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Pres. Jonathan’s Convoy Reportedly Stoned in Yola



Goodluck Jonathan DeclarationAccording to BBC Africa, President Goodluck Jonathan‘s convoy was stoned today, as he was campaigning in Yola, Adamawa State.

The following statement was posted on the news service’s Facebook page:

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  1. CovertNigerian

    January 29, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    This is inappropriate behaviour, but I cannot help but sympathize with people who probably feel that the same government that has left them at the mercy of Boko Haram now has the audacity to mount was is without doubt a big security operation for a campaign rally to solicit their support in elections as they bury friends and family.
    This particular incident may be more political than spontaneous, but definitely reflects sentiments among a section of Nigerians.
    I am sure some people will say that the office of the president must always be respected. I agree to a certain degree, but no institution or individual should have the right to unconditional and perpetual respect regardless of their performance/behaviour. At a certain point, people must be able to exercise the right to withdraw their respect. Whether stoning is the appropriate way to express this loss of respect is a worthwhile debate.

    As always, I respect the right of every individual to their own choice in the elections and hope that every vote counts.

    • Soraya

      January 29, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      The best way of protesting against Jonathan is to vote against him in HUGE numbers my people! Boko Haram reminds us of their presence every day but I hope governors too will also be punished at the ballot box

    • Iris

      January 30, 2015 at 4:25 am

      Honestly! What about the governors? I feel like if they cared enough, they’d go the extra mile. It is when it doesn’t hit close to home that you hear things like “it is outside my jurisdiction” in this Nigeria where anything can be done. If somebody kidnaps a politician’s child now, we will suddenly have SSS to mobilize and Intel beyond imaginings.

    • Gbenga Azubuike

      January 30, 2015 at 4:59 am

      Stoning is not an acceptable way to withdraw respect. In most countries in the world attacking the president comes with a long prison sentence. Security is also given unrestricted power to repel any threat against the president including lethal force.

      You can sympathize without justifying.

  2. coke

    January 29, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    i hear that dint happen. he also dint do anything to merit a hug! sadly

  3. Drknite

    January 29, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Damn, what kind of security those he have? Wait a minute, I just realized this is Nigerian Security we are talking about.

  4. gbemi

    January 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    @ConvertNigerian – Well said

  5. @edDREAMZ

    January 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Sorry uncle jonah….

  6. i no send

    January 29, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    he’s security need to really step up haba

  7. GR8BABE

    January 29, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    its unfair, let the best man win come Febuary 14, 2015…

  8. Gbenga Azubuike

    January 30, 2015 at 4:55 am

    It seems like Buhari always attracts violent rowdy supporters. Despite the fact that he has publicly told his followers to remain peaceful, I am worried this is just a taste of things to come. 800 people including youth corpers doing their job were slaughtered last time Buhari lost.

    If the security with GEJ had clamped down on the stoners in the typical army way, everybody will start screaming human right violation. GEJ is already very unpopular. Why note just send him out with their vote in a few weeks? Or are they trying to provoke the the south south touts to turn up the heat on APC? Things are already tense and the guns are stockpiling again. Abeg let cool heads prevail. We cannot act like animals.

  9. Max

    January 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

    This is purely political and assault on the office of the president by certain northern elements,Everybody has a right to be President,Taraba has not witness any boko haram attack compared to borno and Yobe states were the president campaigned without any violence.On election day we will be surprised to see GEJ winning cause those that do evil will not succeed.

  10. istidele

    January 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    A taste of his own medicine

  11. [email protected]

    January 31, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Gej has failed Nigerians. Worst government ever

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