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Facts Checking On Gej 2011 Electoral Promises. #He Failed# by uyplus(m): 3:04pm On Feb 13, 2015
Dear President Goodluck Jonathan: It was with rude
shock and utter disbelief that I received the news
that you had the legally required 25 percent in 28
states plus Federal Capital Territory in the
presidential election of April 16, 2011. According to the
1999 constitution, a winner needs the majority of votes and
at least 25 percent of votes in 24 states of the 36 states of
the federation.
According to Chairman of the Independent Electoral
Commission, you won 25 percent of votes in 28 states,
leaving your closest rival, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the
Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) with victories in
only 12 states. As expected, you and your cronies
celebrated and popped the proverbial champagne.
Recall sir, that in a widely circulated piece before your swearing in on May 29th 2011 and as one of your worst, albeit gracious, critics, I had issued a note of caution.

Allow me to explain that the presidential victory of April
16th, 2011 was a victory for yourself and not necessarily for the PDP, of which you are a part and parcel. Sadly too, many of those who trusted and blindly voted for you have now regretted that decision cursing the day they thumb- printed their finger against your name. This should reveal without any equivocation that the elections were not driven
by issues, but sentiments about personalities, religion and ethnicity – which you irreproachably milked to your
ultimate advantage. It is my opinion that as a nation we
should grow our democracy to achieve a situation whereby persons win elections on the basis of merit and actual performance not sentiments, and certainly not with the aid of financial inducements, blackmail and violence – tenets which have roundly deepened since your accession to power.
I will not bore you with all the expectations Nigerians (the ones who voted for you, anyway) - I believe you know all of these and intend to meet all of them.
As you commemorate three years of unhindered presidency and two years since your last election, intend to remind you of all the myriad of promises you made during your political campaigns as you traversed the nooks and crannies of Nigeria circa 2011. I cannot ever allow my extremely busy president, one who has been overwhelmed by his own transformative agenda the laborious task of a long comprehension. In essence, of my own generosity, I have listed only some of them for you below.
1. You promised to rule for only one term (reference http:// ow.ly/4KScO). Not that it mattered, as you’re not legally barred from seeking reelection. This reminder is only so a test of your mettle of honour as I see your lackey, Mr Asari Mujahid, making unsolicited pronouncements that have heated the polity.
Mr President, as a man of your words or rather as you want to make us believe (http://ow.ly/4KSda), PLEASE stick to this plan and pledge. I sincerely hope also, you will not come out and openly deny you didn’t make such promise or statements as you did about the zoning saga. Anyway, I
have provided links above and you may instruct your Israeli
friends to pull these links offline.

2. You promised a constitutional role for Traditional
Rulers!!! (http://ow.ly/4KSfI) I am short of words but
Nigerians are waiting. But I assure you sir, with a few
financial reports in the pockets of the traditional rulers, this
is not a major promise to uphold, as like you, Nigerians
may not give a ‘damn’ anyway.

3. On March 17th 2011, in Dutse the Jigawa state capital,
you promised: “If I win the election, within my four years in
office, I will establish domestic airports in all the states
without airports,” (http://ow.ly/4KSgt).

4. In Nasarawa, at the flag-off of your campaign you
promised at least a university in every state (http://
ow.ly/4KShX) including building specialist almajiri schools
to shore up education in the North so as to eradicate
illiteracy (http://ow.ly/4KSiK). It seems you have started
on this one but a good number of the Almajiris are waiting!

5. On February 8th in Ibadan, the day you called some
people "rascals", you promised to create jobs and improve
the power sector (http://ow.ly/4KSlU). The Oyo people and
indeed all Nigerians were all left in darkness last weekend!

6. On Feb 9th, you were in Bauchi and you promised to
intensify oil and gas exploration in the North-East as part of
efforts to harness resources for economic development.
Also you pledged to boost agriculture, power and water
supply for wealth creation and revenue generation. Then
you assured that projects such as the Mambilla hydro-
electricity, Jada irrigation project and Kafin Zaki dam in
Taraba, Adamawa and Bauchi would be pursued to boost
agriculture and industrial development (http://
ow.ly/4KSnF). Then you promised that your administration
would establish two universities in the region. The NORTH
EAST PEOPLE ARE STILL WAITING.

7. You landed in Port Harcourt on Feb 12 where you made a
lot of promises, maybe to woo your Niger Delta people. Be
that as it may, you announced that the NNPC, in partnership
with the private sector, would establish a petrochemical
plant in the Niger Delta (you didn’t state where exactly).
You promised the plant would create job opportunities for
Niger Delta youth. Then you went ahead to promise the
implementation of Local Content Law and Petroleum
Industry Bill (http://ow.ly/4KSpu). In case you can’t
remember when you made all these, cast your mind back to
the stampede that claimed some lives (where your wife
called them martyrs!).

8. In Kaduna, you promised massive transformation of the
agricultural sector through construction of large dams and
distribution of one million metric tons of fertilizers for the
2011 farming season (http://ow.ly/4KSqE). The rains are
here again, so fulfill your promises o.

9. In Benue, you promised to revolutionize agriculture and
establish industries in the country through a five-year plan
(We need that Plan now so we can keep track. Of the five
years two years is already gone). You also promised to
complete the irrigation project in Otukpo (http://
ow.ly/4KSsh). Then you promised that the second Niger
Bridge and the Benue Bridge projects will be worked on in
the next four years (http://ow.ly/4KStl).

10. February 17th, you were in Plateau where you shocked
the entire country with amazing promises. First of all, you
pledged to refocus on the solid mineral development of the
state and make it one of the key revenue sources in Nigeria.
Two years hence, the Plateau people are still banking on
you. Mr President, You promised to build more dams and
complete ongoing ones, so as to boost agricultural growth.
In addition you promised to complete the Vom-Manchok-
Jos road to boost economic links between Plateau and
Kaduna states (http://ow.ly/4KSuz). You left the state and
the Plateau people have been happy ever since and now
that you have been president for two years, a progress
report on that promise is in order.

11. Mr President on Feb 21, you were in Kogi. You
promised among other things that the dredging of the River
Niger and Lokoja-Abuja road dualisation would be
completed very soon. (http://ow.ly/4KSvB) THE KOGI
PEOPLE AND INDEED NIGERIANS ARE HOPING AND
WAITING

12. In Kwara State on February 22, you pledged that the
irrigation project in Shonga would be completed soon to
boost the commercial farming activities of the New Nigeria
Farmers in the area (http://ow.ly/4KSwn). Mr president,
remember you also said the Jebba-Mokwa road and Jebba
bridge would be given adequate attention to ease
transportation in the area. Kwarans are await a report!

13. On February 24, Mr. President, you pledged to
rehabilitate all ailing industries in Aba (http://
ow.ly/4KSxd). I believe all Abians are hoping on you to
provide the enabling environment to do their businesses,
you must keep your promises.

14. Mr. President, on Feb 25th in Anambra you said there is
a plan to build a power station in the state, assuring that
within the next four years your administration would
construct and rehabilitate ALL federal roads leading to
Anambra as well as the South East. You equally promised
to provide potable water to the densely populated Onitsha
and Nnewi cities (http://ow.ly/4KSyf) and tackle erosion in
the South-East. To tell you the truth, Mr. President,
Anambrans banked on you!

15. In Ebonyi state, you promised to dualize the Enugu-
Abakaliki federal highway in addition (http://ow.ly/4KSza)
to establishing a secretariat for ALL Federal government's
agencies and parastatals in Ebonyi. Mr. President, the
people of Ebonyi have never had it so good since the
creation of their state. Now, you have promised them the
good life. Please keep to your words!

16. In Niger state, you promised more power generation.
Perhaps the most important aspect of your promises is that
your government would map out a five-year strategic plan
for road projects (http://ow.ly/4KSzL).

17. On Feb 27, you were in Asaba, the Delta state capital.
On that fateful Sunday, you revealed that “The NNPC is
developing a new programme that will absorb about 5,000
youths,” (http://ow.ly/4KSAO). Mr. President, Deltans were
delighted at that REVELATION. While that number is a far
cry from the number of unemployed youths in the state, at
all at all na winch (as we say in Warri), so Deltans are
waiting.
18. On March 2nd, you were in Ondo where you promised
that roads and other basic infrastructure across the states
will be developed in four years. In addition you also
promised the exploitation of the vast bitumen deposits in
the state for national economic development and
employment generation (http://ow.ly/4KSFj). The Ondo
people are waiting. Your Four years have started already.
You must start now.

19. On the same day, March 2nd, your campaign train was
in Ekiti state. While there, you promised that more than N50
billion federal intervention projects were ongoing in the
state (http://ow.ly/4KSGb). You can rest assured that
Fayemi and indeed the entire Ekiti kete are waiting for you.

20. On March 9th, in Sokoto, you promised to rehabilitate
the abandoned Shagari irrigation project as well as reviving
the nation's rail system and fight the menace of
desertification in the country. (http://ow.ly/4KSGX) Sokoto
people have suffered for too long. This is your time to
redeem your pledge, Mr President. The clock is ticking!!!

21. The date was March 12th 2011 and you were in Ogun
State, my home state. Remember, the day you rode to
Abeokuta through rail? Yes, that was the day you promised
an improved power supply before the end of the year
through the Integrated Power Project (IPP) initiative. You
also pledged to build more refineries, encourage
downstream activities, resuscitate rail transportation and
create jobs. In case you have forgotten, that was the day
that Gbenga Daniel your South West campaign coordinator
was booed by the Ogun people (http://ow.ly/4KSHM).

22. On March 14th, your campaign trained moved to Kebbi
where you promised to establish a federal university next
year (2012). You also promised to create jobs through
science and technology, tackle environmental challenges
and boost health care delivery. (http://ow.ly/4KSIX)

23. Katsina, was your port of call on March 15 where you
promised to enhance the living standard of Nigerians
through implementation of people-oriented programmes
that would provide citizens the necessary opportunities to
realize their potentials. In my opinion, this was just mere
rhetoric, as you did not make any concrete promise. Or did you have the premonition, you will lose in Katsina? Seems I was right.

24. In Kano, you pledged to resuscitate the nation’s power
sector and encourage the development of small and
medium scale enterprises in the country while ensuring
justice, equity and fair play in the polity (http://
ow.ly/4KSKJ).
Mr. President, space will not allow me to list the deluge of
promises in Lagos, Osun, Borno, Cross River, Akwa Ibom,
Enugu, Imo, Taraba, Jigawa, Edo, Bayelsa and Zamfara
states, and Abuja (http://ow.ly/4KSLf). If you can
accomplish all your promises in the next four years, then
you will go down memory lane as the best President ever.
Thanks to Yahoo, Gmail and Facebook (and now Twitter
and Google Plus), we can all save this message in our
Inbox/Wall/Timelines for the next four years and check out
how much you achieve on your promises.

Your fellow Nigerian,

http://saharareporters.com/2013/05/27/fact-checking-gej-his-electoral-promises
Re: Facts Checking On Gej 2011 Electoral Promises. #He Failed# by blackfase(m): 3:18pm On Feb 13, 2015
.....promises, the easiest thing on earth for politicians to do.

#Enu opuro kii nse je.....ere lo ma nsa.

Translation; the lips of a lying biatch never bleeds but moves at lightenin speed....
Re: Facts Checking On Gej 2011 Electoral Promises. #He Failed# by uyplus(m): 3:45pm On Feb 13, 2015
blackfase:
.....promises, the easiest thing on earth for politicians to do.

#Enu opuro kii nse je.....ere lo ma nsa.

Translation; the lips of a lying biatch never bleeds but moves at lightenin speed....

Lool. I de find pro-Gej activist to come to his defense
Re: Facts Checking On Gej 2011 Electoral Promises. #He Failed# by SHOPPERS(m): 4:33pm On Feb 13, 2015
Shut up!
Re: Facts Checking On Gej 2011 Electoral Promises. #He Failed# by uyplus(m): 7:03pm On Feb 13, 2015
SHOPPERS:
Shut up!

You couldn't disprove any of the facts.
Re: Facts Checking On Gej 2011 Electoral Promises. #He Failed# by Bashirfuntua(m): 7:21pm On Feb 13, 2015
COMING BCK

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