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Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by OnankpaBa(m): 2:38pm On Mar 31, 2016
A former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ibrahim Mantu has disclosed the reasons why former President Goodluck Jonathan was defeated at the 2015 Presidential election.
In an interview with Premium Times, the former lawmaker claimed that those who Jonathan worked with were responsible for his failure at the polls.

Mantu said, “Jonathan lost because he refused to work with people who know the game. Most of the people Jonathan worked with were mediocres and amateurs. At a point in time, he even left the party machinery and employed some consultants to work for him.”

Commenting on the role campaign groups played during the last Presidential election especially the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, Mantu said, “There are many of them. They came to Eagle Square and said they have 75 million signatures.

He said, “Where were the 75 million people when we were voting? Politics is a grassroots game. When you don’t use your structure at the grassroots, you will lose. How many people watch television? Those that have don’t have light. So, when you say you are using television to campaign, you are wasting your time. Campaign is at the grassroots level.”

Mantu admitted that the All Progressives Congress, APC, emerged victorious during the last general election because Nigerians were tied of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

He said, “People were already tired of PDP. PDP was suffering from hangover, fatigue. Sixteen years in power uninterrupted is not easy in a country like Nigeria. Then, PDP became over drunk with power. We were staggering. We missed our road. We were no longer respecting the people. Virtually everywhere, APC votes came from PDP members who were angry with the party.”

The ex-Deputy Senate President however noted that the current government should be given more time before being asked to give account of its stay in power.

“You see it is too early to assess because as far as I am concerned you need to give government time. It has not even spent up to one year out of four years. You must give the government at least two years. You can be saying negative things about this government now. Initially, there is always pain in starting anything,” Mantu stated

http://dailypost.ng/2016/03/31/why-jonathan-lost-presidential-election-former-deputy-senate-president-mantu-reveals/

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by TANTUMERGO007: 2:40pm On Mar 31, 2016
angry who knows mantu ?

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by DONSMITH123(m): 2:42pm On Mar 31, 2016
ISOKAY
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by Imortal001(m): 2:45pm On Mar 31, 2016
He lost becuz he was clueless!

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by DONSMITH123(m): 2:50pm On Mar 31, 2016
grin
Imortal001:
He lost becuz he was clueless!

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by Nobody: 2:53pm On Mar 31, 2016
Mantu so you mean our jewish
industrious blodas from the mid-east are mediocres and
amateurs and they are responsible
for his cluelessness

chai diaris god o

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by senior123: 2:55pm On Mar 31, 2016
There is no elaborate game, or crime that Jonathan committed. He lost because people were Simply tired of PDP. Even if he "Played the game" He would have still lost. I personally went to vote because i specifically wanted PDP out. No other reason. Truly.

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by mynd1(f): 3:23pm On Mar 31, 2016
Ok
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by dalongjnr: 3:28pm On Mar 31, 2016
what he said is the truth. I hope the gullible will now understand why politics is not won on a forum like Nairaland. It's the game of been a grassroots mobilizer.
for the senator, the same things happened to you in 2007 when the umbrella was buried by the broom in plateau central senatorial district.

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by gen2briz(m): 4:18pm On Mar 31, 2016
Not again
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by socialmediaman: 4:27pm On Mar 31, 2016
GEJ lost the election cos he was not in control, that's the reason why people who liked him as a person voted him out as a president. You can't be president when your word doesn't count, you ask people to do something but they do something else instead and you can't do anything about it as president... Instead of being in control of events, you choose to ignore the havoc your crew and associates were wrecking on the economy just because you can't stop them... I think that's why he lost reelection

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by MadCow1: 4:53pm On Mar 31, 2016
President Jonathan lost the elections for the following reasons;


1. He was incompetent.. There is no other way to explain this.

2. He failed to deliver on the Trust Nigerians bestowed on him in 2011 (myself included).. There is no question that the result of the Presidential elections of 2011 reflected the choice of Nigerians. The FRESH AIR campaign of 2011 was a resounding success. Jonathan got the votes of the North, East, West and South.. He won that election because Nigerians wanted him and put their hopes on him. He seemed to not appreciate the level of trust and responsibility that was put upon him. If Jonathan had delivered, all he had to do was sit inside Aso Rock sleeping and let his works campaign for him. He didnt need to cater to any Godfathers or Power Blocs.. All he had to do was deliver to the People and allow a free and fair election in 2015 and let the same people who put him in power return him again with a resounding and overwhelming victory.. But NO!! He surrounded himself with psychophants, Militants and praise-singers who shielded him from the truth for selfish interests.,

3. Security: Like seriously.. He failed woefully here. His praise singers can lie to him and tell him Chibok never happened, but can he deny the Mubi Polytechnic Massacre? The Madala Christmas day Bombing? The Kano Mosque bombing? The Nyanya Bus Park Bombing, e.t.c... Then as if Boko Haram's activities were not bad enough, the scandal of flying cash into South Africa on a Private jet to procure arms made him look even more clueless than previously thought.

4. The Economy: How he allowed Okonjo Iweala and Diezani remain in power for the duration of his tenure would forever remain a shock. Diezani lost 50 Billion from the NNPC account, got negotiated downwards to 20 Million and that money as of today is still unaccounted for. Okonjo kept using the rebasing of the Economy (which experts say is just an academic exercise) to deceive Nigerians into believing that all was well with our economy and that we were experiencing economic growth.. Fast forward to 2016, Oil Prices drop and all of a sudden Nigeria's economy is on the brink of total collapse. grin

5. Corruption: How did Stella Oduah not ever get tried? How did Farouk Lawan not ever get tried or jailed? How did Diezani not ever get probed, tried or sacked despite overwhelming evidence against her? Why did he grant a Federal Amnesty to Alamiesigha?

6. Patience Jonathan.. His failure to control his household (His wife) cost him his presidency.

7. Foreign Reserves.. What in Gods name did Jonathan do with all the Billions of dollars left behind by President Obasanjo and late President Yaradua? He not only depleted the reserves but went back to borrowing from the IMF and putting us back into indebtedness that Obasanjo had negotiated and paid off..



This is just a brief summary... The sins of Jonathan are too numerous to mention..



He lost it because he showed Nigerians he did not have what it takes to be President.

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by Firefire(m): 4:53pm On Mar 31, 2016
cheesy thank you, next.
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by seyema(m): 4:53pm On Mar 31, 2016
How does this change the price of fuel

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by herkeym001(m): 4:53pm On Mar 31, 2016
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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by TANTUMERGO007: 4:53pm On Mar 31, 2016
Imortal001:
He lost becuz he was clueless!
and no1 in your family tree can make it to that peak jonathan reached, no be swear na fact

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by joey150(m): 4:54pm On Mar 31, 2016
This is old news.


Stop taking us back.. He lost. Somebody had to win and another loose.

Besides Nigerians kicked him out.
Dont complicate things oga deputy.

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by makingsense(m): 4:54pm On Mar 31, 2016
One year and you are still talking about Jonathan don't you allow old wounds heal?

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by YonkijiSappo: 4:54pm On Mar 31, 2016
Why Jonahan lost the 2015 presidential election??

Very Easy..... The introduction of card reader did the magic, by preventing number FRAUD.

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by Bitterleafsoup: 4:54pm On Mar 31, 2016
undecided
GEJ used 5 of those years to put the system in order and try an correct. Who disgarded 10s of thousands of ghost workers from the system? Which administration was making waves in mining and agriculture? Which administration brought in over 200 foreign invested companies?
His guidance made Nigeria the Giant of Africa, forget the campaign propaganda its not as easy to rule a country like Nigeria.

How many projects have we seen commissioned by the Super Minister or Rotten Ameachi they are just snaping pics with our old administration sweat.

We have not seen anything not even a solid plan because they focus too much on PDP.

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by Oildichotomy(m): 4:54pm On Mar 31, 2016
People using GEJ to gain cheap popularity.
I cannot remember the last time I heard of the name Ibrahim Mantu even with the suppose political juggernaut that he says he is.

Politics in the educated south is different from politics in the uneducated North. People in the south are more likely to be influenced to vote by what they read (Nairaland, Social Media, Newspaper etc) than a Northerner.

I stand to be corrected
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by Nobody: 4:54pm On Mar 31, 2016
Good riddance. We would have been queueing for everything now, while the last of Nigeria was looted into oblivion

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by pelefurniture: 4:55pm On Mar 31, 2016
okay seen
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by otabuko(m): 4:55pm On Mar 31, 2016
It's only a year, and i think APC is catching the fatigue already.......
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by DeKen: 4:56pm On Mar 31, 2016
Even my little nephew has an opinion on this.
But aren't we tired of hearing them? How does this reason help us.

He lost and Nigeria lost. Lets look at how we will face the current hardship music.

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by damogul: 4:56pm On Mar 31, 2016
As someone quoted today "when a monkeys time is up every tree will become slippery"

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by 4nobody4every1: 4:56pm On Mar 31, 2016
Shut up Mantu, all of you misled him including the Obas, collected his dollars and voted him out cool

Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by smudge2079(m): 4:56pm On Mar 31, 2016
smh. His failure was glaring. Grass-root campaign won't have made any difference.
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by slimpoppa(m): 4:56pm On Mar 31, 2016
i see
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by Hillzy(m): 4:57pm On Mar 31, 2016
Mr mantu just nail it.

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Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by omolola15(m): 4:57pm On Mar 31, 2016
Ok
Re: Why Jonathan Lost Presidential Election – Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu by Nobody: 4:57pm On Mar 31, 2016
The elections has come and gone..now we have a new president.

GEJ is somewhere enjoying his life so there is no point telling us why he lose the election..we knw how.

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