My endorsement by PDP governors an ‘atomic bomb’ – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday he was “humbled and overwhelmed” by the decision of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to endorse him as the sole candidate for the 2015 election.

In what appeared his first official remarks indicating an interest in a fresh tenure, Mr. Jonathan said he will not disappoint the party that trusted him well to offer the mandate, and promised to raise his performance if “re-elected”, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

Mr. Jonathan was reacting to his endorsement by the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, the governors and the Board of Trustees, between Wednesday and Thursday.

The NEC is the highest organ of the PDP. His endorsement by the party means no other candidate can seek the party’s nomination for the 2015 presidential elections.

Mr. Jonathan said his endorsement by the governors in particular is like an “atomic bomb”.

In his comments however, Mr. Jonathan refrained from formally accepting or rejecting the endorsement, apparently since he has yet to officially announce a bid for a re-election as Nigeria’s president.

Mr. Jonathan said he would soon make a formal statement regarding his adoption by the party, and added that “the endorsement by NEC today caps it all and I remain most grateful”.

“I am so overwhelmed that I lack the words to express my gratitude. I am humbled by the confidence reposed in me, and I consider it as a big challenge, and from now on, I will triple my efforts in order not to disappoint you,” he said.
Boko Haram: Things will change by mid-October

The president said tremendous progress is being made in the war against Boko Haram and promised his party members that victory is on the horizon.

“God willing, between now and the middle of October things will change,” he said.

Mr. Jonathan repeated his usual explanation of the insurgency, saying terrorism is a global challenge.

“A meeting to discuss global terrorism will be discussed during United Nations General Assembly, and it will be chaired by US president, Barack Obama.

“Initially, I planned not to attend the Assembly this year, and I was expecting either the Minister or Vice President to go, but I will be attending specifically because of the meeting on global terrorism,” he said.

Nigeria is Ebola free

Mr. Jonathan said the country has succeeded in taming the outbreak of Ebola in the country, adding that efforts are still in place to ensure that the success recorded is maintained.

He said many countries were alarmed when Ebola was first reported in the country because, according to him “Nigerians travel a lot”.

The president recalled that a UK diplomat once told him that the UK embassy in Lagos issues more Visa to Nigerians more than any other of their embassies in the world.

“For that reason the world was alarmed when Ebola came to Nigeria. However, let me inform you all that presently, there is no Ebola in Nigeria,” he said.

“We have also fortified all our legal entry points at the moment such that things like Sawyer will not come in again,” Mr. Jonathan said.


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  • Giganto

    May it truly become an Atomic Bomb unto all non-performing elected officials that want to be “RE-ELECTED” at all cost to their fellow citizens – Amen!!!

    • jhno

      Amennnnnnnn oO

    • Stephanie

      Amen.

    • Neutral Nigerian

      GEJ no.1

  • Chris1408

    I just hope the opposition field someone credible and purposeful to run against this reject, because Nigerians doesn’t deserve another 4 years of massive corruption and gross incompetence.

    • redeem

      A senior member of the European Parliament, Franz Obermayr MEP, has accused the Opposition All Progressive’s Congress (APC) of channeling European Parliament financial aid to Boko Haram in the North East of Nigeria, and called on the European Commission to investigate alleged concerns over the party’s financial and political allegiance with the terror group.

      The Nigerian Times learnt exclusively that Franz Obermayr, of Austrian Freedom Party, currently the most popular political party in Austria, made the statements in a press release issued on 16 September and covered widely by the European press.

      The Nigerian Times also learnt that Obermayr has been working closely with Stand for Peace, a Muslim-Jewish interfaith organisation dedicated to countering extremism and promoting social and religious cohesion. Oberamyr has also called on EU election observers to closely scrutinise the links between the APC and Boko Haram in the run up to the 2015 presidential election.

      He said: “In Nigeria’s case, a large proportion of the subsidies from Brussels are used in the north of the country. The federal states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in the extreme north-east of the country are precisely the areas in which Boko Haram’s campaign of terror is largely tolerated by the authorities. The aforementioned sub-republics are governed by the All Progressive Congress (APC——————–THIS SAME JANJAWEED OPPOSITION PARTY THAT PAYS FOR THE EVIL ACTIVITIES OF THE VAMPIRES IN BOKO HARAM –OR ANOTHER ONE————

      • Dafidan Jegede.

        Another Nigerianised European. Who said that Europeans hate Ghana must go?

  • Morris

    Atomic bomb indeed. I pray u r disgraced by ppls voting power come 2015 cause u av bring more shame to Nigeria than any other leader i can ever imagine

    • Wähala

      My bet is he doesn’t know what an atomic bomb is…
      The “atomic bomb” is his abysmal failure that has collateral damages affecting every facet of life in Nigeria…
      Atomic bomb my honey-colored ahss!

      • emmanuel

        Brown ass, honey coloured ass! I am sure the ass thing is the reason you work for the likes of Atiku in public domain and to preserve you polished ass for their private use for which you enjoy financial benefits,.

        Nor worry, yiu go dey wear sanitary towels for your old age and must not go out without using very strong perfume

  • ak

    Do not boast yet, the power to win is not in your hands. Also remember that you can not get the same amount of support you got during last election due to the drop in confidence of so many Nigerians who voted you in.

    • dudu

      This is after he has spent six years on the throne, a food for thought.

  • clairvoyance

    Jonathan just confirmed he knows something about Boko haram, hear him by mid October Boko haram will end. He was actually using Boko haram to destabilize the North and get a third term. Mr Jonathan don’t celebrate yet u are the presidential candidate of ur party: Yes but in February 2015 u seize to be the president of Nigeria.

    • redeem

      @WAHALA—–U DON APPEAR HERE AGAIN LIKE EBOLA VIRUS—————-iT SEEMS U ARE———A VERY SERIOUS TROUBLE SHOOTER———————U JUST POST RUBBISH FOR THE FUN OF IT–FOR THE JANJAWEEDS IN APC–ATI BOKO HARAM—-DID U NOT READ WHAT THE EUROPEAN UNION SAID ABOUT APC—–THAT THEY ARE THE MAIN FANCIERS OF BH

      • Wähala

        I’ve always been here… na you run when news broke that Oritsejafor na money launderer. Why you no come draw your usual lines of frustration make I for put my foot deep into your aborigine nyash… He-Goat!

        • gboromiro

          Na wa o.
          Redeem and Wahala no get part 2. You have left serias of acts beind. Laff wan kill me die as i dey read una.
          Kudos!

    • jagula

      Government of the looters SLS $20bn by the corrupt people bilions of pension funds missing and for the arms corrupt deals jet starched with $9.3 million in south Africa, hmmm naija my country dearisss God ooooooo.

  • redeem

    A senior member of the European Parliament, Franz Obermayr MEP, has accused the Opposition All Progressive’s Congress (APC) of channeling European Parliament financial aid to Boko Haram in the North East of Nigeria, and called on the European Commission to investigate alleged concerns over the party’s financial and political allegiance with the terror group.

    The Nigerian Times learnt exclusively that Franz Obermayr, of Austrian Freedom Party, currently the most popular political party in Austria, made the statements in a press release issued on 16 September and covered widely by the European press.

    The Nigerian Times also learnt that Obermayr has been working closely with Stand for Peace, a Muslim-Jewish interfaith organisation dedicated to countering extremism and promoting social and religious cohesion. Oberamyr has also called on EU election observers to closely scrutinise the links between the APC and Boko Haram in the run up to the 2015 presidential election.

    He said: “In Nigeria’s case, a large proportion of the subsidies from Brussels are used in the north of the country. The federal states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in the extreme north-east of the country are precisely the areas in which Boko Haram’s campaign of terror is largely tolerated by the authorities. The aforementioned sub-republics are governed by the All Progressive Congress (APC

    • Scalywag

      Any alleged diversion of EU aid to BH must have been when their sponsor SAS-Boko was at the helms in Borno. He must have diverted the funds through Buji Foi who was a member of his exco. But SAS-Boko has since ported with the ghost of Buji Foi to PDP. Maybe the gentleman making these accusations is not yet apprised of SAS-Boko’s latest move

    • JANET

      AND YOUR POINT ???

      • Wähala

        He never has any points to tender… stop watering stone!

      • emmanuel

        Na the same Funmi be dis. Anu Ofia!

    • Shehu

      SAME STUFF. POINTLESS!!!

      • Hope Blessed

        That why u are brainless and anusfull. Am sure u know anusfull. It means u think from ass.

        • Shehu

          POINTLESS! YOU SOUND CHILDISH. THAT’S WHAT WORRIES YOU.

        • Neutral Nigerian

          Freedom of speech. Stop insulting each other please. U guys gained nothing…Some of us are still unemployed

    • Neutral Nigerian

      Pure lies…false accusation. Accusations without genuine prove. God bless 9ja

    • salako

      Do you know that any crisis that last morethan 24hrs goverment has intrest in it?

  • Scalywag

    He should reject the endorsement. Good governance in Nigeria appears to be beyond his capabilities. He was not prepared for this responsibility hence the serial failures. Those promoting his candidature do so for their personal gains. Serial frauds like the fuel subsidy scam, lack of public accountability, immigration recruitment scam and related deaths, chibok girls; the ease with which BH overruns nigerian territory,etc etc under his watch provide the unenviable record on which he will run. Furthermore nigerians will not fall for the shoeless or even religious sentiments anymore! Till date the N1,000 collected for immigration employment has not been refunded. This issues will ressurrect powerfully in February 2015. Then there is this damaging picture that came out of Washington DC during the summit with Obama which clearly shows the position of Nigeria under him in the global affairs.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Scallywag, you forget the picture with him and lover boy in Niger Republic.

      That one too will come back to haunt him!

  • General Maiye

    I keep on telling people that this nonsense democratic Govt we are practising in Nigeria is a waste of time. A benevolent dictatorship with a God- fearing, strong-willed, intelligent and just leader without the charade and waste of funds called elections would have brought us more sanity and development without putting the intellectually and morally bankrupt in leadership positions. Which kind of President plans to not attend the UN General Assembly where world leaders gather? And then the shameless parrots will claim he is attracting foreign investment thru fantastic foreign policies and other trash. I’m watching the Scottish Referendum right now and appreciating what a proper democracy should be. Majority of the votes cast will be by post- can we Nigerians ever dream of reaching such a level of transparency or efficency in our elections? I weep for this country.

    • Scalywag

      He knows he will once again be relegated to the backwaters when it is time for photo-ops.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Lol

    • Ahmad

      God bless u for speaking the truth. Democracy my ass!

  • Olayinka

    Liar. Jonathan is worthy to lead this country.

    • Neutral

      Could you please tell me what GEJ has done? For him to be worth leading the country again.

  • humm

    i beg commot may i hear word.

  • Stephanie

    They only want you there because you encourage stealing with impunity Mr. GEJ, please stop being humble. Your Government is of looters, for looters and by looters. You GEJ, do you truly believe you have done anything worthy of a comeback? What exactly?

    • Neutral Nigerian

      He has done a lot. 1. Corruption 2. Unemployment 3. sponsoring BH by his people 4 . insurgency 5. Poor education 6. Bad power supply etc I can’t mention them all become..my time will be wasted

  • Wähala

    Atomic bomb my brown ahss… Pretentious clown. For most of 18mos. he has haunded anyone who expressed the slightest interest in vying for his throne, now lying thru his teeth that he is overwhelmed by his dictatorial and undemocratic adoption as the sole contender to fly his evil cabal’s presidential flag. Thief. This is no news, fossil Clark told us already that Dumbo must get automatic ticket to return for 2015, the new liar in town is Ma’uza, who told us,”nobody is guaranteed automatic tickets” for 2015. Another day, another lie form the deceivers in Mumudom. Sha, that’s his huddle to scale… hopefully, he won’t dodge debating his opponent publicly to defend his 6yrs of drooling drunk on the job, impunity, mammoth corruption, and his role in the insurgency that is ravaging the North East while he goes about dancing skelewu from weddings to rally. A disgrace to humanity… the worst leader in Africa today. Clown Prince of Otuke… olosi ni.

    • otunba

      Wow! Bros you vex well well o! But the issue reach to vex person. You delivered the right response to the blockhead in govt sha.

    • emmanuel

      We would celebrate Nigeria ‘s developmental strides when Jonathan exit the presidenxy on May 29, 2019.

      Wahala, I promised to relocate to Niger Republic if your Janjaweeds tribeamen win 2015 election.

      I advice that you take a place in Chad with your Boko Haram chad financier by May 29, 2015 immediately after Jonathan’s swearing in.

      • Wähala

        You can relocate to hell now or later!

  • nija pikin

    Atomic bomb my foot lier so all those you destroyed, all those that stole billions from Nigerian treasury and you refuse to make them accountable, all those implicated in terrorism and are now romancing you in pdp, all THE MISRULE and the incompetence is because of this 2015 nonsense SHAME ON YOU, mark my word never again we will allow anyone to basterdize our beloved Nigeria useless mugu kawai BUSH MAN NO SENSE.

  • Hoxtygen

    Nothing has changed, it’s not changing but it’s worth asking if it will ever change.

  • seyon

    Hmmmn, Govt of themselves, by themselves and for themselves. God will see us beyond 2015.

  • Ette

    How prophetic can GEJ be. Bombs do not spare anyone, so his endorsement will not spare PDP. This only confirms the assertion that PDP is dead and is awaiting burial. This atomic bomb must scatter them into pieces for burial. May God do to them what they are doing to Nigeria and Nigerians.

  • Usman

    of course it is atomic bomb, I can’t imagine how insecure we will be if this man rig himself to power, we await another slogan, at least Oritsajafor will not have the audacity to preach to his congregation to vote for the shoeless, I guess he got one now

  • Dr. Kay

    No Dumbo your endorsement is a mere cracker “knockout” we throw around during Xmas , what will be atomic is your complete annihilation next year by APC ,then the revelation that will come out with your arrest ,prosecution and imprisonment. Awon ole parapo.

    • Chris1408

      Only Jonathan will use “Atomic bomb” to analyze a victory. Atomic bomb destroys everything for generations to come. I guess the truth came out of his mouth, he is an “ATOMIC BOMB” on Nigerians because his administration has destroyed Nigerian lives and is still destroying Nigerians like never before. Don’t worry Jonathan, Shekau awaits you in Sambisa forest in 2015, to take refuge and be his Zoologist.

  • Ahmad

    It is from the abundance of the mind the mouth speakhes. So said the Bible. Who is a violent mind now? Can anyone be more violent and JANJAWEED than this?

  • DecodeDaRiddle

    How does one triple Zero performance? Zero raised to the power of 3 is Zero. Jona just received atomic bomb from his comrades…..all sorts of adjectives come from PDP every time we have elections:
    Do or Die
    Stomach Infrastructure and now
    ATOMIC BOMB

    The uncouth party and their expressions buried deeply in deceit. Where is Muazu when all these people dey use gangnam style o? He promised the world that primaries will take place and now na gangnam style PDP dey dance o with this sole emergence.