Without investigation, and despite admissions by Fayose, Adesiyan, Jonathan says Ekiti rigging tape fabricated

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

Despite the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the Minister of Police Affairs, Adesiyan Jelili – two of the characters in the Ekiti rigging audio recording – admitting the authenticity of the recording, President Goodluck Jonathan has described the tape as a fabrication that is not worth his attention.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, last Friday, Mr. Jonathan said he was not going to investigate the authenticity of the audiotape describing it as a “fabrication.”

“It’s all fabrications. Why should I investigate things that are not real?” he asked.

It is not clear how Mr. Jonathan determined the tape was not real without conducting an investigation.

Guardian Consulting, The New York-based security firm that helped analyse the voices of the characters in the leaked recording, said it conducted a forensic examination on the discussion and compared the voices to public record samples of the known individuals.

“The voices from the recording were subjected to a Forensic Voice Frequency Comparison against known samples and were found to match to a 98 per cent degree of certainty,” the firm said.

But rather than order his own investigation into the scandal, Mr. Jonathan has dismissed the tape, labelling it a fabrication the same way he, without investigation, hurriedly absolved the Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta of complicity in the October 1, 2010 bombing that killed many and injured several others.

He was later to blame the same MEND for the incident, saying the group wanted to kill him.

An intelligence officer, Sagir Koli, a Captain in the Nigerian Army, recorded the audio of a meeting between his superior, Aliyu Momoh, a Brigadier General; former Minister of State for Defence, Musliu Obanikoro; Mr. Fayose and Mr. Adesiyan where strategies for rigging the 2014 Ekiti State gubernatorial election were discussed.

While Mr. Obanikoro has denied taking part in that meeting and threatened to sue PREMIUM TIMES and Sahara Reporters for their relentless reporting of the issue, Mr. Adesiyan confessed that the recording was genuine but that it was more of an altercation between Mr. Fayose and Mr. Momoh after the former accused the later of being bribed by the then governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi.

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

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

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

After initially claiming his voice was manipulated using speech software such as Natural Voices, Mr. Fayose later admitted during a political event in Ekiti that it was his voice that was captured in the tape but claimed he was rebuking Mr. Momoh for favouring the All Progressives Congress.

“If you listen to the tape about military rigging in Ekiti. Listen to the tape you will see that I was the one accusing the army of compromise. Listen, take time to listen. But they would come back with propaganda and saying it all as if the whole world of propaganda belongs to them,” he said.

President Jonathan, however, insists the tape is not real and has even proceeded to nominate Mr. Obanikoro, a principal character in the election rigging scandal, for ministerial appointment.


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  • eddy

    This is part of the reason why Gej has to leave the office of the presidency. He is drag that office thru the mud and it is just a shame.

    Surrounding himself with all sorts of questionable characters all in the name of my paddy and second term! What a morally bankrupt person he is. SHAME ON U GEJ!

  • Chris1408

    Why would anyone expect GEJ to investigate what he masterminded.

    • amazing2012

      Good one !

    • Olu from South Africa

      … at least he could have used his brain and allowed it to control his tongue. Someone once said that most of his utterances don’t pass through his brain. His a pity such person is leading our country.

  • ODOFIN, Lagos

    Our husband/president has gone “mad” again…

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Adesiyan admitted he was at the rigging meeting. Ditto Fayose. Yet the President said it was fabricated without investigation. To make matters worse, he has forwarded the name of one of the rigging actors, Obanikoro, to be confirmed as a Minister. Never before has governance been so trivialized. Makes one wonder how we got into this cul de sac! How did we elect a man with little cognitive capacity to the highest political office in the land? Can we reverse the mistake of 2011?

    • emm

      Its very unfortunate. Lets wait and see how the senator thieves would handle it. They are part and parcel of the failed government of Otueke man.

    • Olu from South Africa

      VERY VERY VERY UNFORTUNATE! I always feel it’s a dream. Maybe it’s. Someone should please wake me up.

  • emmy

    Why all these happening to my beloved country?.GEJ would never escape justice. Lets unite and fight these crooks out of power so they can face justice at the end

  • amazing2012

    Same way he cleared Niger-Delta terrorist with first October bombing even before investigation and later were found guilty ! Shame !!

  • favourtalk

    We can’t just continue like this, we need transformation in the country and all this GEJ propaganda cannot help the nation, we need peace, security, food and a sincere leaders not fake ones. We need change now

  • onyekaokorie

    Why can’t APC go to court and stop bordering Mr president on an issue that is clearly not within his jurisdiction.

  • bluesky

    I thought some dumb Nigerians are saying he’s a PhD holder. A dumb is always a dumb even if he schooled in Harvard.

    • Anene Mercy

      Mumu, did u not hear that Buhari could not read a prepared text at Labor union delegate conference.

  • Anene Mercy

    APC got the tape since and couldn’t present it to the tribunal to enable them win their tribunal case, they are waiting for Mr president to investigate the tape.

    This APC is an unserious party.

    • Ajayi Ifayemi

      Ok, this is just an advice. Just call Mr. President and make sure you tell him your discussion is strictly between him and you o, and that no one will ever hear about it. Ask him if he thinks APC is serious. No need to come back to us, this is only for your own benefit. We already know what he will tell you. Same thing he has been telling the pastors and everyone else. Thank you!

  • Victor Gee

    Is it the president that will remove Fayose if the rigging tape is true or court. So why bug mr president with a judiciary matter.

    • Wetin Naija

      Because he is the president

    • Naeco

      Victor Gee, below are the main duties of the three branches of government. I hope this helps you understand the role of the Executive arm and why Mr president needs to be bugged and not the judiciary on this matter!

      The Executive: The President, Vice President, and other executive officials make up the Executive. The main function of this branch is to execute the laws created by Legislative.

      The Judiciary: Its main function is to interpret the laws. The judiciary also has a role in determining the law of the land.

      The Legislative: Its main function is to pass laws. It also oversees the execution of these laws, and checks various executive and judicial powers.

  • danjuma

    APC should go to court if they believe the tape is real. There is nothing Jonathan can do.

  • Guguru

    What are Nigerians actually expecting from a criminal President? You all voted for a criminal to be your President. Have you ever seen him act in haste to put out the lights for criminals? Have you ever seen him try to discourage criminals and criminal behavior? So, what are you all expecting from the man who has turned Nigeria into a criminal enterprise?

  • burning spear

    The anus of prove lies with an opposition party –APC that often goes about bribing soldiers to spy on members of the armed forces for her——the story here is that tinubu has been holding meetings with the said army captian in lagos—paying soldiers to attempt to pull down the government of jonathan—the army has already launched an investigation into the matter that is why–the said captain is on the run–on awol—–and the law enforcement agecies –will do all to apprehend him no matter how long it takes——its just like the fake certificate case of buhari

    • eddy

      U know…. i really wonder that the like of u and the other blind supporters teach ur kids?

      To be honest, I think as kids they would even do much better than the level of ur reasoning.

    • Festuso

      Of all the rubbish you have written above, the most nauseating is for you to use the word “anus” instead of “onus”. The first one is where your shit passes through while the second one means ‘responsibility’. You do not say “anus of prove” but “onus of proof”. One would have expected a bloody illiterate like you to shut your gob, but you still have the temerity to talk about someone else having a ‘fake certificate’….as if YOU have ever seen the interior of a classroom in your life. Better you stick to selling car spare parts my friend!

    • chukzee

      “Anus of Prove” Chaaai, since when “prove” get “anus”. Bros na “Onus of Proof” ee. No vex 4 my correction o!

      • Jack

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! I STILL DEY LAUGH OOOOOOOO! ANUS OF PROVE INSTEAD OF ONUS OF PROOF!!!!!

        • Tunde

          And this is coming from a moron who thinks GEJ is intelligent. Guess we now know how intelligent he is ha ha ha ha .

      • Chris1408

        LOL. Na product of Otuoke creek educational system. Nor blame am

    • BoT

      Half literacy or a complete lack of education is one common trend easily noticeable among the supporters of Jonathan and his evil regime. I’m not surprised to see a person with a streak of fallacious arguments coming up to say that “prove” has an “anus”. Another classical product of Jonathanic education.

  • dude

    Half of the terrible names majority of people will call OBJ, I agree with. However, OBJ pointed out that GEJ rewards criminality and surrounds himself with people PERCEIVED to be criminals-he wasn’t wrong and this is a perfect example.

  • Hassan Lawal

    I dont think the president should bother himself looking into the authenticity of the tape,he’s on his way out anyway!

  • burning spear

    I am laughing my head off–at the unbecoming regional antics of the Night -Soil Men and native doctors in APC—–Pl do let us know if d janjaweeds in APC has been able to conduct investigations into the certificate forgery case of Buhari—-? Yet the same APC is alleging that fayose forged his certificate—that was one of the reasons tinubu–and buhari took the peoples governor Fayose to court——-its laughable that a party that took the pains to ask an agency in the USA–to investigate the authencity of the voice the mole in the army recorded—–cannot humbly request WAEC in Accra–Ghana and Univesrsity of Cambridge–to supply Nigeria with the real 1961 certificate of booooooooooohari—–instead we are being glorified with the 2015 statement of result of a man who left high school in 1961——-one law for zonatan none for booooooooooooooooohari–in Katsina state the capital of Niger republic—-in Nigeria—-what a country—what a shame–

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    JONOTHING GOODLOCK ARRESTED BABA IYABO TODAY EARLY MORNING. A DETACHMENT OF POLICE AND SSS UNDER THE COMMAND OF COBTROVERSIAL AIG.MBU RAIDED BABA’S OTTA HOME AND WHISKED HIM AWAY.

    • SAM .A

      Are u sure of your info.?

  • SAM .A

    It will be nice to see Koro one of the star actors of Ekiti rigging Movie confirmed again as a minister,it is an epoch making event, the senators confirming such joke are part of puppets of this dying regime who has denied that Captain Sagir Koli is a cartoon figure , his 15 yr old brother( a child) who was tortured for 5months tied to bed by scout master Aliyu Momoh in hospital was a fiction.
    As Jelili Adesiyan & Fayose the thug have both confirmed the existence of the events. For Mr Jonathan to deny it and still put Koro forward , does not only speaks volume, but confirm the fear of Nigerians that Nigeria is a joke , run by liars & DECEIVERS . The end of this cinema is March 28. Ladies and gentlemen please keep watching and entertain yourself, this movie will end soon & never be replayed,

    • Ajayi Ifayemi

      Amen!!!

  • Wähala

    Invesigate ke? Dumbo is busy worried about his personal freedom than worry about investigating himself for a crime he masterminded, why are journalists bothering a drowning man biko? The bigger news breaking elsewhere is that Dumbo is secretly negotiating to abandon ship in return for Amnesty and you’re here talking about Fayose ati Koro… he nominated Obanikoro to a ministerial post knowing both of them are in the same sinking canoe heading to Otuoke creeks. Dumbo did nothing with reports of previous investigations, only a clown would expect him to do something now even if his political life depended on investigating and jailing himself. The tape na faki o biko… As far as Dumbo is concerned. Hahahahaha Chai!

  • Philex

    That of course is our president in his most brilliant colors. How can the tape not be fake? It must be fake, now, so that he can appoint Obanikoro to the cabinet to help him rig elections in Lagos; it must be fake, so that he will not be saddled with the burden of investigating anything or sacking anybody. It must be fake so that he will not have to face the headache of thinking what to do with a report from the panel he might set up. That tape must be fake, fake, fake!!! Mr. President says it is fake, and will not give a f–k what any bas—d thinks or says.

  • Ikechukwu_67

    Do you honestly expect Mr President to investigate himself? C’mon!! He gave the orders. He executed the scheme.He financed the show. Infact, he concluded the actions.

    Mr President cannot investigate himself….

  • Wetin Naija

    It is a big disgrace to have Jonathan leader a country like Nigeria. American journalists are very smart, they do their homework very well before interviewing anyone. After the interview, Jonathan proved to be less intelligent and empty. Read online America newspapers to see what they are writing about GEJ and his backward thought. Nigerians must tell this Jonathan to go back to the village

  • Jack

    JONATHAN AND PDP ARE ONLY DELAYING THE INEVITABLE. IF THESE GANGS ARE VOTED BACK INTO POWER, THEY WILL TERRORISE NIGERIANS ESPECIALLY THEIR OWN PEOPLE. THIS IS ANARCHY AND THESE PEOPLE ARE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ANARCHY. WE MUST STOP THEM TODAY BY DECIDING TO VOTE FOR A MAN THAT WILL MAINTAIN THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF NIGERIA AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE SAFETY OF NIGERIANS. JONATHAN DOES NOT CARE IF 50MILLION NIGERIANS DIE JUST FOR HIM TO REMAIN IN POWER AND THIS IS THE REASON WHY A MINORITY OF MINORITIES SHOULD NOT BE RULING A COUNTRY CALL NIGERIA. LETS SAVE OUR SELVES AND CHILDREN UNBORN FROM THE EVIL THESE PEOPLE WANT TO DRIVE NIGERIA INTO.
    VOTE CREDIBILITY
    VOTE THE LOVER OF NIGERIANS
    VOTE INTEGRITY
    VOTE FOR PEACE AND UNITY
    VOTE BUHARI/OSINBAJO

  • Truthometer

    Dumbo has always been a pathological liar and a shameless kleptomaniac. No big deal here.

  • Olu from South Africa

    The busy Presidents…… what they do not have in common is cluelessness.

    • burning spear

      LET HIM STOP ISIS FROM BEHEADING THE YANKEES———WE HAVE ANOTHER ISIS LEADER IN NIGERIA IN THE PERSON OF BUHARI–MONKEY—CIVIL WAR PIKIN————–WAS ABIOLA AND KUDIRAT NOT GOOD THAT IS WHY THE FULANI EXECUTED THEM ALSO–WHAT ABOUT BOLA IGE–NOT GOOD ALSO—-U PIG HEADED FOOLS

  • ADEYANJU

    Nigerians are not dummies…..he said he doesn’t want to bothered himself with investigation….imagine …definitely Gej is not fit to reduce impunity and corruption in the land….nigerians are tired of him…we will vote him out…..buhari and osibanjo 2015

  • AdeParis

    GEJ is just a Mutherfucker simple!

    • burning spear

      YR FATHER CAN NEVER GET TO HIS POSITION IN LIFE NOT TO TALK OF YR PAST REGIONAL LEADERS–U BASTARD

    • Olu Akinniyi

      because momoh was being accused of favoring APC? therefore GEJ is a m*fer?! You see how your middle name is bipolar and confusion??!!

  • burning spear

    Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, yesterday upheld the victory of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in the June 21, 2014 governorship election. The court dismissed the appeal brought by the All Progressives Congress, APC, challenging the decision of the Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal had on December 19, 2014 upheld Fayose’s election. Not satisfied with the verdict, the APC approached the Appellate Court to challenge the verdict of the lower court. In the appeal, APC submitted that the tribunal erred when it dismissed the ground challenging the forgery of certificate against Fayose. The appellants also challenged the decision of the tribunal which struck out the Chief of Army Staff and Nigerian Army as parties in the petition. They also contested the tribunal’s decision which declined jurisdiction to pronounce whether the army has a role to play in an election or not. In a two-hour judgement delivered by a full panel of the Court of Appeal headed by Justice Abdul Aboki, the Court held that the appellants did not prove beyond reasonable doubt that the certificate of the respondent issued by The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State was forged. The court noted that the issuing institution had forwarded a letter stating that the certificate in contention was issued by it. The court further held that the appellants failed to provide any evidence before it to show that the certificate was forged. On this premise the appellate court dismissed the appeal. On the striking out of the names of the Chief of Army Staff and the Nigerian Army‎ from the petition by the tribunal, the Appeal Court held that the tribunal was right as such office and establishment were not recognised under law to be involved in electoral process. The court noted that they were not necessary parties and as such their non-joinder by the tribunal would not in any way bring about an adverse effect on the applicants. It therefore held that the military, as far as the election was concerned, can be categorized as agents of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The Court therefore upheld the decision of the tribunal striking out the names ‎of the Chief of Army Staff and Nigerian Army as parties in the petition. The Court also upheld the decision of the tribunal which refused jurisdiction to determine whether the military has a role to play in an electoral process. It however stated that by the provisions of the law, the military has no role to play in electoral process, adding that whoever had deployed the military to Ekiti State for the elections had breached the law. –

    • burning spear

      show us buharis certificate——from university of Cambridge—————ati WAEC—————-ACCRA GHANA

      • Justapo

        I wonder what other songs you will be singing after the election.

        • burning spear

          THAT BUHARI IS NOT A NIGERIAN–HE IS FROM NIGER REPUBLIC

          • The True Nigerian

            Burning Spear you are full of shit just like FFK who opens his foul mouth without reasoning!

    • The True Nigerian

      The issue being discussed here is what happened at the meeting with the Gen in the hotel as recorded in the tape Burning Spare

  • glo

    Jonothing is not just incompetent, but evil! What is there for him to investigate when he was in on the whole gathering of thieves. He is the rotten head of the fish! This dumb and evil Jonothing just needs to be weeded out. END OF STORY!

    • burning spear

      MORE INTELLIGENT THAN BUHARI AND TINUBU POUT TOGETHER–BOTH CERTIFICATE FORGERS AND DRUG DEALERS-MAY BE THAT WAS WHY BUHARI LOCKED UP OJUKWU FOR 10 MONTHS

      • Tunde

        Do you get paid by the number of “hits” you put on the internet? How you can say with a straight face that GEJ, of the yam and goat fame, is intelligent? Do you even know what it means to be intelligent?
        When, not IF, your hero GEJ is dumped by right thinking Nigerians next month, you will be back here shouting that GEJ was the worst thing to happen to Nigeria, that is the nature of spineless, immoral and shameless individuals like you.

        • Kitunde

          @Tunde,i missed this Yam and goat business was it another gaffe by our President? I must search for it ‘Yam and goat’ ah it must be hilariouis!

  • Eze1

    How did GEJ found his way to Aso Rock? I can’t Imagine such a President.

    • Justapo

      He was smuggled through the back door. Trying to pass through the bullet proof front door is proving a herculean task right now…

      • burning spear

        AT LEAST HE DID NOT GET TO HIS UNIVERSITY WITH A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION SHA

        • Justapo

          Are you convinced that Jonathan is even a graduate? I am not….

    • burning spear

      HE WON THE ELECTIONS—–HOW DID BUHARI FIND HIMSELF INTO THE ARMY WITHOUT A CERTIFCATE

      • The True Nigerian

        Buhari has a certificate which the Army confirmed that it was with them only for them to turn round to deny it days later.(this was also confirmed by Gen OBJ and former CDS Gen.Akinrinade ) furthermore his school has also produced a transcript which the examining body has also confirmed that he attended and passed his exams unfortunately people like you and your paymasters who are so scared of Buhari’s anti-corruption stance are not happy so will continue to chase wind hoping GMB will get bogged down with your shenanigan……..

    • Tunsj

      He found his way to Aso Rock without NO SHOES.

  • Self denial at its peak.

    • burning spear

      THE MATTER WAS IN COURT AND THE COURT HAS SPOKEN–GEJ CANNOT INVESTIGATE SUCH AGAIN

      • The True Nigerian

        Burning spear you are a liar which court has court has spoken? in your usual manner, spreading falsehood Obanikoro said he was going to court just last week (we are not even sure Obanikoro would dare go to court with the overwhelming evidence against him )
        Let us assume he has gone to court the case has not even been heard talk less of judgement.

        • Tunsj

          He is a TOOL of PDP.

  • deji

    Our reporters are funny sha. You want Jonathan to investigate himself? Somebody else has to investigate Jonathan. He cannot be the judge and the jury in his own case.

  • the truth

    I thought premium times always reports what soyinka says. Now he called premium times candidate buhari evil, it did not make news. It wasn’t worthy of reporting. Bias dey smell

    Wole Soyinka Says Muhammadu Buhari Is The Most Brutal Dictator After Abacha

    Wole Soyinka, a professor and Nobel Laureate, has described Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the most brutal face of military dictatorship after Sani Abacha.

    The professor, who spoke to the BBC World, suggested that Nigerians are in a serious dilemma with lack of alternative.

    When asked about his comments about the general as a brutal devil, Soyinka said he did not exactly call him the devil, but a brutal dictator.

    “I didn’t exactly call him a devil, but of course I talked about dinning with the devil with a very long spoon, but he (Buhari), I didn’t even want to dine with him at all,” he said.

    “After Abacha, he represented the most brutal face of military dictatorship, there’s no question at all about that.

    “I’ve got to the point whereby I look at the possibility of a genuine internal transformation with some individuals. I have been disappointed before, and we must always be ready to be disappointed again.”

    Speaking about deepening democracy in Nigeria, the 80-year-old said: “There are many, many actions, especially by the government in power which I won’t say are exactly democratic. Let’s have a fair war, it’s not yet deep enough.”

    He went on to speak about the abducted Chibok girls, branding insurgency in the north-east a failure of leadership by Jonathan and his predecessors. “What happened was a clear failure in leadership.

    One cannot hold the government solely; the responsibility spreads, because the Boko Haram thing began in various ways a long time ago. “There was a time when they announced the Islamisation of Nigeria; they should have been stamped upon by the constitution, using the constitution as a weapon.

    “While definitely, the responsibility of what is going on rests with Jonathan, the bigger problem began with previous governments.” On the options before Nigeria in the coming presidential elections, the erudite scholar urged Nigerians to be prepared to go back to the trenches if the wrong choice is made.

    “Basically, for me, anything which so smells of soliciting permanent incumbency or littling the options is not palatable. But you know, the environment changes, the circumstances change and then even the worst military can become demobilised, self-internally demobilised if you like.

    “All I know is that if a wrong choice is made, we must all be prepared, we should start preparing to go back to the trenches, whatever it takes. “Let’s put it this way: the way you fight a civilian misrule is different from the way you deal with people like Sanni Abacha.

    “So I’m saying Nigerians should be prepared to deal with any new betrayals by any ruler with the same kind of passion, commitment and understanding of a lack of alternative as they did with Sani Abacha, because we cannot continue this cycle of repetitious evil and irresponsibility.

    newswire nigeria.
    bbcnews africa

    • Naeco

      This plenty talk for “So I’m saying…….? Please tell us what we don’t know. Thanks!

    • endingNaija

      Since you are close to the Jonathan presidency hijacked Nigerian military can you please ask the Nigerian military to redeem the truth about this tape please?

    • progress

      Thank God he did not say Buhari is corrupt. Atleast we know our next President (God willing) is not a thief.

      • evi

        Buhari is a criminal hiding all his loot abroad and pretending he’s poor. Where are the 53 suitcases containing hard currencies belonging to him that was intercepted at the airport when he was head of state? Where is the 25 billion that he stole when he was PTF chairman? What is he doing with the most corrupt human being in Nigeria,Tinubu, who also happens to be his godfather ? If you think buhari is not a thief, then you live in an alternate universe

  • Philex

    All of you are just here saying “tape”, “tape”, “tape”…. What tape? Where is the tape? Did you people see any tape? You people see YouTube and you call it tape. That is how you people see corruption and you call it stealing. Next you will see election result and call it people’s verdict. What is it with you people that you cannot understand a simple PHD president, even when he tries to come down to your level? What of when you get a professor for a president. I pity you people the day Buhari decides to take a short break and allow that man, what’s his name self… Osinbajo… to do acting president for one week. I don’t know, maybe by that time you people will see your former president and start calling him a fisherman; or you see Otueke and start calling it aquarium – just because it is on top of water…. Non—se!

    • Kitunde

      Nice one!

  • burning spear

    Jega’s INEC Fraud Condemned By Gov Mimiko.

    “Look at Lagos State and Ogun State. Lagos State was 38 per cent, Ogun was 36 per cent and some other states in Nigeria, in this same country are higher. Adamawa was 80 per cent, Yobe was 74 per cent, Sokoto was 81 per cent when Lagos was just 38 per cent.

    “Yet if anybody claims he can protect the interest of the South-west and would prefer that we go into that election with only 38 per cent of registered voters ready and with the PVC, then I leave the judgement to you.
    So Obasanjo’s postulation falls flat on the face of evidence before us’’—- Dr Olusegun MIMIKO, Ondo state.

  • burning spear

    Yoruba Youths Rejects APC, Buhari and Tinubu.

    The Youths in the South/West of Nigeria in bold and civilized way rejected Nigerian First Islamic party, the APC and Buhari that brutalized their sons and avoided the whole of Yoruba land in all the projected embarked by the PTF.

    This is educated enlightened rejection….no stoning, fighting or shooting. Just BOOING and “NO NO NO TO APC and No To Buhari.

    They Want Goodluck…Jonathan…And PDP”. The attempts to make Buhari the next Pope is not working. The Real wicked Buhari is revealed to them. –

    • Tunsj

      Speak for yourself. An agent of PDP.

    • progress

      Wonderland dreamer, dream on

    • boliatepa

      Oh, did you mean the Incorrigible Wing of Yoruba Youths? I know about them. They usually end up as motor park touts. How did they get to where civilized people meet?

    • famaks

      Who are the youth. Give their address and name their leader or are you ?

      Fake youths with fake news?

    • Musbau Hamzat

      Who are the youth supporting Jona. Jona for where in Yoruba Land – You are selling expired lies. Sorry for you.

    • Andel

      Yoruba Youth has only 86members… Very Funny.. because only APC workers or stage preparation staffs are more than 1,000 members… who will listen to this yoruba youth forum wey no get number? hahahaha… Gone are the days when forum or group get power for election.. even NLC no get mouth. All this forum are guns for hire and looking for highest bidder and not national interest… Afenifere, Arewa, Ohananeze, Nothern elder forum or any youth or political forum all together no reach 5,000members and we are talking about election of 68million voters.. Abeg make we hear words…They got no relevance and their endorsement is notin… even churches like RCCG and Winners cant even endorse any1 for their members talk more of yeye little forum… Nigerians are overgrown dat stage where any1 including men of God go use forum or God name lie to us or tell us who to vote. One Nigeria. One Love. Our votes count..

  • anneedu

    Premium times should engage in a productive journalism and avoid publication of lies and unsubstantiated facts. Day in Day out realities are being evolved to the open for the blunt facts minded souls to know the actuals. Tape or no tape,all is Fabricated plea for mercy. GEJ4Life.

  • Dr P. I. Orafu

    As usual. Chibok kidnap was not true. Stealing is not corruption and now, Ekiti tape is fabricated. In future we’ll begin tutorial lessons for waiting office holders b4 their inauguration.

  • McNaseer Been Umar VanYusuf

    and yet he compare his integrity with that of the leaders of the united states of America. open your heart lead with example sir

  • Comfortkay

    When a Nigeria President makes this kind of Agbero and motor park Area boys statement it is very clear that Nigeria has serious leadership Crisis.

  • BayernMunich

    How can he investigate when he knows what it’s all about?

  • UYI111

    Anybody that knows what apc stands for will not waiste his valuable time on that so called tape!!!!
    What did apc do to the faruk bribery video ? nothing they should stop playing with our time and resources just because they have bought majority judges doesn”t mean they are smart!!!!!

    • famaks

      Is faruk an APC member.

      I am sure the case us not close till NA speaks and let hear from General Mpmoh

      • UYI111

        we known the pfp members that also carry apc membership like tambuwal and others were and farouk is one of them!!!!

  • evi

    Premium times as usual helping to spread propaganda for their paymaster’s party, Tinubu.Why should Jonathan investigate tape recording that is being circulated by buhari’s family member? Was any ekiti indigene stopped from voting? Was any law abiding ekiti indigene arrested except for apc miscreants who were arrested for trying to rig the election. Why was their wild jubilation when Fayose won and why did Fayemi immediately congratulate Fayose and declared he was satisfied with the election? Instead of apc to tell the world that fayemi lost because he owed workers while furnishing his bedroom with 50 million naira bed and house with gold and pure leather and bought state of the art cars for himself and family while owing ekiti workers salaries

    • Patriotique

      go hug ur pillow

  • burning spear

    The court noted that the issuing institution had forwarded a letter stating that the certificate of Fayose which is now in contention was issued by it. The court further held that the appellants failed to provide any evidence before it to show that the certificate was forged. On this premise the appellate court dismissed the appeal. On the striking out of the names of the Chief of Army Staff and the Nigerian Army‎ from the petition by the tribunal with regards to to the alleged evidence presented to APC by Captain Sagir, the Appeal Court held that the tribunal was right as such office and establishment were not recognised under law to be involved in electoral process. The court noted that they were not necessary parties and as such their non-joinder by the tribunal would not in any way bring about an adverse effect on the applicants.–Case close–Captain Kilo just destroed his job with the ARMY–WHILE SPYING FOR APC-WHAT A SHAME

    • burning spear

      APC took fayose to court-over the alleged forgery of his certificate–but do not want any to pursue the fake sevenkate of booooooohari to its logical conclusion–already the head offce of WAEC-in Accara GHANA-has denied ever having ANY of result OF BUHARI – which tinubu forged IN THEIR ARCHIVES-ST boooooooooohari must SHOW HIS SEVENKATE-from Niger republic to us

      • Progress

        You just do not belong to a civilized setting with your reasoning. Very pathetic.

      • Okikiola Beckley

        With all that has happened with this certificate saga,are you still unaware that the examination body was Cambridge University not Waec. People are just out to rubbish without checking out the facts. The most unfortunate thing is that all these smear campaign is counter productive and the General’s profile keep rising.

  • warry

    APC has ideology lies, propaganda, more lies. How about the missing billions of dollars? How about saying that An attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the North.The American liars they recruited are working hard. What of going to CNN with there Nigerian Army that no weapons were provided for them by the Govt until Shekau himself discredited them.Only fools will be deceived again and again. Anyway Buhari is a moron that does not know even the full meaning of INEC and even APC

  • Faruk Al-amin

    The president is in charge of the whole thing so why would he investigate something that will implicate him, the president is just a lying piece of shittt

  • Ayodele Eruobodo

    Why wait until the recent court judgement in favour of Fayose before releasing the tape? If APC have fresh evidence to plead there case the best place to go is court of law not an official enquiry The President has not business probing the recording the onus is on APC to prove before a competent court of law that the tape is authentic

    • Progress

      You just don’t get it. There is a big difference from seeking redress for an unfair or corrupted electoral process and criminal investigation for abuse of power. This is a criminal case of army and police complicity quite separate for rigging that is virtually impossible to win with the onerous on the litigant to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt.

      • David Adeniran

        My brother, that comment was really sickening and pathetic. Maybe your reply comment will give the guy some clue.

  • Femi T.

    Mr. President can not investigate the rigging of Ekiti election, he was implicated on the tape, the act was spearheaded by his ministers,his key people and PDP members. Only an objective, non- partial panel should embarked on such investigations.

    • Patriotique

      I agree wit u

  • taiwo

    APC and trouble making,you guys are just too problematic for this country.Ekiti people rejected Fayemi massively let him go and enjoy his loot in pieces and live us alone

    • Jonathan

      What an imbecile you are. Did you read the article? Your idiotic President dismissed a recording that is clearly not fabricated. Any citizen of a democracy with a brain would be concerned by that, but you are here talking nonsense.

  • Olalere Yusuf

    Expected response from GEJ. But Mr. President answer the following questions?
    Is it true that APC leaders were arrested before the election and released after the election had been concluded?
    Is it true that Chris Uba was in Ekiti during the election period and for what?
    Is it true that the GOC in Ede, Osun State was asked to go on leave, and General Momoh asked to take over for Osun election?
    Was there a military investigative team on Captain Koli and his leaked audio recording?
    Is it true that Captain Koli’s younger brother was detained over his brother’s AWOL?
    Lies can prosper for twenty years, but certainly truth will overwhelm it in a single day.

    • G.E.J

      YES 2 all ur answers.but usually,i dn’t give a damn.

  • MushinSpeaks

    This is the same President that has promised to fight corruption. Do we not want CHANGE!