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Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by koboko69: 7:33pm On Apr 01, 2015
Nigerians made history. For the first time in the nation’s democratic history, an incumbent president has been defeated. While incumbent governors have been defeated in the past, it was a feat many thought might not be possible at the centre for a long time to come. But Nigerians, by their votes, have shown the exit door to a government they deemed has not served them right.

But the trouncing of Goodluck Jonathan at the polls was not a happenstance. Perhaps, if there were those who did not see this coming, it was probably the president himself and some of his loyalists. Beyond this, however, there are some five key individuals who contributed to the electoral downfall of the president. Their actions and what they represented ensured that in less than two months from now, Jonathan will become a former president.



BUHARI: THE ULTIMATE CROWD PULLER

Nigerians made history. For the first time in the nation’s democratic history, an incumbent president has been defeated. While incumbent governors have been defeated in the past, it was a feat many thought might not be possible at the centre for a long time to come. But Nigerians, by their votes, have shown the exit door to a government they deemed has not served them right. But the trouncing of Goodluck Jonathan at the polls was not a happenstance. Perhaps, if there were those who did not see this coming, it was probably the president himself and some of his loyalists. Beyond this, however, there are some five key individuals who contributed to the electoral downfall of the president. Their actions and what they represented ensured that in less than two months from now, Jonathan will become a former president. Buhari BUHARI: THE ULTIMATE CROWD PULLER He is a man after the heart of the talakawas, the masses, in the northern part of Nigeria. These are young men and women who fanatically follow him – and have been doing so since 2003 when he first threw his hat in the ring. Buhari has always had a cult-like followership in up north but it was difficult to replicate in other parts of the country. However, the support base of the retired general moved beyond the north to the strategic south-western part of the country which has a strong media and publicity base, in addition to a large population of voters. From a man who consistently won 12 million votes in the north without any major finance or structure, he was successful sold to southern voters and this marked a major turning point for Jonathan, who would ordinarily expect that as a southerner, he would be the preferred candidate in the region. ‘Sai Buhari’ (only Buhari) that was only restricted to the north alone suddenly became the catchphrase in the mouths of both young and old down south. Even when questions were raised over his academic certificate and health, his followers, especially those who are very active in the social media, insisted they would vote for him nonetheless. Jonathan’s exit was inevitable.



TINUBU: THE UNDYING POLITICAL CRAFT MASTER

Hate him or love him, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is one politician you ignore and you later bite your fingers. Simple as that. Since he survived the PDP tsunami of 2003 when he returned as governor of Lagos State in an election that saw five of his former colleagues in the then AD sent packing, he has gone about the business of checkmating the ruling PDP with so much passion and determination. Blessed with an uncanny ability to identify political as well as electoral assets, Tinubu was said to have said immediately after the 2011 elections reasoned that if Buhari could poll 12 million votes without much resources and national appeal, then he was the man to be pushed forward for 2015. But before then, there was the need to build a strong, broad based political party that would be strong enough to serve as counterfoil to the PDP juggernaut. He and Buhari started consultations. The product was the All Progressives Congress (APC). He got disgruntled elements within the PDP to jump ship and for the first time since 1999, the opposition was able to speak with one voice.

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AMAECHI: THE BULL IN CHINA SHOP

When Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, wanted to return as the chairman of the very powerful Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) in 2013, his party, the PDP, did not want him because by that time, he had become a thorn in the flesh of President Jonathan. Amaechi and the president’s wife had fallen out over the demolition of waterfront houses under an urban renewal programme. It became a media war. The war shifted to the NGF. But Amaechi, backed by governors from opposition party and PDP rebel governors, would have none of that. Even when the governors had two parallel elections, public sentiment was on the side of the Amaechi faction. And he went about the business of Jonathan’s political demolition with alacrity. He used the NGF to fight the president and formed an alliance with opposition governors to make life miserable for Jonathan. It was a terrible embarrassment for the president, coming from a fellow Niger Deltan, and Amaechi’s persistence did more political damage obviously more than what the president budgeted for.

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by koboko69: 7:33pm On Apr 01, 2015


SARAKI: THE NEMESIS OF PDP
One of the most underrated politicians in Nigeria must be Bukola Saraki, former governor of Kwara state. As chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum between 2007 and 2011, his influence among his powerful colleagues ballooned, and he eventually nominated Amaechi to be his successor. That gave him considerable influence on NGF even after his tenure as governor. Then, his loyalist, Kawu Baraje, became the acting national chairman of the PDP, further giving him a strong hold on the party structure. However, Jonathan, probably eyeing the 2015 elections, dislodged Baraje from the PDP secretariat. That was the final push for Bukola who promptly engineered the breakup of the ruling party in conjunction with other anti-Jonathan forces within and without. On August 31, 2013, the PDP had its convention in Abuja with the sole aim of electing a new chairman. However, rather than that making the headlines, the biggest news of the day was the staging of a walk-out by section of the party led by Bukola Saraki, former governor of Kwara state, and seven governors from the party. They were later to be known as the new PDP and they became unofficial opposition party to the PDP. When they eventually merged with the newly formed APC, they left the PDP bleeding as a spate of defections followed.



OBASANJO: THE TIRELESS RABBLE-ROUSER

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo went about the demolition of the Goodluck Jonathan political brand with such determination that left many analysts wondering if there was nothing more to it than a statesman and his desire for good governance. But Obasanjo had an axe to grind with Jonathan. Having helped the latter to Aso Rock in 2011, he discovered, to his dismay, that Jonathan was keeping him at an arm’s length and that Tony Anenih, Obasanjo’s friend-turned-foe, had become the most powerful elder in the PDP. Bone by bone, Obasanjo began to take Jonathan to pieces. He would later ask most of his loyalists in the south-west, such as Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Isiaka Adeleke and Segun Oni, to join forces with the APC while he became a ‘political consultant’ to the party. On the international level, Obasanjo used his influence to get Nigeria’s allies such as the US and the UK to downgrade Jonathan and promote the candidature of Buhari. Obasanjo’s frequent public criticism of Jonathan often resonated with the views of many Nigerians. Jonathan did not need a political enemy like Obasanjo, and he had his hands full till the last minute.


Who contributed the most to Jonathan's defeat?

Buhari
Tinubu
Amaechi
Saraki
Obasanjo


In my Opinion..the arrangements above best fits to who contributed the most.

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by pharmow: 7:57pm On Apr 01, 2015
If you don't put

Patience
Okupe
Asari
FFK and
Fayose.

This list is not complete

Other notable mentions include

Shekau
Namado Sambo
Bishop David Oyedepo
Reno Omokri
Edwin Clark
Ayo Oritsejafor
Diezani
Stella Oduah
and Nairaland monikers like Barcanista, Severussnape, Temitemi, Chukwudi etc

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by Pebcak: 7:58pm On Apr 01, 2015
EBORA OWU IJAYA # 1

in babas voice
odo to ba gbagbe orisun e ma gbe ni
and omo tan ba wi to warun ki o ma parun ni
a river that forget its source will definitely dry up

Like Father Mbaka said "those that put you(GEJ) should come and remove you.."

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by Texcoco(m): 7:58pm On Apr 01, 2015
[b] Saraki is an inconsequential local champion who is not only corrupt and repressive but a neophyte in National politics,we even rate our local government chairman higher.
Obj- Another old crybaby who was lucky to have been paid attention by GEJ...His reputation isn't worth the very shoes of GEJ right now, ask Ban ki moon and Obama.So who's the bigger person now?
Thieffnubu- A big thieff and a firm discliple of nepotism and capitalism who will never get to the status of Awo,ever.Nigerians just brought economic chains for their necks.
Amaechi- Nothing worse than having a judas in your team,a repugnant,rapacious and reprehensible charlatan who not only sacrificed the goodwill of his people but is willing to sell them to the highest bidder.
Buhari-He still an illiterate.....Nothing much to write since he arrogantly refused to sell his manifesto via debate even his staunchest supporter don't have any clue what the manifesto is all about.
We prefer Shekau to all this corrupt slavemasters up there ^^^…GEJ "s architect was Shekau....what an irony.[/b]

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by haibe(m): 7:58pm On Apr 01, 2015
Osinbajo..

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by Nobody: 7:58pm On Apr 01, 2015
add.

fayose
pej
ffk
okupe
barcanista


the more you try to bring an innocent man down, the higher he rises.

join Delta corpers protest

https://www.nairaland.com/2231249/delta-state-cordinator-eats-corpers#32243993

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by frinx: 7:58pm On Apr 01, 2015
NEXT

Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by Nobody: 7:58pm On Apr 01, 2015
PDP will rise again

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by cycline404(m): 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
Baba Nigerians voted you in.
Please try all the best you could.
GEJ is a good man but he surround himself with lots of bad people.
Also BABA control the mouth of your wife, especially in the public affair.
BABA, please bring back war against indiscipline
BABA, please let this government be a democracy
BABA please, 4-years is a long time for you to fix things well.
Baba if you dont do well Nigerians will change you, until we get who we want.

BABA!! This wasnt rigging We all voted for you both from home and abroad....


Baba Congratulations!!!

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by Nobody: 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
Una no dey tire?

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by niceguy7(m): 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
Hmmmmm
Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by gbegudujo: 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
Nonsense

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by boolet: 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
grin I wish you long life Muhammadu Buhari GCFR. grin

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by Jerrick(m): 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
On point!

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by koma1(m): 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
Include KWANKASO

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by dguizman(m): 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
OBJ should not be on that list.

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by ademoladeji(m): 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
Oya nau!


Biko, include Femi Fani Werepe

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by adesegun121(m): 7:59pm On Apr 01, 2015
If APC could do well in Lagos state under a PDP federal govt, u should expect it to be better under an APC fed govt.
So vote Ambode as Governor, vote APC

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by ZUBY77(m): 8:00pm On Apr 01, 2015
Cool...

I WAS Looking FOR A. FRESH NAME OR FACE BUT NON.
SAME OLD ACTORS, SomE EVEN FROM THE SAME PDP.

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by Crown01: 8:00pm On Apr 01, 2015
Dame Patience Jonathan

Fani Kayode

Kwankwanso

Fayose

Mimiko

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by Nobody: 8:00pm On Apr 01, 2015
[size=16pt]NIGERIA'S BIGGEST LOSER[/size]

Only if he had remained in APC. This man is of no electoral value, he is weigtless politically, lacks integrity, a cocaine addict, womanizer and above all a thief. In my opinion he is the biggest political looser and was instrumental in the loss of GEJ.

-CramJones

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by An2elect2(f): 8:00pm On Apr 01, 2015
Really? what of the youths!

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by dkronicle(m): 8:00pm On Apr 01, 2015
On the list, am just pityin amaechi.
He forgot one of the codes. Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You..if he could ridicle pdp in d eyes of the elector8z, wont he turn his back also to Apc Apc will kick him out
Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by Nobody: 8:00pm On Apr 01, 2015
FFK AND FAYOSE

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Re: Meet the Five Architects Of Jonathan’s Defeat. by REALCHANGE20151: 8:01pm On Apr 01, 2015
[size=32pt]The angry masses cool[/size]

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