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'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by Dannylux: 9:46am On Dec 09, 2013
President Goodluck
Jonathan on Sunday lampooned Nigerian political class, stressing that most of them lack
the qualities of just departed icon, Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
“If you listen to those of us who are politicians
in Nigeria from all political parties… the way
we talk, some of us (behave) as if Nigeria is
their personal bedroom, that they have control
over… some of us even see ourselves as if we
are tiny gods.
“We intimidate, we threaten, we show hate in
our communication. These are not the virtues
of great men. They are certainly the vices of
tiny men”, the President said at a memorial
service in honour of the late former South
African President at the Aso Rock Chapel,
Abuja.
Jonathan who said he never met Mandela
described Mandela popularly referred to as
Mandiba by his people as “a rare character
that those of us who are politicians need to
learn from so that we will imbibe some of his
traits and do better for our country”.
Jonathan urged politicians to emulate the late
Mandela’s politics of humility, peace and
reconciliation as against that of bitterness and
character assassination.
He said Mandela was filled with humility,
spirit of forgiveness and the ability to unite
people.
“This is in contrast with the utterances of
Nigerian politicians who speak as if Nigeria is
their bedroom from where they make
unguarded utterances and intimidate others,”
he said.
The President stressed that politicians had
been threatening, boasting and attempting to
play little gods by virtue of their positions,
adding, “They are no more than tiny men.’’
According to him, with such attitude, it will be
easier for the camel to pass through the eye of
a needle than for a politician to achieve
greatness.
Jonathan decried the attitude of such
politicians bent on over heating the polity.
He harped on the need for all politicians to
always exhibit the virtues of leadership that
Mandela worked for and exhibited.
Jonathan said government declared three days
mourning for Mandela because Nigeria played
a key role in South African anti-apartheid
liberation struggle and to remind everyone of
their links with fellow Africans.

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Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by Nobody: 9:49am On Dec 09, 2013
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Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by Nobody: 9:50am On Dec 09, 2013
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Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by KenJak(m): 9:50am On Dec 09, 2013
Yes of course and even the Jonathan himself.

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Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by Dannylux: 10:24am On Dec 09, 2013
Ken_Jak: Yes of course and even the Jonathan himself.

He never exempted himself.

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Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by Nobody: 11:44am On Dec 09, 2013
They know demselves, they re jobless ppl dat think Nigeria is an extension of uthman dan fodio's backyard.

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Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by mazizitonene(m): 11:50am On Dec 09, 2013
some "we nigerian politicians behave as if the country is our bedroom"
That would have made much sense
Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by Nobody: 12:04pm On Dec 09, 2013
True. A billion naira food money and your wife bringing cities to a standstill because she's in town does not help your own image as well.
Not to mention your lackadaisical attitude to corruption.

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Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by bloggernaija: 1:28pm On Dec 09, 2013
Yes,
Disturbing the peace of the democratically elected sovereign of a state (amaechi)and preventing him from fulfilling his constitution duties .
Yes,

You jonathan comes to mind.
Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by vedd: 1:33pm On Dec 09, 2013
And he holds dinners often as if the country is his dining table. SMH
Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by MRWHINNIG: 3:03pm On Dec 09, 2013
Hahahaha! Oga Jona is funny oo. True talk my President.
Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by sheymaziggy: 3:16pm On Dec 09, 2013
This presido talks carelessly, he should knw whn and how to talk.
Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by Nobody: 8:03pm On Dec 09, 2013
bloggernaija: Yes,
Disturbing the peace of the democratically elected sovereign of a state (amaechi)and preventing him from fulfilling his constitution duties .
Yes,

You jonathan comes to mind.
Re u aware that the same thing Amaechi is smhw passing tru is d same thing d Obio akpor chairman is passing tru, d only difference btw amaechi and d obio akpor chairman is that GEJ is merciful, d man took Amaechi to court for removing him for no reason, he won the case yet amaechi said he won't allow him rule, if it was GEJ dat did this, won't the whole Nigeria had gone upside down?

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Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by Sealeddeal(m): 10:14pm On Dec 09, 2013
Aigbofa: True. A billion naira food money and your wife bringing cities to a standstill because she's in town does not help your own image as well.
Not to mention your lackadaisical attitude to corruption.
we have read this trash over and over. you should find another one.
Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by Nobody: 10:20pm On Dec 09, 2013
Sealeddeal: we have read this trash over and over. you should find another one.

The truth is the kryptonite of GEJ arse lickers.
Re: 'Some Nigerian Politicians Behave As If The Country Is Their Bedroom’ – Jonathan by lastmanstandn(m): 11:24pm On Dec 09, 2013
Oh yea. True

# reminds me of a President who termed politicians of a specific region of his country "Rascals"
# who gives no DARM about the yearnings of some people.

I thought politics of nationalism and humility should be about ruling with the power of the majority and protecting the minorities sir. cry

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