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Our support for Jonathan not for self-gain, TAN


(TAN)Vice-President of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Uba has debunked allegations that his involvement in the campaigns for the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan was based on expected personal gains saying he was only concerned about the progress Nigeria would make in the continuation of the Jonathan Presidency.

Uba who disclosed this at an interactive session with newsman in Lagos yesterday said,” I am fearless and resolute in my support for Dr Jonathan because of the future of this country and the youths especially who have never had it so good in any of the administrations preceding the incumbent. There is one thing nobody has said about him, he is the only president that has never sold any of the nation’s oil well, none of his predecessors can claim that.

“Opposition always talk about corruption, but they will not remember to say how passionate the president is about protecting the nation’s resources when he could have enriched himself like some of his predecessors through the sale of oil wells.”

Ubah who said Jonathan’s opponents are angry because it is no longer business as usual in their looting of the treasury, disclosed that TAN have been able to raise over one million volunteers who are already working tirelessly for the reelection of the President in all the political wards of the country.

He said TAN as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is issue based and would not join in any in hate campaign against any of the candidates because of its believe that after the elections, Nigerians irrespective of their political leanings, would still have to work and walk together as brothers and sisters.

He also disclosed that the group would embark on a road show today (Thursday) to take the good news of Dr Jonathan to Lagos streets in a rally that would culminate into a very big reception for the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan at the National Stadium.

Also yesterday, the 681 support groups that TAN was mobilizing for Jonathan were provided with assorted campaign materials including 50 trailers of branded Jonathan Goodluck rice, 1million PDP Volunteer tables/umbrellas, 2million PDP volunteer seats, 500,000 Jonathan Goodluck head-ties, 500,000 wrappers, 1million branded t-shirts/caps, 2.5million branded hand fans, 1 million branded mufflers, 2million vote-right cards, 2million exercise book for volunteers and 2million PVC non-collection report book. 4million wristbands.

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  • Curseless

    You said your support is not for self gain with a bold face? Well, I hear you but next time tell that to the birds may be they will believe you. Your group is totally shameless if for no other reason than the pitiful banner you hung in Abuja saying ” Bring Back Jonatham” at a time when the country was in suspense emotionally for the Chibok girls. For that alone you guy stand accused, and how mean can a group of sycophants like yours be . What you need to do now is ask Nigerians for forgiveness and pray that they will forgive, because with people like you the country is in trouble.

    • favour

      why is it dat any body supporting Jona is in trouble for this so called Apc, tufikwa i will continue to say this dat Apc is really a trouble party starting from their head to the tail, pls kindly tell your man to go and bring those chibok girls back from where he kept them to used it against Jona but their plans would’nt work up JONA


    Before you blame TAN, read more reasons why we support GEJ. Think deep common
    While reporting matters about Nigeria
    The U.S State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf, said in
    her daily briefing recently: “There has been a sharp escalation in the number of reported casualties; we do believe
    the election is a factor’’

    Shaka Momodu once said
    “Of late, the sect has become more audacious in its activities, killing and maiming thousands all in a bid to create more
    resentment, disenchantment and fear in the minds of the people and consequently influence the upcoming election. But more specifically, give momentum to the APC presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari.

    Interestingly, it is achieving that objective, as Buhari has been harping on the deteriorating security situation as a campaign strategy at every stop in his tour.

    It has become a vote winner for the old soldier who some now believe may well possess the magic wand against the sect.

    With each new attack, he wins new converts and the deadlier and more audacious the attacks, the more converts are won for the general.”

    Continuing, Shaka Momodu said

    “The complicity and silence of the northern establishment, especially its intelligentsia, in the face of premeditated violence against fellow citizens of this country and the subtle support they give the sect has created a monster with which they have
    frightened Nigerians into supporting Buhari – “the North’s candidate” in the March
    election, – and is being portrayed as the man who can bring enduring peace.

    Recall here that when the state of emergency was declared
    and was yielding desired results at the initial stage, this same northern
    establishment, Borno Elders Forum and the so-called leaders of thought, rose
    stoutly against the federal government, accusing the military of human rights

    They even threatened to drag the former army chief, General Azubuike Ihejirika, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), for trial.

    The foreign press spread this allegation of rights violation like wildfire and helped to stamp the tag on Nigeria. This is now what is cited by America as the reason for frustrating arms purchases by our country to fight the sect.

    With the deadly escalation in the activities of the
    terrorists, the northern establishment readily point to it as the strong reason Jonathan should be voted
    out and why Buhari will be a suitable replacement.

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but I must restate it here. As I have stated in other articles and will continue to state until proved wrong, Buhari is no change agent as he lacks the broad-minded world-view to lead and inspire

    His past as documented in our record books is not only a personal catastrophe, but a clear and present danger for the country.

    How can it ever be right for Buhari to have even condemned
    federal government’s state of emergency declared in the North-east to stem the
    murderous sect?

    How can it ever be right for him to have said that the state
    of emergency was an injustice to the North?

    How can it ever be right for Buhari to have said that while
    the federal government gives special treatment to Niger Delta militants, the
    same government was killing Boko Haram members and demolishing their houses?

    He made these statements after the sect had killed and maimed thousands, including students who were burnt, while churches, mosques,businesses such as banks, shops, markets, government properties were destroyed.

    The reality of what we face is frightening, even though some people want to make us believe that it is okay for him to benefit from a crime against humanity being committed daily by the very people he once spoke in their defence.

    I am at pains to understand how a man so full of contradictions can symbolize change and become the face of the Nigeria of our dreams.
    I am in pains to see the Facebook and Twitter generation fall over themselves for Buhari, as those who should know turn a blind eye to all the red-flags and danger signals, saying they don’t care, provided Jonathan goes.

    But they should care because “the future is greater than the
    passing present” and the lessons of the past must act as guides to the future
    otherwise we are condemned to repeat the same mistakes”

    Now that Boko Haram is being silenced, the voices that were
    had shouting for CHANGE are silence and indication that GEJ is on the right
    track. Well done Mr President


    What an astonishing truth! By aneedu
    This is why we say GEJ is the best President and we need him back. Awake oh you that is undecided or that is in doubt.
    See reasons to support GEJ men.

    Why is Buhari, Mr. Anti-Corruption, now suddenly determined to shield corrupt politicians from prosecution?

    One month ago, the APC had whipped its supporters into frenzy in believing it was bound to win an election it really had no chance of winning.

    In truth, if the election had been conducted then by the chairman of the EFCC, Muhammadu Buhari
    would have been declared winner by a landslide. However, with the postponement of the election, a lot of water has passed under the bridge. Even Buhari’s self-styled credential as Mr. Integrity has unraveled.

    Buhari’s entire campaign posture for the 2015 presidential election stands on two shaky grounds.

    He fashions himself as Mr. Integrity, the implacable enemy of corruption in Nigeria.

    He is the one who reportedly is going to ensure that corruption is a thing of the past in Nigeria.

    He is also the one who is going to destroy the Boko Haram in the twinkling of an eye, even though a number of months ago, he was negotiating for amnesty and golden handshakes for the insurgents, and they nominated him as their preferred middleman in any truce negotiation with Nigeria.

    Things have not gone too well for the Buhari campaign since the postponement of the election.

    He did not help things by disappearing off the political radar for virtually two weeks. By the
    time he re-surfaced, Boko Haram was toast. We no longer needed Buhari’s vain promissory notes to deal
    with the insurgency.

    One after another, town after town were recovered from the Boko Haram. In many respects, they have been routed as the Nigerian army came into its own after having received its new consignment of weapons.

    As a result, we no longer hear anything from Buhari about whipping Boko Haram. I am yet to read where he extended goodwill messages to the President such achievements.

    All he has left is his anti-corruption mantra.

    But that one has also come to grief with the airing of Africa Independent Television’s tripartite documentary entitled: “The Lion of Bourdillon.” This alleges that Bola Tinubu, the self-styled national leader of
    the APC, is steeped in corruption.

    It claims Tinubu is the biggest landlord in Lagos, and maintains he has acquired so much property through very sharp practices.

    While the veracity of these allegations is yet to be ascertained beyond reasonable doubt, the documentary has brought to the fore the lies in the anti-corruption ointment of Buhari.

    The truth is that corruption in Nigeria is not the exclusive preserve of the PDP. It is also the chronic ailment of the APC.
    Neither is corruption only the malaise of the federal government; it is equally the malaise of state governments, including those ruled by the APC. Indeed, Murtala Nyako of the APC was impeached and removed as governor of Adamawa
    partly because it was alleged that he had corruptly enriched himself with government funds.

    The question then is this: does Buhari’s so-called zero-tolerance for corruption extend to his APC colleagues?

    Will Buhari, in the unlikely event that he becomes president, go after APC thieves as well as PDP thieves?

    Or will he turn a blind eye to APC thieves and molly-cuddle them?

    Suddenly, the anti-corruption searchlight turned on to Buhari and his friends, and just as suddenly, we discovered what some of us have always known: that Buhari, the Emperor of Anti-Corruption, has no clothes.

    Buhari’s response to the issue of corruption in the APC ranks reeks with sheer hypocrisy and double-standards. Like charity, Buhari’s anti-corruption stance must begin at home in the APC if it is to be credible.

    However, Buhari is not inclined to prosecute his friends.

    Instead, he came up with a pronouncement that virtually rubbishes his anti-corruption posture.
    He said: “Whoever that is indicted of corruption between 1999 to the time of swearing-in, would be pardoned.

    I am going to draw a line, anybody who involved himself in corruption after I assume office, will
    face the music.”

    This means as long as you steal money between 1999 and 2011, you have nothing to fear under a Buhari presidency.
    This is, of course, an insurance policy for his corrupt supporters, assuring them that they would have
    nothing to fear by giving him their vote.

    Buhari did not come out in strident support of Bola Tinubu. He did not come out to tell the world
    that, contrary to the AIT documentary, the Bola Tinubu he knows is a man of
    unimpeachable integrity. Instead, he told the world that if there are thieves
    among his friends, they can rest assured that he would pardon their thievery.

    By this single statement, he encourages all government officials to dupe government as much as they can before
    he is sworn in if he wins the election. since, they will be pardoned. How do you see Buhari stance? shaky! shaky!!

    When President Jonathan pardoned the former governor of Bayelsa, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, a man who had been convicted of corruption and was a refugee from justice from Britain, Nigerians were incensed. This was
    rightly seen as the president condoning corruption. One would have thought this
    kind of thing would not occur with a man who talks anti-corruption day and
    night. However, in the case of Buhari, he would not only pardon one corrupt
    associates, he would pardon them all.

    When asked how he is going to get funds to revitalise the economy, Buhari stated that he is going to get all corrupt past leaders and officials to cough out their stolen money. This is nothing but a nonsensical
    policy. It is bizarre and odd for Buhari to think he can run Nigeria, revamp the educational system for example, by recovering stolen money.

    Where will he get this money from? Who will give it to him?
    Would such recovered money not amount to a storm in the teacup?
    What a contradiction. How will he get back the money from corrupt leaders after they
    have been pardoned?

    But now that he has dumped this anti-corruption charade in favour of a blanket pardon for the corrupt, it is clear that political reality is beginning to erode Buhari’s highfalutin campaign grandstanding.

    It is equally significant that Buhari’s new stance on corruption comes coincidentally after the AIT documentary on “The Lion of Bourdillon,” where one of his most important allies is accused of corruption.

    Clearly, it is high time Buhari stopped deluding Nigerians that he is genuinely anti-corruption and
    that he can eradicate corruption in Nigeria by sending corrupt politicians to jail.

    Buhari was Nigeria’s Head-of-State for a period of 18 months
    in the 1980s. At the time, he ran so rough-shod over the Nigerian judicial
    system that the Nigerian Bar Association proscribed Nigerian lawyers from
    appearing in any of Buhari’s kangaroo courts. Buhari sent both corrupt and
    non-corrupt politicians to jail, sometimes for up to 300 years. Nevertheless,
    corruption was not eradicated. It continued unabated because it was not
    addressed structurally.

    Even, the practice under Obasanjo of shooting armed robbers
    by firing squad in Bar Beach failed to stop armed robbery. All it did was to
    brutalise the Nigerian public.

    Surely, the more reasonable and effective method is to remove the avenues for corruption.

    This is what Goodluck Jonathan has been doing.

    He has sanitised the payroll system by removing some 50,000 ghost-workers, saving the country a
    whopping 200 billion Naira in the first instance.

    He has removed the fertiliser middlemen, saving Nigeria hundreds of billions of Naira. He has
    sanitised the electoral register. Over three million ghost voters have been
    removed; one million in Zamfara State alone.

    He is going after corruption in the oil sector with the Petroleum Industry Bill.

    In the vainglorious case of Buhari, it did not help matters
    that he fought corruption with corruption. He interfered blatantly in the
    judicial process, which action itself is corruption

    The judge who sent Fela to jail later went to apologise to
    him in hospital afterwards that he did it under government duress.

    Nevertheless, some members of the Nigerian public, baying for the blood of corrupt politicians,
    hanker back to the high-handed days of the Buhari era, when the human rights of
    innocent Nigerians were violated on the altar of anti-corruption, and some
    Nigerian were even judicially murdered under heinous retroactive decrees.

    What Buhari is not telling them is that he has no power to
    do this under today’s democratic dispensation. Buhari goes on the stomp and
    says: “When we come into power, anyone who steals Nigerian money will end up in
    Kirikiri Maximum Prisons. We are going to make sure that Nigeria’s wealth
    belongs only to Nigerians.” But the truth of the matter is that, in a
    democracy, the president does not have the judicial power to send anybody to
    Kirikiri. If the EFCC does not prosecute, the president cannot become
    the chairman of the EFCC. If the judges do not convict, Buhari cannot transform
    himself into a judge.

    All those who have been deceived into believing that Buhari
    will just become president and begin to lock up corrupt politicians left, right
    and centre are dreaming. In the unlikely event that Buhari becomes president,
    he will neither have the power to do so, nor the inclination to do so. The
    reason is simple: many of the thieves are his friends and allies in the APC.

    Buhari talks change, but he is running around with the old breed of politicians.

    You can always tell a lot about a man by the composition and character of his friends.

    Buhari fashions himself as Mr. Integrity, nevertheless, he was not averse to serve under Sani Abacha, one of the most corrupt Heads-of-State in the history of Nigeria.

    Even more significant, Buhari insisted that Abacha was not corrupt at all. On the 10th
    anniversary of Abacha’s death, Buhari told incredulous Nigerians that all the
    allegations of looting the treasury leveled against Abacha were “baseless.” He
    said: “ten years after Abacha, those allegations remain unproven because of
    lack of facts.”

    Buhari held this position in spite of the millions of
    dollars of Abacha’s loot recovered from banks around the world, and in spite of
    the fact that the Abacha’s family signed a formal agreement to return over $1
    billion of such monies to the Nigerian government. We can see therefore that, from
    the point of view of Buhari, only the PDP has the copyright on corruption.
    Every allegation of corruption levelled against his friends and financiers must
    surely be “baseless.”

    It is this kind of double standard that prompted Buhari to
    jail Vice-president Ekwueme, while only putting President Shagari under house

    Fela Anikulapo-Kuti poked fun at this in one of his songs.
    He said: “Driver commit accident Buhari lock conductor.”

    Given the many corrupt drivers that abound in Buhari’s
    APC’s, we can anticipate that he will only be interested in locking up
    conductors in the unlikely event that he ever becomes president.
    Be wise men and vote for GEJ

  • Latoya Lube

    TAN is not a political platform for individuals that might not know, it is an avenue where the present government activities and agenda are showcased and providing an alternative platform where every Nigerian can participate in democracy and governance.#GEJ4naija

  • ubong ekanem

    We all believe PGEJ is a blessing to nigeria

  • kemi

    TAN you guys are doing a wonderful job carry on.up GEJ till 2019

  • Nelson David

    Keeping the good news spreading.

  • Divine West

    TAN are doing a great job because they believe Jonathan and i believe Jonathan has done something that is making them believing in him.

  • Bassey

    When people believe you they will do whatever it take to you see happy and victorious without expecting anything in return.

  • uzo

    PGEJ is the man to move us forward

  • kingsley obi

    Whoever is working for self gain will not have the poise to get to this point.

  • Dr Sam Nwiyordee

    Transformation ambassadors, more grease to your elbow, you are doing well.

  • Supporting GEJ is as a result of the recognition of the good leadership traits he has.

  • Its selfless and not for selfish interest, unlike those APC and buhari supporters, keep it up TAN you are sighted as always.

  • nwaeke

    I am intrepid and unflinching in my backing for Dr Jonathan due to the eventual fate of this nation and the young people particularly who have never had it so great in any of the organizations going before the occupant.

  • Enumah

    Our support for Jonathan is unshakable.

  • Etega

    Resistance dependably discuss defilement, however they won’t recall to say how enthusiastic the president is about ensuring the country’s assets when he could have enhanced himself like some of his forerunners through the offer of oil wells.

  • ahmed

    As true Nigerians we are obliged to make the right choice and support a government that will bring peace and progress to our dear country GEJ’s government has brought this and more good things to our dear country and its only natural we support him till 2019.

  • uko bassey

    GEJ is the future of Nigeria…

    • geraldine jaja

      And voting him is securing a safe future for this country…#GEJ till 2019

  • Mrs benita akpan

    Any ambition built on self gain is as good as gone.

  • bello isah

    We have to agree with the fact that GEJ has really tried for Nigeria.