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Saturday, 14 February 2015

POLITICS: Read Some of the things President Jonathan said during his media chat This Month

President Jonathan held a media chat this month. below are a few important points he put across.He said in Lagos, on 38% have their PVCs, so if elections are held, 62% will not be able to vote.About Boko Haram, he said there is no hiding place for the terrorist group. That he had meetings with the President of Chad and he said before he can send troops to Nigeria, the AU have to be involved. He also said Boko Haram doesn't necessarily have to be completely wiped out before elections are
conducted. He also said taking over the territories captured by Boko Haram does not mean that the group have been wiped out.

About INEC chairman Prof Jega, GEJ said he has the constitutional right to appoint and the right to remove but he never told anyone that he's planning to remove Jega. He said reports making the rounds that he's planning to send Jega on a 3-month terminal leave is garbage bin story. Continue..

GEJ said INEC is an independent body but if they don't conduct the elections well, it will be on his head. He said people shouldn't doubt that the elections will hold. That it must hold.

Asked about his 'Stealing is not corruption' comment, president Jonathan said he never said stealing is not corruption -
"The word corruption we have abused it and it's not making so much sense. I did not say stealing is not corruption. I made that statement in reference to ex-CJN, Justice Musdapher. A thief should be called a thief. Ole should be called ole! If you say somebody is corrupt people don't know what you mean". He added "A thief is a thief. Don't use the word corruption to cover stealing. Call the person a thief"
He said the ICPC is the only agency that is expected to deal with corruption and not even the EFCC.

On the election, he said if the elections are conducted and he loses, Nigeria will definitely inaugurate a new govt
"Let me reassure Nigerians that elections will be conducted in this country and a govt will be inaugurated on May 29th" He said
He said there's absolutely no truth in him not wanting to relinquish power. That it's not right for anybody to want to contest an election and not be willing to take the outcome.

About his political campaign ads, he said he doesn't know most of the people placing one form of advert or the other

About Buhari, GEJ said the key actors around him in 2011 are different from those around him in 2015. When asked to assess Buhari, GEJ refused saying it will not be proper. "The insult that I have to carry is enormous" he said.

When asked why he only goes to churches and not mosques, GEJ replied "I’m united by different people. I can’t attend ceremonies that I’m not invited to

On $9.3m seized in South Africa, GEJ said the matter is in court and Nigeria will get the money back


Yvonne Onaibe


Yvonne Onaibe

Okay,,as for the Stealing.....he wanted it to be called what it actually is

Yvonne Onaibe

Whether Nigerians like it or not........BH cannot be wiped out entirely,,at least for now

Yusuf Abba

Mr President. Hmmm. Na Wa Ooooo For You.

Adeyemi Agiri

he spent so much time unnessarily explainin stealing....then, he should also tell us wot CORRUPTION is

Emmanuel Gilbert

on point Mr. President.....

Ann Ab

Some people here still need to go back to school again. How on earth do u wnt him to explain corruption again. A thief is a thief ole na ole. Oleeeeeeeeeee and confuse people full here. Mtcheeeeew. If u need more deteals on wht coruption is all abt pls visit Aso-rock

Adejare Adeniyi Paul

@ ann ab,even ur name sef no get meaning! If u ar a student n dnt understand what u hv bn taught u ask question now! Ur oga shud tell us full meaning of corruption shikena!

Ann Ab

@ paul, how will u my name av meaning to u when life is too difficult for the blind?

Adejare Adeniyi Paul

@ ab,tell me under who d so call corruption or thief whichever u called it was perpetrated? Abnito? Is dt d meaning of ur name? Mediocre!

Ann Ab

A fool @ 40. Dnt av ur time

Ann Ab

Am sure dats wht u called ur sisters @ home

Ardebahyour Snipper Samuel

Oga Jona is just confused, mr presido I hail oh!

Amaechi Paulo Bienonwu

My padi knw watin him dy do let give him that chance .

Adejare Adeniyi Paul

@ ab,am sure u hv no bros like me! U dnt even hv relation at all!

Amaechi Paulo Bienonwu

I see him win GBJ

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Simply idiotic replies, clueless, and dumb. Why remind people that he can influence INEC?. He's claiming to paraphrase a man but doesn't go in entirety what the difference is. Who says BH can't be wiped out?. Has he even tried?. Ridiculous.

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