You need a refresher course in history, APC tells Presidency

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the presidency needs a refresher course in history if it is not aware that a leader has had cause to resign in the course of a war being fought by his country in order to change the course of the war.

In a statement on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party reminded the presidency that Neville Chamberlain resigned as British Prime Minister on May 10, 1940 after Adolf Hitler forced the allies to retreat from Norway.

”According to available information, Chamberlain led Britain through the first eight months of World War II but had to resign after the Allies were forced to retreat from Norway, because of his belief that a government supported by all parties was essential for the unity needed to defeat Adolf Hitler. The resignation paved the way for Winston Churchill who later became the hero of the War,” it said.

The APC was reacting to a statement on Thursday by the Presidency in which it claimed there was no part of the world where a president resigned during an ongoing war.

While responding to the demand by an APC leader, Bola Tinubu, that President Goodluck Jonathan should resign for failing to arrest the nation’s security challenges, the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, in a statement, challenged the party to tell Nigerians where a president resigned during war time.

The opposition party said the call by Mr. Tinubu on Mr. Jonathan to resign in view of the widespread insecurity in the land and the fact that some parts of Nigeria were now under occupation by terrorists was neither extraordinary nor unprecedented.

It said, ”The call by one of our leaders is about taking responsibility. President Jonathan is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. If under his watch Nigerian territories are being annexed progressively by insurgents, and all that he has demonstrated so far is sheer cluelessness and incompetence, it is time for him to take responsibility and quit in the national interest, to pave the way for a leader who can lead the country to victory.”

The APC said all the blame game and name calling by the presidency, targeted at the opposition, constitute a mere distraction.

It stated that the presidency was right to say that when terrorists attacked the US in September 2001, the leaders of the Democratic Party did not demand a resignation of President George Bush but rather rose in defence of the American nation to support the various measures taken by the president to defeat the Al-Qaeda terrorists.

The party said what the presidency forgot to say, however, was that Americans would not have rallied behind then Mr. Bush if he had been photographed snuggling with any sponsor of Al-Qaeda as Mr. Jonathan did with one of the alleged sponsors of Boko Haram in Chad.

It said Americans would not have rallied behind Mr. Bush if 9-11 had occurred not just once but twice or thrice, because it would have shown that the president is simply incompetent to lead.

The APC said, ”President Jonathan watched helplessly as Boko Haram moved from Sambisa Forest to take over a large chunk of territory in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states and proclaim a Caliphate. President Jonathan watched helplessly as Boko Haram abducted and took away almost 300 girls,holding most of them for over 200 days….still counting. His Administration is even mocking and harassing those who are campaigning for the release of the girls. No people in the world will give such a leader unconditional support.

”Therefore, even if no leader in history has ever resigned during war (even though we have now proved that is not correct), nothing prevents President Jonathan from becoming the first leader to do so. After all, never in the history of any nation has incompetence and cluelessness been exhibited by any leader, as President Jonathan has done, when the country is at war.”


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  • Rogbodiyan

    APC (as an Islamist party) is Islamic Jihad by other means. This call for resignation is to bolster the fighting efforts of Boko Haram with political lever and pave way for an Islamic state of Nigeria. Any little child in any other part of Nigeria knows there’s an on-going Islamic Jihad in Nigeria. The only group of people who do NOT know this simple fact are Yoruba Christians in the South-West having the highest number of professors, doctorates and university graduates, who rather throng, en masse, behind an Islamic party – APC. How my people perish for lack of knowledge!”

    • Tun

      And PDP is full of Christians by your submission? Your brain simply lacks the ability to think straight. So Igbos are now the defenders of Christianity, the same Igbos that voted massively for Yar’adua over the Ikemba in every single South Eastern states in 2007! When did Igbos suddenly realize that Muslims are bad or that being in the same party with Muslims is bad?

      Oh wait, there are thousands of Igbos all over the North Central, Western and Eastern and are making those places their homes because of lucre. So basically you are reasoning under the influence of lucre, now I understand your thoughtless post.

      • Otile

        People are sick and tired of self-supremacy(ku klux klan) type of the Yorubas. Each time they want to insult an Igbo or anybody from SS they make sure they include a derogatory remark about their opponent’s brain. Some very rude ones include their other words like: moron or imbecile to show they have superior brains over others. This is self-delusion, they are no better than anybody.

        • The Nationalst

          Moron

          • Otile

            Moron, imbecile, and brainless are popular Yoruba self-expressions.

      • Funmi

        PDP is a secular party which does not decide merits on the basis of Islam or Christianity.

        • bakadi21

          Secular party indeed. Why is the party allowing boko haram to take over Nigerian territory steadily with ease?

        • wode

          Secular indeed. That’s why GEJ’s agents, under the leadership of Orisejafor and Bosun Emmanuel would be going round churches to campaign for him using religion?

    • Oleku

      Yorubas have always been stooges of the Fulani north–aware a Yoruba state have been over run by Mohammedans and as we speak they installed an Emir while the Oba is no where to be found till today–Yorubas didn’t earn the nick cowards by error–till today all the Obas of Yoruba land prostrate when greeting Mohammedans Emirs–never will an Igwe of Igbo land or a common chief in the SS reduce themselves to such ridicule–Yorubas will always be slaves to the Mohammedans and it will be too late before they realise that Oodua is soon to becoming part of the Islamic empire–that’s sophistication for you

      • TRUTH MASTER

        You have a poor grasp of contemporary political history…..and it shows. Like Okupe, you are damn superficial. Let me quickly correct you. Traditionally, the South-east and the South-South have either been having alliances with the north or supporting the north. This is the first time, to the best of my knowledge, that a political alliance is working out between the SW and the North. So if the Yoruba are stooges of the North, as you claimed, what then are those who have traditionally aligned with the North….until their ‘son’ surfaces with plenty of good luck that has now run out? Even good luck has its elastic limit. In case that is too complex for you to understand, let me rephrase. Good luck has an expiry date!…..lol

      • Elder Kuti

        @ Oleku:

        May your tribe increase O! Yorubaland is almost becoming a wasteland at its current rate of rot.
        Nobody can believe the 1967 civil war never interrupted either trade or commerce in Yorubaland.
        Today, Edo, Delta, Igboland, Ikwerre-land and Efik-land, where the war was fought with deadly toll,
        have all caught up and surpassed Yorubaland on almost all metrics of modernization and development.

        In the last ten years, the best WAEC results have consistently come from Igboland and Delta state.
        Whereas, Yorubaland stagnates and rots; with Oyo state recently rated the 2nd worst WAEC failure.
        Assorted Mujahedeens, like Alhaji Raji Fashola and Alhaji Bola Tinubu, put Yorubaland in reverse.
        It will now take a complete overhaul to re-build Yorubaland by firstly being rid of these pests of Islamists.

        • Otile

          I don’t believe you. Our Yoruba brothers are known to be hardworking people, well educated, and above all no human or man-made disaster has interrupted progress in the SW. There are more Yoruba professionals overseas than any other tribe in Nigeria. It is unlikely that what you are saying is true.

          Not long ago Governor Raji Fashola was held as a model governor for the whole Nigeria. Really we hoped he would make a good President for Nigeria. He is still doing well in Lagos, but the only thing I don’t like about him is how he cruelly deported my people who were looking for a living in Eko. There are tons of Hausa Fulani beggars in Lagos, he left them alone and singled out my people for deportation.

    • bakadi21

      It is you PDP led govt that is bolstering the fighting effort of boko haram by reducing our once famous army to paper tiger before the terrorists! PDP must go if the country is to be saved from turning into another somalia

  • Wähala

    Before obese Doyin comes up with Nigeria is not involved in World War as was Neville Chamberlain, let me circumvent that by quickly reminding him that Dumbo said the war on terror is a global war to Obama. And not only Chamberlain, Richard Nixon quit in the middle of the Vietnam War… after Watergate! Brainless presidency, full of themselves. Doyin should do the honorable and apologize to Alhj. Lai. Then, go ahead and advise his client to resign now that it has been proven the war on terror needs a new Commander-in-Chief ati new strategy. Olosi.

    • Oleku

      What war are you talking about again–aware the people of Mubi are celebrating sharia and are happy to embrace it–what substance are you on again?

      • bakadi21

        What else do you expect them to do to save their neck if the commander in chief cannot protect them?

    • Gaboski

      This desperation of APC is getting too much. Neville Chamberlain had health challenges. He died of cancer 6 months after he resigned in 1940 as British PM. The retreat of allied troops from Norway is just one of the reasons adduced. He could not garner enough support from Labour and Liberal party then, not that the British people did not want him. For personal and national interest, he resigned. He was acclaimed one of the greatest PMs in British history. The Nigerian and GEJ contexts vis-a- vis British and Neville’s contexts are entirely different. APC should stop misleading people just because they want GEJ out by all means. We all know how this started. First it was inability to accept that a GEJ won an election – minority christian. BH and sponsors bent on getting him out. Intelligence information released to BH by some sympathisers. Military would kill insurgents, cries of human rights violations will pervade the air but when the latter decimates a whole community, no human rights violation hues and cries. How then can Nigeria win the war? Some Nigerians have been blinded by the deceptive and negative campaigns by the opposition against the government. Leaders make mistake especially in desperate situation. Unscrupulous elements also cash in on that and deceive them for selfish gains. That’s the reality now. But the war situation should have been everyone’s concern but for some reasons, it is only the government. I believe the day insurgency blows up in a place like Lagos or Ibadan, all hands would be on deck. Take the ebola advent for instance. If it has happened in a Yobe for instance, it would have been GEJ’s headache. But time will tell. Now seeing incumbency advantage, APC wants a short cut to oust him by rewriting history as a device to justify the call for resignation. Nigerians should be allowed to decide through the ballot come February. We know those that are genuinely fighting for us. With this desperation, discerning Nigerians may start seeing the opposition as just seeking for power at all cost. So much contradictions. Let’s all work together to end this menace so that we can even have a country to lead, whether PDP or opposition parties. God bless Nigeria!

      • Otile

        You are quite right. The only thing I can add is, let the North go, the struggle to waste our resources to keep everybody in one Nigeria is useless. Of what value is the North to anybody? They don’t have skills in sports, science and technology, music that people like, or anything of value. In short, they are parasites. Allow them to separate.

        • Dan maikoko

          The only problem with your argument is that GEJ swore to keep Nigeria one and defend the constitution and to date no part of Nigeria went to the national assembly to want out. Not even your so-called south east that is.
          As for the north being parasites, the only mumu in the parasite-host relationship is the host!

          • Otile

            This is like the armed robber calling his victim mumu. You overpower a man with weapons, rob him to coma and call him mumu, Haba mallam.

      • Wähala

        Okupe’s challenge was to cite a precedent which Lai Mohammed has done, the reason for Chamberlain’s retirement is secondary. Did Ya’Ardua retire on his sick bed? Next time, don’t throw cheap punches if you’re obese to run from the truth. I did not finish reading your windy gibberish after the first line…

        • TRUTH MASTER

          If I had read your response to Gaboski, I would not have bothered to waste me time responding to him. You hit the nail on the head!

          • Wähala

            Mucho Gracia… o’jare!

      • TRUTH MASTER

        Chamberlain didn’t resign because of health challenges, Mr. Revisionist. He resigned because he knows only a broad-based government can salvage the dwindling integrity of Britain from the war. And he was right.

        • Otile

          This is your own interpretation of events. The fact that Chamberlain was ravaged by cancer and died shortly after resignation shows that he had no strength to continue, and no strength to continue means health challenges. His resignation or not does not prevent APC from detailing to us how they are going to perform better than their opponent PDP. We are all ears.

      • Sword of Damocles

        Friend you are DEAD WRONG. Chamberlain most famous utterance was “peace in our times” when he went to Munich to sign an agreement with Hitler to prevent war in 1939( to wit , GEJ’s so called ceasefire with BH). He was sunk after the nazis overran Danzig in Poland corridor violating the agreement he famously waved over his head upon his arrival back from Munich in London uttering those infamous words. Thus he was compelled to RESIGN because his policy became synonymous with APPEASEMENT and his position untenable. The main point here is refuting this incompetent administration’s assertion that there is no precedent for a president/ leader of a country to resign due to perceived mismanagement of the war effort

        • Babandum

          Why does it seem only the anti-Jonathans provide sound reasons in this discourse? Truth is indeed notorious. It is unfortunate that Jonathan and his handlers think they can just say anything without facts when even a 10-year old can simply google and verify it in seconds! They will find out that Nigeria of 2015 is not the Nigeria of 2011. Great post Sword of Damocles!

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Simple!

  • Oleku

    The Amalgamation of Plunderers of Crude oil ati APC is the political wing of boko haram and boko haram is it militia wing–the agenda of these janjaweeds is to usurp power at the center, hijack the SS&SE oil wells and the complete Islamisation of Nigeria-period–98% of their top leaders are Mohammedans who seek to enact sharia laws and ensure it implementation in all parts of the country–Buhari is a jihadist, a die hard Mohammedan who has repeatedly vowed to see that Nigeria practises sharia–it’s noteworthy for Naijas to remember that this coupist who derailed democracy and wants to benefits from it said four years ago that he will make the country ungovernable if Jona is made the presdo–another janjaweedian Mohammedan ati Atiku a one time custom officer is now one of the richest person of this continent–aware the inciting comments he made is part of the struggle of boko haram today–how did he amasse his wealth–via groundnut pyramids abi–Ayatollah Tinubu is not only a cocaine peddler but more of consumer of the substance–he’s acquired more than half of choice properties in Lagos and Dubai–via cocoa no be so–a certificate forger and a true definition of a rogue–what can these crop of people offer Naijas–we must be careful of what we wish for ourselves–under sharia we may not even have access to Internet all over the country–the janjaweeds APC are bad news–the SS&SE will never be part of an Islamic Nigeria–hence we yearn for resource control and freedom to govern our affairs and secure our borders of imported sharia Tuaregs from Mali–lets split biko-animals

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Which party is Modu Sheriff? PDP. Who has been named as the alleged Boko Haram sponsor? Modu Sheriff and Ihejirika, both friends of President Jonathan. Has APC ever been linked….empirically…with Boko Haram? No. There goes your fallacy, Oleku!

  • Otile

    This call to resign by the political wing of Boko Haram, APC is ridiculous. Chamberlain never fought British Islamists inside British soil. Islamists are by nature secular state saboteurs, they owe allegiance to sharia not state. Most Muslim officers are in the force for the money not for patriotism. They are secretly supporting the Islamists, and we have seen the evidence in the North East.

    The only solution to this Islamic war in the North is to allow their Calophate to hold. Once we recognize them and allow them to occupy their territory they will not do incursions into Nigerian territories knowing that attacking Nigerian soil will be tantamount to declaring war on a foreign country. Then and only then will Nigeria have the freedom to wipe them(enemy) out if she can, and the world will side with Nigeria.

    As it is now, if the Federal troops move fast against Boko Haram with heavy weapons APC and most Muslims will cry blue murder. They will accuse the government of committing genocide on the Muslims.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Don’t muddle the waters. The Presidency said no leader had ever resigned when his country is at war. The APC proved that wrong with an example. The Presidency has egg on its face. That is the simple issue here. Whether or not Chamberlain fought Islamists or Babalawos is irrelevant

      • Otile

        See how the APC is hooked on irrelevant matters. When will APC stop reacting to: Okupe said this, Abati said that, Patience looks this way.or Jonathan drinks that etc., and marshal out their plan on how they are going to lead Nigeria better than PDP? If chamberlain resigned or Yar’Adua did not resign what does that matter at this point? As an elderly man who has benefited so much from Nigeria why can’t Buhari appeal to his fellow Muslims fighting the North to extinction, and stop chasing after speeches made by his opponents?

        • Olu Ade

          Were you at sleep when Doyin Okupe challenged APC to name at least a leader that resigned when his country was at war? Doyin Okupe threw the first punch, APC only rose to the occasion by giving a well deserved answer.

          • Otile

            We don’t need empty phrases. We need the challenger to come up with superior argument on what they are going to do better than the incumbent, so far APC has come out empty eventhough they all are defectors from PDP. You don’t come to the incumbent swinging and bluffing, ‘ I am better than you, I am better than you’ as VP Atiku, Kwankwaso and others have been telling Jonathan. We don’t believe that being Northerners or Hausa Fulani makes anybody more superior than someone east of the Niger. SW people may believe so, we don’t.

          • Jujubeans

            You guys need to forget Otile. She/He is a religious and ethnic bigot. Reason fails them because of their hate. And whilst I generally subscribe to the freedom of speech view, When it comes to preachers of ethnic/ religious/racial hatred…we can’t afford to be tolerant and reasonable because they in turn are not.

      • change 2014-2015

        The presidency is now telling us that there is war in nigeria

    • u s man

      @otile. Where were u when Dr davis the Australian negotiator revealed the sponsor’s of BH and the FG Failed to prosecute them bc the are pdp members. Otile is saying this bc non of his relatives is affected by this BH saga.

      • change 2014-2015

        Thank you for reminding him it seems he has forgotten history

        • Otile

          Don’t that him for anything. He has been deceived. He thought the vultures were kites.

        • Otile

          Don’t thank him for anything. He has been deceived. He thought the vultures were kites.

      • Otile

        Forget your Davis or Devil’s scavenging in Northern Nigeria. The man is like a vulture, he chases after dead bodies. He did not meet with no boko haram head. He got together with some APC chieftains on the outskirts of Sambisa Forest and they cooked up the story. You don’t even need to remember whatever they said there. The man got his bite, like the vulture he flew back to his abode in the continent of Australasia.

    • change 2014-2015

      When will this pdp e rats stop this their impunity after all we all know that Pdp is the sponsor of Boko haram

    • Funzy

      I agree with you totally……I think Jonathan is too humane which is a big problem. If it was OBJ (refer Odi saga) whatever the cry maybe those places would have been burning now. So we look @ Ukrain situation, Iraqi situation and of course other parts of the country having similar problems. But I think ceding any part of this country to unscrupulous elements will be very dangerous. If Jonathan feels the army has compromised on religious or ethnic grounds then let him send for help from UN,Israel or US period. Ask for drones…why not? And then we will see,I tell you drone can pick out Shekau and his leaders easily.

    • Jujubeans

      Wonderfull! So, if British Islamists annexed say Scotland today, and declared it a Caliphate. You’re saying David Cameron will still be in office as Prime Minister. Otile think I told you before that you really, really, need to Shut up..

      • Otile

        Cameron can never let sharia override the British Constitution talk less
        of declaring a stupiid Caliphate on soil. Scotland is in no danger of
        Mohammedan annexation. So your proposition is baseless and you are the
        person who really, really, really need to shut up.

      • Otile

        Cameron can never let sharia override the British Constitution talk less
        of declaring a stup*d Caliphate on British soil. Scotland is in no danger of
        Mohammedan annexation. So your proposition is baseless and you are the
        person who really, really, really need to shut up.

  • Bros. Cooper (Surulere, Lagos)

    A MOTION FOR THE REMOVAL FOR DOYIN OKUPE FROM OFFICE FOR IGNORANCE

    APC may be a public nuisance for its Islamist Jihad, agreed, but that fact mustn’t obscure other facts.

    Goodluck Jonathan does not show competence in any sphere of governance. He is empty-headed.
    See now – judge him here by the quality of his appointees and you’ll see how empty Mr. Jonathan is.
    In America, no appointee of the U.S President will remain on seat 24 hours after Doyin Okupe’s gaffe.

    A presidency of a country is supposed to be the fount and thinking head of the country – but not in Nigeria.
    Doyin Okupe just spews ignorance like water-hose, like a complete misfit who should never be on the job.
    A presidential spokesman must be roundly knowledgeable – not narrowly technocratic as a journalist or a doctor.
    It is not asking too much to now demand that Doyin Okupe be removed forthwith for ignorance and incompetence.

    • Raphael

      My Bros,

      Yea, yea. I support the motion!! Doyin Okupe must go. His ignorance in presidential office breaches my privilege as a citizen. Reuben Abati must follow Doyin Okupe to the door as well. Both men have failed to win the trust of Nigerians – by not telling the truth and for not reasoning public issues properly. It is in President Jonathan’s interest to get rid of both men, immediately, if his zig-zag presidency is to survive heightened ridicule.

      • Raymond (Journalist)

        “You may for political reasons say you are attacking the office of the president,
        but don’t insult President Jonathan. If you try to ridicule President Jonathan,
        i am not likely to be nice to you at all. If you throw a punch, i will connect you
        with an upper cut and maybe a kick to the groin.”

        ………..Reuben Abati

        (October, 12, 2013)

        • change 2014-2015

          This is democracy we all have freedom to express our concern all what abati said then it just out of point

        • bakadi21

          If you are that furious and ready for action please come help us in Mubi. Nobody insulted the office and person of Mr President like boko haram. Pls get angry and react

          • Otile

            Do you want him to come to Madinatul
            Islam
            to fight the wrong war? Moslems have take their territory that belongs
            to their faith. Get out there before they capture you alive.

      • change 2014-2015

        Doyin Okupe is not that competent he is just ranting his mouth anyhow.

    • change 2014-2015

      Senseless comment what has pdp offer Nigerians for over 15 yrs. No good development in the country.

      • bakadi21

        PDP offered us boko haram, ebola, massive corruption, oil theft, unemployment, insecurity and baby factories to mention a few

    • wode

      “APC may be a public nuisance for its Islamist Jihad,” It’s all PDP lies, nothing like that. It’s all phantom idea created by PDP to cover their failure and use sectional and religious divisions to gain sympathy. Should Nigerians fall into their trap again, it means we are in for a long black out (no power supply after trillions spent), insecurity (for almost five years that BH has been there), deepening corruption, etc. Should we vote this Government to power again, it’d be better we stop praying to God to change things for better in this country. What it means is that we are not ready for it to change, so why would God care to do it for us?

  • Thepeople

    Ladies and Gentlemen, The President of Nigeria minus the Caliphate, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

    • change 2014-2015

      Bigot and clueless

  • Smith Scott

    Oga liar, GEJ is president and not prime minister. Stop deceiving Nigeria as the UK has prime minister and not president. Okupe is still waiting for your answer to his question

    • Sword of Damocles

      and both are head of government, so what is your point “big brain”?

      • Smith Scott

        Okupe asked intelligent question and your boss cannot still answer it and what to shine with deceit, believing people like you in Nigeria who lack proper eduction will fall. Fortunately and unfortunately he caught you.

        • Sword of Damocles

          lol, you have me howling with laughter in my house. you dey very funny friend,

          Kind Regards

      • change 2014-2015

        I think is bit brain is deceiving him

    • u s man

      @ smith, why showing ur ignorance in the public. What is prime minister? And what is president?

      • change 2014-2015

        Don’t mind that is been confused

        • Smith Scott

          Is you we shouldn’t mind as Liar had you confused.

    • change 2014-2015

      Whether he is president or prime minister he still leads to the samething. When you know that you are not competent to carry out your responsibility why don’t you just vacate the seat. We should begin to enlighten ourself that we need a government that will be very sincere to us

    • sanetalk

      So a prime minister is not Head of State. You guys don’t cease to amaze in your disinformation and spin doctoring. I may have issues with APC position but the fact is that Okupe rushed in his response without doing necessary research, a visit to Google would have helped him. Do you remember what happened to L B Johnson during the Vietnam war?

      • Sword of Damocles

        @Sanetalk, you are the definitely the man!. i had forgotten that the reason LBJ(incumbent President) was not the Democratic nominee in 1968 was that he turned it down in a televised broadcast to the Nation in march of that year, due to the conduct of the vietnam war. Kudos

      • Jujubeans

        Remember? He doesn’t even know who LBJ is…

    • bakadi21

      I am not surprise at the way you PDP folks reason, afterall your party leader GEJ said stealing is not corruption and also believed that 13 is bigger than 19 not forgetting his popular believe that boko haram are ghosts

      • Smith Scott

        No wonder you all failed JAMB exams. Tell me where a president has ever resigned during war. You are telling where Prime Minister resigned and you are happy home to tell your parents you passed. After few month no university is ready to accept you. shame!!!

        • Xman

          U can’t think outside the box. What is ur achievement in life since Jonathan’s administration if u are not part of the internet recruit that feeds on crumbles.

  • kwango

    A president whose yearly feeding budget is absurdly 1 billion naira has no time to study history. A presidential special assistant Okupe or Abati whose mandate is to tell lies to the nation have no time to consult history or verify any part of their useless statements. Over feeding at the corridor of power can corrode ones reasoning faculty. Just like their master they are ill prepared for the position they have been drafted into. They are legion. They pollute their army of half educated followers with low expectation and mediocre reasoning. A man got to presidential position without knowledge of the constitution of the country. We are paying extreme price for the mistake of listening to Sentiment 101: I had no shoes. The new Sentiment 102: “I have Performed more than all former Presidents since 1960” is clear for all to see. e.g.
    This administration have relinquished almost 3 states to BH through negotiations and ceasefire, thereby saving the country foreign exchange in long litigations at the World Court.
    This administration have used modern methods to scare unemployed youths who have been embarrassing the president because he is from the minority. Since the Immigration stadium recruitment, no graduate has applied to join the federal service which means unemployment is now at 0% (perhaps they have now all joined agriculture.)
    Nigeria’s capital budget is about 26%. Budget implementation is about 60%. So only 60% of the 26% capital expenditure was needed to perform infrastructural wonders in Nigeria?
    President Jonathan is gradually making himself president of Southern Nigeria. Even that majority in the SW will not accept him to continue, while the Igbos see him as payback and good punishment for a country that rejects truth, integrity and excellence.
    God has given us an alternative. An imperfect Moses like APC. We will blame ourselves if because of political ‘cucumber and fish’, we chose to remain slaves in PDP’s Egypt where its Pharaohs, managers and leadership are devoid of common sense and history. Thanks opposition APC for raising the bar on knowledge needed for public office.

    • change 2014-2015

      The cost of governance of this present administration is too much so many budget have been approve still yet we are not seeing any developments

  • Garden-City Boy

    The problem here is that of the mentality of the warped-minded mulla. In the the majority of instances the Nigerian mullah views issues from the wrong end of the telescope, always. Every concept and indeed, everything means something different for mullah. They have a different word for everything; you need to listen to their gibberish to appreciate this. , Without any attempt to hyperbolise these strangely enigmatic fellows, you need to listen to them argue a point. They have a pattern of logic that mildly described as unreasonable, but aptly defined as illogically illogical. 2+2 could be 22 for a mulla, and there is nothing under the sun you can do to shake himmoff that cinvection.
    Could be concepts undergo a kind of viral mutation while being processed through and incubated in the hard drive between the mullah’s ears. One would then imagine why the Nigerian mullah also argue bizarre and absurd. It may be something to do with their DNA or their encounter with those demonic koranic verses described by Salman Rushdie.

    Like the drowning man catching a straw for survival, this mullah, Lai mohamed, makes a desperate effort at historical revisionism. Lai Mohamed is of the firm conviction that we must now act history, not learn from it. In his view, the essence of history is for us to act it to the letter in blindfold, ditch in the same recorded pitfalls of the past, and bother little about avoiding them.
    The British opposition at WWll did not covertly support the NAZIS, or treacherously “donate” British military weapons to the NAZIS enemy. British opposition did not abduct school children and hold them hostage, extract ransom, or used them as human shield. Churchill did not boast that the Nazi invasion would end the moment he replaced Chamberlain as Prime Minister. He was not as irresponsible as the Nigerian mullah as to charge a sitting Prime Minister with an frivolous allegation of waging a proxy war against Norwegians, or using the Nazis to depopulate the Norway for electoral gains.
    Viewed holistically, the parallel between Neville Chamberlain of 1940 and Jonathan of 2014 begins and ends with both being their countries’ leaders. Chamberlains found himself in the circumstances of the 40s. What he did was for that millennium. But this is now, 2014. But In his unsolicited history lecture from which the buffoon draws his outrageously absurd parallels, Lai Mohamed wouldn’t say if the opposition had pressured Chamberlain to grant “unconditional amnesty” to the Nazis “without thinking twice”. He is disingenuously silent about Churchill ever vowing to make Britain ungovernable for his predecessor if he wasn’t installed P.M. Mohamed does not say if Churchill used crude blackmail and vowing to make bloodied dogs and baboon out of Britons, should he be denied the the right to 10 Downing Street.
    So what are we looking at? The high point in Jonathan’s election manifesto for which he was voted President was not not a solemn promise to act like Neville Chamberlain or abdicate his job as soon as finger-twisting anarchists and senseless mullahs demand that that of him.
    Mullahs are notorious blackmailers. Having seen the bold handwriting on the wall and how all their cookies came crumbling, these mullahs then fall back on what they do best -raw blackmail and superstition rather than give up and come to terms with the reality.of 2015. Lai Mohamed knows that the chance of an APC-JANJAWEED succession to the presidency is as slim as the knife-edge. By making this imbecilic call Lai Mohamed has only fulfilled the Bible: “The Devil himself quotes the bible to suit his purpose”. Let all mullahs get it straight: JONATHAN AIN’T GOING NOWHERE FOR NOW”. It is too early to cry; they should save those tears for 2015.

    • Sam

      Reno Omokri & FFK you joined together as Garden-City Boy. You people are here again?

      • change 2014-2015

        They are the boys from abuja

      • Garden-City Boy

        You know what? You are too senile to know the line-up of the formidable team. You forgot Dr. Okupe, DR. Abati and Labaran Maku. The Garden-City Boy is a one-man wrecking machine, more vicious than all 5 put together. So, what are doing about that?

    • bakadi21

      Mr man, the issue at hand is not about sentiment which i understand is the only life crutch left for PDP. PDP has failed and we need change, be it APC, APGA, KOWA, UPN, SDP anything order than PDP. A party that cannot protect the territorial integrity of our country starting from Bakassi case to present Boko haram cannot be entrusted to continue to lead

    • orosun

      I am sure there are better people and more compentent people than GEJ in the SS. If GEJ is the best the SS could produce as its candidate then it is sad. With the way things are in the country now, honestly Nigerians will prefer ANYBODY than the this obviously incompentent and overwhelmed person

      • blackdove

        He is not even among the first 10,000. My fellow citizen, I am from the south south and we are completely ashamed that this man has killed our chance of producing another president in eternity. We thought this man , being a so called PHD holder and from a disadvantaged region would transform our region, transform Nigeria and make us proud. In 6 years he could not build the 2nd Niger bridge, he could not rehabilitate the Niger bridge, he could not complete the east west road, he could not give the Rivers state people clean water because he is quarreling with the Governor. He will forgive and be friends with criminals, scam artists, suspected terrorist sponsors, corrupt government officials, suspected murderers so long as they are in support of his third term agenda. We are really ashamed. Please ignore all these paid ex militants on the internet singing his praise. This is part of their rehabilitation into society. Put the blame squarely on OBJ, because without OBJ as his God father; Jonathan would have been a ward concillor.

    • blackdove

      Complete nonsense. Your hatred for the Hausas is of no consequence and cannot withstand the tempo of pulling down a very corrupt and incompetent PDP administration led by a weakling.

      • Garden-City Boy

        You cannot say it enough how I hate awusa. I wish you awusas were all castrated and allowed to dwindle into extinction. You are simple no use.

  • @Amuwospeaks

    He should have known it before dabbling into politics

    • change 2014-2015

      We need a government that carries his people along

  • Efe1

    Okupe’s logic is that presidents resign in the time of peace if their incompetence was capable of leading to lack of patriotism, low morale, insurgency, terrorism or war. President Jonathan failed to resign when a good many Nigerians asked for it in January 2012 due to his lack of capacity to rule. Labour was warned not to make the mistake of calling off the protests and allowing mediocrity continue beyond 2012. Now the country is in disarray in many aspects and Peter Esele has joined SURE-P on the back of trade union activism.

    • change 2014-2015

      Okupe have not been truth one day and it a pity that is one of the people that have been defending the government so much just because of his own self fish interest

    • Spoken word

      Okupe’s fat has clogged his brain.

  • Spoken word

    GEJ is a goner.bye bye.

    • change 2014-2015

      Yes oo nigeria is saying goodbye to gej

      • Spoken word

        GEJ give us our country back.

  • warry

    Does it mean that this is the whole Idea of BH? To call for a regime change? Chibok girl Kidnap and the turning down of ceasefire by BH? ,The BBOG all working for the same objective of bring down GEJ.Intelligent Nigerians should judge for themselves. A civilian Coup in the making for political and economic interests?

    • change 2014-2015

      I think you should refer your comment to the presidency. A government that have failed nigeria

      • warry

        No further comments since you have not proferred any contrary argument

        • wode

          Excuse is a sign of failure my friend. GEJ is the C-in-C for goodness sake. He has everything in its power to fight whatever insurgency, but he, and his team like you are doing here, continue to give excuses for his failure, incompetency, and cluelessness. I think this Government knows more than they are telling us. The question you should ask yourself is that why would US and some of the developed nations decided not to come and help fight BH, despite the outward clamor by our Government, and the same countries could quickly go to Syria and Iraq to fight ISIL? I leave it to your imagination and pondering.

          • GodwinEdwards

            l just some times wonder if the Yorubas are not tired of the Hausa/fulanis machinations and strategisation to get back to power by all means, after good 35yrs in power with nothing to show for it. Yorubas support for this ursurpers had been responsible to the downthroodiness and dilapidation of Nigerian polity and people.. Their evil foundations brought all that what Nigeria is today….am supprised the Yoruba want this people back to power very soon.

          • orosun

            GEJ Has shown that he hates the Yoruba people more than thisFulani people you refer to. The only Yoruba people he works with are SUSPECTED murderers, wanted drug barons and thugs

          • warry

            Are Nigerians truly united against Boko. Haram. Check the comments and you will clearly see that certain persons from a section of the country and a political party clearly share similar objectives with BH. When security forces attack BH,they shout genocide and when they run away from BH they rejoice that the pres has failed

  • u s man

    Truely, GEJ Has to go for a refresher course in history bc the thought others are clueless as the are.. honestly, from today on ward, I gbadu that guy ( lai moh’d),he is doing his work as a spokesman but not like okupe and abati which talk without facts.

    • change 2014-2015

      He really need we need a government who will be sincere. Anyway whether they are sincere or not all we wanting is change

    • Night Crawler

      History is always there to reveal the past for us, the president can continue sharing false news, and it will continue jeopardise his stay in office and also makes Nigerians lose hope on him. His days are numbered

    • Observers

      And the other clown metuh

  • Dan Fulani

    What will GEJ do if he stays?
    It is not surprising since he is from SS.

    • change 2014-2015

      Lai mohammed have said it. The presidency need to do a refresher on history not just base on false stories

    • Night Crawler

      He has nothing to offer Nigerians other than play politics with peoples lives. His days are numbered in aso rock

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Unfortunately, history is no longer a school subject; at least at the high school level.

    • Night Crawler

      It’s a big shame to the PDP at large, he should just accept and resign or he will be disgraced out of office in 2015

      • Otile

        We hear you, yeah, push him out, replace him with you Fulani master, Imam Buhari who is a good Muslim man.

  • the_adviser

    Chamberlain resigned because of Munich Agreement scandal.

    • Oladimeji Arewa

      For the same reason Goodluck Jonathan should resign because of the failed “peace treaty” with Boko haram.
      This administration is simply not it, failed in all things.

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  • Does the Nigerian Presidency ever think before talking? Do they even ever mean what they say? They are all palace jesters, from Reuben Abati to the attack dog, Doyin Okupe.

  • Peter

    One of the grand plans of the APC for setting up the Boko Haram is to use it to put pressure on the presidency. This is no war but an instigated insurgency created by Lai Mohammed and his friends in APC so that while it lasted, the presidency will be distracted from its noble leadership cause. What is so surprising is that the presidency has remained undaunted in the face of the obvious threat posed by this insurgency. To drive home the callous nature of APC, whenever the military achieves some headway in driving the insurgents down, the party cries genocide. APC is a party of many wicked people. They are now calling for Mr President because of the booby-trap war they set that has refused to catch Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

    • bikky

      Nonentity

    • orosun

      Why can’t the president arrest and prosecute them if he is a serious president. Is he afraid of them?

    • Observers

      You are a clueless man, like president like party pdp. You always have reasons for failure. Brainless and shameless govt/allies. You are outgoing and nothing can change it. APC is the in thing.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    It appears the PDP don’t have think-tanks. The APC really floored them here. They should have known that Neville Chamberlain was a typical example. Where is Doyin Okupe; where is Reuben Abati? I’m sure Dr Okupe’s apologists will come up again to defend what I said earlier about him. It is their job to research and advise the president to avoid this kind of slip.

    • concernednigerian

      No. They floored nobody. See my contribution above.

  • Delani Evaristo

    THE CASE AGAINST DOYIN OKUPE AND REUBEN ABATI

    If President Goodluck Jonathan knows what’s good for him he’ll politely get rid of both Doyin Okupe and Reuben Abati
    for not adding value to credible administration of government at a time of war. Government is serious business. It isn’t
    meant for flippant ignoramuses. A time of war is too grave to leave public communications to such jesters. As a fact,
    neither man has the depth of thought or the personal credibility to coalesce public opinion as Nigeria battles invaders.

  • wode

    Like him or hate him, I have never seen anybody who says this man, Lai Muhammed, is not fully up to task. Here is a single man representing an opposition party against the ruling party with the party’s Publicity Secretary (Olisa Metuh), the three Presidential spoke persons (trio of Okupe, Abati and then, before his resignation, Maku) , and lastly before her final gaffing, Marilyn Ogar. As it is now, Ogar is completely defeated, Maku bowed out, Metuh also tacitly surrendered by
    saying that, PDP would no longer respond to the opposition again. Here we are, the last two men standing, Okukpe and Abati, both PhD holders, remain panting due to the intellectual stress from this single man. I think Lai deserves an award. This is the kind of opposition we need. It keeps the Government in power fully on its tows.

    • Shanu Onileere

      Doyin Okupe does not have any Ph.D. Just MB. BS. and that’s all – just for the records.

      • wode

        Corrected. Thanks.

  • bikky

    Lai you make my day,I love your assertion and firmness.Thump up for you.

  • concernednigerian

    Chamberlain resigned because the appeasement treaty which the European powers signed with Hitler, which was to avoid war actually precipitated a war which meant the Prime Minister did not have the foresight to anticipate events. He could not therefore lead Britain into a war that he proclaimed to have averted. Moreover Britain was not prepared for war because of Chamberlain’s appeasement treaty. Chamberlain could not therefore be expected to convert from an apostle of peace to that of a war time Prime Minister. It is people like Lai Mohammed that fail examinations easily because they always cite inappropriate examples.
    Secondly, the situation Lai Mohammed was trumpeting about was a war between nation states. Boko Haram is an internal insurrection hence you cannot embark upon an all out war. This was different from the second world war that the APC is using to hoodwink people with limited knowledge of history. In addition this is not the era of World War II hence Lai Mohammed eloquence is misplaced.
    Third, those who bombed the US were foreigners hence Washington could use its might against real and imagined sponsors. The situation in Nigeria is different. Boko Haram is made in Nigeria.
    Furthermore, Lai Mohammed would be more convincing if he could refer to one British Prime Minister that resigned over the insurrection in Northern Ireland which is equivalent to the Nigerian situation in the sense that both are domestic insurgencies.
    Those who are cheering Lai Mohammed are easily swayed with propaganda otherwise the man has not said anything useful in the numerous words that he used to weave the elaborate lies that he peddles with carefree abandon.

    • Observers

      You are talking arrant nonsense. How else to declare and fight a war. who told you that today’s boko haram is made in Nigeria? Go back to the publications of last 2 weeks during the time of the childish ceasefire campaign propaganda of this outgoing govt and hear yourself on who is who in boko haram. Army is for both internal and external aggressions. But what we have in our hands in the last 3 years still counting is more than internal aggression. It is a war, which needs a more competent and aggressive commander in chief to handle not the incompetence Nigerians are suffering in the hands of this outgoing president who is grossly incapable to govern this country. He should resign before his finishes.

      • Kabar

        Crying, crying always. When will u people in the apc stop crying. For someone in ur party to have contested election for more than 2 times and failed worfully, does not give u people in the apc the liberty to cry. No wonder, this same man and his groupe cryed on one of their campaign, signifying that ur part apc, is a crying and desparation part. GEJ is systematically proving to be one of the stronest President in Africa. What he`s administration gone through, even the minitary head of states in Africa would not survive it. So, Mr,Tinubu/Lai Mohammed, with due respect, if u people don`t have any meaningful thing to tell to Nigeria, just keep quiet, biscoz nigerians are no longer fools to the desparated party/politicians like yours.

      • concernednigerian

        When he resigns where will you get the resources to run the country?

  • Truthometer

    Dumbo and his criminal enterprise, PDP, are too dumb to learn anything apart from techniques to defraud the nation.

    • Otile

      May Nabi Mohammed your leader and Luggard share the same compartment in hell. Truthometer say Amin.

  • Ebitari

    It is unfortunate that all politicians do not seem to have any theme for campaign except blood. Insecurity being the main theme of campaign by most politician from States to Federal levels means that it is the politicians that have deliberately generated the state of insecurity to use it against one another. Nigerian whose relatives are dying every day by the wickedness of the politicians are better informed, so will not follow their lies and blood thirstiness. I thought politician would instead of coming up with insult campaign would have introduced more realistic or better approaches to resolve the challenges of society, but most of them because they don’t have any better idea engage in smare campaigns. Though, some may be deceived not all in this age of political awareness will be deceived.