Buhari at Chatham House: APC Chasing Shadows – PDP

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity secretary

The Peoples Democratic Party said it has noted the theatrical appearance of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, in what it called a “well-produced orchestra earlier (Thursday) at the Chatham House, London.

The PDP said the event was “a script well written, a script well-acted, all a truthful lie; the messenger belies the message.”

In a statement by its spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, the party said the stage was targeted to secure a desperately needed endorsement from the international community.

“But the world is hardly fooled by theatrics of desperation. APC is chasing shadows,” Mr. Metuh said.

“That stage may have lifted the badly deflated morale of the members of APC but the vanishing performance is incapable of redeeming the forlorn fortune in the bad sale the APC flag bearer is in the March 28, 2015 presidential election.

“Bottom-line, we wish to urge General Buhari to quickly channel his message and energies home, meet Nigerians who are choking up with questions on his capacity to lead. He may realize ultimately too, that politics in this instance is local and shall be decided locally. The ultimate endorsement lies with the people of Nigeria.

“We wish to commend President Goodluck Jonathan for boosting the morale of our gallant soldiers with a visit today to Baga in Bornu State and Mubi in Adamawa State. His able leadership has resulted in the huge successes recorded by our Armed Forces in the fight against insurgency.”


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  • Soja

    Hmmm, I thought you guys said he is not one of the speakers in that event and not his calibre that was invited. How come what he is saying there is now any concern of yours?

  • Ola

    I sense jealousy. First he was on sick bed. Now he is chasing shadows. This PDP messengers are bunch of unrealistic guyz

  • Advocate

    pdp are like small children… aaawwww. sorry gej was not invited

    • Eniola Adeola

      GEJ is a very busy man,who has a duty of transforming the polity and does not need a lazy man to invite him to a gathering of jobless individuals who have nothing to offer their country

  • VOTEoutGEJ!

    Metuh, why not arrange for GEJ to go to Carnegie in New York and let the world know if there is any capacity in him to lead

    • Eniola Adeola

      We are Nigerians and not western society,going out of the shores of the country to campaign will not aide your course rather it will show how desperate you are.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        …and publicly dancing azonto shortly after your citizens are killed by terrorists shows compassion?

        Perhaps, it is a Nigerian thing by your definition!

    • taiwo

      politics is local my friend going to london,dubai or indonesia makes no difference to the real voters so Tinubu can continue wasting his ill gotten wealth in london while our working president visits our gallant troops in the war zones created by Buhari and boost their morale

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    lol, Metuh.

    You successfully portrayed the image of a PDP that is like a scared rabbit caught exposed in the middle of the road at night, in a car head lamps!

    I can just imagine you guys staring wild-eyed at everything that APC and GMB are doing and wondering “what is coming up next?”

    Well, I can help you out with a simple answer; CHANGE!!

    Can you feel the same wind Nigerians are feeling right now?

    Just pack your shoes and breeze out of Aso Rock, come May 29.

    • Eniola Adeola

      Please Kay,try to be civilised and point out issues that will help transform the polity than being sentimental.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Bruv, I am not being sentimental about the failure of Nigeria as orchestrated by PDP and Jonothing.

        The brutal facts have to be confronted brutally by the living generations of Nigerians.

        What most sympathisers of Jonothing are failing to realise and appreciate is that Aso Rock, and consequently, Nigeria, are currently held in the vice-like, death grip of a marauding gang of thieves, brigands and a “nest of vipers” who mean Nigeria and Nigerians no good. They will not let go easily.

        As GMB stated, it is either Nigeria kills corruption or corruption will kill Nigeria.

        Bruv, the fight to rescue Nigeria from them is a roforofo fight not meant for the squeamish or faint hearted.

        When I am old and toothless, and very ready for my grave, I would like to look at my grandchildren squarely in the face and say with pride, “I did my best to guarantee a better future for you as a Nigerian”.

        Bruv, it is not too late to discard the sentiments here. I have none, but passion for a better Nigeria that is home and a source of pride to all Nigerians.

      • Lemmuel Odjay

        They have refused to listen to reason. Non of them ever listens when the real issues are being mentioned, issues such as the ever growing labour force now running into scores of millions, our empty hospitals where poor Nigerians go to die, our deplorable network of roads that have become slaughter slabs, our schools now better known as places for honing the skills of cultists than for teaching mathematics and physics etc. All they want us to discuss is either certificate, what others did or did not do, or alternatively try to convince the rest of us as to the importance of getting INEC to scrap the card readers during the coming elections so riggers could have field day. What have they been doing all of those six years when oil sold at good prices? A refurbished railway system, obviously. Oh, please…

    • taiwo

      one thing in common with you guys is that you have screamed change so many times in your desperate attempt at hoodwinking people that you guys have ended up becoming delusional and hallucinatory but not to worry we will bring you back to reality by keeping the real deal we have in GEJ while you keep your ten naira change.Dream on for now on the 28th we shall wake you up to reality

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        lol, taiwo.

        Have you not heard that Madam Piss is now screaming “CHANGE” at every rally and even in her sleep?

        News is that Jonothing is considering divorcing her because he is worried she may be fancying GMB and planning to defect too!!

        But he has been warned by his handlers that instead of risking a messy divorce settlement that may seek Madam Piss take over Aso Rock as part of the settlement, he should run around with the boys.

        Hence, Jonothing is now saying “WE ARE ALL BAGA” now.

        Change, bruv, whichever way.

      • SAM .A

        Continue to write those words ( hallucinatory & delusion ) that give you some euphoria ,the real deal on the ground is $1.0 is now N215-220. 3700MW after 6 years of billions of $, with resultant more darkness than light.
        More Kidnapping, like American lady in Kogi and the vice Chairman in Adamawa. Your D day is March 28 . Sai
        Buhari.

      • Emmie

        CHANGE !!!! THATS ALL WE NEED

        • taiwo

          mumu

          • Emmie

            MUGU … ur life has no direction …. that’s the more reason you need to CHANGE !

          • Emmie

            obote

  • Eniola Adeola

    He only said what all n sundry in that ambience will listen to because he was already informed and lectured on what was coming.

  • taiwo

    Buhari is indeed a bad sale,a terrible product and a living manual on how best to be a presidential candidate with an unbearable baggage.Nigerians will reject him for the 4th time on the 28th

  • onyekaokorie

    I know why he went there and I don’t care, this is the British game plan, after independent they wanted to pay Southerners back for struggling for independent and they gave power to the North who was not ready for independent and even inflated the Northern population to keep power in the North and right now it is no longer working and they want to come open to support a half dead man but this time they will fail, there reason this time is that the population scam they did in the 60s will be exposed next year when there will be a census that will not count cows and goats but only humans, they know that with Jonathan in power everything is going to change and they want to do everything to stop him, let them go and die because this time we are going o do everything even rigging the election to make sure that we expose them.

    • SAM .A

      E-rat, how much are u paid per thread?

  • onyekaokorie

    I know why he went there and I don’t care, this is the British game plan, after independent they wanted to pay Southerners back for struggling for independent and they gave power to the North who was not ready for independent and even inflated the Northern population to keep power in the North and right now it is no longer working and they want to come open to support a half dead man but this time they will fail, there reason this time is that the population scam they did in the 60s will be exposed next year when there will be a census that will not count cows and goats but only humans, they know that with Jonathan in power everything is going to change and they want to do everything to stop him, let them go and die because this time we are going o do everything even rigging the election to make sure that we expose them.

    The status quo can no longer remain.

  • malik shaibu

    Jonathan is a nationalist and true leader of a country like Nigeria with different ethnic colourations we are not deceived by the people acting drama in london,infact they should remain there because the country has been more peaceful since they left

  • onyekaokorie

    Let the Chatham house vote for Buhari while nigerians vote for Jonathan.

  • onyekaokorie

    If not that Britian is hypocritical to Nigeria survival and development how would they have allowed a man who violated their immigration law and committed the worst human right abuse by crating Umaru Dikko enter their land and work out freely.

    But we can no longer be deceived. This election is ours and we shall decide who rules us. March 28 on my mind. Buhari will cry again.

    • progress

      Hahahaha, whenever election takes place, GMB Will win in a manner that no one will dispute the results because the majority of Nigerians now understand that we need a leader with unquestionable character and integrity and Buhari fit’s the bill

    • Emmie

      please can you tell the public what crime did Umaru Dikko committed and which did he faced ?

  • shamsudeen sadiq

    Buhari in london sourrounded by Tinubu and his boys,not even one serious northern politician is there and yet they are yet to get the message,those people are either very blind or they have become so deluded to believe the chants of street urchins and never do wells in the north will translate to votes for Buhari,A Buhari we know more than any one else

  • Anene Mercy

    Stupidity is when you refused to participate in presidential debate in Nigeria and traveled to UK to campaign for those without PVC to vote for you.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      No, imbecility is when school girls were kidnapped in Chibok, citizens bombed to death and your President goes dancing azonto in the public the following day.

      @Anene Mercy, you need to learn how to put things in perspective.

      • tunji braimoh

        anger and frustration are two of the most terrible things that adversely affect human beings get help immediately

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Worry not yourself, @tunji buraimo!

          Help is Marching in through the votes of patriotic Nigerians soon.

          We are all angry with the thieves in Aso Rock and frustrated that the day to vote them out cannot come soon enough.

          But no wahala, I will arrange for beds in Aro and Yaba to hospitalise your type when GMB and APC comes into power and occupy Aso Rock.

          If you are mentally strong enough not to run amok, there would, naturally, be a spare cell for you at Gashua or Kirikiri.

          You are welcome to either or both.

          • Maverick

            Daydreaming.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            I know, GMB is the stuff of your nightmares.

            The greatness of Nigeria is assured under decisive leadership, not the clueless drifting we have now.

          • Maverick

            What have you seen in Buhari that you’re thronging around him? I’m sure I’ll make my choice from the real Buhari I know 1983-1984) than the imaginary Buhari you’re canvassing!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Surprised you claim there were baby factories in existence in Nigeria between 1983 – 84.

            Deep is the rot in our Motherland in that case.

  • Anene Mercy

    Buhari said the corrupt will not be appointed into his government…and I want ask..Is tinubu, baraje, kwakwanso, Amaechi, atiku, audu ogbeh and co…won’t they be part of the government or are they not corrupt again? are dey now saints?

    • Uhuru

      Remember “stealing is not corruption” . These guys you mentioned are mere petty thieves and cannot be compared with the seasoned fraudsters in Jona’s govt. Honestly, I prefer them to the crop of imbeciles in PDP.

  • Anene Mercy

    I hope Buhari will collect his certificate from Cambridge office before returning to Nigeria.

  • tunji braimoh

    Chatam house of drama lolzzzz

    • emmie

      simply narate the drama that happend in Chatam house… thank God youtube can give a hand …

  • charles peters

    Nigeria does not need their likes….

    A country like Nigeria, with a myriad of problems, diverse ethnicity and religion, surely doesn’t need the like of Buhari, with his average intellect, to navigating the affairs of our country. Perhaps, it is because of his intellectual laziness that Buhari and the APC recently passed off an invitation for a public debate with other presidential aspirants to showcase his manifesto.
    In the General’s school report also, the Commandant of the college, Major General S.P. Malhotra, stated as part of his remarks on Buhari that he is of “average intelligence” and that he possesses a “sober” disposition. Now, this damning observation by the Commandant is striking and needs to be critically perused. After also concurring on Buhari’s mediocre intellect, the commandant’s sober declaration on Buhari’s disposition gives us cause for alarm. Being sober may mean being soft-spoken and calm but it also means lacking brightness and luster, dull and completely lacking in exuberance. Is this the kind of president we want to take us to the “promised land” in the next four years?
    Nigerians deserves a president who is bright, lively and sharp. We certainly need a president who is up and doing and ready to inspiringly heed the call to duty. We need a president who is not lacking intellectual acuity but active and brisk in his demeanor and carriage. We need a president who has an inspiring charisma, capable of taking Nigeria to greater heights. Having a sober personality and disposition for the number one citizen of our country could indeed prove detrimental to the fortunes of Nigeria, especially in the conduct of our foreign relations. We need a president who can hold his own, protect and project our interest in the international arena and in the comity of nations.
    President Jonathan may not be the best material or president Nigeria has had or could produce, but neither is General Buhari. Unfortunately for Nigerians, a choice has got to be made between President Jonathan and General Buhari. At this desperate time when one has to pick between two not-so-inspiring choices, I would rather opt for the one who has an above average intellect, possesses working knowledge of issues outside his sphere of practice, has the imagination and commonsense to think outside the box, is sometimes assertive, has gone to the university, and has the basic minimum constitutional requirement to contest for the office of the president of Nigeria; and that certainly is NOT General Buhari. VOTE GOODLUCK Jonathan for continuity and transformation of Nigeria .

  • tunji braimoh

    Buhari will not debate in Nigeria but he will rather go for an APC event in london to read rehearsed speeches and laugh intermmitently whenever the cough comes like an expired old school jigolo

    • Emmie

      you fully know that when it comes to speech delivery the PHD HOLDER cant stand THE WAEC CERT holder. all you pdp fans can do is abuse and condemn. please try to convince why JONATHAN should be your president. Imagine how pdp disgrace Nigerian youth abroad. so they know where to find and get the suffering Nigerians abroad and still they cant provide for them over there or assist Nigerian abroad… i was fully ashamed to see those students saying they dont know why they are at the chatham house tryign to disgrace buhari … you ppl watched this and you should be dissapointed if truly you are fighting for the cause of this country !

      • tunji braimoh

        let him come and debate it is that simple

  • tunji braimoh

    vote buhari for the mayor of london

  • charles peters

    GEJ..the obvious choice..if after 32 years we still cal on buhari to lord over us, then we are a country of morons..buhari can never be an alternative….

    • progress

      If you are blind to the wanton destruction of our institutions and increase in corruption then you are a moron

  • oluwaseyi mayowa

    STILL ON BUHARI’S LONDON TRIP, NOTHING TO ADD ON THIS INTELLIGENT COMMENT FROM A WISE WOMAN,,,,I QUOTE: ”Why is he wasting his time in London? Is the election taking place there?.Does British Presidential candidates come here to address us?..If this is not colonial mentality, l wonder what is!” UNQUOTE. LET BUHARI KEEP DISGRACING NIGERIA AROUND THE WORLD. IN DUE TIME, HE WILL PAY FOR THAT. GOING FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER RUBBISHING THE IMAGE OF NIGERIA IS THE BIGGEST DISSERVICE TO THIS GREAT NATION. IF YOU SAY ”MY PEOPLE ARE USELESS”’, IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE ALSO USELESS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT FROM MOON! IS THAT THE SO-CALLED CHANGE THEY ARE PROMISING US??.WE REJECT THIS MODERN DAY BID AT SLAVERY WITH A LOUD NO TO THE APC

  • oluwaseyi mayowa

    DEFINE STUPIDITY>>>>>>When an elderly man who should know better refused to debate in Nigeria but rather chose to travel to London to campaign to those without PVC to vote for him

    • Emmie

      what have you got to say to Jonathan refusing to debate in 2011 ?

      • oluwaseyi mayowa

        this is 2015 mumu

        • emmie

          kai ! now its 2015 but can still criticize what Buhari did 32 yrs ago ! you have nothing to say about refusal of jonathan attending debate in 2011… i wonder why i am exchanging words with you when you knew nothing about what Buhari went to do in d UK…. u r just a fucking 17 ! bastard

        • Emmie

          so you know nothing about 2011 presidential debate ? so u are just a puppet ! u are just making noise and smelling like a rotten egg everywhere !

          • oluwaseyi mayowa

            i dont bandy words with irresponsible e rats

  • oluwaseyi mayowa

    Buhari belongs to our past,the past can’t belong to the future of our children

    • Hac

      Stealing is not corruption.. so lets corruption continue.. right ?

  • SAM .A

    Metu is one of the inhabitants of the Tiny prosperity Island described by Buhari,Metu was an obscured & unknown person before he joined the rat race to corruption Island . I actually agree with you that politics is local and it will be decided by those people you saw in Kano,Lagos, Jigawa, Ilorin rallies .On 28th March majority of people your government has deprived will ask you to account for it.

  • Destiny

    if buhari have taken cognizance of the degree of damage the west have done to this country, and the advantages they normally toke against us any time they knew we are in crisis. i think he would not have gone there to exposed us in that magnitude. but he did that to the conformity of his wickedness to this country. that is man you want to be your president.

    • tundemash

      were u in a hole when Dasuki was there last month ?

  • lekan

    I think what our president needs are these kind of people behind Buhari ,They are systematically,statistically,professionally,accurately in boosting his image

    • Anene Mercy

      They are killing his image sir. How do u think the most corrupt criminals in Nigeria who only gathered themselves and joined APC will boast his image. Itbis not buying up speech presentation events that boasts image. The world at large and indeed nigerians know who they are and the ugly past they represent.

      • Emmie

        but those criminals just moved from your so called pdp … you refuse to call and acknowledge them while they are still in your party

  • taiwo

    He can go and seek votes and favour from his colonial masters while we do the needful here and vote our hard working president

  • Anene Mercy

    APC represents the Nigeria past, they represent where we are coming from. Going back to Egypt is never our portion again.

  • Eniola Adeola

    If there is any Nigerian who have refused to loud the efforts of our president GEJ,the person simply is an agent of discord and hates or abhors progress,the transformation we are experiencing must not be allowed to be stopped by few people who are only in interested in their welfare.please GEJ keep up the good work.We the youths and leaders of tomorrow are solidly behind you.

  • Victor Gee

    The Chatham house visit was ego massage. They are trying hard to sell a rotten expired product. They tried here he was rejected, they are now on self exile trying to blackmail the international community into believing that tired general is popular.

  • Mr. Abdin

    Well no reasonable Nigerian will criticised the performance of the APC candidate because he was outstanding despite the sponsored protest Nigerians have realized the failure of the present administration to address the problem of the country. Kudos to Buhari for a good speech and the display of intellectual ability. We need change and it has come by the grace of God.

    • Etang Chris

      If he didn’t do well in a prepared and stage managed programme after being tutored for about week then wahala dey.

    • Etang Chris

      Oga the change ends in Chatham house, what we want is sustained transformation.

    • Eniola Adeola

      Abdin,Buhari spoke from what he crammed,intellectual ability of someone who do not have waec is not what this country needs,he is dons and have nothing to offer Nigeria.

  • Etang Chris

    APC went to Chatham house and acknowledged that our economy is the largest in Africa. They equally accepted that the Nigeria inflation has dropped and our economy remaining consistence in growth over some yrs now.

    But refused to commend the man who made it possible.

  • Eniola Adeola

    GEJ is the reason why Nigeria is growing and transforming with a rapid rate,Nigeria was rated the fasted growing economy in Africa,even APC acknowledged this in Chatham house,please give a thumbs up for my man GEJ.