NIGERIA: Danladi Appeals Taraba People to Vote for Jonathan

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The acting Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi, has appealed to the people of the state to vote massively for President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming presidential election.

Danladi, who made the appeal at Karim Lamido, headquarters of his local government area yesterday in continuation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rallies, also enjoined the people of the state to vote all the PDP candidates for the various elective positions.

President Jonathan campaign train berthed in Taraba last Thursday where he promised to construct a presidential resort on Mambilla Plateau if reelected president on February 14th.

The acting governor, who is the PDP senatorial candidate for Taraba North, told the party supporters that came to welcome him and Mr. Darius Ishaku, the PDP gubernatorial candidate that a vote for Jonathan is a vote for security, development, better opportunities and other better things in life.

According to him “a vote for Goodluck Jonathan is a vote for security, development, better opportunities and indeed a vote for better things. So vote Jonathan, vote for Dairus Ishaku vote for me, and vote for the PDP for all positions”.

Also addressing the people, Dairus Dickson Ishaku assured them that if elected governor, he would not only construct the Jalingo-Lau-Karim 43 kilometers road, but would also provide irrigation for their farm lands to boost dry season cultivation.

Ishaku, speaking in company of his running mate, Hon. Haruna Manu noted that never in the history of Taraba has the state been blessed with such formidable team, and therefore called on the people to vote wholly for the PDP beginning with presidential and National Assembly elections.

He disclosed that the decision of the party to focus more on the people in the rural areas is a reflection of the regard the party has for the masses just as he stated that the massive turnout of the people is an indication that the party’s candidates are in touch with their people.

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‘Why Nigerians Should Believe in Jonathan, Vote for Him in 2015’

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 Devout supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan under the umbrella of Goodluck Good Governance Group (G4) have called on all Nigerians to believe in the promises and the ‘good works’ of the president  and vote massively for him in the next presidential election.

The group said Jonathan would be done great injustice if Nigerians only want to vote for him based on sentiment and not on his “incredible performance,” adding that the president should be judged strictly on his track record of achievements since he became the political leader of Nigeria in 2010.

The Convener of the G4, Mr. Femi Ajayi, who passionately pleaded with Nigerians to vote ‘wisely for Jonathan, stated this at a People Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos at the weekend.

Ajayi decried that some Nigerians tend to over look the “great success” recorded by President Jonathan’s administration adding that: “He has proved to be a role model for democracy and good governance since he became president of Nigeria. His respect for and upholding of human rights and fundamental freedoms have been unprecedented among Nigerian heads of state. He has also shown deference for the rule of law, respect for court judgements and facilitated free and fair elections.

“This administration has done more on our roads than any other government. Take a look at the Benin-Lagos road, what about the railway sector which has finally come back to life? The federal government has released billions of naira for the improvement of services and facilities in hospitals. This government has brought back the mother and child care service also. These are great work by Jonathan.”

The G4 convener who is also the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), while highlighting Jonathan’s achievement, said: “Aside from these intangible but crucial benefits of democracy, Jonathan has made giant strides in sustaining development as visible in regular and stable fuel supply, power sector reforms, transport sector transformation (road construction and railway rehabilitation) and agriculture revolution.

“Power has been moved from public to private sector, the government needs to improve the quantity of power even as power supply has increase. Many Nigerians have testified that power supply has increased and power has improved.”                                     

However, Ajayi who urged PDP supporters sustain the drive to see the party through in the next election, called on Nigerians to focus on what President Jonathan has done towards youth empowerment and employment since he assumed the presidency in year 2011.

According to him, “Through making (PTDF) more functional, efficient and cost-effective, the president has been able to accelerate youth empowerment in the community. Aside from increasing access of youths to tertiary education through establishment of nine full-fledged federal universities within 18 months, the president has been the brain behind the following:  Special skill acquisition and enhancement programmes such as helicopter and fixed-wing pilot training, trained many graduates in Advance Welding and Underwater Welding in Marseille, France, the first ever of such training carried out by Nigeria.

“The federal government has equally trained 1,700 graduates in Engineering Design programme, 15 graduates in Drilling Engineering in  France, as well as 1, 220 under the Welding Trading Certification Programme in collaboration with International Institute of Welding (IIW) in order to become certified welder qualified anywhere in the world.”

G4 also explained that in addition, , President  Jonathan’s power sector reforms, industrialisation  drive, agriculture revolution and transport sector transformation are geared towards an enabling  environment for job creation and generation of empowerment  opportunities. From all indications, on the score of his youth empowerment schemes alone, the President deserves the votes of all progress-loving youths in Nigeria. Therefore, let’s sustain these developmental strides by voting en mass for him in the presidential election as well as other PDP candidates.”

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NIGERIA: Students, NYCN Disown Ajibola

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The National Association of Ekiti-Kwara Students and National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ekiti Local Government Area chapter, have disowned the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the state.

Senator Simeon Ajibola. The students group, while addressing journalists yesterday in Ilorin, said they took the decision because Ajibola has not affected their lives in any way as students or youths. They also accused the senator representing Kwara South at the National Assembly of not sponsoring a bill in his 12 years in the Senate. Adeniyi Daramola, who spoke on behalf of the two groups at the press conference, alleged that the serving senator has never attracted any meaningful  project to the district but rather patronises MDAs for contracts.

He said the little projects he credited to himself were all poorly executed and were carried out by his private company which also served as project consultant.

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Adeola: PDP Cannot Develop Nigeria

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The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts and All Progressives Congress (APC), senatorial candidate for Lagos West, Hon. Solomon Adeola, has said that the People’s Democratic Party failed as the government at centre to develop Nigeria I the last 16years. Addressing a town hall meeting of stakeholders at Ifako- Ijaiye as part of his campaign,

Adeola said with the federal government receiving over 52 per cent of all revenues among the three tiers of government, it has failed to develop any sector of the economy in any meaningful way under PDP adding that the result is what we are witnessing today with an economy in doldrums, massive unemployment, dilapidated infrastructures and epileptic power supply.

“The PDP led federal government spends about 72 per cent of its revenue on recurrent expenditure and between 26 per cent -28 per cent on capital budget. That is why they are not developing Nigeria. In Lagos we are spending only 45 per cent on recurrent while 55 per cent is spent on capital projects. That is why work is going on in all sectors like roads, schools, hospitals among other infrastructure” he said.

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NIGERIA: Group Supports Jonathan, Agbaje

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Ahead of the general elections, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group in Lagos State, Goodluck Lagos Grassroots Project, has called on Nigerians to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan again in the overall interest of the country.

The Secretary of the group, Mr. Sunday Olaifa, who made the call in Lagos on Sunday at a press conference, said Nigeria had witnessed massive transformation since the advent of the of the Jonathan administration, calling on Lagosians to also vote for the state PDP governorship, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, in the February election.

According to him, “A vote for Jonathan is a vote for progress and continuation of the transformation agenda.

“We want to appeal to all Nigerians from Kaduna to Kano to Enugu that it is in the best interest of all of us to re-elect President Jonathan.”    

He said as part of its activities to ensure the re-election of President Jonathan, it will embark on house to house campaign in all the wards in the state to educate the people on why the president deserves a second term.

“There is nobody among those currently contesting against the president, who could have done better,” he said, urging Lagosians to vote Agbaje as the next governor of the state and put an end to the elitist government that has been in the last 16 years.

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Presidential debate: AD VP in auto crash

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ABUJA—TRAGEDY hit the ongoing presidential debate as the vice presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, Akuchie Clinton Cliff was said to have been involved in an auto crash on his way to the airport to attend the vice presidential debate in Abuja, yesterday.

Also yesterday, another vice presidential candidate, Hassanatu Hassan of the Citizens Popular Party, CPP, who was billed to attend the ongoing debate was reportedly operated upon in an undisclosed hospital.

The coordinator of the 2015 Nigerian Elections Debate Group, NEDG, Taiwo Alimi who disclosed this at the venue of the event said both contestants were unavoidably absent because of their indispositions and had communicated to the organizers.

However, most of the candidates have blamed some of the social vices in the country especially the issue of hunger and unemployment to the scourge of corruption in Nigeria.

Specifically, the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, vice presidential candidate, Ojengbede Farida in reaction to how her party would tackle corruption if elected said hunger and unemployment that had assumed alarming proportion in the country were as a result of corruption.

Farida who said that the people of Nigeria desired a better deal than what they were getting from the present government also said that the country’s political growth was affected by the politics of money bags and godfatherism where governance had become a family affair.

The ACPN vice presidential candidate who said that the issue of corruption would not be business as usual  if the party was given the mandate stated that “until perpetrators are named, shamed and punished, corruption will not stop.”

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Insurers, traders differ on cover for fire incidents

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Insurance operators and traders are split over the lack of insurance cover to mitigate losses suffered by traders during fire incidents.

Market fire disasters have become a recurring menace in Nigeria and it is estimated that the country loses over N50 billion from these fires every year. Recently some traders in the Balogun market, Lagos Island, suffered losses running into billion of naira when a fire incident engulfed the market on January 11th.

Mr. Ogbonna, was one of the traders affected by the fire incident. He said the fire destroyed N35 million worth of shoes, which was delivered the previous day. Wailing uncontrollably, he screamed that part of the money was borrowed.

Another woman, Mrs. Gbadamosi, an attendant in one of the shops, said that her employer had goods worth N27 billion in his containers to be offloaded on Monday, by the time they got to the market, nothing was remaining. Some of the affected traders only just returned from their respective home towns, where they spent the Christmas and New Year break, only to be faced with the disaster.

The impact of the fire incidents is being aggravated by lack of insurance cover for the goods. This, according to traders was because insurance companies in the country were unwilling to provide insurance cover for traders.

The traders, for instance, accused insurers of inserting frivolous clauses into insurance contracts which have made it entirely impossible for them to insure their businesses, whereas, insurers on their part insisted that the traders have consistently refused to embrace insurance as a reliable risk transfer mechanism.

According to the Coalition of Markets and Traders Association in Lagos (CMTAL), the unwillingness of insurance firms to remove such clauses that prevent them from insuring is a major factor why losses incurred from fire disasters are always massive.

Chairman of the Association of Igbo in Commerce (AIC), a part of CMTAL, Mr. Nnamdi Nwigwe said that the major reason why it appears as if traders refuse insurance as a risk transfer mechanism is due to the fact that such clauses have not been favourable to traders.

Nwigwe said, “Some things which insurance companies demand that we put in place are beyond us, rather these are things which the government should provide for the people. For instance, some insurance companies require a fire service station to be located in the market before they can insure our businesses, but such things are things that only the government can provide. The fact that traders are not insuring is partly the fault of insurers and the government because some facilities that should have been provided by government so that insurance can come in, cannot come because these facilities are not there. So where such facilities are lacking, insurers have abandoned us to our fate rather than designing products that will suit our peculiar needs.”

Reacting to the position of the traders, Managing Director of Linkage Assurance Plc and Chairman of Nigerian Insurers Association, NIA, Mr. Godwin Wiggle, said that market traders jettisoned insurance by refusing to pay premium because they see the premium as too expensive.

Wiggle said, “The market traders have refused to pay premium because they say that the premium is too expensive. But if you compare what they lost to the Balogun inferno, it is no way near what they would have paid as premium if they had insured their businesses. The traders should know that what they lost as a result of the inferno is also a huge loss to the economy. So it will be better for them to embrace insurance going forward.”

Reacting to allegations that insurers refuse to insure market traders, Wiggle said, “The industry has been trying to create awareness for these traders on the importance of insurance on regular basis. Moreover, do you wait for the doctor to come to you when you need one? You are the one that will go to the doctor. So the economy is the ultimate loser for the consistent refusal of our market traders to insure their businesses.”

Market fire outbreaks in the country

Statistics from the Lagos State Fire and Safety Services show that in 2013, a total of 1,774 fire outbreaks occurred. The fire service acknowledged there were massive losses to fire in the year, claiming the losses were difficult to quantify.

In 2014, the value of goods lost to fire in the state was put at N14.99 billion in about 1,499 fire cases recorded between January and November.

Except accurate measures are put in place, there are indications that more losses are likely to occur in 2015 going by the number of fire outbreaks already recorded in the state.

Between January 1 and now, no fewer than 20 fire incidents have occurred in the state with losses estimated at billions of naira including several lives. Among the affected areas are the Balogun Market on Lagos Island, Oko Baba Sawmill in Ebute Meta, another in Igando area where four houses were razed recently, another at Ijaniki area where a building comprising six apartments was completely razed and an eight-month-old baby roasted to death.

The way forward

On the way forward, Managing Director of Riskguard Africa Ltd, Mr. Yemi Soladoye said that the starting point is for insurance operators to begin to develop products along trade lines against the conventional insurance that is readily available.

Soladoye said that if such products are developed, the onus will then be on insurance practitioners to market such products to trade associations. He said that in the history of state governments in Nigeria, it is only Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, who has shown support for insurance because he has always charged market traders to always insure their businesses whenever there is a market fire.

“The onus is now on insurance practitioners to generate appropriate products and distribution channels that will cater for market traders. It could be difficult for these traders to deal with insurers, so the best thing is to link them with consultants on free of charge basis that will sit down with them and advise them on the right products for their businesses. The consultants will look for landmines in the insurance contracts and advise the traders to insist on having a policy that is peculiar to their needs. Also, through these dealings, the traders can decipher if they can carry on with normal insurance covers or go for covers with extra premium.

“Enlightenment and education is a major thing when dealing with market traders. After that, the right product will be packaged for them under the terms peculiar to them. Also the Insurance Consumers Association of Nigeria can help them to protect their interest,” Soladoye stated.

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Polls: Jonathan okays purchase of 2,500 patrol, bomb disposal vehicles

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ABUJA — Following the promise by the Police High Command to ensure a hitch-free elections and checkmate all manner of violence, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, commissioned 263 patrol vehicles for the Nigerian police even as he appealed to supporters of political parties to eschew violence at the polls.

Represented by the Vice President Namadi Sambo, Jonathan said approval for the acquisition of 2,564 operational vehicles was given with the intention to see that the Police “provide the needed security and enhance their operation to ensure the conduct of free and fair elections.”

Jonathan’s words: “The procurement of these vehicles is aimed at boosting the capacity of the Nigeria Police Force to deliver effectively, efficiently and appreciably.

“A well-equipped and adequately motivated police force will assist in no small measure to assist in ensuring the security needed in the drive to economic growth and development of Nigeria.

“In view of the strong commitment of government to provide for the NPF within available resources, it is my hope that the gesture by government will be reciprocated by assisting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in ensuring it conducts free elections this month.

“It is also expected that the deployment of these operational vehicles will translate to enhanced surveillance of our communities in order to improve security.”

Highlighting the efforts of government towards enhanced peace and security of all over the country, the Vice President urged all Nigerians to see themselves as Nigerians and see to the unity of the country, despite their political leanings.

He said: “I want to call on politicians, the aspirants, their supporters and their sympathisers to eschew all forms of violence and unlawful practices, both in words and conduct, before and after elections.

“Let us eschew any form of violence. We should condemn any form of violence before, during and after elections. We should know that elections will come and go but Nigeria will remain as one nation and one people.”

Earlier in his opening address, the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, said approval for 2,564 operational vehicles was given by the President, but the first batch of the patrol cars comprising “170 Nissan NP300 hard body Patrol Pick up vans, 129 Nissan Frontier Double Cabin Patrol Vehicles, 50 Nissan Patrol 4WD Jeeps, 10 Toyota double cabin Armoured Patrol Vans and four Ford 550 model 4X4 state of the art Armoured Personnel Carriers” are ready for commissioning.

Asked if the remaining bulk will be available before the elections that are two weeks away, IGP Abba said: “Delivery particular when it is on production, you can’t make conclusions, but the most important thing is that the contract has been signed and the supply is coming from an indigenous company.

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Evidence of Media censorship: Buhari threatens to drag NTA, AIT to court over hate broadcasts

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ABUJA — The Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (ret), has threatened to take legal action against the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, and the African Independent Television, AIT, for airing hate broadcasts against his personality.

This came on a day the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, warned all broadcasting stations operating in the country to adhere strictly to the provisions of the broadcasting code or risk sanctions.

In a protest letter lodged through the Legal Director of APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, SAN, Buhari, insisted that the two television stations must not only retract the “hate documentaries,” but also issue a public apology to him.

He said he would not hesitate to seek legal remedy should the television houses refuse to comply with the conditions.

Besides, the APC candidate said he had already petitioned the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, and the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, asking them to investigate both NTA and AIT over the hate broadcasts and take necessary punitive actions.

“The hate broadcast has been on from Saturday, January 24, 2015 to Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 11p.m. in AIT,” Buhari noted.

Meanwhile, The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has warned all broadcasting stations to adhere strictly to the provisions of the broadcasting code or risk sanctions.

The Director-General of the Commission, Mr. Emeka Mba, who issued the warning, said the Commission acknowledged the effort of broadcasting stations were making in lubricating the nation’s political space, but noted that some stations had been operating outside the provisions of the code in a manner that could become counter-productive to the national objectives of peaceful, free and fair elections.

“We are in exciting times. Political campaigns are under way and the nation is agog with politicians campaigning to persuade the electorate to support them, this is how it should, that is the beauty of democracy,” he said.

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It’s an insult for a former governor to become a senator — Bafarawa

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ALHAJI Attahiru Bafarawa was a two term governor of Sokoto State and the presidential candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP in the 2007 general election.

Bafarawa a grassroots politician, has been in politics since 1976 when he won his first election as councillor.

In this interview in Sokoto, the former governor responded to questions on the issues that will shape the votes in the forthcoming polls in the state asserting that it is a political battle between him and his former deputy and incumbent governor of the state, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko. Excerpts:

DO you think the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has what it takes to wrest power from All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Sokoto?

Of course yes and that is as simple as ABCD. I can tell you that the PDP is going to win Sokoto because the battle line is not between the parties but based on personalities. Our people don’t care about APC or PDP, our people are looking at who the leaders are between APC and PDP.

They know who the leaders of APC are and they know who are the leaders of PDP. The struggle for power is between Bafarawa and Wamakko and Wamakko is my junior, he is my student in politics, so the secret of winning Sokoto is between Wamakko and I.

Thank God that he was my deputy and I served eight years as a governor and now he has served eight years as a governor, so the people are going to judge based on our performance.

The people will judge whose performance is better. We are bringing two candidates for this election, so the people are going to judge who was a better governor considering the amount of money I received for eight years and the money he received for eight years.

Without being immodest, I can say boldly that the legacy that I left is still in the minds of Sokoto State people. When you talk of APC governorship candidate, nobody knows him. You may say he is the Speaker, yes, he is in Abuja but here in Sokoto, he is only representing two local governments and 21 local governments don’t even know who he is.

But my own candidate, he was once a Senator, he contested in 1999 and won election with seven local governments put together and he contested in opposition party, the PDP while I was in ANPP. He was the only person who won senatorial seat at that time. Then let us talk about the speaker. In 2003 I was the person that brought him to limelight, I gave him ticket under ANPP and he won election to the House of Representatives; so there is no way you can compare Wali’s CV with that of Tambuwal and there is no how you can compare my own CV with Wamakko’s. So virtually the battle is over.

What of having a deep war chest to match the resources of the incumbent Governor and party?

Do you know that this allocation you are talking about is history? Right now there is strike in the state, he cannot even pay teachers salaries in tertiary institutions in the state. For the past two months, there has been no work in all the tertiary institutions. Whatever he receives from federation account, if he puts it into this election, we are going to collect the money, we will chop the money, even if he gives me, I will collect but that is not going to stop us from chasing him out of the Government House.

From what you have said of the present governor it appears he was not your good student in politics as he appears to have deviated from the foundation you said you laid for him?

If he followed my administration’s policy, today, no one can beat him but he abandoned all our policies that we started and started his own. Can you believe now that I have uncompleted projects since I left office, roads, hospitals, schools, he abandoned the projects.

Becoming a senator

Today, you can count 30 kilometers of road which Wamakko did for Sokoto State. I constructed over 1,000 kilometers; I can mention my own but if you go and meet him, he cannot mention his own.

Why are you not following the track of many former governors in seeking election to the Senate?

We want to project young politicians to grow; we are not saying that we are going to take it all. Everything has its own limits.

There is no way I can be a governor for eight years and then come back so low and take one third of it to become a senator. I cannot be a governor for eight years and go back to the classroom. What I mean by classroom is raising my hand to speak until the Senate President recognises me, and when he says sit down, I will sit down. It is an insult.

Maybe they have a motive for going to the Senate thinking they have immunity, immediately they go there, they will start asking to be in the committee for EFCC so that the EFCC will not get them; otherwise why are they going to the Senate when thousands of young ones who can perform better than them are there?

These are the people killing the country, they don’t like the country and I am disappointed with Nigerians who are promoting and supporting these people. Whatever idea you have, why not push it to the younger ones to implement.

APC at the national level is putting up a serious challenge to the PDP. Don’t you think the party could upset the PDP in the presidential election?

Well APC is like detergent; when you put it in a half bucket of water, stir it within one minute it will fill the bucket, after 10 to 15 minutes the water will go down and the foam is no more. APC has no single state in Nigeria; the APC states are ACN, PDP or APGA states.

Look at all of them from Buhari down, he is not promoting the party, he is promoting his interest and his personal ambition. Look at all the governors who joined APC, every one of them wants to become senator, so all they want is their personal interest, not the interest of the people.

What is your opinion of President Jonathan?

The only thing is that if he had made mistakes, let us give him benefit of doubt; by the time we elect him in 2015, he has another four years. Where he made mistake in the past four years, he is going to correct it.

He made all the states in the federation to have federal universities, 10 universities, four in the South and six in the North, is that not performance?

Insecurity problem

People are condemning this man that he is not doing this and that; even if  you have a child who is not performing well are you going to expel him from the school and  then he becomes a drop out? Let him repeat, when you give him a repeat, he may come out with first class.

Insecurity for example, it is for everybody and not a one man show, it is the duty of everybody to give his own contribution; it is not just the army to kill people, everybody has his own input concerning the insecurity problem. People also say he is too gentle, is he going to take a gun to Chibok? What we should do is to keep praying for our leaders. Nobody gives power but God and he doesn’t make mistake. God has his own reason for giving power to Jonathan and whoever is fighting God’s decision is fighting God.

But many people believe that General Muhammadu Buhari has what it takes to fight corruption and will be a better president?

Not at all. You see this corruption people are talking about, when Buhari was head of state, he was a military dictator, not a democrat’ then, when he came you cannot even explain yourself, people were arrested, various people were sentenced to 200 and 300 years; it is madness.

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