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Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by 9jagistonline(m): 5:47am On Feb 12, 2015
OTUNBA Gani Adams is the National Coordinator of the Odua People’s Congress, OPC. In this interview, Adams explains why leaders of South West zone are divided over the choice of presidential candidates to support in the forthcoming elections.
He also bares his mind on the postponement of the general elections among other issues. Excerpts:
By Dapo Akinrefon

How will you react to the INEC’s shift of the elections dates by six weeks?

Well, the shift in dates is as a result of necessities for cogent reasons such as the issues of security and adequate logistics for the exercise. Let me explain these by reminding you of the fact that the shared Permanent Voters’ Card (PVCs) was just 66 per cent while the remaining 34 per cent were still to be given out and that is about 24 million eligible Nigerians. I was so sad with the way the opposition handled the development. I just can’t imagine how comfortable they are that about 24 million Nigerians were to be disenfranchised; as a matter of fact, I won’t even be comfortable with 10,000 Nigerians not to talk of 24 million.

Secondly, the security chiefs declared they couldn’t guarantee security of INEC’s ad-hoc staff. How then will any sane person push for the exercise without the support of security chiefs? For these two cogent reasons, I don’t see us going for free, fair and credible elections. We still have more than three months for the handover of government; there is no need for them to be too anxious more than the umpire.
Moreover, we have 27 political parties and 17 of them have declared that the election should be postponed and eight insisted that it be held, in as much as 17 has indicated interest in the shifting, it simply means majority of Nigerians have spoken.

Security challenges
The opposition has always been hiding behind security issue to condemn Jonathan, now the president wanted to tackle security challenges before the election, the opposition is again shouting foul. What they are criticizing Jonathan for is what the gentleman wanted to face in six weeks. Come to think of it, with or without the necessary amend, he has insisted on May 29 as handover date.

But some people alleged that President Jonathan is working towards interim government, what is your view of this?

Jonathan cannot propose an interim government and at the end of the day be the head of such arrangement, such move won’t be in the interest of Jonathan.

But most Yoruba are not supporting Jonathan’s re-election bid, how do you see this development?
Jonathan or Buhari who will you pick ?


We don’t need to deceive ourselves. The main group in Yorubaland, Afenifere has spoken; Afenifere the political arrowhead of Yoruba people has declared support for Jonathan. Even Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the owner of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has endorsed Jonathan, even before Afenifere. I don’t have problem with Buhari, but I have serious problem with the people that surround him. So in conclusion, 85 per cent of Lagosians want Jonathan.

What is your assessment of the campaign?

They should stop blackmailing or discrediting each other. They should come out with facts to convince people, stop calling people who have sacrificed for the nation different names. In my own opinion there is no difference between the two major political parties, the APC and the PDP

They are calling for personality change but they are not calling for institutional change. When you said the present structure should not change and you are saying the president should change. If you say Buhari should be the president what of the institutions that have not changed. We went to the national conference to restructure Nigeria, to change the institutions. And the institutions are always more powerful than any individual.

I am not saying Jonathan is a saint because if those people around him are corrupt and he cannot deal with them, then it means he also has some skeletons in his cupboard. But Jonathan is quite different from the caliber of people we have in APC. You know what is happening in Ogun State when somebody was building bridges where there is no water. When you are having a billion naira bridges and there is no free education. People of Oyo State are crying because the government of the state shut its door against the masses.

But despite Afenifere’s endorsement of Jonathan, prominent Yoruba leaders are supporting Buhari. What do you have to say to this?

I think you are having the mindset that some Yoruba leaders are supporting Jonathan. How many of them were in the struggle except for General Alani Akinrinade and Hon. Wale Oshun? Oshun is very close to APC. And there is no way you can separate Akinrinade and Tinubu. Yes they are always together. Akinrinade may not be partisan but you can separate him from Tinubu, they have close relationship.
I got to know that when we were in the national conference. When you are however talking about the core people who always fight for the course of the Yoruba and those whose voice you hear about regionalism and introduction of parliamentary system, you talk of myself as the leader of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC leader at the conference and the Afeniferes who believe that no matter the situation, the course of Yoruba must be championed at the conference.

Enough education
In Yorubaland I remember when I became leader of OPC, people say I did not have enough education to be a leader. Therefore, I went to school, I trained myself and I went to school. I went to even write WAEC, I went to write NECO, I wrote WAEC again. I went to Ghana to get a diploma, I got a diploma in Lagos State University onward to receiving a degree, but now Buhari is being alleged of not having a School Certificate.
The opposition said the election was postponed because Jonathan was afraid to lose the election.
That is propaganda, many things you hear from them, about 50 per cent of them is propaganda. Sultan of Sokoto said he has not got his PVC, I just got my PVC on Friday and in my house almost all the 35 people that registered, it is only me and two others that got theirs, 32 other are yet to receive theirs, and you now say the election should hold, and you are blaming Jonathan.
If there is crisis after the election, they will now say Jonathan has caused crisis. The Service Chiefs said they were not ready for the election.



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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Faibuhari: 6:02am On Feb 12, 2015
The two factions of OPC have endorsed GEJ, my fellow omo oduduwa what are you waiting for.

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by BekeeBuAgbara: 6:30am On Feb 12, 2015
Afeninifere, the two camps of OPC support Jona, some internet noise makers still believe it must be Pa Buhari or nothing. Some of these internet warriors even insult their elders because they refuse to endorse their demi-god Buhari.

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Baawaa(m): 6:30am On Feb 12, 2015
What they are criticizing Jonathan for is what the gentleman wanted to face six weeks
Gani Adams,listen to yourself!What your pay master cannot do in 5years plus,you said he will do it in 6weeks.Gani,see what money has turned you to,money has turn you to senseless soul.

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by BekeeBuAgbara: 6:39am On Feb 12, 2015
Baawaa:

Gani Adams,listen to yourself!What your pay master cannot do in 5years plus,you said he will do it in 6weeks.Gani,see what money has turned you to,money has turn you to senseless soul.
Frederick Fasehun is paid, Gani Adams is paid, Afenifere and Ohaneze elders received bribe also to endorse GEJ, why can't you janjaweedians say something new?

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by oduastates: 7:42am On Feb 12, 2015
In the SW,You become irrelevant the moment you stray off the course of destiny.Gani speaks for himself.
In most cases, it ends once you go to abuja.

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by KanwuliaJara: 7:46am On Feb 12, 2015
Short fingers are not gooooood for women o! angry

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by KanwuliaJara: 7:49am On Feb 12, 2015
The whole country is divided ke!
Happy VALENTINE DAY. . . . . FEBUHARI!!!! wink
MARCH ON TO APRIL FOOL! grin

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by elopee3000(m): 7:52am On Feb 12, 2015
Don't mind tinubu his crying while army never touch him ooh

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Adindupeter: 7:54am On Feb 12, 2015
Now the real Yorubas are talking not all these paid supporter of APC

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Nobody: 8:36am On Feb 12, 2015
I have said it before that SW votes will be divided between GEJ & GMB. It is clear that Jonathan is going to win the forth-coming presidential elections. This is simple political arithmetic.

GEJ will win the SE/SS/MB. buhari will win in the NW as usual; Kaduna is going to be hot and divided 50-50 between Kaduna north & south. besides, Jonathan's VP is from Kaduna and the sitting Governor is PDP too. The NE will not be too impressive because of the activities of boko haram and the MNTF.

The APC soldiers on nairaland are fighting a lost battle. I pity them because they will know the real definition of frustration after the elections embarassed embarassed

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Nobody: 8:38am On Feb 12, 2015
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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by lalasticlala(m): 8:58am On Feb 12, 2015
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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Nobody: 9:11am On Feb 12, 2015

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by alaoeri: 9:11am On Feb 12, 2015
BekeeBuAgbara:
Frederick Fasehun is paid, Gani Adams is paid, Afenifere and Ohaneze elders received bribe also to endorse GEJ, why can't you janjaweedians say something new?
FYI Fashehun & Gani were awarded shady contracts by the FG to secure SW pipeline what did you expect them to say besides what is the role Civil defence & other para military agency if ordinary citizens are the ones securing government properties? Maybe you ain't aware of the meeting of Yoruba leaders that come up over the weekend at Ibadan, they distance themselves from the statement credited to Afenifere, all those you mentioned are persona non grata when it comes to SW politics, ppl that can't even win their polling units talkless of wards.








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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by IrunOBO: 10:31am On Feb 12, 2015
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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Ayobami97(m): 10:31am On Feb 12, 2015
Owk. It's count not.
Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by donigspain(m): 10:32am On Feb 12, 2015
So true!

[size=28pt]FRESH AIR EVERYWHERE!!![/size]

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by oakson: 10:32am On Feb 12, 2015
Gani should pass me a dose jare, I need to imagine myself with Adenuga's daughter too!
Well... Yaba left is part of lagos though
Sai Buhari
#LagosIsBuhari

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Nobody: 10:32am On Feb 12, 2015
cool

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by shadelek(m): 10:32am On Feb 12, 2015
Modified: 85% of visionary people want gej.

March 1=G
March 2=O
March 3=O
March 4=D
March 5=L
March 6=U
March 7=C
March 8=K
March 9=J
March 10=O
March 11=N
March 12=A
March 13=T
March 14=H
March 15=A
March 16=N
March 17=N
March 18=A
March 19=M
March 20=A
March 21=D
March 22=I
March 23=S
March 24=A
March 25=M
March 26=B
March 27=O
Equals to MARCH 28.

Gej till 2019

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Burger01(m): 10:32am On Feb 12, 2015
Ogbeni Gani Adams, You can lie oo.. smiley

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by doctokwus: 10:32am On Feb 12, 2015
Unless the 85% Gani Adams is talking about are Yoruba's in his household,I think he is delusional.
Even in his household,despite his' agberoish rule',15% will still prefer GMB despite gani's threats That just to show how popular GMB is .
Buhari till Gani Adams renounces OPC.

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by gidistar: 10:32am On Feb 12, 2015
AND THAT IS HOW PDP BECAME OPPOSITION OVER NIGHT!!! THE CALMNESS OF THE APC DESPITE ALL THEIR PROPAGANDA IS DRIVING PDP CRAZY!!! NOW THEY NO LONGER WANT JEGA, PVC...... Buhari's victory is so certain....

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Youngzedd(m): 10:33am On Feb 12, 2015
Story story.

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by espn(m): 10:33am On Feb 12, 2015
[quote author=9jagistonline post=30650813][/quote]and how did he arrive @ dat 85% he counted his fellow jobless and lifeless touts following him about.

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Nutase: 10:34am On Feb 12, 2015
embarassed
Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by AllBusiness(m): 10:34am On Feb 12, 2015
[size=30pt]Lol grin

MAKE UNA DEY DECEIVE UNA SEF

EVEN A 2 YEAR OLD KID WILL TELL YOU THAT BUHARI HAS WON THIS ELECTION ALREADY

SELF CONSOLATION grin[/size]

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by jude33084(m): 10:34am On Feb 12, 2015
donigspain:
So true!

[size=28pt]FRESH AIR EVERYWHERE!!![/size]

I swear you and your fan crack me up cheesy grin

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by hectorswag(m): 10:34am On Feb 12, 2015
*In Samuel L. Jackson's voice*
"who d f*ck is dis guy?" undecided angry

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Re: Gani Adams Reveals That 85% Of Lagosians Want Jonathan by Burger01(m): 10:34am On Feb 12, 2015
Adindupeter:
Now the real Yorubas are talking not all these paid supporter of APC
Who is real Yoruba? That one na real Yoruba

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