Election postponement: March 28 must be sacrosanct, Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari during the Campaign prior to the 2015 Presidential election

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, said on Sunday that neither he nor his party would tolerate any further postponement of the 2015 general elections.

Mr. Buhari, a former military ruler, stated this in reaction to the postponement of the general elections by the electoral commission, INEC.

The electoral body postponed the elections from February 14 and 28 to March and April 11 citing reports by security chiefs that they could not guarantee security for the polls.

While addressing a press conference on Sunday, Mr. Buhari called said the security chief’s stance meant interference with INEC’s duties, a move he condemned.

“I wish to state strongly that our party will not tolerate any further interference with the electoral process,” the opposition leader said. “The rescheduled elections of March 28th and April 11th, 2015 must be sacrosanct.”

Mr. Buhari also asked his supporters to take advantage of the postponement to further mobilise support among Nigerians.

He accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of engineering the postponement to avoid defeat; but appealed for calm among his supporters.

“I wish to appeal for utmost restraint and calm by all Nigerians, especially the teeming supporters of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

“It is important to note that although INEC acted within its constitutional powers, it is clear that it has been boxed into a situation where it has had to bow to pressure. Thus, the independence of INEC has been gravely compromised,” he said.

Mr. Buhari said as a Nigerian and a presidential candidate in the elections, he shares in the disappointment and frustration of the decision.

“However, we must not allow ourselves to be tempted into taking actions that could further endanger the democratic process.

“Our country is going through a difficult time in the hands of terrorists. Any act of violence can only complicate the security challenges in the country and provide further justification to those who would want to exploit every situation to frustrate the democratic process in the face of certain defeat at the polls.

“If anything, this postponement should strengthen our resolve and commitment to rescue our country from the current economic and social collapse from this desperate band,” he said.

Mr. Buhari’s party, the APC toed similar line when its National Chairman, John Oyegun, issued a statement shortly after the postponement was announced.

Mr. Oyegun lamented the shift, but also called on the party’s supporters to remain calm.

“…though what has happened is highly provocative,” the party leader said, “I strongly appeal to all Nigerians to remain calm and desist from violence and any activity which will compound this unfortunate development.”

“We must not fall into this obvious trap. Change we must. They can only delay it; No one can stop it,” he said.

Jonathan, PDP react

On his part, President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday asked Nigerians to accept the postponement of the general elections in “good faith.”

The president, in a statement by his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, also said he holds the May 29, 2015 handover date sacrosanct and remains committed to vacating office if he is not re-elected.

“The President appeals to all stakeholders to accept the adjustment of the election dates by INEC in good faith, as the electoral body has a responsibility to conduct credible elections in which every Nigerian of voting age is afforded the opportunity to exercise their civic right without any form of hindrance.

“President Jonathan believes that this is not a time to trade blames or make statements that may overheat the polity, but a time to show understanding and support the electoral commission to conduct the elections successfully,” Mr. Abati said.

Mr. Jonathan’s party, PDP, however maintained that contrary to widespread postulations that it was behind the postponement, it would not in any way benefit from the shift.

“We state clearly that the postponement neither confers advantage on our party and our candidates, nor can it ever be described as a set back to our democracy,” the PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, said in a statement on Sunday.

U.S. condemns postponement

The United States government also reacted to the postponement by expressing ‘deep’ disappointment by the decision.

A statement by U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, shortly after the announcement of the poll shift by Mr. Jega, on Saturday, said political interference with INEC is unacceptable.

“It is critical that the government not use security concerns as a pretext for impeding the democratic process,” Mr. Kerry said.

Also, lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, accused the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the military chiefs of plotting a coup against the Nigerian constitution.

Mr. Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said, “In a desperate bid to blackmail the INEC to postpone the election the NSA wrote a letter to the INEC to the effect that the armed forces could not provide security for the election because of the operations in the north east region.

“By writing directly to the INEC on the security situation in the north east region the NSA usurped the functions of the National Security Council.”

Mr. Falana added that “by causing the election to be postponed, the NSA and the security chiefs have staged a coup against the Constitution. They are liable to be prosecuted for the grave offence of treason at the appropriate time.”

PDP desperate

At his press briefing, Mr. Buhari said the PDP was simply motivated by desperation to hold on to power at all cost.

“We are clearly dealing with people who feel they can get away with placing their personal interest over those of our nation and its citizens. What is at stake is the very survival of our country.

“We must not allow this temporary delay to abort this great opportunity.

“While I share the pains and frustrations of my fellow citizens over this development, my deep faith in the democratic process assures me that this country, with your support, will overcome,” he said.

Mr. Buhari urged his supporters to remain resolute and rise above all provocations.

“We must continue to trust in the entire democratic process and in INEC, which has been brought under so much pressure in the last few days.

“Our trust can only serve to encourage the electoral body to remain steadfast and remain committed to the rule of law.

Speaking further, the retired army general said the country is definitely greater than any individual, and much more important than individual ambitions.

“Before us there was Nigeria, and long after we are gone there will still be Nigeria,” he said. “Let us continue to do our part to make it the great country that it should be. We must rescue our dear country. God being on our side, we shall salvage Nigeria together.”


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  • kinsly

    Amen my GENERAL!

  • warry

    A serial liar and propagandist, who claims he can ask the Boko Haram boys to stop within 2 weeks of becoming president, but cannot do so if he is not made president. The same Boko Haram that is his main campaign platform may be pushed back by the renewed regional commitment being shown and his lies that the president Govt is not doing enough will be plain to all. I want to call on Northern Youths to support GEJ for National Unity and cohesion till 2019, when an intelligent youth from that region will take over from GEJ,not this ignoramus being repackaged by Tinibu.

    • Babandum

      “Regional commitment”. Hear how pathetic you sound. Begging arid countries that are battling with poverty to help you with “Military Power” to solve your domestic problems instead of showing decisive leadership for the whole of Africa and possibly the third world countries. How inferior! Very sad indeed, that you will always blame everything for the government’s failure except the government.

      • warry

        Why is the world saying regional forces should come in? I appreciate your frustration, because you know that GEJ has performed, so you ask your foot soldiers to continue killing so that you campaign that he is not doing enough. Terrorism is a global problem. In nearby Chad and Cameron people are demonstrating against Boko Haram,while in Nigeria, you vampires campaign against GEJ despite all the effort he is putting into solving the problem.

  • Babandum

    “Mr. Buhari said as a Nigerian and a presidential candidate in the elections, he shares in the disappointment and frustration of the decision.“However, we must not allow ourselves to be tempted into taking actions that could further endanger the democratic process. “Our country is going through a difficult time in the hands of terrorists. Any act of violence can only complicate the security challenges in the country and provide further justification to those who would want to exploit every situation to frustrate the democratic process in the face of certain defeat at the polls”

    That is what I call a LEADER! Always thinking about his country first.

    • emeka udeoma

      thinking about his country? HOW , a LEADER lining violence as option, hear this!

      “Any act of violence can only complicate the security challenges in the
      country and provide further justification to those who would want to
      exploit every situation to frustrate the democratic process in the face
      of certain defeat at the polls”

      • peace

        take out the hate and bigotry then read again. You are part of the problem of this country. put the country 1st not sentiment.

        • blueeyedkitten

          mind blowing!

      • blueeyedkitten

        hmmm………………. you’re very intelligent. lol!!

      • I Hate Sycophant Truly

        So what do you make of his statement? I do believe you’re part of the people he mentioned in this press release that they shouldn’t provide room for you guys to undermine our fragile democracy.
        “provide further justification to those who would want to exploit every situation to frustrate the democratic process in the face of certain defeat at the polls”

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Buhari should stop making empty threats. Who is he warning? What will he do if March 28 is not sacrosanct. If this senile illiterate thinks he is the best thing to have happened since sliced bread, he is grossly mistaken. If he incites violence he will be ruthlessly dealt with this time around. Nonsense.

    • Folahan

      How did he make any threats, i guess you dont know the definition of threats. You guys were expecting him to issue threats but he was wiser. Please read the statement again and please why should election not hold on march 28 again, if it doesnt then its tantamount to saying that we are no longer operating a democracy and the people are allowed to take to the streets in protests

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Mr. Man, if you can’t detect the threat in Buhari’s “warning”, that’s your look out. I thought he, and you his supporters threatened not to allow any postponement? Why don’t you people take to the streets and get shot? Nonsense.

        • Folahan

          You have never for once in your life ever reasoned properly and i know its a waste of time in trying to talk to you or educate you or on anything

          • TRUTH MASTER

            Glad people have noticed the futility of wasting time on a charlatan like Orafidiya

          • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

            You are a pile of compost.

          • Funso

            Fẹmi Fanikayode ni ọmọ àlè.

        • TRUTH MASTER

          Doing things just because you can do them is like pushing the elastic limit. Depending on your level of education, you ll understand what happens once an elastic limit is reached. So don’t gloat yet over the shameful act of the jittery presidency in forcing INEC to shift the polls. The burial of a dead body can be delayed, but the dead won’t come back. Understood?

          • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

            Screw you, twerp.

          • Funso

            Ọmọ àlè ni Femi Fanikayode

          • progress

            Screw ur generations, junkie.

          • TRUTH MASTER

            By their language, we shall know them!

        • tundemash

          Omo ale Orafidiya,

          Obviously Buhari didn’t fall into the trap you set. Your stomach infrastructure mentatlity isn’t surprising, you inherited from your fore-fathers; we know you too well at Ile-Ife. Your useless Oa was alos on TV justifying the annulment of June 12 by IBB. Abacha boot-lickers also fantasized for 5 years before they met their waterloo and certainly your fate and that of your band of roguish master looters won’t be different.

      • Osebe

        I thought u guys said u gonna take to the street if the election were postponed.#emptyvessels

        • Dauda

          We will NOT play your card. Just wait and SEE!

          • Osebe

            My card is for Nigeria to move forward and that is what President Jonathan is doing via his transformation agenda.He has transformed the power sector,transformed the military,transformed the agricultural sector,transformed the aviation sector,educational and health sectors not being left out.As a result ,we can’t afford to go back to the dark ages of Pa Buhari.If it makes sense to you that an illiterate 73 yr old whose evil past still hunts him is fit enough to rule this country,then we will be left with no option than to open your brain and infuse a better cerebrum for u cos u lack the capacity to think in the right direction.#GEJtill2019

          • Dauda

            As a coup plotter, your-PDP/Goodluck Jonathan card is VIOLENCE. But the people are smarter. You just WAIT and SEE!

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            An illiterate but still member of the FEC discussing how to make your life better every month but you that is literate don’t even know the gate of Aso Rock. Shame on you!

    • blueeyedkitten

      so sliced bread was the best thing that has ever happened to you? thought it was jona.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Empty vituperation. Never for once a responsible contribution in a public forum. Anger-driven and emotion-laden statements that serve no purpose beyond exposing the so-called Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya as a perpetual grumbler!

      • progress

        He is a nonentity.

      • SAM .A

        Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya is a bastard born to Ijaw race.

    • Funso

      Fanikayode Femi Ọmọ àlè Lagere ni Orafidiya

    • Osebe

      That is it! He will be ruthlessly dealt with.

      • Dauda

        Which means President Jonathan and PDP are coup plotters(using “security agencies”) who will deal-according to you-“ruthlessly with Nigerians”? Please confirm!

        • Osebe

          If Pa Buhari dares incite violence when he finally loses come march like he did in 2011,he will be ruthlessly dealt with.It’s as simple as that.

          • Dauda

            You confirmed that Mr. Goodluck Jonathan is a coup plotter who had planned coup against the people of Nigeria and he-Jonathan will deal ruthlessly with Nigerian people. Thanks.

    • progress

      Hahahaha, omo ale go and ask your papa, he will tell you that is not a noise maker he means what he says. Let your pdpigs try to shift the date again then you will know that khaki no be leather.

  • Sanmi Falae

    THE APC’s LEADERSHIP SHOULD KEEP CRIMINAL PDP UNDER “CLOSE CIRCUIT TELEVISION SURVEILLANCE”. The only way they know to ‘win’ elections is by hook or crook. They are not decent and honourable men or women.

  • Shuaibu Bola Victor

    MARCH4GreaterElectoralJourney, MARCH4GoodluckEbeleJonathan, MARCH4GEJ.
    UP!!!! GEJ!! GEJ till 2019..

    • Funso

      Ọmọ àlè ni Shuaibu

    • Nnodim

      God bless you Bro. GEJ till June 2019. And then an Okonkwo or Ngozi will enter and stay till 2027. This is the only condition for the continued existence of Nigeria.

      • progress

        Keep dreaming mumu.

    • I Hate Sycophant Truly

      The only time you will use your brain to make point but loosely made it to impress your paymaster. Why not be reasonable for once?

      • Shuaibu Bola Victor

        Failure, Are you there? March4GEJ

        • I Hate Sycophant Truly

          Boy Photocopier, how market, hope you’ve collected your stipend today? No future in militancy.

  • DE-AMALGAMATION

    WHY THE ELECTIONS WERE POSTPONED

    “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood…Revolution is inevitable in 2015 if I lose.” – M.BUHARI

    “The next election is likely to be violent and many people are likely going to die…”- Nasiru El-RUFIA

    “I am putting Jonathan on notice that he must leave office come 2015.”- Mr Ango ABDULAHI

    “If Jonathan insists on running, there will be bloodshed…His running will amount to taking northerners for a ride. So, there will be bloodshed.” – Junaid MUHAMMED

    “You ‘rig & roast’…” – Malam Bola TINUBU

    QUESTION:
    Still wondering why the bombs keep coming? The jobless & irresponsible Terrorist vampire politicians need to explain. Pollution in Ogoni land continues unabated as it is everywhere in the Niger Delta as the irresponsible environmental terrorist oil companies continue to decimate and threaten the existence of the Niger Delta nation, and other Nigerians are looking,,,How much long will the Niger Delta tolerate Nigeria…How much more will Nigerians have to tolerate incessant threats from the North & its so called leaders.? Buhari warns! Warns who? What Nigeria needs now is a CONFEDERACY. We have become too heterogeneously divergent to chart a common course. No matter the denials, this is hard fact…and the Niger Delta is NEVER going to permit the North & West to yet again waste and loot its resources as they did for 4 long decades…. Nonsense!

    • mute21

      Respect!

    • Salako

      What of the statement made by your Dog brothers like you. Dog Asari Dokoubo,Tampolo and boy loaf? ok they from Niger/Delta so whatever they said must be accepted and unchallenged because the are the special dogs protecting the clueless.

      • Igwe Offor Ekene

        Since there are dogs on both sides, then the best solution is to revert to what we were b4 Britain invaded and fused us into one big problem. This separation will ensure that every emergent country manages or deals with its own dog with its own rules without fear of being accused of ethnic or religious bigotry. What do you think?

        • SAM .A

          Biafra mind is old fashion . Nigeria Project stands.

  • Associated Parasitic Congress

    .[ BREAKING!!!!——-Perjury trial begins in ABUJA ]

    BOKOHARI : Hallo!…Hallo…Is that Buola! Boula! Is that you?
    TINUBUN… : My lord. I am the one. Is there any problem?
    BOKOHARI : Walahi Buola! Walahi, you failed me. You did not do that job properly
    TINUBUN… : My Lordship, I don’t understand. What exactly do you mean?
    BOKOHARI : That certipicate. That stubborn boy called Fani has discovered the loophole…
    TINUBUN. ..: Really? But I have not heard anything.
    BOKOHARI : Look my prend, it is all ober the internet. Kai, this is bery serious. Bery bery serious. I’m finished.
    TINUBUN… : But there was no loophole. I did a neat job . How did they find out?
    BOKOHARI : You did not super impose that sheet properly. The lines didn’t align. The Cambridge result was a mess.
    TINUBUN… : My lord. Isn’t there any thing we can do?
    BOKOHARI : Nothing. Walahi! There is nothing more. So I have to prepare for prison. Kai!
    TINUBUN… : My lord. I am very sorry. I and my team tried our best on that certificate. We really tried.
    BOKOHARI : Buola, you are sending me to jail by your mistake. This is very bad. Gaskia, this is bad.
    TINUBUN… : My lord. I am sorry once more, but I will be with you in spirit. You can write another WAEC in jail.
    BOKOHARI : For what purpose?
    TINUBUN… : My lord. For the next election. Since you will still be below the age limit.
    BOKOHARI : Buola, pls inform all my grand children & great grand children to come. I want 2c them b4 I go into jail.

    • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

      Please permit me to nick this.

    • Otile

      Great

  • DecodeDaRiddle

    Nigeria is gradually becoming like North Korea. The same president
    issued directives to Jega to do the needful, some states even declared
    public holiday to make INEC achieve the set objectives. The NSA ONLY has
    a mandate to advice the president and the president in turn if indeed
    committed should have told the NSA that for INEC to be seen as credible
    and independent, the NSA should ensure that security is provided the
    same way he got security coverage during his campaigns in the NE and NW.
    If
    we look at the scenario, it is evident that what Gov. Yuguda said that
    Abuja politicians are behind this so called security report and i will
    list the following reasons.
    1- Is it not funny that a timetable out
    for over a year, and the same date of the elections is when the military
    chooses to start their onslaught on BH
    2- It is very funny that the
    C-in-C is unable to issue instructions to NSA and service chiefs to
    provide cover for just 2 days in a month
    3= Is the president saying
    that his own movement is more sacred than that of the rest of the
    citizens so he deserves protection during campaigns than voters
    4-
    The president, NSA and Service chiefs have completely no value for
    electioneering. If they do, they would have reasoned it out that the
    same incumbent was a beneficiary of the same process and if he had a
    clear lead, it would have been skewed in his favor
    5- The fact that
    the president can not show himself strong in areas of national security
    over and again is a clear indication of his inability to take national
    interest above personal and political interests.
    6- Is the president
    aware that elections have economic, emotional,physiological and moral
    directions on citizens and the country at large?
    7- The world
    targets Nigerians as against the president in the stereotyping of the
    country and it is expected that any further stigmatization does not
    drive us under
    8-The president should identify a clear demarcation
    between his party and the nation. It is obvious he is pro party than pro
    country and that is not patriotic.

    • progress

      Beautifully put, thumbs up.

      • Taukume

        Go and start digging the ground and looking for resources. The Igbos have been industrious and busy digging and have struck oil in 3 core Igbo states—and instead of you to start digging in earnest, somewhere in Ibadan or Abeoukuta, you are here flirting on the internet writing rubbish and reading every comment bcos you have your useless eyes affixed on the Niger Delta resources upon which you hope to lay your leprous fingers.

        • SAM .A

          Blind ,deaf & dump, oil is no longer a vogue, there are alternate source of energy coming up in the World.America stop buying your oil in July last year. You can neither , hear it or understand it there is oil in Lagos and Ondo, dummy.The World is moving toward Renewable Energy.

          • DecodeDaRiddle

            Even oil in Ogun state. The natural gas in those locations mentioned are better than what the ND has to offer.
            The issue is not even oil or gas, i always give the example of UAE where ONLY Abu Dhabi has oil and brought 6 other emirates together and even Dubai is better in terms of recognition and prominence.
            In Singapore, a country with NO natural resource, only CHANGED based on discipline and service delivery from 3rd world to 1st world.
            Those who prefer to hold Nigerians in bondage, would always mouth that building a nation takes time, it doesnt as long as the will is there. We were lining up for buses during Buharis era not because we didnt know the right thing but it was ingrained in us to do the right thing ALWAYS. Till date in Singapore, you are not allowed to chew gum in public, you dare not throw dirt on the road or litter places, they believe in corporal punishment and they have made a global difference in every good governance indices. We need the political will to get things done properly and see the nation change before our very eyes.
            The government institutions ahve been deliberately weakened to allow for such frivolous things as “security report”, “it is easy to spoil than to rebuild”….cerebral laziness, ineptitude, greed, avarice, ethnic and religious bigotry have made us unto a people with mutual suspicion. We can fight all we care, the fact remains that those who mess this country up are not the ones who receive the shame of being called a Nigerian. For those who love the nonsense of our leaders, they will definitely be allergic to an emerging New Nigeria.

        • zacchaeus Akinleye

          Maybe you’ll be headed home soon and leave Lagos and the north alone. You’re a brainless bigot.

    • Maria

      Jonathan is the sponsor of Boko haram…with the soul aim of political gain. Jonathan directly or indirectly has been sponsoring the massacre of innocent Nigerians because of his illicit political gain…I am not surprised that he used it as an excuse to postpone the election having seen that his re-election has gone up in flames.

  • Osebe

    We have added a new word “sacrosanct” to APC’s vocabulary. GEJ is working!

  • endingNaija

    With this matured statement in the face of extreme provocation, well tested and mature Mr. Buhari is obviously a President in waiting. Just watch and re-read those historic statements in the face of an extreme provocation from a dying and fading horse-PDP and Mr. Jonathan. After a brief online jaw jaw, Change Agents and Vessels of Change should please GO BACK to the Nigerian streets and Nigerian neighborhoods and continue your mobilization PEACEFULLY. You are the real WINNERS. Winners do not resort to violence. So Be PEACEFUL. You must count the number of people you win on the Nigerian streest, inside the buses, in all Nigerian neighborhoods for CHANGE EVERYDAY as we March4Buhari on March 28.

    One people, One country Under SAME Loving and Kind God. Peace and Love Always. Sai Change. Sai Buhari oyoyo!

    • Osebe

      Dream on! #GEJtill2019

    • progress

      #sai Buhari.
      #match4Buhari.

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        March+Buhari = Mortuary
        He’s a goner.

        • SAM .A

          rip- mr old +ifebuche+ Raschal.= Mortuary.

          • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

            Hehe.
            At least I have spurred you into thinking mathematically.
            One down.

          • SAM .A

            Phool still talking in your grave . If you know math,you would have known the prevention to the cause of your brain death, corruption+ BH +kidnapping+ poverty+ malnutrition = jonothosis , the cause of your death.

  • Rommel

    Today in south Korea,agents of their secret service received prison sentences for their online activities in support of a particular political party in the last elections so for those of you who have been fighting against Nigerians,take note,you will be held accountable for your subversive activities against the will of Nigerians.You can only postpone elections,you cannot win.Nigeria must turn a new page,our country must change direction.

  • Isaac JB

    But why can’t this country just break up once and for all?

    • Give thanks to God

      Infant..because no peace staying together

    • Maria

      The unity of Nigeria is sacrosanct! Either together we rise or together we sink!

      • Otile

        With all the hatred around the unity of Nigeria is suicidal for people east of the Niger. Let my people go. Let Imam Shekau’s people go as-well.

  • ADEYANJU

    Imagine …..his evil days are postponed. Nigerians march for buhari…..change is inevitable.

  • Maria

    Jonathan only postponed his day of disgrace.

  • Kitunde

    It is a carefully orchestrated master plan form the onset,i noted a few days ago, when the NSA flew a kite in London about PVCs’ i said ‘that the destination is to postpone the elections under the guise of insecurity’. Only a child could have failed to see the half hearted responses to the murdering bastards, Boko Haram. We knew all along it will be their excuse. Now, this is the scenario i see coming, There may not be any election for 18months-it will be achieved again, by subterfuge-National security!

    • Charles Amos

      @Kitunde do u think its safer for elections to be conducted in February when the NSA is engaging in a combat with Boko Haram? who will u send to monitor the polls? who will u blame if there are loss of life from the adhoc staffs of Inec or the voters, u will say Jonathan, that if he knew that security was not guaranty why did he go ahead to ask Inec to conduct elections.What ever is done people will always complain.

      • Kitunde

        @Charles Amos Ok fine, when do you think it will be safe to conduct the elections? 6weeks? 6months or 18months? You have just helped to affirm my assertion that, the security situation was allowed to degenerate so much so that the only option they will come up with is to say ‘for security reasons’ ‘to save lives and property’ elections cannot hold.For how long have we be crying about wasted lives and property how long? We saw this long time ago.

      • Vistas

        Why do we nigerians like playing the osterich?We don’t have troops to monitor the elections in the name of figthing the insurgents yet this govt just sent 1200 soldiers to northern Mali whereas the french is systematically withdrawing theirs.Who is deceiving who?Am not a member of any of the political parties but it’s high time we do the rigth thing and counted as a member of civilized nations.

        • Charles Amos

          I want to beg all Nigerians to pleas be wise and not digest anything they see on the internet,you said that Nigeria sent 1200 troops to Northern Mali, the first thing is that its not 1200 troops that was deployed,it was 768 troops so do not carry false rumore and always veryfy your claims all this APC liers, indeed it is true that troops were deplyed,have u forgotten that Nigeria is a member of Ecowas and as such she is obliged to participate in Ecowas operations. when Obasanjo was in power he sent out food items to Niger while Nigerian had scarcity of food supply. so i want you to be sure and vast on information before u make comments.

  • Charles Amos

    Buhari his asking his supporters to take advantage of the postponement and also antagonizing the Government as the reason for the change,so there is a better side to the postponement after-all to Buhari.

  • SAM .A

    “It is critical that the government not use security concerns as a pretext for impeding the democratic process,” Mr. Kerry said.
    Also, lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, accused the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the military chiefs of plotting a coup against the Nigerian constitution.”
    With the 2 Qoutatios above ,both John Kerry from America & Femi Falana has pointed out clearly to Nigerians & the world the finger prints of security apparatus to abort Nigeria Democracy by tampering with INDEPENDCE of Electoral body. This Democracy must NOT BE ABORTED. The whole world have investment now in supporting and making sure the Giant of Africa takes its place in the committee of Nations.This is a call to patriotic citizens to guide their loins,the World is watching & supporting to make sure this CHANGE must not be aborted ,the democracy momentum we have all witnessed in the past weeks,must continue on its path. No Nigerian or group,no matter his / their position /s should be allowed to destabilize this Nigeria PROJECT .March 28 must not change ,May 29 , Must be Sacrosanct .
    Matching forward with Buhari in March.The World is eagerly waiting .Nigeria Patriots defend your democracy without violence but with your PVC . God help us.

  • Mr. Abdin

    Th postponement of the february 14 general elections is unfortunate though the six weeks will soon come and the elections will hold. The condemnation of the postponement of the presidential elections by International communities is a welcome development. God bless Nigeria.

  • warry

    Liars,propagandists on the prowl. They said Jonathan conniving with NNPC to loot billions of dollars. The audit has shown none of that but that for all GEJ years, NNPC has to refund a balance of $1.48 billion dollars to the Federation account. They said money meant to fight Boko Haram were stolen and that no weapons bought, God used Shekau to expose the lie confirming the soldiers had enough weapons to win the war if not for sabotage on the part of some of them

    • Tayelolu

      Diezani Alison Madueke gave 70 million Naira to Bayelsa state for Jonathan rally just last week. Where did Diezani Alison Madueke get that money from? Can you see why Mr. Goodluck Jonathan had to use the so-called security agencies to plan a coup against Nigerian people? 70 million Naira like dat just to hold a rally!!! And you are still defending the indefensible.

      • Charles Amos

        for Christ sake,where are all this lies coming from,that u will jus wake up one morning and start posting total lies on the web deceiving innocent Nigerians. has you forgotten that PDP hard a fundraising for their campaign of which they realize a whooping sum of 21.27bn. This my there is very sufficient to cover all of there campaign rallies. Go and ask APC how much they have spent on their rallies so far if it commensurate with their funds that were raised.So if u don’t have better lies to bring up then go to sleep

    • Charles Amos

      They are all too blind to see what Mr president is doing for this country, Nigeria now the largest economy in African even with the current insurgence in the country. Mr president said that he will be appreciated more after he has left office, at this point noting he does is worth anything in their eyes.LONG live Mr president.

      • Tayelolu

        In Nigeria, the largest economy in West Africa most of Nigeria’s over 170 million people LIVE ON LESS THAN $2 A DAY. This is world bank statistics. Nigeria is one of the TEN POOREST countries in the world under the watch of President Jonathan. Can you see why President Jonathan had to plan a coup against Nigerian people?

  • Patrick

    The only achievement of President Jonathan is to allow people steal our funds, imagine an individual pocketing a whole budget of the Ministry, and yet He is still walking freely and He is still in Government was promoted by the same Government. I just feel like throwing up each time I look at this Government.

    • Charles Amos

      partrick who are u talking about? b4 i drop comment

  • Interrogator

    There is nothing sacrosanct about March 28th. The 1999 Constitution is supreme.
    The Constitution says election can be postponed from time to time until April 28th.
    But <i.eligibility to run as candidate in the election can’t be postponed, therefore;

  • The Interrogator

    There is nothing sacrosanct about March 28th. The 1999 Constitution is supreme.
    The Constitution says election can be postponed from time to time until April 28th.
    But eligibility to run as candidate in the election can’t be postponed, therefore;

    • Omooodua

      “Professor Jega of INEC is only trying to shift responsibility by saying people
      opposed to Buhari’s qualification for the polls should go to court. I heard the
      APC saying Buhari has been contesting election for the past 12 years,
      and that nobody said anything about it, so, why now? And my answer,
      in form of question is, if someone has been committing robbery and
      getting away with it, the day he is caught, you are now asking,
      why has he not been caught all this while? Buhari is NOT eligible.
      That is the law.”

      …………….Chief Ayo Adebanjo

      (Afenifere Chieftain)

      (January 25th, 2015)

      • Robbie

        WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM ELECTION POSTPONEMENT?

        Surely, APC party will benefit more from this postponement of elections by six weeks.
        Now, the APC can put its house in order rather than rush into sudden death.
        Without an election postponement, Buhari’s ELIGIBILITY court proceeding
        could otherwise be mooted on 14th February if he loses the election.
        Buhari will still be pelted with the same question in the public domain.

        Buhari’s court trial can now run its full course to final verdict in six (6) weeks.
        Since 1961, Buhari has never once been interrogated on his WASC certificate.
        Buhari is summoned to court today to show conclusive proof of his WASC, if any.
        This will be a high hurdle for Buhari to cross – compliant with the law of Evidence,
        Because according to Doyin Okupe (presidential spokesman) WAEC has said it
        has no records of any Muhammadu Buhari sitting for WASC exam in 1961.

        • Naso

          “It is inconceivable that allegations as weighty as forgery and perjury
          will be made against the person of a retired General and a former Head
          of State without him deeming it necessary to conclusively debunk such
          allegations but would rather pass the buck to other persons or organisations.

          We consider this as an un-statesmanlike assault on the intelligence of Nigerians
          and it represents the greatest challenge between General Buhari and the office
          he seeks to occupy. The West African Examinations Council recently declared
          that it did not have any records of Buhari’s secondary school certificate,
          just as the military authorities denied too.”

          ……….Doyin Okupe

          (Senior Special Adviser to President Jonathan)

          February 1st, 2015

          • Investigator

            NO PERSON CAN BE PUT ON THE BALLOT PAPER FOR AN ELECTION IN NIGERIA,
            UNLESS THE PERSON TO BE PUT IS FIRST SHOWN TO QUALIFY TO CONTEST.

          • Watchtower

            @ Interrogator:

            Really, the elephant in the room is General Buhari’s WAEC school certificate.
            No ballot papers can be printed reflecting Buhari’s name and his party (APC),
            unless Muhammadu Buhari shows a copy or the original WAEC certificate.
            Before then, INEC cannot lawfully print ballot papers for Saturday’s election.
            The Nigerian Army makes the following inferences strong enough; namely:

            • Muhammadu Buhari did NOT sit for school certificate WAEC exam.
            • Muhammadu Buhari did NOT complete secondary school education.
            • Muhammadu Buhari applied to the Army in 1961 based via a personal letter.
            • That personal letter was signed by a person purporting to be School Principal.
            • The Principal did NOT write to say Muhammadu Buhari has a school certificate.
            • All the Principal stated is that Buhari should pass school certificate if he took it.
            • There is no evidence whatsoever that Buhari later took the WASC examination.
            • That letter was accepted by the Army in 1961 for Buhari’s admission as an officer.
            • Under the 1999 Constitution the Principal’s letter is NOT equivalent to school cert.

  • Ugo

    ‘FOR US IN ALA-IGBO, DATE IS NOT IMPORTANT’

    “We are fully aware that Jonathan’s Administration has not
    seriously addressed the core promises and commitments
    made to Ndigbo during the 2011 election campaign.
    Inspite of this, it’s in the best interest of our
    people that he be re-elected.”

    <b.…………Igbo Leaders of Thought

    [Statement issued by its Secretary,
    Prof. Elo Amucheazi]

    (30th January, 2015)

  • Ugo2

    ‘FOR US IN ALA-IGBO, DATE IS NOT IMPORTANT’

    “We are fully aware that Jonathan’s Administration has not
    seriously addressed the core promises and commitments
    made to Ndigbo during the 2011 election campaign.
    Inspite of this, it’s in the best interest of our
    people that he be re-elected.”

    …………Igbo Leaders of Thought

    [Statement issued by its Secretary,
    Prof. Elo Amucheazi]

    (30th January, 2015)

    • historee

      “I want to assure all Nigerians that this decision to postpone the election by six weeks,
      until March 28th, is entirely that of the Independent National Electoral Commission,
      and to inform Nigerians that there was no coercion on INEC to postpone the election.

      If the security of personnel, voters, election observers and election material cannot
      be guaranteed, the lives of innocent young men and women and the prospect of free,
      fair and credible elections will be greatly jeopardised”

      ……………Professor Attahiru Jega

      (February 7th, 2015)

      • Abija

        Ugo:

        Buhari likely violated the Electoral Act demanding that copies of his certificates be attached.
        And he’s presented a sworn affidavit saying he obtained a specific certificate called WASC.
        There is no proof yet that Buhari earned such certificate since he’s never tendered it since 1962.

        These two separate violations are compounding disqualifying offences by Muhammadu Buhari.
        INEC should write and notify Buhari of his violations of the qualification laws. Nothing bars INEC
        from expressing its views on the electoral law and the Constitution of Nigeria.

        By keeping quiet on these violations till today keeps sending wrong a signal to Buhari.
        The international community itself may be wondering now if there is any law in Nigeria,
        or if the entire country is just a dark jungle.

      • Abijaa

        Ugo:

        Buhari likely violated the Electoral Act demanding that copies of his certificates be attached.
        And he’s presented a sworn affidavit saying he obtained a specific certificate called WASC.
        There is no proof yet that Buhari earned such certificate since he’s never tendered it since 1962.

        These two separate violations are compounding disqualifying offences by Muhammadu Buhari.
        INEC should write and notify Buhari of his violations of the qualification laws. Nothing bars INEC
        from expressing its views on the electoral law and the Constitution of Nigeria.

        By keeping quiet on these violations till today keeps sending wrong a signal to Buhari.
        The international community itself may be wondering now if there is any law in Nigeria,
        or if the entire country is just a dark jungle.

        • No Wahala

          NO PERSON CAN BE PUT ON THE BALLOT PAPER FOR AN ELECTION IN NIGERIA,
          UNLESS THE PERSON TO BE PUT IS FIRST SHOWN TO QUALIFY TO CONTEST.

  • Charles Amos

    I can see that those who are angry about the postponement of the elections do not value the safety and lives of Inec staffs as well as the voters,the NSA has categorically stated that they won’t be able to provide security because they are engage in fighting Boko Haram. Is it too difficult to understand?

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  • Okey

    Requesting proof of your “WASC” from UNCLES before March 28 is also sacrosanct. Nigeria must be one nation, one morality.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Jonathan is my man anyday because he operates within the ambit of the constitution. And not buhari who overthrew a democratically elected goverment, suspended the costitution to enable him perform unlawful acts and promoted himself to the rank of General. If not for the coup he would have been an uknown quantity. All this later day fluke democratic tendencies are for the election period only. Once he loses because he would lose he will start baring his fangs again

  • Isi Agwo

    The postponement has given Bokohari enough time to get translators to help him translate to Hausa/Fululde (Fulani) the necessary parts of the 1999 constitution and 2010 Electoral Law (as amended) and to do so in good time for him to understand that he is NOT a candidate in the March 28 presidential election.

  • Frank Bassey

    Amaechi and co in APC had threatened fire and brimstone if the election is postponed. The election is now postponed and I had expected them to draft their children to the streets to lead in the battle.

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    JONOTHING.

  • Etomi

    No Positive CHANGE is Possible With1999 Constitution; Vote Jonathan For Restructuring

    The alarm needs be sounded that Nigerian politicians – many of whom are either barely literate or certificate forgers – are spewing wanton lies to Nigerians, seeing that 70 percent of them, being illiterates, are hardly aware of the manipulation to which they’re being subjected.
    Having hijacked the polity with their campaigns and propaganda, the politicians are by a sleight of hand feeding the country’s vulnerable electorate from a poisoned chalice, and have surfeited them with barefaced lies to the effect that the solution to the problem of Nigeria is to be found only in voting them into office.
    By (CHANGING OR) SUBSTITUTING one politician for another, without effecting a fundamental change in the foundations of the polity, Nigeria would be turned into Dubai!
    That is the lie!!!
    To unravel the subterfuge, we find answering the following questions rather imperative.
    1. Is it true that Nigeria is one – a united country?
    2. Does the concept of one-ness or unity consist in merely huddling people in a defined state territory?
    3. Is Nigeria a product of conquest or consent?
    4. Is common filial feeling essential to the definition of one-ness?
    5. Is homogeneity in terms of key demographics like ethnicity/language and religion, etc, essential to the definition of one-ness?
    6. Is it untrue that Nigeria is a torn nation in which the fault lines are defined by ethnicity, regionalism and religion?
    7. Are there examples of countries, in ancient or modern times, with Nigeria’s rather complex complexion that have survived or prospered on a unitary constitution?
    I argue against the foregoing background that:
    1. Nigeria is a torn nation with the major fault lines drawn along religious, regional and ethnic loyalties; that great ingenuity is required to be able to weave a tapestry of unity among the multiple and disparate ethnic entities huddled in the political space.
    2. Without authentic unity or common filial feeling in a pluralistic society as Nigeria, PROGRESS and prosperity is impossible.
    3. The cells or federating units of a complex or federal polity ought to be the ethnic entities or groups with common filial feeling therein.
    4. Nigeria is creature of conquest not consent – first conquered in pre-colonial times by the British, and in the post-colonial era by the north.
    5. The ominous mix of religion, tribalism and regionalism would continue to put the survival of Nigeria to task and may even destroy it ultimately.
    6. I can barely find any country with Nigeria’s complexion that has survived or prospered on a unitary constitution?
    7. The very constitutional mechanism – i.e. presidential unitarism – established by the one-Nigeria romantics in order to compel the unity of Nigeria is itself at the foundation of the nation’s economic and political woes.
    It is recalled that in 1966, when northern military officers struck in a counter coup, killed the then head of state, Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi, and toppled his government, they had cited as the man’s sin the fact that he overthrew the constitutional federalism preceding his intervention with a UNITARY STATE STRUCTURE.
    Unfortunate, however, rather than return the country to TRUE FEDERALISM, the northern officers did no other than (CHANGE) SUBSTITUTE Ironsi for themselves while retaining unitarism wily nily.
    In the course of a “militocracy,” dominated by northern military officers for 33years, they not only, with gumption, committed the same sin for which they’d murdered Ironsi – entrenching UNITARISM – they deepened the latter and today have made it Nigeria’s constitutional cannon.
    Although the country still feebly goes by the name of Federal Republic, Nigeria’s is a false federalism where the so-called federating units, which are in the least economically viable, are mere dependants of a federal government, which itself depends, for its survival, on the oil and gas resources mined from only one part of the country, the NIGER DELTA!
    Besides, Nigeria operates an almighty presidential system of winner-takes-all despite the fact that every group/region in the country seems subliminally or even overtly desirous of having a situation where it is their own man or men that occupies the omnipotent presidency at all time.
    Where, in the circumstance, this aspiration is in abeyance or farfetched, members of the group find themselves inevitably engaging subtle or even bold means of destroying the incumbent non-tribesman in order to pave way for their own man’s swift return or elevation to power.
    In this connection, some pundits maintain that each region or group seems to employ means for the task that is amenable to the quarter where the balance of blackmail is in their advantage.
    For example, owing to the seeming condition of mass religious hysteria in the Muslim North, religious extremism and terrorism seem to have developed into the seedy means by which the region stages itself against the incumbent non-tribesman in office; hence SHARIA in 2001 and BOKO HARAM from 2011-15 were inflicted upon a hapless nation.
    On their part, the Yoruba south-west employs their domination of a COMBATIVE PRESS to fight; while the largely Christian south-south/south-east (NIGER DELTA) blackmails with SABOTAGE OF OIL INSTALLATIONS.
    Thus, a presidency that is permanently under siege is what the current state of affairs or system breeds, in which throughout his tenure, the Aso Rock occupant does nothing other than fight for his survival in office by
    engaging both fine and foul means for the purpose.
    To survive, the president (all Nigerian presidents) must enthrone cronyism, prebendalism, corruption, election rigging, and sometimes brutal cutting down of political opponents; repression of free speech or a partisan press whose loyalty is not to the truth but a seditious and revolutionary agenda or which is merely in the service of thieving politicians.
    The foregoing developments are inevitable, to state the least, as they’re the effects of the said causative factor, to wit PRESIDENTIAL UNITARISM, which is currently operative in Nigeria – a state knocked into being by the sheer expropriatory interests of alien colonizers and reinforced by their selfish, rapacious and power-mongering local political inheritors.
    It is against this background that thinking Nigerians, who seemingly are in the minority, had clamored in the past for a forum for free ventilation of ideas with the aim of unshackling the country from decades of bad structural entrapment.
    And graciously, last year, a Constitutional Conference was held in Abuja. It was free to all intent and purposes. And despite efforts by delegates from a certain section of the country to frustrate the august meet, its Final Report was produced amid the daunting odds.
    We therefore urge all conscientious Nigerians to decide in this election for President Jonathan: that he would be the last Nigerian president to operate the horrid document called the 1999 Constitution, which only establishes the basis for eternal misrule.
    We are obligated to shut the politicians up who parrot glibly that they can CHANGE Nigeria while still operating the satanic 1999 document, as nothing good can come out of it.
    I submit, on this score, that it is concrete wisdom to vote in GEJ, not so much because the Conference is a child of his administration, as because northern politicians hardly intuit wisdom in the call for a fundamental restructuring of the polity as does their southern counterparts.
    Let the one agenda for Jonathan’s second term therefore be: Restructure Nigeria now!
    Going forward, the Confab Final Report is the first place to start.
    President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan must be the last Nigerian president to operate the gravely flawed unitarist 1999 Constitution!

    • Otile

      This is the best summary of Nigeria’s woes. I wish APC minions were educated enough to read, understand, and appreciate this well documented treatise. Unfortunately only about 3 or 4 of the whole lot can read and understand, even then, the few educated ones are so corrupt they don’t stand for the truth, rather they will see white and call it black. Then the majority of them are mere motor park jesters, vulgar, insolent, combative and haughty. It is impossible to carry out any sensible discussion with them, you will always be riddled with abuses.

      • Etomi

        Said it all, my dear brother!!!!

      • Patriotic Woman

        God bless you Otile, you know them very well. I pray that the scales of falsehood will fall from the eyes many Nigerians before March 28 2015. Most Nigerians need spiritual deliverance for their eyes to be opened before the election day. With GOD nothing shall be impossible. I believe GOD will do it in JESUS name, AMEN! GOODLUCK TILL 2019. GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

  • Newsbreak

    Breaking News:

    Buhari’s disqualification case(s) shifted to 23rd February

    Ozoaka (the Plaintiff) is seeking for the disqualification of
    the APC’s Presidential candidate on the ground that the party under on whose
    platform he claims to be running for the Presidency is not a registered
    political party in Nigeria.

    A copy of the Buhari’s INEC Form FC001 shows that Buhari
    entered the name of his party as All Progressive Congress Party, APCP,
    instead of All Progressives Congress, APC.

    Another ground under which Buhari’s disqualification is
    being sought is that his permanent voter card issued to him by INEC shows that
    Buhari’s occupation was listed as civil servant which, according to the
    plaintiff, is false as the retired General ceased to be a public officer since
    his retirement from service.

    Ozoaka also wants Buhari disqualified allegedly, on the
    basis of lying under oath following claims made by Buhari in his INEC forms
    that his secondary school certificate is with the military authorities which
    claims had been denied by the Nigerian Army.

    Another suit filed by one Mr. Chukwunweike Okafor, also
    seeking for Buhari’s disqualification was also heard today by the same judge,
    Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who thereafter adjourned both cases to Monday, 23rd
    February, for hearing of applications for joinders filed by other interested
    parties seeking to be joined in both cases.

    • Newsbreak

      ……..(2) Buhari’s disqualification case(s) shifted to 23rd February

      Ozoaka also wants Buhari disqualified allegedly, on the
      basis of lying under oath following claims made by Buhari in his INEC forms
      that his secondary school certificate is with the military authorities which
      claims had been denied by the Nigerian Army.

      Another suit filed by one Mr. Chukwunweike Okafor, also
      seeking for Buhari’s disqualification was also heard today by the same judge,
      Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who thereafter adjourned both cases to Monday, 23rd
      February, for hearing of applications for joinders filed by other interested
      parties seeking to be joined in both cases.

      • dreamer

        I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONE DAY THE NIGERIAN JUDICIARY WILL FULFIL
        THE CREED THAT JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED – AND WAKE UP
        TO ITS RESPONSIBILITIES BY THINKING THAT A MONTH IS TOO LONG TO
        ASK A SIMPLE QUESTION AT ISSUE AND DECIDE IT AS A MATTER OF LAW,

        VIZ:

        • dreamer

          NO PERSON CAN BE PUT ON THE BALLOT PAPER FOR AN ELECTION IN NIGERIA,
          UNLESS THE PERSON TO BE PUT IS FIRST SHOWN TO QUALIFY TO CONTEST.

        • Omooodua

          “Professor Jega of INEC is only trying to shift responsibility by saying people
          opposed to Buhari’s qualification for the polls should go to court. I heard the
          APC saying Buhari has been contesting election for the past 12 years,
          and that nobody said anything about it, so, why now?

          And my answer, in form of question is, if someone has been committing robbery
          and getting away with it, the day he is caught, you are now asking:
          why has he not been caught all this while?
          Buhari is NOT eligible. That is the law.”

          …………….Chief Ayo Adebanjo

          (Afenifere Chieftain)

          (January 25th, 2015)

  • Patrick

    It is sad that such important platform such as this has been hijacked by fools and nincompoops

    GEJ supporters riddle me this … … you have a president who cannot protect life and property of his citizens … is that president competent? plz answer that ?

    before we start talking about corruption (“… stealing is not corruption” according to GEJ), decay of the economy and so many other vices that have gone unchecked under GEJ … all i just want to consider is INSECURITY

    … so the Country is insecure and I know it but because I “hate” GMB (so to speak) I should retain the status quo of insecurity until Boko Haram should come and bomb my head in my house? God Forbid !!

    Please turn your brain ON and think, please i beg you just think

    I am voting for CHANGE if for one thing let me just use my vote to CHANGE the number of people who are dying everyday in my Country due to a clueless president who doesn’t know how to keep his countrymen safe

    A president who knows there is a “CABAL” draining the economy but cannot investigate or arrest them, A president who sat by idly when 16 won 19 (HOW MANAGE?!) in NGF election, A president who can set a “COMMON” police commissioner loose on an “ELECTED” state Governor, A president who rewarded an a police officer with the post of IG after he was done insulting an “ELECTED” official … …

    All these are just to mention a few … the man is just a common bully who has used his position to impoverish the masses and enrich his wife and his cronies who have become “THE NEW CABAL IN TOWN” … …

    WHAT NOTABLE THING HAS GEJ DONE FOR SOUTH SOUTH?!

    I CANT EVEN GO ON, THE MAN IS A DISGRACE AND SHOULD BE VOTED OUT ASAP !!!!

    • Tufiakwa

      This is another “ranting of an ant,” apologies Ikemba Nnewi, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Oxford-educated Nigeria Army officer). CHANGE from quota system major generals. CHANGE from having serial conmen, illiterates, who, in their own words, only had “nine (9) years of education” but with no evidence to back the claim up – only false affidavits. CHANGE from born-to-rulecracy.

    • Etomi

      You are only going to vote for empty sloganeering….
      The current 1999 Constitution can never allow for any positive change to take place in Nigeria…
      NEVER!!!!
      Nigeria has been existing as an independent nation since 1960 with a prime minister, presidents, heads of state coming and going yet Nigeria remains Peter Pan—ZERO PROGRESS!!!!
      Suddenly, it is ILLITERATE BUHARI that would bring about the change which past Nigerian leaders could not bring about in 55 years…
      You are being manipulated like deft advertisers do; but obviously you don’t know it….
      “CHANGE” is a powerful campaign slogan…
      Read Robert Greens’ “49 Laws of Power,” and understand how it works as a powerful campaign weapon…
      At best the CHANGE sloganeering of APC would only make you vote for their presidential candidate, ILLITERATE BUHARI…
      In the final analysis, however, it would mean and count for nothing if or when he gets into office, as it is CEREBRAL leadership, not campaign slogan that would be put to task when the difficult issues of governance stares him in the face…
      I believe radically that Nigeria is safer with GEJ than with ILLITERATE BUHARI!!!!!!!

      • Mindyourself

        48 Laws of Power…..

  • Yemisi

    Duncee, where is your certificate?

  • Isi Agwo

    Phew! According to the current suit trying to disqualify Bokohari, he claims in his INEC form that he is “presidential candidate” of a non-existent All Progressive Congress Party (APCP) – not All Progressive Congress as blind supporters of APC currently think. Illiteracy is a disease. If Bokohari and APC could not rightly complete INEC Form FC001, how can they fix Nigeria. Point is that Bokohari is not running on a registered party’s ticket and therefore, he is not a candidate in the March 28 presidential election.

  • Wilfred Apah

    THE BUHARI COURT CASE TODAY AS I SEE IT

    Please, please, please! Look, i have a lot of common sense.
    I can see things by myself and i can think for myself. You these
    people in Premium Times are supporting Muhammadu Buhari.
    But you cannot violate the law of Nigeria for your candidate!

    See now, Muhammadu Buhari’s lawyer went to court today to do show.
    He said he wants to first of all challenge the order bringing Buhari to court.
    He said the Judge had said the court order should be put in a newspaper.
    But what’s wrong with substituted service (as the lawyers themselves call it)?

    Can you challenge a summons to appear after you have already appeared in court –
    if the only ground is that it was ordered by the Judge to be put in national newspaper?
    Rather than Buhari’s certificate he’s talking about a summons that has been obeyed.
    For me, anyone doing this kind of thing does not have a case or a certificate to show.
    But just dragging the case down till March 28 So that Buhari will just go and contest –
    without a final court decision to disqualify him. That is my own opinion O!

    • dreamer

      I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONE DAY THE NIGERIAN JUDICIARY WILL FULFIL
      THE CREED THAT JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED – AND WAKE UP
      TO ITS RESPONSIBILITIES BY THINKING THAT A MONTH IS TOO LONG TO
      ASK A SIMPLE QUESTION AT ISSUE AND DECIDE IT AS A MATTER OF LAW, VIZ:

    • Etomi

      Buhari seeks to subvert and circumvent the Constitution and Electoral laws of Nigeria; yet intends to rely on the same constitution he is violating to govern Nigeria….
      Only in Nigeria can such a thing as this happen……

      • Patriotic Woman

        Hold your peace Etomi, every pest, bug or dangerous insect has its insecticide and every drug has its expiry date. Buhari is a pest and bad drug as far as Nigerians are concerned. So he has his expiry date and insecticide too. GOODLUCK IS BUHARI’S INSECTICIDE AND 28 MARCH IS HIS EXPIRY DATE. ONCE BEATEN TWICE SHY. BUHARI HAS BEEN BEATEN 3 TIMES YET HE IS NOT SHY TO RETREAT. NIGERIANS WILL BOO HIM TO RETREAT AT THE POLLS AGAIN. SO LET YOUR HEART NOT BE TROUBLED.ACCORDING APC PROPAGANDA MACHINE EVERY ASSOCIATION ON EARTH HAS ENDORSED BUHARI. IF BUHARI LIKES LET THE WITHCHES ENDORSE HIM TOO. AS LONG AS THE HEAVENS HAVE NOT ENDORSED HIM, HE WILL ALWAYS BE A LOSER. GOODLUCK TILL 2019. GOD BLESS NIGERIA.!!!

  • Etomi

    Those who say they are voting for CHANGE are only voting for empty sloganeering….
    The current 1999 Constitution can never allow for any positive change to take place in Nigeria…
    NEVER!!!!
    Nigeria has been existing as an independent nation since 1960 with a prime minister, presidents, heads of state coming and going yet Nigeria remains Peter Pan—ZERO PROGRESS!!!!
    Suddenly, it is ILLITERATE BUHARI that would bring about the change which past Nigerian leaders could not bring about in 55 years…
    You are being manipulated like deft advertisers do; but obviously you don’t know it….
    “CHANGE” is a powerful campaign slogan…
    Read Robert Greens’ “49 Laws of Power,” and understand how it works like a narcotic or powerful campaign weapon…
    At best the CHANGE sloganeering of APC would only make you vote for their presidential candidate, ILLITERATE BUHARI…
    In the final analysis, however, it would mean and count for nothing if or when he gets into office, as it is CEREBRAL leadership, not campaign slogan that would be put to task when the difficult issues of governance stares him in the face…
    I believe radically that Nigeria is safer with GEJ than with ILLITERATE BUHARI!!!!!!!

    • DMC

      I hope you don’t mind me asking, what exactly is your profession? Did you study in the UK?

      • Etomi

        A lawyer..

        • DMC

          Thanks.

          • Etomi

            Sure…

        • Wetin Naija

          I am not sure.

    • Musbau Hamzat

      For you to say ILLITERATE BUHARI – can you define illiterate for me. This clearly says you yourself you are illiterate. Define Illiterate and judge by yourself – You are not lawyer as claim maybe area boys lawyer – I deh laugh!!!!!

      • Etomi

        “Illiterate,” as used in the context, is an adjectival hyperbole for underlining or emphasizing the point that Buhari lacks even the barest academic certification!!!!
        For the high office of PRESIDENT (HIS EXCELLENCY), which Buhari’s is hankering after, the fact that there is zero-proof of his having undergone the barest form of formal education, showcases him as an illiterate in juxtaposition with the office he seeks….
        A barely educated man does not merit the appellation, “Your Excellency!”
        For your belly-ache, take a chill pill…

  • Wetin Naija

    Etomi is one of GEJ e-rats. He has no other job. Poor Etomi is trying to make a living. Hahahaaha

  • Jamoh

    In 2011 the first round of elections was on going when Jega cancelled the elections due to logistics reasons and fixed a new date nobody complained when neither the candidates nor the electorates were happy but that is the constitutional responsibility of INEC and not of any other. How can Buhari say March 28 is sacrosanct when the constitution says not more than 150 days and not less than 30 days which gives INEC between now and April 28 to conduct elections

    • Musbau Hamzat

      Just to remind you on what happened at Council of State meeting – Jega categorically said INEC is ready. Go and read again.

      • Patriotic Woman

        Hamsat is it the big grammar of Jega that dazzled you or do you not have WAEC certificate too? Jega categorically said INEC is ready when war torn North East states and boko haram haven had 80% &,70% etc distribution of PVCs while states without war or boko haram threats in the South, West and Eastern Nigeria had as low as 40%, 50% and 60% distribution of PVCs. The voters education was not done, the training of INEC Adhoc staff (youth corpers ) was not done and the PVC verification machines were not tested! The same Jega told National Assembly that he is not too sure of election hold in new dates fixed. Are these statements categorically stated and factual too or did you not hear the uproar in National Assembly,( APC members and other party members were there too)? You must be a bush man. Nigeria is interested in credible elections and not an inconclusive election that will give room to violent in order to avoid DOG AND BABOON BATHING IN BLOOD! There is no vacancy in Aso Rock, so why are you disturbing yourself? God bless Goodluck Jonathan, God bless Nigeria.

  • Victor Tondibi

    Is Buhari already laying the speech he will use to contest the legitimacy of the elections themselves when he loses by saying that “The independence of the INEC has been gravely compromised”. The INEC has been compromised by its own inefficacy to handle the distribution of the PVCs in due time. The postponement of the elections strictly remain in the legal frame entrenched in the Constitution. What Buhari is really afraid of however, is losing ground in the voting intention of Nigerians as more and more people will be able to vote on the 28th of March through the ditribution of their PVCs. He remains scared too that his lawyers won’t by him enough time to cover his illegibility to be elected since he has yet to provide the INEC with his proper school credentials.

  • Patriotic Woman

    My brother Victor, let them tell Nigerians ooooh! Are the APC and their illiterate flap bearer devoid of strategies? What have they run to do in the UK? Has any Briton ever come to Nigeria to campaign for votes during their election? Is buhari in Britain for consultation with our ex-colonialist so he can beg to be returned unopposed in March 28 elections? Are APC stalwarts shielding buhari so Nigerians will not know his true state of health or how frail he is presently? Nigerians watch out, Ameachi can never be trusted . Have APC run short of cash as Wike is on Ameachi’s neck about reckless spending of Rivers State money and they have run to UK for appeal funds for APC campaigns? Nigerians in UK, don’t waste your hard earned money on useless campaign of baseless and clueless CHANGE. Better still , is this not another trick to bring back 50 suit cases of money they have laundered out of Nigeria previously as it was done under buhari’s nose during his regime? Come to think of it but we have not changed our currency yet. The clueless APC have run out of tricks or is it wits? GOODLUCK TILL 2019. NO VACANCY IN ASO ROCK GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!