‎No plan to remove Jega, Preside‎nt Jonathan says again

‎President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured Nigerians and the international community that he has no plan to sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, ahead of Nigeria’s general elections slated for March 28 and April 11.

Mr. Jonathan’s reassurance came amid speculation that the Federal Government, through the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, is plotting to send Mr. Jega on terminal leave before the elections.

Mr. Jega’s tenure ends in June but there are cl‎aims the administration plans to send him on a three-month pre-disengagement leave before the election.

The speculation were fuelled by allegations by the opposition All Progressives Congress and the anti-Jega posturing of the Peoples Democratic Party as well as groups and individuals rooting for Mr. Jonathan.

Last Thursday, senators of the APC, led by George Akume, said they had reliable Intelligence that Mr. Jega would be asked to proceed on pre-retirement leave this week through a letter that would emanate from the office of the Head of Service of the Federation.

But speaking on Monday in an interview with Aljazeera, Mr. Jonathan dispelled the speculation.

The president said INEC is a sensitive and important institution and that removing its chairman arbitrarily would spark public outcry.

“Except somebody is insinuating that the Chairman has done something wrong. You cannot change an officer, except the person has done something wrong,” Mr. Jonathan said in response to a question on Mr. Jega.

He continued, “Government, whether at the federal or state level, president or governor, does not wake up and change somebody, especially somebody like the INEC Chairman, except that person has done something wrong.

“INEC is a very sensitive body. For me to change INEC Chairman Nigerians will ask questions. So, you cannot wake up and change INEC Chairman.”

He added that he had never discussed with “any human being on earth about changing INEC Chairman”‎.

While the PDP has alleged an unholy link between the APC and the INEC boss, Mr. Jonathan’s presidential campaign has outrighly accused Mr. Jega of involvement in “grand conspiratorial alliance” with the opposition party for “electioneering permutations” and deliberately skewed distribution of permanent voter cards against states believed to be PDP strongholds.

Mr. Jega has strongly rejected the al‎legations.

Mr. Jonathan has in the past repeatedly committed to free and fair polls‎, devoid of any form of violence.

But his campaign has been especiall‎y critical of INEC of late, accusing it of partisanship, and opposing the use of card readers in the elections.

INEC plans to use the card readers to accredit ‎ voters on election day to check multiple voting and voting by proxy.


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  • Bidemi Lukman

    APC should not drag the dignity of our out-going president in the mud. The guy as affirm and re-afrim he is not sending Jega packing, what is APC stress!. He said May 29 is certain and would pack to Otuoke. What assurance does APC want again?

    • NoMoreKindergartenPresident!

      Edwin Clarke, GEJ’s ear and teeth, cannot be trusted! He advocated for the election postponement and it came to pass. He is equally calling for the head of Jega along with those opposed to the use of card readers

    • tundemash

      Did Dumbo not claime he was not aware of the military letter to Jega advocating for election postponement ? He could as well ot be aware of plans to remove Jega; he’s that clueless about what is going on !

      • Bidemi Lukman

        Thank God. He said he wont send Jega packing in an interview with Aljazeera. He equally said Nigerians and the world would ask him questions if he sacks Jega and re-postpone the elction. You can google the clip.
        I dont see him stoop so low to deny this statement or go aganist it if he does not want to go the way of Lauren Gbagbo

  • Mr, Jonathan don’t let these hypocrites around you mislead you as they did in the past which resulted in this mess you are which Nigerians may reject you at the pool. Allow jega to conduct the election. If you win free and fair Nigerians will celebrate with you. If you lose Nigerians will honour you. Removing jega at thiis time will dent you the more and it will be a big minus in the political history of your life.

    • Bidemi Lukman

      Dont plead with him. He was not a baby to have witnessed what happened to Lauren Gbagbo

  • Titi

    Jona pls do not run away from this election, as a PhD drop out you already have bad record of running away from exams…lets assume u have changed your mind, pls do not re-change again. After removing Salami and SLS no one can trust u again

  • TRUTH MASTER

    I don’t trust President Jonathan….and I mean that!

  • Action_Nigeria

    JEGA IS INEC’S VERSION OF DISGRACED JUSTICE AYO SALAMI

    Jega should have been removed long, long ago when he went ahead to register APC despite matters in Court and despite APC’s obvious violations of constitutional stipulations.

    Jega even personally assisted APC to tidy up their registration documentation …. what a shame.

    To make matters worse …… it is very obvious that Jega was not ready for the February 14, 2015 elections ….. yet he insisted on going ahead with the elections ….. a clear confirmation of Jega’s nefarious sinister plot to rig the elections in favor of APC

    JEGA should be disgraced out of INEC …… that is simply his merit and indeed what he deserves.

    JEGA MUST ……. GONE

    • Hassan Lawal

      No point made,just normal PDP ranting!

    • eddy

      Air head!

  • GideonOrkarII

    Janjaweeds and lies

  • djay

    Lets wait and see cos Nigerians no longer trust Gej led pdp govt.

    • warry

      Your ignorance is the problem, not GEJ. He has told you the truth at all times,but because you don’t know it,you believe lies. Check out what Nigerians are saying now on Fuel subsidy, what he told them 3yrs ago,but liars and propagandists deceived them. What of savings for the economy. Liars who are today shouting change, sabotaged him and even took him to court. Where are the Falanas,Tunde Bakares,Soyinkas,etc

      • SAM .A

        ‘Where are the Falanas,Tunde Bakares,Soyinkas,etc’
        They are holding meeting in your mother’s house,go & check them there,clown.

      • Wähala

        No, it’s your deliberate lie and ignorance that is the shame here. What did your moron tell John Kerry and what did the deceitful liar do after Kerry left? Didn’t he claim he was not aware of the military’s letter to Jega before elections were postponed? The question is, when has he ever told the truth? A man who used his mothers name to commit a land-grabbing scam is nothing but a scumbag… like you, his illiterate supporters. Dummies!

        • share Idea

          GEJ never promised election holding on 14th Feb & 28th Feb rather he promised that election must be conducted and winner sworn in by 29th of May 2015…please disprove this by sharing a link where he was quoted as saying so

      • New Nation

        How much were you given to sell out your conscience? No light, No fuel, No water but corruption,insecurity and impunity like never before.Your nation(if you re a Nigerian anyway) is drifting under Jona’s clueless and rudderless watch you are here vomiting thrash. You better return their money and rise up to salvage your Nation. This is not about APC or PDP. We must rescue our beloved nation!

        • peaceometer

          Am with you

        • Sword of Damocles

          Yes we must brother!!!

        • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

          You must be not like 5years ago.
          How u guys can lie in broad daylight and in public is phenomenal. Anyway if that makes your horrible hearts sleep well at night then keep it up.

      • peaceometer

        Mr. Man PDP just 3 days ago alleged APC of causing fuel scarcity and drop in electricity mega watts, today marketers alleged FG to pay subsidies differences.. who is FG? APC? Better open your eyes, put your lights, so you can see from distance.

      • peaceometer

        Not only Falana, the list you forget contains, Fawehinmi, Fashola,Fayemi, Soyinka, Pa Enahoro, Pa Alfred Rilwane, Bola Tinubu, Beko, Kuti, Okorocha etc all fought for the democracy some cabals are enjoying now, Honestly I never heard of GEJ throughout the period of suffering of the people of integrity above

      • djay

        Its people like you Gej and pdp can deceive not me.

  • peaceometer

    Should we believe you Sir!? .trust is far from this regime,

    • Ada

      Which would you prefer? To believe a man who adopted extreme and biased measures during his infamous regime? A man who was sympathetic to Boko Haram?

      • peaceometer

        No military rule is not rough, I ll believe Bhuari, a man who sold his house at VI to send his daughter to school,despite the fact that he can simply deep his hand in PTF funds without any query. Thank you. Nigeria will be great again BUT really not with cabals

  • MushinSpeaks

    GEJ should never be trusted…remember he told John Kerry he wont shift polls..what happened after Kerry left? THis man is a gooner…CHANGE

  • favourtalk

    He should forget the next election, irrespective of the billions that he may think that he has, nigerians are so wise now and will never vote for them. Change is coming to this nation, we can’t continue like this. We need a better government

    • Dave

      If by better government, you mean a president who refuses to cave into pressure. who insists on upholding the rule of law, regardless of what the opposition suggests, then yes. Jonathan is the right choice.

  • Sanmi Falae

    If you believe anybody in Jonathan Goodluck’s shoes at the moment, and who also happens to ‘lead’ a party of people with such colourful characters as Ayo Fayose and Fani Kayode, you would believe Satan, the inventor of lies and lying.

  • MC

    GEJ is a gentleman but unfortunately some Nigerians, who are victims of brainwash, don’t appreciate this. That’s why they are asking for ‘change’ to a party of guys who would give them serpent when they ask for fish and stone when they ask for bread.

    • AGA

      Sensible presidents are facing the challenges in their countries
      head-on, one GEJ is dancing shoki here and there seeking reelection

  • SAM .A

    The man has been fully briefed about the legal consequence , most likely response of the North to removing Jega w/o offense, hence he retreat from the advise of Edwin Clark & his cohorts/ party.

    • Ken

      GEJ can remove Jega. The only thing holding him is the credibility of the elections. He will be crippled not to have power to aid Apc.

    • Etomi

      You sound like a victim of your own incurable, indeed inscrutable, cynicism!
      For the umpteenth time and at the risk of repeating himself hoarse, GEJ has been unsparing in assuring Nigerians of his indisposition to sack Jega; but you prefer to remain in the barricades mounted by no one but you!
      Nobody is asking you to afford GEJ a benefit of the doubt; you are only being asked to admit that Clarke and GEJ are distinctly two different persons….don’t be confused!
      Left for me, I would rather that the law ran its course as no respecter of persons!
      If it is Jega that is caught in its web, so be it!!!!!!!

    • AGA

      Thats True? In-fact for him to force Jega to go on terminal leave, even though is not applicable to office of Public officers,his tenure ends on 30th june, therefore he will only go to the leave by 30th march,that’s 3 months to the time

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Why you APC goons prefer an alternate universe of fantasies is inexplicable however you can live in your make-believe world for as long as you wish. At this rate of delusion only the defeat of march 28 awaiting the near senile tyrant and the brood of fraudsters surrounding him will awaken you lot !

      • SAM .A

        You have no biz responding to my thread, write yours and leave,my last warning before I will baptize u as usual.

  • Dave

    Jonathan’s has proven time and again that he will always operate firmly within the provisions of the constitution, something that Buhari cannot boast about.

  • Ada

    Bravo Mr President This is one of the reasons why I’ve always been an admirer of Jonathan’s regime. Where past presidents would have been content to manipulate the law in their favor, Jonathan remains a gentleman till the last.

    • Ada Baby

      Unfortunately, the leadership of Nigeria is not for the gentlemanly and neither is it for a mediocre mind. So spare us the canting – biko!!

      • chukzee

        Ada vs Ada Baby. ok o!

  • Linus Anya Ibekwe

    It is a waiting game. let us wait and see, while praying for Nigeria

  • taiwo

    OUR MOST DECENT PRESIDENT PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE WITH YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THOSE WHO ARE AGAINST YOU AND AGAINST THE WELFARE O OUR NATION

  • Hassan Musa

    Jonathan is not a dictator like buhari and others, he follows the rule of law in what ever he does in his administration

    • Strong System

      Only when RECs refused to pass a vote of no confidence on Jega.Also don’t forget that the foreigners are advising Jonathan against such move.

    • ICC Hague

      Did you forget election postponement, Illegal suspension of Sanusi, removal of Justice Salami, Invasion of National assembly, 16 is greater than 19 ? etc. GEJ is more a dictor than a military ruler, because everybody know that constitution is usually suspended but here constitution is under operation.

  • hamza muhammad saad

    jonathan is not, like a buhari or abasanjo b/cos is not a military rola

  • Ignatius

    Another hidden agenda foiled. He was to follow the advise of Edwin Clark, but Nigerians said NO. I doubt if Jonathan can know the taste of any meal now.

  • ICC Hague

    GEJ people no longer trust you again no body take your words serious, you have proved beyond reasonable doubt that you are the best lier and promise breaker of the century. No president on earth have jettison integrity in order to satisfy his ambition and the interest of criminals like Jonathan. How can a PhD holder think of removing the head of electoral umpire for just his stand on free and fair election after illegally postponing election on the pretext of fighting BH? In 2011 you did not sack Jega why now? Education is not all about paper qualification but ability to work and think righteously for the benefit of society. You said you want to fight corruption using technology to separate the yam from the goats but why are you opposing the use of technology (PVC and card reader) to prevent rigging, is it because it will disable your plan rigging machine? You said you perform well for Nigerians but why are you afraid to subject yourself to public test, you skipped PDP primaries you still called your self democrat. You want just easy continuity for your own interest and the interest of the PDP cabal, while the poor continue to suffer. Unfortunately for you the poor are more enlighten on their freedom of choice, more committed to change and have already decided to vote Buhari as their leader.

    • Amir

      You must respect your able president who is doing everthing to transform elections into selection. Any promise not fulfilled by the president can be blamed on alcohol, not Jonathan. He didn’t invent alcohol which is one of the mess past presidents left at the state house which Jonathan is working day and night to clear. Do you know how long it takes to ‘clear’ a carton of whisky?

  • Newsbreak

    Breaking News:

    “No fewer than 10 cases have been filed in court against Muhammadu Buhari
    The one before the Chief Magistrate’s Court – a direct criminal complaint,
    is seeking the trial of Buhari for alleged perjury for making a false claim
    on oath of possessing academic qualifications. The lawsuit, now before
    Chief Magistrate Abubakar Babashani of the FCT Magistrate Court,
    wants Buhari “to be brought to book” for allegedly claiming on oath
    that he had a (WAEC/CAMBRIDGE) certificate he did not obtain.”

    • Election Watch 2015

      The Army makes the following facts very clear by now; viz:

      • Muhammadu Buhari did NOT sit for school certificate WAEC exam.
      • Muhammadu Buhari did NOT complete secondary school education.
      • Muhammadu Buhari applied to the Army in 1961 based on a personal letter.
      • That personal letter was signed by a person purporting to be School Principal.
      • The Principal did NOT write to say Muhammadu Buhari has a school certificate.
      • All the Principal stated is that Buhari should pass school cert exam if he took it.
      • There is no proof whatsoever that Buhari later took the WASC examination.
      • That letter was accepted by the Army in 1961 for Buhari’s admission as an officer.
      • By 1999 Constitution the Principal’s letter is NOT equivalent to a school certificate.

    • ICC Hague

      You are still living in the past PDP have already pass this stage of
      propaganda against people`s general, our next president, are you aware
      they have even pass the stage of sickness and dead wishes? GEJ and PDP
      had exhausted all their propaganda and evil plot against Buhari, God is
      protecting him. They have now shifted their Gun barrel against INEC and
      Osibanjo, which they will surely fail, because evil can never triumph
      over righteous. if not moron how can somebody who did not go to school
      granted interview with world class media outfit like CNN and Aljazeera?

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The APC are in panic,their hallucinatory speculation is a direct consequence of an ill-conceived strategy of alarmist pre-emption. All the falsehoods peddled about by the supporters of the old tyrant Buhari will inflict a negative karma on that party come march 28 !!

  • New Nation

    You take Jona’s word to the bank at your own peril. Too bad for a country president! Every Nigerian of good and Godly conscience must rise up to salvage this nation from this very corrupt and visionless lots.

    • Yemi Fashola

      Its pointless drivel like this that is ruining this nation. The president has insisted he has no plans to remove Jega and yet that is not enough for you. What would you prefer? Nothing he says seems to be good enough for you.

      • New Nation

        There are countless promises he made in the past which he did not fulfill. A good leader’s words should be his bond much more a country president.

        • Jaspa Jacksparo

          Can U pls help us by listing out some of those countless unkept promises…

    • Wise Head

      Yes, they will salvage the nation from “very corrupt and visionless” leaders and hand it over to Saint Bola Tinubu to do with it what he is doing to Lagos. You are right. But the Nigerians know better. The only thing the APC knows is how to shoot its mouth recklessly.

  • Dere

    PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS 100% WRONG

    President Jonathan is taking a wild gamble; dead wrong, after seeing the omens.
    He wants to be seen as ‘a democrat’ by flying straight into the storms; blindly, and
    believing he’ll have the antidote to shenanigans Professor Jega might well spring.

    President Goodluck Jonathan is overconfident but he’ll have no antidote to split milk.
    Professor Jega is the best-placed to sack President Jonathan from office next month.
    Once Jega announces APC the winner of next month’s election, Jonathan is finished.

    The partisan relationship of Professor Jega and the APC party is so publicly obvious.
    Nothing in Public Service Rules even requires a prior offence before a terminal leave.
    And a terminal leave under Nigerian law is not the same thing as REMOVAL from office.
    Prevention is better than cure for there’s no sense in keeping a suspected INEC Chief.

    • nkem

      @ Dere,

      Granted you have some good logic but you are blind to the actual facts.
      What’s the point of sending Jega on terminal leave if Buhari can’t run?
      Which of the other dozen presidential candidates can win any ward unit?
      The APC ‘shenanigan’ you raise will apply only if Buhari were eligible to run.
      All the facts known show that Buhari is not eligible, so, why worry over Jega?

      • akindee

        It’s true O, APC has no presidential candidate until Buhari shows his WAEC certificate.
        That means Jega is irrelevant to the APC now, abi, or is it Jega that will judge the case?

        • APC Change

          WE THE APC YOUTHS NOW DEMAND THAT BUHARI NOT KILL OUR PARTY

          WE DEMAND PROOF OF EVIDENCE TO ENABLE APC CONTEST ELECTION:

        • Omababa

          That is more goodluck to Jonothin as an unopposed candidate. He should not touch Jega again. JONOTHING carry go till May 29th.

  • Kemi Olaitan

    Jonathan cannot single-handedly remove Jega so it is pointless to suggest otherwise. People need to stop promoting this ridiculous conspiracy.

  • warry

    The way and manner Jega handled the PVC distribution and insisted that he was ready to conduct the elections on the 14th of last month smacks of either incompetence or sell out on his part. However, except there are very convincing and compelling evidence of wrong doing, let him stay on even beyond his lawful tenure to conduct the elections. Naturally, he ought to proceed on terminal leave but let him stay on.

  • dd

    It is totally unconstitutional for Jega not to proceed on terminal leave. GEJ only say they will not sack him. Sending him on terminal leave is not sack. Of course that is not sack. This week Jega must exist via terminal leave.

  • emekus

    JONATHAN, I BEG CARRY GO, THERE IS NO OPPOSITION.
    BUHARI HAS NO SCHOOL CERT TO SHOW – NOT ELIGIBLE.

    • Ugo2

      Yepa! No school cert? Kai, Jonathan don win finish, weytin remain? But what will now happen to dogs and baboons that General Buhari wants to soak in blood? I think he needs school cert first before he can soak dogs and baboons in blood. He can’t soak anything again now. Matter finish. So, the only question now is that who will win the election of 2019 because this one has been won and lost over WAEC school certificate. Na so i see am. No need for APC to paste posters again. It is waste of money. Even the other Pastor, Osinbajo, should go back to his church. This disgrace is too much for Pastor Osinbajo who says he is Professor of Evidence Law. Which evidence can be more than this one? Buhari no know book O.

      • sho

        APC is a criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing.

  • Dominic Price

    GEJ TOTAL LIAR & A PIG…

    JUST GO AND CONTINUE FUCKING #BIANCA OJUKWU… You & Your Friend FFK WE DONT CARE!

    BUT NIGERIA IS NOT OTUEKE OR EVEN BIAFRA… USELESS FAGGOT

  • Olusola

    Good boy there and you better remain a good boy, Jona!

  • Debekeme

    GEJ will win because a people get the type of leader they deserve.
    Nigerians deserve a leader like GEJ because they have refused to stop
    responding to the basest instincts like religion, ethnicity , tribalism,
    hate, etc.

    From all evidence before me, its 90% probable that GEJ/PDP will win the coming election.

    PDP may win but Nigeria will be the greatest loser. The core issues that determine the real progress of a nation are all missing.

    There is no unity, there is apprehension and suspicion amongst ethic nationalities, the economy is NOT STRONG (though resilient), and elites are united ONLY in their frenzied looting of our treasury.

    Any true nationalist, any true patriot will tell you that Nigeria is like a human being with high blood pressure. The person may looks facially healthy but the person can also drop dead at any time.

    Big money is being spent, jingles are on radio and TV, different events are being held nationwide to ‘sell’ GEJ as a credible candidate and as the leader Nigeria needs.

    GEJ is not the leader that NIgeria needs. GEJ us the leader Nigeria deserves.

    We are not ready. Let the suffering continue. Let the hunger and hopelessness continue. We will find comfort in our religion, tribe and stupidity.

    • Dominic Price

      Shut up useless PIG… What you write here is baseless, If you like GEJ just say so, because GEJ is total failure you’re afraid to say so and vote for a change for greather good of our own people and their future.

      People like are the one who destroy 9ja in the first place thinking GEJ is one of you because he is Xtian….

      Fucking bastards, No matter what GEJ has done again we all suffer together…. USELESS!

      • Debekeme

        Dominic, its my lunch time and i thank you for entertaining me while i eat.
        I see you are so angry you didn’t even read my post before you commented. Its ok, i feel your anger.

        I’m not a GEJ supporter. I’m a Nigeria supporter and i don’t believe GEJ wants to be president because he loves Nigeria or he is the leader Nigeria needs.

        I know leaders, i study leadership. GEJ is never a leader. Those who support GEJ do so because of other reasons but never out of love for Nigeria.

  • Dominic Price

    Jonothing has no place here 2015… Just SACK Jega and see, Peolpe are not blind, There’s no room for rigging 2015!

    People will take action by their hands, So no fucking Police or Coward running military officer can stop people this time

    By the way #OjukwuInHell and GEJ On The Way!

  • Dominic Price

    GEJ IS BASELESS MODAFUKIN LIAR!

    • Ossy Nnaji

      Classy. Just like the average APC supporter.

      • Dominic Price

        Ossy nawa4u ooo!

        Where is your Anty who was pregnated by FFK & GEJ… #BIANCA OJUKWU or you don’t know her???

        • Joshua

          Impregnated and not pregnated -clown!!!

          • Dominic Price

            My mistake

    • the truth

      Apc and violence.from your leaders to online followers like yourself all know just violence.u have no pvc,u are most likely staying abroad and u are being fed propaganda and u are eating it.take away lies,smear,violence,impunity,corruption and apc would seize to exist

      • Dominic Price

        You craze for saying i no get PVC, Only Biafrans no get PVC!

        I’ll use my PVC wisely to punish GEJ and Send GEJ to KIRIKIRI…

        Very soon you’ll see!

  • Election Watch 2015

    APC HAS NO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR MARCH 28 ELECTION

    The Army makes the following facts very clear by now; viz:

    • Muhammadu Buhari did NOT sit for school certificate WAEC exam.
    • Muhammadu Buhari did NOT complete secondary school education.
    • Muhammadu Buhari applied to the Army in 1961 based on a personal letter.
    • That personal letter was signed by a person purporting to be School Principal.
    • The Principal did NOT write to say Muhammadu Buhari has a school certificate.
    • All the Principal stated is that Buhari should pass school cert exam if he took it.
    • There is no proof whatsoever that Buhari later took the WASC examination.
    • That letter was accepted by the Army in 1961 for Buhari’s admission as an officer.
    • By 1999 Constitution the Principal’s letter is NOT equivalent to a school certificate.

    • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

      Gbam!!!
      Buhari is a senile, illiterate, certificate forger and perjurer. He belongs in jail.

      • SAM .A

        Omo ale

        • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

          Baba nla baba iwo (Sam A), Funso, Kola Adekola, Bibi Abba pelu Tunde Mash ni omo ale o. Ko ni daa fun ponri iya la ‘ya yin ni ko kan. E maa s’ofo emi lai pe lai jina. Ogun maa fi eje gbogbo yin we. Ibanuje ati ofo l’o ma je ipin idile yin ki osu yi to pari.

          • SAM .A

            Iyakuniya Onitan ni idile baba& Iya re,gbogbo Epe & ebu yi tidi tire, oniranu, omo Ile Ife omo ale ,
            You see how many people are attacking u, wa pokunso ni March 28. Omo irankiran.
            Omo re ati idile re ton toro je ni ijoba yi , koni Dara fun gbogbo won.

    • Sahel

      Stale platitudes…

    • Deola Sawyer

      FROM DOCK TO DOCK; AND, FROM PERJURY TO PERJURY,
      APC STUMBLES AND WOBBLES FROM DISGRACE TO INFAMY.

    • ICC Hague

      You are still living in the past PDP have already pass this stage of propaganda against people`s general, our next president, are you aware they have even pass the stage of sickness and dead wishes? GEJ and PDP had exhausted all their propaganda and evil plot against Buhari, God is protecting him. They have now shifted their Gun barrel against INEC and Osibanjo, which they will surely fail, because evil can never triumph over righteous. if not moron how can somebody who did not go to school granted interview with world class media outfit like CNN and Aljazeera?

      • Etomi

        You are so daft that the meaning of propaganda eludes you without any effort on your part to redeem your ignorance!
        Unfortunately we live in a country where people only pick and chose which law or rule is to apply to them!
        It is the same poor attitude to rules that made it difficult for Yar’Adua to do the needful and obey the law when it obliged him to so do….
        Clearly, Buhari has failed to comply with constitutional provisions and the the Electoral laws, but he must contest in the election, after-all he is “the people’s general…” he is above the law!
        Today parliamentarians are defecting wantonly from one party to the other without losing their seats, although the provisions of law states clearly that they must vacate their seat if they so defected…they are eating their cake and having it, but the opposition (since it favours them) claps for them and assures them of the protection of the masses, while they continue in their habit of raping the law wantonly…
        Nigerians only obey laws when it suits them; when it doesn’t they bury their heads like ostrich and live in denial….
        They only remember the concept of rule of law when or if it is acting against their opponents and not them…
        Nigeria is a country ruled not by law but popular double-standards!!!!

    • SAM .A

      What you are doing here is like come face to face with your mother who carry u in her womb for 9months and say u don’t know her, deny u have never met her.

  • Dominic Price

    Justify youself from Biafrans

    If you like GEJ that mean you support massive killing by GEJ on behalf of Republic of Biafra

    or

    You hate the fucker GEJ because of what he did to INNOCENT NIGERIANS and stand up for a chance.

    You see

    ALL THOSE WHO LOVE #GEJ ARE NOT EVEN NIGERIANS BUT BIAFRAN

    AND

    ALL THOSE WHO STAND UP FOR A CHANGE ARE REAL NIGERIAN WHO UNDERSTAND THEIR MISTAKE OF 2011, YET TRING TO MAKE A CHANGE TO OUR MOTHER NIGERIAN, GOD HELP US… AMEN!

  • Dominic Price

    JUSTIFY YOUSELF BEFORE MARCH 28

    IF YOU LIKE GEJ THAT MEAN YOU SUPPORT MASSIVE KILLING BY GEJ ON BEHALF OF
    REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA

    OR

    YOU HATE THE FUCKER GEJ BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID TO INNOCENT NIGERIANS AND STAND
    UP FOR A CHANCE.

    YOU SEE

    ALL THOSE WHO LOVE #GEJ ARE NOT EVEN NIGERIANS BUT BIAFRAN

    AND

    ALL THOSE WHO STAND UP FOR A CHANGE ARE REAL NIGERIAN WHO UNDERSTAND THEIR
    MISTAKE OF 2011, YET TRING TO MAKE A CHANGE TO OUR MOTHER NIGERIAN, GOD HELP
    US… AMEN!

  • the truth

    Why the fascination on jega.why must nigerians politicize everything.if this mans tenure ends on march 27th, and if the law says he ought to go for leave then so be it.nigerians are being f!!led by these politicians. Aregbosola”s son kehinde is in the university of houston,and this gentleman is driving the latest cars enjoying the fast life and his dad is in nigeria singing change and the gullible ones are dancing to his tunes

    • ICC Hague

      Pls his tenure end on 3oth June, 2015 and is subject to be renewed for another five years.

    • KennBest

      What about Aregbesola’s son driving the latest car? Are u expecting him to walk to school, instead? Where was your father when Aregbesola was vying for Osun governorship? His driving a car has nothing to do with GEJ’s ineptitude and incompetence. The Governor is comfortable enough to afford his son’s education and it has not impoverished Osun state.

      I’m not a politician, but my son is getting ready for the same University of Houston and I’m getting him a nice car for school.

      Change, we want, and change we will get in March 2015.

    • Gaskiya

      What is wrong with going to Univ of Houston to study?? He has tried. Some governors children can’t even study but love squandering public fund.

  • djay

    Goodness me, just 25 days to go, they never thought it will come so soon. Pdp trying to armtwist Jega, The same people that said they want to fight corruption with technology don’t want Inec to use card readers to check rigging.If they have their way the won’t conduct election bunch of unGodly people.

    • Joe

      Nobody arm twisted or plan to armtwist Jega. The prof was busy thinking on how to rig the election by increasing a biased one sided polling units of 22,000 units in the north and 8,000 units in the south and was punctured by Dr. Alex Ekweme. If it were in Asia, Jega will not only resign, but will go to five star hotel and hang himself.

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    • Layo

      Thief. Ole. Get out of here you bloody 419. The fraud and killing of NIS is still fresh in our memory. Olosi.

  • ICC Hague

    See the best transformation of GEJ in six years with old locomotive dumped in china.

  • Amir

    President Jonathan has worked more than all presidents since 1960 to clear the mess of alcohol they left. Do you know how many barrels of whisky the president has cleared in 5 years? You guys will refuse to appreciate him and vote Buhari who cannot even clear a single bottle in 1 year. The president’s priority is to deploy technology to privatise alcohol supply chain and consumption so that future leaders can drink to their capacity instead of excess. So blame northern leaders who made no effort to clear off these bottles.

  • Omooodua

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

    …………….Chief Ayo Adebanjo
    (Afenifere Chieftain)

    (January 25th, 2015)

    • Amir

      You have a good point. Likewise if Jonathan has performed very poorly with monumental incompetence in the last 5 years, where did he borrow the capacity to perform well few weeks to election and wants to be believed?

    • Joe

      Onijekuje ni gbogbo yin. Inkan ti e gba lowo Jonathan a sa pa yin lori.

    • ODOFIN, Lagos

      If the poster of the above comment is truly Ayo Adebanjo, then I am very disappointed in his comment. Is it because he is one of the elders that was bribed by gej thru Mimiko in Ondo State in the name of National Confab conference? He is now joining gejists to desecrate Nigeria Army. Some guys in Nigeria Military Record destroyed Buhari’s certificate submitted when he joined military for political and economic benefits, and Ayo Adebanjo is now joining them in fooling the public. As an elderly man, you are now dancing naked in the public because of Jacob’s (i.e. gej’s) porridge. In due course, truth will be revealed and I will hear what you will say then…

      • Etomi

        Let your Buhari go and obtain Certified True Copies (CTC) of his damaged or destroyed or missing certificates!!!
        If the original certificates have been destroyed, the situation is not beyond remedy: CTC’s are still available on request…
        Stop talking nonsense through your stinking breath!

        • Joe

          Buhari is not the problem, but the biggest landlord of Lagos. BAT-Bola Asiwaju Tinubu. Can anybody dispute these facts:

          Investments linked to Bola Ahmed Tinubu are easily verifiable.

          1. Oriental Hotel
          2. Falomo Shopping Complex
          3. First Nation Airline
          4. Lekki Concession Company
          5. Apapa Amusement Park
          6. Maiyegun Land Project
          7. The Nation Newspaper
          8. Renaissance Hotel Ikeja
          9. Tejuosho Market (Joint Ownership)
          10. Ikeja Shopping Mall
          11.TV Continental (TVC)
          12. Radio Continental
          13. He owns NNPC office building Lagos
          14. He owns School of Nursing Building Lagos
          15. He own Alpha Beta Consulting. Solely responsibly for tax collection in Lagos State with 10% of tax collected accruing to the company. Prof Osinbajo is a Director in the company.
          16. Owner, Royal Gardens Estate Lekki
          17. Four Points Lekki
          18. Raddison Blu by Ozumba Mbadiwe
          19. Converted Lagos Polytechnic Land for TVC building
          20. His wife is a current Member of the Senate and is seeking re-election
          21. His son in-law is in the House of Reps.
          22. His daughter was imposed as the President General of Market Women Association in Lagos
          23. Two of his nephews have tickets to Lagos State House of Assembly
          24. N4B Government financed property at Queens Drive!.
          25. He owns choice properties and lands in Lekki worth #106billion
          26. sowore, omojuwa, etc are on his payroll!!

          • Etomi

            I-must-corner-everything-there-is-to-myself-my-family-extended-family-and-friends grand thief!!!!

            And then if (GOD FORBID) APC wins, corner all of Nigeria to Bola Tinubu!

            CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Joe

            Could you please also tell us how many of these businesses are outside Nigeria? Your ogas steal the money and make other countries rich with it. They provide jobs to other citizens but not Nigerians. Please if you cannot tell the truth get out of this platform.

          • Joe

            What is truth?. Can u kindly dispute any of the list above?. If you have any trusted friend among the lagos civil servants, they will tell you who is really sniffing life out of lagos. Am not a politician and as I always said, APC and PDP are same and one. The fact that saraki, Amaechi, Kwankwaso, Atiku migrated to APC does not make them different in leadership or change their leadership style. Buhari is just a figure head. Can’t you see how they are using the old man Buhari in UK like a robot?.

        • ODOFIN, Lagos

          Obviously, you are ignorant of what Buhari had done afterward. Since, you don’t know I advise you to “Stop talking nonsense through your stinking breath!”

    • Funso

      Ọmọ àlè.

    • Gaskiya

      Go give your president a big blow on his cheek for refusing to bow to your pressure. The president has started coming back to his arms senses.

    • Chief Ayo Adebanjo, are you getting so senile that you cannot read and see that all the Constitution requires for a candidate is education up to the level of WASC and not WASC itself. Even though General Buhari had both and much more?
      Sai Buhari, Fe Buhari, Love Buhari, March 28, Vote Buhari, DESTROYER of Maitatsine and Boko Haram and of all Corruption in government, as President of Nigeria.

    • Remi

      Whether you like it or not Buhari will contest. No amount of dollars collected can stop this.

  • Damilola Oluwadare

    Goodluck Jonathan, of course you are a compulsive liar when you said Govt does not just wake up and change somebody. This is a disgraceful lie. Did you forget what you did to Sanusi Lamido Sanusi? You woke up one day and sacked him. Anyway I only blame Nigerians who allow you get away with these impunities. In civilised societies when a lying President like you-Jonathan-wakes up and illegally sack officials, people will go on street. I hope Nigerians are ready this time to hit the road if anything happens to Jega. Going to court should be out of it. Nigerians should just hit the road and the streets if this lying President called Jonathan should sack Jega.

  • Kemi Olaitan

    Nigeria is the only country i can think of where the President is criticized for his insistence on sticking with the constitution.

  • Dazmillion

    Okay Jega is safe for this week, lets see what next week brings.

    • Etomi

      If Jega must go according to law, would you have problem with it…I mean according to law…

      • Dazmillion

        If Jonathan was impeached according to law, will you have a problem with it…I mean according to law…

        • Sword of Damocles

          you wan kill me with laughter. all I can add is touche, very nice indeed!!

  • bib

    Thanks be to Allah. Nothing is beyond this Govt who wants to be returned by all means. Pls permit Jega to conduct elections which shall return winners by credible means.

  • Timi

    Jega has not done anything…………………not yet at least, until he is probably framed

  • Talking about being boxed to a corner.

  • burning spear

    See the trouble with Nigeria————-and the socalled opposition————time for PDP to learn to outgrow some of the pressures often cooked up by APC—–to force their janjawed ideas down the throat of the president———————APC does not represent the views of 170m Nigerians——–its wrong for the president to always allow himself to be cowed into submission-by APC————–that is why APC is now behaving like a spoilt aje butter kid——–it will continue to use Soyinka–falana——-and Sagay to drum up support for her satanic regional views————until the president learns to ignore them-or stand firm—on issues which has to do with the law———————–every dog knowS Jega is using APC TO ENSURE THAT HE REMAINS————THE CHAIRMAN OF INEC—————mOST OF THE STORIES CONCERNING jEGA ARE OFTeN SPONSORED BY HIM VIA APC——————————————-so the president should learn to ignore such questions—–his removal has to do with the civil service rules————-the president should not be answering questions on jega at every port of call————-leaVE THAT FOR THE HEAd of serice to handle————-and not u Mr. President-

    • AGA

      In democratic set -up a party does not need to represent the views of 170 million Nigerians! What is important is to carry the Majority of Nigerians. That is exactly what APC now stands. It enjoins the Support of Majority of Nigerians irrespective of ethnic or religious bias. Unlike PDP which is campaigning along religion and ethnicity,Even in America Obama became president not because he represents the views of all 250 millions Americans,but he has the Majority Support.

    • Etomi

      My take as a lawyer is that since Jega is not occupying an elective office, but an appointive one, he remains at the mercy of his appointor, the president, subject of course to extant statutory and constitutional provisions….
      If you are saying that civil service rules don’t apply to Jega, then what rules apply to him…
      None??
      The other day I was in court when a judge, presiding in a Lagos State High Court, only exempted holders of elective offices from the broad umbrella of public officers or public officials or civil servants, expect for the purposes of Code of Conduct…
      My question, then, is: is Jega a holder of an elective office to be exempted from the statutory definition of public servant?
      Of course, Jega does not hold an elective office, and to that extent he is a public servant or public official or civil servant…
      If we admit that he is a public servant, then by the ejusdem generis rule of statutory construction, the civil service rule which proclaims that he must proceed on 3 months pre-retirement leave ought to apply to him…
      I stand to be corrected on points of law, any way…
      I submit therefore that the civil service rule applies to Jega, and to that extent he mustn’t tarry before it is enforced against him….
      An Obasanjo, for example, would order Jega to proceed on the pre-retirment leave, with the courts still open for him to challenge the presidential action after the deed has been done…
      Falana and others who are only practiced in manipulating the judicial process to frustrate the rule of law are not the courts to hold the arm of the law from taking its course!!!!!

      • Chike

        Is this Barr. George Etomi? Have you read the current Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria? Have you seen the conditions for the removal of INEC Chairman?

    • gaskiya

      But the president knows there is trouble in Nigeria but ofcourse you are blind and cannot understand Jonathan predicament.

  • JibrilMusagroup

    The APC propagandists will stop at nothing to blackmail the country. They have no limits or sensitivities. They just want to win election, thats all. President Gooddluck Jonathan Just keep doing the good work. Negative propaganda may be discouraging but it does not change anything. President Goodluck is the best President in Nigeria. Vote for Goodluck. #goodluck4president

  • New Nation

    …And in the quest for control over the people’s destiny, the politicians have put on display such behavior as has made Nigeria look like a big nation entrusted to small men. This is a big shame……Guardian Editorial Tuesday March 3 2015.
    Nigerians take your nation back!

    • IskaCountryman

      the correct expression is – a big matron entrusted to small men…

      • Abate Dokpu

        You are simply ingenious.

  • Patroit

    “Except that person has done something wrong …” There lies the catch clause and ground for sack subject to the manufacture of Jega’s wrong and that may be pretty soon

    • IskaCountryman

      but has jega done something wrong?…

      • gaskiya

        No. He has not done anything wrong.

      • ayobamiba

        Yes jega has allowed himself to be undermined and corrupted by APC leaders.jega has no more integrity and morality to be an unbiased empire. He has involved himself with buhari and tinubus inordinate corrupt desperations .jega has stained his hands in mischief and betrayal of Nigeria so he must leave the stage now.

    • Man_Enough

      give the dog a bad name then you can kill it.

  • hummm

    Hey ppl read in between the lines. He said unless someone says jega has done something wrong. Then that will be grounds for dismissal. The plot thickens, pdp already alledged that he has done something wrong. We will see how they will mastermind jegas exit.

    • FortB

      Hallucinations

  • Remi

    Jonathan knows that he cannot win unless he rigs. Even in 2011 when people decided to vote for him we had unprecedented 92 to 96% turnout of voters in SS and SE. A figure not possible any where in the world in a free and fair election. So this interview is what I will call “preparing the ground for Jega’s exit. Either he is sacked or forced to resign tomorrow( like he was forced to postpone election) during the meeting with national RECs.

  • Wale

    what happened to the black PJ and the ten gallon hat?
    Yoruba folks knows themselves, you blew your chances dude.

  • ayobamiba

    Jegas singular act of registering and issuing millions of PVcs to children and under aged voters in north west and north east enclaves of buharis boko haram and his mischievous and treacherous acts to deny some Nigerians especially ibos opportunities to posses PVCs and violently and maliciously disenfranchise more than ten million of them from voting for Jonathan is an act of treason ,sabotage and willful corruption of electoral process. For this reasons and others jega must not conduct the 2015 presidential polls because he is more corrupt now than tinubu the god father of corruption. Jega is a big shame and disgrace to his unborn generation.

  • korona melvin

    PRESIDENT JONATHAN HAS REITERATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN ABOUT THE ISSUE OF JEGA’S TENURE AND HE HAS ASSURED NIGERIANS THAT HE HAS NO PLAN WHATSOEVER TO REMOVE JEGA. HE IS A MAN OF HIS WORDS AND A COMPLETE DEMOCRAT. THE OPPOSITION (APC) KNOWS HOW SENSITIVE THE ISSUE IS AND THEY ARE TRYING TO USE IT TO THEIR ADVANTAGE BECAUSE THEY ARE DESPERATE, BUT THIS WILL NOT WORK, NIGERIANS KNOW BETTER. THE NUMBER ONE CITIZEN HAS CLEARED THE AIR AND WE BELIEVE HIM, COME MARCH 28, WE WILL MARCH ON FOR GEJ. VOTE WISELY, VOTE GOODLUCK JONATHAN #GEJ4NAIJA

  • grace folarin

    INEC is a sensitive part of the elections of this country. all these reports steaming out from here and there just want to upset the polity of our nation. GEJ has time and time again reiterated his position on jega and which no such plan to remove the INEC chairman ahead of the general elections scheduled for March 28 and April 11. so can the matter be buried! #GEJ4NAIJA

  • JibrilMusagroup

    These are all baseless accusation to dent the image of the president and discredit the name of the Peopes democratic party (PDP). APC should have used this 6 weeks to sensitizse their members and campaign more, rather than spreading false rumours. President Jonathan will win again no matter their evil antics. In President Goodluck we stand. President Goodluck Jonathan is the best president in the history of Nigeria. #goodluck4president