Poll Shift: Jonathan’s Campaign Billboard Set Ablaze In Abuja

Date: 09-02-2015 7:16 am (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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A campaign billboard of the Peoples Democratic Party bearing the photograph of President Goodluck Jonathan was set ablaze in the early hours of Saturday by an unidentified man.

The incident was said to have taken place following earlier rumours that the Independent National Electoral Commission had postponed the February 14, 2015 Presidential election.

The billboard is located on the ever-busy Suleija-Kaduna Expressway at the Federal Housing junction, beside the office of the National Emergency Management Agency in Kubwa.

On it was boldly written, “On February 14, vote Goodluck, vote PDP…The Goodluck Thumb.”

The Punch learnt that the arsonist drove to the billboard, parked his car, brought out a tyre and set it on fire.

But the arsonist, according to officials of NEMA, who pleaded anonymity, came back in the night and on seeing that the fire didn’t do much damage poured petrol on another tyre and set it ablaze.

It was not however clear who was responsible and what prompted it.

But a taxi driver within the vicinity, who simply identified himself as Yahaya, said, “The incident happened following earlier rumours that the February 14 presidential election has been postponed.”

Our correspondent saw ashes of the burnt billboard during a visit to the site on Sunday.

Some youths had recently pelted the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan in Katsina and Bauchi states and burnt his campaign vehicles in Jos.

The Nigeria Posterity Project had expressed concern over the use of stones and destruction of campaign posters belonging to Jonathan by some northern youths.

According to the organisation, northern leaders should tone down their utterances and allow free campaigns by all candidates in all parts of the country.

The National Coordinator of the NPP, Mr. Louis Ebodaghe, had said, “The burning of President Jonathan’s campaign vehicles in parts of the North and the pulling down of his posters in parts of the North can only be likened to Nazi Germany where, for the fear of Hitler, everybody must fly the Nazi flag even against their conscience. This cannot be tolerated in modern day Nigeria and should not be encouraged.”















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Posted: at 9-02-2015 07:16 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Wysetots at 9-02-2015 07:19 AM (6 years ago)
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There is no security in this country......they should scrap NPF and employ Hunters !!
Posted: at 9-02-2015 07:19 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Adbb at 9-02-2015 07:24 AM (6 years ago)
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Dis is a pic of d bus dat was burnt in jos notice d door handle n door rail
Posted: at 9-02-2015 07:24 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lexyclasy at 9-02-2015 08:00 AM (6 years ago)
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and his face refuse to burn GEJ TILL 2019
Posted: at 9-02-2015 08:00 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- godswisdom at 9-02-2015 08:17 AM (6 years ago)
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Poster, you are not doing Nigeria any good by poster information that are untrue. Pause for a while and think on this few questions:
1. What do stand to gain with framed stories?
2. If Nigeria is restive will be alive to frame up stories?
3. Have you ask your Father if he experienced the civil war what it was like? If you have not please do
4. Was this not the campaign van that was burnt at Jos PDP rally? and you criminally edited it to suit your post because the door handle and the roller rail is showing clearly.
Finally, poster people of sound mind pray for the peace of their country not to post what will cause restiveness to the country. Be positive for ones sensitize the people on the need for us to tolerate each other GMB campaigned in the south without any attack on him but GEJ, at Jos his van was burnt at Gombe few hours he left a suicide bomber detonated a bomb close to the campaign ground. Do you think those in the south- south cannot bomb or attack the campaign train of GMB?
Thank you and God bless Nigeria-Amen.
Posted: at 9-02-2015 08:17 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- EmekaBlue at 9-02-2015 08:29 AM (6 years ago)
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violent apc pple
Posted: at 9-02-2015 08:29 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Amoramo at 9-02-2015 09:03 AM (6 years ago)
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GEJ till 2019 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 9-02-2015 09:03 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ngfineface at 9-02-2015 09:29 AM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 9-02-2015 09:29 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- yeksal at 9-02-2015 09:42 AM (6 years ago)
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ppl don't want u enimore go go go.....jona
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- echeeche at 9-02-2015 10:13 AM (6 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 9-02-2015 10:13 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Bblessd at 9-02-2015 11:32 AM (6 years ago)
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YES STORIES AGAIN, SOME SAY ITS BUS SOME SAY ITS BOARD JUST LIKE WHAT WAS SAID ABOUT BOKOHARAM TILL IT GOT BLOSSOMMED. SOME SAY THEY WERE THIS SOME WILL SAY THEY WERE THAT. IT HAS STARTED AGAIN. WHY MUST IT BE APC, BUHARI AND HIS CHANGE MEMBERS. WE ARE GRADUALLY NOTICING WHAT APC WILL CHANGE NIGERIA TO. BUT NO WAY UR CUP DON FULL
Posted: at 9-02-2015 11:32 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- xjiggy at 9-02-2015 12:31 PM (6 years ago)
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This Promise and fail Govt. no tire person self. Dem promise us say dem go do election for Febuary 14 now dem cancel am. My woman don begin disturb me for Valentine. Valentine wey i think say i don dodge
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- olubukolaawe at 10-02-2015 05:50 PM (6 years ago)
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JONATHAN HAS GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE..HE'S ALREADY COUNTING HIS LAST DAYS NO WONDER HE HAS RESORTED TO WASTING OUR MONEY ON THIS POLL SHIFT . THIS IS HIS GREATEST MISRULE BARGAIN..HAS HE HEARD THE PRESS RELEASE FROM USA, BRITAIN... JONATHAN U HAVE LOST THE SHIP.
Posted: at 10-02-2015 05:50 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- elchymo at 22-08-2015 05:39 PM (6 years ago)
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Chai eeya
Posted: at 22-08-2015 05:39 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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