Nigerians will continue to enjoy freedom under my government — Jonathan

Former president Goodluck Jonathan campaigning. Pic used to illustrate the story.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday promised Nigerians that they would continue to enjoy freedom as contained in the law of the country under his leadership, if re-elected.

Mr. Jonathan, who is the Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the pledge at the PDP campaign in Dutse.

He said freedom was a good ingredient of democracy which every citizen must enjoy, adding that “democracy is all about freedom and any democracy without it is not democracy.’’

The President urged Nigerians to be united and not lose hope in the current challenge bedevilling the country, assuring them that nation would soon overcome terrorism.

He further enjoined the people of the state to vote for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections, stating that his party had worked at all levels to develop the country.

Mr. Jonathan added that PDP government had established federal and state universities in the state within four years.

According to him, 80 per cent of the state universities in the country are built by PDP-controlled states.

He also pledged to continue to assist farmers in the state in terms of supply of fertiliser and provision of soft loans to boost production.

In his remarks, Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa said he would work for the unity of the country and would not support or vote on sentiments.

Mr. Lamido recalled that in 2011 elections, he was called all sorts of names because he supported President Jonathan but said he would not be deterred.

He urged the people of the state not to be intimidated or harassed by anybody but vote for PDP.

The National Chairman of PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, urged supporters of the party in the state to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them to cast their votes.

He urged them to vote for PDP candidates throughout the elections. (NAN)


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  • Chris1408

    Someone please take the bottle from this man GEJ. What freedom? Freedom from hunger? Freedom from Boko Haram? Freedom from kidnappers and the list goes on.

    • muawiya

      On point.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      @Chris1408,

      I swear, you stole my words!

      Many thanks.

      There is nothing more to add to this!!

      Freedom to die from hunger indeed!!!

      • Chris1408

        Thanks my brother

    • tundemash

      Let him take a walk around anywhere outside Aso Rock without security detail to prove the freedom Nigerians have been enjoying. This is a man who was so scared of his own shadow he could not celebrate Oct. 1 at Eagle square until last year talking about freedom.
      This was him 6 months ago in case he and his e-rats have forgottten………….

  • Dumbo

    Freedom of stealing and corruption. You can go and enjoy it in Otuoke. We can no longer play with our feature in your hands. You are corrupt, clueless and achieved nothing apart from insecurity. The universities you are claiming are just in paper. They have no physical structures nor address and don’t exist

    • muawiya

      You just said my mind.

  • Dankasa

    Wallahi Chris1408, on a serious note this guy put us in a great danger, no Nigerian can move freely in his/her own country, is pathetic and all these sentiments are promoted by this guy. Our Governors risked the lives of their people for him in 2011 and all what we can get is killings, destruction, multiple plots against our people and smear campaigns of hater and disunity under his watch. The entire bloc have been called names by his war-dogs and e-rats throughout his 4 years tenure and you expect these same people to accept you and vote for you?? You are the biggest joker on the planet, Jona!

  • Tunsj

    Pathetic. Clearly a new word for “being out of touch beyond the pale” is needed.

  • True Nigerian

    Hahahahahaha! So laughable, if not pathetic! The country is enveloped in fear just as huge portion of your territory has been seized by terrorrists and murderers; and you are still there saying that Nigerians will “continue” to enjoy freedom under your government?

    He apparently doesn’t know what freedom is. Jonathan doesn’t know what anything is anymore.

    • abc

      It is you that didn’t get him right. He means corrupt officials will have freedom.

      • True Nigerian

        Hahahahaha! Probably so! I am still a learner o! Please pardon my poor judgement!

      • tundemash

        Absolutely …. atleast he said Nigeria does not need prison.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Bruv, for comparison sake, boko haram has annexed and is now in control of a territory the size of Belgium under this feckless “Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces”.

      Even common Niger Republic in now talking about recovering Nigerian territory, Baga, from insurgents and without asking for Nigerian permission.

      Yet, it is all politics and no comment from this man!

      • tundemash

        This was the cl0wn 6 months ago …….

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          lol, my broda.

          He says we have freedom under him, but he doesn’t have freedom under boko haram!

          Laugh no wan gree me laff o!!

          • True Nigerian

            Does he really believe some of the things he says or does he simply state them as make-belief in the hope that some gullible fellows will believe? I don’t understand it. The whole country knows he cannot visit parts of the territories he is supposedly commanding. And he is here assuring people of total freedom in those same places.

            For anybody that enjoys watching, reading or listening to comics and jokes, Jonathan has a great entertainment value; sadly, he was not hired to be an entertainer; he was hired to lead in the serious business of governance and leadership.

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    This Lamido is so wise, he never say vote for Jonathan re-election but said vote for PDP but to distract them, he said he was called names 2011 for supporting Jonathan. He has been indirectly campaigning for Buhari and telling people Buhari is an upright man but only surrounds himself with traitors. What an indirect campaign but never said vote for Mr. President, the same goes to MUazu Banbagida, he always say vote for PDP.

  • Nasiru Muhammad

    Hear alcoholic and freedom mixture.

  • victo amadi

    Jonathan is defined as caged parrot. Talk anyhow but yet can’t fly.

  • TrueNja

    What freedom? Bring back our girls first, yeye man!!!

  • Remi

    The type that even governors cannot enjoy. You think we have forgotten that Gov Amaehi enjoyed so much freedom that soldiers paid from our tax prevented him from entering Ado Ekiti and Gov Osiomole prevented from flying and 19 legislators cannot enter house of assembly in Ekiti and speaker of fed house of rep was so free he had to scale the fence to access the house. You must think we are fools and we shall prove that we are by voting you out. Start packing ok.

  • anneedu

    He’s still the man to move nigerian forward, those of u saying corruption, how many of u stoppedcorruption in your community.

    • tundemash

      yeah right … was he drunk as usual 6 months ago when he said this …………..

      • Bio

        Drunks know their fellow drunks,so out of experience speaketh your mouth.

        • tundemash

          what a warped logic …… if you don’t know when a man speaks illogically and out of tune most times, then u are d@ft. I have presented you a documentation of what he said 6 months ago that is contradicting obviously his political statements now !

    • Wähala

      Are you and @samson john siamese twins? You write as if you are joined in the head. Get someone to express your views biko, internet is worldwide and you clowns are disgracing Nigeria along the steps of your icon, Dr. Dumbo. Olodos!

  • samson john

    Those of u that are saying we should take away the bottle from GEL is not possible, bcos without he Nigerian cannot move foward.sotherefore GEL is a winner.

    • tundemash

      With this your English, you will need to go register in one of those Almajiri schools Dumbo keep claiming he established !

      • Bio

        Palm oil soup man,English himself, you got the highest ever known spoken English speeches known to man kind ever. Establish any bottle commission let’s see.

        • tundemash

          another miscreant just let loose from the amnesty camp.

    • Wähala

      Are you and @anneedu:disqus siamese twins? You write as if you are joined in the head. Get someone to express your views biko, internet is worldwide and you clowns are disgracing Nigeria along the steps of your icon, Dr. Dumbo. Olodos!

      • D1

        Hahahaha.. Lol! Yeee mogbe o!

  • Sanusi

    Freedom to Kidnap and be kidnapped.Freedom to loot and steal.Freedom to bomb and be bombed.Freedom to harass any Governor and house of assembly member.Vote PDP to enjoy these freedom in February

  • Wähala

    Freedom to die like flies under your corrupt and inept government…
    Freedom to raid out treasury under your “stealing is not corruption” policy…
    Freedom to roam the streets unemployed because your ministers scam our youths to death…
    Drunkard. Holding a bottle of ogogoro by it’s neck and talking with his empty head thrown backwards…
    Mama Bisi biko, stop selling Akpethesi in our riverine enclaves, the effects are devastating our Aborigine community…

    • Bio

      Drowning pussy cat,drunk it self,better check you last alcoholic content before opening your clean gutter.

      • Bibi

        Can you please tell Mr. Jonathan and his mistress Madam DAM Oil to start packing from Aso Rock? They can continue their illicit love life in Otuoke. Dem no kuku get shame!

        • Otile

          Bibi babe, it seems you are infatuated with Dr Jonathan. The President is a Christian man, he doesn’t play away game, and you know it.

          • Bibi

            Did “Dr.” Jonathan have his children with his official wife Patience Jonathan? The news is that he did not. If so, does “Dr” Jonathan have other non-official wives both in and outside Aso Rock and in and outside Nigeria who bore him children? Can you kindly confirm who the “mothers” of “Dr.” “Azikiwe” Jonathan’s children are? Are their mothers “Dr.” Jonathan’s un-official wives or mistresses like Madam DAM Oil and her sista?

          • Otile

            They also said that as a good moslem Musa was entitled to four wives, but something happened, Hajiya prevented him, when he got physical Hajiya got herself strong concubines to help.

          • Mohstone

            Otile-the-mule it seems like you are also a product of an illicit affair. HHmmm !!!

          • Otile

            Take away your mind from anus and dirt for ones. donkey.

      • Wähala

        Reno,
        You will be buried at the bottom of Lake Merrit if ever you set foot in the US again, take it to the bank. I’m drowning alright in your Mommy’ p*sssy cat picking her rust cherry with my tiny finger… it damn sure feels like I’m in the gutter alright, you got dat right! CHUMP-ass!!!

  • Tom Phillnard

    did he just reminded us that freedom is good? 80% of universities are built by pdp controlled states WHAT! now am convinced that this president truly believe that Nigerians are fools, few weeks ago he said he will soon come up with an anti-corruption plan after foreign reserve have been emptied well too late, never have i seen a president that leads from behind, that after 6yr, he has no agenda, no particular cause he is fighting for on behave of the populace just pick any topic, nothing. he said we should trust him in the last election but when he assumed office his first agenda was term elongation which he didn’t mention in his campaign—– really sick of the man that runs govt. like a bunch of gangsters, with no credible pple on board. well ur verdict is imminent a resounding sack letter nothing short.

    • Bio

      Mr sack Letter,easy, before you sack entire country.

  • tundemash

    Joke of the century. Person wey confess say him dey fear Boko Haram say him wan provide freedom ……… I am in stitches laughing … who the hell keeps topping Dumbo’s glass of alcohol ???????????????

    • Yusuf

      He has no understanding of the word freedom

    • D1

      Hahahaha…nice one!

    • Mohstone

      Thank you bro. You made my day.

  • Guguru

    Is Jonathan a joker or what? Did he seize Sanusi’s passport on his way to a conference in Paris after he was fired? Jonathan is a clown of the first order who does not know half of what he says.

  • Guguru

    PhD. – Doctorate in Pilfering

  • the truth

    Come February 14 we go see this gra gra.I must confess the pr firm hired for this election have brainwashed many online pundits regretfully these pundits are not based in nigeria or those that reside in nigeria got no pvc to vote.I am liking the chances of both parties come February 14, let us all put hands to strengthen our democracy.

    • Bibi

      When Prez Jonathan and Madam DAM Oil, his mistress start packing from Aso Rock to Otuoke?

      • Bio

        I hope you have acquired helicopter gunships to persecute the job if they said now way wholeday?. Aso Rock it’s not meant for certain individuals. Sectionalism,has eaten deep into realistic membrane. Condem when it’s glaring to do so, and comend when ever it’s deem.

        • Bibi

          So? It means President Jonathan is free to continue his illicit romance with Madam DAM Oil just because they are filling a political quota? Must you justify their immorality on the basis of quota or what are you saying? Their -Jonathan and Madam Dieza Oil’s illicit relationship is IMMORAL and morally offensive to Nigerian children. How can they be doing that kind of thing again as Prez/minister That is all I have to say.

    • Lemmuel Odjay

      U and who go “put hands together”? U and d people u just swear for now now? Joking. Black Africa Rainy Season…

    • SAM .A

      Liar ,Say things that calm your nerves and make you happy,haven stay on Internet since morning.
      All the people you saw in Kano and Dutshe ( Jigawa )yesterday have no PVC .

  • the truth

    And all those insulting the presidency should go to hell and burn to ashes. Insulting your president is the same thing as insulting nigerians.if u cant criticize constructively but rather insult a president then may God punish u

  • Benson Idahosa

    Ah Mumu President-Freedom ! Jonathan what do you know to be Freedom? Abi Freedom to go and steal another person’s documents from the military like you just did with Buhari’s credentials? Please start packing from Aso Rock. You are disgrace. You lack honor. Anyway, when will you stop your illicit relationship with Mdama DAM Oil.? It is offensive.

    • Bio

      St, Moritz or Benson’n Hedges as you’re called any way,check your head to know whether you have burnt to filter,because I can see you ‘re done already. Freedom has been sufficiently upheld in Jonathan’s administration unlike previously expirenced in the past,take it or leave it. Mean while, you should know better those into illicit relationship because that’s the job people Like you specialised on. “Palmwine tapper can tell the taste of any wine”.

      • Benson Idahosa

        So you do not want Nigerians to talk about this ilicit relationship between Madam DAM and our dear President? Do you like it yourself? Say the truth regardless of your tribal support for President Jonathan .

      • Mohstone

        Including the freedom for incest and having illicit kids like you. Yeah !!!

        • Otile

          See how your corrupt mind works; all the time thinking of anal, sex, excrement, urine. Shame on you.

          • Mohstone

            Atleast am not as corrupt as GEJ and his e-rats most of which are products of incest and baby factories.

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    Yes, ofcourse na. You and the PDP’d always provided freedom in the past 16 years or so. Freedom to loot the treasury and not be prosecuted. That is one freedom our National Assembly should hasten to enshrine in Nigeria’s constitution. It should be titled “Stealing Unlimited As Amended”. Ghana-Must-Go bags should be made official carrier-bags in every public office, so nobody asks the infuriating question: “oga wetin oo carry?” #me i tire for d tin dem dey talk…tra la la la la#

  • Otile

    Israel bus attack: Tel Aviv passengers stabbed

    This is what you can always expect with Islamists around you. Leave Imam Shakau to consolidate his Caliphate, that way Mohammedans can knife themselves all they like, ba ruwana.

    • Bibi

      Do you mean that as “non-Islamists” (to use your words), President Jonathan is free to continue his open illicit romance with Madam DAM oil?

      • Otile

        No, Dr Jonathan has never been one of Hajiya Turai’s multiple concubines.

        • Bibi

          Then who are the mothers of “Dr.” Jonathan’s children? The news is that Madam DAM Oil knows something about the sources of these children. Can you kindly confirm please?

          • Otile

            I heard that while Musa was still alive and sick Hajiya Turai acquired concubines. I really don’t know whether those kids belong to Musa. I hope this answers you question.

          • Bibi

            So you are confirming that President “Dr.” Jonathan has un-official wives -concubines who bore him children outside the official “wife” Patience Jonathan. You are also confirming adroitly that Madam DAM Oil KNOWS about this illicit thing in Aso Rock under “Dr.” Jonathan. Thank you so much otile. God Bless you for this useful confirmation as a Jonathan Aso Rock operative. Your kind confirmation is all Nigerians need.

          • Otile

            I am not really confirming that Emir Lamido might be one Hajiya’s multiple concubines. It may be mere speculation.

          • Bibi

            hm hm I see! Thanks for confirming the moral damage poppy eye damsel, Madam DAM Oil has inflicted on the Nigerian Presidency under “Dr” Jonathan. By the grace of God after their exit to Otuoke where they can continue their illicit and immoral relationship Nigerians will re-build the moral image of their country. Thank you so much for these revelations . God Bless.

          • Otile

            Thanks but no thanks. Emir Lamido is going to cause a physical fight between Hajiya Turia and Mrs Yero.

          • Bibi

            Wait a minute the news is that “Dr. Prez Jona does Madam DAM Oil and also does the sista of Madam DAM oil. When I expressed surprise, I was told it is normal in their culture, that it is really nothing-that that happens on a regular basis in their culture. Is that true otile?

          • Otile

            La İlaha İllallah Muhammad Rasulullah, all along I thought I was responding to a lady going by the name you gave yourself here. Didn’t know you a strong Muslim man using taqiyya to extract information from me.

            Begone Satan, don’t write to me again.

          • Bibi

            Hm hm hm we caught you, “Dr”. Jonathan, Madam DAM Oil, her sista and other participants in the immoral damage inflicted on Nigeria under “Dr.” Jonathan’s presidency pants down! You have confirmed so many things for us as an Aso Rock operative. Thanks so much Reno Omokri. God Bless you for these GREAT REVELATIONS on President Goodluck Jonathan and Madam Dam Oil. This is authentic because it is coming straight from the source-Aso Rock.

          • Bibi

            And really the last time Madam DAM OIL rushed to UK because she was allegedly “ill”. Quick quick , ‘Dr” Jonathan too went to UK because he was “ill”. How can they be “ill” at the same time? Is there something going in the presidency the truth-eh sorry otile?

          • Bibi

            And really you need to confirm if Madam DAM Oil sista is one of the mothers of our dear President’s -“Dr” Jonathan children. Just a quick conformation otile.

          • godswill Ibe

            Stella Oduah’s sister is one of the numerous concubines.

    • SAM .A

      What is your biz with that Otile, when there is daily bloodletting in Nigeria?

      • Otile

        We don’t want more bloodletting in Najeriyan continent.

  • yonda

    “Dr.” “Azikiwe” Jonathan, how now? The kitchen is getting hot-right? A chuckle for you “Azikiwe” Jonathan “Dr.”!

  • SAM .A

    Freedom is my property , no Government or its agent can dash me, Oga Jona, the only thing we need is security, electricity for massive manufacturing , employment and corruption free society.
    Have you been sleeping since 6 years ago and just waking up or these 4 items were never on your Agenda.
    Sorry sir you cannot repeat this class, Otuoke is already beckon on you .

    • Otile

      Never take your freedom for granted. A strong tyrant Imam can take it away from you as it happened circa 1983-85. It takes an open minded president to allow you to enjoy freedom, criticize, and insult, and even call him names on the pages of newspapers.

      Once upon a time Nduka Irabor, Dr Alex Ekwueme among others lost their freedom for no just reason. Some were executed, universities closed, free education abolished. Thank God those evil days are over. The devil can never bring the dark days back. Forward ever, backward never.

      • Mohstone

        Otile-the-mule you still dey??? Am sure you need freedom to be an e-rat.

        • Otile

          Can you ever make sense in your useless life? Whoever taught idiots the word e-rat polluted PT with filth. Idiots cannot finish their insults without parroting the word e-rat. Pathetic.

          • Mohstone

            Why are you offset if you are not an e-rat???

    • IAMNIGERIA

      You are a baby and probably still a teen You have no idea what freedom was just some few ago before GEJ. Enjoy it while it last.

  • Spoken word

    What we need is freedom from corruption and mismanagement.

    • IAMNIGERIA

      More than 800 killed because of a newspaper cartoon in Denmark, who were those, infidels? To save the North from self-destruct you must stop Sharia and millions of the youths must return to school, and I mean real schools and not quota system schools.

      • Spoken word

        bloody fool.corruption and mismanagement feeds into terrorism. A man that has a future to look forward to will not go and do any suicide bombing. The corruption going on in this government has increased poverty and led to hopelessness amongst the citizenry. Get it!

  • olawale

    Freedom of corruption? Freedom for boko haram to start killing our brothers in the north??? All we are saying..we need Change

  • Gaskiya

    If you like, tell me that Buhari went only to almajiri school, I will still vote for Buhari.

    Tell me that Buhari never attended any school before. I will still vote for Buhari.

    Tell me Buhari was actually raised in the bush by wild animals only. I will still vote for Buhari.

    Tell me Buhari is actually an Alien from Mars I will vote for Buhari.

    Tell me that Buhari is actually 100 years old I will still vote for Buhari.

    Tell me that Buhari has AIDS, EBOLA, MARBUG, HEPATITIS, CANCER OF ALL HIS ORGANS, KURU, AND MAD COW DISEASE. I will still vote for Buhari.

    Tell me Buhari jailed every single Nigerian that was alive during his tenure, I will still vote for Buhari.

    Tell me that during Buhari’s tenure people had to apply to government and get approval before they urinate, defecate, eat or drink,

    I will still vote for Buhari.

    Tell me that if I vote for Jonathan, he will make Nigeria better than paradise in 4 years, I WILL STILL STRONGLY VOTE FOR BUHARI.

    Save your words, save your energy, save your keyboards, save your time, and leave me alone.

    I have Decided to Vote Buhari/Osinbajo for progress…

  • favourtalk

    People don’t care at this junction again now, it is showing that every move from PDP is killing GEJ the more and Nigerians have known that those working to discredit buhari are doing so because they are afraid. Change is coming to every doorstep. We need real chnage now. We don’t care, we just want buhari

  • Bidemi Lukman

    Jona, pease, why are you so desperate?

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Otuoke clawn who cannot provide security of life.

    • evi

      Clown not clawn…bunch of illiterates. You are still alive and even have freedom to post trash on the Internet, tell ur leader buhari to command his boy shekau to stop the killings.

      • MB

        Is that why you bombed his car in Kaduna?

  • neromagana2015

    Including freedom on corruption!

    • godswill Ibe

      Including freedom for boko haram to continue the killings and invasion of the Nigerian state? You cannot stop to amuse the the world, Jo- na-than.

  • Gideon Orkar

    Jonathan till 2019!

    • godswill Ibe

      What manner freedom?

      • Mohstone

        Freedom to loot treasury, ofcourse.

    • Mohstone

      Yes in your mom’s bedroom.

      • evi

        Yu should know about sleeping with someone’s mother Bcos sanusi that yu are using his picture was busy sleeping with people’s wives when he was cbn gorvenor instead of doing his job

        • Mohstone

          Did I mention anything like sleeping … above ??? Evil you always show your true color. Well, I dont blame you. If you can choose the name Evil for yourself then only God knows the amount of venom you hide inside you.

      • Gideon Orkar

        My Mum has a bedroom and it very comfortable so I can understand your envy as your mum lives in a local brothel. By the way have you been able to identify who out of the numerous loosers that patronise her is your father?

  • Bidemi Lukman

    Jona scams

    • $20 Billion dollars of oil revenue missing and no concrete and rational explanation provided to date;
    • N2 trillion plus stolen in oil subsidy scandal by people close to the
    president, including the son of former PDP chairman Bamanga Tukur and no
    single individual has been convicted to date for this monumental fraud;
    • Billions of Naira stolen in pension funds under GEJ’s watch and the perpetrators given a slap in the wrist;
    • N200 million plus Stella Oduah BMW scandal for which PDP tried to reward her with nomination for a senatorial seat;
    • Billions of Naira stolen by bank executives under GEJ’s watch and government
    stepping in with public funds to stabilize the banks;
    • Diezani Alison-Madueke’s multi billion Naira fraud relating to the purchase and servicing of NNPC aircraft;
    • The minister who oversaw the immigration recruitment exercise that resulted
    in death of tens of jobseekers across the country is still sitting in
    GEJ government while keeping the over N6 billion collected
    from desperate applicants;
    • Billions of Naira lost through fraudulent import waiver scheme benefiting the friends of GEJ
    The list goes on.

    • Gaskiya

      The list can go on and on. But remember Jonathan said he will abolish prisons in Nigeria so that he does not have to lock up anybody among the corrupt people including himself.

    • Matthew keyh

      Bidemi God bless you ,Billions is still being stolen in kerosene subsidy at the moment who is fooling who ,This guy call Jonathan is gonna give freedoms to Nigerians in poverty

  • Ayelala

    Fela
    Dem go hold meeting, oh, Dem go start yab* human beings *(tease/bother)
    Animal talk don start again
    Dash* dem, human rights *(give/grant)
    *(repeat stanza)

    How animal go know-say dem no born me as slave?
    How animal go know say slave trade don pass?
    And, dey wan dash us human rights
    Animal must talk to human beings
    Give dem human rights

    I beg-ee, oh , make you hear me well-u well
    I beg-ee, oh, make you hear me very well

    Human rights na my property
    So therefore, you can’t dash me my property
    Human rights na my property
    Dey want dash us human rights

    Some people say, “Why I dey talk like dis,”
    No be talk like dis, dem take to carry me go prision ee-oh”
    No be me dey talk, na Prime Minister Botha* dey talk, ee-oh (2x) *(PM of S.Africa)

    Him say, “this uprising will bring out the beast in us”
    [CHORUS] THIS UPRISING WILL BRING OUT THE BEAST IN US
    (repeat stanza 3x)
    Eh Ji Keke- my argument

  • Elis Davia

    Liberalization of the press and guaranteeing the freedom of speech in a country where the stifling of the press and suppression of the citizens’ right to freedom of speech used to be the norm, a legacy of over 30 years of military rule. The existence of vocal anti-government media houses and critics would have culminated in some high-profile assassinations some years back, but today citizens are free to air their views whenever and wherever they like just like any other sane country.

    • Ahmadbtm

      Tell that to Baga people. Tell all those displaced. When u rob people of even their right to live, what more right are u talking about?

    • Emancipation

      Have you forgotten the “newspaper delivery van gun”. What about the Mbu Rivers saga, the rerouted national assembly access, Ekiti, Adamawa and Osun masked security men without boots.

    • Matthew keyh

      Before you get freedom you are talking about ,i want to ask you Do you have economic freedom ,Do you have a political freedom ,It is when the citizen are giving economic ,social and political freedom it is then you talk of absolute freedom ,you dont even have a job or neither your wage has not be paid for months by the rampaging looting politicians of the country ,you can air your views on empty stomach

    • MB

      Freedom to live is not guaranteed. Go to Abuja the nations capital today and see if you can not inspected like criminal before going into hotel or supermarket. What is free, who ever stopped a freedom of Nigerian. When an area larger than the size of Belgium is under siege and people are killed or living in refugee camps. Tell to the parents of Chibock girls my friend

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  • evi

    Those who are for yu are far more than those who are against yu.Those who want to take us back to the years of born to rule, oppression and suppression and flogging of women who wore trousers are only dreaming, the blood of those souls that they killed during the last elections and are still killing because they vowed to make Nigerian ungovernable for you, are crying to God and Almighty God in his infinite Mercy would not let the evil plan of the northern elites come to pass because NIGERIA is not their father’s property.

    • Gaskiya

      You are WERE.

    • Mohstone

      Evil pls continue sipping your ogogoro. Gone are the days of such useless propaganda.

      • evi

        Continue with the killing of innocent souls and destruction in the north. You and your generation will surely pay for your atrocities. It is better to drink ogogoro than the drink the blood of innocent nigerians who did no wrong. Maybe I have ogogoro but yu have blood on your hands

        • Mohstone

          Go and tell Jona this nonsense. He is the one killing people in the north because he knows they will not vote for him. Also ask him to answer Obasanjo’s question on Boko haram when he asked him in the presence of two MoGs.

    • Matthew keyh

      you are out of your mind ,you vote Jonathan you are fucked take that now into your thick head

      • evi

        See how yu are enjoying freedom of speech vomiting obscenities over the Internet without fear,go and ask people that witnessed Buhari’s regime when he was head of state if they enjoyed such freedom and those that dared to go against him.or bad mouth him,go and check how they ended up,God forbid Buhari becomes president,freedom of speech and expression would be a figment of ur imagination.Miserable terrorist.

        • ROHCNAWN

          PLEASE CAN YOU DECLEAR THE RESULT OF THE COMMENTS HERE. YOU

  • Matthew keyh

    How can the people be free when 75percent of the entire citizen are in poverty .millions of graduates are unemployed ,Does Jonathan know the meaning of freedom .The citizen can never be free in an atmosphere of corruption ;treasury looting ,government tell lies ,Ministers are acting above the law ,the president is the first to disobey the rule of law ,Is Ekiti people who voted Fayose free now, jonathan lies and lies ,in one of his campaigns videos he said he would fight corruption through the use of Technology ,when the country can not even generate 24hours electricity for the people of Nigeria to power the technology He can only lied to Nigeria who have not step out the chores of Nigeria,There is economic freedom ,there democratic and political freedom ,and there is freedom of the people which is by providing the citizen of a country with economic and social freedom ,Nigeria is not even free economically because jonathan if he wins the election does no have the money to pay salaries of workers They are going cap in hand to borrow money from the Chinese Jonathan is in a dreamland he is so paranoid that he thinks he knows it all ,$20billion oil money is missing in NNPC he is talking of freedom ,a government who can not spread the wealth of the country uniquely among her citizens can not guarantee economic and democratic freedom to the people ,.The United Kingdom is a country who has been able to provide every other forms of freedom to her people ,where the rule of law is sacrosant it is above anybody even above the British Prime Minister,Nigeria is richer than Britain if all our resources are harnessed and utilised to benefit the people ,i read in a nigeria newspaper that the second Niger Bridge will cost #130billion naira a Bridge that is 1.8 kilometre on a river ,while Fashola the Governor of Lagos build that same Bridge in Lagos for #29billion ,the contracts has been over inflated and Jonathan is commissioning the bridge on paper ,so many wastages and so many looting and stealing in our country the one Fashola built is on the sea while the second Niger bridge is on River Niger which one supposed to cost more Jonathan re-election will finish Nigeria as a country ,look at our money you can not even get anywhere to exchange the naira in London in any bureau de change here The naira you would bring to london during the first spell of Gen Muhammad Buhari as Head of sate in 1983 and spend in an open market here Jonathan is masterpiece of failure and his economic team ,Change must come to Nigeria by the Grace of almighty God

  • Wetin Naija

    Poverty and corruption freedom. Jonathan you are a disgrace. The International communities also see you incapable and corrupt

  • bib

    Freedom to die from BH bombs. Freedom to become refugee in your country. Freedom four land to excited from Nigeria. Freedom to enjoy you or your loved ones being kidnapped. Freedom to enjoy armed robbery. Freedom to continue to be unemployed for years after graduation and if y ou are so lucky to be trampled to death during employment interview! Yes enjoyable freedom to live more in darkness than in light. Etc. Some freedom indeed!

  • Eze1

    Freedom to steal I guess

  • Preco01

    Freedom to steal, kill and destroy, the DEVIL promised that too!

  • ROHCNAWN

    WE DONT WANT FREEDOM TO STEAL LIKE FEMI KAODE ANSWERING CRIMINAL CASE IN COURT ON 23 &24 OF FEBUHARI, ABBA MORO RUBBED OUR YOUTH AND EVEN KILLED THEM AND STILL A MINISTER,98 % OF PEOPLE GEJ ARE LOOTERS. WE NEED A LEADER WITH CLEAN HANDS.

  • Omo Akin

    Mr. President, under your watch, the police besiege the National Assembly and teargased the Speaker and Senate President, the Army seized newspapers and vans, the reign of terror of Mbu in Rivers and Abuja, the police and Fayose in Ekiti; all these and more in 2014 alone. How much freedom did you allow the people who protested against the so called removal of petrol subsidy? How much freedom did Isiaka Adeleke and others have to cast their votes in Osun? It is only under your watch that law enforcement officers wear masks as happened in Osun and Ekiti; tell us one country in the whole world where law enforcement officers wear Sikh masks. Why are your law enforcement officers wearing masks?
    Mr. President, you also failed the freedom test.

  • Ademola

    I am flabbergastedwhen I read some comments. Many can be reproached to Jonathan, but freedom is one area where he can not be attacked personally. I bet many of such comments were made by future Buhari voters, which is rich coming
    from people backing one who jailed many politicians court process, many journalists who were critical of his human rights abuses, musicians and artists who spoke out against the injustice, plus implemented selective justice towards people of his tribe. Be reasonable and stop systematic bashing.

  • Dickson dickson

    Freedom is what we have been fighting for all these years and finally obtained in 1999 after years and years of colonialism and dictatorship. It is truly saddening to witness that people are ready to vote for Muhammadu Buhari, a man who, a few decades ago, oppressed his own people and took away their freedom. Who remembers what happened to our artists, friends and colleagues when they were arrested, jailed or molested without reason and without trial?

  • Rose Danjula

    GEJ has picked up the pace and GMB is unable to catch up, to no surprise frankly. GEJ can rely on his excellent results in all areas, being agricultural with the success of the Transformation agenda, educational with the creation of federal and state universities, economical with our GDP being quadrupled, and the list goes on. Even people attacking GEJ with the angle of corruption cannot deny the fact that fertilizers have been greatly reduced or that he successfully dismantled the existence fo 46000 ghost workers from the Federal service sector. Meanhwile, the only thing that Buhari can brag about is how he jailed journalists, politicians, civil society activists and executed a record number of people during his dictatorship.

  • charlesakpan

    It is clear crystal clear that some pple have decided to close their ears to the voice of reason. How can an adult above 30 years in Nigeria compare the freedom we enjoy now with what we had during Gen Buhari’s regime. Talking about the protests on removal of fuel subsidy,you could never have tried it during Gen Buhari’s time.Please make enquiries.

  • Yisabella Ekwealor

    Too the youth reading this article and getting ready to vote: do not take your freedom lightly. Nigeria is a fairly young democracy and much still needs to be changed, however you do not want us to fall back in the grip a military rules. I read a lot of outspoken comments, and while I do not always agree, I always feel blessed as people can freely discuss whatever topic. This hasn’t always been the case. When I was a kid I remember my mother’s look of fear whenever someone blamed the leaders – respectively Buhari and his latest backer Babangida. The idea of the two teaming back up after their savage rivalry is madness. It took me years to understand my mother’s fear, but this look I will not forget. And so I pray that no one will have to be that terrified in the close future.

  • Akinfenwa Mikel

    It seems obvious that Nigerians will continue to be free — why does Jonathan have to come out and say it? Oh YES because his opponent in this election is not a man who values freedom. Buhari values fear over freedom, paranoia over equality. Just read your history book and see how he treated Nigerians in 1984. The All Progressives Congress — what a funny name for a party with a presidential candidate who enacted the most regressive, oppressive leaders in the history of this great nation. A vote for Jonathan is a vote for freedom, and democracy.