Again, Jonathan begs aggrieved PDP chieftains not to leave party

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

Again, President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who lost out during the party’s primaries not to defect to other parties.

Addressing PDP supporters in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, the president said those aggrieved now might have the opportunity to be elected after the tenure of the winners.

Mr. Jonathan had made a similar plea last month following threats by some members who lost in the governorship, Senate, House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly primaries, to quit the party.

However, prominent members of the party, including a former National Chairman of the PDP, Barnabas Gemade, a former National Auditor, Samuel Ortom, and a former Information Minister, Labaran Maku, dumped the party.

There were also reports that the Ebonyi State Governor, Martin Elechi, some of his government’s officials and 22 governorship aspirants on the PDP platform in Akwa Ibom State, were also planning to leave the party.

Mr. Jonathan asked the aggrieved aspirants to stay in the party members and work with those who won.

“At the end of our primaries, there were grievances all over the country, not only the PDP, all parties. There is no party that will do primaries that there will be no issues, but we plead that we should stay, work together in the party,” the president.

“Don’t leave the party because you are aggrieved, No. we have to stay together. The tenure of any office – whether it is the state assembly, Senator, House of Representatives member lasts four years. After that four years if you feel your were not treated well, it may be you turn. Probably, we didn’t give you higher office to run, stay we can carry ourselves together.”

The president said the PDP’s campaign was essentially for the young people and women. He said Nigeria’s future belongs to the young people who must be developed to achieve their potentials.

He added, “If I should tell Nigerians that myself and my age mates are the ones to take Nigeria to the moon then I am lying. We are almost gone. So we have to create the environment for the young people.

“Every year we take young people to the best universities in the world. If we want to buy weapons we have to go to the left, go to the right to beg to buy. Those who manufacture these things are not angels they human beings like us. Our own case, probably we don’t have that kind of education that will make our people to come to revolutionise the industries. This is one of the reasons we are sending these people so that in the future they will be able to produce our needs.

“This government is focused; we know where we are going. We know where we are taking this country to. We only say the young people should join us. Nobody should deceive you, nobody should buy your votes because since 1960 when we gained independence people have been buying your vote.”

He said unlike the All Progressives Congress, APC, his administration would not build prisons. He however said if elected he would continue to build schools to grow the young ones.

“It may be a day dream, but I am also dreaming that one day we will not have prisons in this country. One day we will be able to create enough opportunities for all Nigerians and Nigerians will not be thinking about prison,” he said.

Mr. Jonathan also said he looked forward to the day a woman would become the president of Nigeria.

Stating that the votes of the women were very important, the president said since 1960, Nigerian politicians had been playing politics, forming governments and constituting cabinets, but his administration was the first to give identity to the Nigerian women.

“That is not where the PDP government wants to end. I have said that we want a situation where international magazine will talk about women in governance and any other thing. And for you to do that you must start at home. So also our women we must expose them.

“Whatever they ask us what example can you give us so that we can be convinced? We are putting the women; even in ECOWAS, the person representing Nigeria is a woman, in OAU, the woman there, in the UN, a woman, Joy Ogwu is there. We are pushing more women to global level,” the president said.

“This is the only administration that is ready to give, including the one I am asking for, to women. I would have loved to see a female president before I die. That is my aspiration. My aspiration is that I should see a female president before I die. I should see a female governor, deputy governors though we have some deputy governors already. We want to see women go further and further. At the national level we are pushing for more women to go to the parliament.”

Mr. Jonathan said he always felt at home whenever he was in Ebonyi State, describing it as “a peaceful state”. He said the state and his home state, Bayelsa, were had a lot of things in common.

He stated further, “Those problems we have in Bayelsa State are the problems we have here. That is why you don’t need to come to me to request for change. I have an idea. I may not know all.

“Let me assure you that whatever you want we will do. The key things due to the ‘salt of the nation’ it will surely get.”

The president also said his administration had a plan to stop importing rice in the next four years and that Ebonyi State was one of the states it was relying on to achieve what he described as “rice revolution.”

Stating that the Abaliki rice was already popular, the president said “What we want to do is to improve on our farming, the quality of our produce, cassava and so on. It will surely key into our rice revolution.

“We will develop young men and women that will go into commercial agriculture. We must work with people in Ebonyi State to encourage small and medium scale industries. That is the only thing we will do to create to job. Ebonyi State luckily has a lot of minerals. With the drop in the oil price, government will surely diversify the economy. Solid minerals and agriculture are some of these areas that we will go in.”


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  • Truthometer

    Fraudster Dumbo. Used and dumped specialist.

  • AWOHENRI_IFAYENI

    Laughable.
    Even on the advanced countries of the world nobody would say he is dreaming of eradicating prisons.
    There can never be perfect society. Jesus said :..The poor shall always be among you.. In the same vein criminals shall always exist in any society.

  • Mosaku 147

    Jonathan always makes my day with his dumb statements and responses. He is my personal Ali baba.How can a PhD holder be this daft? How can any sane president say he will not build prisons with all the jailbreaks of resent times. Where did Nigeria find this man to be it’s president for God’s sakes?

    • okey

      its not Nigeria that picked him. pls ask obasanjo

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      “I would have loved to see a female president before I die. That is my aspiration. My aspiration is that I should see a female president before I die.” – President Jonathan

      Too late, President.

      We already HAD a female President in Aso Rock. Sadly, she would be voted out of office next month.

    • VOTEoutGEJ!

      I have said on several occasions that a muzzle needs to be pulled over GEJ’s mouth. What a chronic gaffe machine!!

  • concerned9ja

    They said GMB did not go to school, that this Dumbo got Phd. OMG! Even those that went to the phantom GEJ almajiri school would not speak this way. This man has the brain of a fish. All what he said in Ebonyi is gibberish. You were campaigning to the youth after your government murdered them while lying to give them immigration jobs. Till today, nobody got punished for this mass murder. A government that is youth-friendly indeed.

  • pheliciti

    I will do this, I will do that; I wish this would happen, I dream that would happen… what about telling us ‘I have done this and that for you? What about telling us what you are doing to make the dream of a sole woman presidency come through e.g. you may resign and support a female nominee to run as president. Put your action where your mouth is. I suspect ANY of the current female Co – Presidents ruling with you will do better than you are currently doing!

  • tundemash

    Dumbo is either d@ft and just a stup1d 419

    How can he claim “his administration was the first to give identity to the Nigerian women.” ??????????
    What exactly has he done different from other administrations in the past ? Below are the women Mnisters since 1979 !

    1979-83/84 Minister of National Planning Chief Adenike Ebun Oyagbola
    Ambassador to Mexico and Central America around 2003.

    1979-83 Minister of State of Internal Affairs Chief Janet Akinrinade

    1979-85 Minister of State of Internal Affairs Nwanyidirimkeziah K.A. Asinobi

    1982 Minister of State of Education Elizabeth Afadzwana Ivasse
    1983-85 Deputy Minister of Education

    1993 Minister of Culture Yohanna …

    1993 Minister of Trade Bola Kuforiji-Oluba

    1993 Secretary of State for States and Local Government Emily Aig-Imoklurede

    1993-95 Minister of Establishment Managemet Service Mobolaji Osmo

    1993-95 Minister of State in Charge of Agriculture Ada Adoyu

    1995-97 Minister of Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare Judith Sefi Attah
    Ambassador to UNESCO 1982-86, Permanent Secretary of Science and Technology 1986-87, Director General of the Foreign Ministry 1987-90 and Ambassador to Italy, Greece and Cyprus 1990-95.

    1995-97 Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory Mariam T. Clark

    1995-97 Minister of State of Education Iyabode Anisulowo

    1997 Minister of National Planning Chief Adenike Ekun Oyagbola

    1997-99 Minister of Industries Chief M. Onikepo Akande

    1997-98 Minister of Women’s Affairs Haju Sani

    1998 Minister of State of Education Rose Adunike

    1998-99 Minister of Women’s Affairs Dr. Laraba Gambo Abdullahi
    Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuha from 1999.

    1999 Minister of State of Federal Capital Territory Princess A.O. Oguneye

    1999 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Information Grace Enang Archibong (May-July)
    Appointed Permanent Secretary and was Acting Minister till the appointment of the new cabinet.

    1999 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity I. Asugha (May-July)

    1999 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Transport A. Pepple (May-July)
    2003 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources

    1999-2000 Minister of Transport Dr. Kema Chikwe
    2000-03 Minister of Aviation

    1999-2001 Minister of State of Defence Dupe Adelaja
    2001-2002 Minister of State of Defence for the Navy
    2002-03 Minister of Solid Minerals

    1999-2000 Minister of State of Solid Minerals Dr. Becky Ketebu-Igwe
    2000-01 Minister of Women’s Affairs

    1999-03 Minister of State of Science and Technology Pauline Tallen

    1999 Appointed Minister of State of Women’s Affairs and Youth Development Haijya Na’ajatu Mohamed
    Replaced by Aisha Ismael within days after her appointment

    1999 Minister of State of Women’s Affairs and Youth Development Hajiya Aishat Ismael
    1999-2000 Minister of Women’s Affairs and Youth
    2001-03 Minister of Women’s Affairs
    Commissioner of Social Development in the Kano State 1990-92. Born as Hishatu Mohammed Sani (b. 1956-)

    1999 Candidate-Minister Joy Emordi
    The Senate rejected her and the other candidate-ministers nominated by the newly elected President for various reasons.

    1999 Candidate-Minister Salome Audu

    1999 Candidate-Minister Dr. Kemafo Nony

    1999 Candidate-Minister Hajiya Khairat Abdulrasaq

    2000-03 Minister of State of Health Dr. Amina Ndalolo
    The senate had turned down her candidature for a ministerial post in 1999.

    2001-03 Minister of Culture and Tourism Boma Bromillow Jack

    2002-03 Vice-Minister of Water Resources Precious Ngelale

    2003 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Commerce Ammuna L.I. Alli
    Permanent Secretary and acted during the transition-period until the new administration was appointed.

    2003 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Justice T.O. Akerele

    2003 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Police Affairs Grace Archibong

    2003 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Salaries and Wages A.M. Rifao

    2003 Acting Head of the Service L.N. Asugba
    Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Head of the Service, and acted during the transition-period.

    2003-06 Minister of Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
    2003-06 Head of the Economic Reform Team
    2006 Minister of Foreign Affairs
    2003-05 Minister for Women Affairs Rita Akpan

    2003-05 Minister of Housing and Urban Development Chief Mobolaji Osomo

    2003-06 Minister of State of Finance Nenadi Esther Usman
    2006-07 Minister of Finance

    2003-05 Minister of State for Education Hajia Binta Musa

    2003-04 Minister of State for Women’s Affairs and Youth Development Princess Olufunke Adedoyin
    2004-05 Minister of State of Health
    Unmarried and mother of a daughter.

    2005-06 Minister of Solid Minerals Obiageli Catherine Ezekwesili
    2006-07 Minister of Education
    Former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Budget Monitoring and Due Process. Known as “Obi”.

    2005-06 Minister of Education Chief Chinwe Nora Obaji

    2005-06 Minister of State for Education Maryam Ciroma
    2006-07 Minister of Women and Youth

    2005 and 2006-07 Minister of State for Health Halima Tayo-Alao
    2007-08 Minister of Environment and Housing

    2005-06 Minister of State for Health Chief Helen Udoka Esuene
    2006-07 Minister of Environment

    2005-06 Minister of State for Environment Dr. Grace Ogwuche
    2006-06 Minister of State for Education
    2006-07 Minister of Inter-governmental Affairs, Special Duties and Youth Development

    2006-07 Minister of State for Water Resources Chief Salome Jakanda

    2006 Minister-Designate Prof. Elsie Opara
    Mentioned as a new minister in the 2006-reshuffle, but was apparently not sworn in.

    2006-07 Minister of Foreign Affairs Joy Ogwu
    Ambassador to the United Nations from 2008.

    2007 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources Ama Pepple
    The Permanent Secretary, she acted until the new administration took office after the presidential elections. The Permanent Secretary for Water Project in the Ministry is E.O. Okeke

    2007 Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Environment and Housing Ammuna Lawan-Ali
    Later Permanent Secretary of Information.

    2007 Acting Minister of Mines and Steel Development G.T. Nwachukwu

    2007 Acting Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Dr. Safiya Mohammed
    Permanent Secretary of Environmet until. 2009.

    2007-08 Minister of Science and Technology Grace Ekpiwhre
    2008 Acting Minister of Women Affairs
    2008-10 Minister of State for Works and Housing

    2007-08 Minister of Transportation Diezani K. Alison-Madueke
    2008-11 Minister of Mine and Steel Development
    2010- Minister of Petroleum Resources

    2007-08 Minister of Women Affairs Saudatu Usman Bungudu

    2007-08 Minister of Health Adenike Grange

    2007-08 Minister of State for Defence Fidelia Akuabata Njeze
    2008-09 Minister of State of Agriculture and Water Resources
    2009-10 Minister of State of Works
    2010-11 Minister of Aviation

    2007-08 Minister of State of Energy in charge of Power Fatimah Balaraba Ibrahim

  • Wähala

    Do people actually get paid to write Dumbo’s speeches or does it scribble them with a bottle of ogogoro nearby? I’m sure he uses his PhD prowess to write his own lyrics. Hear him biko… “There is no party that will (do) primaries that there will be no issues, but we plead that we should stay, work together (in) the party”. Sipping raw juice, he continues…“Every year we (take) young people to the best universities in the world. If we want to buy weapons we have to go to the left, go to the right to beg to buy. Those who manufacture these (things) are not angels they (?) human beings like us. Our own case, probably we don’t have that kind of education that will make our people to come to revolutionise the industries” Wiping his mouth with the back of his hand he writes the next hammer…“It may be a day dream, but I am also dreaming that one day we will not have prisons in this country” Wow! A country without KiriKiri must be in paradise. Still holding the bottle by it’s neck, he swallows a greedy gulp and admits rigging by buying votes: “Nobody should deceive you, nobody should buy your votes because since 1960 when we gained independence people have been buying your vote”…Hahaha chei! Lying about women he says, “I have said that we want a situation where international magazine will talk about women in (governance) and any other thing… So also our women (we) must (?) expose them.” Oyinbo dey vex! “Whatever they ask us what example can you give us… We are putting the women; even in ECOWAS, the person representing Nigeria is a woman, in OAU, the woman there, in the UN, a woman, Joy Ogwu is there. We are pushing more women to global level… My (aspiration) is (that I should) see a female president before I die…We want to see women go further and further. At the national level we are pushing for more women to go to the (parliament)”…Na hia I bow. President Dumbo does not even know Nigeria’s system of government! Hahahahahahaaaa choi… na laffu for Abakaliki !!!

    • tundemash

      lol ! u dey craze o !
      Honest I am thoroughly ashamed of this guy ….. clearly something deeper is wrong …. he’s either under the influence and he’s been made to do this under duress. The next govt must set up a truth panel to investigate who gets keeps topping Dumbo’s glass or making Dumbo do this under duress.

      • Wähala

        I actually reproduced the whole statement but laff no gree me post am. Hahaha chei!
        Jona Dumbo, Portharourt-honored Drunkard. Ogogoro graduate, 1st Class! Elemu Dept. Univ. of Pitakwa.
        Oloti buruku, oponu. Hahaha chei o !!!

        • Countryman

          Holy Wahala go kill me with laff…

    • Countryman

      Wahala!!!!! The Comedian-in-Chief of Nigeria armless force. Plsss send your phone number to me. i have a comedy project for you. You too correct!!!

      • Wähala

        “Commedian-in-Chief of Nigeria Armless Forces”…Hahahahahaaaa choi!
        Talk about Höly Wähala. Respect! to you too… you follow sabi twist ribs my bros. RESPECT!

  • tundemash

    “It may be a day dream, but I am also dreaming that one day we will not have prisons in this country. ”

    This one takes the biscuits among all the gaffe by this clearly unstable man ! Obama needs to learn from this cl0wn how to make America prison-free ! Nigerians….. how did you get it this wrong ???????????????????

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      A one day, one gaffe President!

      We will surely miss the home made jokes, even if they are not funny!!

      • tundemash

        lol !!! He would an asset to Nollywood after serving his time at the prison !

  • the truth

    Mr president ride on.only those on ground may understand,so many outside the shores have been brainwashed by the foreign pr firm hired by saboteurs. We all will see come February 14th.elections are never won on the back pages of papers.let us use our pvcs to vote wisely and never be deceived by propaganda.

    • tundemash

      I thought u claimed, in the past, u lived in the US Mr. Career Liar ????

      • the truth

        Does it mean because I am a us resident I dont visit my family or friends frequently?u dont deserve to think.unlike u I go home frequently and I witness things first hand not propaganda or stuck in a foreign land.

        • tundemash

          So Mr. Career Liar, u clearly belong to the “many outside the shores have been brainwashed by the foreign pr firm hired by saboteurs “.

          Paste your PVC here without your name or any other security feature, Mr Career to ascertain your claims.

          Cl0wn ….. your GEJ goons at the Lagos airport know me sef and all they want is their “kola”.

          • Wähala

            “Kola” ba? Hahaha chei…
            But remember @Ibrahim Sa’ad Nagodi ati @Sunday Njokede…
            Nagodi was a major piece of @Deri’s “The Tripod”…remember him oo!
            It was you, him & I who want to steal their God’s gift (oyel) and keep his people in servitude.

          • tundemash

            sure …. those were good o’l days …. did u recollect the fake london lawyer OC and the other US thug who was threatening me ??? Where are they now ? The current e-rats don’t know they had fore-runners who had now long disappeared, only truth lasts. I bet you, the cl0wn calling himself “the truth” but you aptly named Mr. Career Liar, would go into oblivion after the FeBuari election.

          • the truth

            I am not.I visit nigeria on a regular basis and as such have seen transformation.unlike u I have my pvc and will use it come February 14,unlike u I am still not decided on who to vote yet and as such neutral to both candidates(sorry u cant vote,but can type every day) I am neither apc nor pdp and my body language should be a testament to that.I will continue to strive for equity and fairness

          • Guguru

            The truth,

            You sound like a man who has not stepped outside Oshodi bus stop before.

          • the truth

            If that portrayal makes u happy then fine.

          • Guguru

            Yes, it makes me happy. LOL!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Friend, why do you keep on reproducing this mantra of “neutral to both candidates” as if doing so repeatedly would convince you it is the truth?

            Everything you write says you are GEJito. Why deny what is so obvious?

            No one will thrash you for getting it wrong or right. Just nail your stake to the mast and let us know clearly where you stand.

            There is no medal for dithering.

          • checkmate

            He is in the sinking ship, standing under the tattered umbrella with the Dumbo.

          • tundemash

            you dey mind the shameless e-rat ?

          • Nigerian

            My friend “the truth” are you really ok? How do you forget things so fast like the Dumbo president? Your claimed “Neutrality” has clearly shown where you belong. We don’t need to take time to know where your vote is going. It’s your democratic right. But there is no need to LIE since you called yourself the TRUTH. You know the two can never be the same.

    • Wähala

      Thought you have no horse in the race, didn’t you claim neutrality? Career liar!

      • the truth

        Me saying mr president ride on does not in any way,shape or form take away my neutrality. Do u have a pvc,its not enough to come here daily to pour out dry kuli kuli seed,take your ass to the polling unit or forever shut up.what does it profit u to shout and when its time to vote u cant vote

        • Nigerian

          Mr.”the truth” my friend, I still can’t understand your definition of “Neutrality”. Can you elaborate, please? So as to clearly see your true colour.

    • Deltans

      CHEI!!! LOOK AT THE SUPPORT BUHARI IS GETTING ALL OVER EVEN IN YENOGOA.

    • Nigerian

      Mr. “the truth” my friend, Where is the NEUTRALITY? Have you decided to let go?

  • Sword of Damocles

    The President is quick to make a promise and loathe to keep it, there are many words for this character trait, the one i choose to emphasize is DISHONORABLE. It is laughable, you hear his words and one can tell where his advisers are counseling him that “opportunities still exist” to turn this thing around. The 2 variables are the youth(30yrs & younger) and women. The former, rumoured to approximate almost 70% of the nation’s 170 million, is a lost cause in my estimation for the President. And the latter, well what woman do you know that likes the color yellow in a man?

  • Guguru

    Jonathan is on a powerful substance if he thinks prisons have no place in society. He does all he can to evade issues related to corruption, accountability, prosecution, and prison. If he has done nothing wrong why is he so afraid to deal with corruption, accountability, prosecution, and prisons? There is something not right about Jonathan. Something is terribly wrong with Jonathan. He is not well adjusted to the norms of a progressive society.

  • igbiki

    Mr Jonathan according to his campaign clips online is trying so much to win the youth (30yrs & younger) and women votes. But it is a pity he is living in a fools paradise, because in this age of social media, all the youths know that he is a Dan Banza.

  • Stone

    Incumbents all over the world run their campaign on RECORDS, Fashola was a classical example of RECORD induced election victory in Lagos. If an incumbent is not rolling out unquestionable RECORDS of performance, it simply implies that there is non to show. Having followed several political rallies closely, I have come to the conclusion that our dear President has lost his re election bid even before the election day. Dwelling on the opponent’s personality is the fastest means of advertisement for him and popularity as well particularly for a poor report card holder. We are waiting.

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    I’ve said it umpteenth time that Nigeria as a nation doesn’t have problem with building structures. Building hundreds of structures without building internal capacity, we will still go back to square one. As it stands we have over fifty universities but how many of those universities can compete internationally and favourably with oxford or its affiliate. How many universities are research based? How many have equipped library or laboratory? Surely we have sound and brilliant Nigerians at home and abroad but do they have what it takes to develop themselves to become what they truly are.
    On the issue of women. Women suppose to be home/nation builders which literally suppose to translate to good nation building but as many that has been following the political move in our nation from 1998 till date would agree with me that women have failed this nation than we bargained for. I don’t really say some have not distinguished themselves. Dora Akunyili would have been the best of them by the work she did when manning NAFDAC, but see those dirty job she did on her political journey, her abrakadabra during Ekiti election was just too shady. But she still did remarkably like Madam due process. Aside from these two, how many of them distinguished themselves in political post? They come and rubbish themselves beyond redemption.
    The adage has always been, youths are tomorrow leaders but how many youth believe they are tomorrow’s leaders? Their mindset is how to make money and become as wealthy as Dangote or breakaway from the clutch of poverty when opportunity come calling. Nafada, Salisu Buhari, Bankole, Okupe, Abati, Fani-Kayode, the Andys, Ibori, and many more are good example of new generation youths. These people suppose to be the bridge that will open the way for the new generation. But do they do anything for the new generation? No wonder Keyamo said, youth of this nation don’t really know what they want. Truly do we really know what we want?
    On the issue of building prison or not. As developed as USA is and as controlled as their system is, they still jail people day-in-day-out. There is no way you will be able to eradicate totally thieves in the midst of humanity. With all the system of ATM people still find their way to use ATM to withdraw money without handing unto it. Should such people go scot free when caught? What of those carting away the pension benefits of retirees or embezzling subsidy monies or misappropriating monies? Until something is done on all these categories and more we will continue rigmarole on one spot with devastating effect.

  • true talk

    February 14 election is not an election between
    GEJ and GMB but is an election between GEJ vs all
    the millions of unemployed graduates and
    youths, is an election between GEJ vs all those
    innocent graduates that were murdered during
    the last immigration exam, is an election between
    GEJ and all the relatives of the kidnap chibok
    girls, is an election between GEJ and all the
    victims of Iyanya, Kano and other bomb blast, is
    an election between GEJ vs all the failed small
    business that has been short down due to shortage
    of power supply, is an election between GEJ and
    all those who lost their love ones during health
    workers strike, is also an election between GEJ
    and all those university undergraduates who has
    spent more than their stipulated years in school
    due to strikes and hike in fees. Finally is an
    election between GEJ and the general masses who
    are suffering from the clueless decisions of this
    government. As for me am supporting and voting
    for BUHARI because I can’t support a president
    who fraudulently extort money from young
    graduates all in d name of giving them jobs only
    to end up killing lots of them. And this is a
    government that has not in any way imparted
    positively in the lives of our youths, rather they
    steal in billions of dollars from the common man.buhari 2015

  • Johnny

    “So also our women we must expose them.” Hmm?!

  • Segun

    this is a

    If Buhari wins this election, it will be the biggest blow to the foundation of our national democracy.

    Reason with me;

    In 1999, Yoruba was considered for president because NADECO, a Yoruba anti Abacha group made Nigeria ungovernable. The group emerged after the annulment of June 12 presidential election. …

    The unity of this country was threatened. The security situation deteriorated. The crimax was the sudden death of Abacha, and the murder of Abiola.

    To get the country back again, power shifted to south west through Obasanjo. NADECO died a natural death and the Yoruba race was fully back on the national equation.

    While the nation was getting over the activities of NADECO, the Niger Delta militancy emerged and another agitation started. The economy of Nigeria was put on threat, kidnapping started, the security situation in the region deteriorated. The unity of Nigeria was on the verge of collapse. To ameliorate the situation, Yaradua/Jonathan ticket was considered. The emergence of Jonathan as the vice president and the death of Yaradua brought the activities of Niger Delta militants to a manageable level.

    Jonathan became president and the once volatile Niger Delta region became peaceful.

    But as peace was returning to Niger Delta, Boko Haram emerged in the north. Their activities and operation have again put the unity of this country in a precarious situation. The security situation is so bad, the agitation now is for power to return to north as the only panacea to peace in Nigeria.

    However, we are gradually accepting the use of intimidation, stampede and threat as the only means for any region in Nigeria to take power. This is a very bad precedent. We have unwittingly accede to violence as the only way to get power in Nigeria.

    If Buhari wins, it expressly becomes an unwritten resolve that any region that wants power must first make this country ungovernable, threaten the unity of the nation with all manner of unconventional blackmail.

    We must rise up now to put a stop to this ugly trend or watch Nigeria degenerate to a JUNGLE.

    Let’s say NO, and re elect Jonathan. And stop this regional violence as the only way to grab power.

    Eneh VC, 17/01/2015welcome development.

    • Dan Mamman Lafia

      Very good talk, but bringing the issue of Buhari as a northern agenda, you are far from it. Buhari’s 4th coming and wide acceptance is natural and based on what the situation of the country is. Haba Oga, you will believe with me that this is the first time, religion and ethinicity is not playing a role after 1999 general election. Atleast we are evolving and our democratic system is getting sense of direction.Let us do away with ethinicity and religion differences. Let competence and your track record take over. Nigeria is for all of us. Let us bring our heads to move it forward. LONG LIVE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

  • Dan Mamman Lafia

    With due respect to my President and the office of the president, there are key areas or should I say grey areas that are sensitive, yet just discuss them lavishly. For example, the issue of prison. There is no place on earth right from the time human ( Adam and Eve ) were sent to the earth that there is no prison. Why are we decieving ourselves, there will be no prison in Nigeria in the nearest future? Where will you keep erring citizens? In our houses or where? I am very sorry Sir ( Mr President ), Nigeria will be a heaven for criminals all over the world, because the belief will be there is no prison let alone to be imprison. With due respect, revisit that clause in your campaign/rally. Another point of observation is the issue of Woman president in Nigeria. I am in total support of that. But my question, why the deception? I expect to see your vice a woman or your SFG ( SECT. TO FED. GOVT.) a woman.Sir with due respect to this topic, women all over are watching you in pains and some their hearts bleeds in agony in what they look as total deception. They are only remembered when it comes to election. There is this adage in hausa ” jumu’a mai kyau tun daga laraba ake gani”. The literal meaning is that ” friday that will be good can be seen from wednesday “. Why is my President not picking his vice from women? It is not late, you change your vice, so that atleast the woman folk will have some sense of belonging. There is this point that is not clearr to me, that magazine talk about women. What has that got to do with our present situation? There are lots to discuss, but due to time factor I have to stop here. All the best in your campaigns, but you must eschew bitterness and do away with politics of mud-slinging and character assassination.Long Federal Republic of Nigeria…

  • inuwa kate

    “” The North should hold Amaechi responsible, if my husband dies” Aisha Buhari
    Following the collapse of General Buhari in Calabar in Cross River State. Mrs Aisha Buhari; the wife of the APC presidential candidate General Muhammed Buhari has called on the northern elites to hold Gov. Amaechi responsible should anything happens to her husband. ” My husband is almost 80 years old. The 72 years is an official age to prevent an early retirement in the Nigeria Army. The man is actu…ally 79 years and would be 80 this year. He is not strong to go through this campaign. They are simply torturing my husband. They keep reassuring me that drugs can sustain him. For Gov. Fashola to consider Jimi Agbade at 57 old, and my husband Buhari at 79 fit, is simply a conspiracy to make me a widow before my time. Please I’m calling on the Northern elites to plead with Gov. Amaechi and the leadership of the APC to kindly substitute my husband, because he’s not fit to contest this election. When I was told his credentials were not in sight, I was jubilant because I felt that would have automatically disqualified him from the contest ” –Aisha Buhari

  • AboubakarAlahmad

    Mr President,why don’t they?The aggrieved should either lead their supporters to a free land or loose their followership to decamp severally and individually.In Sokoto state for instance,there wasn’t any guber primaries but a charade of show;and we are already warming up!Tafidan Dogon Daji.