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2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Mogidi: 7:44pm On Jan 19, 2015
[size=15pt]2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan[/size]

Northern Youths, under the umbrella body of Arewa Youth Integrity Forum has promised to mobilise 20 million youths across the 19 northern states for President Goodluck Jonathan’s second-term bid.

They commended the President for his visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital last week, describing it as a bold step.

The youths, in a statement issued by its national president, Hamid Usman, on Sunday in Abuja described Jonathan as a statesman who was sympathetic to the plight of his followers, commending his courage and bravery.

They described the courage shown by the president in “travelling to Maiduguri which is seen as a hotbed for crisis as not only commendable but exemplary for all intending leaders.”

While expressing their support for the second-term bid of the President, the group said Jonathan had proved that he had what it takes to drive Nigeria to the next level, having defeated the local content of insurgency and ready to fight the foreign elements that had joined insurgents to make Nigeria ungovernable for the citizenry.

“The president had proved wrong a section of northern elders who said the president can not campaign in the north.

“We are confident that Mr. President will campaign anywhere in Nigeria even the north where it has been proved that he is popular against the propaganda advanced by spent horses.

“We are also confident that he will trump his opponents at the polls.”
http://leadership.ng/news/405125/2015-northern-youths-vow-mobilise-support-jonathan

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Mogidi: 7:45pm On Jan 19, 2015

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by sam4(m): 7:46pm On Jan 19, 2015
E gbayi
Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by freshness2020: 7:47pm On Jan 19, 2015
Nobody will divide us not even APC!
God bless GEJ!
God bless one Naija!

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Mogidi: 7:47pm On Jan 19, 2015
Audu Maikori Tackles Muhammadu Buhari

I watched Buharis campaign speech yesterday and I left feeling like I was listening to my father speaking to me- and that’s sort of natural afterAll he and my father are about the same age. Buhari is an awesome figure, very impressive in terms of what he stands for as a person . Indeed i must tell a story – way back in 1998 during the perennial university strikes I was in kaduna during one of the perennial fuel scarcity episodes. I was at the ungwar Rimi filling station and had been on a line for 3 hrs or so waiting for my turn to buy fuel. And if you can recall those days, fuel lines were like military camps and people were violent if you tried to jump the queue unless you were a friend of the petrol station manager or a soldier And Buhari drove into the area in his 505 looking for fuel and somehow people saw him and all of a sudden people started moving their cars out of the way to allow him drive up to fill his tank.

This people did without compulsion-it was out of sheer respect of him, the man, the father figure- that was Buhari(pre -PTF).

If Buhari was going to be allowed to run the country based on his ideals alone, I would probably change my mind ( after I get past the age factor) But honestly speaking , governance is not strictly about a single personality- it’s a series of conversations around different interest groups and institutions and walking the fine line between your decisions based on personal interest or moral values and / or public interest- which usually means a politicized decision.

I feel that a Buhari presidency though well intended will not achieve much due to the fact that he will try to purge Nigeria via old school methods which are no longer practical. He will be the face but the real machinery will be run by some of Nigeria’s most “pious” politicians – people like Tinubu, Amaechi , Atiku ,etc. The question is will they allow him to stop the business as usual environment they have benefited from to their detriment?

When he spoke about sharia a few years back which was seen as very inciteful and how it was necessary in Nigeria, he spoke as a devout Muslim that he is- but the statement was so politically incorrect especially since you know that same Sharia implementation led to the death of thousands of man and women in kaduna state alone in the early 2000′s This led to the division of southern kaduna from northern kaduna and the relocation of the people to Barnawa and beyond due to religious intolerance.
When it comes to elections, I personally feel that we are asking a man who’s ways and actions are set to suddenly become dynamic and new and do so with the support of leaders who were not just part of the PDP rot but were key players in it. Suddenly the are born again and old things are passed and have become “new”…

Goodluck is far from perfect but I see him continuing to make steady inroads especially in the area of the economic advancement of young people because the cliche is true – the youth are the future but the future is now and here!
Has he done well? In some areas yes but in security no. That’s the fact. I won’t go into the reasons why not but we should note that the rot in the army started many years before Jonathan and the insurgency only opened the cankerworm that was hidden because the need to protect Nigeria hadn’t arisen in over 39 or so.

About corruption having worked around government for almost 3 years I now understand things I never quite understood. Most of the corruption in Our country is usually attributed to government and the civil service which is true but we forget that they need collaborators in the private sector to successfully perpetrate these crimes. The best way to fight corruption is to build institutions and use technology to fortify them so they can reduce incidences of corruption- that’s the truth. You can’t tap an MTN line like we used to tap the box telephones at home in those days. You can’t pass the Lekki toll gate without paying 120 at the automated gates but the politicians can set up companies to surreptitiously buy the company that owns the gates( hope you get my drift) and that’s done at top level. You can’t also fight corruption if you tip a policeman at every checkpoint instead of taking the day off and ensuring you get your drivers license so wecan stop the extortion – yes that too is corruption.

Why is budget implementation so poor?because the National Assembly unduly politicizes the process leading to late passage of the bills ( in 2013 it was in July / August same as 2014) so when projects don’t get delivered its mostly because of slow passage of the bill.

The other reason is that the appropriations committees can tamper with the budget how they like that’s why a project like the perilous Lokoja -Abuja road which led to the death of many Nigerians took over 10 years to be completed because the amounts appropriated by the NASS was simply inappropriate to adequate fund the completion. It was only when Sureprogramme intervention came that the road was fast tracked ( as most can testify) same with the railways , roads and bridges etc- why?because the SUREP funds were better insulated from tampering unlike many other projects approved for completion. There are now policies being put to change this to make execution more effect off of the lessons we learnt via Surep on a federal level.

But I digress, I agree that GMB is a fine gentleman and leader but I also believe that if I did vote for him I would be doing so nostalgically not realistically because there’s a new Nigeria where people are earning a living off their talents and passions and creating a new middle class which was virtually non existent post GEJ and that’s the Nigeria I want to be part of…Agriculture is becoming the new sexy and his administration has pushed it even more than Obasanjo ( a renowned farmer did). No matter how I explain FB or Instagram or the global economy to my dad now he may not fully grasp it as a person below 35 would and I fear that I would rather move forward imperfectly than go back to the past in search of Utopia.

This is just my view of things and I have taken time to state it and not berate GMB – it’s my vote , it’s my choice, some will say that I vote for hm because of SUREP. But honestly I do so because in him I see a man who is imperfect, struggling with his imperfections to make things better and I see room for improvement and change….in all fairness we are all sort of like that trying to get a better report card and improve on poor subjects of last semester. In the latter I see an upright man of integrity and high discipline who doesn’t yet realize that one of his disciples may yet betray because they don’t stand for the same ideals.

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by BlackTechnology: 7:50pm On Jan 19, 2015
Buhari is another Yar Adua in the making grin

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by mdbissalla(m): 7:51pm On Jan 19, 2015
na now una wan to start to mobiliz abi gringringrin

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by LuckyLadolce(m): 7:53pm On Jan 19, 2015
20 million x 3 ko kan aye.

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by DONOCSO(m): 7:53pm On Jan 19, 2015
I wish them Goodluck in Febuhari elections.

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Mogidi: 7:54pm On Jan 19, 2015
[size=15pt]2011: IBB Is My Pathological Enemy – General Buhari [/size]
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2015: IBB Is My best friend– General Buhari[/size]

Trust Buhari at your peril.

Muhammandu Buhari, lying about everything including School certs and Health certs since 2003.

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by acenazt: 7:56pm On Jan 19, 2015
How many north day this country self??

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Niwdog(m): 8:00pm On Jan 19, 2015
Preach on bro,
Tell ur brodas up north that gej is not their problem

Diar problem is their thinking faculty
They think like cow

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by donphilopus: 8:01pm On Jan 19, 2015
Mogidi, why have you decided to be consoling yourself?! It ain't done anywhere o. No Northern Youth in his/her right senses, would go to a fellow Northerner and beg him/her to vote Jonathan. You know why?! Because they have consciences. And besides, they have nothing to campaign with.

@OP, if you're a Northerner and awarded a contract to go campaign for Jonathan in Kano, would you accept the offer?!

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Mogidi: 8:03pm On Jan 19, 2015
[size=15pt]2015: Miyetti Allah (Fulani Group) Reaffirms Endorsement Of Jonathan[/size]

The national president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has reaffirmed the association’s total support for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

This is even as he debunked the allegation of his suspension published as the leader of the association as publishedi some national dailies recently.

A statement signed by the national secretary of the association, Engr. Saleh Alhassan, yesterday described the publication as malicious, false and an attempt to damage the image of the association and its leadership by “hired Maguzawa” who are not known to Miyetti Allah.
http://leadership.ng/news/391284/2015-miyetti-allah-reaffirms-endorsement-jonathan

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Mogidi: 8:05pm On Jan 19, 2015
donphilopus:
Mogidi, why have you decided to be consoling yourself?! It ain't done anywhere o. No Northern Youth in his/her right senses, would go to a fellow Northerner and beg him/her to vote Jonathan. You know why?! Because they have consciences. And besides, they have nothing to campaign with.

@OP, if you're a Northerner and awarded a contract to go campaign for Jonathan in Kano, would you accept the offer?!

I didn't tell Northern youths to endorse GEJ and its you who is rather consoling himself by saying "No Northern Youth in his/her right senses".
Who made you the spokesperson of Northerners?

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by ishiamu(m): 8:33pm On Jan 19, 2015
Something in me tells me the northern youths are lying don't know why undecided undecided undecided undecided

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by theV0ice: 8:33pm On Jan 19, 2015
freshness2020:
Nobody will divide us not even APC!
God bless GEJ!
God bless one Naija!
Mogidi:


I didn't tell Northern youths to endorse GEJ and its you who is rather consoling himself by saying "No Northern Youth in his/her right senses".
Who made you the spokesperson of Northerners?

Thank God o. At least you can help tell your friends to stop hating on northerners since gej has enough support in the north to help get him 20million votes.

A big youth organisation in the north has endorsed him

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Premiumnoise: 10:27pm On Jan 19, 2015
But this is what we saw today

cool cool

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by mcdokwe(m): 10:27pm On Jan 19, 2015
Hit like if you don't care who wins the February elections

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by princemillla(m): 10:28pm On Jan 19, 2015
STORY STORY...... Once upon a time......

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by donphilopus: 10:28pm On Jan 19, 2015
Mogidi:


I didn't tell Northern youths to endorse GEJ and its you who is rather consoling himself by saying "No Northern Youth in his/her right senses".
Who made you the spokesperson of Northerners?

Jonathan is unsaleable to any part of this country. And I don't think you would like to go blab in any part of this country all in the name of campaigning for a certified failure. What do you expect those Northerners to campaign with?! To go display a State Governor's Project as Jonathan's achievement?! Abeg eee!

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by mcdokwe(m): 10:28pm On Jan 19, 2015
Season of endorsements and counter endorsements

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by tosin2013: 10:28pm On Jan 19, 2015

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Funniez: 10:28pm On Jan 19, 2015
Hungry thugs I guess.

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by Youngzedd(m): 10:29pm On Jan 19, 2015
This is for those without voters card.
Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by devilsworkshop: 10:30pm On Jan 19, 2015
Mogidi:


I didn't tell Northern youths to endorse GEJ and its you who is rather consoling himself by saying "No Northern Youth in his/her right senses".
Who made you the spokesperson of Northerners?

Don't you know that donphilopus is a bastard nonentity

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by elohorayodele: 10:30pm On Jan 19, 2015
Ok nah
Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by ichidodo(m): 10:32pm On Jan 19, 2015
Good enough sane minds can envisage GEJ works and appointments in the north even though some will go otherwise simply because he's christan and a minority but all we are looking at is a strong showin at major cities in the north and Southwest...then there is the block 100% votes from SE/SS...game over APC...Remember we don't use nairaland 'likes' to vote.

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by GAZZUZZ(m): 10:33pm On Jan 19, 2015
What's the name of this faceless group?

Jona All thes 27b you are sharing north no go vote for you o! Beta carry the money do better thing.

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Re: 2015: Northern Youths Vow To Mobilise Support For Jonathan by ambrosini593(m): 10:33pm On Jan 19, 2015
Inec should have disqualified buhari after 2011 election. He's name alone is violence. A sane northern youth will not follow him. Check his supporters. They are tout, condemned, street fighters, thieves, murderers and rags

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