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PIC.12.2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DABATE IN ABUJA

President Goodluck Jonathan (m) with presidential candidates of other Political Parties During The 2015 Presidential Election Debate in Abuja on Sunday

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed optimism that Nigerian universities will rank among the best in the world in the next four years, as a result of the ongoing  transformation of  the education system.

Jonathan, who featured in the Presidential Debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) on Sunday in Abuja, said that Nigerian universities had been equipped to compete with their foreign counterparts.

Jonathan said that education was a responsibility of both states and the federal governments, adding that the present administration gives support to the  states through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

“We all feel bad that no Nigerian university was ranked but we are working seriously to change the trend. We have equipped most of our universities through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). We are talking about infrastructure that has failed over the years but with the way we are going, in the next four years our universities will compete with other universities across the world,” he said.

Also speaking, Godson Okoye, the presidential candidate of United Democratic Party, decried the situation where people who had benefited from free education turned education to business.

“We must re-engineer education right from nursery schools; teachers training colleges must be revisited,’’ he said.

Oluremi Sonaiya, the presidential candidate of KOWA Party, said the whole focus should not be on formal education but a broad-based education.

“Ignorance is one of the ills; KOWA will address formal and informal education; curriculum should be reviewed,” she said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that five political parties- PDP, NCP, UPP, KOWA and UDP participated in the second session of the debate.

Photo Credit: NAN-PHOTO

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

92 Comments

  1. Most Honestly

    March 22, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    So people still believe this man called Jonathan, he has said time after time that he is not in charge, Okonjo Iweala and Allison were in charge, full control. If you are a Nigerian, living in this country, paying light and other utility bills, riding on our roads and have children in schools, have graduate sitting at home doing nothing, and you feel that we can continue in this hopelessness and unfaithfulness of PDP and Jonathan administration, i have one prayer for you, May your life be ruled the way Jonathan ruled the resources of this nation. Say Amen to it if you are truthful. Say amen

    • Oh please

      March 22, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Likewise you should be able to say “Amen” to the following prayer…

      May God run your life the way Buhari ran the country between 1983-1984.

    • ...just saying

      March 23, 2015 at 7:28 am

      Buhari’s regime was the time Nigerians were at their est behaviour in terms of discipline. Remember War Against Indiscipline ? This is something Nigeria needs. The approach and methodof implementation will definitely be different now since a constitution will be guiding him in a democracy and not a decree.

    • ro2

      March 23, 2015 at 8:23 am

      I say a BIG AMEN to that., every spirit of indiscipline, corruption, infectiousness, greed sin be destroy IJN.

    • Wale

      March 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Amen, Amen, Amen… And I pray Buhari comes back and runs my life this time again. Buhari’s original reign was organized and deliberate. Nigerians buckled up and were disciplined. We need Buhari in Nigeria, so here is one more additional Amen. May Buhari and Oshibajo rule my life moving forward. AMEN!!!

    • Wale

      March 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      You can press the like button a million times, it won’t make a difference, most users on BN are smarter and know better. The wave is overwhelmingly for Team Buhari. It is time for someone new and for us to try something different. Since we are praying, let me shower you with a very special one. May God fulfill your dreams the way the accounts of the average Nigerians has been fulfilled during GEJ’s era, may your support system be made up of people like FFK, fayose, koro, okupe, Clarke Asari, tomopolo and likes,may the wisdom God instils in you be that of Faka Jonathan and most importantly, I hope God never let you feel the chaos, insecurity and loss experienced by the chibok and the high school boys parents or the many people lost to BH. Amen!

    • Shao

      March 23, 2015 at 4:48 am

      I don’t see Buhari. APC had an empty stand. Would have loved to hear how Buhari plans on bringing this change APC has been talking about.

      Too bad

    • Wale

      March 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Simple, watch his Chatam house speech on youtube. It is comphrensive.

    • me

      March 23, 2015 at 8:25 am

      I will say this much, the more I understand democracy, the more I realise the people are in charge and not the president. He executes our demands, and that is why there are ministers, senators etc. To bring the peoples needs to his table

    • Lois

      March 23, 2015 at 10:23 am

      It is not just the president that is a joke in this instance. The APC also have no viable plan as of today to move Nigeria’s education and its systems forward. Lagos state University lost the ample opportunity to make it a viable public institution test case. If we are not ready in Nigeria to pay appropriate fees in our universities like others in Europe, America and now the Middle eastern countries like Dubai, Qatar and Malaysia then we will still be stuck in this filth of very bad education and education systems in Nigeria. Our students pay so much to get good education all over the world even when they are indigent students even in countries as near as Ghana but Nigerians are wanting the good but are not ready to make the sacrifices needed to move us forward. In as much as I may not be able to afford it; but i strongly believe that necessity which is the mother of all inventions will make students loans available for students who cannot afford to pay outright. Please Nigerians, let us come together to build our country and o support initiatives that will make our systems work. Let us also campaign against the inequalities of quota system’ that has proven overtime to make the northern section of this country redundant education wise. Thank you all and God bless Nigeria if we all do what is necessary to attract such blessings

    • Wale

      March 23, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Actually APC has a plan, watch Oshibajo’s town hall meeting in Dc. Btw, Oshibajo is a a college professor and education is very dear to his heart.

    • Wagamama

      March 23, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      LMAO!

      DISCLAIMER ALERT!

      MY FELLOW ORIGINAL BELLA NAIJA COMMENTATORS, YOU WILL NOTICE BELOW THAT SEVERAL COMMENTS HAVE IN PUT IN BY THE SAME AVATER/S WITH DIFFERENT NAMES!

      WE CALL THEM GEJ E-RATS!!!!

      PROCEED AT YOU OWN PERIL!

      LMAO!

  2. Chichi

    March 22, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    This man is such a joke.
    Which school in Nigeria will rank even near top 20 with all the corruption in the education sector? Have professors finished extorting money from the students or has all the strikes ended?
    Pls stop making empty promises to become president.

  3. Dapo

    March 22, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Wait for change after 4yrs, Maybe another 12yrs, cos PDP will still win, Nigerians will still vote for him/PDP. Most Nigerians dont even know what a good government is all about.

  4. Sunshine

    March 22, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Count down to 6 days and his ass will be gone. Total disgrace . I coulldnt believe that I supported this guy in 2011 .What a joker.

  5. Uuu

    March 22, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I didn’t read the article and I wont waste my brain cells , however what truly gets to me is how these politicians in power think because we all don’t have the political hustle in us we are stupid.

  6. lagbaja

    March 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Delusional GEJ

  7. o

    March 22, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    If you believe this, you can believe anything. Na real global best. So at the end of the day, of what use is it when millions roam the streets jobless?

  8. S!

    March 22, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    So they are other candidates?
    Where the hell have they been?
    I’m sure they are just there to fill a list, after the election the pay them settlement & no one hears from them for the next 4 years.

    • me

      March 23, 2015 at 8:28 am

      Maybe you would have known were they were, if you paid attention to political matters. Most of you wait for information you don’t seek it

  9. bruno

    March 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    so buhari didn’t attend the presidential debate?. what a very silly man.buhari are u sure u are serious at all? there are so many undecided voters, the presidential debate is an avenue to sway them to vote for u.
    there’s no logical reason to miss a presidential debate. imagine if obama said he was not going to attend the presidential debate, I swear to god he would have lost the election.

    I think we should vote gej out of office. kicking gej out of office will send a strong message to every single politician in this country, u are replaceable. if u don’t perform well, we the nigerian people will kick u out of office. no time for foolishness.

    if gej wins this election that means we are not going to have light for another 4 years.

    • Xyz

      March 23, 2015 at 11:41 am

      You do know that Buhari attended three debates in the past and no single PDP candidate did the same.
      Even in 2011, GEJ refused to show up. So what’s the fuss about a man that showed up three times refusing to show up now?

    • Wale

      March 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Buhari did not bother because the debate organizers seems to have been compromised. Read the investigation on SR. Dokpesi was paid some money by pdp which one could only assume was bribe. Dokpesi I think is on the board of NEDG.

    • Taiwo

      March 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Wale please help me ask BN why this is called a debate???? GEJ was reading a prepared speech and you call that debate! Ogbeni was given expo hence the prepared speech he came with and read from. He didn’t even lift his eyes from the pages, guy just kept reading for dear life.
      To make matters worse, I had to watch it from my Generator powered TV then some idiot calls me to tell me to vote for GEJ!

    • KOMMANDA

      March 24, 2015 at 12:04 am

      please my fellow Nigerian’s when we talk of not being bias or good governance pls always compare for instance what was our mega watts electricity generation in the country before goodluck or our economy or education or agriculture or our government revenue. most times people talking trash of the President makes me to wonder if am the only one watching the news at night, Buhari missed the debate for few reasons one he doesn’t want to answer to his past deeds and his careless utterances he thought everybody might be on his neck to ask him questions which he may not be able comprehend and might say something to give him away. and more over its the collective idea of the APC that he miss the debate. somebody talked about the Chatham house Lol my friend for you direct someone to YouTube cos of the video shows that you are naive it is written work he couldn’t even lift his face off the script for longer than a second. Mr buhari is not competent enough to rule if APC were to produce another candidate it would have been better

  10. Missy J

    March 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Lol…now I know why Buhari boycotted this debate. Like whatttt??? GEJ please lie with dignity, how is that possible?? We are not done with the previous promises you made now this one. I can’t help.

  11. Robin Hood

    March 22, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    When u and ur wife cannot speak good English and are no an authority in whatever field of endeavour you both profess……. Global ranking indeed…. When quality education is seen a a luxury in Nigeria and not necessity……

  12. U

    March 22, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Joker, Otuoeke is loading 90% . Just get ready!!!!!!

  13. nene+

    March 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I believe you GEJ completely!
    How do I believe you? Its because you have now almost silenced / degraded your distractors ,foot soldiers of APC called boko haram! Yes APC rejoiced for every bomb detonated by these human wastes called boko haram!

    Despite all the distraction Jonathan has worked,our university teaching hospital can now do transplants,our undergratuate are now building mini air craft ( yet to be tested) buidling cars, our universities are now developing drugs e.g Dr Abalaka, Nano silver etc. Forget thet America criticised and refused to acknowledge it. We are getting there and I believe president Totally! Go to university of Ibadan, Benin ,Nsukka and see what the students are doing.

    Mind you if you cheat in your school, what Jonathan said will make no sence to you, you can’t see yourself becoming any thing successful.. As for me I am a product of Nigerian university and am too proud of this.

    In the next four years no doubt GEJ will reposition Nigeria. Why won’t a PH. D student improve education?

    Education is the way forward and we can export knowledge from education!

    My people let’s ensure we come out and vote enmass!

    Vote PH.D holder and ignore the man who took Nigerians to court for enquiring about his certifications. PDP a party of dynamic minds is the way forward. Old men in APC have nothing to offer other than lies!!! Lies!!!!! And lies!!!!!!!!only cerificatless will stand under the sun to vote a retired old certificatless man! God forbid
    !!!

    • honey

      March 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Where are the dynamic minds in PDP? Wendel? Koro? Alamieyeisegha? Fayose? Abati? Okupe?
      Lolest.

  14. Histur

    March 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Wishful thinking

  15. southsouthchairman

    March 22, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Writing on the wall…

    In 2011, the presidential debate consisted of all the losers of that election and the winner could not be bothered to partake because he knew he had already won. GEJ was begged, blackmailed, cajoled, and even threatened to partake in those debates and he didn’t budge because he knew he had already won.

    How the tables have turned now. Can you imagine GEJ/PDP begging and trying to cajole Buhari to get involved in the 2015 debates and he refused? The same man who did all he could to get GEJ to take part in the 2011 debates? That’s like in the UK, Cameron begging Miliband to take part in TV debates lol.

    Seems to me like the political class in Nigeria has spoken and it doesn’t even have anything to do with votes. This might be what OBJ was referring to in his letter ‘before it is too late’, when he tried to warn GEJ about his legacy. The first incumbent president in Nigeria’s history to be replaced by the opposition party.

  16. M

    March 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    BN you need to move away from this your cheap soft sell tactics to move traffic to your site with misleading headlines. He never said, that. He said the the TET Fund will provide more funding for infrastructure and over the next four his admin will work harder because Nigeria deserves to be competitive. Anything to bring this man down, u pick. With the intelligent things said, you choose to lie… if you like don’t post.

  17. les slut

    March 22, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    All of u internet commentators that are against Jonathan and will never b honest and accept what Jonathan has done and how down 2earth his is even 2debate with relatively unknown Presidential aspirants,
    All of above are the one that are indeed Delusional.
    This man GEJ is quite different from ur typical Nigerian Politician and all d comments am seeing here frm people that absolutely Nothing on how….no point explaining

  18. Shisha Cake

    March 22, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    So throughout the six years you were in office, what’ve you been doing? And we are now to believe that four years will be enough to transform UNN, UI, UNIZIK, UNIBEN and a host of others into Oxford, Cambridge, Uni Of London. What lies will we not hear during election periods? Eh? Exactly how stupid do these politicians rate us? And when the unis are successfully transformed into world class, what next? World class graduates will be roaming world class streets looking for village class jobs. Mtcheeew. I haf seen for this nation.

    • honey

      March 23, 2015 at 8:29 am

      lol. I love you comment. World class graduate looking for village class jobs.

      He wont even do it. That was how he promised us electricity 4 years ago and we all rushed to vote for him. Now we are worse off than we were. Anytime he announces the commissioning of additional Megawatts, electricity worsens. i wonder where all the money is going to.
      I dont have anything against him personally, but he doesnt have what it takes to rule the country and we are going to help him by sending him back to Otuoke.
      My PVC has been dusted, and I am ready!!!!!

    • D

      March 23, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Thank you dear, close to 2weeks since they had lightin Ekiti .yet his friends in the electricity company had millions to donate for his campaign.cause he his incompetent means he has to surround himself with his like.
      Jona is taking us backward at the same time spending and sharing naijas wealth with his family and well wishers. What a psycho!

    • Ebere

      March 28, 2015 at 1:10 am

      Love that comment – Its about time for these infrastructure projects to get independently audited

  19. Helena

    March 22, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    in the next four years??
    what happened in the last four??

  20. dpat

    March 22, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Please where is mr Buhari? Is he that busy or he can’t speak for himself.

  21. me

    March 23, 2015 at 12:04 am

    It is not by writing comments on BN. Most of you won’t vote. Anyway GeJ will win cos my vote is on him

  22. D

    March 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Onovo beats their president,wish he was in a bigger party though. Definitely won’t be voting for Jonathan the petty liar.

  23. laura

    March 23, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Ok then.

  24. nnenne

    March 23, 2015 at 1:41 am

    @ Most Honestly….. I feel your pain. Things can certainly be better in Nigeria.
    However, to insinuate that Nigeria is worse off today is a big lie.The Nigeria I saw in 2004, 2008 and 2009 were worst than the Nigeria I witnessed in 2014. From our Airports to the city and the villages.

    There are still a lot of work to be done, including the war against terrorism. To say that 73 year old Buhari is the right man to do the job shows that you are either ignorant or selfish.

    Why are we having this discussion? Because of all the distinguished sons and daughters of Nigeria (North, west, east and south), our selfish king makers chose Buhari as the opposition leader, to lead us in this century. Nigerians can only choose from the choices given to us. If they had selflessly picked someone far better than Jonathan ,we will not be having this debate. We have had enough of the Nigerian Mafia and recycled army politicians.

    Nigerian Political Parties must work at picking the right candidates to run for elections, . Trust me those ideal candidates exist in all corners of Nigeria and if we leave nepotism, favoritism, quota system, etc, we will be able to identify them.
    FORWARD EVER NIGERIA!!!!!

    • honey

      March 23, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Which Nigeria are we talking about? This same Nigeria? And it is better for you now than in the previous dispensation?
      How much are you exchanging dollars now?
      How much do you spend on Generator now?
      How much do you spend on your child’s education now?
      How many of our children are roaming the streets jobless?
      How many of our country’s money has he been sharing with impunity?
      How many of the glaringly corrupt people has he been openly frolicking with? Remeber (kashamu, alamieyeseigha etc)
      How many whistleblowers has he sacked? (Remember the Judge and Sanusi)
      Where is the $20Billion missing NNPC funds?
      Why is Wendel Simlin (Reno Omokri) still in his inner caucus?
      Despite Ekitigate, why did he not bring them to justice, rather rewarded Koro with Ministerial position?
      Why has he put Tompolo and the likes in charge of our waterways when we have Navy?
      Why has he reduced our armed forces to toothless bulldogs?
      Why did he wait for over 15,000 people to be killed in the North before taking action 6 weeks to election? (even after postponement).
      Why did he wait 6 weeks to election before he compensated the Immigration Scam victims?
      I can go on and on

      I say it and i stand on it. Jonathan is the worst president Nigeria ever had.

      And right now, I am #teamABJ #team AnythingButJonathan.

  25. jennietobbie

    March 23, 2015 at 2:03 am

    My dearest BN, I plead for a link to this presidential debate. Biko, make this young girl smile next week before the elections. Thank u in advance 🙂

    So there are other candidates? I absolutely love the atmosphere of this election and big ups to Oluremi Sonaiya, I see you. Thank you for standing your grounds and balancing the gender inequality in Nigerian politics. You give me hope.

    Thank you, Nigerians!!! Overall, this election was good, not great. But we can start with good, at least a lot of people paid attention and left their comfortable couches to sweat in the sun.

    Our democracy is crawling back home. Well done and may the best candidate serve us with love, compassion and honesty.

  26. janeth

    March 23, 2015 at 2:34 am

    yinmu***dont deceive us mr johna we nigerians just want change…….oh pls spare us….Sai dear grandpa buhari..

  27. Pat

    March 23, 2015 at 3:56 am

    I laughed when I saw the header but anything is possible 🙂

  28. Trutalk

    March 23, 2015 at 3:58 am

    I don’t think Nigerian universities can even compete if they ranked them on the same level as primary schools worldwide. the truth is if we had a more educated populace, a lot of the issues that has killed Nigeria will disappear. Leaders like Jonathan feed themselves and their cronies based on the ignorance and myopic thinking of these uneducated people. Though I know all this is politricks and essentially has no plan of occurring, because let’s be honest, there’s actually no plan to make this a reality. It would be great to have a better educated populace who can actually see past the lies these unfortunate leaders have shit on us for so many years. The smell stinks to an outsider but to us it’s all normal. May we smell freshness again.

    • molarah

      March 24, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Ah ahn…this same Nigerian university that some of us graduated from….abeg fear God oh!

  29. Taipan

    March 23, 2015 at 8:19 am

    And where’s Bruhaha abi Buhari? that is preaching change, what a disgrace he has noting to offer likewise can he stand for 30mins. a presidential aspirant couldnt show for debate? that shows he’s as dum as a goat. may be Tinubu, Ameachi and the Angry Peoples Congress could not find his personal Mojo to control him as he is a Poppet….#Sai their Fada#

  30. coke

    March 23, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Mr. President its was supposed to be a debate not a speech…

  31. uzo okoro

    March 23, 2015 at 8:44 am

    wow!this is a good,we believe Mr President that you can do it

  32. kemi emmanuel

    March 23, 2015 at 8:44 am

    May GOD give you the grace to achieve this. PGEJ till 2019

  33. ubong ekanem

    March 23, 2015 at 8:52 am

    yes we believe you can do it

  34. yusuf

    March 23, 2015 at 9:08 am

    By Bashir Yusufu
    Dear General Buhari; I would’ve addressed this letter privately to you, but in the expectation that you may not receive it, I decided to make it an Open Letter, in the hope that you would stumble on it, read it and hopefully feel some of the pains and anguish that have been my lot. Having said that, permit me therefore to proceed with the rest of this missive from the grave of innocents departed.
    Last night, while I was at my modest home in Katsina, relaxing and probably half-awake, I heard the voice of my cousin who was killed in the North in April 2011 during the post-election violence instigated by your loss of the presidential election. With bloodshot sad eyes, my cousin, looking apparition-like, was wailing “Gen Buhari, why why”. My cousin’s name is (or was) Mallam Yusuf Danfulani, a bright young lad originally from Katsina State, who was slaughtered in cold blood and set on fire by youths chanting “Sai Buhari”, like they are again now chanting in 2015.
    Gen Buhari, in case you have forgotten, Yusuf was slaughtered in your name even though he never did any wrong to you, and even voted for you against Dr Jonathan. He lost his life just because the murderers you encouraged by your many hate speeches believed Yusuf to be from middle belt or southern Nigeria, most probably because of his bulky looks and brave, patriotic attempts to prevent the killing of an innocent Youth Corper, Ukeoma Ikechukwu. Even though he cried out in Hausa and Fulfulde, he was still not believed by those you (Buhari) managed to brainwash to see all non-Fulani Nigerians as conspiring to vote against you. In this very case, Yusuf voted for you but his ‘Sai Buhari’ killers never believed he did. Like you, Gen Buhari, the mob was baying for the blood of innocents.
    If not for Yusuf’s best friend who was with him and was himself nearly killed, we would not have recognized his charred body that was burnt beyond recognition. And thanks to the same friend for recounting to us the little he could make out at the last moments of Yusuf’s life, the agony he passed through and the most important words he uttered before he gave up. It is the same words I heard him utter last night from the grave: ‘Gen Buhari, why why’. Yet, to this day, you (Buhari) have not cared to apologize or show any remorse, but you instead offered lame excuses for the bloodletting you had instigated, and still instigate. I now ask you this: Gen Buhari, must you always shade blood, like you started doing from 1983, to rule Nigeria? Do you recall how you killed Brigadier Bako in 1983 just so you could take power by force from Shehu Shagari?
    General Buhari, Ukeoma Ikechukwu himself was reported missing that same day Yusuf was murdered by your supporters, and finally confirmed dead the following day when his charred remains was discovered in a hooded area. Apparently, your supporters had dragged him out of the open and tortured him before finally snuffing life out of him. Like my cousin, Yusuf, Ukeoma was very young and an innocent. Unlike Dr. Jonathan, they were not contesting against you. Yet, when they were killed, part of Nigeria was killed with them; the same Nigeria that you are now angrily campaigning to rule.
    Yusuf and Ukeoma were not alone. Six other innocent Youth Corpers were also murdered in Bauchi, where you Buhari, polled 1,315,209 votes (almost 82 per cent), defeating Dr Jonathan who scored 258,404 votes and did not even hit the 25 per cent mark. The corps members were reportedly chased to a police station where they sought refuge. But the rioters, who were raving mad with bloodlust and chanting “Sai Buhari”, overran the station and murdered the young Nigerians in cold blood. So, Gen Buhari, as you can see from the Bauchi result and it’s aftermath, your supporters even shade blood when you win; still you have no qualms. Today, you are prancing around the nation, arrogant and angry as usual, behaving like you have already won the election; and thus setting up another bloodletting if you are not announced winner.
    The story of Obinna Okpokiri is as heart-wrenching as Yusuf’s. The 27-year-old was butchered and burnt to ashes, in the service of his fatherland. Okpokiri’s own circumstances were as gruesome as they could be. He had run to the Corpers’ Lodge as the rampaging ‘Sai Buhari’ rioters targeted Youth Corper polling officers recruited by INEC for the election. As painful death loomed, the young Nigerians contemplated fleeing to the barracks. But they were not lucky enough. Your ‘Sai Buhari’ supporters caught up with them, slaughtered and set them on fire. Like Yusuf, these innocents are human beings and future leaders on the last laps of fulfilling their national duty before moving on to a bright future. But it was not to be because, in your name, Gen Buhari, they were slaughtered, sliced, soaked in petrol and scorched. Reduced to ashes in minutes and in the most callous fashion by those that are not better citizens or humans than them.
    General Buhari, while you are now busy inciting another violence, please bear in mind that in 2011, your supporters turned violent in whole 12 northern states as they burned the homes, vehicles, and properties of innocent Nigerians, some of whom are also Muslims and Northerners like you and my cousin Yusuf. Your ‘Sai Buhari’ supporters also targeted and killed Christians and members of southern Nigerian ethnic groups, who were seen as supporting the PDP, and they burnt churches across the north. One particular attack in Bauchi stood out as most heart-breaking. According to Human Rights Watch, on April 17 in Giade, a rural town in northern Bauchi, ‘Sai Buhari’ mobs attacked youth corps members in the town. The Corpers, who were mostly from Yoruba, ran to the local police station to seek refuge, but the mobs stormed the police station. The mob killed the police officer on duty and burned down the police station. They raped two of the female youth corps members and then hacked them to death with machetes, along with five male youth corps members. In total, rioters killed ten youth corps members in that town alone.
    A lecturer at the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State, described to Human Rights Watch how a mob of Muslims chanting “Change, Sai Buhari” attacked and killed several Christian students, a Christian lecturer and four Muslim students suspected of being PDP sympathizers on April 17: He said “Between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., they entered the school chanting slogans and shouting: “Where are the Christians and Muslims that supported the ruling party?” They had painted their faces black and were shouting that they needed “change”, the Congress for Progressive Change campaign slogan. The mob had all sorts of weapons – machetes, sticks, and clubs. They started breaking the glass on the buildings. The students ran away but the mob pursued them into the staff quarters and they had nowhere to go. The mob beat them to death. The lecturer they killed was Yoruba“.
    Finally, Gen Buhari, let me end this letter by asking you this question: When are you going to apologize to me, to Yusuf’s aged parents, to Ukeoma’s parents, to parents of all innocents murdered by your brainwashed supporters, to Nigeria and to mankind? And here is Yusuf again, asking you from the grave: “Gen Buhari, why why”.
    Bashir Yusufu.
    [email protected]

    • Taipan

      March 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

      @yusuf,
      pls tell them ……tell them oooooo

    • Wale

      March 23, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      It has come to this…well,I think it is time for me to write a letter on behalf of the over 34,000 people killed this past 6 years as a direct result of Jonadaft’s indecisions and incompetence.

    • mjay

      March 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      wale, killed by whom exactly, may the soul of Yusuf and the soul of all who has died because Buhari must rule rest in peace

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      March 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Wale, it has. I didn’t realise that really and truly, Buhari still hasn’t apologized to the families for inciting the violence that caused the death of their loved ones. Not a word said on the subject until now? Wow.

      And please don’t turn this around on Jonathan because of all the sins I have inscribed against that other man’s name, at least he never deliberately instigated a mass of youths to go on rampage which was certain to end in blo0dshed. I detest PDP but your APC candidate sounds like a despicably arrogant human being. Does he imagine that the victims of his actions don’t deserve any apology?

      Call Jonathan whatever you like and I’ll probably even agree with you on some points but Buhari is cold-hearted bastard that cannot be white-washed, no matter what. Although, that might be a moot point since Nigeria’s history has already proven that one attribute to us…

  35. kevin olushola

    March 23, 2015 at 9:14 am

    well we have improved in that sector in recent times anyway, so its just a matter of time, GEJ has been trying basically lets be sincere,

  36. Nelson David

    March 23, 2015 at 9:14 am

    That will be the best thing that has ever happen to our educational section.

  37. Bassey

    March 23, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Most people will think that it is not possible for that to happen but with hard work, time and commitment it will happen.

  38. chinwe davis

    March 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

    All the haters can hate, jonathan will win and the transformation shall continue, let’s face reality and stop living in the GMB so called change bubble.

  39. Divine West

    March 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

    With Jonathan as our president some many positive things will come to our country. He is one man i respect and trust.

    • honey

      March 23, 2015 at 9:35 am

      But he has been you president for the past 6 years, what good thing has come to our country?

  40. Akpoguma david

    March 23, 2015 at 9:18 am

    hehehehe make una relax, una dey doubt say our universities go enter top ? e don dey enter top already sef, jina na im be the confam man, leave buhari matter, him wey no get WAEC be like person wey like school.

  41. J

    March 23, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Biko Oga Jona, is it by faith, wishful thinking or real action geared towards achieving quality education???

  42. Gentle

    March 23, 2015 at 10:34 am

    @Honey you are wrong!

    Electricity that Jonathan promised has taken a giant leap like NO OTHER PRESIDENT HAVE DONE since Nigeria was created.

    For your other ignorant points i will give you chance to retract your comments and do more research than spiteful bile you throw up daily.

    • honey

      March 23, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      Light has improved? You must be living in Benin Republic? I have less than 20hrs light in a week, and the story is the same everywhere.
      That is all you GEJites know how to do? Abuse. I raised valid points. Answer them in a civil manner.

  43. what wi b wil b

    March 23, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Forget sentiment and b realistic! Jonathan has tried no even d past leaders has done half of what this man has done he built 9 federal universities and 6 Alma jeri schools in d north 3 fd universities in d south east.

    • Emeka Nwaeke

      March 23, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Trust me!! He works will speak for him.

  44. Peaches77

    March 23, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Well, GEJ you will have my vote. Generally speaking, we would be having one of the stiffest elections in a few days time, what this says to me is that our democracy is deepening. The following elections will only get better and that is because you and I have been involved. ***VOTE NOT FIGHT

  45. Kufere

    March 23, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Give Buhari the chance and he will turn our universities to bomb creating institutes

  46. Isaac

    March 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Am speechless, having gone through the sad story of yusuf about a cousin and one ikechukwu and others. It is conclusive that the blood of the innocents won’t allow a vampire to emerge as our next president. Permit me to add this based on my observation that the “sia buhari group” are the ones that graduated to boko haram. Everyone blames GEJ for insecurity but have we sat down to ask the prominent politician buhari what he has done for the zone he came from on the area of insecurity; My own zone is very well secured so that one is not an issue here. They equip boko haram and murder lives to weaken the strength of GEJ’s effort as a president, they are excited to see people die and blames it on GEJ so that you and I as Nigerians will see him as not competent enough. What we are experiencing in this nation today is not our president’s fault be the effort of some wicked politicians and blood sucking demons like Gen. buhari. Remember he told us previously that if he didn’t win on 2011 election that we the Nigerians we see the consequences of not voting him in; meaning that he ll make life unbearable for us by fighting the present government underground with every weapon he built inclusive of book haram. Actually it seems he succeeded because from 2011 till now thousands of Nigerians have died. Some of us ll be deceived by the news we got sometime last year about buhari and his convoy being attached by boko haram guys, it was all true that he was attacked but my question is how and why did he escape the attack that he wasn’t injured and non of his men was. Boko haram can not attack buhari without adequate preparation. All that, was a set up to tell us that he doesn’t know boko haram but I don’t agree with him. GEJ is still the man and will remain the man till 2019, if u don’t like it electric poles are nearby. Many of us that are so ignorant comes here to write baseless statements. Is a shame that some of us are too blind to see the good things the good man is doing. No past president was able to achieve what GEJ achieved in this nation; if you are ignorant on that then you have to stick to your CNN news, search facts and figures about the world economy now. Dollar price went up, yea but it is a global thing, for Nigerian’s that dose not know. Venezuela an African country they have oil like we do but today they line up for food but in our country you and I are still investing; let’s not because of hatred chase the shadow leaving the substance unachieved. vote wisely friends..

  47. Ukpono

    March 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Buhari is not sound to rule this country, he has past his prime age.

  48. Enumah

    March 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    GEJ 4 LIFE!!!

  49. Joe

    March 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Northern leader’s destroyed the country for 38 years and OBJ destroyed for 11 years (totalling 49 years). GEJ has done in 5 years what his colleagues could not do in 49 years. GEJ2019

  50. @Wale and RO2

    March 23, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    In conclusion, May you the dog and baboon,May you be a beneficiary of Buharis hate speeches.
    May his foot soldier visit you . May he treat you like his first wife,and may you have 150 cow for forty years no addition . May you be sentenced to firing squad without trial.

    May your heart be filled with bile like buhari,may you be rejected four times by Nigerians,may you be taken in black maria in UK,may people see you and remember you for war.

    • Wale

      March 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Seriously…this is the best you’ve got?

  51. jefka

    March 23, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    how do we know Yusuf isnt lying? no disrespect @yusuf
    but, coming here to tell lies, truths, facts or heresays wont change anything.
    march 28th pls take ur pvc’s and go and vote for the person you deem fit……..

  52. sandra edafe

    March 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    After reading the letter by Bashir Yusufu, one can say buhari should be tried by ICC.

  53. Be wise

    March 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Vote KOWA ( Prof. Remi Sonaiya ) u confuse morons . To suffer no they tire u people. May ur generation not die inside suffering ooo

  54. Kelvin Akpobome

    March 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Just as he said it he will do it.

  55. Dr philip Edozie

    March 23, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you Mr President, you have done exceedingly well.

    • Tatler

      March 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Sandra, Kevin, Philip & Blessing – are you legions or just have split personality disorder which actually is one & the same.

  56. blessing kpebe

    March 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    We have seen the heights we will attained if you are re elected, so we will not compromise our votes for you for anything.

  57. joliebebe

    March 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Abeg…do the concerned read these comments at all?

  58. ada nnewi

    March 23, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    This nitwit GEJites have come again…One person posting under different aliases…some with the same avatar…Nitwits!

  59. Ur

    March 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Blessing, Doctor Phillips, kelvin , Sandra, still one and the same. Olodo like your president. Your avatar is the same. No sense like the president you are in support of. Mscheeeew

  60. Wale

    March 24, 2015 at 12:21 am

    @ Ms socially awkward, I can’t remember Buhari inciting violence, but I have recent recollection of Faka Jonathan(mame war)running a very negative campaign up until this weekend when she prayed death to Apc members. But Buhari…hmmmm! I can’t imagine with all their decency that the campaign directors of Apc would allow Or condone violence. Apc is just too progressive, controlled and sophisticated to run a do or die campaign. Buhari doesn’t have control over what the northern public decide to do if they feel cheated. But, I trust that being the disciplined military man that he is, he would call them to order. Either way, i happy you are on the Oshibajo/Buhari team.

  61. Okenna Gerrard

    March 29, 2015 at 7:42 am

    GEJ shall win, we’ll remain the Largest economy of africa, insurgency which has come to ruin GEJ’s great regime will finally be abolished.. support PDP, support GEJ.. the bad eggs of PDP have migrated to APC, or cnt u see?.. goodluck has. come to restore the dignity of our country and dnt oppose dat.. this man is a civilian to the core, a statesman to the core, and. he is really a Good-Luck.. pls my fellow Nigerian’s let’s leave sentiments and join 2geda so as to achieve greatly.. just watch our the next four years under GoodLuck regime and see what we shall Become *smiles*

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