Must-win Election: Jonathan Spends N107 Billion In Two days, Meets Jega In Priva

Date: 14-04-2011 7:44 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Aliuniyi lawal
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With some 72 hours to Saturday's crucial presidential elections in Nigeria, presidential Goodluck Jonathan is deploying state resources far and wide in an unprecedented effort to buy every inch of support.  A Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) official told SaharaReporters today that in the extraordinary spending spree, the Goodluck Jonathan team had mopped up some N107 billion in funds from the Nigerian economy.

Much of the monies is going to the northern parts of Nigeria where the campaign has handed over N2 billion to each key state governors and People's Democratic Party (PDP) officials to capture the north for Jonathan.

A CNN report today validates what SaharaReporters has repeatedly revealed about Jonathan's lackluster campaigns in terms of the sparse audiences in his rallies despite millions of Naira consistently spent to bus supporters from state to state.  Sometimes the same supporters are moved to other stops.
In “The Battle For Nigeria’s Presidency, CNN's Christian Purefoy reported from Sokoto State, “widely regarded as the base of northern power and the region with the highest number of registered voters.”
Showing a scanty crowd during a widely advertised campaign visit of Goodluck the report focuses on Jonathan’s near-absent support. “Pressed up against the fence here, it looks like a lot of people have turned out for the President Goodluck’s visit, but if you come forward to the space where he will be speaking, it is pretty much empty.  And if you just come to the back just across two or three people deep, the crowd thins out dramatically, and the seats at the back of the stadium, even here behind me, they are empty too.”
In contrast, the report shows the campaign visit of General Muhammadu Buhari of the Congress for Political Change (CPC) to the same Sokoto location one week after Jonathan’s visit, where he is welcomed by a vast and raucous crowd.  “The crowd is much larger and much louder,” the reporter observes.  “Buhari ran for the presidency in the last two elections but claims the voting was rigged.  This time he hopes these people will help him also try something never before done in Nigeria: beat the incumbent President.”
Referring to the significance of the huge crowds at Buhari’s speaking stops, the spokesman to the CPC candidate, Yinka Odumakin, cautioned against anyone trying to subvert the will of the people in Saturday’s presidential election through rigging, warning that it would amount to “Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen combined.”

A source within the Jonathan campaign boasted that although Jonathan may be short on substance or ideas, it is blessed with mountains of cash looted by his cronies who are desperate for his victory in order for him to protect them.  Last week, the Lagos-based 234NEXT newspaper exposed how the Minister of Petroleum Resources, and Jonathan’s long-time mistress, Dieziani Allison-Mudeuke, was engaged in skimming off kickbacks from importers of gasoline to support the campaign. To avoid a public uproar, Diezani quietly left Nigeria about a week ago on a celebrated medical surgery abroad.  While her medical trip abroad was being announced as a critical matter, it turned out that she had only gone to have an appendix removed.

The Jonathan campaign has also raised tremendous money from issuing import waivers to importers. Since he came to power, Jonathan has issued over N100 billion worth of import duties to the notorious Vaswani Brothers.  In one instance last year, the import waivers, which were first granted through one Chief Omokaro, was sold to the Stallion group for $19 million.  Two days later, the money was paid to President Jonathan through Omokaro. The Vaswani Brothers have been expelled twice from Nigeria for engaging in import scams.

Our CBN source said that state governors are Jonathan's best source of slush campaign cash.  In return, they are granted excess crude cash allocations sometime several days in advance.

Posted: at 14-04-2011 07:44 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- ksurrina at 14-04-2011 11:04 PM (10 years ago)
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I can't believe that a country that is so rich has so many poverty. Is this what Nigerians will be voting back in come Saturday. The Clergy and the Government leaders are all one of a kind. Now I don't despise them because the bible teaches us in 2 Peter 2:1-9 that we should not. The injustice is what I despise. Knowing that this sin is destroying the children of Nigeria. It is the children who are suffering and not the adults. When an adult can drink sugar and water go to bed the child belly cannot. This will only breed worm inside of the child. I hope and pray that come Saturday NIGERIANS will be looking out for the CHILDREN and not for themselves. Peace be unto you.

Posted: at 14-04-2011 11:04 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- femilux at 15-04-2011 12:18 AM (10 years ago)
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kssurrina u dont have to bliv wat anybody just post, sometimes it all lies all the way, do u know if the poster was paid to post this? but all i know is that i bliv and trust goodluck more everyother candidate God bless nigeria, God bless my family and God bless mr president
Posted: at 15-04-2011 12:18 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 15-04-2011 09:04 AM (10 years ago)
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for sure , he will have a case to answered afterward
Posted: at 15-04-2011 09:04 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- jos7 at 16-04-2011 12:43 PM (10 years ago)
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beliv and trust him,and die slowly............
Posted: at 16-04-2011 12:43 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ebiskey at 16-04-2011 01:27 PM (10 years ago)
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Abba Madam! for this critical election time nai u dey believe people talk? Madam no be so oh!
As bros yarn, pple fit pay people to miss yarn all in the name of election.
Abeg make we open our sense oh!, Even though na people deceive people govt. (PDP)
Jonathan is good. No man dey 100% perfect, so make we free Joe.
Posted: at 16-04-2011 01:27 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Diamond4u at 16-04-2011 01:41 PM (10 years ago)
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GOODLUCK Y DO U SPEND THIS SMAILL AMOUNT OF MONEY, PLEASE SPEND MORE THAN THAT SO THAT THOSE THAT WANT TO DIE WILL DIE SPEEDLY.
POSTER PLZ DELIVER DIS MGS
Posted: at 16-04-2011 01:41 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ortopazz at 16-04-2011 02:10 PM (10 years ago)
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but d post long o!
Posted: at 16-04-2011 02:10 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 16-04-2011 05:50 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Diamond4u on 16-04-2011 01:41 PM
GOODLUCK Y DO U SPEND THIS SMAILL AMOUNT OF MONEY, PLEASE SPEND MORE THAN THAT SO THAT THOSE THAT WANT TO DIE WILL DIE SPEEDLY.
POSTER PLZ DELIVER DIS MGS

you are only deceiving your self and selling your future for a peanuts , you will for sure regrets it thereafter but it will be too late to cry out then
Posted: at 16-04-2011 05:50 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- ajanni at 16-04-2011 10:28 PM (10 years ago)
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i am not so suprise about you
Posted: at 16-04-2011 10:28 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- frayobkk at 17-04-2011 07:53 AM (10 years ago)
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i dont know if this is real so no comment

Posted: at 17-04-2011 07:53 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- babychictracy at 17-04-2011 06:43 PM (10 years ago)
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na lie, big lie, just gossip
Posted: at 17-04-2011 06:43 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- ajanni at 17-04-2011 10:49 PM (10 years ago)
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you are telling a big lie too ., its plain truth and not lie lie
Posted: at 17-04-2011 10:49 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Larrykingomoj at 18-04-2011 01:17 AM (10 years ago)
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Guys please allow the sleeping dog sleep in peace
Posted: at 18-04-2011 01:17 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 18-04-2011 04:50 AM (10 years ago)
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no
they must wake the sturbon sleeping dog up
Posted: at 18-04-2011 04:50 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- OSASDON94 at 26-11-2011 08:43 PM (10 years ago)
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THIS IS CRITICAL RUBISH,POSTER WHO TOLD YOU''
 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 26-11-2011 08:43 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- ajanni at 26-11-2011 09:03 PM (10 years ago)
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you can ask again
Posted: at 26-11-2011 09:03 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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