Ribadu salutes Nigerians, congratulates Buhari, Jonathan

FILE PHOTO: Nuhu Ribadu smiles to himself as fans cheer during a rally

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has commended Nigerians for the orderly manner in which they conducted themselves during the just-concluded national election and its aftermath.

Mr. Ribadu who praised President Goodluck Jonathan for providing a level playing field for free and fair election, also congratulated the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) for what he described as a hard-earned victory.

He stressed the need for fairness and justice to all as requisites for achieving national unity and integration.

A statement issued in Yola by Mr. Ribadu’s media aide, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, quoted the Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the April 11 governorship election, as hailing the Nigerian electorate for “mature and orderly manner during the polls and their reaction to the results” saying that attitude “has shamed agents of doom”.

He said the peaceful conduct and sportsmanship exhibited at the polls despite passion and high hopes from both sides were signs that “Nigeria’s democracy has come of age.

“I am particularly happy that despite ominous predictions of violence, the process has come and gone peacefully,” Mr. Ribadu noted, “Credit should go to President Goodluck Jonathan who promptly conceded and called for calm.”

According to him, “the two leading candidates demonstrated exemplary restraint and maturity by staying resolute and focused and by their refusal to be dragged into attacking each other throughout the campaign period”.

Mr. Ribadu called on the electorates to reflect this conduct when they return to the booth to elect governors and state assembly members on April 11.

“It is important to note that at the end of the day, our country, our states and democracy should be made the ultimate winners”.

“As we approach the next round of election, we should remember that the first winner should be our states and our people, thus the need to be peaceful conduct,” statement further added.


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  • Africa

    Ribadu will not win the Adamawa election, it would be nice to have him back at EFCC.

    • simonibekwe

      Ribadu has been dissembled, he lacks character needed to pursue a noble course.

    • Ayemi

      He does not fit to be in any of those places. We all made the mistakes earlier thinking he is a man of integrity. He is not who we think he is. At this point of new beginning for our dear nation, I do not think we really need people like that. NO!!!

      • Africa

        I get your point bro!

    • tundemash

      Have a bare faced liar at EFCC ? I beg this Ribadu he-goat has eaten some yams already.

    • Tunsj

      Please you are giving me a terrible headache by mentioning his name.

  • Maria

    Ribadu…sorry… You are finished.

  • Guest

    Ribadu is looking for a job…………….ignore Ribadu…………he was caught with classified government information on his computer which he was about to send to his Bature masters………the guy is a foreign spy.

  • Sal Yarima

    Ignore Ribadu…………he is looking for a job……………..Ribadu enjoy what you and your gang created in Nigeria. You could have created a society with growth………..instead you chose your selfish interests.

  • King Carlos

    Ribadu is surely coming back to APC.

    • tundemash

      He’s not welcomed ! We have had enough of turncoats.

    • Tunsj

      You meant to say CPA.

  • Mohstone

    Hello Ribabu. I heard you are writing a book on Political Miscalculation ??? Cant wait to read the book after your defeat on April 11.

    • tundemash


      • Kanuriman

        Congratulation tundemash you’re a true democrat well done. You kept the hope alive during the assault by pop erats.

        • tundemash

          Welldone to you too. We all did it and should be proud of ourselves.

        • Tunsj

          Spot on. He surely did. Thanks to all the APC internet warriors that supported President-Elect Buhari.

  • Sanmi Falae

    Look who is talking! You would have thought no inducements, especially from Jonathan Goodluck’s corrupt and inept presidency, would make Ribadu leave APC his supposed NATURAL CONSTITUENCY. I’ll never vote for the man in any political capacity; he is clueless, unreliable, and totally unprincipled. He is still foolishly dreaming of running a corruption-free Adamawa state within a constitutionally corrupt PDP political platform!!! You don’t get any dumber than that. For example, where does he think PDP is going to recoup the trillions of Naira they blew up in their failed attempt to buy this election – especially now they no longer control the centre?

  • abc

    Just wait for your shameful defeat on 11th of this month first.

  • tundemash

    What a pity for a man who will lose everything for pittance.
    Adieu Ribadu !

  • Kunle

    This Ribadu that has been kissing GEJ’s ass..now how does he feel to know he jumped on the wrong boat. What a shame! i doubt he has shame though and may be considering returning to APC

  • Advocate

    thomas talking

  • Moe

    Dear Mallam Ribadu,
    do you see what I meant when I suggested you should be quiet about “Why the North MUST vote for Jonathan”?
    Read the comments from Nigerians below and above and contemplate on how much damage you have inflicted on your once household name.
    The onus is on you to find means with which to cleanse your name.
    Again, Good luck. to you.

    • Tunsj

      Well said. His name is soiled forever.

  • musaje

    Ribadu, LIAR, CORRUPT AND INEPT, how in the world did you manage to deceive the world for so long? I was once your Admirer, praying for you until you open your mouth for Jonathan and betray who you truly are. May GOD never give you access to power again. You are finished!!! OLE! BARAAO!! OLORIBURUKU!!!

  • Sunny

    I am not a fan of el rufia but I liked him for is principles and loyalty but Ribadu can’t never be in my good book again. He doesn’t deserve any post in Nigeria any more.

    • Ade

      Principles and loyalty. You are entitle to your opinion anyway. Elrufai is a twin brother of fashola, busybodies. If OBJ who is the richest man in Africa find himself behind bars then the next person that will follow is Elrufai. He did a good job by converting Nigeria asset to OBJ (to transcorp, fortis and other enterprise.) He was compensated with a ministerial position. Oh you haven’t wonder why he never said anything bad about OBJ in his book neither OBJ said anything bad about him.

      Jumping the ship of PDP does not make Ribadu a bad person, besides who in APC will beat his chest that his not corrupt? May be Buhari but he still have the certificate issue (which is an non issue, )constitutionally he needs to produce it.

      • Mohstone

        You are still talking of certificate??? Ewo !!!


    Mr. come back home. Your old job is waiting for you.


      Which home? Which job?
      Ribadu is a cras corrupt man always seeking power and relevance.
      He has been exposed has a crass lying opportunist!
      Good riddance to bad rubbish. Let him stay in his PDP till eternity.
      I am happy Buhari/APC won the election without people like Ribadu

    • Tunsj

      No Way. He lost all his credibility.

  • Thebeloved

    Dear Mr. Ribadu, You contested for Presidency, now you lower it to Governorship, I hope you will not lower it again to Councilor-ship? I wish you well

  • Contact Point

    If not that you have mixed so much with the corrupt, we would have returned you back to EFCC to do what you are trained to do best….fighting corruption and recovering our stolen wealth now that EFCC and ICPC among other agencies of government is going to enjoy maximum independence in doing their job. But that can’t be again because you are not going to fight those sponsoring your political ambition and that are against your in-law…..Mohhamadu Buhari who is married to Aisha your sister.

  • umar

    you have mess up yourself, I am sure you are regretting

    • Tunsj

      He certainly did and he knows it.

    • C3kwe

      Umar ,you are politically naive. Nigerians expectations of buhari’s government is high but unfortunately, he will not meet the challenges. Then by 2019, a well re organised Pdp will come up with Mr Ribadu as a Pdp presidential candidate to challenge who ever Apc will present. For your information, Mr Ribadu will be the next president of Nigeria.

      • Mohstone

        In your dreams

  • umar

    LEVEL PLAYING FIELD – If there was such a field in your new party you – Mr. Ribadu – would not have been their governorship candidate for Adamawa. A you will soon be a governor-reject

  • Bumsy

    Impatience. See yourself.

  • Total

    Reading some of the post make me wonder how some people reason. Ribadu is only a saint if he joins APC. UNBELIEVABLE. Atiku, Bukola Saraki, Abdullahi Adamu, Tinubu are saints and if Fayose and Ibori join tomorrow they will become saint. You don’t know politicians.


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  • ojays

    The whole cabinet need to go if APC is thinking of 2019. nothing good will come out of the present nepotistic cabinet, he should bring in technocrats who are apolitical to sanitize and rejuvenate the economy.
    the guilty ones should be properly and speedily prosecuted even friends and family. This will serve as deterrent to orders.