Jonathan denies spending N2 trillion on election campaign

Former president Goodluck Jonathan campaigning. Pic used to illustrate the story.

President Goodluck Jonathan has denied spending N2 trillion to for electioneering campaigns for his Peoples Democratic Party in the recently concluded general elections.

The presidency stated this in an official reaction to a story published by Punch Newspapers that Mr. Jonathan was concerned about how campaign funds were spent without the desired victory in the polls and has called for a probe.

In stating the president’s stance, his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, told journalists in Abuja that “The President has not set up any committee as alleged in that story. It is also not true that the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party used state funds, or spent N2 trillion during the campaigns.”

Mr. Abati, who did not disclose an official amount spent by the presidency for the elections, alleged that the story was meant to ridicule the president.

“We are particularly worried that since the March 28 and April 11 elections, some persons have continued to work very hard to diminish the Jonathan Presidency,” he said.

Mr. Jonathan lost the March 28 presidential elections to Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The president’s Peoples Democratic Party also lost the majority in both chambers of the parliament as well as losing more state executive and legislative positions to the APC.

Read the full content of Mr. Abati’s statement below:

FULL TRANSCRIPT OF REUBEN ABATI’S INTERVIEW WITH STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS ON THE SUNDAY PUNCH FRONT PAGE STORY OF APRIL 19, 2015 TITLED “JONATHAN DEMANDS N2tn ELECTION FUNDS REFUND, AUDIT”

The front-page story of the Sunday Punch of April 19 alleging that the Presidency spent a whopping N2 trillion on the 2015 General elections, and that a Committee of Five has been set up by President Jonathan to conduct an audit of how the funds were disbursed by party members and state officials is mischievous, false and embarrassing.

The President has not set up any committee as alleged in that story. It is also not true that the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party used state funds, or spent N2 trillion during the campaigns. The innuendoes are wrong-headed; the motives behind the story are suspicious.

The story alleges, for example, that the Presidency spent N2trillion on elections and embarked on a money-sharing spree to party members, support groups and state officials. The authors of the story and their self-appointed megaphones further insinuate that public funds were deployed in this regard. Their allegation of a theft of public funds is extremely malicious.

How much is the budget of the Federal Government of Nigeria? The annual budget of the Federal Government is a little over N4 trillion. The story is practically suggesting that half of the federal budget was spent on elections. This kind of reckless insinuation is meant to incite the public and instigate national crisis.

With FAAC having to do everything possible every month to ensure disbursements and with the Federal Government heavily committed to the war against terror in the North East, where is the alleged N2 trillion from the Federal purse? President Jonathan and the People’s Democratic Party conducted the 2015 elections in strict accordance with the rule of law. The suggestion of any unlawful conduct cannot be sustained under any circumstances.

President Jonathan has done his best to protect and strengthen democracy and promote peace. He justly deserves all the accolades that he has received from both Nigerians and the international community for this. Certain persons and interest groups may not be happy that his profile has further risen and that his legacy is assured; but they do their country gross disservice when they act so unpatriotically.

Anyone who is engaged in imposing a crisis on the country by any means is not being fair to Nigeria. We can only appeal to the public to be wary of such reckless tactics now on display, which form the substance of an odd, malicious campaign after the elections.

We are particularly worried that since the March 28 and April 11 elections, some persons have continued to work very hard to diminish the Jonathan Presidency. They need to be reminded that the time for politics is over; it is now time to focus on the in-coming government, with emphasis on national development and moving the country forward.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President


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  • Dawood

    Yes, he did spend the money, and probably more. The nerve! Chei! If this thieving president and his cabal get away with all that looting, Buhari would have some answering to do.

    • Sword of Damocles

      I was initially very worried about “his thieving president and his cabal get away with all that looting”, until I read Mai Gaskiya’s interview today with sunday vanguard. From his words I remembered WHY i supported him in the first place. Day has finally broken in Nigeria, what does “day” do? It shines light upon darkness, that is how we must look at this issue of corruption. Sai Mai Gaskiya, Sai Nigeria

  • Investigator

    I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONE DAY THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER WILL ALSO
    BE INSPIRED TO ASK WHAT A REASONABLE NEWSPAPER HOUSE
    SHOULD BE ASKING AT THIS POINT IN TIME; WHICH IS A MORE
    SERIOUS NATIONAL QUESTION AS FOLLOWS:

    • Abdul

      Buhari will show his certificate next year sorry you hear

      • Ike

        Okay. Why did you not say that all this while? Thank you, Bros.
        No wahala again. When he shows it next year, INEC will keep it.
        If 2019 election comes, Buhari can run and not look for it again.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Ol’boy, I agree with you fully.

      In as much as Nigerians have shown President Jonathan where to go on May 29, President-Elect Buhari must also show his….(see below) certificate.

  • citizenka

    Dr Abati
    Tell us how much he spent
    Show us where he got the money from
    Publish exactly how the money was spent
    Tell us who took how much, for what, where and how (in cash, cheque or bank transfer).
    Give us details of every kobo.
    Do all that and we shall help you take Punch to court.

    • Mancha

      Don’t waste your time looking for account of every kobo. Buhari himself has said the he will not look into anything that happens until May 28th, but any fraud from May 29th will be punished. Therefore current political office holders still have at least 4 weeks to loot as much as they can with no consequence. I don’t support any kind of fraud, but just wanted to remind you to be realistic.

  • Game Changer

    “WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
    who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
    in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
    Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

    …………………WAEC HEADQUARTERS

    (January 28th, 2015)

    • Abdul

      You are still looking for certificate? sorry, taxi don leave you go.

    • Progress CT

      How market?

  • kwazulu

    How can you focus on an incoming government that has not yet assumed power? Clueless Jonathan remains the main focus till MAY 29TH, please.

    • Progress CT

      Maybe GEJ is not really clueless but devilishly mischievious, or maybe both. Pls spare us that budget figure you always bandy to defend your unparallel looting of our commonwealth. Nigeria GDP is more than $500 billion yearly, this much we know. The budget only covers the revenue declare what about the one not declare, under-declare, 400,000 bpd of crudes being stolen. The crude alone will gross then $100 x 400,000 x N177 = N7 080 000 000 per day and N2 584 200 000 000, that is N2.6 TRILLION A YEAR THIEVES. Wallahi, if GMB refused to jail you, some of us will institute court case to send you to Ita Eko island prison.

  • Progress CT

    Pls spare us that budget figure you always bandy to defend your unparallel looting of our commonwealth. Nigeria GDP is more than $500 billion yearly, this much we know. The budget only covers the revenue declare what about the one not declare, under-declare, 400,000 bpd of crudes being stolen. The crude alone will gross then $100 x 400,000 x N177 = N7 080 000 000 per day and N2 584 200 000 000, that is N2.6 TRILLION A YEAR THIEVES. Wallahi, if GMB refused to jail you, some of us will institute court case to send you to Ita Eko island prison.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    PUNCH is so irresponsible it should have been proscribed a long time ago. There should be a limit to partisanship.

    • tundemash

      Omo Ole Orafidiya,
      You finally got the courage to come back here after your Dumbo was roundly defeated !!! Shamelss dog, stick your NTA and AiT please.

      • Tunsj

        Omo Ale Orafidiya.

  • Spoken word

    do they think we are fools.where did all the money spent in the election come from?we have seen people that could not eat three square meals a day become overnight millionaires because of access to election funds.this presidency really insults our intelligence

  • Court Reporter

    Buhari’s dis-qualification court case starts Wednesday

    “WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
    who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
    in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
    Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

    ……WAEC HEADQUARTERS

    (January 28th, 2015)

    • A person shall not be qualified for election to

    the office of President if he has presented a

    forged certificate to the Independent

    National Electoral Commission.

    …….§137 (j) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

    • Freethinker

      ..

      • As i see am

        @disqus_JrddSXw5uL:disqus:

        I have been patient since January. I wanted to hear all sides to this WASC issue.
        After 5 months i now feel confident to make a judgment call that Buhari is a fraud.
        No institution or person ever saw Muhammadu Buhari’s Wasc/Cambridge certificate.

        Buhari is the only one who’s never made photocopy of his only academic certificate.
        Buhari went to four [4] overseas military courses but never submitted his WASC at any.
        That is the profile of a crook and a fraud. His conduct does not fit a honest man’s behavior.

      • hummm

        Get off that weed , its affecting your ability to be a free thinker. The presidential election was March 28. Just saying.

  • Wähala

    By our electoral law, the maximum amount anyone vying for the presidency is allowed to spend is N1bn; Legislators, N.5bn max. It is common knowledge that the PDP raised N23bn at a sitting in a banquette meant to raise campaign funds for Dumbo’s failed re-election fantasy… Abati would do Nigerians a world of good by disclosing how much of the N23bn is left and leave the Math to ordinary Naijas. I read that Punch story and their citations tally with events on the ground, it is not rocket science to guess who the South East ex-Governor of Ol’ Anambra State who recently defected to the APC is, the amount he obtained from Dumbo’s campaign fund as “parting gift” was N20million… but, no be my mouth una go hia say fowl get teeth with his name. Thank God we have a law professor as in-coming VP who will look into election violations in all ramifications and recommend appropriate sanctions while Buhari concentrates on cleaning up the 16yrs mess by PDP and restructuring Nigeria for posterity. Simply put, if Abati says anyone claiming 2trn was blown for nothing are… “engaged in imposing a crisis on the country by any means is not being fair to Nigeria”…he should help save the country from crises by simply telling us how much. Shikena!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Good evening, bruv.

      Trust you are well and knocking off those Odekus! lol

      Slightly off the topic sha, I have noticed the ongoing spat between you and @Guguru.

      Nwanam, biko, please let go. I have conversed with Guguru on the same level and he has explained the unfortunate disagreement that gave rise to this.

      We can’t have two brilliant minds from the same side of the coin tearing up at each other.

      I beg you, as I have begged Guguru, to please sheath your sword too.

      Please.

      • tundemash

        Blessed are the peacemakers. Wellldone !

      • Wähala

        You’ve got my word, I will simply ignore his ignorant rants henceforth…
        Blessed are the peace makers…
        For they shall enter my father’s house!
        RESPECT!… KaySo!!

      • Wähala

        If you think I’m going to trade one enemy for another… better read the response (to me) by #KaySoyemi.
        I’m not going to disappoint an ol’ pal for a new enemy, mba nu.. Tufia! Call me, ‘Born Again Höly Wähala’… Na you sabi. For now, na odeku we dey clink in peace process mood so… Depart From Me, biko!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Lol, you cantankerous old boy.

          But one odeku dey in order.

          I am grateful.

          • Wähala

            Trust you to hold the bottle by its neck with two fingers…
            No mind’m evil doers, their portion is the kingdom of hellfire… Toast, O’jare!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Shalom!

            I drink to peace!!

            Later, I will piss on those who did not want peace in our camp. Long may they be disappointed!!!

        • Wähala

          Sorry Kay, this was actually meant for that proudly Yoruba clown.

    • tundemash

      I wonder O ! So much for press release and yet not a word on how much exactly was spent on election campaign by a govt run on misinformation and self-denials.

    • Proud Yoruba

      Finally, this Wahala person is coming to the side of the masses and talking some sense here. However, your principal okonjo-wahala is still culpable because she opened the vault door for him to steal and steal. Her job is to protect our money. No shame!

      Nigerians do not know their full power in a democracy at all, otherwise this kind of response from Abati just will not do, there must be transparency within the campaign organizations, they are to declare donations, donor names, and how money was spent. This information should be available for the public to see. Nigerians, take back your power, Punch is trying to help you, if this is not already part of the electoral laws, then there should be a mass movement to make it so, complete transparency is the watch word in a democracy.

      Okonjo-wahala just withdrew $1 billion from the Excess crude account ostensibly to pay the petroleum marketers, but those one still say they are owed still, WTF!

      Never put Ibos in power.

      • Blow-Fish Fisher

        You dont know what you are talking about. I, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, (the blowfish) has offered Presdient-elect, Muhammadu Buhari a word of advice concerning diversification of the country’s revenue sources

        • Proud Yoruba

          Okay, but that doesn’t erase the fact that Jona raided the treasury during your watch, you announced to everyone about the 400,000 barrels of oil a day lost to vandals, but never did anything further about it. Looks like that money turned up to finance the elections.

          The economy diversified on it own, the oil revenue reduced to 70% of revenue, agriculture has been growing, telecom, entertainment, IGR, all have been growing. So what is your advise? Reduce staff training and impose luxury taxes on the few rich people so you get peanuts in additional revenue. How about permanently plugging leakages?

          You should have budgeted and spent a lot more on capital projects instead of 70% recurrent expenditure, capital projects on infrastructure would have created a lot of jobs and grown the economy, Instead the SURE-P and Mortgage schemes took a lot of resources with little bang for bucks. Notwithstanding civil servant salary increase of 53%, budgeted money could have been spent better.

          Buhari will not take any advise from you maam, sorry o.

          • Blow-Fish Fisher

            Yoruba-man, how can you say all these things. You are aware that we have a democracy. You are also aware that we have 5 of us running the presidency. I as the coordinating minister submitted my expert advice and have only one vote. If the other 4 people decided to not follow my expert advice in a democracy I can only tell you people what I suggested. Ask the Ogogoro-man and the little miss sickness in NNPC. Please do not bother madam peace she is a stack illiterate and knows nothing about nothing

          • Proud Yoruba

            You should have quit in protest!

            None of them has a reputation to uphold!! The nation relied on you as the only one who knew something to use your influence. How the hell did you get debt canceled, I have heard the Paris Club is more formidable.

            Can’t just go along to get along! Leak some info to the opposition, sabotage them, just do something!

          • Paului

            Can you please sir tell me how much did the winning APC spent on this election?. To further make things clear, why are you all concern about how much money PDP raised and spent as long as these funds are not public money. I still want to you all to kindly say if Mr Jonathan archieved anything at all for us when in the office and how much was stolen and misappropriated during his term. If possible, let us know what did all the past administrations put together archived for us all. As long as I am concern, they are all the same. I pray we Nigerians put behind us these lousy discussions and forward positively.

          • Proud Yoruba

            We do not know how much APC spent on the elections, but we also know that they did not benefit from the 400,000 barrels stolen everyday, and we know that they did not go around the entire SW giving money away to anyone that looked like an Oba. Plus we saw the PDP money envelopes, and so on and so forth.

            Jona achieved nothing for us, a bunch of railway trains, some roads retarred, 100 almajiri schools, and a lot of stealing,$20 billion missing, 400,000 barrels of oil stolen daily, $69.1 billion debt, down to $29 billion foreign exchange reserve, down to $2 billion excess crude account, that is all we got from Jona.

            OBJ on the other hand, gave us so much, we don’t have room here to enumerate it all. $60 billion foreign exchange reserve, $22 billion extra crude account, virtually no debt, agriculture, entertainment, telecom, all opened up during his tenure, GDP went up triple, etc.

      • Wähala

        This was actually meant for you…
        “If you think I’m going to trade one enemy for another… better read the response (to me) by #KaySoyemi.
        I’m not going to disappoint an ol’ pal for a new enemy, mba nu.. Tufia! Call me, ‘Born Again Höly Wähala’… Na you sabi. For now, na odeku we dey clink in peace process mood so… Depart From Me, biko!”

        • Proud Yoruba

          Okay, don’t know what you are saying, but I understand your undue stress from telling the truth for first time ever!

  • Sams

    If indeed the story by Punch is a lie, then the PDP and the presidency should drag Punch newspaper to court. Am sure they won’t though cause they know it will only expose them further..

    • Rotimi Lawanson

      I strongly believe that the expose in Punch is not far-fetched. The touted figure that was frittered away by Jona and his looney tunes could be a conservative estimate. The PDP dare not even contemplate instituting a legal proceeding against Punch or else….

  • Citizen

    Abati’s grammar further beggars the question, how much was the amount PDP/presidency spent to prosecute the presidential and other elections? We need figures not grammars.

  • MegaMoneyMan

    The mistaken hero that will rotten in jail.

  • Ed

    Under a functional democracy both parties would have to declared their total campaign expenses and the sources. Nigeria is country where everything goes. .President Jonathan spent over N2 trillions of the stolen money that a fact that’s known to foreign leaders and the PDP.
    Buhari can’t really do much to fight corruption this time around. We don’t have Tunde Idiagbon and sadly enough President Elect already made a deal to pardon all thief up to 29/05/2015. Nigeria is still better off with the in coming administration. The country was on the way to a total moral bankruptcy.

  • Adoki Achine

    As usual deny everything Jonathan style.

  • hummm

    F***g, liar thank goodness his arse is leaving next month. Even when his goons were caught on Ekitigate tape, he still denied the obvious . His pdp staff during the interview with punch clearly did not denied it the money looted to fund his failed reelection joke. No good will come to you as long as you have done wrong by the Nigerian ppl.

  • Nwa _ Africa

    Lair Abati, we will ask you the same question on the 30th of May,2015 and you will say the truth….

  • Blow-Fish Fisher

    Liar, Liar pants on fire

  • As i see am

    Muhammadu Buhari has no WASC

    After 5 months i now feel confident to make a judgment call that Buhari is a fraud.
    No institution or person ever saw Muhammadu Buhari’s Wasc/Cambridge certificate.
    I can assert that Buhari does NOT have any Wasc because WAEC has declared so.

    Buhari is the only one who’s never made photocopy of his only academic certificate.
    Buhari went to four [4] overseas military courses but never submitted his WASC at any.
    That is the profile of a crook and a fraud. His conduct does not fit a honest man’s behavior.

    • Pointblank

      • “WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
      who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
      in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
      Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

      ……WAEC HEADQUARTERS

      (January 28th, 2015)

      • Larry

        @asiseeam:

        Pity Buhari’s 15.4 million voters!

        The 1999 constitution says nobody must submit false certificate to INEC. Buhari defied the law.
        He submitted FALSE certificate to INEC through declaratory statement verified on oath saying
        he obtained WASC in 1961. That is an intentional violation of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.
        He must be punished for it.

        The 15.4 million people who voted for Buhari (representing 8.65% of Nigeria’s population)
        wasted their votes because everybody is presumed to know the law. Those 15.4m voters
        were told since December 2014 that Buhari has no proof of WASC. The 15.4m people still
        went out in the sun to vote Buhari, as if they are too illiterate to know the consequence.

        By irresponsibly daring the country’s Constitution, the punishment for their own stupidity is
        nullification of all those 15.4 million votes to make them void. That is what the 1999
        Constitution says must compulsorily happen.

      • Larrymanny

        @asiseeam:

        Pity Buhari’s 15.4 million voters!

        The 1999 constitution says nobody must submit false certificate to INEC. Buhari defied the law.
        He submitted FALSE certificate to INEC through declaratory statement verified on oath saying
        he obtained WASC in 1961. That is an intentional violation of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.
        He must be punished for it.

        The 15.4 million people who voted for Buhari (representing 8.65% of Nigeria’s population)
        wasted their votes because everybody is presumed to know the law. Those 15.4m voters
        were told since December 2014 that Buhari has no proof of WASC. The 15.4m people still
        went out in the sun to vote Buhari, as if they are too illiterate to know the consequence.

        By irresponsibly daring the country’s Constitution, the punishment for their own stupidity is
        nullification of all those 15.4 million votes to make them void. That is what the 1999
        Constitution says must compulsorily happen.

        • Freethinker

          ..

          • No Comment

            A person shall not be qualified for election to
            the office of President if he has presented a
            forged certificate to the Independent
            National Electoral Commission
            .

            …….§137 (j) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

          • aljihadi

            “Sharia should be introduced all over Nigeria. I will continue to show openly and inside me,
            the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria. God willing,
            we will NOT stop the agitation for total implementation of Sharia in the country.

            It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the context of one Nigeria,
            to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly. What remains for Muslims
            in Nigeria is for them to re-double their efforts and educate Muslims on
            the need to promote the full implementation of Sharia law.”

            …….General Muhammadu Buhari

            [August, 2001]

          • aljihadi

            ..

        • chi

          You lie. Rant all you can, Buhari is your president already. No court of law can change this fact. wake up from your nightmare.

  • Blow-Fish Fisher

    I, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, (the blowfish) has offered Presdient-elect, Muhammadu Buhari a word of advice concerning diversification of the country’s revenue sources

    • alawee

      ..

      • Blow-Fish Fisher

        Go and blow yourself

      • Ahmad

        Your Niger Delta thuggery allowee will soon be over. Enjoy yourself while it lasts.

        • share Idea

          Now I know why APC planted story of 2 trillion naira campaign spending by GEJ and PDP on Punch Newspaper yesterday, so that people’s attention will not be on the germane issue Buhari’s certificate case coming up this week in court.

          I say they are very clever but this time around noise making will not help. Even if Buhari wins the case on technicality, the moral burden will take away the steam in his anti-corruption mantra as the saying goes – “he who comes to equity must come with clean hands”

        • Wise Head

          Why do you find truth so bitter, have you ever stopped to ask yourself that?

          • Ahmad

            Never found truth bitter. What I find bitter to swallow is the belief that “stealing is not corruption”. Just take it from me, your goat and “nyam” corrupt administration is over. Pele oh!

  • Watchtower

    Words on Marble:

    • olarotiimiji

      GENERAL OBASANJO LEAVE THE NIGERIAN ARMY ALONE DO ITS WORK.
      YOU WERE BACKING A WRONG HORSE AND YOU’VE LOST YOUR BET.

      “WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
      who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
      in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
      Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”
      .

      …………………WAEC HEADQUARTERS

      (January 28th, 2015)

      • Holy Moses

        @Obasanjo:

        Buhari submitted false credentials to the Electoral Commission (INEC); reciting falsely
        By sworn statement that he obtained Wasc/Cambridge certificate in 1961 but without
        his attaching a copy of the certificate he claims to have obtained to his INEC Form;
        in violation of the Electoral Act, and thereby violated both the Electoral Act and
        Section 137 [j] of the 1999 Constitution, prescribing a penalty of “dis-qualification”.

        • anene

          DIS-QUALIFICATION IS STATED IN THE 1999 CONSTITUTION AS MANDATORY.
          DITTO, DIS-QUALIFICATION IS STATED IN ELECTORAL ACT AS COMPULSORY.
          IT MEANS NO JUDGE MUST GIVE ANY OTHER ORDER BUT DISQUALIFY BUHARI.

      • anto

        Ha, ha, ha! See now. This Obasanjo is not a good person to have in a country.
        Before WAEC spoke out on this and even before the Nigerian Army spoke out,
        Obasanjo had a golden chance to be an adult in the room but fluffed it.

        Rather than do what an adult should do Obasanjo impulsively got ahead of himself.
        “How can anybody say Buhari does not have Wasc certificate?”, Obasanjo said,
        as he huffed and puffed, but now he’s landed with a thud for lacking good judgment.
        General Obasanjo just can’t get anything right. He had 11 years in office but didn’t
        get education, health or transport sector right – nothing worked. What a waste of space!

        • Alex Onwuchieme

          I beg, my people, this thing don tire me O! Is there any other WAEC in this world?
          How Buhari can say he has WASC when the people who give the WASC is WAEC,
          and WAEC say Buhari never sat for any exam at all, to talk of getting any WASC?
          I think this Buhari man has entered big mess. He cannot get out of this one.

          • freeborn

            ..

        • Ed

          The Topic here is on President Jonathan spending 2 Trillion Naira of our stolen fund on his failed re-election.
          PDP SUPPORTERS WOULD LIKE TO ADVANCE THE BIGGEST MASQUERADE OF A NON ISSUE.
          Buhari’s certificate issue is coming up in the court of Law this week.
          Let the court decide.
          President Jonathan should tell the world where he got 2 trillion Naira for the re-election from. That’s today’s issue, which had nothing to do with Buhari’s certificate.
          The Nigeria constitution didn’t ask any presidential candidate to produce WAEC certificate. WAEC was the lowest level of education required of a presidential candidate. President Elect Buhari having completed many Military Academy degrees had met and surpassed the basic requirements. A competent court is simply going go put the case in the dustbin.

          • chi

            Absolutely correct.

    • Ed

      The Topic here is on President Jonathan spending 2 Trillion Naira of our stolen fund on his failed re-election.
      PDP SUPPORTERS WOULD LIKE TO ADVANCE THE BIGGEST MASQUERADE OF A NON ISSUE.
      Buhari’s certificate issue is coming up in the court of Law this week.
      Let the court decide.
      President Jonathan should tell the world where he got 2 trillion Naira for the re-election from. That’s today’s issue, which had nothing to do with Buhari’s certificate.
      The Nigeria constitution didn’t ask any presidential candidate to produce WAEC certificate. WAEC was the lowest level of education required of a presidential candidate. President Elect Buhari having completed many Military Academy degrees had met and surpassed the basic requirements. A competent court is simply going go put the case in the dustbin.

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    • Blow-Fish Fisher

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  • IT’S TRUE, JONATHAN DIDN’T SPEND N2 TRILLION, HE POCKETED THE MONEY.

  • sammyctu ode

    For the past six years jonathan,pdp and his camp have been telling us lies so why should we believe him now? We are aware that he gave Obas, Obis, Northern Monarchs and many shady characters thousands of dollars o why is he denying them now. Is it not on a weekly basis he was depleting our savings by withdrawing millions of dollars? When GMB assumes office and exposes all the rots, Nigerians will open their mouths and will not be able to close them.

  • chi

    So how much did you spend and how did you raise the money? As a matter of fact, I actually think it is an understatement to say that he spent a paltry 2tr during that money spraying jamboree called electioneering campaign.

  • ADEYANJU

    If there’s anyone who’s empty headed I think it’s ur GEJ who was spending without proper follow-up, he spent foolishly and lost gallantly, I guess he thought money could do it but now he has seen d result of a failed government, nonsense!

  • Otile

    After 5 months i now feel confident to make a judgment call that Buhari is a fraud.
    No institution or person ever saw Muhammadu Buhari’s Wasc/Cambridge certificate.
    I can assert that Buhari does NOT have any Wasc because WAEC has declared so.

    Buhari is the only one who’s never made photocopy of his only academic certificate.
    Buhari went to four [4] overseas military courses but never submitted his WASC at any.
    That is the profile of a crook and a fraud. His conduct does not fit a honest man’s behavior.

    • Hah!

      … Despite that we still prefer Buhari than the claimed Ph.D. holder. Very soon you will feel and see the difference. Omoya!

    • tundemash

      Mor0n …. you life is still stuck at March 28th ? May the tragedy that befell you on March 28th be everlasting !

      • Guguru

        tunde,

        Otile is dealing with the PTSD of Jonathan’s amazing loss.

    • Separate Us…

      Hi

    • Guguru

      Otile,

      LOL. Even when they are no longer paying you to blog aimlessly, you still insist on your yama yama talk? So, you could have worked for the PDP for free sef? LOL.

  • bib

    There is no smoke without fire. The billions doled out to Ohaneze, pastors, clerics, etc, that were never denied by the govt give more credence to Punch’s story. And that removing N2 trillion from the federal budget was impossible does not hold water. Where did NOI get the over 2trillion Naira she paid to the crooks for the bogus fuel subsidy claims in 2011? The difference is that the outgoing govt has no chance to ‘penalize’ the populace by removing ‘fuel subsidy’ to make up the deficit as done, January 2012. So asking for the refund is the only alternative!

  • Julius

    Yea, he spent nothing on the failed re-election. When did these fools ever tells the truth ?. Just hurry up and go. I cant wait for this sell-out , Abati’s book about Jonathan and his wife. Folks, its coming and it wont be pretty.

  • Court Reporter

    Buhari’s dis-qualification court case starts Wednesday

    •”WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
    who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
    in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
    Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

    ……WAEC HEADQUARTERS

    (January 28th, 2015)

    • A person shall not be qualified for election to

    the office of President if he has presented a

    forged certificate to the Independent

    National Electoral Commission.

    …….§137 (j) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

    • adediji esquire

      Court reporter: Nigerians love making mountain out of a mole-hill.
      Under no theory of law can Buhari be passed by the court to take office.
      A court of law cannot give Buhari the WASC certificate he does not have.
      Having sworn since December 2014 that he has Wasc kept with the Army,
      which the Army has rebutted, and, once WAC which issues the Wasc itself
      has said it NEVER issued any Wasc certificate to Muhammadu Buhari –
      meaning Buhari never took the Wasc exam – the compulsory consequence
      of Buhari’s false presentation of Wasc to INEC by reciting it under oath,
      is DISQUALIFICATION. No Judge is permitted to do otherwise.

      • Ed

        The Topic here is on President Jonathan spending 2 Trillion Naira of our stolen fund on his failed re-election.
        PDP SUPPORTERS WOULD LIKE TO ADVANCE THE BIGGEST MASQUERADE OF A NON ISSUE.
        Buhari’s certificate issue is coming up in the court of Law this week.
        Let the court decide.
        President Jonathan should tell the world where he got 2 trillion Naira for the re-election from. That’s today’s issue, which had nothing to do with Buhari’s certificate.
        The Nigeria constitution didn’t ask any presidential candidate to produce WAEC certificate. WAEC was the lowest level of education required of a presidential candidate. President Elect Buhari having completed many Military Academy degrees had met and surpassed the basic requirements. A competent court is simply going go put the case in the dustbin.

      • Omotolaaraujo

        You’re going to be surprised. Try not to faint.

  • agbobu

    ‘GOODLUCK JONATHAN SO YOU DON BEGIN TO HALA? NOR WORRY WE GO SOON KNOW HOW MUCH UNA THIEF’

    • burning spear

      If Buhari does not investigate Jonathan then he is a fulani bastard—he has become so empty all he does is to chase Fayose and Jonathan–ins spite of the fact that he Jonathan has conceded defeat–all these lies will not help buhari and the Americans Obj used to install him into power——–a man who cannot produce his certificate wants probe who—-Did Buhari not probe the same people while he was head of state—all the governors he sent to prison were from the South–Not one fulani governor went to jail———is that what we should be celebrating-

  • Guest

    Now Jonathan knows, money can’t buy you true love…

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    President Ebele Jonathan and his PDP cronies must answer the question of where did he source the trillions of naira and dollars that he distributed to Yoruba obas,OPC-Gani Adams,Dr Fasehun,massive bribery scheme that Mr Jonathan focused on the electorates to buy votes and rented crowds.
    Where did president Ebele Jonathan source the huge billions of dollars and naira denominations that he delivered to PDP-Obanikoro,Agbaje and Bode George as well as those fake imams who visited him in Lagos before the governoship/state-houses elections on april 11,2015?All the bribes governor Mimiko paid out to the rented crownds while Dame Patience Faka Jonathan visited Akure,Ondo State to host rented crownds who were lodged in five stars motels/hotels in Akure,Ondo State?There should be an organ of non-governmental organisation who should be monitoring campaign spending and controlling politicains excessive campiagn funds in the country.

    • burning spear

      U are not a normal humans being as a Yoruba man—–U have used so many people as human sacrifice–that what u need is our pity–I mean if these is what victory means to yr your Yoruba tribesmen and traitors like Obj who used his connection with the CIA to sell Nigeria cheap to Obama—– then u need our sympathy and not condemnation————-U the Yorubas were beaten by the Fulanis soto submission so had no choice but to queue behind them Fulanis like freed slaves from Sierra leone—I mean there is nothing to be proud of with regards to the USA and Jega rigged elections for Buhari————————–if it was with the mandate of Nigerians—I would have celebrated that victory–But because—–u cannot even enjoy the victory—–parade that is why u have started selling the same old fake stories to the world–U have won the election—-instead of planning on how to take care of the welfare of Nigerians–U resort to all sorts of propaganda————–Have the Yorubas not demonized Jonathan to the western world enough——Where is the spiri of Akintola——Abiola and Kudirat? They must be weeping in the spirit world–over the way u the Yorubas betrayed them—to the Fulanis——-animals——-

  • Guguru

    If you believe Jonathan, then, you must also believe that God’s second house is located in Iyana Ipaja. LOL.

    • burning spear

      u are a bastard—-when God Almighty was issuing brain to humans he fitted yours—with that of Apes-that is why u are acting like that————The elections are over and done with—why all these lies from the camp of the APes in APC——–This was how they stole the mandate from Jonathan-sadly u are an Ibo man————–animal

      • GOODBYEtoBADLUCK

        Which mandate? Jonathan is a lazy, incoherent and clueless drunk who is not fit for any political office. Good riddance to bad rubbish!!

      • Guguru

        burning spear,

        LOL. I get the feeling that your frustration is mounting, with respect to the pay check you lost, after Jonathan was soundly defeated. Are you on your last remnant of money the PDP paid you to blog like crazy? My father and my mother told me that only people with long-throat will support anything in the name of politics. By the way, how much is left of that spear of yours that is almost burned down? LOL.

  • burning spear

    Time as come for the Apes in APC to tell Nigerians how much they spent on the just concluded elections—————–How much they got from the government of Britain and the current American government–headed by Obama—————————-the role played by the USA government in installing—-buhari as president of the Areaw republic—

    • GOODBYEtoBADLUCK

      Get over it!! The drunken sailor is gone. Good riddance to bad rubbish!!

  • burning spear

    Why is Premium times scared of taking on comments posted—by burning spear–thieves–The Apes -that APC trained as editors to destabilize Nigeria for the Fulanis and Yorubas most of whom are on sale for a penny a piece—dont even know what 2 trillion is—–because of the awooooooooooof oil revenues those penniless states that rigged the elections for buhari—–and the drug addicts like tinubu–May buhari and tinubub alos experience the same pain they caused Jonathan–may their rule not no peace————may that which they wish for Jonathan be upon their souls-

  • Tunmise Olomi

    What has the President ever admitted? Nothing. This President has no integrity for his response to be worth considering

  • Ken

    My issues with this GEJ and his cohorts is that they are full of big big English when it comes to serious matters, they will never say it like it is, instead they will just use dictionary and be releasing all sorts of big grammes to color the truth, until one day when the truth now comes out then they will look for another lie to tell! These people are the worst of the worst when it comes to simple basic integrity!