Jonathan Replies Buhari: Dogs And Baboons Can't Determine Nigeria's Future

Date: 16-05-2012 2:04 am (8 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 16-05-2012 02:04 AM (8 years ago)
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President Goodluck Jonathan has responded to the presidential candidate of the CPC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who yesterday threatened bloodshed if the 2015 Presidential elections are not free and fair. Below is the statement from the Presidency as signed by Reuben Abati, spokesman to President Jonathan:



BUHARI’S PREDICTION OF BLOODSHED IN 2015 AND COMMENTS ON BOKO HARAM, SAD AND UNFORTUNATE -PRESIDENCY

The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to unfortunate statements in the media made by former Head of State and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) in which he allegedly predicted bloodshed in 2015 and labelled the Federal Government led by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, as "the biggest Boko Haram".

But perhaps the most unfortunate part of the statement was the portion in which Buhari said that, "Since the leaders now don’t listen to anybody but do whatever they wish, there is nothing the north can do."

Come to think of it, as the CPC presidential candidate in the 2011 election, how many states in the Federation did he visit to campaign for votes? Buhari never bothered to campaign in the southern part of the country and consistently played up the North-South divide to the chagrin of patriotic and well-meaning Nigerians. As the results revealed, Nigerians will never vote for anyone who wants to divide the country. Is Buhari going to continue to be a sectional leader?

The Federal Government led by President Jonathan is not Boko Haram. Boko Harammeans Western Education is sin. That being the case, one wonders how a government that devoted the largest sectoral allocation in the 2012 budget to education could be said to be Boko Haram.

Only on April 10, 2012, President Jonathan commissioned the first of 400 Federal Government Model Almajiri Schools, equipped with modern facilities such as a Language Laboratory, Qur'an Recitation Hall, classrooms and dormitories as well as a clinic, vocational workshop, dining hall and quarters for the Mallams. As Nigerians read this, more of such schools have been completed.

We now challenge Major General Buhari (rtd) to tell Nigerians what he has done, whether in his capacity as the head of a military junta or in his private capacity, to bring education to vulnerable children. If he cannot live up to this challenge, perhaps he has to reassess who really is Boko Haram.

Buhari claims that the Federal Government does not listen. Such an accusation ought not to emanate from a man overthrown by his own hand- picked colleagues in the military for refusing to listen to advice and behaving as if he had a monopoly of knowledge.

It is on record that the Federal Government led by President Jonathan is a listening administration hence its decision to pursue all means of resolving the Boko Haram insurgency including through dialogue.

When Buhari says that "if what happens in 2011 should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, ‘the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood", we hereby state that it is Buhari himself who does not listen. He has obviously refused to listen to the Nigerian People, the European Union, the Commonwealth Monitoring Group, the African Union and a multitude of independent electoral monitors who testified that the 2011 elections were free and fair and "the best elections since Nigeria returned to civil rule."

Indeed, such a reaction from Buhari is not totally unexpected since he has become aserial election loser who has never taken his past election defeats graciously even when such elections were generally acknowledged to be free and fair.

Still on the issue of Boko Haram, we wonder what locus a man whose party's Secretary General, Buba Galadima, told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in December, 2010, that the Federal Government is underestimating the support base of Boko Haram, has to accuse a government that has been threatened on camera by the leaders of Boko Haram of itself being Boko Haram?

Major General Buhari (rtd) also boasts of his knowledge of the Petroleum Industry because of his time as Federal Commissioner for Petroleum. We wonder why he did not boast of the infamous scandal that occurred in that ministry where under his watch billions of Naira (in the 1970s) were reported stolen, a matter which led to the setting up of the Justice Ayo Irikefe panel.

Finally, we wish to make it known to Buhari that given his reference to "dogs and baboons", perhaps his best course of action would be to travel to the zoo of his imagination because President Goodluck Jonathan was elected by human beings to preside over human beings and it is human beings who will determine what happens in Nigeria at any material time not "dogs and baboons".


I think he is a Boko member?  Arrest him Mr. President.


Posted: at 16-05-2012 02:04 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
- amcq2001 at 16-05-2012 02:55 AM (8 years ago)
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This stupid man call Buhari suppose to be inside jail house not on the street enjoying stolen money.let him serve 125years jail terms with his family. Nigeria is too good for some stupid idiots.
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- amcq2001 at 16-05-2012 02:56 AM (8 years ago)
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This stupid man call Buhari suppose to be inside jail house not on the street enjoying stolen money.let him serve 125years jail terms with his family. Nigeria is too good for some stupid idiots.
Posted: at 16-05-2012 02:56 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- toibeli at 16-05-2012 02:59 AM (8 years ago)
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If there is blood to be shed in 2015 election, it should be Buhari's.
Posted: at 16-05-2012 02:59 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- amcq2001 at 16-05-2012 03:00 AM (8 years ago)
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This stupid man call Buhari suppose to be inside jail house not on the street enjoying stolen money. Let him serve 125years jail terms with his family. Nigeria is too good for some stupid idiots.
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- toibeli at 16-05-2012 03:03 AM (8 years ago)
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Buhari lost the last election badly, I wish he will retire to his hometown, and keep
his bloody mouth shut.
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- aso4life1 at 16-05-2012 03:05 AM (8 years ago)
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why can't GEJ Government arrest that fool?

Posted: at 16-05-2012 03:05 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- amcq2001 at 16-05-2012 03:11 AM (8 years ago)
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Let change his name to: General thief Buhari and he doe not fit to be Army General with a thief attitude
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- gibsonpally at 16-05-2012 03:30 AM (8 years ago)
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It is unpresidential for a sitting president to trade insults with a private citizen in the media. Anyone that threatens stability of Nigeria should be arrested and charged with treason; and not petty insults which bespoke of his indecisiveness as a strong president. His advisers are letting him down.
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- Princestevo at 16-05-2012 03:38 AM (8 years ago)
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what did thief buhari said about boko haram  Cool
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- Allen-jones at 16-05-2012 03:56 AM (8 years ago)
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Only in Nigeria are some people above the law or untouchable
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- malvin2525 at 16-05-2012 04:02 AM (8 years ago)
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 Undecided
Posted: at 16-05-2012 04:02 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- white4real2010 at 16-05-2012 04:17 AM (8 years ago)
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MR.PRESIDO YOU VE D POWER ,ARREST D MUGU  WHAT  ARE YOU WAITING FOR
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- Ecto at 16-05-2012 04:31 AM (8 years ago)
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OUR LEADERS IN THE NORTH ARE BOKO MEMBERS
Posted: at 16-05-2012 04:31 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sportyzander at 16-05-2012 04:35 AM (8 years ago)
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u cant do anything
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- omonaija10 at 16-05-2012 04:43 AM (8 years ago)
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Buhari should grow up and look for something better to do. He is not a politician and has never being a politician. Please, Buhari go and do something better like farming.
Posted: at 16-05-2012 04:43 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- amcq2001 at 16-05-2012 04:45 AM (8 years ago)
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Ssuccess by stealing public money is a crime arrest Gen Thief BUHARI !!!!!!!!!!!!
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- amcq2001 at 16-05-2012 04:48 AM (8 years ago)
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Success by stealing public money is a crime arrest Gen Thief BUHARI !!!!!!!!!!!!
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- amcq2001 at 16-05-2012 04:57 AM (8 years ago)
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BUHARI do not think like a leader.... But he think as an arm robber, immature and stupid. He does not understand the meaning of democracy.... power to the people with vote
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- Simon-Zeletus at 16-05-2012 04:59 AM (8 years ago)
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Everyday is for the thief one day we be for the owner Buhari your time is numbered watch your back
Posted: at 16-05-2012 04:59 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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