Jonathan leading the campaign for violent poll, APC says

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of carrying his re-election desperation to a new height on Monday when he unleashed thugs on Lagos residents during a sponsored OPC protest against INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega.‎

In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said just as it (APC) had alerted the nation in its press statement on Sunday, the President’s supporters, led by the OPC, took to major roads in the city during rush hour traffic to unleash mayhem on the citizens, create massive gridlock that prevented many workers from reaching their places of work and destroy any APC campaign poster they could lay their hands on.

”They said we are raising false alarm. But just as we had alerted Nigerians, the Jonathan Administration’s sponsored protest took place, with dire consequences for residents. However, the President’s chances in the forthcoming elections suffered a collateral damage as the 9-billion-Naira-powered protest backfired, with even supporters of the President being forced to have a rethink due to the massive scale of the lawlessness and brigandage that took place during a supposedly peaceful protest,” it said.

APC said the next plot by the Jonathan Administration is a series of anti-Tinubu demonstrations in Lagos, for which the planners have been mobilized with millions of Naira.

”During the forthcoming demonstrations, the protesters have been told to carry placards asking the EFCC to probe the allegations made against Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the deceitful, ill-intentioned and irresponsible ‘documentary’ that was sponsored by the same Jonathan Administration. Such is the level of President Jonathan’s desperation for re-election that a man who is not on the ballot in the forthcoming elections has become a target of unprecedented mudslinging by his (President’s) Administration,” the party said.

It said taking into consideration the sponsored protests by MASSOB and the OPC, the unprovoked and virulent attacks on the presidential candidate of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari, the sponsored documentary of lies as well as the planned demonstrations against Tinubu, and the inciting statements by First Lady Patience Jonathan, who has asked her supporters to stone APC members and supporters, there is undisputed evidence that President Jonathan himself is leading the campaign to make the elections violent and Nigeria ungovernable.

”It is a cruel irony that a President who swore to an oath to make the security and welfare of Nigerians his priority has been the same one orchestrating reprehensible acts of violence in the polity, to the detriment of the well-being and safety of his compatriots, just because of re-election desperation.

”Because they (protesters) were pro-Jonathan, hordes of policemen who could not prevent a deadly robbery, in which three policemen lost their lives in Lagos a few days back, offered massive protection to the OPC members who brandished guns, machetes, clubs and knives openly as terrified Lagos residents scampered for safety.

”It is noteworthy that the policemen who protected the OPC members during their protest did not stop them from destroying APC posters and other campaign materials, neither did they prevent them from unleashing mayhem on the people. As far as the increasingly-partisan security agents were concerned, everything done in support of President Jonathan is fair.

”We are therefore alerting all Nigerians as well as the international community to note that President Jonathan himself is the one setting the stage for violence before, during and after the forthcoming polls, despite his tiring platitude that his political ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. From this precarious situation to which the Administration and the PDP have pushed Nigeria, it is but a short cut to Laurent Gbagbo’s post-election Ivory Coast,” APC said.

The party wondered which country President Jonathan wants to govern when he is relentlessly engineering the destruction of Nigeria by goading ethnic militias into violence and exploiting the nation’s fault lines to divide the people along regional, religious and ethnic lines.

”We have said it before: President Jonathan is not interested in a free, fair and peaceful polls. He is not interested in the welfare and security of Nigerians. He does not give a damn about the unity of the country. For him, the end justifies the means, and any action, no matter how objectionable, is alright if it will favour his re-election.

”This is not the stuff of good leaders. What kind of leader is that who will be willing to plunge his nation into crisis just for his political ambition? What sort of President will be bribing people from all walks of live with foreign currencies just to return to office, instead of showcasing his achievements, if any? What desperation will make a President to empty the treasury and endanger the nation’s economy? Why would a leader worth his salt turn to ethnic militias to help him win re-election? These are some of the questions that are begging for answers from President Jonathan,” APC said.


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  • femi1_a

    I just don’t know why Jonathan can not learn from history. He supposed to have realized that the game is over. There is nothing he can do he has lost this election. i just hope he doesn’t loss his life at the same time. Jonathan if you reading this post, I beg of you, please live to enjoy your loot.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      ”He is supposed to have realized that the game is over”. That is the statement of the day!

  • Shahokaya

    This guy Jona is utterly incompetent! Full stop! If allowed to proceed, he can lead Nigeria into chaos and God knows what! He talks from both sides of his mouth and obviously don’t think before he speaks! He is not fit to be a local Government Councillor!

  • share Idea

    Please can someone share pictures of OPC members holding guns and destroying APC billboards while Nigerian police look elsewhere. PT have shown pictures of APC members destroying PDP billboard in Borno while Buhari was there for campaign.

    APC, for the fact you acknowledged that the rally was supposed to be peaceful, hence, the police protection. Do we now have a law that prevent peaceful demonstration. What do you call demonstration that were done by BBOG members in Abuja. Can you people stop heating of the polity. I read in this PT that Gani Adams confirmed participating in the peaceful rally with no destruction of people’s and party’s property (same with no intimidation of people).

    I align myself with President that there is no iota of truth in changing Jega before the rescheduled election but that does not mean that he’ll stop people from airing their views provided they express it legitimately. Remember with all the Abuja peace accord, your party have been raising all manner of false allegations against GEJ and PDP but GEJ have never threatened your party or arrested any of your party members for expressing your views. Please, can your party extend this wonderful democratic right to other individuals that hold contrary views to yours.

  • Omoodua

    Gods bless Gani Adams and Frederick Fasheun

    May all the gods of Yorubaland bless the hearts and the posterity
    of those two great liberators of Yorubaland. This is a liberation war.
    Oodua Peoples Congress will win this war to save Lagos
    and Yorubaland from the twin evil of BOLA TINUBU and RAJI FASHOLA –
    the twin treasury robbers who’ve nearly destroyed Yoruba culture by
    declaring STEALING as the culture of Yoruba people.

    This street revolution which yesterday today must be continued everyday until
    Bola Tinubu and Raji Fasola are caught and brought to revolutionary justice.
    All their Commissioners, Advisers, Assistants and other appointees, must be
    stripped of all assets they stole. THERE SHALL BE NO HIDING PLACE for this
    APC locust of thieves in Lagos state.

    Viva the Lagos revolution, Viva!! Any treasury thief killed in this REVOLUTION
    by accident is fair compensation to the robbed, the cheated and the duped Lagosians.
    Both Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola must be arrested at the earliest opportunity,
    as this REVOLUTION progresses on a daily basis. They’ll get revolutionary justice
    on the streets. And so, all youths of conscience in Lagos state must rise and join
    this REVOLUTION led by O’odua Peoples Congress to bring ACN/APC thieves
    in Lagos to swift and painful revolutionary justice on the streets.

    • Funso

      Ọmọ àlè.

  • Omooodua

    Gods bless Gani Adams and Frederick Fasheun

    May all the gods of Yorubaland bless the hearts and the posterity
    of those two great liberators of Yorubaland. This is a liberation war.
    Oodua Peoples Congress will win this war to save Lagos
    and Yorubaland from the twin evil of BOLA TINUBU and RAJI FASHOLA –
    the twin treasury robbers who’ve nearly destroyed Yoruba culture by
    declaring STEALING as the culture of Yoruba people.

    This street revolution which yesterday today must be continued everyday until
    Bola Tinubu and Raji Fasola are caught and brought to revolutionary justice.
    All their Commissioners, Advisers, Assistants and other appointees, must be
    stripped of all assets they stole. THERE SHALL BE NO HIDING PLACE for this
    APC locust of thieves in Lagos state.

    • Omooodua

      …………..(2) Gods bless Gani Adams and Frederick Fasheun

      Viva the Lagos revolution, Viva!! Any treasury thief killed in this REVOLUTION
      by accident is fair compensation to the robbed, the cheated and the duped Lagosians.
      Both Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola must be arrested at the earliest opportunity,
      as this REVOLUTION progresses on a daily basis. They’ll get revolutionary justice
      on the streets. And so, all youths of conscience in Lagos state must rise and join
      this REVOLUTION led by O’odua Peoples Congress to bring ACN/APC thieves
      in Lagos to swift and painful revolutionary justice on the streets.

      • Denrele

        @ Omoodua,

        Shashshshhh, no noise please, APC Lagos Leaders are in caucus session;
        featuring Alhaji Bola Tinubu, Alhaji Raji Fashola, and, Apprentice Ambode:

        • Funso

          Ọmọ ale.

        • Gbolly

          The Yoruba Muslims in coalition with Hausa/Fulani Muslims – comprising the APC party,
          have just one devious objective: i.e; to create confusion and mayhem in the lead up to
          the 2015 election in the evil hope that the mayhem they shall have created themselves
          would project an image of serious instability to foreign countries to enable APC apparatchiks
          get a hearing on the formation of appointed persons as an INTERIM GOVERNMENT.

          President Jonathan must NEVER allow this APC evil ploy to work, having had hints of it already
          via shibboleths; such as “dog-and-baboon will soak in blood” & “parallel government”.
          APC can NOT win a free and fair election in ANY of the 17 states in southern Nigeria because
          the 300 years’ documented history of Southern Nigeria forbids APC’s type of Islamism.

          • Funso

            Ọmọ àlè gbolly Ọmọ àlè Ganiyu Adams is a muslim ah ah ah ah !

          • I go die O!

            Alhaji Raji Fashola:

            EKO O NI BAJE JU BAYI LO O. AMIN O.
            OLE JIJA APC YI TI POJU NINU IJOBA EKO;
            HA, O POJU. OLORUN OBA NI KI O GBA WA O.

            …………….And now, Lagosians perish for lack of knowledge

            APC, CHANGE!!! APC, PROGRESS!!, APC, DEMOCRACY FOREVER!!!

            • We can call this one BRTP, i.e: Bus Riding The People.
            Hahahaha! I never go; Lagosians, i beg, i still dey come!

          • Funso

            Kú , Ọmọ àlè

          • Funso

            Gbolly ati Denrele ọmọ àlè.

        • Funso

          àlè ọmọ

      • Funso

        omo ale.

    • Funso

      ỌMỌ ÀLÈ

      • TrueNja

        @ Funso – You’re the one #1 omo ale. You e-rat bastard Yorubas are quick to condemn non Yorubas who are treasury looters but fail to condemn Yorubas who are looting Lagos state treasury.

  • djay

    Gej is a drowning man, His tenure ends May 28th, 2015 as said and agreed by him. His reign has reached its end and nothing he can do to remain in power. Military leaders with absolute powers have tried it but failed. Gej is that bird that can’t and won’t fly.

  • Wähala

    As with his illiterate wife, the APC should report $Dumbo to the ICC with a video clip of all those OPC thugs with guns rampaging through the streets of Lagos. All his desperado actions should be well documented for use against him and his criminal gang of looters called PDP. As-is, I really can’t see dollar-Dumbo allowing the elections to go ahead because his faith is accomplished in the sight of Nigerians, he would rather plunge the nation in anarchy than go down alone. Allison Diezani is the jezebel pushing $Dumbo to the edge of the cliff, his wife is just an illiterate comic relief on their one-way match to perdition. Aborigines!

  • Yemi

    By the time the seed of violence jonathan and patience are planting germinates, the world will not be able to withstand the consequence. The empowering of militants all in the name of politics will do this nation no good. From the maritime contract to tompolo to pipeline to Gani Adam, jonathan is setting a bad precedent. This is how boko haram started. It is a pity!

  • adeola onitolo

    According to my Government teacher while in secondary school, he said, democracy without any virile and formidable opposition to
    Checkmate all the abnormalities by the incumbent government is totalitarianism.

  • kammykazee

    The clueless president is getting more desperate by the day, he has lost every sense of good governance if at all he knows what that means. Jumping from church to mosque to shrines in the name of winning an election he had 4 good years to prepare for. He sent OPC after same citizens that He was bribing to vote for him, he has taken cluelessness to a new level.

  • Contoller

    EDITOR SIR,

    I don’t know if you can help me, please. Can you publish the real photos
    of your contributors to this commentary page. I work in the Immigration
    Service. I will like to use those photos to ban these contributors from
    ever entering Nigeria. They are opening the eyes of Nigerians to what
    Nigerians were not thinking about before. Please help me save Nigeria.

    • Dumbo

      Clown. Dumbo jnr.

      • taiwo

        ofcourse the e rodent from the sewage bin of the APC is here to abuse because it affects him

  • Akanji92

    How will GEJ supporters and e-rats now justify recent assaults and harrassment of innocent Nigerians because their principal is afraid of free and fair election? How will the world view the Nigerian election if Jega is removed 11 days to the Presidential election? Sincere lovers of the nation should condemn this act of blackmailing INEC to compromise. Protesters came out with gun, cutllases, knifes, clubs, and other dangerous weapons in Lagos yesterday (16/03/2015). Security agents provided them with back up security to unleach mayhem on innocent Lagosians. MASSOB had its free day on the street of Enugu on Friday (13/03/2015). We are still battling with Boko Haram menace and other irritants in the middle belt. Separative groups are being armed and protected by the presidency because of the ambition of just one man, GEJ, yet he echos decietfully that his ambition is not worth the blood of an individual. We now know his ambition is more important than the survival of the nation. Irrespective of our affiliations (religious, tribal, linguistic, regional, etc.) we should save the commonwealth of Nigeria from GEJ destructive tendencies.

  • taiwo

    When Tinubu was using Adams to win elections this idiotic Mohammed of a guy lost his voice and now he suddenly finds it,wonders shall never end.I thought you called him clueless and now he is taking the battle to you and here you are shouting for help,well i gat news for you>>>>this is just the beginning

  • taiwo

    Alhaji Atiku Abubakar group, AAA/Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) Collectives, in South-west have endorsed President Jonathan. The chairman of the PDM, Hon. Bode Ajewole, said the decision of the group was sequel to their belief that Jonathan would implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference which is line with yearnings of the Yoruba over the years.

  • APC accused this, accused that, like seriously dont they get tired of it, they posses no single content.

  • say NO to violent, just vote in peace, no sentiments with who ever endorses who,

  • chinwe davis

    APC, stay calm and watch GEJ win, hands down the votes will reach the sky!!

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Lai muhammed once worked with radio biafra hence it was easy for him to set up Radio APC that was purposely set up to cause mayhem in the polity. That lai muhammed lies with reckless abandon is the fallout of his tutelage at radio biafra

  • Jerry Marok

    Blackyumukoro if NTA and AIT have not caused mayhem why would Radio APC do that. Help NTA/AIT not cause wahala and Radio APC will have no reason to do that. Remember NTA is a public outfit funded with tax payers(APC and PDP inclusive) money and so has no reason to be so biased against any other party. That notwithstanding, APC is a moving train and a rolling stone which gathers no moss.

  • Jerry Marok

    Taiwo why should Gani Adams make himself a pig that is ready to swim in every dirty mud or water?

  • anneedu

    Blinded Nigerians, all you need do is go on your knees and ask God to bring out the best for us because we are the ones to suffer or enjoy the outcome instead of us believing what we didn’t know or see

  • Mrs benita akpan

    Look at lai, he feels we do not know he and his men connived to partake in such act.

  • emmanuel

    APC we are tired of you guys already.come what may PGEJ will win the election

  • Kemi

    The last kick of a dying house. Desperation taken to a new level.

  • uduak akpan

    come rain or sun PGEJ will win

    • Ajirin

      In your dream abi.You better wake from your cocaine induced sleep….olodo rabata

      • bello isah

        The dreamer and olodo rabata here happens to be you.

      • bello isah

        Wke up to reality you hypocritical impostor.

  • uzo

    APC you can lie. we all know PGEJ is a man of peace and we will continue to vote him

  • Bassey

    It is the other way round, APC are the once causing the whole trouble.

  • Divine West

    APC talks too much, they are the once instigating everything but they will accuse Jonathan about it.

  • Nelson David

    Anytime I read about this APC, I just feel like laughing.

  • bello isah

    The tunes of victory are beginning to sound so loud, GEJ is the victor.

  • faith adams

    All these political stunts are not new and as such we the supporters of GEJ will not loose our sleep over it.

  • kingsley obi

    Daddy Peace cannot be part of this.

  • Enumah

    The best of APC’s propaganda is yet to come…

    • Emeka215

      Yes ooo! And we are patiently waiting. As they have failed to provide a concrete manifesto to Nigerians.

  • Nwaobilor

    And what will they categorize the threats of the AREWA group these past days?.

  • geraldine jaja

    the APC can go into the sahara and chew stones for all i care, their lies and propaganda holds no effect#GEJtill2019

  • Acosta

    APC is just jobless. Instead of engaging their time meaningfully and treating their ailing GMB, they are talking trash. APC is synonymous with Inciting violence.

  • musa

    Tinubu and his co-host Amaechi have no hiding place after jonathan wins come march 28, and I bet you all the evil people like lai mohammed and other grand pa(s) we have in this association of past &present criminals will be remanded in old people home where they belong.

  • favourtalk

    The show of OPC in lagos and MASSOB in the east was enough reason to know that GEJ is planning to win the coming election at all cost when Nigerians knows who they will vote for, we can’t continue this way, we deserve better and need a real change for nigeria

  • Ademola

    I think the APC has better things to do than telling senseless fables. Writing a decent program to present us for one.

  • LindaO

    “President Jonathan is not interested in a free, fair and peaceful polls” Is that so? That must be why increased the number a policemen, relentlessly fought off BH, met Jega to discuss the PVC emission…

  • Ibraheem Aruna

    Actions should be studied, proper database developed for all atrocities involving the abuses of position and waste of tax payers moneies and the loss of lives and property for onward transmission to the International Criminal Court to make their investigations easier on the long run. The ICC might need it.