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Jonathan Failed As President Because He Is Not Qualified And Lacks Experience – Atiku

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Atiku AbubakarFormer Vice President Atiku Abubakar has linked President Goodluck Jonathan’s poor leadership quality to his lack of experience.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant also said Mr. Jonathan was not qualified to lead Nigeria as a president.

He made these assertions while addressing delegates of the APC primaries in Jos on Tuesday at his residence.

The former vice president recalled that Mr. Jonathan was forced into office and did not willingly contest the 2011 elections.

He pointed out that President Jonathan had fallen short of ideas to govern Nigeria, considering the prevailing security situation.

“Today, we are suffering all forms of issues as a country, because we have someone on board, who was not qualified to vie for the presidency, that is why he is doing what he is doing, because he did not seek for the position he is occupying”, Mr. Abubakar said.

He said he was contesting the February 2015 presidential election to correct the wrongs in Nigeria.

“Of all those contesting the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria, I am the most qualified,” he said. “I served Nigeria eight years as vice president in a democratic government; who among them has done such, and I am the most suitable. But I am not desperate. If I was desperate I should have supported (Olusegun) Obasanjo’s third time plan, but I rejected the idea, that was why the third term ambition could not succeed. If I did, all those in government today, where would they have been?

“Apart from this, I am one of those who fought tooth and nail for the return of democratic governance in Nigeria. Some persons lost their lives in the process. I rejected working in the military era. They offered me various appointments, but I turned them down”.

While promising to end insurgency if elected president, Mr. Abubakar promised to re-organise the armed forces through adequate training and funding.

“Once I am elected the president of this great country, I shall increase the numerical strength of the military, and will also equip them with modern and sophisticated weapons.

“I shall as well increase their pay and ensure they are given adequate training that will make them contain any form of attack from insurgents”, he promised.

He also used the occasion of the meeting with the delegates to appeal to APC members nationwide to support any candidate that eventually emerge the party’s presidential flag bearer to contest against President Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. OTA TADE

    December 3, 2014 at 6:30 am

    So you, a semi literate with American baggage are the one who is qualified? Right, go on and contest with him and let’s see how you will win.

    • Zirem

      December 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Get informed man, and stop making a fool of yourself with this market woman information. All you need do is google any infor you need.

  2. Triumphant Oghre

    December 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

    General Buhari (rtd) has all it takes to be the next president of Nigeria. I believe in his leadership because he is honest, modest, not self-serving, God fearing and has the interest of Nigerians at heart.

  3. samento

    December 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    We nigerians need buhari to become president of nigeria 2015 not atiku, we have tied from incompetent president we need God fearing to rule nigeria because of poor people. In nigeria today we don’t have market specific price the market u buy in lagos 20 naira you may see the same market in other state 50 naira which is totally bad we need control price in any part of nigerian and electricity,education I know is APC can do it and they are going to win presidential election because must of their governors perform well definitely APC president will also perform let’s vote for them God bless nigeria.

  4. sirOscie.

    December 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Atiku Abubakar is clearly better prepared than other APC aspirants and other candidates vying for the presidency because of his clear and well articulated vision and objectives for Nigeria and Nigerians.
    Support CHANGE…Support Atiku2015..
    #ANigeriaForAll

  5. Zirem

    December 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Atiku is the best man for the job. Its one thing to want to be the president of Nigeria and is entirely a different ball to be ready to be the president. Atiku 2015. #ANigeriaForAll

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Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu

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Mahmood Yakubu

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has stated that the country is experiencing low voter turnout during elections due to failed promises of politicians.

He made this known during his appearance in front of the Senate Committee on INEC for screening for his second tenure.

In the red chambers, when queried for the reason there is always a low turnout of voters during elections, Prof. Yakubu explained that Nigerians no longer trust politicians and are tired of hearing the same promises during electioneering campaigns, so they stay home during elections.

He also explained that the inadequate mobilisation of voters and violence recorded during the electioneering period also contributes to the low turnout of voters.

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“Violence or threat of violence, people don’t tend to vote simply for that fear. Some people just stay on the side of caution by staying away instead of risking it by going out to vote.

“Sometimes, the performance of those elected is a very important factor. Some voters will ask ‘why should I go and vote? Because four years earlier some people made the same promise so nothing has changed.’

“It is a shared responsibility that we all have to put our heads together to solve but we will continue to do what is required by the law in the area of voter registration and publicity,” he said.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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