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01 Jun 2012

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 Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd)


By  Chuks Okocha and Onyebuchi Ezigbo 


Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) Thursday became the first aspirant to publicly declare his interest in the 2015 presidential election, putting an end to speculations on his retirement from active politics.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the opposition to a public debate on the state of the nation following the celebration of 13 years of democratic rule last Tuesday.

Buhari, who contested in the presidential elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011 and came second on each occasion, has rescinded his decision not to contest again.

Addressing the media Thursday, he said he would be presenting himself to the party and the Nigerian people again in three years’ time.

He said: “I broke down in tears last year during my campaign. The last time I ever broke down in tears was when I was addressing troops which I commanded during the civil war (1967-70).

“Having seen how rich this country is and how God really blessed Nigeria, the whole world is almost envious of Nigeria for what we have… land for farming, solid minerals, petroleum.  I think God has given us so much and then I saw how most Nigerians cannot afford to educate their children, most of them cannot afford proper medical care and most of them cannot get drinking water. Go and find out how much we have earned between 1999 and now and how many schools we have built in the country. Where did the money go? 

“When I was going to contest election last year, I said that after the elections, I would not submit myself to election in 2015, but then also said I would remain a party man but would not vie for posts.  However, since then, it has been like hell was let loose… members of my party, associates, individually and as groups, put pressure on me.  There is a certain group of party members who asked me whether I will rescind my decision. I told them it was up to the party. They clapped and said I must run. I have withdrawn my decision not to run.”

The presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in last year’s election, who recently caused a stir when he spoke about bloodshed if the 2015 elections are rigged, criticised party members who recently said they had expelled some national leaders from the party.

“It is just not legally possible. The National Executive Council of CPC were elected according to the constitution of the party for a four-year term and according to the constitution and the Electoral Act, to my understanding, nobody in this country can remove this executive till the next four years until the next convention.  So how can any group come and constitute themselves into the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and dismiss the executive of the party?” he asked.

On his assessment of the one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, the former Head of State said:  “I think we are reversing because of the situation in the petroleum industry and I and you have watched the hearing on the probe conducted by the National Assembly and I am sure you know about the pension scam. Nigerians who worked for 30 and 35 years were dying while some people formed a syndicate stealing billions of naira of pensioners’ money.  The culprits are now on bail and they will start looking for way out.”

But apparently due to the poor rating by opposition political parties on the state of the nation, the PDP has challenged the opposition parties to a series of public debate on issues of national development and project inspection, to compare achievements, instead of engaging in “unconstructive criticism on the pages of newspapers”.

The party, in blaming the opposition parties of deceit and playing to the gallery, said the economy grew by 7.45 per cent in 2011, stating that as at mid-May 2012, the foreign exchange reserves had risen to $37.02 billion, the highest level in 21 months.

According to the National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, Jonathan’s Democracy Day address to the nation had chronicled the giant strides taken by the PDP led government in all sectors of the nation’s life, stating however that as the president is doing all that is humanly possible to ensure stability within the polity, the opposition leaders are constantly sowing seeds of discord.

Reiterating what the President said on the Democracy Day, the PDP said, “One of the sectors that the PDP government has taken as top priority is the power sector. We have finished the repair of all our power plants. We are accelerating the completion of the National Integrated Power Projects. By mid 2010, the national power output was about 2, 800 MW. By the end of 2011, we reached a peak of more than 4, 000 MW. We are also building about 4000km of transmission lines and hundreds of sub stations. We have completed the design for the construction of both Mambila and Zungeru Hydro power plants which will add about 3, 000 MW to the national grid.”

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  • Those who said Buhari comment on war if 2015 is rigged most now know where he is coming from. we thought he will not contest election again but now that he had forewarn us we can understand. please my brother igbos make sure you are not in the north during election 2015

    From: cornel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Baba.wellcome again.to avoid rigging.go and campgain very well in the South

    From: Samson Enesi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What manner of man is this Buhari? He cried and swore he will not contest, now party members are forcing him to contest. This is political bullshit. He cried last time to win sympathy, what will he do now? He accuse others of lying. What do we call this, deceit?
    All we are saying is go Buhari go. Your are is over.

    From: NwezeEzeken

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • My candid advice to Buhari is, please raise your son or daughter if you have any for the post. You are no more fit for this job. Just rest. You are my father, and i dont see any reason you will deprive me from contesting. Failing to allow me the job shows you are irresponsible at this old age. Please, just go and rest. Why will you be asking for death at this old age, when we are looking forward to keeping you home to give you a helping hand. For God's sake do not contest. It is enough

    From: justice

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I think this is too early, Mallam el Rufai said "Buhari is unelectable", Buhari should have tried solving that equation before presenting himself again for election. Obviously there are alot of internal politics going on in CPC, so many interests too. CPC should sit down together as a party and choose a credible and electable candidate if they want to win the next election, that is what ACN is currently doing.

    From: leykool

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • God help this man, seriously, these men are not worth their onions, how can you rescind a decision that you cried and promised heaven and earth to fulfill....please who and who put pressure on u, can u name them and lets c f they are not the same people that has been helping you spend your ill gotten wealth, you 4get that those men are biz men that has seen u as a source of enriching themselves...

    please sir, how old are u, cant u go and rest? leave this thing for young and agile minds and retire peacefully..or do you still want to kill people again just as you did with your statements last year, sir please if u love nigeria, go and rest.

    From: justice

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • You are mostly wellcome Gen. You have just earned my vote and that of my wife. We know you are the best we have at the moment.People that are calling you terrorist an bigot are d enemies of masses.They know you are the one that can stop them from sucking dis country dry hence they result in painting u black so that people can hate u. Well, dey know if dey dont call u fanatic, dere is nothing else dey can say about u.Would dey say u are corrupt?
    U are d saviour nigerians need to come and fix d rot in d system. U are in deed wellcome General

    From: Ajao

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari! Haba you have tried. But the question I continue to ask myself is, must you be Nigerian president. Why would you allow yourself to be manipulated but the likes of Buba Galadima.
    The truth of the matter is, You will NEVER, I repeat NEVER be Nigerian president. This country has outgrown people like u.

    From: BBJ

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Yes,Buhari have to revised self just the same way as Jonathan is now trying to do.It is also as Edwin Clark said personal declaration can not be above the constitution of the Federal Republic.I love to see the second contest between Jonathan and Buhari.It is going to be interesting,i tell you!

    From: Sani Bature kanada

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I am most elated at your plans to re-contest, i voted for you in the last elections and i will do so again. i campaigned for you and i am glad that all i said at polls against PDP is gradually coming to pass. The President is a good man in a wrong party and no matter how good his intentions are it will never amount to anything because it his own people that will sabotage his efforts and there is no damn thing he can do about it!!!!!!!!! shikena

    From: Collins

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • No politician in this country have ever come to contest election on his own accord,it's always the people that are asking them to contest,Mallam Buhari I hope those people asking you to come out again will be there to vote for you in 2015 lest they put you to shame again,may be some of them want to see you shed some more tears again.

    From: Paul Apollos

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • You will loose again.

    From: kpomkpocious

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I strongly want to say that i LOVE Buharis passion about Nigeria. He wants things to change. He doesn't like the present rubbish that is going on in the country. These same people that are criticizing the man are the same blind people that voted in this present government and here we are........TOTAL COLLAPSE of LAW and ORDER. They have eyes but cannot see, they have ears but they cannot hear and I strongly believe they are benefiting from the present corrupt system

    From: Kalu, Nkem

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigeria's warlord in the making! Buhari had proposed, God will dispose. His dream will not see that light of day, this man is consumed by his personal ambition to be president. He is not putting his house the CPC in order. He thinks he can threaten Nigeria into making him the next president, what a joke; his own people will stab him in the back. This is not the president Nigeria wants from the north, , there are so many progressive leaders from the north, not his autocratic military grandfather.

    From: Imaobong

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Hahahah, Nigerian politicians. Buhari we appreciates your efforts since the civil war till date. Go to your state and take care of people. Nigerian presidential seat is not meant for people like you. Is meant for men with courage. Men that stands by their words. Do not be forced to change decisions.

    From: okele

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari is a man of deceit, he is not a patriot to Nigeria at all. How sure are we that Buhari is sincere in all his statements to Nigerians. He is no longer focus,honest,faithful and truthful,he is already a confused man,they are misleading him and has no honest people around him to tell him the truth and where he belong in Nigeria,he is not ashame of himself again. Please old man you can not be at the helm of affairs in the country,try and raise people to succeed you, you are becoming too greedy and selfish and he is digging his grave finally,I petty his because of heart attack as all those he rely on will disappoint him.

    From: Alfred M.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I am sick and tired of this usual line of "I reverse my words because ...members of my party, associates, individually and as groups, put pressure on me".
    Albeit, it is only God's word that never change, but some humans (statesmen, opinion and political leaders as well as patriots) should rise to a station where their words should be backed by corresponding actions. Honestly I share the same view as Justice's, but as a more subtle advise to an elder statesman as I see our dear General Buhari.

    Sir, Pls. sponsor and back up a much younger aspirant who you believe in. Nigerian youth don't want the usual old hands again.

    From: Ladipo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The problems with Nigerians and their political class is that, they don,t know the important of time and age.People like Buhari ,Atiku ,Babangida and OBJ should understand that the game is over for them .They should seat down and enjoy their loots from Nigeria pocket than creating problems here and there in a heterogeneous environment or country called Nigeria .

    From: Ejike Adihachukwuma

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigeria will breakup in 2015. The foundation has been put in place and the ground well tested by BOKO HARAM, that is why their leader is coming out to contest election again. They have experimented and found out that they can withstand the federal Army and Police. Take this for granted at your own risk.

    From: cel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Baba, you are a man of dignity and honour. you are welcome back and you have our full support in the south western region.you are the messiah God is sending to naija and the heavens will back you up.folks,lets put religion,sentiments,ethnicity aside.Naija needs someone like BUHARI

    From: ADEDEJI KEHINDE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • i believe why Buhari want to contest again is becs he has discuss with Tinubu to sell ACN for him, but he did not know that Tinubu is not all in ACN. but my advise to him is that he should first contest as a governor in any northern state if he win and rule well then Nigeria can have i second thought on his decision as a presidential candidate

    From: SEUN

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Pity. How I wish the weeping ex-combatant general knows what awaits him again come 2015. Whether PDP fills Jonathan or not; no way for Buhari!!!!.

    From: ASUQUO EDEM

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari, God,has rejected as he rejected Saul in the bible,go and rest you can not rule this nation again.are you sure you will be alive by 2015.many blood have being shed by you already.

    From: Elder Haruna

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Must Buhari be the president of Nigeria to make any serious impact on the state of things in Nigeria? What we need in Nigeria are strong institutions, not a super strong president. As rightly pointed out by Buhari that suspects in the pension scam and other shameful sleazes secure bail from our courts, I advice Buhari to contest for a seat in the House of representatives or Senate and help make sure that the lapses we have in laws, especially that which allows for bail in cases of corruption are reviewed and expunged. That will be a good start for him. For now, Nigerians don't trust Buhari as he is seen as an Islamic jihadist. He may never be there even after a hundred attempts without earning the trust of Nigerians..

    From: Kalu J. Okafor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Take a break, Buhari. Nigeria has had enough of you, you will not make a difference but return some of the gains we have made wrestling power and lucrative ministries from the north, back to your people, that is your agenda. You belong to the born to rule, born to chop generation. Bring us a young, dynamic and progressive northerner, we do not want an ethnic and religious bigot like you.

    From: Naija Girl

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I believe Buhari has something very good to offer to this nation Nigeria. He is still very fit to handle the affairs of Nigeria. He is a very sincere person and that's what our dear country wants. I can see the anger in his eyes in all discussions as regards bad management of our country's affairs.

    From: Godson Peter O

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari is just like a messenger God sent to come and deliver Nigeria from a decades politic of ours to a beta height.Up Nigeria, Up CPC, Up Buhari.we always support you if at all you can contest for 100 times.

    From: Bello O.M

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari retire ! Buhari retire !! Buhari retire!!! You have not been able to explain to Nigerians what happened when you were Federal Commissioner for Petroleum. You have forgotten to tell Nigerians of the infamous scandal that occurred in that ministry where under your watch billions of naira (in the 1970s) were reported stolen, a matter which led to the setting up of the Justice Ayo Irikefe panel.Of course, you have also failed to tell Nigerians why those who overthrew your regime did that only when 'Idiagbon' was outside- could it be that they knew you were too weak to resist them? Why should innocent youth corpers and many others be made to die because some one lost his presidential election bid? Has anyone heard of Buhari's children or even relations being killed as a result of presidential election violence? If no, then Nigerians, we need to learn our lessons and let no body continue to fool us.Retire honourably General Buhari,Give the younger ones the opportunity to come on board. .

    From: franktalk

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I wish Buhari good luck in his new venture, but he should remember that the law of karma is waiting for him in 2015. Also waiting for him is the blood of innocent corpers and southerners killed after he lost election in 2011.

    From: Omooba Adeyemi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari has demonstrated that he has no mind of his own.. For God's sake what on earth does he want to achieve in Nigerian democracy he once forbid by overthrowing a democratically elected president Shagari. Does he think Nigerians will forget easily how he instigated violence in the North after he lost the 2011 election and the number of innocent people that lost their lives because of his selfish ambition. Now he has started threatening violence and killing in 2015. let him sacrifice his children for violence in 2015 instead of using the gullible Almajiris and the uneducated islamists in the North. Enough of this confusion from this old man.

    From: donald

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Is sad that must Nigerians don't still recongnise how important Buhari is to our great Nation. until we put Tribes aside and go for the Best our country will remain in the Hand of this ciminals, Nigeria need a leader like Buhari to clean our country from North- South and East- West, No men left in Nigeria today that are capable of taking on this corrupt politicians except Buhari and that is the basic truth, Jonathan is weak and he is not capable of fighting corruption, without Obasanjo Jonathan is nothing you and i knew that, Buhari name create fear in the mind of this politicians ruling our country both North and South and that is the reason they made impossible for him to rule our country again. NIGERIANS SHOULD WAKEUP.

    From: Nation

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What is wrong wit us in Nigeria? is age, tribe or religion we use to vote in a candidate in Nigeria. Let us wake up and fight our common enemies (the looters - PDP). The leader we need in Nigeria is a leader that does not have God-father or friends that he will want to protect in corruption issues. This man, Buhari has done it before with WAI (War Against Indiscipline) and all Nigerians above 30yrs of age could testify to the success of this scheme then. We need a leader that is not corrupt. Please let us leave age and tribe aside and think of development together.

    From: Mayor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • My people, let all of us be sincere to our self. you will agree with me that out of all the people that have been contesting for presidency in Nigeria, Buhari still remain best in terms of looting and corruption fighting. he is the most discipline among them. Note that this man was ejected out of his rented apartment in Abuja some months ago while others have minimum of 5 mansions in abuja out stolen money. let us wake up and put this man there to fight our common enemies ones and for all. We need iron hand to deal with this thieves. my pastor once told me not to vote for this man last election without meaningful reason other than he is not a christian but bullshit him for that. The pastor is leaving large in mansion, exotic cars and children schooling abroad while we common pple face hell. let us be wise for once and do what is right. Buhari still remain the best candidate age or religion or tribe apart.

    From: Mayor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Is this the same Buhari? Our teachers taught us as the head of State ,then in 80s. How come we are none more the leaders of tomorrow as our teachers told us.Did was our teachers lied to us then or Buhari refused to accept old age.Despite his predictions for calamity,war,etc. Yet Nigeria will survive the Earth in 2015.

    From: Gentle Faraday

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • When i was in primary school,my teacher told me Buhari was the head of state and Nigeria leader and that we will be the future leader tomorrow.Till then,i have not been the leader of the country and Buhari still leading or want to lead again.The question is who is lying?My teacher or the tomorrow has not come? Can we also be ever allow to rule this country?

    From: lanre razaak.o

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari , with his drama! mr Buhari nobody cares about your tears because you are the principle problem we have in nigeria. you take over power from democratic elected government[ Alhaji Shehu Shagari] through coup! your enemy of democracy! come out 2015' we are prepared for you.

    From: EZE ISRAEL OGBONNA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Lets forget this frustrated Taliban. If he is as strong as he wants to believe, how come the coup that toppled his administration succeeded when his deputy who was the power behind the throne traveled out? When Idiagbon was around, IBB and Abacha them could not talk. Was Buhari not captured like a bewildered rat? Could he put up any resistance? Buhari is driven more by vendetta than patriotism.

    From: Jabrata

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • it is well naija. God bless naija north & south. To say d truth i love naija. IT IS WELL

    From: chigozi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Yes I pray that you win in 2015 I remembered the reason
    Why you take power from the then corrupt NPN and that was very
    Low level of corruption to compare with what is going on PDP today.
    I will advise fellow Nigerian to please vote Buhari in 2015 he will open the eyes of nigerians,
    And people we see the light again.

    From: Uchenna

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Mallam Buhari should know that he can never ever win a presidential election in Nigeria because he is a tribalist

    From: Paul

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is not easy for falsehood to give way for truth but with time people will know the truth.If Buhari could always be the second runner-up in the presidential contest since1999 then he has unparalleled reputation among the politicians.The corrupt people would now be having sleepless night to see how to undo the man but i believe destiny is calling on him.If you have another credible and tested candidate outside Buhari i will support it but for now Buhari is the best man for the job.Corruption has weighed Jonathan down.

    From: Bamidele Joseph

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • A man that speaks from both sides of his mouth is not qualified to govern this country. Though ordinarily, you will fail and wait to contest again in 2019 shameless General.

    From: Oke-Osisi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What does Buhari wants to do with Nigeria? He has been there before, and displayed his wickedness, what else does he want? Sometimes, political assassination can do more good than harm.

    From: Ibrahim Umar

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari broke down in tears in 1967-70 when the northerners were killing the southerners, he again broke down in tears in 2012 when northern boko haram are killing southerners. In the two mayhems, he is a member. If he is allowed to become president in 2015, the southerners will be wiped out with "sharia" and he will "broke in tears again"

    From: GOOD KILL EVIL

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Let us give respect to who respect is due. What has Buhari done that other politicians have not done? Everyone who has intention passing through this position has his or her ulterior motives. My prayer is that God will choose for this country the man that will have the heart of God. Gen BUHARI, there are still people who still respect your views about this country. put a trial, go to your northern Emirs and Chiefs who are hell bent that you will not favour them, pray and ask God for His assistance. People will not help but God can do what men cannot do.

    From: Olu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Last time I did not vote Gen Buhari, but Goodluck Jonathan, However, this time around by the Grace of GOD ALMIGHTY, except Goodluck Jonathan and PDP are able to provide us with sufficient power supply, improve internal security, rebuild our roads and jail those who are corrupt, and contracts award/administration becomes transparent and the average Nigerian child can get good education, then I shall vote Gen Buhari. I hope he has a sellable southern Veepee. Many say age, age, what is age, if we need performance, is it a 100m dash? What has age got to do with Goodluck Jonathan's performance.

    From: oga okpia

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Let us give respect to who respect is due. What has Buhari done that other politicians have not done? Everyone who has intention passing through this position has his or her ulterior motives. My prayer is that God will choose for this country the man that will have the heart of God. Gen BUHARI, there are still people who still respect your views about this country. put a trial, go to your northern Emirs and Chiefs who are hell bent that you will not favour them, pray and ask God for His assistance. People will not help but God can do what men cannot do.

    From: Olu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • ANY NIGERIAN THAT IS AGAINST BUHARI IS ONLY BEING SENTIMENTAL AND WILL CONTINUE SUFFERING IN PDP GOVERNMENT OF THE LOOTERS BY THE LOOTERS FOR CORRUPT PEOPLE LEADING BY OPPORTUNISTIC BADLUCK PRESIDENT!!!!!

    From: SIRAJ

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • So Buhari can't find anyone else to mentor and support for the presidency in 2015?

    From: NoToRecycledPoliticians

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari is the only good thing that can happen to nigeria come 2015.we warned fellow Nigerian not to vote for jonathan in 2011 but we allowed ethnic/religious sentiment to prevail and now we are suffering, our dividend of democracy is now subsidy removal,monumental looting of our treasury through fraudulent subsidy payments,heartless stealing of pensioners monies,bastardization of the judiciary.This PDP government have failed nigerians and will continue to fail nigerians if allowed to continue beyond 2015.Sai Buhari i voted for you in 2011 and will continue to vote for you as many times as you contest for president.you remain the best material to clear all these mess and rot in our country.GOD BLESS NIGERIA

    From: WOLE A.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It seem as if God is about to answer our prayer through Buhari coming again to roil the polity
    once again.Nigeria is indeed heading for disintegration come 2015.Glory be to the most high!
    The Anangs,Edos ,Efiks,Ekois,Ibibios,Igbos,Ijaws,Ilajes,Itsekiri,Ogonis ,Uhrobos and all the
    people of the Lower Niger Region must rally round and stop the Hausa/Fulani cattle rearers from
    take over this country again.The Presidency must remain in the South South until 2019 after
    which the South East will take over for another 8 years.Without that,the entire Lower Niger Region
    will opt out of Nigeria.

    From: Ukeni Apkan Ewa,Rome

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • How i wish Buhari could read and understand the mindsets of those propelling him to come out for electoral campaign to the seat of the president of this country in 2015. My advise is that those people do not wish him well and they are ready to do anything to use him as a stepping stone towards the realization of their own selfish goals and at the detriment of the man Buhari. My humble advise to the north if they are desirous and ready to occupy that seat in 2015, Buhari can never be the one that will make that come to pass. If the North are in doubt, let them put this to test and i will prove them right come 2015. The North the time to know thy self is now. Goodluck to Buhari

    From: Bello Abubakar

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • If an Hausa/Fulani muslim will ever govern this country again,it is certainly not the ilk of Alhaji
    Muhammadu Buhari.I think it were better for the Hausa/Fulanis to go their separate way and leave
    us,other Nigerians alone.They are simply incompatible with us.Alhaji Buhari ought to be locked
    up for the rest of his life for all the crimes he committed against man and the people of Nigeria in
    particular.

    From: Allen Okpoko

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • indeed the peoples GENERAL you have made my day by presenting yourself again to vie for the office of the presidency. i believe that all those elections you presented yourself for you won them.but was denied your victory by some rogues in our system. THIS TIME YOU WILL WIN AGAIN, AND WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU TO OCCUPY THAT OFFICE. sai BUHARI 4 PRESIDENT 2015.

    From: kingben

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari do you think you are qualified to rule all sections of this country? Oga you are a sectional leader not Nigeria, period.

    From: Kaladinma

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This man is simply a cameleon. but i put it to Buhari that he will never become the President of this country if Nigeria remains together by 2015. OUR LEADERS HAS FAILED US.

    From: liberoo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari has done no wrong to this nation. what ever angle you want to look at him from he is a a sincere man. if you say he is a Muslim then ask yourself ,what have Nigerians benefited from the hands of christian rulers? he will perform better than OBJ, let us give him a trial.

    From: amodu omada abel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Fellow nigerians, lets be sincere to ourselves. do we want progress for this country or not. do we want all this suffering to continue. Please lets try Buhari if he is the one that will move this country forward. some people expressed the same sentiments before the last election and they are complaining about every move of the present government now. if general Buhari is the answer , why not. lets bury the sentiments.

    From: ajofoyinbo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari is not our problem, did he remove fuel subsidy? did he increase nepa tariff ? did he rename unilag? did he refuse to prosecute the subsidy cabals? did he refuse to construct Abuja Lokoja road? did he cause unemployment? did he sack our doctors? pls, leave sentiments aside. Buhari will be as good as obj and not the likes of......................................... you know them.do not insult him.

    From: amodu omada abel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari!!! you seem to be sincere but i would suggest if this will ever get to you. if you want to win 2015 election, stop criticizing and then help the security situation which i know, you know the origin. Tell the Boko Haram Islamic Sects to put down their guns and stop the killing. campaign for peace instead of bloodshed and all that if you want to succeed in 2015. I cannot remember any foundation in this country where you have been helping people (the less privilege) and you want to rule Nigeria. pls just think about this. you are too aggressive in your words. be soft so you can win peoples heart and i don't always understand what you are saying, try and speak good English. And if you love this country as you claim. you must let go this presidency thing and support the government. thanks.

    From: Charles

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari ko Buhari ni! What are you looking for I ask in my mind not on your pone.

    Does Buhari think that Nigerians are suffering from collective amnesia to soon forget the gladiatorial bloodshed that was perpetrated in the North on his behalf and in his honour just a little over a year ago? Now he is threatening to kill and maim if he is not made the president.
    How could someone �hoping to be the president� threaten to kill and be socked in blood should things not go his own way. That is pure unpatriotic, unethical, unbecoming, irresponsible, uncultured and to crude an attitude to be found in any president. I laugh at those who says that Buhari is not corrupt, what about the petroleum ministry scandal where under your watch billions were sniffed out away in the 1970s? what about the Justice Ayo Irikefe panel? What about the innocent youth corpers? I�m thinking about the fleets of briefcase loaded with millions in the wharf that were shipped out under your administration? Atiku Abubakar understands what I�m talking about. What else is corruption?

    Does Buhari think that he can coerce or threaten Nigerians into making him the president? No sir!
    I see in Buhari greed and selfishness, and a determination to carry out his fanatical and sectional agenda and ambitions which is not in the interest of the polity.

    Nigeria be warned!

    From: Dito

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • In honesty, I feel he has good intentions for this country, but unfortunately the system is so messed up that given the opportunity to rule this country he will not achieve much. I see the zeal in him to fight corruption which is holding this country hostage, but he should remember this is not a military system where his words will be law of the land. Whom is going to fight with; the national assembly? the judiciary? the law enforcement? his Cabinet members?, his party big wigs? his brothers and sisters? market women? Just mention anything in Nigeria that Nigerians are involved is CORRUPTION. For a decent man or woman to rule Nigeria, the person will not last, the person will die from heart attack before the cabals will even get to him/her. My brother, if you feel you can do it, go ahead but remember age is no more on your side. I will always pray for God to do something in our land to alleviate the human suffering created by fellow human beings in Nigeria

    From: Toby

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari does not understand when his time is up and respect himself.
    He is a hypocrite. Be assured that you will be gone down and down in your desperation to come back. You will never rule Nigeria again. I decree it.

    From: Ibe

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I do not believe that General Buhari deserves to rule Nigeria,this is frankness and a humble opinion.
    Certain of his utterances are in gross conflict with democratic ideals,repels the public rather than attracts them.
    How could a man who desires to ascend and lead his people,consciously call for their heads,and imply, blood spillage.Whose blood would he want spilled, if he actually stated that 'blood must flow'.
    I will be the last man to cast my vote for such a person or persons who may engage in such mean utterances.
    If dare him to secure for pages in the media and make apologies to the Nation if he has the courage.
    He only came to prominence by the grace of a military coup,and not by any charismatic means.He can not win,and he can not rule;we must standup to tell aspiring rulers the blunt truth, if the Nation must get better.

    From: Chuks Mbata [London]

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • A dying dog does not percieve the odor of of shit.

    From: Bonifacejoe

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @ NAija girl, please Where is the evidence that Buhari is an ethnic and religious bigot? I hear all these stories but I'm still waiting for evidence. And please did the Irikefe Panel indict Buhari and find him guilty of anything? Does anyone have the report of this Panel? Can we put it up on the Internet?

    From: Khaki rump

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I swear to God,even if Jesus seek four a presidential election, he will not win cos the christian will be the first to condemn him and call him by different names.Nigerians deserves the Leaders they got cos most Nigerians are involve in one form of illegal thing so will not want any one that will sanitized the system and rather than blaming himself will always look 4 someone to blame.

    From: Abidemi77

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I think those of you who against Buhari are enemies of nigeria and I'm very sure that your family are politicians who will rotten in prison as a result of corruption when Buhari became Nigeria President in 2015. Even Obasanjo can't escape it. My advice to all criminals and corrupt politicians and their agent writing rubbish about our incoming President of Nigeria is that start packing your bags, your days are numbered. Heaven has accepted Buhari presidency, whether you like it or not so shall it be. (amen)

    From: UZOR

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Shameless man...due to your utterances last election which lead to the death of many people. You still want to course Nigerians more pain by contesting again. I wish you all the best but remember, your years as president can never be seen as good. You are just a Suicide Bomber and Boko Haram member like your failed friends.

    From: Solomon

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari' i really loved you, but this is not the way forward.

    From: Dav

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Just as we are putting pressure on President Jonathan to honor his promise not to seek a 2nd term in office, Buhari too should respect his promise not to seek elective post after 2011. It is a terrible development that our Leaders always feel they can tell Nigerians something and turn around to do the exact opposite. We should always make our Leaders responsible enough to keep their words otherwise we destroy our value of integrity

    From: Victor Olowogorioye

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • As far as i am concerned Buhari is desperate to become the president because he wants to go back to loot the money he didn't have the opportunity to loot during his autocratic and devilish military regime. he was chased out of power unexpectedly, so he couldn't steal much money then. he wants to by all means go back to Aso Rock and loot enough money for his generation. secondly, he is a islamic fanatic, he will turn this country into an islamic state. to hell with Buhari, your time has expired.old fool!

    From: daniel joseph

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I did not regret my decision to vote Buhari in the last election, going by the state of the economy, i shall still vote for Buhari. I think sincerely without leaning on any sentiment, that Buhari is capable of pulling us out of this mess we are in. let the truth be told no matter how bitter it may sound to the rulling party, they have failed us completly.

    From: Isaac Baba Audu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Why probing how much made only since 1999 why not start the probe since 1970? You see how selffish you are. God sent man but smart to exonerate his regime time and that of his brothers.We are waiting for you...blood sucker.

    From: Gozie Canada

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • CPC is doomed to loose in as much as Buhari,s name keeps on featuring ,because He is not wanted by and body in Nigeria as president
    Also I will advise Buhari the BOKOHARAM underdog to put his ambition aside and belief that the game is clearly over for him as he is no more relevant in political game again in Nigeria
    Finally you have shed tears 2 times in 2007

    From: olusola oyeniyi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Gen Buhari is the best man for this job regardless of all this misinformed opinions as well as the government sponsored comments on the media blogs.

    From: bodo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Gen.Buhari can no longer be trusted. I supported and voted for him at the last elections but his integrity has become doubtful. What manner of man has he become? Here was somebody whose word was his bond and he commanded respect all over. Having lost the elections he instigated riots through his unguarded utterances which led to the murder of many innocent corpers. That was where my support ended for him. He is now threatening blood and fire in 2015, three clear years to the next election. Is this not premature ambition and isn't he really getting too old for this position? Please sir, heed the warnings and signs now. You will lose the next elections again and you will regret it because it might take you to an early grave .Give way for the younger generation please. This is over ambition.

    From: Abubaker Saidu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I honestly beleive that PDP has failed Nigerians in every ramifications of life but i still does not buy the idea of General Buhari contesting again 2015. I think he should be a statesman instead of contesting all the time, does it mean CPC does not have men of virtue and vision that BUHARI has to be the only annointed candidate of CPC. He has the future and development of Nigeria at heart if i should judge by his statements that i have taking time to read always on news papers but i think there are some young and vibrant men that can do the same good job he wish with his sincere and honest advise without him been the president or did he have a secret beat with OBJ that after military i will rule also in democracy. I appriciate his love for Nigeria but i doubt if his children and grandchildren value and wish him well that they always allow him to contest. If indeed his party members are insisting he should contest i think he should rather be a man of repute by refusing to dabble his life and reputation into something that is already tarnishing and bastardizing his image. Jonathan you have really not done well, each time you want to address Nigerians keep you saying we are planing to do, we are planing to do, does it mean the Nigeria you know is only good on dreams? why not for heaven sake tell us for once you have done this and have done this instead of work is in progress, this one is about to start, one year has gone by without you telling us you have done this or that instead the same you are planing to do you said during your campaign that is same lanaguage you are using after 1 full year in office. I know God is watching and i know he will surely judge every one according to his deeds, you guys should know heaven is real and hell is as well real for bible said of what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and loses his soul. If you are dead you will not know how your children is spending your ill gotten wealth and as far as i have political ambition in this country i will make sure within my jurisdiction to ensure that OGJ and current president in death your names are not in anyway immortalized. You guys has cause Nigerians more pain than God but let God be the judge as i leave you all to your conscience. God save Nigeria.

    From: Emeka Ikedi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Buhari you will never win a second place in CPC talk less of a fourth place in a general election. Nigerians cant be fooled. Buhari, you disgusted this nation with your unguided words and fake tears. Even when Corpers were killed, you did not come publicly to speak against it. The Innocent blood of those who lost their lives because you failed will find you. YOU still have the guts to speak of Bloodbirth in 2015 and now, to contest in 2015? Be warned!

    From: Sani

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • PDP, it's a shame that you know what is good but choose to do what is wrong. Destroying the future of our children in the name of politics and money. God never sleeps

    From: Ikechukwu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I seriously think he should invest the money he is setting aside for politics into building industries that would employ and create jobs. all the money like-minds like him have stolen is enough to create the so much needed wealth

    From: david

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I think Buhari should now go and rest not muddling himself up again in this mukky water of poiltics. This is my candid advice to him as an elder statesman.

    From: Micho B

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • We should face reality, you and I knows why Buhari would not be allowed to rule nigeria, credibility give it to the Gen. What do we want in a leader, please he is the only one who can compel is generation to make the desired scarifies to set our country back on track. Please let swallow sentiment, and put nigeria 1st. Go for 2015, Allah Almighty is the only one who gives and take power. Don't be discouraged by those sponsored comment on social networks. Sai mai geskiya!!

    From: ocheja atuluku

    Posted: 2 years ago

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