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Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by dre11(m): 10:00am On Apr 25, 2017
by Fredrick Nwabufo

Despite conceding the 2015 presidential election, former president Goodluck Jonathan was not comfortable with how it was handled by Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In an advance copy of ‘Against the Run of Play’, a book written by bestselling author Segun Adeniyi, and seen by TheCable, Jonathan said Jega disappointed him.

“I was disappointed by Jega because I still cannot understand what was propelling him to act the way he did in the weeks preceding the election,” the former president said.

“As at the first week in February 2015 when about 40 percent of Nigerians had not collected their PVCs, Jega said INEC was ready to conduct an election in which millions of people would be disenfranchised.”

Jonathan also said he had a meeting with Jega to express his reservations about the preparedness of INEC for the exercise, but he insisted that the election would go ahead.

“Of course, the Americans were encouraging him to go ahead yet they would never do such a thing in their own country. How could we have cynically disenfranchised about a third of our registered voters for no fault of theirs and still call that a credible election?”

“The interesting thing was that the opposition also supported the idea of going on with the election that was bound to end in confusion,” the former president said.

The election was scheduled for February 14, 2015, but the Jonathan government shifted it by six weeks. The action was greeted by strong criticism from Nigerians.

In the book, Jonathan also defended his decision to postpone the election, saying it was for security reasons.

“When the military and security chiefs demanded for more time to deal with the insurgency, the reasons were genuine,” he said.

“As at February 2015, it would have been very difficult to vote in Gombe, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. But moment all the arms and ammunition that had been ordered finally arrived, the military was able to use them to degrade the capacity of Boko Haram to the level in which they posed the threat to the election.”

The book, written by the chairman of THISDAY editorial board, recounts how an incumbent lost a presidential election in Nigeria.

It is due for launch on Friday.


https://www.thecable.ng/jega-disappointed-says-jonathan

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by GavelSlam: 10:07am On Apr 25, 2017
Jonathan is still bitter.

Chai the clueless one.

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by mymadam(m): 10:08am On Apr 25, 2017
undecided Campaign after election?

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by divinehand2003(m): 10:13am On Apr 25, 2017
He should have done the right thing by declaring Jonathan as the only SUPREME LEADER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by johnbuck81(m): 10:27am On Apr 25, 2017
best democratic leader in the history of Nigeria.most people that voted for buhari are regretting,even Jega himself.

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by MAXIMAL123(m): 10:35am On Apr 25, 2017
Story for the gods

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by MAXIMAL123(m): 10:36am On Apr 25, 2017
Story for the gods
Just check my Signature
Na dat one concerned me kiss kiss kiss

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by Goke7: 10:38am On Apr 25, 2017
GavelSlam:
Jonathan is still bitter.

Chai the clueless one.

I thought he voluntarily handed over, it's now certain this man was forced to relinquish power so where is the heroics from?

Jona too de fall hand sha!

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by Goke7: 10:39am On Apr 25, 2017
divinehand2003:
He should have done the right thing to declare Jonathan as the only SUPREME LEADER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

SPIRITUAL LEADER would have been more appropriate grin

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by ZKOSOSO(m): 10:41am On Apr 25, 2017
JEGA too is Fulani supremacist...

U can't change leopard's spot. It's in their own DNA......

They live to sleep, eat, plot evil, execute then repeat.....!!

Everywhere you find them.... No matter their educational standing...

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by richidinho(m): 10:43am On Apr 25, 2017
Goke7:


I thought he voluntarily handed over, it's now certain this man was forced to relinquish power so where is the heroics from?

Jona too de fall hand sha!

this one sef go school? smh!

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by VirginFinder: 10:50am On Apr 25, 2017
I concur!

Jega was pro-Buhari. PVCs and card readers ensured that the SE and SS states couldnt deliver at least 90% of the total registered voters as votes to GEJ in 2015 as they did in 2011.

Nevertheless, the SW and middlebelt actually gave Buhari the ticket unlike in 2011 when they gave Jonathan.
Had the SW and middlebelt voted GEJ in 2015, PMB would have lost.

Anyways, it's time we moved on.

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by tollyboy5(m): 11:02am On Apr 25, 2017
ode!!!!

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by nsiazu: 11:06am On Apr 25, 2017
Medicine after Death

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by Nobody: 11:06am On Apr 25, 2017
I disagree...Jonathan disappointed us angry

Has lalasticlala changed his handle sef?

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by madridguy(m): 11:14am On Apr 25, 2017
Laughing in borokiri

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by AngelicBeing: 11:14am On Apr 25, 2017
Keneking:
I disagree...Jonathan disappointed us angry

Has lalasticlala changed his handle sef?
l disagree, Jonathan is the best President in the history of humanity, he fought hunger, injustice, poverty, he gave free homes to widows, orphans and the less privilege , he provided soft loans of 50,000 Dollars to every graduate from all the Universities in Nigeria, he was not corrupt, he fought boko haram tirelessly and he visited sambissa forest more than 50 times, during one of his visit he was shot but the bullet missed him , just to show he was a commander in chief, he jailed several corrupt politicians, he saved 500 Billion Dollars for Nigerians and he handed over peacefully, he developed infrastructures all over Nigeria, he ate once a day as a president, he is well respected all over the world, the EU, AMERICA and OCEANIA wants him to come and help govern their respective countries, he did not steal anything from our treasury because stealing is not corruption, my answer is in my message, go find out the riddle yourself QED

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by jieta: 11:42am On Apr 25, 2017
i just hope buhari step down peacefully if he lose 2019 presidential election.

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by Franchise21(m): 11:52am On Apr 25, 2017
Lol... Politicians are comedians

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by Goddex: 11:58am On Apr 25, 2017
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By the way, who is this Segun Adeniyi that is now talking for Jonathan?

I can't remember any Segun Adeniyi ever playing a role in GEJ's govt and so, does not have the right to speak so authoritatively for Jonathan.

Lol....as usual I see some foolish zombies did not even bother to read the story to the end and are commenting based on the sensational headline
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Hg

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by meezynetwork(m): 12:03pm On Apr 25, 2017
Nonsense talk
Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by poshestmina(f): 12:04pm On Apr 25, 2017
smiley smileyI love this man .God bless you sir! .most people that voted Bubu are already commiting suicuide .no need lamenting over the past .

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by ChimaAdeoye: 12:04pm On Apr 25, 2017
They wanted to crown Buhari at all costs and deliberately disenfranchise Nigerians.

They sent faulty finger print readers to one part of the country and used child voters in another. Then in Lagos area, if your name started with 'Ch' they automatically destroyed your voters card incase you pour sand into APC agenda. Nigerians know what happened, but we are glad the country didn't go up in flames because Buhari wanted to rule by any means necessary.
Now judge for yourself what mess he has made of Nigeria.

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by SageTravels: 12:16pm On Apr 25, 2017
Many will not read This Post Before Commenting

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by Elnino4ladies: 12:16pm On Apr 25, 2017
Someone is still pained grin grin cheesy

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by ShitHead(m): 12:16pm On Apr 25, 2017
He disappointed you and appointed a vegetable.

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by stormfather(m): 12:16pm On Apr 25, 2017
undecided
Of course.
it wasn't just Jega. With the way Kerry was jumping upandan all over the place you could smell the conspiracy from a mile away.
By the way, where's Soyinka? Has he turn his green card already? He should come and join us enjoy the 'goofment' he helped imposed on us.

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by AjalaJ(m): 12:17pm On Apr 25, 2017
That crook is still talking.




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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by ephi123(f): 12:17pm On Apr 25, 2017
Most Nigerians were rejoicing when that announcement was made.


Today, they are lamenting... sad Buhari has squandered all his goodwill. The reality has been very very different from what Mr Change promised.

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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by FlyoruB: 12:17pm On Apr 25, 2017
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Re: Attahiru Jega Disappointed Me, Says Jonathan by Lilaex: 12:18pm On Apr 25, 2017
Eg

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