Lagos APC promises to deliver 85 percent votes to Buhari

The Presidential Campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC, held in Lagos, Friday, with the party’s state chapter promising to deliver 85 per cent of the state’s voting population.

The APC Chairman of Lagos State, Henry Ajomale, said that redeeming the promise would be easy because of the party’s huge popularity in the state.

“We will make sure that that man (President Goodluck Jonathan) did (sic) not take 25 percent. This is our tradition.”

It was a carnival-like atmosphere as party chieftains and supporters as well as some popular musicians crowded into the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere.

Adams Oshiomhole, the Governor of Edo State; Rochas Okorocha, the Governor of Imo State; Rauf Aregbesola, the Governor of Osun State; and Rotimi Amaechi, the Governor of Rivers State, took turns to address the crowd enjoining them to vote for the party at the February elections.

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State said that the only reason the state is “working” was because it had never been governed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

“Make sure you get your PVC (Permanent Voter’s Card) and go out on February 14 and show love to Buhari by voting massively for APC,” said Mr. Fashola.

“In 2011, Jonathan came to Lagos and promised to construct the road leading to the Murtala Mohammed Airport. Has that road been constructed?”

The crowd responded: “No.”

Mr. Fashola said that the state’s rail line from Iddo to Ogun State had been awaiting presidential approval for two years, adding that the federal government’s incompetence was responsible for the country’s economic downturn.

“Dear people of Lagos, when we started in 2007, the exchange rate was N120 to $1. As a trader or importer, you needed N120,000 to buy $1,000. Today, as a trader and importer, you need N210,000 to buy $1,000. Are you happy with that?”

In his speech, Governor Amaechi described the PDP as a “goner.”

“The truth of the matter is that PDP is afraid of the election. Because for the first time they have seen that they can’t rig election. If they try to rig the election we will pack ourselves to make sure they don’t rig by staying behind after voting to count our votes.

“Any governor or president who has governed a state and did not do anything does not deserve to come back.”

Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, said that Muhammadu Buhari, the APC’s presidential candidate, deserves commendation for agreeing to come out of retirement to help fix Nigeria.

“I prayed that Nigeria will get better, that we will not need a man like him. But today we are in a great crisis.”

Mr. Tinubu went further to list Nelson Mandela, Charles de Gaulle, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan as great past leaders who though old, used their wisdom to save their countries.

Mr. Okorocha urged against playing the politics of religion or tribe, noting that it “cannot guarantee food on our table.”

“We owe General Buhari a lot of gratitude for accepting to come and rescue Nigeria at this critical moment,” he said.

Just before Mr. Buhari stepped onto the podium to address the crowd, a minor stampede ensued within the stadium, forcing a visibly angry Mr. Tinubu to grab the microphone and demand for calm.

“If there are any of you who are here as agents of PDP to destabilize this gathering, we will roast them,” Mr. Tinubu said.

Speaking after his wife, Aisha, had spoken, Mr. Buhari said that the APC is capable of bringing peace and stability to the country.

“Whatever we are going to do, we’ll help restore Nigeria back. What is happening in the North East, where thousands of people are being killed is not acceptable,” said Mr. Buhari, a retired General.

Mr. Buhari also stated that it is the responsibility of government to provide jobs for its citizens, adding that no nation can give anything better than education.

“We used to have Nigeria Airways, Nigeria Shipping Line, Nigeria Railways. Where are they now? What about NEPA? After spending 20 billion American dollars, what we are generating now is not more that what we inherited in 99.

“What we have now is a country of incompetence fuelled by corruption from top to bottom.”


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  • PROF

    Buhari will lose as usual, he will tell his urchins to kill the innocent as usual ,its sad to see an old man been deceived by a fellow certificate forger.

    • olalekan yusuf

      I am sure a lot of those anti Buhari will not have hypertension when He eventually wins landslide in the coming election. whether the satans, the ethnic jingoistic and religious bigots amongst us like it or not the wind of change is will blow Jona away and usher in a new Nija. God bless Nija

    • Truthometer

      Wait for the big surprise on Febuhari 14th, 2015. You should start talking to your realtor in otuoke. Vote for GMB!

  • Awarawa

    Why not 100% na?! Tinubu, you want to give GEJ some votes? I thought you said Lagos is in your pocket. Tinubu and all the other Arrogant People Congress would be shocked on the 15th Feb. c

  • anneedu

    But u said full support why 85percent

    • Alhassan

      Because they don’t want lie like your pdp. They promised 100% to Mr president while in reality he knows they are deciving him. Normal human being knows you cant delivered 100% because even if all stated voted for one there must invalid correct, i think they are sincere enough to say 85%.

    • Saj jad

      In every examination 85% is distinction not a mere credit or pass! and haven’t you ever heard about the proverb that says MAJORITY CARRIES THE BOARD? Go back to school to study and learn calculations,JARE.

  • Aminulahi Aminu

    Nigeria yes sai buhari dat is what ppl are shouting everywhere.

    • Okey

      Must you undertake History as a course in a school before you will know, at least, little of our history, even the most recent ones ?
      From 2003 to 2007 to 2011 and till date, Buhari has always recorded and has been recording the largest crowds in Nigeria.

      • Otile

        But those crowds don’t win him reasonable votes, eventually they translate into failures.

        • Funso

          Ọmọ àlè ni Otile.

        • Funso

          Ọmọ àlè, where is my cerPitifikate? Are you tired of that? Dont be tired, please keep asking, mumu!!!!!

        • Concerned

          Testimony to the power of the PDP rigging machinery.

    • Otile

      Modern technology is wonderful, see how a handful of Yorubas from different scenes in Osun state are merged in a photoshop to give appearance of a mammoth crowd.

      Sai FailBuhari.

      • Funso

        Ọmọ àlè

  • Okey

    No longer 100% ?

    • Concerned

      It’s only in PDP lead states that they make such undemocratic promises and deliver such rigged results

      • Okey

        Sure, you’ve not been hearing and following your people.

  • tundemash

    Again, these were some of Dumbo’s promises in 2011 electioneering campaign with dates and location:

    In Asaba on February 26 2011, he announced that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation would create jobs for over 5,000 youths in the region; promised to transform the Nigerian oil and gas industry and make it the destination of choice for investors in Africa; convene a stakeholders meeting across the country where communities will be able to determine their priority programmes.

    In Abakaliki on Feb 25 2011, he promised the South East geo-political zone priority attention, especially in fixing its dilapidated road network and in healthcare delivery; dualize the Enugu-Abakaliki Express Road within one year; convert the Federal Medical Centre in Abakaliki to a teaching hospital.

    In Enugu on February 12 2011, he promised to stamp out kidnapping, ensure facilities that would enhance the enterprising spirit of the Igbo; upgrade the Enugu airport to international level; dredge the River Niger; build a dry port in Aba for easy access to Igbo traders; and complete the Second Niger Bridge.

    In Lokoja on February 21 2011, he promised to revive the Ajaokuta Steel Complex and the Itakpe Iron Ore Company; explore the agricultural potential of the state to boost food security; establish a new federal university; ensure the speedy completion of the Lokoja-Abuja road project, and dredge the lower and upper River Niger.

    This is January/February 2015 and it’s a repeat of same unfulfilled promises !

  • OLUWATOBI

    The CHANGE we want is here…GMB/osinbajo all the way….

  • samson john

    No matter wat GEJ will win.GEJ carry go till 2019

  • .PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

    QUESTION..: Mr Buhari, you are very much welcome to the 2015 Presidential debate
    BOKOHARI.. : Thank you very much…but pls learn to refer to me as General Buhari or Imam Buhari. Ok?
    QUESTION.. : Ok! To start with, how old exactly are you? Bcos @ 80+ you don’t have a single white hair
    BOKOHARI.. : Look my prend, I am simply younger than Robert…As for the white hair, I use concentrated dye thrice per week.
    QUESTION.. : But why? Getting old is a gracious thing?
    BOKOHARI.. : Yes!…but these PDP people can use that against me. They are very dangerous you know…
    QUESTION…: Oh I see. Now let’s address a burning issue. Your certificates…where are they? Where is your certificate?
    BOKOHARI ..: Look my prend, Walahii I can spill blood here in the studio if you go there again…pls move to the next question.
    QUESTION.. : What’s your position on Boko haram?
    BOKOHARI.. : I have said it before, and I say it again, Imam Shekau is a good man. FG shud grant him amnesty like the Niger Delta
    fighters…he should get the same treatment

    QUESTION.. : But Mr Buhari, oh sorry! General Buhari, Shekau has killed too many & destroyed so much
    BOKOHARI ..: Who told you that lie? The streets are not soaked with blood yet.
    QUESTION.. : What is your position on Sharia…the cutting of limbs as punishment etc etc
    BOKOHAR.. :. Let the Muslims bother about that. Is it your limbs that are cut? Let the muslims whose limbs are cut bother and not you.
    QUESTION ..: You arrested Fela bcos he sang a song that you did not like. You asked that he be beaten and thrown into jail. Do you regret
    that action?

    BOKOHARI.. : No. Not at all. My only regret is that I did not punish him well enough
    QUESTION ..: Gen Buhari, just to test your mathematical skills, kindly tell us the answer to this question: 11 + 11 = ?
    BOKOHARI.. : Oh…that’s a simple one. The answer is 1111.
    QUESTION.. : Ladies & Gentlemen, may we now take a commercial break. The General’s answer has made our transmitters to begin to overheat. We’ll be back in a moment….

  • henry angelo

    Empty vessel makes the loudest noise, APC are just doing in vain, all there effort is to disstabilize nigeria that is already under transformation but they have failed. We can’t be deceived with porridge yam, we are not to cheap to ruin our feature in the hand of a tyrant all in the name of negative change titled ‘change’ we are not fools, we are not illiterates to allow an half educated man to lead us to doom. Amechi and his followers are against God’s chosen one due to jealousy but he should know one thing for sure… what is written is written and no man can change it even if it means making the country ungovernable. APC GEJ is here to stay and nothing can stop him not even boko haram that is buhari’s army

    GEJ till 2019