INTERVIEW: How Jonathan will win Saturday’s presidential election — Nuhu Ribadu

FILE PHOTO: Nuhu Ribadu smiles to himself as fans cheer during a rally

The governorship candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa state, Nuhu Ribadu, has given insight into why he believes President Goodluck Jonathn will get re-elected for a second term in the presidential election slated for this Saturday.

PREMIUM TIMES’ team of editors comprising Musikilu Mojeed, Emmanuel Ogala and Sani Tukur caught up with Mr. Ribadu on his campaign trail in Adamawa state, for a rare chat.

Excerpt:

It’s just a few days to the general election, which your party hopes to win. So how has the campaign been so far? What are your chances in the election?

Thank you very much. I believe that whoever works hard will see results. If you work hard and sell your programmes properly to the people, you will get listening ears.

If you reach out to most of the people in the rural areas where the majority reside, and sell your message properly and correctly, you are likely going to get a favourable result and that is exactly what is happening with the PDP.

We have worked very hard especially in the last couple of weeks or months; we have reached every part of the country. In my own case, here in Adamawa, we have worked very hard; we have visited almost all the districts, wards and of course the local governments and we are beginning to see the result of such visits. Already, four gubernatorial candidates of other parties have stepped down for me. And more than two thirds of the state executives of the APC have decided to dump their party to join our own. Again, the director general of the PDM campaign organisation has relinquished his post to join us. These are all good results of our intensive work.

The party is on ground and widely accepted. We simply sold a simple message of unity, peace and security, progress and development.

It is resonating very well with our people. I am very happy with the level of work that we have put in and the outcome we are seeing. I believe we are going to win this election; we will win at the national level and we will certainly win also at the state level.

People say there is underdevelopment here resulting from the actions of your party in the past; how do you convince the people that it is now a new deal?

Incidentally, what is happening in Adamawa, just like in many other states, is like a twisted thing; the people in the opposition today were the ones in the PDP and they were the ones who ran the state down. They did so badly and then moved on to the APC. Today, PDP is surely the new deal; it is the change in Adamawa.

The state began to see relative development when the speaker became the acting governor after taking over from an APC government. The PDP of today in Adamawa has nothing to do with what happened in the past. We were never part of the government, we did not participate in the government; so what we have is new and fresh. As the flag-bearer of the party today, I had nothing with the former government. It is therefore only fair to exclude us from the failure we are talking about.

Nuhu Ribadu shakes hands with  supporters during a campaign visit to Borrong village in Adamawa
Nuhu Ribadu shakes hands with supporters during a campaign visit to Borrong village in Adamawa

Why did you cross over from the APC to the PDP; especially being a former presidential candidate of the ACN?

I think it is politics. You always look at your options and go for what you believe best suits the interest of your people. Don’t be afraid to take it. At the time I moved, I had the interest of Adamawa people at heart. I stand in a better position to contribute to the good of Adamawa state in my present condition. I believe my new party is the one that will give me the opportunity to achieve that objective.

Party differences are just in names; they are basically the same. You may not know it, but close to two-thirds of the APC gubernatorial candidates were in the PDP. Very few of us are the opposite. What matters is the individual. What he has to offer and his intentions and capabilities on what he wants to do for the people.

Adamawa is almost exclusively a PDP state and that is a fact. When the people that you relate with, those who are part of you continue to pass strong messages, a time will come when you have to listen. It makes sense not to feel that you are always right, and everyone else is wrong. What is important, as I said in the beginning, is that you put the people first; you put Nigeria first and I feel that I will serve my country better and do my best in my present party.

I also believe that there is need for unity in our country. We need to build a nation, not just a geographical entity. We need to build a bond of brotherhood and trust each other. It is in the best interest of Nigeria that President Goodluck Jonathan continues to be the president of Nigeria.

This brings us to the next question. We notice you have been going around selling President Goodluck Jonathan. Why do you think he deserves additional four years?

Because first of all I know him fairly better than most people. Secondly, I also know a little bit more than many people in this country. Thirdly, I am an unrepentant advocate and believer in the unity of Nigeria. I respect people no matter where they come from. This country should give all of us equal opportunity to be whatever we want to be. At a time, this country worked hard to promote unity; we worked hard to produce a president from the South West and he was there for eight years and it helped the unity of Nigeria.

It helped us to stabilize, especially those of us who knew what was going on in 1999. I can only imagine what would have happened to Nigeria if we had terminated the administration of President Obasanjo in 2003 after just one term.

Many people also saw what Obasanjo did in his second term. So, it is based on that understanding that I feel that this man, this simple, honest person that I know, who is unfairly being painted in the opposite, should be allowed another term. I feel there is need to hear about the opposite side of him.

People say a lot about him that is not true. For instance, I don’t think that a single act of corruption can be traced to him as an individual. I know that he is the only president in recent years who did not allocate a single oil bloc to anybody, not to talk of himself. And these are the areas where you can tell corruption in its true colour. He did not allocate oil bloc to himself, family or friends up till now. He also did not give a single marginal field to himself or anybody else even though he is the only president that comes from the Niger Delta where the oil is coming from.

Nuhu Ribadu tells his people its tim to support the South South
Nuhu Ribadu tells his people its tim to support the South South

What about the strategic alliance agreements people are talking about? Through this, oil assets are passed to people in what appears non-transparent ways.

Well this is not allocation of marginal fields. These are existing contracts where technical partners had withdrawn and you therefore, have to replace them with someone else to manage it, as partnership in some cases. So, this is not a new allocation at all.

In any case, he is the only president so far who did not renegotiate any Joint Venture contract. I have also not seen any massive, big contract in that industry to date that people are shouting and crying.

I know for a fact that President Jonathan does not have a single property anywhere abroad or any huge business in Nigeria. He does not own a university and none of his children are schooling abroad. It is therefore so unfair the way he is being painted because of politics.

I am surprised that you are speaking this way especially given that the same president asked you to investigate certain corruption in the oil industry and he refused to implement that report. Will you still say that he has the political will to fight corruption?

Well, it is two different things to implement a report or be portrayed as corrupt. We have to treat these issues differently. I was taking about him as an individual, the person I know. These are facts, let people come out and refute them. It is a different thing in terms of how, collectively, government is run. Yes, we did a wonderful job in the committee and we submitted our report, so, my prayer is that the report is implemented. I don’t know how far they have gone, most of the revelations we made were not wild allegations; we pointed out where we felt there was need for systemic changes, with a view to improving the sector.

That is different from what I am talking about. So far, I am yet to come across one single individual associating President Jonathan with corruption as a person.

But people think he likes to appoint corrupt people into his government?

That also is another different thing. That does not necessarily mean he is a corrupt person. Governance is a very complicated and difficult thing.

All my life I have been an anti-corruption advocate. I have always tried to be honest in my life. I dislike corruption. At the same time, I know situations do come up where certain issues may be far more important than other things.

Today, the unity of Nigeria is at stake, our continued existence as one united country is far more important than any other thing. Presently, the unity of our country is threatened.

Are you saying it is only a Jonathan presidency that can foster the unity of this country?

What I am saying is that we are facing an insurgency. We face a very serious threat. Many countries that face the same problem we are facing now have turned upside down. The government of Mali had to collapse, and France had to come to their aid. It is basically the same problem we are facing today. The same thing is going on in Somalia and Yemen.

So wherever you see this type of insurgency, the unity of the country is threatened. It is the same thing with Afghanistan and so on. So I am saying we need to be careful not to add other problems to the ones we already have.

I recently made the point that you do not need to change your commander-in-chief in the middle of a war, especially if there is success. We are presently recording huge success in bringing back peace and order and recovering our territories hitherto taken over by the insurgents. At this point, it makes sense for us to be calm and stable to ensure that we do not add other problems.

If we had terminated Obasanjo’s government in 2003, only God knows what would have happened to this country. He did well after 2003 and I believe it is going to be the same with President Goodluck Jonathan. I am not saying he did not do well, but that he will do even better in his second term.

But can you sincerely say he has done well?

Nuhu Ribadu making an argument while Silas Zwingina, a senatorial candidate  l.istens
Nuhu Ribadu making an argument while Silas Zwingina, a senatorial candidate l.istens

Well even for the single fact that the country is still standing as one entity, remember I told you about how some countries have collapsed because of this type of problem.  He has been able to hold this country together. He had challenges and difficulties at first. He was being tossed here and there. When such problems come to a place, normally people get confused. He managed the divergent views on the matter extremely well. Some people did not get it right and even waged a campaign even against our military even to the extent Nigeria could not get enough war equipment to prosecute the war. He had to go through that for a year or two.

It demoralized the Army very unfairly. He also had to manage the sensitivity of religion, and the diversity of our country. He managed all these properly and at the appropriate time, when everybody appeared to understand what was going on, we saw what has happened. The military took action, and today the whole of Adamawa and Yobe are free of extremists. Only a fraction of what they used to control in Borno is remaining now. He did all this with very minimal casualty or collateral damages.

He is not interested in grandstanding or making noise simply because he wants to take credit for destroying Boko Haram and I think that is what is needed. We need a sober person, somebody who reflects and understands implications before taking action. He did fairly well, if you ask me, at least in that regard.

He has been able to organize a strong coalition of countries around the region in spite of all the difficulties. In spite of all the frustrations by the western world, he has been able to acquire weapons and to re-energize and motivate the military. We are seeing the results.
Nuhu Ribadu Adamawa 2015 (5)

Taking you back to the issue of corruption, the emir of Kano recently criticized the government over corruption. He said the whole issue of kerosene subsidy and all of the corruption in the oil and gas industry was not addressed by the government audit. What do you say to that?

I was a bit surprised because as an emir, you are supposed to be non partisan. An emir should be father to all, not to get involved in politics, not to support one against another.

This must be a big problem for us. It is a new development that we have not seen before. We respect the traditional institution and would not want to be exchanging words with them. But at the same time, the truth must be said. When he was the governor of the Central Bank, he made his own allegations. He went before the National Assembly and defended his own position. The National Assembly did a thorough investigation and came out with a report. A critical institution of governance in this country, the parliament, came out with a report that what he said was not true.

Also, PriceWaterHouseCoppers, an internationally recognized accounting firm, investigated and came out with a report that the claims were not true. It is fundamental that we understand what is going on. We are talking about systems and institutions. We should not allow ourselves to be carried away for whatever it is; sentiment or personal ambition to achieve a set objective to damage and tarnish things.

It is wrong for a leader like him to stand before the world and make allegations against the government and the president of Nigeria. I think it was a big mistake and unethical. More so, when everything that he said was disproved by appropriate and realistic institutions that are in a position to know.

Taking about kerosene. Of course, the Jonathan administration did not introduce it. The whole regime of subsidy began during the regime of Obasanjo, Umaru (Yar’Adua] continued. In fact, it was during the regime of Jonathan that reduced it by half.

Kerosene is also a very sensitive product because it is the only one that goes directly to the ordinary citizen.  It would therefore, be tough for any government to sit down and wipe it out completely. There are certain things that make sense to the ordinary man. I have no issues whatsoever with anything to do with that.

My major concern actually is that the CBN has no business with such issues. You are the government’s banker; you manage the currency; you do not go out to the customer and insist that you must know what is happening in his own house. Nowhere in the world is such a thing happening.

I doubt very much if there is sincerity in what we are witnessing. I think they are extremely unfair to Goodluck Jonahan. It is looking like desperation to get something to hook him by all means. I feel that is not just, it is ungodly and unfair.

By your analogy, it shows that the only reason you want Jonathan back in government is for unity or a kind of pay back to the South South for supporting the north in the past. It is not about who is the best. What about the economic wellbeing of the whole country?

As far as I’m concerned, we could achieve all at the same time. It doesn’t mean that you will forsake one for the other. Please accept the fact that this is a federating environment. In a federating entity, people come to the centre from different backgrounds, locations and different interests. It makes sense for you to exhibit equity, fairness, justice and equal opportunity for all.

It makes sense for everyone from every part of the country to aspire to whatever office and others will be comfortable with it. I feel that it is in the best interest of Nigeria that this man should continue.

You must be speaking based on what you heard me telling the people in my rallies. It’s okay because I am communicating with the people of my own federating unit. I was reminding the people of Adamawa that we are a just and fair people and that we are such that if you do us a favour, we will return it at any given opportunity.

I gave them instances where people from the South-South stood by northern politicians in the past. They give us 100 per cent  support, always. They took the same position with the Tafawa Balewas in the 60s. They supported the Prime Ministership of Tafawa Balewa. They voted 100 per cent for Shehu Shagari. They voted for Umaru Yar’Adua. Now, one of them, for the first time in the history of this country, has emerged as President. The constitution says you can only serve two terms of four years each. I think it is only fair that we give them the chance. So it is not about sacrificing one for the other. We can achieve both. Getting power should not be the monopoly of any one person or group.

I am sure you have gone round Adamawa state to campaign and must have noticed that the work ahead is enormous, the expectation is also very high. So, in specific terms what should the people of the state expect from your administration in say the first one or two years?

First and foremost I am going to bring fairness and justice. I will unify the state and restore to normal the lives of the people displaced by the insurgency. I will resettle and empower them. I will bring back the schools destroyed. I will restore full hospital services within the period we are talking about. This is going to be a priority.

I will clean up the system of government. I will sanitise it. I will bring order by fighting crimes in Adamawa. It is time for anyone who is a criminal or a fraudster to leave Adamawa because when I come, they will have no hiding place. Some crimes associated with economic deprivation like cattle rustling will also be phased out.

I intend to work honestly and bring all of us together to make Adamawa a safe place.

Of course, I will preserve the people’s money. There will be no corruption in Adamawa. It is the money so saved that we intend to use to rebuild our schools and hospitals. I will provide water and build the roads. Adamawa is the only state in which local governments are not interconnected with tarred roads. You have been to some of them and you have seen how our local governments look like. Things are even better now after Fintiri came and Bala Ngilari is now continuing.

I want to do feeder roads. I want to look for opportunity for people to get employment in all areas and sectors.

Nuhu Ribadu
Nuhu Ribadu

Are the resources there to do all these things?

When you talk about resources, it cannot always be enough. Just use what you have maximally, honestly and fairly. If you give me 10 naira, I will use it such that if you see the work, you will think it is 50 naira. That is what my philosophy is all about.

We will also see how we can improve the internally generated revenue. We will also reduce the cost of governance drastically. We will block all the loopholes of wastages. That is what I know how to do best. All my life, all I do is work.

When you became the candidate of the PDP, the major challenge you faced was from the members of your party. It however looks like you were able to overcome it. How did you achieve that?

As I said earlier, PDP is the party of change in Adamawa. It represents what people want to see. Even those who were aggrieved understood eventually that there was need for us to come together. I was very humble. I reached out and spoke to many people and explained what happened.

Primaries are usually very difficult. It’s not just in Adamawa. You may be surprised, but this is the first time that primaries took place in Adamawa. We have never had it before. In the past, somebody is just picked and he will be governor. Boni Haruna never went through primaries. Neither did Nyako.

Many states have had difficulties and challenges. What matters is what happens after. In our own case, we reached out to those who we could and spoke to people, appealed to their right thinking faculties and convinced them that we should put Adamawa first and come together to salvage our state.

It worked because majority are reasonable people. It is natural to have disagreements but it is also normal for you to settle and work like we have done.

You say you are confident the PDP will win because you have worked hard. So how many states will the PDP win?

The result may not be too different from what we had in 2011. Of course it is a guess. Nobody knows exactly what is going to happen. I feel that President Jonathan will win with a big margin.

Which and which state will he win?

For sure, he is winning Adamawa because I am here. I am not sure if it is right for me to get involved in other states. It may not look appropriate.

Are you saying Jonathan is going to humiliate Buhari again?

There is nothing like humiliation. It is a contest. If you go into a contest, you either win or lose.

With great respect for General Buhari, it is an election and when you go into election there is always that 50-50 chance between winning and losing.

villagers turnout to listen to Nuhu Rinbadu's campaign in Adamawa.
villagers turnout to listen to Nuhu Rinbadu’s campaign in Adamawa.

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165 thoughts on “INTERVIEW: How Jonathan will win Saturday’s presidential election — Nuhu Ribadu

    1. There are no permanent enemies or permanent friends in politics but permanent interests as the great Asiwaju has always stated. As much as I may not fully agree with Ribadu I cannot question his intentions. He has spoken his mind but sentiments be damned we cannot just choose someone because of the region they come from if they are the least qualified. There are more qualified and more equipped and more honest sons and daughters of the Niger Delta that can lead us but unfortunately none has come out to state their claim to be President on any platform. So until such time one has to vote for the most competent candidate and not because they are from the South South or supported the North unequivocally in the past.

    2. You can say that again. This a the same person who wants to be president , now to be a governor he becomes a turncoat

  1. This Nuhu Ribadu is a fraud. Speaking from both sides of his mouth. This is disgusting. I never trusted or believe the guy, even when he was in the opposition.

  2. he could not even mention atleast one achievement jonathan has done to merit re-election, only to keep the nation one? this is the desperation of our so called young leaders, its a pity this misnomer is coming from ribadu, well in nigeria politics money and position matters most not integrity.

  3. Voodoo Ribadu is now truly a slave to Jonathan. A young man who carelessly sells his soul for a penny deserves the turmoil his soul will eventually experience when the buyer of his soul decides it is time to completely destroy that soul.

    1. Shut the hell up.
      You serial plagierist – Charles Owolabi .
      Master Fabricator- always turning out lies.
      Nobody should listen to this fellow . He is a master at plagiarism. There is nothing original in his postings.

      1. Wahala

        You are now back as Segun Abiodun? Last two weeks you were Rotimi Lawanson. You cannot help yourself, can you? LOL. You are so easy to discover.

  4. I never thought in my life that Ribadu could ever belong to this group of evil and corrupt people. Hmm, you can never understand human being.

  5. Mallam Ribadu, I say this as someone who supported you in 2011 with $(truth), Please go away, I will not lie your own dey pain me. Because I COMPLETELY believed in you. You were always an egomaniac at EFCC(me,me,me), but to a certain extent we all are. Even till today, i find your “transformation” utterly demoralizing & shocking. Even now I hope you will make it up by resucitating Adamawa(in every ramification) if you are lucky enough to be given the people’s mandate. But I can see from your words above, that everything that spouts from your mouth is a worthless lie, and you dont even bat an eyelid as you lie “like a persian rug”

    1. Well said, the bastard is a double-faced janus. I imagine if he were in the APC by this time, he would have betrayed the party at the most crucial moment simply because he does not genuinely believe in what he professes. I can have understanding for a bad politician trying to become good by imbibing democratic tenets but a good politician especially with his “level of discipline” becoming bad, it is unacceptable to me. Same applies to Shekarau.

      1. If ribadu is double faced, it means that APC shouldn’t even exist cos everybody there is double faced.

  6. Was there any genuine primary election held before you were declared a candidate for PDP? Sir,with all due respect,when you contested as a President on the platform of ACN,how many votes did you get from Adamawa State?What was your position on our President and his wife when he was the Governor of Bayelsa State?Sir,is it true that you were imposed on PDP with the help of your friends in the presidency and the National leadership of the PDP?In your heart of hearts can you say that corruption has not been rampant in the current dispensation?Finally sir,on whose table does the buck stop when it comes to the issue of corruption in Nigeria?

  7. After carefully reading this interview, the subliminal message is …….vote for johnathan for equity sake, even though he acknowledges he has not done enough. Put another way, he wants Nigerians to remain in comatose so Johnathan gets 10yrs in power. How selfish!

    Same Ribadu said if given =N=10, he would make the best of it to make it look as if the work was done with =N=50. Well, he forgot to ask Johnathan how much accrued to the government in 6yrs and why we still can’t pay government workers while unemployed children of PDP politicians are driving Bugatti, Ferrari and Lambo in Abuja and nobody is asking questions.
    I just feel very sorry for the poor and uneducated who always get the worst of everything and yet the first to sell their PVC or be convinced to vote for PDP.

  8. amma ribadu, kaji kunya wallahi. you’re completely shameless. this same ribadu has granted several interviews to bbc hausa service; and has condemned this jonathan and his regime. now look at him, almost leaking jonathan’s ass. dont this guys have a single drop of integrity? is it so difficult to have one?

    1. Interesting uve never said same off El-Rufai and his views on Buhari when they were in opposite camps.
      What about Tinubu’s previous comments on Buhari also???
      You guys hypocrisy STINKS To the high heavens!

      1. It is your reasoning that stinks. El-rufai came out and rescind all his views on buhari. In other words, he repented; and he wasn’t ashamed of doing that. he was also never a CARD CARRYING member of the PDP. His circumstance was completely different from ribadu’s.
        As for tinubu, they had their differences(they weren’t in the same party before). They decided to ditch them and work for a mutually beneficial common good; and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. so, get!

        1. RUFAI RECEIVED NO PATRONAGE UNDER THE PDP AFTER OBJ LEFT AND HE STARTED TO SULK! HE(AS MOST APC CANDIDATES IN THE NORTH) NEEDS BUHARI FOR HIS PERSONAL AMBITION AND ALSO JOINEDTHE ‘BUTT KISSING’ GROUP!
          SAME GOES FOR TINUBU!
          IT’S EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE RIBADU SCENARIO.
          DEMOCRACY IS ALL ABOUT CHOICE..HE HAS MADE HIS.
          YOU GUYS SHOULD STOP SULKING OVER RIBADU..MOVE ON!

  9. This joker was the one the Spiritual father of Jonathan and PDP recently dismissed as being forced on them by Muazu when he has no followng. Today he is calling an election his master Jonathief is going to lose very badly. I can’t help but laugh at the huge balls of ballon on which this clueless Jonathan rests his election dream. Anyway Saturday is just around the corner but hope they won’t try any other funny trick seeing that defeat is looming.

  10. So oga Ribadu, what happened to the herbalist from Bayelsa that was given one billion Naira during GEJ administration as a governor? You arrested him. What happened to the case file on GEJ and madam Patience? Na wao, only in Nigeria.

  11. Everyone is entitled to their believes and vote. To all of you criticizing this man, you should go and hug a live tension transformer. If the devil says he supports Buhari, 99.99% of APC and overseas keyboard specialist would support the devil and say how the devil is the beacon of hope. People on ground know which party would win the election. When the election results are announced please all the vultures should accept it.

  12. I’ve always praised your intelligence right from your time at Efcc. U have constant demonstrated your humble nature in your way of politics. It’s audible to the deaf and visible to the blind that GEJ will win the election. Come march 28 we will renew the mandate of GEJ. Vote GEJ.

  13. Mehn! This whole Ribadu thing still dey pain these APC minions o!
    Read their comments!
    Bitterness go kill una ooo!
    When rotten eggs decamp from PDP to APC, they all claim it’s a game of numbers.
    When it’s vice versa, they start showcasing their vulgar abusive skills!
    Angry-Peoples-Club!
    Na hypertension dey pursue una be dat o!

  14. Chai! it hurts seeing Ribadu grovel like this. Last elections I walked a very long distance from my house to the pollen booth to cast my vote for Ribadu. I knew he may not win, but I felt I owed it a duty because I believed in what he represented…alas! Well, at the end, even the best of us is still a man…wish him all the best.

    1. OPEN YOUR MIND AND UNDERSTAND THE POINTS RIBADU IS MAKING. AS FOR ME, HE IS WISE AND HAS A GREAT POLITICAL FUTURE AHEAD OF HIM. SAI RIBADU!!!

    2. Well said. I am very disappointed too. He was one of the shining hopes of Nigeria. How are the mighty fallen!

      1. Because he is in PDP he is fallen? If a person like Ribadu falls, and he falls into PDP, it shows something is up with where he fell from.

  15. Ribadu ur asking us to vote for a president who ignored the north and allowed more than 13,000 innocent northerners to die in the hands of boko haram, u beta watch ur mouth

  16. Very disappointing for some of us die hard supporters of Ribadu. Many of us wish him well in whatever party and for whatever office he wants to run because we believe his integrity is still intact, but trying to defend the indefensible like this just makes one to wonder.

  17. Mr Ribadu, your sycophantic and specious defense of this patently corrupt, dubious and incompetent President is heartbreaking. Even if, in the extremely impossible event that Jonathan is not corrupt, he still sorely lacks qualities, skills, vision and discipline of a competent leader of a nation. Nigeria needs an efficient, dynamic and achieving administrator. You are offering them a bland and unfit alternative. Shame on you. You used to be one of the few sterling characters of altruism, integrity and rule of law in Nigeria’s political jungle. Now you are a feeble shadow of the juggernaut of democracy we in the West once perceived you to be. Good luck to you as you recede into ignominy, infamy and irrelevancy.

  18. This shameless Policeman Ribadu thinks Nigerians are fools!

    Soyinka, in his words said he has sixty reasons not to vote for the Jonathan regime.

    “Only four sets of people can vote and support Goodluck Jonathan 2015 agenda:

    (1) those who are intellectually blind.

    (2) those who are blinded by ethnicity.

    (3) those who are blinded by corruption and therefore afraid of the unknown, should power change hands.

    (4) those who are suffering from a combination of all the above terminal sickness”

    Please rebroadcast. It is a life saving message for Nigeria.

  19. This same Ribadu said if u fight corruption , corruption fight back, to the extent that the corrupt people he was fighting attempted his life twice. Now is the time to sell your soul , stop fighting corruption lay than your gloves and wear the Babariga to join corruption band wagon. Time will tell

    1. This is all you could come up with after reading the interview? Explains why presenting a legitimate WAEC certificate is impossible for Buhari/APC.

      1. It is because you are blind to the certificate presented by his school. We need to pray for your eyes to be open and see.

          1. So you think everybody lacks self worth as you, to lie about ones certificate? Buhari is too much for that. Think of another lie!

  20. Behold the Nigeria’s president after GEJ come 2019. You better archive this post. I am not here for any argument.

    1. Nuhu Ribadu is a selfish liar. You will never win Adamawa. You said he is not corrupt, then where did he get the dollars he has been wasting? Please go and sit down jare.

  21. I cant help but laugh this Ribadu of a guy, talking about unity, who told Ribadu that the most divisive govt in the history of Nigeria can unify us?

    So if Obj spend 8years, other party should relax and let Jonathan spend 8years because we happen to be a party state. Mr. Rebidu which part of our constitution specify that a president of a particular political party MUST spend 8years? in case you are too dull to understand what the constitution says, it says a president should spend 4years after which he is due for another election which is final he wins.

    You guys have enjoyed a ONE PARTY state too much as such you feel they party ought to continue even if you are not performing. yeye dey smell, lets see how you will and Jonathan will win adamawa.

  22. Ribadu is one of the MOST CONSCIENTIOUS Northern Nigerian that speaks With honesty and decency. I wish him good Luck in this upcoming election. If he performs creditably as a Governor, I will not hesitate to support him if he gears for a higher Office.
    VOTE GEJ for PRESIDENT
    VOTE RIBADU for Adamawa State governor
    VOTE PDP for sustainable TRANSFORMATION of NIGERIA!!!

  23. Ribadu, you were conned to believe that by joining PDP Now and supporting Jonathan you will be made president come 2019 and since then you have suddenly became a full fledged sycophant. Do we all fall into this trap of follies? No way! We are voting for Buhari and am sorry to say you are not guaranteed to win in adamawa too.

  24. Why Jonathan will win Lagos State

    OLD BOY COME SEE THE REAL MOSQUITO BRAIN HERE. SEE
    HOW OLODO DO BRT FOR LAGOS STATE WITHOUT TOWING

    VEHICLE; OR, EXIT ROUTE FROM BRT LANE: SEE AM HERE-

    1. The Muslims in APC party are not regular Muslims; they are Mujahedeens.
      Islamism is the major problem with Lagos state. All else is now secondary.
      These Yoruba Muslims repudiate the constitution holding Nigeria together.
      The Muslims then blithely break up national unity in consequence of that.

      They aim to split up the Nigerian Army into distinctly armed religious camps.
      Worse, the Lagos Muslims now declare themselves SUPERIOR to Christians.

      By now they are importing more arms to wage war against the national army.
      Along the way, they rape, they loot and kill and burn all Christian churches.
      For complete goriness they behead the Christians plus the Nigerian soldiers.

      They alienate and irritate non-Muslims in Lagos state by trying to be clever by half.
      After their supercilious misdeeds they then demand acceptance from everybody.
      They say don’t divide the Yoruba into Muslims in protest of their own mis-deeds.
      That circular argument shows the intelligence quotient of the Lagos’ Mujahedeens.

  25. THE REAL REASON JONATHAN WILL WIN LAGOS STATE

    As APC Muslims declare ‘born to rule’ Jihad

    “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor],
    we should not introduce something that will start affecting the
    consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the people’s
    consciousness what they were not thinking about before.
    Even if you look at it closely you will find that
    the dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”.

    ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

    (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

    [October 25th, 2014]

    1. Shashshshshsh, no noise please, APC Lagos Leaders are in secret caucus session;
      featuring Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Alhaji Raji Fashola, and, Apprentice Ambode:

      1. Why Jonathan will win Lagos State:

        OLD BOY COME SEE THE REAL MOSQUITO BRAIN HERE. SEE
        HOW OLODO DO BRT FOR LAGOS STATE WITHOUT TOWING
        VEHICLE; OR, EXIT ROUTE FROM BRT LANE: SEE AM HERE O!

        1. “Jonathan will win 24 states including Lagos” –

          Says Brookings Institute America

          A Washington-based influential think-tank in the United States of America (USA), the Brookings Institute, has said the odds in Nigeria’s presidential election favor President Goodluck Jonathan

          of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Though the election is expected to be very competitive, the odds still favor President Jonathan. The Brookings report gives the PDP victory in 24 states
          and predicts victory for the APC in 12. While it gave the APC victory in the North-west and the North-east, as well as Niger State, it gave PDP victory in all the southern states except Osun.

          It also gave the PDP victory in the North-central states except Niger as well as North-eastern

          states of Taraba and Adamawa and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

          1. “It will be a disaster for all of Africa if Buhari is elected”

            Mr. Muhammadu Buhari’s election as Nigeria’s head of state
            would be a disaster for Africa. It would also signal trouble for the
            West’s fight against ISIS and terrorism throughout the Middle East.
            Western foreign policy observers, pre-occupied with the rise of ISIS
            in the Middle East should wake up to the reality unfolding in Nigeria.

            Opposition candidate General Buhari wants Sharia law throughout Nigeria.
            In fact, he wants it everywhere. “I will continue to show openly and inside
            me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over
            Nigeria
            ,” Mr. Buhari said. “God willing, we will not stop the agitation for
            the total implementation of the Sharia in the country [Nigeria]
            .”

            Agitation? Is this an indication that Mr. Buhari supports violence because
            the end goal of the terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria and Africa is an
            Islamic state? It is a legitimate question that should be asked by leaders
            of the Obama administration.”

            ………..Richard Grenell

            Longest serving United Nations Spokesman in
            history, was a spokesman for four United States
            Ambassadors to the United Nations. He wrote
            in Washington Times (March 20th, 2015)

    2. Kevin, Charlyn & Kimberly Associates, a UK based research and political risk consultancy firm
      has stated that incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party
      will win the 2015 Presidential Election with a margin of 13 per cent probability.

  26. “We can’t wait for 2015. Nigeria’s problems must be arrested immediately. There is no way we can allow this mess to continue. Also, for the first time, the ruling party is in real trouble. Goodluck Jonathan [the incumbent] is from a very small ethnic group…Sadly, even if he were the best person for the job, northern Nigeria would never accept it. He is not electable.'” Ribadu said to the Economist in 2011.

    1. Hahahaha story for the gods dear fake maria, thou shall cry out loud in a loud voice saying why has thou forsaking APC then thou shall reply thou that thou has chosen GEJ for Nigeria

  27. Hmmm…Nuhu Ribadu the sycophant!!!
    I can’t believe he praised Jonathan like this considering how he only failed to name him thief after the crude oil contract prove

  28. 7 out of every 10 people in the North should vote for Buhari
    5 out of every 10 people in the Middle Belt should vote for Buhari
    6 out of every 10 people in the South West should vote for Buhari
    3 out of every 10 people in the south East should vote for Buhari

    Thats how to get Jonathan out of Aso Rock.

    Below is what Ribadu actually meant:

    “Jonathan is one of the most corrupt Nigerians I ever investigated
    while at EFCC & his level of corruption even as deputy governor is
    just disturbing. PDP is just a disaster and a total failure. Change is
    the only panacea.” Mr. Joker Ribadu in 2011

    Now Mr. Joker Ribadu said:

    “People say a lot about President Jonathan that is not true. For
    instance, I don’t think that a single act of corruption can be traced to
    him as an individual…I know for a fact that President Jonathan does
    not have a single property anywhere abroad or any huge business in
    Nigeria.” Mr. Joker Ribadu in 2015

    1. What of the $500 million Ebele farm in Abuja recently acquired by the president, is that not a property in Nigeria. There are also rumors of his highrise apartment developments in South Africa and Ghana as my brother met a friend at the airport going to put finishing touches to the construction.

  29. Nuhu Ribadu is totally finished!!!
    Is this what the PDP does to human beings? The same exact thing with Jimi Agbaje…
    Kai!!!

    1. Ribadu was never an honest man. PDP did nothing to him… You are just seeing Ribadu in his true colours…Ribadu of yesteryears was fake…this is the real Ribadu.

    2. We shall see who is totally finished very soon. Must everybody support Buhari who has got nothing to offer Nigeria

  30. This man deserve to e the next President after GEJ! He is an intelligent man, brave and objective! I am impressed by this interview.

    1. I thought so too. He is a complete Nigerian. He is brilliant. I wish GEJ had taken him up as a vice presidential candidate, and It would have been awesome.

      1. It’s OK. Let him go through being a governor, let him learn the rudiments of the balancing act of governance, how to balance righteous anger and wisdom. By the grace God, at the appropriate time, this country will reward him for his steadfastness.

      2. He cqnnever be governor Insha Allah cos he is a bloody liar, this man around this time last year has blasted GEJ by saying that his government has only breaded corruption, insurgency, unemployment etc, and hear him now praising GEJ again just bcos hei given the governorship ticket of PDP.he will not even win in his unit talkless of his word or local government.

    2. The North have brilliant and intelligent who can move the country forward, I hope the North and Nigerians will support people like Ribadu in 2019.

  31. I am a fan of Nuhu Ribadu. A very huge fan. But I respectfully disagree with his conclusions.

  32. Cry my beloved Country….cry for Nuhu. Chei, is this what PDP does to people? Oh no…

  33. A traitor, liar and dump to the highest degree, this man can sell his mother to be a governor.

  34. Chei this man has been infested with stealing is not corruption mentality. No wonder it is so easy for Ruben Abati to change.

    1. Must you impute words into the president to achieve your wicked intentions. I also listened to the president and heard him say call a thief, a thief, and call a corrupt persons, corrupt. If you prefer to call all of them corruption, it’s okay. Nothing is impossible in Nigeria. Some persons says one person is okay even as he forged his certificate, while asking the other one to bring his PHD thesis so that they will reassess him. If a university can give somebody,certificate, is it the thesis that his supervisor cannot correct? Are we truly a country of fools?

      1. Because you align with the view that stealing is not corruption, which in itself is the height of wickedness, should not make you think I have any wicked intention other than the love of this country. No power, no water, no hospital, no good road, no infrastructure, corruption is endemic and institutionalize under your corrupt, uncouth, clueless, uncivilized, shallow minded and senseless thief jona. Since he said call a thief a thief. Jona is a thief. I don’t know who the fools are, except very few people like you that does not see anything wrong with stealing, immorality, shame, cluelessness and mediocrity. Tell me what is the moral behind the forgiveness of Alamaysia, mohammed Abacha?

  35. I made a mistake voting for this man in 2011 i though he was really intelligent but his answers here are just too shallow

  36. Nunu Ribadu is very intelligent. I will support him anyday.what he has said about GEJ is the simple truth about Jonathan. ,an ordinary Nigerian who became president by Divine wish and has remained simple and faithful, but due to the sentiment of power must return the North people have wounded his soul with false and demonic accusations.Let the God of justice fight for him.

  37. This is what insatiable greed for position has turned Ribadu to, i’m still in shock of this guy’s volte face. He easily rubbished all the integrity he pretended to have. He should’ve taken Ibori’s bribe then and we’ll know him for what he really is, rather than come out disgracefully like this.

  38. YORUBA CHRISTIANS AND THE REST OF US

    Yoruba Christians are too daft and they are very retarded too.
    Their Pastors don’t know better, anyway. Christianity in Lagos,

    for example, is now the religion of SLAVES. The Pentecostal Pastors

    especially receive huge bribes from their Muslim overlords to go and

    preach nonsense to their congregation that suffering is the same thing
    as Christianity. And that it is from suffering under Muslim mis-rule,
    comes prosperity.

    So long as such nonsense goes on in the Churches in Lagos state, the Muslims
    will remain dominant over all Christians there. It is now a matter of time before the
    Sultan of Sokoto will send someone as THE EMIR OF LAGOS. When that time comes,
    those benighted Pastors in Yorubaland – such as Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Kumuyi –
    will wear their best coats to go and bless the Emir of Lagos.

  39. Ibori’s monies became toxic in Ribadu’s political career and I beleive what Kwankwaso foresee will happen to Ribadu is correct, beyond May 29, Ribadu will be jobless!

    1. Hahahaha! These olodo APC people say: “don’t divide the Yoruba into Muslims and Christians,
      but we as Muslims will plot underground to be dominant over the Christians
      “. What kind of idle
      talk is that? These yeye APC Muslims go school at all? This is mosquito brain. No sense inside.

      Shashshshshsh, no noise please, APC Lagos Leaders are in secret caucus session;
      featuring Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Alhaji Raji Fashola, and, Apprentice Ambode:

      1. So who is the one dividing the Yoruba? It is of course the Mujahedeen Muslims of APC!!
        in Lagos state under the command and control of their Mulim Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

  40. Yoruba Christians and the rest of us

    Yoruba Christians are too daft and they are very retarded too.
    Their Pastors don’t know better, anyway. Christianity in Lagos,
    for example, is now the religion of SLAVES. The Pentecostal Pastors
    especially receive huge bribes from their Muslim overlords to go and
    preach nonsense to their congregation that suffering is the same thing
    as Christianity. And that it is from suffering under Muslim mis-rule,
    comes prosperity.

    So long as such nonsense goes on in the Churches in Lagos state, the Muslims
    will remain dominant over all Christians there. It is now a matter of time before the
    Sultan of Sokoto will send someone as THE EMIR OF LAGOS. When that time comes,
    those benighted Pastors in Yorubaland – such as Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Kumuyi –
    will wear their best coats to go and bless the Emir of Lagos.

    1. “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor],
      we should not introduce something that will start affecting the
      consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the people’s
      consciousness what they were not thinking about before.
      Even if you look at it closely you will find that
      the dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”.

      ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

      (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

      [October 25th, 2014]

      1. @alhaji tola kasali,

        GO ON AND DOMINATE THE SUPINE SHEEP CALLING THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS.
        I AM ON MY WAY TO CONVERT TO ISLAM MYSELF. I WANT TO BE DOMINANT TOO.
        IT IS NOW A THING OF DISGRACE TO BE KNOWN AS A CHRISTIAN IN YORUBALAND.

        1. An erect wolf (as Muslim) will always devour a supine sheep as Christian.
          It is just a matter of time for Lagos State to be declared an Islamic State.

    2. IF THE LIKES OF PASTOR ADEBOYE AND PASTOR KUMUYI WERE SOUTH AFRICANS,
      APARTHEID WILL CONTINUE IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR LIFE AND MANDELA WILL DIE IN JAIL.
      NEITHER PASTOR HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND FOR THEIR FAITH AMID ISLAMIC JIHAD.
      BOTH ARE FAR TOO ADDICTED TO TITHES AND OFFERINGS TO HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT.

      1. @Pastor Adeboye & Pastor Kumuyi,

        Because you lack spiritual depth to discern good and evil,
        a scriptural punishment has since followed; and now, your place,
        an American has taken – on a matter inside your own country; viz
        :

        “It will be a disaster for all of Africa if Buhari is elected”

        “Mr. Muhammadu Buhari’s election as Nigeria’s head of state
        would be a disaster for Africa. It would also signal trouble for the
        West’s fight against ISIS and terrorism throughout the Middle East.
        Western foreign policy observers, pre-occupied with the rise of ISIS
        in the Middle East should wake up to the reality unfolding in Nigeria.

        Opposition candidate General Buhari wants Sharia law throughout Nigeria.
        In fact, he wants it everywhere. “I will continue to show openly and inside
        me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over
        Nigeria
        ,” Mr. Buhari said. “God willing, we will not stop the agitation for
        the total implementation of the Sharia in the country [Nigeria].”

        Agitation? Is this an indication that Mr. Buhari supports violence because
        the end goal of the terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria and Africa is an
        Islamic state? It is a legitimate question that should be asked by
        leaders of the Obama administration.”

        ………..Richard Grenell

        Longest serving United Nations Spokesman in
        history, was a spokesman for four United States
        Ambassadors to the United Nations. He wrote
        in Washington Times (March 20th, 2015)

  41. Just listen to Ribadu: “For instance, I don’t think that a single act of corruption can be
    traced to him(Jonathan) as an individual. I know that he is the only president in
    recent years who did not allocate a single oil bloc to anybody, not to
    talk of himself. And these are the areas where you can tell corruption
    in its true colour. He did not allocate oil bloc to himself, family or
    friends up till now. ” – Nuhu Ribadu

    Such a shame that Ribadu can tell himself lies of this magnitude. It’s really unfortunate. Mr Jonathan did not assign oil block to himself, so he decided to assign a $500m farm to himself in Abuja whilst in office; and Ribadu thinks that unless corruption comes in form of oil block, it is not corruption. I call it the “transformation” of Nuhu Ribadu by Jonathan. This is a horrendous self-potrait of Ribadu painted by himself. Ribadu should hide his head in shame! I supported this man in 2011. I thank God that he didn’t win!

  42. Words on Marble:

    Pastor Adeboye & Pastor Kumuyi: because you both lack spiritual depth;
    to discern good and evil, a scriptural punishment has since followed;
    and now, your place, an American has taken – on a matter inside your
    own country; as follows: “Mr. Muhammadu Buhari’s election as Nigeria’s

    head of state would be a disaster for Africa“.

    1. Islamic imposition has neither worked nor wrought peace since 1804 A.D
      when Uthman Dan Fodio shared out white flags to his horsemen to advance
      southwards and conquer non-Fulani people to expand his Sokoto Islamic empire.
      APC should thus be rejected by Christians as 21st century Dan Dodio’s horsemen.

  43. How have the mighty fallen! I could never have believed Nuhu will turn out this way. He danced with words throughout the interview. I am sure muskiliu, Emmanuel and sani would be laughing at him inside of them during this interview. No wonder Tinubu sold him in 2011.he is so so daft,even more than Joeboy.

    1. Kevin, Charlyn & Kimberly Associates, a UK based research and political risk consultancy firm
      has stated that incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party
      will win the 2015 Presidential Election with a margin of 13 per cent probability.

      1. The Brookings report in America gives the PDP victory in 24 states and predicts

        victory for the APC in 12. While it gave the APC victory in the North-west and the

        North-east, as well as Niger State, it gave PDP victory in all the southern states,
        except Osun state. It also gave the PDP victory in the North-central states except
        Niger state as well as North-eastern states of Taraba and Adamawa and Abuja.

      2. The Brookings report in America gives the PDP victory in 24 states and predicts
        victory for the APC in 12. While it gave the APC victory in the North-west and the
        North-east, as well as Niger State, it gave PDP victory in all the southern states,
        except Osun state. It also gave the PDP victory in the North-central states except
        Niger state as well as North-eastern states of Taraba and Adamawa and Abuja.

        1. That means 63% of all the votes for PDP and the remainder 37%
          of the votes for APC. In my own view, that margin of disgraceful defeat
          is not a close race. It is a rout. No wonder Rivers state deputy governor –
          Mr. Ikuru – defected from APC 48 hours ago than share in the shame.

  44. Pastor Adeboye & Pastor Kumuyi: because you both lack spiritual depth;
    to discern good and evil, a scriptural punishment has since followed;
    and now, your place, an American has taken – on a matter inside your
    own country; as follows: “Mr. Muhammadu Buhari’s election as Nigeria’s
    head of state would be a disaster for Africa
    “.

    1. @encore:

      A true Christian must hate evil. That is what the Holy Bible says. “Hate evil”. Not overlook it,
      but hate it and express hate. Not wink at it or negotiate with evil or reconcile with evil; no, hate evil.
      When evil is directed at the body of Christ there’s no place for Pastor Adeboye’s type of reticence,
      which is pure condemnable hypocrisy – by any scriptural verse in the Holy Bible. A true Christian
      must not straddle the fence but speak out, resist and defeat any Islamic Jihad aimed at the Church.

    2. IF THE LIKES OF PASTOR ADEBOYE AND PASTOR KUMUYI WERE SOUTH AFRICANS,
      APARTHEID WILL CONTINUE IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR LIFE AND MANDELA WILL DIE IN JAIL.
      NEITHER PASTOR HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND FOR THEIR FAITH AMID ISLAMIC JIHAD.
      BOTH ARE FAR TOO ADDICTED TO TITHES AND OFFERINGS TO HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT.

      1. Thanks for bringing the victorious fight of Arch-bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa to memory.

        1. An erect wolf (as Muslim) will always devour a supine sheep (as Christian).
          It is just a matter of time before Lagos State is declared an Islamic State.

          1. “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor],
            we should not introduce something that will start affecting the
            consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the people’s
            consciousness what they were not thinking about before.
            Even if you look at it closely you will find that
            the dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”.

            ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

            (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

            [October 25th, 2014]

          2. It is now a matter of time before the Sultan of Sokoto will send someone to Lagos state

            as THE EMIR OF LAGOS. When that time comes, those benighted Pastors in Yorubaland

            – such as Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Kumuyi – will wear their best coats to go and bless
            the Emir of Lagos. That is how low they can get for the love of money in desecration of faith.

          3. It is now a matter of time before the Sultan of Sokoto will send someone to Lagos state
            as THE EMIR OF LAGOS. When that time comes, those benighted Pastors in Yorubaland
            – such as Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Kumuyi – will wear their best coats to go and bless
            the Emir of Lagos. That is how low they can get for the love of money in desecration of faith.

    3. @Encore:

      It is now a matter of time for the Sultan of Sokoto to send someone to Lagos state
      as THE EMIR OF LAGOS. When that time comes, those benighted Pastors in Yorubaland
      – such as Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Kumuyi– will wear their best coats to go and bless
      the Emir of Lagos. That’s how low they can get for the love of money in desecration of faith.

  45. Wow, Ribadu is a first class turncoat. I never thought I would see the day this guy would say stuff like this.
    What a bloody disappointment. In my book, this guy Ribadu is compromised.
    He has just destroyed all the goodwill and principles he garnered over the years. Nigeria is truly in trouble.

    1. Bloody disappointment and compromised, simply because he does not share your opinion anymore?

      1. No Francis, its not because he doesnt share my opinions anymore, its about character and principle, when a man stands for something, thats what he’s known for, in this case, Ribadu has always been an advocate against corruption, now he’s saying things that fly in the face of all he stood for, and defending the blatantly indefensible. Thats what is bloody disappointing and compromising. If you read most of the posts here, the overwhelming majority agree that he is a disappointment, surely we all cant be wrong.

        1. Only fools believe what they are told without asking questions. Nuhu said senate and International Auditors have cleared the president and NNPC, what is the basis for insisting that he is corrupt. Somebody alledged and it has been audited and found to be a lie, you are insisting. Too bad.Okay you must give a dog a bad name to hang it and achieve power must come to the North now?

        2. Well said, that is we all cannot all sleep and face the same direction! I feel we should respect peoples’ opinion. When it differs, we should accept same and raise our own opinions. That is how I feel and not lambasting those who have a different opinion…. majority does not mean, they are always right – (Tyranny of the majority)! Cheers man……

          1. Thanks francis. Its refreshing to have a difference of opinion that did not descend into name calling or abuse. Respect.

    2. I guess Ribadu has an ambition to rule Nigeria and if Buhari from the North wins the 2015 election, Ribadu’s chance in 2023 is very slim, if possible at all…simple as that!

  46. Ribadu tried to grant interview to this demonic Boko Haram Times, Anti-Gej paper. But truth shall be told.

  47. From a presidential candidate in 2011 to a gubernatorial candidate in 2015?It’s only possible in Naija.Indeed,how are the ‘mighty’ falling!!!

  48. NUHU you will find peace in your life. i have read the comments below and it shocks me how people can vilify perhaps the most honest public servant in our history just because his views differ from theirs. as clear and eloquent as his reasons are they still choose to be blind to it. here is a man who served Nigeria in the most delicate position and time and came out without blemish and we dare abuse him because we are desperate to enthrone a group of criminals. Nigeria and Nigerians we still do not know what we want. this same machinery of change could have been oiled and used in 2011 but no it was not used because Nuhu will not be used like the ‘one’ they want to use now. Northern nigeria, get ready, if Buhari by any means get elected, he will not be your president, you will beg for a chance in 2019 and you will not have it. You have allowed greedy and selfish persons sell you short once and you are basking at the possibility of another deceit.
    but in people like this man Nuhu, I still see hope for Nigeria. I still see a future. I only hope that people like him will find their way to authority.
    through out this campaign, GMB has been tagged honest and incorruptible even with PTF and the 2.8billion Naira oil money scandal. their were clear pointer that he lacked capacity in administration, which is the exact reason why he abdicates his responsibilities, always looking for strong deputies. with all the bile hurled at Jonathan, their is still no case of corruption against his person exactly what Nuhu was pointing to. Shagari was removed by the same man Buhari for corruption, only for us to find out that Shagari was not in the least corrupt. He has come again. everybody is corrupt except him!

  49. Well,not really surprised ,always known him as overrated and a political lightweight!

  50. FOR STEALING, APC IN LAGOS STATE GAVE VICTORY TO PDP

    Raji Fashola is a disgrace to educated Nigerians
    for making official personnel decisions partly based
    on Islam. Even if he was failing and repeating in school,
    as he’d said, he still fell below the intelligence quotient
    of an average man without much education but merely
    possessed of clarity of thought on right and wrong.

    For mismanaging Lagos schools into producing 80%
    school certificate failure rate since 2007 when he resumed
    office in Lagos, Raji Fashola’s incompetence has by now
    almost destroyed the immediate future of Lagos state.

    Besides the un-precedented debt of 3.7billion dollars
    he’s incurred as at today and put on the broken neck of
    the Lagos state government: a debt equivalent to
    forfeiting the next three and half years of Lagos state
    revenues from federal allocation
    . The effect is rapid
    loss of trust and truthfulness in the Lagos society, plus
    continuous thefts of Lagos state assets by the citizens
    now told it is open season for stealing in Lagos state.

  51. FOR STEALING, APC IN LAGOS STATE GAVE VICTORY TO PDP

    Raji Fashola is a disgrace to educated Nigerians
    for making official personnel decisions partly based
    on Islam. Even if he was failing and repeating in school,
    as he’d said, he still fell below the intelligence quotient
    of an average man without much education but merely
    possessed of clarity of thought on right and wrong.

    For mismanaging Lagos schools into producing 80%
    school certificate failure rate
    since 2007 when he resumed
    office in Lagos, Raji Fashola’s incompetence has by now
    almost destroyed the immediate future of Lagos state.

    Besides the un-precedented debt of 3.7billion dollars
    he’s incurred as at today and put on the broken neck of
    the Lagos state government: a debt equivalent to
    forfeiting the next three and half years of Lagos state
    revenues from federal allocation
    . The effect is rapid
    loss of trust and truthfulness in the Lagos society, plus
    continuous thefts of Lagos state assets by the citizens
    now told it is open season for stealing in Lagos state.

    1. @awomolo,

      For instance, Lagos state government’s LAGBUS scheme is managed by a registered
      private company known as LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd – whose Board of Directors
      are in the Lagos State Government and connected to the government. As example,
      Mr. Disun Holloway, Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism is a board member of LAGBUS
      Asset Management Ltd.

      Though the board members and other key beneficiaries are likely to be fleecing
      the scheme through profit sharing and other means, the Lagbus scheme is no longer
      profitable. The Managing Director of LAGBUS, Mr. Tunde Disu at a radio program
      in 2012 claimed that the buses being managed by the company were 803.

      Whereas, the total number of buses on the roads on a daily basis is about 190,
      while the buses operating 2 years ago were 300, which means the buses operating
      are reducing due to mis-management. This is because most of the buses have
      broken down and are abandoned at depots due to expensive and unsustainable
      contract maintenance policy, although most of the buses are less than 3-years-old.

      ……..Campaign For Democratic Workers’ Rights Lagos State

      (March 5th, 2013)

      1. “If the Yoruba vote for Buhari because their son is the national leader of APC South-west,
        then it will prove that Bola Tinubu is the un-disputed leader of the Yoruba. This is because
        his people shall have spoken and therefore hearkened to Bola Tinubu’s directives.
        But if not, then it will be laid to rest that Bola Tinubu is NOT the leader of the Yoruba.
        As you can see, some recognised leaders of the South-west have decided and urged
        their followers in the zone to vote for President Jonathan as the preferred presidential
        candidate. This is why Jonathan will beat Buhari hands down in Yorubaland,
        and, in-directly settle the leadership question among the Yoruba”.

        ……….Governor Sule Lamido

        (Jigawa State, March 3rd, 2015)

        1. ………(2) Who Stole Lagos state’s 40 billion dollars?

          This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’
          on the Lekki tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola, but what the corrupt and
          clever by half Raji Fashola did not say is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state
          and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s companies in the first place.

          Or did Bola Tinubu’s companies invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.

          In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront;
          without any work, A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of federal revenue
          for the next 3 years to pay for this 87.5 billion Naira bond debt by Lagos residents,
          on top of another $3.7 billion dollars of debt Raji Fashola has so far incurred,
          without any sustainable project to show for it – a debt equal to the gross future income
          of Lagos state from Nigeria’s federal allocation in the next 3½ years.

          1. Shashshshshsh, no noise please, APC Lagos Leaders are in secret caucus session;
            featuring Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Alhaji Raji Fashola, and, Apprentice Ambode:

        2. Who Stole Lagos state’s 40 billion dollars?

          Between May 1999 and now, Lagos state government has earned $40 billion dollars
          as revenues but the money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared
          between Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever
          in modern Yoruba history.

          In 2012, Lagos state floated a loan bond of ₦87.5 billion in November to borrow
          at 14.5% interest rate and got public investors to subscribe for repayment with interest
          but once the bond was fully subscribed, Raji Fashola took 40% of that money –
          about 35 billion Naira or so – and handed it over in cash to Bola Ahmed Tinubu,
          via bogus corporate fronts, namely: (a) Lekki Concession Company, (b) ARM company,
          and, (c) Hitech company
          ; in a bogus “buy-back deal” of a supposed concession right
          on the 15-kilometre Lekki Expressway.

    2. OLD BOY COME SEE THE REAL MOSQUITO BRAIN HERE. SEE HOW OLODO DO BRT
      FOR LAGOS STATE WITHOUT TOWING VEHICLE; OR, EXIT ROUTE FROM BRT LANE:

  52. FOR STEALING, APC IN LAGOS STATE GAVE VICTORY TO PDP

    Raji Fashola is a disgrace to educated Nigerians
    for making official personnel decisions partly based
    on Islam. Even if he was failing and repeating in school,
    as he’d said, he still fell below the intelligence quotient
    of an average man without much education but merely
    possessed of clarity of thought on right and wrong.

    For mismanaging Lagos high schools into producing 80%
    school certificate failure rate since 2007 when he resumed
    office in Lagos, Raji Fashola’s incompetence has by now
    almost destroyed the immediate future of Lagos state.

    1. ……(2) FOR STEALING, APC IN LAGOS STATE GAVE VICTORY TO PDP

      All that is besides the atrocious debt of 3.7billion dollars
      Fashola incurred as at today and put on the broken neck of
      the Lagos state government: a debt equivalent to
      forfeiting the next three and half years of Lagos state
      revenues from federal allocation
      . The effect is rapid
      loss of trust and truthfulness in the Lagos society, plus
      continuous thefts of Lagos state assets by the citizens
      now told it is open season for stealing in Lagos state.

      1. THE EFFECT OF STEALING LAGOS TREASURY SPAWNS ROT ALL OVER SOCIETY
        AND SIGNALS TO THE PEOPLE THERE IS NO LAW, AND IN EFFECT, THEFT MUTATES
        INTO AN OVERARCHING CULTURE, AS IS HAPPENING NOW IN LAGOS STATE, WHERE
        KILLINGS FOLLOW BECAUSE THEFT IS A VIOLENT ACTIVITY OF DIS-POSSESSION,
        HAVING A KNOCK-ON DEPRIVATIVE EFFECT ON THE SCHOOL CHILDREN IN LAGOS:

  53. Ribadu you are a pathological liar. You donot know of a single corrupt act traced to Jonathan, yet you were a part of a panel that indicted him for false declaration of assets.

    What about the million dollars you caught with Madam Patience? You have sold your sold for political power, I hope it will be worth it in the end

  54. You are writing the next chapters of your life and history with your own hands. Things are not the way they were in the past.
    Look at this little comment I am writing as a response to your interview. It will be there forever and ever.

    Mallam, you have disappointed some of your strongest supporters. A lot of your supporters see this Adamawa State Governorship thing as a stepping stone for you to bolster your executive experience for your eventual run for the Presidency.
    Most of these supporters are young, vibrant, and unblemished Nigerians that saw in you, a champion for their course. You can therefore, understand the blow to their spirits (or dejection they feel) when they see you on your current path, soiling your name while trying to sell the unsellable.

    In this digital age, everything you say or do tends to live forever.
    We wish you the best.

  55. Mr Ribadu, if you don’t know what corruption means , you had better keep quiet. Even, the presidency did not dispute the fact that 99 acres of land was allocated to the president in Abuja for farming shortly after assuming the presidency. O.K. in Nigeria, that is not corruption. I pity this country with sycophants like Ribadu.

    1. My brother,let us write in our Constitution, that all public officers should live on charity, they should not own any property. If somebody applied for virgin land, bush,to invest or farm after office to create jobs,you say no? Please let all our public officers invest their monies to create jobs,let us not be holier than the pope

      1. There are vast expanses of virgin forest everywhere in Nigeria. Pick one of these areas and build your farm.
        a. It will produce jobs and help de-congest the cities by attracting the unemployed.
        b. It will help feed the nation and maybe even diversify the economy all while giving you nice returns on your investments without the trappings of city based industries.
        c.Such a large Agricultural business may even create its own town, by acting as a catalyst that attracts road constructions, electrification and affordable housing for your employees.

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  57. My COMPUTATIONS For Nigeria’s March 28, 2015 Elections

    I have my computations below for a free, fair, creditable and verifiable
    election. I may revise it Friday day before elections.

    2015 Elections

    SW = 70% of registered voters x 70% Voters Turnout = 50% x 9M = 4.5M

    NW = 80% of registered voters x 80% Voters Turnout = 64% x 16M =10.2

    NE = 80% of registered voters x 80% Voters Turnout = 65% x 8 M = 5.2M

    NC = 80% of registered voters x 80% Voters Turnout = 65% x 7.5M = 5M

    (NC voters may be split 50:50 between PDP and APC)

    SS = 90% of registered voters x 90% Voters Turnout = 80% x 8M = 6.4M

    SE = 90% of registered voters x 90% Voters Turnout = 80% x 6M = 4.8M

    So, the Voters Pool for APC is 4.5+10.2+5.2+2.5 = 22.4 million votes

    The Voters Pool for PDP is 2.5+6.4+4.8 = 13.7 million

    APC in a free, fair, verifiable election wins by about 9,000,000 voters pool.

    The victory margin of APC will be (22.4/36.1) x 9M or about 5,600,000 votes.

    1. What an analysis! The result is the other way round. i.e. PDP=22.4mill ;APC=13.mill

  58. My COMPUTATIONS & predictions for continent Nigeria after Saturday elections

    SS = President Goodluck Jonathan
    SE = President Chukwuma Soludo
    NW = President Mohammed/Mohammadu Buhari
    NE = President Ndume
    NC = President Jonah Jang
    SW = President Bola Tinubu

    Dear God, may it be so forever and ever. AMEN!

    1. Ekanem that one no be war you dey ask for? Anyway, i pray you guys will still keep the country intact.

  59. Ribadu will bring the required transformation of Adamawa State .His credibility will mobilize many to vote PDP and deliver Adamawa to Jonathan. He looks a better anti- corruption crusader than the pretending Buhari. I recommend Ribadu for future president 2019.

  60. Facts are emerging on why prominent Yoruba leaders have vowed not to vote for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd.), in the March 28 presidential elections.

    Prominent Yoruba leaders and groups, including the two factions of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPF), the Afenifere Renewal Group and individual Yoruba leaders have sent in a flurry of support and endorsement of the candidature of incumbent President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

    Sources close to the pan-Yoruba cultural group, Afenifere, have blamed the leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the woes that befell the South-West region in the present administration, especially as it concerns the loss of the Speakership of the House of Representatives.

    One of the sources claimed it was Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that sponsored current Speaker, Aminu Bello Tambuwal, against the only Yoruba candidate to the post, Mrs. Mulikat Akande.

    “The truth is that it was Tinubu’s backing of Tambuwal that eventually tipped the scale against the Yoruba nation. Because of that, the Yorubas are nowhere in the pecking order of this government. We are not the president, we are not the vice, we are not in the Senate and we are not in the House of Representatives. How do we support someone so selfish that he has to sell the privileges of the Yoruba nation to outsiders?” the source, who does not want to be named, said.

    He went on to list other alleged sins of Tinubu and was certain that no Yoruba person worth his heritage would support anything projected by the man that is also popularly called the Jagaban.

    According to the source, “The truth is that Tinubu has practically usurped the economy of Yoruba’s richest state. As we speak, the economy of Lagos is Tinubu and Tinubu is the economy of Lagos. We believe in equity and fairness and we are convinced Tinubu does not represent this.”

    The source added that the position of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as vice presidential candidate of the APC would have been attractive enough to draw the Yoruba around the party, but argued that “the role played by Osinbajo in the usurpation of the Lagos economy and by extension all other APC-controlled states in the South-West makes this a difficult nut to swallow.”

    “We are aware that Prof. Osinbajo has played a critical role in making Tinubu one of the richest Nigerians today,” the source said, adding: “As a lawyer, Osinbajo is a director in all companies directly or remotely linked to Tinubu. Even where you do not find Tinubu’s name on the board list, Osinbajo’s name would be there. This suggests that the APC vice presidential candidate is man that does the dirty money jobs for Asiwaju. If through him the economies of Lagos and some other Yoruba states have been taken over by one man, it therefore follows that as Vice President, the entire country may be heading in the same direction.

    “Tinubu is a selfish man. Remember that after riding on the support of Afenifere and NADECO (National Democratic Coalition) to become governor of Lagos in 1999, the very first assignment he did after assuming office was to attempt to destroy our cultural group in order to make himself the undisputed leader of the Yoruba nation.”

    On how they are working to ensure he is stopped this time around, the source said Afenifere and OPC are working together and sensitising the people to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan comes of victorious in the region and in other parts of the country.

    1. This report is about Ribadu. It is difficult to reconcile this beer parlor talk about Tinubu with the topic. If this were to be an exam you will have scored F9.

    2. DAYS TO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS! PLEASE CONSIDER THESE FACTORS BEFORE VOTING 1. The Chibok Girls 2. NNPC Scam 3. Police pension fund 4. Missing 20Billion 5. $9million Arms deal 6. Bomb Blasts 7. Immigration job scam 8. Petroleum pump price 9. Devaluation of Naira 10. Oil theft 11. Perpetual Power outage 12. Selling of NEPA to cronies and no results. 13. Lack of refining capacity with 4 refineries. 14. Manipulative NEPA Bills 15. ASUU, Judiciary & ASUP Strike 16. Doctors Strike 17. National Assembly tragedy 19. Stella Oduah Aviation Scam 20. Kerosene subsidy 21. Insurgency institutionalisation 22. Pardon granted to treasury looters 22. Asked to declare assets… Response ..’I dont give a damn’! 23. Asked questions on Economy..Response.. ‘I am not in charge’ 24. Refusal to meet Chibok girls parents until Pakistan’s Malala Yusuf intervened. 25. Foreign reserve depletion 26. Nigeria’s debt paid by Obasanjo. Now Nigeria is back into debt! 27. Not a single criminal in govt has been apprehended or prosecuted 28. Quote of the year: Stealing is not Corruption! (That from a PhD holder Pres. GEJ) 29. Commander in Chief of Armed Force who couldn’t visit Borno, Yobe and Adamawa to commiserate with the people but went there to campaign! 30. Alleged cover up of the sum of $700 million cash found at Petroleum Minister Denziene Madueke’s apartment. WHAT OTHER PROVES DO YOU NEED TO VOTE WISELY?

    3. hmm, well said but the issue of no 4 in the country is not tinubu,PDP has the majority in the house assuming the majority voted for Yoruba candidate there is nothing they can do. let now agree that its tinubu that make it happened that way, what is wrong with other ministerial post, like finance ,petroleum etc at least he could have used that to compensate the yorubas

  61. Doubting Thomases should now see reasons why GEJ deserves a second term in office

  62. These people are all the same ,all they change is political parties…a former presidential candidate of APC now gubernatorial candidate of PDP and u expect me to trust him?

  63. Ribadu is simply aiming at presidency in 2023 and his chance might be jeopardize with Buhari’s (from North) success in 2015 election…. Simple logic!

  64. Ribadu, Haven contested the 2011 Presidential election under the defunct ACN party… am convinced he would bring the desired change needed in Adamawa State if elected as Governor haven said that the people should be careful who they vote as President come march 28 as President GoodLuck Jonathan is the only person who can bring the desired transformation needed in our country

  65. Na wa O, do you expect a PDP gov. Candidate 2 endorse GMB B4, or expect a senatorial cand. 4 APC 2 endorse GEJ
    so many will flee dis country after the election

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