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Rita Dominic 2015In a new video released today via the Audrey Silva YouTube page, Nollywood actress Rita Dominic can be seen endorsing President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for the upcoming elections.

The screen goddess shares:

‘I have followed the 2015 election with keen interest and have deduced that this is definitely a critical vote in Nigeria’s young democratic history. As a result I feel that this is not a time to keep silent in the face of the trials and tribulations we face as citizens of Nigeria. First and foremost, I would love to make a passionate appeal to my beloved fans and generality of Nigerians by saying that by God’s grace, there will be life after the elections have come and gone. We should not destroy relationships or in some extreme cases resort to violence because our choices of candidates differ. I have noticed that there seems to be so much intolerance for the views and choices of others, which has resulted in cyber bullying and intimidation. Voting is a constitutional right and a matter of personal choice and it is important that we respect this.

That said I would like to let everyone know that I will be voting for President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice- President Namadi Sambo on February 14, 2015. I have outlined some of the major reasons for my vote in a short video titled “I will vote again” directed by Mildred Okwo. Kindly take a few minutes of your time to watch this video here. For those who have not made up their minds which candidate to vote for, I implore that you visit to read and see for yourselves many of our President’s achievements.’

Watch the video below


  1. Concerned

    February 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Tell that to the Chibok moms and displaced refugees…..easy to glamorize things and look beyond critical issues when you’re not affected.

    • bey

      February 2, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Rita may I bring to your notice that the seat of the presidency of OPEC is ROTATIONAL and it was merely Nigeria’s turn!!! How dare you list that as a GEJ achievement??! #blimey

    • Oreos

      February 3, 2015 at 1:10 am

      Thank you oh! Thank you! Aunty Rita! To go school and to know book no bi the same thing! OPEC is rotational! If we had a monkey as minister of petroleum, Nigeria would have been the first country to nominate a monkey to be OPEC president!

    • P. W Uduk

      February 2, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      I wish i could love this 1000 more times…

    • Rage

      February 3, 2015 at 3:23 am

      May u remain blind to see what’s right. Amen

  2. ufuoma

    February 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you Rita,i will vote Gej over and over again.

  3. Busarni

    February 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    ello bae ! you are entitled to your opinion. Well, APC & PDP Candidates need to convince me enough that they deserve my vote. At the moment, they haven’t done that. I watched and listened keenly the POTUS state of the union address; i keep asking myself when Nigeria will get a leader as sound, intelligent and focused as the POTUS. Will the video you uploaded persuade your fans to vote for GEJ?

  4. Yombo

    February 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I love it!! Goodluck will continue to improve, and he is non violent like APC and their benefactors whonuse thugs to harass people. Nigerians please be wise and vote Goodluck Sambo!!

    • Asgrl

      February 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      And Fayose is Saint Nicholas? Or TomPolo and Asari Dokubo are angels Gabriel and Michael abi?

  5. Steve

    February 2, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I would have collapsed if she had said she would vote for Buhari, it’s just like expecting Ibinabo Fiberisima saying she would vote for Buhari or Omoni Oboli. We know where their loyalty lies and we know where the pay check is coming from. I am very certain she would have said something different or avoided the whole election drama if she experiences one of the little problems people in the north or the ordinary Nigerians are facing.

  6. Jo!

    February 2, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Alert don enter

    • hilda

      February 3, 2015 at 10:20 am

      #naGODwin looool

  7. Whatever

    February 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    As in, Alert don enter for real.

  8. Gbemi

    February 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Paid advert

  9. terri4real

    February 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Rita sharruupp ya mouth dia!!. Despite our security issues abi? Were u or are u affected by this same security issues you talk about? If your relative or one of your siblings are among the IDPs, would you open ya mouth and vomit all these ya talk openly? You siddon jeje for lagos abi na London dey run ya mouth. mcheew! !

    • Roseline

      February 3, 2015 at 1:19 am

      AND after you have displayed your ignorance as well as those liking your comment May your Sharruuppp ya mouth also…

  10. @edDREAMZ

    February 2, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Sai buhari….

  11. Brown

    February 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Not surprised since nollywood is a beneficiary of this government. Na wia pepper rest person go enter.

  12. O~Intuition!

    February 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    This is what happens when we make people famous.
    What happens to prioritizing Critical National Issues? ..
    For Goodness sakes all she has highlighted isn’t commensurate with use of “forward ever backward never”
    Truly if proactive measures are not taken to change the leadership of this present government, we are heading nowhere as a Nation. Thats another 4 years of stillness.
    let me borrow Charles Soludo’s Words, Rita Dominic “You are brilliant Madam, but you need serious help”!

  13. Ada Nnewi

    February 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Rita Nwaturuocha Isia’ya!!!! SMH!!!

  14. Uju

    February 2, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Campaign for special advisor position…*rme*

  15. Uju

    February 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Loans and grants? Trains? Do we have electricity to power these trains efficiently? How many entertainment practitioners have accessed the entertainment industry “loans and grants”????

  16. Dami

    February 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Oh wow! I have no words for you Rita, you’re entitled to your opinion but I sincerely hope that Boko Haram won’t hurt you or your relatives. The way you undermined the issue of security in Nigeria is SHOCKING! Quite insensitive too.

    • shikena

      February 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      and are we sure buhari will be better? the guy looks like a member of .. (c0mplete am)

    • Hian

      February 3, 2015 at 2:36 am

      Because he is muslim/Northerner, he looks like …let God have mercy on Nigerians

  17. Gap

    February 2, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    GEJ all the way! All PDP members r not saint we know that .No good person in APC apart from BRF. If BRF was coming out for president under APC it’s a diff game all together. Buhari was a wrong choice,we all knw that. All the things Rita mentioned are true.

  18. sass

    February 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Rita God bless you and keep you. Nigerians are being sentimental

    1. The main issue nigerians keep bringing up is the Chibok girls and the boko haram issue. I will categorically let you know that goodluck did not kidnap those girls and you do not need a soothsayer to tell you who boko haram is made up of.
    All of you saying the military is not well equipped to defeat boko haram need to check those facts. The military is armed, but when the army is structured so that we have more northerenrs in the army and thus more generals from the north who are known to be sabotaging GEJ’s effort what should he do?
    Even from the time of the plateau crises where christians were slaughtered regularly it was an open secret that army generals switched of their phones when there is an attack and then said phones magically come on aifter the attack. Nigeria is structured in a way that the north thinks ruling this country is their birth right


    February 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    1) He believes in the rule of law being followed – ie every man is equal before the law BUT Boko Haram seem to get away with acting above the law

    2) Does not use his power to intimidate and oppress – I beg to differ because he went to Ondo state for campaign and forced every individual to stay at home from children who need to go to school, to adults who need to work and make money to take care of themselves and their families. So he used his power as current president to intimidate the citizens of Ondo state because of his campaign.

    3) Nigerians are speaking their minds without fear – But does he listen, When the price of fuel went up a couple of years ago, despite all the strike and demonstration by NIgerians, what was done – Nothing – except now where the price of fuel was reduced because Jonathan wants vote.

    4) President can Govern humanely, something that has been rare…- Well all of the inhumane treatments done by Boko haram in Nigeria during his tenure is not just rare, but has NEVER been the case in our history

    5) If your reason for voting is progress for women, vote for Reno, she is a woman, a female president is more progress for women.

    6) Better financial situation – Really, the value of naira has depreciated constantly these past few months. From #1 – £250 the exchange rate is now #1 – £300. Furthermore dear nollywood, if Jonathan have given you more money please and please make good and original movies and stop making bad quality knock offs of Hollywood movies or return our money.

    7) He stays working – Thats why he had the time to create that useless workout video and PLEASE if he stays working what do we have to show for it. After almost 5 years in power what progress have we made so far in any area of Nigerias life that is controlled by Jonathan that is equal to a man being in power for 5 years. When a government stays working it is clearly evidenced. No one can deny Fashola stayed working in Lagos, or Donald duke stayed working in Calabar.

    8) How are you confident he will solve them with our support? What reason do you have to be confident he will do more than he has done so far with security ie NOT A DAMN THING

    I am not in support of any of the aspirants, BUT Rita Dominic you were paid to give this lie you called speech. You want to vote for a man who allowed rich paedophiles have sexual access to our daughters, may your child never fall victim.

    • me2me

      February 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      Almost called you a retard but that won’t be right. Your point 1 -4 countering Rita is senseless. DEMOCRACY is what Nigeria stands for, and that is exactly what Mr. President offers.

      You say he does not listen..yet when you asked him to maintain fuel supsidy by demonstrating for two weeks, he listened. Now you all call him weak for not blowing up BH.

      What exactly do you want ooooooo

    • Fatima Aliu

      February 3, 2015 at 11:12 am

      we want CHANGE!

    • chi-e-z

      February 3, 2015 at 2:52 am

      Might I ask more about Reno?

    • Let's be real

      February 3, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Oh wow.
      Wasn’t there an economic reason for taking off the subsidy that led to increased fuel prices years ago? It was NOT sustainable. And because you are in Lagos enjoying fuel subsidy does not mean that 20something other states enjoy same said subsidy. Will you want to run your country that way where there is no balance.
      The oil prices been reduced recently has nothing to do with votes. I’m tired of our mentality as Nigerians in general. Do you follow world economic trends at all. If global oil prices reduced, it only follows that there will be some drop in our local oil prices too, votes or no.
      The rareness of BokoHaram that you speak on, isn’t it obvious. Will you now give your children to kidnappers to keep them from being kidnapped? In no time you won’t have access to those children of yours too.
      Our Naira has been tied to oil for so long, we only started diversifying, hence any change in oil prices favourable or otherwise will affect Niara!

      I’m tired of educating you honestly.

      I can’t even deal with your 5th point, like seriously. I feel my IQ dropped just by reading your comment.

      I’m neither in support of Jonathan or Buhari, but since those are the only 2 real options we have, I’ll choose Jonathan for the next 4yrs.
      I refuse to analyse based on such closed up mindset.
      Let’s open our eyes, and brains.
      And Sass’ point couldn’t speak more volume on our security situation.
      Some of our Northern brothers in the military keep sabotaging the collective effort and intelligence of our military. We’ve lost soldiers because of this alone.
      How is it that we fought in other countries and won? We had the arms and people then?
      Easy. No sentiments then. Now it’s home. And the average Northerner sees himself as Northern first, then Nigerian. Where do you think their loyalty lies?

  20. Missy J

    February 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    As if Fatimah knew a day like this will come. I’m pretty sure Aunty Rita can relate to what she(Fatimah) wrote:
    Fatimah January 8, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Quiet frankly, I would be surprised if any member of the Ibinabo led Nollywood/AGN comes out publicly to say something against GEJ. Sadly, this body is just a mirror of the average Nigerian mentality. GEJ gives them attention, they can go to Aso Rock on courtesy visit anytime, organize a private screening if they like but the concrete things that a serious government needs to do empower the industry is not being done yet this people would mobilize for him, all for what? personal gains.

    How many of them can honestly provide proof of being beneficiary to the promised intervention funds? How many of them can sincerely tell us that cost of production has reduced since GEJ? Rather it has risen, they still move about with generators from location to location, fuel consumes a huge chunk of their production processes from editing to what not yet they will support Jonathan because he gives them attention. Attention that has not elevated you nor your craft. Any wonder, Kunle Afolayan wanted to relocate.

    No serious minded film maker will support Jonathan. A film maker cannot apply for loans because of the double-digit interest rates. So what exactly is the basis of their support? What is being done about the alarming piracy consuming their profits? The National Theatre is being speculated to have been sold to a UAE company who wants to convert it to a duty-free shopping mall. Nollywood that place is your heritage! What about the $200m Project Act Nollywood? how many Thespians have been sent on courses like was promised?

    Virtually, every achievement in Nollywood is achieved through extreme doggedness and unbelievable can-do spirit, some support from the private sector and not by Government intervention Are these not real barometers to hold any Government accountable by? What questions have they posed to any of the presidential candidates on the state of their industry? This myopic attitude is what is responsible for the quality of content we get from Nollywood. Mediocre people accept Mediocre standards. Talking about voting for love?!!!

    PS: Sorry about the epistle, just had to air my view.

    • Y

      February 3, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Rita, as a Nigerian, gave many reasons for choosing GEJ but you chose to dedicate your ‘epistle’ to nollywood.
      And on nollywood, have you seen the movie ‘Dr. Bello’? Ask the producers how they got funds for the movie. Ask Kunle Afolayan what his engagements with SEC was all about. Seems you’ve forgotten the recognition nollywood got when the economy was rebased.
      You think no serious minded film maker will vote for Jonathan? Sounds like ‘they will vote for Buhari’. In all his rallies where he keeps speaking for barely one and half minutes has Buhari used the word ‘Nollywood’? Does he use the word ‘Women’? How many women do you see in his train besides Abike Dabiri who’s there for Tinubu?
      I don’t know whom to call the most recognisable face in nollywood but I can bet that Buhari will not recognise such person if they both see each other on the same flight. That’s the man you think a serious minded film maker will vote for abi?

  21. sass

    February 2, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    And please those of you saying “alert don enter” need to reason with your heads and not your armpits. Olamide, Banky, dammy krane and so many others that have campaigned for apC and even gone for rallies do you think they were paid with guguru and ekpa. You think all the turn up banky does, or olamides new baby or the sustainability of dammy kranes new dreadlock hair style is from the music they make? Best believe many “entertainers” obtain favour from politicians so rita should not be greased up even if she got alert. At the end of the day this bloody elections are all about personal interests. You think someone whose dad is an apc chieftain will not campaign change when he or she knows the amount of change that will commence in their family fortunes if apc wins? Let us all be deceiving ourselves here.

  22. nwa nna

    February 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    @Rita Dominic, how much did the GEJ campaign team pay you for this infomercial biko? There ought to be a disclaimer posted at the bottom of the screen telling us who’s paying for infomercial because you and I know that you ain’t doing this for FREE nne!

  23. fairgame

    February 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    On point Rita. Nigerians decide to forget that there has not be one single political assassination under GEJ unlike the journalists and politicians that were dropping dead right left and center under Obasanjo. Freedom of expression is worth protecting together with freedom of religion. We do not need a religous bigot who is unable to take criticism as president. Most retired generals are unable to take criticism. If the kind of abuse that GEJ receives were poured on them , many assassinations would have taken place by now.

    • Rage

      February 3, 2015 at 3:40 am

      You are so blind, you can’t see beyond your eyes.

    • PiaLagic

      February 4, 2015 at 1:55 am

      Yes that’s because he doesn’t know how to answer same way to Boko Haram. He has no clue on what to do.

  24. Niola

    February 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Rita should go and read soludo’s reply to okonjo iweala and shut up. It is difficult being a good christian with all this election talk in the air cause one is tempted to insult. Anyway I do not think people understand the gravity of where PDP particularly GEJ has put us, we are broke, in abject poverty, insurgency on the rise and corruption is the order of the day. In the Uk an MP is involved in some council flat scandal and he resigns . In Nigeria under GEJ you are pardoned and can run for senate or you can become the head of media for campaign. Now and this is a honest comment, I wake up middle of the night almost every day and weep for this dear country( May be it’s Nepa that won’t let me sleep sha lol) and I cry to God so painfully because I know it has never been this bad. I tell you all you GEJ supporters may your life be as GEJ transformed Nigeria . What.? Cat caught your tongue!

  25. Sandy

    February 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Good Job Rita! As if the Mavins, Di’Ja Korede, Tiwa Savage and Don Jazzy were dancing Doro Bucci and Shoki for Free!!

  26. imose

    February 2, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Hahahahaha I can’t start crying but laugh out loud. Issorai!!! When the water wey dey fall on naija touch sponge, e go touch body soon!
    I rest my case…

  27. hmm

    February 2, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Sass. God bless you. Who are we deceiving, like we don’t know this whole thing is about interest. They talk about change, who are those anchoring the change? Amaechi? Yerima? Fashola? Abeg Nigerians are too gullible, they forget history a lot. 4 years from now they’ll say a different story. Unfortunately Gej came in a time where d mistakes of our founding fathers are hunting him. The guy is trying to correct a lot of mistakes, Rome was not built in a day my darlings… which challenge in. this govt was caused by Gej plz. Unemployment? Bitter souls like obasanjo are chatting trash, what didd he do in his time? And we’re there listening to change. This is all about interest my naija bros nd sis don’t be deceived. Apc is just filled with a bunch of frustrated ex pdp’s… no change there, I don’t believe in that party one bbit. forget the propaganda, why the violence from that side. When we use security as a point to hold down Gej I think it is quite unfair. Who said niegeria. Will be ungovernable? Who are the ones anchoring boko haram? How can I vote a presidne t that has refused to hold a presidential debate? Is he afraid he can’t hold a conversation or is he about to tell us again. How he will stabilise oil price? My fear is that his not even intellectually able to rule naija. If Apc bring out ur candidate. Let’s have a political discourse. Don’t use twitter to make noise. Come out and tell us how you intend to provide security.

  28. hotlanta

    February 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm


  29. hotlanta

    February 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm


  30. Anonymous

    February 2, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Can you mention any industry that has employed a lot of Nigerians like the telecommunication industry and the other related industry. The GSM boom was under Obasanjo. We got Debt forgiveness, exchange rate wasn’t this Bad. M sure when you are going on your next summer holiday you will realise how much this affects you. No other government have paid a blind eyes to corruption like this government. A lot of business have loss money due to devaluation. You don’t want to imagine the amount of revenue we have lost as a nation to oil theft. No to even mention the issues of insecurity and Boko haram. I can go on and on

  31. kodi

    February 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Luv u Rita. The truth is buhari is not beta dan the president. Apc bringing out that man was d best mistake dey v eva made. What will he do. Absolute Noting. This is just mere politics and so many Nigerians are just falling for it. Too bad. Take a gud look at the problems highlighted, none can be seen as what jonathan caused. We shout for change, I bet u that man is not buhari. Jonathan man not be what you want presently because of the happenings but buhari is neva beta. I luv u Rita. Kisses.

  32. Steven c

    February 2, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Gej made us free!! But buhari would bondage is!! Vote wisely let’s have freedom after speech and many more

  33. nawtibae

    February 2, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Lol nawao

  34. lol

    February 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    is Buhari much much better than GEJ no! but i need change it is better to say you tried than live your life regretting you didn’t try at all. GEJ IS A PUPPET CONTROLLED BY THE RICH AND POWERFUL POLITICANS OF NIGERIA. Omo scandal is perfectly describes naija without the corruption. people are higher than the presido(aka B613 or papa pope).
    Anyways, if olamide and them campaign for APC then boo do you. But i know if your family member was one of those slaughtered by boko haram you will not have made this advert

  35. Toba

    February 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Rita has come out to tell Nigerians the reasons behind her decision to vote GEJ. She has highlighted some reasons and I think they are reasons we should ponder upon. Instead of throwing insults at her, ask yourself this question- is Rita lying about these achievements of GEJ? well done Rita for not shying away from issues that pertains to all Nigerians. There are many artist that remained silent because of their personal image/brand. Those are the selfish artists. FORWRDNIGERIA

  36. Psalm

    February 2, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Dear Rita, thanks a million for taking a stand and declaring it publicly. Thank you for doing it at a time when some people have been brainwashed into thinking it’s trendy to blame Jonathan for every challenge Nigeria faces.
    You don’t need this advice but I’ll give it all the same- never, never bother yourself one bit over comments lashing you for what you just did. Remain yourself!

  37. Uk

    February 2, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    It’s obvious the whole nollywood is behind goodluck because he is the first president to show so much interest in them so I feel you Rita.

  38. Lola

    February 2, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I don’t even know where to start
    First she was among the ones that carried bring back our girls
    Now she’s campaigning for the same leadership
    We all know she’ benefits largely from silly leadership
    You think if Gmb wins actresses will br walking to aSo Rock no way only those who have paid there dues
    I’m certain she has been paid for this and respect her right ti Her own opinion
    However we all know she’s a lesbian to all dens ike pdp politicians in Abuja
    Shameless Rita thunder Fire am

    • mra

      February 3, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Thunder fire you!!! might thunder!! how can you curse someone for information that is just hearsay?!! state your opinion and waka!!!!

  39. Mercy

    February 2, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Gej might nt be the best for nigeria ,but dat oldman buhari is not an option.Nigerians be wise

  40. NNENNE

    February 3, 2015 at 12:21 am

    For those who are in a position to vote, please get your PVC. Vote for whomever you please but please remember it is your weapon. Utilize it wisely. Do your research before you vote.
    Go beyond the promises to identify what is real and what is not.

    Whoever wins the election, even if you didn’t vote for them, support them for the good of our country. No violence please!!!

  41. nwa nna

    February 3, 2015 at 12:23 am

    No surprise here, Nollywood loves GEJ, and GEJ loves Nollywood back. There is nothing in wrong in people choosing to vote for a candidate of their choice but please DO NOT ATTEMPT to patronize Nigerians with your infomercials for your candidate.
    For the Nigerians shouting vote GEJ, besides the propaganda being fed to you by his propaganda machine, can you honestly list 5 things that you have personally benefitted from his administration in the last several years of his rule as your fundamental rights as a Nigerian?
    I am going to help refresh your memories because we are quick to forge as a nation;
    1. Power Supply?
    2. Security?
    3. Fuel Scarcity/ Price Hike?
    4. Education?
    5. Infrastructure i.e good roads etc?
    6. Employment?
    7. Healthcare?
    8. Transit system?
    9. Wages ( Has your wages increased to match the hike in cost of living over the years)?

    I don’t care who you vote for but if we as a nation are praying & hoping for change, based on the current administrations track record I do not see this happening. Goodluck!

  42. lala

    February 3, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Girrrlllll,, do whatever rocks your boat and may the best man win and goodluck to you.


    February 3, 2015 at 5:21 am

    #GEJ/SAMBO com FEB 14th……… IT HAS BEEN ORDAINED BY GOD ALREADY so THERE’s NOTHING ANYBODY CAN DO ABOUT IT…..Lets give this Guy more time to finish what he has started…#I VOTE GOODLUCK EBELE AZIKIWE JONTHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. mabeloflife

    February 3, 2015 at 8:33 am

    And may your life and your family end up like the corpers who lost their lives in the north for not voting for your buhari in 2011. Hope you said amen. Fool. @ niola. Bellanaija you better post my comment.

    • niola

      February 3, 2015 at 10:54 am

      @ mabel Who is a fool? teenagers like you do not deserve a response, obviously not literate enough to have a proper discussion not laced with insults, but i have promised God that social media will not make me less of a christian as my words must represent wisdom in Christ. Well i will tell you, i did not vote Jonathan in 2011 because i did not believe Jonathan then and i still do not believe him now, and i was right! Must be the spirit of revelation LOL!!! For me then , i was thinking that surely you must have something other than a mere name to think you have leadership skills, hinging on the name Good luck, who cares????Now mabel ( still using of life) didn’t that go with 2013? anyway my dear, the state of the nation is appalling, but obviously you must be lounging in aso-rock or olumo rock not to know the state of the nation, my dear just read soludo’s reply to okonjo-iweala and understand what i am saying or is it pardoning known criminals like abacha , alamiaswhatever, bode george, Femi Fani Kayode… My dear PDP does not have MONOPOLY OF POWER and no where in my sentence did i say vote Buhari, i only said if truly Jonathan has transformed Nigeria may your life be transformed the same way and you caught fire. Lol, obviously you don’t believe he has performed. LOL, funny girl! My dear if i vote UPN this time around and they dont perform guess who i am voting SDP next….but to repeat the same mistake all over abeg who be mugu…..

  45. integrity

    February 3, 2015 at 9:34 am

    This administration favoured Nollywood and upgraded many of them from village girls to senior Theres hardship and insecurity in the land. please see beyond your chanel bag o!

  46. ktemi

    February 3, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Why do u feel the need to curse someone? Pls as Rita said “even though I do not agree with her other comments” we have freedom of speech so give your opinion without insulting or cursing others. Thanks

  47. prince

    February 3, 2015 at 10:26 am

    she don collect envelop. vote for whoever you wish confused and biased people

  48. kenny

    February 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    paid advert….

  49. Nonso

    February 4, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Professor Wole Soyinka has just said, “Only four sets of people can vote and support Muhammadu Buhari in this 2015 election:

    (1) Those who are intellectually blind and weak.

    (2) Those who are blinded by ethnicity, tribalism and bigotry.

    (3) Those who can easily be deceived by the pretentious anti-corruption fighter like Buhari.

    (4) Those who are suffering from a combination of all the above terminal sicknesses”

  50. Barry

    February 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Edozie Okeiyi, a Director of Media and Strategy Great Nigeria Movement has given 10 points why he thinks Nigerians should vote for President Jonathan.
    As the renowned American Diplomat and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger stated, ” those who are indifferent to power will be overtaken by power seekers”.

    True to this statement, the average Nigerian has been indifferent or lukewarm towards political power and consequently, the political elites have dominated power since independence. As the 2015 elections draw nearer, I have studied the unfolding dynamics and permutations, my conclusion is that all factors considered, it is in the best interest of Nigeria to re-elect President Jonathan for another four years. I have summarized my reasons below.

    My first reason is that Nigeria has recorded remarkable economic growth under President Jonathan. Only two Months ago, Nigeria overtook South Africa as the continent’s largest economy after it overhauled its gross domestic product data for the first time in more than two decades. According to verifiable figures for 2013, released by Nigeria’s statistics bureau, Nigeria’s GDP hit $503bn (£307bn) – nearly double previous estimates and well ahead of South Africa at around $350bn.
    This pushed Nigeria up 12 places to become the 24th largest economy in the world – on par with Poland and Belgium and ahead of Argentina, Austria and Iran. This is a huge achievement. This development was not achieved overnight. It was a result of the direct dynamic approach of the President in terms of greater investment in entrepreneurship and private sector participation.

    My second reason is that President Jonathan has recorded significant improvements in the power sector, backed up with greater roads and infrastructural development. The bold privatization of the defunct NEPA paved way for improved power supply in Nigeria. Most Nigerians can confirm that although we do not have power supply round the clock, however there has been a commendable improvement. There has been also greater road rehabilitation in Nigeria like the Lagos-Benin Road, the ongoing second Niger bridge etc. This government has also commissioned many new schools especially in the north of Nigeria aimed at bringing education to the door steps of the commoners.

    Thirdly this administration has pursued a robust foreign policy since inception. Nigeria which previously lagged behind in the comity of nations, has now assumed her rightful position as a leader in the international community. The recent successful hosting of the World economic summit is a testament to this. Nigeria under President Jonathan has been a dynamic force in Africa and beyond. Nigeria has been leading the peacemaking initiatives in the West African sub region, with our troops deployed in Mali, Liberia and beyond. Nigeria’s partnerships with our international allies like the UK, US and France have deepened and improved under the Jonathan led administration.
    The number four reason is the need for continuity and stability in our democracy. Having made tremendous progress as discussed above, there is an important need for continuity in order to sustain these achievements. We cannot afford to start afresh all over again. What is needed is a sustained initiative and a planned change of government after another four years.

    Another important reason Jonathan should continue is that he is a democrat in all ramifications. Even some elements of the opposition attest to the democratic disposition of the President. President Jonathan’s tolerance of the opposition is unprecedented in the annals of Nigeria. In the first republic, the leader of the opposition Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his supporters were harassed and imprisoned. In the second republic, the ruling NPN allegedly tried to intimidate and capture all States by all means including the Ondo State Gubernatorial election “victory” of 1983 which caused an uproar in Ondo state.

    But today, members of the opposition can sleep with two eyes closed, thanks to the liberality of the President. The President has a non violent body language which connotes peace. Today many opponents throw personal abuses and insults at the President without facing any consequences. Many African leaders wouldn’t take personal insults and abuses from the opposition or anybody for that matter. In the recent past this would have been unthinkable. Those critics who think the President is weak should realize that it takes strength of character to absorb insults and abuses without negative reactions. To his credit, there has been no politically motivated assassinations till date. Friends and Foes agree that Mr. President cannot “hurt” a fly.

    Similarly the President has supervised fairer elections than his predecessors. Many States today are controlled by the opposition. In fact it is on record that opposition parties have won more elections under President Jonathan than under all previous dispensations put together. This can be attributed to the democratic inclination of the President. He has reasonably erased the do or die politics of the past.
    Again, victory for Jonathan is victory for the common man. Jonathan can be said to be the first Commoner from a humble beginning to emerge President. The political elites have dominated politics in Nigeria from time immemorial. It doesn’t matter if they are from the North or South, Christians or Muslims. The elites had always been in power in Nigeria. Jonathan emergence was an act of God which no mortal envisaged. Therefore ordinary and working class Nigerians must ensure that the elites do not bully Jonathan out of office. At the moment the elites have united with the sole purpose of recapturing power for themselves and their descendants. They are using sensitive issues like insurgency and insecurity to blackmail the President. Nigerians should not be fooled by the antics of these desperate folks. No single godfather owns Nigeria. Nigeria belongs to us all. Therefore we are all equal stakeholders and therefore the will of the majority must prevail.

    Similar to the above is the seventh reason. Jonathan is the first minority to be elected President. Therefore Jonathan represents hope for the down trodden and minorities in Nigeria. From independence the major ethnic groups dominated politics in Nigeria. It was unimaginable then to have a minority as President. Today we have a minority as President on a platter of gold. Added to this is that the South-South region where Jonathan comes from accounts for over 90% of the resources Nigeria has been using to run for over four decades now. Strangely Jonathan is the first President from this region. It would be a good idea to allow Jonathan govern Nigeria with our support. Jonathan can do better with our support and cooperation. Those opposed to his ambition based on the so called unwritten agreement should realize that Nigeria and her Constitution are greater than any parochial arrangement.

    Moreover another four years of Jonathan would mark the beginning of the end of the era of godfatherism in Nigerian politics. The so called godfathers in our national political life have held Nigeria to ransom, without rhyme or reason. They place unrealistic and unreasonable demands on the incumbents. The first battle Jonathan fought was to liberate himself from his so called godfather which he has successfully and bravely done. The next four years would give the President the opportunity to level all inequalities and provide a level playing field for all Nigerians, to enable eligible candidates contest and win elections without depending on godfathers.

    The ninth reason we should re-elect President is because of the lack of a credible opposition. Opposition in Nigeria has weakened due to the absence of a defined ideology. We have seen members of the opposition jump from party to party without any ideological framework. The only constant feature is the lust for power. As a result we do not have a formidable opposition that can make a difference politically.
    The recent merger of several political parties to form the All Progressive Congress (APC) was received warmly with great expectations. At last the vibrant opposition has arrived! So we thought! How wrong we were! Most Nigerians expected a strong opposition that would mobilize Nigerians behind them. We expected an opposition devoid of pettiness and cheap blackmail. We expected an opposition that would be defined by principles and ideals. We expected an opposition that would present a clear cut, well defined, and practicable alternative to the present. We expected a credible opposition based on principles. To say the APC dashed our hopes is an understatement. APC missed the opportunity to stand out as the new national umbrella. All we hear is ” Give us Power”. But what are you going to do differently? What are your plans? Nigerians need to know what agenda you have before they give you power. The PDP has been in power since 1999. As expected some Nigerians have some reservations on the performance of PDP. This is not unexpected considering the fact that the Party has been in power for fifteen years now. But the pertinent question is, what will APC do differently? APC has refused to tell Nigerians what they have in stock for us. Instead they are over driven by the lust for power without a defined agenda. Mere criticizing the incumbent without proffering solutions is grossly inadequate. What Nigerians are waiting to hear is the action plan of APC. Does any Nigerian know how the opposition would tackle this insurgency? Does anyone know their plans to create jobs? Does anyone know their plans to fight corruption? What about Education, Power, Healthcare? The list is endless. If the opposition wants to be taken seriously by Nigerians, first it needs to go back to the drawing board and define the agenda. Then communicate the agenda to Nigerians and allow Nigerians to decide who governs them in a free and fair election. At the moment the present opposition style of chasing shadows leaving the substance behind has played to the advantage of the incumbent.

    It is either the opposition steps up the game by addressing issues, not personalities, or forget the 2015 Elections. As long as the opposition continues to chase shadows, the incumbent would have an easy ride come 2015.

    Finally Nigeria should re-elect President Jonathan because of the present circumstances of security challenges, which the President is working hard to contain and defeat. Put differently, the country is in a state of war with terrorists, and we cannot change the Commander-in-Chief in the middle of the war. In fact it would be morally wrong for Mr. Jonathan to abandon ship halfway down the sail without achieving total victory against the terrorists. We should therefore rally round the President in solidarity and defeat the terrorists. The prevailing opinion in Nigeria and the Diaspora is that President Jonathan should hang on and fight these insurgents to the very end. Let us therefore renew his mandate on the 14th of February, 2015.

    God bless Nigeria.

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