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GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Officialhorlah(m): 6:53pm On May 16, 2021
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has said state governors are the ones “running” Nigeria.

Jonathan made the remark while emphasising that the Nigeria Governors Forum remains the best platform to discuss issues affecting Nigeria.

He spoke in Benin, Edo State on Sunday while addressing journalists, NAN reports.

The former president lamented over the antagonism between Southern and Northern governors which he said was uncalled for.

Jonathan stressed that the coming together of all the governors in a round table to discuss and proffer solutions to issues affecting Nigeria would help the President.

“Governors themselves should continue to meet, I don’t really love a situation where the Northern governors will meet then the Southern governors will cry foul.

“Then the Southern governors will meet then the Northern governors will cry foul,. That will not help our country.

“The governors through the governors forum should meet, they are the people who run this country, the President is just one person in Abuja.

“The states, especially in a country where the local governments are very weak, it’s the states that people fall back to.

“So if the governors of the states meet and dialogue, interrogate things that are good for this country, then we will move forward.

“I don’t really enjoy the antagonism between governors, they should come together and discuss.

“If there are issues affecting one or two states, I think the governors should see how they can collectively come with a way to address those issues,” he added.

https://dailypost.ng/2021/05/16/governors-are-the-ones-running-nigeria-president-just-one-person-in-abuja-jonathan/

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Simplyleo: 6:55pm On May 16, 2021
Jonathan, why? I say why?

Don't tell me you are tired of praises from shildren of 8, anger, frustration and perdition. cheesy

Just yesterday, we understand Anambra state workers are suffering heavy deduction from their salaries. Are you now by any chance trying to exonerate Buhari from that? undecided

We also understand Enugu doesn't have water for the past 30 years, so you mean that is the fault of Enugu state govt instead of Buhari?

A former Chief Judge in Anambra state, Rtd. Justice Paul Obidigwe, was attacked on Sunday with houses burnt, so this is not Buhari's fault?

Oga gej,pls be careful.

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by SLAP44: 7:00pm On May 16, 2021
Seems you are still as clueless as alleged.

The president controls the army, the air force, navy, police, civil defence and even the boys scouts and can give orders to destabilize any states or regions. This briefing you are talking about, is it not gotten from the various states commissioners of police and the GOC from most formations who are predominantly fulani? 

What sort of control does a governor have when he cannot command an army team to go after fulani terrorist herdsmen, but the army will without any instructions, pursue and shoot to death those chasing fulani terrorist herdsmen from their farms? 

Dr. Jonathan, if you don't know what to say, keep quiet.

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Kosoco(m): 7:03pm On May 16, 2021
Go and sit down. You conducted CONFAB but you never implemented any paragraph. You are a great man GoodLuck Johnathan.... I love you. Please help Nigeria get out of this mess if you can:

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by colorsofrainbow: 7:07pm On May 16, 2021
Simplyleo:
Jonathan, why? I say why?

Don't tell me you are tired of praises from shildren of 8, anger, frustration and perdition. cheesy

Just yesterday, we understand Anambra state workers are suffering heavy deduction from their salaries. Are you now by any chance trying to exonerate Buhari from that? undecided

We also understand Enugu doesn't have water for the past 30 years, so you mean that is the fault of Enugu state govt instead of Buhari?
So after the token APC paid you,this is all the gibberish you could come up with, expecting to receive next month's salary in full?? undecided

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Vaughanlanrewaj: 7:09pm On May 16, 2021
That's why they oppose restructuring at the state level but bullying FG to restructure.

Most of the Southern states governors are being hypocritical, especially those oil producing southern states robbing oil producing communities of the payment meant for direct interventions in their communities.

Cross Rivers State went through hell to get a substantive Chief Judge and Oyo state governor who sacked all elected Chairmen of 33 LGAs in one fell swoop at the stroke of a pen being among those Southern states governors calling for restructuring is an insult !

Why on earth will Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Imo and Delta states be leading in unemployment rate in the country despite all the billions they recieve as oil derivation funds? Is that wastage of resources caused by restructuring at the federal government level too.

Most of these states still run governance only from their state capitals and focus most of the development on the capitals leaving out other places. It happened during the tenure of HE Ibikunle Amosun who focused only on Abeokuta and literally left the other parts of Ogun state!

These governors can't even stand the LGAs yet they want to bully FG. They should embrace restructuring FIRST and as a matter of fact, should show first that they can restructure.

All other parts of the same state need development and there should be strong laws in place to compel even development at state levels . Governors should build secretariats in each of the Senate district and physically work shifts and rotate their offices quarterly among each of the 3 senatorial districts.

In Lagos, the governor work shifts between Marina on the Island and Alausa in Ikeja and I think he should have another office in Badagry to make it 3 . God bless Nigeria.

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Simplyleo: 7:10pm On May 16, 2021
colorsofrainbow:

So after the token APC paid you,this is all the gibberish you could come up with and you are expecting to receive next month's salary in full?
Yes.

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by sapientia(m): 7:10pm On May 16, 2021
Fact

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by UncleKoboko: 7:11pm On May 16, 2021
GEJ should shut the fuçk up!
It was his cluelessness, uselessness and ineptitudeness that put us in the current situation.

If he didn't rule Nigeria like an assholè, we wouldn't have gotten frustrated to the point of ousting him, and voting in this senile demented bigot fool ani old fool.


Fact of the day


Boko-haram was created by the northern elites and many of their current leaders know about it and are still active members. They created it to compete with Niger Delta militants out of jealousy for the amnesty money they get from FG.
Abokeys will always just want to leach on national cake by any means necessary. They are lazy PARASITES contributing Almost nothing to the country. That's why they are against restructuring and SEPARATION.

How can IBB sell Almost all the oil blocs in the Niger Delta (something that's supposed to be the property of the state) to almost 70% northerners? An illiterate savage normanic animal will come all the way from the north to own an oil bloc in Niger Delta? shocked what nonsense!?... God punish ONE-NIGERIA!

The major problem of boko-haram for them now is that, it has grown wings and gone out of hands. BUT THANK GOD! 70% of the casualties is still their people grin tongue
They can continue to kill themselves. That's their headache.
Whether they like it or not, WE MUST SPLIT THIS COUNTRY! It's going to happen soon by peace, fire or force.

The only thing that should connect us after SEPARATION should be trade and commerce. It's not going to be business as usual.

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Akwamkpuruamu: 7:11pm On May 16, 2021
I see, always sounding politically correct

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by 900warriorz: 7:12pm On May 16, 2021
I no even know wetin to talk grin

Abi make I start to dey laugh Jonathan for those days we cursed him ni?
cheesy
Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by sweetshisha: 7:12pm On May 16, 2021
cool


Obasanjo called them Emperiors and absolute rulers

Governors pocketed Local Government, State Assembly and State Judiciary...

Governors are the law and justice


.

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by oyinkel(m): 7:12pm On May 16, 2021
The solution to the problems in Nigeria is simply a united South (almost impossible), so long as Igbos, Yoruba and all the south-southerners remain divided along whatever lines they choose, the North will remain indomitable..... Northeast, northwest and to some extent, middle belt, only exist in geography, in reality they are just a united force to keep the south under subjection and their strategy is "divide and rule"

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Nobody: 7:12pm On May 16, 2021
the man no lie Sha.. if all think it's the president that runs everything.. a big No... if any bad thing happens to a state the state government should be held responsible... it's too bad the government nowadays are not into the people interest.. they are just doing as they like

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by olugabbie(m): 7:12pm On May 16, 2021

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by emmabest2000(m): 7:12pm On May 16, 2021
One dead man in Abuja grin

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by DEIFIED(m): 7:13pm On May 16, 2021
I am not a fan of GEJ, but he talk sense most times.

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by ChangetheChange: 7:13pm On May 16, 2021
grin

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by nenyeRitta(f): 7:13pm On May 16, 2021
So why should the "just one person sitting in Abuja take the larger
percentage of the revenue. If he doesn't impact the life of ppl that
much. He doesn't deserve to be given larger percentage of the country
revenue

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by LostMyZeal(m): 7:14pm On May 16, 2021
Rubber-stamp GEJ undecided

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Federickson02: 7:14pm On May 16, 2021
Simplyleo:
Jonathan, why? I say why?

Don't tell me you are tired of praises from shildren of 8, anger, frustration and perdition. cheesy

Just yesterday, we understand Anambra state workers are suffering heavy deduction from their salaries. Are you now by any chance trying to exonerate Buhari from that? undecided

We also understand Enugu doesn't have water for the past 30 years, so you mean that is the fault of Enugu state govt instead of Buhari?

A former Chief Judge in Anambra state, Rtd. Justice Paul Obidigwe, was attacked on Sunday with houses burnt, so this is not Buhari's fault?

Oga gej,pls be careful.

Mumu man undecided

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Marsh104(m): 7:17pm On May 16, 2021
@GEJ, I miss you sir!

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Kandeed: 7:18pm On May 16, 2021
SLAP44:
Seems you are still as clueless as alleged.

The president controls the army, the air force, navy, police, civil defence and even the boys scouts and can give orders to destabilize any states or regions. This briefing you are talking about, is it not gotten from the various states commissioners of police and the GOC from most formations who are predominantly fulani? 

What sort of control does a governor have when he cannot command an army team to go after fulani herdsmen, but the army will without any instructions, pursue and shoot to death those chasing fulani herdsmen from their farms? 

Dr. Jonathan, if you don't know what to say, keep quiet.

Oga adminstrative governance is more than giving marching orders to the military or armed Force now. nowhere in the world do Governors give marching orders to the military not even in the US leading in Regional Government and yet are doing excellently well

Oh mehnn it just look like you also share in GEJ's DNA of cluelessness you initially accused him of that is if he was ever clueless

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by dochenaj: 7:18pm On May 16, 2021
Is that an excuse for his own failure?

The governors don't control the army or police, and the list is endless.

The truth is that governors don't really have any power in Nigeria because we don't practice true federalism like the US does.

Even the states can't make laws that would be enforced by the federal police.

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Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by Upton: 7:19pm On May 16, 2021
The antangonism between the Nothern Governors Forum and Southern Governors Forum is an indication of how much ethnicity has divided us in this country and that's thanks to the Federal government.


calcal:


Since 1914 we are not united, why did you think we are going to?

well, if the people feel that Nigeria has never been united, okay. But it's worrisome when the leaders are openly divided along ethnic lines.
Re: GEJ: Governors Are The Ones Running Nigeria, President Just One Person In Abuja by OmoManU: 7:20pm On May 16, 2021
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