#Nigeria2015: Jega says No to terminal leave, insists on card readers for polls

Former INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has dismissed speculations he was under pressure to proceed on terminal leave ahead of the forthcoming general elections, stressing he has a duty until April 11.

The speculation that the Peoples Democratic Party-controlled Federal Government intends to remove Mr. Jega before the elections has remained thick, owing to persistent calls for the INEC boss’ sack by individuals and groups rooting for the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Particularly, the campaign organisation of Mr. Jonathan had accused Mr. Jega and the leadership of the opposition All Progressives Congress of “grand conspiratorial alliance” for “electioneering manipulation”.

However, speaking Monday in Abuja at a town hall meeting, Mr. Jega said he was duty-bound to conduct the March 28 and April 11 elections.

“I am not under any pressure to resign,” Mr. Jega said. “The issue of terminal leave is voluntary. Why will I resign when I have a constitutional duty? Until, April 11, I have a duty. I think it is a disservice for anybody to resign at a stage there is serious assignment like the one I am doing.

“No sensible person, in my view, will contemplate leaving when there is a duty. I read about the pressure on me to resign or that anybody want to sack me on newspapers like everybody. Nobody has told me to proceed on terminal leave.

“Everybody in INEC is focussed on the efforts to deliver the best elections in the history of the country.”

Also, the INEC boss reiterated the readiness of the Commission to deploy electronic card readers for the elections, dismissing opposition to the arrangement as “diversionary” and a ploy to “move us backward.”

He said the postponement of the elections provided INEC with the opportunity to further demonstrate use of the card readers.

He said lthe field-testing of the devices revealed 100 per cent success.

Mr. Jega admitted the relative newness of the technology, but said INEC had done quality assurance test which he said “certified the card readers will work”.

He added that deployment of card readers for the elections would add value and credibility to Nigeria’s electoral process, as it guarantees prevention of electoral fraud.

“If we don’t use card readers, we will lose respect and credibility. We will be going back to old ways when alteration of results were possible,” he said.

On the distribution of permanent voter cards, he said about 700,000 cards are yet to be delivered. These cards, he said, belong to voters who registered during the continuous voters’ registration which ended in December last year.

He however assured all the remaining cards will be delivered and available for collection latest on Saturday, barely 24 hours to deadline for collection of the cards.

Further, he defended the deployment of the military personnel for elections, saying soldiers would not be at the polling units but would only be on standby to assist when there is breakdown of law and order which the police cannot control.

He said soldiers would only be called in for help “on the invitation of the Inspector General of Police”.

“The role of each of the security agencies is to add value to the elections, but within the constitutional framework of such agency,” he said.


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  • Victor Gee

    With or without card reader, Jonathan will win.

    • zacchaeus Akinleye

      Dumb assertion. Why is the PDP pulling all stops to discard card readers? Jonathan is history.

      • Frank_jk

        Abeg bro, don’t answer him. Jonathan will win which election? Talk is cheap!

      • olasoji

        GEJ have done all he can by visiting all the Oba s’. He tried by asking for prayer from all our most holy pastors. Now we can see that GEJ is 3 in one from religion angle. He’s alfa, pastor and oluwo. With all these and the evil manipulations he fails to understand that the wheel of his destiny is no longer at Aso rock. Time is running out, only 2 weeks left for him

    • Funso

      omo ale

    • tundemash

      Yur paymasters are not sure of that else why is PDP sulking on card reader ?

    • Abiodun

      Even he will loose in Otuoke. i bet with you

  • Curseless

    No one knows Attahiru Jega before, and President Jonathan was the one who did his meticulous search and subsequently nominated him. This same man conducted the 2011 elections and was praised by the government for having done a good job. It is baffling to know that despite the difficult hurdles placed before Jega he continues to work towards perfecting the electioneering process in Nigeria. The question is why can’t the same government come out in his defense at this time when all sort of sleazy people are calling for his head?

    • Ceejay

      He can he be defended when he told the whole world that he was ready for February elections but everything showed that he was not ready. As today some people still haven’t received their PVC. Card readers were tested in March and not in February.

    • Tamuno-Opubo Cookey-Gam

      Emm, Jega was ASUU President and was a critic of the military regimes of both IBB and Abacha.

  • akindee

    Professor Attahiru Jega must go!!!!

    This is insolence. An appointed person does not dictate terms to his employer like this.
    Jega should be shown the other for that reason, inter alia, not to set bad precedent.
    He is beginning to show the same roguish symptoms of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

  • akindee

    Professor Attahiru Jega must go!!!!

    This is insolence. An appointed person does not dictate terms to his employer like this.
    Jega should be shown the door for that reason, inter alia, not to set bad precedent.
    He is beginning to show the same roguish symptoms of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

    • tundemash

      Keep repeating same thing uder diferent names creek rat !

      Go and return your cloned PVC, card reader will be used!!

      • David Adeniran

        He is on PAY PER POST CONTRACT.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    If Jega had any decency, he would have resigned a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.

    • progress

      Let your father come and send him away, criminal!

    • Funso

      ỌMỌ ÀLÈ

    • eddy

      If u had any decency u would hang urself!!! Omo ale!

    • tundemash

      Resigned on what basis Omo Ole Orafidiya ?

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        What’s supposed to be your brain is in hibernation mode. Your parents are bastards. Therefore, you are a quadruple bastard.

        • tundemash

          oloriburuku …. omo ole orafidiya.. i thought you could do better.
          You will go the way of your father too; unsung !

  • arewethishopeless

    APC, civil society and other well – meaning Nigerians have no choice but to counter these PDP funded protests with protests of our own.

    We should not just sit by and watch these criminals in PDP control the tempo …

    • tundemash

      No point countering anything else you will them the excuse to use violence to postpone the election again.
      The most important issues are;

      1. Jega is focussed on organising the elelction.
      2. Card readers will be used to reject PDP’s cloned PVC cards.

  • akdee

    Attahiru Jega must go!!!!

    This is insolence. An appointed person does not dictate terms to his employer like this.
    Jega should be shown the door for that reason, inter alia, not to set bad precedent.
    He is beginning to show the same roguish symptoms of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

    • Investigator

      JEGA MAY ALSO BE SHOWN THE DOOR FOR YET ANOTHER REASON.
      HE FAILED TO ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTION FROM BUHARI, VIZ:

      • tundemash

        Illteracy is your problem.. why not register in one of those almajiri schools Dumbo has been trumpeting as achievement in 6 years ?

      • Truth

        Continue changing your name on SR.

    • tundemash

      Rogue ….. how did Jega dictate terms ? because he said proceeding on leave is voluntary ?
      Go and return your cloned PVC, card reader will be used!!

      • Gbadebo Pearce

        @tundemash:

        How did you catch him so easily? How did you know he has a cloned PVC card?

        • tundemash

          Gbadebo,
          Why would any sane person oppose an avenue to detect cloned cards and prevent fraud ?

          Same PDP with the ugly DSS ashewo Maryln Ogar, last year, claimed APC had cloned PVC cards; till date we heard nothing on their fake investigation again. If indeed their allegations are true, it is APC who should be against use of card readers but the reality is PDP has invested billions into cloned PVC acrds hence the deperation to discredit card reader.

    • eddy

      Ur father must go!!!

    • Etomi

      No he didn’t, he can’t, dictate the terms…It is silly Premium Times that feels they must craft a provocative headline to attract traffic..If Jega must go by the application of the rules, I mean rules that have precedents, then he must go…the cry of APC cannot stop the law from taking its course…
      How did Soludo, Maurice Iwu, Sanusi go?
      Nigeria is too big for her to be blackmailed by APC MINIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dankasa

    Constitution brought Jega not Protests or Zanga-zanga and nothing except that Provision of same Constitution will work against Jega. you are just wasting your time men, with or without him Jonah will lose the incoming election.

  • redeem

    Is Jega not Fulani like the former CBN governor now the emir of Kano—-why would he obey the law—that says he should proceed on his terminal leave like Iwu-‘or any other Nigerian? IWU was forced to depart in April instead of June—-Then 9jas saw how APC did support the president–but now they have refused–to add their voice to calls for Jega to go–Hope when the results will be announced the janjaweeds and tiger mosquitos in APC–will not complain—

    • konkobelow

      THE SOLUTION TO THAT CONUNDRUM IS QUITE SIMPLE;
      NIGERIA WOULD BE A FAR LESS DISHONEST PLACE IF:

      • Truth

        Just like your name, continue dancing naked in the public when serious minded people have moved on. However, you have to justify your pay.

    • Papashango77

      Iwu cannot be compared to Jega because Iwu is a toy.

  • redeem

    How can a sane person use card readers in an environment–filled wih uneducated rural women and men who do not know their date of birth—–the whole mess concerning the card readers has a lot to do with the contract for which jega was setlled up front—- —period

    • Enemona

      Hear yourself, you sound as ignorant as those ‘rural women and men’ you referred to, if not worse. Are they meant to read their dates of birth ? it is only meant for accreditation; to ensure that the cards were actually genuine INEC-provided cards and to ensure it matches the carrier’s identity. You guys just don’t want this country to move forward but forward it would move. I know you struggle seriously to justify weak systems since your daily bread come from it.

      We know people like you would never survive in a well-functioning Nigeria. I’m glad you will soon be out of job, shame!

    • Amos

      I really feel sorry for educated illiterates like you. It is becos of morons like you that is why this country has not developed. Read ur comment again and see how dumb you sound.

      • Papashango77

        Pls help educate him more.

    • Yusuf

      an uneducated rural man or woman has nothing to do with the use of a card reader, all he has to do is present his PVC (which even u can do) and wait for the official to tell him that he can come back and cast his vote; stop fooling your self, education is not about writing few lines of English, it has more to do with common thinking and common comprehension

    • Ewerekomo

      The same North that refused biometrics for population census for the nebulous reasons of religion & culture now they want card reader technology bcos apc’s Oluwole machinery has perfected plans to do electronic rigging. Recall that beautiful Marilyn of DSS punctured their latent plots in Ikeja months ago.

      By the way, procedure and ‘due process’ MUST be followed. When it is time for leave, GO. Except there is something to hide. Jega has no right to say he is not going on leave. If he refuses to go, Bros Jona should arrest him and flog him like Duncee did to Fela in 1984. After all na only sing Fela sing….and bcos nothing happened then when Fela was arrested & locked up, nothing will happen now if Jega is arrested for ‘willful disobedience’

      • Papashango77

        GEJ approved the money for the card readers and all these while he knew INEC will use the card readers so why now? GEJ has always championed credible, fair and transparent election but now the reverse is the case because the hawks around him. The likes of Aneni BOT chairman of PDP who is 90 yrs old and they say Buhari is too old to govern.

        • PureNigerian

          Point of correction, GEJ never championed it, he only spoke about it to garner support or pretend he is really for a fair election. But because he is clueless, he didn’t realize that it cannot easily be manipulated. that is why he is now doing everything possible to subvert the will of the people. Ostrich mentality politician.

          • Papashango77

            Hahahahahaha! Exactly.

    • Layo

      But the same rural people can use the telephone, same rural people you claim to give phones as farmers, please stop reasoning through your anus, same people use ATM cards with pin. If we are not going to use card reader, open ballot will not be a bad idea either. Retard.

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Get real. The rural women that you refer to travel to vicinities With network to do their Telephone transactions. On the election day, such privilledges are not available.

    • Papashango77

      Rural women don’t operate the card readers, They only present their PVC and put their their finger print for authentication, It is done openly in front of party agents and election observers.

      • eddy

        Leave the camel, let him continue to talk thrash. He is an Ignorant goat!!!

    • Abate Dokpu

      Reno Omokri, aka Redeem, you need redemption. The “uneducated rural women and men” DO NOT operate the card reader. They will present their PVCs to the INEC official who slots in the card reader and then asks the holder of the PVC to authenticate the card by placing his thumb on the space provided. You gang is pitiable. Why are you up in arms against free elections?

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Remember that youth corpers were killed for refusing under age voters to vote in Northern Nigeria during the last election. What do you think will happen when the card Reader disenfranchise the RURAL NIGERIANS because of lack of telecommunication network?

        • WiseTalk2015

          It doesn’t need mobile network to work, it has all pvc data for that zone(or ward) stored internally, meaning you can authenticate voters u just need the mobile network for the card reader to feed data to the central server not for authenticating voters so this can be done when you get mobile network, doesn’t actually stop voting from taking place.. do your research

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            I have asked this same question severally in this forum. You are the first person to give me an answer that make sense

          • Gaskiya

            It is true.

      • Gaskiya

        And his boss Jonathan is the strongest advocate of the use of card readers. He told all the world leaders including Obama that he will make sure election Mal practised is prevented using PVC and card readers.

    • Scatter

      Riggers and Looters Incorporated, your days are numbered. It’s time for redemption — for those that want to redeem.

  • eddy

    D day don reach, all of a sudden na jega must go… i thot u all said Jonathan will win?

    It is such a shame and a pity that the man who is fight to restore Nigeria to its greatness, in other for the liberation of the oppressed, is the same person this miscreants who r supposed to be the benefactors r going up and down shouting ‘jega must go’.

    They sold their conscience muzzle of bread!!! Chei! My people my people… suffering and smiling.

    • Gaskiya

      That is the consequences of ignorance. Jonathan’s easy preys are people with ignorance, poverty and disease. He feeds them and they lose their senses and dance to his tune.

  • Newsbreak

    Newsbreak:

    “The case challenging the eligibility of the APC presidential candidate,
    General Muhammadu Buhari, to contest for the 2015 elections over the
    genuineness of his secondary school leaving certificate (WASC) is still
    in court. On February 23rd, the Federal High Court Judge, Justice Ademola,
    adjourned the case till March 19 to enable the court hear all
    applications; including those seeking for joinder. The reports from Channels
    Television in Abuja, say there are now 13 lawsuits instituted against Buhari –
    challenging his eligibility to contest the March 28 presidential election.“

    • Truth

      You never tire?

      • Gaskiya

        Abi?

    • Musbau Hamzat

      This sign post is fading off, can’t you get the better one. Jobless man.

    • Scatter

      Bloody cowards. Eno go work lallai !

  • Lawrence Agha

    With this statement from the INEC chairman Mr Attahiru Jega, it is now clear to all that the claim by the APC of a plan to remove the INEC chairman by the President Goodluck Jonathan, was just a figment of their overflowing imagination. Within the APC, there’s this tendency to make a false claim and orchestrate it beyond reason. The leadership of the party believe that saying something false and repeating it over and over will make it true. The leaders of the APC should now swallow their pride and make a sincere apology for misleading some Nigerians into believing their false accusation against the Nigerian President.

    • otapete

      Who are the crowd at the old Lagos toll gate supporting . ? They said they want Jega sacked. Whose flyers are they distributing.?

    • Kentus

      Some people are twisted, we see organisations routing for PDP demonstrating daily calling for Jega’s sack. Wake up please

    • lukman

      Tell that to Jona to apologize to Nigerians for mismanaging people’s wealth. Looting of our treasury with impunity. The end is here and gat to go.

  • Ibitoye Mark

    Nigeria has been governed by a band of thieving illiterates from the most backward region of Nigeria, backward in every area using any index available. Despite this naked statistic, some clique of mumus flood comment sections supporting the 73 yr old illiterate. They call it CHANGE. It is ridiculously ridiculous.

  • Ewerekomo

    .
    The same North that refused biometrics for population census for the nebulous reasons of religion & culture now they want card reader technology bcos apc’s Oluwole machinery has perfected plans to do electronic rigging. Recall that beautiful Marilyn of DSS punctured their latent plots in Ikeja months ago.

    By the way, procedure and ‘due process’ MUST be followed. When it is time for leave, GO. Except there is something to hide. Jega has no right to say he is not going on leave. If he refuses to go, Bros Jona should arrest him and flog him like Duncee did to Fela in 1984.

    • Fula

      WHY IS YOUR BEAUTIFUL MARILIN AND HER DSS AFRIAD TO APPROACH THE COURTS WITH THEIR EVIDENCE AGAINST APC?

    • Layo

      Marylyn Ogar the empty head, what does she know about cloning? Nada. It is over six months since she and her thugs raided the APC office at ikeja, since then she has refused to go to court or show us proof. Marylyn is a dumb head.

  • redeem

    How INEC Paid Tinubu’s ACT.Tech N2.6bn for Production of PVCs, but defaultedAs the controversy continues to trail the production and supply of the permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) for the elections, it has emerged that a Nigerian company, ACT.Technologies Limited, was awarded a N2.6 billion contract by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to produce the PVCs, which was in turn sub-contracted to a Chinese firm.

    Based on the electronic payments exclusively obtained from INEC by THISDAY, the transfers showed that over N2.6 billion was paid to the Nigerian company where Bola Tinubu has substantial interest, for the production and supply of over 68.8 million PVCs within a period of seven months.

    It was further gathered that the PVCs were expected to be produced at a unit cost of N65.

    THISDAY gathered that the electronic payment mandate for the production of the PVCs was routed through two banks, an Islamic Bank – JAIZ Bank – and the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited between 2013 and 2014, which showed that ACT.Technologies charged with the production of the PVCs had been fully paid, but is yet to supply all the PVCs for the elections.

    A breakdown of the payment mandate showed that INEC on February 14, 2013 paid the sum of N489,937,500 to ACT.Technologies, being part payment for the production of the PVCs. The money was paid through JAIZ Bank.
    Another transfer of N585 million was made on July 16, 2013 to the company via FCMB; on June 11, 2013, N293,962,500 was effected through JAIZ Bank; while on August 13, 2013, INEC paid N130 million.
    In addition, N234 million was paid to ACT.Technologies for the supply of 40 million PVCs through JAIZ Bank on January 24, 2014, while the last transfer of N590,871,418 was made on February 19, 2014.
    All the electronic payment mandates were signed by the Secretary of INEC, Augusta Ogakwu; Director of Finance, Hajiya Salamatu Ibrahim; and Director of Budget, T.W. Afannga.
    According to an INEC source, despite the full payment for the contract, a batch of PVCs were yet to be produced.
    Shortly after the elections were postponed, Jega had informed the Senate that some 800,000 to one million PVCs had still not arrived the country from China.———-what a shame–from certificate forgery to thi—-PVC contract

    • Scatter

      Arh, this one! You still day? So your Oga Ogogoro go still win by landslide, or abi na moonslide sef?

  • Newsbreak

    Newsbreak:

    “The case challenging the eligibility of the APC presidential candidate,
    General Muhammadu Buhari, to contest for the 2015 elections over the
    genuineness of his secondary school leaving certificate (WASC) is still
    in court. On February 23rd, the Federal High Court Judge, Justice Ademola,
    adjourned the case till March 19 to enable the court hear all applications;
    including those seeking for joinder. The reports from Channels television
    in Abuja, say there are now 13 lawsuits instituted against Buhari –
    challenging his eligibility to contest the March 28 presidential election.“

    • Scatter

      And so?

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  • maureen

    I know that all this is the hand work of APC but I will tell u jaga that u can’t do more than a dead rat,whether u like it or not Nigeria is in safe hand with GEJ till 2019.

  • maureen

    President Jonathan and wife Patience Planning to assassinate me – Rev. Fr. Mbaka

    I read the claims of the respected Rev. Fr. Mbaka and ever since I am trying to piece together the events leading to his fall out with Dame Patience and of course GEJ. Also bothering my mind is why at this time would he chose to make such an allegation.

    Is he acting a script?

    Is he by all means trying his level best to put a clog in the wheel of progress and the momentum the Jonathan campaign team has garnered since the postponement of polls to March 28, by INEC?

    Are his political associate jittery at this stage and feel compelled to use him?

    Has his political associates asked him to throw in the joker knowing fully well that the game is indeed up for them and the fat lady is about to sing?

    Time indeed is a revealed of all things. If you would recall when dame Patience Jonathan visited him (Rev. Fr Mbaka) last year, he was practically all over her and even prayed for her and her husband. He also released four pigeons into the air, while three of them flew away and the remaining one fell to the ground, he had prophesied that to mean that the South, West and East were in full support of GEJ and that the only place he had problems was in the north. In his prayers for GEJ and Dame Patience Jonathan, he confessed openly that God is on the side of GEJ and that come what may, GEJ would defeat all his enemies and record phenomenal success in the coming elections.

    God is not an author of confusion and as such he cannot send one message through his prophet and again send another contradicting message through the same mouth piece so as to cause confusion. I would at this point chose to remind the Rev. Fr of the story of Jonah in the bible. God had asked him to deliver a message to the king at Nineve, but his refusal cost him a lot of pains and suffering. However he finally complied and delivered the message. But alas the king had realised his faults and repented fully of his sins and attracted the mercies of God. He was forgiven by God and destruction did not come to Nineve and it’s people. Jonah was angry with this and had to be scolded by God in a revelation.

    Rev. Fr. Mbaka please you may refuse any gifts that the first couple may have sent to you, maybe, and I say maybe you have given your assurances to your sponsors. That I don’t know of. But you as a human being cannot change what God has ordained and that is what you have acknowledge in your prayers earlier for the first couple, which is that God would defeat and confound all their enemies and also Jonathan would be returned as President to serve a second term in office.

    Please be reminded that this is the only government that we have not experienced any politically motivated assassination ordered from the helm of affairs, irrespective of it suffering the most in criticism in the political history of Nigeria. This government has not even been irrational with the lives of perceived threats. Yaradua would have scaled this vital test had he not approved the killing of Yusuf the founder of boko haram.

    Mbaka would have been picked up by Buhari and slammed into jail straight away. People who committed lesser crimes of criticizing Buhari were jailed during Buhari’s administration, how much more when somebody falsely accuses the President and his wife of trying to kill him, with absolutely no evidence.
    I pray Rev. Fr Mbaka is not committing the grave sin of blasphemy.

    I can go on but as it ‘time is a revealed of all thing’. More important people and serious political threats have not been assassinated nor thrown into prison so how come you are crying wolf?

    • IAMAFRICAN

      That guy should be ignored. Father my foot.

  • Otile

    Jega should understand that nobody is indispensable. If he drops dead tomorrow the election will still take place as scheduled. We are tired of these backward tribes who impose themselves on us. Born to rule my foot.

    • Gaskiya

      May God cure your insanity. We still need you but as sane citizen.

    • El-batuta

      Until he drops dead, he has an important work to attend to. Please do not distract him.

      • lukman

        Go and kill him. I will lead you to jail and serve 30 years.

        • El-batuta

          Do you understand English? I think you should go back to school.

    • ije2014

      If he drops dead??! Are you guys planning to assassinate him?

  • Ani Arinzona

    President Jonathan and wife Patience Planning to assassinate me – Rev. Fr. Mbaka

    I read the claims of the respected Rev. Fr. Mbaka and ever since I am trying to piece together the events leading to his fall out with Dame Patience and of course GEJ. Also bothering my mind is why at this time would he chose to make such an allegation.

    Is he acting a script?

    Is he by all means trying his level best to put a clog in the wheel of progress and the momentum the Jonathan campaign team has garnered since the postponement of polls to March 28, by INEC?

    Are his political associate jittery at this stage and feel compelled to use him?

    Has his political associates asked him to throw in the joker knowing fully well that the game is indeed up for them and the fat lady is about to sing?

    Time indeed is a revealed of all things. If you would recall when dame Patience Jonathan visited him (Rev. Fr Mbaka) last year, he was practically all over her and even prayed for her and her husband. He also released four pigeons into the air, while three of them flew away and the remaining one fell to the ground, he had prophesied that to mean that the South, West and East were in full support of GEJ and that the only place he had problems was in the north. In his prayers for GEJ and Dame Patience Jonathan, he confessed openly that God is on the side of GEJ and that come what may, GEJ would defeat all his enemies and record phenomenal success in the coming elections.

    God is not an author of confusion and as such he cannot send one message through his prophet and again send another contradicting message through the same mouth piece so as to cause confusion. I would at this point chose to remind the Rev. Fr of the story of Jonah in the bible. God had asked him to deliver a message to the king at Nineve, but his refusal cost him a lot of pains and suffering. However he finally complied and delivered the message. But alas the king had realised his faults and repented fully of his sins and attracted the mercies of God. He was forgiven by God and destruction did not come to Nineve and it’s people. Jonah was angry with this and had to be scolded by God in a revelation.

    Rev. Fr. Mbaka please you may refuse any gifts that the first couple may have sent to you, maybe, and I say maybe you have given your assurances to your sponsors. That I don’t know of. But you as a human being cannot change what God has ordained and that is what you have acknowledge in your prayers earlier for the first couple, which is that God would defeat and confound all their enemies and also Jonathan would be returned as President to serve a second term in office.

    Please be reminded that this is the only government that we have not experienced any politically motivated assassination ordered from the helm of affairs, irrespective of it suffering the most in criticism in the political history of Nigeria. This government has not even been irrational with the lives of perceived threats. Yaradua would have scaled this vital test had he not approved the killing of Yusuf the founder of boko haram.

    Mbaka would have been picked up by Buhari and slammed into jail straight away. People who committed lesser crimes of criticizing Buhari were jailed during Buhari’s administration, how much more when somebody falsely accuses the President and his wife of trying to kill him, with absolutely no evidence.
    I pray Rev. Fr Mbaka is not committing the grave sin of blasphemy.

    I can go on but as it ‘time is a revealed of all thing’. More important people and serious political threats have not been assassinated nor thrown into prison so how come you are crying wolf?

  • Garden-City Boy

    Another brushy tail seeking to wag the dog.

  • Yahaya

    Jega’s Febuhari coup failed. He has risen up from that fall very hopeful that Card readers(Voter Selecting Machines) will see him and APC through. How will card reading fore stall manipulation of voter count figures? By that statement every Nigerian now knows that Jega is most insincere. Card readers are pre-programmed to disqualify 67% of Jonathan’s votes and create a fake credibility by also disqualifying some of Buhari’s votes eg 7%. They want Nigeria to burn. This is impunity. Jega and APC have said ‘over my dead body will GEJ rule Nigeria again’ But it will fail. God put GEJ there to preside over Nigeria till 2019. Jega +APC+the card Reader(Voter selector)+Smuggling in of new polling stations where registration did not take place would all together need just one angel of God to overwhelm.

    • Zarto Ali

      He conducted the most credible election in the history of Nigeria. So said dumbo. So why the contradiction. ?

      • Frank_jk

        God bless you for that comment! All of sudden, e-rats now call Jega a coup plotter.Where were they in 2011?

      • Yahaya

        Please be intelligent. Both Jega and GEJ were saving there lives. You don’t know your politicians. Cant you see true joy in GEJ. They both rigged GMB in, to save their necks and preserve Nigeria.

    • Patrick

      Honestly you must be a dummy!!!!! You must be living in a cave. Please how is the card reader suppose to differentiate btw who is voting for GEJ and who is voting for GMB. Card reader only authenticates the owner of the card holder before he is then allowed to proceed to go and vote for his choice. Honestly, the illiteracy in Nigeria is just beyond this world!!!!!!!

      • Yahaya

        It selected GMB but rejected Nigeria’s President. So it was a voter selecting machine. They killed a REC in Kano. GEJ is an accomplice. Jega is the coup announcer. He contested to please Niger Delta Militants. His person is done with all the Aso wahala.He is very happy to leave Aso Rock.

    • Eagle eye

      Bush pig.

  • sammyctu ode

    Professor Jega is a man of honor, independent who takes his Commissioners and INEC STAFF ALONG ALL THE TIME. These pdp rants, criminals and power mongers who want Jega out should remember that Nigeria belongs to all of us and not to their screwed up ideology which is evil and criminal.

  • Sad David

    Sad David
    Hi redeem. Education is not all about reading books, having a Phd and other professional certificates. Making use of card readers and pvcs in a country with 20% literacy and 80% illiterates is also educative. the 80% who are not literate enough have just received some basic education in computer/electronics communication. I am sure some among them will ask questions when they get to their various homes.
    The so called illiterates make use of GSM phones today in Nigeria. Prof. Jega please continue the God sent work. Posterity will judge you positively.

  • samson john

    Letter to Buhari from the grave of the innocents – By Bashir Yusufu
    March 14, 2015

    Dear General Buhari; I would’ve addressed this letter privately to you, but in the expectation that you may not receive it, I decided to make it an Open Letter, in the hope that you would stumble on it, read it and hopefully feel some of the pains and anguish that have been my lot. Having said that, permit me therefore to proceed with the rest of this missive from the grave of innocents departed.

    Last night, while I was at my modest home in Katsina, relaxing and probably half-awake, I heard the voice of my cousin who was killed in the North in April 2011 during the post-election violence instigated by your loss of the presidential election. With bloodshot sad eyes, my cousin, looking apparition-like, was wailing “Gen Buhari, why why”. My cousin’s name is (or was) Mallam Yusuf Danfulani, a bright young lad originally from Katsina State, who was slaughtered in cold blood and set on fire by youths chanting “Sai Buhari”, like they are again now chanting in 2015.

    Gen Buhari, in case you have forgotten, Yusuf was slaughtered in your name even though he never did any wrong to you, and even voted for you against Dr Jonathan. He lost his life just because the murderers you encouraged by your many hate speeches believed Yusuf to be from middle belt or southern Nigeria, most probably because of his bulky looks and brave, patriotic attempts to prevent the killing of an innocent Youth Corper, Ukeoma Ikechukwu. Even though he cried out in Hausa and Fulfulde, he was still not believed by those you (Buhari) managed to brainwash to see all non-Fulani Nigerians as conspiring to vote against you. In this very case, Yusuf voted for you but his ‘Sai Buhari’ killers never believed he did. Like you, Gen Buhari, the mob was baying for the blood of innocents.

    If not for Yusuf’s best friend who was with him and was himself nearly killed, we would not have recognized his charred body that was burnt beyond recognition. And thanks to the same friend for recounting to us the little he could make out at the last moments of Yusuf’s life, the agony he passed through and the most important words he uttered before he gave up. It is the same words I heard him utter last night from the grave: ‘Gen Buhari, why why’. Yet, to this day, you (Buhari) have not cared to apologize or show any remorse, but you instead offered lame excuses for the bloodletting you had instigated, and still instigate. I now ask you this: Gen Buhari, must you always shade blood, like you started doing from 1983, to rule Nigeria? Do you recall how you killed Brigadier Bako in 1983 just so you could take power by force from Shehu Shagari?

    General Buhari, Ukeoma Ikechukwu himself was reported missing that same day Yusuf was murdered by your supporters, and finally confirmed dead the following day when his charred remains was discovered in a hooded area. Apparently, your supporters had dragged him out of the open and tortured him before finally snuffing life out of him. Like my cousin, Yusuf, Ukeoma was very young and an innocent. Unlike Dr. Jonathan, they were not contesting against you. Yet, when they were killed, part of Nigeria was killed with them; the same Nigeria that you are now angrily campaigning to rule.

    Yusuf and Ukeoma were not alone. Six other innocent Youth Corpers were also murdered in Bauchi, where you Buhari, polled 1,315,209 votes (almost 82 per cent), defeating Dr Jonathan who scored 258,404 votes and did not even hit the 25 per cent mark. The corps members were reportedly chased to a police station where they sought refuge. But the rioters, who were raving mad with bloodlust and chanting “Sai Buhari”, overran the station and murdered the young Nigerians in cold blood. So, Gen Buhari, as you can see from the Bauchi result and it’s aftermath, your supporters even shade blood when you win; still you have no qualms. Today, you are prancing around the nation, arrogant and angry as usual, beh

    • dark snow

      LOOK FOR A POST OFFICE FOR DEAD AND MAIL IT …cos no one on this forum is dead and neither is buhari.We dont have time reading such trash

    • Eagle eye

      Nonsense!!!

  • Kitunde

    But Mr President said he can only fight corruption with ‘enhanced’ technology not so? One presumes Mr President is aware that electoral fraud is corruption too (is it not? as we have defined corruption differently here) so what is the big deal about card readers? ‘The guilty are afraid’