Rid Yourself of President Goodluck Jonathan Without Delay, Eminent Ghanaian Prof

Date: 26-06-2012 8:55 am (8 years ago) | Author: samuel iwuoha
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- at 26-06-2012 08:55 AM (8 years ago)
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One of the world’s foremost economists, Professor George Ayittey has lashed out at the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ), describing him as “a joke” and a mediocre President after his (GEJ’s) encounter with the media last night.



 


According to Professor Ayittey, Nigeria “deserves a better leader”, judging by GEJ’s poor, almost unfortunate responses to some of the questions posed to him by the Nigerian media last night.
The Professor indicated that GEJ’s refusal to declare his assets and his failure to tackle the Boko Haram crisis suggest that he is of an unsound mind.

 

He therefore called on Nigerians to rid themselves of GEJ as soon as possible.
He said: “Nigerians should not put up with such mediocrity and should mount a RECALL GEJ campaign. They should check Chapter VI of their Constitution. See Sections 143 and 144 about removing the President and Vice-President from office other than through elections”.
“137; 1c: “A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if under the law in any part of Nigeria, he is adjudged to be a lunatic or otherwise declared to be of unsound mind.”

 

Professor Ayittey, a Ghanaian economist, author, president of the Free Africa Foundation in Washington DC, professor at American University, and an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, made this known on twitter this morning.
Read the entire tweet below:


Professor George Ayittey


“Look, this GEJ guy is a joke – a meretricious mediocrity. Nigerians deserve a better leader. Fancy his statements and responses to questions in a media chat on June 24, 2012:

 

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• He has not visited Borno state, the center of Boko Haram attacks, because the airport there was not functional at the time he planned to visit. “And we did not want to land somewhere and fly in to Maiduguri with a helicopter for obvious reasons.”



[Why is the airport not functioning? Why hasn’t it been fixed? And are there no ROADS into Borno State?]


 

• Asked why he had not declared his assets, Mr. Jonathan replied in an impatient tone, stating “I don’t give a damn” about declaration of assets. He related that he had gone to the late President Umaru Yar’Adua to caution “that we should not play to the hands of some people [by openly declaring their assets].” Mr. Jonathan added, “That is a matter of principle and I am not going to declare. It is not the president declaring his asset that will end Boko Haram.”


The president said it’s a matter of principle and whether he is criticised from “head to toe” he will not declare his assets. “It is not right,” he said. “I didn’t want even want to declare my assets as VP” but was forced by the then president, Umara Musa Yar’Adua. He said asset declaration is “not the right thing to do.”


[Damn it, it is a constitutional requirement to declare your assets, Mr. President. See Chapter VI, Part 1, Section 140 of Nigeria’s Constitution: “Declaration of assets and liabilities, oaths of President.” And what the hell has Boko Haram got to do with declaration of assets?]

 

• Agriculture: The president said his government is revolutionizing agriculture in Nigeria.”We are giving cotton seeds free in the North” he said.

[This is the most crass definition of an “agricultural revolution” – by providing free seeds.]

 

• The President said the government is doing very well in railway construction. “You may not know, but we are working,” he said. He added that his government has made a “significant progress” in railway construction. “You should commend us,” he adds.

[What “significant progress” has been made in railway construction? How many Nigerians are working on railway construction with the contract given to Chinese firms?]

 

• UNILAG name change: The president said what he did, in terms of law, was correct. You change the name first, then send the bill to the National Assembly later, he argues. “What we did, was the normal procedure,” he said.

[No, Mr. Presient, you had it backward. Before you change the name of University of Lagos (UNILAG), you consult with the university and the student body, which you did NOT do.]

 

• Crude Oil Theft: “The stealing of crude oil is a Nigerian phenomenon,” the president said. He adds that it has gone cancerous. “We will stop it, but it is like allowing a cancerous cell to grow into a major tumor.”

[Mr. President, theft of crude oil is a CRIME, not a “Nigerian phenomenon or a disease afflicting Nigerians. Describing it that way means you are CLUELESS about how to solve it.]

 



Nigerians should not put up with such mediocrity and should mount a RECALL GEJ campaign.
They should check Chapter VI of their Constitution. See Sections 143 and 144 about removing the President and Vice-President from office other than through elections.

 

137; 1c: “A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if under the law in any part of Nigeria, he is adjudged to be a lunatic or otherwise declared to be of unsound mind.” Link: http://bit.ly/MSxUws

 

Professor Ayittey holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon, an M.A. from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. He has taught at Wayne State College and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
He held a National Fellowship at the Hoover Institution in 1988-89, and then joined The Heritage Foundation as a Bradley Resident Scholar.


Posted: at 26-06-2012 08:55 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
- sophiebaby at 26-06-2012 10:22 AM (8 years ago)
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Let GEJ be.

Posted: at 26-06-2012 10:22 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Cindy8 at 26-06-2012 10:23 AM (8 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
shey na my own presido u lash lyk dat?
Posted: at 26-06-2012 10:23 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- politica at 26-06-2012 10:57 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: Cindy8 on 26-06-2012 10:23 AM
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
shey na my own presido u lash lyk dat?
   cos our presido is weak naaa!
Posted: at 26-06-2012 10:57 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- aso4life1 at 26-06-2012 11:03 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: Cindy8 on 26-06-2012 10:23 AM
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
shey na my own presido u lash lyk dat?

The man said the truth, our president is a toothless bull dog, sorry to use that word cos he can't control anything concerning naija

Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:03 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Angelita2 at 26-06-2012 11:16 AM (8 years ago)
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useless presido!!!!
Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:16 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- elton12 at 26-06-2012 11:20 AM (8 years ago)
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Kick jonathan out like polio
Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:20 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- daddison at 26-06-2012 11:20 AM (8 years ago)
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We have realized our mistake and will definitely make a correction by 2015
Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:20 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- malvin2525 at 26-06-2012 11:25 AM (8 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:25 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- frank_f at 26-06-2012 11:26 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: politica on 26-06-2012 10:57 AM
   cos our presido is weak naaa!

And if you want to get down with him fu ck you too...
Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:26 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- frank_f at 26-06-2012 11:26 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: politica on 26-06-2012 10:57 AM
   cos our presido is weak naaa!

And if you want to get down with him fu ck you too...
Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:26 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Idbabe at 26-06-2012 11:31 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: daddison on 26-06-2012 11:20 AM
We have realized our mistake and will definitely make a correction by 2015


Hahahahhhahahm has ur vote ever counted?   The next president is known already amongst the cabal.  Sleep in ur house with ur babe, dont waste ur energy.  Revolution is the way out of this wood we find ourselves so.  Gbam
Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:31 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Sophyrocks at 26-06-2012 11:33 AM (8 years ago)
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U dis man,Ure absolutely ryt. Let sycophants go n drink acid. We dnt hav a president as far as im concernd.GEJ IS JST A STATUE OF LIBERTY.

Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:33 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Sophyrocks at 26-06-2012 11:35 AM (8 years ago)
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U dis man,Ure absolutely ryt. Let sycophants go n drink acid. We dnt hav a president as far as im concernd.GEJ IS JST A STATUE OF LIBERTY.

Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:35 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Sophyrocks at 26-06-2012 11:36 AM (8 years ago)
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U dis man,Ure absolutely ryt. Let sycophants go n drink acid. We dnt hav a president as far as im concernd.GEJ IS JST A STATUE OF LIBERTY.

Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:36 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jamesbondchick at 26-06-2012 11:37 AM (8 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? NA SO!

Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:37 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DELAT at 26-06-2012 11:38 AM (8 years ago)
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This prof.is correct.GEJ must go,is time is over.
Posted: at 26-06-2012 11:38 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bokohalal at 26-06-2012 12:01 PM (8 years ago)
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ai sai jonathan 2015.........buhari cried, its now our turn to cry.

poor 9ja...........
Posted: at 26-06-2012 12:01 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- Merlin at 26-06-2012 12:06 PM (8 years ago)
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More than anything GEJ hates the talk of asset declaration. I wonder why Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 26-06-2012 12:06 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- 4realme at 26-06-2012 12:16 PM (8 years ago)
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thunder fire all of una wey the insult jonathan. How many times did obasamjo declare asset? Oh! Because GEj isn't an hausa or a yoruba man? Professor with all ur educational qualifications and economic experience, u couldn't take the bold step to come out and rule, now ur blabbing. Let me see how u guys will unseat GEJ. Fools
Posted: at 26-06-2012 12:16 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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