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He Deserves another Chance – Mercy Johnson Okojie on Voting for President Goodluck Jonathan

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Mercy Johnson - December 2013 - BellaNaija 04More Nollywood stars are adding their voice for the upcoming elections and actress Mercy Johnson Okojie is going on record to say that President Goodluck Jonathan deserves a second chance at being President.

In the past few days Rita Dominic, Desmond Elliot, Omoni Oboli, Ramsey Nouah, Monalisa Chinda, AY Makun, Chidi Mokeme, Chinedu Ikedieze and more have made their votes known.

In an interview with iCampus Mercy Johnson reveals that “He deserves another chance. This is a president who has good intentions for the nation. He is by no means a perfect man but he means well and he has apparently learnt from his weaknesses in the last four years. We must continue to believe in this great nation of ours. Nigeria belongs to us. The president cannot do it alone. He needs our help and we should not let him down at a time like this when he needs our votes to get the job done.”

Do you agree?

76 Comments

  1. chica

    February 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I think he should be given another chance too…

  2. meeee

    February 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    sure,i think he deserves another chance.

  3. Bimpe

    February 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    mercy johnson don fall my hand sha. presidents shouldnt be given second chances wen they have done wrong, thats why we have elections to remove bad eggs. yes Buhari might not be our cup of tea either, however jonathan has been given 5 years to prove himself, buhari needs to as well, and if hes not competent we then remove him.

  4. heeba

    February 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    yeah another chance in her home…

  5. Nnamdi

    February 4, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    The cheque paid into her account just cleared!

    • neli

      February 4, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Nnamdi, u are sick upstairs.kolomental case. Sabo….Up GEJ

  6. Engee

    February 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Mercy please please please don’t go there, i love you, so dont do this biko….#nuffsaid

  7. Dem Dem

    February 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    That can’t be possible….Mercy did agree that the Jonathan has his weaknesss..He has been president for the past 6 yrs , what have we really achieved…Nigeria isn’t an experimental ground…this is our Jerusalem…where we need to improve better lives for ourselves and generations yet unborn.Goodluck has to be voted out…we need CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Will

      February 4, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      And Buhari is the change? you must be delusional

  8. Awoyo

    February 4, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    …he shouldn’t. It’s been 6 years with little to show for it. Our excess crude account has been depleted at a time when countries like Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were able to save during the oil boom years. President Jonathan has shown me that if he is given a chance the next 4 years will be business as usual….he and his cohorts do not really care about us, except for the power they are seeking.

  9. Fusion OAU

    February 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    “a people always get the type of leader they deserve”- J el-nino…… with statements like “he means well and he has apparently learnt from his weaknesses in the last four years” being uttered by the electorate it is no surprise the country is in its current state of plenty wahala. Mercy do you think governance is game? or child’s play or a trial and error process? or did bros GEJ. personally come to tell you he has learnt from his mistakes (which would include?…….) and he is willing to address these lapses hence -these are the corrective measures he would implement (if elected/returned to office).???????. I’m really disappointed in Mercy ooo!!!! let us put sentiment apart and appraise the current administration on the merits of its performance (scorecard) and stop releasing dumb statements (non-factual) like this please…….. these elections are not a joke, neither are they an opportunity for every actor/actress/artiste to form popularity or to show face or put mouth………..

  10. lurlah

    February 4, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    every one deserves a 2nd chance no doubt, but others deserve a chance too??? lets give someone else a trial too.

  11. lol

    February 4, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    he deserves another chance..GEJ2019
    Open heavens!

  12. ola

    February 4, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    naija i hail ooooo,ethnicity,tribalism and religion…..how would europe and america continue to grow if they always give those that have under performed second chance.

    The reason for elections is basically to change a bad govt,except if Nigerian believe GEJ has performed sha oooooo.

  13. Ada Nnewi

    February 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Home girl has bills to pay after borning pikin in the abroad…..smh!

  14. Missy J

    February 4, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    -Albert Einstein
    #If you know what I mean#

  15. bruno

    February 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    there’s no valid reason to vote for gej.

    all nollywood actors are beggars.

    • Caro

      February 4, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      Oh shut up Bunor! How very myopic and uninformed your statement is. Why generalize! NOT all NOLLYWOOD actors are beggars! I know a handful that are respectable and truly disciplined.

  16. Busola D

    February 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I have no beef with GEJ and I am not a GMB sycophant either… That being said Jonathan obviously has had enough time to prove himself. Even if he didnt plan for the 1st 2yrs as the HNIC he hasnt done much in the last 4 either. Most importantly, I have a daughter. N I cant vote for a guy who hasn’t done enough in my opinion to guarantee my daughters safety in this nation. So I wish him well, just not as the President of this country. GMB also needs to get his act right if he wins. Will vote for him now, but if its this same story in 2019 he should leave the seat as well. #SorryForMyEpistleGuys!

  17. ikechukwu

    February 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Of course mercy’s personal money is not involved so he deserves another term. How I wish it was one of the producers that short changed your money.Then I would want to hear your view after that.

  18. @edDREAMZ

    February 4, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
    .
    To slap this babe just dey hungry…. My frnd sharap….
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  19. ola

    February 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    GEJ that couldn’t fix Nigeria when crude oil was 100 usd per barrel…….is it now that its now 50 usd per barrel that he wants to fix it?

  20. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    February 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Goodluck Ebele Jonathan did not deserve second term in office period. Considering everything that has happened/ is happening in Nigeria today. Firstly, This man should have been impeached for creating the office of the First Lady, which is contrary to what the Nigerian Constitution says. As the comander in chief of the federal republic of Nigeria he broke the law of Nigeria without any consequence and he wants Nigerians to reward him with the second term. Hell no. Femi Fani Kayode is busy crying, and begging for Nigerian’s to reward this criminal with a second term. (Femi) you are a lawyer who should be on the right side of the Law, instead of the wrong side of the law. Femi you are raised better than that. shame on you Femi Fani- Kayode
    Secondly, This man does not know what it takes to be a politician he has demonstrated time and again through his action and inaction that he is not presidential material. Take a look at how long it took him to even acknowledged the kidnapping of those Chibok school children, not to forget the insecurity situation in the northern part of the country . You all call that being presidential? No president should feel less concerned about his/her people plight like this president has demonstrated period. Put yourselves in the shoes of those parents whose children were kidnapped, or those who have lost family members, properties or displace and turned to refugees within their own country. Do you believe they will vote for Jonathan? Vote out Jonathan on February 2015.

    especially those

  21. J

    February 4, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    “He means well and has good intentions”. Sounds extremely retarded and a poor defense too. Please lets start being sentimental and subjective. His bad outweighs his good, so as said in the book, Alice in Wonderland, OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!! ( not literally…)

  22. J

    February 4, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Stop being sentimental i meant!!!

  23. June

    February 4, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    And we still do not have electricity

  24. NagosBigBoi

    February 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    All una Mercy fans…..abeg make una no vex with am. At least she no try forge facts. Na the only way when reasonable person like am fit make case for GEJ……
    .
    To paraphrase a saying: “The road to our current hell is paved with GEJ’s good intentions”.

  25. Leah

    February 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Exactly! No one is buying their trashy movies any more, she has two kids and a jobless husband to feed. Second chance to a man whom thousands of the population has been slaughtered on his watch while he does nothing. The man took control of a country when he was elected, and six years later can’t even account 1/4 of it. What a bunch of talentless and money hungry idiots.

  26. Layo

    February 4, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    GEJ had his chances, he blew it. Buhari may not be the messiah, but GEJ has divided this country along ethnic and religious lines. It took Malala Yousafai for Jona to believe Chibok girls were missing. The oil subsidy fraud is yet to be dealth with. Ali Modu Sheriff of BH is his close pal, Okonjo is preaching austerity measures while they have budgeted for another private jet. The list is endless. Let us vote with our conscience. But I believe, we should use our vote to send a message to the politicians, perform or we vote you out.

    • kadoo

      February 5, 2015 at 12:54 am

      The opposition are the ones dividing this country along ethnic lines and when they come full circle in their grand plans against GEJ, they won’t be able to handle the schemes they had just started..

  27. NagosBigBoi

    February 4, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Fudge……..but I dey sure say some people dey even forge some too…

  28. Duchess

    February 4, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Interesting Mercy, i just have one question.
    Why didn’t you birth your kids in Nigeria if you trusted this deeply in Jonathan?

    • bruno

      February 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      @duchess. you deserve a grammy award for this ur comment.

      u have said it all. what a very pretentious woman.all naija celebs are pretentious. gej must have given them bribe. thieves.

    • imose

      February 4, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      God bless you!! While reading through the thread was wondering why no one asked her this question?? I ask again..dear mercy why did you give birth twice in the USA?? Your kids are citizens now. While you were there did you not see the difference ?
      I am not saying Buhari is a saint or any other aspirant. The most focus here is looking for that day where we will hold our leaders accountable be it spiritual or governmental!!#pissed

    • Leah

      February 4, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you Duchess! She flew here to enjoy free medical care for her and her children off of tax payers’ dime. Jonathan’s check has cleared and the dirty and talentless home wrecker has some campaigning to do.

  29. daddi

    February 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    IS THIS CHANGE?

    Dear Nigerians, since the advent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the major watchword has been ‘change’ but we shouldn’t forget that the APC was formed as a coalition of the CPC and AC. Now, what kind of change do they promise exactly?
    Perhaps change from the status quo as we know it. However is the APC capable of bringing about such change?

    Without a doubt, GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN administration has brought about progress in myriad sectors of the country: Agriculture, Financial empowerment for entrepreneurship, Transportation, Education etc.

    The major impediment to this government has been insecurity, arising from the insurgency plaguing parts of the North-East. It is pertinent to note that this insurgency was both fomented and groomed in the North, specifically in the regions under the governance of the then ANPP (Borno and Yobe). This has led to an undermining of all the efforts the GEJ administration has put in place to uplift the nation.

    Great Nigerian citizens should we then give our vote to the potential endangerment posed by the APC under the guise of ‘change’, or support a man who has literally transformed the nation and is ready to do more?

    Let’s support the continuity of transformation agenda of GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN.

    • dee

      February 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Dear Daddi Okupe,

      Jonathan cannot lead, it is clear to everyone. The achievements people keep listing are just audio, we didn’t see anything, we are not feeling him, he is a terrible example of what a leader should be. We need change we need something different. If GMB wins and he is as bad as Jonathan or even worse, we will wait another 4years just like we waited for Jonathan and vote him the hell out. Its nothing personal we are just tired of his weakness, we deserve a better leader.

  30. Caro

    February 4, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Oh please don’t ever generalize! NOT all NOLLYWOOD actors are beggars! I know a handful that are respectable and truly disciplined.

  31. Ola

    February 4, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Yeye actors and actresses. How many. Votes do you have and who are your fans? What has GEJ ever done well to deserve this your egregious Go Ahead? You have colllected money? Abi? Who are the peoplle listening to you?

  32. bissy

    February 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Why won’t she give him another chance, how many ppl have the money for good health care she can afford to get in the US , if he’s good why don’t we have good health care and ppl like her will not have to go to do US to give birth not minding d Blue pali

  33. Vic

    February 4, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Give him second chance to continue his stupidity, give him second chance and let boko haram double their actions of killing because they know he cant do jack shit…. Am from same place as this man but I dislike the man like crazy, nollywood actors and actress are benefitting from payroll so they can wag their mouth like fools calling black colour grey…Jonathan did this and that for the movie industry but what about power, education, health,aviation,road etc….who is voicing out the issues affect the common man without job or grey future…..I don’t care how he got in but this man been sworn in twice and nig. Const. U are only allowed to be sworn in twice, what the hell is he going to do magically that he can’t do for 6 or 7 years given to him…cos am confused here, Nigerians are just too blind to see the truth and the one willing to speak out will given few change and the story changes……mercy u are lucky to have job and build a house in Ajah , go for child birth in the state due to safety concern but for rest of Nigerians that can’t afford such luxury or families of chibok girls and missed placed person we beg you and your fellow whatever to pleaseeeee SHUTTTTT UP! For once in your life…..fools and have little or minimal respect for you lots. Sai buhari….changeeeee

  34. Vic

    February 4, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    This will mean he will be sworn in for the 3rd time…..smh, it only in Nigeria….people should open their eyes and let this man go back to southern Nigeria for good and rest with politics because the has nothing to offer Nigerians in term of economy growth…….Nigerians like to suffer that the only reason to bring him back him….I feel sorry for growing children and Nigerians at large…Sai buhari.

  35. bbz

    February 4, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    hmmm. where do i start from..

    So Jonathan has been in power the President for about 6 years now and he was ones a deputy Governor and Governor before he was the VP yea? Which tells me that he is very familiar with politics and being incharge. Now the issue thats most disturbing to me right now is that should he not be more familiar with ruling the country especially because he has been in a similar situation before? Although we can not exactly compare being a Governor and being a president but at least it all has to do with makign your people happy and doing as much as possible, if not all at least try your best to provide basic infrastructures like security, electricity, clean water, food, jobs and making the economy somewhat better from when you started.
    Now thats one reason why i am not in support of him getting another chance either now or in his second life.

    Secondly, his mentors and those incharge of his office are criminals, politicians that are in the records of other country and Nigeria for corruption, stealing and doing drugs, so why in Gods name will i give a second chance to a man that is not able to carefully select his aids and people he listens too and takes directions from.
    Just like my mother would say show me your friends/mentors/acquintancies and that would exactly tell me who you are or how you would live your life.

    So no Mr GoodLuck Jonathan, you have done your best but its a shame that after a whole 6 years, your best is still not good enough. For this reason, we need to get you out of Aso rock and give someone else another chance. If Buhari decides not to try his best and provide basic amenities that countries around the world are enjoying like AIR then we will ones again be good Nigerian citizens and vote you out. Me i cannot shout!

    My prayer now is that this election will be peaceful and any, boy, girl, man, woman, young or old who says it wont go smoothly, will all be rendered useless and impotent before Feb 14th, because i serve a God of peace that wants the best for his Children and their future.

    … and to Mercy Johnson, i wonder why those in other countries like USA, Canada, Australia, decide not to travel to another country to have their babies. or maybe it is because in these countries, there is security, peace of mind, and basic infrastructures that they all enjoy and so for that reason they would rather live, work, pay tax, die and train their children there.

  36. lol

    February 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    It is so easy to say second chance BECAUSE YOU ARE AT HOME WITH YOUR DAUGHTER WHILE SOME HAVEN’T SEEN THEIRS FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW!
    WILL NEVER KNOW HOW THOSE PEOPLE IN THE NORTH FEEL. THAT’S WHO SHOULD DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT HE GETS ANOTHER CHANCE.

  37. Tar

    February 4, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    People please!!! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!!! We would not know what could be if we don’t give GMB a chance. We cannot keep rewarding under-performance and bad governance, which is essentially what we would be doing by voting for Jonathan. He has stolen enough money to secure the future of his family so win or lose they are covered. You, we, the average citizens of Nigeria are not covered. It is better to explore other options in our thirst for change than be complacent and knowingly settle for mediocrity.

    Ask yourselves, if your daughter or sister was one of the missing Chibok girls or if you have lost a family member to Boko Haram, will you stand up and vote Jonathan? A man who you know does not give a damn about seriously tackling the insurgency? Chances are you won’t. I agree that Jonathan may be a good man on a personal level, but he is not a good leader. We need a GOOD LEADER! So let’s stop being selfish and stop blindly campaigning for him only because we are not directly affected by the insecurities of this country. If things keep going the way they are under his ‘leadership’, you don’t know when your family will be the one weeping because of his nonchalant leadership. It’s easy to say God forbid, but it’s more important to take action. So let’s all wake up as one and give ‘change’ a chance.

  38. Anonymous

    February 4, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Pls I’m not even bothered about what she said. We just need more Mercy posts jare lol.

  39. annonymous

    February 4, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    As long as we haven’t gotten yet anoda intellectual running for d post,we go with Goodluck. You young youth want to ignore d ruthlessness of 1985 dt displaced ur parents. Democracy can’t erase d possibilities of those actions happening again in a twisted form,cos it’s d meanness of d heart. Stop deceiving urselfs that back then was military regime.harsh conditions could be imposed in any form

    • Miss Anonymous

      February 4, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      My parents were not displaced by any “ruthlessness” in 1985, but thousands (maybe even millions) of Nigerians have been displaced in the past few months alone.
      Please stop misrepresenting facts!

    • chize ordu

      February 5, 2015 at 8:54 am

      then you didnt ask any of them questions, do you know they were being flogged every day? do you know they were under paid? do you know that people lost their parents during buhari’s regime? do you know that he is the first president to cast a vote against a country he,s ruling just to favour his tribe? i guess you didnt.

  40. Stella Kashmoney

    February 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Mercy just got paid.

  41. Kenneth Nwume

    February 5, 2015 at 12:52 am

    She don Get Alert #Godwin. Vote who you desire.

  42. felicia nwogbo

    February 5, 2015 at 8:25 am

    yeah we totally agree with you mercyj, he merits another chance and thats just what he is going to get…GEJ till year two thousand and nineteen

  43. emmanuel bassey

    February 5, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Yes GEJ deserves another chance

  44. uduak akpan

    February 5, 2015 at 8:34 am

    GEJ is the way forward period

  45. emmanuel bassey

    February 5, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Jonathan till 2019

  46. uko bassey

    February 5, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Buhari will never be president of nigeria, he now wants the same nigerians he flogged, punished and starved every day to vote for him. may the blood of the people he killed strangle him wherever he is. he back dated a law just to have the blood of young nigerians. let me not get emotional about this, so i’ll just keep it friendly and nice. GEJ till i stop visiting Bella naija.

  47. uzo okoro

    February 5, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Buhari wait till 2019 since u r nt tired of trying

  48. Emeka Nwaeke

    February 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Nigerians are too busy criticizing instead of analyzing. GEJ’s administration has been the best so far in this country’s history.

  49. kemi emmanuel

    February 5, 2015 at 8:52 am

    i cnt leave d rghit person n support the wrong one GEJ is the rigth one

  50. Enumah

    February 5, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Okay no need to type a biology note here cos its a comment not an article. Mercy J!.. Am simply “PRIDE” of you.

  51. Nelson Daivd

    February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    You are so right Mercy. I thought I’m the only thinking like this.

  52. Etega

    February 5, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Buahri should keep on trying, maybe if God be mercy to him and still grants him the gift of life then he will break Abraham Lincoln’s record of highest number of attempting to become President.

  53. Divine West

    February 5, 2015 at 9:07 am

    God bless you Mercy, this is i see Jonathan as our President again.

  54. ndubuisi chinedu

    February 5, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Anybody who said President Jonathan should not rule again that person does not like the progress of this country and they are enemies of this country. One thing you haters don’t know is that you cannot stop him from becoming our President come 14th Feb.

    • niola

      February 5, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Anybody who said President Jonathan shall rule again that person’s life will just be as transformed as Presido has transformed Nigeria…

    • Magz

      February 10, 2015 at 9:21 am

      A very big amen to this!!!

      Since GEJ’s supporters all believe he has transformed Nigeria, may the Almighty God transform their lives exactly the same way!!!!

  55. colour purple

    February 5, 2015 at 11:02 am

    All these people that are writing their full names in support of Jonathan need alert to enter! lmao! Hungry people, if you like mortgage your future for peanuts….kmt…SAI BUHARI!!!!!!!

  56. mrs chidukane

    February 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I can see the GEJITES Volunteers have hi jacked this thread, lol

  57. Garuba Haruna

    February 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Given Jonathan chance after almost six years in the wilderness of corruption! mercy pls you are my favorite. Don’t say that again

  58. Uncle Charlie

    February 5, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    The reward for hardwork is more work. GEJ continue please

  59. Nwagu Sunday

    February 5, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Oga Jona is the best Nigeria has ever had. shun sentiments

  60. CHarlonz

    February 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    He may have his own faults but he cant be rivaled by those before him

  61. Dafe Sonia

    February 5, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Jona my val. am waiting for you on the 14th jare

  62. mary

    March 12, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Anybody who said President Jonathan should not rule again that person does not like the progress of this country and they are enemies of this country. One thing you haters don’t know is that you cannot stop him from becoming our President come 14th Feb.

  63. mary

    March 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Buhari will never be president of nigeria, he now wants the same nigerians he flogged, punished and starved every day to vote for him. may the blood of the people he killed strangle him wherever he is. he back dated a law just to have the blood of young nigerians. let me not get emotional about this, so i’ll just keep it friendly and nice. GEJ till i stop visiting Bella naija.

  64. Minka

    March 16, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Mercy J. Dnt mind all this clueless APC touts,. If only APC great grand fathers in persons of Tinubu, Obj and Buhari hadn’t distracted GEJ with BOKO HARAM and the likes of others i believe Mr. President would have done better than what he has already put on ground.
    And for his second tenure which no man can rob him of, he’s gonna take NIGERIA to where she ought to be by God’s grace. Amen!

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