Jonathan a true democrat – Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel
Gbenga Daniel; Photo credits: Tribune

A former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel, has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a true democrat and a peace-loving statesman for accepting the outcome of the just-concluded presidential election.

Describing the act as a rare show of honour and respect for the rule of law, Mr. Daniel said President Jonathan has etched his name in history, devoid of the do-or-die tendencies of some world leaders.

He therefore congratulated the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, for his victory at the closely-contested election, urging him to chart a way forward for the nation.

President Jonathan, he stressed, remains one of the few African leaders to openly concede defeat in a continent where most leaders would prefer to sit tight.

“The ‘change’ that Nigerians craved for, was not for want of achievements but the hope that General Buhari will continue on the path of the incumbent’s achievements and the foundation he laid for economic prosperity of Nigeria,” Mr. Daniel said.

He appealed to Nigerians to remain peaceful and guide the nation’s democracy to the expected stability by accepting the change as a divine act that will usher in a new dawn for Nigeria.


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  • sammyctu ode

    gbenga Daniel, after May 29th, you will be running from one court to the other because of the multiple corruption charges hanging over your neck. USELESS MAN.BY THE WAY WHAT ABOUT YOUR WIFE WHO WEARS OUTFIT OF N10 MILLION NAIRA ANYTIME SHE WANTS TO GO TO THE MARKET?

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  • John Agbo

    How more selfish and insensitive can can a government be. All because of political ambition they don’t even consider the weighty and grave implications of thsir action before carrying it out.

    This is a government that promised Nigerians jobs and instead of creating jobs they have lost over 7,500 jobs since they assume power and now because Atiku Abubarkar is showing sign of contesting in 2019 the want to paralyze his business forgetting that this private individuals has provided jobs for more Nigerians that they could every dream of 50,000 jobs is no joke.

    They better caution themselves before they spark and anger in people and make them vote for Atiku just in case he decides to run for 2019. I even prefer the Atiku with a track record of jobs than the Buhari that is loosing jobs because all the youth of this country needs now is jobs and jobs and more jobs and good jobs and with Atiku that will not be an issue unlike this clueless administration.

  • Bendel Journal

    Buhari’s government is the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria. Using the power that was entrusted to you to oppress the people that trusted you with it is the highest form of corruption. Just because they are in power they think they can do what they like forgetting that they will not be in power forever. A time of reckoning shall come and it’s not far anymore but in 2019.

  • New Nigeria

    To the best of my knowledge that contract was signed in 2010 and it is to exist for 10years which expires in 2020 why terminate the appointment now that the man just showed interest in 2019 elections.

    INTELS should take NPA to court and join FG in that suit. This is not acceptable.

  • Monday Oshoikpor

    One the slogan in the change campaign of APC and Buhari was to reduce unemployment.This was suppose to be a governmental job that ended up in the hands on only one man.Atiku. He created jobs for many youth through his companies Of which INTELS is one.How can we continue to play politics that put self first instead of the country and her citizens? Atiku and INTELS have helped Nigeria and Nigerians in reducing unemployment.why fight such an establishment instead of APC that has brought woes to the land?

  • Adams Oloreofe

    Why is it that every good thing is being destroyed by this present government? You know the number of people that will lose their jobs if this should happen?

  • Adams Oloreofe

    This administration that promised to create millions of jobs yearly are actually taking jobs from people. All in the name of politics. Whoever thought of the idea is dumb. This country is just a mess.

  • Babangida HARRISON Harrison

    This is one of the most interesting piece ever published on this newspaper, factual, articulate and brisk… If I wanted to say something on this matter, then it has truly been said exactlt as I would like it to be said … Abdullahi presents his argument in an easy to read…learned style. …and as my ibo people will say “agreement is agreement”

  • chydysam

    Throwing thousands out of their jobs and unilateral cancellation of a legally binding agreement can only bear the signature of Muhamadu Buhari and APC party. They should leave Atiku and his businesses alone to continue to create and sustain jobs for the teeming youths of Nigeria.

  • Solomon Emenena

    We are Nigerians and should think Nigeria. Our ambition should not cast a shadow on the needs of Nigeria and Nigerians. The presidency does not think Nigeria. The presidency is selfish

  • kolawole

    A catawampus will do everything including killing his own mother to achieve his aim and things like this will help open many lost minds still believing this govt is about them. A govt that choose to kill thousands for selfish gain cannot be seen as people’s govt.

  • Sikiru Akinola

    I fear for this country. Why would you because of your hatred for a person attempt to terminate a contract that is over 2 decades. Did they put into consideration the number of people that the termination will put out of job; the many families whose breadwinners will be jobless. Buhari and his people, especially el-Rufai should not kill Nigeria and Nigerians

  • sirOscie

    In my honest opinion this Intels and NPA saga is nothing but a politically witch-hunt against the former Vice President who’s perceived to be interested in the 2019 Presidential race nothing More…
    PMB led APC/FG should rather focus on issues of bettering the lives of Nigerians suffering the actions and inactions of the Apc government.