Jonathan deceiving South South, South East – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari talking
President Muhammadu Buhari

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of deceiving the people South East and South South by diverting funds meant for developmental projects in the regions, for private political use.

The campaign of the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, made the allegation Tuesday during a press conference addressed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in Abuja.

Quoting Mr. Buhari, the party accused President Jonathan’s government of “waste and corruption”.

“On contemporary national issues, we wish to draw the attention of well-meaning Nigerians to the deceit, squandermania and looting associated with this (Mr. Jonathan) administration,” he said.

He said Mr. Jonathan’s promise to complete the East-West road, whose rehabilitation began in 2006 under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, by 2013, never materialised.

“It is pertinent to note that appropriations were made for the construction (of the East-West road) in 2009 and 2010, but after Yar’Adua’s death, work stopped on the road and money set aside was diverted.

“I have gone to this length to illustrate to you that the construction of this road has lingered due to the lacklustre approach of the Jonathan administration. Their initial promise to complete the road by 2013 never materialized and till today the East-West road is yet to be completed,” he said.

Continuing, the spokesperson recalled that Mr. Jonathan anchored his campaign in the South-East on the promise he would rehabilitate the Second Niger Bridge, “but four years down the line, we are now realizing that the bridge is still at the drawing board table and may not be realized after all under Jonathan. We recall that the money set aside for the project was channelled into the Presidential election of President Goodluck Jonathan.”

“Contrary to the strident efforts of the Jonathan team to assure the people of the South East that the Second Niger Bridge has been awarded and now under construction, the truth is that the PDP administration is only deceiving the people,” Mr. Garba averred.

He queried the rationale behind the adoption of public private partnership in the construction of the bridge at “triple the real cost”, stressing that the Federal Government could have borne the full cost since the project “falls under the social project between government and the people.”

“If this arrangement is not reversed, and the Federal Government takes full responsibility for the funding, the implication is that the South East people will perennially remain at the mercy of the investors for a period not limited to 25 years in the first instance,” the Buhari campaign spokesperson said.

He accused Mr. Jonathan of truncating the dredging of River Niger and Onitsha Seaport project, said to have been inaugurated by late President Umar Yar’Adua.

“To further demonstrate that President Jonathan has serially failed the South East, we want to put it on record that late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua had commenced and indeed reached an advanced stage in the dredging of River Niger, and construction of Onitsha seaport.

“Regrettably this was again truncated by Jonathan as till today the seaport which is expected to promote economic development in the region and beyond is yet to take off and the dredging stopped.”

Saying corruption is anathema to any form of development; Mr. Shehu stressed that, “General Buhari with a sterling record of fighting corruption will spare no effort in ensuring that Nigerians have value for their commonwealth”

On women’s rights and participation in government, he noted that much had been said about Mr. Buhari not having women in his agenda should he win the April 28 presidential election, but Mr. Sheu dismissed the claim, saying the APC presidential candidate “is not a male chauvinist, and he has a definite and robust programme for women if elected President.”


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    APC has made a promising career of lying and nobody is fooled anymore. When a grown up adult decides to make a broom as ppart of his dress comppliment then you are sure to hear insane statements from him. By the time Mama peace hit these idiots back they will be runing for broom cover

    • simon tor gideon

      Your contribution is meaningless as your self.If what is said here is not true then state the otherwise.Has the East-West road completed over 7yrs after contarct foit was awarded?What is the present position of the second River Niger bridge at Onitsha ?Ask your self these questions without ethnic ,regional or religious sentiments

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Have you taken time to update yourself on what is happening to those two projects ? If you did you will not sound like the insane APC Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • simon tor gideon

          you must have certainly stolen that device from someone for not knowing how to use it properly Ole ni

          • BlackieUmukoro

            You are daft. BB can easily be tracked if stolen please
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • 4get about those abokis.

        • Obere

          Truelly Igbo’s Are The Greatest Animal who cannot understand things do the they will continue been as servants to the pool’s PDP .

          • BlackieUmukoro

            You are a donkey
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

      • Garba Musa

        Could it be that you swallow hook line and sinker everything these APC Vuvuzelas tell you without cross checking facts?? Bros, don’t do that..u will be SERIOUSLY EMBARRASSED in public if u do! I find this combination suicidal: A PARTY WHOSE LEADERSHIP HAS A HIGH PROPENSITY TO LIE..AND A FOLLOWERSHIP THAT ARE AS GULLIBLE AS GOATS!
        Please Mr man, make your independent inquiry about the onitsha bridge! Your Vuvuzela claimed;
        ‘four yrs down the line, we are now realising that the bridge is still on the drawing board table’!
        NOTHING CAN BE FURTHER THAN THE TRUTH! This is something I know about personally! I worked in Julius Berger before leaving the country and some of our workers wer transferred there! One of the subcontractors even called me and told me he is working there!
        FOR GOD’S SAKE, WHY WOULD OLD MEN OLD ENOUGH TO BE GRANDFATHERS LIE RECKLESSLY LIKE THIS??
        For those of us outside the country, we rely on statements from home to keep abreast. Imagine if I didn’t have info about this? Why mislead people??
        I now believe what is said about these APC people ; ONE WEEK ONE LIE!
        DAMN!!

        • John

          Tell your friend to send you the picture. At least, AIT and NTA should have shown it. By the way, what are you doing outside Nigeria? Come and help your brother GEJ develop your country.

          • Garba Musa

            I will be back bro. GEJ is not my brother. I am not impressed with his government..but I will not be so dishonest to turn a blind eye to the lies and hypocrisy of the purported ‘change’ agents.
            Atiku, Abubakar Audu, Amaechi, Sylva, Akume, Saraki; CHANGE AGENTS??
            LOL!!
            *i do not need pictures..colleagues in my division wer transferred to onitsha bridge and are still in contact with me!

    • Maitama Tambari

      BlackieUmukoro, simon for gideon has asked you for your contribution instead of castigation. East West road is impossible to drive on in the dry season, and you should reflect driving in the rainy season. East west road had been under the budget of Federal Ministry of Works, NEMA, OMPADEC and some States Government, just to make it motor able. Eleme Petrochemical, Refineries, Fertilizer, Oil and Gas Free Zone, Onne Port and Navy College are all built along this road in Rivers State end of East West road where majority of oil and gas activities take place, but no road. You may spend four hours between Eleme junction round about on Aba Road to Onne Port. Is it APC or PDP? Niger Bridge built by Tafawa Balewa has never seen any maintenance of consequent, but President Jonathan promised Ndigbos a new Niger Bridge in his 2011 Presidential Campaign. Where is the Bridge today, 2015. This time President Jonathan promise to Ndigbos is to hand over to themthe Presidency, come 2019, if they supported him now in 2015. The promise of 2011 is still outstanding and Ndigbos extraction will continue to spend hours and days to cross River Niger to get home at Christmas. WE BELIEVE CHANGE! YES WE CAN IN NIGERIA. ALI MUST GO. YES JONATHAN MUST GO.

      • Aboki pls stop vomiting rubbish from ur mouth.GEJ til 2019.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        You still live in the past. Igbos going home for christmas no longer spend hours on the bridge and the second bridge is ongoing. The east west road was awarded with Bill of quantity, only now it is been done to ascertain the cost of construction. Don’t follow the lie tide Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • segun

    IN NIGERIA HERE WE HAVE A PROMISE AND FAIL PRESIDENT I URGE YOU ALL TO GO THROUGH HIS 2011 MANIFESTO….THEN YOU’LL REALIZE WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT

  • fresh15

    Buhari is the biggest deceiver and Nigerians must be careful with him.

  • taiwo

    no one is fooled Buhari has nothing to offer Nigerians

    • obere

      Idiots closed ur mumu mouth ! U don’t get since .

      • Tony

        Aboki, you spent all yur life learning abusive words..that is why yur English is ROTTEN! Stringing such horrible sentences in the 21st century?? Chai!

      • Buhari is full of toilet & he is demented 2.

        • SAM .A

          You remember the dementia in your Mum & Dad that has been given u problem . You can’t transfer problem to Gen Buhari,a formal head of state , a presidential candidate of APC.Your old dad is a poor farmer ur mom a pet trader . No body in your village has risen to post of Sgt in the Army . No wonder u develop this pathological hatred.

          • I said it d one with bipolar like buhari will b one 2 vomit rubbish,buhari is full of sh#t like ur father & mother.Useless aboki.

  • New Nigerian

    ..Jonathna would run on his record. And ths election is about Jonathan and the rest of us. We the people are saying no to the diversion of our commonwealth by Jonathan through militia and war on us. We would overwhelmingly vote for Buhari and support him to bring Nigeria back from the life support machine that Jonathan has put it. And to my fellow compatriots in the South-East and South-South, the question that we must ask is this, is our life better today than it was when Jonathan came to power. Jonathan’s allegiance is to himself, if it wasn’t he has stolen enough to make a “Dubai” in the South-South, even Otuoke his village still have no electricity. So for Nigerians everywhere it is a disaster and I say for us in the South-South and South-East it is double disaster because of the abuse and association to Jonathan by geography – and the misplaced expectations that we must vote for a plutocrat who lacks capacity to rule Nigeria just because he comes from our part of the creek. We reject this and as Nigerians we say our salvation is to approach equity with clean hands and to stand with our fellow countrymen and be counted amongst those who bring Nigeria back from the brink that current plutocrats has taken it. Isaac Boro did his bit, we would do our bit.

    Some Facts – Plutocratic Desperado Party (PDP) administration under President Jonathan’s genocidal war on Nigerians in the North (more than 35,065 killed to date – by March 11th, 2015 since 2011):

    Jonathan’s oil theft contracts (used to finance the wars or as a reason for the war on the people he was voted to govern):
    President Jonathan have personally supervised the grand theft, through two contracts financed with tax payers money, since January 2012 (possibly fall of 2011) of 400,000 barrels of oil per day by those he hand-picked to safeguard the supply lines against theft. According to Soludo: “First, you (Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala) admit that ‘oil theft’ has reduced oil output from the average 2.3 – 2.4 million barrels per day to 1.95 mpd (meaning that at least 350,000 to 450,000 barrels per day are being ‘stolen’). On the average of 400,000 per day and the oil prices over the past four years, it comes to about $60bn ‘stolen’ in just four years.

    – This is done through two 2 contracts that Jonathan signed to rebel leaders from his tribe.

    These are the 2 contracts by the Jonathan administration that is a major feed to the monster bedevilling Nigeria and turning it into a failed state, and a personal estate of King Jonathan, it was fall 2011 & 2012 time frame – widely reported by Wall Street Journal and major newspapers in Nigeria – just google it – I like the composition in the piece titled, Help, This Nigerian State Is Failing By Ayobami Oyalowo:

    ”In August, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke some disturbing news about Nigeria. It was reported that some ex-militants in the Niger Delta had been paid about N6.32billion within the past one year by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Yes, for the ‘noble’ service of providing security against vandals for the Corporation’s oil pipeline network. Imagine! The breakdown, as outlined by WSJ, is this:

    Chief Government Ekpumopolo (alias Tompolo), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, ‘General’ Ebikabowei Victor Ben (Boyloaf) and ‘General’ Ateke Tom were respectively paid N5.1 billion, N1.44 billion, N608 million and N608 million yearly by the state-owned NNPC, as ‘protection money’ to guard the pipelines they once attacked.

    As if that was not enough an insult on the collective intelligence of Nigerians, earlier in the year the Federal Government awarded a contract worth $103.4million (over N15billion) to the Global West Vessel Specialist Limited (GWVSL) – a firm widely believed to be owned by Tompolo to supply 20 vessels for the use of the nation’s military authorities to secure the waterways. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, had last year sent a memo titled, “Award of Contract for the Strategic Concessioning Partnership with NIMASA to Provide Platforms for Tracking Ships and Cargoes, Enforce Regulatory Compliance and Surveillance Of The Entire Nigerian Maritime Domain,” to President Goodluck Jonathan.

    In considering the memo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Akpobolokemi chose GWVSL as the preferred company for the 10-year concession agreement, renewable for two terms of five years each. Jonathan, in a memo dated 9th November, 2011, with reference number PRES/99/MT/61, approved Akpobolokemi’s memo, which the Federal Executive Council rubber-stamped on 5th January, 2012. According to Akpobolokemi, GWVSL “will provide platforms for effective policing of Nigeria’s maritime domain and ensure compliance with international maritime conventions on vessels and ships voyaging the country’s waters”. NIMASA maintains that the concessionaire would help the Federal Government to enforce the sabotage law and collect levies on its behalf. This, in a country that still maintains a statutory Naval force, and without a track record for GWVSL?

    From the above, the current occupant of the presidential villa showed where his loyalty lies…rather than train the military, he equipped criminals and vandals who had taken up arms against the state. No wonder so much arms and ammunition have found their way into Nigeria and our country has now become one gigantic human abattoir where someone is killed on an average of an hour, daily. Between January to May 2014 it has been estimated that over 1,500 people have been mindlessly cut down by terrorists and blood thirsty killers.

  • linsmith

    NigeriansNigerians pls do come out enmasse and vote out these crazy thieving crooks called PDP.Don’t they know we are all fed up;and that even without elections we shall fight to forcefully remove them from power ?We hhave been misruledmisruled! military beware,stay out of partisan politics.APC in control is a victory in all Nigeria !

  • Chukwudi Kingsley

    Mr she hu and apc are liars and propagandist extra ordinary, it seems Mr she hu wants to beat liar Mohammed on the acts of lying. I am from anambra state the home state of 2nd Niger bridge and I can confirm to the whole world that actual construction have commenced on the 2nd Niger bridge .in fact the pilling of the pillars is ongoing simultaneously at both the asaba end and Onitsha end.the onitsha river port have been completed waiting for the gazzeting of the inland water ways transportation bill that shall provide the frame work for the river port to function. Garba shehu and buhari has proven beyond reasonable doubt that they are incurable falsehood peddlers and deceivers who do not verify their facts before lying. South east and indeed anambra have never had it so good as under Jonathan and that’s why we have resolved that no single anambrarian will vote for boko haram buhari who had continued to kill our brethren residing in the north.for us in anambra,journeying from head bridge Onitsha to Awka is now a delight different from our nightmare experience under other Nigerian leaders.from Onitsha to Owerri is now a delight ditto oba to okigwe etc.intact it is good luck forever for us in anambra and south eastern Nigeria.

    • True Nigerian

      Just listen to yourself: “South east and indeed anambra have never had it so good as under
      Jonathan and that’s why we have resolved that no single anambrarian will
      vote for boko haram buhari…”

      Please speak for yourself alone. Who is the “we” in your comment? Who are you to decide that no votes from the East will go to Buhari?

      I am Igbo, and I will vote for Buhari. I know many other Igbos who are also waiting to cast their votes for Buhari.

  • Wetin Naija

    PDP is a party of thieves, liars and corrupt people

  • dent

    Judging from the manner you are cursing yourselves according to your tribes in this forum, Nigerians are not ready for the truth or economic and infrastructural development. What is more than Onitsha bridge and Niger dredging is transparency in government. So if your president builds Onitsha bridge but sends $30 billion to his foreign bank account, that’s fine with you? Why is it that virtually no one expects transparent dealings from their elected representatives? You only need one little project to be carried out in your home state, and the politicians can have license to steal. Nigerians have endorsed stealing of the people’s money for decades, and that did not begin with Jonathan. Ask yourselves, why was it that over two million Nigerians flocked to the U.S. and Europe for good during the 1980s and 1990s, even up the early 2000s? Were things going well at home? Of course not. No doubt the scale of corruption in the Jonathan administration is mindboggling, but that did not begin with him, and corruption will continue in Nigeria in the foreseeable future, until the system totally breaks down and a good military dictator brings salvation. The idea here is, until you demand to have truth and also be a source of truth yourselves the standard of living for 99% of the people will continue to be deplorable. Forget about all the fancy used cars you can import, and the fancy personal houses – that’s not development at all. Yes, fancy cars but roads full of potholes, and fancy houses but not steady electricity or running water, generators blaring all nights, less than 10 percent of your high school can get into higher education. I am not trying to offend anyone, but rather helping you understand what real development is. All said, Buhari is still the lesser of the two evils.

  • justme

    And am sure if the country has been left in the hands of the APC,u all wud have done better than the present government I suppose??..that will be a joke of the highest century!

    • Lemmuel Odjay

      Where is your Niger Bridge 2? Where is the proposed dredging of the River Niger from the Onitsha axis to Kogi State and the surrounding areas, a project that was caught under the national development plan of the Gowon administration that should by now have thrown up huge economic activities around the nation’s core iron and steel producing belt through the Anambra and Warri Port axis. Road and railway projects that were part of the plan between Warri Port, Onitsha and parts of Kogi State have long kissed the dust. What has happened to these projects in the past 16 years? Where is the East – West national development road project whose contract had been awarded and re-awarded several times in the past to the Anenihs of Nigeria’s clandestine business world? With each award, huge sums of money were paid afresh and subsequently “shared” out by the PDP and this government. These are direct-impact projects that were designed along with the petrochemical, aluminum, steel rolling mills, power, rail lines and highway construction NEPs during the oil boom era, aimed at galvanizing the nation’s economy. Which of these projects has seen the light of day many decades after inauguration? Today, we are still struggling to build power plants some of which Gowon had proposed since 40-something years ago, which future prospect has fallen into the greasy hands of thieves both within the NPN and their ex-soldier cousins who have both reappeared in the PDP to continue with the downsizing of Nigeria’s economy. Having been unable to complete the above listed projects and then running them successfully, they have resorted to pawning them partly on a hire purchase formula to foreigners, shamelessly referring to them as Public Private Partnerships so they could be free to share the proceeds of oil among themselves. For if such proceeds were meant to pay for those projects in the first place, what then is the money being used for now that some of the projects have been transferred to be completed by the private sector? Our children, long graduated from rickety schools are still roaming our streets with no jobs and no hope, while those of them who managed to find the elusive job are indignantly and forever perched on picket lines in opposition to an uncaring and uncharitable government. The few proverbial one-eyed who reign supreme in our midst in Nigeria have made a total balls-up of our nation’s economic prospects. The blind are clapping and urging them on. The fact is, with or without Buhari, this country’s bitter tears for CHANGE have reached heaven. All efforts must be made to stop the devil and his advocates from hijacking and turning the inevitable change process into a bloodbath…

  • samson john

    Pls tell GMB to show us his waec result,a corrupt man wants to fight corruption that’s not possible