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US Vice President Calls Jonathan, Backs Use Of Card Reader

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Joe Biden, vice president of the United States, on Wednesday spoke with President Goodluck Jonathan on the 2015 general election, which was rescheduled for March 28 and April 11.

He expressed support for the use of card readers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the elections, according to a statement issued by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria.

Biden also expressed “concern” about recent political violence in the country and “reiterated” the need for Jonathan, the candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to condemn it.

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke yesterday with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the Nigerian presidential election, which is scheduled for March 28.

The Vice President commended President Jonathan and General Buhari for signing the Abuja Accord in mid-January as a show of their commitment to non-violence throughout the election process.

The Vice President further expressed the United States’ support for the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission and its work to deliver free, fair, and credible elections, in part through its essential efforts to distribute Permanent Voter Cards and help ensure that electronic voter card readers are in place and fully operational.
He also noted his concern about the violence during some recent election-related events and reiterated the need for both candidates to make clear that such violence has no place in democratic elections.

Vice President Biden affirmed that the United States stands with the Nigerian people in support of credible and peaceful elections, and will continue to stand with the Nigerian people whatever the outcome.

 

Source: The Cable

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18 Comments

  1. Sandra Edafe

    March 20, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Relating to the issues on political violence, we know our President is a Peace loving man, a man that said categorically that is ambition is not worth the life on any Nigerian.

  2. BraveHeart

    March 20, 2015 at 7:08 am

    This shows that INEC has attained at particular level of preparedness for the forthcoming polls.

  3. Sam Nwiyordee

    March 20, 2015 at 7:11 am

    They signed a peace accord but so far the APC have not being working in the light of the accord.

  4. Bello Isah

    March 20, 2015 at 7:15 am

    All political parties should ensure they have a tolerable coexistence so as not to heat up the process.

  5. GEJITE

    March 20, 2015 at 7:24 am

    PGEJ is the key to doors of steady transformation.

  6. Bassey

    March 20, 2015 at 7:36 am

    This America should mind their business, when we needed their help to fight the insurgency they refused so why are they interested in our election.

  7. Divine West

    March 20, 2015 at 7:42 am

    For me, i feel we should use the way because i don’t trust card reader of a thing, most of this machine can fail at anytime.

  8. Nelson David

    March 20, 2015 at 7:43 am

    With or without the card reader Jonathan will still win. There is no doubt about that.

  9. uduak akpan

    March 20, 2015 at 8:06 am

    PGEJ will win the election

  10. emmanuel bassey

    March 20, 2015 at 8:12 am

    if inec is ready,we are also ready to vote for PGEJ

  11. uzo okoro

    March 20, 2015 at 8:15 am

    we believe PGEJ will make the election free and fair.winning is sure for PGEJ

  12. Emeka Nwaeke

    March 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Identifying with the issues on political roughness, we know our President is a Peace adoring man, a man that said completely that is desire is not justified regardless of the life on any Nigerian.

  13. Enumah

    March 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Political gatherings ought to guarantee they have a fair concurrence so as not to warmth up the methodology.

  14. clifford damiete

    March 20, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Well these international communities should not worry , the elections will go accordingly.

  15. ugochukwu onuoha

    March 20, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    GEJ is a good leader and we know he will make this elections free and fair

  16. The Tax collector

    March 20, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Everything is ready, it’s just the count down to the election, and one thing is sure, jonathan will emerge victorious

  17. Nwaobilor

    March 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    America ought to brain their business, when we required their assistance to battle the insurrection they rejected so why are they inspired by our race.

  18. ugochukwu onuoha

    March 20, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    GEJ is a good leader and we know he will make this elections free and fair.

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups

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Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday

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Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers

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Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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