All APC presidential aspirants are better than Jonathan, says Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, gave a damning assessment of President Goodlcuk Jonathan leadership qualities, saying all the presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are far better than the president.

“Any of the APC aspirants is better than Jonathan; whoever wins the party primary is better than President Jonathan,” Mr. Abubakar said in Minna, Niger State at the public declaration of the founder of Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah for the presidential race.

Describing Mr. Nda-Isaiah as a “personal friend,” the former vice president, who is also a presidential aspirant on the APC ticket, disclosed that he and the other four aspirants had agreed to back whoever emerges as the flag bearer during the primary election in other to terminate the Jonathan administration.

He added, “We are united. We have resolved to support whoever emerges.

We are not fighting each other, that is why I am here today. Our target is to rescue the country from the misrule of the PDP.”

Mr. Abubakar lamented the state of the nation under the PDP, saying that it had been grounded to a halt.

He said, “It is a known fact that we don’t have functioning hospitals, no good schools for our children, no electricity and no good road, that is why we must change the PDP government and rescue the country from further harm”.

He asked the APC faithful, particularly those vying for elective positions to return to their wards and constituencies to engender change.

Also speaking at the event, the governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, asked the members of the party to be ready to work hard in other to achieve the desired change.

He stated that Mr. Jonathan and the PDP are not only desperate, but would resist the change the APC was yearning for.

“If you think President and the PDP will just leave office, you are joking,” he said. “We all have to ensure that we work and vote them out. We should be ready to demand and ensure the change, even at a point of death.”

Mr. Amaechi, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, further stated that the president and the PDP were already manifesting their desperation to hold on to power by the manner the security details to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, were withdrawn.

He also lamented the manner the PDP was using the police and the State Security Service, SSS, saying their actions had given them out as appendages of the party.

“It is a known fact that it is only the National Assembly and the Court that can determine who is the Speaker and not the Police and SSS, so we must all rise and vote the PDP out,” the governor said.


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    • Peter

      YOU ARE A THIEF! Go and sell the dummy to your grandfather.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Bunkum from a sunk Atiku !!!

    They are “better” than Jonathan because they are all Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani who foooolishly believe that they alone are born-to-rule Nigeria forever:

    APC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES:

    Presidential Candidate No. 1 ……… Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari ……… Muslim
    Presidential Candidate No. 2 ……… Alhaji Atiku Abubakar …………….. Muslim
    Presidential Candidate No. 3 ……… Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso ………. Muslim
    Presidential Candidate No. 4 ……… Alhaji Aminu Tambuwaal ……….. Muslim

    • Ijeuwa

      You guys really have nothing to say given the abysmal performanfe of ur Dumbo Jumbo. All u resort to is religion and regionalism and ethnicity. Nigerians are really sick of it to their guts. Even a so called one religion ticket wouldn’t bother Nigerians anymore. Ur time is up!

      • George

        You tell us what was the performal of this Atiku when he was there

        • favourtalk

          And he was better as a VIP than sambo and even your sholess president

          • Peter

            You are a liar. It seems you have a select memory. Have you forgotten what he did to OBJ and why they are sworn enemies to date? If OBJ had not been careful this Atiku man almost overthrew him. Show me one thing he did as a vice-president and the school that he later attended after all that has now enriched him to become the president of Nigeria.

        • Ijeuwa

          If this was the question, instead of regionalism, religion and ethnicity, then we could have had a matured conversation. So let’s start with the incumbent. Tell us his achievements, then we go frm there…

    • aladeadekunleoluwaadeshinaola

      Sam Nda-lsaiah and Rochas are christian and it will surprise you that Tambuwaal is contesting governorship of Sokoto

      • George

        Is Tambowal better than his friend formerly Mr. Integrity
        Faruk Lawal now Mr. USELESS FELLOW

    • Spoken word

      Can you see how silly you.you read a story above and conveniently left out the fact that Sam Nda Isaiah is running for president as well.

      • George

        who cares if he run for toilet cleaner in APC house godfather

        • Spoken word

          You seem very familiar with that role.are you a toilet cleaner?

          • favourtalk

            Maybe he needs to wake up, jonathan didn’t do anything good for this country than his personal interest. Enough of religeon sentiment, we only wants our country back sound and healthy with change

          • Spoken word

            abeg help me tell am o.

    • dave

      Can these GEJ men stop all these religious propaganda.You guys should say something’s else.

    • nnadoris

      If all the alhaji Muslims say we don’t have good road and good school and good hospital under good luck jonathan there are lies jonathan have done well and we most support him 2015

    • Ebola or Gej

      Nonsense What is Wrong if all are Muslims. What of Okorocha and Isaac Sam Nda,isah, Obasanjo has ruled this country for More than 8 years both as civilian and military and he is a christian, no body says he has done so badly as Jonathan who is incompetent ,clueless and shoeless drunkard.

    • Maria

      Tanbuwal is not a presidential candidate mugu.

    • paco

      so what? does is it matter whether it’s a Christian or Muslim as long as we have just the basics that all humans deserve in the 21st century? when I read comments like these I curse the schools that produced leeches like you.

  • Frank Bassey

    An “aspirant” has not been tested on the seat’; what is the basis for comparison?

    • Ebola or Gej

      They say Action speaks louder than voice, after all Atiku has been VP, Buhari has been head of State, while Kwankwaso has deliver dividends of democracy to Kano people and Kano State has been peaceful.

  • Peter

    These northerners are the same, always hateful of southern leadership. Everyone knows what Atiku Abubakar did to OBJ when he was his vice, just because of ethnicity. Almost everyone of them are power hungry and cynical. His place is right now on fire and even his home town has been been overrun by the same Boko Haram he assisted to set up for the sake of Jonathan and his southern rule. Rather than go home and bring peace to his region, he is busy castigating a sitting president just because he wants to rule one Nigeria. Charity they say should begin at home. If you cannot rule your place, I wonder whose place you are going to rule. To Atiku Abubakar, I say GO HOME and talk sense into your people, particularly your Boko Haram commanders to disarm. Jonathan is a very clever man and about the type of man to govern Nigeria. He chose all his security chiefs from the north. The only time he tried a southerner in the person of Ihejirika, the northerners shouted wolf alleging genocide. To demonstrate to all Nigerians the negative attitude of these northerners, rather than lay blame on these service chiefs for inaction, they are bad mouthing against Jonathan.

  • OLUWATOBI

    #GEJ led administration must go…..watch out for CHANGE coming 2015…

  • Daddy Josh

    Honestly the whole issue is getting more interesting 2015 general election will be keenly contested, is not going to be a work over for any party I think I am loving it. Let’s put religion and ethnicity one side and vote the best candidates. Objectivity and personal conviction will sure guide us in taking decision on the candidate to endorse.

  • ologbonlolode

    Hmmmm … can we just pause a little bit and have a closer look at these posers? Let’s analyze all the governors of both APC and PDP since 1999 and look at their performances and when this is done, let’s put their religion affiliations by their name and see how many Christians and Muslims perform well or not. If religion is what we are using as yardstick in the 21st century, then hope is waning for Nigeria, I am afraid to say. Can a man give what he doesn’t have? I leave you with a guess on that.

  • sir Oscie

    Atiku just stated the obvious fact. Based on president Jonathan’s performance in the last 6 years, I seriously don’t see him winning elections in 2015.
    The APC aspirants are better prepared for public office than the president. We need Change and we believe APC can provide us with that.
    #ANigeriaForAll.

  • Baba Jada

    GEJ is the biggest mistake in the history of this country. He has successfully redefined failed leadership in a very short period. His number one duty is to protect and defend the country and has failed woefully to the point where Boko Haram controls over 18 LGA’s and he is in burkina faso doing god knows what. Secondly he was sworn to protect the interest of the federal republic of Nigeria and he has just done the opposite. One of the biggest interest of such a diverse country is unity, and he has failed utterly. GEJ will no doubt be remembered as corrupt, divisive, unaccountable, and incompetent.

    • blackdove

      If Nigeria can send troops in the 90’s to fight rebel militias in Liberia and sierra Leone with one tenth of the financial resources we have today; then how in heaven’s sake this President cannot send troops to destroy these rag tag militias. Simple, this President is not fit for command. It does not matter who started boko haram or who is sponsoring the criminals. A real commander in chief will secure our north eastern and north western borders with 20,000 troops. He will secure the commitment of the presidents of Niger, chad and Cameroon to do the same before completely destroying sambisa forest. Burn that forest to the ground and let us see where the idiots will run to.

  • Maria

    GEJ is a failure.

    • Peter

      Maria, you called yourself a christian yesterday and you are even more hateful than those evil jihardists. You spit out hatred always. Maybe the things you wanted in Jonathan’s government were denied you and so you become one of those sworn enemies of the administration. Whatever it is that Jonathan’s government has denied you, I don’t think you will ever get it under an Hausa man. If you are looking for a husband and you are eying a mallam, forget it because your born-again posture has defeated that venture. The highest they will do for you is to send you on a suicide mission and that will be your end. Keep on supporting them but I know that your course fruitless because nothing will ever stop Jonathan from being your president up to 2019. Take my advice and think more positively because the mallams are mocking you.

      • D king

        Wake up and address the issues. Its not about Mallam or aboki or xtian or muslim. Peter, I am a xtian just like you and Maria and between a performing incorruptible muslim and a “xtian” who steals, encourages corruption, selfish and greedy who would you vote for? Stop deceiving yourself, typical example for me is Ogun state with a Gbenga Daniel (xtian) for 8 yrs who for 8 yrs could not even fix the road that leads to my church and here comes a man who has just spent like 3 yrs and he’s done well to start fixing all those roads e.t.c. God can use a Muslim or anyone to achieve anything. Remember, he once used a prostitute to save his people. They are deceiving you, they go to church and all-night vigils claiming to be xtians and still steal billions meant for the people, kill and do all sorts. For me, ur Jonathan is not a bad man but he’s not cut out for this job. Would you allow a carpenter to fix your TV. Let’s just help to ease him out in 2015 so he can go continue with his life.

      • blackdove

        Keep spewing hatred and let’s see how Jonathan can win without the Hausa vote.

  • Garden-City Boy

    With 5 wives and 30 children, APC-JANJAWEEDS are certainly much better…..in promiscuous almajiri production, rape and pedophilia. We don’t need to be reminded; we already know that. An APC-JANJAWEED president then shifts the burden of care of 30 almajiris low-lifers he spews into our space to hapless taxpayers of the land. It does not quite end there. Each JANJAWEED appointee of an APC-JANJAWEED president will will be entitled to the same “privilege” as their Oga-in-power. This is how these parasites think they are and defines the claim that “all APC candidates are better than Jonathan”. Better sex machines

  • favourtalk

    That’s just the hard truth. When GEJ was a deputy governor, vice president and even now, what is his achievement, just check the record of all the APC governors and senators, you will be amased that our president didn’t do nothing. We need a rapid change now if we really want to catch up with the developing world. We need APC

  • MushinSpeaks

    Gbam! GEJ completed Yar’Adua’s two years, elected as President and now seeking another four years with the present state of insecurity and dwindling economy?

    Be it Kwakwanso, Sam Ndiah, Rochas, Atiku, and GMB, any can floor him at the pols.

    Enough of Jonathan pls…

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    PDP-president Ebele Jonathan can not point out a single visible structure of what he achieved since he was installed into office as president of Nigerria after the demise of president Umaru Musa Yar’dua.There is growing insecurity of lives and properties for Nigerians as Boko Haram conquered more territories in Borno State and latest is Adamawa State.PDP-President Ebele Jonathan has demonstrates that he does not possess the capacity,capability,knowledge and competency to lead Nigeria out of the wood.It is time for drastic change to prevent Nigeria disintegration.

    • ceweeco projects

      You are too blind to see native Dr.

    • justice

      Truly, I am ashamed of your so called scholarly prowess. You lack basic logical thoughts and your posts are at best infantile. One would have thought that a ‘doctor, would have carried out some research work to support their arguments but yours are nothing but beer parlour gossips. What a shame..

      • Dr. Kay

        You are a moron, an e-rat that has mortgaged his soul for dirty chicken change. I’m throwing a challenge at you to educate the good doctor on 10 projects your Dumbo has done since he’s in office ,don’t mention corrupt dealings and missing $20billion

  • OMOLOYIN

    Enough of JONATHAN
    #Jonathanmustgo

  • justice

    From what I can deduce going thru all the posts here:
    -The northerners want their own in power.
    -the yorubas want to partner the north.
    -The ibos want to be settled. Period.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Interesting insight, Justice.

      Just wished the Ndigbo would not play “settlement politics”.

      That’s one thing I like about Okorocha’s dalliance with APC. Even though a part of me feel that he is not likely to get the APC ticket on this run, but he should position himself very well to head the Ndigbo claim in this party since he has been there from the word go. He would be well supported by other Igbo heads if they are being strategic about it.

      Funny thing about the Yoruba clan is that it would swing after an Okorocha candidacy at the next turn if they feel he is being shortchanged at a later time.

      BTW, I have not delved into this thread because I felt it would have some form of ethnic bashing; judging from the headline. I am responding from your profile page.

  • Oleku

    Imam Shekau is better than Jonathan abi–coz he’s Ijaw–fisherman who dash am aso rock. Animals