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22 Things President Jonathan Said During Today’s Presidential Media Chat

jonaThe Presidential media chat just ended. Here the highlights of what President Jonathan said below:

  • In 2011, I was already in my village when INEC announced elections had been moved by 2 weeks. I didn’t know
  • INEC did not consult me before postponing elections. I don’t even want to be consulted by INEC-President Jonathan
  • INEC is an independent body and if INEC conducts this election poorly, it’s on my head
  • People are not being fair to me over postponement of election, I do not decide the date for the elections
  • Few people are doing things for me i think are not the best, there must be a nation before you do what you want to do
  • I appointed Jega and if I think he’s not good, I have the power by constitution to remove him
  • I’ve not told anyone I want to remove Jega
  • I don’t see why we continue to doubt that elections will hold. Elections will hold!
  • Election is like any tournament, FIFA says March, later say April or May. The winning team will still win. No big deal
  • Let me reassure Nigerians that elections will be conducted in this country and a govt will be inaugurated on May 29th
  • We found it difficult to contain BH because we didn’t get the necessary equipment and our neighbours were not too committed
  • Nobody is saying Boko Haram must be wiped out completely before they conduct elections
  • I had meetings with the President of Chad and he said before he can send troops the AU have to be involved
  • Is it by going to carry flags and singing around the world that we’ll bring our girls back? Why use your international links negatively?
  • I cannot give a time frame that the Chibok girls will be rescued, I don’t want to be quoted
  • I am more hopeful now than before on the Chibok girls
  • If you put a goat where yam is, it will eat it. If you put people where money is, they’ll steal it
  • The word corruption we have abused it and it’s not making so much sense. I did not say stealing is not corruption
  • A thief is a thief. Don’t use the word corruption to cover stealing. Call the person a thief
  • We must not destroy Nigeria because of elections
  • I attend Muslim programmes like youth programmes
  • Nobody will go to war. Nigeria will remain Nigeria

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