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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by onowuolivet79(m): 11:37am On Feb 12
Lol. What goes around comes around. Same way Obama and Hillary Clinton helped the dullard to defeat GEJ in 2015.

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by fasterwell(m): 11:44am On Feb 12
Binikingdowm:
lmao childish talk, if the USA want Nigeria to divide, it will divide, if they want any party to win, they will win.

Just the way Russia brought Trump to power abi?

Let them come and tell us who to vote na

I still stand by what i said earlier no matter how childish u may see it
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by farem: 11:45am On Feb 12
positivelord:
good news


The days of unquestioned condescension to Western powers are long gone and we are not prepared at this time in Nigeria to recede to that era.
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by farem: 11:45am On Feb 12



"The days of unquestioned condescension to Western powers are long gone and we are not prepared at this time in Nigeria to recede to that era"

-Keyamo

"Until he (US envoy) attains that level of informed impartiality, whatever good he seeks is better achieved by his silence than by tendentious utterances.”

-Keyamo


They (the West) don't like seeing us free from the old wounds. PMB is seeing, the way he is going, to be leading us on such a path and therefore, they gather to frustrate our God-given freedom by preferring Athiefku- the one so anointed to send us backward as they did in the last 16 years.

Kole werk.

Sai Baba till 2023

Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by internetpo(m): 11:53am On Feb 12
vicdom:
cheesy
I was very sick, so sick that I can barely move on my sick bed,just den boom! NTA showed buhari nd strength came from nowhere, I stood up and off my TV....
Chai. My guy u wicked o. Na so u dislike d guy? Lol
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by Tom1999: 12:04pm On Feb 12
Keyamo is the new Judas Iscarriot
Let him go and check google and see what Judas did with the 30 shekels “money” that he didn’t even get to spend because of the weight of sin so enormous......this is the fate to become of This senseless keyamo.
What nonsense.....anybody who supports body bags will be put in One in this year in Jesus name
In your house is where it will happen

We the Nigerian people are calling America and UK and EU and we want them to stay well beyond the election to monitor post election until hand over

Because we duct trust this Evil President that is sacking Chief Justice on Jan 25, 2019
Keyamo the next Judas in waiting

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by yankison(m): 12:05pm On Feb 12
jlinkd78:
Keyamo that truly now believes Nigerians are ripe enough to determine d type of leadership were u not one of those that pushed Atiku into travelling to America thereby demystified ur only campaign of calumny against him. U people so demonized Atiku with being arrested once he steps his foot on d American soil. We believed u cos u made America to be that sanctimonious country that confers integrity. Atiku heed ur call and travelled and even lodged in Trumps International Hotels. Now he is enjoying d gains of that trip and u are feeling pained. U guys brought it upon urselves.


United States of America too is corruption filled nation , con artist , arm robbers .. and serial killers . Bleep them
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by ipswitch: 12:06pm On Feb 12
U.S. will support Atiku die cos the other side is full of Oshiscos, riggers, cheaters & evil ppl.
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by michoim(m): 12:06pm On Feb 12
U. S. support won't count
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by GistFullGround: 12:17pm On Feb 12



USA is supporting PDP...


NIGER is supporting APC openly...


CASE CLOSED.


Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by Ghostmode2two(m): 12:31pm On Feb 12
Are Nigerians not tired of the situation of things in this country?
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by Funkybabee(f): 12:46pm On Feb 12
hmmmm with all these Apc accusations uo and down, I hope Nigeria will not turn to zibabwe
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by pacespot: 12:51pm On Feb 12
America always interfering in the affair of a country that is moving towards a truly independent state. The recent alliance with China by the administration of president Buhari has not augured well with the western powers. They almost unseated president Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya because of this when he was forced to conduct elections twice that he won, the first elections was annulled by the Kenya's supreme court, imagine the supreme court annulling your victory in the polls as a sitting president. I think that is their plan against president Buhari, thank God he has removed that corrupt supreme court judge, "onnoghen" or what they call his name.
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by justmi1: 12:53pm On Feb 12
Caseless:
Americans feel they can dictate to everyone, but can't be dictated to. What do you expect from a simpleton appointed by the dotard.


Nothing last forever, America, just other powers in the past, would crumble and the world will not end for that reason.


I have always said it; this system of democracy doesn't work for us. Let's domesticate it and create something that works for us. Let's end this neo-western dictation.
well, look around, check their prowess and abilities, their developments, their military might, and other yard stick/ milestones, then ask your self... are they not world power and should be dictating to us?
If you don't behave matured enough to handle your life, others would have to control it for you.

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by Bestbeelieve: 1:54pm On Feb 12
Jessyjack:
Eheen......? When the demonic gay promoting Obama supported badluck Buhari in 2015 nko.....?

Buhari must go home this Saturday!
He must disengage!!!
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by KanwuliaExtra: 1:57pm On Feb 12
The Atiku wanted in the US? shocked

Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by anonymous1759: 2:11pm On Feb 12
SalamRushdie:
Another clear sign that the US wishes well for Nigerians ...Buhari is the kind of evil no man will wish even for his worst enemy


So when America supported Buhari in 2015 as acclaimed by the PDP. Americans meant well for Nigeria So why are you complaining about the APC government Since whatever America predicts or say is the best or final? People like you just ass lick the international community... America is not perfect. For crying out loud We're independent all these Ass licking is Embarassing from the leaders to the citizens... Enough is enough. America opinion don't count in countries like Russia, China, North Korea, Germany UK etc...our leaders have stoop soooooooooo looooooow it's a pity....
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by caprini1: 2:13pm On Feb 12
islandmoon:
anyone able to watch AIT on dstv? just blank , what's going on? channel 253

I stopped way watching channel because its pro APC just like NTA
has AIT been blocked prior to election?
I thought I was the only one that noticed this....infact it gets worse during most of their captivating political shows...we call it a conspiracy in my house grin...... anyway I hope they resolve it soon.

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by islandmoon: 2:17pm On Feb 12
caprini1:
I thought I was the only one that noticed this....infact it gets worse during most of their captivating political shows...we call it a conspiracy in my house grin...... anyway I hope they resolve it soon.

its political! DSTV tech guys must know about it!
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by caprini1: 2:25pm On Feb 12
islandmoon:


its political! DSTV tech guys must know about it!
o I don't think so...even the terrestrial channel i.e normal tv antennas acts same way,even worse most times ,because I never miss social media segment on kakaki everyday.

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by islandmoon: 2:32pm On Feb 12
caprini1:
o I don't think so...even the terrestrial channel i.e normal tv antennas acts same way,even worse most times ,because I never miss social media segment on kakaki everyday.

that should be their internal error then
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by MONIKERREVEALER: 2:32pm On Feb 12
Caseless:
Americans feel they can dictate to everyone, but can't be dictated to. What do you expect from a simpleton appointed by the dotard.


Nothing last forever, America, just other powers in the past, would crumble and the world will not end for that reason.


I have always said it; this system of democracy doesn't work for us. Let's domesticate it and create something that works for us. Let's end this neo-western dictation.

so that zoogeria can practice your unique brand of islamo-fascism ain't it?

don't sweat it. the interventionists are soon coming and we, the great easterners, would be joining up with them in tearing zoogeria to pieces!

hahahahahahahahaha!!!
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by NickD(m): 2:37pm On Feb 12
Excaperx:
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council on Monday said it was deeply concerned about many of the expressions of the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington and other Western Diplomats which have been directed towards Nigeria’s upcoming elections.

Its spokesman, Festus Keyamo, in a statement made available to DAILY POST, suggested that the countries were tactically supporting the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

He noted that the continued warning of a flawed process was an unwarranted cloud over the process.

Keyamo noted that instead of encouraging our country towards credible elections, such statements undermine public confidence.

He said: “It would appear that these envoys seem to have discredited the election before it has even taken place. We truly hope some of the statements attributed to these diplomats are inaccurate. For instance, the Premium News reported that Ambassador W. Stuart Symington threatened to “hold to account” anyone whose speech, no matter the motivation of that speech, engendered hatred.

“We all agree that any speech willfully intended to trigger violence is condemnable. However, in condemning other forms of political speech, the American envoy overstepped his ambassadorial brief. For instance, the American Ambassador was reported to have condemned a situation where a candidate says that his opponent’s political and economic policies are abhorrent and dangerous to the greater welfare of the people and calls on the citizens to hate and reject such policies.

“In our view, this is a correct statement because it is the duty of the candidate to tell the people these truths to protect the nation from subsequent calamity. But Ambassador Symington says his country would punish such necessary political speeches.

“For us it is significant to note that such strong political speeches are not unlawful in the United States, but Ambassador Symington is seeking to penalize such speeches by Nigerians. He seeks to shrink our ambit of free speech so that we may behave in accordance with their vision of well-behaved Africans, rather than in consonance with our vision of our own democracy, no matter how tumultuous and dramatic we may be. It would appear that his position seeks to prohibit forms of expression integral to our political discourse. These forms of expression have time and time again been adjudged to be constitutionally-protected speeches by the United States Supreme Court.

“However, Ambassador Symington intentionally issued his threats to place a chilling effect on speeches in Nigeria that, if uttered in America, would be constitutionally protected. Unfounded allegations and threats to penalize people for constitutionally-protected free speech is improper interference in our internal affairs. Sadly, what Ambassador Symington and some other western diplomats are doing border on the improper.

“We take the view that the constant statements by Ambassador Symington and the other diplomats are implicit attacks against the government of Nigeria. These statements imply the Nigerian government is inclined to rig the election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is unfair and unacceptable to us. President Muhammadu Buhari has never been accused of electoral malpractice all his life. However, in contrast, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar publicly boasted a few months ago that he rigged the 2003 election in the Southwest States. Here, we have an open confession of blatant electoral malfeasance by the PDP candidate. But in all of these, there seem to be no concern by Ambassador Symington and other diplomats about this well-acknowledged proclivity of the main opposition.

“We expected that such open confession to rigging in the past would have drawn condemnation from the United States. Rather what we witnessed recently was the ignoble act of giving such a self-confessed rigger with a decade-old indictment in America for corruption hanging over his head a special status to enter the U.S for a few days. Such is the double standard that America now displays for the whole world to see. It is unfortunate that most of these countries that sermonize about free and fair elections have ugly histories of denial of voting right to people because of their colour and are still facing many challenges with their electoral systems till date.

“The continued reference and praise of the 2015 election by Ambassador Symington clearly shows he needs further briefing about the Nigerian situation. For his information, the 2015 presidential election, at the end of the day, produced the correct outcome, but with flawed figures in many areas. Though they lost, the figures attributed to the PDP were inflated in many places, especially in the South South, to save the face of the past President and to reduce the margin of his defeat. President Buhari is determined to improve on the 2015 elections and so it cannot even be our benchmark.

“An American ambassador has a great responsibility in representing the strongest economic and military power in the world. His comments carry weight because of the status of his nation. This means his comments should reflect a deep knowledge of the subject. Sadly, Ambassador Symington has not shown the deep knowledge of Nigerian situation. The impression he creates by constantly harping on suspected government interference with the electoral process is that President Buhari cannot win without tipping the results. He seems to be saying that only a PDP victory will be evidence of a fair election.

“Again, he is in great error. From all of the information at our disposal, President Buhari can and should win a free and fair election. However, it appears to us that Ambassador Symington is substituting his subjective conclusions for the sovereign will of the Nigerian people. In doing so, he has abandoned the impartiality of a true envoy and has trespassed into interfering in our electoral process.

“Instead of encouraging free and fair elections, these judgmental statements and threats only cast an unnecessary pall over the elections and the nation. This is an international disservice and not international diplomacy. The days of unquestioned condescension to Western powers are long gone and we are not prepared at this time in Nigeria to recede to that era.

“Nigerians will define Nigeria’s democracy. We shall hold fair and just elections, not because of scolding by diplomats, but because we have sufficient intelligence and morality to do what is right for ourselves. If Ambassador Symington has familiarized himself with Nigeria’s history from 1999 till date, he would have realized that those in the main opposition are being haunted by their past: they think President Buhari would behave exactly like they did all these years when they consistently rigged elections and denied Nigerians the right to choose their leaders

“If Ambassador Symington truly intends to be impartial, his statements should acknowledge that both Government and Opposition (particularly in States where the opposition have Governors in place) must respect the process and refrain from rigging. We expect him to counsel both governing party and the Opposition from any form of electoral malpractice. After all, it is not only Governments at the center that rig elections. Elections can also be rigged in opposition-controlled areas.

“It is not too late for Ambassador Symington to repair the damage of his uninformed statements. He needs to speak as an impartial envoy instead of a person who appears to have prejudged the quality of the process and the outcome. Until he attains that level of informed impartiality, whatever good he seeks is better achieved by his silence than by tendentious utterances.”

https://www.google.com/amp/dailypost.ng/2019/02/11/breaking-united-states-supporting-atiku-pdp-apc-alleges/amp/

When the same America under Obama supported you guys there was no wailing. Dumb skulls. Enjoy your karma.

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by MONIKERREVEALER: 2:45pm On Feb 12
Orpe7:
First Venezuela
Next Nigeria
Then any other Oil producing country

How to achieve this, sow discord amongst them during elections, fight breakout, the US intervenes
At the same time steal their oil



this is exactly what we easterners have been praying for.

fighting breaking out in zoogeria and the foreign interventionists invading zoogeria.

we, the great easterners, would then join up with the invading world powers bringing hell to the shiithole to tear zoogeria to pieces!!!

una eyes go soon clear!

hahahahahahahahaha!!!
Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by Afrocentric: 2:52pm On Feb 12
Excaperx:
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council on Monday said it was deeply concerned about many of the expressions of the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington and other Western Diplomats which have been directed towards Nigeria’s upcoming elections.

Its spokesman, Festus Keyamo, in a statement made available to DAILY POST, suggested that the countries were tactically supporting the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

He noted that the continued warning of a flawed process was an unwarranted cloud over the process.

Keyamo noted that instead of encouraging our country towards credible elections, such statements undermine public confidence.

He said: “It would appear that these envoys seem to have discredited the election before it has even taken place. We truly hope some of the statements attributed to these diplomats are inaccurate. For instance, the Premium News reported that Ambassador W. Stuart Symington threatened to “hold to account” anyone whose speech, no matter the motivation of that speech, engendered hatred.

“We all agree that any speech willfully intended to trigger violence is condemnable. However, in condemning other forms of political speech, the American envoy overstepped his ambassadorial brief. For instance, the American Ambassador was reported to have condemned a situation where a candidate says that his opponent’s political and economic policies are abhorrent and dangerous to the greater welfare of the people and calls on the citizens to hate and reject such policies.

“In our view, this is a correct statement because it is the duty of the candidate to tell the people these truths to protect the nation from subsequent calamity. But Ambassador Symington says his country would punish such necessary political speeches.

“For us it is significant to note that such strong political speeches are not unlawful in the United States, but Ambassador Symington is seeking to penalize such speeches by Nigerians. He seeks to shrink our ambit of free speech so that we may behave in accordance with their vision of well-behaved Africans, rather than in consonance with our vision of our own democracy, no matter how tumultuous and dramatic we may be. It would appear that his position seeks to prohibit forms of expression integral to our political discourse. These forms of expression have time and time again been adjudged to be constitutionally-protected speeches by the United States Supreme Court.

“However, Ambassador Symington intentionally issued his threats to place a chilling effect on speeches in Nigeria that, if uttered in America, would be constitutionally protected. Unfounded allegations and threats to penalize people for constitutionally-protected free speech is improper interference in our internal affairs. Sadly, what Ambassador Symington and some other western diplomats are doing border on the improper.

“We take the view that the constant statements by Ambassador Symington and the other diplomats are implicit attacks against the government of Nigeria. These statements imply the Nigerian government is inclined to rig the election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is unfair and unacceptable to us. President Muhammadu Buhari has never been accused of electoral malpractice all his life. However, in contrast, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar publicly boasted a few months ago that he rigged the 2003 election in the Southwest States. Here, we have an open confession of blatant electoral malfeasance by the PDP candidate. But in all of these, there seem to be no concern by Ambassador Symington and other diplomats about this well-acknowledged proclivity of the main opposition.

“We expected that such open confession to rigging in the past would have drawn condemnation from the United States. Rather what we witnessed recently was the ignoble act of giving such a self-confessed rigger with a decade-old indictment in America for corruption hanging over his head a special status to enter the U.S for a few days. Such is the double standard that America now displays for the whole world to see. It is unfortunate that most of these countries that sermonize about free and fair elections have ugly histories of denial of voting right to people because of their colour and are still facing many challenges with their electoral systems till date.

“The continued reference and praise of the 2015 election by Ambassador Symington clearly shows he needs further briefing about the Nigerian situation. For his information, the 2015 presidential election, at the end of the day, produced the correct outcome, but with flawed figures in many areas. Though they lost, the figures attributed to the PDP were inflated in many places, especially in the South South, to save the face of the past President and to reduce the margin of his defeat. President Buhari is determined to improve on the 2015 elections and so it cannot even be our benchmark.

“An American ambassador has a great responsibility in representing the strongest economic and military power in the world. His comments carry weight because of the status of his nation. This means his comments should reflect a deep knowledge of the subject. Sadly, Ambassador Symington has not shown the deep knowledge of Nigerian situation. The impression he creates by constantly harping on suspected government interference with the electoral process is that President Buhari cannot win without tipping the results. He seems to be saying that only a PDP victory will be evidence of a fair election.

“Again, he is in great error. From all of the information at our disposal, President Buhari can and should win a free and fair election. However, it appears to us that Ambassador Symington is substituting his subjective conclusions for the sovereign will of the Nigerian people. In doing so, he has abandoned the impartiality of a true envoy and has trespassed into interfering in our electoral process.

“Instead of encouraging free and fair elections, these judgmental statements and threats only cast an unnecessary pall over the elections and the nation. This is an international disservice and not international diplomacy. The days of unquestioned condescension to Western powers are long gone and we are not prepared at this time in Nigeria to recede to that era.

“Nigerians will define Nigeria’s democracy. We shall hold fair and just elections, not because of scolding by diplomats, but because we have sufficient intelligence and morality to do what is right for ourselves. If Ambassador Symington has familiarized himself with Nigeria’s history from 1999 till date, he would have realized that those in the main opposition are being haunted by their past: they think President Buhari would behave exactly like they did all these years when they consistently rigged elections and denied Nigerians the right to choose their leaders

“If Ambassador Symington truly intends to be impartial, his statements should acknowledge that both Government and Opposition (particularly in States where the opposition have Governors in place) must respect the process and refrain from rigging. We expect him to counsel both governing party and the Opposition from any form of electoral malpractice. After all, it is not only Governments at the center that rig elections. Elections can also be rigged in opposition-controlled areas.

“It is not too late for Ambassador Symington to repair the damage of his uninformed statements. He needs to speak as an impartial envoy instead of a person who appears to have prejudged the quality of the process and the outcome. Until he attains that level of informed impartiality, whatever good he seeks is better achieved by his silence than by tendentious utterances.”

https://www.google.com/amp/dailypost.ng/2019/02/11/breaking-united-states-supporting-atiku-pdp-apc-alleges/amp/

This man is an IDIIOT. So, he has forgotten the same USA supported him 2015

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by MartinsD12(m): 2:53pm On Feb 12
Excaperx:
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council on Monday said it was deeply concerned about many of the expressions of the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington and other Western Diplomats which have been directed towards Nigeria’s upcoming elections.

Its spokesman, Festus Keyamo, in a statement made available to DAILY POST, suggested that the countries were tactically supporting the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

He noted that the continued warning of a flawed process was an unwarranted cloud over the process.

Keyamo noted that instead of encouraging our country towards credible elections, such statements undermine public confidence.

He said: “It would appear that these envoys seem to have discredited the election before it has even taken place. We truly hope some of the statements attributed to these diplomats are inaccurate. For instance, the Premium News reported that Ambassador W. Stuart Symington threatened to “hold to account” anyone whose speech, no matter the motivation of that speech, engendered hatred.

“We all agree that any speech willfully intended to trigger violence is condemnable. However, in condemning other forms of political speech, the American envoy overstepped his ambassadorial brief. For instance, the American Ambassador was reported to have condemned a situation where a candidate says that his opponent’s political and economic policies are abhorrent and dangerous to the greater welfare of the people and calls on the citizens to hate and reject such policies.

“In our view, this is a correct statement because it is the duty of the candidate to tell the people these truths to protect the nation from subsequent calamity. But Ambassador Symington says his country would punish such necessary political speeches.

“For us it is significant to note that such strong political speeches are not unlawful in the United States, but Ambassador Symington is seeking to penalize such speeches by Nigerians. He seeks to shrink our ambit of free speech so that we may behave in accordance with their vision of well-behaved Africans, rather than in consonance with our vision of our own democracy, no matter how tumultuous and dramatic we may be. It would appear that his position seeks to prohibit forms of expression integral to our political discourse. These forms of expression have time and time again been adjudged to be constitutionally-protected speeches by the United States Supreme Court.

“However, Ambassador Symington intentionally issued his threats to place a chilling effect on speeches in Nigeria that, if uttered in America, would be constitutionally protected. Unfounded allegations and threats to penalize people for constitutionally-protected free speech is improper interference in our internal affairs. Sadly, what Ambassador Symington and some other western diplomats are doing border on the improper.

“We take the view that the constant statements by Ambassador Symington and the other diplomats are implicit attacks against the government of Nigeria. These statements imply the Nigerian government is inclined to rig the election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is unfair and unacceptable to us. President Muhammadu Buhari has never been accused of electoral malpractice all his life. However, in contrast, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar publicly boasted a few months ago that he rigged the 2003 election in the Southwest States. Here, we have an open confession of blatant electoral malfeasance by the PDP candidate. But in all of these, there seem to be no concern by Ambassador Symington and other diplomats about this well-acknowledged proclivity of the main opposition.

“We expected that such open confession to rigging in the past would have drawn condemnation from the United States. Rather what we witnessed recently was the ignoble act of giving such a self-confessed rigger with a decade-old indictment in America for corruption hanging over his head a special status to enter the U.S for a few days. Such is the double standard that America now displays for the whole world to see. It is unfortunate that most of these countries that sermonize about free and fair elections have ugly histories of denial of voting right to people because of their colour and are still facing many challenges with their electoral systems till date.

“The continued reference and praise of the 2015 election by Ambassador Symington clearly shows he needs further briefing about the Nigerian situation. For his information, the 2015 presidential election, at the end of the day, produced the correct outcome, but with flawed figures in many areas. Though they lost, the figures attributed to the PDP were inflated in many places, especially in the South South, to save the face of the past President and to reduce the margin of his defeat. President Buhari is determined to improve on the 2015 elections and so it cannot even be our benchmark.

“An American ambassador has a great responsibility in representing the strongest economic and military power in the world. His comments carry weight because of the status of his nation. This means his comments should reflect a deep knowledge of the subject. Sadly, Ambassador Symington has not shown the deep knowledge of Nigerian situation. The impression he creates by constantly harping on suspected government interference with the electoral process is that President Buhari cannot win without tipping the results. He seems to be saying that only a PDP victory will be evidence of a fair election.

“Again, he is in great error. From all of the information at our disposal, President Buhari can and should win a free and fair election. However, it appears to us that Ambassador Symington is substituting his subjective conclusions for the sovereign will of the Nigerian people. In doing so, he has abandoned the impartiality of a true envoy and has trespassed into interfering in our electoral process.

“Instead of encouraging free and fair elections, these judgmental statements and threats only cast an unnecessary pall over the elections and the nation. This is an international disservice and not international diplomacy. The days of unquestioned condescension to Western powers are long gone and we are not prepared at this time in Nigeria to recede to that era.

“Nigerians will define Nigeria’s democracy. We shall hold fair and just elections, not because of scolding by diplomats, but because we have sufficient intelligence and morality to do what is right for ourselves. If Ambassador Symington has familiarized himself with Nigeria’s history from 1999 till date, he would have realized that those in the main opposition are being haunted by their past: they think President Buhari would behave exactly like they did all these years when they consistently rigged elections and denied Nigerians the right to choose their leaders

“If Ambassador Symington truly intends to be impartial, his statements should acknowledge that both Government and Opposition (particularly in States where the opposition have Governors in place) must respect the process and refrain from rigging. We expect him to counsel both governing party and the Opposition from any form of electoral malpractice. After all, it is not only Governments at the center that rig elections. Elections can also be rigged in opposition-controlled areas.

“It is not too late for Ambassador Symington to repair the damage of his uninformed statements. He needs to speak as an impartial envoy instead of a person who appears to have prejudged the quality of the process and the outcome. Until he attains that level of informed impartiality, whatever good he seeks is better achieved by his silence than by tendentious utterances.”

https://www.google.com/amp/dailypost.ng/2019/02/11/breaking-united-states-supporting-atiku-pdp-apc-alleges/amp/

Hypocrisy at its peak same us apc is threatening helped them win 2015 election

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by immhotep: 3:03pm On Feb 12
Trump will never support a jihadist na

Cc lzaa velocity25 Sarrki
Excaperx:
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council on Monday said it was deeply concerned about many of the expressions of the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington and other Western Diplomats which have been directed towards Nigeria’s upcoming elections.

Its spokesman, Festus Keyamo, in a statement made available to DAILY POST, suggested that the countries were tactically supporting the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

He noted that the continued warning of a flawed process was an unwarranted cloud over the process.

Keyamo noted that instead of encouraging our country towards credible elections, such statements undermine public confidence.

He said: “It would appear that these envoys seem to have discredited the election before it has even taken place. We truly hope some of the statements attributed to these diplomats are inaccurate. For instance, the Premium News reported that Ambassador W. Stuart Symington threatened to “hold to account” anyone whose speech, no matter the motivation of that speech, engendered hatred.

“We all agree that any speech willfully intended to trigger violence is condemnable. However, in condemning other forms of political speech, the American envoy overstepped his ambassadorial brief. For instance, the American Ambassador was reported to have condemned a situation where a candidate says that his opponent’s political and economic policies are abhorrent and dangerous to the greater welfare of the people and calls on the citizens to hate and reject such policies.

“In our view, this is a correct statement because it is the duty of the candidate to tell the people these truths to protect the nation from subsequent calamity. But Ambassador Symington says his country would punish such necessary political speeches.

“For us it is significant to note that such strong political speeches are not unlawful in the United States, but Ambassador Symington is seeking to penalize such speeches by Nigerians. He seeks to shrink our ambit of free speech so that we may behave in accordance with their vision of well-behaved Africans, rather than in consonance with our vision of our own democracy, no matter how tumultuous and dramatic we may be. It would appear that his position seeks to prohibit forms of expression integral to our political discourse. These forms of expression have time and time again been adjudged to be constitutionally-protected speeches by the United States Supreme Court.

“However, Ambassador Symington intentionally issued his threats to place a chilling effect on speeches in Nigeria that, if uttered in America, would be constitutionally protected. Unfounded allegations and threats to penalize people for constitutionally-protected free speech is improper interference in our internal affairs. Sadly, what Ambassador Symington and some other western diplomats are doing border on the improper.

“We take the view that the constant statements by Ambassador Symington and the other diplomats are implicit attacks against the government of Nigeria. These statements imply the Nigerian government is inclined to rig the election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is unfair and unacceptable to us. President Muhammadu Buhari has never been accused of electoral malpractice all his life. However, in contrast, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar publicly boasted a few months ago that he rigged the 2003 election in the Southwest States. Here, we have an open confession of blatant electoral malfeasance by the PDP candidate. But in all of these, there seem to be no concern by Ambassador Symington and other diplomats about this well-acknowledged proclivity of the main opposition.

“We expected that such open confession to rigging in the past would have drawn condemnation from the United States. Rather what we witnessed recently was the ignoble act of giving such a self-confessed rigger with a decade-old indictment in America for corruption hanging over his head a special status to enter the U.S for a few days. Such is the double standard that America now displays for the whole world to see. It is unfortunate that most of these countries that sermonize about free and fair elections have ugly histories of denial of voting right to people because of their colour and are still facing many challenges with their electoral systems till date.

“The continued reference and praise of the 2015 election by Ambassador Symington clearly shows he needs further briefing about the Nigerian situation. For his information, the 2015 presidential election, at the end of the day, produced the correct outcome, but with flawed figures in many areas. Though they lost, the figures attributed to the PDP were inflated in many places, especially in the South South, to save the face of the past President and to reduce the margin of his defeat. President Buhari is determined to improve on the 2015 elections and so it cannot even be our benchmark.

“An American ambassador has a great responsibility in representing the strongest economic and military power in the world. His comments carry weight because of the status of his nation. This means his comments should reflect a deep knowledge of the subject. Sadly, Ambassador Symington has not shown the deep knowledge of Nigerian situation. The impression he creates by constantly harping on suspected government interference with the electoral process is that President Buhari cannot win without tipping the results. He seems to be saying that only a PDP victory will be evidence of a fair election.

“Again, he is in great error. From all of the information at our disposal, President Buhari can and should win a free and fair election. However, it appears to us that Ambassador Symington is substituting his subjective conclusions for the sovereign will of the Nigerian people. In doing so, he has abandoned the impartiality of a true envoy and has trespassed into interfering in our electoral process.

“Instead of encouraging free and fair elections, these judgmental statements and threats only cast an unnecessary pall over the elections and the nation. This is an international disservice and not international diplomacy. The days of unquestioned condescension to Western powers are long gone and we are not prepared at this time in Nigeria to recede to that era.

“Nigerians will define Nigeria’s democracy. We shall hold fair and just elections, not because of scolding by diplomats, but because we have sufficient intelligence and morality to do what is right for ourselves. If Ambassador Symington has familiarized himself with Nigeria’s history from 1999 till date, he would have realized that those in the main opposition are being haunted by their past: they think President Buhari would behave exactly like they did all these years when they consistently rigged elections and denied Nigerians the right to choose their leaders

“If Ambassador Symington truly intends to be impartial, his statements should acknowledge that both Government and Opposition (particularly in States where the opposition have Governors in place) must respect the process and refrain from rigging. We expect him to counsel both governing party and the Opposition from any form of electoral malpractice. After all, it is not only Governments at the center that rig elections. Elections can also be rigged in opposition-controlled areas.

“It is not too late for Ambassador Symington to repair the damage of his uninformed statements. He needs to speak as an impartial envoy instead of a person who appears to have prejudged the quality of the process and the outcome. Until he attains that level of informed impartiality, whatever good he seeks is better achieved by his silence than by tendentious utterances.”

https://www.google.com/amp/dailypost.ng/2019/02/11/breaking-united-states-supporting-atiku-pdp-apc-alleges/amp/

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by Yopcity: 4:47pm On Feb 12
Olamsoh:
APC has 22 states and governors under its control, and Buhari is set to win at least 19 of them. PDP has 14 states, and PMB will still win 3 (Gombe,Sokoto,Kwara)there. Buhari is projected to win in 22 states and ATIKU 14 states. I wish PMB victory by the grace of God almighty

How many states were governed by apc before they won 2015 presidential élections ? U need urgent theraphy !

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Re: United States Supporting Atiku, PDP – Buhari’s APC Alleges by Tats(m): 4:56pm On Feb 12
vicdom:
cheesy
I was very sick, so sick that I can barely move on my sick bed,just den boom! NTA showed buhari nd strength came from nowhere, I stood up and off my TV....

This got me cracking! grin grin

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