Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,743,718 members, 6,509,007 topics. Date: Monday, 27 September 2021 at 03:20 AM

Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure (19155 Views)

Channels TV Interview: Ortom Replies Garba Shehu, Says 'I Stand By My Statement' / Aisha Yesufu Replies Garba Shehu Who Said Nobody Can Bring Down Buhari's Govt / “You Lied!” – Jonathan Replies David Cameron Over Chibok Girls (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (Reply) (Go Down)

Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Nobody: 9:15pm On Dec 17, 2018
Goodluck Jonathan has replied Garba Shehu, who earlier today claimed that the former President is to be blamed over Buhari's failure to appoint ministers on time. 

We reported that Garba Shehu who appeared on a Channel's TV show, said the refusal of Jonathan’s government to cooperate with the transition committee had a negative effect on the current administration. Frank Shuaibu, special adviser on public communications to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who also featured on the programme, had listed Buhari’s delay in appointing his cabinet as one of the factors that plunged the economy into a recession.

Goodluck Jonathan who replied Garba Shehu in a statement titled ‘Garba Shehu’s gaffe on Jonathan’s Handover notes to Buhari’  and released on his behalf by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said that anyone who uses handover notes to justify a President’s indiscretion of not appointing ministers until after spending six months in power, is either being mischievous or does not really understand governance processes.

According to the former President, ‘those who think like Shehu that a Government would not function properly if it does not receive handover notes in time, should be reminded that there is no law establishing the process. It is simply a matter of convenience for an outgoing President to develop handover notes to guide his successor understand key issues and hit the ground running.’

The statement reads in full; 

Our attention has been drawn to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in which he blamed the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint ministers until six months after taking over office on the administration of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking on a Channels television programme on Monday December 17, Shehu had claimed that it took President buhari who was sworn in on May 29, 2015 until November 11, 2015 to appoint his ministers because the “President was given handover notes 48 hours to the handover of power”. As strange as that particular assertion may sound, it still beggars belief that a spokesman of a President who is seeking re-election would still be looking for a scapegoat for the administration’s failure, at a time he should be showcasing his scorecard. That amounts to merely clutching at straws.

One thing is as clear as daylight: The Jonathan administration has absolutely nothing to do with the failure of this government to appoint ministers early enough to inspire confidence in investors because it is obvious that handover notes from a predecessor does not contain the list of ministers for the incoming administration. However, that is even making light of Garba Shehu’s unending embarrassing gaffe. It is expected that a man who has been around the corridors of power for that long, beginning from when he served as a media adviser under President Obasanjo for years, should understand Government’s basic functions and procedures. Handover notes, being transitioning documents, are usually received by an incoming President from his predecessor at the time of change of government.

It is not a document that guides a President to appoint his ministers. Under normal circumstances, a newly inaugurated President needs the support of his ministers, who would handle different departments of Government, to study and understand his handover notes for effective performance of his initial duties. Those who think like Shehu that a Government would not function properly if it does not receive handover notes in time, should be reminded that there is no law establishing the process. It is simply a matter of convenience for an outgoing President to develop handover notes to guide his successor understand key issues and hit the ground running.

In his own case, former president Jonathan magnanimously set up a transition team that produced the handover document which President Buhari received ahead of his inauguration. Anyone who uses handover notes to justify a President’s indiscretion of not appointing ministers until after spending six months in power, is either being mischievous or does not really understand governance processes.

Sometimes, when Mr. Shehu speaks, he comes across as someone who is unaware of the fact that, under our laws, an administration is elected for a tenure of four years within which it is expected to have fulfilled its campaign promises, before returning to the electorates for a fresh mandate. In case he does not know, Shehu should be reminded that blaming others for one’s failures is not a prove of performance. Assuming, without out conceding, that the last administration was as bad as they want Nigerians to believe, is it not a fact of governance that it is the duty of every responsible administration to seek to make better the situation it met on ground? Anything less than that is a prove of incompetence for which a failed administration has no moral justification to ask for a fresh mandate.

While members of the current administration continue to blame President Jonathan for their failure to deliver on their mandate, they should be reminded that there are many African success stories that proved that a progress-minded administration has no business focusing only on the past. From a past of the worst genocide in recent history, Rwandan President Paul Kagame did not blame anybody when he took charge. He simply hit the ground running, and today, we all know where Rwanda stands in Africa’s growth and development index.

The story is similar in Cote d’Ivoire where President Alassane Ouattara was able to turn around the Ivorian economy within two years after it had virtually collapsed following the negative impact of the country’s worst political crisis. As the Buhari Government nears its end, the minders of the administration should please tell Nigerians what new projects, programmes and institutions for good governance they have added to those established by the various administrations of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), since they took office on May 29, 2015. The truth is that this unhelpful blame game must stop if we have to move forward as a nation.

https://lailasnews.com/goodluck-jonathan-replies-garba-shehu-i-have-nothing-to-do-with-buharis-failure/


lalasticlala

65 Likes 5 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by bedspread: 9:17pm On Dec 17, 2018
Our Peaceful President GEJ don't answer Him!
Shehu is Confused

263 Likes 16 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by StillX10(m): 9:20pm On Dec 17, 2018
GEJ actually has nothing to do with Buhari 's failure because Buhari is the source of failure himself.


He failed before assuming office


He has failed in office


He has failed at his promises


He will always fail



Dear PMB, GEJ has nothing to do with your failures

255 Likes 23 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by ZombieTAMER: 9:33pm On Dec 17, 2018
How can Jonathan say this...

The current administration needs someone to blame Sir.

And you fit the bill

You better accept it that somehow... You prevented Buhari from appointing his cabinet on time..
Same way you have halted the growth of Buharis cows.. As the number is stuck at 150

If APc doesn't blame you..

Who else?

161 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by baliyubla: 9:35pm On Dec 17, 2018
Before the dullard hands over next year, even God won't be spared from his blame game.

72 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by mercenary: 9:36pm On Dec 17, 2018
PMB has failed and he should take his failure back to Daura

84 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by ojun50(m): 9:38pm On Dec 17, 2018
All dis buhari boys are jst disturbing the peace of dis country, buhari most go

58 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by mycar: 9:41pm On Dec 17, 2018
Has Buhari accepted that he has failed, if yes why is he contesting again and if no, why is he blaming Jonathan?
Federal government lead APC is a scam.

69 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Metuh: 10:48pm On Dec 17, 2018
Buhari is a professional failure,a dullard and above all-a vagabond.



The idiot has blamed every living or nonliving things. grin

41 Likes 1 Share

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by rastaLivity: 11:25pm On Dec 17, 2018
is the handover notes/memo suppose to specify who the incoming gov't will appoint as ministers?

when I read that trash shehu said, I almost choked on my meal, my heart really goes out to the zombies_ it must be energy sapping defending such rubbish.

44 Likes 1 Share

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by sapoyoro(m): 11:27pm On Dec 17, 2018
FlirtyKaren:
Goodluck Jonathan has replied Garba Shehu, who earlier today claimed that the former President is to be blamed over Buhari's failure to appoint ministers on time. 

We reported that Garba Shehu who appeared on a Channel's TV show, said the refusal of Jonathan’s government to cooperate with the transition committee had a negative effect on the current administration. Frank Shuaibu, special adviser on public communications to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who also featured on the programme, had listed Buhari’s delay in appointing his cabinet as one of the factors that plunged the economy into a recession.

Goodluck Jonathan who replied Garba Shehu in a statement titled ‘Garba Shehu’s gaffe on Jonathan’s Handover notes to Buhari’  and released on his behalf by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said that anyone who uses handover notes to justify a President’s indiscretion of not appointing ministers until after spending six months in power, is either being mischievous or does not really understand governance processes.

According to the former President, ‘those who think like Shehu that a Government would not function properly if it does not receive handover notes in time, should be reminded that there is no law establishing the process. It is simply a matter of convenience for an outgoing President to develop handover notes to guide his successor understand key issues and hit the ground running.’

The statement reads in full; 

Our attention has been drawn to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in which he blamed the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint ministers until six months after taking over office on the administration of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking on a Channels television programme on Monday December 17, Shehu had claimed that it took President buhari who was sworn in on May 29, 2015 until November 11, 2015 to appoint his ministers because the “President was given handover notes 48 hours to the handover of power”. As strange as that particular assertion may sound, it still beggars belief that a spokesman of a President who is seeking re-election would still be looking for a scapegoat for the administration’s failure, at a time he should be showcasing his scorecard. That amounts to merely clutching at straws.

One thing is as clear as daylight: The Jonathan administration has absolutely nothing to do with the failure of this government to appoint ministers early enough to inspire confidence in investors because it is obvious that handover notes from a predecessor does not contain the list of ministers for the incoming administration. However, that is even making light of Garba Shehu’s unending embarrassing gaffe. It is expected that a man who has been around the corridors of power for that long, beginning from when he served as a media adviser under President Obasanjo for years, should understand Government’s basic functions and procedures. Handover notes, being transitioning documents, are usually received by an incoming President from his predecessor at the time of change of government.

It is not a document that guides a President to appoint his ministers. Under normal circumstances, a newly inaugurated President needs the support of his ministers, who would handle different departments of Government, to study and understand his handover notes for effective performance of his initial duties. Those who think like Shehu that a Government would not function properly if it does not receive handover notes in time, should be reminded that there is no law establishing the process. It is simply a matter of convenience for an outgoing President to develop handover notes to guide his successor understand key issues and hit the ground running.

In his own case, former president Jonathan magnanimously set up a transition team that produced the handover document which President Buhari received ahead of his inauguration. Anyone who uses handover notes to justify a President’s indiscretion of not appointing ministers until after spending six months in power, is either being mischievous or does not really understand governance processes.

Sometimes, when Mr. Shehu speaks, he comes across as someone who is unaware of the fact that, under our laws, an administration is elected for a tenure of four years within which it is expected to have fulfilled its campaign promises, before returning to the electorates for a fresh mandate. In case he does not know, Shehu should be reminded that blaming others for one’s failures is not a prove of performance. Assuming, without out conceding, that the last administration was as bad as they want Nigerians to believe, is it not a fact of governance that it is the duty of every responsible administration to seek to make better the situation it met on ground? Anything less than that is a prove of incompetence for which a failed administration has no moral justification to ask for a fresh mandate.

While members of the current administration continue to blame President Jonathan for their failure to deliver on their mandate, they should be reminded that there are many African success stories that proved that a progress-minded administration has no business focusing only on the past. From a past of the worst genocide in recent history, Rwandan President Paul Kagame did not blame anybody when he took charge. He simply hit the ground running, and today, we all know where Rwanda stands in Africa’s growth and development index.

The story is similar in Cote d’Ivoire where President Alassane Ouattara was able to turn around the Ivorian economy within two years after it had virtually collapsed following the negative impact of the country’s worst political crisis. As the Buhari Government nears its end, the minders of the administration should please tell Nigerians what new projects, programmes and institutions for good governance they have added to those established by the various administrations of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), since they took office on May 29, 2015. The truth is that this unhelpful blame game must stop if we have to move forward as a nation.

https://lailasnews.com/goodluck-jonathan-replies-garba-shehu-i-have-nothing-to-do-with-buharis-failure/


lalasticlala
Buhari himself is a source of failure

33 Likes 1 Share

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Pulsenaija: 12:46am On Dec 18, 2018
lol

2019: Doyin Okupe challenges APC, list 43 achievements of PDP

https://pulsenaija.com.ng/news/2019-doyin-okupe-challenges-apc-list-43-achievements-of-pdp/
Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Maxymilliano(m): 2:58am On Dec 18, 2018
It is ridiculous and highly outrageous. One of the lowest of lows from an incompetent government. How can you also blame past administration for you not deciding those who will work with you in time ?

Abinibi is truly different from ability ... Buhari is indeed a born failure.

38 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by IamJames: 5:52am On Dec 18, 2018
It's Tuesday, APC have you blamed GEJ and the 16 years of PDP administration today?

20 Likes

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by DMerciful(m): 7:29am On Dec 18, 2018
Where blame is a government policy

16 Likes

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Omeokachie: 8:55am On Dec 18, 2018
When an armed robber, rapist, Yahoo boy, corrupt law enforcement officials blame the devil for their evil acts.

APC? Never again!

16 Likes

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by JasonScoolari: 10:48am On Dec 18, 2018
"I have something to do with the widowed Aisha Buhari" - Jason Scoolari replies Jubril.

3 Likes

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by OkoyeA1(m): 10:58am On Dec 18, 2018
Buhari blames Jonathan for not servicing Aisha Buari in his kitchen and za oza room grin grin

16 Likes 1 Share

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Sholaco: 10:58am On Dec 18, 2018
Useless people internet s their abode
Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Nobody: 10:58am On Dec 18, 2018
So says THE INEFFECTUAL BABOON!
A man that was so afraid to go to prison along with his wife, that he quickly ran back to Otueke while Orubebe was shouting at Abuja.
PMB is just too lenient I swear!
This one still having mouth to talk would be in Jail in saner climes.
The real failure calling someone else failure: ogogoro drunken master!

2 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Iceman2017(m): 10:58am On Dec 18, 2018
Nigerians by now should learn from the Igbo's. Igbo's don't play sentimental politics. They don't play regional politics too. All they want is the best for this country.
They never supported Buhari because they knew Buhari is synonymous to failure.
Other Nigerians called them names, called them wailers and haters. Both now they have been vindicated.
Igbo's hate failure.. They just want someone that will create a better environment for them to thrive in their businesses.
So Nigerians should support any candidate Igbo's are supporting

19 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Nathdoug(m): 10:58am On Dec 18, 2018
OF COURSE YOU DON'T MY DEAR GEJ..
MAY GOD BLESS YOU SIR

7 Likes

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Nobody: 10:58am On Dec 18, 2018
True Buhari is just lifeless that's all.

7 Likes

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by salbis(m): 10:59am On Dec 18, 2018
grin
Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Murphy123: 10:59am On Dec 18, 2018
"Buhari was born to fail" ~ OBJ. 2003

12 Likes 1 Share

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Bossontop(m): 10:59am On Dec 18, 2018
undecided
Hehehheh.....when they finally loose elections they will blame the pipu for not voting them very well

14 Likes 1 Share

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by LegitHustler: 10:59am On Dec 18, 2018
Lol grin grin grin

Tired of wired music You can enjoy wireless music using bluetooth music receiver straight away. Works on home theater, car stereo, headphone and speakers, this devices make your sound system bluetooth compatible.

Follow the link on my signature to whatsapp

1 Share

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by Blackfire(m): 10:59am On Dec 18, 2018
See finishing even from gentle jona...



APC na wa o.

3 Likes

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by osazeeblue01: 11:00am On Dec 18, 2018
The failure supporters over to you guyz.

5 Likes

Re: Jonathan Replies Garba Shehu: I Have Nothing To Do With Buhari's Failure by hisexcellency34: 11:00am On Dec 18, 2018
H

(1) (2) (3) (Reply)

Next List Of Looters Will Shock Nigerians - Lai Mohammed / Ooni Of Ife Advice Kingsley Moghalu To ‘fire On’, We Are Proud Of You. / Senator Andy Uba Defects To APC

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 209
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.