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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by socialmediaman: 1:12pm On Jan 19, 2019
netpro:
Atiku is US bad mouthing Nigeria. Very unpatriotic criminal. Few more weeks to go. His beating will be unparalleled.

So patriotism to you is when you support and refuse to stand up to evil and injustice that happens in your country and slows down the progress of free press and accountability?

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by yewawa: 1:13pm On Jan 19, 2019
Time will tell..
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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Doyin2(m): 1:14pm On Jan 19, 2019
What an insult!

Can Nigeria's National Assembly warn Trump?

Those whose eyes are closed to this insult because of political lineage,will soon realise the consequences.
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Tareq1105: 1:14pm On Jan 19, 2019
Mikora:
The United States Congress has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the harassment of the opposition political leaders, following recent perceived crackdown on some political figures in the country.

The warning by the US Congress is coming on the heels of a N156 million fraud allegation against former Vice-President and Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) by the federal government.

The UN Congress warning is contained in a bipartisan resolution urging the government of Nigeria, along with Nigeria’s political parties, to ensure electoral accountability and transparency in the upcoming February election.

A statement made available to THISDAY by Zachary Seidl of the US Congressional office, said the resolution, which has been adopted by the US Congress, was introduced on Wednesday, by Rep. Karen Bass, a top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, along with the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Elliot L. Engel, the top Republican serving the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa Congressman Chris Smith, Nigeria Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Steve Chabot and Shelia Jackson Lee, and Representative Gregory Meeks.

“The upcoming elections in Nigeria, Africa’s largest democracy and economy, are critical to the future of the nation. Reports of President Muhammadu Buhari’s apparent crackdown on non-violent protests and harassment of opposition leaders are extremely concerning, as well as the ongoing violence that has been perpetrated by extremists, particularly in the Middle Belt region. The violence must be stopped, along with any subversion of the electoral process. The Nigerian government must see to free and fair elections, which this resolution calls for,” said Ranking Member Smith.

They urged President Buhari to copy the smooth transition in 2015 from the ruling party to the opposition, as their commitment to the strengthening of democracy in Nigeria.

“I am proud to be an original cosponsor of this legislation, which reaffirms the United States’ long-standing commitment to strengthening democracy in Nigeria. In 2015, Nigeria became another democratic role model for countries on the continent, showing that a credible electoral process could result in the peaceful transition of power from an incumbent to the opposition. Regardless of the outcome, my hope for the upcoming presidential, gubernatorial, and National Assembly elections is that Nigerian politicians, citizens, and the electoral commission will build on the successes of 2015 to further consolidate democracy in Nigeria,” said Chairman Engel.

The Congressmen harped on the imperative of conducting free and credible elections. “It is critical that Nigeria remain a role model in its region for democratic institutions and work to ensure free and fair elections. There can be no democracy without full confidence in the results of an election, and it is vital that there is full transparency so that February leaves no doubt as to the outcome,” said Representative Meeks.


According to Representative Bass, “It is in the best interest of the United States to maintain a strong bilateral relationship with a politically stable, democratic, and economically sound Nigeria that can play a leadership role in the region and the continent more broadly.

“A credible, transparent and peaceful election this coming February would further consolidate democratic gains achieved over the last two decades. Nigerians are deeply committed to democracy and ensuring transparency in electoral preparations, which would build public confidence in the electoral process. This resolution sends the message that the people of the United States will continue to stand with the people of Nigeria in support of peace and democracy.”

Still on US-Nigeria collaboration, Representative Chabot said, “As Co-Chair of the Congressional Nigeria Caucus, I appreciate the importance of a strong bilateral relationship with Nigeria and applaud its citizens for their commitment to democracy.

“There is still work to be done, however, to ensure that Nigeria’s upcoming elections are transparent, peaceful, and credible. Our resolution lays out the necessary steps to achieve these goals, and urges Nigeria to conduct elections free of violence. Conducting high-quality elections will strengthen our bilateral relationship, help consolidate Nigerian democracy, and be an example to other countries.”

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/01/19/poll-stop-harassing-opposition-leaders-us-congress-warns-buhari/?amp


I'm not surprise at the position of US.

1. US is not comfortable with the dominance of Nigerian economy by the Chinese.

2. Buhari introduced the use of Chinese currency Yuan for transactions without necessarily having to convert to US dollars first as before.

3. Increase in the volume of Trade between Nigeria and China.

4. Major construction works in Nigeria are done by Chinese e. g power plants, dams, roads, rail construction, Airport terminals etc.

5. Chinese have taken over our mining sector.

6. US is not comfortable with Buhari style of promoting Chinese hence it decided to give Atiku visa now, a visa it never issue since 2007 despite his involvement in the much talked about Jefferson money laundering case.

It's about international politics.
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Sholaco: 1:15pm On Jan 19, 2019
To hell with congress
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by ajebuter(f): 1:15pm On Jan 19, 2019
netpro:
Atiku is US bad mouthing Nigeria. Very unpatriotic criminal. Few more weeks to go. His beating will be unparalleled.

Youu have conveniently forgotten how the then opposition, APC campaigned against the last administration and told US not to sell ammunition to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram claiming human right violation in Borno, Adamawa and Yola?

Now, you claim Atiku is bad-mouthing Nigeria hence unpatriotic when it is a glaring fact that this government isn't fighting anyone but opposition??

Dude, check for the meaning of hypocrisy and double-mouthedness in the dictionary..

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Ruddyk9: 1:18pm On Jan 19, 2019
SolutionMee:
cheesy

US should stop supporting criminals.

Atiku is a good businessman. Saraki is an intelligent politician. Obi is a learned person as well.

This combo is very dangerous to the advancement of our nation.

Trading Nigeria will be too easy for this team of experienced criminals.
So u want Nigeria to be lead by illiterate thus making us illiterates. My guy u are not well

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by aishapmbtoto: 1:18pm On Jan 19, 2019
netpro:
Atiku is US bad mouthing Nigeria. Very unpatriotic criminal. Few more weeks to go. His beating will be unparalleled.
Ewu

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by pinacole1(m): 1:20pm On Jan 19, 2019
This is pure nonsensical, even the message is confusing. U said us congress warned buahari, but paragraph 3 says UN congress, who is deceiving who...... PMB till 2023
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by RTSC: 1:24pm On Jan 19, 2019
So upon all the gaffes and the obvious dementia signs buhari has been exhibiting, some people are still hoping to vote for him.

Human beings that were breast fed by his/her mother?
I am baffled.

It is one thing to campaign for sowore, moghalu or Hashim, if you hate atiku so much.

But to actively campaign for buhari even when its obvious his basic mental powers have diminished, is shocking.

People dey this world o.

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Qssegun: 1:25pm On Jan 19, 2019
chiefolododo:
I wish Trump can just have time for this buhri/jubril once
like he did for Kim jung-un? Stop feeling inferior.
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by NothingDoMe: 1:25pm On Jan 19, 2019
KINGwax007:
like what time jare? In a sovereign state? Eyin dindinrin. Wetim he do Mugabe?
Oga close your mouth. You don't want to fight the US with your locally made pistols.

If US get your time, nobody will be able to deliver you oh.

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by KINGwax007(m): 1:27pm On Jan 19, 2019
NothingDoMe:
Oga close your mouth. You don't want to fight the US with your locally made pistols.

If US get your time, nobody will be able to deliver you oh.
oh, they'll invade Nigeria and start shooting abi?

Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by ehissi(m): 1:28pm On Jan 19, 2019
mexxmoney:
Thank God they noticed. Buhari and his people are becoming desperate. Imagine lai Mohammed coming out to threaten to arrest Atiku the main opposition presidential candidate for an offence allegedly committed in 1999. Deji Adeyanju is been held for crimes he allegedly committed while still in the university. Crimes he has been prosecuted for and the court has declared him not guilty. He is still being held right now inspire of a court granting him bail. Dino melaye was granted bail yesterday, I hope this lawless government will adhere to the court's judgement

The real question I have been asking is when did Lai Mohammed become the Inspector General of Police, or is he also acting D.G of the DSS or acting D.G of the EFCC?

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Shikini: 1:28pm On Jan 19, 2019
mexxmoney:
Thank God they noticed. Buhari and his people are becoming desperate. Imagine lai Mohammed coming out to threaten to arrest Atiku the main opposition presidential candidate for an offence allegedly committed in 1999. Deji Adeyanju is been held for crimes he allegedly committed while still in the university. Crimes he has been prosecuted for and the court has declared him not guilty. He is still being held right now inspire of a court granting him bail. Dino melaye was granted bail yesterday, I hope this lawless government will adhere to the court's judgement
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Qssegun: 1:30pm On Jan 19, 2019
NothingDoMe:
Oga close your mouth. You don't want to fight the US with your locally made pistols.

If US get your time, nobody will be able to deliver you oh.
some of you reasoning like pry 4 pipul
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by NothingDoMe: 1:32pm On Jan 19, 2019
KINGwax007:
oh, they'll invade Nigeria and start shooting abi?
Are you aware they've surrounded Nigeria with bases already? Google for the thread on Nairaland.

They've deployed troops to Gabon already to handle the wahala there. They said it was done in the interest of their citizens and assets there.

Nigeria won't be an exception

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by akdjr(m): 1:33pm On Jan 19, 2019
Me I no want hear say anybody come here dem shout say dem rig election ooo after AO are declared second runner up in the 2019 general election.
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by NothingDoMe: 1:34pm On Jan 19, 2019
Qssegun:
some of you reasoning like pry 4 pipul
Counter with points oga. They are in Congo now to protect their people and assets. You think Nigeria will be an exception? Google US and Congo, then click news.

Be enlightened.

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Qssegun: 1:36pm On Jan 19, 2019
NothingDoMe:
Counter with points oga. They are in Congo now to protect their people and assets. You think Nigeria will be an exception? Google US and Congo, then click news.

Be enlightened.
they are in Congo to arrest the president too abi? This still show you reason more like a kid.
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Jaqenhghar: 1:36pm On Jan 19, 2019
Coons. They are happy. Na only warning. Anothing else will happen
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by ehissi(m): 1:36pm On Jan 19, 2019
lexy2014:




So its d Congressmen that allowed atiku 2 "sneak in& out" of their country? Is it d US congress that controls d police, airport, homeland security, FBI? But u guys were eager that Atiku goes 2 America as if its a constitutional requirement 4d office of president. He has gone. Y d disappointment now?

Their famous quote used to be, " President that cannot travel to America, is that one a President!".

Now he has travelled, they are so confused they don't know what to say, especially now whey Lagos never release 2019 budget and BMC alert for January is still hanging....... grin

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by ZinoFasisi: 1:44pm On Jan 19, 2019
WritePal:
The scriptures says "If the way of a man pleases the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him."

The warning to Buhari is a sign the international community no longer like or want him. It is a sign Buhari's ways no longer pleases God. Ceaseless blood flows of children, men and women in the middle belt slaughtered by herdsmen while Buhari maintains a conspiratorial silence. Vindictiveness and hatred for the SE/SS. Arrogance and deification in the north, trying to share glory with the Almighty as a 'god.'

Buhari has been divinely rejected and replaced by Atiku. Handover will be delayed. International community may have to repeat warnings before Atiku is finally sworn in.

So atiku is ordained by God

Wehrey ni gbogbo Nigerians se
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by NothingDoMe: 1:44pm On Jan 19, 2019
Qssegun:
they are in Congo to arrest the president too abi?
If Buhari decides to become a dictator and kick against the democratic process,then they will move in to secure their people and assets.

That's the essence of the Congress resolution.

You should read it deeply. You as a foot soldier with 30k won't understand the implications because it is way above your pay grade but the Nigerian government does.

I am done with you.

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Nnamnugochi: 1:59pm On Jan 19, 2019
Rule of Law must be applied oooh!
Prepare for the business boom

Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by REDshouse(m): 1:59pm On Jan 19, 2019
Factfinder1:


Your stupidity and zombiesm is really out of this world
flat headed mofo....abeg swerve
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by stevedre: 2:08pm On Jan 19, 2019
KINGwax007:
like what time jare? In a sovereign state? Eyin dindinrin. Wetim he do Mugabe?

Stop sounding ignorant. It does not take much for world powers to render a developing/3rd world country useless, am sure you do not know there was a recent increase of 240 percent in fuel prices in the so called mugabe country. They have not been smilling over there for close to 20 years.

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Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Kingmoney7: 2:08pm On Jan 19, 2019
KINGwax007:
like what time jare? In a sovereign state? Eyin dindinrin. Wetim he do Mugabe?
no mind dem
Re: Poll: Stop Harassing Opposition Leaders, US Congress Warns Buhari by Elfaris(m): 2:11pm On Jan 19, 2019
Contracting themselves. is it US congress or UN congress... Btw which one is UN congress? LMAO

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