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President Goodluck Jonathan will contest the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria - Edwin Clark
x | May 28, 2012
In an interview to mark his 85th birthday, Chief Edwin Clark, a prominent Ijaw leader, gave his thoughts on the resolution by the Northern Governors̢۪... (7) Comment



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funmi    ,     June 09, 2012
sori, but wat exactly does GEJ want 4rm nigerians..cos i cnt c wat es doin..wat is happenin to d NIGERIA AIRWAYS PENSION...people r dyn, and al es doin is change d names of universities..dt might b a gud thn, but pls, dr r more important thns on ground.
OMOTAYO, J. A.    Lagos, NIGERIA    June 04, 2012
If Mr. Jonathan is not ashamed that the issue of second term crops up just after one year in office, I think that his supporters should. Fertilizer distribution is not synonymous with food production just as power generation has not matched power distribution.

The country's external reserves is dwindling and government intends to borrow about $8 billion to finance importation / foreign payments, local debt is mounting and goverment intends to print N2000 & N5000 and release them into circulation (yet the same government has started e-banking pilot schemes), many companies are folding up or making yearly losses and even banks are now laying off staff (yet government talks of over 7% growth in GDP from imaginary sources), all roads are in despicable conditions, unemployment rate gallops year on year, five months after fuel subsidy palliatives were promised nothing has happened, etc. If Mr. Jonathan has laid any foundation in the last one year, common sense should dictate that Nigerians are allowed to enjoy the dividends before rather than keep vigil over rhetorics. God save Nigeria.
Victoria OKEKE    Abuja, Nigeria    June 01, 2012
We are in digital-age mr president has the right to contest just like any other citizen,youths that are digital-age compactible,we need a country free from nepotism,and i look forward where our leaders will involve the youths fully in governance as this will help the nation build individuals that will serve as instruments for economic and social transformation of Nigeria,when social and economic democracy is done we will achieve political democracy.the youths are set and ready to build a united and cohesive people that will provide the platform for good governance.

if any you are still living in cynicism wake up and support the people in authority. Let us achieve a better tomorrow
naija_conscience    Lagos,     May 29, 2012
Clerk is in order. Jonathan has only spent 1/4 of his first term so cannot be judged to have underperformed, Some of his achievements are as follows:
Availability of fuel, improvement of airports (people of S/E surprise me for not stressing this point emphatically since for Owerri and Enugu it is first time since civil war), fertilizer distribution to farmers is more efficient eliminating corrupt meddle men, the cassava initiative and local rice production are on point, PHCN is due for privatization this October, the SWF is good if governors will permit, federal roads are being tackled even though I prefer focusing on maximum of 20 roads in 4 years instead of the numerous. Clearing time at the ports is being improved upon with reduction of agencies and single window for clearing. The insecurity adduced to BH is not simple to handle since politics is involved not just poverty as most people posit. An incumbent normally should run for 2nd term and if defeated so be it. In 4 years however, I believe that the power reforms will have had effect. My only concern is that Nigerians are not ready to bite the bullet once, swallow the bitter pill to get better. E.g. increase in electricity tarrifs, complete deregulation of the oil and gas sector (much more drastic than removal of subsidies with its attendant corruption).
zakaria malua    plateau, nigeria    May 26, 2012
EDWIN Spoke for himself and his community, let his demi god contest is a free will but he shouldnt forget to reserve a good apartment for his son and in addition Home-coming concert after the election.
Mildred Nsor    Cross river state, Nigeria    May 26, 2012
I tink president gudluck should be given a chance 2 work on our country Nigeria. But there's a problem, power is still in d hands of corrupt leaders, also d issue of Boko Haram should not be investigated outside d leaders of our great country. D fight is not over except there's a proper check of both d past & present leaders of Nigeria especially those who were not re-elected for second tenure. Let's make our country a better place.

Mildred Nsor.graduate of Mass Comm.
No 2 second term.    , Nig    May 26, 2012
Mr. President during ur first term in office we did nt achieved any thing why are u comming back 4 second term.
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