Nigerians want Jonathan back as president, PDP says

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has claimed that Nigerians are yearning for the return of former President Goodluck Jonathan just two years after he left office.

The party stated this on Sunday in a message to the former president as he celebrates his 59th birthday.
In the message, signed by its spokesperson, Dayo Adeyeye, PDP said Nigerians want Mr. Jonathan back because his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, has failed.

“Your Excellency Sir, in less than two years of leaving office, Nigerians are yearning and crying for your return especially as your successor who won the 2015 Presidential Election on the altar of propaganda and lies against your administration has done no better since he took over from you on May 29, 2015”.

The PDP said all the legacies of Mr. Jonathan such as electoral reforms for free, fair and credible election “have been eroded and quickly replaced with inconclusive elections, electoral apathy, voter inducement, intimidation, harassment and unfair incarceration of judges and squeezing of opposition at all levels.

“This reversal of your achievements is also visible in all sectors of our economy as the vibrant and largest economy you left behind in May 2015 is today in great recession and near depression,” it said.

PDP said it is congratulating the former President on his legacies and achievements in “academia, politics, governance and social life”, which, it said, remains indelible and worthy of emulation by well-meaning people.

“You are a shining light during and after office as one of the Heads of State in Nigeria and Africa in general who willingly conceded power to the opposition in the interest of peace and democracy.

“Your Excellency Sir, this is your 59th Birthday Anniversary, and so let us allow you celebrate instead of bothering you with the sick and comatose state of our economy.

“We pray the Almighty God to bless you with good health and many more years of service to your home State, Bayelsa, Nigeria, Africa and the world in general. We wish you 59 hearty happy cheers,” the party said.


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  • Otile

    Where did Yakubu Danjuma lodge all the wealth he acquired from the Niger Delta?

    • kinsly

      With you na!

    • Observer

      For your papa backyard .. Lol

  • Rommel

    I am certain that even as daft as he is,president Jonathan would know that such wishes from his people is drug induced schizophrenia

    • Otile

      When you cease commenting rubbish your backward people will know that you have finally carried out a successful suicide bombing and perished too. Senseless terrorist.

      • Observer

        Lol….. Kai, eedey pain this guy as we dey enter hin glorified buffoon

    • Burbank

      Even Jonathan himself don’t believe in such wishes !

      • Omoagunmate

        No doubt the guy o! E fit dey believe that nonsense, he is not that smart if you know what I mean.

    • franknaija


  • Screw-em II

    Only a deranged sycophant with schizophrenia will demand the return of such a dull being to return as “president “. The man was not worthy as a “leader” a house boy maybe but definitely not what we deserved as a nation. GEJ was a disgrace. Period!!!!

  • Suleiman Alatise

    Na albino mama go kill albino, mama wey know say im pikin na albino come dey call am oyinbo.

  • Proudly Nigerian

    Yes so that they can share billions as usual..Goddam mother fuckers

  • 678

    How many Nigerians want the most deluded, imbecile, dullard, brain-dead thief in the person of Jonafraud back as our president?
    I rather see a private soldier as my president than Jonafraud Ebele Badluck.

    • Observer

      You dey vex o guy

    • Rosemary

      as if u’d do better in governance if u were to be the president.

  • NoSpinEd

    Nigerians want PDP back without any evident change in their legacy of corruption? We can test this hypothesis in 2019.

    • Burbank

      In 2023

      • Omoagunmate


  • Powerlessconscious

    Simply say thieves house boy gej back.

    • Observer

      Yeah, thieves puppet

  • paul irumundomon

    What meaningful thing had buhari done, two years is gone .

    • Burbank

      Make even Supreme Court judges and a Senate president realised that crimes does not pay.

    • Observer

      At least some people are willingly returning our stolen tresures, we are seeing ex-military men tried, we are sering corrupt judges nailed, ati bebe lo

      • paul irumundomon

        You did not remember to mention, his selective justice and bias appointment. I don’t know your age, do you pray to see a repeat of this, when next givernment come back to power, to only go after oppositions.

  • Amir

    ….and the world asked for Barrabas instead of Christ. The world of PDP have always preferred thieves. As for Jona, even his mother rejects him as president.

  • Nkem

    The one I blame is this cursed system of ours that allowed the certified crook of a man called Jonathan to be walking free till this moment. Why would he not have the guts to be insulting our intelligence by hiring a miserable group of abused and traumatized Nigerians to stage a tragic comedy about the return of the imbecilic.

  • Nkem

    It a pastime that they perfected. Now, in their stupidity, they do not realise that Nigerians have moved on in spite of everything.

  • Keen Observer

    This statement published by PDP on the purported 59th birthday of clueless GEJ clearly shows how UNREPENTANT PDP is & will ever be in the nearest future.
    Can you imagine not even GEJ’s wife was exempted in the series of looting carried out under GEJ while he daily drinks himself into stupor, all his ministers & govs under his PDP looting administration were involved in one case of treasury looting or the other. And the PDP could also display the effrontery to publish such a stupendous statement that ”Nigerians wants GEJ back” trying to make nonsense of the current administration’s doggedness to sanitize / cleanse all sectors of Nigeria’s economy.
    Infact shame to a shameless party called PDP & it’s entire people. The worst Africa as a continent has ever recorded.

  • PolyGon2013

    Jonathan was a disaster.


    Politicians and their blaring. GEJ back? What a wishful thinking.

  • Omoba1

    If Nigerians are willingly to tolerate Jonathan, how about the wife?

  • oluchi

    He will contest under which PDP leadership? Makarfi or Sherrif? Confused people. It’s obvious PDP is still day dreaming. They should be ashamed of themselves with the way they crippled this country.

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    I guess Nigerians in PDP just love stealing. That is the only way they are not be smitten by the guilt of being smeared with the corruption word. GEJ coming back will likely legitimize Corruption this time, instead of his former approach of couching immorality in epithets of “goat” and “yams” in a way to maintain some indecent circumlocution!

  • franknaija

    Haha haha haha haha. PDP loves stealing, lies and jokes.

  • Whalerolex

    I don’t understand why this is in the news. Let PDP field GEJ in 2019.
    My only issue with this is that Nigerian will have no other choice between, Clueless Buhari and Brainless GEJ just as it was in 2015. Choose between Brainless and Clueless and either way, the outcome is still going bring about a failed economy.
    SMH for Nigeria

  • Lakunsta

    Awon ode! Dummies!

  • Musa M. Dantsoho

    Trust PDP, the party is not done with the former President yet. They will make sure they derive maximally from all that he had saved and run him aground, before the party stops deceiving him. Right from the day he lost election PDP and its criminal elements became manifest to him.