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Retired 73 Year Old General Buhari Can’t Physically Fight Boko Haram – VP Sambo





Vice President, Namadi Sambo

Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Thursday advised the APC presidential candidate, retired Maj.-Gen.Muhammadu Buhari, against committing suicide by planning to personally lead the war against Boko Haram terrorists, if elected president.

Sambo gave the advice at the PDP Presidential Rally in Yola, Adamawa.

The vice-president said his advice was against the backdrop of the advice given to Buhari by his presidential running mate to personally lead the war against Boko Haram if elected President in next month’s presidential election.

Sambo urged Buhari to ignore the advice from the APC vice presidential candidate, adding that any attempt by Buhari to lead such war would amount to a “suicide mission” in view of his age.

According to him, the APC should allow President Jonathan to continue to adopt ”a more scientific and modern” warfare in tackling the menace of the Boko Haram insurgency.

“I want to seize this opportunity to draw our attention to a publication, last week, credited to the vice-presidential candidate of the APC that their plan is to ask their presidential candidate, retired Maj-Gen. Buhari, to lead the war against Boko Haram.

“I want to ask you a question, a retired 73-year-old General – can he run? No!

“Okay, let’s assume that he can run; how many metres can he run before he falls? The training of a General that retired in 1985 is it the same training that can address a modern war? No!

“Now we are fighting war with drones, with new ideas that our President, a PhD holder, a scientist that is using (his knowledge) to address the security issues of this country.

He described the plan as a suicidal proposal, asking “will he (Buhari) go with a suicidal proposal?”

The vice-president urged the electorate to support President Goodluck Jonathan, saying Jonathan was the answer to the nation’s security and the answer to its development.

Sambo reassured that the PDP-led administration would continue to do its best in addressing the nation’s security challenges across the country.

On the developmental efforts of administration, Sambo said that the President had earmarked funds for the completion of two hydro-power dams in Adamawa.

“I want to give you this good news that Mr President has approved the development and completion of Kiri Dam and Jada Dam.

“All these Dams will be provided with hydro-electricity power and an irrigation scheme, with which we are developing economic corridors in Adamawa state.

“In addition to that, in the transport sector, I have good news for you. Mr President has approved the dredging of River Benue.Very soon, we will have a river port and ships and boats from different parts of the world will be here in Yola.’’

Sambo then urged the electorate in the state to ensure that they obtain their PVCs to enable them to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan and all other PDP candidates in the Feb. 14 and 28 general elections.

In his remarks, a chieftain of the PDP and a former Minister, Sen. Jubril Aminu, said Adamawa people had resolved to vote for Jonathana/Sambo ticket as well as other PDP candidates in the state during the February elections.

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  1. bruno

    January 30, 2015 at 11:56 am

    wetin this one dey talk. pls shut up.

    According to him, the APC should allow President
    Jonathan to continue to adopt ”a more scientific
    and modern” warfare in tackling the menace of
    the Boko Haram insurgency.

    sitting down in your mansion and condemning attacks of boko haram every time, is not a scientific method of Fighting terrorism.

    Mr. VP, pls just shut up.

    • Soraya

      February 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Bruno you really finished me with laughter- ‘scientific and modern method indeed’!

  2. Janelle

    January 30, 2015 at 11:59 am

    So they have finally allowed this one to talk and he is here yarning trash. Can ideas fight boko haram if it could why haven’t their ideas stopped the attacks, oga go and seat down and just play the dumb one hat you have been playing since. At your young age can u run? NO biko you guys should give up already and take several back seats.

  3. Somebody

    January 30, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Oh Shattap!

  4. mizzy

    January 30, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    what r d more scientific and modern warfare pls? dis lazy man shuld shut up if he hs no point abeg. d only chance gvn 2 him 2 talk n he comes out 2 talk rubbish, no wonder hes neva bin giving d opportunity 2 talk. Mr VP shuld remain silent lik he hs bin al dis years. #totalrubbish

  5. nwa nna

    January 30, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Wow! I weep for Nigeria because of its leaders based on what Sambo said, so because GMB running mate said that the General would personally lead the war on boko did not mean that he would literally lead the soldiers into battle.
    It only meant that GMB would be more hands on in overseeing the war against the insurgents which as former General make damn sense. Sambo is either daft or was attempting to be funny which he failed at.

    • Nahum

      January 30, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you o! I thought I was the one going crazy. These PDP people and their minons love to call GMB and illiterate when they are the REAL illiterates. He did not mean he would physically lead them, it was a figure of speech!!! He is a retired General after all

    • Brown

      January 30, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      I guess he thought Osibanjo meant GMB will go ancient greek warrior on them. Nama!

    • Bee

      January 30, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Nwa nna, you beat me to this. If this is how Vice president Sambo understands APC V.P Aspirant Osibanjo’s statement, then we definitely need a a change. If i may ask, what does Mr president, Jonathan’s ‘phd in zoology’ have to do with fighting boko haram, will we be sending lions and hyenas to sambisa forest?

    • dee

      January 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      So You all see that Nigerians have been in deep shit ever since, when a whole VP has no idea that there is figurative and literal connotations of statements and unfortunately the likes of Reno and Okupe did not advise him properly before he made this national blunder, rather they are all busy fighting a war with GMB, a war they are solely alone in, attacking him on all fronts maliciously.
      We see why the likes of Obama can not relate with GEJ, imagine he has to discuss with Sambo…..choi. And they have PHD’s
      Father lord come to our aid we plead!

    • bbz

      January 30, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      my dear, me sef i confuse. Cause he says he would lead the war does not mean he would be at the forefront…. or am i reading this all wrong.
      Ok, now i am confused!

      Did Obama have to travel to where osama bean laden was before he was captured?

    • bbz

      January 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      as u see me so, i am as confused as you! Shouldn’t these people have intelligent mentors by their side that can help them understand speeches and utterances that they themselves cannot fanthom?

  6. PRADA

    January 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    With all due respect SHUT UP Mr Vice President. I am bored of all you educated illiterates in politics opening your mouths to make us regret further the fate that made us Nigerians.
    What have YOU done to fight book haram?
    When APC says GMB will personally lead the fight against book haram, I’m sure they do not mean that he would hold a gun and lead the soldiers.
    The magnitude of ignorance y’all show up there is maddening to say the least.
    stfu and actually do some research on modern war tactics and technology.

  7. Mizzy

    January 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    i reli tot he ws so smart dts y he almst neva speak publicly, given d opportunity 2 speak n he says dis? wt r d modern n scientific warfare dt himslf n d president av usd dis past yrs? he reli shuld cntinue kiping quiet instead of publicly disgracing himslf lik dis

  8. LiveALittle

    January 30, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Has Sambo himself, as “young” as he is, gone to “physically” fight Boko Haram? What a pathetic fool.

  9. Chukwuma

    January 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Lol @ suicide?!?

    If one man fights (to you, it is suicide) for the saving of a whole nation from the penetration of insurgents, is it bad?

    If he does it and we are free, secured and safe, its gonna be historic . . .


  10. Jules

    January 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Who can physically fight book aram, mumu talk. But his military experience count

  11. Idomagirl

    January 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    No wonder Sambo has been invisible for the past four years. So cannot tell that it was a figure of speech? That it did not mean that he will go there physically to fight them? Na wa.

  12. kristin

    January 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Sambo speaks? Wow!

  13. ada nnewi

    January 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Laughing in igbo!!!! Someone say Fi di Phi!!!

  14. ada nnewi

    January 30, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Every time these PDP goons talk they keep giving people reasons to love buhari!….FeBUHARI 2014

  15. NNENNE

    January 30, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Welcome to Nigeria, where real brains have been drained and replaced by fools.

  16. JustAgirl

    January 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    What’s this one saying??? PDP is trying too damn hard!! Too much desperation !

  17. zainab

    January 30, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    What do u expect? Can he challenge a professor? I don’t even knw if he is an architect like hes claiming to architect dt doesnt undrstnd english

  18. D

    January 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I am really curious and I have been asking people this question. Do these people not have PRs that they work with? You know go over their speech with them and break it down before they come on air. Many of these none-sense are avoidable if they get the right PRs to polish what they have to say and give them meaningful input and advise. The same goes for Mrs. First lady and Mr. President if they bother to rehearse before coming out to speak we will be able to avoid the bullets from Mrs. First Lady and have intelligent people speak to us. Do you think the presidents and prime ministers of developed countries do not rehearse with a TEAM of individuals before addressing the public??? I really don’t get it.

    • bbz

      January 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you for that statement. I think the same thing whenever anyone from PDP makes a statement. Like mehn, its so embarassing! i feel so sorry for them all the time. Sigh!!!

  19. Tayo. O

    January 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Is he Silly , who said anything about physical fight….. you see all ive been saying , These people are “clueless”. VP-joker

  20. uchenna garrick

    January 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    You are a young man, please help us fight boko haram.

  21. tols

    January 30, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Is it that Sambo does not know the difference between a metaphorical and a literal statement. Very shameful, the kind of leaders we have.

    • Soraya

      February 2, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Why do you act as though you are surprised? Sambo is from the far North where people don’t believe in education!

  22. lala

    January 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I cant, I just cant help myself to ask!! Is this really a political campaign., seriously? WOW

  23. prec

    January 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    LMAO i’m here in the office, trying not to fall down laughing. What?? Is this fool serious? We are a nation of educated masses being led by super, duper, corrupt, illiterates. And plss PDP stop using Jonathan’s PHD as a selling point, IT’S A PHD IN ZOOLOGY! and apart from that this six years has shown us that he is very daft,so pls do better.

    • S

      January 30, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      apparently he didn’t even finish the PhD sef. plus zoology is quite appropriate for him cos he just sees us all as animals that Boko-Haram and bad governace can kill. To him we are not humans

  24. ebi

    January 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Jesu!!!!! abeg who is asking Buhari to fight physically?!!! ehn Mr VP?? OYA you that is younger help us go na

  25. hotlanta

    January 30, 2015 at 6:36 pm


  26. maria

    January 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    why will a president need to physically fight boko haram

  27. dee

    January 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    So You all see that Nigerians have been in deep shit ever since, when a whole VP has no idea that there is figurative and literal connotations of statements and unfortunately the likes of Reno and Okupe did not advise him properly before he made this national blunder, rather they are all busy fighting a war with GMB, a war they are solely alone in, attacking him on all fronts maliciously.
    We see why the likes of Obama can not relate with GEJ, imagine he has to discuss with Sambo…..choi. And they have PHD’s
    Father lord come to our aid we plead!

  28. mrs chidukane

    January 30, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    I laughed so hard tears poured! This is too funny. The PDP comedy show.

  29. fleur

    January 31, 2015 at 3:18 am

    I no know say BH fight na sword fight. Sambo, I take God beg you – hold ya mouth make we see whether Jonah go fit win. No just add confusion.

  30. umoh

    January 31, 2015 at 11:03 am

    you can see how sentiments has eroded your common sense?, cause is Buhari now is figurative speech.but if it is Jona then it will be the exact words. i just hope we know what we are doing. don”t throw a bad child away with the dirty water, Nigerian be wise.

  31. God sons

    January 31, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Am vry oops, how can a old man like sambo be so stupid like this, Jonathan a PhD holder that can’t control is family to stop her wife from the embarasment she all alround. let me tell Mr sambo ur oga is a stupid leader. Even buhari can do it or not all we knw is that we need him.

  32. Olayemi

    February 1, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Maybe this is why Jonathan and his VP haven’t done much to fight boko haram. They probably think they would have to go fight in Sambisa themselves

  33. Jek

    February 2, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    to measure-up their dummy they really are, read this…
    Jonathan met with d Queen of England. He asked her,
    JONATHAN: How do u run such an efficient government?
    Are there any tips u can give to me?
    I want to help Nigeria.
    QUEEN: D most important thing is to surround urself with intelligent people.
    JONATHAN: But how do I know d people around me are really intelligent?
    QUEEN: Oh, that’s easy, u just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle.
    The Queen sent for David Cameron. David Cameron walked into d room,
    CAMERON: Yes, ur majesty. U sent for me.
    QUEEN: Answer this riddle. David, ur mother and father av a child, it is not ur brother and it is not ur sister. Who is it?”
    CAMERON: hmmm… that would be me.
    QUEEN: Yes, very good.
    Jonathan went back home to ask his Vice President Sambo.
    JONATHAN: Answer this. Your mother and ur father av a child, it’s not ur brother and it’s not ur sister, who is it?
    SAMBO: I’m not sure, let me get back to u. He asked all his staff in d office but none could give him an answer.
    Sambo ran into Babatunde Raji Fashola. Sambo asked Fashola,
    SAMBO: Your mother and father av a child and it’s not ur brother or sister, who is it?”
    FASHOLA: That’s easy, its me!
    Sambo smiled and said, Thanks! Then he went back to speak with President Jonathan.
    SAMBO: Sir, I av d answer to dat riddle, It’s Babatunde Raji Fashola!
    Jonathan got angry, he said to Sambo. No wonder Nigeria isn’t moving forward, I am surrounded by Dummies! The answer is David Cameron!!!

    imagine a vice president that has never address even the press shows how lowly he is, SHIT!

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