Maiduguri visit shows Jonathan accepted by Borno people – PDP

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the “warm reception and peace” that heralded President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to insurgency-ravaged Borno State on Thursday as “symbolic and clear indication of his acceptability by people of the state”.

The ruling party made the remarks in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, Friday night.

Mr. Jonathan has been widely criticised over his handling of the Boko Haram insurgency in North East states with thousands killed and several towns lost.

However, his party, PDP, insists the President has displayed commitment to the on-going war against terrorism and has strengthened the military.

The party said: “The Thursday’s visit of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Service Chiefs to Maiduguri, Borno State further demonstrates his commitment to the on-going war against terrorism in the country.

“The warm reception accorded the president in Borno, and the peace that pervaded the visit is symbolic and clear indication of his acceptability by the people of the state.”

The President’s assurances to the military on their welfare and equipment has become a catalyst to the overall determination to win the war against insurgency, the PDP further stated.

It added that “In visiting the internally displaced persons in their camp, the President has gone further to show his abiding affinity with the people and commitment to bring succour and hope to the downtrodden.”

Commending Mr. Jonathan, who is standing for re-election next month, for “ensuring professionalism” in the military, the PDP said that “the armed forces have been rebuilt, reequipped and is being re-engineered to adequately confront the current terrorism challenges facing the country.”

The party therefore called on Nigerians to continue to support the President, as he remains “focused in ensuring the unity and stability of the nation.”


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  • Truthometer

    Funny PDP. Dumbo acceptance is within the likes of Ali Modu Sheriff, the sponsor of boko haram. And by the way, Maiduguri is just part of Borno State. Let him go to Chibok, Sambisa and other boko haram ravaged areas and see how much he is loved there.

  • Yusuf

    You are the most cruel people on earth, you are not talking about the destruction of lives and properties but rather some popularity thing, you have no human sensibility what so ever

  • Funso Craig

    These are the people that pushed GEJ to this level. They keep deceiving him, saying everything is alright when its exactly the other way round.

  • tundemash

    shou !!! Just as these people deceived Abacha and left him at he grave side, they are ding same to Dumbo. Go check Aljazeera for same news on Dumbo’s visit; Borno people were not deceived !!!

    • Khadijah D.

      Maybe he is talking about Modu Sheriff & Co. Coz the video we watched, people are shouting “bama yi”, ” we dont want you” and “Sai Buhari”

      The numerous lies of this govt will never let me vote or campaign for them!

  • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

    Just give the people there free and fair election only then we shall tell if you are right or wrong. This is because Borno people aren’t kids they know who love should have gotten their daughters and wouldn’t be going about with alleged sponsors of Boko Haram.

  • felix

    u wait till feb 14 then u will know if he is popular their or not

  • Concerned

    Popular?
    So why did they have to form a human shield around him at the mere sight of a soldier fiddling with his rifle?
    Seems more like a case of too much, too little, too late!

  • Otile

    In Niger Republic Muslims are burning down churches. Fear has gripped Belgians in their own homes, fear of Muslim immigrants who have threatened to deal with Belgian citizen. French people are mourning their dead, innocent citizens massacred by Muslim immigrants. Muslims are eying other European countries vowing to deal with them if they don’t accept Islam.

    In view of all these, must we allow Yorubas to drag us into subjugation by the Muslim North? We must resist this impending doom before it is too late. They are using the fiat of election to impose Mohammedanism on us. For us Islam is death. We must not succumb.

    • Jika

      Here he comes again!!!!!!

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Metuh does not help GEJ with his press statements!

  • Abdullahi Adamu

    Transformation means that we support someone who is:
    J = Just
    O= On
    N= National
    A= Assignment
    T= To
    H= Help
    A= All
    N= Nigerians

    THEN we must NEVER support someone who will bring us:
    B= Boko Haram
    U= Unforgiveness
    H= Hatred
    A= Anachy
    R= Rancour
    I = Insurgency

    Above have been perfectly fixed

  • Musa Yaro

    What I like most about GEJ transformation agenda is his effort to give the destitute ( almajiri ) a sense of belonging by taking them off the street where they are scavenging to a befitting place to study. This is something their our so called northern leaders never thought of. The way he is moving,extremism will be a thing of the past in the North soon.

  • Akinwade Kolawole

    All i know is that I cant wait for
    Feb 14 for GEJ and
    Feb 28 for Jimi Agbaje

  • Ademola Arowosaye

    Gej stands for a united Nigeria .Goodluck all the way God bless Nigeria.

    • Master

      GEJ stands for hatred and division. Vote Buhari!

  • Sani Danladi

    Despite our travails in the hands of APC sponsored Boko haram,our support and loyalty to GEJ and PDP remains undeterred. Together,we shall overcome. Thank you Mr. President for that visit. Allah zai tabbatar da ka nasara a zaben.

    • Factual

      It will be better for you if you use your real identity. A real SANI DANLADI can never write Hausa Language the way you did. So I got you! Try another name.

  • Ifeanyi Chukwujekwu

    Nigeria shall move forward, no going back to militocracy,no to bokohari,no to terrorism,no to APC gang up,no to certificateless,no to the man who truncated democracy 31 years ago…. Yes to the ethno-minority,yes to transformation agenda,yes to 21st century president,yes to gender equity,yes to the man who knows the value of Education,yes to the man who revive our railway transportation system,yes to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. iwillvoteJonathan

    • James

      Yes to the man who knows the value of education my foot!! Vote no to tribalism, no to corruption, no to clueless, no to mediocrity, no to lies, lies and lies! Vote for Buhari all the way. We need change!

  • Okafor Emeka

    Nigerian Youths will stand by a lawful, God-fearing, hardworking and humble President, they will thumbs down a grand old papa that is hell-bent on rendering their generation useless by ruling Nigeria at 72 (official age), same man who was Head of State some 30 + years ago…Vote wisely, vote GEJ on Feb 14, the transformation may be slow but it is surely steady and successful destination is assured…remember, slow and steady wins the race!

    • No apology

      Destination assured in the gutter!

  • Preye Aganaba

    How can APC package a 72yrs old ,who may be truly an 82yrs old, brutal dictator, put him in new babanriga/ Agbada and call him Change ?
    What sort of Change is that ?
    Shine ya eyes my dear fellow Nigerians !
    Pa Mohammadu Buhari represents backwardness ,a very sad part of Nigeria’s history .
    # GEJtill2019.
    # GEJ for peace, Unity and progress .

    • Samuel

      Vote Badluck and hippowife out 2015!

  • Pam Daylop

    DR. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan is the best thing that can happen to Nigeria at the moment.
    We don’t need to return back to Egypt, don’t return back to slavery, this is 2015 and not 1985.
    Nigerians should take their destiny in their hands by voting the right candidate, GEJ.
    Nigerians should not be deceived with the media propaganda and usual caricature of the opposition party.
    Vote Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for continuity of the good works.
    The ‘CHANGE’ you required is within the current government.
    Your have a voice! Your Vote!
    One Man
    One Woman
    One Youth
    ONE Vote!
    Vote Wisely.

    • Ojukwu Chukwudi

      Is a lie, the people of Borno and the entire country will never vote jonadaft.

    • Stella 85

      Vote Buhari 2015!

  • Timothy Aseer

    Anybody that calls GEJ clueless again will be stoned to death

    Can anyone tell me who in our history has achieved half of what he has achieved in four years. Are we mad or plain dumb?

    GEJ till 2023 infact

    • Ojukwu Chukwudi

      One person was just wasting his time deceiving himself about Jonadaft. Jonadaft is packing to Utuoke or Kirikiri. We must vote him out.

  • Rommel

    Is it only Maiduguri,he will sweep the whole votes from Chibok to Baga but I have my doubts if he will win in Bayelsa state

  • Spoken word

    How many Borno people did GEJ see sef.Pdp the 419 party.