Jonathan’s campaign slams Soludo for rating President F9, says ex-CBN chief confused

President Goodluck Jonathan campaign on Monday reacted angrily to the criticism by the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN governor, Chukwuma Soludo, that his administration failed woefully in its handling of the country’s economy.

In his widely publicized assessment of President Jonathan’s handling of the country’s economy in the past five years, Mr. Soludo, gave the administration an ‘F’ grade in the management of the economy, describing it as the worst in Nigeria’s political history.

But in its reaction, Mr. Jonathan’s campaign, the Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation, PCO, dismissed the former CBN governor as a confused Nigerian, who has lost touch with the reality of his country.

A statement by the spokesperson for the campaign, Femi Fani-Kayode, said contrary to Mr. Soludo’s wish that Mr. Jonathan withdraws, he would not only run next month, but would win his re-election.

“To say that the President should not run in this election and that he should throw in the towel is absurd and self-depreciating,” he said. “It is a manifestation of the morbid fear of failure and defeat that the leaders of the opposition are all suffering from.

“Whether Soludo and his friends like it or not, not only will President Goodluck Jonathan run in this election, but he will also win and he will do so convincingly,” he said.

According to Mr. Fani-Kayode, he could forgive Mr. Soludo for suggesting the President’s withdrawal from the race, saying there was no doubt that he no longer understood what were on ground, having spent much time hanging around the opposition’s camp in the All Progressives Congress, APC.

“I read Charles Soludu’s contribution to the debate with amusement. I will be gentle with him because I have a soft spot for him. He has criticized the President, his government and his handling of the economy,” Mr. Fani-Kayode said.

In spite of the criticism, the former aviation minister said Nigeria recently won the award for being the largest economy in Africa, which happened under President Jonathan, questioning whether any right-thinking person who has the nation’s interest at heart would complain about that.

“Mr. Soludo is confused and conflicted. He seems to have lost touch with reality and this is what often happens when you spend too much time with the Buharists.

“The truth is that Soludo is far too educated, civilized and advanced to be in the opposition. He belongs to the modern age and not the dark ages. I pray that sooner than later he comes to his senses and he sees the light.

“One thousand Muhammadu Buhari cannot match one Goodluck Jonathan in terms of tolerance, compassion, performance or output. Buhari cannot even begin to understand the complex nature of the economy, or the immense problems that we are facing in this country, whilst Jonathan not only understands them, but is also making a gallant effort at solving them.

According to Mr. Fani-Kayode, “Mr. Soludo got it wrong on his assessment of President Goodluck Jonathan, pointing out that he acted in error and needed to “sit up, reconsider his views and review his unsavoury and disrespectful contribution.”


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  • sanetalk

    FFK should not just dismiss Soludo’s assertions but provide points to vitiate them, otherwise he is on slippery ground

    • igbiki

      FFK’s points are that Mr Jonathan won an award as the fastedt growing economy, from whom?

      Nobody knows.

      • From Okonjo-Iweala’s theory of economic rebasing. FFK has seen food. Please, allow him to dance. I hope he would still be dancing by this time next year.

        • igbiki

          Or in prison, a la EFCC

    • Bio

      Why now that soludo is speaking out about the economy, didn’t he see all these before.

      • tundemash

        Does he speaking now invalidate the points he raised ?
        Those who have spoken before now, what happened to them ?

        • Bio

          Yes, total invalidation. When did he realise all these

  • Willpower

    FEMI FANI-KAYODE DOES NOT READ MUCH; THEREFORE, HE DOES NOT THINK.
    HE LAST WEEK JOINED ENLIGHTENED CITIZENS WHO SAID BUHARI IS UN-QUALIFIED
    HOW CAN THE SAME BUHARI THIS WEEK BE A CONTENDER TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT?
    THE ENLIGHTENED VIEW IS THAT APC HAS NO CANDIDATE FOR THE 2015 ELECTION,
    SINCE THE CONSTITUTION OF NIGERIA DEMANDS THAT BUHARI DOES THE FOLLOWING:

    • No Comment

      • A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if he has
      presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

      ……SECTION 137 (1) 1999 CONSTITUTION

      • Etomi

        But Buhari has not forwarded any certificate na….

    • Lemmuel Odjay

      I thought the responsibility of an accuser, in this case PDP, is to prove beyond all doubts that a certificate has been forged. Instead of taking the matter to court, the accuser, aware they could be flirting with perjury unless they are confident, settles instead for a campaign of calumny on the pages of newspapers and TV screens. Meanwhile, the salient questions Soludo has raised, questions Nigerians have been itching to find answers to from this government without luck in the recent past, remain unanswered. Not even Femi Fani Kayode could provide the answers to these questions because they are for discerning minds. What they have been doing to get back their lost breath is resort to diversionary and time-wasting tactics such as searching for Buhari’s certificates on the media. They even commissioned musicians to drum up the certificate issue, musicians who are more discerning enough to hide behind hoods while plying their wares. They did not share in Femi’s enthusiasm, but took the money because it is theirs after all. Femi, enough of this little children’s games. Let us face the real issues as embedded in Soludo’s statements. Under Jonathan your mentor, how much has our economy fared? Are the figures of the unemployed millions in our midst reducing? Are 70-something percent of Nigerians still suffering and smiling? Is it now possible to walk the streets of our cities without having to look in panic across our shoulders for the cold fingers of the terrorist, kidnapper or mugger? Where has our Naira gone? This morning, it was being kicked about in the streets for a tear-inducing N206 to the dollar! Why have we been unable to arrest and keep the corrupt away from our society under your watch? Are there more questions than answers? It has to be, because the issues at stake concern our very existence as a nation. It concerns the future of our children. So please give. We are all ears for your response to the REAL ISSUES.

  • Wähala

    Whatever cheap hashish is frying Fani’s brains, he is best advised not to pick any fights with Soludo, it’s a dangerous mismatch… Junkie vs Erudite, no match. Soludo is confused alright, but not enough not to know how to plug Femi’s ahnus with his toe until the sh*t FFK is known for pops out from his mouth. Dumbo is a failure no sane analyst can give anything but the ‘F’ grade he earned fro Prof. Chukwuma Soludo. Femi should look at it as, “re-sit” from the sidelines for Dr. Dumbo… Hahaha!

  • Dumbo

    FFK is daft and cant provide valid points. He is only good at insults and framing lies.

  • oracle of God

    I pity this man called FFK. Instead of arguing on intellectual grounds he is busy weeping sentiments May God deliver Nigeria from this kind of people

  • ModyHH

    The payback time has come for all those who lost out on appointments or influence in the present administration! Vengeance is not the answer.

  • shoki

    I ‘m now convinced that FFK is just empty. Soludo raised issues with evidence in his thesis. If you must reply him, then provide evidence/facts. President Jonathan may be clueless but his handlers have caused him more damage than good.

  • arewethishopeless

    Is this the best the Jonathan campaign and economic teams can do? You have just been scored f9 (I would have awarded G10) deservedly so and the best counter you can do is call Solodu a Buharist?

    I guess its also F9 for the PDP presidential campaign council …. must be a virus …

  • Screw-em

    The above vitriol by FFK aka “Chemical Ali” the gulf war Iraqi spokesman now transformed to our own Boko Haram war campaign spokesman for Dumbo comes as no surprise…..Sanusi raised these same issues while saddled as CBN governor, that Prosthetic brain Dumbo GEJ surrounds himself with quarter baked “economist” solely seeking self aggrandizement but devoid of the fundamentals of economic principles ( Madam Headscarf Iweala comes readily to mind ). I have stated here in recent past, that the economic and statistical indices utilized to access and arrive at this fraud of an economy that is powered by “Bush Lantern” is no better than Somalia’s. Here we have Saludo confirming what discerning minds have been saying all along. This dark economic well dug by Flintstone GEJ and his 3000 thieves will take a few “shovels” to fill. The only way to squeeze our collective wealth from their sticky fingers is to have them “waterboarded” or have them hung like Bats and shake every kobo out of their ugly asses to ensure no one will ever take 170million 9ja’s for fools again.

  • basil edoma

    Easy people…. You guys just reek of desperation…. Going by what dear FFK said, we ought to be on the right side of the scale… Ever before the crash in prices of crude oil internationally, our amiable president has been making plans on how to boost the economy through other sectors. He actually revived certain sectors which had lain dormant for years due to selfish interest of the Ceasar’s before him. Agriculture would soon attain it’s enviable spot in Nigerian economic scale of preference. Let’s not play daft as if we don’t know that a little lease of fresh breath actually was inhaled when our President took over the seat of power. I’m not saying he(Goodluck) was perfect in the execution of his economy agenda but I won’t score him an F rather I think a C would just do it…

    • Sani

      Plans to revive the economy indeed!

    • Sani

      When Buhari come on board this year, concerted efforts must be made at recoveries. The next government must recover all monies stolen by officials of GEJ and his government officials. Such monies, mostly in hard currency, will boost Nigeria’s Naira against the dollar.

    • tundemash

      We know Solduo is a professor of economics and a former Minister of Finance so tell us what are you to justify you score ?????

  • Hyacinth Denco

    Tell Mr Soludo the simple truth my dear FFK, if he had won his election as governor of Anambra State , he wouldn’t have abused GEJ. However soludo can not even deliver his local gov. to GEJ how much more canvass for him. So GEJ snub him, the Ndigbo will unanimously vote for U but just make sure u complete second Niger bridge and Enugu – Port Harcourt express way. Nothing much

    • tundemash

      Are u having a laugh ? Dumbo should make sure he completes “second Niger bridge and Enugu – Port Harcourt express way.”. Was this not promised you 4 yrs ago ? So if he didn’t do it when there is something to hold him on (re-election), what are u going to hold him on if he doesn’t do it in his 2nd term ?

      How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think . cr. Adolf Hitler

  • Otile

    How does Mohamed/Muhammadu Buhari expect to win with a false affidavit?

    • Funso

      Ọmọ ale Otile na Tawanda bawo ni? How now?

  • Sophia Ukpere

    Oh Yes Mr Femi, He could win. But He won’t be President forever.. What happens after then..? Be reasonable enough to say What you want to achieve And not look for articles to respond to. No one wants *cheap talk* leaders.

  • richkid

    Soludo your a failure quit politics and political comments you can’t drag GEJ to your corner . GEJ managed our currency well. You should be mobilising for him now no the other way. Igbos will be disappointed in you Soludo!! GEJ is the best he continues

    • Sani

      What currency? The Naira trades for more than N200 to a dollar. This is truly outrageous.

  • Bio

    Soludo chukwuma has finally woken up. What seems to be a paid criticism of the present economy situation by soludo, he has been absent all this while in the scheme of things. Sudden emergence of this erudite personnel,has added to others who has been criticising the economic policies of this Governmnt,but let’s think of it like this,why is soludo’s comment, coming by this time of the country’s situation. What so ever that might be the truth in what he said, The Timing is wrong. Which ever it might be. Let every body be tactical and objective in saying or making comments. Let be truthful in all we say.

    • Sani

      The bottom line is that Oga Jonathan is going down. Every well meaning Nigerian must register his presence with the incoming regime of Buhari. We will be glad to have Soludo on board the Economic team that would steer Nigeria out of the doldrums created by GEJ’s years of ruin.

      • Etomi

        Your presumption would roast you alive come Feb 14 when the results reach you!!!!
        There is no vacancy in Aso Rock!!!!!

        • Sani

          You make me laugh. We are already looking beyond February 14 and you are stuck with it. The writing is on the wall already. Unless, if you are deceiving yourself. We are talking about votes and not some yeye rigging. The fact remain that PDP’s votes will continue to dwindle given the total collapse of the PDP infrastructure. Any discerning person will know that the days of Jona in Aso Rock are but a matter of time. We are talking about two major power blocks in the country – the entire North and the South West. APC got it right this time and they have succeeded in distorting the calculations of the ruling party. The major strength of the PDP has always been in their tactic of divide and rule. They have been deploying the arsenals of religion since they came to power. With the emergence of Osinbajo as Buhari’s VP, we are beginning to see the PDP house, that was built on cards, collapsing. If the Jona and the PDP are not jittery, why the calls for postponement of elections?

          • Etomi

            I said it: you are presumptuous and confirming it yet again shamelessly…
            You are already looking beyond February 14….
            Maybe you and Buhari would seize or steal power with the gun as in Dec 31st, 1984, without starting with Feb. 14, the election day…

      • Bio

        Far from my cousin reality. Am next to him in this issue.

  • Sams

    “..Nigeria recently won the award for being the largest economy in Africa, which happened under President Jonathan,..” – WTF??? Won the award??? The FG just re-crunch some numbers and declared Nigeria the largest economy in Africa despite rising unemployment and poverty.
    By the way, why didn’t FFK reply the issues raised by Soludo point-by-point???

  • sammyctu ode

    The major problem of jonathan, his ineffective handlers and pdp is that they see all critics as enemies instead of accepting what the critics have said, digest them and use them to improve governance. To them, everybody is an enemy, dumb and evil. What they should know is that they are the useless bunch of evil people that has led Nigeria to nowhere for the past six years of his presidency. Soludo worked in jonathan’s administration, advised him on economic and monetary policies which jonathan did not like because he loves to waste Nigerian resources and he refused to approve a second term for soludo. femi fani kayode is a total deranged human being and with idiots like that in jonathan’s corner, people can never vote for jonathan and pdp because his government will continue to fail Nigerians on all fronts. One clear example where jonathan’s government has failed woefully is that they lie too much and also can never enforce its own policy. When the dumb corrupt shameless okonjo-iweala announced an austerity package which include total ban on all overseas training and courses for all federal government civil servants, MDAs and parasitals, but as I am writing now, there are a bunch of lazy NNPC staff who are currently attending an 8 day course in Washington, D.C. As far as majority of Nigerians are concerned, we have lost total confidence in jonathan and the criminal party called pdp.

  • True Nigerian

    Jonathan is pancking and sore afraid of the impending outcome in the coming election. But here is Femi Fani-Kayode telling poor Jona that he has aready won. Hahahahaha!

    Sometimes, one is tempted to feel sorry for the President; but then you are reminded that he is the one who hired these thoughtless fellows to advise him and speak for him. And he doesn’t ever sack anybody on grounds of incompetence or bad advice.

    • Adoki Achine

      “If Goodluck Jonathan wants his fortunes and the fortunes of his party to change and if he wants peace to return to our shores he simply has to do twelve things. Firstly he has to resign as President forthwith and undertake to stay out of Nigerian politics for the next ten years and confine himself to fishing in Otuoke.”

      – (FFK on President Goodluck Jonathan)

      • True Nigerian

        Hahahahaha! Adoki, I don laugh tire when I read your quote in one of your comments above. Thank you. I have copied and saved. I am sourcing everything that Femi once said against Jonathan just few months before he became born again, again! Hahahahaha!
        Femi is a comical figure. But Jonathan does not difference between a comic movie director and an epic maker. 🙂 For him (Jona), he just needs a film maker. So if Reno gives him a comedy maker when he (Jona) is looking to make a documentary, GEJ will give his usual big sheepish smiles and approve any amount to thank them for being able to come up with a good “film maker”. Hahahahahaha!

    • Wähala

      “And he doesn’t ever sack anybody on grounds of incompetence, bad advise… graft, ethnic jingoism, impunity” should’ve been included in the litany of his ‘I don car attitude’ to governance. Because he epitomizes all of the above. A comprehensive mess and failure to man & humanity… Jona Dumbo, tufiaaaaagh!

      • True Nigerian

        Holy Wahala! You don’t know how many times you have been discussed in my living room. Hahahaha! Well done o! You have done a great damage to Jona. I am sure his people would be looking for you and trying to find out whether anybody knows you so that they can recruit you to help the tired, damaged, weakened, discredited and ineffective voices of their paid online goons such as Tawandas and Deris who have failed to save Jona’s head from the impending Tsunami.

  • Truthometer

    Soludo have been so kind to Dumbo. Giving Dumbo F9 in his performance seems to be an honour. Frankly speaking, this is a failed presidency that deserves no ranking in the cadre of failure.

    • Sani

      It is preposterous that you continue to peddle this belated story after it has become evident that the Cambridge Assessment did acknowledge that it is only Buhari that can okay the release of his result by the body. This indicates that the result exists and Buhari sat for the Cambridge exam in 1961. You must not lose sight of the fact that FFK sold a lie to the gullible public that Hausa is not offered by the Cambridge Assessment in 1961. He mischievously used someone’s blog to do that. It is on record that Cambridge Assessment came out strongly to indicate that Hausa is one of the subjects set for the exam in 1961. It seems everything is working against GEJ. Perhaps, that is why the repeated calls for the postponement of the February elections from the Jonathan Camp?

      • Stomach Infrastructure

        Why the friendly fire? He is on the same page with you. GMB for President!

        • Sani’s Owner

          gmb for retirement in his cattle ranch in katsina!!!

      • Sani

        Sorry for mix up. The said response is for a comment by one Willpower .

    • Sani

      The said response is for a comment by one Willpower. Sorry for the mix-up.

      • Truthometer

        That’s ok. We are all struggling for the same better Nigeria. We shall continue to counter their lies with the truth. GMB for President!

  • Willpower

    Caution to Professor Jega and INEC

    NEITHER PROFESSOR JEGA NOR INEC HAS THE JURISDICTION
    TO PUT BUHARI ON THE BALLOT PAPER IN VIOLATION OF LAW.
    ELECTORAL LAW SAYS A CANDIDATE MUST ATTACH COPIES
    OF HIS CLAIMED CREDENTIALS TO HIS APPLICATION FORM
    TO QUALIFY TO BE LISTED AS CANDIDATE AT AN ELECTION.
    BUHARI HAS NOT DONE SO TILL TODAY, AND SO………

    • Sani

      It is preposterous that you continue to peddle this belated story after it has become evident that the Cambridge Assessment did acknowledge that it is only Buhari that can okay the release of his result by the body. This indicates that the result exists and Buhari sat for the Cambridge exam in 1961. You must not lose sight of the fact that FFK sold a lie to the gullible public that Hausa is not offered by the Cambridge Assessment in 1961. He mischievously used someone’s blog to do that. It is on record that Cambridge Assessment came out strongly to indicate that Hausa is one of the subjects set for the exam in 1961. It seems everything is working against GEJ. Perhaps, that is why the repeated calls for the postponement of the February elections from the Jonathan Camp?

  • John

    I wonder why every Nigerian that fails to get what he wants immediately turns a critic and a saint. Will Soludo be saying all this if he won as Governor of Anambra state last time he contested? To me he speaks out of frustration and bias.

  • solozo

    Two things amuse me here. Is it that any PDP member who criticizes this government is APC? OBJ, SOLUDO, IBB etc? And since when did CNN become the official determinant of a functional economy? As Nigerians, do we not feel some of these things? Yes, the messenger may be biased, but is the message untrue? They should tell us why the message is not true instead of attacking the messenger or referring to CNN. Did we borrow so much in spite of the oil boom? Do we have any real reserves? Is there no poverty in the land? Abi na APC bring poverty? Na APC steal the reserves? Na APC borrow money on behalf of the country?

  • Strong System

    A reply for the sake of it.
    Fani Fayode will always respond to, even objective, opinion made against Jonathan
    Soludo presented facts only for Fani Kayode to use motor park language on him.
    If Jonathan had believed that his campaign was going to be based on performance, how would not have pick Fani Kayode

  • Maria

    But Soludo did not say Buhari is the saviour, he even slammed Buhari for not having any clear cut solution to the Nigerian economic problem and never suggests in his article that Buhari will win. He is very neutral on the winner of the election. Fani Kayode is the confused man who has lost touch with comprehension. It seems Abdul Lateef Femi Fani Kayode is insane and drunken with Buhari’s chances at the polls. Why can this senile drug addicted mad man address his paymaster’s issues without mentioning Buhari? Do they have anything to campaign about at all? Nigerians know that Jonathan is a failure…Jonathan has spent more than 3 times the number of years spent by Buhari in office… but Jonathan has ruined the country.

    • Hah!

      I wonder. the more FFK talks the more decent and educated mind distance themselves from the party he works for. the desperation is so clearing.

  • Philex

    “A President who has abdicated his responsibilities, destroyed his own political party, divided his own country, alienated his own friends, humiliated his own mentor, abandoned his own people, brought ridicule to his own faith, cowers before his own officials, betrays his own governors, scorns the international community and BREAKS HIS SOLEMN OATH TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE.”
    – FFK on President Jonathan

  • Chicken-wings

    God help us all, this is Femi Fani-Kayode, Director Media and Publicity- Goodluck Campaign Organisation Speaks on President Jonathan, some months back……

    “As I wrote in another contribution almost one month ago, “the problem that we have is the President himself-a President who prides himself on his own weakness and incompetence and whose love of false prophets and strange women knows no bounds and has no end. A president who is as CONFUSED and as CLUELESS as the comic character called Chancey Gardner in the celebrated 1970’s Peter Seller’s Hollywood blockbuster titled “Being There”. A President who does not understand the meaning of the word “Class” or “Honesty” and who breaks his own word consistently. A President who has abdicated his responsibilities, destroyed his own political party, divided his own country, alienated his own friends, humiliated his own mentor, abandoned his people, brought ridicule to his own faith, cowers before his own officials, betrays his own governors, scorns the international community and BREAKS HIS OWN SOLEMN OF OATH TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE. A President who does not even have the nerve or the guts to call to order any of the numerous Jezebels that control him.

    He is the problem we have in our country today and until he resigns, is impeached or is voted out of power nothing will change and Nigeria will continue to go from bad to worse. That is what you get when you vote for a man who never wore shoe to school’.”

    This was FFK’s Comment long before President Jonathan made him Director of Media and Publicity, FFK cannot take Back these Words or Can He? He must have seen the “light”…… Talking about surrounding yourself with Jester. The Prof. can’t be more right.

    Sent from my iPh

  • Adoki Achine

    “If Goodluck Jonathan wants his fortunes and the fortunes of his party to change and if he wants peace to return to our shores he simply has to do twelve things. Firstly he has to resign as President forthwith and undertake to stay out of Nigerian politics for the next ten years and confine himself to fishing in Otuoke”.

    FFK on President Jonathan

    • True Nigerian

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      Hilarious, truly hilarious!
      Jonathan knows how to make himself a joke!

  • Umar Yakubu

    What has he said now. Soludo discussed facts, you’re just ranting.

    • Etomi

      Which fuck1ng facts?!?!
      Is it no fact that today, Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa???
      So, the global economic institutions that ranked Nigeria as such did not rely on data to reach the conclusion?
      Soludo who is a master in the art of grandstanding reads to me as either running errands for his principal, incestuous Obasanjo, or simply posturing to be noticed should Buhari emerge as president…
      Unfortunately, the crown is not on Buhari…
      It is on President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan…
      There is no vacancy in Aso Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Sani

        How did the Rebasing translate into food on the table of million of Nigerians? What sort of work do you do for a start?

        • Etomi

          I am a lawyer!

          • Sani

            Okay. I see. FFK is also a Lawyer. Soludo is an Economist of International refute and a one-time CBN Governor. How come you insist that he is wrong on his assertions even though he is more qualified to speak for the economy than you or FFK? At least, he steered the economy of Nigeria during the Obasanjo years.

        • Sani

          You have still not said anything about the Rebasing translating into food on the table of millions of Nigerians? Abi, we do everything for the good of the masses?

    • Demola

      Thank you my brother. You captured it succinctly

  • metson

    Seems Fani kayode is loss and can not remembered vividly what he says about the situation in PDP before his redecamping back to it, it’s unfortunate that he is compromising the country for the appointment he is unduly fighting for, well we will get to know more of him if they eventually lost out in the coming election.

  • Maitama Tambari

    I do not have to say Femi Fani Kayode is sick and confused as Baba said, his afraid of what will come to him with his EFFC case when the opposition comes to power. Was Soludo not PDP member? Was Baba not PDP President in two terms? Was IBB not PDP Chieftain? Was Ekweme not PDP Chieftain? Where is Mister Fix? Where is Chief Clark? Why the silent from both of them? Why is Jerry Gana quite in the campaign team? None what to expose himself because the writing is cleared on the wall as equally read by the Americans. Femi, let the Nigerians be.

    • Etomi

      Which EFCC case??
      The Federal High Court in Ikoyi has acquitted him of all the charges leveled against him but one…
      To that extent, no court of law in Nigeria has convicted him of any offense, including of the one charge still pending..
      That you are facing trial doesn’t mean you are a criminal…
      Section 36 of the constitution guarantees that until found guilty and convicted as such by a competent court, you are innocent…
      It is not over until it is over…..
      The outcome of Feb 14 election would drive many of your ilk to the psychiatrist!!!!!!
      Hints of your insanity is already being sensed!!!!!

      • Sani

        I think Festus Keyamo is more conversant with the issues you are raising and I believe he is more learned than you are on the matter. He insists that some of the charges are still hanging of Fani Kayode’s head. Did FFK share some of the loot with you that it matter so much?

        • Etomi

          Tell Keyamo to assume the position of the judge who acquitted FFK of the charges (save one) since he knows better than me, after all he was counsel to the prosecution, EFCC, in that suit…

          • Sani

            As Counsel to EFCC, I believe Keyamo is conversant with all the issues.This case and many more will be revisited to make sure they were dispensed according to the rules.

          • Etomi

            You are the one that would revisit it!!!!
            Why don’t you just give a little respect to yourself than headline your idiocy!!!

          • Sani

            I am happy that you have to resort to calling me names. I do not subscribe to calling people names. But, I must repeat without any equivocation that it is pertinent that FFK has issues to answer. Many more will be revisited as well because we are looking at a massive recovery drive. We are already discussing with Recovery consultants and come Febuhari, 2015, it will happen. We are going to kick start Nigeria’s economy with the monies we will recover from GEJ and his cronies. We are looking for vibrant lawyers who can help us prosecute this quest. Should you be interested to come on board, do not hesitate to send a reply. We need guys with balls like you.

          • Etomi

            I was worked up when you tended to appear as though suggesting that you know the rules better than the courts that acquitted him of the charges??
            You seem to suggest that you know the rules better than the courts, which failed to apply them in trying FFK…
            Are you a lawyer. let alone a judge?
            What do you know about rules and judicial procedure?

          • Sani

            You seem to be enraged with my comments? There is nothing you can do about that because you have a right to your opinion, so do I. Even if one is not a lawyer, at least there is common sense. The events surrounding the meeting between GEJ and FFK vis-a-vis the quashing of the charges against him and subsequently, the post he now occupies as GEJ Campaign Director are coincidences that one cannot ignore.

  • dd

    Soludo who cannot even win ticket of a common party to run for governorship election is here talking about a position he will never reach till he dies. Seem he asked been promised a return to CBN if he can just drop a note on GEJ.

    • Sani

      At least, we need to be a little civilised in our dealings with other people. The fact that Soludo could not win the ticket of a common party does not, in any way, bar him from making comments on the state of the nation. He has rights under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You cannot strip him of such rights. After February, 2015, Soludo will head the team that would be charged with the responsibility of recovering massive loots from GEJ and his cronies. Congratulations to Mr. Soludo.

      • Sani’s Owner

        Soludo should first return his loot from CBN before recovering the loot of other people, besides, buhari will retire with his cows in katsina after February 14.

  • Demola

    Now how is this an adequate response to analysis with figures? For any right thinking person the appropriate response should be with facts and figures too. This is called mere ‘talk’ without any iota of conviction.

  • Eze1

    I wouldn’t rate F9 but D7

  • Ologun David

    what is Soludo”s problem, which party is he in now? APGA abi PDP?

  • blueeyedkitten

    when has it become a crime to be critical of issues. is it now part of their job to respond to every criticism leveled against this govt?

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  • BABUYANMA

    Grade F with star for Dumbo Jonathan. Otuoke ass h—

  • Shuaibu Bola Victor

    “The grounds on which General Buhari is being promoted as the alternative
    choice are not only shaky, but pitifully naive. History matters. Records are
    not kept simply to assist the weakness of memory, but to operate as guides to
    the future. Of course, we know that human beings change. What the claims of
    personality change or transformation impose on us is a rigorous inspection of
    the evidence, not wishful speculation or behind-the- scenes assurances. Public
    offence, crimes against a polity, must be answered in the public space, not in
    caucuses of bargaining”—Prof Wole Soyinka

  • Philex

    “It is no wonder that President Goodluck Jonathan has been endorsed for a second term by an hitherto unknown group known as the ”Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria”. As my good friend and brother and the Kakaki Nupe, Mr. Sam Nda Isaiah, recently wrote in response to this rather strange ”endorsement” from an equally strange group- ”the devil is a liar”.”

    – FFK on President Jonathan

  • Omo Akin

    Most of those who commented apparently did not read Soludo’s piece. Soludo wrote that Nigeria’s external reserve was 5billion $ when Obasanjo came in (1999) and rose to 10 billion $ when he (Soludo) became CBN governor (about 2004) and at the end of his term in 2008, it was 62 billion $. He also noted that the price of crude oil was never more than $59 per barrel in those years and debt of 12 billion $ was also paid off. He compared that with the years of Jonathan when crude oil was in the range of $100 per barrel and yet the external reserve fell and the Jonathan administration has accumulated significant debt. Fani-Kayode knows this is the truth. Fani-Kayode’s ranting never addressed any of the figures and facts but launched attacks on the person of Soludo. I think reporters should call attention of people issuing rebuttal like this to the fact they did not address the facts in what they purport to refute.
    One other salient point in Soludo’s article is that Jonathan out-sourced the economy. Could it be that Jonathan has no idea how the economy works and is unable to see that there is trouble in the economy? When Sanusi wrote to the President that up to 49 billion $ was not remitted to the National Accounts by NNPC, for months the President did nothing until the letter got leaked to the press. When you add this to the payment of trillions of naira for oil subsidy, it should not be difficult to see where the Jonathan started to fail the economy. If there is a grade lower than F, that is what Jonathan should get. Whether Soludo could not get the nomination of APGA is irrelevant and a non-issue.

  • abass jelili

    This man called Fani Kayode has no credibility. Here is what he said by Jonathan in one of his writing before he got the job in Jonathan campaign team.

    FANI KAYODE
    FAMOUS ARTICLE ENTITLED :JONATHAN, TUKUR AND A GOVERNMENT OF JEZEBELS

    by Femi Fani-Kayode _FFK, 2014

    A President who does not understand the
    meaning of the word ”class” or ”honesty” and who breaks his own word
    consistently. A President who has abdicated his responsibilities, destroyed his own political
    party, divided his own country, alienated his own friends, humiliated his own
    mentor, abandoned his own people, brought ridicule to his own faith, cowers
    before his own officials, betrays his own governors, scorns the international
    community and breaks his solemn oath to protect and defend the Nigerian people.
    A President who does not even have the nerve or the guts to call to order any
    of the numerous Jezebels that control him. He is the problem we have in our
    country today and until he resigns, is impeached or is voted out of power
    nothing will change and Nigeria will continue to go from bad to worse. That is
    what you get when you vote for a man who never wore shoes to school. May God
    deliver our country.`

    • alex walterman

      We are fade-off with godfathers and top party commandant like PDP has in the pass, now those criminals has changed from PDP to APC let we all commoners join hands to support this man (GEJ) to uplift this nation to better nation instead of we commoners to support our pass leader who has loot and killed this nation. for my own understand, the change we got now is PDP not APC.

  • Mike

    This election has made me to have rethink of anything I read from The Nigerian media. After reading through Prof. Soludo’s article, which was a critique of the two presidential candidates, I started wondering where all the headlines came from.
    Instead of educating the public on how to make the right choice as a referee in the game, the Nigerian media has chosen to take sides to the detriment of our democracy. The NUJ should please, educate and train its members in the interest unity and peace of this country.

  • true nigerian

    Hypocrite femi kayode can you remember what you said last year that PDP is a sinking ship that cannot be salvage. now you are telling Nigerians that you are in a sinking ship useless mumu

  • Onike24

    In my humble opinion, F9 is too high for Jonathan, I sincerely believe he should be given a “U” which means ungraded!

  • Bio

    Charles soludo has his own mind,his perceptions on this issue is not that to his nearest brother, rather than making utterances which has a political under tune,at a time like this.