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Why Northeast Won’t Vote Jonathan – ACF, NEF

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GEJThe Arewa Consultative Forum and the Northern Elders Forum have said that the North will not support President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid despite the recent successes recorded by the military against the Boko Haram sect.

The two groups insisted that could not change the decision they made sometimes ago on the choice of their presidential candidate.

The ACF and NEF had recently expressed their support for the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), saying he was a better option than Jonathan, who is contesting the March 28 election on the Peoples Democratic Party platform.

The ACF National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, dismissed the insinuation that the forum might change its mind because of the appreciable success soldiers are making in routing the insurgents from the North-Eastern part of the country.

He said the ACF’s decision remained sacrosanct as far as the candidate to support was concerned.

In his own reaction, the NEF Deputy Chairman, Dr. Paul Nnongo, explained why the forum would not change its mind.

Nnongo said, “The Northern elders cannot support him not because he is an Ijaw man; we resolved not to support him because he is not performing.

“He should not have allowed many people to have been killed before he wakes up to his own responsibility.

“We want a competent leader that can stop the genocide occurring in the North. We have yet to understand why it took Jonathan so long before he began to act as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces by now buying equipment for the military.

“So, we congratulate him for finally waking up to his responsibility after insurgents have killed thousands of innocent people in the country.

“For no just reason, Jonathan made life too cheap in Nigeria. We, as a result, agreed that Nigeria needs a change; we do not care if Buhari comes from Ijaw land. If another candidate that has the capacity to stop killing in the country hails from Ijaw land, we will support him.

“Every day, minimum of 100 people are being killed by the insurgents non-stop for two solid years. We don’t want genocide in Nigeria”.

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19 Comments

  1. uzo okoro

    March 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    PGEJ will remain President till 2019

  2. uduak akpan

    March 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    PGEJ is gonna win GMB hands down

  3. emmanuel bassey

    March 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    jonathan is the way forward

  4. ubong ekanem

    March 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    PGEJ will get 80% vote from the north east

  5. fred ibiwari

    March 7, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Not every individual in the north east is against GEJ a reasonable number of person still support him and will vote for him.

  6. clifford damiete

    March 7, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Our hearts are set out for GEJ, the north east won’t determine the outcome of the elections and the outcome is favourable towards GEJ.

  7. susan

    March 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    The north here, the north there , they think the world revolves around them, this time it will not work no one will succumb to their will, GEJ all the way simple !!

  8. Divine West

    March 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Who cares ’bout who they support or don’t support. With or without their support Goodluck would win.

  9. Ndubuisi Chinedu

    March 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Dont mind, they are not on ground in the North again. GEJ till 2019

  10. Nelson David

    March 7, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Is not about arewa elders or any other tribes elders to endorse any candidate, is about individual, we choose who we want and forget about any endorsement by any elders.

  11. Olukarago

    March 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    All ur comment shows ur regional support rather than facts 2 justify ur support. U say say weather they support or not GEJ will win. Do you even knw the winning calculation. That before you win u must meet a certain number of votes from a certain number of states. Pls learn 2 read and reason b4 u comment. Don’t issue support on baseless facts. Thnks

  12. Sandra Edafe

    March 7, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    GEJ will win with or without them.

  13. Emeka Nwaeke

    March 7, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    No matter what you do you can never please everybody. If you don’t have critics it means you don’t exist.

  14. Etega

    March 7, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    BAD BELLE DEM MAKE DEM GO TOILET.

  15. Henry Pepple

    March 7, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    A vote for Jonathan is a vote for sanity in democracy.

  16. Enumah

    March 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I believe this is a plot to change the notion of supporters GEJ is beginning to garner in the N/East as a result of improved military tactics in the insurgent affected areas.

  17. stan

    March 8, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Anti Christ will not rule us, it’s GEJ we know

  18. qudus

    March 8, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Just revealed, GMB was been injected buffer solution of cocaine to stay strong for a while in an undisclosed hospital in UK.

  19. joshua

    March 8, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Any hoodlum that comes out he will call him self northern leader,we know the real northern leader’s,and again it is only GOD who appionts a leader,jonathan is the divine hand work of GOD from the beggining,he was annioted by GOD and am not sure we men can fight GOD.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

https://twitter.com/jeffreyetuss/status/1318273749565739011?s=19

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