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Why Buhari doesn’t deserve my vote

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APC Presidential candidate ,Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). Image source ynaija

APC Presidential candidate ,Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). Image source ynaija

IT is only an insincere person that will say the Goodluck Jonathan government has failed. It is global knowledge that the administration has rebuilt the institutions on which a modern and prosperous Nigeria can thrive. If Nigerians think the president could have done better and want change, the question is: must it be change for change’s sake? If we want change, what are we changing for? My fear is that we cannot change for Buhari because his candidacy as a change agent is flawed on grounds of age, company, character, convictions and style.

Age:

Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, a leading APC governor, has already made this case against their candidate. He said that Agbaje at 57 is too old to succeed him as governor of Lagos. If a 57-year-old is too old to rule Lagos, one of the 36 states in Nigeria, why is a 72-year-old man not too old to rule Nigeria? No sane man appoints a man in his 70s as chief executive of a company. Anybody of that age is in retirement. I, therefore, cannot understand the position of those who see nothing wrong in handing over Nigeria with all its problems to a 72-year-old to run. Some people have argued that we need a tested hand. My question is what would happen to Nigeria in 10 year’s time when all the tested hands: Buhari, Obasanjo, Babangida, Shagari and Shonekan would no longer be capable of being called to lead Nigeria? Others have argued that Liberia’s Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (76) is old. Check out how she contained (or failed to contain) Ebola and it would be clear that Liberians made a mistake in electing her. Some have argued that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari’s running mate, is young and would make up for the age of his principal. Nothing can be more deceptive. Experience has shown that in Nigeria, the vice president is a spare tyre. He is relevant to the extent the president wants him to be.

Company

Talking about the cabal, my other reservation with the Buhari candidacy is the company he shares. Buhari has been sold as Mr. Clean but as Sule Lamido, governor of Jigawa State, pointed out, he is surrounded by not so clean men. No one is ever greater than the mafia that brings him to power. How would Buhari deal with those in his company?

Character

I find Buhari’s character flawed, thanks to the certificate scandal. The issue is not whether Buhari has a school certificate or not. The issue is that he either lied or had chosen to treat Nigerians with contempt. The matter is this simple: Buhari says he had a certificate and it was with the army. The army says he never submitted one but joined the force with a recommendation letter from his principal. He lied about this. To get around it, he has come out with a statement of result issued by his former school. That has stirred more controversy. What the General needs to do is ask Cambridge Assessment, the body that conducted the examination, to provide a copy of his certificate. If indeed he had a certificate but has failed to ask Cambridge Assessment for a copy, he is simply treating Nigerians with contempt, the same way he did when he refused to appear before the panel on human rights.

His convictions

In Nigeria the man who said his ambition is to implement Sharia throughout Nigeria is running to be the president of a secular state like Nigeria. My question is: at what point did Buhari purge himself of this conviction? As Nasir El Rufai – former federal minister and now APC governorship candidate for Kaduna – once put it: ‘His (Buhari’s) insensitivity to Nigeria’s diversity and his parochial focus are already well-known.’ As a military leader, he was autocratic, when did he become a democrat. Which democrat cannot stand losing an election?

Leadership Style

My last problem with Buhari is leadership style. When he first came to power, I was 16 then and remember that Idiagbon was the face I saw every day on TV doing so much that the government was known as Buhari/Idiagbon administration. In the history of Nigeria, there has been no such government. There was no Babangida/Aikhomu government. Even Gowon who was very young did not have a Gowon/Awo government. His inability to assume and take full responsibility for his mandates worries me. Does it mean that he would surrender the government to some other person to run: Osinbajo or the cabal?

I believe that the challenge of 2015 means we need an effective, strong and capable government.

•Ekoriko is a Nigerian and the publisher of NewsAfrica, the London based pan African magazine



90 Comments
  • Usman Shehu Abdullahi

    Garbage journalism, that is what I call such write-ups. How naïve and shallow it appears to be.
    Buhari does not deserve your vote indeed, but that is because you are part of the problems. Seemingly a beneficiary of the stolen largesse. Listen to yourself, ”Age, certificate, company, character, leadership style and all kinds of jargon.
    Not once have you mentioned the basic challenges facing Nigerians today: economic meltdown, insecurity, unemployment, etc Any Nigerian with the ability to salvage the nation out of such quagmire should be voted into office even if he is a thousand years old. What has age and ‘company got to do with it.
    You have forgotten the scores of graduated that perished during the Immigration employment scandal about a year and half ago? What about the problem of electricity supply that the present administration failed to solve. Apparently Faroukh Lawan’ fraud, Jonah Jang emblements and scores of other PDP high profile financial mismanagement do not seem to concern. you.
    Nigerians need change and there is no force on earth that can stop the wind from blowing. It is not about Buhari or Mr President. It is about change because the country is larger than any individual. It is about change and if a dog has the intellect to usher in such change that will lead to prosperity, so be it.
    What a joker!

    • davs

      your — certificate FORGER gen. buhari — has no plan nor solution to any of Nigerian’s problem and he is too EVIL to rule Nigeria — civilized Nigerians don’t want him — period…..

      • Azubon

        With or without CERTIFICATE, Buhari is the Answer

        • Lukeman_Mohd

          Sure! In the All Progressive Confidence with the Independent Nigeria Electoral Commission. The name of the party and the electoral body misplaced. Wake-up from your slumber. Vote wisely

          • davs

            my dear — his vice too — he doesn’t know his name…..

        • AMARA.C

          it is lie, no one give what he dont have

        • PINCO

          ANU MPAMA

        • davs

          — answer to you — but — not to Nigeria and Nigerians……….

    • chuck

      You are dreaming change change. Bro God makes Kings. Buharri is not the type of King God wants for this country period. If you like go and kiss a Transformer in your area.

    • Lukeman_Mohd

      Every individual is entitle to his/her opinion. Speak out! That is one of the good things that has happened in Jonathan’s administration. Freedom of Information Bill (FOI). Unfortunately, some of us are abusing the bill. Respect is the hallmark of Nigerians, nay, Africans; today we insult our Leaders and elders. May God have mercy on us. Those that are selfish and desperate for power.Terrorists are everywhere today. Taliban terrorists kill 145 mostly children in Peshawar school Pakistan on December 17, 2014. The president of Pakistan was not accused of inaction or inability to protect its citizens. Vote wisely.

      • ctr54

        but this opinion is stupid

      • ctr54

        those terrorist have been there for years when the have gone through war and a power vacuum, a stable country let terrorist take over , that ss just stupid.

      • AAjonye

        Respect for your leaders is not same as allowing them lead you aground! And just because they lead doesn’t exactly qualify them as elders. Between respecting them and ‘insulting’ them as you say, lies our civic responsibility to keep them in check and holdthem aaccountable. If I, a powerless citizen condemn violent acts and stop there, I don’t expect my powerful president to also stop at same.
        Respect is earned and must be reciprocal. Can you honestly say that GEJ and his handlers have done well on both aspects when they go around wasting so much on fake documentaries and propaganda while the poor masses starve to death? Na wa!

    • okwuteise

      If it is about change, must you change from BETTER to WORSE????

    • DERE

      HOW CAN YOU EXPECT A STARK ILLITERATE LIKE BUHARI TO RUN NIGERIA IN THIS TECHNOLOGY-INFESTED 21ST CENTURY? BUHARI WHO HATES EDUCATION – BOKO HARAM. HAS BUHARI EVER SEEN A COMPUTER? GOWON WENT TO SCHOOL AFTER RULING NIGERIA. OBJ WENT TO SCHOOL AFTER LEAVING THE PRESIDENCY. WHAT HAPPENED TO BUHARI, WHY DOES HE HATE EDUCATION SO MUCH? DOES NIGERIA WANT A THEOCRACY OR DEMOCRACY? DOES NIGERIA WANT TO GO BACK TO THE 7TH CENTURY IN THIS 21ST CENTURY? DOES NIGERIA WANT A JANJAWEED GOVERNMENT WITH SHARIA LAWS ALL OVER NIGERIA? BUHARI IS A CROOK, A LIAR AND AN ISLAMIC FANATIC WHO LIED UNDER OATH WHICH IS A PERJURY, A FELONIOUS CRIME PUNISHABLE BY JAIL TERM.

      • Dotun Karim

        Buhari’s reasoning is more fundamental and effectual than a “Dr.” that does not reason up to a kindergarten? You are birds of the same feather with Ebele!
        Hear him (Buhari) and his wife speak with intellectual reasoning. Compared to the hopeless unreasonable utterances of your Ebele and his wife. SHAME OF A NATION!!!

    • DaRaCome

      Did i hear u saying economic meltdown? Even when the world President *OBAMA* said that the present Administration has Built a large/Fastest growing Economic in the history of Africa? Are u a Learner? And u talk abt security in the north i think u should ask ur Grandpa that said war on Bokoari oh sorry Bokoari Haram is a war on northern…if una like make una kill una sef finish Jonathan must Rule the earlier u get that to ur empty head the better for u!!

    • AMARA.C

      change to what direction ,change because he is muslim and north or change because nigeria need to be better and united and progressive nation.i never heard buhari speaking what he will do and how he will do it, if he want to fight corruption what about tinubu ,amaechi and others ?no reasonable man can vote for that kind of change.in nigeria history on abacha loot money upto 100 trillion naira. that money can made nigeria better than dubai by far.

    • PINCO

      TERRORIST

    • udoudo mama

      what do you mean by-Not once have you mentioned the basic challenges facing Nigerians today: economic meltdown, insecurity, unemployment, etc. If one’s antecedent is questionable, can he achieve these things you are mentioning?

  • davs

    Some EVILS that’s hunts — Gen. Muhammadu Buhari :

    Gen. Buhari wants power in other to TAKE REVENGE on Gen. Babangida (IBB) and his ally — he has no mind of forgiveness. (ii) He is ETHNIC and RELIGIOUS bigot – Atiku confirm it (iii) He tells the whole Nigerians LIE about his certificate, (iv) He killed and jail people anyhow (v) he overthrow democratically elected government – Ahj. Shehu Shagari – because he has a GUN — he DESTROY our Democracy – taken us back too evil

    To every sound mind — How can someone with OLUWOLE CERTIFICATE fight corruption ?… if he find the guy that issue (or) assist to issue the certificate stealing — how can he stop him/her ?— YOU CANNOT FIGHT CORRUPTION WITH OLUWOLE CERTIFICATE IN YOUR HAND is not possible — At the same time it will have negative reflection on Nigeria and it citizens if we allow it to go… (Buhari silent on the issue of CERTIFICATE FORGERY — it means lack of regards for Nigerians)

    If Gen. Buhari cannot honor Nigerians with different diversity in every area of life by providing answer to his educational document question asked by the citizens he is willing to governor, it means HE IS ABOVE THE LAW and he cannot listen to their cries when he gets to the BIG SEAT. (it means – lack of regards, disrespect for the whole Nigerians).

    If Gen. Buhari cannot keep his vital document like his educational certificate how can he handle bunch of Nigerian’s documents both secret and un-secret (it means – negligent, careless, and incapable)

    I ask, does someone who derails our democracy should be allow to enjoy it when others has labour to build it, that is my question for Gen. Buhari (it means power corruption) which is the highest corruption.

    If a whole N25b out of N180b given to APC presidential candidate Gen. Buhari under PTF to handle is missing, then if the whole country treasury is under his control tell me what will happen. Let look at the percentage by calculation (it means mismanagement and corruption).

    Lack of Fitness — you can sense these from Governor Fasola speech that they need a young candidate to handle Lagos (issue) that AGBAJE their opponent is too old at the age of 57years to cope with the pressure, if state issue is too much for Agbaje to handle at 57years. If that is true, then something is hidden for Obasanjo, Tinubu & Co. to presenting Gen. Buhari who is 73years+ to handle the issue of the Nigeria whole Nation. My question is, is there any sincerity in their claim that Gen. Buhari is the right candidate for Nigeria – if not to suit their criminal game plan to have all Nigerian wealth in their control.

    • Anita Anita

      You are big mumu of this century.davs

      • davs

        I could have know what to respond back to you – but – you’re even ASHAME of your self, that’s why you’re using my dear – President his Excellency Dr. GOODLUCK Ebele JONATHAN…… as your name — because gen. buhari’s image is dented, stain….. you’re ASHAME to be associated with his name – buhari. — and very proud to disguise your self under the excellency of my dear President….. GEJ – straight to 2019

        • President gudluck johnathan

          Are you talking to president gudluck ebele johnathan.you desrespect to your president.

    • Anita Anita

      Change most come woo buhari on the way. Gej start packing your load.to otueke.

      • Ralf

        Story

        • President gudluck johnathan

          4 Real.

    • austine

      You write a lot of history! Who paid you for this article? Are you a staff of AIT or SILVERBIRD? Please keep all these your history to yourself and share it with only your Wives and your Children. You quiet will believe me that even your Mother dose not believe in you because you are not a truthful person. You will see white and call it black! You will see blue and call it red! So, you already have problems of color differentiation, how can you now lead people on the path of truth? Let God guide you in whatever you say and never stand up to judge any man because you are not God.

      • davs

        well, you will find out the effect and gravity of my history after March 28, 2015…. GEJ4Naija – straight to 2019

      • Ralf

        And who paid u for your useless rants??

    • Emmanuel

      Blablablabla! lacking substance. The country should move forward. Vote wisely do not be sentimental.

  • Curseless

    Sir, are sure you are not recycling the same disjointed rhetoric of Fani Kayode and Fayose? For your information, the country have moved on from that, because Nigerian voters have heard this day in day out and are still determined to vote for Buhari as the next President. Yes, I respect your right to vote for the candidate of your choice but based on facts and evidence the reasons you gave doesn’t add up.

    • AMARA.C

      it is better to have knowledge than be ignorant ,because ignorant lead to perish and knowledge lead to power,he made it clear so that nigerians will read and learn whom they will vote and done it with clear conscience .

    • PINCO

      SATAN YOU LIAR

    • Ope

      it does not add up at all. davs,shame on you.

  • Andrew Newton M.D

    Ekoriko is clueless. It’s amazing what long throat and money can make some yellow journalists writes.

  • Ify Onabu

    Buhari himself knows he cannot be elected. This will be the last time he will assault our sensibilities with his dubious claims of probity, competence and achievement.

  • Joseph Obari

    I doubt if Moffat even has a PVC, not to talk voting!

    • Ewenla

      Moffat Ekoriko is the publisher of The Moment Newspaper, He is a corrupt journalist who fronts for corrupt government officials read this http://www.thenigerianvoice.co
      He is one of Former Gov. Sylva’s Corrupt Cronies. GMB does not need his fitly finger to vote.

      • okwuteise

        But he needs the filthy finger of Tinubu.

      • Maxx, Canada

        Yes, you can imagine his CV: London based. Who cares where he lives. I live in North America. His opinion is a crab and doesn’t matter.

      • kiza

        Senseless talk!

  • Akpavie Abednego Joshua

    The truth has been said. I go with you. Jona for continuity.

  • OLUFEMI M JOHNSON

    WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM TRIBAL BIGOT

  • OLUFEMI M JOHNSON

    THERE IS ONE ENVOY ACCORDING TO YOUR HEADLINE THIS MORNING WHO ADVISE PEOPLE NOT TO VOTE FOR BUHARI GOOD, BUT WE CAN VOTE FOR MR JONATHAN WHO HAS LOOTED THE WHOLE TREASURY OF NIGERIA AND BUSY SHARING THE REMAINING TO CHARLATANS,TYROS AND THUGS TO HIJACK ELECTION FOR HIM. WHO IS SO DESPERATE THAT HE DOES NOT CARE HOW MANY LIVES ARE LOST PROVIDED HE WINS ELECTION. WELL YOUR ANTICS IS TOO ;LATE. PEOPLE HAVE MADE UP THEIR MINDS LONG AGO.

  • Ewenla

    Moffat Ekoriko is the publisher of The Moment Newspaper, He is a corrupt journalist who fronts for corrupt government officials read this http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/nvnews/77544/1/gov-sylvas-corrupt-empire-the-cronies-revealed-1.html
    He is one of Former Gov. Sylva’s Corrupt Cronies. GMB does not need his fitly finger to vote.

  • ada711

    That’s your opinion and you are entittled to it. For me and my household, anybody but PDP deserve our votes

  • ctr54

    So you would rather keep a president who has done nothing in 6years.

    • DaRaCome

      Yes, than to vote for ur Grandpa

      • ctr54

        this is stupid just because he is old you believe he is not capable, you would then rather vote for someone who has done nothing.

    • Ope

      clueless pinco

      • ctr54

        it is true. the country has only gotten worse.

  • PINCO

    HOW CAN MR CLEAN VISIT UK BUT WAS AFRAID TO VISIT CAMBRIDGE FOR HIS RESULT HE DID NOT WRITE WASC PERIOD

    • gejmustgo

      Jonathan GOODBYE

      Jonathan GOODNIGHT

      Jonathan GOOD4NOTHING

      YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO OTUOKE

      NIGERIANS ARE TIRED OF YOU AND YOUR SHEPOPOTAMUS WIFE

      WE NEED A PRESIDENT WITH BRAIN, A PRESIDENT FOR PEOPLE NOT FOR
      ANIMALS.

      GEJ CAN ONLY PRESIDE AMONG ANIMALS (HE IS A ZOOLOGIST ANYWAY.)

  • dufranx

    It is either the writer is not well informed or he deliberately chose to misinform gullible Nigerians with the old and discarded gist. Please we need new facts. I assume you are a close associate of Fani kayode.

    • davs

      Please stop using Biafra Flag as your image – because you did not sound like a FREE born Child of BIAFRA Land – you sound like a bastard Child…..

  • marvel

    It is disrespectful for a Presidential candidate that says “He is for change for Nigeria to ignore an organize presidential debate whether it was arranged for the incumbent or not but his presence would have proved a point”… is a change speechless! Does a change hide!! Why do people speak for change when the changer cannot speak for itself!!! The Devil I know is better than the Angel I don’t know….Vote wisely

    • Ope

      you don’t expect Buhari to participate in a debate organized by GEJ people. GEJ did not participate in 2011.debate is not the change but the candidates credibility, integrity to serve to nation. period. GMB all way.

  • African News Network

    After all said and done, this is an important election for Nigerians. According to Politicoscope http://www.politicoscope.com “Do the right thing and cast your most important vote to move Nigeria forward.”

    • gejmustgo

      NOT IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

  • Ibrahim M

    I second that opinion. Dictator Buhari does not deserve my vote. Nigerians have made up their minds to vote Jonathan for continued Transformation. We March FORWARD #NO2Buhari #GEJ4Naija

    • austine

      Who told that Nigerians have made up their minds? You people are just far from the realities about this thing called politics. There is no good politician, not even one! I suppose, you should be very objective in your sense of judgment because you know who God will use to fix this decade Country called Nigeria.

      • Ralf

        Yes Nigerians r not backward pple..Only una for this forum, shouting for d old coupist wi dementia

      • Ibrahim M

        Jonathan is a good politician as far as the definition goes, Buhari is terrible. I am objective hence the reason I support the continuation of Nigeria’s transformation. Yes Nigerians have made up their minds to vote Jonathan and we will prove that come Saturday. GEJ till 2019.

      • nweke uchenna

        there is nothing objective in voting buhari, though it is your right vote whoever you chose. buhari is the choice of most nigerians.

  • Jonathan

    I was determined to be objective and hear this person out, when I saw the title. I wanted to know what one needs to be concerned about when it comes to Buhari.

    But once I read that first sentence, it was clear that this person is a sick joke.

    “IT is only an insincere person that will say the Goodluck Jonathan government has failed. ”

    Wow.

  • August January

    Who cares about your miserable vote! You don’t even have voter’s card, let alone voting. Your thief called Jonathan has made another useless promise as usual: To end corruption in the petroleum sector in 4 years!!! What does that tell a reasonable person? IF elected (which God will NEVER allow), the corruption continues as usual, then he would declare the sector corruption-free when he would be handing over after 4 years. So, only mumu like you still feel this corrupt thief is still useful beyond 29 May 2015. You’ve signed up for backwardness. But God will surely disgrace you on Saturday

  • Garden-City Boy

    Buhari’s sins follow him around like a bad smell…….even to his grave.

  • gejmustgo

    Jonathan GOODBYE

    Jonathan GOODNIGHT

    Jonathan GOOD4NOTHING

    YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO OTUOKE

    NIGERIANS ARE TIRED OF YOU AND YOUR SHEPOPOTAMUS WIFE

    WE NEED A PRESIDENT WITH BRAIN, A PRESIDENT FOR PEOPLE
    NOT FOR ANIMALS.

    GEJ CAN ONLY PRESIDE AMONG ANIMALS (HE IS A ZOOLOGIST
    ANYWAY.)

    • resilient

      IDIOTIC BASTARD…..

      • gejmustgo

        THUNDER FIRE YOUR MAMA SMELLY TOTO

  • gejmustgo

    4 days more to terminate clueless leadership. Buhari all the way

    • resilient

      a fool like you should be in juvenile prisons or remand homes

      • gejmustgo

        YOU KNOW IT BCOS YOUR FATHER IS PRESENTLY IN PRISON AND YOUR SICK MOTHER IN MENTAL HOME.

  • Ralf

    Coupist cow dung illiterate old soldier Bhri

  • habib dauda

    This has further explained that GMB does not deserve the vote of any Nigerian who means well for Nigeria, wants the growth and development of Nigeria to continue to meet our dreams #GEJ4Naija

  • umolu

    Yes,Buhari and even other Presidents of northern descent have always treated Nigeria with contempt.Babangida refused to go to the Oputa Panel to testify citing his safety concerns.Abacha would slaughter Ken Saro Wiwa with consulting anybody in his worthless government as he sat there looting daily. The list is endless. I want to ask this question;Has there ever been a hausa/fulani leadership under whose watch Nigeria economy ever picked up? To even appear for a debate, Buhari has refused. This action alone is contemptuous. He wants us to vote for him but doesn’t want to answer questions that might be put to him. Imagine the harks around him like Tinubu, Atiku and others,very corrupt people just waiting in the wings to push the semi illiterate Buhari and the nation further into a bottomless pit.

  • Abu76maryam

    Ekoriko, you are either naive or a very poor student of history or both, in which case you deserve pity. As a publisher, I expect you will be more circumspect in your submissions. First, there is no evidence in history that suggests age has anything to do with performance in office of any leader. The great wartime leader of the UK, Winston Churchill was 75 years old when he seized the moment to rally his country to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at the hands of the Germans in WW2. Second, you talked about the company he keeps. Remember that accusations are mere allegations until proven otherwise by a court of competent jurisdiction. Third, you say his character is flawed on account of certificate scandal. That’s no scandal because the results have been produced by his former school, and Cambridge have produced a copy which confirmed the General’s results published online. Fourth, everyone is entitled to pursue what he believes in and no one can stop him in his convictions even if the press deliberately misrepresented the fact of what he said then. Fifth, you were 16 when Buhari was at the helm and it was only Idiagbon you saw every day on TV. That’s a barefaced lie. Your memory is so poor. In those days nobody even saw Buhari’s deputy because of his no – nonsense disposition.

  • Sunshine

    This is a beautiful piece. Simply written, clear and concise. All that the writer has mentioned have always flooded my mind and to me I have always said, which company will employ a 73 year old as chief excecutive? If according to Fashola , Agbaje at 57 is old to be the state governor, how about a nation to have a 73 year old as its president?

  • canzete

    Buhari is a failed project. Q.E.D

  • Angel

    Buhari doesn’t deserve anybody’s vote. He has proven over time what a dictatorial, unrepentant, one-dimensional man he is. How can such a person govern over a diverse country like Nigeria? It’s not possible and that’s why we shall return Goodluck Jonathan as our President.

  • zuberu

    They say he is 72, I quess that is official age, remember it is only in Nigeria that somebody who is 80 will be claiming 70, Buhari might ever be over 80. nobody want him dead, but at that age he can not handle the pressure of that office,. GEJ must lead on.. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • zuberu

    The man look sick, I do not need any one to tell me that he is sick, I don’t know why we find it difficult in this part of the world to face the truth until it is too late. Buhari should give himself rest, the salary he collects every month is enough for him to take care of his family. GEJ CARRY GOOOoooo….. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • cee ngoz

    This article is so true, it couldn’t be anymore clearer.

    Nigerians, STOP LYING (corruption) about everything, your age, education, business etc…
    Be proud of what you are and whatever you have, HONESTY SAVES you a lot of shame.

    I cannot believe an old 72 year old man would lie about his certificate, what does he expect from a 20 year young man.
    What else is he lying about that Nigerian do not know? (perhaps many).
    What certificate did you use to become MAJOR GENERAL in the army?

    NIGERIANS, don’t allow this old liar to be your president in this modern time.
    Its best for you find another candidate or make Jonathan do more.

    Good Luck.

  • New Nigerian

    Word Governance Initiatives scores Jonathan’s administration low in every category of governance. There is no one that he scores up to 30%, he scores between 10 and 20% in all categories. For the un-initiated.Google it. So the world knows that Jonathan’s administration has scored FAIL…at the University level if you score less than 30% in all subjects, the senate would sit and decide that you cannot benefit from education. So we the people says Jonathan can not benefit us through his leading us….but since he has been there for his own sake, he will fight us all just to be there for his own sake..or would he?

    I am encouraged to know that the whole world is on the side of the people, and most importantly God has release all Nigerians from slavery. Below is what his campaign chairman has to say about Jonathan:

    Femi Fani Kayode, in his speech delivered in Ife Town Hall, Ile Ife on September 23, 2013 has the followings to say about Jonathan, take a read – now we know why Jonathan stops the oversight of the oil theft (see Fni’s note below) , to us it was theft, to him it was his personal-oil-production operation (which he enabled with 2 contracts to the militants through which he has bilked more than $60b+ from Nigeria through this under table international oil operation which ended up adding to the oil glut in the world with negative effect on the oil price):

    “””It is only under this Federal Government that, according to Rotimi Amaechi the Governor of Rivers state, two powerful, sophisticated, well-armed and highly efficient combat helicopters can be ordered and brought into the country to fight and bring an end to the massive oil theft that has gone on in the Niger Delta area for the last three years yet when those helicopters arrived the President simply refused to use and deploy them for reasons best known to himself. I have the utmost respect for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This is especially because I am someone who had the privilage of working in that office for three years before I became a Federal Minister when I was spokesman to President Olusegun Obasanjo. Yet even though my respect for that office remains intact I am constrained to say that I have nothing but contempt for the way that it is presently being run and I have no qualms about criticising the performance of our President and his government. As a matter of fact I consider it as part of my civic duty to do so. The truth is that this government is fast living up to it’s reputation of being utterly clueless and manifestly dishonest. Worse still their incompetence, whether it is to do with the handling of security matters or the economy has no bounds and knows no end.

    I say this because more people have been killed by terrorists under the watch of President Goodluck Jonathan and in the last three years than at any other time in our history outside the period of the civil war. 7000 Nigerians have met their bloody end at the hands of Boko Haram in the last three years and even as we speak today there are paerts of our country that are under lock down and in a state of emergency where innocent Nigerians are being slaughtered by our own security forces. Under this President Nigeria has become an abbatoir of human flesh and blood yet he still has the sheer effrontery to say that he wants to return to power in 2015 and some around him have said that ”if Goodluck is not re-elected in 2015 there will be bloodshed”. Such threats and such words against the Nigerian people yet no-one in government has seen fit to call those that harbour such bloody and violent sentiments to order. What a government we have and what a country and what a people we are. The President has divided his own party and his own nation more than any other President in the history of Nigeria simply due to his lust for power and his blind ambition to succeed himself at all costs in 2015. Yet regardless of his desperation and their threats this must not be allowed to happen. We must not allow it to happen regardless of the efforts of the fifth columnists amongst us in yorubaland that still support him for the crumbs that they are getting from his table. If he comes back in 2015, by the time he finishes in 2019 the yoruba will have been reduced to nothing but errand boys and slaves to others. That is the hidden agenda. Worse still Nigeria will be irretrievably destroyed and she will never be the same again. The challenge of every self-respecting yoruba man today is therefore simple and clear- we must stop Jonathan from coming back to office in 2015 and we must vote him out of power when the time comes. We must do this for the sake of our people in the south-west and we must do so for the sake of the people of Nigeria.

    It is with this background in mind and in the knowledge of President Goodluck Jonathan’s desperate and unholy intention to return to power at all costs in 2015 that I feel compelled to share the following words of wisdom from our Royal Father, the Alafin of Oyo, HRH Oba Lamidi Adeyemi with you. Just a few days ago he said the following- “My fatherly advice to those in authority at the federal level and especially our amiable President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is to learn from the mistakes of his very illustrious predecessor, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, by resisting any temptation to take the ‘west by all means.’” Kabiyesi has spoken well and a word is enough for the wise.

    A few more words on President Jonathan. Two days ago he reportedly asked the Nigerian people to ”leave him alone” and let him ”do his job” and challenged us to point out, with facts and figures, evidence of his corruption. I will do so here and now by simply asking a few questions which I had originally asked in another speech at another distinguished gathering in Lagos on April 2013 and which they refused to answer. Now that our President has thrown down the gauntlet and asked us to challenge him perhaps these questions will now be answered. The questions are as follows.

    When will our President and his ”today’s men” answer David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom’s, question and tell him what they did with the 100 billion USD that they made from oil sales in the last two years? When will they answer the question that many of us have asked over and over again about how they squandered 67 billion USD of our foreign reserves? When will they answer the question that Nasir El Rufai asked sometime back about how they spent over 350 billion naira on security vote in one year alone? When will they answer the many questions that Pat Utomi and many other distinguishedand courageous leaders and ”yesterday’s men” have raised about the trillions of naira that have been supposedly spent on oil subsidy payments in the last two years? When will they implement the findings and recommendations of the Nuhu Ribadu report on the thievery that has gone on in the oil sector? When will they cultivate the guts and find the courage to respond to a call for a public debate to defend their abysmal record? When will these ”today’s men” stop being so reckless with our money? Why would our ”today’s man” FCT Minister budget 5 billion for the ”rehabilitatioin of prostitues in the Abuja”? Why would he budget 7.5 billion naira for a new ”FCT city gate”? Why would he budget 4 billion naira for some kind of building or centre for the First Lady? Why would the Federal Government of ”todays men” budget 1 billion naira for food in the Villa? Are these the priorities of ”today’s men”? And all this when Nigeria is back in foreign debt to the tune of 9 billion USD and is still borrowing, when local debt has hit almost 50 billion USD, when 40 per cent of the Nigerian people are unemployed, when 80 per cent of our graduates are unemploymed, when 40 per cent of Nigerians do not have access to good food and are described by the U.N.D.P as being ”hungry”, when 50 per cent of our oil production is being stolen on a daily basis by pirates and bunkerers and when 70 per cent of Nigerians are living below the poverty line? Is this the vision of ”today’s men”? If so, may God deliver Nigeria.

    So much destruction and disaster all wrought in the space of three years and by just one man. That is the legacy of President Goodluck Jonathan and his ”todays men”. Yet just as it took one man to take us to these dingy and depressing depths so it will take one man to lift us up again to the heights of glory….””.

    THAT ONE MAN WE AGREE IS BUHARI WHO ALL OF US WILL VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY FOR

  • Dotun Karim

    Which Nigerians have made up their minds to vote for a clueless, plan-less, uncreative, president? It amuses me to hear that some people still display foolishness in a manner of share senseless opulence! I am appalled by this trash called a write up. As daft as the writer can be, every government has its own design.ie. the pivot of its actions and the head of the government itself. If the writer chose to display his lack of intelligence, I refer him to go back to his parents or ancestry to put his records of Nigeria’s history which he tried stupidly to quote. There was Gowon/Awo regime! Awo was the Vice Chairman of the supreme military council. He was more of the pivot of the actions during that regime. Thus, more popular for most of the actions of that government.
    Even the eternally blind know that this government is most embarrassing, degrading, corrupt, non-performing in the existence of Nigeria. The writer’s ignorance and that of the unschooled supporters of his reasoning only demonstrate that they know nothing in the expectations from governance. This present government is nothing short of a grandiose failure. It is an understatement that it failed woefully!
    To upgrade you the writer’s gumption, their are basic parameters in which you measure the performance of a government. Namely,
    Economy
    Security
    Employment
    Welfare of the people
    Cast your myopic minds back! Since, the inception of this administration, what positive impact has been made in all these sectors? Nothing to show that there is a direction!
    This issue is not about playing with the pronouncement of names or where somebody comes from or the religion he is practicing. The writer lacks knowledge of the situation. He needs more comprehensive tutorials and probably education on what he wrote about.

  • Dotun Karim

    Which Nigerians have made up their minds to vote for a clueless, plan-less, uncreative, president? It amuses me to hear that some people still display foolishness in a manner of share senseless opulence! I am appalled by this trash called a write up. As daft as the writer can be, every government has its own design.ie. the pivot of its actions and the head of the government itself. If the writer chose to display his lack of intelligence, I refer him to go back to his parents or ancestry to put his records of Nigeria’s history which he tried stupidly to quote. There was Gowon/Awo regime! Awo was the Vice Chairman of the supreme military council. He was more of the pivot of the actions during that regime. Thus, more popular for most of the actions of that government.
    Even the eternally blind know that this government is most embarrassing, degrading, corrupt, non-performing in the existence of Nigeria. The writer’s ignorance and that of the unschooled supporters of his reasoning only demonstrate that they know nothing in the expectations from governance. This present government is nothing short of a grandiose failure. It is an understatement that it failed woefully!
    Rather, it is a fatal mentally derailed individual or group of nonentities and sycophants that will say this present administration is not a colossal failure!!!
    To upgrade you the writer’s gumption, there are basic parameters in which you measure the performance of a government. Namely,
    Economy
    Security
    Employment
    Welfare of the people
    Cast your myopic minds back! Since, the inception of this administration, what positive impact has been made in all these sectors? Nothing to show that there is a direction!
    This issue is not about playing with the pronouncement of names or where somebody comes from or the religion he is practicing. The writer lacks knowledge of the situation. He needs more comprehensive tutorials and probably education on what he wrote about.

  • nweke uchenna

    it is common knowledge that a vote to buhari is a step backward. modern nigeria have no more room for 72 years old former dictator as a president. i prefer GEJ

  • Bello Barriga

    With utmost respect, the issue is misplaced. The issue this presidential election will address – Is 16 years of PDP administration @ the center worthy of another four more years? THAT IS THE ISSUE. This presidential election results will
    answer the above question. The result will also show what Nigerians are yarning for – CHANGE or CONTINUATION IN THE SAME DIRECTION. Let us wait and see, it will not be long. Nigeria saecular saeculorum.

  • godwin

    neither will he deserve my vote, he is a hard line islamic bigot.