbecile at the helm of affairs of a country gives the mess we currently find ourself

  • Mosaku147

    This FFK is a pig.

  • ola

    A lying party with a lying president thinking that nigerians are are fools

  • change

    I can see now that FFK has become the spokesman of INEC or even the INEC chairman himself.
    So what about your old job ha?!!!!!

  • Maitama Tambari

    PDP has lost confidence and focus, is beating about the bush to deceive Nigerians knowing fully well that INEC has in its hand written document on reason why the election would not hold, which they are denying now. INEC has told the World that it was ready for election only for NSA and Service Chiefs to tell the Commission that security would not be provided and not logistic. Whatever, CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • Arabakpura

    Perhaps he forgot his dope and chewed rope instead!

  • Derrick

    Professor Attahiru Jega has now forfeited the confidence of the voters.
    He should go by himself or he’ll be justifiably pushed out next month.

  • Wähala

    Prof. Jega unequivocally said the NSA, Sambo Dasuki, wrote him a letter 72hrs before the elections to practically blackmail INEC into postponing the elections whose schedule was announced a good one year ago. The evil PDP are now backtracking because late NSA, Andrew Azazi’s warnings to Nigerians that the Boko Haram is a political pawn of the PDP has become blatant to the whole world. Dr. Dumbo exploited a minor uprising and used it to destroy an entire NE region of Nigeria to reduce the chances of the opposition defeating him at the polls in those states. After 6yrs of lip-service war, and 30,000 dead with 2million refugees, he exploited the same insurgency as excuse for postponing the general elections after reading the mood-of-the-nation and the writing on the wall. The lnt’l community incured costs to send monitors to Nigeria only to be deceived along with the electorate. Well, nobody has been fooled and Femi Fani-Kayode retracting now is damn too late. The world has tacitly given the PDP and INEC their “last chance” to get the elections over with or face crippling sanctions which Nigeria can hardly afford. Such sanctions will be lifted only after credible elections are conducted and monitored/approved by Nigerians and the international community… Femi can keep dancing in the rain, he will get under their leaking umbrella when his drugged ass gets soaked in his lies. Clown!

    • Otile

      Moto lokuta mwana Igbo.

      • Funso

        Ọmọ àlè ni yi.

  • Concerned

    FFK again !!

    The performing acrobat does another summersault !

    I hope they are rewarding him well because he has told bald face lies to the world at large on Arise and now the BBC

    He will never have any international credibility again (assuming he had any in the first place )

  • USING BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY for NIGERIAN ELECTION INTRIGUES

    These next six weeks will show us the antics of President Jonathan. We’ll see what happens.

    What is the numerical strength of the Nigerian armed forces, 100,000?

    What is the numerical strength of the Chadian and South African mercenaries
    imported to Sambisa forest at atrocious cost, 2,500?

    What is the strength the Multinational African anti-Boko Haram force, 7,500?

    What is strength of Boko Haram in the Northeast, about 5,000?

    The offensive forces have a 110 to 5 ratio advantage over Boko Haram, yet it
    will take them six weeks, in the first instance, to put a dent on Boko Haram or
    an interminable period of time to keep Boko Haram thriving, if history is our
    guide.

    During this six-week period, the entire 400,000-strong Nigerian Police Force
    and Civil Defence will be made idle and will not be called upon by government to
    do their traditional role of supervising Nigeria’s democratic elections. Not
    until the Nigerian Armed Forces decide they want to play the role of a
    redundant Army of Occupation and, God forbid, rig the elections in Jonathan and
    PDP’s favor.

    With close to 500,000 policemen, civil defense, civilian joint task force and
    mobile policemen, please let President Jonathan know that there will be no
    reason to involve the military in supervising the coming elections, except if
    Jonathan wants to rig. The Nigerian armed forces should not be distracted from
    their first duty of eliminating Boko Haram nor be pressured to get it done
    hurriedly. The nation needs them to take all the time they need to get their
    counter-insurgency job done properly. The election should not depend on them,
    neither should they depend on the election. The Nigerian electorate should be
    able to elect her officials without any meddling from the armed forces. Voting
    in elections is a citizen civil duty which does not need the military to
    enforce it, certainly not after half a million policemen are deployable for
    monitoring the elections. Thank you, sir.

    • ahmed turaki

      you actually sat down and wasted your time and speaking out of turn. you are a shame

  • Sword of Damocles

    I commented yesterday on this very PT. My advise then, and now is for INEC to URGENTLY publish the letter from the security services on its website for the WORLD(not just Nigerians) to see the handiwork of lucifer within our mist. I argued that whispers were emanating from within the Military, espousing shock & surprise that Prof Jega in his saturday presser gave insecurity(specifically the written Notice from the the senior echelon of the military & security services) as the reason fo the postponement. INEC would be wise to produce that letter for the world to see what the Nigerian people are being subjected to (not by oyinbo, but by blackmen). The further damage that the leadership of the military have inflicted on on its own institution will be hard to repair. Most living Nigerians(almost 70%) did not know the military when they used to organize coups regularly. their(70% of the population) first exposure to their country’s military is the mass desertions upon confrontation with the enemy(BH) due to in many cases, inadequate equipping, human rights violations in the north, embezzlement of defense budgets over the years, Ekitigate, and NOW, the conspiracy of Feb 7th 2015. A person does not require a “Ph.D” to realise that repairing that broken trust will take a long time. In a way I can understand why this government is acting in this manner that blatantly contravenes our Constitution. They have no choice, there is no going back now, they have crossed the rubicon. I have always known that this fight is between Nigeria and the PDP/ruling elites(NO ONE ELSE), zero sum game , there can only be ONE WINNER. Does anyone want to hazard a guess as to who that winner is DESTINED to be? God save the Federal Republic of Nigeria

    • taewo

      I agree with you. Jega should publish his presentation to the Council of State as well as the letters from Dasuki and the military. Jonathan and his team are a bunch of liars, bent on feeding fat on the nation.

    • Wähala

      Gbam! Crystal clear ananlysis. Jega said shortly before he went into that Council of State meeting, that the NSA gave him a letter saying they (military) could no longer guarantee safety for the elections. Listening to some of the reasons the PDP gave was that the Presidency was not happy with the Prof. Jega’s “tone” at his news conference postponing the elections, that he seemed to blame the President/PDP for citing security as the reason elections cannot hold as scheduled. But the quick, almost joyous reaction of the PDP vindicates Jega. If truly it has come down to FFK’s word against Jega’s, then, publishing that letter becomes imperative in clearing the air… that’s if no harm comes to Jega before he releases the letter. Remember, Capt. Kilo is AWOL and his younger brother paid a hefty debt for Kilo’s patriotism. Pal, we’re dealing with desperados here… psychopaths!

      • Sword of Damocles

        You last word is the most operative one: certifiable psychopaths, including the one at the helm.

      • Otile

        Lokuta, kanga monoko.

        • Funso

          Otile ni ọmọ àlè.

  • tyson

    Because of the nuisance value of men like Buhari, the Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was constrained to ask for a forensic audit of NNPC accounts in order to put the matter to rest. She chose PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC); one of the big four auditors in the world, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG.

    PwC has now provided a conclusive report that shows Sanusi’s allegation of a missing $20 billion is one big fabrication. This matter needs to be emphasized now that the report is out. Lamido Sanusi lied. The Central Bank governor deliberately cried wolf when he jolly well knew there was no wolf. He was just determined to malign and discredit the government; and he was playing a script to the benefit of the opposition APC.

    This then lends credence to the PDP allegation that Sanusi was an APC mole in the government. Indeed, the PDP claims Sanusi gave the APC 1 billion naira of Central Bank money to open its offices nationwide. It also maintains that a fraudulent N48 billion contract was awarded by Sanusi’s CBN to a leader of the APC, while a further N5 billion was paid to another APC member as consultancy fee. So much for APC’s anti-corruption –hogwash! Aribisala

    • zacchaeus Akinleye

      You are suffering from mental castration. The reason for the postponement was the unavailability of security to provide coverage, a position the lack-luster NSA went to canvass at the Royal Institute of International Affairs a few weeks back. You can bet your life that your warped logic on this forum is digging the inept Jonathan deeper in the hole and come March 28, the end of the road will come for the evil that PDP represents.

    • mike

      Son of a whore.

  • tyson

    Its a shame that the Editors in Premium Times DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE simple MEANING OF LOGISTICS-Can somebody help them out–biko’————–PDP and INEC are saying the same thing but in different ways—Logistics simply means movement of personnel and materials–in the army

    • Omo Akin

      “He argued that the problem of logistics, including the challenge of distributing Permanent Voter Cards to valid voters, faced by INEC, led to the postponement”. This is directly from Femi. The context in which logistic is used here implies that INEC does not have its personnel and materials ready; that is a blatant lie. In London, the NSA based his advice for postponement on the PVC but when the distribution of PVC became a lame excuse, then he said that the security agencies will not provide security because they have chosen the election day to launch the war on BH. But Femi is still talking about PVC! Is the Police that have the responsibility of law enforcement involved in the war to be launched on election day? The Military is no more than back up for the police.

  • SAM .A

    When you ask an addict to defend a course , most likely he will mess it up, because of lapses in his brain. It is unfortunate that PDP chose FFK as their campaign coordinator , it means no other Nigerians can do it for them .
    Using a partially cured person as their spokesman speaks volumes , the reason for forging Cambridge letter.
    If Jega shows him Sambo Dasuki’s Letter now , he will as usual start to confabulate & fabricate. Nothing serious will come from him till the end of election when he will finally disappear

    • Philex

      Have you noticed that the man has been avoiding talking about Jonathan and only concentrating on distractions? He mortally afraid that whatever he says about Mr. Gridlock would be thrown back at him given the unprintable names he had called the man in the past.

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    BOKO HARAM JONATHAN

    • G4

      Jesus christ was a jew

    • Dan Arewa

      The chart is correct.

  • Meemeerachi Moha

    This is just another PDP promise. PDP are really taking Nigerians for granted. New and better Nigeria on the way. #MarchForBuhari

    • Dan Arewa

      FFK will say otherwise if you ask him.

  • WALE

    p.d.pigs are bunch of liars

  • Screw-em

    You all don’t get it…FFK is saying in short that the cub scouts “soldiers” we have in 9ja won’t be able to contain, confront and defeat Boko Haram in 6 weeks and as such blame Jega’s “ineptitude” instead. Hold on to your hats folks. We are in for a roller coaster ride of flip flops and somersaulting antics by the scary slimy mouse known as the prosthetic brain Dumbo GEJ from O’tuoke before March 28 2015…..Je suis BUHARI!!!

    • Optimist

      My broda, I tire for this PDP people. Team GEJ is full of serial liars—even made worse by having a sociopath as their media & campaign spokesperson. They will be in for a rude awakening come March 28….

      • Screw-em

        @ Optimist, don’t lose any sleep. FFK is doing every and anything uncouth to keep his job and stay out of the sticky clutches of the EFCC. Nigerians will shock his system and light up his ugly o’tuoke moronic boss’ ass come election day.

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    GODLOCKED EBELE

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    EBELE

    • Dan Arewa

      Jonathan the BRAINLESS, CLUELESS, SHOELESS AND above all, ‘HEARTLESS’.

  • Otile

    Alhaji A. Jega is a dishonest man. How can he distribute the PVCs to his people leaving them with extra but lie to the South that their own cards are not ready, yet he tells the world that he is ready to conduct the election? This is the height of rigging. Aboki thinks he is smart, ba?

    • Ole

      @Otile aka Oleku,
      The next time you use akpos1 you will be sued.
      ‘akpos1’ and ‘eclub’ have been copyrighted..You must stop infringing these copyrights. You hear me?

    • Funso

      Ọmọ àlè ni Otile

    • Dan Arewa

      The entire south-south population does not match the population of Kano State alone. The gap is there and un-fillable.

      • Otile

        What you are saying is that the fund allocation Federal Government gives to Birnin Kano surpasses the one given to the entire South South. But you know it is unfair, and Northerners should not brag about cheating us.

  • Thepeople

    The cruelty of subnormal mental health

  • Wetin Naija

    Jonathan used the Military to mess up the country. A disgrace to Nigeria

  • taewo

    Shame on Nigeria, the United Nations is contemplating sending a peace keeping force.

  • Wähala

    Nigeria has become a huge psychiatric hospital. Ordinarily, that shouldn’t be a problem except for the novelty of continent Nigerian situation where the critically ill not only diagnose & prescribe drugs for themselves but prescribe for fellow inmates too. How then will people recover?

    I remember quite vividly that Pa Buhari was part of Abacha’s draconian regime. Abacha’s boys bombed Lagos to standstill to the point that any accidental car tire burst or sound of like nature could easily send my dearest Oloyes under their beds or home/office furniture. From Ikeja to Ojuelegba to Ikorodu and to Oyingbo, Abacha’s military killer team bombed Nigerians to death at the height of his insanity.
    Wole, Bola, student leaders and interestingly Thief Oyegun himself, etc, went into exile in their scores. Others not lucky to escape were murdered. Some brutally. The Ogoni-9 were hanged and acid poured on their dead bodies before burial. Abacha stole directly from CBN. The records are there……and Buhari was part of that Government for 5 yrs.

    My questions are:
    1. At what point did Pa Buhari come to understand the meaning of INSECURITY & BAD GOVERNANCE & CORRUPTION?
    2. Did he protest anything about Abacha’s govt? Couldn’t he have elected to resign if he wasn’t in accord with the Abacha’s policies?
    3. Have Oyegun and Tinubu forgotten that Buhari was part of that govt which chased them into exile 20yrs ago?
    4. Has Wole who rode on Okada through the wilderness for hours en route to exile forgotten?
    5. Why are they all SILENT? Why have they chosen to be DUMB? Do they think Nigerians have 4gotten?

    Duncee should keep his mouth shut. He is lucky to be in Nigeria where self deception and delusion have become common creed. He sure has no moral basis to speak. Not before those of us old enough to remember. I can no longer deceive myself and argue blindly and pls u people shud forgive me for being fullish all this while.

    • C

      So you mean Duncee was an employee of Abacha? But what is really happening is this 9ja? We don’t behave like a country that wants change at all.

    • ModyHH

      Was soll das denn jetzt?

    • Abate Dokpu

      Did you say “Thief Oyegun”? You must be demented. You are vermin.

    • nsikak.

      am from akwa ibom not a muslim or a northerner. do u guys even kw the history of Nigeria at all? the truth is that abacha set aside certain amount of money from oil revenue to dev the country. the money was huge n he didn’t know anyone he would have trusted such huge amt of money to other than buhari. he was not part of abacha govt. The same thg happened in 1983 coup. some of the officers who planned n executed coup r still alive u can enquire from them. Buhari was not part of the coup he called in to take over as Head of State cos of his integrity n straight forwardness. n it was the same set of pple that toppled him in 1985 cos they tot it will be business as usual.

  • Fairgame

    Hausa Fulani Moslem saboteurs in the military have failed to pull down the Nigerian military. They with their political saboteurs did every thing to denigrate the military but have failed. The bottom line remains that the plan to occultically rig this election in Favour of one party has failed. Now it is propaganda time. But power belongs to God!

    • nsikak.

      guy do u even know what u r saying? am in the military. am from akwa ibom by this it means that GEJ is ma broad. nobody has done destruction to the military like GEJ. don’t just talk cos u feel like talking or in favour of anyone but talk with facts. have u ever hrd in the world,s history for a country’s security apparatus saying it can guarantee the security of it citizens n properties?

    • Bishop

      It’s sad people reason this way.

  • It has been speculated that Fani-Kayode does not have a sound mind. One cannot help but believe it after reading the nonsense he has just said about INEC postponing the election and not the military. The military wrote to INEC citing security reason for asking INEC to postpone the election. Is Fani-Kayode not aware of the letter? Jonathan is really running a kindergateen government. It’s a pity that this is the kind of government presiding over the affairs of this country- a government made up of people who think and act like children. Anyway, March is around the corner.

  • evi

    No matter how apc with the help of premium times twist the truth, the truth will never go away.The truth is that apc in collaboration with Jega planned to disenfranchise and reduce the voting strength of voters in the south and pdp stronghold, that is why you have 80% pvc collection in the core north and barely 30 % in the south,even children,nigeriens and chadians have collected pvc in the north but eligible voters in the south are still struggling to collect pvc

    • Abate Dokpu

      There was a spelling error in your name. The last letter is missing. Your name is evil not evi.

      • evi

        Am I am your worst nightmare! It is because evil pervades your whole life and existence that is why you see it every where you go and it is that evil that will consume you. It is because you can’t counter the fact I stated.Tell your people this time around not to bring chadians and nigeriens and children to vote for buhari because the military will be waiting for them and they will have only themselves to blame!

        • Dan Arewa

          Did your military waited for Boko Haram to come from Chad, Niger and Cameroon, or they just give them free way to travel hundreds of miles, unleash terror and travel back uninterrupted and undetected. Did your military give, willingly and freely, weapons to Boko Haram whenever they (BH) attack (throw their weapons and run away, leaving the defenceless civilians at the mercy of BH which clearly shows the Nigerian army’s double standard), at it happened more than one can remember? I know that is the military you are talking about, headed by a rotten-corrupt heads. A military that cannot protect the interest of the masses but the interest of the shoeless, corrupt, daft and clueless president. Our military, DSS, Police and presidency lacks HEADS.

          • evi

            I will try to reply your gibberish because I pity your ignorance. Are you aware that most soldiers from the northern extraction have been court martialed because of their collaboration with boko haram? They will run away when they see boko haram and deliberately leave their weapons for boko haram and they went about telling the whole world that they lack weapons,shekau unwittingly exposed that lie when he showed in a video, caches of weapons collected from the military and called them cowards for running away. Most of the soldiers fighting now are from the south because most soldiers from the north are either moles or boko haram sympathisers .If you want boko haram to end,tell their president, buhari, who has been supporting them and their cause to call his boys to order, because he said any attack on boko haram is an attack on the north and he said at a seminar that he would continue to agitate for sharia to be implemented in every part of the country

    • pc

      I want to think that the reason why collection may be higher in the north and is that most of them are not under paid employment and therefore have ample time to go collect their cards. Again their loyalty to their leaders is high to the extent that they can forgo any thing to obey their leaders who must have been asking them to go collect their PVCs. This might not be the case in the south. Again it will not be fair for PDP to say that INEC is responsible for the high collection in the north because they cant send out the cards and also be the one to collect on behalf of their owners. If they had been supportive to INEC as they claim they would have joined APC states to declare Public holidays for PVC collection.

      • Dan Arewa

        Rightly said. Thank you.

      • evi

        Complete trash!!! So the people in the south like Lagos and ogun are not loyal to their leaders? So if people in the south have paid employment and people in the north are jobless, whose fault is it? That is a huge indictment on the northern leaders, that their constituents are jobless.Inec is responsible for low pvc collection in the south,because in some polling units, inec staff did not start when registration started, some inec staff did not even turn up in some units, most voters could not find their names, and in all the units, you have maximum three inec staff attending to thousands and thousands of voters,Jega did everything to frustrate southern voters from collecting their pvc.he should explain how children, nigeriens and chadians could collect pvc, how 80% pvc collection was recorded in the north and why barely 30% have collected pvc in the south

    • TRUTH MASTER

      You can do better than this, evi. Don’t let your modest education go to waste. Argue with more common sense.

      • evi

        You obviously don’t have common sense,thats why you can’t recognise it when you see it.Tell buhari not to send children,chadians and nigeriens to the polling units to vote this time around like he did in 2011 because the military is waiting for them this time around, and they will only have themselves to blame.

        • TRUTH MASTER

          You have just descended more into the abyss. Good for you!

          • evi

            You must be have been in the abyss for far too long to know who is descending into it. Howz life treating you down there?

  • grace folarin

    truth is how can statistics show the distribution of pvcs greater in the north than south and other geopolitical regions. its a serious plot by apc in collaboration with Jega planned to disenfranchise and reduce the voting strength of voters in the south and pdp stronghold. but this will not work.#GEJ4NAIJA

    • Salako

      Kano alone is bigger than the entire south south in terms of population and size, so how can you reconcile the distribution.

      • Dan Arewa

        They guy thinks with the same type of brain of Tompolo and Asari. They used their anus to thing instead of their head.

      • evi

        Kano is bigger than where? Keep dreaming, when we have credible census, not the one that the northern leaders compiled in their bedroom because they wanted a bigger share of federal funds, that is when you will know that it was cows,goats,and chickens that were counted along with human beings in the north.

      • Shehu Monguno

        Salako, true according to the census figures Kano is the most populated state in Nigeria, but Nigeria is unique and special. Nigeria is the only country in the world where the Savannah and desert region is more populated than the coast.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      How many voters are in South-South and South-East combined? How many voters are in the North-West alone? The answers will be an eye opener to you. But let me assist you. The number of voters in SE/SS combined is just about the same as that in the SW alone!!!

  • murtala bg

    Is pathetic and absurd that the best the south south can offer is Jonathan & patience. While Clark, Asari and Tompolo are the “think tanks”.Before now,the southern elites always blame the northern oligarchs of being deceitful with power. Thats no longer the case because the goal post have now being shifted.the so called oppressed are now the oppressors.let’s try to be in d right side of history whether it is Abacha,IBB,Buhari,obj or Jonathan. Never support the oppressor. It won’t do you any good.

  • Philex

    The question I keep asking is – when will Mr. Loud Mouth start promoting his candidate and stop focusing on other issues? Does he not realize that time is running out on for the PDP and their bad product? Is that why Fani-Kayode is afraid of talking about his candidate? Because Jonathan is such a bad product that Fani cannot sell him???

  • Eze1

    Story…Story….Story….

  • Ayo Odunsi

    FORWARD NIGERIA

    Isaiah 14:25 (NLT)

    “I will break the Assyrians when they are in Israel; I will trample them on my mountains. My people will no longer be their slaves nor bow down under their heavy loads.”

    Isaiah 14:25 (NIV2011):

    “I will crush the Assyrian in my land; on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke will be taken from my people, and his burden removed from their shoulders.”

  • I have said it and i will continue to repeat same, Gej, his cabinet and political campaign team are bunch of idiots.They are not an intelligent inane team.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      When a sick man speaks for you, his message will be lost in his madness!

  • tundemash

    That is the problem with lies; you need another to cover up with the previous one !

  • Okupe

    see it

  • Abate Dokpu

    We don’t seem to realize the enormity of the problem Nigeria is facing today. We are in a situation where one man, Jonathan, and a tiny cabal made up of people like Anenih are ready to destroy this country just to satisfy their individual selfish interests. To them, they must hold on to power at all costs and continue to plunder this country not minding the consequences of their actions. If Nigeria burns as a result, so be it. These characters are holding us hostage. To them, Nigeria is a conquered territory. We must stand up to them and refuse to be their vassals.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Thank you for your insight. You hit the bull’s eye. We need to stand up to these anarchists. When a tiny cabal tried to prevent then VP Jonathan from assuming office following Yar’Adua’s death, Nigerians stood strong and pushed hard until he was sworn into office. Now that he too has forgotten how he got into office, it is time to remind him.

  • Salisu Dan-Gombe

    TELL ME …………. WHY IS PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN SO DAFT AND SO STUUPID ?

    The bulk stops at Jonathan’s table.

    I would have expected that all that Jonathan needed to do was to use his executive powers to ascertain if Jega is truly ready for the election.

    If it is true that Jega was not truly ready for the election but still wanted to go ahead with it …… then a right thinking President who knows that he will take all of the blame if Jega fails ………. would quickly ask Jega to step aside or commence terminal leave while a new team is put together to conduct the election.

    At the same time the state of things in INEC is made public for all to see that the President acted in good faith.

    There must be a thorough and comprehensive audit of INEC to ascertain the true state of things at INEC.

    This is what I had expected a responsible President to do …….. it is shame that the Presidency and PDP are buying pages of Newspapers to ask Jega hopeless questions and tell us that INEC was not ready.

  • Dre Peters

    Story for the Gods, I must confess.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    What do you expect when the spokesman for the Jonathan Campaign is someone who himself is integrity-deficient? Nigerians can now see that because the PDP has told too many lies over its desperate push for the elections to be postponed, it no longer remembers what it said! Good for them…

  • taiwo

    The elections has been postponed,everywhere is quiet and peaceful and the generality of Nigerians took a sigh of relief that atleast they will not be disenfrachised again thereby dousing the then prevalent tension in the polity.The only people crying foul were the APC and their foreign collaborators who are angry with Nigeria for refusing to legalise gay acts in Nigeria.Only GOD knows the malicious plot they had to unleash on Nigerians but their evil has failed them once again as the ALMIGHTY has continued to give wisdom to the so called clueless Presido of ours who has continually dealt with them at every juncture of their evil plottings .JONATHAN WE HAVE TESTED,JONATHAN WE KNOW,JONATHAN WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW

  • Abdulkadir

    The PDP are without shame and whatever they wish, they say, even if it abuses the sensibilities of Nigerians. Until a letter was recieved by Jega to the effect that security operatives will not be available to guarantee security during the elections, The Chairman INEC had insisted that it was ready to conduct the February 14 and 28 elections; the question is where is the logistic issue coming from? Jega went to the extent of convincing the supreme advisory body in the land, The council of state, telling them that “…. Definitely, as compared with the 2011 general elections, our systems are robust and our preparations have reached such a dgree that we are confident of delivering a truly free, fair and credible election”. Could Jega have changed his stance on the issue just 24 hours thereafter? Certainly someone is lying here; and it is always the presidency. Why do they always believe in disingenuous propaganda? One cannot bet on them to say the truth. They just don’t have it in them. Its a shame we have been taken this far into the woods, but to contemplate taking us further is even more warrisome. Nigerians must unite to defeat the devil the PDP has become. Can’t wait till they are showed the way out

  • Shehu Monguno

    INEC, please all I am asking for is my PVC. It is my constitutional right. After 9 attempts, I am yet to get my PVC. Is that too much to ask for?