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Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by TechRev: 3:43pm On Jan 23, 2013
The preps towards the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria appear at the verge of uncovering its share of political charades as stakeholders and/or players within the electoral power scheme find themselves in bed with strange partners cloaked in the garb of blackmail and despair.

Information available to 247ureports.com indicates that the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan may have opened discussions with his political adversaries against the upcoming landmark presidential elections of 2015. Particularly, the President is reported to have sought the attention of the former vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal – for a closed door discussion over the way forward come 2015.

Competent sources within the Abuja power corridors point to a recent meeting between the former president of Nigeria, General Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan - as having added an ‘over-the-top’ pressure against President Jonathan over his ambition to contest for the president seat in 2015. Available information indicates that the former president had implored the President to stand by his earlier promise to Nigerians – and stand down – and to avoid the continued security breakdown in the nation. The former president was reported to have made it clear to President Jonathan that his support will go elsewhere if he decides to mount the campaign trail for 2015. Former President Obasanjo warned the President of the possible and/or probable threat posed by the merger deal currently under works between the Congress for Progressive Change [CPC], All Nigeria Peoples Party [ANPP] and Action Congress of Nigeria [ACN] – as the major threat facing the PDP against the presidential polls of 2015. The former President demanded for a new path to be charted if the PDP is to continue its hold over the presidency in 2015.

Our source indicated that the former President impressed on the President that the country was presently not administered satisfactorily, that corrupt practices within the top ranking members of the cabinet has gone uncontrolled.

The private talk with the former President and a one-time political godfather to Mr. President is reported to have come amidst a brewing pressure coming from the northern political block and the governor’s forum – who had expressed their discomfort with the autocratic handling of the National party, the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].

Of which, President Jonathan’s body language showed the governor’s expression of discomfort fell on deaf ears. The governor’s forum had been lobbying against the continued stay of Bamanga Tukur as the National Chairman of the PDP. To this respect, the PDP governors opted to starve the party of funds and other pertinent resources – in addition to other subtle activities that have clearly shown their disapproval of Bamanga Tukur – such as boycotting en-mass nearly all events organized by the National Chairman.

Trouble facing President’s Jonathan’s 2015 aspiration stretch beyond his issues with the PDP Governor’s or the northern political block – Alhaji Abubakar Atiku’s interest to join the Presidential race under the banner of the PDP poses a potent quagmire for the President. It threatens a possible internal discord within the PDP if Atiku fails to secure the presidential ticket. It is recalled the promises made by Atiku following his unsuccessful attempt to secure the presidential ticket under the PDP in 2011. Similar actions are feared this time around should Atiku fail again.

Against his aides’ advice, Mr. President sought audience with both men. President Jonathan intention was to impress on both men of his willingness to discuss 2015 presidential poll and the possible chance of his backing out of the race – and to possibly support either one of them [Tambuwal or Atiku]. Information available to 247ureports.com confirms that Mr. President did discuss with the former vice president, Atiku in the first week of October 2012 – where Mr. President hinted his willingness to forego the 2015 aspiration in return for Atiku’s support.

The details of what transpired between the President and the former vice president is not completely known but competent sources near the former vice president revealed that the President did open the talks of foregoing his 2015 aspiration. It was also gathered that Atiku took Jonathan’s offer with a pinch of salt. According to the source, Atiku does not trust President Jonathan – and that many things can happen between now and the electioneering period. The source reveals further that Atiku, as a sign of good faith on the part of Mr. President, asked Jonathan to lobby for either Ken Nnamani or Alex Ekwueme to become the new BOT Chairman of the PDP. It is uncertain if Mr. President agreed.

Another competent source close to Atiku confirms that discussions between Atiku and Jonathan had taken place – where the President had requested for Atiku support in return for the PDP presidential ticket. But the source also noted that Atiku remain apprehensive. Nonetheless, the source revealed that the Atiku camp took the decision to stop major criticism of the Jonathan administration – until further notice.

Meanwhile, the caliphate in Sokoto State – who has become aware of the subtle moves by the President to placate the northern political block – has moved to impress on Mr. President of their preferred choice – Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, the Speaker of the house of representative. Hon. Tambuwal is from Sokoto and is the favorite of the Sultan of Sokoto.


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Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by Tolexander: 3:45pm On Jan 23, 2013
The President has no liver at all to decide on his own.
Well! What does one expect from a man that had no future ambition of political leadership that was handpicked for almost all the offices he held and building the only wishful election he contested for on the manifesto of having no shoes when he was young.

Well a chaff will aways be blown anywhere by the slight and stormy wind depending on the directional direction.
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by achinaboy(m): 4:03pm On Jan 23, 2013
presidential 4x4 relay embarassed
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by Geomac: 4:30pm On Jan 23, 2013
Believe this and believe anything. There is no an atom of truth in the whole text.
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by Omen100(m): 4:40pm On Jan 23, 2013
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
abeg, man body nor be firewood joor

Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by Chanchit: 4:41pm On Jan 23, 2013
Tambuwawa....!? That one wei dey always shine eye like thief.. I would rather throw my voters card inside river. Atiku sef is a No No.
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by Gbawe: 5:03pm On Jan 23, 2013
Whether the article is correct or not is inconsequential. Everyone can sense a "dead man walking" except GEJ's clannish fans who are long on sentiments yet have an abysmally poor understand of Nigerian politics. It has been fun watching many ridicule "aboki", since GEJ took over, to be shouting all over the place that "Powermike" (GEJ) will "deal with them". Well, we are rolling towards the business end and children will now gain lessons.

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Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by geeez: 5:06pm On Jan 23, 2013
2015 is too far. Can he just quit now!?

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Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by Afam4eva(m): 5:10pm On Jan 23, 2013
It will be political suicide for his party if does not run for 2015. We can all agree that he has failed but we can't take away the fact that he's a popular candidate. People will still vote for him and not PDP if he runs in 2015. Atiku and Tambuwal are political nonentities and i don't see them even winning their states. I know ACN, CPC and other parties in the merger talks are praying for this to happen. If it does, then they don't need to work as hard.

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Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by teskyg: 5:37pm On Jan 23, 2013
2015 is stamped for GEJ.David Mark,2019 to 2027,Peter OBI,2027 to 2035.
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by Jlow2: 6:03pm On Jan 23, 2013
At least d noise makers in south south will knw dat is not all about winin election,but ur performance in office,GEJ has failed even his people,I heard d minister of niger/delta sayin dat security challenges is responsible 4 d deplourable state of east/west road,shame on all of u,we dnt blieve in promises anymo, but antecedents.

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Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by dridowu: 6:28pm On Jan 23, 2013
I have to contest as PRESIDENT ds 2015
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by anulaxad(m): 6:33pm On Jan 23, 2013
he would have probably stolen enough by then,enough to retire all his family and friends. cheesy cheesy
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by brixton: 7:05pm On Jan 23, 2013
False report! I don't believe this @ al. How can Jonathan seek Atiku's support? Last time I checked Atiku was not a major force in PDP... Even if it comes to chosing a new presido frm d north, I'm sure Atiku wont be amongst d front runners
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by Nobody: 7:27pm On Jan 23, 2013
anulaxad: he would have probably stolen enough by then,enough to retire all his family and friends. cheesy cheesy
I tell ya! with trillions of naira missing already ,am afraid more still have to go. smh.....
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by dayokanu(m): 7:34pm On Jan 23, 2013
Na one serious alcohol inspired write up
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by KnowAll(m): 7:47pm On Jan 23, 2013
if this information is true, then it will mean jonathan has finally succummed to give power to Buhari/ Tinunbu axis of course for favours which includes covering his black arse when out of govt.
Re: Jonathan Considers Backing Out On 2015, May Support Atiku Or Tambuwal by fkaz(m): 7:56pm On Jan 23, 2013
That shows how clueless he his, nominating corrupt men as presidential candidate.
But i doubt this article sha, the guy neva worse like dat

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