Northern youth donate N2m to Jonathan for presidential nomination form

President Goodluck Jonathan

Some youths under the aegis of Northern Youth Forum on Saturday donated N2 million to President Goodluck Jonathan to purchase his presidential nomination form.

The coordinator of the forum, Bello Bichi, announced the donation at a rally in support of President Jonathan in Kano.

He said the decision to donate the money was borne out of the forum’s resolve to support the re-election of the president under the platform of the PDP in 2015.

‘’We decided to support Mr. President with this token amount to enable him purchase the nomination form for the presidency.

‘’The youth in the north believe that President Jonathan has the country and youth at heart in view of his commitment toward transforming the country,’’ he said.

Mr. Bichi reaffirmed the commitment of youth in the north to support President Jonathan’s ambition for the second term.

He called on the president not to relent in his effort toward ensuring peace, unity and development in the country.

In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, charged youth in the country to avoid acts capable of causing chaos during the forthcoming general election in the country.

Shekarau raising the 2Million cheque donated to Jonathan by the youth
Shekarau raising the 2Million cheque donated to Jonathan by the youth

‘’Gone are the days when we should take up dangerous weapons during the election,” he said.

‘’As youth, you are expected to conduct your affairs peacefully, especially during election in order to ensure peace in our state and the country.

‘’We have a herculean task ahead of us, so you have to come out en masse and vote so as to ensure the success of the party at all levels in 2015,’’ he said.

He commended the youth for the gesture and assured them that the federal Government would continue to come up with programmes aimed at improving their socio-economic status.

‘’The president had wanted to come and grace this occasion personally if not for some pressing national matters,’’ he said.

Also in his remarks, the Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna, said the donation was a clear indication that Northern youths were in support of President Jonathan’s bid to re-contest the presidency in 2015.

The occasion was attended by prominent personalities including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali and the Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Rufa’i Alkali, among others.



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  • amazing2012

    Chinanne !

  • amazing2012

    Tsinanne !

  • MrFesh

    Cry APC cry!
    That’s your stock in trade.

    • tundemash

      I thought you e-rats claim the north is opposed to GEJ?

      • Otile

        Abubakar tundemash, don’t vote for the loser, make your vote count, vote for justice, vote for the winner, vote for President Jonathan.

        • Leslie

          Vote for justice.hehe!What justice are you talking about?I bet you have a bottle of shekpe by you side.

          • Otile

            Well, if you hate justice remember no justice no peace.

      • MrFesh

        Is that why you are crying?

  • tundemash

    I thought the e-rats claim the north is opposed to GEJ?

    • Otle

      Abubakar tundemash, good people from the North and SW are solidly behind President Jonathan. Don’t waste your vote on Buhari, he is going to lose big.

  • Don Messi

    This is what I expected my candidate Buhari and his associates to have done.
    Instead of taking a loan and using Nigeria as collateral!
    So, what if he defaults in payment??
    Na to sell the whole of Naija be that o!
    That is the real reason why I am about to defect.
    The whole loan issue is giving me sleepless nights.
    The devil is a liar!

    • Leslie

      Think before you post.It’s not that difficult.

  • Oleku

    I said before that the janjaweeds progressives ati jihadist Buhari will continue to win elections on Sahara Reporters ati Premium Times while GEJ flaws him at the polls–this is a welcome development and I want to assure Naijas that mr president will not relent in his efforts in transforming this country and the lives of every Nigerian

  • Ette

    Let no one be deceived by this familiar antics from the wicked PDP. How did they get the money, and how much did they contribute. Haruna just gave them the money which PDP has wickedly stolen for the youth to present as if the money came from the youth. This is PDP normal wayo. May God treat them the way they are treating NIGERIANS. Amen. No sane person will vote for the wicked and unrepentant corrupt. People in PDP.

  • Jika

    As a youth from the North,I am sure this guys are not speaking for me.They are however entitled to their opinion and choices.May we have a peaceful election that is devoid of violence and rigging.

    • Otle

      You are a loser. Weather you like it or not the sensible youths are speaking for you, your voice carries no weight. Who else do you think can sustain Nigeria the way President has in the face of insults, ingratitude and indiscipline? Make sure you don’t waste your voter on Buhari, vote for President Jonathan, yaro.

      • abbadd

        You are the bigger loser a misguided misinformed individual with the thinking capacity of an under-aged boy.How has GEJ sustained Nigeria you bloody ingrate.

        • Otle

          You don’t know the meaning of ingrate. I am not like you. I give
          credit where credit is due. I am grateful to God, but you owe your own
          allegiance only to sharia and Beelzebub your god.

      • Leslie

        Sustained Nigeria by playing up religious and ethnic sentiments?Please whatever it is you smoke,it’s time you decist from it.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        You can chat “whatever”, and your so-called “sensible youths” can make as much noise as they want, but Jika and others would still have their votes and say in the elections.

        At the end of the process, a winner will emerge.

        • Otle

          And that winner will be Dr Jonathan as usual.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Wake up, Otile.

            You are wetting your sleeping mat in your nightmare!!

      • Jika

        The issue here is not wether I am a loser or you are a winner.The simple thing here for me,is that of freedom of speech and choice.These guys have made their choice and I respect that.My choice is certainly ANY ONE BUT JONATHAN.I expect you to respect that as well.Is it asking for too much?

      • Bishop

        Sustain? with the way violence is crawling everywhere? let me ask by the way Mr. GEJ what about the Ceasefire deal and the release of the Chibok Girls? are these the same people whom you claim to be donating money for your form? Stop dreaming.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)


  • Ibori

    Fraudsters organised by Shekarau to deceieve GEJ. How did they get the money and what transformation has GEJ done in the north?

    • abbadd

      You have said it all what transformation has GEJ done in the North? only death and destruction. The Money was given by a Niger-Delta chieftain so it will look like the North donated it but every straight thinking man knows GEJ has lost the North he can only rely on votes from the eastern part to stay in power.

    • Otile

      Look at the picture of those youths, they look like hardworking people to me. Don’t ask how they got the money, you do not feed them. By the way how do you get your own money?

      • Bishop

        There’s absolutely nothing GEJ can boldly give himself and his administration credit for especially in the north to deserve N2 million naira donation. Abeg let them go and sit down and stop flashing false information.

  • Sanusi A Yaradua

    Shekarau or Shekau donated the money! We are used to this kind of politics in the past.

  • Thepeople

    Can we have some of the names of these youths please? And can premium times interview them.

    • Otile

      If they handed that money to Imam Buhari would you be asking?

      • Bishop

        Who’s fooling who? What has GEJ done for the North that he deserves a donation? Funny

  • Ahmad

    Continue deceiving yourselves.

    • Bishop

      Don’t mind them, Nobody donated anything, this is a scam, a fraud to yet deceive the populace especially the ignorant ones to believing that the Norther youths will be supporting his campaign, And why will a whole president accept such a donation in the first place? We all know he doesn’t need it, These people are really shameless.

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  • tsunami1earthquake

    You Nigerians are inexplicably funny! Look at these youths who don’t have any job donated 2 million Naira towards Jonathan’s presidential ambition! Did Jonathan tell you he needed your money or needed your help towards buying the nomination forms? This is just money down the drains; meanwhile your suffering continues.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)


      Was it only me who noticed how sad the “youth” giving out two million Naira cheque looked?
      Compare his countenance with that of Shekau.

      He looked like he could do with two thousand Naira for himself.

  • Sahlu

    Congratulations Shekarau, congratulations Mr. President! The northern youth forum represents my position on this important matter. It’s time the youths realized who’s their own among the major gladiators seeking to be president in 2015.

    Buhari vs Goodluck contrasts sharply: Buhari closed the National Open University, which was established by the Shagari administration that he toppled, until it’s revived by Obasanjo; Goodluck established 12 new universities mostly in the north.

    When Buhari was Head of State, he removed meal subsidy for tertiary students in Nigeria, making it more difficult for especially northern youths to continue with their studies or even have access to higher education. With the establishment of many tertiary institutions, Goodluck administration has helped in improving access to higher education particularly in the north.

    Northerners should not be deceived, Goodluck is the right answer. Northern Youth Forum, please continue to walk the talk: Goodluck for Nigeria!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      You are a liar!

      I taught in Borno shortly after GMB left power and way looonnnnng before GEJ came into power.

      Northern Students still had benefits we did not enjoy as Southerners to encourage them to stay in school.