I Was Not Consulted Before The Elections Was Postponed - President Jonathan

Date: 11-02-2015 8:41 pm (6 years ago) | Author: MrJohn
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President Goodluck Jonathan said Wednesday that he was “not consulted” on a widely-criticised decision to postpone national elections by six weeks, rejecting claims that his political interests motivated the delay.

“I was not consulted and I don’t want to be consulted,” Jonathan said in a nationally broadcast interview, insisting that election officials made an independent decision after receiving guidance from the security agencies.

The opposition and some independent commentators have argued that Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party had pushed for the delay fearing that it was heading for electoral defeat.

But Jonathan said he did not “see the big deal” concerning the postponement, as the Independent National Electoral Commission acted within the constitution.

He said difficulties in distributing voter identity cards and security concerns in the northeast region besieged by Boko Haram Islamist militants were legitimate reasons for a delay.

He added that the “international community” occasionally sees election delays in Africa as an excuse by the incumbent to “extend tenure.”

“That is not the case in Nigeria,” he told a panel of reporters, assuring that a democratically elected government will be sworn in on May 29, in keeping with constitutional provisions.

Jonathan is facing a tough challenge from former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari of the opposition All Progressives Congress and most experts have said the race is too close to call.

Posted: at 11-02-2015 08:41 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- beneno at 11-02-2015 10:05 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 11-02-2015 10:05 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- chicent2k3 at 11-02-2015 10:12 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: beneno on 11-02-2015 10:05 PM
Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Benono, a beg wey that ur big lipped friend (dareaper). E be like say him no get money to buy mb. Abi the guy still dey Jamaica?
Posted: at 11-02-2015 10:12 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osarobo62 at 11-02-2015 10:44 PM (6 years ago)
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you are not a good leader,.....and you are not even a good liar.
even an idiot would not believe this.
Posted: at 11-02-2015 10:44 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- bashoo8888 at 11-02-2015 10:48 PM (6 years ago)
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The Burukutu wey diz fool take stil dey... sepepeee 4 his body... tel dat to those thugs in OTUEKWE Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 11-02-2015 10:48 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- issy4m at 11-02-2015 11:05 PM (6 years ago)
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God God God safe nigerians from fools that re ruling the wise how can normal person on earth believe the rubbish the lair talking about this man can lie have never see a leader in the world lied like this man jonathan even in the face of gun sadam and gadafi still stand to there words haba is this the type of leader we will vote God that rise you 2011 has you again because you betray masses
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- Dashitto at 11-02-2015 11:16 PM (6 years ago)
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oh lol , tell that to the monkeys inside Aso Rock. Sometimes the man talks as if he is telling a tale by moon light story. If you were not consulted, why did you summon everybody to meetings? wasn't to convince them to postpone the elections.....What you are saying here justifies the school of thoughts describing you as clueless person, honestly its shameful to be referring as Nigerian president.If you must tell lies, then think so well and be articulate about your lies.
Posted: at 11-02-2015 11:16 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- schmit at 11-02-2015 11:17 PM (6 years ago)
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ok we don hear
Posted: at 11-02-2015 11:17 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- papadip at 11-02-2015 11:18 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 11-02-2015 10:44 PM
you are not a good leader,.....and you are not even a good liar.
even an idiot would not believe this.
You are very right…He is not a good leader and liar…..
This president can insult our intelligence at will.
Posted: at 11-02-2015 11:18 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 11-02-2015 11:28 PM (6 years ago)
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Una hear am? The president is "innocent"
Posted: at 11-02-2015 11:28 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dareper at 11-02-2015 11:32 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: chicent2k3 on 11-02-2015 10:12 PM
Benono, a beg wey that ur big lipped friend (dareaper). E be like say him no get money to buy mb. Abi the guy still dey Jamaica?
u go make me change my mind for this gate man job wey I want give u 4 my house wey dey for banana island. 
Posted: at 11-02-2015 11:32 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Abubu86 at 11-02-2015 11:46 PM (6 years ago)
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Don't wish me good luck,because anything that have good luck in it is a failure,why not wish me best of luck
Posted: at 11-02-2015 11:46 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- okilo101 at 11-02-2015 11:50 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: issy4m on 11-02-2015 11:05 PM
God God God safe nigerians from fools that re ruling the wise how can normal person on earth believe the rubbish the lair talking about this man can lie have never see a leader in the world lied like this man jonathan even in the face of gun sadam and gadafi still stand to there words haba is this the type of leader we will vote God that rise you 2011 has you again because you betray masses
I dodge dis grammar of urs o! English language no cum easy o!lolz
Posted: at 11-02-2015 11:50 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bamilok2008 at 12-02-2015 12:03 AM (6 years ago)
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GEJ really mess up tonight with media chat he doesn't know what to say to defend himself * Stealing is not Corruption *
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- bashoo8888 at 12-02-2015 12:16 AM (6 years ago)
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But u r d commander in cheif of d armed forces.. how comes u was'nt cosulted... FOR MORE LIES TEXT GEJ TO 419
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- babafero at 12-02-2015 12:44 AM (6 years ago)
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abubu 86   dem go wish u buhari and it go turn you bad
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- babafero at 12-02-2015 12:45 AM (6 years ago)
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Dareper , no vex like that naa  give the guy the gate man make hunger no kill am
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- dafemoclassi at 12-02-2015 03:22 AM (6 years ago)
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JONATHAN IS CONFUSIONIST.....HE'S THE WORST LEADER NIGERIA EVER HAD....LITTLE WONDER HE'S A MERE OPPORTUNIST & A COMPLETE FAILURE...AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO BE A FAILURE...I IMPLORE POOR NIGERIANS TO WAKE UP FROM THEIR SLUMBER & VOTE HIM OUT ASO ROCK...OTHERWISE 2015 IS OUR YEAR OF SEGREGATION....I REST MY PEN !
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- TOCFRANKLIN at 12-02-2015 03:57 AM (6 years ago)
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Don't mind haters,its either JEG till 2019 or Nigeria will get divided
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- egwuevans17 at 12-02-2015 04:37 AM (6 years ago)
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I AM NOT VOTING IN NIGERIA AGAIN UNTIL I SEE A SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES IN THE NIGERIAN POLITICS.... JONATHAN JUST LOST A VOTE FROM ME.
Posted: at 12-02-2015 04:37 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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