NigeriaDecides: PDP congratulates Jonathan for “early lead” over Buhari

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for taking an early lead in the result of Saturday’s presidential election as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission so far.

The INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega, had Monday announced the results of nine states including the FCT.

The result released showed that APC won five out of eight States, while the PDP won three.

But Mr. Jonathan has scored 2,322,734 votes already while APC’s Muhammadu Buhari has scored 2,302,978 votes.
The PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, who addressed a press conference in his office in Abuja, said the result released so far indicates that Mr. Jonathan is leading by total number of votes, which he said will be the determining factor at the end of the collation.

Mr. Metuh said “we congratulate our president for the victory so far as we look forward to results from other states.

“We are not interested in the number of states won, but the total number of votes at the end of collation and the constitutional requirement of scoring 25% in 2/3 number of states, “he said.

The PDP spokesperson also said the party had issues with the use of card reader for the election, which he said denied many of their supporters the chance to vote.

He said the party will forward its petition at the right time to the INEC and urged the party’s supporters to obey the law.

“We have directed our members with issues to petition INEC and ask that no one should engage in any illegal act, we must avoid unlawful protests “engaging in illegal protests in democracy is deceitful,” he said.


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  • Arabakpura

    It’s unsustainable! You people have led this otherwise good man into the abyss!

  • Adejuwon Emmanuel

    I think it’s too early for congratulatory message now bcos 8 out of 36 states it’s funny.

    • Jack

      ITS RIGGING THEY ARE BANKING ON AND IF THEY RIGGED THE ELECTION, NIGERIA WILL BE UNBEARABLE FOR GEJ

      • Christopher Agama

        unbearable u mean? as ur boss GMB said in 2011 that nigeria wil b ungovernable and later insecurity became their campaign point. Try it in 2015 and u wil understand that hausa-fulanis dont have monopoly of violence. nonse.

      • Abdul

        HE WILL BURN, GOD FOTBID A RIGGER TO BE MY PRESIDENT. THIEVES.

        • Otile

          What are you going to do now? Are you going to kill yourself too?

      • Otile

        Get used to it Jack, my brother Jonathan will be your president for the 4 years. Imam is a goner.

        • Abdulazeez Oyibo

          ”I would rather die or commit suicide”

          • Otile

            As a good Muslim you can commit suicide any time, it is good for you.

          • Abdulazeez Oyibo

            Lmao

          • Abdulazeez Oyibo

            Sorry the correct expression is ” ill rather kill myself or commit suicide”.

  • Gidi

    Hahaha, this is so laughable. No wonder the entire country is abyss under PDP led administration. 9 out of 36 states including FCT, reporting, which means 24.3% number in, and it is not enough to be congratulating oga Jonah on.

    If 90% votes are in, while oga Jonah is leading by significant margin, then we can say congratulation is well deserved. Brainless bunch….

    • Enemona

      They are only preparing people’s minds for the outrageous and illogical numbers they have been cooking from the SS & SE. They are testing the water! With the figures being worked on, president Jonathan only plans eventually to become the president of SS & SE, Nigerians don’t see what’s coming, the man and his cohorts are bent on destroying this beautiful country.

      It is left to Nigerians to either resist or retire lazily to their suffering and smiling. The game has started! Let’s see who blinks first: Jonathan and his co-travelers or the long-suffering Nigerian masses!

  • ogechi

    Hahahahahah,,,,
    karrkakakakrrrr
    Aaarrrhuhahahuuuuuuu…..

    • Gold Force

      Are you sane?

  • Layo

    This is hilarious. Why are they showing so much desperarion. Which early lead? Morons.

    • Enemona

      They’re ‘laundering’ their cooked-up figures from SS & SE. Watch the figures that would be announced soon, they are planning huge figures in this zones, Delta and Anambra are their jokers which is why they have held the results to their chest. They would soon drop it like bombshell! I am sorry foe GEJ, he may not be able to withstand the fire he is about to ignite.

      • Preco01

        No matter the vote laundering only Rivers has votes in excess of 1million to launder, the rest will come up with stupendous votes between 500,000 and 700,000. they will still come short by about 2million votes

        • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

          You work for INEC abi? Why are you jumping all over the damn place. The only result that matters is the one coming from INEC. The opinion expressed by your ilk, Sahara Reporters, Premium Times will count for nothing. Just shut up or else.

          • Tunsj

            You sound like a psychopath. Who are you to tell someone to shut up or else? You are nothing but an A**hole.

          • IskaCountryman

            easy now…

          • IskaCountryman

            or else what…you would slap him over the internet…

          • Parasitic foolani

            lool, no mind the yeye col. na so he dey brag for pointblank news. he think say na hin house he dey.

        • Ralph

          Do you know that there are exactly 4.8m people living in Delta state? PH is just more by roughly 300,000 – 400,000 only. So, dont open ur useless cavity like u know what u speak of. Most of u will sit in Lagos & Ibadan and be writing nonsense about the economic power house of Nigeria – The resource owners. Be careful.

          What is MEND’s position? This is the only thing some people who are deep thinking should be interested in. What Jga annouces is irrelevant. The continuiity of Nigeria depends on some other group and people. Neither pdp nor apc.

          • tundemash

            Illiterate. This election is not about population else but the number of those who collected and are in possession of PVC to vote so tell us did 4.8m people have PVC in Delta state ?

          • GEJistheSHAMEofNIGERIA

            Delta State registered voters are 2,275, 264 and 1,921,627 PVCs were issued

  • Papashango77

    Cosmetic, farce..what a shame of a party.

  • Preco01

    Ekiti, Ogun, Enugu, Kogi, Osun, Ondo, FCT, Oyo, Nassarawa and Kaduna: APC=3,430,738 and PDP=2,806,818 therefore total votes difference = 623,920.

    • Otile

      Did you get that from Radio Kaduna? Listen to NTA and learn reality. Sorry, soon you will be overwhelmed by the agony of defeat. The only reason Buhari is getting votes is because of Hon Osinbajo, and you know it.

      • GEJistheSHAMEofNIGERIA

        Just like GEJ is getting votes because of Sambo, and you know it. Get a life!! The game is over for Mr. Badluck Backward Transformation

        • Parasitic foolani

          GEJ isn’t getting any vote because of that useless and unsellable Namadi Sambo who couldn’t win Kaduna for GEJ. GEJ is winning votes on his achievements and not on any yeye politician.

          • dareolu1

            GEJ is winning votes on his achievements…Like the rigging he is overseeing in the South East whose video were all watching online now…fraudulent satanic president, may his fall be loud and powerful in Jesus name, Amen…death to evil in Nigeria

  • Abdul

    Guys, have you seen the broad day rigging video from Akwa Ibom by PDP? i cant believe that this PDP can be this desperate? shame of a party, Pls everybody need to watch this video. Jonathan can NEVER lead us with rigged election NOT TODAY, NEVER!!!!!!!!!!

    • Christopher Agama

      get set to relocate to wherever who cares

      • dareolu1

        shame on you, Jonathan still got votes from Northerners yet you claim they are born to rule mentality people, now we know who is born to rule mentality according to their acts….big shame

    • Tunsj

      I watched it and can’t believe that PDP can stoop this low. These people are animals.

    • Otile

      No sane person can contemplate Imam Buhari winning any catchment area in good Akwa Ibom land. The people are decent Godly people.

  • newvoice404

    This River state Result cannot stand curious scrutiny not to talk of serious scrutiny ! If you add 52,064 +23,052 +24,687 =99,803 .So they gave 65,000 to Buhari and the short fall also voted for Jonathan? When serious scrutiny comes along the farce will fall apart like a pack of cards. Anyway Buhari is still going to win regardless of this scandalous rigging. Its a shame that some part of SS and all SE could involve themselves in this kind of crime and shenanigan because of an incompetent president that majority of Nigerians rejected. I thought they said they were educated and good Christians. Educated people and good Christians to boot, don’t support evil,fraud and injustice. Shame again.And I am ashamed that im from the south and a Christian and educated.

    • Tunsj

      Being educated and good Christian does not mean that you are smart and that you will not vote against your own best interests.

      • newvoice404

        Pls Im not talking about interest here…What iam saying is the evil and the fraud of rigging. Pls vote for your interest but don’t rig. Thats why good people all over the world and Nigeria support the use of PVC and card readers to seriously minimise rigging.But what is PDP doing now in some part of SS and entire SE ?

        • Otile

          You are crazy. How do you think Imam Buhari can carry any state in SE or SS? What is wrong with you?

          • newvoice404

            You are the crazy senseless one here who eulogises fraud,incompetence and corruption and rigging. Let true will of the people prevail and not rigging! Its not too much to ask for from an educated Christian southerner like you !

          • Otile

            My friend face reality. Imam doesn’t have any chance of being elected the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is an illiterate old cargo.

          • Ogom

            They should have simply allowed people to vote freely, so as to prove their much touted theory that “Igbos will NEVER vote for Buhari!”.

            I suspect they know that it’s a myth and didn’t want to take the chance that Buhari might have made >40% in some states.

            Big shame.

          • dareolu1

            what a very sensible response, much respect jare!

    • Otile

      You are not from our own part of the South. You are from SW, friends of Hausa Fulani’s Buhari. You all will be crying tomorrow, Insha Allahu.

      • newvoice404

        Really ? How do you know im not from your own part of the South? Continue to deceive yourself. Buhari has won no amount of rigging will award fraudulent victory to an incompetent president rejected by majority of Nigerians. God is not God of deceit. Its still a shame though that you people are giving the SS and SE bad name!

      • Uzoma John

        Shut up. loser. It is dawning on all of you. The only smart Ibo men are Okorocha and Ngige who have joined the winning team. I wish my other Igbo brothers and sisters should realize that election is a game of number. By looking at the demography, there is no way the south south and the south east will counter the voting strength of the south west and the entire north. Igbos should realign if they ever think of smelling the Presidency. Jona used them and now they are all falling like pack of cards. Politics is not noise making and rigging. It is about strategy, forward thinking and planning.

        • Otile

          Then how come Imam still lost in the states that matter most? I hope Imam does not suffer stroke for his agony of defeat.

          • dareolu1

            you must have been drunk when you made this statement or probably your problem is lack of foresight, have you seen the numbers ‘Imam’ is using to Jo.satan now, bad mouthed one…

      • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

        Otile good morning. How I wish today any Nigerian will be free to say where I stay is my state and not that I come from the north or south. Igbos are in my governor’s cabinet and I derived joy by seeing them being part of our community. Any congratulations on occasion of your party creating history in Nigeria.

    • burning spear

      when kano gave buhari almost 2m votes u hailed it-in APC-but wheh rivers state handed 1.3 votes to jonah than u say nay–what a country

      • band olu

        In rivers & d SS/SE in particular there is evidence PDP rigged d results…d opposition was harrassed & intimidated by d security agents…result sheets & card readers went missing & resurfaced after being manipulated….APC reported all this to INEC before & during d elections in these areas…. d election in kano went well & there was no complaint from PDP before & during d elections there, they are only complaining now when they saw d result….

    • aisha ani

      I am sure they voted for Buhari, the results have been tampered with but the truth will always prevail.

      • band olu

        The results in d SS & SE will not stand…….it’s obvious PDP rigged it…..

    • Ogom

      Sorry, what are those numbers you’ve added up?

      • Maitama Tambari

        You are out of the picture I believe so. These were the figures coming out from PH yesterday and the arithmetic did not add up just like Akwa Ibom whom Professor Jega sent out to redo the arithmetic on the television because there was no collation of the voted papers, figures were given to parties. That was why the Akwa Ibom presenter was very uncomfortable at International Conference Center. That is what is all about.

        • Ogom

          Thanks. I remember that man did not know his numbers

  • citizenka

    With the result below i feel we should congratulate PDP for having the courage to congratulate GEJ so soon in the count.
    These were the people that helped become the great president and it is because of them that we his fans love him

    After 9 states & FCT
    GEJ 3 states + FCT
    GMB 6 states
    GEJ 2,538,513
    GMB 4,206,977

  • inuwa kate

    All fingers crossed.

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    • Onike24

      Can you stop,posting this nonsense!

  • simone

    Premature ejaculation dey worry una. Who go see Godwin go vote for Goodluck.

  • burning spear

    its not over until its over

    • Maitama Tambari

      Damage spear, it is all over. The Fulanis States namely Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Borno and Niger have not announced their results as yet but you have been panicking because the States President JONATHAN claimed voted for him in 2011 Enugu, Anambra, IMO, Ebony, Abia, have already shown their hands and still General Buhari is leading by 2.2 million votes as shown by INEC and International News casting. With Fulanis votes and parents of almajiris coming out today, you better conceit defeat made by a Fulani man.

  • Maitama Tambari

    Olisa Metuh, you should with Femi Fani Kayode be the first to be prosecuted from any political violence because Professor Jega is doing the finest job to Nigerians and the World for a transparent election results release which disputed PDP claims being announce by both of you. General Buhari is leading President JONATHAN from the presentation of INEC and self arithmetic of the figures and as announced by the International Televisions across the World showed that the General is leading by majority votes of 2,200,000. You are now taking General Buhari’s figures and giving it to President Jonathan to cause political violence. This is the seed being sawn by Olisa Metuh and Femi Fani Kayode.