Nigeria2015: Jonathan, Jega, Security Chiefs in crucial Meeting

A crucial meeting with likely implications for the forthcoming general elections, scheduled to hold on March 28 and April 11, is currently underway at the presidential villa, Abuja.

President Goodluck Jonathan, the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, and chiefs of all security and intelligence services are attending the meeting, which started around 11am.
An INEC source said there will be a “definite pronouncement” about the elections after the meeting.

The meeting holds amid anxiety that the Peoples Democratic Party-controlled federal government may have concluded plans to sack Mr. Jega ahead of the elections. Different groups supporting Mr. Jonathan’s re-election bid have passed vote of no confidence on the INEC boss and called for his removal.

The latest of such anti-Jega protests was on Monday, by members of the Odua Peoples Congress in Lagos.
Mr. Jega is expected to brief the meeting on the preparations for the elections.

Also, security and intelligence services chiefs are billed to give update on the success recorded in the ongoing war against Boko Haram terrorism as well as preparations for the elections.

The general elections, earlier scheduled to start February 14, were pushed back by six weeks, over security concerns, after the security chiefs warned that they could not guarantee security during the elections.

The meeting has in attendance Vice President Namadi Sambo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim; Chief of Staff to the President, Jones Arogbofa; National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh; Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah; Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin; Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu; Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba.

Others in attendance are the Attorney-General of the Federation, Muhammed Adoke; Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan; Minister of Interior, Aba Moro; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, as well as the heads of the Department of State Security and the National Intelligence Agency.


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  • Al Jihadi

    I will grant state pardon to all treasury thieves, Says Buhari

    “On the issue of past corrupt leaders facing trials in various courts
    across the country, i will allow the courts to decide on those cases,
    but whoever is indicted of corruption between 1999 to the time of my
    swearing-in, would be PARDONED. I am going to draw a line that

    anybody who involves himself in corruption AFTER i assume office,
    will face the music.”

    ……….General Muhammadu Buhari

    (APC rally in Kaduna, March 11th, 2015)

    • Midla

      Nigeria is not my father’ s estate. GEJ said. There must be free and fair election and whoever wins must be swearrd-in 2015 may 29. Anything short of that will lead to crisis.

  • Examiner

    THIS CRUCIAL MEETING SHOULD BE OVER IN FIVE MINUTES,
    ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT NO ONE CAN BE ON THE BALLOT
    IF HE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO RUN. THEREFORE, THE QUESTION
    JEGA SHOULD HAVE ASKED SINCE DECEMBER 2014, WHICH
    HE HAS FAILED TO ASK IS REASON FOR JEGA TO GO ON LEAVE,
    FOR THAT KEY QUESTION TO BE ASKED AND ANSWERED; VIZ:

    • Al Jihadi

      I will grant state pardon to all treasury thieves, Says Buhari

      “On the issue of past corrupt leaders facing trials in various courts
      across the country, i will allow the courts to decide on those cases,
      but whoever is indicted of corruption between 1999 to the time of my
      swearing-in, would be PARDONED. I am going to draw a line that
      anybody who involves himself in corruption AFTER i assume office,
      will face the music.”

      ……….General Muhammadu Buhari

      (APC rally in Kaduna, March 11th, 2015)

      • Gbolly

        DEAR EDITOR,

        The Yoruba Muslims in coalition with Hausa/Fulani uslims – 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 several 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.

        • sawston

          “The problem that we have is the President himself- a President who prides himself on his own weakness and incompetence and whose love of false prophets and strange women knows no bounds and has no end. A President who is as confused and as clueless as the comic character called Chancey Gardner in the celebrated 1970’s Peter Seller’s Hollywood blockbuster titled ”Being There”.

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

          Chief Femi Fani Kayode,

          Premium Times, January 2014, “Jonathan, Tukur and A Government Of Jezebels, By Femi Fani-Kayode”

          • Oweja

            Na lie!!! Fani Kayode nor tok am. Na lie!!! Even if e tok am self, e no purposely tok am. Na play-play gist. E no mean am.

          • Olu

            Do u want video? please go to youtube and watch it

        • Correcter

          Shut up! Soon APC will change Nigeria for better. Something that you and your likes don’t want!

        • Funso

          Gbolly, omo ale.

  • Joseph

    GEJ and his PDP appointees are very wrong to be holding meetings with INEC or Jega. This meeting should have in attendance all the registered political parties by INEC. Jega or any staff of the board of elections should not be summoned or attend any meeting for any reason by GEJ since he is a candidate and a consistent lack of integrity on his part. The scenario exihibited by this government in it’s desperation consistently shows meddling in INEC’s mandates, a lack of understanding and common sense role of an electoral umpire. Nigerians and the political parties must reject any attempt to scuttle the March/April polls at this meeting.

    • taiwo

      shut up mumu,haven’t you realised yet that all your attempts to deceive Nigerians and provoke crisis in this country has failed and continued to fail.APC will never use propaganda to rule this country

      • Sword of Damocles

        you think he is a mumu? the world has surely gone mad. Ofcourse someone like you who has suffered through a lobodomy(dont check the dictionary, it means someone who has surgically had a part of his or her Brain removed) can not see the impropriety of a contestant in a race presiding over a meeting with the referee without the other contestants present. You sir like many many Nigerians(UNFORTUNATELY), are simply a PROFOUND disgrace to not only your parents but your ancestors going back a thousand YEARS. (AND I MEAN EVERY WORD OF THIS). Worthless vermin, the ignominous end of you ilk in Nigeria is NEIGH!!!

        • Jonathan

          A major disgrace. People like Taiwo and the reason Nigeria has been such a failure to date. Throwing out idiotic arguments in the face of a very obvious injustice.

        • taiwo

          and you are the sword of damocles? end time crooner why dont you join your mates in sambissa and collect your own bullet

      • Aliyu Bello

        I wonder how an Illiterate will call some body Mumu!!!

        • taiwo

          really you too are talking? hahhahahaha

          • Aliyu Bello

            Pleas help your self and go back to school

      • Funso

        taiwo, omo ale.

      • Contact Point

        did you say you name again is ta-awo? Now i know why you reason from your anus

    • Awarawa

      Joseph, do you know that Fasola refused to conduct LG elections in Lagos state since October 2014?!

      • Mosaku 147

        Lagos na 1state.Nigeria na 36states plus Abuja. What is your business with 1state when you have 36states and Aso villa to think about.

        • fab

          Are u hearing ursef?

      • Funso

        Awarawa, omo ale.

      • And so what? Local government is the responsibility of the state! It is not the federating unit in Nigeria. The federating units in Nigeria are the state governments!!

      • His Excellency

        Tell them

  • Lock these guys up in this meeting until after election.

  • endingNaija

    Service Chiefs: These are your names, Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, Chief of Army Staff Kenneth Minimah, Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, then you have the business man, trader and chief deal maker, NSA Col, Sambo Dasuki and Defence minister, General Aliyu Gusau, I have an advice for all of you: YOU ALL HAVE TURNED YOURSELVES INTO WILLING INSTRUMENTS IN THE HAND OF PRESIDENT JONATHAN. BY THAT SINGULAR ACT YOU HAVE MESSED UP THE HONOR, DIGNITY AND INTEGRITY OF OUR MILITARY AND SELLING CHEAP OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHO DO THE FIGHTING IN THE MILITARY. PRESIDENT JONATHAN USED YOU TO RIG IN EKITI STATE, HE USED YOU TO POSTPONE THE FEB 14 ELECTION. DO NOT TRY IT THE SECOND TIME. THERE IS NO SECOND TIME. DO NOT ALLOW PRESIDENT JONATHAN TO USE YOU TO POSTPONE THE MARCH 28 ELECTION. If you allow President Jonathan to use you to rig the election if you allow President Jonathan to use you to postpone the March 28 election the second time, we WILL DOCUMENT and NOTE it. We will not say more than that. Thank you.

  • Olu

    premium times keep editing anti jonathan’s comment that is saying the truth. Good for nothing people. He will still be kicked out

    • Funso

      omo ale.

      • Olu

        Your comment is obviously for you. I am too smart for people like you. 10 days to go and we shall see

        • Funso

          Omo ale ni Olu

          • Olu

            Too cultured for abusive words.. I can see why you support GEJ and Mama PEACE. Birds of the same feather

          • Olu

            Who is the omo ale now.. GEJ is already packing his bags in Aso Rock. Yoruba people showed in everywhere including Kogi and Kwara except Fayose that intimidated voters

        • favour

          we shall see who know you in dis country

  • Contact Point

    No amount of threat, arm-twisting to Jega will ever work. Jonathan can bribe Jega with his own life, but we shall disappoint him with our PVCs supported by the Card Reader. If INEC is truly independent, why must Jega attend a meeting of PDPig and her appointees? We are wiser and must beat Jonathan and his team in their own game.

    • Acosta

      It’s a game that your dying GMB and APC has lost.

    • favour

      who know you.

  • Ed

    The meeting was over a while ago. This Day is reporting that Jega left before the end of the meeting.
    Military leaders are reportedly trying to delay the election in the 3 north east state. No word on that from Jega.
    The drama continue.

    • favour

      Rumour propaganda were you there, dat is Apc for you lies accusation is the only thing they know

  • Acosta

    GMB and all APC supporters will soon be diagnosed of heart attack!! I pity all of you because your dooms day is at hand. You will lose woefully come. March 28
    GEJ till 2019

  • Acosta

    APC has nothing to offer Nigerians except violence, BH, misery and lies.

    • favour

      Exactly, killers is what they are to hell with their change

  • favourtalk

    PDP is gone in nigeria, they will see votes and run away, we can’t continue this way, we deserve better for the progress of this nation. We want change now

    • favour

      is it your papa dat will bring the change in nigeria or who if you dont know what to talk pls shut up your mouth

  • Ademola

    When a president wants to ensure free and safe elections, such meetings are to be expected. it is not only routine but a requirement. If the APC is offended by that it just goes to prove they have no understanding of how to rule a country at all and should not do so.

  • Fillip

    Poor old Bubu probably came to the meeting with a forged invitation. Greed is sad when met with such incapacity.